23 Jan 2009

Sewing Challenge.....

ETA: For some reason Blogger is being a pig head today and I can't put in any links to any product. So basically, all the Basic Grey items you can buy on-line at Embellish-It Scrapbooking (which I can't link up grrrr) or locally, in Chatham at The Paper Pickle. ALL FIXED NOW!

Well, I have seen this challenge a lot in the last couple of days, but I promise, (right hand over my heart, left hand in the air) that this was thought up last August!

It is my turn to challenge the girls on Embellish-It Scrapbooking and I chose (last August by the way) to challenge the girls to some type of sewing whether it be real or fake or squiggly or straight - HEY! that almost rhymes!

Mine is faux sewing, sort of......

I didn't poke any holes, I just went along the edges with my Tombow marker and made stitches and I love it - love this whole altered notepad actually! What is it with me I am liking altering things lately - will someone
please feel my head!

This is - was - a dollar store heart shaped note pad and I covered it with Bittersweet paper by Basic Grey.

I added a chipboard flourish that I painted up with paint dabbers - watermelon first, then Pink Sherbert and finally Pearl to add a bit of sheen and to tone down that pink!

I used Prima leaves and hydrangea flowers to dress up the front. I added a Basic Grey Bittersweet glazed brad to the center of the flower.

It still needed something and I had received some gorgeous feathers in the Jenni Bowlin January kit, so I tucked them in behind the Prima flower.

The notebook from the $$$ store was originally bound together with wires - which I hated - ugly metally binder-y twine-y things - so I removed the ugly metally binder-y twine-y things and ran some very cool hemp cord through the holes - like it a lot better!

Hope you like it! This was my last challenge as a member of Embellish-It Scrapbooking - see this post - so thank goodness it was an easy one - I probably would have thrown in the towel - after using it to wipe up the messy tears (ugly crier, right here!)


  1. This is gorgeous! You did a great job!

  2. Bonnie I love this idea and I think the twine is much better than the the metal wire!! Love your colors and flourishes!! Great job!


  3. This is incredibly beautiful!

  4. Oh your book came out beautiful! I love the hemp in place of the wire...and those flowers are gorgeous!!


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