Monday, October 27, 2008

Knit Happens!

Hi all! Hope you are enjoying your week! I just finished teaching a class at my local knit shop (my other craft addiction) and so, I wrapped up the class with this little gift! I found some little notebooks at Mikes' for a buck and I thought they would be fun to alter! It's a perfect size to stick in your knitting bag to make pattern notes. I LOVED how the pen is attached! No more digging around to find a pen! HA!
The paper is The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby. All of the stamps are from Amuse. The ribbon I found at Mikes too. Putting it together was just layering paper! The center circle punch is a 1" punch, the layer is 1-1/4" and the base is a scalloped circle punch from Stampin' Up.

Here's a close up!
So, that's it my friends! The paper has been flying in my craft room and my mother and I's hands are officially inky! So.... stay tuned! We'll have more to come!


We're only days away from the launch of a BRAND NEW product line for Shimmerz! Wait til you see these FIVE new colors! I can't tell you too much about them--- but I will say the shimmer on these colors is off the charts! They will be perfect to add that special glitz and glimmer to your holiday cards! Want to win the set? Click HERE and leave a comment -- be sure to tell them I sent ya!! :-) You have until 11:59 PM on October 31st. So click on over and sign up!!


Joan Fricker said...

Julie, you find the coolest things at Michaels. You are quite the shopper. This is an adorable idea and I sure wish I had some of them on hand as I need to make 5 quicky gifts (since I have waited so long) for this weekend. I love what you done with them!

Have fun with your Mom!


Janine said...

Hi Julie and Pat!!! Love these little notebooks... The paper is fab!!!
Hope you are having a great week!!
Talk soon***

Nancy said...

What a great idea! Love the paper you used, and your image is perfect!

Bev said...

Those little notebooks are super cute-like the colors you used for them. Glad you and your mom are finding cool things to do. Enjoy!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

What a gorgeous project. Great idea to give a little gift after your class. Sounds like a blast. Knitting is all the rage now. These little books make me wanna knit! :O)

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Julie these are adorable I love the colors you used. I think these will make wonderful gifts.

Thanks for the heads up about the contest at the Shimmerz blog I wppreciate it. TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Diane said...


"Jany" said...

What a cute little notebook! It is really a nice creation! I did one a long time ago and I'm about to repeat it! I just loved how it turned out! And it is the perfect gift to have around and give out when we're in a hurry for a quick gift.

Elena said...

Julie! They are so cute! Very cute papers and the cutest stamp!
Thank yo ufor sharing the links about Shimmerz!

Anonymous said...

that's beautiful. i'm impressed! thanks for sharing:)

your accented friend,

i'm still coming tomorrow at 1.

Rhonda Kelly said...

These are adorable, I love the paper you chose! Great little gifts, they are going to love them.

Shirley said...

What a nifty little note pad! Love the argyle and the image too!