Sunday, June 8, 2014

Pocket Notebook NBUS Challenge

Several of my blogging friends have posted entries into the
Make it Monday challenge.

Curious, I checked it out.

It's sponsored by Papertrey Ink.

I love Papertrey Ink stamps.

Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of them.

But this time I have one that works!

This week, Erin Lincoln offers a video
instructing us to make lovely little notebooks.

I switched it up a bit and used some of that huge stash of 
Decorative Paper for the inside. 

This paper only has a design on one side and I layered it so the design is on the back
thinking that it would be easier to read my scribble if it wasn't competing
with a pattern.

It's kind of a nice surprise to turn the paper over and see the design.

I made my chipboard and Decorative Paper flap longer so I could wrap it 
around the bottom and  added some magnetic dots to keep it closed.

It really was pretty easy and it would make a lovely gift.

Or a prettier notebook to carry in my purse.

The flowers were so easy to stamp.
I inked the stamp with Summer Starfruit ink.
After stamping I used a blender pen to move the ink around into the petals.
I swiped a Old Olive marker on a plastic lid and picked up the color
with the blender pen for the leaves.

I stamped a sentiment from this set under the bottom flap
for a little surprise!

And since both of these stamps are NBUS,
I'm joining in my friend 

NBUS Challenge #1 

"Anything Goes" 

(Friendship Theme)

As I was reading the details of Darnell's challenge, it occurred to me
that this would be a perfect friendship gift.

Congratulations, Darnell on reaching 500 followers!

Thanks so much for the visit.

Stamps:  Year of Flowers Collection (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Old Olive Marker (both Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Sweet Sorbet DSP (SU), 110# White (Neena)
Other:  Magnetic snaps (?)


Deepti said...

You improvised the notebook and I am amazed by the perfection :) love the colors, this is totally brilliant and inspiring !

Cathy said...

Gorgeous project Bonnie, love these pretty blooms in yellow. Cathy x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your little notebook is so sweet, Bonnie! I love that you hid the surprise sediment under the bottom flap and that you made the magnetized bottom flap in the first place! Genius!!

Thank you so much for your friendship and for supporting my new NBUS Challenge! I appreciate you very much!! Mwah! Darnell

Nora N. said...

This is adorable!! I love the colors you used. I still need to view this video. All the notebooks look like such fun.

jimlynn said...

Creative, pretty , useful, and just perfect!!! Love! Like the way the sentiment is under the flap at the bottom too

Karen M said...

I love your notebook - it's so clever! Your stamping is gorgeous too xx

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie, this little notebook is fabulous!! I watch Erin's video too and thought these would make lovely little gifts. I am so loving that flower stamp-so beautiful that flower is. I so love your sentiment under the flap for that added surprise-so clever of you! This is just perfect for Darnell's challenge!! Hugs, Brenda

Marybeth said...

Beautiful notebook ,Bonnie! I love the way you have the flap close,great indea ! Love your NBUS!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Your notebook is awesome! Beautiful image on the front and fun bright colors. Great way to use some of your patterned paper. Will have to check out the link to the Papertrey challenge. Loll xx

Susan said...

I love your little notebook. What a great idea! I agree with Brenda that they'd make perfect gifts (or stocking stuffers for Christmas).

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful notebook, love the closure on it. So nice to meet another one of Darnells blogging friends. ~Diane

maria f. said...

Great for you using up some PP - that's so clever and makes it more special. Don't ya love Darnell and this challenge too?!

Cynthia said...

Oh my goodness!! LOVE. I love the colors and the flowers and the sweet hidden message!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the flower and how it is colored. Excellent craftsmanship. It is You.

JD/ Jill said...

I keep seeing these really neat notebooks and it inspires me to try one...especially the extras that you did to it. Your flower is so pretty and great coloring.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hooray for NBUS's! And for Darnell's challenge to use 'em. :)

These flowers are pretty. Don't you love PTI? I held off for the longest time in purchasing their stuff, because I thought it was too pricey. Then I discovered their $5 stamp sets, and the landslide happened. :)

Karen Hasheck said...

Such a pretty card for the NBUS challenge! I have so much NBUS I just had to enter this challenge too. I am now a follower of your blog and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too.

Greta said...

Your notebook came out great, Bonnie! I never even thought of using my magnetic dots (NBUS!)--great idea!

OH Babs said...

Lovely card Bonnie. I too love playing with water color. In your posts you give directions and I really appreciate it.