Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Guess who the Challenge hostess is this week for Sassy Cheryl;'s ...MOI!!!!

Well, did everyone guess whether Sassy Cheryl got all of the DT cards with the right designer?  I know but I am not going to tell....Yet!!!  This week I am the hostess for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge and I have chosen the theme Altered Notebook.  I love to make them, hope you do too!!!  Here is my project:

I don't have a Bind it all or any of the other binding machines so I buy my little notebooks at Michael's in their dollar bin.  I decided to go with a Christmas theme for two reasons. Sassy Cheryl's has soo  many cute snowmen I can't get enough of them  and I need a Christmas Wish List book for this year.  I chose Which List snowman..What do you think, naughty or nice?

With 13 grandkids and their parents I have to write down their wants and needs so I don't forget, not only what they want but what I have already bought...My kids are wonderful to give me ideas all year long for things their kids would like and if I find it on sale wonderful.

Back to my project.  The notebook is a tall thin Journaling notebook and the spirals match up with the SU spiral punch so that I can decorate all the way to the edges, no fuss no  muss...done!!!  I used some of my favorite Holiday dp from Cosmo Cricket, from last year, called Eskimo Kisses.  I colored the Snowman to match the village scene dp.  I added the green polka dot  strip along the binding edge punched the spiral punched edge on one side and the MS fancy scalloped punch border on the other.  I angled my Snowman which of course was colored with copic markers and sponged with distress ink...a shock I know.

I finished the little notebook with a stamped Christmas 2010 sentiment at the top and tied coordinating ribbons on the binding.  It looks so cute sitting on my shelf :)

Did you guess that this card was mine for the Stump Cheryl Challenge?

Yep,  Frankie and I stumped Sassy Boss Lady, but I didn't really feel like I changed that much, just didn't do any sponging....

I can't wait to see what you all come up with for the challenge.  Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you create.

Have a great day.



Grenouille Greetings said...

Gorgeous note book; lovely papers, beautifully coloured image and great ribbon treatment! I'm going to have to get me that SU punch. Warmest wishes, Lesley

Dawn said...

Cathy, just toooooo cute!! thanks for a great challenge too=)

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Aug 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Ann English said...

Terrific, Cathy! 13 grandchildren?! I would be thrilled with just one!

Anyway, love your notebook-thought about doing one for Christmas lists as well as I can always use one of those! Am flattered that Cheryl thought I created your card---I thought you did that one but have to admit, I didn't get many right!

Marlene said...

How adorable!!!

13 grandkids?!!! HOLY MOLY!

Mina said...

wow I love your notebook and its such a brilliant idea too
Mina xxx

Country Chica said...

Oh my gosh! What a great notebook!! I love that snowman and the paper and ribbons! Wow! Excellent!

Cheryl said...

Simply amazing. I love your coloring and the backdrop of the notebook is perfect.

Heather said...

Fabulous notebook!! I don't think I guessed any body's right. We did a great job stumping the boss!!

Linda C said...

Cathy this notebook is awesome. I love it. 13 grans WOW, I have 5 and they keep me in a spin!Great challenge this week.