8/20/09

Mini Notebook


With the back to school sales going on right now I couldn't pass up buying several of these mini composition notebooks....only 50 cents at Target. So I decided to try covering one with paper this time. I used the wrinkle free distress method on cardstock with Tim Holtz distress inks and then added some stamps to the front and inside cover. I also made a matching tag to use for a bookmark. Making these little notebooks are addicting:)

All the paper items used on this notebook were glued using the sample of the month at UHU....their original glue stick. If you click here you can still request a free sample of their UHU Stic. It's wonderful! It's colored purple so that you can actually see where you have applied the glue but it dries clear. It glues everything securely even around the edges where I find that some glues just don't cut it.

Thanks for stopping by my nest!

Take Care - Robin

38 comments:

Autumn said...

So awesome, Robin! I just love the velcro idea! Too bad for me Target is 30 mins. away... :( I love your distressing. Fun!
~ Autumn Clark

Linda K said...

OMG! I am working on something similar today! Only I got mine in a 3 pack for a dollar at the dollar store. Yours is gorgeous!

Linda K.

ScrappyPam said...

Your journal is so pretty! I keep looking at those composition notebooks and thinking I should do something with them. You've certainly provided the inspiration!

Judy said...

Sweet little books, they make a great gift too!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

"Land sakes alive, Good Gravy, Lordy, Mercy"...what else can I say to express my awe at this newest creation????
I bow to you oh great stamper/carder/artist you.
Sheesh...you're amazing.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Really great stamping, Robin. This turned out fabulously!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I can't believe that started as a simple composition book!

Susan said...

Great little book Robin. I like how you added a matching bookmark tag.
Susan

Music said...

That looks super amazing! I'll never look at those "plain" notebooks in the same way again now...

Btw, thanks for the get well message, I really appreciate it. :)

Diann said...

I love your books, Robin...you have done a great job with them. I have covered these and larger composition books before and enjoyed those, but I've never used the UHU glue...just was afraid it wouldn't hold well. You are changing my mind on this! Diann

Candy said...

Charming embellishment and thanks for the little how to tips.

Jann said...

So wonderful and inspiring!

Sarah said...

You have turned one of those boring comp books into a piece to be proud of. Really nice!!

denise said...

Very beautiful and creative. I love the colors and all the great details. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Robin
this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the stamping and vintage feel to it! thank you for sharing your beautiful work! :)

Rein said...

Wonderful art work!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE this ... I just picked up a half dozen of these little gems to alter ... thanks for the inspiration! (Hope you are doing well ... I think of you often)!

Gaby Bee said...

This little book looks gorgeous, Robin! Great job!
Gaby xo

Dee Dee said...

Oooh love the tag as a bookmark. I need to use that idea!

Jennie said...

How cool are they.. shame uhu doesn't send free glue to the UK:(
Hugs
Jennie

♥ beedeebabee ♥ said...

Wow! What a beautiful journal you've created! I love it!!! Hugs, Paulette :o)

Lynn said...

This is just beautiful Robin, I love everything about it :)
Wish we had Target in Canada.

The French Bear said...

Hi Robin! Thanks for stopping by and entering the draw!! Good luck! I love your work, very nice mixed media, I am going to have a look at your older posts!!!
Cheers,
Margaret B

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Absolutely beautiful Robin...love your artwork! Hugs, Carol Anne

Lisa said...

Oh I stocked up on these too! I got the large one too. I've been trying to do one but it is no where as great as yours. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs, Lisa

C.C. said...

I love the notebook! I love vintage. Thanks for sharing.

Kris Dickinson said...

This journal is fantastic Robin!

Tammy said...

This turned out so well. Very pretty. Nicely done! Hope you are having a lovely summer.

Barb said...

Those are wonderful

thanks for tip on glue too.
blessings,

barbara jean

Hanne said...

I love your books! I had a look at your art in this blog and WOW! I like what I see!
Hanne

Terri said...

really great journal I like to do the insides too...I have to check out the tip on the glue stic. Thanks for sharing your art with us.

Linda Manning Findley said...

Love this Robin .... don't you just love working with composition books .... Linda F

Nancy B said...

Thanks so much for the site for the free UHU. I signed up.
UHU is what I've been using for the journals that Claudia and I have been making for the Cancer society. It's my fave!
Your journal is so beautiful!

Lynn Stevens said...

You sold me! Now I know I really need some of these little books, yours is Awesome!

Nishant said...

Really great stamping, Robin. This turned out fabulously!
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Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

I am a Paris freak, this book is great! I do make lots of these, love those composition books. But you have put me to shame!

Tammy said...

Cool journal. I love the papers you used and the layering. Very pretty.
Xo,
Tammy

Barb said...

very cute/nice little book re-do.

blessings

barbara jean