Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's: # 178 Anything But a Card!

This week's challenge at Sassy Cheryl's is ANYTHING BUT A CARD.  At this time of year, back to school is on my mind!  For most of my life, I've been in school as either a student or a teacher.  I LOVE the beginning of the school year!  The stores have stocked the shelves with paper, pencils, pens, notebooks...  I've always loved the "stationary" aisle!  When I was a kid, the notebooks were blue canvas, the spiral notebooks were frowned on, composition books were big, and fountain pens were the BEST (I still prefer a fountain pen!)  Now a days, there are so many styles and colors to choose from...but those old Comp books are still out there AND they cost all of $1.00.  I LOVE to alter them!

...and I love Vintage.  Figures, right?  I AM Vintage!

Soooo...I looked through my papers and came up with these.  I used Tim Holtz stickers and tickets.  I used some Washi tapes.  The book binding tape is 7 Gypsies.  I put in a bookmark-a ribbon with lady bugs!  I spritzed the book after I finished it...I thought I had adequately masked Max, but NOOOO...so, I colored him up again!  Not a hardship-I love to color, but a bit of a time zapper!  Oh, well!

...and here's the back.  The "flash cards" were cut from a single sheet of DP.

I hope you will join us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge.  Be sure to use a Sassy Cheryl's image and remember, ANYTHING BUT A CARD!


  1. Look at you Ann! I loooove your creation!!! Love stickers, ticket and washi tapes. Everything is just perfect!!

  2. Well Teach you get an A+ for this project! The paper, embellies, and washi tape rock. Sorry you had to recolor Max, but I know how much you like to color.

  3. Thanks for the reminder Miss Ann. I have a bunch of those comp books, and need to work them up. would be great for the bizarre this fall! they are perfect to add pizazz for someone special!
    I love all your little vintage touches! way to go girl!

  4. Hi Ann! I love making altered notebooks! And they make such a fun gift to give! I'm with you...fountain pens are the best! With peacock blue ink! My fave! hehe! Your project is over the top awesome! I love all the details!! And this is such a perfect SC image! Love it!! I need to stock up pn some of these books! Hugs. Pat Frank

  5. This is so creative...i love the altered notebook and what a wonderful job you did...Hugz, joann

  6. Ann, this is wonderful!!!! Love Max and all of you vintagy ( made up word) touches that are just perfect in my eyes :)Wonderful projdc for the challenge... thanks :)

  7. Love your comment about being vintage - I feel very vintage today! Great altered book with so many fab details and embellishments and, of course, I love the SC image you used. Fun stuff! Hugz!

  8. What a great idea! Might make going back to school a bit better for someone that has a composition book like this. Perhaps I need to make one, because I'm not ready for my summer to end, LOL!


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