Friday, February 16, 2007

Phone Book


I've had this paper in my stash for weeks and haven't figured out what to do with it until now. The print is so big that it was hard to work into a card design, so I covered a notebook!
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This started out as a $1 store notebook, the inside pages are blue, and it's not a color that I have any paper or ink to match, so I needed to come up with something colorful instead of matching. This paper was perfect because there is a little bit of the blue in the print. I broke the spiral binding when I took it off the book, it was cheap plastic and just fell right apart. I dug through my jewelry supplies (did I mention I used to by a jewelry designer?) and found some wire to wrap back through the holes. I wrapped it around a knitting needle - and it worked out perfectly!
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The light olive green paper was the reverse side of the floral. I combined it with artichoke from SU. The chipboard oval is from Basic Grey's undressed chipboard, and the number sign is from the BG undressed number pile. Both are colored with liquid chalk.
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I've been so messed up on days this week between the snowdays the girls have had, and not going to work because all the roads were closed - I completely missed Wednesday!! Today actually feels like MONDAY to me!! The winner this week is Nancy from Alberta, Canada - I just sent you an email asking for your address - Congratulations!
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MORE BLOG CANDY... Because I completely forgot about Wednesday I'm going to give away an extra prize this week - someone will win this phone book too! Just leave a comment on this post (and email your friends so they can too or post a link in your own blog) - I'll be picking the winner on Monday!

62 comments:

iralamija said...

oh!!! this is so cute I LOVE IT!!!!


Bety

DeniseLynn said...

Hee Hee pick me!!! I love what you did with the journal. Wow, and great thinking with the binding. I wish you lived next door so we could get together to do art (and I'd be like a sponge jsut soaking up anything I could from you.)

Cindy Keery said...

Congratulations Nancy!

What a pretty phone book!

Auntybarbara said...

i cannot wait to get home from work this evening so i can "create!" some days i even get depressed looking at all this beautiful art, and here i am stuck in a dirty, loud, cold airplane plant, where i am a material clerk. it's a great job, very well paying...but there is no place like home...uh i mean my studio! everybody have fun stamping this weekend! thanks for sharing this beautiful project, Michelle!

Anonymous said...

Hello
I would love to win this beautiful one of a kind phone book!
You are so sweet to give it away!
Sandy Kay

Cindy Lou Who said...

I missed you!! It's nice to see you haven't actually been fozen to death =)
I love altering Steno type books! This one is totally deeeee-lish!
I love the idea you came up with to replace the cheap plastic, what a great idea. What gauge of wire did you use?

Penny & Lisa said...

What a really cute book! You constantly amaze me! Color combinations is your calling...is your house inside this funky and fun? Lisa

Dale Burdick said...

I will give it a try....WOW, what a book. You always use such beautiful colors. I get so many ideas from you. I did a birthday card using the Michaels Coaster, similar to yours, it turned out so good I kept it....had to do a quicky card for the birthday person. Anyways, hope you are surviving the snow, not to rub it in (to much) but here in Northern California it was 75 today...sorry, the only problem is it makes it hard to stay inside and make cards; I will enjoy it while I can, the sun is suppose to go away on Sunday and rain....its so nice of you to give this away, hope I win, but if not, I hope the one who does will really enjoy it.

Soozie4Him said...

I love what you did with this notebook, Michelle, and I'd love to win it! :-)

Susan/Soozie4Him on SCS
moot96@aol.com

Julie said...

All your creations are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

You are so creative. Really cute!

Lori Faeber
loribgrace@comcast.net

Shannon Erskine said...

Totally love this book! Your creations inspire me daily. You keep me at my desk(HA!HA!)

Amber aka bambi64 said...

Tell me about it... Monday and we have a three day weekend! I'm really confused! lol

I had to laugh at you breaking the binding but then I was gasping in awe on how you fixed it. Would never had thunk of using a knitting needle to hold the shape. You are too good!

~pl said...

This is a beautiful altered book. I'm inspired to make a journal for my MIL. I think she would love to get something like that!!

Dale Anne said...

ITS LOVELY!!!

mjb coffee said...

I wouldn't be able to miss notebook in my pile of papers, books, pictures, etc. That's good news for me. Love the idea of making your own spiral for a notebook. Clever girl!!!

Angel R. said...

that paper is perfect for this! so awesome! and you're allowed to forget what day it is when you have kids!

KathyC said...

Michelle,
This phonebook is so cute! You do the greatest projects and the winner will surely be lucky to get this! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

Stephanie said...

I also would love to see your phone book in person. I check your blog frequently and love how you use color. Your work is just beautiful

Wackie said...

Oh my gosh!!! I love that journal and could sure use it. You should see what my phone book looks like. You do wonderful work and I so enjoy reading your blog.

Julie said...

Beautiful book - love how you make everything so pretty!!

Alex said...

This is just yummy, I love the way you use such gorgeous papers and all that ribbon, how lush does that look

Kim said...

Michelle, I just found your blog and your ideas are great, love your colors, everything so cheerful. Will be coming back often to look!!! Love the phone book!!

Kim Getchel

doverdi said...

I love the way you turned a dollar store find into a work of art. This is such a pretty phone book now. It's nice to know that if we run into the same problems that we can always dig into our stash for some wire. LOL A great project and thanks for sharing.

Angi said...

What a beautiful phone book. You are an inspiration to me each time I visit your blog.

Kerry said...

oh yay - a chance to win goodies. I love your blog and your stamping style! Keep up the FABULOUS work...
Kerry

Allison said...

Nice dramatic colors Michelle...great work!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I TOTALLY NEED this phone book. I write phone numbers on little scraps of paper. The papers get lost or thrown out...then I can't get in contact with people. Ooooh! I NEED this Blog candy!

Anonymous said...

Wow-- what a cool book!!! I just love the funky print-- it is perfect for a larger size project!!!

Debbie
SC DeborahLynneS

Anonymous said...

What a cheerful book! Love your artistic creations.
Lynda

Maisymary's Findings said...

Hello Michelle

I've always admired your work on the Papercraftsmag gallery ! How nice to stumble upon your blog here !


I like what you did with this altered notebook !

gremhog said...

cheery look to a phone book. Something that would just have to stay left out for all to see

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

It's Gorgeous!!

foodpartyfun said...

Absolutely adorable!

Pat

Julie said...

Great book!! Great blog! Your creations are fab!!

laura j said...

Cute giveaway! Thanks for sharing
it with us!

Linda Yamakido said...

awesome book!

Colleen said...

Wow! This is great! I lvoe what you did to this notebook!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, and the altered book, very cool!
Dawn T

Jana Weaver said...

Awesome phone book...it's beautiful!!

bugsman1 said...

What a pretty phone book, I love the papers.

Michelle said...

I just love your work...it's awesome!

Cheryl said...

What a neat phone book and it is just what I need!!!! Thank you so much.
Cheryl

quickcurl said...

This is sooooo pretty! I love how you throw all these things together and it looks awesome! Thanks for sharing with us! Christine

Dawn said...

Okay ... I'll play!
Love the book..not matter who wins.

Jeff & DeAnna said...

Wow, that turned out great! Great idea to use the jewerly wire!!

DeAnna

KindredEsprit said...

What an excellent prize!!!! It looks like American Crafts paper...which I looooOOOooooOoooove! I think it's wonderful that you're giving one away! Gonna email my stampin' buds and let them know about your giveaway.
*blessings*
Cristina

PSAH said...

Love the idea of a customized phone book! And I love that paper!
Susan

Maria said...

Wow what a great prize to win. I love your work!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Another day and another comment for another entry... I'm probably jinxing my chances...but it's fun to try!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What an awesome book!

Leana (leana_lucas@yahoo.com)

Heather Leech said...

I JUST discovered your blog...it's wonderful! I LOVE your samples from the spring mini!!!
I'm going to subscribe right now!
Heather L.

SentimentsbyDenise said...

All the stuff you make is fabulous! Always full of color and quite eye-appealing. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

cindy b. said...

very cute phone book!!

MiMi's Place said...

I love this idea. If I have entered too late I will try to make one of these on my own!

Thank you for sharing -
Nancy Clark

Kenna said...

I love seeing $1 items remade. Great phone book!

mylene said...

Love the book. The colors are so Springy.

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled onto your blog today and everything is so cute!!
Thanks for sharing your talents with the world.
melastwins

Anonymous said...

really cute.... great work..
Beth
stampingbeth@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

I found your blog today from a link on Julie's blog (http://www.juliejeandesigns.com/) I just LOVE your creations; matching the bright papers with Au Chocolat is just beautiful! How in the world are you able to part with this phone book? Would love to have it! TFS.

kristinaalewis said...

I love all your work! You are so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

rhondalou said...

Just found this site...... and the book is adorable..... loved the fun print and embelleshments.... thanks for the idea!

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