Sunday, August 10, 2014

Stampers with an Attitude - Chalk It Up Blog Hop

Thank you for joining 14 of us, from the "Stampers with an Attitude" Team with Close To My Heart.  We are showcasing "Chalk It Up", with an attitude of course!

If you are coming from Melinda's Blog you are on the right track!  In fact, she starts this hop so continue to move on through the fabulous artwork showcasing this paper packet.  You will find a list of participants on her blog.  We are thrilled you have joined us!

I LOVE altering composition books for two reasons:  1) They are inexpensive items that can be altered for fabulous gifts! 2) They are purposeful!  Who doesn't need a cute notebook?!  I have a notebook for this...a notebook for that and yes, they are all different and designed specifically for their purpose.  :)  Yes, I have an addiction to notebooks but this one is a little bit different.  It's MINIATURE!  It is not as tiny as one that would fit in your purse (that have been on the market for quite some time).  This one measures 5 1/2" x 8" and was just $0.97 in the school section at Wal-Mart.  (My local WM does not carry them but one that I visited did.  I need more of them!) You can tell the size of it based upon the length of the pen.
I used a 3" x 4" card that comes in the "Chalk It Up" Picture My Life kit as the focal point.  The cute, retro strip going behind the star comes from the Zip Strip of the patterned paper from the Chalk It Up paper packet.  I added some black cardstock and scalloped it on one edge to place behind the decorative Zip Strip.  I added Liquid Glass to the star, from the Complements, for a glossy look.  (That is difficult to tell from the photo.)
We do have a campaign going on this month called, "Picture Perfection", that is focused around Picture My Life so be sure to check that out in case you may be interested.

I would love to know what you think of this li'l notepad before you head over to Sheila's blog and see what she has up her sleeve!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy hoppin'!

24 comments:

  1. Awesome card, and I think it's neat that you incorporated the PML card!

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    1. Thank you, Belinda! I have enjoyed being taught alternative uses for them and the Chalk It Up line really has some inspiring cards!

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  2. Melissa, love your cute little composition book! It is very retro and another great use for the Picture My Life cards!

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    1. Thanks so much for saying so, Melinda! I'm enjoying using it (and showing it off as I do)! :)

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  3. Love the book, Melissa! I will be adding this one to my stack o'books!

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    1. Yes, yes! And the fact that it's a miniature makes it even more fun, Debbie!

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  4. I want to go right into the dining room and make one for myself! Adorable. - Fawn

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    1. I give you permission to do so, Fawn! I have been making them for various gifts for my staff and they love them! Can't be cute, inexpensive AND practical.

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  5. How fun! I'll have to look for those mini books :)

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    1. Yes, Jen! I'll be on the hunt for them this weekend when I go out-of-town. :)

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  6. Very nice! I love that bicycle card.

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  7. You've inspired me, Melissa! I just added it to my shopping list. Thanks!

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    1. Woohoo, Di! Glad I could help you spend some money! :)

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  8. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE, CUTE...did I mention CUTE!!!!

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    1. Awwww... *blushing* That means a lot, Katy! :)

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  9. I really like decorating composition books but haven't done it for a long time. You inspire me to do some. The way you incorporated Picture My Life is great!

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    1. Thank you for saying so, Christy! Have fun creating some of your own!

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