Monday, January 24, 2011

Boy's Altered Notebook

Haven't had much time for blogging lately as we have been hounded with snowstorms for a couple of weeks, and with the kids home there is less time to craft and scan the net!  Oh well.  I'm here now!!

This is a notebook I have whipped up for my son to give to his friend as a birthday gift.  Nine years old is a hard age to shop for, so we decided upon a notebook and pen so he can write stories etc.  Hence the 9 on the cover!

I have to say, that my daughter came up with the brilliant idea of the cowboy roping the number.  I absolutely love how it came out!

Papers, ink and stamp set Bronc Buster from Stampin' Up.  I have distressed the background with different shades of brown and carried that over to the pocket.  The number nine is a chipboard piece that I heat embossed with silver.

The tag on the pocket, and the horseshoe star was my first attempt at the faux metal technique I found here.  I love how well it came out, and it was fun!  Clean-up: not so fun.

I have entered this into the following challenges:

Stamp with Fun #95 - blue/brown
Creative Card Crew - for men
CRAFT Challenge #86 - sports
Allsorts Challenge #87 - male/boy
Paper Sundaes - distressing
Cards for men - let's party
Woodware USA - anything goes
Dude Time Doodles - anything but a card


  1. Kendra - this is really COOL! I wish I was a nine year old boy LOL Thanks for joining us at Dude Time Doodles! Your project fits right in!

  2. This is WONDERFUL!!! Love this idea and the cowboy roping the number is perfect! Such a great gift idea.
    Thanks for playing along at Dude Time Doodles.

  3. This is really great! Love how all the elements come together! Lasso-ing the 9 was a super idea! Thanks for joining us at Dude Time Doodles this week.

    DTD Dudette

  4. super creation, the rope and number looks good, fab idea, thanks for joining our challenge at C.R.A.F.T. x carol

  5. This is a fantastic project and I love the lasso-ed number. Very cool. Glad you joined us at Dude Time Doodles this week.

  6. Great notebook. Would be an awesome journal for someone who participates in Rodeo Stampede or some rodeo events. Love the "metal" embellishment number too.

    Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge. Good luck!


  7. WOW, amazing project, I'm sure he will love it! Great idea on roping the #9 & Love all the distressing. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

  8. Well thats one fabulous project and I think is brilliant. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyx

  9. A fab entry for our sports challenge at CRAFT, thanks for joining us this week and good luck, love Jacky x

  10. This is a great notebook! I love the vintage look that goes well with your image! Thanks for joining us at DTD!

  11. Really clever and great gift for 9 year old. Thanks for joining the fun at DTD

  12. What a lovely gift for a nine year old. Beautiful cover, must be inspiring to write in. Thanks for playing at DTD.

  13. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA "Anything Goes" challenge!

  14. I LOVE this idea! And your daughter came up with a great extra that really MADE the whole cover!

    Thanks for DISTRESSING with us at Paper sundaes!


  15. oh this is different, amazing work

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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