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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Something for ME & a Tutorial for YOU!



I've decided that I need to get into shape. I've been thinking about it for quite sometime and now I am motivated to follow through. Every since I had a C-Section and had Ellie my body just hasn't been the same. So... I started some changes in my activity and eating style as of yesterday. What a surprise to see that I didn't weigh any more than before I got pregnant. That made my day to learn that I wasn't as bad off as I thought! :-) To assist me in my changes I've also decided that I want to keep a journal. What a great excuse to stamp! Although it took me two days to finish this project, I sure am happy to have a cute personalized journal to help me keep on track. Some of my projects take that long because I don't give myself enough time to get it done in one sitting. This journal can be made in under an hour.

SUPPLIES:
Spiral Notebook
Scrapbook Paper
Mod Podge
Binder Clips
Sponge Applicator
Ruler
Hole Punch
Stamps & Embellishments

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Clip the notebook paper and cover together. This holds them in place.


2) Bend the end of the spiral spine wire to allow you to unwind the wire from the notebook.


3) Unwind the wire to free it from the notebook spine.

4) Remove the cover from the clippie.


5) Use the cover to measure the scrapbook paper for your cover and cut to size.


6) Apply Mod Podge with the sponge applicator to the front cover.


7) Line-up the paper with the cover and apply.


8) Burnish paper with a ruler to get the bubbles and wrinkles out.


9) Turn over the cover and re-punch the spiral wire holes.

10) Put the cover back on top of the stack of notebook paper and clip.

11) Re-thread the wire through the holes of the bound notebook.

12) Ta-dah! You now have a freshly covered notebook!

13) Embellish the cover as desired!

NOTEBOOK DETAILS:
Huggy Bella
Paper Tray Stamp from Papertrey Ink
Michael's Dollar Stamp
Scrapbook Papers from My Mind's Eye
Palette Ink
Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol
Highlighted with Tombow Markers
Acrylic Paint
Spellbinder Embossing Dies
Flowers from TAC
Brads
Ribbons & Fibers
Stickles

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea to encourage you in your goal. Great tutolial too.

Sarah said...

Great tutorial and cute, cute project.

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great journal, love that paper and your flowers, thanks for the tutorial.88888888889

Marie-Hélène à Madrid said...

Thank you very much
Helena from Spain

chelemom said...

This is great! Good luck!

Rose Ann said...

Your book is fabulous! Thanks for an awesome tutorial!

Good luck reaching your goals!!

Michelle said...

Your journal is beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial!

Marlou said...

excellent Nancy, you have made a great journal here!!! thanks for the tutorial :) xx

Ila said...

This is Fabulous!! Great tutorial a well. TFS

Kimberly said...

I am SO gonna try this! TFS

Shannon McGann said...

This is a great tutorial! I wondered how people got the cover completely covered with dp. Thanks for sharing this!

Shannon McGann said...

By the way, good luck with your health goals! I'm with you! My sons are three and fifteen months, and my body is not the same either! Hopefully one day...

Laura Roth said...

What a great idea and tutorial! Thanks so much!

Corie said...

This is beautiful -- thanks for the tutorial!!

Heather P. said...

What a GORGEOUS journal!

Bluemoon said...

Looks so excellent!! Love that big 2 tone flower and paper. I am sooo afraid to try this, as with my lousy fiskars paper cutter etc. I am afraid of the designer paper being off just a smidge. Has that ever happened to you? I also never knew you could use mod podge. Thanks for all the info. :)