“It’s my Policy” and a big yawn

Hi everyone.  I’ve been up since about 3:30.  My daughter came into my room because she was cold. Normally I’d pop into the spare bedroom with her but our company arrives today and that room is not to be touched.  So instead I teetered on the edge of her twin bed for the next three hours.  I had hoped to sneak away after about 30 minutes but she wasn’t sleeping very soundly and I didn’t want her up and about again.  **YAWN**

A couple weeks ago, I picked up a few notebooks from Michael’s dollar section.  After removing the front and back covers, adding some black paint and patterned paper, I had this:

What’s the Story


I made a little rug for my bunny by trimming the long end of a piece of twill and pulling threads until I got the amount of fringe I wanted.  It is adhered to a thin black strip and then tucked under the bunny.  (I used a craft knife to cut along the bottom edge of the bunny so the black strip/twill slid beneath.)

The big clip was another Michael’s dollar section find.  They came in packs of two.  This one can be used as a book mark of sorts or to clip something to the inside cover.

MFTWTSONBHere’s a pic of the original notebook.  Kind of cute…but not exactly what I wanted.  (What I DO like is that the paper inside is lined…with no pictures.)

I thought about giving this to my daughter.  I noticed last night as I was helping with her homework that she was not writing her words on the lines.  I said, “Katie, why don’t you try writing ON the lines.”  Her very matter-of-fact response was, “It’s my policy to write the words over the lines.”   Well, ok then.  lol.  And I also remembered the 16…or was it 18? …notebooks of varying sizes I found throughout her room the other day when I was cleaning.  So I suppose I’ll keep this one for myself…or give it away.  I don’t know. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

StampsMy Favorite Things “What’s the Story”   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock:  Prism Natural Smooth   Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Detours: Gazebo and Hometown: Norm’s News   Accessories:  Copic markers (E50, R20, E31, W00), Bazzill crocheted flower, Prima crocheted lace, Papertrey Ink button and cream jute string, Michael’s notebook and clip, twill, Making Memories “Asphalt” acrylic scrapbook paint, sponge brush.

11 responses to ““It’s my Policy” and a big yawn

  1. Oh you are brilliant! Why have I never thought to PAINT those books first…lol! You know I’m going to be doing a LOT of altering now 😉 This is awesome, Michele~!

    Sorry that you have been up for hours! Sure do hope you can get to bed early tonight.

  2. Adorable notebook and LMAO at the policy! LOL Your daughter is HILARIOUS!

  3. Great project. I like the way you did the little bunny’s rug he is laying on. Love this paper also.
    Sorry you have been up since 3:30, hope you get some rest tonight, and your little one also.

  4. Very cute notebook Michele, love the little rug!!

  5. Your daughter is too funny! Love her policy!! hehe

    This is a gorgeous notbeook Michele! I love it!!

  6. So sweet! And lol about Katie! She is certainly full of personality! :)

  7. Too cute! I love the bunny’s rug and the crocheted trim and flower! That clip is a great bookmark!! Yeah…keep it for yourself!

  8. Ooh, I saw these! Great idea! I love how you created a rug for him to lay on! You are too clever! Adorable gift for yourself or someone else!

  9. Oh my gosh…what a cute story, and I LOVE your book!!

  10. I just read the post and I must say that it was a very innovative idea to paint the books in that manner. I liked it and I am looking forward to have something innovative like this in my spare time. Keep up the good work.

  11. cute cute! love your darling notebooks & what a great idea for the rug!!

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