Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hip Hop {Thursday} Organizing Sketches

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you are joining me from Maren's blog. If not, please hop back home to the Unity blog. You won't want to miss today at Unity! Angela is releasing over 100 new stamps! All of the specials will be announced at 11 a.m. CST, so make sure you look at the Unity blog again at 11 a.m. or after!!! Now on to some creative fun!

I purchased these three precious notebooks at my local grocery store on clearance last Fall. They measure 4x4 inches, and they have 80 sheets of paper in them. Looking back, I should have purchased more. I love these little books. They have been on my desk for some time now, and I finally decided what I wanted to do with them. I decided to store some of my sketches in them. The book I altered today contains 50 of the sketches from my sketch site, Triple the Sketch. This 4x4 size is just perfect. It is easy to hold in my hand, easy to store, and quick to flip through. I printed each sketch out at 3x3 inches. I actually had to tear out a lot of the extra pages because as you can see, the book gets rather full even with just 50 sketches pasted in here. To decorate my book, I used the new Unity release Rain & Flowers. The papers are from the Making Memories Chloe's Closet line you can find at Michael's. I added all of my flat embellishments and words, and then I covered it in Modge Podge. I then added my dimensional embellishments. I wanted to add ribbon to the spiral binding but I tend to fold the notebook back so it wouldn't work with ribbon there.I am going to use the other two notebooks for sketches from Splitcoaststampers and then various other sketches I find I like online. Tomorrow I will post the green notebook for you. Be sure to come on back for a look! Now, please continue your Thursday hop by visiting the awesome AJ! Have fun, and thanks for stopping by today!

52 comments:

Tanis said...

What a great idea!! I love how you altered the front...that's a sweet set :)

joslyn said...

very nice love the notebooks!

Jacqueline said...

Oh these are wonderful! Great journals!! Such a cute way of using the new set!!

Scrapycandy said...

Oooo...such a great idea...been thinking what to do...thanks for the inspiration as always!

StampinCathy said...

Patter,
What a cool idea to use these notebooks for your sketches. I just love the front of it. Love all the details and colors and of course the bling. What a fun and cheery notebook.

Anne-Marie said...

Wonderful idea, Patter! I need to get my sketches organised too. :)

awendybird said...

These are so pretty!!

dougnat said...

PATTER!!! love love love this!!! I wanna make one!!!

FibreJunky said...

How clever!! That is really cute, Patter. And yes, you definitely should've bought more of the little notebooks!

jpmayo said...

Too cute, I want one!!

Jenn said...

cute notebook, I love the title!

Tink said...

I Love it!

Maren said...

LOVE your paper choice! ;-) Fabulous notebook!!

Danielle said...

What an awsome idea!!! Great job!

Shemaine said...

Patter these are amazing!!! So beautiful!!

Valerie G said...

What a neat idea!

Tammy said...

Patter this book is amazing! I love it!

Jen E. said...

woo wee! those are cute cute cute!!!

Michelle said...

Patter, I love these! What a great idea to organize the sketches! I just keep mine in a three ring binders, but I may have to change over. Love the way your decorated your cover too!

Tessa said...

Super cute! I have mine in a huge notebook! I am a sketch FREAK!

KellyB said...

Love it, love it, love it!!! :) I just picked up a bunch of this line at M's last week as well! Can't wait to get that new set!

Ashley said...

Patter, your notebooks are amazing! I love them both!

Jessy said...

Patter, this is just tooooo adorable, the title is quite catching as well. :)

Christi Snow said...

OMG! You are a genius! Look at how cute this is and I have a whole bunch of these little notebooks just waiting to be altered. I am so lifting what you have created here! ;o) smiles....

Tinker's Mom said...

What a cool idea! You are so creatively organized. I love this idea and will CASE it I'm sure. Wouldn't this be great for sayings or scriptures?
~ky

Yaritza said...

What a great idea. You did a great job covering the notebook.

Jessica said...

so cute! love this idea!

JenMarie said...

WOWzers!!!

KAP said...

Such a great idea and I love how you covered it. I like that you Modge Podged it and then added the dimensional stuff. That's a great idea. you are wonderful Patter!

KAP said...

Oh also, I love your journal jar idea that you had on your blog awhile ago. Somebody on SCS the other day was wanting some ideas for questions and so I sent her a link to your blog. Keep the ideas coming.

Olde Country Creations said...

Oh my goodness, I love this! All of you girls are using the Rain and Flowers set and are making me SO jealous! lol

Tonya

Karen said...

You are truly amazingly so creative...love what you did to organize your sketches and the front is so darn cute!!

Angela said...

What a great idea.
Very cute.

purplegirl said...

wonderful idea and beautiful projects!

Ramsey said...

how cute, patter! and what a great idea for all your sketches! TFS!

Eva said...

WOW!!!! This is such an awesome idea!!!! I am so making one! Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

So cute, and a great idea, Patter!! It's so funny that you and Maren used the *same* paper with these umbrellas! I already have the paper...looks like I need the Rain Flowers set! LOL! Thanks for the inspiration!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What a cute idea...I think I have those notebooks somewhere too...

Marcy H ~~ MI said...

Great Idea... Love the notebook.

JazzyH said...

Nice inspiration.

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

It's so cute, Patter! I love the idea itself but the cover is just adorable! This kit is a must have!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

What a fabulous idea. You did a great job altering them.

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

What a cute idea :) Love the cover too ;) tfs

Candace H said...

You think of the CUTEST creative projects, Patter! Love them!

quilter said...

I love how you have used the umbrellas. I had wished I had an umbrella stamp to do the "Protector" name page. I'm really liking your recipe cards too, don't quit. :) Your organizational ideas are great. Plus, I have a question. Are you starting your numbering over in Feb. for the Project 365, or are you continuing with 32,33? Your ideas on that have been so helpful for those of us who couldn't get the kit. Thank you

Anonymous said...

hello Patter
The Sketches book so cute and colorful. I love the front of it. hottie

Tracey said...

A fantastic idea Patter! Love the notebooks!

Elaine M said...

What perfect sized books!! I've been trying different things to store my sketches in - never been very happy with them. But this size little book is just right - easy to handle and to store. Thanks for such a good idea.

Kendra said...

What a fun project! You are so creative!

Lisa H. said...

oh my werd! this is so cool!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just discovered your wonderful site tonight. Is there a way to print out your sketches? My email is wearsyomama@aol.com

Thanks!!!

Kelly said...

LOVE your sketch books! I love that Chloe line from MM! Turned out REAL cute on that book!

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