Saturday, January 22, 2011

My Notebook and new arrivals Hambly Screen Prints and Echo Park

My Notes Notebook

Hi everyone! I hope the holidays have found you well. This month at my2angels, we are focussing on embellishments, and my first project is a covered notebook I created to sketch out anything that came to mind for cards, pages, embellishments – anything crafty. First of all, I would like to share with you the WHY I did a covered notebook.

We all talk about the mystical scrapping MOJO...the inspiration...the scrapping ‘motivation’ to get in there and get messy.

Well, mine went walk-about. And I don’t mean just strolled away for a day or two. My Mr Mojo has run away screaming at the top of his lungs for nearly 2 months now.

As a scrapper, we try desperately to encourage him back, usually with the sledgehammer approach of sitting down and forcing a page or two. After killing off some beautiful papers and totally trashing some gorgeous embellishments, I decided to softly encourage Mr Mojo’s return.

And I made this notebook to help me in dark times..to jot down any ideas that briefly surface and hopefully build on them and encourage Mr Mojo to take it on. So far I think its working

I took a plain old notebook and just covered the very front with 2 contrasting scraps of paper. (The papers are scraps from my stash, with no name strips left so I could not tell you what they were sorry-J)

A little hint here: if the notebook has a shiny surface, give it a light sand with some sandpaper to scratch it up. It helps your papers to stick much more tightly to the surface.

I added a wonderful my2angels self adhesive felt frame, and layered up some of our gorgeous silver skeleton leaves, black and white star flowers and a piece of black satin ribbon.

I used some Thickers alphas in black for the title. I added a small blue butterfly and blue star flower from our new Mulberry paper Butterfly and Flower packs, and finished off with a cute little M2A design pin from the tutorial “How to Make Your Own Pins” (Page 2 in tutorials in our resource section)and some Stickles Silver glitter glue.

Embellishments Used & Links (click the product to locate it in our storeJ)

M2A white felt frame, black & white star stemmed flowers, M2A Mulberry paper Butterflies and Flowers Pack, silver skeleton leaves, AC Thickers Alphabet Stickers, Stickles silver glitter glue.

Off to fill it with more ideas (fingers crossed x)

Corrina


PS

And if you need any help with your mojo check out the new arrivals of ...

Echo Park Little Boy
and the gorgeous paper packs of Echo Park Be Mine

AND ...

finally after pre ordering Hambly Screen Prints on the 25th September 2010 they have arrived finallllllllllllllyyyy ....


5 comments:

aussiescrapper said...

I love the little notebook Corrina, really cute, and Tracey, I am almost finished a layout using a little round pin you sent me, I hope they are for sale, lucky I had these upstairs when the water came through....Hope you and your family are well. Melxx

Cathy said...

Beautiful little notebook Corrina... I hope your mojo comes back soon!! :)

Kim said...

This is just lovely Corrina, YIPEE YIPEE Tracey on the hambly, FINALLY!!!!! thanks BTW for those goodies

Wendy said...

Love you little book Corrina, such a great idea! Mr Mojo is a little unpredictable eh?!?! W :)

Sandra D said...

I love what you have done with that cover Corrina. It looks lovely!