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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Time for another Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop! :)

Hi Everyone!

It's the 13th of the month so it's time for another Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings blog hop!

If you found your way here from Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings, you are in the right place!
If you just happened on to my blog, head on back there, because that it where it all starts! :)
You don't want to miss any of the awesome projects the girls have created for your viewing pleasure...or a chance at a great prize from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

With school starting back up soon, I thought I would create something that would be a fun but simple way to doll up a little note pad. What kid wouldn't like to have personalized school supplies? This is so simple that if given the supplies, they could easily create some themselves. All you need is a little designer paper, some pretty ribbon, and a Sharpie marker for doodling.


I found these cute little 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" notebooks at Staples that were already fun colors so I didn't even have to cover them up.


I used my "Garden of Life" pre-colored set  for the designer paper. I printed it on Discount Card Stock's Brilliant White 110# cardstock.

The "Garden of Life" digi set is available as an instant download for just $3.50 @ Clear Dollar Stamps.


I had a scrap piece of the "designer paper" left in the size of a bookmark so while I was at it, I grabbed a piece of  Cylamen Cascata Felt from Discount Card Stock which was about the same color as the notebook, and made a matching bookmark.
I prettied them both up with the sweet Capri Blue Satin with Grosgrain Edge ribbon form Really Reasonable Ribbon's - August Monthly Ribbon Club assortment.
If you aren't a ribbon club member, now would be a great time to sign up! With the holidays coming up shortly, I'm sure Bonnie will be doing some great seasonal sets! 
You get automatic shipments of 10-15 yards of assorted beautiful ribbons for just $9.00 domestic and $11.50 international!
This is what this month's set looks like.

Bonnie will be giving away a August Ribbon Monthly Club kit plus some other goodies to a random commentor so please make sure and comment on all of the girl's projects to increase your chances of winning!


If you haven't signed up for my latest blog candy, CLICK HERE.
You could win some of Basic Grey's "Picadilly" paper before it's even available to the general public, and some Really Reasonable Ribbon and embellishments!

Your next stop on the hop is Andrea's Creative Paper Trail. You're gonna love it! :)
Thanks so much for dropping by today!
Hugs,
True :D
           

32 comments:

Patti B said...

Great notebooks. Wonderful use of ribbons. Thanks for a super idea.

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Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

What fun and easy projects for back-to-school and I LOVE that digi paper!!

Mary C said...

I love these little notebooks. I could see myself using them at school! This is a fantastic project for the blog hop, thanks for sharing it. I am now a follower of yours, you do beautiful work.

Jennifer Scull said...

this is such a cute set! I really appreciate you stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. thank you! :)

Alanna said...

What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Lorraine said...

this set is stunning i love the digi kit you have used its so fun and fresh x

Mummylade said...

such a gorgeous project!

Marsha said...

Such nice bright projects. Never thought about using ribbon this way on a bookmark.

Connie M. said...

These are just so adorable, True! Very fun digi paper too!! Hugs!

Yogi said...

nice way of decorating a little journal and the bookmark is really nice too.

PS I did become a follower and I checked out you lovely studio pics. Very nice.

Tanya said...

Kids, heck I would like it too! Thanks for the fabulous idea!

Sue D said...

Very cute set--the paper and ribbon are perfect together.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Such a pretty set! Love those colors!

Lisa said...

wonderful job, I love it!! Thanks for Sharing

szbacn1 said...

Cute idea!!! I got to get me some of those notebooks, too! Thanks for sharing!

Dawnll said...

Such a colorful project Trudy- great idea to share.

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Wow!!! Just so colourful, I love it :)

julieprice3 said...

Very pretty prjects. Gorgeous colours
Hugs Julie P

Sandy said...

what a cute project -- I like how you kept the pink of the original notebooks showing

Swedie said...

What a lovely gift set - very nice idea!

Noreen

Theresa said...

Fabulous set!!

Anita said...

Stunning project!

Linda Imler said...

Great Project, True


love your digi paper

Scrappy Rat said...

Very cute! Love the bookmark, especially. Congratulations on being in Cardmaker this month, too!

La Vikinga said...

Hi; nice school-articles, both of them! I love blue!

La Vikinga

Uta said...

What a wonderful notebook and the ribbon looks so great on your project.

Hugs, Uta

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Such a fun back to school projects.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Very pretty! Thanks so much!
Lisa

julieodil said...

I haven't tried digi yet, but this project sure is cute!

Sonia said...

Such a cute idea! I have used composition notebooks to decorate for journals but not thought to look for smaller books to do the same. Look out stores- here I come! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen L said...

OH, I love the way you wrapped the ribbon around a scrap piece of patterned paper to make the front! I am ALL about using up scraps!

Kim. said...

The notebook looked lovely before but now it really has a girlie look, the bookmark is great too. Both are beautifully embellished.
Kim xXx