Thursday, June 17, 2010

Friends of WMS Blog Waltz - Dad's Stuff

Come on over to the Waltzingmouse Forum - we're having a Blog Waltz in the Playroom. The theme this month is "Let's Hear it for the Boys: Masculine Cards". Instead of a card - I made a sturdy little notebook for Dad to use in the garage or basement workshop that he can just tuck into his shirt pocket when he hurries off to the mans store (Home Depot or Lowes!) to pick up those nuts and bolts he needs. He'll have his list all handy dandy so he won't forget what he went to the store for!

I used cardboard for the front and back covers stamping the front with images from Little Box Labels, Off Beat Backgrounds and Free Spirit - Boys. I used just the grid bg stamp on the insides and back cover. Then I sponged all over them with Ranger tea die distress ink. I bound it all together with my Bind it All (I just love making my own little notebooks!!) This book is about 2 1/2" x 4".

Now - check my picture again and count up all the little Japanese Lantern watermarks you see. You need to add up the total lantern's hidden by the Design Team members participating in the Waltz today and enter that number in the Playroom forum. One correct entry will win a free WMS stamp set of their choice!!

One random winner will be chosen from all those posting links to their Blog Waltz projects over in the Playroom!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Little Box Labels (Dad's Stuff), Off Beat Backgrounds (Grid), Free Spirit - Boy (bike, star, skateboarder, square, tone bars, Rte 66 sign)
Paper: Lined paper pad - PTI, cover board - Zutter
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Accessories: Zutter Bind it All, 5/8" black O wire, sponge.

25 comments:

LaurieJ said...

Very cool project Julia! I love how you stamped a random grid pattern. Fantastic!

Crystal said...

Super cool project Julia!!!! AWESOME stamping here girl!

kyanos said...

I'm sure he won't forget anything with this beautuful notebook...
I love the background grid...!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wowzers! This is fabulous!!

Antje said...

Love how you made the background! Nice idea for you dad!

Sarah Martina said...

Oooh, I love this! Great colors!

Lynne Phelps said...

I am always so paranoid about getting my grid background to line up - maybe I'm expending my energies in the wrong direction, LOL! Love the overlapped stamping, gives it so much energy!

Lee said...

Love the random stamping. Looks so hip and cool!

Pauline said...

I'm so impressed that you made this booklet - its such a wonderful gift, and the random stamping is a great touch. Pauline xx

Joanne Gilch said...

oh yea, I need to make a couple of these for the guys. How handy to have a wee note book on your work desk!! I have one on mine and never thought of the guys and their work benches. thanks for the idea and fab, really cool notebook that you made from scratch.

Jen said...

Brilliant idea! My husband is always swiping my notepads to put write in. I think i need to make a few of these to have on hand.
Thanks for posting!!

Bonnie said...

Great idea and this way he can keep all the papers in the pad instead of having post-it notes stuck ALL OVER THE PLACE!! Do you think this is a pet peeve of mine?!! LOL! Great idea Julia!

Rachel Webber said...

Amazing, love this notebook, very effective!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a clever notpad cover!! I love it!!

Carly said...

This is so creative! And so perfect for the men in our lives.

Janet said...

What a great idea! I think these would make great stocking stuffers, or little gifts to have around--for the coach, or teacher, etc.

Claire Brennan said...

This is brill Julia, perfect man book, so appropriate! Thank you!

Laurie Marmon said...

How clever! I like the grid line stamp at different angles...I've only ever tried it as a grid yet...will need to try this new way. Project looks awesome!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Perfect little note journal! I could use one of these myself! :) LOL

Belinda said...

Julia, this is fabulous! Love the way you stamped the images and the grid from Offbeat! HOW fun!

rlo said...

that notebook concept is manly enough for any boy to survive grade school or grad school (if you ignore the sentiment). a great gift idea!

Betty Wright said...

Whoa, this is totally cool and fabulously done, Julia! Awesome design and stamping!

Bev J. said...

Great little notebook-like the images on the front-tfs.

Heather said...

Love this! I was all set with a card/gift for Dad, but now you've planted the seed, er, inspired me to make him a 'Dad's Stuff' box. He's a stamp collector and might appreciate a place to store them beforehand.
Thanks for the idea!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Perfect for a Dad, no fuss but plenty of individuality!