Hey y'all! Long time no see! LOL! Sorry I haven't been around much the past week or so; we've had a lot of stuff going on. Let's see, I lost my job of five years, our fur baby has cancer, our cousin is visiting us from out of state for a few weeks, and I just got rid of a wicked eye infection. Ya know, it is kinda hard to scrap without two good eyes! LOL!! But seriously, thanks for your patience and if you want to send a prayer my family's way, we would certainly appreciate it! Anyway, let's get on to the good stuff!
This is probably my very fav stamp from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps! Happy Crabby is so darn cute and he just screams summer to me! I have many more plans for him this summer besides the card I already featured (and will be published next month!!) and this cutie pie altered notebook! So, I had this notebook from Dollar Tree I had picked up awhile back and decide to convert it into something cute to hold some summer memories! Perfect for catching the day to day stuff and the big happenings...especially when it comes to remembering the details for scrapbooking later on!
I started by grabbing some black spray paint from Ace Hardware (this stuff is fantastic!) and coating the front & back cover of my notebook, as well as the binding. I colored my Happy Crabby 2 Cute Rubber Stamp using my Prisma pencils & a couple Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pens. The patterned paper is by Creative Memories & Basic Grey, and the cardstock is by The Paper Temptress (absolutely fabulous paper! love it!) & Creative Memories. The ribbon is by SU, the adhesive badge is AC, and the sentiments are stamps from Target's $1 bin! I used Staz On ink for stamping & Stamp Craft ink for distressing. The red & blue ribbons are from my stash, as are the little yellow dew drops!
I hope you like my little card and I hope you take the time to hop on over to the 2 Cute Rubber Stamps Design Team site! The DT is super talented and there are so many cute projects to give you some great inspiration! Don't forget to check out the 2 Cute Rubber Stamps store too so you can grab your own Happy Crabby! Happy Craftin'!
I am also entering my little notebook into a couple of challenges!
Paper Sundaes - Summer Fun
Pile It On - Quirky (altered a notebook w/spray paint!)
Etsy Inspired Challenge - howbeadyful, #91 (inspired by red & turqoise bobby pins!)
Stampin' Royalty - Photo Inspiration (i used the bright colors & summery feel to inspire me!)
Stamp Something - Digi Stamp
Stampin' for the Weekend - Summer/Travel Themed
Crazy Challenge - Distress It