August 21, 2010

I love my BIA

I really do love my BIA! At the end of last school year I decided that I wanted to make my daughter notebooks for her classes. Then when I found out that I was going to be going to school too I decided I wanted to be the coolest one in my classes. LOL! So I made some notebooks. The great thing about college is you can go in there with some post-it notes to take notes with and they don't care. This way I was able to make 8x8 inch notebooks. I used my favorite Cover-Alls to make mine. I made one for my daughter a month or so ago and I posted it but it got ruined. That damn Mod Podge was all tacky and when she had her book open it stuck to the front cover and ripped it up. I was so upset. It wasn't too bad so she is using it for a doodle book.

I made her another one and used a little less Mod Podge so let's hope it doesn't stay tacky like the last one.

So for my daughters book I used paper from Basic Grey's Olivia collection. I cut the scallop circle out with my Cricut as well as the words. All the words for the books I cut with my Cricut. I really liked that font and thought it would look nice on the books. For my two books I used 8x8 Cover-Alls in white. For the Algebra book I used Tattered Angels glimmer mist and sprayed the whole book. It sort of resembles my "bills" book I posted about last month. I cut the top note shape with my Cricut.
For my Intro to Technology book I was feeling a bit creative so I designed a little scene. My inspiration came from a card I made a while back, not sure if I ever posted it but it is truly one of my favs.
I wanted to use some of my digital papers. I used Lazy Afternoon papers from Two Peas. On my card I used images from Look Up and You're Dandy from Practicing Creativity Design. Both sets are available at Artfuldelight. For my notebook though I didn't want to do the rays so I printed the cloud paper, I used the same flower PP from Pebbles Inc, TreeHouse collection. That has got to be one of my favorite papers. I love the colors and how bold and bright it is. I cut the grass out of some Old Olive cardstock from Stampin' UP! The large hot air balloon I stamped on the back side of the PP (it is double sided) and cut out the image. For the smaller balloons I just stamped directly on the cloud paper. I forgot to mention I sponged the book first with some acrylic paints. I am not sure the colors but there are two and I thought they looked good together. I ended up Mod Podging my books too, I was worried that the grass and stuff would get ruined without it so I am taking my chances. LOL!

So I still have to make a book for my Accounting class and I think I need to get on that because I start school on Monday! Holy crap Monday, really? I have started to get emails and my Syllabus from a couple of my classes and I am REALLY nervous. I have tried all week to "train" myself to get up early and it went pretty well. Tony ended up with 4 days off this week so on his days off it was not a big problem getting up around 6-6:30 and going to the gym. Now on the days he worked, where he is out the door before 5, I have had trouble getting out of bed. Starting Monday though my goal is to be up by 5 during the week, study from 5-6, then the gym from 6-7 and from 7 on begin my day......get my kids up and do housework, study some more and then classes, between Tony and I, are from 11:30am-10pm on Monday and Wednesday and then on Friday we are done with classes by 1pm.

Ok, so enough rambling from me. Oh, one more thing I have some REALLY exciting news to share. Well it's exciting to me and I hope some of you think it is exciting too. :-)
I will share it with you in the next day or so.

Don't forget to enter my crinkle ribbon giveaway, it ends tomorrow night at midnight. I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!

Happy Crafting!!


Lisa Echerd said...

fabulous job with your books!

Wendy Rasbach said...

You'll be the coolest girl in class! They really do look great. :)

Lynne in NI said...

Oh these are fabulous! You'll be getting orders from everyone else in class!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love love love love those notebooks you made and that card is JUST ADORABLE!! Can't wait to hear your news! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

sucor said...

Awesome card and these notebooks are terrific! Great job!