Friday, August 12, 2011

Take NOTE:

Just Us Girls are taking NOTES! In our uniquely festooned NOTEBOOKS!

Our darling, Maria, has conjured up some sincerely FABULOUS fun for
our latest challenge - and it's a TECHNIQUE! ~Embellishing notebooks!

Let's see. She wants us to ... make some boring OLD notebooks - BEAUTIFUL!
Hmmmmm, if only I had something like that.... Think, think, think.... Oh, WAIT!
I did and I DO ~ and, I HAD fun, sprucing up a ratty old, but well loved and NECESSARY
notebook, from back in the day when I first met and worked with my AMAZING horse
trainer. He helped me "make nice" with our, MORE than a handful, stud colt - WILDCARD.
I wrote THOUSANDS of notes in there! And after ALL these years... still NOT
embellished! - I KNOW! {Are you mortified?} Could there be a better crafty opportunity
for me? And, still, I neglected these important notebooks - OH, the shame!

It was AS if, LOVELY Maria, knew of my shame.

So, with her darling inspiration... I created a proper cover for my tales from the trenches,
HUGE and fabulous tidbits of horse training
, from the man who tunes-up my beautiful
paint mare, and my spirits.... and then re-instills ground manners in our big,
big bubbah of a Baby Huey, Irish Draft horse, WILDCARD.....
whenever he comes to town {!}

{I thank that man, each and EVERY time Wild Card minds the word, "whoa!" EVERY time.}

I printed these photos of Wildcard as a baby, and his FIRST time under saddle,
onto Claudine Helmuth sticky-back canvas! Double click on this shot to see if you
can see EXACTLY how beautifully the colors printed onto the canvas! And just for
the record, my printer BARELY handles paper! For some reason, it just loved this
canvas - and I created exactly what I needed in ONE shot! Yee haw - is RIGHT!

But if you are REALLY looking for something to "Yee Haw!" about, check out
the mighty crafty and FABULOUS, girls of Just US......


But wait - that's not ALL there is to fuss about, this week!

We've got a birthday GIRL! Our sweet PAM has a birthday this week:


I'm SO glad we have this special opportunity to wish our beloved Pam
huge and happy birthday wishes - she's SUCH a force for us - SO organized,
so thoughtful, SO genuine - we LOVE her so! THANK you, for ALL that you
do, Pam - it's SUCH an honor to be on this fabulous team with darling you!
I sure hope that it's a SPECTACULAR day for wonderful you - Yee Haw!

If you get a chance to visit our darling birthday gal, I hope you'll give her
some extra love this week! It's such fun to help make a girl feel extra love
in this world, especially these days! We LOVE you, Pammy Cakes!

Hee Hee

Thanks for visiting! I sure hope you'll join Just Us Girls this week -
and don't miss out on a second of the fun! Yeahooooooo!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - My Minds Eye, Stampin' Up!, Crate Paper, Girl's Paperie
Stamps - Inkadinkadoo, S/U!, Provo Craft
Ink - Stampin' Up!; VersaFine
Buttons - My stash {Metal star} ; Buttons Galore & More {Birthday card}
Baker's Twine - Jillibean Soup
Seam Bias - Wright's
Twill - ScrapArts
Mesh Fabric - Joanne's
Horseshoe Charm - Karen Foster
Decorative Edge Punch - Stampin' Up!
Tiny Flower {?}
Edge Punch - Stampin' Up!


~amy~ said...

Excellent embellished notebook!!!!!!!! And the birthday card is sweet!!!

Indy's Designs said...

I am so excited about the notebook challenge. Getting ready to go back to teaching, I need to spruce up my writing journal to help inspire the munchkins to decorate theirs and become great writers. I love the paper choices, embellishments and those pictures of Wildcard! (Your birthday card for Pam is super duper fun!)

Anonymous said...

Love your notebook...

Rosemary said...

really cool notebook, friendy... think i'm going to take the plunge and join you in the JUGs pool.... heee heee!

Karen said...

I love me an altered journal and this one is absolutely perfect for the Wild that goes on in your trenches! :>

Andrea M said...

Oh my Elsie!!! Your festooned notebook is…. omg, I am speechless! WOW! I love the pics of your beloved, and "spirited" Wildcard! My sister and I are the proud owners of a sweet, but pigheaded paint gelding. He, too, needed a little retooling once and a while, big goof that he is. Now he's a sweet, 26 year old man, with much of his spunkiness gone :) Kinda miss those days. I'll get to see him much more now that we move (he's still in Canada with my sister). This book makes me think of him and the {mostly} fantastic times we had together!!! *happy sigh*

Dana Gustafson said...

Well now lil lady! I am sure this golden horse bible of Shannon-isms is a treasured guide to unlocking those mysterious creatures (Wildcard being the WILDEST of them all, afterall!) Love that you got your canvas ON for this challenge!

Lisa Kind said...

Love it! What a great idea to print out the pictures on this canvas! And I love the title with the little "card" embellishment! Too cute!

Maria said...

Love what you did! Fabulous job!!

Carol L said...

This is such a cool way to transform a book of notes!! I love the photos you added, and I'll bet it's fun to see Wildcard grow through the years by referring back to these photos again and again! I really REALLY like this project!