Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Have You....

Ever felt like you walked in a store (Michael's) and headed over to the dollar spot only to find the most amazing items you can alter!!!! It happened to me last Saturday. I was in the store in Santa Clarita and thought hmmm... I wonder if they have different items than mine does. I can only wish our store was as stocked with paper craft items and goodies as this one. I saw this little notebook which had the pen attached to the side of it. I picked it up and thought I bet I can alter this (as it had rather in ugly colors on it..LOL!!!) So I proceeded to pick up a couple and brought it home and altered it. I decided to give it to one of my SS over at SCS. Who couldn't use a nice little notebook to carry in her purse to jot down last minute items to pick up or to even sketch an idea seen somewhere in another store? and you know how hard it is to cover those pens with decorative paper and hoping it will stay stuck once you have rolled it? Solution: Go to the paint store and pick up the large Dutch Boy Paint Chips. They have an adhesive back so if you are deciding to paint a wall you can stick it on there to get a better idea of how it will look but of course my mind wasn't on a wall, it was another light bulb moment of I bet this can be used for other items..punching shapes, letters, and now pens and it is self adhesive. YEA!!!! So now I must confess that every time I go into the hardware stores I check to see if they carry this brand and pick up 4-6 each in 1 to 3 colors (little at time as to not be obvious of what I am doing..LOL!!!) and when I came back I do the same again but I think it helps that I know the manager in the paint department and he always just smiles and says what color this time. LOL!!!!!!

10 comments:

Dawn B. said...

This is awesome. I love the idea about the paint chips. Really like this little pen and pad. My Mikes has alot of really cool things too. Great job.

Crystal said...

Wow Deb this is awesome, Love how you altered this!! So beautiful and love those colors!! Don't you just love Michaels!

xiumaiyuki said...

That little notebook is fabulous! Whoever receives this is very lucky. You're so sweet!! I love the colors you used!! I'm so jealous since there's no Michael's or Joann's in Hawaii.

Vicki said...

Wonderful job! Love the colors! And, it helps to know the right people in our hardware stores, huh?!?!? Blessings to you!

Janet said...

What a beautiful note book!X

Mary G. said...

Deborah, this turned out beautifully!!!! I'm going to have to check out the paint departments for some of those paint chips! Thanks for the heads up!! :)

Kathi said...

This is so cute, you did a great job altering this little notebook! These will make wonderful gifts!

Naomi said...

I will have to look into those paint chips! I actually fill my pens with paper as opposed to wrapping them, and they turn on so pretty, and it takes a couple seconds!

stampin abi said...

this is really cool!

Melissa said...

Great job. I love it!

Melissa
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