One Busy Chick

July 1st, 2008

Remember those little notebooks that I helped with at my friend’s daughter’s 16th birthday party (if not you can click here)?  Well, they were so cute that I of course had to run to not one, but two Big Lots to buy a bunch.  We’ll be playing with them in my next class, but I couldn’t wait till then.  In the meantime I challenged a couple of friends, Joy and Taylor, to do a little stamping just for fun!  I provided each of them with a notebook and the following rules for this Friendly Stamp For Fun Blog Challenge:

  • use stamps you love
  • use Copics (’cause we all love to color)
  • use ribbon (’cause we all love ribbon)
  • use colors you love
  • no restrictions – STAMP FOR FUN!

So you wanna see mine? Do ya??? 


Since this challenge was all about having some fun I decided to pull out some stamps I love that hadn’t seen ink in awhile.  The notebook is Kraft and Black, so I decided to work with those colors (rather than cover the Kraft as I have sometimes done in the past) and just add Real Red.  That immediately reminded me of one my very favorite cards I’ve ever made and it featured Best of Cluck.  I still love that set, so away I went.  Instead of trying to cover the front of the notebook, I stamped directly on it with Flannel Plaid using Real Red Craft ink – it worked out great!  I colored my image with Copics and then decided it needed a sentiment of some sort.  I went through a bunch of sentiment sets before I decided to bring out the Snap stamps.  I thought this mama hen must be *One Busy Chick* with all of those babies.  LOL!  I had forgotten how much I really love Snap stamps.  That cute little font seems to work with so many images and I just love making up my own little sentiment.

In the process of making this I decided I’ll give it to a friend who turns 40 next weekend, so I used the capital Snap stamps to personalize the notebook with her name on a scalloped piece at the bottom.  The scallops were created with a large corner rounder.  Finishing touches include some sponging, Basic Grey Sultry matte brads, and a good amount of ribbon.

It’s super super simple, but I had a lot of fun which was the whole point!  I hope Joy and Taylor had fun too….let’s go see…The Joy Of Stamping and Taylored Expressions.

I got through a ton of that paperwork mountain yesterday and I feel so much better.  I still have filing and such to do, but at least I’m certain all the bills are caught up and all the miscellanous stuff has been taken care of.  Now if I could just stay on top of it.  Opening mail and sorting it as it arrives seems so simple.   0   Kind of like cleaning and putting away stamps after making a card seems simple….uh yeah…that’s not gonna happen!  I think I’ll try to start with the mail!

Thanks for stopping by.


7 Responses to “One Busy Chick”

  1. Taylor Says:

    So cute, Jami! What an adorable choice of stamps for a to-do list keeper! Love the busy chick play on words! Thanks again for a fun challenge!

  2. joyofstamping Says:

    Cute! Cute!!!!! One Busy Chick…. I love it Jami! Thank you so much for the Challenge. I had a fun time playing.

  3. Kathy V. Says:

    Awww, how stinkin’ cute. Love the color combo, and the sentiment….too cute.

  4. Lesli Says:

    I absolutely love those notebooks too – I seem to be collecting them – raher than using them. Yours is absolutely adorable!

  5. Jen Says:

    How cute is this!!! Perfect for “to do lists”!

  6. Susanna Says:

    Jami, this is FAB!!!!!

    You got a shout out for the Card of the Week — you can check out the post at

  7. Wanda Says:

    Your notebook is FABULOUS!!! TFS

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