Monday, October 13, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs October Release - Day 1


Welcome to the first day of Newton's Nook Designs' October release reveals - WOO HOO!  Day one starts off with that adorable bear you all know and love - Winston!  In 'Winston's Home for Christmas':


Cute right?  I was in the mood to do something other than a card to mix things up, so I decided to alter one of the many little notebooks I purchased from Michaels during the Christmas Clearance sale.  I especially like the ones that come with coordinating pens attached.  They are regularly only $1 - $1.50 depending upon which state you live in, and if you use one of the '% off your entire purchase' coupons or wait for the items to go on clearance you get them for even less.  And with one small piece of paper and some help from Winston you can go from this:


To this:


I think I swapped out the yellow pen for a green one that coordinated with the patterned paper (last year's 'Christmas Basics' stack by the Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby) which I selected to cover the notebook with.  I punched some tabs using a We R Memory Keepers tab punch so the recipient can label different sections - shopping list, to do, Christmas card lists, recipes, decorating ideas (hey - I should have created more tabs!!  LOL!)


Additional Challenge:


Would you like to win 'Winston's Home for Christmas'?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below.  Make sure you check out each blog and comment for your chance to win.  You will not know which blog will be chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Friday, October 17th at 9 pm Central Daylight Time to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Saturday, October 18th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


Newton's Nook Designs
Taheerah Atchia
Lydia Brooke
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Shellye McDaniel
Jess Moyer
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Tessa Wise
Heather Hoffman (Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to see what I created for you.  Next stop on the hop is Shellye McDaniel I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see - Enjoy!  Happy Hopping!

~ Crafty Math Chick

28 comments:

marylouh said...

Great idea. these can be given as gifts and everyone will think you went to a lot of expense to make them a wonderful gift.
thanks for sharing a thrifty idea.

Dianne Guilinger said...

That's such a great idea about re-purposing the notebooks! This would make a great quick and easy gift idea

l rekroc said...

This is an awesome idea for a stocking stuffer! The cover is just adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Laurie Jonas said...

Cute idea. Winston makes it perfect!

Chitra Nair said...

Such a fun idea, it turned out super cute!!!

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like the tabs you added.

N Patricia Castillo said...

Great work! And really love this new stamp set!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Loving this new Winston set! The notebook looks great altered - It's so much cuter now ;)

Joyce N. said...

Super fun and something different. Thanks

KT Fit Kitty said...

Well what a great idea! This would make such a cute gift! Winston looks so adorable!

Lynndee Georganas said...

Such a cute idea for using some of those not-quite-right notepads that I end up with in the $2 grab bags at michaels! Thanks for the inspiration!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Eeek! One of the best projects on the Hop!!!

Kimberly Ishkarah said...

What a clever idea! A great way to give several little gifts with a personal touch.

Taunya Butler said...

Way to go - this is awesome and so very clever!! Loving what you did with your notepad!! What great coloring and fun background!!

Jennifer Moyer said...

Love the idea of making a journal, very cool. Love your colors!

Jennifer Jackson said...

I have to say - I think Winston on the notebook is way cuter than they way you bought it! he he he :)

Larissa Heskett said...

WoWoWoWoWoW!! LOVING your AMAZING Creation for today!! So FUN with the Color combo!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Yukari Y. said...

Wow! Your notebook cover is adorable! Absolutely amazing transformation, TFS!

cghundley said...

Awesome creation!
Looks like it would
a lot of fun to use.
Carla from Utah

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great altered gift...this looks wonderful!

Indy said...

I love those little notebooks! Great altering of it! Very fun!

Heidi said...

Love your makeover! Gorgeous coloring!

Pam Sparks said...

very creative and adorably colored! TFS!

Tammy Mohr said...

What a great project your altered notebook is.

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Love this card what an awesome stamp set <3

D- said...

What a WONDERFUL idea. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Shellye McDaniel said...

Soooo cute! What a clever idea and I love that it's so colorful!

Lydia said...

Such a great idea! My little ones would love one of these in their stockings!