July 21, 2011

My Thoughts Exactly Design Team Thursday

Happy Thursday, my new favorite day of the week. Why you ask? 'Cause I get to show off more My Thoughts Exactly Stamp projects and see some great inspiration from the rest of the team! I know I may have an un-healthy obsession with these stamps, I can't help it they are too cute for words. This week I am taking a step out of my crafting box plastered with cards and scrapbooks to show you an altered notebook. I know, so not my usual style! But who can resist a $1 chipboard notebook from October Afternoon?!?

I covered the front cover of the book with kraft paper from Michael's and then put a strip of world map paper from the K&Company Sweet Nectar Specialty Paper pack. The flowers are made from white paper that was printed with a free digital paper design from the Vintage Sheet Music set at My Grafico. The flowers were cut from SVGs from a few different places; Cre8tive Cutz and Paper Compulsions. I inked the edges of the petals and added a button from Stampin' Up! with Trendy Twine tied through the holes to the middles.
See that cute little bee? Yup, that's the little bee stamp from the Birds and the Bees stamp set! I just stamped 'em on kraft paper, cut 'em out with old fashioned scissors (I haven't used those to cut in forever, needed a little dusting off!), colored in the yellow stripes, and popped 'em up with a foam square. The little bee trail is of course Trendy Twine.
I just love these little flowers!
At the bottom I added a cute little sentiment or reminder rather to "just BEE." This comes from the Birds and the Bees set. I had a travel journal in mind when I made this and thought the simple reminder to "just BEE" was fitting for enjoying all the different cultures one might encounter on a trip.
The inside of the notebook has little dividers with tabs and I added a few more reminders to my traveling self. All things I think are good things to remind myself to be.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today! Be sure to stop by My Thoughts Exactly and check out the rest of the design team projects.

Happy crafting!


  1. This is fabulous, Jessica! I love the phrases you stamped on the dividers, and the flowers on the front are beautiful! Happy DT Thursday!

  2. Jessica, I love this journal SO much!! It just totally rocks! I can see so many fun possibilities, and what an amazing way to show the versatility of the stamp set! Just amazing :)

  3. I love JOURNALS! I have so many and I love how you used the map too! I love this and I think I'm going to lift this idea TOO.

  4. Very nice! Love the little bee trail, and music paper and the map background... and the fab little tabs! :-D

  5. I love that journal and how you used "BEE" for all the dividers but made it into different sentiments! Clever! The cover is beautiful, too with flowers and twine!

  6. I love this journal! the flowers are just awesome! That bee is too cute! so nifty on your "tabs" TFS!