Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pink By Design Halloween Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I'm really excited that you are here today for our fun Pink By Design Halloween Blog Hop!


If you came here from Jenny at Crazy About Cricut, you are in the right place!  If you just happened across my blog and would like to start at the beginning of our hop, just head over to Sarah's place, better know as the one and only..... Pink Cricut.



Ok...time to get started!  I have a quick, fun, inexpensive Halloween project that you can share with some of the special little goblins in your life!  I stopped by Target a few days ago and found these great composition notebooks that everyone is altering these days.  These were in the back to school clearance section marked down to 10 cents each!  At the time I really didn't know what I was going to do with them, but I knew something would hit me sooner or later...so....I bought 70 of them!

I decided to use a few of these notebooks to create a fun treat for a few special goblins in my life, my granddaughter Emma and her new step sister and brothers.  I had lots of fun working on the girly version and this is what I came up with...

Recipe...
*The papers are all left over bits and pieces from last year's Halloween paper stacks.
* The purple down the side is a fabulous purple Duck Tape that I bought at Michael's...cool huh?
* The witches boot is  cut from Cricut's Happy Hauntings at 6.25 inches.  I used Martha Stewart's Orange Sorbet glitter to add some bling and an EK spider web punch for the border.
* The witches hat is from Mini Monsters and is cut at 7 inches.  On this one I used Martha Stewart glitter in Orange Sorbet, Sugar Plum and Limeade.  
* Those cute little bats are 3D stickers made by Colorbox.
* The sentiments Best Witches and BOO are from the A Haunting We Will Go stamp set from Pink By Design.

And here are the notebooks I made for the guys...


Recipe:

*  I used black Duck Tape for the boy version of these notebooks.
* The vampire is cut from Cricut's Mini Monsters cartridge at 6 inches.  Those fabulous eyes are brads made by Spare Parts.  I used Glossy Accents on his hair and shoes for some shine and a white gel pen for some stitching lines.  I also added a strip of spider web border along the side.
* Frankie is also from the Mini Monsters cartridge and he is cut at 6.5 inches.  Frankie got a set of those cool eyes and the Glossy Accents treatment in his hair and on his shoes.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border running along the side and lots of white gel pen work!
* The sentiments Have A Spook-tackular Day and Franken-tastic are both from the A Haunting We Will Go stamp set available from Pink By Design.

I think these turned out so, so cute and I can't wait to give them to the kids!


And that's my project for today!  But...don't go away just yet!  I do have a little something to give away to one lucky follower...


For a chance to win all you have to do is
1) Be a follower here
2) Leave a comment on this post.
Nothing to it!  I will chose a winner on Wednesday, October 4th, so stop back by soon!

But wait...there's more!  Sarah from Pink Cricut will randomly choose a winner from each blog stop to receive one of her fabulous Pink By Design Stamp Sets!  So, be sure to visit and leave a comment at each stop!

Ok, next stop for you is the fabulously talented Paula at More Than Favors.
Thank you all for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop...I've got to go figure out what to do with the other 66 notebooks I just happen to have on hand.....

Until next time,


105 comments:

  1. wow love your books they're all so cute.. wish i had been able to find some for $.10 each what a deal! thanks for sharing and the chance to win. im a follower :)
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  2. Wow! What a great deal on those Composition Books! You made them look sooooo adorable! Great job, Tanya!

    Lisa
    http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

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  3. Super cute!! I love this idea. Great job! Too cute and fun! I am a new follower. TFS.
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com

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  4. Those are so cute. Makes me want to rush out and see if I can find those little books on clearance. TFS
    I am a follower so please enter me in the drawing
    pennys@iowatelecom.net

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  5. You got 70! The cashier must have loved that! For 10 cents a piece, I don't blame ya. And, I love the idea of using duck tape down the binding. I always wondered about that. I have two to alter, and I thought I had good deal at 2 for a dollar. ;) I love the mini monsters on the boys' notebooks. They couldn't be any cuter! And, of course, I love the girls' versions too....anything with bling and color and I'm off. So going to come back here when I get ready to alter mine. I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing your secrets!

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  6. Don't you just love the clearance isle! Congrats on getting 70 notebooks for 10 cents each!

    I know the grandkids are going to love these notebooks! Great job!
    Carolyn
    cccscraproom@windstream.net
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  7. These turned out so cute!, I bet those "special goblins" will love them! I just became a follower and look forward to seeing what else you come up with!

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  8. Wow these are so cute. This just gave me an idea of something to put in my grandson's halloween treat bags for his preschool. Great job!!!
    Linda
    http://www.craftingwithnana.blogspot.com

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  9. Really cute notebooks! I bought a bunch of the composition notebooks at Target for 10 cents also! You can't go wrong at that price! Thanks for sharing your projects.

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

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  10. What a great idea. These are so cute. I can't wait to go buy some notebooks! I follow your blog! Thanks for the extra blog candy!

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  11. Love the Halloween themed composition books :)

    help at alteredbyjenn dot com

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  12. I am now a follower

    help at alteredbyjenn dot com

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  13. These are so cute!! I love that mini monsters cart!!
    stefy82@gmail.com

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  14. these are sooooo cute---and I love that you bought 70 of them--so something I would do!!!

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  15. Those are just darling! I have done a couple but never put duct tape on the spines ~ TOTALLY GREAT IDEA!!!Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower and subscriber!
    Blessings,
    Bunny
    http://bunnyrunswithscissors.blogspot.com/
    www.ajillianvancedesign.com
    bunnyvance at gmail dot com

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  16. What a bargain!!! I love the shoe one LOL Thanks for sharing today. I look forward to your posts!!! Linda Harris

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  17. What a great idea! I bought these notebooks as well and it looks like I need to get busy :). Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas :)

    I became a follower via email

    stbyrne@sbcglobal.net

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  18. What a cute idea for classroom goodies!:)

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  19. Love your project! What a great gift instead of candy which most schools are frowning on now. Just became a follower too!

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  20. Love your notebooks! They are so cute! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  21. That is a wonderful idea - not only dynamite cute but practical! TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  22. Wow these are spookatacular! I am a first grade teacher; these would be so cute for my goodie box. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!! :) I'm a new follower.
    Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  23. These notebooks are so wonderful! I love them! Thanks for the chance to win! lclass003atgmaildotcom

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  24. WHOA, 70 notebooks? That's crazy! What great gift ideas though. My favorite is the Frankenstein one. So cute! Very well done. My first altered notebook did NOT turn out as well as yours did! (BTW, please take me out of the running for your blog candy. I know others will want it more; I don't think I'd be using Halloween crafty items, thanks!)

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  25. Great job on the comp books, they are soo cute! They are going to love them! Thanks for sharing!
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

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  26. Wow! I wanna try this! Love your books!
    I am a new follower!
    patrinajones@gmail.com

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  27. What an awesome idea! I love it!!!!!!

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  28. these are SOOOO awesome Tanya!!! Makes me totally wish I had found that sale!! I love these! I make have to copy your idea!

    Candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  29. Super cute composition books!! Fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Lauren
    lechristina3 at gmail dot com

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  30. I love your project! I'm headed to Target today to get some halloween goodies and may have to see if they have anymore of these books. Great inspiration. ~Yvonne OneCreativeMomma.blogspot.com

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  31. Hi Tanya,
    These are just adorable - what a great way to use your Halloween scraps - hmmmmmmm. I love making comp books, but I never thought of duct tape for the binding - you're a genius and I'm going to go get some. Your special kiddos will love these.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  32. What a fun idea! Love how they turned out!

    Calbekah@aol.com

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  33. I love these books! You did a great job!

    rockie004@sbcglobal.net

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  34. I now follow your blog and I love your composition notebook idea! fabulous! They are going to love them!

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  35. These notebooks are sooooo cute! This would be cute for the little mini composition notebooks too. I think i have a little inspiration here ;-) I am now a follower of your blog and I liked your facebook page. Craft on and Happy Halloween!

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  36. p.s email is jrfurlong@gmail.com

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  37. Cute idea. I love the designs you came up with for the books especially the witches boot.

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  38. Love all of your books! Each one is a masterpiece! I always love your projects! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! cricut couple at gmail dot com

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  39. Awesome! I'm heading to our Target now! Love the covers.

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  40. So adorable! I knew I should have picked up some of those at my Target!!

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  41. Awesome covers! I'm heading to our Target now!

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  42. What a cute idea!! Super cute. I like the spider web punch you used. i'm now following your blog! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  43. Awesome deal and what a GREAT idea. These are soooo cute!!! :)

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  44. Very nice books and love the Idea!! TFS!!! I have been a follower on your blog!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  45. What a wonderful way to decorate these compisition books! 70 of them WOW! You always amaze me! Thanks Sarah for being such a inspiration! Have been a follower for a long time.

    Debbie H.
    niteowlis at clear dot net

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  46. Tanya what a fabulaous job! What a nifty way to decorate otherwise boring compisition books!Gotta love the variety of colors and patterns of Duct tape now days!

    Debbie H.

    niteowlis at clear dot net

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  47. so, love altering composition books, great job! love hopping and love your projects.

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  48. I LOVE these Tanya! And you are so Brilliant! DUCK TAPE! OMGOSH! I Wish I would have thought of that! LOVE it! Now I gotta go and find some! Thanks for that! LOL Seriously the books are AWESOME and the kids will LOVE them! :o) Have a fabulous World Card Making Day! :o)

    Theresa

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  49. Super cute!!! I was eyeing those books the last time I was at Target. Now I'm hoping they still have them. haha

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  50. oh my goodness those are just the cutest thing! what a great idea! thanks for sharing!
    I am a new follower now - looking forward to seeing even more!!!

    Have a scrap-happy day
    Lisa G
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

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  51. I love the way you transformed the note books, so cute!! I am a new follower, thanks for the chance to win!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  52. Great use of product. TSF. A bargain hunter after my own heart(:))

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  53. I'm in Love, What a great ideal. And what a super buy.My target is 11 miles from my house so on my day off I will go check it out. I also became one of your followers
    duemeafavor@hotmail.com

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  54. Nice, I never thought about using duck tape on the edges...thanks for that tip.

    gigi
    bvnaia@yahoo.com

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  55. Very cute! Love the witch hat one!

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com
    www.michelegreen.com

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  56. Your notebooks are so stinkin' adorable!! Great idea with the duct tape!!

    JulieK
    http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/

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  57. Great idea. They turned out great, I am sure your grandkids will love them.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  58. Wow Tanya! You got a STEAL on those composition books!!! I love to alter those, especially the mini ones! I will have to check and see if my Target has any left! Your projects look great!!!

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  59. Ohh! I have been looking for a reason to buy a bunch of colored duct tape. Love your projects.

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  60. I love the idea! I became a follower.

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  61. This is a really cute idea! I became a follower.

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  62. Oh gosh! These are fantastic!! Simply fantastic!!! I love them and bet the kiddies will, too!!! :)

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  63. Hi Tanya, I love these, it is one of my favorite things to alter for little gifts when my kids go to a party. These are so cute!! I love the colors, they are just adorable, Karen♥ karenskrafts1@aol.com

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  64. I love altering comp books! Yours are rockin'! TFS:-)

    ~Tammy S

    tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com

    http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com

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  65. what great treat/gift ideas!!..tfs..loves ya

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  66. I recently brought some composition books. Thanks for inspiring some ideas.

    stampinpearls at gmail dot com

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  67. So cute! I just bought 20 of those from Target the other day. Love the use of the tape on the side. I'm a new follower.

    jlieungh23@gmail.com
    http://jamiek711designs.blogspot.com/

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  68. Love what you did with the notebooks. I love altering composition books.
    Ashley
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
    theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  69. I love your notebooks. They are adorable! I'm a follower of your blog. :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  70. Goodness! Well these are just adorable! Do you have to mod podge them after so the paper doesnt snag or anthing? I am loving these. I might have to make 4 for my little monsters. And to find the notebooks for .10 awesome deal, I am going to to snoop at my Target lol
    TFS
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  71. I love altered notebooks. The duct tape on the edges is a great idea, I will definitely be trying this out.

    rinosprincess03@gmail.com

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  72. I love those notebooks for journaling. The kids can keep track of important events. I am a new follower.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  73. What cute notebooks! They are so cute! Great idea! I have never altered a notebook, but this project has inspired me to do so now!

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  74. Wow! Adorable comp books!!! Love all of them! :)

    ♥ Laura ♥
    tweetyb@satx.rr.com
    http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  75. This is such a super project . I love it. I live in NY and I would never find a clearance like this. I still am so grateful for this idea. I have 2 granddaughters that would love this. Thanks!

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  76. I have been wanting to try making some of these. Can't get over that they were only 10 cents. They turned out Adorable! Thanks for Sharing!
    I'm already a follower of yours. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  77. I love those journal books. I am a new follower and am having trouble leaving a comment. I hope my comments don't go through too many times.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  78. Great Idea!! TFS!!

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  79. Those are absolutely adorable!!! I love how you decorated them!

    Kim
    rickettscricuts@yahoo.com

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  80. K... my 5th attempt to leave a comment! I lovethese! Spooky cuteness! TFS CallyAnn(follower)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  81. Those composition books are so adorable, I'm sure the kids will love them!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

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  82. These are super cute! TFS http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/
    jrredrose21 at yahoo dot com

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  83. Clever girl! Wish I could find bargains like that! Love em! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  84. What a wonderful Idea... might have to scraplift this one. TFS :)

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  85. Love those notebooks!! Super cute and the kids will love them!
    Tracy
    jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  86. I love your altered notebooks, they are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.


    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  87. These are so much fun! I love each one! And the edging really makes it! Thanks so much!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail.com

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  88. Tanya!! I love that you bought 70 of these:) These are the cutest ever:) You are so creative. I am so happy to be on a DT with you:) Lucky me!! You ROCK!! TFS.
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  89. Fantastic books! Love that idea..and the duct tape idea is great!

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  90. Really cute! I have several of those hanging around and will definitely give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration. I am a new follower.

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  91. What cute books! I am going to have to look for some of these to alter! Thank you so much for sharing! Oh and I am already a follower!

    Samantha
    http://samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com/
    samanthascricutcreations@live.com

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  92. Super cute composition book. Thank you for sharing. I am now a new follower.

    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  93. These notebooks are so festive!
    measter_2000 at yahoo dot com

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  94. I thought I was a follower already but now it's official..I really like the notebooks. My 2 youngest grandkids love to carry these around and write notes to each other. (they are 6 & 7)They love to make cards too so this will be a fun project for us after school one day. Thanks.

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  95. These are FABULOUS! I may have to go and get me some more of those composition books. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  96. I really love blog hopping! Yay! Great project - I enjoy altering anything. Composition books are fabulous.

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  97. That is a great idea! I have been thinking about getting a notebook to doodle my design ideas in and I just might need to decorate it too! TFS

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  98. So cute! I am going to have to run to Target and see if they still have some!

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  99. Very cute!
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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