Friday, September 7, 2012

Read all about it

It's Stamptember over at Simon Says Stamp and Shows blog.  One of the challenge themes is reading, words, books, etc.  I chose to alter a fuschia composition book that can be found at most office supply stores for about $1.  In my journal I'll be logging in all the winning moments I can and outside the art world.  Some of my friends were teasing me about how lucky I was last month, so this prompted me to really think about this.  And yes, I really do seem to be pretty darned lucky, especially when it comes to random drawings. 

The following items were used:

Studio 490:  For The Arts (gentleman); Brick Wall (stencil)

Ranger:  Brushed Pewter d. stain; Sunshine Yellow, Lemonade alc. inks; Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn, Iced Spruce, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Rusty Hinge d. inks; Purple Twilight pigment ink; Pale Ochre, Venetian Orange, Olive, Jet Black archival inks

Tim Holtz:  tissue tape, grungeboard, Idea-ology

Dyan Reaveley:  Around The Edge stamp; stencils

Sizzix:  Leaf stem, shamrock, Holiday Lamppost (TH), Mini Bird (TH)

Misc.:  Lasting Impressions stencil, Dreamweavers embossing paste, watercolor paper, Yes glue, cellophane, Micron pens, olive Sharpie, paint chips, washi tape

By the way, in honor of the blog hop the randomly chosen winner gets a $100 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!!!!!   Even if you're not able to meet the challenge deadline (09-09-12 at midnight EST), just by leaving a comment on the blogs within the hop might find you winning a $25 shopping spree!


  1. Fabulous altered book, great find and price . Love the leaves and your little bird set against the wall. Lovely way to give your book a new lease of life. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  2. Hey there I love it, the leaves are just great and the birdie in the tree. Background looks fabulous too Thank you so much for joining into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Hugs Terry xxx

  3. Hey Susan! Congrats on all of your recent wins, you lucky girl! This is a great way to remember and log those wins! I love how you've altered a composition notebook and turned it into such a cool "Lucky Me" piece! Love your Wendy brick wall stencil. I just ordered that! I like your design and all of your Wendy embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. Love this Susan...that Wendy image is absolutely perfect for this!!! Those leaves are grand as well! Kudos!

  5. OMG, this is a fantastic idea! Love the lamp post and wall behind that guy! Wonderful! Congrats on the wins, too!

  6. Great scene you've created here with the fellow reading under the streetlight. Love it! And I can't wait to read that list, Ms Lucky!

  7. What a beautiful journal! And yes, you do seemtohavefound anedge in winning random drawings!