Friday, March 19, 2010

Announcement Day!! & Dollar Find Friday- Danielle

You guys have been waiting all week to find out what the big announcement(s) that TSG is going to be making and now you only have a few more hours to wait! Join us tonight right here on the TSG Forum to make sure you are among the first to find out what all of the excitement is about! Everyone is welcome (even if you have never been to the TSG Forum before) and we love to meet new people :)
Keep reading to check out Danielle's great Dollar Find Friday project!

What is Dollar Find Friday? Every Friday the featured Trendsetter will share a project with you that was created using an item that costs $1 or less. Everyone loves a good bargain and now we will show you ideas on how to actually use those great finds!

Hi Crafty Friends! It is Danielle again - happily posting away on the TSG blog! :) One of my favorite things to do when shopping is check out the $1.00 bins at Michael's and see if they have any cute little notebooks I can add to my collection. They are the perfect size to make a little gifty for someone special (or me)!

For my project today I am decorating a bright pink notebook that I picked up a couple months ago. I decided to give it a facelift using the Best Fishes stamp set, a bit of pretty My Mind's Eye designer paper and a bunch of different colors of polka dot grosgrain ribbon. This is what the finished result is... Fish Food (a play on the "Food for thought" saying). It is all ready for someone to add their notes and thoughts. :)

Notes: the fish were colored with Copic markers and glitter was adhered to the fins. I then coated the glittery fish fins with Crystal Effects and set aside overnight to dry. The ribbon at the bottom is a piece of polka dot black grosgrain that I made ruffly by sewing along the top edge and then pulling the bottom thread to create a ruffle. I also used my sewing machine to add stitching around the various edges.
And here is a picture of the altered notebook and another one that hasn't been changed (so many notebooks to decorate and so little time). What do you think? Should I give it to someone or keep it for myself? ;)

Stamps: Best Fishes
Paper: Black, White, designer (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Other: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Crystal Effects, Polka Dot Ribbon, Giggles Thickers (American Crafts), dimensionals, sewing machine and white thread.


  1. Adorable! Tough to give it up, but what a lovely gift it would make. :)

  2. That is so stinkin cute Danielle! I love that set and I'm sad that I haven't used it more often. I vow to use it again soon :)


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