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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thank You Gift Blog Hop

Welcome to the Thank You Gift Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Julie.  If not, please hop on over to Joy to start at the beginning.

Just in case you get lost looking at all of these gorgeous gift ideas, here is a complete blog hop list for you.


Jen 
Lori ~YOU ARE HERE!! 

I made some quick and easy note pads to use as Thank You Gifts.  I love using my Bind-It-All to make note pads. I created these snowman note pads that can be used all winter long.  I cut the covers out of watercolor paper 3 1/8 inch by 5 1/8 inch using my paper trimmer.  I used 40 sheets of 3x5 blank notecards for my pages.  Because I make these frequently, I cut scraps of patterned papers into 3x5 rectangles so I always have some ready to go!

I found my snowman from the Snow Friends cartridge.  I put two snowmen and two of each of the layers on the mat.

On Layer 2, I placed a 3x5 rectangle so I could size the snowman.  I sized the snowman when it was grouped with all of the layers so they would all size together.  Then I duplicated it and separated the pieces on the mat by color of paper needed to cut.

I loaded my paper on the mat....

and cut out all of the pieces.

I did not use the face pieces or buttons.

Instead I used Black Diamond, Orange Peel and Crystal Stickles.

Here is the snowman after the Stickles dried.  I found some blue and white dotted paper in my scraps to use as a background.  I took one of the extra note cards and tore it into a snow hill for the background.

I used my ATG gun to adhere the snowman to the cover.  I put a piece of blue paper on the back cover as well.

I put the covers together.

I put them in the Bind-It-All together and pushed down the handle to punch the holes.


To assemble, take the back cover and flip it over and on top of the front cover.  Then feed the O Wire through the holes.

The seam of the wire should be resting on the inside of the back cover.

Place the notepad in the Bind-It-All and push down the handle to close the wire.

Flip the back cover up and over to the back where it belongs.

And here you have a binded note pad.

I added some ribbon to finish it off.  One of these note pads is going to my husband's secret santa person at work.  The other is a thank you gift for my blog candy winner.

Yes, you heard right ~ I have blog candy!!  In order to qualify for this candy, you need to be or become a follower on my blog AND leave me a comment telling me what you would use this note pad for.


I am so glad you hopped by today!  Your next stop is Mari

126 comments:

GabyCreates.com said...

This is so cute Lori... DH wants me to make him something like this for a to do list (shopping list). Thanks for reminding me about flipping the back cover... I have the zutter but have not used it yet! Thanks for the inspiration.
Gaby

Suz said...

Oh the bind it all has been on my wish list for some time now, I have been wanting to do this type of note book for my staff. How cute and easy would that be? And it would keep my budget in line when I have to do for 12 staff members. Thanks for sharing, these are so cute. Oh, and I am a follower of yours.~Suz
suz.p@comcast.net

mbchoj said...

Lori, this is so adorable! I just love using this snowman. Thanks.
mbchoj at aol dot com

Trisha said...

I write a bazillion notes. They are in almost every room of the house. This would be perfect for me. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

kim said...

Oh, how I wish I could find that cart!!! Thanks for the idea of using stickles for the faces, I will be trying that later. I would use the snowman pad for x-mas lists and notes. I am a follower and I love your blog! kandrewsny@yahoo.com

Kelly Rae said...

I am a new follower. If I had this notepad, I would use it as my new year's food diary. I do much better when I record what I eat and my goal for this next year is to lose the final 20 lbs. This year's goal was to lose 25 and I did, plus 3 extra! WAhoo! Thanks for sharing. Kelly (kelly.schaefer@ymail.com)

terriennz said...

How cute! I really need to invest in a Bind it All! TFS! I'm a new follower. Thank you so much for a chance to win! Happy Holidays!!

Terrie Barroso
terriennz@att.net
crafteecards.blogspot.com

searchingfortruth said...

Great Idea! I love little snowmen. I would use this for anything. its great! thanks for sharing!
sbwoodring@att.net

GiGi said...

That is the cutest notebook ever! I love the snowman and the colors! I just asked SANTA for a BIA....we'll see if he delivers! :) I would use this notebook to write down the list of ALL the new things I want to get after this blog hop! LOL! :) I became a follower.
booger1 at tds.net

Simply AJ said...

Lori, these are really cute and something that you can always use. I don't have a binding maching but man I would love one! Thanks for sharing and you have a new follower! AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

pattyk said...

I would keep the note pad and put it in my purse. I'm lovin snowmen this year- thanks millierose651@aol.com

Carren & Scott said...

I became a follower, and love this idea! I would definitely keep this little notebook for myself - I am always looking for paper in my purse! Maybe make one for each season???
Thanks for sharing!
Carren
scottandcarr at yahoo.com

Marilyn said...

I am a new follower. I just love these little notebooks. I will be getting a cinch for Christmas and would be perfect for making these notebooks. I will make some for my grandkids. They will love them. Thanks

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I just love using this snowman. Thanks.
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Christine said...

I need a bind it all machine! These would be perfect little notepads for my students to write in over holiday break. TFS! I am a new follower also. christinethornhill@yahoo.com

Cindylu2u said...

Just love these little smowman, I would use this in my purse, always needing to write something down and no paper.. Thank you for the hop and Happy Holidays!!
miller896042atbellsouth.net

Heather said...

How cute. I have a bia and need to use more. I need to make a notepad to write all these craft idea down.

Heather
Uofkgirl at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

These are such great gift ideas. i think I will get into my craftroom right after the hop to add to my child's gift bags for his class. Love it. Thank you

burffrau @ aol dot com

Heather said...

This is SO cute! I love the snowman! I would use this for keeping track of all the challenges I want to do!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

GreenScrapinMachine said...

What a super cute notebook!

TFS
Have a great day!

Heather
greenscrapinmachine.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I keep saying Now I really do need a binding tool! And I said it again after seeing your sweet little books. What great little gifts. Thanks for sharing
Merry Christmas

Lesley from WI said...

Your note pad is adorable. Love the snowman. I would use it for jotting down my grocery items. I always forget something when I am going to the grocery store.

Toni said...

I would probably use it as an address book and write in it with pencil so I never have to throw it out once the paper is gone. It's just that stinkin' cute!
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Linda said...

I love making little note books. This is adorable.
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

ShawnfromMN said...

I love your notebook - i always cheat and just cover store bought note books - i like yours better!! This snowman is my favorite!! I would love to use this notebook to record the christmas cards that i have sent and recieved!! Thanks for the opportunity!!
msstoenatrunestonedotnet

Donna said...

Now I know I need a bind it all machine! Thanks for sharing your notebook gift. Love it!

Cricut Chick said...

I love these little books. I have a brand new Bind it All that I have had on my shelf for a year! Hmmm... Maybe I should give it a try. Great job on these little books:)

Cricut Chick
www.cricutchick.com
cricutchick@rocketmail.com

VICTORIA said...

Wow what cute little note pads. I love them. I would put it in the Kitchen. I forget things really fast now days and i am always in need of a note pad or just plain paper. So i write down a lot of stuff. Helps me know what i need to get when i go to town. I am a follower starting today.
thanks for the chance to win the blog candy .
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
or come visit me on my new blog

http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

Attegirl said...

That is just too dang cute.... TFS!

stefeni said...

So cute! The Zutter is on my wish list. I love little notebooks for writing down random thoughts throughout the day. I'm already a follower.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Honeybearz Designs said...

If I had this notepad, I would use it as my little grocery note pad. I have just a pad of paper now. When we run out of something we write it down so we dont forget on grocery day. Thanks for sharing.

scrapperbecka said...

Love this little notebook! It is so cute. TFS your great idea!

Ruthie said...

OMGosh Lori! What a cute notepad! I just got the cinch a couple weeks ago and haven't had time to use it yet. I have to make a notebook now. :)

Thanks so much for being a part of the hop!

Ruthie :)

Marey said...

Very cute and great gift idea!

Saundra said...

So cute! I would use the notebook to write all of my college assignments in. I'm a follower!

saundra24@yahoo.com

Barb said...

I love your colors on the notebook cover! I tried cutting out that snowman this summer, and the striped layer on his hat gave me some trouble. Yours looks great! I'm a teacher, so I'd either use the notepad at school or at home for my shopping lists.

Craftyhomemade said...

Super cute and I'll use to put a list of all the things I have to do and to buy this month.

Indira
craftyhomemade7atgmaildotcom

scrapaholicjen said...

Cute notebook! The snowman is adorable!!!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Jen said...

Oh my gosh this is so cute and I so need this little machine!! It's pink too! I'm going to put it on my Christmas list. Thanks so much for sharing your adorable project. I'm now your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime. jennyscards.blogspot.com
jenniferhogge07@yahoo.com

Hugs,jen

Leti said...

very cute project! My 15 year old luvs this Band Call Tohoskini and i cant find anything in the US for it. This gave me a great idea to make her a little note pad or sketch book. Tk you for that. Also now following and looking forward to seeing your next project!

crazyaboutcricut said...

This looks amazing! So happy to be doing this hop with you :o)

www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
crazyaboutcricut at hotmail dot com

Amy said...

How cute is that, I would so use it as a stocking stuffer!

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I love the notebooks! What a cute inexpensive gift idea!!

TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
cplamond@hotmail.com

Sheree said...

I love your notebook and cannot wait to make it! So awesome! I just became a follower. I would make these notebooks for my husband! He loves to get crafty stuff and LOVES to make notes of projects he has made in his wood working shop! If I received the notebook in the giveaway, I would keep it for me! Cannot wait to make these for Valentines!
sheree.burress@gmail.com
cravinscrappin.blogspot.com

Nelda said...

I would carry this is my purse for those liitel notes that you gotta take, addresses, phone numbers, etc. neldacnm at yahoo dot com

mlc_15 said...

so cute! thanks for sharing!

Tami B. said...

I love this little snowman.

A Scrap Above said...

Hey Lori~
AWWW! I simply LOVE this note pad.. and the snowman is too adorable!
What would I do with this? I would set it on my scrapbook table with my other "coolness" projects, and then everyone would see how DARLING it is!!
I am a new follower of your blog, cant wait to see more amazing projects.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Lisa J said...

This notepad could be given to so many people! I have an office of people who are always in the need of paper as we are always on the phones.

TFS
{{HUGS}}

tjsgal at gmail dot com

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Love your note book... I will use it to write the stuff I used in my project, so when Im really to post.. dont forget my list..

TFS...

Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

Nana Jo said...

So cute and thank you for reminding me to use my bind it all more often.

mmlmn@polarcomm.com

Nana Jo said...

I am now a follower.

mmlmn@polarcomm.com

Creative Crafting said...

I am now a follower I love your snowmen they are so cute! TFS

Angela

CA Scrapper said...

I am now a follower.

I would use the notepad for my many lists of things I need to accomplish!


lschmitt40@hotmail.com

Tanya said...

Love this! I would use the notebook for all my ideas of things I want to make. Thanks for inspiring!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Suni Smith Brandt said...

I am so inspired by this project, I just recieved my bind-it-all...xant wait to maKE THESE FOR THE GRANDKIDS FOR cHRISTMAS...mine would be used for listing my fav blogs and projects !! yours would be at the top, ty

quilt4fun2 said...

I would use it for my grocery list and general reminders like gifts to buy yet. Thank You for being in the hop and for chances to win great prizes.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Scrapper69 said...

This is the perfect gift idea for a teacher.... I really like how this turned out and I LOVE snowmen soooo I'm really partial to this gift idea! :o)

kathlee said...

Really cute gift idea!!I never saw the "Bind it all" before. Super neat!! I would use the note pad t keep all my crafty notes in! TFS
Happy Holidays!!
kathlee154@gmail.com
Http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

JerseyJenn said...

That is really cute! I like the way that you used Stickles to make the face. I would use a cute notepad like this one to write all of my to-do lists!

Roni said...

What a sweet gift! I love this idea! I think it's time to get my Cinch working!

Lila said...

What a neat idea,,,Thanks so much for sharing

Peggy said...

I would use the cute, clever, and creative notebook to make my Cricut "Wish List". TFS {Hugs} Peggy a new follower!
Stampnmore at aol dot com

Juicy Creations said...

very cute project.. i would love to give this notepad to my niece she loves anything crafty and would love it. im a new follower..
Theresa
juicycreations808@gmail.com

Shawnee said...

Very cute! I love the snowman you chose. Merry Christmas!

Valerie said...

OMG!!! I just love this...so much fun to see so much creativity!!!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Valerie Martin

Bobbi said...

I am a follower, and I would use this little note pad for my purse. I am always needing to take note of something when shopping, or if I get an idea away from home. I have a place to jot it down.

csparky61 said...

This is too cute, I love how you used a snowman and extended the notebooks use through the winter season. Thanks for the inspiration and your wonderful creativity.

csparky61 at yahoo dot com

Erika said...

So cute. Love the snowman, he's just adorable. This would be perfect for keeping in my purse for jotting down my grocery list :)

Erika.Seever at klrd.ks.gov

Denise said...

cute notebooks. My kids would love them.

TFS

Denise from the hop

Emily said...

Cute Notebook! I have to remember this one as the kids in my class would LOVE little notebooks like that!!!!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Geekay said...

I am a new follower. I just love these little notebooks. I use them for shopping lists :D
pkanchana8@hotmail.com

Stephanie said...

I am a follower. I love your nor=te card notebook. I do everything with lists. Would love to have a cute notepad to keep me in line.
stuff@gt.rr.com

lynnw said...

way too cute ty for sharing...
Lynn
Emsandjesmom2003@yahoo.com

SherriC. said...

this is sooo cute, I love the snow friends cart....I would use this book to keep track who I received gifts from and that way I could send out thank you's....TFS!!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Kerry--Momma K said...

Very cute. That is my favourite snowman from that cartridge.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogswpot.com

greenbean said...

this little notebook is so ding dang cute!....i don't know if i could bring myself to write in it!....

cfine said...

This is so adorable! I would use this myself when I'm taking notes from all the wonderful blogs I visit! I have a BIA that's gathering dust, I should get it out and make some of these for teachers, thanks for the inspiration! Glad to follow and Merry Christmas!

*Star said...

very cute! I would have it next to my computer for taking notes when I go blog stocking. :)
Tfs and have a great day.

star24601@gmail.com

Vince said...

Oh how cute. I am gonna have to stop visiting blogs. I keep seeing more machines I just gotta have.

What would I do with the Snowman Notebook? Keep it in my purse for my nieces to use. (I have 4 - 16, 10, 5, & 2) They are always asking me for something to write with and on. I am a bad aunt. I never have both.

VinDeeLoo

Nikki T said...

I love the notebook. I really need to look into the bind it all, it's been something I've been looking at for a long time. Love the colors.
I'm always making lists and I would use the adorable notebook to do my list making. Thank you for sharing.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Joy said...

I LOVE your note pads! I think you are super smart to have thought to use 4x6 note cards. That's BRILLIANT! These are adorable and have inspired me to make some soon. I do love binding and making little books, but I have been stuck on what kind of paper to put in the book. I don't really love cutting up a lot of paper for that use, but your idea solves that! These gifts are so cute!
Thank you so much for being part of my Thank You Gifts Blog Hop!!
Super Hugs,
~Joy~

Raven B said...

Oh my goodness this is too adorable for words!!! LOVE IT>
Hugs,
Raven

mum of two said...

I adore this idea!! I have now OFFICIALLY decided that I NEED a BIA, these would make the best stocking stuffers. I am a huge list maker, so that cute little notepad would land in my purse and get used for my daily lists. TFS and the chance to win. I am a new follower :)

michelle

Victoria S. said...

I an a follower already and i would use the cute notepad to list what i am giving for gifts and what we all receive each year.
and i love whimsy products...
your charger plates are so pretty!

SweetSassyDiva said...

great idea! wow!!! I really enjoyed the blog hop with all of you!

Hope you stop by the hop I'm in today!

http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/2010/12/yourstory-blog-hop.html

:)

aud1inok said...

I just got a bind it all. Thanks for the demo. I'd use the notepad as an example for what I can make plus write down the sites of all these great gift ideas!

Karen said...

How sweet, thanks for sharing, Karen kadrisc@aol.com

Victoria said...

What a cute notepad! I would use it for my weekly shopping list that I make as I look through the sale ads on Sunday. It looks like it could stand up to a ride in my purse each week. :)

Thanks for the chance to win.

vmegginson at g mail dot com

donna habbibi said...

cute project!
habis1088@gmail.com

emspel said...

Very cute idea! There are so many things I would use your note pad for - grocery shopping, notes for the kids, questions for the doctors, work reminders - and I am always looking for paper when I need to make notes, so they get scattered everywhere.
TFS!
em.spelt at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

So cute Lori! I think I NEED a Bind it All!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Manhattan Mandie said...

Love this idea! I want a BIA or a Cinch... I would keep the notebook on my scrapdesk to jot down supplies I used and ideas :) I'm a follower now and I hope you'll come check out my blog sometime too!

Nadia's World said...

Very cute!

Nicole
niclax13@gmail.com

Lisa W said...

Your notebook is adorable, I love the snowman. I would keep the notebook in my purse to keep track of everyone's wish lists. My teenagers are always pointing out stuff in stores that they want, especially books. I'm also one of those people who shop year round for presents.

PS - I'm a new follower.

Dawn said...

I am also a new follower I would keep it on my desk at work... I have soo many post it notes here and there this would definetly help me get organized!

Lynn B. said...

I'm having an attack of Bind-it-all envy. Such a cool thing. The notepad would be great to use in my school bag to jot things down when I switch classrooms.

I'm a follower.

Natalie said...

Wonderful little notebook! Love the cute little snowman!!!! Now I really have to get the bind it all!!!
Thanks,
Natalie
mtmcbroom at gmail dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the snowman, Would love to use this to jot down project ideas.

lisastuf said...

This little notepad is so cute!
I have to get me a bind-it-all and make some!
I would use this note pad on my desk to jot down notes or even in my purse, since the size is right!
I always have to have a note pad of some kind in my purse, even though I have an iPhone, sometimes it's just easier to pull out the notepad and jot something down!
Thanks for the cute idea, I just purchased the Snow Friends cartridge & this would be fun to make!

Shana said...

Such a cute little gift.

shanasewing at yahoo dot com

Scrappin' Crafter said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I just became a follower and I LOVE your blog!! I got a little wrapped up in looking at your different projects that I almost forgot to leave a comment!!

Thank you again!!
Jennikel00@yahoo.com

Reneeleeak said...

I'm a new follower to your blog.
I think your note pad is so cute and I'd use the pad to keep in my purse for notes. I'm always looking for a piece of paper to wirte on. Thanks!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

Awesome!!! Just adorable!!! I'd use the darling notebook to carry in my purse
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

BABYBORICUA said...

im a new follower your project is awesomeeeeeeeee this notebook use for my scrapbook notes....

cal8007 said...

Lori, thanks so much for the tutorial and idea for saving all the scraps I have around! I don't have a binding machine, but ribbon comes in handy!

TFS

Carmen L

cal8007 at aol dot com

I am following you now :)

Jodie R said...

Very cute Lori! I think I need to make some for my co workers.

My mother ALWAYS kept a note pad in her purse and wrote down all sorts of little notes. I do the same. Just random little things I want to remember.

Thank you Lori! You are awesome as always!

jvilla95ar at gmail.com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Great gift idea!!!Super cute project:)

Mary said...

I became a follower of your blog. I love the note pad. It's so cute. I would say I would have to use the note pad to write me my reminders. I have an absolutely horrible memory and have always had to write myself little reminers.
mary3mom@yahoo.com

Darlene said...

aww! that is so cute! I would prob give it to my daughter. She loves little note pads for all of her secret thoughts! LOL

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

sleeplesswonder said...

Love the notebook, so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.
mkds312 at hotmail dot com

Lynlee said...

So cute! I think I'd use the notepad at work-just looking at it would bring a smile :)
follower: lynlee4@gmail.com

4kids4 said...

That little snowman is adorable...and these notebooks are such a cute gift idea! I'd keep mine in my purse and jot down those things that I try to remember to do but often forget!! :-) TFS!

~Sharon C.

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Super cute!!! Love the colors and the cute snowman face!! What a fun idea!!

CraftyGirl said...

Lori.. this is a great gift idea!! I love that you were able to use scraps and make something so wonderful with them! I have to get me a bind it all... there are just so many things I could do with it! Thanks for the idea!
barb :)

Felicita said...

I am a follower. I would use this for my grocery list. I can keep my coupons organized.

fsclassen@gmail.com

Jo Ann V said...

this is such a cute idea. it would begreat for girlscouts to make.

Miranda said...

Love the note book! TFS! I am a new follower!

mlenclade at gmail dot com

Angela R said...

So adorable that little snowman is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing!
Contact Info: incase I get lucky enought to win the amazing blog candy! Happy Holiday's! arebori0204@gmail.com

Kim said...

Love the snowman notebook! To Cute:)

Jennifer said...

Lori,

That notebook is absolutely adorable!!! :) I love snowmen (my Christmas decorations are a winter wonderland theme: snowmen and snowflakes!) and could certainly use that cute notepad for my endless to do lists (sometimes I misplace my loose notes, so it would be great to have them neatly bound in a book like that!)!

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Celeste B. said...

Oh how adorable!!! :) I always carry a notebook in my purse, church bag, everything!!! So cute! TFS! :)

Celeste B.
ccscards.blogspot.com

pinkyswr said...

im always keeping notes, so that would be the perfect thing to have!!

TFS

pinkyswrdawn@hotmail.com

pinkyswr said...

im always keeping notes, so that would be the perfect thing to have!!

TFS

pinkyswrdawn@hotmail.com

- - Sheryl - - said...

these are too cute!!! I recently got a binding machine. Looking for the best place to get the O wires.

I am a follower now!

Tabitha said...

Very cute and thanks for sharing.