August 26, 2016

Back To School with Elisabeth Bell's Digi Release for Aug 2016

Hello and Welcome..... I am so excited, because I absolutely LOVE blog hops.  And that is what we are doing today.  If you are here for The Digi Bells Blog hop, that's great... I hope you have enjoyed what you've seen so far.  If not, then we would LOVE to have you join us.  You never know, you just might be one of the lucky winners of this months Digi's.  

If you have arrived here from Gina's Blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, jump on over to The Digi Bells Blog, and start at the beginning.  You aren't going to want to miss anything.  Prepare to be inspired by our amazing DT.

Soooo, for today's Digi release, I've decided to use the gorgeous "Back To School Girl" digi as well as the fabulous "Back to School Books" to decorate a notebook.  After all, what is school, without notebooks?  Everyone needs notebooks, right?

So this is what I have come up with.

Yep... That's it!


Noooo, I'm sorry, I'm just joking....
Apparently I think I am pretty funny today!!!

However, THAT IS the type of notebook that I used for today's post.

This is what I turned that notebook into...

The papers that I used for covering the book are both from The Paper Studio.
The one on the left is called "School Supplies Mix" and the Blue is called "Texture - Royal Blue".
I have used the blue as the main outer cover, and the inside of the front and back cover are covered in the "School Supplies Mix" paper.  Of course I added just a hint of that paper to the left side, wrapping it around to show on the binding and a little bit on the back as well.

There are so many goodies to look at here, so I will start with the best of all.
"Back To School Girl" and her books.
This beauty was a favorite of mine when it was sold as a rubber stamp from Whiff of Joy a few years ago.  Unfortunately I never got around to adding her to my collection.  When I saw that we would be working with this gorgeous girl for this months Digi release I was beyond thrilled.
The thing I LOVE about the fact that she is now a Digital stamp, is that SIZE is EASILY adjusted to suit any project.  So of course she was enlarged, so she would stand front and center on my notebook.

I used Copics as well as just a couple of Prisma Color Pencils for my coloring.
Colors used are as follows.

Skin and Hair: E00, PC943, PC926, E50, Y21, Y26, YR23
Clothing: R29, R25, R39, B26, B93, B95, PC901, PC 1067
Other Colors Used for Books and Accessories:
R29, R35, R59, B41, B93, YG17, YG67, Y38, YR04, YR14, E08, E41.

The vintage Library Card and Flash Cards are my favorite I think.
I don't even know what triggered the idea to add something like that, but I am really glad that the idea crossed my mind.  I love the way those items look here.
As for where I found those, a simple google search for Vintage Flashcards, and Library Cards lead me right to it.  The funniest part about the library card is that it must have been one that showed Elvis Presley as signing the book out.  I didn't notice that until I had printed it out, and was placing it on my notebook. (All the more reason for me to LOVE this notebook)
The ABC's and 123's were just large font that I printed, colored, and cut out.
but how about that Vintage Ruler?  WOW - I absolutely LOVE IT!!!
Of course, what is school, without a "Word of the Day" and Zeal seemed to suit my project quite well, I think.
The finishing touch was my doodling and real denim flowers.
Yes, I really did use the fabric from an old pair of blue jeans.
They turned out better than I imagined.

All in all, I have to say.... I absolutely LOVE my new notebook.  I don't even know if I want to write in it now.  Maybe I should pass it along as a gift.  I don't know.  But I truly had a ton of fun creating this very fun and fab notebook.

Thank you so much for stopping by....
I hope that you were inspired to give something like this a try.
It's time to get moving, and hop on over to Fiki's Blog.  You are sure to be amazed with her beautiful work.
But before you go... Don't forget to leave a comment below, in order to be in for a chance to win these two fantastic Digi's.

Challenges I'm Entering:


Saskia Pullen said...

Wow. That's what I call a nice notebook. Cute!!!!

G v.d. Belt said...

Your schoolgirl is happy with your Happy Day, it's a funny card! I like it!

Deb said...

Fantastic project Lynda, love your composition notebook transformation!
Many thanks for joining us this week at Cute Card Thursday!

Anita Byrne said...

Stunning creation thanks for joining in the anything goes fun over at Polkadoodles  And good luck!Anita (DT)

Anita Byrne said...

Stunning creation thanks for joining in the anything goes fun over at Polkadoodles  And good luck!Anita (DT)

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

Your project is brilliant

Gail Lass said...

What a GREAT notebook. I love how you did this and using such a sturdy notebook is perfect. Your coloring is wonderful and your humor is great, too. :) Hugs, Gail

Bad Kitty said...

Amazing notebook.

Patty Sue 2 said...

I love, love, love, your notebook cover. How fun this will be for some lucky person! I would go back to school just to have this notebook!

April Rogers said...

Now this is a cute idea... never thought to alter a notebook. LOVE it!!
TFS, look forward to visiting again soon.
XO Nana

Robin said...

This is fabulous! I love all the elements you have put into it! Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck! Hugs, Robin


Stunning work Lynda . Love the denim flowers. . Need this image too.

aussie aNNie said...

Yes you are funny Lynda and awesome finish, glad to be as GD for your team.xx {aNNie}

Jane Proffitt said...

What a splendid idea! Just the way to make learning fun. ❤️. Thank you for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday. Jane P. DT

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is fab, great colours and details

Cards Created by Mo said...

What a really great choice to make a notebook for the back too school theme! That also is the theme of our Papershelter challenge this week.
Also a very sweet image.

Thanks for joining and good luck!!

Monique Dt TPS

Denise Goeldner said...

Love your notebook, fabulous work, sweet image and like your post too great sense of humour xx

Pysselbus said...

*swooooooon* Love it!! Perfect for your project this fall....


Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

laurigami said...

So gorgeous notebook. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

Jane Savage said...

Fabulous notebook! Love all the details!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

Bev said...

So many textures. Wishing you lots of luck in our 'Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

Valerija said...

Great job. I love it!