TLT - Anything Goes

It's Tuesday and you know what that means, right?  Another Ladybug challenge and this one is the BEST kind of challenge, right?  Yep; you play right along with us cuz ANYTHING GOES and you are not required to use a Ladybug Crafts Ink stamp to win! But if you have one (or a few), go ahead, give them some love for this challenge!

I had a request for some decorated notebooks and this is one of them (I'm still looking for a crown to add to Chatty Nikki; wink wink Queenie Poo, maybe this should be an upcoming image-HA) but for now we're good to go.  Isn't the purple just dee-lish?  AND I'm not even a purple kinda girl but I sure like how this turned out.

I have lots of photos to show you too!  The notebook actually has a snap to keep it together but since the recipient is a "young" lady, I decided to do the image and decorations on the "opposite" side so they wouldn't get all messed up when the notebook was unsnapped, snapped, unsnapped...you get the idea right?

Inside-look at those purple lined pages!
I covered both sides with Modge Podge and layered on my paper.  After it was totally dry, I topped the paper with another light layer of Modge Podge and then sanded all the edges.

I stamped Nikki on a Labels 14 nestability and mounted on a larger Label 14.  I love this shape!!  I colored Nikki with Copics and a glitter pen for her phone (yeah, you tell me - what girl wouldn't LOVE a sparkly phone?).  I paper pieced the small stool Nikki is leaning against and added a bit of shading. 

I added the "This and That" sentiment onto a decorative nestie circle and then punched a purple layer to go behind the nestie.  The circle of dots is from the same stamp set as "This and That", stamped in Encore Purple.  Boo-tiful (IMHO)!

 I tied on lots of fun ribbon to the spine of the notebook and it's ready to go.  Wouldn't this be so much fun to have on hand to jot little notes in, your grocery store list, reminders, appointments, etc.?  I might have to make one for myself I like it so much!

Thanks for peeking in; be sure to stop by the blog to see all the other amazing creations and then take some time and join us this week.  We LOVE seeing your creations.

And before I go...we have a special surprise next week, you won't want to miss it!

...chatty and relaxed...~M.

Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Chatty Nikki, PTI Take Note
Papers:  GKD White, PTI Royal Velvet, DP by Basic Grey
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Encore Purple
Accessories:  Copics, nesties, misc. glitter pen, circle punch


  1. Wow, wow, WOW!! This is just beautiful, Michele!

  2. Wow, this is fabulous Michele!! I love it, and all that ribbon is just gorg! Pami x

  3. What a perfect image for a notebook, loving all those pretty ribbons.

  4. I love this notebook Michele. Nikki is beautifully colored and I love the paper piecing you did. The purple looks fab and so do the ribbons you've tied along the top.

  5. Wow this is one of my favourite images. I love all the ribbon and so much detail....GORGEOUS!
    Diane :-) xx

  6. Oh, I am so gonna make one of these. I have a small notebook on my blog today too but I like yours better! Gotta go find some ribbon to tie on my binding.

  7. Wow, this is just stunning, love the rich purple (you so need to use purple more!!) Auch a beautiful gift :-) Sue xx

  8. Michelle, this is so cute. I know the recipient will love it.


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