Monday, March 05, 2012

Day Four: Altered Notebook

I'm keeping up with my daily craft challenge, but falling behind in the reportage. Yesterday we put curtains up in the craft room, so my project was still drying as the sun set. There's no sense in reporting without a photo.

On Splitcoast Stampers, they refer to these as "altered notebooks." I think that's a highfalutin' name for gluing paper and stamping on one of those ubiquitous composition books.

I also finished Day Five but it seems like it needs its own post. I think I'm going to let that go until tomorrow.

I know, you want to see the curtains. Right?

They are f'Roman* blinds. I had the fabric and directions to make them myself, but in the immortal words of Dirty Harry, "a man's got to know his limitations." I called in an expert.

I'm trying to decide on that picture I have hanging between the windows. Is it too "on point"? Does it not match in color or style? Or is it kinda samey? I don't know how I feel.

I've had many comments regarding the card from the White House. This is something anyone can do! If your recipient is over 80 or a veteran over 70, the White House will send a card. Here's the information. I sent my request in October. They only send cards to citizens, but they'll send cards for weddings, births or adoptions, anniversaries (50+ years), and a few other milestones.

The Queen will send greetings to subjects, but you have to be older. Canadians can get all sorts of people to send greetings, but they have the additional hoop of providing birth or marriage certificates. If you're in another country, I just googled "How to get {important person in your country} to send birthday greetings." Follow the directions to the letter.

*faux Roman


Kristen said...

I think you're right about the roman shades and the print: both are nice, but they just don't go together.

I love that notebook - really beautiful!

Deb said...

I like your Roman shades, but I'm wondering if they go with the print. Perhaps not.

Love your notebook and can't believe that you're cranking out a project day. Good for you!

Needle Nicely said...

Perhaps a brighter frame would make them more "together". Try laying a border of red and yellow paper on it and see if that makes it "pop" more. If it doesn't, Sayonara.

missy said...

LOVE the fabric shades. Big bold color always makes me smile.

xeyedmary said...

Love the shades, but I agree with previous comments that the print is a little "off".
I'm a-thinking of running out for more Maggie cards. Should I sign my name to all of them, or will that confuse her? or should I make up some names???!!!!

Karen said...

Love your shades... that fabric is so neat! Like your "altered book" too... can't wait to see what other crafty goodness you make.

The Queen Bee said...

You are a wealth of information. Darn I didn't know about the president sending cards before my grandmother passed away. That would have been a hoot. Waiting for the mail at her senior apartment complex was the social highlight of the day. Live and learn.


Margaret said...

Great blinds. Hope the card I sent gets to you in time to make the count!

C in DC said...

Love the shades. I'd move the print elsewhere in the room. In between the shades, it's a little too much.

Arthemise said...

Too samey, yes,