Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My own version of a "Smash book" -- and Copic winners!

Well, today I have two fun things to do ... first, to show you a project I did last night, and the next, announce the winners of my Copic markers giveaway from yesterday. 

So I keep a thousand little scrap notes all over the place for my adventures in my craft room. I decided that this year, I'd try ("no try ... only do," quote Yoda) to keep my musings, notes, addresses, etc. a little (emphasize: LITTLE) more organized.  "SMASH" books are all the rage -- a journal that comes with pen and glue stick -- but why spend it there when you can just make your own?

Above, left, is a picture of the composition book I made my own. Yes, the BEAST that has been unleashed is my Creative Monster ... the one who wakens and shakes me, the one who slogs me through the paper quicksand.

To make the journal, I used a standard $1.00 composition book from Staples, covered it in my favorite Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker paper (Li'l Monster line), and adhered complementing cut-outs, punch-outs and stickers from the same line.  I used Helmar Decoupage glue to both adhere and to coat the full cover. I'm looking forward to filling it up with ideas, contacts, whatever!! 

NOW for the COPIC MARKERS winners!!! 

I've weeded through my Copic marker collection and found I have 9 duplicates. This is why I now plan to shop with my Copic Color chart (see yesterday's post) with me ... I laminated a copy for my purse! 

So the beneficiaries of my stupidity (or perhaps it was my enthusiasm for finding them out at the Expo at a reasonable price) are these THREE winners. Each winner was chosen at random by Random.Org and meets all of the eligibility requirements of the post; each will receive a gift pack of THREE gently used Copic markers from my collection:

JESSICA (http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com/) will receive E00 Skin White, E02 Fruit Pink, and Y02 Canary Yellow.

SHARON JOY (http://cardcreationsbysharonjoy.blogspot.com/) will receive B00 Frost Blue, B05 Process Blue, and YG06 Yellowish Green

JEN (http://jensunchartedterritory.blogspot.com/) will receive E21 Baby Skin Pink, E43 Dull Ivory, and W-1 Warm Gray No. 1.

Ladies, please e-mail me at cardmonkey {at comcast . net} with your mailing addresses for this little mid-week treat! Congratulations, and thank you for following CardMonkey!


Jessica Buffa said...

Yay, these will be my very first ever Copics....YAY YAY YAY. And I can always remember who they came from!!!

jengd said...

Thank you thank you! My first thought was that I'd have you send the E1 to someone else, I already had it but whoo hoo! I have E2 and E3. Didn't I mention I get them in 2's and then go back for the 3rd later? :)

Jessica Buffa said...

I forgot to mention how much I love the titling on your smash book. You have inspired me to make one, too. It would be a great way to capture what I am expecting to be a wonderful 2012 crafty wise!!!

jessica said...

Congrats to the winners!! Enjoy your markers!!
Awesome smash book Ellen!! loving the cover!

Tami B. said...

Great Smash book and you packaged the Copics up so nicely. Congrats to the winners.

kim.scrapper said...

Congrats to the lucky winners and thank you so much for sending me the copic list. Your smash book looks awesome!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Congrats to the winners!! Great book Ellen!!

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Oh My! THANK YOU so much, I am overjoyed to win.. I am new to this and am having so much fun.. I really really appreciate your generoity and will tell everyone about what a great blog you have, (although I am still new to blogging, I am having fun figuring it out) Again, thank you so much, how generous and kind of you!

Robin said...

Ellen, I love your Smashbook. You did an awesome job with it. I have been seeing them around but never really thought about making one, but you have inspired me. I have something coming up and wasn't sure wich way to go with it. I think this would be perfect!! Thanks so much. Congrats to all the winners.


Tanya said...

Love your smash book! Can I have it? lol. Congrats to your winners of Copics. I recently had the chance to try a purple one and it was awesome!

Have a great day!

Cindy :) said...

lol thats the best smash book I ever seen, so bright and fun, very different, love it
WOW Congrats to the winners of this amazing prize!!!! WTG Jessica woot woot gf :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this Ellen!!! LOVING that you altered this notebook for your thoughts and notes in here!! And thank you for sharing it with me so I can share it on Nikki's blog! LOVE IT!!! And CONGRATS to your winners! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Robin said...

Just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration. I took the plunge and made one for a blog hop I am in today. Didn't ever think I would like one, but I really had fun making this one and now I can keep track of the awesome projects that everyone does and be able to go back to them without forgetting where it was that I saw them!! lol.