Friday, December 7, 2007

Scrappy & Happy

This notebook is for a dear friend and former colleague who rescued me at OFS in my first year. She took me under her wing and told me I was normal. The school was indeed a parallel universe. She assured me that in time, things would still seem strange and foreign, but that I would survive anyway.

For that I will be eternally grateful. Nicole has moved on to other pastures which are just like teaching, sometimes green and sometimes bone dry.

She is busy studying for her board exams this month which is why I feel safe posting this picture here. I know she doesn't have time to read blogs!

I got the idea to make a covered notebook from Lucy at Sweet Repeats who is my collage idol. She had sent me a bitty one as part of a prize package and I still carry it in my purse and it has held up. She also sent me the old sheet music that I used here. The other scrappy part comes from my stash of ribbon and magazine clippings. Added with three pieces of coordinating paper from Michaels and those fancy clips.

The happy part is that this gift from the heart doesn't take up much space. We LA dwellers have to be kind to each other and be sensitive to the storage crunch.

1 comment:

Lucy said...

:)I'm so glad your creativity was spark into a wonderful idea from my little bitty notebook sent your way. I'm sure your friend is going to love it. You just reminded me I bought a few big notebooks this year at BTS time and was going to make some for gifts. I swear I'd loose my head lately if it wasn't attached!

I'm bookmarking your new blog to keep up with your craftivity as well as your school adventures!