I’m so behind on posting projects on my neglected blog!  I was hoping to catch up over the long weekend but that didn’t happen.  I did, however, have a good weekend – supper with some family on Friday and we moved offices over the weekend so I spent a few hours sorting out my desk and some of the common areas at our new building.  It’s nice to move into a modern, functional building after 10.5 years in an older downtown location.  The old office was actually pretty nice on the inside but it was getting a little crowded.  The new building has lots of windows (parking!) and everything is shiny and new.

Anyway, I had an order to fill for tomorrow so I had no choice but to spend time in my craft room this evening.  This was a fairly quick project (because it’s for a boy and there aren’t that many embellishments in my craft room that are boy-friendly) and I’m glad it came together so quickly. 

This is a journal/notebook for a very sports-oriented young man.  It’s good that I asked his Dad if he had a particular favourite hockey team because this was almost a red, white and blue journal and Kyle is NOT a fan of the Canadiens.  Close call!

To make the background paper a little more hockey-themed I stamped my MVP stamp randomly over some blue striped paper I had in my stash (an ancient pack of paper I bought at Wal-Mart when I first started this hobby).  I also used my colour-spritzer to add a little interest to the image and the name as the white was a little stark (I need my third colour!)

The colouring was done with a combination of aqua painter and plain old markers. (in the interest of time)  The name was cut out using my Cricut (Don Juan font) and the image and mat were cut using Nesties.  The photocorners were an SU punch and I used a Making Memories star brad for each corner.  The binding was done using my trusty old Rubicoil.  I love that thing!  I’ve recycled so much paper by making notebooks with my Rubicoil (we have a lot of perfectly good paper at work now and then and our Facilities guy knows that I’m interested in repurposing it rather than just having it sent to the recycling bin!)

Must dash…I still have to crank out a birthday card for my father (birthday is tomorrow!  Are all card-makers as bad at making cards for their own use as I am?)