June 17, 2008

The List

Speaking of the list, I wanted to give you my reviews of the movie The Bucket List with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman (one of my favorite actors, I just love his voice). The previews of this movie shows lots of funny scenes but the story line is much more serious...along with those funny moments. I do recommend the movie, it's great! It delivers a serious message but in a light hearted way.

Now on to today's post. I worked kind of backwards on this project because I created this stamped image piece first but had no idea what I wanted to do with it. I just wanted to play with Karen Lockhart's new Apron stamp. Is't it nicely illustrated? I paper pieced the apron with polka dot and striped patterned paper and colored the rest with Copic markers. I added some buttons, a little flower, some stitching and some distress ink to give the apron a vintage feel.

I decided that I would make a little notebook for lists. I cut up some grid paper to use for the inside of my list. I love to use grid paper because I can doodle and sketch and I just love all the little squares. I covered the chipboard cover with some Cosmo Cricket paper, assembled my cover and cut holes with my Zutter Bind It All.....great for making your own notebooks!
For the horizontal strip, I used Papertrey's new Kraft cardstock, the Polka Dot Basics stamp and Palette New Canvas white ink.
I dug out some chipboard letters from my stash drawer and inked them with red ink and dried them speedy quick with my heat tool. Here's my assembled notebook. I simply call it the LIST. I dont' know about yours, but my family is constantly saying, *hey mom, we need more *blank*....well put it on the LIST, duh!! Then they ask *where's the list?*......good grief people. Sooooooo nowwwww they have no excuse. The list is labeled the LIST.....should be easy to find right!? Here's what the inside looks like.
And here it is displayed with a vintage apron on a hanger(courtesy of Karen Lockhart, thank you Karen!) I decorated my new white pantry cabinet with all sorts of patriotic stuff for July 4th decorations. It's a big time of year for us.....Josey's birthday is on the 4th, my mom's is the 1st and we have a HUGE July 4th bash. Good times.
Well, I gotta run....my folks are coming over with their pickup and we're headed off to get the girls' mattresses for their new rooms. Have a great day! It's a beautiful one here in Kansas today!

24 comments:

Karen said...

Thanks so much for the movie review. I definately need to rent it. The apron is beyond cute. I love "the list". It is so simple that if they are like my kids, they will never figure it out! I love reading your blog because it reminds me of all the things I used to do when my children were young. Have a great day.

Troy Louise said...

Love your apron list. I just watched Bucket List & really enjoyed it, although I would not classify it as a comedy like Netflix did. You are such an inspiration - your creations are always amazing. XOX

Sonia said...

LOVE your Apron List... so beautiful.

Sandy said...

Your mini List book is so cute Michelle!! And how cool is that to receive an apron from Karen Lockhart?? What a perfect inspiration piece to use with her new stamp ... lol.

retiredheather said...

Love the apron. What a great way to decorate it. Did you get a new photo? I must have missed the change.

Stefanie Staniak said...

And this girl can work BACKWARDS TOO !! I just knew that there is nothing that you cannot do. Love your book of lists ! :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a cute apron image and a great idea!! I've gotta borrow my df's zutter thing-a-ma-jig!!!

Dottie K. said...

What a cute apron and love the list to go with it. I want one of those bind-it-all machines. I would love to have some cute address/passcode books or a list book. Just darling! Great new photo and you've lost some weight. You can see it in your face. Way to go! :)

Kristi said...

oh I am dieing to see that movie.....plus I loveyour LIST....

DeeDee said...

Oh Mish....You are going to make me buy that apron stamp....that is way too CUTE.....I love your list....that is such an adorable project!!!

Denise Bryant (imchatty) said...

Grid paper! Why didn't I think of that? When I grow up I want to be just like you. LOL....I love your list book.

Susie said...

Totally love this. That apron image is so sweet. Really cute done with paper piecing. I'm curious about what size wire you used.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Love the image and your button accents! Definitely an image that can be used for so many things! Love the little notebook you made. I bought the Zutter a while back and have yet to use it! It's intimidating to look at even though it's small.

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a great notebook! I need one for my family (:

M said...

Another super cute idea. Love it!

xo M

StamperSharon said...

Great little notebook, Michelle -- great idea to keep your family organized! And I love how you colored this great apron image!

Sue said...

I am now in the market for vintage aprons (thank you very much :) )
I love your list, and the grid paper. Now - is BIA better than Rubi?

Heather said...

I, too, was curious about hat movie! Thanks!
I adore that apron note book!!!WOW!!! Totally too cute!!! .. yes, they should find it now. ;) I want one :)!!!

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Chrissy said...

I just read that you were joining the PTI team! Hooray and congrats! :-)
Chrissy

CherylQuilts at SCS said...

Congrats on the FABulous news re PTI! I can only imagine the wonderful things you will create! You're amazing. Congratulations! So happy for you!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Adorable, Michelle! Congrats on the PTI team! Woo hoo!

Debbie said...

Congrats Michelle on the PTI news! I've stopped by your blog here and there but now I will add you to my blog roll :) Hope you don't mind!! Looking forward to your creations!

Mamaw said...

Hello enjoy your stamping sight love the list but would like the size you made and where did you get the binder was it at a craft store and what size wire did you
use as Wheezie on(dragon tales) would say L O V E IT. Thank You

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