Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Miyono Notepad

Woo Hoo.. only one more day! It's almost here! I really can't wait to see what everyone does with their new stamps.

Don't forget to check out Mama's and Debi's creations for today! You won't want to miss out on all the great ideas and inspiration they come up with.

I have another non-card project today. Saw these jr. legal notepads sitting on my desk collecting dust, so I thought I would decorate one using Miyono. Remember how I told you I had only a few layouts that I turn to all the time? Well this is one of them. Long strip on one side and circle w/image inside overlapping it. Sad yah? I guess I should check out those sketch blogs for more ideas.

Anyway, picked up this washi paper while in Honolulu at the last Rubber Stamp Expo. I must say, it was pretty interesting eavesdropping on customers as they chatted about Sister Stamps. I learned a lot that day and am grateful to get such honest, candid feedback.

Back to the project. You probably can't see from this photo since the watermark is blocking it, but I did stamp the Hero Arts Kanji Poem on the left side of Miyono and dusted it with gold mica powder. Border punch is by ek Success and flowers are by All Natural Accents and Wild Orchid Crafts.

Here's a close up of Miyono. The image was a little too large for this Spellbinder die, so I used the out-of-the-box method of cutting out an image that would normally get cut off by your die. Check out this tutorial if you don't know what I'm referring to.

Be back tomorrow with one more project to share.. Oh yah, and today is your last chance to enter into our giveaway! Please remember to follow our blog publicly so we can confirm you are a follower. Good Luck! We'll be announcing the winners within the next couple days.


  1. Hi Jenny,
    Love how you altered the notepad to make it cuter. I love the layout, don't change it, it works so well, especially when it looks like yours does. Gr8 idea to do the out of the box for the bow.
    I hope those ladies shared some good stuff about Sister stamps. 1 more day, yay! :)

  2. Such a cutie idea Jenny, the choice of colors you used is awesome too. This would make great gift ideas for craft shows or even to give away as favors etc... Miyono's hair looks fab too!..

  3. Super cute! Thanks for the link for the tutorial on he out of the box diecutting. I have been wanting to learn how to do this.

  4. Love how you dressed up the notebook! It's so adorable!!! TFS! ;)

  5. love the paper combo on the black notebook :) so pretty and elegant!

  6. i LOVE the simple layout! the colors burst more against the black and the images stands out too! umm, i might have to bite this LO... hehe! Beautiful Jenny!

  7. Perfect colors (and layout) for a very classy look for Miyono! I think simple is perfect for these stamps...Asian style is usually simple and clean, plus it really showcases the beauty of Miyono.

  8. This is so cute!!! I love all your details.

    My sister bought me Miyono and mailed her to me (I live on the East Coast). I got her YESTERDAY! I love her! Thanks for making such a great stamp. ;)