Friday, September 17, 2010


I am trying to keep myself a bit better organized because I am getting senile here and having too many senior moments and forgetting things more than normal, lol.
A while ago, I received an altered note book from Julie, a friend from my days of being one of Robyn's designers, and I have been using it to write down about challenges and ideas and such and so :)

I had written a challenge to do from an online store. This challenged needed to be submitted  by
 Sept 15 midnight so I started yesterday after coming home from the gym and before I left with my son's for his senior pictures. Talking about last minute... almost, lol.

The challenge theme was Back to School and had to have the ABC's. Hehe!!!
You might wonder what in the world are ABC's other than alpha's. 
Well, it does includes letters and It goes like this:
A- alpha's
B-  button, brads and bling (I had to have the three of them) and 
C-  for chipboard, chipboard, chipboard

After putting my thinking cap and forcing my right side of the brain to work I came up with an
Altered Chipboard


I see now and then that non cricut projects can be and are 
  Don't you think my clipboard is to die for?

 NOW I want you to compare these two photos below:
 You will see something is missing. I already told you I am going senile and I totally forgot one of the B's....the one for BRAD, lmbo now, BUT
I was really mad at myself before. 
How in the world I forgot to add a brad if I had everything written down? 
You tell me! 
Well, it is time I explain what I did, what I used and what supplies were involved.
 I had two of this small but thick chipboard clipboards I bought at M's a while ago and they measure almost nine inches across and seven inches high. I only used one for this project, lol.

The clip was to the left and I wanted a different look so I took my crop-a-dile and made two holes where I wanted them to screw my clip down. 
The paper I used for the background was already blinged up and is from My Mind's Eye.
So there you found my bling :)
The alpha's you find them to the bottom right on a piece of altered and punched paper. The alpha's are from a very old stickers pack I bought long-long time ago from a company called Markings
The "September" word was stamped with G-Studio clear stamp and the paper punch is 
Binding Edge from EK.

Are you following yet? :)

I also added more chipboard...but where? Well, it has been covered with red textured cardstock from American Crafts, stamped with the numbers and embellished with the buttons...
it is the tag to the left, cute uh?.
I also stamped on that beautiful blue grid paper with an old stamp I got unmounted from Ebay like 3 years ago and never used before. The chrome square is the forgotten brad and I can't remember where I got them but I think maybe from Joann's.
The "Explore" word is another G Studio clear stamp and so are the numbers

 More extras are some eyelets holding the chipboard tag, the twine I inked to make it brownish, another chipboard sticker that reads "Field Junkie" and the polka dot ribbon. Oh! and the staple I used to bind the two blue notes. lol.

The rest you see on the paper is from the paper itself...gorgeous. 
and I love ink sooooo everything was inked for more definition.
So there...
you just saw my
Should I win?  
Will see!



  1. WOW what a wonderful project this turned out to be. Love the look! and it will be handy for keeping info on it. Love the bling on the left side. Thanks.

  2. Wow Agnes, this is amazing! I want one, I guess I better get to work. You are so talented. You better win!!!!! TFS, I am inspired.


  3. Wow this really looks great!!
    You should win!!!
    You should give us a tutorial one day. Take Care!! Jennie @

  4. Oh my word this is fabulous!! I love the paper and all the fun layering you did!! Great project!!
    Barb :)

  5. Oh my gosh, this is GORGEOUS! I totally love it, and it's so YOU! I wish we could vote, I'd run over right now, but I bet you'll win just because it rocks! I can't believe you made it so quickly and last minute! I need to do a notebook like you do, that's why I don't participate in many, I can't track of them!

  6. Your project is amazing and I think you won! :) so insperational! I love all of your work! tfs!

  7. This turned out GREAT!
    Very creative. Lots of color
    and fun......

    hugs, TR

  8. Oh Wowwie Agnes, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Very vintage and VERY Altered, I just love altered anything! I just made my Hubs a "Honey Do List" clipboard, LOL! He got a kick out of it! Always so many things to do, but even though I put things down they don't seem to get crossed off fast enough. LOL Hope you win my friend, you absolutely deserve it!!!! Good Luck! and TFS
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  9. AMAZING!!! I love this. You did a wonderful job girl!! I love how you made it different from the traditional clipboards. The papers and all the embellishments you choose are perfect for this project. You have inspired me to make one for myself. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us. Have a great weekend. Take care, Jenny :)

  10. OH WOW!!! Once again you BLOW me away with your creations! I feel like such a scrappin baby LOL Its ok I will learn :)

  11. Yay! it I'm so ready to get back to my fast net. I just love this Clipboard! I love your paper choices and how you changed where the clip part is. Great Job!!!

    Hugs, Sheena

  12. Looks awesome!! so distressed :)
    Feel free to borrow the sentiment anytime.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  13. Yes, I definitely think you should win. Changing the orientation of the clipboard alone should be enough to put this project over the top.

  14. This is a wonderful project. Thank you for your kind words about my Little Monster shirt. I really appreciate the visit.

  15. Very cute and practical! Well done!

  16. wow! i wish when i did my homework last minute, that it turned out this incredible!!! was the idea in your head already? i always love your colour palette, it is so energizing! it;s a winner in my books!!!

  17. Hola!! ME preguntaste si era dificil trabajar con el rollo de papel de baño y de verdad q es super facil en You Tube hay muchas ideas. Puedes hacer la base sin decorar en 15 min. Cuidate!!

  18. Oh I'm loving this one girl! Great job!

  19. Your clip board is Fantastic. Sorry to hear you had people walk off with stuff at your sale. That is so not cool.

  20. Agnes WOW!! Great project. I have a blog award for you so be sure to stop by and pick it up.

    Caroline (doxieluv01)

  21. What a fantastic clip much detail, love it! You have motivated me to alter the one's I have sitting in the cupboard for I don't know how long....Thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog. Op shop is short for any opportunity shop - Salvation Army, Red cross etc. So many vintage things to be found, for very little money.


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