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Ksnurse 09-28-2013 03:40 PM

HYCCT1324 Keep it under wraps Chat thread
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Challenge Title: Keep it Under Wraps
Hostess: Ksnurse (Sheri)
Keyword: HYCCT1324
Date: 10/24/2013

Oh My Word!! I just can't tell you how excited I am to be a hostess for HYCCT13. This has got to be one of my fave events at SCS. This is such a blessing to all and it is so wonderful to see all the awesome cards that are going to be brightening up the days of a lot of people. Thank you to all who play along.

My mother was an original Frugalista, 'cept in those days we were just called cheap. I can remember many dresses remade from hers or my aunts clothes, used textbooks covered up with decorated brown paper grocery sacks, etc. I even had a dress once made out of a vintage sheet that she found at a garage sale. She was a master at covering up the original purpose of an object. So in honor of her, we are going to cover something up: a plain spiral notebook, legal pad, composition book etc. and turn it into something pretty.

As a nurse, I always tell my patients to write things down to ask when the Dr. comes around and I would buy stacks of cheap notebooks at dollar store to give them instead of plain charting paper. I want you to make a decorated (altered) notepad of any kind that can be used by the patients to jot notes, keep address of new friends, family to leave notes, journal of their journey, etc. Since this is Breast Cancer Awareness month, please put at least a spot of pink on it.

And just remember: have fun I can't wait to see what y'all come up with!!

View the gallery for this challenge here
View the Hope You Can Cling To gallery Here
View the Hope You Can Cling To master challenge thread Here


1. All Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Entries must be uploaded to the Hope You Can Cling To gallery with the specific challenge keyword, no later than November 7th, 2013 at 12:00 Noon Central Time to be eligible for our fabulous prizes! Post a link to your entry in this thread.
2. You may not combine challenges, but you are welcome to create multiple cards for each challenge.
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.
4. Please package all challenge entries with an envelope, protected with a clear plastic bag and mail them to our partner at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center to benefit patients being treated for breast cancer and their family. We would like for them to receive cards throughout the month of October, but we understand if you'd like to mail all your cards at once.
5. Since these cards will be used by visitors for patients, most should be blank inside, but feel free to send cards with messages of hope for the patients in addition to your challenge cards!

The Department of Volunteer Services – Unit 115
Attn: Maggi Suttles
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

(Please note - because MD Anderson is part of the State of Texas, they ask that no religious sentiments be used on cards sent to the Cancer Center)

And a H-U-G-E squishy hug to all my talented sample makers. You are wonderful!!

muzbysmom 10-24-2013 05:44 AM

Good thing I'm shopping today! May need to buy a notebook unless I can find one or figure out how to improvise....

Ksnurse 10-24-2013 06:22 AM

Good morning Lynn.....I see you're up early....yahooo....

Good morn to everyone....Soooo glad to be here...can't wait to see what y'all do with this....hope you have fun with it....

mamaxsix 10-24-2013 06:27 AM

I wish I could share my stash with you Lynn! I've always got plenty on hand. I was thinking you could even do a sticky note holder or there's a cool file folder notebook and I always wanted to try this purse papers tutorial

Ksnurse 10-24-2013 06:36 AM

###Links for Challenge####
Links that may help

Hi all, I forgot to add the links to the challenge so here are some that may help you with this challenge. You don't need to spend a lot of dollars. There are many ways you can do this.

Splitcoaststampers - Tutorials

Splitcoaststampers - Tutorials

Splitcoaststampers - Paper Post-It™ Note Holder Project Tutorial by Makeesha Byl

Splitcoaststampers - Junior Legal Pad Wishlist Project Tutorial by Nancy Riley

I just cut a piece of paper to size and adhered it to the front, didn't undo the springs.

And this is how Patty did her darling pen:
Splitcoaststampers - Altered RSVP Pen Project Tutorial by Beth Silaika

Hope these help.

Ksnurse 10-24-2013 06:37 AM

LOL!! Gail, you type faster than I do....GMTA!!! I've been wanting to do the purse papers tutorial too...

ohmypaper! 10-24-2013 07:00 AM

I love making the post it note holders! I did that last year for Christmas gifts! I could do that one. So any kind of book is fine, sketch paper note book is ok?

Clownmom 10-24-2013 07:02 AM

I found one remaining notepad left in my drawer from a previous project. (I was afraid I was going to have to make a Staples run for this challenge.) Here's my project:

Butterfly Notepad

coffeestamper 10-24-2013 07:14 AM

great challenge Sheri, I was given a journal by one of my neighbors while my son was in I C U for over 38 days recovering from his brain tumor operation and so glad she did I wrote notes and wrote things from the doctors.
Here's mine~
HYCCT1324-KEEP IT WRAPPED! by coffeestamper - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

JBgreendawn 10-24-2013 07:33 AM

here is my sample, I just got the blog post up so the links are not sync'd yet in the gallery edit so give it a few minutes if you like to click around on these posts with more mug shots. :)
Adjusted Sails ~ HYCCT1324 by JBgreendawn - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

JBgreendawn 10-24-2013 07:35 AM

OOoh there is a purse one? ( will have to go look later ) :)

peeps321 10-24-2013 07:36 AM

Here's mine. I thought I might have to run out for a notebook but..found one in my stash (plus a few other things I'd forgotten about!).

Relaxing Notes

muzbysmom 10-24-2013 07:41 AM

I've hunted the house and I can't find a note pad or post it note pad that hasn't been used .... I actually have not one, not two, not three, but FOUR altered note pads here that I've gotten from other gals from swaps..... MAYBE I can un-alter and re-alter one of those if I just can't wait until my shopping trip a little later today.....

jeenny2010 10-24-2013 07:47 AM

Luckily we are going shopping later today,i ll pick up a few note books what a fabulous idea for a challenge . Cheers

muzbysmom 10-24-2013 08:19 AM

I couldn't wait. I re-altered something I'd received from someone else (the note pad hadn't been used yet).

Lynn's HYCCT1324 Keep It Wrapped Re-Altered Note Pad by muzbysmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Ksnurse 10-24-2013 08:39 AM

Yay!! all of you have been early cranking out some wonderful projects....I love them all...

FayeMakesCards 10-24-2013 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by jeenny2010 (Post 20385768)
Luckily we are going shopping later today,i ll pick up a few note books what a fabulous idea for a challenge . Cheers

WHAT? You don't have a bin in the storage room that has at least 50 composition notebooks which were purchased at least 9 years ago at the prices of 15 cents each?

What was I thinking?

Home education groups doing stamping activities...that's what I was thinking but my kids grew up too fast...originally I think I purchased 75 so I have used some...

muscrat 10-24-2013 08:47 AM

I'm not home right now but will make a stop on my way home to pick a note pad up!

ohmypaper! 10-24-2013 08:54 AM

Mine is done! The paper won me over and decided my direction! Thanks so much Sheri for a great challenge! New Day Journal

bensarmom 10-24-2013 09:09 AM

Here's my journal .

Crafty Julia 10-24-2013 09:16 AM

HYCCT1324 Spread Your Wings
Sheri- awesome challenge, I often need a pad of paper to jot something down- and a friend gave me this brightly colored pad. I decorated it with American Craft's light green polka dot dp, and a bird image from a Lost & Found matstack. Finished with a breast cancer applique and a fabric flower. Here's Spread Your Wings

Crafty Julia 10-24-2013 10:17 AM

HYCCT1324 Fall Owl
I unearthed this gorgeous pink notepad, and added an owl- my daughter worked with a raptor rehabilitation center in high school- so there are 2 different papers for the wings. Owls are known for their strength- just ask my daughter- and I thought this was perfect for this challenge. Finished with a Think Pink paper border. Here's Fall Owl

philsmom 10-24-2013 10:58 AM

Here's my card.

It's Ree 10-24-2013 11:34 AM

I used fabric to cover a spiral notebook. I made it so the notebook could be changed out.--I hope this is okay. I've been wanting to make something like this for a while. Now, I will have the confidence to make another! Thanks for the great challenge.
Here is my covered notebook .

nines 10-24-2013 12:10 PM

Here is my card for today's HYCCT challenge Keep It Under Wraps.

Ksnurse 10-24-2013 12:24 PM

oh my....I'm so excited and having fun looking at all your wonderful creations...there are going to be some smiling faces receiving these for sure...Such lovely places to leave their messages....

Ksnurse 10-24-2013 01:18 PM

I'm headed in to my fun job...will check back in before heading to my real job...

cjzim 10-24-2013 01:26 PM

Wow! There are really some stunning altered notebooks in the gallery today - what a great challenge. Here is mine

mamaxsix 10-24-2013 01:43 PM


Originally Posted by kramomma (Post 20385837)
WHAT? You don't have a bin in the storage room that has at least 50 composition notebooks which were purchased at least 9 years ago at the prices of 15 cents each?

Haha. I guess we homeschooling moms think alike! I'm constantly telling my kids that they don't need to conserve paper as I have REAMS of it stashed downstairs.
I got my notebook done, but had to run out the door without taking photos or uploading and as it was I almost missed my train! I will be able to comment but will not be back home til Saturday.

scrapaholic007 10-24-2013 03:11 PM

This was a nice surprise for a challenge! Luckily I keep these little guys on hand. :)


muscrat 10-24-2013 03:17 PM

As soon as I got home, I got right to it! Bought these stamps today at my LSS. HYCCT1324 Wild Horses by muscrat - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

janeenk 10-24-2013 03:28 PM

Thanks. I really enjoyed this challenge. I don't generally enjoy altered projects challenges, but this was GREAT fun.
My Diary by janeenk - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

tessaduck 10-24-2013 04:19 PM

Here 'tis:

HYCCT1324 selco notepad by tessaduck - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Stamperrobin 10-24-2013 04:51 PM

Here is my covered journal. Not happy with it!!
HYCCT1324 ROSE JOURNAL by Stamperrobin - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers :rolleyes:

FayeMakesCards 10-24-2013 05:13 PM

This is the notebook and pen I made for this challenge... Little Notepad w/pen by kramomma - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Kelly H 10-24-2013 05:53 PM

LOVE this DP - this is a full-sized composition book.

HYCCT1324 Under Pink Cover! by Kelly H - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Ksnurse 10-24-2013 07:17 PM

wow....even more wonderful creations...thx so much for all of you...

stampmontana 10-24-2013 07:28 PM

I have been gone all day and this is the first chance I have had to look at the challenge.
What a wonderful idea! I can hardly wait to get started. I may have to make more than one.

Pam MacKay 10-24-2013 09:28 PM

Here is mine
Life's Journey by Pam MacKay - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

hotwheels 10-25-2013 01:50 PM

get project done will upload later. thanks hotwheels

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