Monday, August 13, 2012

Back to School - BBA Challenge

This month's Blogging Business Artisans Challenge theme is brought to us by Erika of Artful Rising. Our theme is Back to School: Back to school supplies, clothes, accessories, art, anything related to the back to school madness!

I love to find ways to use up supplies that are left from other projects. When I make my guest books, I get three pieces of paper that I use as my pages from them, but I'm also left with a 5.375"x5.375" piece as well as a 3"x5.375" piece as well. My mini notebooks are perfect for using up the smaller left over pieces!

I came up with 4 new designs for this challenge as I thought they'd all make cute notebooks to send the kids back to school with.

This Live Out Loud Notebook would have been perfect for me when I was in school :)

And the Bright Ideas Notebook is great for any student...young or old :)

Now if I could just figure out what to do with the 5.375" square pieces! Any suggestions?

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19 comments:

  1. Very cute! Perfect for back to school.

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  2. very cute! Would the square pieces be big enough for coasters? {:-D

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  3. Smart! You always have clever ideas, Edi. I use a lot of my leftover bits to make smaller earrings and necklaces.

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  4. These are so cute! My favorite is the light bulb. I'm always saving scraps from projects, but never seem to find something to do with them. That's such a great idea that you were able to use scraps and turn them into such fabulous little notebooks!

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  5. Great notebooks!! The Bright Ideas one is my favorite.

    And how resourceful -- finding a great use for scraps! (I'm always trying to think of new ways to manage and use up fabric scraps -- just can't bear to throw them away.)

    Would the 5+ squares work for "brag books" - mini photo albums? (We grandmas collect quite a few school pictures, even though most of the photos these days are digital.) Or maybe a "Notes to Self" notebook?

    I'm still in the planning stages for my August Challenge project.

    LeAnn

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  6. Those are great little notebooks! Could the square pieces be used for mini-frames with magnets on the back for people to put on fridges or something?

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  7. What a very cool idea! I would've loved to carry such a unique notebook to school.

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  8. Those notebooks are so cute!

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  9. Love the light bulb! Very smart to use up the leftovers too -- I have a bag of tiny balls of leftover yarn that come in handy from time to time!
    I like previous suggestions for the 5" square pieces -- just what I was thinking of too!

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  10. Very cute--just in time for all those back to school needs.

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  11. It's great that these notebooks help you use up those little scraps! They're perfect for school.

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  12. What a great little back to school idea!
    Dropping by via the Etsy Blog Team. I'd love to have you link this up on my blog hop. I host with 2 other bloggers, so your link will show up on three blogs :) Hope to see you there! http://www.hideousdreadfulstinky.com/2012/08/eat-make-grow-thursday-blog-hop-2.html

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  13. I love mini notebooks. They're perfect for putting in your bag when your out and about because you never know when you'll get inspired and want to jot something down. I know a lot of people use phones or blackberries for that, but I prefer to have a notebook so that I can jot AND sketch. Not sure what to do with the square pieces. I'm sure you will think of something; you're so creative! :)

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  14. love the lightbulb and the small size for carrying around in your purse.

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  15. What a great way to use up scrap! I'm loving that compas rose one:)

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  16. I love these! Mini notebooks are always so nifty :)

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  17. Love these! It is a perfect way to give that leftover paper new life!

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  18. I love these little books, Edi! Live out loud is my favorite, I think. About that scrap piece? Cut it in half and add 3 pegs for discs in graduates sizes. Why? Make two "Tower of Hanoi" games. Here's a link to what this is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Hanoi

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  19. I love the idea of the mini books and using up leftovers! Great idea and cute book!

    Thanks for sharing...

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