Thursday, June 11, 2009

Monogram Craft Challenge

About a week ago, I discovered a monthly craft challenge hosted by Heidi at Blue Eyed Blessings. How it works is Heidi issues  a challenge at the beginning of her month on the blog and her readers have all month to work on it and then they post a link to their project on the first Thursday of the next month. (She postponed  this month until the second Thursday of the month.)

One month she did a RIBBON challenge. (If you know me well you know I LOVE and "collect" ribbon.) I wish I'd known about that one! But the craft challenge for May was monograms. I decided it would be fun to participate and a way to possibly get new readers and find new craft blogs (like I need to read more! LOL) to read so I threw together two small projects. They are super simple since I have had zero craft time lately! (Thank you to summer and my ulcer for the lack of craft time!)

"N" Frame

I thought this would be a cute and easy way to dress up one of those cheap plastic magnetic frames. I just glued orange ribbon around the edges - I purposely left the ribbon hanging off the ends just because I thought it gave the frame more "personality." I then attached a chipboard N. I used orange because it is my Noah's favorite color of course! 

Lil Notebook

I love these lil' notebooks as they are perfect to throw in your purse for writing down miscellaneous things that may pop into my head while I'm out and about. I have previously shared a tutorial on how to make these so just check it out. I followed those directions and just added an "S" chipboard sticker for my last name. Easy peasy and cute! 

So go check out all the "Monogram Maddness" on Blue Eyed Blessings! 


  1. Hi Nicole! So glad you joined in the challenge. I love the simplicity of your projects. That's what I like! ;) The monogram gives it that perfect touch.

    Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Creative projects! My kids would really love the notebook. They're into writing in their own "diaries" now. Wherever they got that idea! Great job~

  3. Cute projects. I love the simplicity. The monograms really makes both projects a little extra special. The notebook would make a really cute gift.

  4. Fun projects. I really like you Lil Notebook! I often find myself buying notebooks and stationary just b/c I think they are cute!

  5. My girls will love making those notebooks-I'm putting it on our list for this summer. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love the picture frame!! If you make a mistake and make a bubble gum pink one with a brown M on it...I know someone who would appreciate it! ;)It's too cute!