Thursday, August 15

Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions Grand-Opening Hop!

Welcome to the Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions Grand-Opening Hop!
As you hop along each stop will be showcasing items that can be found in the NEW Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions online store.
The Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions store focuses mainly on brads and eyelets. However, it does have a few other crafty notions that you can't live without, along with being very proud to carry May Arts ribbon.

If you are arriving here from the Wonderful Pam's Blog @
then you are right on track!

Here is my wonderful array of Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions goodies that I got to play with for the Blog Hop!
Don't you just love that large paper clip!  SQUEAL!

I decided it was time to alter another Composition Book since school is right around the corner.  My kids start back next week.

I gathered a whole lot of crafty goodness to use with that gorgeous May Arts Ribbon and the fun brads and jute string.

Lots of Fancy Pants designs paper, stickers, chipboard and other embellishments.

My Unity Stamp Co. Stamps.
"smarty pants" by Simple Stories

I also used some solid card stock and a variety of Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

First, let me show you the finished Paper Clip that I altered into a Book Mark.  

I just love that Eyeglass Brad!!!

I used some punched scalloped rectangles as my Bookmark Topper and filled it with a few stickers, chipboard pieces, and some buttons.  
I tied a small bow under the apple using the jute string from Sparkly Sweet.

Here is the finished Notebook and some of the inside pages, too.

The large green flower is an Elegant Floral - Pleated Petal in Goblin Green from the Pinque Peacock Shop

I used the darling black chevron May Arts Ribbon to accent the bind.  The bow is tied at the top and the remaining tail is used as another page marker.

I divided the book into 5 sections for each day of the week.  I placed a coordinating color of card stock at the front of each daily section and used some of the Fancy Pants chipboard pennants as page tabs.

Enjoy the Grand-Opening Sale 8/15 - 8/18
 Save 10% on all purchases plus FREE shipping on all orders $10.00 and up.

!!!  PRIZE ALERT !!!
And what is a hop without a prize?
1 Lucky Hopper will win a sampler pack of May Arts ribbon.

May Arts ribbon sampler includes one-half yard of each pictured.

1. You must comment on every stop of the hop.

2. Share on FB and be sure to tag Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions. +1 entry
3. "Like" Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions on FB and say hi on the page to get your credit. +1 entry
4.  Be a follower of the blog. Comment separately on hop post to get your credit. +1 entry 

Now it is time to HOP on over to visit my Adorable and Super-Mega-Oober Talented Blend Lisa @

Thanks for stopping by! Here's the full line up in case you get lost along the way.

Sparkly Sweet Blog ~
Jessica E ~
Pam ~
Jessica B ~
Lisa ~
Donna K ~
Migdalia ~
Beckie ~

Remember to
Keep Crafting
:O) Jessica


  1. Such a GREAT back to school project Jess!! LOVE how you decorated the paper clip and that notebook is awesome with the divided sections!!!
    FAB job my friend!!

  2. Awesome projects Jessica!!!! Way to rock it with those glasses and paperclip , ....and that notebook is awesome!!!

  3. Wonderful book mark and love what you did to the notebook, and the pages. TFS

  4. Love, love, love your notebook and clip!!!! So awesome with all the crafty goodness that you used. And....I just stinking love your bloggie Makeover. Thanks so much for being an awesome friend foremost, and to celebrating this new venture with me. Hugs my friend!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  5. Great project, Jess! You better make one for each of those kids!

  6. What a fun paper clip and the book is equally great!

  7. What a FANTASTIC project! You did an amazing job on the details and all the fun product! Great job on this!
    Sherrie K

  8. I should have known when I saw this on Facebook that you were in the hop! LOL I love how you added tabs to the composition book and separated it by each day of the week! I'm starting to think of ideas to use a paper clip for maybe Christmas bookmarks in my cards this year. I love that idea and yours is soo cute!! :)

  9. Oh my gosh, Jessica, your projects are amazing!! I absolutely love the notebook cover!! All of the details you added are perfect!! The flower is GORGEOUS!! And you decorated the paperclip perfectly!! It looks adorable!! Fabulous job as always my sweet friend!! You rock!! So happy to be hopping with you today :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. I love the them of your bookmark. That is one big paperclip. TFS

  11. OH MY GOODNESS...... I AM LOVIN' this notebook Jessica... so many details and textures... THIS SO ROCKS!!!... and I am lovin' the new look at the blog too... YOU GO GIRL :)

  12. Love this. I have never done a book cover but seeing yours makes me want to make one. Fabulous job. Great hoping with you again as well.


  13. Wonderful project. All those details are amazing. Love your ideas.

  14. I totally adore your back to school project Jessica! I have that smarty pants set and it gets inked up quite a bit this time of year! This totally rocks!

  15. Love this!! You did an amazing job on it and that book mark is super cute!!



  16. OMGoodness! Your project totally ROCKS!!!! Love, love, love the little glasses!!!!!!
    Miranda :)

  17. I LOVE that paper clip.. your whole project is just amazing..
    love the book and LOVE the paper clip!!!
    Laura D.

  18. Jessica, super cute projects. I have never covered a note book but your's sure makes me want to.. Love the paper clip book mark too. That was clever..

    Happy Hopping with you again..

  19. Great project Jessica and that large paperclip IS pretty fab!!

  20. You've outdone yourself on this journal my friend! Love every single thing about it... I think those little glasses are just too flippin' cute! I love how you divided your journal as well. What can I the entire project!
    So glad to be hopping along with you, my friend!
    ~Donna K

  21. This is such a great project. The notebook turned out so well. Someone should feel very special receiving it. Super job!

    Cheri - John 3:16

  22. This is absolutely AMAZING!!!
    Love every gorgeous details on this notebook.WOW!! I serioulsy LOVE the green flower,how did you do that?
    Is a joy be in this hop with you as well....
    Have a wonderful day my friend,

  23. What a cute bookmark. And you did an amazing job on the notebook too. Love the divided sections.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  24. Hi Jessica...WHAT fun you had, your comments are jumping off the page and we can feel your excitement! The notebook is darling and so is the clip, thanks for sharing the "JESSICA" way!
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S

  25. What a fantastic project, love those little glases, too cute!!

  26. What an awesome looking notebook! I love seeing things that have been altered :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  27. Darling projects you have created.

    Regards diane


I so enjoy reading your comments and love hopping back over to your blog to see your latest and greatest!
:O) Jessica B.
Keep Crafting
Cuz Crafting Rocks

FYI - If you think your comment didn't take, I have comment moderation turned on, so chances are, it is still there :)

Social Butterfly?

Charity Wings

100% Certified

100% Certified
BAD A$$ Facebook Fan Page

Bill of Rights


Thanks Deb

Recent Visitors