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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Rattlesnake Wobble 2013 Notebook

Fantabulous Cricut has a challenge to create an organization project. Last yr I created a notebook with a Dragon on it since 2012 was Year of the Dragon which you can click here for details. Well, 2013 is Year of the Snake so figured why not use an action wobble on my snake and make it a Rattlesnake on my notebook. See the photo below of the Rattlesnake with Action Wobble movement. I'll use this notebook to record notes of challenge creations by blog friends that I want to refer back to.

Kraft cardstock is the base & Old West scrapbook paper for layer. Used Animal Kingdom for Snake. Used Old West Rope option for '2013' which complements the Western theme. Used Tim Holtz Paper Distresser & Distress Ink walnut stain. Made another of the Wild West Pocket Tag which you can click here for details. Added ribbon.

Notebook before altering:

Notebook after altered:



Wobble makes it look more like a Rattlesnake:


altered item: notebook bought at Office Max
charm: PLAID Go West Snake
Cricut: Animal Kingdom 2" Snake, Old West 1 1/2" Rope option '2013' welded together
ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
notebook: composition notebook 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" 100 sheets wide rule
paper: cardstock - Kraft (base), 
Snake - core'dinations - Sun Coral, Chocolate Mousse
scrapbook paper -  the Paper Studio Old West
ribbon: scrap piece blog friend gave me
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink walnut stain, Old West stamp. Paper Distresser, Sander
wiggle eye: 3mm
wobble: Action wobble attached to back of Rattlesnake

Entering this into the following challenges:

A Blog Named Hero Ch17 New Year, New You unlim my new is the notebook 1/1-11
Action Wobbles Wed Ch37 Something New unlim my new is the notebook 1/2-8
Crafty Creations Ch202 Anything Goes lim2 2nd 1/2-8 
Crafty Sentiments New home/New Year/New Stash/New Baby etc lim3 2nd my new is notebook 1/1-7
Cute Card Thurs Ch249 Anything Goes unlim 12/28-1/2

Exploring Cricut Welcoming in 2013 unlim 12/31-1/5
Fantabulous Cricut Get Organized Cricut Crawl 12/31-1/5
Fresh Brewed Ch1 Anything Goes lim5 2nd 1/2-2/4 
Kraft Journal Ch102 Something New unlim my new is the notebook 12/31-1/6 
PaperCraft Star Ch126 Fav Proj from 2012 my fav proj was the Dragon notebook of 1/15/12 1/2-7
Papertake Wkly Anything Goes unlim 1/1 
Pennys Ch108 Use your fav embellishment lim3 2nd my fav embellishments are ribbon & action wobble 1/2-8 
Pin and Tack Spark Your Creativity Now Ch5 Anything Goes unlim 1/1-31
Scrap-Creations Going Grey Something New lim2 2nd my new is the notebook 1/1-14 
Simon Says Stamps New Something unlim my new is the notebook 1/2-8 
Simon Says Stamp & Show Anything Goes unlim 12/31-1/6
The Pink Elephant TPE180 Anything Goes unlim 12/24-1/5 
Tues Alchemy Ch47 Hopes, Dreams &/Or Resolutions unlim 1/1-14  
Word Art Wed Ch61 Trust/Anything Goes lim5 2nd 1/2-8


  1. What a fabulous alteration Melissa and love the wobbly snake!!

    Dr Sonia

  2. Great Idea - now where are all of those notebooks I have stored somewhere! Enjoy your day!

  3. Wow...what a wonderful transformation you have done on this composition notebook! Cute to have the little rattlesnake wobbling. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. This is awesome, I love the rattling rattle snake !! Thanks for joining us in the crawl this week and following me and my baby blog too !! xhugsx Nikki

  5. Love this project! Love that wobbley rattlesnake! Great paper choices too!

    Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!


  6. Great job on the composition note book Melissa, looks really cool. Your action wobble is a great addition.

  7. Fun project! Thanks for linking up with A Blog Named Hero!

  8. Super cute Melissa, the wobbly rattlesnake takes the cake!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  9. What a great alteration! looks great & love the details. Thanks for sharing on the FCCB.

  10. Fantastic altered notebook Melissa!! Love the papers your used and that great wobbling snake! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  11. Super cute , love the western theme and your use of the action wobble !! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week !!

  12. Great job and thanks for entering this project too in our challenge at Exploring Cricut.

  13. A great project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Use your favourite embellishments" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  14. Looks awesome Melissa!! Love the snake! Thanks for sharing your favorite project with us at Papercraft Star.

    Deanne :)

  15. Melissa,
    A wobbly snake on a wonderfully altered book. Sometime I'll tell you about Texas Ranger, the last of the original ones, who I looked after in the 60's. (nurse)
    Your project looks that real to me.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be upon you!

  16. Project looks great...sorry Snakes give me the creeps ever since we found one in our garage. Awesome western theme.
    Happy New Year and happy crafting!
    Dee B

  17. Fabulous book! I love the "rattling" snake idea using the wobble:-) Thank you for joining us at FCCB this week. Happy New Year!

    ~Tammy S

  18. Great work, love the rattlesnake idea, very clever.
    Thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiments Designs and a Happy 2013 to you
    Anne x

  19. Love how your rattle snake rattles. Thank you for playing along this week at “Pin and Tack”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Pin and Tack / Spark Your Creativity Now DT

  20. What a fun project from 2012, Melissa, what a great place to store your notes! Thanks for sharing your notebook with us at the Papercraft Star this week.

  21. Fabulous altered book Melissa, I love the colours and the wobble snake is so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  22. Wow, Melissa, this turned out fantastic. All the elements go so well and make a really cool journal. I had two rattlers in my garage over the summer!Yikes!Your RATTLING Rattler is fantastic! Thanks much for entering Penny's Paper-Crafy Challenge this week! Hope to see more of your artwork.
    Penny's DT

  23. Another fab project! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - good luck!
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  24. Looks wonderful! Thanks you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!