Saturday, September 8, 2007

Altered Composition Journal

This is a composition notebook that I altered to make a stamping journal of sorts. I'm not really one to journal, but I thought it would be nice to have a notebook to keep my ideas in, such as projects I want to try, workshop ideas, color combos, sketches, etc. I'm thinking I'll add tabs once I decide what categories I want to have.

This started life as a plain notebook that I got on clearance for 12 cents. You've seen them before; the cover is a black and white marbled pattern, and there's a black binding. If you decide to do this project, I will warn you that these notebooks are not cut straight! Be prepared to cut the paper a little big and trim it down. Fortunately, I was able to use the sticker strips to cover up the wonky edges on mine. I got the idea from another demonstrator on SCS to use a Simply Scrappin' kit. Here I used the retired Friends and Flowers kit. The only items I used that weren't in the kit were Sticky Strip, twill tape to cover the binding, and Chocolate Chip craft ink for the letter U. The letters in the kit spell out friend, so I turned the extra N upside down and sponged the ink over it. (Classic ink was not opaque enough.)

Thanks to all of you who have been checking out my blog! When my counter hits 1,000, I will have some type of giveaway. I don't know what it will be yet, so feel free to make suggestions!

1 comment:

Kathy W said...

Wow, this is one of the coolest altered journals I have seen. Love the different papers/colors for the work fun, the whole color scheme, all the trim, everything. Scrap kits make things like this easy (and make great quick cards) as well as dress up a scrap page. Thanks for sharing; I really like this.