Wednesday, April 28, 2010

An Altered Journal

I'm not much of an "alter-er". I make cards and that's pretty much it. Yeah, sometimes I make a tag or a box but I'm not a papercrafter...I'm pretty much just a cardmaker. This week I went out of my comfort zone and attempted an altered composition book. I have to admit, it was super easy and I like the results so I might be making more of these...although those of you who have read my blog before know that I am a practical person so if I don't have a use for something, I'm not going to make it. This journal has found a home with my daughter, Katie. I made it in the colors that we're going to paint her room (someday, when she cleans it up and I can actually get around in there with a ladder and a paint roller!) and I used one of her favorite images on the front.
Here's a photo of it with the matching bookmark-though I may re-do the bookmark, I'm not that happy with the way I stamped her name:
And here's a closeup of this supercute image from Meljens:
Die Cuts R Us: Make two coordinating things
A Spoonful of Sugar:make something 3d
Daisy Doodles: Anything but a card
Digital Tuesday Challenge: Anything but a card AND a digi image
Papertake Weekly:Do something different
Cupcake Craft Challenge: No square cards
Just Cute Bears: Sketch and a bear image


  1. Awww...what an adorable set!! The teddy bears are too cute!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at DCRU!!
    Sheri~DCRU DT

  2. Your journal is fabulous and extra special with a bookmark to match. Than you for joining us at Daisy Doodles.

  3. I love those colors!! Very nicely done. :)

  4. Awww...this is so sweet...the perfect journal for a little girl!
    Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears!
    Helen x

  5. Great colors and such a cute image. I bet Katie loves it! Thanks for being part of the double duty challenge at DCRU this week, Lori. We always love to see your work.

    Gwen DTC@DCRU

  6. This is a great image, and colored so nicely.
    I am like you in that I have a hard time making something that I won't use. When I do, I have no idea what to do with it and I have about 20 piling up. uggg...when I put them in the pile, I regret making it. But I love altering things, LOL

    Your daughter is sure to love the notebook. Did you give it to her yet? The book mark is a nice addition too.

    Thank you for sharing it with us this week at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

  7. Such sweet teddies on your card & bookmark! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Cupcake :) Donna x

  8. Such a sweet journal!
    Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears.
    Sarah xx :0)

  9. This is wonderful!! What a great idea to include a bookmark. You may be out of your comfort zone but you rocked it. Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles.

  10. fabulous notebook and matching bookmark you have created for us at Just Cute Bears this week.
    hugs, annie x

  11. So beautiful! I love altered journals!

  12. Great card, so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears.
    Hugs Sonia xx

  13. Hi what a super project... I love the matching bookmark and those cute bears! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week! Hugs Shelly ;)

  14. Fabulous notebook and bookmark :-) the image is adorable and the colours are fab :-)
    I am sure katie loves these :-)

    thanks for joining the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  15. Hi Lori!
    this is a fabulous set hun!!! Love the image and this color combo!

    I'm not much of an "anything but a card" person either! It's always a real challenge for me to come up with something!

    I'm so glad you came to play with us @ Digital Tues!

  16. That room once you get it painted will be bright and cheerful. Wish your DD would hurry and clean her room...huh? Daisy Doodles thanks you for joining the challenge and making ABAC. Hope you come back next challenge...May 10.

  17. What an adorable set. Thanks for playing with us at Daisy Doodles.


  18. Lori you know how much I love your work!!! This is no exception. Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles.