Saturday, 22 January 2011


"Another altered journal!, I hear you say.
Well I bought two last week and as you know, I made one for my daughter's birthday which meant I had this one left over. So I decided to dress it up and give it to a friend who is moving away next month. She can either use it as a journal or a notebook - whatever she needs most. This is a totally new colour combo for me - brown, green and purple - I wasn't so sure at the begining but I think it's growing on me! LOL! You've got to challenge yourself, right?
I never know what to do with the sides - you know, the black bit on the left that you can't cover. What do you do to hide it? Any ideas? I guess buy the right coloured notebook to match your papers, right?
As I've used so many different products on this project I'll just put all the info in the card recipe below.

Card recipe:
Stamp: Magnolia Jam Tilda - 09 Yummy Tummy Collection
Papers: Déjà Views Plum and Apple 8x8 tablet / BasicGrey LilyKate (green floral) / Bazzill
Die cuts: Nestabilities large circle and large scallop / Fiskars scallop / Martha Stewart Vintage Doily
Spellbinder Impressabilites: Flowers
Ribbon: Knorr prandell
Flower: Bazzill  / Leaves: Cricut Storybook
Inks: Copic markers (face and body) / Distress Inks (dress, hair and socks and all edges)
Ribbons on the side: Michaels
Gem: stash
Sentiment: From the 8x8 tablet Déjà Views

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
SimonSaysStamp: Bingo (Punch/Diecuts, Embossing, Ribbon)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Sentiment
Just Magnolia: Sketch by Donalda
7Kids College Fund: Challenge yourself  (colour combo of brown, purple and green.....very new for me)

I hope to spend more time in my craft room next week - one project a week is just not enough. I have tons of ideas running around in my head and not as much time as I would like to make them happen.

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday and hope you can all recharge your batteries.

Hugs all,


  1. Your altered journal is lovely. Nice job!

  2. That is a stunning color combo. Never would have thought of that. Your lacy border and die cut frames are very pretty.
    Sue S.

  3. I really have to do this...just adorable! I would never quit writing in it!
    Rene ;D

  4. WOW Becca!!! I love your journal!!!! It´s adorable!!
    Have a marvellous weekend.

  5. I need to try my hand at some journals -- this has really inspired me!! Nice -
    Sandy Dehon

  6. Adorable sweet journal, love Tilda and fab colours you've used.

  7. This is adorable! Thanks for joining us at MSL and hope to see you again on 01/30 for our glitter challenge.

  8. This is beautiful! I love the colours and the lacy border!!! I always take the coils out of my journals before I cover's a lot more work but you won't have that space to cover...or you could wrap ribbon around that edge. THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!

  9. Beautiful journal, Becca! Your friend will love it! Great choice of colors and those hanging ribbons look fabulous!

  10. Wow, what a beautiful notebook. Thanks so much for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenges.


  11. This is a wonderful creation ... Beautifully colored & such a great choice of colors ...
    Hugs, Janie

  12. This is fabulous! gorgeous colours and details! Regarding covering this type of journal, if you're careful you can slowly remove the ring binding on them so that you can cover the whole cover, repunch the holes and thread it back together! (takes a while though) thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane x

  13. Great color combo and altered notebook. Beautiful Job!


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