Welcome to our Altered Journal Blog Hop! If you came here from Maria of Joyful Stamper then you are on the right track! If you happen to stumble upon this hop you can begin hopping at our host Melissa from Pink Polka Dot Scrapping.
Suzanne of Zannie Berry is sponsoring our hop and is giving away two (2) Cuttlebug Folders AND 10 Colorbok Embellie Packs!! To be eligible, just leave a comment on each person's blog.
I have to tell you that I just love my altered journals! I started making them a couple of years ago and I make them in all sizes. I make the tiny ones that are only 3 1/4" x 4 1/2". They fit it my purse and I use them for a variety of reasons. The one I currently I have in my purse is actually to make notes to myself when I'm not at home. You know how you come up with an idea or someone asks you something that you need to follow up on and as soon as you get home, it's gone? I mean, you think you remember talking to somebody about something they asked you to remember to follow up on but when you get home, if you're lucky enough to even have remembered that there was something, you don't remember it? Or you see something in a store or on the road or at someone's house and you think to yourself "I should do that or I can do that, I should make myself a note". But you don't and then you forget. Anyway, that's why I make these cute little altered notebooks that stay in my purse.
Here's one I made at the beginning of the year and it's simple but works for me:
|Inside - plain cardstock|
It's a 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" notebook that I covered with a retired CTMH paper pack called "Dreamin'. I then used a retired stamp set called "A Little Reminder."
You can tell it's been used - but it's held up pretty well for the last 10 months -- just a little fraying on the edges I'm happy to say :)
I also alter bigger composition books. Here's one I just recently made:
|Inside - has a pocket for papers|
If you're never altered a notebook, I would highly recommend you to do it -- it's not very difficult and I have found that it really helps to personalize a journal. It tends to have more meaning and I use it more often.
Your next stop is Sandra of Merritt Vergaray Connection.
Here is the lineup just in case you get lost on your way!
- Melissa ~ Pink Polka Dot Scrapping
- Ashley ~ Marine Wife's Scrappin Life
- Jenn ~ Scrap Happens - Embellish It
- Robin ~ Cut One Designs by Robin
- Connie ~ Connie Can Crop
- Robin ~ Scrap and Chat
- Dena ~ The Unknown, Entertaining Mind of Miss Dena Jones
- Maria ~ Joyful Stamper
Have a wonderfully crafty day!