Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Everything ABC's Blog Hop

If you are looking for my post for the Time Flies Blog Hop, please click here.

Welcome to our very first Everything ABC's Blog Hop! This will be the first of many throughout the year so make sure to check out what we have new for you about every two weeks. Happy New Year and Happy Hopping!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter A. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "A" element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Theodora's blog at Celebrate Crafts then you're on the right track!

For my "A" project, I decided to make 3 "altered" notebooks AND I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to do it!  First some pictures:

I found these notebooks at Staples - they were a fab deal:  3 for $1!  I knew when I saw them that they would be perfect to alter.  They measure 5" x 7 3/4".  I used a Close to My Heart paper pack called "Stella" to cover the notebooksI then used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut the labels for the front.  The images can be found on Page 23, A3, < Square1 > cut at 2 3/4" and page 33, B3, < Square2 > cut at 3 1/4".  As you can see from the third picture, I also altered the inside of each notebook.
Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Linda of Scrappy Therapy.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Amber ~ Scrapper's Therapy
  2. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
  3. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  4. Linda ~ Scrappy Therapy
  5. Shalana - Scrappin' with Shalana
  6. Kathy ~ Kathy's Creative Corner 
  7. Joanne ~ Josie's Joy 
  8. Kelly ~ Paper Petal Memories
  9. Jen ~ Roxybonds 
  10. Alicia ~ Love Stamping
  11. Shelly ~ Just One Piece

Thanks so much for stopping by -- have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. Great project Lucy! Thanks for sharing this fab idea.

  2. How cute. I was looking for something to make for my sister, who is a paster, and this may just be it.

  3. Love your altered books. What a great idea.

  4. love your projects! you are very talented Lucy...


  5. it looks like you ahd a great time creating these little books!

  6. Fantastic job on the books, Lucy. Thanks for sharing

  7. Love the usage of Stella on this altered books. Super cute!

  8. As always, the projects here are just gorgeous. You do a wondrous job! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Love the idea of custom notebooks!

  10. These are great. I really like how you wove the ribbon through the spiral binding.

  11. very cool journals just love those papers. Cool way to use the ribbon.


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