Monday, September 22, 2014

Altered Reader’s Digest: Purple

Hi again!  I am working to get caught up on all the projects that I started this summer!  This altered book is as cute as can be, and is one of about 15 that I am working on.  I love this little book as a way to:

  • take notes
  • make lists (I love lists!!)
  • record quirky things your kids say
  • fun day planner
  • use for sermon notes
  • gratitude journals
  • prayer journal
  • scrapbook, even!

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Every time you turn the page, there is something different to see, and that is one thing I loveLoveLOVE about junk journals!  IMG_6680Between the covers of these altered Reader’s Digest covers, you will see notebook paper, music sheets, typing paper…IMG_6681scrapbook paper, vintage envelopes, vintage cards…IMG_6682a few pockets to hold thing, index cards, cardstock…IMG_6683shoot, even a Yahtzee! scorecard makes it in there!  IMG_6684The holes are reinforced with metal eyelets and bound with binder rings.  This makes them SO customizable. Fill it with more paper, pictures, drawings, receipts, notes, church bulletins – whatever!  You can also add ribbons and charms to the rings for added flare!

I hope you enjoyed this wee walk-through of this junk journal!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Altered Book: Three Little Pigs Journal

** Warning!  This post is picture-heavy!**

One of the first things I wanted to do when bookmaking got into my head was to take about old books and turn them into something new! 

I found this cutsie children’s book and decided that it must become a journal for someone!  The Someone doesn’t have to be knee-high to a grasshopper though – I can see a grown-up using this just as much as a child!

Walk with through this altered-book-junk-journal with me, won’t you?IMG_6485IMG_6486I added cut-to-size notebook paper pages, typing paper, IMG_6487IMG_6488index cards, pages from the book itself,IMG_6489IMG_6490IMG_6491IMG_6492mixed media paper for drawing and lighter wet media work,IMG_6493IMG_6494all bound together with three binder rings.  I used some washi tape on the ends, just for a little something extra. IMG_6495

Thank you for letting me share with you today!

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