Friday, September 17, 2010

MIL Altered Notebook



I searched high and low for paper to coordinate with the fabric used on the altered tote. This is the closest I got, not a perfect match at all, but I'm trying oh so very hard not to run to purchase more paper.  Gotta use what I have. 
The pattern paper is Colorbok, I had for a very long time. The cardstock is TPC. I used my new pink ATG gun to adheare the paper...love it! Ribbon is from Michael's dollar bin; pearl swirlys are Want2Scrap. I didn't have any pearls for the flower centers so I used white brads by Basic Grey. Flower are from my stash.  The mat is one of Penny's shapelies.  And of course I used my homemade shimmer.
Now let me tell you about the embossing, maybe you already know this. I cut the purple strip slightly longer so I can trim it after I glue it down. Well, did you know that paper shrinks when you emboss?!! I didn't, why didn't someone tell me!? LOL I thought I was loosing it!! I cut the strip 3 times, yes 3 times, until I figured it out! Geez! LOL


14 comments:

Michelle said...

That is beautiful Yolie. Love your colors!!
Michelle

Alicia B said...

Yolie it is just beautiful! Thanks for the saying! *Hugs*

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Yolie,
This is gorgeous. Beautiful colours and the lettering is awesome.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Dorothy said...

Yolie, your files are so very nice!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OHHH This journal is BEAUTIFUL, Yolie!!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

great job, love the color combo! Purple is my fav!!

lovemypaper said...

Very nice love the colors!

paperscissorsink said...

Beautiful!

Melissa said...

Beautiful journal! I have an award for you on my blog. Feel free to come by and get it.

Corinna said...

Very pretty. I love the patterned flowers and the swirlies. I had no idea paper shrunk when you embossed it either! :)

Corinna
Practical Scrappers

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Alpha(s),Word Art(s), Word Book(s) post on Sep. 18, 2010. Thanks again.

Carol Ric said...

Beautiful book! I love altered items, they always look so much better after. TFS!

Trisha said...

Very nice job, Yolie! I never thought about embossing shrinkage before. I always thought I just messed up! LOL!
thank you for the lovely sentiment file.

Amanda said...

What a beautiful sentiment.. Thanks for sharing it..

Amanda:0)