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