Thursday, January 9, 2014

Altered Spiral Notebook

This Notebook creation below made Top 3 Jan 21, 2014
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Welcome Scrappers -
Today I created an Altered Spiral Notebook. I have way too many half-used Spiral Notebooks - so I decided it was time to do some alternating on them this year. The blank pages left inside will be great for note-taking, Journal entries and the like.
Here is my altered notebook using many already cut dies and cardstock scraps from my stash - yes, I have die cuts, and the like that I did not use on creations in 2013. Because most of the cover is done using left over die cutting items this notebook went together quickly.
 Have a crafty journey today. Thanks for stopping by. Gail
From This
To This

Red Spiral Notebook
Blue DCWV Crafty Cardstock - not a scrap
Quickutz die for the Kraft Cardstock Sentiment
Heart Die cut - Memory Box
Blue cardstock was used for the heart
Note - clear stamp by Impressions [new stamp] 
I added the S to Note with a black Micron pen
Window Die - Memory Box - this window was created to be used on a creation in 2013 - it has a strip of lace at the top, background in the window is a digital from Seneca Pond Crafts and the snowflakes at the bottom is a 
Memory Box Crystal Snowflake Circle die cut using white cardstock
Pop Up tape
3 Blue Moon Drops
2 Glitter Gems
Scraps of Kraft Cardstock
Deer Die Cuts - Memory Box and Impressions Obsessions
MS Gray ink for the snow using scraps of white cardstock
Blue Glitter Tinsel along the spiral - I inherited a roll of lovely tinsel after my 
95-year-old MIL passed
I would like to share this altered notebook with the following challenges:

Monthly Challenges
Dec - January 31 Craft my Life Challenge NO Cards UE
Jan 1 - Jan 25 Crafting by Designs ATG UE
Jan 7 - Jan 31 Ribbon Carousel Love, Birthday, Get Well Or Just Because UE 
Dec 5 - Jan 15 Paper Crafting Journey Christmas UE
Jan 3 - Jan 31 Your Next Stamp Photo or Sketch Inspiration 3E #2 - hearts


 Weekly Challenges
Jan 5 - Jan 11 Pile it On - Just Because - UE
Jan 5 - Jan 11 Sentimental Sunday - Alter Something with a sentiment 3E #1
Jan 6- Jan 12 Love to Create Blue with Bling  Winter3E #2
Jan 6 - Jan 19 Crafty Boots ATG UE

Jan 6- Jan 19 Simon Says Monday Challenge - Blues 5E #3 - blue cardstocks
Jan 6 - Jan 19 Victorine Stamps 3 layers on the window UE
Jan 6 - Jan 19 The Kraft Journal - Lace it Up - 2E #1 lace on the window
Jan 6 - Jan 12 Eureka Stamps Blue and Bling 3E #3 tinsel, gems, moondrops
Jan 6- Jan 19 Crafting Desert Diva Linky Party UE
Jan 7 - Jan 13 Sweet Stamps - Use Kraft Paper 1E
Jan 8 - Jan 21 Digistamps4Joy - Glitter & Sparkle 3E #3 tinsel, gems, moondrops
Jan 8 - Jan 13 Simons Says Wed Challenge Ice Inspiration 5E #1 

Jan 1- Jan 13 INky Impressions Something New- Note Stamp - first time I have used this stamp UE
Jan 6 - Jan 31 Vs Sweet Ideas ATG 2E #1
Jan 9 - Jan 22 Crafty Girls ATG 3E #3
Jan 9 - Jan 15 DLART Thankful Thursday Hearts CH124 3E #2

Jan 9 - Jan 15 Cute Card Thursday - Cold & Frosty UE 
Jan 7 -Jan 13 Pinspirational Photo Challenge 5E - Using White/blue & winter #3


  1. I did see your spiral book somewhere else and it is genius but all I see here are brown spaces...........Lis

  2. Your altered notebook looks great, I love the design you have created.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Beautiful job on this project. Thanks for playing along with the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week.

  4. I love to alter notebooks and haven't done one in a while. Love those deer and your elements are so perfect for brrrrrrr MI. I would have to do some rainy day scene for here in FL. Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week.

    kReN, DT
    Come and see what I've done!

  5. This is an awesome notebook! The deers look great and I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! Have an awesome weekend!

  6. Like how you altered the notebook. Especially like the Deer family. I have altered some regular size like this as well as mini ones.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. There's those deer again :) What a beautiful altered notebook. Thanks for joining us again at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week. Good luck!

  8. This is one gorgeous notebook, Gail! I simply adore it! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week!

  9. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘GLITTER AND SPARKLE’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  10. wow! great re-purposing! The transformation is wonderful!

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...

    Sandy S
    ~Sentimental Sundays Design Team

  11. A much prettier notebook! Thank you so much for joining our All Crafts challenge-hope to see you join us again soon :-) Elaine-xxx-

  12. Beautful project.! Thanks for joiniing us at Crafty Girls - good luck! hugs Angelie

  13. Beautiful Gail, love the scene you created! Fabulous winter scene and beautifully done in the blues & bling! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!

    Jacki - LTC owner

  14. Super project.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


  15. Love this! Very creative! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  16. What a great project, TFS
    Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    Craftin Desert Divas Design Team

  17. WONDERFUL Notebook!!
    Thanks again for joining us at PIO last week!
    Have a GREAT day!

  18. Beautiful notebook thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's

  19. Your notebook looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing this at Sentimental Sundays. We hope to see you back very soon!
    Sentimental Sundays DT
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  20. What a great notebook for Christmas. Looks so festive. :D
    Thank you for sharing and joining us at All Crafts Challenge.
    Deborah ACC DT

  21. Great idea!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  22. Gorgeous creation - love the image and dies you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x


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