Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Altered Notebook

WARNING: LOONG POST WITH LOTS OF PICTURES!

Hello, hello! Hope everyone is having a great week!

It has been raining on and off here in LA....pretty gloomy. Hope it will get little better by the weekend.

The Greeting Farm has an ALTERED NOTEBOOK contest going on and I decided to play along. You know I love to make 3D items. :D

I have been really busy with stuff so I didn't really get to work on this book until Monday night. I did have in mind how I wanted it though so it wasn't too difficult to put together. Plus, the good thing is, I have all the supplies I needed. Well, I go to Michael's and Joann's like every week so for sure I have a lot of little bits and pieces here and there. LOL

I thought it's cool to keep a book of all the TGF stamps/images with tabs separating all the different collections. These are the images I have on hand so far. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to stamp all of them right now. I can't believe I have so many of them! That tells you how much I love TGF! LOL

This was actually a wedding recipe book I bought a long while ago on clearance. You really don't know what comes in handy until you really need it! LOL

Here is my completed book! I decorated/covered it with Basic Grey papers (front and back, inside covers as well). I added some metal corners too! I saw these at Michael's last week and thought they are cool! They are by Tim Holtz. On the side are chipboard letters by K&Company.


Here is how it looks like on the inside. I made six pocketed tabs. The pockets are for stamped images to be used when I need them. Under each tab are stamped images with the name of the stamp for reference.


Close up of one of the corner...



Close up view of the sentiment...or subtitle...



Close of the image. These three girls are actually together, masked them together.



Here are each individual tabs...












As time permits, I will add more tabs and stamped images. This book is kind of bulky so it's great for display, not to be put away in the bookshelf. LOL

Although this book did not turn out as I pictured, I do like it. Hope everyone enjoy looking at all the pictures! Thanks so much for stopping by today

12 comments:

donna mikasa said...

Holy moly, Kim! What an awesome notebook! Love how you decorated the inside, too! And I love that you snuck Sassy Suzi in there, too!

Kris said...

it's GORGEOUS girl!!!! i think it came out super cute!! i LOVE it!!! =D

...just Barbara said...

Wow - great book! I love all the details you put on the inside!

Deconstructing Jen said...

This is a brilliant idea and so gorgeous! And how in the world have you only been working on it since Monday??? This would take me weeks if not months. I'm so impressed. This is just WOW!!! And what a gorgeous way to keep your stampies organized. :D I love it!

Amy said...

Wowzers girl! This is such a fabulous idea for a notebook and your decorating is super fantastic! I don't think you're going to have to worry about where to keep it, Marie is going to be wanting this one!

Cyndi said...

so beautiful Kim! love everything about it!

Michelle U said...

This notebook is awesome! So much work! Love it!

Hugs,
Michelle

Jodi said...

Kim, what an awesome book you have created!! Great organization for sure!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Danni said...

Wow!! This is so creative and amazing!! Gorgeous!

Brenda said...

this is such an amazing project! so many details!

HappyCrafter said...

WOW!!! What an amazing project, just love how it all ties together, and what a great organizing idea!

Kristine said...

OH WOW! That is fantastic Kim!! Love the whole project =) SUper pretty with your flowers and pearls and ribbons... and cute images too!