Monday, October 27, 2008


Its getting to be that time of year again: craft shows and gift giving. So now is when I start looking for new ideas for gifts as well as items than might sell and redo items I have done in the past that have been popular and that I like to make.

Altered composition books are one of my favorite gift items to do and people seem to like them. So I made a few this weekend. Especially popular are prayer and gratitude journals so those are what I started with. I also like doing quilt journals and I will work on designs for some of them after I've been to the post office tomorrow morning.

Why the post office you might ask????? Because I have some new stamps waiting there for me. And they are quilty stamps! I've been eagerly waiting for these stamp sets from PaperTrey. They are Quilter's Sampler, Quilter's Sampler Additions, and Quilter's Sampler Sentiments. These are going to be so much fun to use!

Until these here are two of the altered books I have designed so far. It doesn't show up well in this photo of my gratitude journal, but I followed the advice of Susan and altered the black brad that is in the center of the flower in the top left corner of the journal. I used a white rub on flower and put a tiny rhinestone in the middle. Then I coated it all with clear nail polish. It took me three tries and three rub ons but I finally got it right! It is cute. For more detailed information on how to do this check out here fabulous and informative web site Paper Craft Central. Thanks Susan for the wonderful idea and instructions.


Christi said...

I am a HUGE journal buff so I am in LOVE with these!! I am so bad at altering things but you do so awesome!! I love these!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh these are soooo cool!! I also LOVE journals and notebooks!!