Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Whimsy is Essential!

Hi Everyone!
If you've noticed on my last couple posts- I have not made any cards since Sunday!
I'm trying something new- and having fun doing it!!
Today I altered a notebook.

It started out like this:

And ended up like this:

I used the DCWV Lemon Flower stack for all the paper (I love this stack!).
I was not really a fan of Yellow until I bought this stack, and actually bought it for all the Black and Silver- now, I can't seem to get enough Yellow- go figure!

I stamped the owl image and cut it out with a 1" Marvy punch.  I adhered it with some Glossy Accents and flooded the image to make it pop.  If you saw my last post- it's the exact same thing, except I didn't put it in a bottle cap!
The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs "Positive Thoughts" stamp set.
I love this set!!  After having all 6 sets of Kristal's stamps- I've got to say- that this is by far my favorite!  I haven't seen these phrases anywhere else before- and they are perfect!  Buy them HERE!
$1.00 from each set of these stamps goes to Storefront Shelter (Homeless shelter for children and youth).

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Looks great! I recently altered a composition notebook, but it did NOT come out as nicely as yours did! Haha, I guess I'm still learning. What are you going to use the notebook for? I use mine to keep track of what I use for cards (for future reference and for my blog) and also what I purchase.

  2. Fabulous! It is always so fun to do altered projects. I love the paper you used.


  3. Julie, I LOVE this! Now I think I *need* to HAVE this paper, lol! Great job :)

  4. This is such a great idea, I have considered doing something like this but never tried it out. I will definitely try it out with my notebooks next semester. Thanks for the inspiration!


  5. I absolutely love this. Altering is so much fun and you definately made it a great project
    Brenda GCDTM-Sister

  6. Very cute! Love that owl, he's so adorable!

  7. This is a great project. I never really thought to do this. It would be a great thing to do for school. I'll try it with my granddaughter. I met you a few days ago, I wanted to come back and look around. Hugs, Pam at

  8. Julie, I LOVE this alteration! That stack is certainly gorgeous, especially when used so beautifully in a project like this. :o) Beautiful work, lovely sentiment (Kristal is amazing!), and you've inspired me to alter a very special notebook! Thank you! :o)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

  9. Julie, Another creative idea from the GCWKA DT. These notebooks would be fun for anyone. Kids would love them for school and adults would love them for everyday use. The DCWV stack is awesome, they are one of my favorites and yellow is one of my fav colors. Good job!

  10. I love this notebook! I really need to use more of my glossy accents. Still easing into that process, but I guess I will stop back from time to time to get inspiration from rock the glossy accents. Glad you're having fun changing it up a bit this week with 'no cards'!

  11. Hi Julie! This came out spectacular! I have not made cards latley myself,I am hooked on doing mini albums. Have a great holiday! Hugs! Dina

  12. Hi Julie, wow the notebook turn out great. I have one that I need to decorate but havent made the time to do it. I also wanted to thank you for the K. Andrew stamp set. I just got them yesterday and cant wait to use them. Thank you again and have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend.


  13. Wow Julie, the notebook looks great! I am now a new follower! :)

  14. OOOOOOOO....that yellow is fabulous! I love altered notebooks! They are so much fun!

  15. AMAZING! I love it! You did a great job!!!!!

  16. Love, love, LOVE this, Julie!! It turned out wonderfully!! I've been wanting to decorate a journal for myself (why is it so hard to make something for myself???)... I think this is just the inspiration I needed!! :) THANKS!!

    Some love from your Getting Cricky Sister,
    Amy :) at

  17. WOW!! THis is amazing!! I love the paper and the little owl is adorable!! Thank you for the inspiration I need to make myself a journal like this!!

    Your GCDT sister,