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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Glitter and Bling Blog Hop Day 2 - January 22, 2012

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Welcome my friends to the Glitter and Bling Blog Hop hosted by Gill McCall!!! There are a lot of great projects and the only request was glitter and bling .....

If you were just visiting me today, I really appreciate that, BUT . . . would love for you to start at the beginning of our hop which is Gill, sew you don't miss one single project!!! 

If you have arrived from Ashley, then you are right on blingie for the glitter and bling. Grab those sunglasses and let's get the disco ball revolving!!!

WELLL, I'm not really a glitter and bling type person, but I thought what a challenge - I can do this!!!!! What I have done for is what some are calling an altered journal. Again, I have challenged myself as I have never done of a project such as this but was quite pleased with the outcome . . .

One of my favorite stores to frequent and find "goodies" is Dollar Tree. They have composition books. If you are close to my age, I'm sure you would remember them as those black and white notebooks they handed out in school for your spelling words -- yep, those are the ones. They measure 9.75-inches x 7.5 inches. Ok, at least that's what this one measured. The inside is lined paper for notes, journaling, and of course those nasty spelling words!!!!

  • composition book
  • DCWV The Mariposa stack --- if you haven't seen these stack - you butterfly lovers will absolutely love this!!!
  • Studio G Irridescent 
  • Gems that have the gunk, now that is a technical term, that self-attach from Pat Catan's
  • Chandelier Gems that Michaels has in various colors with 6 on a card for a Dollar --- what a deal!!!!! This package is clear with a light yellow
  • White flowers from a RAK from Deborah Marie Foti
  • Various ribbons from my stash
  • Glider, glue sticks, and my most favorite accessory - my Xyron!
  • I measured the composition book and cut the paper accordingly and attached to front and front inside, back and back inside -- if you notice, I actually pieced it to show off the butterflies and fussy cut as much as possible
  • The outside front has a folded corner that has flower gems glued on the outside piece to slip that piece of paper you need last week but can't find
  • I added a pocket along with a tag on the inside front was cut using my Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge
  • Ribbons were cut to size for the outside close to the binding both front and back along with on the inside front lining the "prairie point" that was on the front to hold in place - ribbons were run through the Xyron which makes them easier to attach
  • Outlining the swirls with the Studio G, adding white flowers, chandelier gems along with the clear gems 
  • Outside edges with distressed with black ink pad
Now, I'm sure you want to view the finished product  . . .

Additional tags were made with ribbons for journaling and/or book marks ---

I hope you enjoyed my first time efforts with my journal along with my glitter and bling!!! Your next stop along the way is Lisa T.

God Bless you and thank you
Hugs and Love


  1. Very cute notebook. i love the vintage look!!

  2. Wow! Fantastic project Lynne!

    I love using notebooks for making lists/things to do etc!

    I've never crafted with one though so maybe I'll have to have a ago after seeing what you've done with this lovely one!

    Well Done!

    I'm a new follower.

    Lisa xx

  3. Beautiful book, I have to really cover mine.
    modjjjash at yahoo dot com

  4. Oh My Goodness what a superb looking book! I love it!

    Linda xxx

  5. Gorgeous project. Love it. I also used the same paper stack on one of my cards. I love that paper so very pretty. This would make a great gift. Thanks Linda

  6. Hello, Lynne, I'm now following your bright and colourful blog page. This altered notebook is just so pretty. I love DCWV goodies and the sheet you have chosen is simply divine and what a good foundation to glitter and bling with...wow! I love all the embellishments you have used but since I'm a girl who likes the girl's best friend...it has to be the sparkly diamond hearts that do it for me...lol!
    It's lovely to "meet" you on this blog hop.
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x


  7. Lynne, I am normally not a fan of altered journals, but you changed my mind. Your journal is absolutely beautiful!!! I love it! The colors you used are so pretty! The butterflies a symbol of hope,flowers, and bling are perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely journal! Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

  8. Hello Lynne. What a fantastic project, its so beautiful and I love the glitzy bits. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

  9. Very pretty notebook..great job!!

  10. Lynne, You did an Amazing Job on your Notebook.Thanks for Sharing! :0)

  11. This Bling Queen heartily approves !!! A +++ Lovely altered notebook Lynne !!

  12. I love it... its amazing.. love the colour and all the bling!!!
    hugs Laura

  13. AWesome note book I love thw paper you used it is gorgeous and the bling is perfect. You are kidding me this is your first one !!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  14. Awesome notebook. I love the Mariposa paper. Nice being in the hop with you.

  15. Wow...love this altered journal and it so pretty ...thoughtful of the butterflies! :)
    Hugs sister! :) and great job! :)

  16. The cover on your journal is spectacular. Great job.
    Loving Scrapper 101

  17. Vintage AND Bling...a perfect marriage! Love what you did!

  18. super fabby project. thanks for taking part in the hop.

  19. i love this. so gorgeous. i also adore butterflies and blue is my color. hehe.

    great job.

    craftingwithblue@ gmail.com


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