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Saturday, January 29, 2011

BITTEN BY THE LOVE BUG BLOG HOP & SSD-DT Valentine's Project- Altered Journal

Welcome to Creations with Becka and the Bitten By The Love Bug Blog Hop!

If you've come from visiting Amanda- http://www.myscrappinobsession.com/
you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/  and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few projects and ideas with a valentine theme with you!

Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas!  So for this blog hop I made this altered journal.

So for this project I picked up this journal at Michael's in the dollar section, WOOHOO gotta love the dollar section.

So the 1st thing I did was inked the edge with the spiral so that I could cover the rest of the cover with paper.

This is CM paper and stickers from the LOVE paper album kit they make. These were the left overs from the kit.

For this project I used Martha Stewart Holiday Cake cartridge. I cut the images at 4". I used the Love/Valentines image. This is how I set up the paper for the cuts, but I ended up not using the brown paper.  Instead of using the XO and Love sayings that were cut out I used the CM stickers.

1- premade journal
CM Love paper album kit/ paper and stickers
light pink and dark pink cardstock
dark pink ink
Martha Stewart Holiday Cake cartridge

I hope you all enjoyed the project, it turned out nicely and was pretty easy to make.

OK, how about some blog candy?? Everyone loves blog candy. Today I am giving away another 3m Pink ATG gun. I absolutely love mine! It is so easy to use and works totally awesome! So  all you have to do to be entered to win is become a follower or if you are one already YEAH! and leave a comment on this post. I will draw a winner Monday!

Next stop Michelle- http://www.mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/  Go see what she has in store for you today...
Here is the order of the list. Some of you may want to add the entire blog hop list so no one gets lost and confused where to go next.
Kassidy- http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/
Jessie- http://www.scrappyjess.blogspot.com/
Denise- http://www.lalasworldblog.blogspot.com/
Jamie- http://www.jmecreations.blogspot.com/
Sherri- http://www.sherrisspace.blogspot.com/
Erika- http://www.cricutlove1.blogspot.com/
Celeste- http://www.ccscards.blogspot.com/
Kacee- http://www.youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com/
Lisa- http://lisa-craft-blog.blogspot.com/
Amanda- http://www.myscrappinobsession.com/
Rebecca- http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/   ME!
Michelle- http://www.mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/  NEXT STOP
Jenny- http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/


doverdi said...

Great job! Thanks for the idea on inking up the spiral, I hadn't thought of that before. Also thanks for the chance to win a great blog candy prize. I'm already a follower. TFS!

Trisha said...

Love your notebook/journal and all your instructions. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love journal! tfs! love blog candy--have it on my wishlist. I'm already your follower
michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Tami B. said...

I'm with you- I love the $1 bins @ Michael's. Your journal turned out really cute.

Tanya said...

Love it!!! Great idea to ink it first!! Love it!!! TFS..

Hugs, Tanya

Patti Ross said...

WOW - that came out really nice...love it!

Patti Ross

craftymom205 said...

Love your idea. Great project.

missleyden said...

What a great idea..love it. It came out awesome.

Josie0602 said...

Great journal! I love how you inked the edges to make it easier to cover.

Thanks for the chance to win the ATG...I have been wanting this pink one for so long!!

jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Charlotte said...

Cute journal. I love the $1.00 bins at Michaels.

sunnyaz37 said...

Sooo cute!! Never thought of inking around the spiral!! Tfs a great idea!! (yost531@msn.com)

Debc06 said...

Love that idea the first altered project I did was a mini-calendar from Michaels. Love Michaels.
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

mum of two said...

I love this project! I have never altered a journal before, I even have one that NEEDS altering... I should get on with it :) The paper is gorgeous! I am so excited to be in this hop with you. TFS :)


Scrappymama Elaine said...

great job! your journal turned out great!!! tfs!
esigmon at cox dot net

JennyKozar said...

Great project!

LesleyfromWI said...

Love your altered journal and isn't the 1.00 bins the best at Michael's! Turned out super cute. Already a follower.
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

This is a great idea and those dollar bins are great for such projects!
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Meagan said...

I love this altered journal!! It's so cute and fun! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!

I'm a follower!


Karen said...

Love the journal and your blog. I am a new follower TFS!

kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

sweetestjess85 said...

Love this idea, I'm definitely going to do something like this soon!! Thanks for the post and have a great weekend!!

scrappinmomma said...

Beautiful journal,I love it. Great instructions,I will have to try this soon. tfs


country grammie said...

love michael's dollar bins for ideas just like this one! TFS!

dfhenson @ q dot com

brittmartin0910 said...

I love this idea. Thank you for sharing.


Dana said...

Beautiful journal. I love the stickers. Wish my target had cool things in the dollar section. I can never find anything good.


Vicki said...

Love your altered journal. I'm a follower. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Jamie said...

love the journal.. great job. im a follower. thanks for the chance to win the ATG gun!

Scrappy Heartz said...

wondered how to cover one with the spiral on it...now I know!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

Debbie Chapman

Anonymous said...

I love this project! It turned out great.

TFS and being a part of this awesome hop!

TY for the chance to win an ATG!

becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

Love the journal. great idea and yes I ♥ the $ section too. :d

Brenna said...

that is a beautiful notebook! Love your blog! I am a new follower, but I can't wait to check out more!!

Lillian Child said...

Love Michaels dollar spot! And what a sweet project - LOVE those colorful chairs!

And I just found your blog on this hop - love finding new friends and talent in this craft! I am now a follower - so nice to meet you!


Elisha said...

Love those $1 finds!!

elishacarter at msn dot com

Bevy48 said...

Love the pinks and brown, Michael's dollar spots are one of my fav I love to dig in all the bins, lol. Have a crafty weekend. I am a new follower of your blog :-) blanphear @ yahoo dot com

silvia said...

Super cute altered journal!!

SherriC. said...

Love your Journel, it looks Great!!!! TFS.....
I am already a follower.....
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Dawn, RI said...

Cute Journal... I love the dollar section, you never know what you will find there. Dawn RI

Stephanie said...

Wow, I love those stickers, and your project turned out fantastically!
I'm a new follower

Gina (Happymom2010) said...

Love $1.00 items, plus you turned it adorable ;0)
Thanks for sharing and for the candy.

New follower...Gina L.
happymom2010learning at gmail dot com

Sandee McIntyre said...

Love your journal!! I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing.


Lovebug Creations said...

How pretty is that notebook? Love it!!! Very neat idea I can't wait to try!! TFS!

kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

SpantastiKreations said...

Super sweet and simple notebook.


Dee said...

Wow, I just love your project that you created. I am a new follower and will continue to follow your blog. TFS and have a great day.


Laura said...

Oh my daughter loves journals. She doesn't use them to journal in but she draws and writes stories in them. She is seven and I figure they are a place to keep all her special papers in one place. I will have to make one for her for Valentine's day! I am a follower!
lklebs1 at yahoo dot com

craftaholic said...

Very sweet Journal...Love the pink and Brown together!!! And it was very inexpensive to make!! TFS!!! And come and check out what I have on my blog!! I have been a follower for a while!

ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Jenny said...

Love your journal project! I love the pink & brown combo! So cute :)


jennykingham at att dot net

Lindsay said...

Really cute journal! Thanks for sharing!

joynwoe said...

That is a really pretty DIY notebook cover! Totally love it~

JIe Ying

GiGi said...

I love your book! I just bought some of those books with the same thing in mind! I also couldn't help but notice your blog header has the blue E and Cuttlebug....I also have these! There so pretty!:) Thanks for the great blog candy!
booger1 at tds.net

Cindy Stark said...

SUPER CRAFTY!!! Glad to find you on this hop...cute blog too!

Cindy Stark

My Lil' Bits said...

So cute, and nice tutorial. Thanks for sharing!!

Elaine said...

your journal is real pretty...it goes to show that a low priced journal can be made to look quite festive..thank you for sharing
scrapperelaine at live dot com

MeMe said...

Great idea--love to have an ATG.

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

cute notebook! wonderful altered idea! love it! and i totally NEED that giveaway! pls, pls, pls....fingers crossed....LOL following now too!

Babe O'Mara said...

I bought this same journal at Michaels. Thanks for some great ideas. I like how you sponged the spiral edge. I'm a follower. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.


GreenScrap said...

Love it!! I need to make of these for me ;) Cute!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute journal!! Thanks for the great giveaway and the chance to win
reissfam10 at aol dot com

Minta's Creations said...

Love your journal.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Chrisd said...

What a sweet project with an easy to find journal! To top it off, you are giving one of us a sweet treat ...on my wishlist since it came out....Wow! Thanks a bunch for a chance to win it.

TeacherMom said...

Your journal is great! Thanks for sharing!! Love the inking of the spiral idea!!! Going to try that for sure.
Thanks for the chance!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Anita said...

Great Job! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy! Anita

Scrappy Jackie said...

What a great idea... thanks for showing us the how to... Very cute! I just love learning and being inspired on hops. pjritsema at gmail dot com

Anne said...

Yep, I just love the dollar bins and all kinds of journals and mini albums. You did a fantastic job on this one, too! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration not to mention the chance to win a cool new tool! I have been wanting an ATG and the pink one would match my pink Expression perfectly!

lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

Katie said...

Beautiful journal. Love the cute little stickers. I am a new follower. TFS and for the chance to win...I have wanted an ATG since I first saw it!!
legge.katie at yahoo dot com

Nicole said...

This is great! I love how you inked the edges rather than try and cut the paper to fit, I'll have to try that next time. Thanks for the chance to win some fantastic blog candy for this new follower.

Kassidy said...

You freaking Rock! I love your projects:) Thanks so munch For helping with the blog hop:) You're the best.
Love- Kassidy

Julie said...

This is such a great idea! Love it!!!

pigs cricut said...

love the idea

A Scrap Above said...

This is really cool, I love the papers you used, and the $$ bin is my favorite!LOL
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C

jplatt said...

I love your altered journal, great use of colors too.

Janette P

Scrappin' Sista said...

Love the dollar bin too! Your journal turned out really nice. I love the papers and how you coordinated them together. TFS and the chance to win.

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

JennN said...

I never thought about inking the spiral edge! Your project is wonderful! Love the cute stickers too! TFS!
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

dobie mom of 3 said...

Just became a follower. What a fun, simple, yet beautiful idea! TFS.

dobiemom09 at gmail dot com

tinakatz1 said...

I am sooo scraplifting this idea!! OMG I love it!! Thank you so much for sharing! I am always looking for inexpensive gift ideas to give to teacher friends at the beginning of the school year and at holiday time.

Kim VanSheppy said...

New follower - looking forward to seeing your future projects. Great journal, I love that you used a premade one!
kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

Cute idea!! TFS! I can't wait to try this out!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Peg said...

Great way to personalize a journal, TFS! Thank you for the chance to with the ATG too!
pegbaum at gmail dot com

My Crafting Time said...

Love your notebook! My fav colors! I'm a new follower. TFS and the blog hop.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Janis said...

Great project! Love the idea of inking around the spiral. Very smart! :) Janis northrose@slowar.com

Theresa said...

Very cool idea..my daughter loves journals, so maybe I'll try my hand at one for her.

Imogene said...

Thats a great ideal,,,I love it,,,so cute!!
am a new follower...

Mammacita said...

Love your work! Can't wait to try this myself.

Coffee said...

Perfect, I found just what I need to complete my valentine, TFS.

Noneya said...

Thanks for the idea!

Teri A said...

This notebook would make such a nice gift I just love it

Thank you so much,
teri.barefoot at gmail dot com

Anna said...

Awesome journal. Just awesome. Great ideas.
I've been a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Kim said...

Your Journals turned out Great!! Gotta love those dollar bins at Michaels!
I'm a follower:)
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Linda said...

There are always good finds in the dollar section!! ;) This journal was a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!! :)


Becky Dunham said...

Very cute journal Becka! I just love the dollar bins at Michaels! I am a new follower :)

rdunham at q dot com

Carol E. said...

What a cute journal.. Got to love the dollar bins and stores!!
Thanks for sharing.
cjtj1999 at hotmail dot com

Simply AJ said...

Very Nice... I love the layout and color combination you used. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I am a new follower and look forward to scrapping with you. AJ

stefeni said...

What a great job altering this journal! Thanks for showing how you did it step by step.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com


I'm already a follower
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
Rebecca Minor

Creative Crafting said...

This hop was so much fun thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your blog I am a follower now. I love your blog colors!

Celeste B. said...

I LOVE IT!!! Great job, Becka!!! What a great idea; TFS! :)

Debican said...

Love the notebook. Im a follower now. Sub'ed to your video's too.
Hugs, Debi
caincan2000 atyahoo dot com

Carol said...

Great job! Love this idea! TFS

clworkman4 at gmail dot com

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

Oh, I am so happy I found this blog hop- such great ideas. Ink on the sprial!

Anonymous said...

I love your altered journal very cool idea..thanx for sharing..:)


Yours TruLee, Ann Marie said...

Very Cute! I'm gonna have to go find me some $1.00 books now!
Yours TruLee

Ann Marie
annmarielee at gmail dot com

SGilley said...

Love your blog banner! and the simplest of ideas from your post...get the bigger cricut mat..more paper to cut at one time..wow...see my widdle light bulb go off?lol...thanks for sharing.

Angela R said...

I love the way that you took something and recycled it, your journal came out super cute. Thank you also for showing the cricut matt because I never thought about how your can layer it with the diffrent colors to do it all together! Thank you so much for sharing! So happy to be a follower, your so talented! Contact Info incase I am the lucky winner!
Email: arebori0204@gmail.com
New Blog: I love new friends so if ya get a chance check it out :0) www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

WOW - I can't believe how you changed that journal! It is so pretty now! I'm going to have to start looking at the dollar books now!

www.purplescrapbooker at gmail dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Thanks for the instructions on the journal cover.

Patricia said...

Your book is awesome!!


Vickie said...

I just became a follower (yeah!) Very cute project. Can't wait to see what you come up with next

Karen said...

This is a super cute project. I love CM paper, just got come great deals from my rep. I am a new follower. TFS karen_schluter at hotmail dot com

jennyplace2 said...

Wonderful project and such awesome blog candy! Fingers, toes and eyes are crossed that you pick me!

GailPellegrin said...

What a great project. Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway.


VinDeeLoo said...

Very cute journal.

vndlewis at rcoketmail dot com

Rhonda Emery said...

love the journal. tfs.

sdelong1228 said...

love the journal! My granddaughter would really like this, so I think I will be going to Michael's soon. Thanks!

Heidi said...

I love your idea about inking the edge before adding the paper...I was wondering "what" to do with that space in a project like this! Thanks for the tip. It turned out so cute!

AmyJRockstar said...

Great project! TFS!
XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Marianne said...

I love these notebooks from Michaels! I am now a follower! Thanks
nanners74 at gmail dot com

...through my eyes said...

That is adorable! I love the $ things, usually they have nice little things you can use.

Tanya said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing, and the idea of inking it along the side there, wonderful!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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