Thursday, January 23, 2014

Friends Like Us - Altered Mini Notebook for Reverse Confetti

Good afternoon, Reverse Confetti Friends!

It is BITTERLY cold here in Illinois cold, in fact, that our school and all the neighboring schools cancelled for the day.  I was able to sneak into my craft cave and whip up a fun project to share with you today!

The other night, I had dinner with a friend who was really down in the dumps!  I shared with her that when I'm down and feeling blue, I jot down things that I'm thankful for each day in a notebook.  We made a deal... to start/re-start a gratitude journal and share at the end of each week some of the highlights of the positives in our lives.

This altered notebook is for we strive for a more positive outlook on life, in general!

For a little extra fun, I stamped on the inside with sweet Freida Fox and a row of XO's from Whole Lotta Hearts!

 I hope you are inspired to create something that will lift your spirits!

Check out all of the DARLING Reverse Confetti I used on my project!

The Mojo Monday Sketch #329 helped me out with a simple and fun layout for the front of this altered project!

Here's one last look at my altered mini notebook!  

The Double Edge Scallop Border is peeking from behind the red paper panel, Freida Fox's glasses are stamped as a background and sentiment onto Tag Me.  Rows of Whole Lotta Hearts join the glasses as part of the background stamping, and lots of layered Confetti Cuts (Arrow, Love Note & Tag Me) as the focal panel of the notebook.  

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Freida Fox, Whole Lotta Hearts (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Black Onyx Versafine, Barn Red & Antique Linen Distress (Ranger)
Paper:  Echo Park
Other:  (Arrow, Love Note, Double Edge Scallop Border, Tag Me (Confetti Cuts by Reverse Confetti), Pink/White Baker's Twine (Hemptique), Sewing Machine, Thread

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Lori said...

Super stinkin' cute friend!!! Love, love, love this :) Your friend will love it xoxoxoxo

Tracey McNeely said...

This is fabulous Stacey, what a cute notebook and I think I need to CASE you on this one!!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Love love love

Heather Jensen said...

This is super cute! Love your embellished notebook. :)

Lisa said...

This is too cute Stacey, she'll love it!!

Leigh Penner said...

So pretty! I love how you stamped Frieda on the inside!

Marisa said...

Great sentiment and love the layered tags :)

~amy~ said...

LOVE the altered notebook! Such fun stamping on the pages!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super duper it! Your friend is so lucky to have you!

Creative M said...

Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just darling, Stacey!

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Kim S said...

What a fabulous idea!!! And just looking at this beautiful journal with its cheerful sentiment will give your friend one more thing to be grateful for!