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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Make a Beautiful Journal for Pennies!

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Hello All!
My project for today is taking advantage of the back to school specials that are going on right now. I picked up some composition books for a quarter a piece at our local Wal-mart store.


By adding some stash paper, some beautiful ribbon and some scor-tape, I created this!


The designer paper is from DCWV "Rustic" stack.
That beautiful ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. It is their Brown Wrinkled Ribbon.
Butterfly stamps and punch are by Martha Stewart.
I printed the word "JOURNAL" out with my printer.

If you missed my post yesterday about the special book I was a part of, please CLICK HERE.
Make sure and leave a comment on that post for a chance to win a copy of the book!
I would love a comment on what you think about my journal too before you go!  ;)

Hugs,
True :D

10 comments:

Kelly Massman said...

Love the journal!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, your journal is gorgeous. I took advantage of that sale also. I just need to get started on the crafting of them.

Lisa Lara said...

Wow. Amazing True. Love it.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty and so much more attractive than the originals. :0)

A Cards Delight said...

This is awesome and I am soooo jealous of how you are able to look at something and make it totally and beautifully different!

Jessica said...

I love your journal cover! I've been using the same kind of book for my journal for acouple of years. I covered my first one as my interpretation of the 'Marauder's Map' from the harry potter books. I had such fun that I've been covering them ever since. But none were as creative as that first one. I now have 3 covered. And the last is almost full. So it'll be time to cover another one soon. Thanks for sharing your's!

Little GTO said...

Love the bow qnd d/p on the pencil. above and beyond the normal.
Sharon L

iluvmybugs said...

You've turned a standard 'back to school' notebook into a piece of art True!! TFS

debi said...

What a great idea! It makes it so personal and since I journal all the time, it will be fun to create a cover to my liking! Thanks for sharing. Debi

Sam said...

I adore your journal. I have been doing this for years, but I never put quite the beauty into as you have. Now I have new inspiration.
Thank you so much for sharing
Sandy