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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers. Currently at about 45%)
2. Teach paper craft classes.
3. Create Dies for Spellbinders(done)
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.
made it to CHA, and work for embellishment company I love, demo classes all in 2012-13

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Journal my Journey

Good afternoon, hope you all are staying warm!  This month I have a large craft show at Lincoln High School and need to get some items school kids can really use and love out!  So I bought these journals from the $1 basket at Michaels the other day, and at 50% off . . .woohoo!  I couldn't resist making them into something that a teenager couldn't pass resist writing their memories of the day into every single night! 
 

Challenges: Simon Says anything but a card challenge

Ingredients:  The Raising The Ceiling Collection - Ladybug Tilda Item Id: MAG208 by Magnolia was colored months ago so I don't have record of the Copic sketch colors used other than the face:  E00, E21, RV34.  The contour shading was done in Ranger Distress Ink as well around the edges in the background.  Karen Foster Design Paper was used behind Tilda.

 

You can barely notice, in picture, but the antenae are hand made from wire because this image is cut completely out and the hearts at the top were too heavy for the little piece of paper to hold up so I improvised  :)
I used a Martha Stewart punch and hand sewed "Texture Bobbin Ribbon into the punched holes to resemble a garden archway.   
  Special moments lady bug with yellow Stickles and a charm from Cousin trinkets nestled in a shiny bow evens out the symmetry. 


Recollections butterfly embellishment was used and a flower I cut with the Cricut machine back in December.    I never throw anything away, save the world one tree at a time!  The final touches were on the arch and the photo comes to life!  Recollections glitter chipboard stickers  added a contrasting swirl to this image that I couldn't resist and it brought out the postage cancellation image on the cover.

You can see in this photo that the antenae wires I used are bent forward slightly for depth.

This was a really fun project and I hope it's a hot seller at the craft sale!  Don't forget to use my tab called CANDY to load up before the finished dates.  As always, I love to share, ...and thank you everyone for the nice comments and suggestions. 

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Look around you and see the needs of someone other than yourself ... you never know what could happen!

 Thanks for visiting, till next time . . .


17 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous journal! I love all the details, it's too pretty to use, lol.

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  2. Beautiful journals and love all those little details you added. Very sweet project :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  3. oooooooooooo this is adorable!!! Love the details!! I think any teenager would love this little Journal.
    hugs, Janiel

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  4. Wonderful journal makeover! Tilda is gorgeous as always. Great color combo with great details too! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn
    ps Your header is AWESOME

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  5. Gotta love the dollar bin! This is beautiful...she is colored AMAZINGLY!
    Rene :D

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  6. Tammy, wonderful coloring and embellishments! Sooo much beautiful detail, I love it!!!! Don't you just love doing those journels.
    Judy K.

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  7. I love your journal great coloring
    and all the embellies
    Good luck on the craft sale
    Hugs Linda

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  8. Fabulous notebook Tammy :-) I am sure this will be a best seller !! Good Luck !! :-)


    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  9. I would say you have done pretty well! I would love to have one of these journals! Nice work!!
    Sandy

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  10. very nice job..Good luck with it.. Dee :}

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  11. Hi Tammy, I've had a little look around your blog and you do amazing work! You pay attention to every detail on your projects and your coloring is 'wow!' Thanks for sharing!!
    Cheryl

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  12. Wow! this is so gorgeous and your colouring is amazing! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane x

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  13. I hope you made bunches of these! I don't see this lasting to long at your sale. It's gorgeous!! I love all the detail!

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  14. Gorgeous altered journal. That is fun idea :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  15. This is so pretty! Thanks for the nice comments you left on my candy post...I've become a follower. you do lovely work1

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