Thursday, July 12, 2012

Two New Projects

Hello again everyone!  I will warn you in advance - this post has a very lot of pictures.

Today I have two new projects on my blog for your review.  The challenge for Inventory Reduction Challenge is to alter an item.  Both of these projects were started months ago and put aside for other more pressing things.  Soooo I couldn't think of anything I had to alter but these two books.

The first one is a black and white composition book.  I covered the outside and inside covers front and back with designer papers from an old DCWV Spring stack.  Surprisingly, some of these papers are still available.  The inside of the comp book has been left blank for my grandson, Jake, to use as a journal, photo memory album, or whatever he wants.

I know that we're supposed to use only old stash stuff for our Inventory Reduction challenges, but I used a new cutting die Marshmallow Clouds from Memory Box available from our wonderful Diana at her store,  I used Sleeping Baby Tingla for the front image and put her on one of the smaller clouds for her nap!

The second item I altered was a Tim Holtz Grungebook I've had for a couple years.  I covered all the pages and the front and back covers with a large assortment of designer papers.  I added various shapes to the pages for pictures to be slid behind or placed on top.  I don't have any pictures that I wanted to cut up, so again, pages are lacking pictures.  Most of the pages have a small embellishment.  Here are pictures of the pages and there are lots to show!

So there you have Dakota's little picture album!  I'm sure my grandson will have it filled with pictures in no time!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments.  Please take a minute to stop by my friend Elle's blog and see her altered item!



Tonya said...

This is darling!

Paper Tails said...

I love your books! It is one of the projects I love to do. I bought some materials for a cook book. Can't wait to start. Thanks for inspiring me to get moving on it.


Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Great projects and very nicely done. Many fun colors.
Blessings Doreen

Anonymous said...

What a lovely idea, very pretty
Hugs Julie P

cathylynn said...

Lots of work with beautiful results! Great job Kathy!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Paula said...

Wow! Both projects are great. Dakota's photo album is fantastic...definitely something she will treasure.

Cathy Lee said...

How sweet, Kathy. Love both your altered books. They are fabulous.
Cathy Lee

Elle said...

Your altered composition book is darling. Both of your altered items are amazing. Such love put into them --"I know that we're supposed to use only old stash stuff for our Inventory Reduction challenges" I didn't know that! Oops! New rules---we can use all of the new stuff we want! lol. Nice works of art!

Rene said...

GREAT job Kathy!!!!
Rene :D

Christina C. said...

Fantastic job, Kathy! Definitely a labor of love and a treasure!

Chris said...

Wonderful, Kathy! Great use of the BG paper, too! There's something so warming about those composition books - a piece of history, I suppose! You did a great job!

Chris Christensen

Kelly Neis said...

Fabulous book and there are a lot of love going into it.

Laura said...

Your altered items are fantastic and I especially love Dakota's album! I would love to make something like this for my young grandsons and niece.

Laura C.

Norma said...

Kathy, superb job on the altered items. Yes, I do prefer the end result of your composition book--soo.. much better. The black and white just leaves me blah...LOL. Your baby album is terrific. What a fabulous way of keeping memories.

cabio's craft corner said...

Wonderful altered book & journal :o)