27 May 2012

An Altered Notebook

Happy Sunday, hope it is a very blessed one for you all.  Thanks so much for popping by to share in the altered Notebook I have made for my friend Susan.

Once again, I had such fun making this one.  I hope all Krista's (Saturated Canary) fans managed to get hold of the gorgeous Ava she was offering as a freebie during the week.  I rushed over and printed a whole page of them.  She is stunning !

I've coloured her in with Copics

As you can see, I have just purchased a normal notebook from Clicks. The designer paper is from the Martha Stewart 12x12 pack available at Scrap-a-Doodles.  The pack is Vintage Girl and since I purchased the last one, there has not been an update to advertise that they have received new stock, so if you like it you'd better give them a call them.

Here's the altered Notebook.  As you can see I was quite lavish with the embellishments this time.  There's lace, satin ribbon, a doily, heart pearl, a variety of flowers, a Whimsy sentiment and then I made the "Susan's Journal" myself.  I notice the "N" is a bit higher than the rest of the letters, but hey... this is handmade after all !  I was going to redo it but then I thought it add a little bit of character to the project.

I decorated the inside cover with a sentiment from Bildmalarna, purchased from Dies to Die For.  Not sure where I got the sentiment Friends Forever for the inside back cover and the back of the notebook I just covered to compliment the front.

A close up pic of the Whimsy ticket sentiment, which is a newish purchase. I am so happy with them.

Here's another final view.

Would love to hear what you think of this gift.  I think I need to get myself one of those machines where I can make my own Notebooks.

Thanks so much for popping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment before you go please, as I so enjoy reading them... (smile).

hugs Sharon x


W.M. Cards and Crafts said...

Hi Sharon, what a beautiful journal. I love the embellishments and papers you`ve used, they co-ordinate really well. Isn`t Ava lovely, a beautiful image, i`ve not yet used her, as she`s still sitting in my draw waiting to be coloured up. Hugs Val

Hannelie said...

Oh Sharon this is stunning!
Wishing you a peaceful Sunday!

elly said...

hallo sharon
ooooooooooooooo hij is LEUK
wat een mooie notebook heb je gemaakt
echt heeeeeeeeeeeel mooi, daar SUSAN wel blij mee

XXXXX groetjes elly

Rose Petal said...

OH MY WORD SHARON. How beautiful and detailed is this. Love the paper and fab image. Gorgeous embellishments, all the gorgeous details that I have come to expect from you. You are simply One Amazing Crafter my friend. I just know that your friend will adore it. Have a wonderful day.
Lots of love, Sandra xxxx

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous creation, love it!!!

Olga said...

Sharon this is SO sweet! Just love it!

Bella said...

I take my paper to a place called Top Copy and they make my books for me once I have finished the cover. That way the paper can go to the edge of the book and they punch the hols through it all. (not ribbon though)

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous Sharon ! Your notebook looks fantastic ! Love the little ticket and the image is so sweet ! Great colouring too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Dena said...

Sharon! What a cute idea!!! I loooove the image and colored her yesterday (who knows when it will go on a card haha). Anyhow, super cute project!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Gabbi said...

Sharon this is so pretty. I just love how you did this. Hope you are doing well.

Riet said...

Schitterend Sharon,lief die stempel,zo mooi ingekleurd.
Prachtig papier en details.

Liefs Riet.x

Colleen Holmes said...

Oh Sharon she is going to love it! I love the paper and Saturated Canary is so fabulous@ I am hoping to snatch her for the next mag.. Are you doing a project? Hope so for everyone loved your last one!! HUGz

Marika said...

Good morning Sharon

Wow, wow and another wow. This is so amazing, the receiver is a very lucky person, I will just be to afraid to use it. You did a splendid job. Thank you for sharing. You should really consider giving classes, I know that I will be the first person to sign up.

Have a great day.


Angélique said...

This is a precious project, Sharon. Love it and the image...yeah... love it!! :)


Donna Mosley said...

Sharon, this is so gorgeous. Love the image and your stunning colouring. Beautiful details too.

Donna x

Lins said...

It's gorgeous how you've personalised this notebook, such a beautiful stamp you've chosen. Stunning artwork sweetie!



Sharon said...

As my friend Susan is struggling to leave a comment on my blog, she has asked that I do so for her. Here's her comment:

“Hi to Everyone who has left a comment regarding Sharon's beautiful notebook to me. Yes, you are all quite right. A lot of thought and love went into making this extra special! The "N" being a bit higher than the rest, works for me. It reminds me of the time we both started off on an old manual typewriter, long time ago! I am indeed a very lucky lady to have a friend like Sharon. She is very close to my heart. Love Susan”