Sunday, September 1, 2013

Tiny Christmas Notebook

No excuses! I now have a place to write down all my Christmas lists and notes.
I made this as an inspiration piece for the Altered Eclectics monthly challenge.
This little book was something I picked up at a rummage sale. It was the end of the day when everything was marked, "fill a bag for $1."
I got all sorts of things to alter...the end of the sale is the perfect time for us altered art enthusiasts!
I used some papers I picked up at Hobby Lobby for 22 cents per sheet, and Crafty Secrets' Vintage Retro CD images.
The notebook had a tiny tree charm on the cover. I ripped it off and saved it to add later.  I pages of this tiny book are handmade beautiful.
I used Walnut Ink Distress Ink as well as Pine Needles to distress the edges of my images. The fibers are from my stash...very old...finally using some!
I hope you like...
I am entering this in the following challenges...
As an applicant for the Crafting Café Design Team, I am interested in using mostly digital stamps in my art. I love vintage, and enjoy coloring and trying new techniques. I know I could be an asset to your team. I am great with deadlines, too. Please read my bio in the right sidebar.
Wish me luck everyone!
Have fun and don't forget to join in the Altered Eclectics challenge this month. Always anything goes, as long as it's not a card or scrapbook page.
Enjoy the journey,


  1. Did you just enter our DT Call over on The Paper Shelter if you did your link does not work. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  2. Fabulous make love how it has turned out.


  3. LOve your gorgeous little decorated notebook and beautiful papers -I saw this on the challenges4everybody challenge blog
    Carol x

  4. Hi, Bev! This is so, Charles Dickens! Fabulous work! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!

  5. Hi Bev, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  6. What a great idea, Bev! We could all use a book like this at Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  7. Hi, Bev. Gorgeous card! Miss working with you at TT. :-D OK, now I'm wearing a DT hat so I can tell you, "Thanks so much for playing along at 613 Avenue Create this challenge. Good luck in the draw." Hugs
    NanaConnie DT

  8. Fabulous work on the notebook!! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week.

  9. Bev, your little notebook is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Crafting Cafe this time. Thanks also for expressing an interest in joining the team! Watch this space!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  10. Thanks for playing our squares challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

    Leanne DT 4CC!

  11. What a lovely project.
    Thank you for stopping by and join in with our challenge over at the Crafting Cafe.
    Good luck xxx

  12. What a lovely notebook Bev. Love what you have done with the fibres! Thanks for joining in the Happy Campers challenge this month. Kim xxx

  13. This is lovely, it would make a perfect little gift.
    Thank you for joining in the Crafting Café challenge, good luck x

  14. I love your layout, colors, date ills and image. Incredible inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4CC.

  15. Thats just adorable! Thanks for joining in at Whimsical designs

  16. How cute and functional is this little book!! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  17. Great notebook! Thank you for playing along with us at UIT.

  18. What a cool project! Excellent job using those fibers! Glad you could join us at Use It Tuesday.

  19. A great make and useful too, great layered images , they look lovely Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts Challenge this month,hugs trace x

  20. Wow, how fantastic! Love the vintage feel and the distressing is fab! Perfect Christmas project! So glad you joined us for our Altered Art Challenge at The Crafting Cafe!
    Michelle B.
    Crafting Cafe Design Team


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