Riddle: What happens when you take a 10¢ composition book, some clearance scrap paper from Hobby Lobby, a blank tag, Ranger Distress Inks, a piece of felt diecut ribbon, some rhinestone swirls, some floral trim from JoAnn's, Prima flowers, half pearls, tan cardstock, papers from My Mind's Eye, crocheted lace, velvet ribbon, & a metal closure from Basic Grey?
Answer: You go from THIS serviceable, but yawn-worthy composition book...
To the most amazing prayer/gratitude journal this little noggin could conjure up! (right click the pics to open larger in another window for better viewing)
I started on this Friday evening & finished it yesterday afternoon. I'm REALLY pleased with how it turned out. The paper on the cover is 8.5"x11" & I got it for 17¢ a sheet at Hobby Lobby last week on clearance - first thing I thought of when I saw it was this book! It was already pretty grungy, but I had to do more with my Ranger Distress colors (faded jeans, vintage photo, walnut stain). I used the crocheted lace & velvet ribbon down the front edge for some visual interest, rhinestone swirls in the upper right & lower left corners, some black Prima flowers & put half pearls in the centers.
I used some tan cardstock inside, distressed with the same inks as the outside, then I made a pocket for little notecards (I'll be changing those white cards to tan with some trims later on). I also have a very OLD bookmark that I copied over to the inside of the journal.
I randomly went inside the book & chose a spot to make a small "divider." I took one page & covered both sides with coordinating papers from My Mind's Eye. The book mark is glued to the inside of the back cover - love those little black daisies!
Then I picked another spot & repeated the coordinating paper step.
Here's a close-up of the tag on the front cover. It started out white, but after playing with my Ranger Distress Inks (same colors I used on the papers), I ended up with this. The first verse of Psalm 5 worked PERFECTLY with this book!
Hope you enjoy this little departure from card making as much as I did! I'll be back in a while with today's Keepin' It Simple Sunday post.
Thanks for stopping by & have a great rest of your day!!
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