Monday, January 9, 2012

Altered Journal Swap

What can you do with a composition book? You can "art it up" into a gorgeous journal! Purchase a plain composition notebook and decorate it like crazy! Re-do the cover in pretty papers or fabric and add some embellishments according to your partners' tastes.  The front and back covers definitely need to be decorated, but feel free to add to the inside as well... maybe a personalized title page, a favorite poem, some pretty stamped images. Be creative and have fun!

1. You will be placed in groups of 3 players. You will need to make a journal a  for each of the other players in your group (2), and you will receive one back from each of the players in your group (2).

2. The base should be a composition book. I found mine at my local dollar store, but you can also find these at discount stores and office supply stores. 

3. The theme for your books should be vintage or vintage-inspired.  Find out your partners' likes and dislikes, collections, favorite crafts, etc.  The embellishments on the books should be "flat-ish", so the journals can actually be used.  Think paper, flat ribbons/lace, photos, paint, scrapbooking elements, etc.  You can see some photos of the journals from a similar swap that I hosted here.

4. You will need to mail your books directly to your partners by February 1st. PLEASE only sign-up for this swap if you are able to have your swap items created and mailed by this date. As with any swap, it is reallllly important to follow-up with your promise to make quality items and send them on time.

5. This swap is now full. 
To sign up for this swap, please email me at info{at} , be sure to send the following:
*Please select which best describes your style:
(a) Neutrals, whites, aged, chippy, naturals
(b) Victorian, pastels, florals, foof, glitter
(c) Bright, fun, kitsch
(d) Anything goes!
*Email address
*Blog address, Website, Flickr, or Etsy Shop
*The country that you live in
*If you are willing to ship internationally

6. I will send a confirmation email when I receive your info. I will close sign-ups on Wednesday evening or at 50 players, whichever comes first. You will receive your group info by Jan. 13th. Feel free to grab the button above to add to your own blog.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 Pretties

Some of my favorite projects and pretties from the past year...