Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Recipe Journal

A couple of weeks ago I was browsing through Michael's on my way to work when I found these monogrammed kraft journals in the $1 section. They were exactly what I was looking for to alter and embellish! You see, I have a Bind-it-All, and have tried making my own journals from scratch, but when it came to the inner pages, I had a really hard time getting lined paper in the exact size and quantity that I thought a journal should have. Cutting 50+ sheets on my paper trimmer was just too much work, and they never came out even. Very frustrating. So I began a search for cheap journals so that I could either take apart for the inner pages, or to alter. These were perfect!
All I had to do was take the book apart, decorate the covers and put it back together. With the colors I chose for this project, I didn't even have to cover the edges of the covers I just left the kraft as the mat for the first layer.
It's nice to do something different from cards for a change! Idid a bunch of them, so I have more to show you all in the coming days.
Hope it inspires!
Stamps: Magnolia, JustRite
Ink: Palette, Distress, Perfect Match
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Bristol vellum, SU
Accessories: Ribbon, colored pencils, OMS

6 comments:

  1. This is stuning!! And such a perfect image for a recipe journal:) Your colouring is devine!
    Wish you a Happy Easter!
    Hugs, Camilla.

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  2. Wow, this is gorgeous Katarina! Just love what you've done with the kraft journal! The papers are so pretty and that Tilda is just too cute! Fab colouring.
    Hugs, Danielle

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  3. I love your book, the patterns and colours are lovely, and the image is so cute.
    A while ago I made something similar, for holding birthday cards I made pockets inside and pasted a calender inside so I could write in peoples birthdays, and store the cards for them. I did two pages with pockets for each month.

    Looking forward to seeing more.
    Hugs Carol x

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  4. I love your altered journal! what great DP's and your Tilda is wonderful! what a great book for recipes! I'm always picking up those journals at Michaels and they sit on the floor in my craft room! you ahve inspired me!

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  5. What a pretty journal, I love the colors. Very nice.

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