Friday, August 19, 2011

Altered Composition Book Blog Hop!

  Happy Friday everyone,

Welcome to the Altered Composition Book Blog Hop! If you were visiting me and would like to participate in the hop you may start with Super JOY!!! If you have arrived from talented Martha, then your in the right spot!

Now onto my project, this was my first time doing an altered composition book, so my first one bummed out and this is my second attempt...lol! Before I get started, I can't go any further without giving my blogging buddy Gloria of Girlia's Cards props! She was recently in a blog hop and I happened to see her ribbon technique that I had forgotten about so thought I would give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration Gloria! The cartridges I used for my book are Plantin Schoolbook, Storybook and Forever Young.
The flower is from the Forever Young cart and it is cut at 3.90, I used Joy's All Around Sentiment Stamps and add faux stitching!

 

The mats are from the Storybook cart and they are cut at 7.75 and 8.57. The ribbon is resting on the border that I cut from Plantin Schoolbook cart and it's cut at 9.75. Now of course since I just love making cards, I just couldn't resist a matching set. 

I decided to do an A2 size card with several mats and added the same flower from Forever Young cut at 2.5 I also used Joy's Everyday Occasions Stamps. I just couldn't forget to add the 2 buttons ( that's for you Adrian of By Adrian 4 U).

I hope you have enjoyed my creations and this inspires you to alter a project!!!

Now it's time for you to hop along to another one of my favorite crafters, fabulous Tammy!

Hey don't leave quite so fast, I do have blog candy I will be giving away the Kid Quotes clear stamps from INKADINKADO!
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with a way I can get in touch with you, you don't have to be a follower, but if you like what you see, please follow me!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Joy - http://joyslife.com/
Abbey -http://www.2ndhandstamps.com/
Amanda -http://amandascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/
Jin - http://underacherrytree.com/
Julie- http://www.cricutchick.blogspot.com/
Kyle - http://thegreencricut.blogspot.com/
Lynda - http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
Margie - http://bellabugcreations.blogspot.com/
Martha -http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
Melissa -http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/
Tammy - http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com/
Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/

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84 comments:

Jovan said...

OMG...this came out AMAZING! You did a FABULOUS job!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Love that you made a matching card. Great blog candy, thanks for the chance to win!

craftsbyrosa@gmail.com

JustYolie said...

Wow! I love the color combo and the matching card...FABULOUS!! Lovin' your new blog look too! :)

Martha galvez said...

Love, love, love your book! Great idea to give it as a gift. Already follow of course. Thanks for sharing.
pattig161 at yahoo dot com

Nelda said...

Your book is so cute! I love those Kid Quote stamps as well! TFS, neldacnm at yahoo

TyTynNiyasmom said...

Love this! I can't believe this is only your second one:) Great job!

Candace
mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

Karr said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the matching card. You did an awesome job!

I have been quietly following your blog since i came across it last week ;)


karr05 at yahoo dot com

Adrian said...

Wow, this is such a beautiful composition book, and thanks for the buttons! Love the colors!

Margie said...

LOVELY! Love two-tone color and that gorgeous ribbon! What a pretty gift set!

Doris P. said...

love it and especially the matching card.. I lost your blog page when my computer crashed and here you are.. would STILL love it IF you had e-mail so I could follow.. please let me know Doris
parkernana5@cox.net
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

Cathie said...

Great job!! I love the matching card!! I am a new follower of your blog--Thanks for sharing! Cathie
banditsmom32 at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

This is great!!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Peggy Sue said...

that ribbon is awesome! how super cute!
mrsroddy4@aol.com

Natasha said...

Wow, these turned out fabulous. Thanks for sharing, I'm a new follower.

Natasha
craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com

pt8597 said...

I love the color combinations you used in this book! Great job for a "Second" try!

winslowwoman said...

I love making comp books and this is you did is just so cute!!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

If this is your second book I'd really like to see the one you didn't like... can't imagine it not looking awesome if this one is so wonderful.. Thanks for sharing your talent..
The Scrapbooking Queen

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

If this is your second book I'd really like to see the one you didn't like... can't imagine it not looking awesome if this one is so wonderful.. Thanks for sharing your talent..
The Scrapbooking Queen

Nitasha said...

What a gorgeous set! And this is off topic, but totally love your blog header too!

Dusti said...

Great job as always

Hugs
Dusti
www.scrappinwithcricut.com

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful design! Just beautiful! And I would SO love a chance to win the kids quotes - my three year old keeps us in stitches with his view on things!

Rhonda Emery said...

this is so pretty love the colors

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

The is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the colors, make me want to make some coffee now...lol. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Cathie w said...

this is so pretty and something I am going to give a try soon....even bought the books...TFS!!!!!

Cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Pammejo said...

Love the album, you did a fabulous job altering it. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Bunny Vance said...

Such a nice set! Love them both. Great job and thanks for sharing!
New follower!
Blessings,
Bunny
bunnyvance@gmail.com
http://bunnyrunswithscissors.blogspot.com/

Joy said...

Melissa,
I am so impressed! Anyone would love to have a notebook like that. I love the scalloped edges and the detailed faux stitching you created. I'm going to check out that ribbon technique too! ;) I love the way you used the stamps and the matching cards are such a nice touch. I SUPER LOVE EVERYTHING YOU MADE!! Thank you for being in the Altered Composition Book Blog Hop!
Super Hugs,
~Joy~
P.S. Did I already tell you how great I think your blog makeover is? If I didn't, I meant to. It looks TERRIFIC!! :)

Carrie K said...

Very pretty notebook and card!!!
carriedan1 at live dot com

LyndaJinCO said...

Totally new follower...I love how you did this - simple, yet beautiful!!! The colors are really neat...and the coordinating birthday card is just awesome!!!
LyndaJinco at gmail.com

Nicole said...

Oh, I love this!! Makes a great gift!

Nicole

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Oh wow!! I absolutely love this flower!! And the colors...AMAZING!! And I'm not usually a neutrals color kinda girl! LOL! Beautiful!!
♥ Laura ♥
tweetyb@satx.rr.com
http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Oh2bnor said...

LOVING all your projects - they are great. I love that ribbon technique.

Mary Oh2bnor@aol.com

Amy said...

So beautiful and elegant!

RachelMarie said...

This is very sweet. I really enjoy making cards also and thought the idea of making a matching card was great!

Misha said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set!
misha_113 at yahoo dot com.

NicholeC said...

Nice idea to make a matching card. Beautiful coloring and design!
awc_409@yahoo.com

Julie L. said...

This is really pretty! I love what you did with the colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie L.
jlearned at charter dot net

Beckie W said...

Great B-day present! Love the ribbon accent and have to have the matching card.
beckie_woodall@yahoo.com

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the pleated ribbon.

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Peg O said...

Love the way the card coordinates! beautiful.

Anita Braddock said...

wow what a beautiful book and the fact that you made the card to go with is so vey cool great job. the colors work so well togeather.
thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com
new follower

Marita ♫♫♫ said...

Amazing♥. Love it♥.

Hugs Marita♫♫

janet said...

What a pretty book, you did a great job!
Janet
janlmil at yahoo dot com

v said...

Great book! And I like you made a matching card! I love the faux stitching and the way you put that ribbon on there looks so cool! Thanks for the chance to win the great stamps too!:)

~Vanessa W
baboo7192 at gmail dot com

littlen said...

great work. tfs. i'm already a follower.

Scrapper69 said...

Melissa.... I LOVE the colors on your book and card! They are both soooo pretty! Actually your projected is my favorite one from this hop! Don't tell the others! LOL Great job! :o)
Theresa

CA Scrapper said...

I love these projects, just beautiful.

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

MissScrapAlot said...

This is by far my most favorite Alterd Book.............. all my favorite colors!!!! I would love to win this!!!!!!

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome book and card:) Love the pretty colors. TFS!

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Both your book and card are fabulous! I love the colors and all the detail work. I am a mew follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Amanda said...

Oh Melissa, what a beautiful book and card set!!! I just love the color combo..

Cynthia Vanderhoek said...

Thanks for reminding us that we can use different cuts from different carts and it looks fantastic together! Love the choice of papers and the fact that you did the matching card as well. The ribbon technique is simply beautiful and I love how it adds so much to the look. Could e whimsical or elegant at the same time. Thanks for sharing...I really like this one. P.S. Am following you, too.
Ü Cynthia V. vandyzfam@sbcglobal.net

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love the folded ribbon accent on your book.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dot com

Vicki said...

I love your colors and all that gorgeous even faux stitching!

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http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
follower

Ryansmaama said...

Love your project. Thanks for sharing.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Marianne said...

Awesome book. Love the flower!!

Amy E said...

Gorgeous book! I love the colors...and of course you made a matching set! The whole thing is just awesome!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Great notebook, love the colors you used and the stamp works perfectly with it!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects, love the colors on this!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

SherriB said...

WOW! Amazing work on your notebook!! I love the rich colors you used and the ribbon detail! Great idea to make a matching card. I am a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the stamp giveaway.

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

scrapaholicjen said...

Awesome! Love how you folded the ribbon - it looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Anonymous said...

I love your color choice! Too cute ! TFS

Teresa

teresap12@yahoo.com

Scrappin Time Gal said...

Great job....love the color combo.
I am a follower and enjoy your blog. Thanks for chance to win your giveaway.

AnnCarolW@aol.com

Teresa Jaye said...

WOW, what a beautiful set, I just love the color palette you've used and the shapes go beautifully together. I've joined your blog, thanks for the opportunity to win!
www.teresajaye.blogspot.com

Abbey said...

I love your book!!
2ndhandstamps at gmail dot com

cema1cema said...

I love your book! The ribbon is awsome! Thanks for sharing! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

Angie said...

Very pretty colors. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas.

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

I am loving this hop. A beautiful design--can be used by so many differing groups. Your book is quite elegant (and I so like browns).(I have that background paper.)
KristaInMN at gmail dot com
http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com

Gale said...

So love the colors ...and the ribbon technique...I am doing this as Christmas gifts for co-workers and just love all the inspiration you ladies have given me !

galesmurf0617@windstream.cnet

girlia said...

OMG! Melissa this set is stunning! I love it. The ribbon was a outstanding choice.

Janette S. said...

I really love what you did - gave me lots of ideas and love the matching card!

janetteschulte at comcast dot net

scrappinC said...

Love your altered book, the ribbon embellishment is wonderful. Love the idea.

TFS!
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com
http://scrappinc.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Love the colors you used for this!

Regina said...

I love this book. Love the colors and the ribbon detail is great. To top it off you made a matching card. Another "wow" on the card. I loved it so much I am going to be a follower.
Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

joydee1963 said...

great book and card,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

BobbisTreasure said...

The ribbon added a great accent to the book. Very nice!! Thanks for participating in the hop.

BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

Tamara said...

This book is wonderful! I love your choice of colors.

Nicole said...

I love the coordinating journal and card! Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing your talent!
Toodles!
Nicole
http://crashingcreatively.blogspot.com/

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the ruffled layered look of the white ribbon.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Kelly Krocker Kreates said...

I found you blog from cardstv, you commented on my first time post. Your composition book inspired me to make one for my kids to doodle in. Keeps them busy at sports practice and doctor appointments. Would love to win the stamp set. I love the quote about being a good friend. It would be perfect for my sister in law. She has helped me out so much and it would be the perfect quote on a card for her. Thanks for the inspiration!

sweetlilscrapper said...

so super cute!! tfs!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

mtabs said...

Love your journal! The ribbon is great! Just stumbled upon this hop. I'm sure I'm too late for the giveaway, tho. Oh well, I'll be checking in frequently.

Erica said...

Oh, I love this!! Makes a great gift! Nicole

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