Thursday, October 27, 2011

Journal Exchange Notebook

I know, why wouldn't the title of this post be 'Journal Exchange Journal'?  Well because I couldn't ever find a journal I liked!  I'm helping April at Gingerbread celebrate her blogiversary by participating in her Journal Exchange. This might look familiar....

I thought it a fun, great idea since I use a notebook to plan my week and make notes. 
And I actually have a journal that's ready to use,  but I wanted to embellish it and wasn't getting any ideas.  So for the past few weeks I've been on the look out and finally I found a cute notebook at Target!
  I think it's pretty cool for a few reasons....
1. it's a pretty pink
and
2. it's monogram...comes with letters and even a few graphics!
See?


Then I remembered my first Pick Your Plum purchase and the crafty light bulb came on!!

Then I dug in my ribbon stash and found these pretties....
The suede piece I've had for a long time, can't even remember why, where, or what.  And the ombre ribbon came from a floral/gift shop that I used to work at and is actually floral ribbon but it's orange and unique and that's why I have it!

I then went through all my flowers and picked these...

After playing around with where I wanted what to go I busted out the hot glue gun and started gluing!
First I weaved the tiny pink ribbon in the grommets of the suede strip and lightly glued the ends down.   Then I glued the solid orange ribbon to the straight edge of the suede.  Next I added the ombre ribbon next to the solid orange and glued my now orange with pink suede strip to the notebook.  Finally glued down the flowers to the bottom right corner of the initial. 

What do ya think?  I think K is for Kute!!

I love how it turned out!!
Happy Anniversary April!!

See my Link Parties Page for where I like to party!

Happy Thursday!





~This post is sponsored by Pick Your Plum.~

15 comments:

Twinkle Star said...

Love how the notebook turned out - pink + ribbons = fab! x

Marilyn said...

This is beautifully done Jen..Neat awesome idea..you r soo creative...love it..:)) I would LOVE for you to share this at my Pin'Inspirational Thursday linky party if you dont mind pweeease :))-- TY.. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party_26.html

Lindsay said...

What a great idea! Super cute little notebook! Great job, friend. You are so talented!

april@gingerbread said...

Oh my gosh it turned out PERFECT!!! What a colorful and inspirational journal..I will have the link up soon...

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

The notebook turned out so great! I love all the pink!

Simply AJ said...

Nice job! What a great journal you found (gotta love Target) and the details you added - such a perfect touch. Feel free to make me one... Stopped by from Lolly Jane weekend party. AJ@queenofmynest

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

What a great idea and the embellishments are just perfect!

Tanya said...

That is great! You turned that planner into something fantastic! Wish I was on the receiving end of that swap;)

Rachel W K said...

this is an amazing altered notebook, such a fab idea! Thanks for the inspiration :)

oh, and I'm loooving all the pink pride!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Gorgeous notebook those flowers just make it pop!

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

It is perfect and awesome ;) I love it, in fact I love it so much we are going to feature it on our blog tomorrow! Stop on by and check it out :)
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

how cute! I love journals, though I haven't actually journaled for real in forever. I like the idea of fixing one up though.

Ashley said...

looks perfect. i want one just like it:) but am so not talented enough to make one. you rock girl!!

Betsy Pool said...

That is super "kute"! Now you've given me some inspiration! Love the ribbon you used - seems easy enough!

Thanks for linking up to my blog hop!!

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Super cute Jennifer! Feel free to make me one now ;D Haha!

Thanks for linking this up at H&H's link party!

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