Saturday, August 25, 2012

Falls around the corner

Good Morning Friends,

Fall is around the corner and I am always inspired by the fall colors, textures, patterns and smells.
With the going back to school Frenzy I thought I would decorate a composition notebook for my self.

Composition notebooks of today don't look to bad the way they come,  but isn't it always nice to decorate one and have it be original, totally you. I love hounds tooth and herringbone, they definitely remind me of the fall, but also very masculine. I added a little bit of the lacy paper to give it a slight touch of femininity.  I went for clean and simple look on this.  I cut the little swatches of card stock out at 2 inches square, except for the brick patterned on it would have ruined the design.

 I used PTI smokey grey and Kraft, all my other papers are DCWV

The labels are form spellbinders label eighteen

My Twine is from the twinery, cappuccino and my button is from MME indie chic

This will be the journal I will use for the rest of the year, unless I decide to give it away.
I hope you like my project and I hope you have a blessed day, Diana


  1. Simple clean elegance! My fav kind of card.

  2. Such a creative idea! I love the idea to use a composition book and alter it!

  3. Really clever Diana, love this idea.

  4. Pretty colors. I love altering these books.

  5. Lovely journal! Great idea to alter a composition book!

  6. A journal this pretty would be hard to write in. lol Great colors and papers.

    hugs Nana
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  7. Diana, I love how this looks, and the papers are all so coordinated!!!

    I agree some composition books are appealing but there not as good-looking as when we add our own personal touches!

    Great job and tfs!

  8. my youngest daughter graduated college in May so sadly this is the first year in a long time I don't have ANY back to school shopping and must admit I am sad over that. Thanks for inspiring me with your stylish notebook. I am going to get one for myself and do it up for all my card ideas. I love the hounds tooth.

  9. What a great idea to alter a composition note book! Great take on the challenge!

  10. Hi Diana!!Very lovely!!!Love it!!!
    Very Creative!!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. What a beautiful makeover of a notebook, Diana!! I love the design and papers you used :)

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  12. Awesome job on your transformation! Beautiful papers:)
    Sherrie K

  13. What a fabulous notebook! Almost too pretty to use.

  14. Diana, I love this! Great colors and I will definitely pick up a few next time I'm out shopping.
    Have a great night!

  15. so pretty and I also love altering notebooks so fun

  16. Great altered notebook Diana, nice papers! Carri ~abusybee

  17. Beautiful job Diana! Hope you are having a great weekend!!

  18. Hi Diana. I love all of the textured après you used.

  19. How cool of flip flopping and doing a new makeover on this composition notebook.... It is your one of a kind! Great ideas Diana..
    TFS - you are so creative!

  20. Remarkable job Diana. I love the swatches on the bottom. I just found out today that Best Buy is running a sale on the comp books.... 10 cents each!!!! And, Mark Montano and Stephanie are at it again today with the He Crafts She Crafts segment. They both altered several notebooks that you would love to check out!


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