Altered Book Time!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Come & Join us at LESSology!

The Decorated Book Challenge
(Alter an old board book or an old dictionary. Or make one from scratch)

I started out with a book about "friendship"...

and turned it into this.


Some of the pages of this book were worn, so I did a "page makeover" using yummy My Little Shoebox products. Here are a couple of my fave pages...


This book is full of beautiful "friendship" quotes. I cut some of my faves from the worn pages and added them to the new ones. I also added fun twine and wooden clothespins.


Here's another page. I added an RRR Bitty Bag and tucked a journal card inside. The twine is from The Twinery.


I love the cover page. It actually makes me laugh because I used to wear my hair just like this when I was a little girl. :) And look at those cute Creative Charms gradient gems in her hair.


Love this Prima flower & the MLS glittery alphas.


LESSology's first challenge is sponsored by Creative Charms.


And we are not just giving away one prize...but we are giving away two Creative Charms prize packs this week. Be sure to link up {HERE}. You have 2 weeks to play. Can't wait to see your fun & fabulous altered books.

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: My Little Shoebox - Audrey Collection ("Love in the Afternoon", "Sabrina", "Funny Face");  Pretty Little Things Collection ("Little Miss Sunshine", "Seed Packets"); Enchanted Garden Collection ("Dazzling"); City By the Bay Collection (Journaling Diecut); Alpha Stickers (MLS); Flower (Prima); Twine (The Twinery); Gradient Gem (Creative Charms); Clothespins (The Kraft Outlet); Bitty Bags (Really Reasonable Ribbon); Upcycled Book
Audrey Pettit said...

What an adorable altered book, Angi! Love, love that happy cover! And I think it's so cool how you altered some pages and left some. And great recycling by cutting out some of the book quotes and re-using them. Really fabulous! Great job!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooooo ADORABLE! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee all the twine and the clips! :):):):):):):):):):):)

artfuldelight said...

Super cute! :-)

~amy~ said...

awwww...such a wonderful job on your altered book Angi!!!

Laurel said...

Oh my gosh this is amazing!

Lea said...

Absolutely love this. Such a great challenge. You ladies at LESSology rock!!!

Scrapaddict said...

Super fun! Love what you've done!

Staying Crafty said...

That is really cool! I bet this idea would work well with all sorts of books of quotes and other inspirational things of that nature. LOVE your choices of images, really suite the friendship theme :)

lynn said...

such an adorable friendship book--love your cute embellishments, angi:)

Jackie said...

Your book turned out sooo cute Angi! I love your altered pages...you always do such FAB work Hun....TFS!!!!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

How cute is that! Love your altered book... you would chuckle if you could see what I used to do for my children 20 years ago.. I would just change the color of the hair to theirs by using markers and cross out names and place to personalize and they used to love it! Boy have times changed!

Linda Kaiser said...

OMG! I love your altered book. What a great idea for a gift!

Great job as always!

Linda

Liliana W said...

Adorable job on this book, Angi. What a great idea for a present. Thanks for inspiring :)

ChatterScene.com said...

Amazing projects:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love this happy book Angi, your work is like sunshine, it brightens up everyone!

Jean said...

Great altered book!

Nicole said...

I'm drooling!! Love the little girl and what you did with the tattered pages!

Nicole

Kate said...

What a super book cover, Angi! And how sweet that the adorable little girl reminds you of yourself! Great job inside the book, too!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Angi! Your altered book is darling! Love all the sweet details especially the little crystal hair embellishment :) Too darn cute!

Monika Wright said...

I've been wanting to alter a book, maybe I can get something done with your perfect sample as inspiration!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! I cannot believe you even decorated the pages inside! That flower is LUSH and I love your papers and that little gal on the front! FUN FUN FUN! I really need to read more about LESSology--it doesn't mean using less stuff....I'll ck it out and possibly join in the fun!

Linda said...

This is so stinkin cute! I love all the adorable little images. What a great way to give some love back to a special friend. My books are my friends.

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh this is astounding I love the alterations to make this priceless!

Judy said...

Adorable altered book! Love everything about it!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so great! Love the fun and bright colors!

yyam said...

This is so adorable Angi! I love how you used those cute papers...the twine and the little pegs! An awesome altered book Angi! :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Yay! Love this and all your little inside pages are ADORABLE!

Deanne :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Goodness, so so so cute!! i love what you have done with this adorable book!! so so so cute!!! :)

jen said...

Wow I love what you did to your book....this is such a great and cute idea.
hugs,jen

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is fabulous, Angi! I just love what you did with that book! :)

Debbie said...

Adorable Angi!!!! Love the twine!! Wish I had an old board book to alter!

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, Angi, you did such a wonderful job on your altered book!

I really want to play with you all over at Lessology; don't really have an old book to alter but I'm going to try to make and finish one. Don't know how it'll turn out and I know not as nice as all the others but it sounds like a fun challenge to do!

Hugs, my friend!

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