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artisticsole 09-03-2012 05:59 PM

Complete and Delete: Altered Composition Books
 
**Altered Composition Books**

After taking a much needed respite I'm back and ready to get in the swapping groove!!

I LOVE composition books! They're inexpesive and altering them is fast, easy, and sooo much fun! They make GREAT GIFTS or you can use them all for yourself to keep those important things that you don't want to lose! My inspiration....from "smash" book by K&Co that have taken the idea of journals to a whole new level!!

The Deets: For this swap, You will first decide on a size. Either the regular size 8x10 composition books you can still find for back to school, or the smaller 2x3 books found by the address books in most office supply stores. THEN, YOU WILL PICK A THEME, be it vintage, bohemian, pretty, shabby chic, modern, techno, travel, gardening, cooking, you decide... then you will, of course post you want to join and let me know your theme, then you will buy 4 composition books in the size you want and alter the front, back and inside covers using papers and embellishments in your theme. Of course, use any and everything from your stash. You will also alter 4 (or more if you want) pages inside that go along with your theme. This could be by adding a few pockets, painting the first page and adding a quote, stamping a page, adding a favorite clipping from a magazine based on your theme, adding tabs or making dividers out of pages, adding stickers ect. Try to make all 4 books as close to the same as you can, but you are not required to have them exactly the same! Feel free to stamp, paint, modge podge, glitter, distress, emboss, ect....the sky's the limit. There are NO NVR's. Just do your best work and be creative!!

Newbies are welcome to participate!! Feel free to ask questions!!

Quantity: 3+1 (+1 is for the hostess)
You are welcome to take more than one spot, but each spot should have a different journal theme. AND you can take dibs (a.k.a request) on any themes you'd like!! Just pm me or post on the thread!!

Vendor products: NO NVR

Deadline: Friday, November 16th, (this is the day it is due in my hands, I will swap out that weekend and return them monday November 19th...no exceptions!!!)

Mailing instructions:

Place your books in a large ziploc baggie with your real name on the outside. Please include a little post it or a business card in each booksso everyone will know who to give credit to for the creation!!


Send as much postage as it takes to mail plus a few extra stamps since the package coming back may be heavier than you send!! DO NOT SEND METERED POSTAGE they expire the same day they are printed. For Priority, include a self-addressed priority label and one priority stamp. I will provide priority envelope/box for return.

Mail to:
Artisticsole
932 W Hackamore CT
Nampa, ID 83686


EVERYONE GETS A PRIZE FOR JOINING!!

Here are a few ideas to spark your creativity!! and there are many more in the splitcoast gallery, simply type in altered composition journal

Altered Compostion Book
Painted Journal
How to Cover a Composition Book
Vintage Altered Comp Book
How to Alter a Comp Book

artisticsole 09-03-2012 06:00 PM

Standard Size Comp Books:
9405503699300209085050 1. Shereel--Keep Calm--RECEIVED--
9405503699300209085050 2. Shereel--shabby chic blue--RECEIVED

1Z9705489041048766 3. CherryLime--RECEIVED
Going UPS 4. CherryLime--RECEIVED

CJ167877217US 5. Venus@home--Classic Vintage Romance--RECEIVED
CJ048021282US 6. Nsmac1--Christmas Organizer-RECEIVED
420672149405509699937323 7. Sekerosiris--Vintage Please Write
940599300209085043 8. MBoss-RECEIVED
9405503699300209085012 9. StampinGoodDeeds--RECEIVED
9405503699300209085029 10. Slhawes--RECEIED
9405503699300209085036 11. Monicas Silcott--RECEIVED
9405503699300209085036 12. Steffie_00us--Princess (not the girlie kind)-- RECEIVED
9405503699300209085074 13. NYTripletmommy--RECEIVED


Mini Comp Books:
1Z9705489041048766 UPS 1. CherryLime-- RECEIVED
1Z9705489041048766 2. CherryLime-- RECEIVED

CJ167877217US 3. Venus@home--Flower Whimsy--RECEIVED
CJ048021282US 4. nsmac1-MICKEY--RECEIVED
420672149405509699937323 5. Sekerosiris
940599300209085043 6. MBoss-RECEIVED
9405503699300209085050 7. Shereel--for the birds--RECEIVED

9400109699939268779052 8. Gramak8e--addy/password book--RECEIVED
9405503699300209085036 9. Monicas Silcott--RECEIVED
10. Coblel--vintage-FTC
9400109699939268779069 11. Stamp Wizard--my favorite things--RECEIVED
9405503699300209085074 12. NYTripletmommy--RECEIVED

shereel 09-03-2012 06:27 PM

I'll take 2 regular size spots. Theme to be decided soon.

artisticsole 09-03-2012 06:30 PM

YaY!! My first taker!! Glad to have you aboard!! :)

CherryLime 09-03-2012 06:36 PM

I'd like two spots in each. I've sure missed you girlie.....glad you are back.

artisticsole 09-03-2012 06:46 PM

It's all thanks to Nsmac1...she's been driving me nuts about hosting a swap...so here I am...I also have a SS one too---I sent you a pm :)

artisticsole 09-03-2012 07:01 PM

Logging off for the night....will see ya all in the morn!! :)

nsmac1 09-04-2012 02:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by artisticsole (Post 19661855)
It's all thanks to Nsmac1...she's been driving me nuts about hosting a swap...so here I am...I also have a SS one too---I sent you a pm :)

Hey now, you drive the crazy train all by yourself I just may have pulled your whistle a few times is all. Don't pin this all on me ;p

nsmac1 09-04-2012 02:11 AM

Oh and sign me up for one(for now) spot in the mini section.

venus@home 09-04-2012 06:12 AM

I'll sign up for one spot in each section...thanks

artisticsole 09-04-2012 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nsmac1 (Post 19662135)
Hey now, you drive the crazy train all by yourself I just may have pulled your whistle a few times is all. Don't pin this all on me ;p

I am a bit crazy so you pushed me to be a little more!! LOL!! but it's all good and hopfully I'll get motivated to make something!! This crafter's block is driving me CRAZY!! ha ha!!

artisticsole 09-04-2012 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by venus@home (Post 19662587)
I'll sign up for one spot in each section...thanks

YaY!! Thanks for joining!!

artisticsole 09-04-2012 08:18 AM

Ok....going to clear off the work area in my craftroom....I've been adding to my mess (via garage sales) for 4 months, time to see what I've got to work with....

nsmac1 09-04-2012 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by artisticsole (Post 19662811)
I am a bit crazy so you pushed me to be a little more!! LOL!! but it's all good and hopfully I'll get motivated to make something!! This crafter's block is driving me CRAZY!! ha ha!!

Choo Choo .... Lol

artisticsole 09-04-2012 03:11 PM

I didn't get far on the craft room....ugh....had to run errands today...perhaps tomorrow will bring more time!!

artisticsole 09-05-2012 10:44 AM

Bumping to the top!! Looking for more swappers! :)

MissLittleMouse 09-05-2012 12:30 PM

I'm thinking about this one. Sounds like fun.

nsmac1 09-05-2012 03:51 PM

Awh i might as well go for broke. Sign me up for one spot in the large ones too. I still have some plain comp books that you sent me last year LOL. For the large ones my theme will be Christmas planner/organizer. I don't know what I'll do for the small ones yet so I'll get back to you on that.

nsmac1 09-05-2012 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MissLittleMouse (Post 19665976)
I'm thinking about this one. Sounds like fun.

Comp books are so much fun and totally useful. Saying this they can sometimes be so pretty you don't want to use them LMAO.

nsmac1 09-05-2012 05:14 PM

Trying to think of ideas on themes for my mini altered books and found this list from THIS website, hope it inspires you:

JOY (things/people that bring you joy)
MOTIVATION (what motivates you)
FAMILY RECIPES
MUSIC (that motivates you, that you love, that reminds you of something, etc.)
FAVORITE COLOR
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT
SIMPLE PLEASURES
LIFE LESSONS
LOVE LESSONS
FRIENDSHIPS
HOW YOU SPEND YOUR TIME
BEING A GIRL
THE 5 SENSES (my favorite smell, taste, texture, sight, sound..)
FAVORITE SEASON
WHO YOU'D LIKE TO MEET, ALIVE OR DEAD
QUOTES THAT MOVE ME
TRAVEL
TIPS & TECHNIQUES
WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
GIRL TALK
THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR
MONOCHROMATIC
DETOURS
MY GIFTS
WORDS TO LIVE BY
THINGS I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW
FAVORITE BOOKS
WHY I LIKE BEING A GIRL
DREAMS
WHAT FONT ARE YOU?
MY HERO
INSPIRATIONAL TEACHERS
MY FAVORITE THINGS
FAVORITE ANIMALS
PROUD MOMENTS
SELF PORTRAIT
MY HOMETOWN
HOMETOWN TRAVEL GUIDE
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
WHAT MAKES ME GIGGLE
A-Z ABOUT ME
FINDING YOUR INNER STRENGTH
MY CIRCLE OF FRIENDS (about or among)
GRATITUDE
WHERE I'D LIKE TO TRAVEL
WHAT MAKES ME BLUSH
ALL ABOUT ME
CLASSIC ADS OF DAYS GONE BY
IF (questions for the game of life - each participant chooses a different question)
IF I WERE QUEEN FOR A DAY
IF I COULD GO ANYWHERE
INSPIRATION (quotes, stories, photos, etc.)
BETCHA DIDN'T KNOW (things that most people don't know about you)
WHERE I COME FROM
MY FIRST DREAM COME TRUE
MY PET PEEVE (lighthearted)
YOUR FAVORITE BOOK PASSAGE
HOBBIES
OBSTACLES
I AM, YOU ARE, WE ARE AMERICANS.
FLOWERS
POETRY
LULLABIES
FABLES
POCKETS (what's in them)
WOMEN/PEOPLE/PERSON WHO'VE INFLUENCED YOU
YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO
GAL PALS
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION
MY COLLECTION(S)
MY FAVORITE TEXTURE(S)
MY FAVORITE JOKE
THINGS I WANT TO DO BEFORE I DIE
INFLUENCE
MY NAME
POTPOURRI
And here's another list (beware there may be duplicates)
Scrapbook to read to my children of: Children's Prayers
Scrapbook to read to my children about: People in our community (ie. fireman, policeman, mailman....)
Scrapbook to read to my children about: Goals and Hopes for them in the future
"Come Visit My Town" / "Where I Live"
Funny animal photos or stories
Best children's stories
Top ten
Recipes
All about me / Self Portrait
Quotes / Poems that touch the heart
Bad Habits
Mama Said...
What's on your Bookshelf?
Friends are for...
Being a Girl
Guilty Pleasures
Where were you when....(this happened)
Greatest Accomplishments
Greatest Love
Most Embarrassing Moment
When I grow up...
Playing Dress up
Letters from home
Where do I come from
the crazy things boys(or girls or kids) do and say
scrapbooking tips, tricks, techniques
what i like about me
Simple Pleasures
a journey
your biggest dream (if you had the time, money, whatever...)
your peaceful place
your fantasy dinner (10 ppl living or dead, real or fake to invite, and why)
most memorable moment
women who inspire you
your home
love stories
your inner strength
what i love about being a mom
Music that moves you/speaks to your heart
life lessons
love lessons
you favorite time period
the five senses
your favorite season
who would you like to meet alive or dead
Monochromatic
Detours
My Gifts
Christmas memories
what would you do w/$1,000,000 (or whatever amount you put)
Ambitions past, present & future
Gratitude
Destinations
Joy
Things I am wild about
Words of wisdom
My dream job
Fabulous fantasy
Motivation
What do you cherish?
A little known fact
Inner strength
Greatest accomplishments
September 11
Things that make you giggle
Fabric of our lives
Traditions
My favorite things
What I know for sure
Childhood memories
Sweet dreams & lullabies
Incredible Photo(s) / Story / or the like
Priceless relationships
What if you couldn't fail?
Your Reflection's Voice
Favorite foods
Favorite movies, books, anything

shereel 09-06-2012 06:02 AM

My theme is keep calm. I was going to make a bunch for Christmas gifts for co-workers anyway. We need that at school-just KEEP CALM.

sekerosiris 09-06-2012 08:48 AM

1 spot each
 
I will take 1 spot each small & large i will pick a theme when im home on monday in front of my things .....i wont be starting any thing till october im spread thin this month gone evy weekend and weeks at a time i will pick a theme and let you know after im home monday

artisticsole 09-06-2012 12:36 PM

Sabrina....you ROCK!! Absolutely LOVE that list....think I'll steal it and put it up on the main page.

artisticsole 09-06-2012 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shereel (Post 19667587)
My theme is keep calm. I was going to make a bunch for Christmas gifts for co-workers anyway. We need that at school-just KEEP CALM.

I agree!! That is a VERY good theme!! Keep Calm (don't forget to Breath and remember you can send them home!! hee hee)

artisticsole 09-06-2012 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sekerosiris (Post 19668015)
I will take 1 spot each small & large i will pick a theme when im home on monday in front of my things .....i wont be starting any thing till october im spread thin this month gone evy weekend and weeks at a time i will pick a theme and let you know after im home monday

YaY!! Jody I know you'll do something fabulous and I'm soooo happy you're joining us!! (jumping for joy :D)

artisticsole 09-06-2012 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nsmac1 (Post 19666516)
Comp books are so much fun and totally useful. Saying this they can sometimes be so pretty you don't want to use them LMAO.

This is too true...they're such great works of art you don't want to use them...however will we break this taboo???

Oh and I have pics of the ones from last time, they're in my gallery!!

shereel 09-06-2012 12:48 PM

It's not the kids we need to be calm about.

nsmac1 09-06-2012 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by artisticsole (Post 19668571)
This is too true...they're such great works of art you don't want to use them...however will we break this taboo???

Oh and I have pics of the ones from last time, they're in my gallery!!

Yes! Ill be calling dibs on themes I know I'll use!!!

brattitude2000 09-07-2012 08:51 AM

Good Morning
 
I would like to subscribe for now if that is OK. Need to do a little more research before I decide on this one.

MBOSS 09-07-2012 09:38 AM

Please sign me up for 1 in each group. Thanks

artisticsole 09-08-2012 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brattitude2000 (Post 19670605)
I would like to subscribe for now if that is OK. Need to do a little more research before I decide on this one.

Please do! I have some from last time in my gallery and there are a number of them on youtube! :)

artisticsole 09-08-2012 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MBOSS (Post 19670714)
Please sign me up for 1 in each group. Thanks

YaY!! Thanks for jumping in!! :)

artisticsole 09-08-2012 08:10 AM

A good Saturday morning to all of you!! :)

Anyone doing anything of interest???

shereel 09-08-2012 09:40 AM

I'm trying to not do much today the last three week have me worn out.

artisticsole 09-11-2012 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shereel (Post 19672694)
I'm trying to not do much today the last three week have me worn out.

I bet!! The first weeks of school are always brutal!! ;)

artisticsole 09-11-2012 10:23 AM

Over the weekend I went geocaching and had soooo much fun. The weather is cooling off here in Idaho and I seem to be getting out more....NOT a fan of HOT 100 degree weather...I don't mind sweating, but when it's just sitting around and sweating--NO FUN!!

nsmac1 09-11-2012 12:29 PM

Was browsing my stash and found some BoBunny xmas paper I got in a pack of paper last year, think it'll work nicely on my christmas planner.....hmmmm ideas are starting to brew.

StampinGoodDeeds 09-12-2012 09:29 AM

Oh these were so amazing the last time you hosted, I have to have at least one spot for now, may be back for more. :) Regular size please. Will be back with my theme as soon as I can figure it out... haha!

artisticsole 09-13-2012 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StampinGoodDeeds (Post 19681950)
Oh these were so amazing the last time you hosted, I have to have at least one spot for now, may be back for more. :) Regular size please. Will be back with my theme as soon as I can figure it out... haha!

YaY!! Susan has joined us!! Your books were pretty amazing...however will you top them!! :)

artisticsole 09-13-2012 04:41 PM

I just noticed today some of the maple trees are already changing colors!! I can't believe it's going to be October before we know it!!


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