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Julia S 08-09-2007 06:44 AM

WT125 - A Noteworthy Challenge
Sorry for the delay this morning...a rainy summer morning with 5 kids tends to get a bit off track! LOL

Today the challenge is a noteworthy one! We're going back to redo the Journals and Notebooks challenge from WT46, way back in February 2006. This is perfect time of year for working on notebooks and journals! Great for back to school or just perfect to get working ahead on some Christmas gifts, my challenge to you today is to alter a journal or notepad or composition book. Have fun with it! I hope you accept my challenge! IIt is always great to jump out of your comfort zone and try a little something different for a change! No rules, no regulations, no contests and no time limits. Just get to it and have some fun!

Please remember to put WT125 in your keywords section and post a link back here so that we can all see your work. You may link one previously created journal if you wish...so long as you make a NEW one as well for THIS challenge! :) When you are uploading, please also upload to the Journal Gift section of the gallery to help out our moderators! :)

My Sample: Flourishes Friend Journal

WT125 Gallery Submissions

Thanks for playing along! Have a fabulous day!

papermoon04 08-09-2007 06:47 AM

Such fun, I am on it!

imastampin 08-09-2007 06:49 AM

Looks interesting. I'll have to see what I have in stock. hee hee hee

ctrmom3 08-09-2007 06:50 AM

I think I may actually have some time to play along today! Great challenge!

dawnmercedes 08-09-2007 06:51 AM


StampingQueenJAR 08-09-2007 06:51 AM

I love this challenge, Julia! Off to play!

robbrd 08-09-2007 06:52 AM

Perfect timing. Just so happens I have one of these to make for a friend. Hopefully I'll get to it later today.

E3stamper 08-09-2007 06:53 AM

great challenge Julia! Now if only my favorite things order will get here so I can use my new set!!!

artystamper 08-09-2007 06:55 AM

Great challenge! I just loaded one a day ago - but I'll do another!

Here is my journal! I had fun with this! http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...36432?cat=5642

BevMom 08-09-2007 06:55 AM

Thanks Julia! :) Looks like fun!`

rhondag 08-09-2007 06:56 AM

Wonderful! I've been wanting to make a gratitude journal since Shelli mentioned it at convention. Just wish I had a pack of paper that I love...should've ordered some!

abmurray 08-09-2007 06:56 AM

I have never done this-is there a tutorial?

dancerriley 08-09-2007 06:57 AM

YES!!! I love doing these!!!

taxi mom 08-09-2007 06:57 AM

Ooh, fun... I love doing notebooks and journals! I'll definitely be joining in on this challenge. Thanks, Julia!

akronstamperdpk 08-09-2007 06:58 AM

I'm in . . . any of you who have been to my gallery have seen that journals where my first uploads (haven't made any new since). Good timing . . . off to the craftroom I go. I'll Be Back!!

Julia S 08-09-2007 06:59 AM


Originally Posted by abmurray (Post 6791320)
I have never done this-is there a tutorial?

I'm not sure. Anyone know of one? I gave my instructions on my blog if that helps. :)


aridg 08-09-2007 07:00 AM

Cool, I have a scketch and color combo book that I need to decorate. Will post when I have done it.
Thanks for the challenge and the push!

Twinshappy 08-09-2007 07:02 AM

Good morning.... Great challenge... Will have to do it tonight... Canning needs done... :( I will look forward to all your creations! :)

tturtle 08-09-2007 07:04 AM

Great! I have been delaying a few altered journals I need to do for friends... it will get me to it. Thanks for the challenge Julia!

kerryj106 08-09-2007 07:20 AM

I found this great tutorial a while ago by Stampaholic on how to alter a composition book.

I used the basic idea to do a spiral bound one, but I used Julie Brooks technique to use a piece of paper from the spiral notebook as a template, punch the holes, then cut a slit from the hole to the edge of the paper. Then you can slip your paper over the spiral binding rather than remove the cover.

SEdmonton 08-09-2007 07:22 AM

There is a tip in WT46 (thank you DawnL) that you can cut your cover to the size of the journal, tear out a page to use as a template to punch the holes for the coil (if it has a coil) and simply snip from the holes to the edge so that it easily slips back on... That's a great tip for me as I usually try to remove the whole coil and due to the hazards of my cat and kids, I've lost more than one!!

Thanks for the challenge Julia, I hope to get one done this afternoon :-D


(DawnL's post is #19 in the forum for WT46)

Stampinsilvia 08-09-2007 07:23 AM

Great challenge... I have been meaning to make one of these for a friend...thanks!

genescrapper 08-09-2007 07:33 AM

Here's one from my gallery ~ a 3 ring binder that I altered :D

Altered Research Binder

TFL ... Now I'm off to tackle a spiral-bound journal ...

foster mom 08-09-2007 07:36 AM

I always have some of these ready to be altered. Here are two submissions for todays challenge...


bigfootbecky 08-09-2007 07:37 AM

Thanks for this challenge, Julia! How did you know I was working on a notebook last night??? Will upload when I get home from work :)

ruby-heartedmom 08-09-2007 07:42 AM

My SOMEWHAT Altered Journal

Stamps'nCoffee 08-09-2007 07:58 AM

I have an address book I've been wanting to alter! I hope that fits the challenge!! Thanks for the inspiration to get this done, Julia!!

jacksonbelle 08-09-2007 08:01 AM

WAY cool Julia! Thanks so much! I've had this notebook laying around FOREVER!!! :) Here it is: http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=25963

jovialjudi 08-09-2007 08:15 AM

Woohoo! Great challenge Julia! I too have a gratitude journal to do and needed that push. Thanks! Off to work

BadSherry 08-09-2007 08:20 AM

Wow Julia was I channeling you or what. I uploaded the front cover of one yesterday -- I just uploaded all the dividers and folders:

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Back Cover

kerryj106 08-09-2007 08:29 AM

I just made this one yesterday for a friend. TFL!


dancerriley 08-09-2007 08:30 AM

here's mine!



markie's mom 08-09-2007 08:32 AM

Hi, Everyone! Well, Julia, great challenge, since I can't stand to alter books! LOL! I decided to make it as a gift for my husband's secretary who is moving back to Denmark!

Here is today's submission:

JenniGirl 08-09-2007 08:44 AM

I'm at work right now but I thought I would share one I did the other day. I'll do another tonight when i get home. TFL!!

Altered Book

dawnmercedes 08-09-2007 08:56 AM


is my 5th challenge in a row. I"m on a roll!

bullisaci 08-09-2007 09:05 AM

Oh, what a fun challenge. There was a plain notebook staring me right in the face as I read the instructions, ha ! It got a nice face lift with some Cute Pie designer paper. I was going to use Garden Whisy to dress it up but ended up using no stamps or ink, gasp ! I really needed to stock up on some 3D projects for my holiday open house so this was perfect timing :)



Hiding in My Craft Room 08-09-2007 09:06 AM

Great idea. My daughter has twin friends with a birthday coming up. These would make great gifts.

akronstamperdpk 08-09-2007 09:25 AM

Thanks Julia for the great challenge. I also made a matching card for gift giving. Hope you like it. Here it is: http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...35960?cat=5640
I appreciate all your comments! Thanks

Stamps'nCoffee 08-09-2007 09:34 AM

Here is my

CCRAK Address Book

debils 08-09-2007 09:35 AM

Here is mine

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