Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bejeweled and Altered Mini Composition Book



This is one of those projects that was born of necessity. Just because something has a practical use, doesn't mean it can't be pretty right? 

On the personal side, I am supposed to be watching my blood pressure. Haven't been the best at that and with the New Year, I'm trying to be more diligent. I'm sure there's a whiz bang iPhone app that I could use but sometimes you just need to go old school. So I altered a mini comp book to keep right next to my sphygmometer er, blood pressure thingy. It's 4.5 by 3.25 so I can easily drop it in my handbag when I go show my doctor how diligent I've been.  



I pulled a sheet of paper from my stash, traced around my book, cut, glued on w/ Mod Podge .



Of course that wasn't nearly enough stuff. I chose this great wood and metal pendant by Blue Moon Beads as my journal's focal point. Its flowery design went well with the paper: 



Glued it to the center of one of  flower on the front and then added coordinating black and white washi tape from my stash. As a closure for my journal. I slapped some of the washi tape onto a binder clip. See? Practical and pretty! 






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11 comments:

Roxana White said...

Love the matching clip! You stay motivated and take care of yourself, OK? The notebook is beautiful, By the way :)

Clair said...

I'm so glad that it's not just me that likes to mix up my craft supplies - which says beads and going are just for jewellery?

Michelle L. said...

That is a great little-bitty record keeper - and the fact that it's so pretty will make you happier to use it for a less-than-thrilling purpose. Way cute, Carol!

Anonymous said...

Love this! VERY CUTE! Thanks!
Jenna

Unknown said...

I love this idea, and looks simple enough for my girls to make for themselves or gifts! I would love for you to link up to my linky party to share this idea!
http://www.fivelittlechefs.com/2013/01/fantastic-thursday-30.html

Unknown said...

Carol...these are great!! These would make great gifts. Thanks for sharing.

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue and Paint
www.glitterglueandpaint.com

Doreen said...

You know this is exactly my style:) I love it, and I hope it helps you keep your notes organized. [Thanks also for the "You Might Also Like" shout-out!]

Unknown said...

This is an adorable journal! I am completely inspired :)

Anonymous said...

I love cute journals! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

Anonymous said...

I featured this journal at this weeks Submarine Sunday. :-)

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/02/submarine-sunday-18.html

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