Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to School Blog Hop Day 3!

Welcome Blog Hop Day 3!!


My daughter needed a composition notebook this year for her journal so I decided to make it more fun for her. Here is a photo of the book before: Pretty boring!!


Here is the front after:
Here is the back after!

This project was soooo easy to make! I let her pick the paper she wanted from one of my 12x12 paper packs. Then I just measured and glued! I did add a colored spine border and some ribbon for extra bling. I wanted to add lots of bling but was afraid of what would happen to it shoved in her desk! She LOVED it and so did all of her friends!


If you are here for the blog hop for the first time, please click here to be directed to the original posting, The original posting is the only comments that will be entered for the blog candy! I am the last blog for the hop!

Be sure to come back all week long for fun and exciting ideas!
In case you get lost along the way here is a list of blogs to hop along:
Just click on the names!
Georgiana at Carson's Cricut Creations

Dorcas at 4 Crafty Angels

Cheryl at Cards by CG

Jen at Purple Scrapbooker


Carri at abusybee (That's Me!)

Multi-tasking: This is also being entered into the Paper Playtime Challenge School Days

**Cookie is ok!! Hooray!! Thank you for all your sweet comments!!***

44 comments:

  1. Easy idea. I might even let my students decorate their own. They would love it and maybe take better care of it during the school year.

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  2. So cute. I have my kiddos do this the first week back. They bring in all sorts of scrap paper and pictures and decorate their writing journals. Then we cover them up with clear contact paper.

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  3. Gorgeous - love that paper on the back.

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  4. OMGosh that is so cute, I have that exact paper and loved it but wasn't quite sure what to do with it... now I know.. thanks!

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  5. Oh wow! What paper stack is that from? it's gorgeous... I am thinking about making one for my son.

    Melia
    wifey7799@gmail.com

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  6. Moms always add just the right touch to make their kiddos feel special even in school supplies! Awesome idea and simple too-love it!!

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  7. Count me in with her friends. I love it also. Great job.

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  8. Pretty paper.

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  9. The notebook looks great!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. I love the paper you used!!! This is one of my favorite ideas, I just picked up a few of the notebooks yesterday!!!! TFS!!!

    Celeste B.
    ccscards.blogspot.com

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  11. Fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. What a great idea! You have inspired me to try this!

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  13. Such a great idea it came out so beautiful.


    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

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  14. Love a quick and simple project!

    Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

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  15. Quick and easy...and makes such an impact! Great papers!! TFS!

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  16. LOVE the notebook.. Nice nice job! Great paper

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  17. Fabulous. And so girly! Thanks for sharing.
    I'm glad to hear that Cookie has recovered.
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  18. This turned out beautifully! I love the paper your daughter chose. I am definately going to do this for my girls. TFS.
    Lori
    http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

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  19. Very cute! It looks like the Santa Monica Peer to me! :) I went to Pepperdine, so I love that area!

    courts crafts blog at gmail dot com

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  20. Carri, this is great. She picked some beautiful papers. It is funny that I am working on some altered composition books for my grandmother to give as gifts at Christmas to her 15 teen great granddaughters. Great job, thank you for sharing.

    Marianne S
    www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

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  21. Great idea. I have some special paper that I've been saving for that perfect scrapbook page, but I think ir will be great for this project. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. Wow...I need a cute journal like this in my class this year. So cute.

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  23. Great job on the notebook! Glad to hear Cookie is OK.

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  24. So glad to hear cookie is okay. Thanks for this cute idea. Cannot wait to make some for the girls.

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  25. Great job on the note book. I'm glad Cookie is ok. TFS and have a great day!

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  26. Oh wow what a great idea!
    Hugs,
    Raven

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  27. Amazing, You turn a comp book in to a book that will be treasured forever. Great job!!

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  28. First...YAY about Cookie! Whew..that is good news! And, you did a beautiful job on the book. I would love to carry that around if it was mine!
    Theresa99 :)

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  29. Sometimes the simple ideas are the best and this is one of them! I am wondering what kind of glue you use. Would you mine sharing? (Love the paper!)

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  30. I love the personalizing of the composition books I'm seeing people do. They're great. Just wish I can find the old fashioned ones that don't have plastic covers so I can do some! Too cool.
    TFS!
    :)Khrista
    khristamcbride@comcast.net

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  31. Great job. TFS
    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  32. If I would have had a journal this nice I might have written in mine on time, beautiful job
    Cathy S.

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  33. Just what I needed! My son has a writing notebook that he is supposed to personalize and this is a great way to decorate it without going crazy with "stuff" on it. TFS!

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  34. well it is a nice notebook. love the papers.

    shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  35. This is so pretty! You better watch out, her friends may want you to make them one too. :) Thanks for playing in paper with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

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  36. I love the simplicity. What kid wouldn't like a customized notebook?

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  37. My grown kids are so jealous right now they had to take the boring ones to school...and it was very easy todo glad someone creative was doing our thinking for us Thank you are one "A Buzy Bee"

    The Scrapbooking Queen

    www.thescrapbookingqueen.com

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  38. Great idea! I bet she'll take better care of it now that it's customized!

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  39. This is an amazing way to help kids preserve their notebooks! I love the paper choice.

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