Friday, August 24, 2012

GSS Back to School Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Back To School Blog Hop with the Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team!

This weekend we will be featuring projects all about Back To School. Can you believe school has started!?
We hope you enjoy all of the great work this Design Team has done and find some inspiration.
If you just came from Cheryl then you are in the right place. If not please start at the beginning

For this month's project I decided to create an altered composition book. My boys love using these books for school and for fun. One of them has become the secret code holder for video games. LOL!

I went with a more mature theme on this one because I do have a High Schooler now! I can't make him anything know? ROFL!

Thankfully this Basic Grey Set "Oxford" was perfect for High Schoolers and even for College age.
I used both the Oxford Patterned Paper and the Chip Stickers to match. I also added some ribbon and buttons from my stash. You can purchase Basic Grey, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Brown, and the fun Twine (used on the buttons) at Ginger Snap Scraps.

I have never added a bookmarker to a composition book and thought it would be fun to do. I love it! The ribbon is discretely placed on the front cover and you can place it in between whatever pages you need saved.

I will be giving away some blog candy of my own!! YAY! It's a surprise Grab Bag of fun embellishments! So if you want to win leave a comment here and on my other blog hop
this weekend with Creative Kuts. I will draw one winner from all comments left. Oh and be sure you are my follower!! Leave your info so I can contact you. Good luck!

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see Day 2 inspiration!
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Your next stop is the wonderful Janea.
Here is the lineup:
Saturday, August 25
5. Connie - <-- HERE
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  1. Your compostion book turned out fabulous! I just love the masculine look of it!

  2. your altered composition book looks great Connie. I already follow GSS

    1. Thank you MaryEllen! Hope you follow me too..cause I have my own blog candy to give away as well! Hugs!

  3. I love altered items! You did a fabulous job on the composition notebook!! Want to make one for me????? :)

    1. LOL Anne..sure but you know yours would be alot prettier!! :) Thank you!

  4. Great project. I may have to project lift.LOL

    1. Thanks Micki..I hope you do! Nothing makes me happier than inspiring others! If you left it send me a pic!! :)

    2. I love the composition book. Awesome. Might have to make me one. Well got to hop along. Thanks!

  5. I love the altered composition book! great idea! :)

  6. That is awesome that your boys use these fabulous composition books. Great inspiration for someone who has never made one(including me).

  7. Aww so cute Connie!! Great idea! Love a good altered comp. book!!

  8. What a great altered book :0 Hope it was a success!

  9. Wonderful idea for an older child.

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  10. Awesome little project... something fun to do with the kids!!! A weekend project to do together... love it :))

  11. LOVE IT! I wanted to make some of these for my son's teachers but decided not too! hhhmmmmm I might just have to anyway seeing yours! :)

  12. great project! I love altering these composite books! For some reason, they are harder to find in Canada! Strange!!


  13. Wonderful project Connie! I know about high school students....LOL

    Hugs, Janea

  14. This is a great notebook. I haven't altered one in forever! You've inspired me.

  15. what a great notebook Connie, the book mark is a fab idea!! I'm going to incorporate that in my next notebook alter, thanks for the inspiration!!

  16. Love your notebook. TFS
    (already a Ginger Snap email follower)
    (already an email follower here)

  17. Connie, this is a fantastic project!! I have never altered a notebook but you have inspired me to give it a try. Hope mine turns out as nice as yours :0)


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