Friday, May 15, 2009

Unity KOTM Blog Hop!

Hi Hoppers! (If you've just come upon my blog, please go to Unity's Blog to start at the beginning...you'll be glad you did!)

For my project, I altered a small notebook using the August 2008 KOTM 'Remember Happiness' (STILL my all-time fave, though this month's May KOTM may win once it arrives!) and the February 2009 KOTM 'Endings & Beginnings'.
The trailer was paper-pieced using some of the 'solids' from Basic Grey's 'Granola' line, and I colored in the small hearts using a Pale Vermillion Prismacolor artist pencil. That was layered onto a Sherwin Williams wood stain sample, then onto black, and adhered with foam tape. I stamped the Remember Happiness quote onto a blue solid to create my own background paper, layered it with black, and tied on some SU! striped Tangerine Tango ribbon before adhering it to the front of my notebook with foam tape. I stamped 'enjoy' and 'journey' directly onto the notebook, and wrote my own 'the' to create the sentiment. *grins*

Thanks for stopping by!

Your next blog to visit is Jackie at http://stampingsister.blogspot.com/

Enjoy the hop, and have a fabuluous weekend!!
~Michelle

55 comments:

Chris S. said...

This is a great project. Love how you combined the colors. That book looks familiar! I think I have one too. Now I am inspired. :-)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Very cute love it!!

Tiff said...

I always enjoy seeing your work! Awesome journal cover!

Jessica said...

such a cute little journal! love it!

Angie said...

super book
Hugs
Angie

Jacqueline said...

Great book!! Love it!!

Katy said...

that notebook is great! I love the colors and the little camper is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us!

Lindsay Spencer said...

HOW CA-UTE!!!! I think I'm convinced that I need that KOTM. I've been wanting it, but I think you've now convinced me.

whoistracy said...

What a cute journal!!! I love that little trailer- used it on my project today, too.

Teresa said...

Such a great project! Love it!!!

Laura L said...

What a fun journal! I would have loved to have something like this when my family used to travel every year!

Pamela said...

This is awesome!

Maynes-Watt-Hayes Family said...

very cute! great project!

Robynccgirl said...

Super cute! I almost used this KOTM for my blog hop project but changed my mind!

Ang & Ryan said...

Great project! Fab colors and such a fun altered book!

Kristen said...

this is absolutely stunning! :) I love it!

BloomingPink said...

Great Journal. This would be fabulous to capture many vacation moments.

Sherry Campbell said...

Great journal- perfect for saving vacation memories! Love it!

Dee said...

Oh super cute and great color combo. Love this journal!

BonnieRose said...

this is fab, loved how u used the quote as a bg.. may have to try that.. thks for the inspiration!

FibreJunky said...

wonderful! I keep meaning to alter a journal for myself. Yours may be the kick in the rear that finally makes me to it. Love it!

Randi said...

Cute! Such a great idea for a journal!

Gretchen said...

Awesome idea! I love that little trailer too!

JazzyH said...

I love it

lori vliegen said...

hi michelle! your journal is awesome! i am LOVING that camper/trailer stamp!! i love how you used all of the layers together...very creative, my creative friend! :)

Ashley said...

This is FABULOUS Michelle! I really love how you made DP with the quote, it looks amazing!

Purple Princess said...

Love this journal! Great job!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super cute! :)

Lauri said...

A wonderful idea for a journal! Love the stamps you used!

Sarah E. said...

This is so cute!

Melinda aka Passionfruit said...

fabuloso! once again, Michelle! I love the little trailer, it is one of my favorites too. In fact, I may have to borrow it ot make a cute little notebook like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

Vickilyn said...

Very cute!! Love it!

Jana said...

Great notebook. Love the colors and stamps you combined.

scrappypug said...

awesome.. i would have never thought of using that quote for the background but it totally rocks!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Cute little journal!

Patti said...

Great project.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

This is awesome. The quote is absolutely perfect with the trailer! I'm gonna have to use this combo. Really nifty!
~ky

Lisa F said...

Very cute! Love that little book!

Karen J. said...

Very cute journal...the camper and saying are so cute..I have put the Aug KOM at the top of my list.

Gretchen said...

This is such a cute card!

Joann said...

Excellent!

ANAT S said...

wow
this is great

Cathy said...

ooooooohhh.....I'm a sucker for any kind of journal/notebook - this is really cute!

Erika M. said...

Totally love your project!

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

love this!!

BishopsMommie said...

love that trailer..so so cute!

Karen said...

very cute, love that little camper!

Suz said...

Adorable project. I just love that stamp... it's going to have to be the next past kit I buy

Dawn K. said...

what a great project!! I love that KOTM!!

Jen said...

MIchelle, I love your project! I have been hesitating with the trailer colors myself, and I love what you did with yours...fantastic!

TraceyT said...

LOVE this!

Lisa H. said...

very cute, LOVE your work.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

VERY cool!! I love that Remember Happiness background!!

Jessy said...

Michelle- LOVE it. Its super FAB and the colors are great too. :)

Erin Kersh said...

This is one of my favorite projects! It reminds me of camping with my family growing up. Yay!