Sunday, February 20, 2011

Altering All Things Unity

Wowie, I did not think I was going to get to post this today! Well, at least not from home, anyway. We lost our electricity at 11:19 this morning (Saturday, as I write). BGE (Baltimore Gas & Electric) had a recording that stated "the vast majority of customers" to have service reestablished by late Sunday evening. Sunday evening!?!?!? YIKES!! Well, we were exceedingly fortunate and ours was restored just before 5pm on Saturday. Whew!I hope everyone is as excited as I am about our newest challenge at All Things Unity! I very, very seldom alter anything. I don't know why I don't. I guess I just get nervous about it, but you know what? I think I was making it a heck of a lot harder than it really is!

In any case, I started out working on a journal for DD#2, Hannah - but she took the innards with her to a sleepover, so I couldn't put it back together for a photograph. I set it aside first thing this morning (after texting her to see what she'd done with it and discovering that yes, she did have it with her), and pulled out my own spiral notebook, which I use as a combination "list of things to do"/notebook/idea-book/journal. I got it out of the dollar bin at Michael's. If I'd thought to do it, I would've gotten a before picture, because it's a pretty big transformation.

I used a combination of Unity/Melody Ross co-branded stamps. This is the front.

And here is the back. Full supply and other challenge deets will be at the end of the post.

Now it's your turn!! Choose YOUR favourite Unity or {ippity} stamp and create something. Link it up to the ATU blog no later than 11:59pm on Saturday, March 5, and you'll be eligible to win this month's prize/and or the challenge blinkie.Remember, the prize for February is a February KOTM straight from Unity !!

Check out what the rest of the fabulous DT has to share!
Ashley (February Guest DT)
Sara (on hiatus)

Card deets:
Stamps: Unity - Brave Girl Boots, All Worth It..., Love Life, Just Be You, She Sprouted Wings, She did it Anyway
Paper: Basic Grey - Sultry, Wisteria, Urban Prarie
Ink: Distress Ink - Pine Needles, Fired Brick, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo; Palette - Moulin Rouge
Spellbinders: Fancy Tags, Heartfelt Creations
Etc: Stickles, Copic Spica, clear embossing powder

Crazy for Challenges: C4C75 - use dies
The Stamp Man #16: Hearts
Res-Q-Challenge #71: RESQ71 - use something that makes you happy. Things I used that make me happy: Unity/Melody Ross stamps, PINK!!!, Basic Grey, Spellbinders dies, Distress Inks, embossing powder, hearts
CRAFT #90: Not a card
PaperCrafting Journey #4: Anything Goes (ooh, a new challenge site for me!)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #105: Patterns! - the birdcage is stamped onto BG Wisteria and Free Spirit was stamped onto Urban Prarie
...Wee Memories #44: Source of Inspiration - Melody Ross, whom I think is just amazing.
Unity Challenge #1: Hearts!


iluvmybugs said...

I love to alter all different things and your journal is so your choice of papers and stamps! TFS

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the journal- the sentiment is so nice- and I love the way you embellished it. Very nice!

StampinCathy said...

WOW Carole! I just love love love this journal. Hannah is so lucky to have a creative and talented MOM! Great colors and just love the stamps.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This journal is STUNNING! It's the best project in the group! Good job, girlfriend! I love the colors, the images, the Spellbinders! It's all so beautiful!

jennyk said...

That worked out very nicely! I have some journals and notebooks which need altered covers - you may have inspired me enough to get started on that.

lisa said...

Your altered journal looks stunning. I love the colours and the sentiments.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman.
Hugs Lisax

Crafty_Fairie said...

Great project thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge this week.

Kerry x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWOWOWOWOW! I am in LOOOOOOOVE with this journal. You rocked these stamps and really made this journal fancy! LOVE the colors--love it all:) Great job, Carole:) Hope you are feeling better!

lynn said...

carole, this journal is so lovely! the back is as beautiful as the front:)

KarenB said...

I love your altered journal, and the stamped sentiment is beautiful.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

What a fabulous Journal love it!!!!Thank you so much for playing along with us at Wee Memories!!!!

Ren-Yi said...

the altered journal is so darling sweet. love it :)

Ren-Yi said...

the altered journal is so darling sweet. love it :)

Denise Marzec said...

Sooooooo pretty!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I love this-you can DEFINITELY see you are in it w your WHOLE HEART <3 beautiful!