Thursday, April 19, 2012

Blog Hop {The Twinery & Imaginisce}


The Introduction:
If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from Mary Anne Jenkins' blog. If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!
If you aren't already a follower, I'd love to have you follow my blog!

If you are one of my regular readers: Thanks for coming back! I love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at The Twinery's blog.

The Prizes:
The Twinery is giving away three {I Dream in Twine} Sampler Packs ($32 retail value).


Imaginisce is giving their Makin' Waves collection to three lucky winners.


The Details:
Leave a comment on each blog along the hop.
Blog comments close on Sunday, April 22nd at 11:59pm (EDT) and the winners will be announced on The Twinery's blog and the Imaginisce blog.

The Project:

I have a board on Pinterest where I gather some "words of wisdom", but I wanted a place to keep some great quotes that might not be found online. There are a lot of great books out there and I often come across a quote that resonates with me - so I wanted a special journal where I could write them down and be able to easily look back on them later.


For this project I took a basic black journal and jazzed it up with some patterned papers from the Sole Sisters collection by Imaginisce. I can't deny that I love a basic black and white houndstooth - that paper immediately stuck out to me and I knew I had to use it. I added in a couple other patterned papers from the collection and arranged them on the front of my journal.


I wrapped some Charcoal and Buttercream twine from The Twinery around the journal cover and finished it off with a fun double bow.

This project is great for making your own personalized journals and is also perfect if you would like to give a handmade gift for an upcoming holiday (think Mother's Day!).

Thanks for stopping by today!

The Next Stop:
Ilene Tell's blog


Supplies:
Twine: The Twinery (Charcoal, Buttercream);
Patterned Paper: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters);
Stickers: Prima Marketing (Almanac Collection - Alphabet);
Other: Journal;
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);


86 comments:

Whitney said...

Great idea! So cute!

Stampin Cats said...

Love the altered journal.

Anita said...

I love how you did this journal, it is gorgeous.

julie e said...

I love the colors!

Nicole said...

Very pretty journal, Tifany! Nice work!

Dawn said...

Neat idea to customize a journal....great gift idea!

Mandy said...

cool idea for a journal. :)

LadyDiane said...

Beautiful project, love the use of the twine. Thank you for sharing.

Melissa said...

This journa is amazing! I love that houndstooth paper, too!

Kelly said...

I love your projects. I am getting a lot of inspiration from everyone's blogs!

Sprinkles said...

Keeping all of the quotes in one place is such a great idea! I think I might start one for a friend who is having a baby :)

Gisèle said...

Tks for the inspiration:)

Guiseppa said...

Love this journal! Fabulous use of the product!

Anita Braddock said...

Supper wonderful Journal. love the colors and papers the Sentiment is perfect. love the way you used the Twine. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

Karen Diebolt said...

Gee I can't believe I am the first to comment. Great journal. I really like your color choice.

elpimpi said...

GREAT project! :-)

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great looking journal -- the double bow adds so much.

Chris said...

Great project!

Magda Polakow said...

I like black colour :) Great project

Danielle, Joseph and Baby Girl said...

Loving the journal & use of Twine!!!

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audrey said...

What a nice finish to the project.

Mimi said...

A very sophisticated idea - love it!! Thanks for sharing.

Megn said...

I really like this. Thanks for sharing.

Ladybug said...

Love how the twine compliments the houndstooth pattern. Gorgeous!

I'm your newest follower. Can't wait to see your other creations. :-)

Monika Wright said...

Such a great idea, Tifany!

jime said...

I love your project, thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

maddymuscles said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing :)
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Miriam Prantner said...

That twine is a perfect complement to the houndstooth. Fun project!

Sabrina said...

hi tifany,
your journal looks greit!

Amanda said...

Lovely! The houndstooth print is perfect for a journal cover!

Linh C. said...

I like houndstooth, and the twine adds to the cuteness factor.

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

beautiful! love the color

Jennifer said...

beautiful altered journal. great idea to personalize

Caryn S said...

I admit I did giggle a little at your comment about the houndstooth and your love for it (it's kind of all over your blog page!). Thanks for reinforcing my conviction that I have to do one of these altered journals, yours is lovely!

Michele Duffy said...

Perfect gift idea to personalize a notebook or journal! Love it!

Rosalee said...

Hey there Tifany. Love your card. the black and white twine adds a nice touch. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

realcanadiangurl@gmail.com

Rex and Jo said...

Great idea for personalizing this journal.

Trisha said...

Very pretty bound notebook, Tifany. Love the papers and colors and twine. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome project. Thanks for sharing

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Great idea Tiffany. Love it!!

Lisa P said...

Cute journal.

Angie said...

Love your journal idea, beautiful choice of colors!

James and Monica said...

such cute idea. Gotta living up those journals huh?
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Carolyn said...

So cute. TFS

Kerys said...

Great idea! Love the color combo and the twine goes so well with the papers! My mum lives in the UK so Mother's Day has been and gone over there (not quite sure why the dates are so different??!) so this is a definite MUST for an up and coming daughter's birthday! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the chance to win! :-) x
kerysdotsharrockatmedotcom

Julie S. said...

I've got a similar collection on Pinterest. Love this idea to store them.

LisaM said...

So pretty!

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

very nice! classy! Blessings, Sharon

LittleBird said...

Love journals, all kinds! Thanks for the inspiration.

JHolliday said...

Beautiful journal!
June
holliday125@yahoo.com

Sherri said...

great project!

Beatrice Lawson said...

So elegant!! Totally love it, now I must check your Pinterest boards:-)

Melinda said...

Beautiful journal!

Liz said...

Great ideas

SandiB said...

Love how you altered the journal. Beautiful!!!

Dorina D said...

I love the idea of a special journal for quotes, etc. This is very elegant and simple and makes such a great statements. Thanks for sharing.

~ Jo ~ said...

Such a lovely idea! Love the altered journal so much!

Jo

www.eastcoastscrappers.blogspot.com

Sue D said...

Great journal for quotes!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Tracey said...

Great idea! I also collect quotes and this would be a perfect place to hold them. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Bethany Becker said...

I love the album. Great for quotes!

rlhorton said...

Great gift idea!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Love this color combo and the houndstooth paper, great job!!

Ava Gavloski said...

Tifany, great journal. twine is nicely showcased here.
ava
cottagerca@yahoo.ca

Kreations with Kris said...

Love the journal book - the twine made it even cuter! Thanks!

howo34 said...

Great journal!

Lucy Newton said...

Lovely notebook, it looks amazing with the twine!!!

rush said...

nice journal! thank you for sharing.

joanieg said...

Love your journal! Super idea!

UnikeByYes said...

Fabulous idea Tiffany. Great way to perzonalize this journa, it looks so chic!
TFS and for being part of this fun hop.
Have a wonderful day!
Liz
unikebyyes{at}yahoo{dot}com

cush464 said...

Very pretty journaling!

Aimee Kidd said...

Great journal! Love the colors and the twine!

Beth Hillier - Mytimetoplay.blogspot.com said...

Your journal is really nice!!!

lilush said...

very pretty journal :)

judybob3 said...

Love the mixing of the twine!

judybob3@att.net

Kim said...

Beautiful work! Thank you for the inspiration. btw I love your bow tying! :)

Angi said...

Your journal is fabulous!

Carol said...

Fun hop, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Ange said...

Great journal!

Tasha Hart said...

Beautiful notebook!

Karen L said...

Love the journal!! So fresh and clean looking...and the black and white twine goes perfectly with the paper you used!

Nicole Doiron said...

wow! Such an elegant card! Very classy and wise - i love the sentiment AND your choice of colors! Thanks for sharing!

TeacherMom said...

Beautiful quote journal. I like the papers you used together! Thanks for sharing!
TeacherMom
Gaudet5 at Rogers dot com

Jill said...

Tifany,
Thanks for the great idea! The houndstooth is impressive and it works great with the twine...

jillc at ne dot rr dot com

rlovew said...

Awesome notebook! Rlovew1976@yahoo.com

Carmen Nuland said...

I love the houndstooth with the twine!

Kathy Mc said...

Tifany, your Words of Wisdom journal is fabulous. Why didn't I think of that? Love to save some of the wiser sayings that have meaning one can relate to. Isn't that houndstooth pattern just striking? Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful Twinery Twine or Makin' Waves paper from Imaginisce!