Altered Notebooks

Hello friends, how are you? What a crazy work week I had, glad it's the weekend! I love, love, love altering Jr. Legal Notepads - one of my all time favorite things to do. The original 'recipe' came from Mish Mash and I've used it ever since - haven't chanced a thing!

I made 3 of these for a recent open house and every one of them sold. I also did some small notepads using PTI's new signature notepads - I'll post those later - they all sold immediately too.

The paper, 3D items, rub-ons, etc. were all things in my studio just waiting to be put to good use. In fact, this first one you see which says "CUTE" has NO stamping on it whatsoever. It's all 3D goodness and rub-ons - oh yeah, lovin' it! I also love to decorate the inside of the notebooks; they have a little pocket on the left-hand side where you open it up and then a little decorative piece at the top of the notepad. I just think they are so cute.

Hopefully you can see the inside pocket there and each flower was accented with a rhinestone - lots of rhinestones on the outside of the notebook also - a girls dream right? A little 4 yr. old bought this one, she COULD NOT wait to get her hands on it. Pretty cute!

The next one up is a Holiday Planner, this one uses PTI's "Take Note" stamp set and will help anyone stay organized for the holidays. J
ot down the Christmas gifts you need to pick up, notes regarding your crazy schedule, the pocket can hold your receipts - oh the possibilities are endless!

All the circles are layered with dimensionals
so there's lots of pop to this one. The beautiful satin red ribbon is layered over some cream lace ribbon, so delicate. A few dew drops that I deepened the green color by using Copics finishes the notebook. Love this one!

And last is a "dainty" little notebook. I think it might be my favorite to date. If you read my blog much, you KNOW how much I love to change the color of items by using my Copics - kind of like the dew drops above. Well on this one, see that beautiful big green flower? It was originally yellow and orange - seriously! But yellow & orange sure didn't match my project, so I colored the flower green! Tied on a little button and it's scrumptious. I know, odd I use the word scrumptious for my creations huh? Oh well, I just really like this one!

I ad
ded small pearls to each flower and then 2 larger pearls around the sentiment "This & That" which also comes from PTI's "Take Note" stamp set. Such a versatile stamp set!

All paper on this one is from MME's - another all-time favorite of mine. The "This & That" is highlighted with a clear spica glitter pen, can't really see the effect in the pictures, but it adds a nice sparkle.

And last is a picture of all 3 notebooks - nothing pretty about this picture, they don't "go together" at all, but it let's you see them all at once.

If you would like to purchase an altered notebook for the holidays for a girl, a boy, your mom, your grandmother, etc., just send me an e-mail, whimsicalexpressions@yahoo.com - the price is BEYOND reasonable. And since each one is handmade, no two will EVER look alike, in fact, no two even resemble each other! Something special for each person!

I'm so glad you popped in, I love when you visit! Hope you have a great weekend! ~Hugs, M.

Stamps: PTI's Take Note
Ink: SU! Old Olive & Real Red
Paper: MME, PTI, SU!
Accessories: Spica AtYou glitter pen; Marvy punches, pearls, ribbon, dew drops, punches, 3D accessories


  1. I love these notepads. I need a new one girlfriend. SO I guess I'm ordering one, please!!!! Love ya, BFF

  2. These are too cute! I love the colors you picked! And coloring that flower with the marker...genious! Hope you have a happy and blessed thanksgiving!

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