Thursday, February 24, 2011

TE Blast From the Past Blog Hop

I'm so excited to participate in today's Blast from the Past Blog Hop hosted by Taylored Expressions.  This month we were to go green by either recycling (reusing or re-purposing) something or by using the color green.  Well, I did both!  I bought a nice journal at my local Michael's craft store.  Here's the before picture:


It was kind of pretty just the way it was but I wanted it to be something extra special.  I also didn't want to use it as a journal, I want to use it as a "To Do List" (hence the re-purpose part).  Here's the "after" :
Dontcha just love it?  I used TE's "Take Note" stamp set for the frame and the "To Do List".  Add some stickles, ribbon, butterfly and 1/2 doily and viola!  A nice book that might be too pretty to use.


Thank you so much for visiting and enjoy your journey through the rest of the blog hop!

24 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What an AWESOME idea and perfect execution Nancy! LOVE every bit of this!!!

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful! :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

So pretty!!! Love the roses!!!

Lea L. said...

Love how you dressed up an already pretty item, and made it even better! This is beautiful! ♥♥♥

Karen Giron said...

What a perfect idea! Love the patterns and colors!

Taylor said...

What a gorgeous to-do list! I may actually want to DO my to-do's with a book like this! :)

Natalie said...

Beautifully done!! Gorgeous finishing touches.

FibreJunky said...

Not too pretty to use....Too pretty to let waste away in a drawer! Love the roses!

Karen Motz said...

The "after" is SOOOOOOO much better than the original!!!!!!! Well done!!!

Jami said...

What a great take on the challenge! Beautiful book!

Joan Ervin said...

I just love the changes you made to the already beautiful journal....great way to repurpose something to make it your own!!!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Really gorgeous project and a great idea! Thanks for sharing the idea with us. Lovely shabby chic!

Colleen Begley said...

Nancy, this is probably the prettiest "to do list" ever. Great idea. I hope it makes you smile every time you use it.

Cindy Coutts said...

Nancy, this is just gorgeous!

Kristin said...

Such a great idea - I have a hoard of those book to re-do and never get around to it. You've inspired me to do it! This is really lovely. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog today! I don't make those fabulous doilies, I get them shipped from overseas. I will however have them for sale in the next month or so. Keep an eye out for the announcement on my blog for them.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty! Love the colors, the roses... that frame image is perfect! :o)

Kristie said...

Very pretty!! Great take on the challenge!

Lori Craig said...

Beautiful, Nancy... stunning project. Love how you pulled it all together ....

Tina W. (TeaDub) said...

I love what you did to alter the already pretty cover...great job of adding the perfect finishing touches to it!

Geri said...

This turned out so pretty--it certainly is extra-special now!!

titancia said...

How gorgeous! I've seen those at Michael's--I think your design gives it that extra pop it needs!

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Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I love your "To Do" List--so pretty and practical!

Chris L.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL!