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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Holly Jolly Altered Journal
Unscripted Sketches #115

Take a regular pocket size Composition Book and lightly sand the glossyness off the cover...decorate to your hearts content...and VOILA!
I love altering these books. They are so much fun. **TIP** watch those BACK TO SCHOOL sales coming up...that is when they sell these little books at the best price. I've got them for 3 or 4 for a $1 and they are normally $1+ for one any other time of the year. I'm still working off my stash of class supplies, but I pick them up whenever I see them on sale since they make such a quick and easy gift project - AND - great to do with the kids, too.

At Unscripted Sketches it's all about Christmas this month. This week's Sketch it Saturday's #115 has a PIGGYBACK Challenge of using wrapping paper. I admit it - I have a folder of pretty wrapping paper scraps to use for projects - don't we all?

I knew immediately I was going to alter a mini book for this week's sketch. This metallic foil wrapping paper was the first one I came across so this was "IN". I rounded up some other scraps and two matching My Minds Eye holiday embellishments and layered one on top of the other. I topped the tree with a star shaped mirror that I colored with a yellow permanent marker {the Bic ones}.

I'm going to add a fiber wrapped pipe cleaner to the edge of the spine once I get some more Red Liner Tape. The past couple weeks projects have exhausted my entire supply of it...OMG this is a serious craft EMERGENCY!!!

What is Sketch it Saturdays at Unscripted Sketches? Every Saturday morning a new sketch is posted for the week. Flip the sketch, rotate it… create a card, a scrapbook page, a wall hanging, digital, paper, fabric, paint, anything your imagination comes up with! There is no right or wrong way, as long as you are using the Unscripted sketch as the inspiration for your creation! And everyone is invited to join in the fun...and post your creation on their page for all the world to see!

This month we are having a Christmas in July Extravaganza with ideas and features on the Unscripted Sketches Designer, games, and more. Yesterday I was the featured designer for this festive event. Check it out and get a jumpstart on making your handmade holiday gifts -AND- I will be having two more special projects posted at Unscripted Sketches throughout the month. So stay tuned - or - you can subscribe to get Unscripted Sketches in your inbox every time there is a new post.

I'm off to the T2T warehouse for some crafty exploration - so I will have a great start to the weekend. Check back later in the week (July 21st) at Unscripted Sketches for another special holiday How-to project by me. YAY!

: ) Sb

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