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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

An altered composition book &
a glimpse back at Victoria

These summer days are certainly whizzing by us, aren't they? Our boys have only a couple more weeks off and it's back to school for them. I remember being out for summer and it seemed like half the year to me ~ and I loved it too!

I managed to make this altered composition notebook Tuesday evening. I've used one of Gail's newest collage sheets at the Shabby Cottage Studio and just love the image. And it does help that she's a sweet little girl, too! And the little bird stamped in the lower right hand corner? From a set of stamps I bought from Gail's store too! Be sure to drop by and take a look at everything. ~ I should have it in my Etsy store really soon as well as my "Age is Just a Number" artwork. Oh and the bookmark too!



I ran across this old Victoria desk calendar the other day. Back in the day, I bought everything put out by Victoria magazine that I could get my hands on. This was one of those beautiful things I found. A day by day calendar with beautiful photos and thoughts for each day. As you see I couldn't bear to use it so it's completely in tact!

I thumbed through it to show you a few of the pages ~ I still think it's beautiful . . . Be sure to click and enlarge the photos to read these ~








Wishing you a wonderful, happy Wednesday!
xxoo, Dawn

25 comments:

Tara said...

What a great notebook-so talented!

Dawn said...

Wonderful altered work...!
If you have all things Victoria, then you must also have the Book of Days.
Love that one, too.

Utah Grammie said...

Love your composition book! So chic....so shabby! ( in a totally rockin' way, you know!)

Colleen

ACottageIndustry said...

OK Dawn, why don't you create a TUTORIAL that we can buy on how to create this wonderful altered notebooks? We'd love that!
Tracey

Vanessa said...

I like your composition book. Very pretty. Just yesterday we were at WalMart buying school supplies. All my kids have to have composition notebooks. I wanted so bad to buy some for myself, but since I am cheap I decided to wait a few weeks and see if they go on clearance. They are only 50 cents. I'm so pitiful!

emily said...

Love what you did with the book. The pictures in the Victoria calendar are just beautiful!
emily

tamy/simplymein said...

your composition notebook/journal is really terrific!!

vikki said...

the journal is soo gorgeous! so soft, sweet, and muted tones. love it! love this time of year to stock up on supplies ~ glue stiks, composition books, and one can never forgit the colored pencils and some pens! great job, sweet friend ~ keep creating. hugs and blessings, vikki ♥

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Marie said...

I love the colors of your altered journal. It's so pretty.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Omigosh, that is stunning! And that's just one of those plain marble composition books? Wow!

Charm & Grace said...

Well, there must have been something in the air over the past 24 hours because if you check my blog, you will notice that we were thinking along the same lines... only yours are lovely visuals while mine was a lovely list of words. (Thanks for steering me here, Vee.) Enchanting!

Blissfully,
Christi

Myrna said...

Beautiful book, Dawn!
I love everything Victoria, too!
In the calendar you shared...September 1 looks like it could have been taken at your home!!
((Hugs!))

Elizabeth G. said...

I love the altered journal. You are so artistic! You are definitely my inspiration. Yours is the first blog I check everyday to see what you've done next. Thanks so much!!

I've completed another shadow box. Would you mind looking at it and telling me if I need to add something else?

Thanks a bunch!!
Elizabeth

thisoldcottage said...

Dawn, I love the notebook. Also the Victoria calendar is great. I like the Oct 9th especially, thats my b-day. lol!

Wishing you a great day !!!
Rhonda

Lori said...

i always loved the books put out by victoria...never bought any for some reason, but i should have...love the journal, that really is a sweet little image!!!

Jann said...

Love the notebook Dawn--and I, too, was a huge fan of Victoria magazine--I'm glad I kept all of mine, even though my husband wanted me to get rid of "those boxes of magazines"--because when Victoria stopped publication, I was heartbroken! I looked at the current issue of the new re-born Victoria today, but it just isn't the same to me. Have a good day!

Nita Jo said...

Beautiful notebook! I love Victoria! It was something I shared with my mom. She passed on June 1, 2003... Victoria went away with her. I was so thrilled when it came back. It's not the same, but it's still beautiful and comfortable, and gives me joy. I still pick up my back issues to reread every now and then.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful journal. So soft and elegant. Wonderful project!

Lady Em said...

I love that journal!!!! It looks so good. I think you should do some more of you "age is not a number" work, or things like it!! I really really am in love with it.
Summer is just flying by, I am pretty glad, because it is so HOT here. It's a swamp in Savannah. I'm surprised I don't have gators the yard, since we seem to have everything else that goes with a swamp. Oh well, gotta love Savannah, heat and all.
I love ya'll
~Emily~

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

i created a bunch of these type of journals in the past two years and gave them away to family and friends for birthdays. they loved them.
i am getting ready to create some more and will post mine for you to see when i am finished.
sending you warm thoughts, nita

cindy said...

I too, loved everythng that Victoria put out...had this calendar, but only kept my favorite pages, and several books. Are you liking the magaizne so far? Last issue was glorious!

c

Relyn said...

I had this one, too. Of course, silly me, I used it all up. SO, SO glad Victoria is back!

Sherry said...

The composition book is so darling and so "you"!! And I love the Victoria calendar -- I loved Victoria in the beginning and I still love Victoria -- I'm so glad it's been revived!

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