25 October 2012

Altered Journal Blog Hop

Welcome to our Altered Journal Blog Hop!  If you came here from Melissa, then you are on the right track!  If you happened to stumble upon this hop, you can begin hopping at our host, Pink Polka Dot Scrapping.  Our sponsor for this hop is Zannie Berry.  She's donating two Cuttlebug folders and ten Colorbok embellie packs!  Thanks so much!!

Here's the before pic of my altered journal:
I purchased this at Wal-Mart, but you can get something similar at Dollar General or Dollar Tree.  Once I was done working with it, my finished product turned out like this:

I'm REALLY happy with the way the journal turned out!  Since this is a travel journal, my first entry would be the first day of a family trip!  It has to be just the right trip, though; not just any old weekend trip.  I'm waiting for that very special family vacation and will let my boys Kennedy (age 13) and Joseph (age 3) help with the entries.  That way, it will be that much more special!

Your next stop is Jenn J.  Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost on your way:

1.  Melissa
2.  Ashley W <= YOU ARE HERE!
3.  Jenn J - Your next stop!
4.  Robin C
5.  Connie
6.  Robin S
7.  Dena
8.  Maria Matter
9.  Lucy
10.  Sandra
11.  Rachelle
12.  Sharon
13.  Shawnee
14.  Pam L
15.  Suzanne
16.  Cathie

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to Melissa for hosting such a wonderful hop!  As a small thank you for taking time to hop through, I'm having a little giveaway of a tin full of all sizes of Maya Road antique chipboard keys.
All you need to do is become a follower and leave a comment.  That's it!  If you're already a follower, be sure to let me know in your comment.  You'll have until Sunday night at 10:00 p.m. Central to leave a comment.  I'll choose a winner and post on Monday.  Happy scrapping!


Angela Holt said...

I love the concept of your altered journal!!! Thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

Such an awesome idea and I love that your journal will include your children's thoughts. New follower here and so happy to be in this hop with you!
Scrappy hugs,

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

I am already a follower.. Your journal is so beautiful, love how you made it into a travel journal.. thanks so much for being part of my hop!!

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a great journal! I am a happy follower of your blog:) bbiswamic@new.rr.com

Cathie w said...

very nicely done


Cathie said...

Wonderful journal. I'm a new follower

Yvonne Morentin said...

new follower, email subscriber, and i love your journal... very cool...

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Luv your idea of a travel journal!
very cool & def will be uniquely yours when the boys add entries :))

Vicki said...

Cool journal. Great idea to let the boys add entries too. Already a follower.

Rachelle said...

I love your Journal.
I am a follower.

Amanda said...

I love your journal, Ashley! What a neat idea to let your children write in it, too! I'm already a follower. Thanks for the invite, too! :)

Barbara Greenberg said...

What a great Journal Ashley, I have some composition books and will be doing one of my own.

Robin said...

I love travel journals and having your kiddos help with the entries will make it even more special. I'm already a follower.


jennyplace2 said...

Whaqt a beautiful book I bet you can't wait to start writing in it! TFS! New follower here and would love for you to do the same.
Hugs Jenny

MzLavr2 said...

What a great idea! A family journal!!!
<3 Pam

Robin said...

Love your blog and your journal!!Happy to be hopping along with you in this hop. Just signed up to be your newest follower


Shawnee said...

I love the idea of a travel journal. I especially love the idea of having your children write in it as well. It will be fun to look back on when they are older. :) Beautiful!!

marg0006 said...

Am a follower thru your email. Thanks for sharing your cool journal.

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Carla said...

That is a really neat idea getting your kids involved with the travel journal. You did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm a follower.

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Dena said...

The paper you used for your journal theme is just perfect! TFS!

dena dot maile at gmail dot com

Mary said...

I love your altered journal. Those comp books are so much fun to work with.
You have a really nice interesting blog.

Angie said...

Very cute journal! Love the theme! I am now a follower and thanks for the chance to win!

SusieScrapper said...

Super cute journal, I have a few of those I need to alter!


ShersL84bed said...

Beautiful journal, now start traveling and fill that baby up. New follower.

Smiles Sher

SusieScrapper said...

FYI - I was also your 200th follower on your blog!! I feel so special!



Maria Matter said...

turned out fabulous Ashley!!!
happy to be hopping with you!


Gwen said...

Love your journal, what a great idea for a trip with your family!