Friday, August 19, 2011

Joy's Life Altered Composition Book Blog Hop

Happy Friday!!  I am glad you are here for this Altered Composition Book Blog Hop hosted by Joy!

I decided that I needed to have a book that I could carry with me to and from work to help keep track of my sketch ideas and color combinations that hit me throughout the day.  I work in the printing industry so fresh layouts and color combos come across my desk almost on a daily basis.  Sounds great right??  Well it would be great if I had all my supplies with me at work and I could crank something out as the ideas hit me, but sadly that is not the case and most of my ideas get lost somewhere in my head by the time the weekend comes and I am able to be crafty.  This book will help me be more organized with my thoughts.  I can quickly sketch out a card or scrapbook layout or even tape down color combo swatches throughout the day and have everything available in one place when I get the chance to play!



Supplies:
Patterned Paper - Graph Paper
Diecut Images - Lettering Delights Fonts = SNF Sketchy and LD Chaplin
Pen - Black Sharpie Writer and White Gel Pen
Equipment/Software - Black Cat Cougar 24"Make-the-Cut

Here is a complete listing of all the stops along this hop.  You will be heading to Amanda's site next!
ME ---> Abbey <---ME
NEXT ---> Amanda <--- NEXT


I hope you liked my book and you are inspired to make one yourself!  In order to help with the effort, I am giving away a $10 Two Peas in a Bucket Gift Certificate!  Below are the entry rules.
 You will have 3 opportunities to enter to win.
1.  Leave a comment on this post. (You must be a blog follower for entry to count.)
2.  "Like" my Facebook comment "Two Peas Please". (You must be a Facebook follower for entry to count.)
3.  Link up one of your recent projects below.   To link up a project you just need to have it posted somewhere that you can capture the URL address like a blog post or a Splitcoast or Flickr gallery. (You must also be a blog follower for entry to count.)
**I will close entries at midnight on Friday 8/26/2011 EST and post the winner on Monday 8/29/2011.**




46 comments:

  1. Abbey, I think this idea is fresh and I am inspired. It truly is worthy of being used by a true artist. Thanks for the opportunity to win...I am following you here and also popped in at FB...Don't have project to post right now....Thanks, Ü Cynthia V. vandyzfam@sbcglobal.net

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  2. Abbey, this is Great I love the clean and fresh look of the book. Great job. I liked your FB page and am a new follower. I have linked my book as well. Thanks.
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Nice idea for a sketch book! I'm a new follower.

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  4. Beautiful, I love all the color on your white background!

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  5. Cool! The graph paper used to cover the book brings it all together. i'm a new follower and will be sharing a book i did as well. :)

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  6. My notebook is also for my thoughts and project ideas! I love the clean look of yours and you've not got me looking into that Cougar! WOW! Think I might have to send an early letter to Santa. I'm going to read more about it tonight.

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  7. LOVE your book. cool idea - i think I need one too :0 TFS :) became a follower, liked ya and linked a project.. so here's hoping you get e-mail so I can follow :) let me know, if you do. Doris
    parkernana5@cox.net
    http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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  8. Abbey, I love your altered comp book and I really love the fact you are cutting with a Black Cat Cougar! I have an 18" BC Cougar and I LOVE it!!
    Tammy

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  9. What a great idea for an altered notebook--a place for all of your ideas! Love it!! Cathie

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  10. I LOVE how you covered it with graph paper! What a clever idea! My fiance who studied architecture would appreciate a notebook like this.

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  11. This is awesome...love the graphic design and bold colors!

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  12. Love this idea! I'm always needing something like this so I can jot down ideas!

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  13. I love it! how cool.. I need one of these! thanks for a great challenge too!
    mrsroddy4@aol.com
    http://ICrea8Cards.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this notebook. It looks fresh and modern!!

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  15. Your sketch book is FABULOUS! Love the idea as well! And I am now a follower of your delightful blog!

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  16. Love the Sketch book, what a fabulous idea. I am a new follower. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

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  17. this is so pretty and something I am going to give a try soon....even bought the books...TFS!!!!!

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  18. Abbey,
    I just love your bright and balanced style. You have such an eye for design. I didn't know you worked in the printing industry! With your talent, I'm not surprised. :) Graph paper? GENIUS! Great, now guess who has to go make graph paper part of her stash? ;)
    Thank you for being part of the Altered Composition Book Blog Hop! I love what you created!
    Super Hugs,
    ~Joy~

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  19. I love this!! Very cool! :) trying to follow your blog but the followers aren't showing up! :( will come back later & try again! Liked you on FB though! and linked up my latest comp book project!
    ♥ Laura ♥
    tweetyb@satx.rr.com
    http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh, wow, I love your book! It's a great idea to have a book for sketches and CC's, and I love the clean graphic design you used. Very cool!

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  21. This is very cool - love it!

    TFS

    Rx

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  22. Great idea...something I could definitely benefit from having. TFS. misha_113 at yahoo dot com

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  23. Love this idea. I need an idea book.

    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

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  24. very cute Love the idea and every body should have one. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  25. I do this same thing about keeping my sketches in a book! Now I just need to decorate the front. Thanks for sharing:)

    ~Vanessa W

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  26. Love the clean look with the graph paper cover it really looks great! Janet
    janlmil at yahoo dot com

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  27. Oh, this is just perfect -- clean and sleek! I so appreciate needing a place to write things:-) I am a new follower and had a fit trying to get the link -Blogger is being coy. I was on Chrome -not there. Tried Explorer- not there. Finally got it on Firefox!!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

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  28. I went to Facebook and liked!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

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  29. Wow Abby, your book totally ROCKS!!!! I just love the pop of colors..

    Scrappy Hugs,
    Amanda :0)

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  30. Love your sketch book. I am a follower.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dot com

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  31. I am a FB follower
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dot com

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  32. Loving the idea of this hop! Such an awesome idea. I am so with you that if i dont write my ideas down right away they are gone..
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  33. I am a fb follower!
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  34. Another great cover for a very ugly composition book! I like how you did the word Sketches in the black and white and of course the word Color in color!

    transport7800@aol.com
    http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
    follower here and facebook

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  35. love the colors, i have 10 books i started now im going to finish them soon



    rosiemini@gmail.com

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  36. That is such a cool idea! It would be great to have a book nearby for when you see something great!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  37. What a fun project, loving all of the ideas in this blog hop!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

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  38. I love the clean lines of your comp book cover. I tend to "throw alot of stuff" on my projects! I linked up a page from my art journal and am now "following" you. Poking around your blog was fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  39. Love your altered book, the nice white graph paper and the colors you used are wonderful!

    TFS!
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappinc.blogspot.com

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  40. I am loving this hop. My teen daughter writes and doodles all the time. She like to embellish her "things" as well.
    Cute idea! This would speak to a boy as well.
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com
    http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com

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  41. (I do not know why my comment came up as anonymous??)^
    I am loving this hop. My teen daughter writes and doodles all the time. She like to embellish her "things" as well.
    Cute idea! This would speak to a boy as well.
    I did like your page and comment on fb--I am Krista's Paper Cafe.
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com
    http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com

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  42. Nice I would love to make one for each one of my daughters... tfs

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  43. new follower. nice, clean crisp idea.

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  44. I am a follower,Great job on your book! I don't do FB any more.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  45. Awesome idea! New follower! Thanks for sharing!
    Nicole
    http://crashingcreatively.blogspot.com/

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  46. wow i love it!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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