Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Altered Composition Book Blog Hop + giveaway!



Welcome to the Altered Composition Book Blog Hop hosted by Super Joy!


If you had come to this page from Amanda's Craft and More, you are on the right track. If not, just click here to start the hop from Joyslife.com. In case you get lost along the way, just refer to the following list of participating blogs below to get back on track:



My kids are going back to school in less than 2 weeks and one of the things that I wanted to do for them before they do is a reading log book. I actually altered two spiral note books for them last year to record the books that they've read and it worked out so well I'm doing it again.


The first thing that I did to prepare for this hop (besides buying some composition books) was to use Make-the-Cut to design the project. Once that is done, I was ready to cut and print out the pieces.



If you use Make-the-Cut, have you tried using the new Lettering Delights Cut It Tiles? They are basically printable designs that you can use to fill in your graphics or SVGs. I also like to use them to design my own printable patterned paper. If you have not tried them out, just check out tutorial #37 on my LD/MTC Tutorials Page to learn how to use them.
 

I traced a frame from the Lettering Delights Funky Frames clip art and filled the layers with the patterns from the Lettering Delights Basic Tiles. I printed and cut the layers out. By the way, all the layers used in today's project were cut by my Silhouette SD cutter.


I adhered all the printed layers with foam tape, ATG tape, and glue to the book covers and my altered composition books were completed. 


I love these kokeshi dolls. If you have not downloaded the Lettering Delights Kyoto Kuties, just click here and that post will lead you to the free download.

One more note about these Reading Logs. Besides the title and the author, I have my kids write down a sentence or two about the books that they have read. I also have them put in a rating for the books as though they are reviewing them. They seem to get a kick out of doing that. :-)

Now on to the best part of a blog hop......BLOG CANDY!!

I'm giving away a.......



SPLASH 6" X 6" Paper Pad by Echo Park.



To win, all you have to do is...

- Follow this blog. If you are not already a follower, click on the "Join This Site" button on the top right-hand side of this page.
- Leave a comment.

This giveaway will end on Monday, Aug 22, at 11:59pm PST and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, Aug 23.

Your next stop is Julie's Cricut Chick. Click here to go there now.

Happy Blog Hopping!


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96 comments :

  1. So cute!!! Wish I had thought of this when my kids were in school :-)

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  2. Adorable!! I think I am going to do this for my 5th grader:)

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  3. Jin, These are adorable books....I read alot and always look for different ways to in inspire my children to be voracious readers as well. Thanks for the idea and inspiration. I am a new follower also Ü Cynthia V. vandyzfam@sbcglobal.net

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  4. This is a great idea!! I love it! the books came out Great!!! Thanks for sharing. Already a follower and love it!
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com

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  5. Awww!! Super cute designs!! Your altered notebooks are so adorable!

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  6. Oh how cute are they-I am not on facebook so I am following by e-mail but I did grab your button for my blog page. I love all your work.
    kateb@bex.net

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  7. Love these books, the colors are great, another amazing job!

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  8. As always, I love your ideas! TFS neldacnm at yahoo

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  9. Those are so cute! I really need to check out those printable tiles. I'm already a follower of your blog. Love your work! ~Dena

    missdjones.blogspot.com

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  10. HOW PRETTY! Such beautiful colors and those little dolls are adorable! I just dusted off the Silhouette and will be playing around with some of my LD fonts and svg's this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. what a cute idea on books they read.. LOVE the die cute. never seena silhouette BUT love lettering delights.. tfs :) they will be excellent readers as they grow!! The word follower is the only thing there.. let me know I think I am a follower but can't remember.... Doris
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  12. Great altered books love the little girl!! I am already a follower, thanks for the chance to win!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  13. These books are so-o adorable!! I love the little dolls! Thanks for sharing!! Cathie

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  14. These are so beautiful, and what a wonderful idea! What a lovely thing to do for your girls - I'm sure that they will love being able to look back at their early reading adventures. TFS!

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  15. TOTALLY love this!! The colors pop and WOW!! The lil girl is adorable!! Great job!!!

    Hugs,
    Tanya

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  16. What a great idea and good way to make reading be fun. I may try this with my granddaughter! I love that paper too!!

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  17. So cute!! Love it and such a great idea!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  18. Your composition books turned out so cute!

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  19. This is awesome, i have been seeing quite a few bloggers design their creations on MTC before actually cutting it out.. How do you guys do that? How about a tutorial? everytime i try to do it it just doesnt look quite right and wonder if i am doing something wrong

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  20. Beautiful work! TFS.

    mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

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  21. Love these!!! I made some altered composition books for my grands to use as a journal.....they loved them!!!

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  22. What a great idea! They are sooo pretty too!'
    mrsroddy4@aol.com

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  23. Love the idea of a journal to record books read! Have fun with the new school year!

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  24. ADORABLE JIN!!!
    You always find a way to make me think I "NEED" a LD file!!! Off to take another look at those tiles!! LOL
    Hugs...Kathy

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  25. Love the idea! Can't wait to explore the MTC features :)

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  26. ADORABLE notebook!!! What a great idea for a blog hop!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  27. Jin I figure one day I gonna come to your blog and go "it's OK" LOL... but it not today for sure OMGOSH I just love them I so wish you lived by me I could so pick your amazing brain and show me you crazy talent with everything you do... I am truly impressed AGAIN...
    {hugs} The Queen

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  28. love 'em!!! These are too cute! Thank you for the link to the free download!

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  29. O-M-GEEE How Adorably Cute these are. Love these. I'm a new follower too. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  30. this is really cute and a great idea

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  31. That is a great idea and it also is a fun way to keep track of the books they read! I am going to make one for my son in Kindergaren and he can use it to practice writing his numbers and letters!
    Thanks for sharing!
    hperks24 at yahoo dot com

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  32. Adorable. I love the colors and shapes! I am inspired. :)

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  33. Love the idea of a reading log book and love how you altered this book, TFS Please stop by my blog at http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogpsot.com/ I just became a followe of your blog. pammejo1@yhaoo.com

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  34. My daughter and son will be going into 2nd and 3rd grade and this is such a cute idea. I have so many questions about Make-the-Cute program. I'm very interested in getting it, but I don't think it is compatible with the Cricut anymore. I'm new to crafting and think I'd really like it.

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  35. Jin, these are simply ADORABLE altered books!!

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  36. 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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  37. Jin,
    You have such style! Every time I see one of your creations it makes me a little bit happier than I was. Really. Your color choices and design are just beautiful. I love this project like I love everything you create. Thank you for being in the Altered Composition Book Blog Hop!
    Super Hugs my friend,
    ~Joy~

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  38. Cute! Great idea, I'm going to make one for my son. He loves to read and his school always has them keep a log and by the time the get to the bottom of the page it's a wrinkled torn mess. This looks much neater and I'm sure his teacher will appreciate the effort. TFS.

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  39. These books are a fabulous idea! I am going to try that with my granddaughters. I am trying to instil my love of reading on them and these are perfect to help!!

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  40. Digging the kokeshi dolls... so cute. I love the idea and may steal it for my son as he grows a little older. (He just started Kindergarten). Thanks for the opportunity.

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  41. Jin, you are too freakin' creative! :)

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  42. Hey Jin - this is fabby - I just left a comment but think it went wrong!!! So, sorry if there are two comments from me - not trying to cheat! lolx

    Rx

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  43. These are just darling, Jin!

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  44. As a child I loved to keep records of the books I read. Love the record books you designed. I bet your girls will love them.

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  45. I always love what you come up with! Thanks you for the free download set, it's adorable! I can't wait to use it!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  46. Great idea for your kids...they will be fun to look at when they get older.

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  47. I'm an email subscriber, and look forward to your emails, always great things. The more I see from you, the more I think I need to make the switch to MTC (from SCAL). Thanks for all the inspiration. misha_113 at yahoo dot com.

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  48. I'm a follower, subscriber and a huge fan! I have had so much fun following your tutorials on using MTC, and look forward to learning more!

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  49. awesome project. the girls are gonna love the "journal" ideas!

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  50. Cutie, patootie. What a CUTE journal, and the doll is adorable.

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  51. How cut is this. wish i had thought of this when my kids were young. great job love the colors. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. what a great giveaway the paper pack is cute
    abbraddock@msn.com
    new follower

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  52. Super adorable!!!!! I love following you on fishingfordeals although today is the day I signed up to be a follower! Love all your ideas. Once my kiddos are in school I need to play around more w/ my MTC!

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  53. What a great idea! I love the fact that you are getting your kids into reading at such an impressionable age. Not enough people read today! Love your books.
    Sheila

    http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

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  54. I'm a new fan and I follow your blog!!! Thanks for a chance at the great giveaway! I love Echo Park Splash collection and would be thrilled to death to win!!! :) Your books are so beautiful! I love the colors you use and the little doll is super sweet! Cute idea that you make them for your kids!

    ~Vanessa W
    babo7192 at gmail dot com

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  55. What a great idea! I want to try this for my kids.
    Janet
    janlmil at yahoo dot com

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  56. Oh these are so cute! Great way to encourage reading! Just wondering about those tiles. Are they just shrunk down versions of the papers that you get at LD or is there something special about them? I do like the patterns and the fact you can change colors to your liking, but I have so many LD papers already!

    Cindy:)

    finecrafter at gmail dot com

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  57. This is just so cute! I've never used SVG cuts, but this sure looks beautiful! Thanks so much!
    Lisa

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  58. These are soooo cute and I love the cuties and LD - just used one of my files this week:-) I am a follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

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  59. These are so cute. I love the colors!

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  60. I love this idea of a reading log. I might have to make these for my kids:) Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.
    Pauline
    Pauline at tinkertoys dot net

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  61. I love love love this!!!!! great job!!!!!!

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  62. OMG Jin, your books are super cute and so are those Kyoto Kuties.. I so need to get my Silhouette out and cut them out :0)

    Scrappy Hugs,
    Amanda :0)

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  63. Love the idea of a reading log. Your book is awesome.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dot com

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  64. Sooo cute! I love your composition book. THanks for the chance to win! (I'm already a follower by the way!)

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  65. So cool,as usual. Good thinking with the ratings.

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  66. I'll be making some of these for my daughter this year. Thanks!

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  67. love them!!!

    That is a great idea!!
    TFS! Charlotte

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  68. Such a great idea to use to get kids to read..As they see the books add up they will read more and when they look back it will remind them what it was about each book that intrigued them

    transport7800@aol.com
    http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
    follower

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  69. what a fun way to log the books they have read, then they can see it when they are adults


    rosiemini@gmail.com

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  70. Your altered notebooks are really cute! There's no way these notebooks will be mistaken for anyone else's! TFS!

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  71. Love your project and the idea behind it.--Ryansmaama
    gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

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  72. Cute! I too love those kokeshi dolls. Takes me back to my younger years celebrating Girl's Day. I'm already a follower.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  73. Wow I love your altered books!! What a really fun idea and I love the colors you picked!! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Kimberly
    cutie.jensen at gmail.com

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  74. Cute, cute book! Love your blog.

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  75. What a sweet idea! My kids are all grown now, but I would have loved to have something like this as a keepsake from when they were younger.

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  76. Love your books! My daughter is going into the third grade and this would be perfect for her! Thanks for the great idea!

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  77. That is soo adorable! I was just thinking about doing something like this too. Great minds think alike :)

    edoggsugarlipsandprincessbuttercup.blogspot.com

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  78. These books are great - don't be surprised if your kids' teachers ask you to make them for the rest of the class!
    I've joined your blog, thanks for the opportunity to win!
    www.teresajaye.blogspot.com

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  79. That is some pretty paper!!!!
    www.litoscrapper.blogspot.com

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  80. Love the books and the tutorial. TFS Callynn(follower)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  81. Great books!
    2ndhandstamps at gmail dot com

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  82. I am loving this hop. My teen daughter writes and doodles all the time. She like to embellish her "things" as well.
    Cute idea with the use of your girls to dress up the books!
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com
    http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com

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  83. What cute ideas!! Thank you for sharing.

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  84. Another cute set of projects, Jin! Thanks for the inspiration!

    PS
    I bought my Silhouette SD today! :)

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  85. Way too cute! Love the colors and the how you have your children use the book.

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

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  86. I just love your take on such sweet things for your kids...this is such an adorable project, and I am salivating waiting for my new machine so I can do pnc! Oh and I hope your not TOO tired from running from DA Bears!

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  87. Great books,Love the cute color used,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  88. Too cute! I'm sure it'll make them want to read even more!

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  89. I am a teacher- so this is an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Nicole
    http://crashingcreatively.blogspot.com/

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  90. What a cute idea! We are avid readers at our house too! Thanks for such a cute idea and the chance to win.

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  91. Love the Kyoto Kuties on your books - makes you want to travel to Japan and journal the trip.

    kathytrush@gmail.com

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  92. love this idea!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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