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I am so thrilled to be a part of Scrapbook Heaven's first ever blog hop (and it happens to be my first blog hop, too)! Thanks so much for joining us!
If you're popping by here and didn't know the fun that's going on, please go back to Scrapbook Heaven to get all the deets for the Hop. Our members have some wonderful inspiration to share with you..... and also, some great prizes.
The theme for the Hop is "Spring in my Step". We'll be sharing a variety of Spring-y projects with you.
So here's mine:
A *green* journal.
There's lots of recycling packed into this little book. Let's get started, shall we?
Rescue a pair of poor, ripped, never-to-be-worn-again jeans from the trash
Prepare your materials:
2 pieces of denim and chip board (I used the backing of last year's blotter calendar) cut to the same size
Patterned paper scraps cut 1/2-3/4" larger than the chipboard
A flower embellishment (mine is made from used dryer sheets--more on that later)
Glue the pocket-embellished-denim to the front cover, and the plain denim to the back. Cut bunches of scrap paper to size to use as your journal pages. I used leftover paper from a nearly used up spiral notebook, some solid cardstock scraps, and some copy paper. I also like to add some little page protectors to my journals to add bits of this and that. Bind it all together with a binding machine, or use the Crop-a-Dile to punch holes and secure with rings or tied ribbon. Add a bit of ribbon to the binding, and some pens in the pocket.