Saturday, August 20, 2011

Altered Sketch Binder

I've been meaning to do this for quite a while now, and when I saw that Queen of my Craftroom posted an altered project challenge, I knew this was the perfect opportunity. I have a binder that contains card sketches from all different types of sources (personal creations, blogs, books, etc) that I keep for when I suffer from "crafter's block" and need some sort of inspiration.

Last night (while watching the fifth season of Dexter, I finally got my hands on a copy!) I got around to altering my sketch binder. I forgot to take a before picture (oops) but basically it was a clear, plastic binder with the black border on the left-hand side.

I applied the patterned paper and then glued the purple paper on top. I bordered the purple paper with alternating blue, green and purple gems and then used chipboard letters for the title. I handmade the flowers by tracing some die cut flowers I have onto the color paper I wanted, and then applied the pearl adhesives once the flowers were finished.

I definitely had some fun with my iRock while making this!

I'm off to watch some more Dexter, I've worked 8 hour shifts the past two days and am completely exhausted. Have a great weekend and thanks for reading! :)



  1. Hi Ashley,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment too.

    I am a new follower. :)

    Thanks again,
    Cheryl @

  2. Hi, Ashely. Thanks for saying "hi." What a beautiful blog you have with wonderful projects. Love the colors on this one!

  3. That came out so cute!! I also have a similar binder, though it just has the clear pockets in the front so I made a quick cutesy label. I keep all sorts of inspiration in it, it has those pages from old photo albums with the peel & stick sheets so I can easily add all sorts of paper scraps in it. I love how yours came out, I might have to go back and redo my cover :)


  4. awe, this is so cute. I LOVE the i-rock. Have tons of fun with it. Great Project. New follower.


  5. Hi Ashley, thanks for becoming a follower on my blog. I hope you find some inspiration which is what the blog is all about, sharing my passion.
    Your sketch binder is such a good idea. I have something a bit the same but not as pretty.

  6. Great job...this is very pretty! Love all the different color gems.

  7. Great Idea, Thanks!
    Thank you for stopping by and following me!
    Glad to be a follower of your wonderful Blog Also. Look forward to more great projects.

  8. This is so beautiful, Ashley! I love the colors and the gems around the edges really makes it sparkle! What a great altered binder! :)


  9. Love the way you covered your notebook and the I-Rock is a fun tool to use. Thanks for visiting my bog and becoming a follower. Hope to see you there often and looking forward to seeing more of your creations too. (Love the envelope templates below - keep meaning to do something like that but haven't gotten around to it yet).

  10. Thanks for stopping in at my site... Your work is awesome...

  11. Love your blog header and some cool projects on here.


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