Altered 7Gypsies Notebook

Awhile ago, 7 Gypsies sent me some of their new notebook/journals to play with. I fell in love with them instantly! This dark chocolate brown one with the music notes works for just about anything! And I love the pockets on the front page cover inside! Perfect!

For the cover of this notebook, I used an image from my Silhouette machine and used the negative space to create a 'mask'. I temporarily adhered it to the front of my notebook and sponged on a very thick layer of dark turquoise paint. I love how thick the paint is when it dried!

I then tied yellow string and green ribbon into a bow and glued them behind a flower that I made with vintage ledger paper. I crumpled up the papers and inked the edges with silver ink.

For inside the notebook, I simply stapled some ribbons to some pages, added some patterned paper to some pages, some stamping, etc. This large number stamp, from Studio Calico, is one of my most fav stamps ever! I'm excited to use this fun little notebook for ideas and inspiration as they come to me!

On a personal note, thank you for your kind words and emails in regards to Jaxon! We went to Arizona last week, sans kids, and we had a great time! We stayed at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore hotel and I had lots of fun checking out some awesome stores there! I'll post some pictures soon! Yesterday, Jaxon had a hearing test, today he had therapy and tomorrow he has therapy at the hospital. It's so busy! We thought that maybe he needed ear tubes but it looks like he is okay so that is good! Hope your all doing well! Hugs!