"Stories" Altered Mini Book | Carol Chastain

February 18, 2016

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"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | Something Sweet"

Happy Thursday Friends! Today I am sharing with you the beginnings of an altered mini album. I found this book at a thrift store, and it could not have been more perfect. The title is "Stories" and I grabbed it for the first volume of a project I am working on. This year on the 16th of each month I am taking 16 photos in effort to improve my photography skills...these are some photos from January.

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | Something Sweet"

I gutted the book of its original pages and for the binding I punched a hole in the spine and on the folds of the papers and stuck a binder ring through. I used patterned papers from this month's paper add on and just mod-podged them to the cover. Easy peasy. I tried to incorporate all of the stamps that I could and the roller stamp by Amy Tangerine (also an add on) was fun to add randomly on the inside cover of the book.

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | Something Sweet"

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | Something Sweet"

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | Something Sweet"

Here I used the the ampersand and "the good" and "the bad" stamps on some  gold washi and I was sure to use Staz On ink so that it wouldn't smear. I love that bold puffy ampersand right in the middle of those stripes.

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | Something Sweet"

So far there is no heavy duty journaling, but with every sentence it adds up to sort of the big picture.

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | Something Sweet"

I wanted to add smaller elements to break up the pages and the mini folders were perfect for that!

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | Something Sweet"

I know I will use that "my thoughts:" stamp over and over in my projects!

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | Something Sweet"

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | Something Sweet"

One thing that was fun to do in this album was mix the stamping with my handwriting. I love looking at the words and look for ways to include them as part of my journaling.

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | Something Sweet"

I have so much love for the simplicity of this and I can't wait to keep adding photos and stories to this altered book. Hope y'all are enjoying all of the goodness this month and love seeing how everyone is using their stamps.

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | Something Sweet"

 




Carol Chastain
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Shalaka Deshmukh-Tehra
Shalaka Deshmukh-Tehra

February 20, 2016

Love this book! Such a pretty inspiration! Now I am off to find a book like this to alter! xo

Susan B
Susan B

February 18, 2016

Oh Carol this is gorgeous! What a lucky find at the thrift store – I was looking for a book to repurpose as my December Daily and the selection around me was just terrible. I hope you’ll share more of your pages as the year goes on.

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