Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Memory Works Spring Fling Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Memory Works Spring Fling Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Sheri's blog you are in the right place.  The Teamworks Girls have been busy behind the scenes creating beautiful projects with some of their favorite products in our New Memory Works Spring/Summer Catalog. Make sure you stop at each blog along the way to check out all of the inspiration, and don't forget to leave a comment at each stop! One lucky reader will win a giveaway sponsored by Memory Works! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! You have until midnight on Thursday to leave your comments.  I will also be having a giveaway on my blog.  You can have two chances to win, one by being a follower of my blog or becoming one and your second chance will be by leaving a comment on my blog. 
For my project I chose to make an altered book from an old encyclopedia.  Below is the book I started with and the following pictures are what I ended up with.  This was really a fun project and it shows how versatile the products that MemoryWorks offers are.  There are so many things to do with scrapbook supplies.

I painted the book with copper acrylic paint then added my decorations.  I used the Bo Bunny Weekend Market line to create my altered book.  I used Mod Podge to glue the pages together  and as a protective coat on all surfaces.  Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of the "Hop"

This is what I started with...

and this is what I made...

Here is the blog order in case you missed anyone.  I hope you find lots of inspiration from the projects you see here and if you want to order any of the products you see just contact me and I will take care of everthing.  My email address is:

Starting at the MW blog

1. Sheri -
2. Cathy -
3. Christy -
4. Kelly -
5. Kim -
6. Lacey -
7. Rosann -
8. Jody -
9. Christine -
10. Jenn -
11. Lynn -
12. Caroline -
13. Jade -
14. Sharon -
15. Janey -



I adore Vintage,and this just screams of my taste!


thanks so much Karen. I don't know why this did not post when I had it scheduled. I am so sorry everyone.


i love books and that is just beautiful!


I love vintage myself, and this is absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous!


Debra Miller

Fabulous book make-over Cathie!

Jody Spiegelhoff

I love that you altered a book! What a great use of products~wonderful Cathie!

Kay Wallace

Hi, Cathie, am a long time follower of your great blog, and happy to leave some love here about your altered book! I love it! I feel you have respected the book by and its age by using vintage elements. I especially love that you "enhanced" the front inside cover! The sentiment "Get Lost in a Good Book" is wonderful advice! A great inspiration! Thanks for sharing! Well done, my friend!


Wow, I jove it. Great idea.

Sisters Craft Cafe

great project with the altered book. it has definitely become more fun to read the book. :)

sisterscraftcafe at gmail dot com

Susan Nichols

Wow Cathie! I love all of the detail on the book! Thanks for sharing, love this project! Hopping on now...


Thanks for the inspiration!!!! Happy Spring! ;)


Cathie, this is awesome. There's a building that is always putting free books on the curb. I think I am going to pick a few up and get artistic. Thanks for the inspiration.


Wow, great job Cathie!
I haven't altered a book like that in a while, I should do it again. Thanks for the inspiration.


LOVE this! I haven't done any book altering in a while,'re inspiring me to maybe take it up again!


beautiful project!! really like what you did with the BoBunny line!


What a fantastic idea, Cathie!


looks awesome from the outside, would love to see what you did inside...def. a project i want to try

Family Reflections

Great job Cathy! I love altered items and distressed looking ones at that. You'll have to post how the inside turned out... would love to see it. Thanks for sharing.

Christine Pennington

how fun is this! way to go!!


The last picture is the inside. I glued all the pages together and just decorated the front inside.


Love your book very creative. Thanks for the chance to win!

Tracy Ennis

I love what you have done with this old book....


Cathie, Love your altered book! It would go so well in my bunalow, LOL! Great project.

Melanie Seppeler

What an awesome altered project! Love the layers and the metal embelishments!


Such a stunning makeover!! WOW!
New follower...come follow me too!


Awesome! I would have never thought of that. Thanks for sharing


That's really clever....I couldn't guess what it was from the sneak peek.
Thanks for sharing.

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Beautiful job on the altered book Cathie! I am so sorry that I spelled you name wrong multiple times :( Thank for participating in the hop!!


Awesome book, Cathie. It's been a long time since I made one like this but I love it!

Brenda Redfern



Beautiful altered book Cathie!!


I really want to try this! Thanks for sharing it with us!


Oober cute! Love the idea! Thanks for sharing!,


just hopping by to check out your book again i really like it you did a great job!


What a fascinating altered book! (And I'm now a follower.)




Very cute!

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly

I love altered art, this is super cute. great idea.




Great altered book I love the layers!

Jenn C.

Love that altered book! I've never thought to paint the entire book...I've always just covered it in paper. Thanks for the ideas!

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