|match box drawers|
My name is Vicki, aka hula~la in blogland, and I am very happy to be joining Vicki @ 2 Bags Full for this terrific Blog Party event for the 2nd time. And it is the perfect winter event to attend while wrapped up in all the warm wooly knits I can fit on this body and still move, all while sitting in front of a roaring fire here in the Northeast United States where it is extremely frigid!
Journal Give-Away below!!!
|"You're My Thrill"|
|With lots of pockets and tags...|
I am a book lover, reader, collector, re-purposer of the discards, hence the name of my blog. A library geek myself, (also attributing to the naming of my blog) I find many treasures at the used book sale, some headed for recycling, and some straight for the dreaded trash...which pains me. Those are the ones I try to rescue, for they call out to me and beg for a 2nd chance. And that is how I started making "Altered Books". Giving old discarded books a whole new life...an adventurous one, full of PASSION! These are some of my early treasures...Enjoy!
|Keepsake Treasure Bookbox|
This week I hit the mother lode at the library "dump" with a box of Reader's Digest Condensed Books...the old ones with the marvelous covers. I rescued the entire box from the recycling pile sitting out on the porch in the snow/ice storm in the bitter cold and could hardly wait to dive in. For these discards will become journals with brand new pages, using some of the beautifully colored front and back pages from each book.
|Gorgeous, rich colorful end pages.|
Punch a few holes, (sometimes I like to mix and match the covers) snag some papers, add a few book binder rings, dress it up if you like, andVoila...
|A Personal Journal just waiting for a passionate pen...|
This one is up for grabs if you leave your name and contact info
in the comments. Drawing to be held on Feb. 15th.
Aloha and thank you for stopping by! Enjoy the party!
Thank you Vicki for hosting another great gig!