Thursday, October 25, 2012

Altered Journal Blog Hop!

Hey there and happy Friday I don't know about you but this is a perfect day to showcase wonderful Altered Journals. These talented ladies  have worked extremely hard to make these Journals. I hope you are inspired and you too make one yourself. Just be careful extremely addicting!

Journals are so personable they even maybe your bestest and loyal friend! They don't spill the beans and they also  know how to keep secrets!
 I have many journals  from over the years and when my children find them they will laugh, cry and most of all know all my thoughts! I have a journal that I have written in while my son who is almost 2 years post liver  transplant was on the journey fighting for his life. I wrote things that was so hard to explain to a person who had no idea what  was I going through. I couldn't really explain the difficult times and horrific moments to someone because I thought if I did lose my son "God Forbid" then that's not how I would want anyone to remember my little Ethan! When I made this Journal the thoughts that went through my mind was how can I show you all how I got through these trying times.. so here it is!


Art Philosphy Cricut Cartridge( Flowers)(Faith)
Old Book( Paper0
Inks ( Tim Holtz)
Embellishments( Buttons) ( Charms)

We do have a sponsor for you today
Here is my badge.  I will be donating 2 Cuttlebug Folders.
She has been very generous and she is giving away TWO Embossing Folders
and 10 Colorbok Embellishments!

Rules To Win These Items:
You must comment on EVERYONE Blog!  Also if you want you may follow Blogs but it is not a must!

Alright lets get this hop started! Your first stop is fabulous Ashely W.

Here is the Line-Up Just in case you may get lost on your way!

Thanks for visiting and Happy Hopping!


Angela Holt said...

Oh this sounds exciting!! Thanks for hosting this wonderful hop!!!

Mommy25 said...

It looks amazing! Thanks for including me!

Connie said...

This is gorgeous Melissa! I wish I would have documented everything I went through with my oldest when he was born. Life is just so amazing and totally worth documenting! Thanks for including me!
Scrappy hugs,

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your faith journal is beautiful! Thank you for a wonderful hop!

Cathie w said...

Love it...the "vintage" feel is awesome


Cathie said...

What a beautiful journal! Thanks for this great idea!

Cathie said...

What a beautiful journal! Thanks for this great idea!

Yvonne Morentin said...

very nice project.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Oh Melissa I luv your journal!
obviously with a name like Faith Hope & Cherrytea, right? perfection..
and that you're on this side of the journey is a blessing...
Thx for hosting & inspiring the hop:)
It's been a pleasure..!

Vicki said...

Beautiful journal. Thanks for sharing and hosting the hop.

Rachelle said...

What a beautiful Journal Mel, I love to hear your testimony of Faith.
Thanks for allowing me to be part of this wonderful hop.

Kathy said...

Wow, Awesome !! Beautiful journal!!

Amanda said...

I love the vintage look for your altered journal! I'm looking forward to the rest of the hop!

Barbara Greenberg said...

What a beautiful journal. I'm starting the hop now.

Barbara Greenberg said...

I just finished the hop and got so many great ideas.
Thanks for hosting this swap.

oleladydevine said...

I love your Faith journal. Beautiful journal & beautiful concept.

Ashley said...

What a GORGEOUS altered journal, Melissa! This will be a wonderful keepsake for you and for your son. Thanks for letting me part of this wonderful hop!


Robin said...

Love your journal and the story behind it.


jennyplace2 said...

melissa this is just stunning! I remember so well when everything was going wrong with your little guy and cannot imagine the stess you must of been under. I am so happy that he has done so well! You have had so much on your plate in the last year or so you are a very strong woman and I coud only wish I was half as strong as you. TFS and I really do hope that you will see brighter days ahead.
Hugs Jenny

MzLavr2 said...

What a beautiful journal!
<3 Pam

Robin said...

Wow!! I am blown away! YOur journal is so beautiful!!! thanks for inviting me to hop with you. I have enjoyed it very much!

marg0006 said...

Very impressive with all the textures and sweet charms.

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Shawnee said...

Very pretty. I think faith is the perfect word for this journal. Great job!

Carla said...

I love your Faith Journal it's gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Dena said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the theme, color scheme, and attention to detail. Marvelous! :)

Dena Jones
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Angie said...

Wow,your journal is GORGEOUS!! Love all the colors and embellishments!!

Mary said...

Your journal is soooo elegant. These journals of yours will be keepsakes for your family to pass down for generations.
May God Bless you and yours.

Theresa said...

This is sooooo cool!!! I love altered journals and have on,y made 2 so I am still learning and am so excited for this hop! That is amazing how you did the word faith it turned out fantastic!

SusieScrapper said...

Just beautiful, amazing job!!


ShersL84bed said...

Beautiful journal. Journals are my favorite altered projects, and yours is just lovely.

Smiles Sher

Maria Matter said...

so very beautiful Melissa!
I really enjoy being in your hops hun! thank you!
hugs & blessings!

Gwen said...

Your journal is gorgeous! I am "doing research" for ideas for a journal I plan to make for the November Gratitude journal! TFS!