Friday, March 2, 2012

What's Your Number?

Do you ever think about incorporating numbers into your layouts or projects?  I'm sure most of us do, by adding the date to our pages, but what about making them a more prominent part of your project?  If you want to be challenged to use Numbers, then come join us for Fabulous Friday this week at Frosted Designs!!  Our DT has some amazing inspiration to share with you this week and we also have introductions for the new Team Members, who will be joining us for this term.  You will definitely want to come check it out. 

I had the "Project" assignment for this week's challenge...which basically means creating something other than a layout.  Now, I usually don't branch out much from my layouts...that is where most of my energy is focused, but I used this challenge to create an Altered Journal for the Thanks Living challenge that I am participating in at Club CK.  This is just one of the regular Composition books that you can get in the school supplies section at most stores.  I used Pink Paislee's Daily Junque collection to alter my notebook.  I applied Mod Podge to the cover of the notebook and layered over it with my paper.  I used my craft  knife to go around the edge of the notebook and cut off the excess paper.  I continued layering my paper and embellies with my Mod Podge, until I reached my desired look.  The numbers I used, were just fussy cut from one of the Pink Paislee papers.

Here are a few other fun suggestions for using numbers on your layouts or projects:

1.  Die cut or hand cut a large number to represent the age of a child on your layout.

2.  Create a lace background (or you could purchase pre-cut lace paper), by using a computer program and welding your numbers together and cutting it out with your die cut machine.

3.  Create a list for your journaling and add large numbers to count off each of your sentences.

We have a great sponsor this week, Graphic 45.  Don't miss your chance to play along and win an incredible prize or be featured as one of our Top 3!!

Products Used:

Patterned Paper & Stickers:  Pink Paislee

Mini Market Stickers & Sprinklers:  October Afternoon
Font:  CK Lala
Pearls:  Recollections
Flower:  Prima
Button:  Michael's
Other:  Lace Trim & Mod Podge


  1. Ohhhhhhhh this is AWESOME!!! I love love love that PP collection and loving how you added the numbers!!

  2. What an awesome idea! An altered journal is the perfect project. I think I'm going to "borrow" this idea too if you don't mind and make a few gifts. Ashley..your amazing!

  3. great job on the journal, I saw this on FD this morning, all the projects are just great!

  4. Fabulous journal Ashley! Love PP Junque collection and it looks perfect on your project!

  5. I love the journal Ashley!!! The pp is great. You did a great job with the challenge.

    Welcome back!

  6. Adorable creation! I would like to have one as such myself!
    I'm so happy to be playing along with such talented lady!
    Liva ❤

  7. What fun with numbers! Love this journal! New to FD family so am making the rounds today becoming a follower.