Monday, February 22, 2016

"Brilliant Ideas" Altered Notebook by Lauren Bergold

Hi, I'm Lauren, and I'm excited to be here! Being chosen for the Eyelet Outlet design team isn't all fun and games, though. It actually gave me the best "problem" ever: Which of the many, many, awesome styles of Eyelet Outlet shaped brads should I use first? Turns out, it's impossible to choose just one. So I didn't.

I've been jotting down project ideas in this little notebook for a while, but it still had a plain, not-very-inspiring kraft paper cover. 

Now it's bursting with color and I can't wait to make something else... in fact I think I'll go do that right now. I hope you will, too!

Eyelet Outlet goodies used in this project:
(I'm kind of hoping this *might* be a record, in terms of quantity, lol!)

PS: The light bulb icon is hand-drawn, but it was inspired by 
these adorable Light Bulb Brads which I predict you'll love as much as I do! ♥

My name is Lauren and I love making stuff, especially out of paper. I love collage, art journaling, gift wrapping, altered art, mixed media and --especially-- making cards. I've never met an embellishment I didn't love, but the *sparkly* ones are my favorites! Vintage paper is like catnip to me. I like projects with LOTS of layers and tons of texture. I spend more time thinking about adhesives than the average person. Ideas sometimes wake me up at night. I love bright colors, found objects and... did I mention... sparkly things? There is usually ink, paint, dye or embossing paste stuck to me somewhere, and often a little bit of each. To answer the two questions I get asked the most: YES, I am always this silly, and YES, I know there's glitter on my face. My personal blog is called All the Good Blog Names Were Taken and I'd love for you to come visit me there.


  1. Lauren, I wish I would have thought about this! What a terrific way to showcase these wonderful brads and embellishments. Just terrific!

  2. A-mazing! Super fun great way to use some of your embellishments and inspire you to use some more❤️

  3. Super cute and fun - and yes, useful too! LOVE all the different brads you used. Precious and makes me smile.....

  4. Love all the colors and quirkiness of this project. I think I need to make me one of these :)

  5. Absolutely brilliant and so adorable!