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I finally got around to taking some pictures... [12 Jan 2009|10:49am]

These aren't new pages, but I just got around to taking pictures of the last year or so worth of pages in my gluebook. Well, except for a big chunk in the middle, but it's a start!

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You can click through to my Gluebook set on Flickr if you want to see more.
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[03 Nov 2008|07:06pm]

hey, i'm brand new! i noticed this place is rarely updated so, even though i've been a member for a full two minutes, i decided i'd activate the place a bit.  i am also a member of a bunch of other journal communities, and i've never been totally ~accepted~ in those because most of my journals are cut and paste. but that just means that i'm even more appropriate for this community! so heres a bunch of my favorite older cut+paste entries. hope you like! <3

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<3 thanks for looking! i hope you guys can update, too.
i'd love to see more action in this place =]
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Introduction:) [05 Mar 2008|07:31pm]

Hi all, I'm Megan. I'm new to gluebooks - started my first one a week ago, looking for something to make towards the end of Thing-a-day-08, and I've been doing a page a day since. I haven't taken photos since the first one, but I will - in the meantime, here's my first page!

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Amazed....A Newbie here [08 Jan 2008|04:33pm]

Wow. I found this community while doing a search on "mixed media art" and the name caught my eye. Gluebooks sound very interesting; I have never heard of such a thing. I've been looking around at the most recent and I love what everyone has done! I love doing collages and scrapbooking, so this is right up my alley. I can't wait to get started! =D

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Hello I'm new [26 Dec 2007|03:00pm]

Hi all --

I found this comm when someone asked me for gluebook examples for a swap I am running (it's a swap for gluebooks on swap-bot, but I won't post a link due to the non-promoting rule; don't wish to offend). This is my 2nd gluebook swap and the first was all about your partner and this one is all about our own daily lives. I have been scrapbooking for 7 years so I am used to cutting and gluing...but I love gluebooks bc they are so different from scrapbooking! Yet I get to get my glue and paste jolies. After I've done a few gluebook pages I feel more ready to tackle scrapbooking. SO low stress.

Here are a few pages I made for the first swap -- these pages were all related to the partner I had.

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Looking forward to enjoying everyone's pages and getting some great ideas.
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First Post [07 Aug 2006|08:02am]

Hello, I stumbled upon this community looking for communities about altered books and paper crafts. There was a lot of really neat stuff posted, so I joined!

I held a couple of altered book making parties, which was my first time doing anything like this. It was a lot of fun because I had guys join in as well. All the different styles were fun to look at and people really put a lot of themselves into the pages. So I wanted to show some pages from mine as well as my husband's (he won't mind):

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Thanks for looking!
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[04 Jul 2006|08:07pm]

I've just gotten into visual journaling, and I found this community.
I don't have anything to post quite yet,
but I just wanted to introduce myself since it's a small group.
Don't have a scanner, but once my camera is charged up,
I might muster up some courage to post :)
If you haven't heard of jr__nal, check it out!
It's kind of similar & really inspiring.
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Anne Frank Day Page [13 Jun 2006|07:35am]

In commemoration of Anne Frank Day, this was my gluepage for the day:

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Hello & First Page [12 Jun 2006|10:22am]


I started my first gluebook last night, and just found this community. I'm also bucking the trend by being the first member who is not on deaddoloreshaze's friends list and whose name doesn't begin with a C!

Anyway, on to the glueing:

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Thoughts, comments, critiques all appreciated!

A few of the people on my friendslist saw my page and are interested in making their own gluebooks, so I'll promote this community over on my journal, if that is OK!

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[04 Apr 2006|06:42pm]

oh my goodness, two more have popped up!

cara_mia and cougarcat

hmm - so far, everyone in this community who isn't on my friends list have usernames that begin with "c". coincedence? i think not! dun dun dun
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yay!!! [31 Mar 2006|08:56am]

we finally have a member who is NOT on my friends list! let's give a big round of applause for our newest member, childhoodtrauma. welcome aboard :)
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[28 Mar 2006|05:03pm]

Please delete the promo banner. My apologies, I was so used to using images that I had found on google. I'll try to see what I can do about another banner.
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i really like the smell of glue. not that i sniff it or anything. but it smells nice. [27 Mar 2006|01:02pm]

for my gluebook i'm using a shimmery purple holograph lined notebook from the dollar store. i have the pink one and the blue one as well so i think i'm going to make a little series out of it.

no more pictures because my camera is so bad it's not worth it and it takes forever to get a decent picture anyway. once i get my new camera hooked up i'll take pictures.

so right now i'd just like to describe my newest pages, iff'n you don't mind. i'll even put it behind a cut so i can pretend i'm posting pictures.

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links! [27 Mar 2006|12:39pm]

here are some great gluebook links and some links to other art pages. if you know some links please comment with them, then i'll add your link(s) to the list and delete the comment. i'm adding this to the memories section as well, for fast and easy reference.

sheepspace: creative stuff
corinne stubson: altered book artist
blowyomind dot nl (gluebooks, photography
lisa vollrath dot com: discovering gluebooks
lisa vollrath dot com: how-to articles (a must for any altered artist!)
lisa vollrath dot com: galleries
lisa vollrath dot com: my fat little gluebook
the official home of the glue monkeys (yahoo gluebooks group)
hieropenen dot com
throw-away collage-a-day journal
the 1000 journals project
art journals
altered book gallery (this inspires me to no end)
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ideas for things to glue in your gluebook [27 Mar 2006|09:36am]

if anyone else has any suggestions please leave them in the comments! i'll add your ideas to the list and then delete the comment so that we'll have one great big list. if you want, i'll put your name next to your idea. i'm adding this entry to the memories so that people can find it easily for ideas.

* newspaper/magazine headlines, articles, pictures, comic strips
* scratch tickets you didn't win on
* movie stubs, ticket stubs, pay stubs
* reciepts, lists (grocery lists, to-do lists, etc)
* pictures from old calendars
* birthday cards, christmas cards, trading cards, business cards, playing cards
* dried or fake flowers or leaves
* junk mail
* fortune cookie fortunes
* empty cigarette packs, gum packs, candy wrappers
* matchbooks
* ribbon, lace, yarn, felt, random material
* stickers
* stamps cut from envelopes
* photographs, pictures
* paper placemats
* price tags
* bandaids
* monoply money
* puzzle pieces
* plastic bread-tags, you know, those things you twist around the top of the bag to ensure the bread stays fresh
* fast food menus
* sheet music
* membership cards (like video cards, library cards, expired gift cards)
* candy wrappers
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[27 Mar 2006|10:07am]

I love this idea, of making a gluebook; I always have so much STUFF that I never know what to do with, but can't bear to throw away (like ticket stubs or random drawings the kids have done), so this book is going to be very useful :)

I found a lovely blank notebook at a craft/habidashery store on the weekend, for 4.99, and decided to decorate the front cover a bit more too:

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Fun with glue [25 Mar 2006|05:29pm]

Here are some more links with incredible examples/inspiration!


I shall be making my own gluebook very soon! ♥
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picture post [24 Mar 2006|04:47pm]

i dug out my crappy digi-cam and took some pictures of my gluebook so's you can all see what it looks like. do keep in mind, however, that my crappy digi-cam is extremely crappy (30$ at zellers) (for you americans, zellers is kind of like wal-mart juniour). i started it three days ago and i have three pages so far.

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welcome to livejournal's only gluebook community [24 Mar 2006|12:15pm]

earlier this week i learned a new art form. it's called a gluebook. it's like a journal, but instead of writing in it, you just glue random, everyday stuff on the pages. junk mail? a movie stub? fortune cookie fortune? price tag? grocery list? glue them in!

i love it because it's easy - unlike most of my art projects, it doesn't require much planning or strategy. i just glue stuff in it. it doesn't matter how bad it looks - it has an interesting quality, the pages i've done.

i learned about gluebooks from this page. that page has a lot of great craft stuff on it. do click on the gallery and the how-to articles for inspiration.

i don't have any pictures yet of mine but i'll post some this weekend. welcome aboard :)
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