When I was a kid, I spent my summers reading books. Now as an adult, I am altering books this summer. This book was a 25 cent thrift store find with a shabby chic robin's egg blue cover so it had to be for Linda (a RAK). I was going to send the book as-is, but then decided an altered spread would be more special. Can't wait to see what she adds to it.I created my pocket spread by folding two consecutive pages into triangles and tacking them down with tiny brads (disguised as flower centers). I used cheap water colors to paint the pages so the book's manuscript came through and added the wide lace for texture and symmetry. Tags were embellished with many hostess RAKs I have collected from when I hosted swaps this past spring. The dymo labels are actually stickers and I also used bird and egg clip art, some nest wrapping paper, actual handwritten manuscript about birds (school papers from a great aunt), some vintage postage and self adhesive paper lace trim (K&Co.). Stay tuned for more altered books! The beautiful scans were provided by Linda, since in my excitement to get the book into the mail, I neglected to take pictures. Thank you, Linda!!!