I visited my old blog earlier today and went through the posts. I first opened it in 2010 when I was really getting into try new things. One of the first "new things" that I tried was an altered notebook, picture below.
I'm a member of the Anything Goes group over on Digital Art & Images by Kym. I'm hosting a Holiday Card swap for the month of February which is now closed. Seeing this altered notebook though, gave me the idea to host an altered notebook swap for this month too. Sign ups are open until the 10th February and you'll find full details for this swap through HERE.
This is a picture of the first ever altered notebook I made, while it's simple, I think it's a good first attempt.