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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Take Note!!

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE notebooks!! It is a strange school supply attraction/obsession that I have. (I also have this same obsession with recipe books, day planners, and address books too, but we won't go into that right now.  LOL)   But, I really enjoy making my own.  Here's a peek at the inside.  I used sheets of chipboard and cut them to make my notebook a 5x7.  The papers are October Afternoon (Fly a Kite) and the ribbon, buttons, and chipboard shapes are all from American Crafts (Dear Lizzy).  I sanded the edges and then used Tim Holtz Distressing Ink (Vintage Photo) to give it that vintage/shabby look.  I LOVE IT!!!!  I used 7/8" O-Wire for my Bind-It-All and put it all together.  The inside sheets are just notebook paper that I cut down.

I like having a little notebook nearby when I'm making my cards so that I can quickly jot down the supplies and Copic markers that I've used. Then when I'm ready to make a post on my blog, I just grab my notebook and I have all my info right there.  This little notebook will be so fun to look at and use everyday!!  Most of the supplies came from my friend Nana, who sent me some really yummy blog candy last week.  When I opened the package I knew right away what I wanted to do with it.  She has made some really cute notebooks recently and looking at her stuff inspired this little creation.  (Not near as good as hers'....she does beautiful stitching on her projects - but I think she would like it.)  Go take a look at her blog.  You'll love it!!

Okay, I promised to share some vacation photo's from last week so here they are!! 

Thanks for stopping by today!!  :)



Faye said...

OMG! If I had a note book this beautiful, I'd love 'em too! xxx

Kate said...

What a fantastic notebook, Wendy! I just love it!
Your holiday photos are just wonderful. Your kids are gorgeous (and so are you!)! It looks like you had such a fabulous time. I'm thrilled for you all. Thanks so much for sharing those.

Nana said...

I think i will forbid myself to look in your blog. First, i bought that puch I love, becasue of you, and now you make me want even more bind-it-all! :)
Awesome notebook (i'm mad about things like that including pens, love pens). Looks really profecional! Can't wait to see what else you going to make. :)
Love your holiday pictures!

Annika said...

I never seem to have a notebook :( It's always pieces of scrap paper I jut down my notes. And then they get lost, mostly.
But I'm absolutely sure I would not be able to create anything half ways as gorgeous as you!

Kerri said...

LOVE your notebook, Wendy!!! I love altering things too, and have done a lot recently that I'm not allowed to post yet ;) Thank you for sharing those awesome pics! Looks like you guys had a great time!!! I'm off to check out your friend's blog:)

Brandie said...

Love the notebook it even inspired my boys as you know. I love the pictures the kids look like they all had a great time. Now where is my notebook lol!! :)

Emma said...

Beautiful norebook and such fabulous pics.
Hugs Emma x

Anonymous said...

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