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Saturday, April 29, 2017

DIY Traveler's Notebook

 This was a fun project!  A friend of mine gave me some leather, and I knew that I needed to make this.  I had some notebooks, and went to JoAnn's and got some more, and made this book.  It turned out awesome! The band you see is a loop by Tim Holtz.  The attacher is also by him, and the key I used is by Recollections.
 I punched holes, two at the top and bottom for the elastics, and one in the middle for the loop closure.
 Here is the top view with 6 notebooks of beautiful note taking pleasure.
 Here are a couple of the notebooks.  They are by Webster's Pages.
 They also came out with a plastic pocket, and I put the stickers I had in my stash in them.

It's cute!  I love how it turned out, but I think one or two of the books have to go.  It is a bit thick, but it is able to accommodate it, which is cool!

Happy note taking!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Chicken Wire Picture Display

 I was at Tuesday Morning and found a 12x12" chicken wire square.  I brought it home, thinking that I would do something with it...and I did.
 I had a frame, and decided on these papers from Graphic 45, and in about 30 minutes created this project.
I love how it turned out!  It will look great with a few awesome pictures to adorn it.

I love shopping and finding treasures!

Here is a complete list of the items that I used:

Frame:  K & Co.
Papers:  Graphic 45 "Communique"
Flowers:  Prima
Bling: Eyelet Outlet
Clothes Pins:  Recollections

Here's the best part.  I had all of the supplies except for the chicken wire in my stash.  You just HAVE to have a stash and when the inspiration strikes, you can make beautiful things.  That's what I tell my hubby!!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

My Altered Disk Bound Notebook

I am a planner and notebook junkie, we all know that.  I was at my local Craft Warehouse, and they had a bunch of Carpe Diem planner stuff on sale.  I loved the line that The Reset Girl did and I had some of it already.  I bought more.  Then, while I was at an all day crop with Embellish It! I found a paper pack for the same line.  I bought that too.  This is what I did with some of it.  

I took some of the 12x12 papers, and created covers using my laminator.  I backed the paper with some card stock to thicken it up a bit.  
 Then I simply cut slices up to the holes in the papers, dividers, and die cuts.  I used some Happy Planner disks that I had in my stash.
 Now I have a hybrid Reset Girl-Carpe Diem/Happy Planner notebook, and it is COOL!
 The pages turn excellent on these disks.  It worked out better than I had thought.
 You may have wondered why I just didn't get the planner that Carpe Diem had.  Well, I wanted to try this!!!
 I love the colors and the images.  I love the vintage style.
I have loved the disk bound ever since I discovered it, and now I love it even more!

Have you tried this system?


Saturday, April 8, 2017

My Large Happy Notebook

My local Michaels was having a huge discount on all dated Happy Planners, getting ready for the new ones to show up.  I decided to make a project.  I loved the colors in this style, and it matched perfectly with the collection of My Minds Eye papers that I had in my stash.  
 I didn't need another planner, but I can always use a notebook, so I took out all of the dated pages.  Then I cut the 12x12 papers to fit, and adhered them to tiebacks of the dividers.  This covered them up, and the COLORS ARE PERFECT!!!

I had some labels from Art C that I used to cover the month names on the tabs.  Now I can label them as I need to.
 Add in some paper...
 ...and a pocket or two, and you have a super cool, colorful and wonderful notebook.
I used some of the scraps and my We Are Memory Keepers tab punch and made a page turner.

The notebook turned out FABULOUS!  Now to figure out what to do with the blank weekly pages!

Stay organized!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Recycling Happy Planner Mini Pages

 Just a short post today, but I wanted to show you what I did to reuse the weekly pages of my mini planner that I wasn't using.  I decided to use washi tape to cover the dates and that was that.
Super easy, super colorful, and I can use them in my mini or larger size Happy Planners.  I can organize lists in "sections" and I can coordinate to any sticker theme I use in my planner.

Fast, easy, and another chance to use my goodies for planning fun.

Stay organized!