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I finally finished a project I’ve been working on for a few days now.  I have a trip coming up and decided that I would like to have a small notebook to keep with me to jot down any notes or things I wanted to remember.  I need all the help I can get when it comes to remembering things . . .  actually, I should have one of these in my car, by each computer, one in my purse and probably one in my pocket at all times.  Wonder if that is why I made 5 of these?  OR, could it be that I have 4 that are gifts?  Maybe!  Whatever the case, I love making these notebooks!

LifeArtNotebook

The outside of the notebooks are some rectangle coasters that I picked up from eclectic Paperie some time ago.  For the inside, I cut down college ruled filler paper to the size I needed, 3-1/4” x 5”, and punched the pages with my Bind-it-All.  The paper on the outside covers I found at Archiver’s a few weeks ago and I definitely need to pick up more. I used Ranger Matte Accents to adhere all the paper to the coasters and then for the embellishment on the front and inside.  Matte Accents is an excellent glue when working with items like coasters, chipboard and Grunge Board.  Once Matte Accents is down, nothing moves!

The sentiment panels were die cut and embossed with Spellbinders S4-138 Petite Oval and S4-190 Labels Four Nestabilities.  The flourish was stamped on the main panel in Old Paper Distress Ink and the sentiment in Vintage Photo.  Vintage Photo is also the ink that everything is sponged in.  The button is from the vintage button collection that my Aunt Linda gave me, and is tied on with embroidery floss.  Thank goodness I saved all the floss from m cross-stitch days . . . it sure comes in handy now!

After binding the notebook and finishing the front, I felt something was missing.  Since this is something that will be kept in a purse or bag, I didn’t want ribbon that could possible catch on something.  After playing around with initials and other stuff, I decided to die cut and emboss a border with Spellbinders Grand 12” Classic Lace Borderabilities.  On the inside of the back cover, I placed a 7 Gypsies pocket that could hold a few business cards.

  • Stamps:  463 Flourish Set and 461 Scraps and Scuffs from Rubbernecker Stamps
  • Paper:  K&Company Ancestry.com Tea Floral and Newsprint and Life’s Journey Layered Script; Prism Sage Dark; Bazzill
  • Ink:  Ranger Coffee and Jet Black Archival, Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders S4-138 Petite Oval and S4-190 Labels Four Nestabilities, and Grand 12” Classic Lace Borderabilities; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Ranger Matte Accents; College Rules Loose Leaf Paper; Vintage Button; DMC Embroidery Floss; 7 Gypsies Tag Pockets; Bind-it-All and 3/4” O Binding Wire; Rectangle Chipboard Coasters

I hope you enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend and have a great 4th!  Thanks for stopping by today!

10 Responses to “More Notebooks!”

  1. This is a very cool project! Love the antiqued look!

    Happy Independence Day!

    Vicki

  2. Another one of your projects I just enjoy!
    Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!
    xoxoxo

  3. Love these notebooks! I could use quite a few of these as well and what a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing. Happy 4th of July.

  4. these are so cool, I could use to make a few of these for myself, I am always needing to write something down!

  5. Ok…..where the heck did the sentiment “hand stamped by an art floozy” come from?!! OMG!! I LOVE that sentiment!! BWHHAAAA

    I LOVE the note books too. I think that I could create notebooks non-ending (ok, maybe it is just an excuse to use my bind-it all)

    Hmmmm……..me thinks that the weed filled courtyard might become a new look….maybe I SHOULD tackle the office so I can find my desk (and maybe my mojo)

  6. Love the colors and your project! Just wonderful….
    Am I going to see you in September at EXPO in San Antonio?
    Happy 4th of July!
    Rhodeen

  7. Awesome Sherry!!

  8. I’m just getting into Bind it all projects and I love yours! The colours are fabulous.

  9. I LOVE these, you art floozy!!

  10. […] jet plane, I have to show you one more project that I worked up Friday afternoon!  You remember this notebook I just knew that I would need at CHA, well I worked on a matching […]

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