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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cute easy notebook

I'm a list person.  And I like to take notes.  This is an oldie but goodie craft.  I like to decorate notebooks (I get them really cheap at the start of the school year) for meetings and the holidays.  I use to be a HUGE scrapbooker.  But since my son was born, I haven't even found the time to put his pictures in a regular album.  Anyway, with all the pretty paper, embellishments, stamps, etc., it was easy to have supplies on hand.  Here is what I basically use:
Some people use Mod Podge, but I'm not very good with it, so I use a spray adhesive. 
You will also need a sheet of pretty scrapbook paper, scraps of paper, scissors, school glue, ruler, notebook, stickers or whatever to decorate.

First, I spray my notebook, it's best to do this outside.
Then, I measure the paper to fit my notebook. But this time, I lost my ruler, so I opened the book up and drew where to cut.
I stamped out the word "Christmas" on a scrap paper and decorated it with rub ons. Then I white glued it all into place the way I liked. The front middle title I made on the computer with a regular Word Pad page where I could change the font and color. Then, I printed it out. 
My dog, Maggie, was my little helper. She's sweet, huh?
Well, that's all really. SUPER easy and very cute. Inside my Christmas List book I have lists for gifts and who to give to (save a few pages), a list for my upcoming Christmas party, a list of treats I want to bake, a list of holiday must-dos (like go out and see the holiday lights), etc., etc. 


  1. That is a great idea. I always forget where I write down all my ideas. And I think I might keep up with recipes for great foods, addresses for Christmas cards, etc. I'm going to copy you, girl. Thanks!!!!! Do you use tabs??? I think I'll try tabs to separate all the sections. Now I need to go buy some cute Christmas paper.

  2. What a cute idea!!

    This week is my blog anniversary and I'm hosting a week's worth of great giveaways. Feel free to stop by if you'd like!

  3. Corrina - Im glad you liked the Doro Wot recipe. For the BerBer you can get it in some specialty stores - I believe we go ours from a local Ethiopian restaurant. I hope you are able to try it!


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