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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. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Scenes of Autumn

We are fortunate to live in one of the most scenic places for fall - Tennessee. I thought I would share with you a few things we've seen this month. Some pictures are small, but most I've kept bigger so you can get a nicer view of what people have done to decorate. Enjoy!

Of course, fall in the South wouldn't be fall without FOOTBALL.
Below are pictures from the local cider mill.

Good old fashion fun with friends at the pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay ride farm

We go to our local park to find treasures like acorns and pinecones.

Our hometown has a contest for local businesses and homes to decorate for fall. Above is the local bank. Below is our Jr. High and other places.

Our house - just a little fall decorations. I need to go out after Halloween and buy up all the stuff on sale to have for the future. My main goal is to have a neat car for our church's annual Trunk-or-Treat. I'll post pictures of that later. People really do some neat things there.
Below are pictures of what our local Girl Scouts did. They went all out!