Thursday, April 1, 2010

Fresh Start

It's a new month, Easter is coming up.  What a wonderful time to bring out something new and fresh.  My last notebook is finally filled.  I learned my lesson; don't put dates on the front!  I used it far longer than normal and am just now needing a new book.  These notebooks from Mead (available at Office Max) are my favorite because they have ruled sheets for notes and lists and grided backs for sketching ideas. 

For the cover this time, I went with all Basic Grey's Indian Summer DSP and stickers.  I've been dying to use this part of a pointed square die cut free SVG file downloaded from the blog at  I love all those little holes in graduating sizes.  Because I often fold the notebook cover over for writing, I have to keep the cover flat so stickers and die cuts are perfect.  Just use lots of glue stick around the edges and they hold up great. Also this time, I used a few SU! rub-on's.  But there is no stamping, just a little ink distressing. 

(I did photograph the process for getting the paper around the wires and promise to post the instructions soon.  Unfortunately today, real work calls...)

I've always loved notebooks.  There is something so hopeful about a notebook filled with blank pages just waiting to be filled.

Ingredients:  DSP and stickers:  Basic Grey Indian Summer
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink
Rub-on's Stampin' Up!


  1. What a wonderful little book, Thanks for your kind comment on my blog , I really appriciate it!

  2. Beautiful notebook, Lisa. Lovin' all the details and bling.


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