never underestimate the power of a cute notebook

My friend, fabulous writer, teammate and Big Picture Classes instructor, Amy Sorensen, encouraged her Write Now! students to choose a notebook they loved. Thrifty gal that I am, I took a notebook I already had in my stash and turned it into something I loved all while watching tv in bed one evening.

I shared this photo collage of my notebook on Instagram not long ago. 

I've been a bit slow about working my way through the class, but I am persevering and am determined to reach the end as I want to learn as much as I can about effective writing, writing that will help me to better tell our family's story.

I realized that I had shared this project on Instagram, but not on the blog. Sooooo. It all started with this notebook.

And by adding some fun paper, decorative tape to the spine and inside front page, chipboard accents and cardstock die cuts, I was able to turn a blah notepad into something lovely...and it makes me happy, too!

And while we're on the subject of taking classes and making cute notebooks, here's a notebook I received in a Swap with a lovely French blogger. I added some letter stickers from Momenta and October Afternoon and the washi tape and layered sticker are from My Mind's Eye. I'm using this one for the Bloom Your Blog class with Jessica Sprague.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Marla! I saw those lovely doilies on your layout and I want to give them a try myself now!

  2. Cute, cute! Love the washi, layers , and colors!

  3. Cute, very cute. I love your style. Have a nice weekend.


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