Friday, March 19, 2010

Artful Thursday-Little Notebooks


Do you carry around a little notebook in your purse to jot down ideas, phone numbers or whatever strikes your fancy? I do, I can't live without one. Recently I have been carrying around a little Ed Hardy one (you know the designer with the skulls, lots of bright colors, gypsies, etc) that I bought at Walmart. Okay, not so much my style. When I was sitting in a meeting with my bishop at my church and pulled it out to write some notes, it felt a little funny, this was not ME, this little notebook did not represent who I was and for some reason in that moment , that was important. I bought a few plain ones right after that (the recycled kind), but decided to add my style sense to it. I pulled some vintage fabric, some new paper doll fabric I had purchased recently and a few other vintage embellishments. I think they are pretty cute, and much more ME! Goodbye Ed Hardy!

Happy Creating! Have a great weekend.

The blank notebooks

10 comments:

Kristal said...

I'm sorry, but the mental image of you pulling the skull notebook out while sitting with the Bishop is just too funny! But I know exactly what you mean. Besides, I love the new ones you made better than ANYTHING you could ever buy in the store! I altered a composition notebook to keep a log of my bookreading, but nowhere as much detail as yours! I carry a dayplanner with me everywhere and wish I could think of some way to add some spice to it...
Great project-Have a great weekend!

XoXo,
Kristal

Lisa said...

I love these! How funny, I was JUST at Target looking for plain notebooks to embellish.

Isn't life grand when those things you use regularly speak to your soul?!

Pam Aries said...

THose are so cute ! I'm lke Krystal (above) I thought that was pretty funny about the skull notebook/bishop ! ha!

paperbird said...

i love your notebooks they are so sweet. Where did you get the sweet doll images? i love them.

Jillayne said...

Very cute - cannot imagine skulls and bishops but it sounds like something that would also happen to me!

Lisa Russell said...

These are SO pretty! I posted an Easter Theme project for my Artful Thursday. Take a look if you have time!

Tina said...

Hey now girlfriend...give it up to God for this weeks idea {wink} love this idea...I don't usually carry a notebook but totally need to always thinking of stuff and forgetting it by the time I get home. Great job with these little guys.

Guess what I'mdoing tomorrow...yup great idea sweety...

have a great weekend..
xo
tina

Kika said...

Love your little notebooks and sounds like a really fun project! I

Lisa Elzey said...

These are adorable! I use the Fairy one that you gave Madeline--I figured she wouldn't be using it for a while and most of the neat things I write are ideas for HER! Love ya!

Lisa

tamdoll said...

I always carry notebooks around, and I agree! One that is all your style is just perfect, yours are adorable.