Everyday, at my day job, I carry with me a spiral notebook. I use the same notebook until all the pages are used, then I store it on my bookshelf in my office and start a new one. I have notebooks going back for years. I do refer to the most recent notebook, for a while, but eventually I’m onto new things and don’t need the reference anymore. I probably should think about pitching some of those old ones. Anyway, when I started into stamping I thought it would be silly and boring to have just a plain covered notebook when I could add some pizzazz to it and make it unique. Here’s my newest notebook cover. j
The notebook is about 7 x 9.5 so there’s lots of real estate to be creative with. I started with the background paper and a mat. The paper is from the retired DSP collection Sweet Sorbet with a bit of Sahara Sand behind it. The bird stamp and the other leaves is from a new set called World Of Dreams. I used most all the colors from the DSP behind the bird in the nest stamp. Black stazon for the plants at the bottom.
The words at the top were honestly an after thought. I needed to balance out the images so used my Stamp-a-ma-jig with the retired set Loving Thoughts. I chose those words specifically as they have a bit of a double meaning. Inspire, Create, Share is the Stampin’ Up! theme this year. But I also chose them because the idea of Imagining Happiness, Inspiring Happiness, and Creating Happiness are good goals to have at home and at work.
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