Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Composition Book Supplies Journal

If you’ve read my blog for more than a minute, you know that I love to roam around Michaels, JoAnn’s and assorted other craft stores looking for nothing in particular and finding goodies. But, I also need to keep track of things I use regularly, and things I need for projects I want to try.  I love technology as much as anyone but sometimes you just need to go old school and have things written down in something you can carry with you. So I made a “Supplies Journal”.
Supplies Book
This is hardly a new idea…altering composition books, but I’ll still show you what I did.
Composition Book
Started with your basic composition book…I pick these up around back to school time for next to nothing. Covered the front and back with Recollections “Batiked My Interest” Collection…this paper’s called Coconut. Source: Michaels…4 sheets for $1! I Mod Podged the paper on so it would really stick:
Mod Podge
I covered the inside with a coordinating brown and cream paper and used the scraps of both papers for the cover, along with a rub-on of my initial, some Michaels $1 self adhesive metal bits, KandCo self adhesive vellum scrapbook borders, and one of these :
K&CO Keys
Added some coordinating leftover typewriter alphabet stickers to spell “Supplies” and then punched a hole in the front and back covers so I could thread ribbon to tie the journal together. You don’t have to. I just did. This is also the perfect place for me to keep my coupons when I go after those supplies I need!
Composition Supply Book Closeup
Supplies Book Closeup
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Dandelion and Daisy said...

Too cute....and useful, too!

Our Hopeful Home said...

I'm with you! I need it written ON PAPER! Very pretty!

Screaming Sardine said...

I like this. I've seen a lot of altered journals, but I like the colors and the embellishments you used very much!

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Christine said...

Ummm...yeah, guess who else has those keys, hmmmm, any ideas? Nice job...I , too love to "write" things down...

Lori said...

Awesome alteration, My Dear... just fabulous!

Unknown said...

I have a couple of books I write stuff down in. I couldn't live without them I don't think. Great idea to make one that is also pretty to look at!

Netty said...

Smashing alteration and so useful as well. Annette x