This is one of those projects that was born of necessity. Just because something has a practical use, doesn't mean it can't be pretty right?
On the personal side, I am supposed to be watching my blood pressure. Haven't been the best at that and with the New Year, I'm trying to be more diligent. I'm sure there's a whiz bang iPhone app that I could use but sometimes you just need to go old school. So I altered a mini comp book to keep right next to my sphygmometer er, blood pressure thingy. It's 4.5 by 3.25 so I can easily drop it in my handbag when I go show my doctor how diligent I've been.
I pulled a sheet of paper from my stash, traced around my book, cut, glued on w/ Mod Podge .
Of course that wasn't nearly enough stuff. I chose this great wood and metal pendant by Blue Moon Beads as my journal's focal point. Its flowery design went well with the paper:
Glued it to the center of one of flower on the front and then added coordinating black and white washi tape from my stash. As a closure for my journal. I slapped some of the washi tape onto a binder clip. See? Practical and pretty!
Love the matching clip! You stay motivated and take care of yourself, OK? The notebook is beautiful, By the way :)
I'm so glad that it's not just me that likes to mix up my craft supplies - which says beads and going are just for jewellery?
That is a great little-bitty record keeper - and the fact that it's so pretty will make you happier to use it for a less-than-thrilling purpose. Way cute, Carol!
Love this! VERY CUTE! Thanks!
I love this idea, and looks simple enough for my girls to make for themselves or gifts! I would love for you to link up to my linky party to share this idea!
Carol...these are great!! These would make great gifts. Thanks for sharing.
Denyse @ Glitter, Glue and Paint
You know this is exactly my style:) I love it, and I hope it helps you keep your notes organized. [Thanks also for the "You Might Also Like" shout-out!]
This is an adorable journal! I am completely inspired :)
I love cute journals! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!
I featured this journal at this weeks Submarine Sunday. :-)
Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
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