Monday, January 7, 2013

Believe Notebook

     I elevated a plain black moleskin notebook into a fun place to record notes about my word for the year, "Believe."
     I love moleskin notebooks.  I had a package of three 3.5 x 5.5 inch notebooks in black.  They are a convenient place to jot down ideas, sketches, and to do lists.  I usually have one tucked into my purse.  But for my word for the year, I wanted something with a little more personality. So I transformed one of them.  I delved into my scrapbook paper stash and found a paper with selected verses on it from the Bible.  I cut it to the size of the outside of the cover and modpodged it on.  Then I embellished with a stamp in blue chalk ink.  The words, "to Believe is to have Faith," are a sticker.  I also added the butterfly.  Everything was topped with another layer of modpodge.  When the modpodge dried the cover curled a little bit.  I tucked it under a heavy book and it straightened right out.
     Decorating my notebook was quick and easy with materials that I already had on hand.  I've already begun to fill my notebook with ideas.
     Do you use moleskin notebooks?  Have you ever decorated one?

Updated:  So flattered that this post was featured at Create With Joy.
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