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.


Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

Very pretty. I'm still trying to decide on my one word for the year.

enthusiastically, dawn said...

Love it! I also like the idea of a specific place to jot down the notes for your one word! My word is Release, I do journal...I love Moleskins (have one on the shelf waiting for it's turn!)...Hmmm. Like what you did with the altered look. Hmmm....perhaps! Thanks for sharing, Donna. Please feel free to share your moleskin journal at the Random Journal Day link the first Friday of the month-;)

Visits With Mary said...

What a wonderful idea. I must do that! My word for the year is forgive/forgiveness. I know, it's really two words but I need both of them in my life right now. Have a blessed day!

Unknown said...

Hi Donna
This Christmas I saw a moleskin sketch book for the first time in my life. My son studies architecture and apparently they use them for their sketches. It has the loveliest feel! Your notebook is pretty.
Much love

Chelle said...


Create With Joy said...

Hi Donna,

Your beautiful notebook caught my eye the moment you linked it and I have had it earmarked for a feature all week (congrats!) at Inspire Me Monday.

Thank you for always being such an inspiration to us.

I hope you have a fabulous week!

Create With Joy

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