We don't celebrate Halloween, but for the few kids that come around we give them something. For the last few years we have given out glow-in-the-dark bracelets which the kids love. Several have asked if we're giving them out again this year, and yes we are :) We have quite a few, but we needed something other than candy to give out if we run out. (Candy in the house is bad for me and actually for the rest of the family too.) So I thought about bookmarks and looked for some to print out. I found a bunch of corner bookmarks that are super cute on Pintrest, but they were pieced, not printed. Thinking that that wold be easy enough, I made a pattern (it looks like a fox), found my googly eyes, and proceeded to piece some. I made 25 which should cover what the bracelets don't. As an added bonus, I can give the extra's to tutees who have done a superior job on something. My husband and kids even wanted one, so they should be popular.
After finishing the Summer 2015 scrapbook and getting it mailed off, I made myself a Journal and a planner, but more on that in another post. Since I usually make my things fairly uniform, I decided to make my journal a junk type journal so I could journal and put ephemera in it and be happy. As I started adding more pages, I kept having to change the binding to be wider and wider. An advantage I have found with the Combind is that it's easy to swap out the old coil for a new one. I alternated paper types and put in some pockets, both small for journaling cards and large to hold stuff not yet put in. I decided to use 5 tabs to break up the book into sections. I have labeled two of them Journaling #1 and Journaling #2 (inventive, I know) the other three I haven't labeled, but one will probably be 'Bible Journaling'. I have peppered positive quotes and Bible verses throughout and bound in 1 cm tabs to attach journaling or more quote cards. You can see one of the tabs attached to the bottom of the plaid envelope.
Sometimes I journal every day and sometimes I go for weeks without writing a word. I am truly enjoying the freedom of this book :)
Have a great day!
Paper: Binder paper, graph paper, cereal box cardboard for cover, Cardstock - ROCO, scrapbook paper - Recollections - Michaels
Washi tape: Longking Corp, Twin Seven, Somi Tape
Journaling Cards: Vintage Writing I - Vintage Glam Studios, Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic Collection - Canon, Pure Happiness - Ashley Ann, Printable Tabs and Printable Journaling Cards - Sweetly Scrapped, Labeled for Travel - Creativity Prompt ( all these can be found on my pinterest boards here )