Coming Monday

I have an awesome new item coming to the shop on Monday! I made one of these notebooks for myself almost 2 months ago, and Ive been thinking about it every since. Its not just a notebook. It's a notebook, calender, day planner, sketch book, portfolio, and folder all in one. You could even use it as a scrapbook if you wanted to. I just got tired of having 3 or 4 different books at any given time. This way I can keep everything together.

The book cover is made from illustration board, and covered with scrapbooking paper. It has 3 holes punched in it with 3 book rings holding it together. Using book rings is great because it lets you expand the book if you want to add more pages, or make it small if you want to take away.

















When you open the book, you'll find a stack of attached index cards, plastic sleeve sheets for cards or small photos, tabbed dividers, monthly calender pages, weekly plan pages with plenty of writing space, acid free dry media sketch pages, plastic page protectors, and a pocket inside the back cover for storage. This book has it all. Not only will I be making these in various sizes and colors, I will also have refills available in the shop.

So here's what my book looks like. Yes, the print inside the front cover is upside down, lol. Hey, it was the very first one I made:















I use the index cards to write little notes, to-do, or shopping lists on, then I can detach them and stick them in my pocket while I shop. The plastic sleeves are baseball card protective sheets. I put photos of the things I make so it serves as a mini portfolio. The 4th photo is an example of the plastic page protectors, except I use mine to hold all kinds of things. Photo 4 shows it holding some fabric swatches.

I love this book, I wish I had made one sooner! It'll be awesome for when I go back to school next year, I'll be able to have all my subject notes and sketches in one place. Now I just need a catchy name for it...




11 comments:

  1. anotherlittleblog said...

    Oh my god, that kind of notebook is PERFECT for me! I am one of those people who always has 3 or 4 notebooks with me at all times - and I'm a compulsive list maker. I want one!  

  2. Giftbearer said...

    These should be very marketable. They're useful and pretty too.  

  3. nuvonova said...

    Ooh that's a wonderful book!  

  4. Almay Alday said...

    Those notebooks are awesome!  

  5. High Desert Diva said...

    This is wonderful.

    A much better version of what I use for design jobs. The addition of the baseball card protective sheets... genius. The plastic page protectors are sometimes just too big and items flop around. Perfect.  

  6. butwhymommy said...

    That is wonderful. I could use one of those.  

  7. Beth said...

    I can think of a million uses for this! Awesome.

    How about brides??? It took me forever to find an organizer I liked.  

  8. implexus said...

    Thank you all for your compliments! Beth, Ive thought of a million uses too! But the trick is going to be writing a description to fit it all! :)  

  9. memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

    These are so cool! Good luck with them in your Etsy shop!  

  10. Diamondaj said...

    I love that! I so need one. Great idea.  

  11. Bianca (Fighter of the Night Man) said...

    What a wonderful idea! I always have four different books and it drives me CRAZY!!! Your blog is beautiful!

    http://championofthesun.blogspot.com/  


 

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