I made a pact with myself….NO WHINING! That is why this blog has been quiet for the past several days. Too much whining going on. Amidst all the whining I did get some time between all the many errands, doctor appointments, and cooking…… #you’re whining again#!
Very carefully, and with feet strategically placed, I made it into my craft room to get the necessary supplies to build the two books. I think I may need the hard hat and steel toed shoes once I am able to get in this room to clean it up so I can use it.
Finding what I needed in this mess, I took it all out to the kitchen table where I could make a mess out there 😀
The best thing about creating your own journals and/or notebooks is you get to recycle cardboard. Use the cereal boxes you normally toss out. Tear the flaps off cardboard boxes. The backer boards of notepads you have laying around with only one or two sheets of paper on them.
Rummaging around in my craft room. Opening doors, pulling out folders, opening drawers, pawing through piles of stuff is how I spent a good 30 minutes locating the sticker sheets I wanted to use on these two books. Keep in mind the products I have used are well over five years old and are probably no longer available for purchase. This first sticker sheet, from Creative Imaginations, is probably about eight years in my stash.
PSX Design Company stickers were also used. These stickers have been in my stash for approximately six years.
A sheet of die cut tags from Club Scrap that has been in my stash for about five years.
Tim Holtz Idea-ology sticker pad is my most recent purchase and has been stashed for approximately four years. This product I know is available for purchase.
The man I am making these books for is taking my place with Joe as he continues to do Drive-Away. Jim From is his name. He does some singing with country/western bands near his home in Arkansas. As an effort to include his love of playing and singing music I thought this sticker would be a great feature image for his memo book.
The memo book has lined notebook paper between the covers. He can jot down the names and phone numbers of people he meets on the road that have a common interest in playing music. Or for the notes he needs to write to himself as reminders. Maybe even create some lyrics about life on the open road as a truck driver 😀
The mileage tracker book is one he will need while doing the actual job of Drive-Away. Keeping track of his load numbers, where the pick up and delivery locations will be, the state line mileage recording as he passes them along the interstates.
The pair of notebooks I made for him.
It was fun getting to play with my paper and sticker stash. Gives me an incentive to get my paperwork and housework in order so I can put on my hard hat and steel toed shoes to begin the clean up process in my craft room