Thursday, September 9, 2010

It's All About Me Today {and I'm So Excited}!

Just For Me

I'm so excited!  I finally made something for MYSELF!  I'm always crafting journals, sticky pad holders and even candles for my shop, but what about me?  I never make anything that's  So, today I did it.  I finally made a small little treat for myself.  Have a look see and tell me what ya think...

I created this little journal for my daily to-do list, which can sometimes be a bit lengthy.  My tasks are never mind-boggling things.  It's just that I have days where I have a million little things to do.  Also, it helps me to clear my mind, because if it's written down I won't spend the entire day trying to remember it and I'll NEVER forget to do it.  I used some of my scrap paper to help create a decorative look.  Then, I placed a clear, plastic cover on top of that (to protect the pretty paper).  I actually created the inside journal sheets by printing the lines with my printer, then cutting them all with my paper trimmer.  I made the monogrammed "M" with my old faithful Slice machine (man, I luv that little thingy).  Then I topped it off with the pearlescent flower (on top of the plastic cover).  Of course, I can't forget about my Cinch that I used to bind it all together.  And there ya go.  My own little journal.  All for me.  Yippppeeee!

Check out the cute little butterfly pen.  Doesn't it just make you wanna write something?  My sweet hubby bought that for me.  He's too sweet.

New Crafting Tool

Ok, so what crafter doesn't like new tools??!?!!  There isn't one.  Not only did I make something, I BOUGHT something, too!  I went out the other day and finally got the Martha Sterwart scoring tool.  I'd been scoring my cards and other products in a retarded way (let's just say my previous bone folder was a stylus from an old I said... retarded), but it worked.  But, no more of that.  I have a real score board and guess what, it even makes envelopes, too.  My favorite part:  the score lines are every 1/8".  Yaaaaay!  I won't have to pick my projects up and move them around with the frequency of the lines on the board.  I scored big with this one.  Well, I'm off to create a new project.  One that I can use my new tool with.  

Have a super day,



Here's where I "hopped" today:
Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog Hop    Obviously MARvelous


  1. You are doing a great job!!! Keep up the great work!!!

  2. Love the journal. You can remember every time you use it that it is something you made for yourself. I'm visiting from Friend Friday and so nice to meet you.

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  4. Found your blog on Meet Me Monday! How fun! I love paper crafting! You are very talented! Can't wait to see more!!!

  5. Very nice notebook! It has a quiet elegance to it.


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