Certainly I am having a difficult time keeping up with my Five Fridays posts. I think it might just have to do with sheer exhaustion! LOL I really feel like I need to sleep all day one day to catch up on rest. AT any rate, time just keeps passing faster and faster and now that I am “a day behind” I think I might just get rid of Five Fridays in favor of “Something on Saturday/Sundays”. hehe

So in honor of the first “Something on Sat/Sun” post here is a mini album I did for the Bind-It-All DT this month:

I love those cute little notebooks filled with journaling spots available from several companies nowadays like Fancy Pants and Making Memories. Most of them are spiral or wire bound so I got to thinking … “I could make my own”!

I cut some scrap cardstock in white, cream, and kraft colors to 3.5” x 3”. Then I stamped journaling stamps on them, some going off the pages, some in the middle so I could cut the whole image out if I wanted to, and other covering the entire page so I could tear the page out to get the “notebook paper” look. I bound all of the pages together to make my own mini journaling spot notebook. I then added a perfect closure, colored with Jet Black Staz-On, to keep the book from flopping open while in my crop bag.

Now I can throw my custom journaling notebook in my tool bag when I go to crops, saving space I would have used to carry stamps or multiple purchased journaling spots. Since the spots I made are all neutral colors, I can just dab a little ink on the edges to color the journal spot to match any project. When I run out of journaling spots, I’ll remove the O-wires, add new spots, and then reattach the covers.


¾” Brown O-Wires, Pound It All, Perfect Closures – Zutter

Ink – Staz-On, Colorbox, Close to My Heart

Patterned Paper – October Afternoon,

Scenic Route

Stamps – Close to My Heart, Pink Paislee, October Afternoon, Creative Imaginations, Stampin’ Up!, Autumn Leaves

Stickers – Creative Imaginations, EK Success

Chipboard – Kelly Paper

Ribbon – May Arts, Stampin’ Up!, Darice, Offray, Making Memories, Polka Dot Whimsy

While X is away getting in some guy time at a SuperBowl party I will be here tidying up my scrap room and getting my scrap on! I did three layouts over the weekend so that is pretty good. Hopefully I'll get some pics and post them soon. ciao!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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5 thoughts on “Something on Saturday or Sunday

  1. Now that is clever…. I may just have to make me a little journalling spot book Jen!!

    Posted on February 2, 2009 at 5:21 am
  2. That is sooo cute and clever! Thanks for more inspiration!

    Posted on February 2, 2009 at 5:15 pm
  3. Love the little journal book!!!
    I really want the bind it all!!!
    See you soon…I signed up for your class Feb 7th…

    and I am going to sign up for the bind it all next pay check….

    Posted on February 2, 2009 at 6:06 pm
  4. Love that idea!! I got in some scrappy time while DH was Super Bowling it too!

    Posted on February 2, 2009 at 10:13 pm
  5. You come up with the best ideas. Love it and the size. Going to make one for me. Thanks Jen!! NJ

    Posted on February 4, 2009 at 4:11 am