Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mini Journal Pocket Notebooks

I've always had this philosophy of "let no paper go to waste." If my husband's grandmother was alive, she'd be very proud of me. The woman lived through the great depression and never left anything... and I mean "anything" go to waste. I had a lot of great respect for my husband's grandmother, that's probably why I know she'd appreciate these mini journal pocket notebooks that I made from scrap papers.

When ever I make a guest book album, I usually have a few scraps. The photo above is the scraps I get left over from the regular 5.5" x 8.5" paperback albums. I usually get 3.5" x 5.5" pieces laying around.  Anyway, after last weeks bout of making all those 8" x 8" scrapbook journals and guest book albums, I found myself with a nice paper pile (refer to first photo).

Chad is in a play this month with our local community theater and asked me to make him a little pocket notebook for a prop for the play he is in. He's playing a part of an English detective and wanted one of those flip notebooks you see the detectives on television use.  So, I started cutting up my scraps. I couldn't resist. I love these little pocket notebooks.

They're 3" x 5.5" and a perfect fit for a shirt pocket, jean pocket, and fit nicely into a handbag!  The pages are blank, I kept one for myself. It's a great little notebook to write my to-do list for running errands and even my grocery list.

My father is always carrying on of these with him on the farm to keep track of addresses, cows that need bred, and part numbers for equipment he needs to order. I'll probably pass a few of the more masculine ones his way come father's day.

I would have shown you the one I made for Chad, but he snatched before I could capture it with my camera.

So, what say you about my handy-dandy mini journal pocket notebooks? Can you think of more than one use for them? Leave your idea in the comment section, you never know when I might be inspired to give one or two away!

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