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I Made a Faux Midori Notebook Cover

My first project of the summer was a success. I mentioned Friday that I was in love with the Midori Traveler’s Notebook and decided to try and make a couple to hold my Moleskine notebooks. Well, here is my finished product and I am so happy with it! I followed this tutorial HERE and it was pretty easy.

My blue notebook holds my Documented Life journal and the journal I use to take notes on the Sunday sermons. The pink notebook holds my prayer journal and the journal I use to write what I think the Holy Spirit is showing me and how He manifests Himself in my life.

I love having a pretty holder for my notebooks!

What projects are you into right now?

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My Documented Life: Week 47

The challenge for Week 47 of the Documented Life Project was to use or draw a map of where you live. I didn’t have a map of where I lived, so I decided to use a map that I got in some happy mail. In fact, the happy mail envelope was made out of a map. It worked great and I really enjoyed the Dina Wakely paint colors. Turquoise and yellow…very soft and pretty.

Have a super day!

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My Documented Life: Week 45

The challenge for Week 45 of The Documented Life Project was to add tabs to your page. I added tabs to a couple of flaps, then added those to my page with washi tape. Not my favorite page…I think the green was not really the color I was going for, but I keep telling myself that experimentation is part of the process. I need to embrace failures. It’s all a learning experience that helps me grow.

Have a great day and a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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My Documented Life: Week 44

“Add leaves to your pages” was the challenge for Week 44 of The Documented Life Project, so I gathered up some leaves, painted them, then glued them to my page. I used a TON of matte medium to get them to stick, and even put wax paper between the pages and set a heavy book on top to make it set better. It finally worked and I’m happy with the results.

Happy Monday!

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My Documented Life: Week 43

The challenge for Week 43 of the Documented Life Project was to sketch whatever you see before you. Well, I am not a real artist that can draw anything I see, but because I am trying to stretch and grow, I dove in and drew a bamboo plant that sits in my living room. It’s rather like the Leaning Tower of Piza, don’t you think? To take away from my attempt, I drew it on some “underpaper” that I had used when I was painting something else. At least the rest of the pages turned out okay. I really like the colors.

Have a fantastic day!

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My Documented Life: Week 42

The challenge for Week 42 in The Documented Life Project was to incorporate STARS onto your page. This turned out better than I thought it would. I really liked the midnight blue background and the white writing. I used some underpaper (the paper I put under my project while I’m working to catch spills, wipe off my paint brush, etc) for the stars.

Have a great day!