Have You Always Wished You Could Keep a Journal? Try This Technique.

Do you wish you could keep a journal? Try this technique called the Gratitude Journal

Many of us wish we could keep a journal. It's comforting (and handy) to have a personal record of your life to look back on. Journaling also makes you a more disciplined and mindful person, which I, for one, could certainly benefit from. Keeping up with the habit of writing something down every few days is nice in thought, but generally it's hard in practice. There's always an activity that's more important or interesting than journaling. Continue Reading

DIY Idea: Mini Gold Leaf Notebooks

created at: 04/26/2012

As an avid note-taker and a prolific list-maker, I feel like I’m constantly on the hunt for scraps of paper to jot things down on. So when I spied these DIY notebooks in NEON PINK and GOLD (!!!), I got a little excited at the possibilities!   

created at: 04/26/2012

Using scrap paper for the book jacket and regular printer paper for the pages, Whitney from EatSleepCuddle created these darling little notebooks. They’re assembled with PVA glue and embellished with gold leafing for that perfectly-dipped look. Continue Reading

A PC Roll-Up, Please

created at: 07/09/2010

Jeesh, I was tickled pink when my computer crazed husband decided to share some of his beloved technology with me. He pulled up a chair and showed me this futuristic roll-upable PC. Two years ago I wouldn’t have believed it. It’s a roll-up notebook that uses OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) technology. In other words, the screen can be very, very thin. Thin enough to roll up and sling over your shoulder like a little tube. Continue Reading

How to Decoupage a Notebook

created at: 2009-06-26

Grave Violet makes those inexpensive composition notebooks look like a million bucks! She assures us it’s very easy to do, which makes it ever better.

created at: 2009-06-26

To make one we’ll need the following:

  • Mod Podge
  • scissors
  • a butterfly clip
  • sponge brush
  • decorative paper
  • decorative brad, eyelet and a small length of elastic (this is optional, but it really is the cherry on top of the project!)

To see how to put it all together, follow this jump.  Continue Reading

How to Make a Notebook Slipcover

Fern loves to jot down notes in notebooks, so she goes through a lot of them. But forking over cash for those pretty bookstore blank books only to deface them provoked a certain amount of guilt. Sooooo Fern decided to stock up on inexpensive notebooks from the dollar store and make a pretty fabric cover that she can transfer from book to book. Tweak the construction a bit, and you could even make yours machine washable. Continue Reading

How to Make a Post-it Notes Notebook

The clever folks over at Greeting Arts turn those sticky office staples into something quite special: sticky-note notebooks. To make one–or several–for yourself, you’ll need to gather the following:

  • 3″ x 3″ sticky note pads
  • scrapbook paper
  • a scoring tool (a knitting needle works)
  • 1/2″ circle punch
  • mini brads
  • string or embroidery floss, etc.

For the entire tutorial, head on over to this page on Greeting Arts.

Make Your Own Photo Journals and Notebooks.

The World's best Photography Blog offers tips and a video from Judy on how to make your own handmade Photo journal or notebook.


  1. Two Photographs printed at 4×6 or larger
  2. 50-75 sheets of paper (same size as your photos)
  3. White glue (or Elmer’s Glue)
  4. Scissors
  5. A Brush
  6. Two clothespins, binder clips, or pegs
  7. A small sheet of construction paper or craft paper (for the spine)
  8. Wax paper

Read the instructions, and watch the video, here!