Sunday, June 5, 2011

Getting Organized

It's been a busy month and my new work contract is chewing up all of my crafty time... sobbing! LOL!  Anyway, I saw these great To Do List books at the dollar store (don't you just love the dollar store?!) and I thought, "That's just what I need to get organized!!"  Of course, they were hideous, so I added a ring binding at the top and decorated the front cover with BoBunny's Gabrielle paper.  I didn't want too much fru-fru so that I could keep it neatly in my purse.  Here's what I came up with!
The Crafter by Stampotique

  • "I would rather be crafting" is created on clear Dymo labels and then applied before sponging distress ink around it to form a resist making the words easier to read.  
  • The original todo list was 1/2" thick (too thick for the Cinch) so I punched a piece of paper with the same dimensions as the cover, put a bit of tape on the back, affixed it to the cover of the todo list.  I then used the holes in the paper as a guide for my McGill single hole paper drill and drilled each perfectly-spaced hole individually straight through the entire book - worked like a charm!


  1. Love your to-do book, Val! By the way, I was a professional organizer before I retired.

  2. I need one of these sooooooooooo bad!
    lynx ....another prairie dog x

  3. Love your to-do book, I have one of those...maybe I should revamp the cover. Great job!

  4. Brilliant Val! What a wonderful idea to pimp a book

  5. I love your altered notebook, and I too would rather be crafting!
    Barbi & Kitties


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