It's sad but true, I'm at that age where if I don't write things down then things get forgotten! I've identified where I need pen and paper to hand - my handbag, my craft desk and by the laptop - so I bought three notepads, made covers for them and decorated pens to match. Hopefully, this means I won't be scrabbling around for pen and paper when I need it!
Here they all are together.
Here's the one I'm keeping in my handbag. No 3D embellishments on this one as I don't want anything snagging as I take it in and out of my bag - although I couldn't resist adding some ribbon! I made the cover by stamping the Going to Seed image in black ink onto a piece of Memory Box patterned paper and I added the black taffeta ribbon. I rolled up a piece of the same patterned paper and inserted it into the clear pen barrel.
This next notepad is kept on or around my craft desk and I deliberately made it very bright to make it easier to find amongst the crafty chaos! I've used a green leafy patterned paper and I've added Primrose Petals ribbon. I stamped the flowers in Strawberry Slush and Crushed Curry inks, punched them out with the Pansy punch, stamped the centres from another flower in the Flower Shop set, punched those out with a 1/2" circle punch and added 1/4" circles of CS over the top which I glossed with Crystal Effects. Both flowers are popped up. Again, I inserted rolled up patterned paper into the pen barrel but I made this pen a tad more fancy by adding two dahlia embellishments to the pen clip.
This last notepad is kept by the laptop. I've used some beautiful Basic Grey paper, scalloped punched borders, die cut leaves, Prima flowers and a button to decorate the cover. I'd run out of the clear barrelled pens so I've gussied up a Rich Razzleberry marker to accompany this notepad. I just adhered a strip of the patterned paper to the pen - an idea I saw on page 67 of the UK SU! catalogue. With double ended pens I ALWAYS uncap the wrong end first - so I added a button and a scrap of ribbon to the brush end of the marker so I know to uncap the journalling end of the marker to write in my notebook!
I hope you'll join in with our Inkspirational Anything Goes challenge, I'd love to visit your blogs to view your fab creations!
Supplies for notepad 1:
Stamps: Woodware 'Going to Seed' clear set
Patterned paper: Memory Box Nightfall 'Woodland Path'
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Basic Black taffeta ribbon, Zebra Z Grip ballpoint pen, small notepad
Supplies for notepad 2:
Stamps: SU! Flower Shop set
CS: SU! Whisper White
Patterned paper: Magnolia Sweet Rainbow 'Summer Foliage'
Ink: SU! Strawberry Slush & Crushed Curry
Tools: SU! Pansy, 1/2" circle & 1/4" circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Primrose Petals stitched ribbon, Crystal Effects, Dahlia Embellishments, Dimensionals, Zebra Z Grip ballpoint pen, small notepad
Supplies for notepad 3:
CS: SU! Pool Party & Rich Razzleberry
Patterned paper: Basic Grey Knee Highs 'Cat's Cradle'
Tools: SU! Little Leaves Sizzlits die & Eyelet Border punch,
Embellishments & accessories: Prima aqua flowers, SU! buttons, ribbon & Rhinestone Jewels, SU! Rich Razzleberry marker, small note pad