Monday, November 5, 2012

Idea Notebook

 Do you have an Idea Notebook?
I Decided one day that I needed an idea notebook.  The problem is, I didn't know where to find one...    so I made up my own.  

I have a mind that never stops.  It is continually running.  I had so many things going on inside my mind, that I thought it would be fun to "organize" my thoughts.  So I bought a notebook at an office supply store.  I next got me some tabs from those awesome "Smash Journals" supplies, along with some fun paper clips and pockets.  

I painted the outside of my Idea notebook with some Chalkboard Paint.  This way I can list out some things I want to remind myself about.  I made me my own label and put it on the top.

I glued me some inside pockets on the inside front and back covers from Smash Journal that I keep misc. Inspirational items in that inspire me to create!

I put anything and everything in my idea notebook.  This way when I am headed into a project, I have a place of reference and a way to refresh my mind on what ideas I had going for this project.  Do I use all the ideas I jot down? No, but they help me brainstorm for upcoming projects, parties, etc. I sketch out everything, blueprints, designs, cupcake toppers, backdrops, you name it. I'll sketch it out! I put checkoff lists to remind myself what else I need to do for that project/party.

I have tabs for each section to keep them organized.  I just stick them on.  Here is what I have for Ava's party I did this last Summer.  I also like to put pictures or left over remnants from that particular event if I have them on those pages too.

Here are some of my tabs... I stuck a left over cupcake topper under this tab.
Here are some sketches of the designs I did for a Surprise Party for my Friend..

Here is one of the leftover invites from her party that I clip in this section to inspire me!

The owl Party I did...

I have loved this idea notebook.  I have almost filled this one up, so I'm sure I'll create me another one!  This has been a huge help to me.  Sometimes my mind will fill up with ideas and I need a central place to spill the ideas onto!  Sometimes it's literally at 2:30 in morning and I just find my notebook, fill up the pages with my ideas and sketches and then I get back to sleep!! 

Well I hope I have inspired you to start your own type of idea or creative notebook!

Have a fabulous Monday!

With Much Love & Gratitude,

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  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! What a perfect idea to marry the chalkboard, tabs and writing things down in one spot. I think that you are a genius!! Pinned and so doing!

  2. I Decided one day that I needed an idea notebook. The problem is, I didn't know where to find one

  3. It is certainly very helpful! I am planning to buy an idea notebook for my resume. Hope it would help me to put all the ideas and requires in one place. Did someone use the idea notebook for the purpose? I heard that o lot of people prefer to buy the resume on best resume writing service or order it somewhere, but I still don’t sure. I would be grateful if you share your experience.


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