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,