Wednesday, March 17, 2010

idea books

I have always loved the way Kari and Pam and Hope journal, and I was feeling a little bit "behind" in the creativity department because I do not keep such fab journals.
But then I remember that I do keep Idea Notebooks, and they are sort of like journals.
Or at least the start of journals...

I have 4 Idea Books currently in process.



One is a guided journal/scrapbook that I have been working on slowly for years. Just adding bits when I am inspired too. It covers everything from "Style" to "Home" to "Someday."


Very few of the pages are finished and most are not even started.
I didn't really like doing it the way the book said, so now I just use each of the pages in each category how I want. Much freer that way.

I love how these 2 pages are coming along...



Book #2 is my most recent and is dedicated to
my love of Cute Shoppes & Studios, Holiday's, Parties, Weddings and Food Photo's.


an odd mix I know...


But I have a thing for pictures of pastries.

Yummy!


Then there is My Home Notebook.
This notebook is reserved for things I consider to be actual ideas for my house - now or later.

These pages cover everything from the bathroom to the garden and tend to be sparsely laid out so I can see all the details clearly.


The last book is purely inspiration fodder.

Eye candy all the way. This is where I keep all the odds and ends that I use for my inspiration boards and so on.



I keep everything in here in sheet protectors and nothing is glued or taped down so that I can easily access it.


I love how this book changes as I remove and replace items. The stories on the pages are always evolving and changing.

Do you keep journals or Idea Books?

9 comments:

  1. these are pretty inspiration pages!

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  2. So fun to see I'm not the only one who does this. I've got pages from back in high school! I have them all in storage at the moment but a while back I went through the huge pile. It was interesting to see that my tastes have pretty much stayed the sam all these years. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I keep both, but haven't touched either in months.

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  4. I have four books filled with things ripped from Martha Stewart Living. Totally not kidding.

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  5. I love my idea notebooks--some are 15 years old now, fun to see how my style has changed!

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  6. I used to keep one, I had pictures, and plans, and lists of things I wanted for around the house. Its funny how when you have the books, thos things just seem to come into your life. Now I dont have one, but I did buy a bookt he other day to restart with my new life! Thanks for sharing yours

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  7. I do keep an inspiration notebook but I haven't added to it in at least a year. I've been inspired by you to dig that thing out! I also have inspiration bulletin boards that I add stuff to -- Mostly images and little scraps that make me happy.

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  8. I do keep an inspiration notebook but I haven't added to it in at least a year. I've been inspired by you to dig that thing out! I also have inspiration bulletin boards that I add stuff to -- Mostly images and little scraps that make me happy.

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