So with all this talk of the holidays I thought I better get my butt in gear and start getting organized! Cathrine of Paper Garden is hosting a fun challenge!! I wanted to play along, but decided to make my gift a pre holiday gift! It is an organizer that I made for myself (big grin...but it would definitely make a great gift!) to help me keep everything in one place! We traditionally have 3 Thanksgivings, 3 Christmas celebrations and a New Year's celebration of some sort. There are cards to make/send, things to buy, menus to make, hostess gifts to prepare, presents to buy and wrap, yummy food to bake and since the list goes on and on I thought it would be helpful to consolidate all that info! There is a place in the book to make menus and their corresponding shopping lists, a place for times, a place to list Christmas cards (sent and received), a place to list gift ideas and how much money was spent per person, a pocket to hold all the receipts, a place for notes, a blank page to jot down creative 'blueprints', a few pages for general to do lists and...well I guess you get the idea!
I used a hodge podge of materials and stamps to make this book! The cover uses adorable stamps from Paper Garden. I used my Scor-Pal to make a grid pattern on both the front and back covers and added some stickle covered pink snowflakes. I added a ton of ribbon to the outside edges to add that festive feel and then I finished by using my book binder to bind the whole thing together! I am including a picture of the front and a couple of pages from the inside. Fun, fun!!
I am kind of a wing ding about being organized so I am hoping this silly little book will help me maintain some level of sanity this season...fa la la la la la la la laaaaa! :)
We are off to town today! Have a wonderful day!! Be back soon!