Because I can’t leave anything alone…

16 Aug

Camryn had a very short school supply list this year.

I was shocked.

Included in that list was a 1/2 inch binder.

So off to Target I went in search of a cute new binder but was soon sorely disappointed to find only four in the whole store, and they were all white.


They had so many cute 1 inch binders that I was tempted to grab instead but I didn’t want my kid to be singled out for having the wrong sized binder.

Nobody needs that drama.

But nobody should have to live with a plain old boring white binder either. Not when they have a Mom with a huge stack of scrapbook paper at home and a free afternoon.

Back at home, I let her pick two sheets of scrapbook paper that she liked and cut each page to fit inside the plastic cover for her. Then we each chose a page to decorate.

She used two .99 sticker sheets to decorate her page because she has not yet learned moderation.

For my page, I just cut a purple piece of scrapbook paper into the shape of a heart and then stuck her initials on top (just to eliminate any possible confusion as to whose binder it was).

Once we were both done, we just slid our newly decorated scrapbook paper inside of the plastic covers.




Can you tell which side each of us did?

She loves her spiffy new notebook now and we both enjoyed having craft time together.

Also, her school’s mascot is an owl so I’m pretty sure that we couldn’t have decorated it more perfectly.

So if you want to spruce up a plain old boring notebook, just slap some scrapbook paper on it.

If you just happen to have some stickers lying around, add those too!

It’s cheap, easy, and it makes a big difference.


2 Responses to “Because I can’t leave anything alone…”

  1. sugarbitznmilkybar August 17, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    I love the owls…they are adorable!


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