Wednesday, August 31, 2011

For Those of Us Without GPS and Smart Phones - Altered Notebooks


Hello Everyone!

Today I have a simple and fun little project I whipped up.  I purchased these cute little notebooks at a good price during a back to school sale.  I altered them using the We R Memory Keepers Tiffany's collection and some Hard Coat Mod Podge.  They are the perfect size to fit in my purse confortably and still be big enough to be very useful.

I don't have a smart phone or a gps, or a palm pilot, etc.  So, I do all my stuff the old fashioned way.  I thought it would be nice to have a notebook for directions.  There are some parks, friends houses, etc. that I have a general idea how to get to, but need reminders of some of the street names and such, so I thought I'd just put everything in this Directions Notebook.  

The other one is just for helping me make lists, which I am positively obsessed with.  It might also end up with to do lists at times, but Shopping List looked so cute on the front of it I decided to call it that, even though it might not always be accurate!  *LOL*

If you are cooler than me and have all that fun technology you can always alter these for your kids in school or something.  Actually, I think it could make kind of a funny gift to give a Directions Notepad with a map to someone who wants a GPS system, assuming they have a good sense of humor of course ;)  You could package it up in a box and write "Low Tech GPS" or "Poor Man's GPS" or something silly like that.

12 comments:

Dilsaver Designs said...

Really cute, great paper and I love that you labeled them :)

Marlene said...

Adorable idea....and quite possibly, more accurate than MY GPS lady at times!

girlia said...

cute. Love the retro look of these notebooks. Great idea

Audrey Frelx said...

So cute, and I just love the 60's look paper! Right, they call it "retro" now! LOL!!!

Missy said...

So cute, the bright & fun papers look great. I don't have any of the high tech stuff either, I'm an old fashioned girl---who still writes everytihng down---too!!! ;)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great paper! I love writing in notebooks! It is enjoyable to look back!

Michele said...

these are darling, well done! old fashioned notetaking is a fine thing. xo

Stephanie said...

Hello girl! I hope you are well. I am trying to catch up on comments and visiting my fav blogs. Going away has me so behind. Your NB are so pretty. The Tiffany's Paper Pack is one of my favs. I have all that technology and I still go the old fashion way. I have NB everywhere with list. Great project Amber.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I still write everything down too...LOL Love it. So cute and colorful. :)

cricutalltime said...

CUTE GPS note pads.lol

Margie said...

Even WITH GPS and smart phones, who doesn't need a notebook? LOL! Super fun papers, Amber! LOVE THESE!

scrappinC said...

Your notebooks are awesome! I use notebooks for all kinds of things, glad to see I am not the only one.
Have a great weekend.
Cindy Lou