About a month ago I joined the RAK forum at SCS. What is a RAK you ask? It is a Random Act of Kindness. There are several parts of it that I take place in. One part is to just send out cards to random people and I usually send out at least two a week. A second part is the Wish RAK, where people can request stamped images, cardstock, punched out cardstock - especially those wonderful scalloped circles and ovals we see everywhere, and anything papercrafting related you can think of. I send out a few envelopes a week and I try to spread the wealth around. The last part of the forum that I am involved in is the Bloggers RAK, where you send out cards to Random Bloggers that have joined.
When I send something in the mail I make a note of it usually on a scrap of paper or on a Post-It Note. The notes often get lost and I can't remember what I sent and to whom I sent it. So when my mom asked me last Sunday if I wanted a notebook she bought in the Target $1 Spot I jumped on it. I knew just what I would use it for and I knew what paper I was going to use.
I picked this sheet from Notations double sided designer series paper. It is available in Stampin' Up!'s Spring Mini catalog and it is gorgeous. I have a hard time making projects that don't include designer series paper. I then used the Memo stamp from Office Accoutrement and stamped it in Chocolate Chip on Naturals White cardstock and matted it on Tempting Turquoise. I then stamped off the little flower with Apricot Appeal before stamping it on my Memo lines. Then I added the large flower that is stamped in Apricot Appeal, followed by the small Chocolate Chip flower. The flower is held together with a Vintage Brad.
The inside of the notebook holds 3 tabs that I punched out from Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise and they are labeled for the 3 parts of the RAK forum I mentioned above. The ribbon was attached to the book when it was made and I didn't think I could remove it safely to add another color so I left it on. Finally I lightly sanded the edges of the paper with a sanding block and I am very happy with the results. I will also no longer lose the Post It Notes and random pieces of scratch paper that I wrote my RAK's on. I'll now know what I sent, when I sent it and who I sent it too and it is all in one gorgeous notebook.
Thanks for the notebook mom!