Friday, March 16, 2012

My new notebook

I've been looking for a graphing notebook lately.  A while ago I was looking through Blurb's products and found their notebooks.  I decided I really wanted to give it a try.  It arrived the other day, and I'm pretty excited about it.

This notebook is 6" x 9" and has 120 pages.  It's on their text weight paper which I have mixed feelings about.  I'm worried about using an ink pen on the pages as I'm afraid it might bleed through. 




The first 40 pages are a mix of my photos of quilts and lined pages.  I wanted it to serve as a notebook and graphing book.



I just chose pictures of some of my favorite projects and inserted them.  I placed pictures about every fourth page.

From page 40 to the end of the book, I used graphing pages rather than lined.  The graph lines are quite light.  You can barely see them in this photo.  They are usable, but I do wish the lines were a touch darker.  




Overall it was a really fun experiment.   I love having a little notebook to carry in my purse to sketch while also looking at past projects that I love.

**I didn't receive any sponsorship from Blurb for this book or this post.  It's just a product I wanted to try.

21 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that is SO pretty!!! I'm a total notebook dork, and I've never heard of Blurb...I'm hopping over there right now, I might need a new notebook for myself... :)

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  2. what a unique idea! I've never heard of blurb--might have to check it out!

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  3. what a fun idea! i just love your notebook!

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  4. Oh that is so beautiful! Would be also so lovely present! x Teje

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  5. That looks like a really great gift too!

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  6. Your notebook came out fabulous. I've done note pads before and photo books but this is such a clever useful combination.

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  7. Love it! what a great idea! How much did it cost? I'm afraid to even ask!

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  8. That is really super awesome!

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  9. I've never heard of Blurb, but I'm checking it out now! This is beautiful!

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  10. That`s so beautiful Kati and totally inspirational! Hopping over to blurb now.

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  11. Hmm, I've used Blurb for photo books in the past, but haven't ever tried their other products, maybe time to give them a go!

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  12. What a great idea and a keepsake with your pictures added in. I recently discovered the joy of graphing.

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  13. This is gorgeous and you could be selling THESE! I'd buy one for sure :-)

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  14. these would make great gifts for my quilt group.

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  15. I love it! is a great idea to give to other quilteras

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  16. Super clever idea!! I especially love the cover.

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  17. Great idea. I also just made a book of my blog. It's like a journal I can hold and read.

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  18. This is cool. I made a notebook for me a few months ago with my shop/blog header on it and love it. I used a different company though and it is great quality. I should blog about it!

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