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The week between Christmas and New Year's is just the best. It's a time when I feel relaxed and rested, as well as productive. What a wonderful combination!

This week I've been looking at my sketchbook/journals/idea books and taking note of the ideas waiting to happen. I've been thinking about how to take those ideas and make them better and ready to use. I've been making sure that I don't miss something before I start the new books that are waiting for me.

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This week, I'm getting ready to put pencil to new paper. The planner can be started any time, but I've been waiting until 2012. The blank books came home with me from London (they're from Paperchase), but I've been waiting until 2012. Oh, the waiting!

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For several years I've been drawing and doodling in lined composition books, and I've been fine with that. But now, this year, I have these lovely kraft paper pages just waiting for me and my pencil. Isn't it glorious?!

Clearly, I'm a little over-excited about something as simple as a blank book. But this is where the ideas happen. On blank pages waiting to be filled. Well, maybe in my head a little. And maybe in the things that surround me. But the pages hold the ideas, and that makes them happen.

I'm embracing this week, recharging for a new year filled with new ideas!

m

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12 comments:

  1. I love it...those craft pages are lovely! And the plain covers are just asking to be embellished :) I want this week to slow down juuuust a little bit to give me time to be ready for 2012 :)

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  2. i love notebooks too :)

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  3. Love it! Kudos to you for being able to wait! I would have given in ages ago.

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  4. Lovely notebooks! I am such a nerd for notebooks. :) I've been looking for some new ones to use next year.

    ~Kristin

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  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Dec. 28, 2011. Thanks again.

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  6. Love Love Love that notebook! I am a nerd for notebooks too! To great ideas and many happy doodles have a great year Mollie!

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  7. Funny how something so simple can so inspiring. :-) I really must get one notebook so all my ideas are together instead of having dozens of tiny notebooks and scraps of paper everywhere. lol LOVE your notebooks!!

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  8. Where did you get that planner? It's adorable!

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  9. It took some searching to find that planner...I think I ended up getting it on eBay. It's by Jessica Hische and here's the ISBN: 978-0-7353-2980-5

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  10. I found it in stock at Barnes and Noble's website. Lucky break! :)

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  11. Blank Book = Creative Playground. Glad someone else is as obsessed as I am :)

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  12. Hello, I love notebooks and journals too! Very exciting! Vic:)

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