Friday, September 8, 2017

All About Me Challenge: Wendy Sue Anderson

Hi Doodlebug friends!  It's Wendy Sue here today, joining my fellow team members in the "All About Me" challenge!  Before I share my project, I need to tell you a few things about ME!  I was the little girl who saved her allowance and then begged her mom to go to the office supply store.  It was heaven to me.  I drooled over notebooks, pens, paper clips...I loved it there!  Now, when I saw this challenge, my first instinct was to create a layout and talk about my love of all things office-supply.  But then, I decided that I wanted to make something - something for ME!  Seriously, as often as I am crafting and making fun things, they usually aren't for I got really selfish and used some of my favorite new(ish) Doodlebug products to whip up a few fun notebooks!  You see, in addition to be an office-supply lover, I am also a total list-maker.  (Seeing a trend here??)  Anyway, here's my totally "all about me" selfish challenge project:

I made these fun little notebooks with the "At The Zoo" collection! I did a little bit of mixing and matching with patterned papers, doodle-pops, paper doilies, and doodle twine!

This koala is probably my favorite of all the little zoo pals!

Although this guy is a close second! ;)

I used a variety of "Teensy Type" letters on the covers too:

Just a quick little run-down of the process, in case any of YOU need a sweet little personalized notebook to throw in your purse or backpack or car - or all of the above! ;)

Cut the cover from patterned paper - 4 1/2" x 12" - then score 2 1/2" from the right edge and 3 3/4" from the left edge - this will allow the two pieces to slightly overlap on the front.

Cut five pieces of regular printer paper to 4" x 10" and fold in half.  Use a sewing machine to stitch along the center and attach the papers to the cover:

Now you can add clips, washi, stickers, or anything else to embellish the inside!

Use coordinating twine to create a tie-closure for each notebook!

Let me know if you have any  questions - and please let me know if you're an office supply junkie too! ;)


  1. These are just the cutest little notebooks! I might even be tempted to be organized with one of these!

  2. So adorable! I love the stitching to hold them all together. :)

    1. I just love using my sewing machine on my projects, Mendi!! ♥


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