Saturday, January 14, 2012


Last week I bought myself a new notebook. I was using a binder with loose leaf for my sketches, craft ideas and jumbled creative thoughts but after a while I got fed up. I decided that to be productive I needed one spot where I could let out all of my ideas. I needed a notebook that would be reserved only for creativity. And I found the just the one...

My new notebook, by Leuchtturm, is perfect! The pages are not too large, have a good texture, work well with ink or pencil and are acid-free. It's a great size to throw in my purse too, so I can always have it handy.

I plan to use it for inspiration and to plan a projects, DIYs or crafts and to build my sketching skills. Here's a peek at a page which outlines the details of my mason jar candles.

The first night I got it, I could not set it down. I feel like I was holding all of these ideas cluttered up in my head. I'm actually quite surprised it took me so long to start a 'creative journal'. I use Pinterest (my page) to find inspiration as well, but this book is my spin on things. My own ideas. Just thought I would share with you.

So now I'm curious... for my crafty and creative readers, how do you keep track of your ideas? Do you have a sketchbook or idea book like me? Do you art journal? A Word document?


  1. Love it! I wish I was that creative!
    PS - I love my candle!!! It is about half gone already:(

  2. Wonderful little sketches and ideas. I have sketchbooks, notebooks, online's kind of out of control.


  3. Whoa that is so weird! I did a post on art journaling last week! Swear I haven't been looking over here lol! We must be on the same wavelength! I bought a journal too and it's nice to have a specific location to let your creative thoughts and ideas run wild!


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