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Monday, July 18, 2011

Calendar Journal

You might be wondering what a Calendar Journal is.  Well, it is a kind of daily journal that only requires that you only write down one thing that happened that day.  It is perpetual, so you just choose the card date, write down the year, then write down that one thing.  It can be anything from someone's birthday to what TV show you watched that night.  It is something simple...short, sweet, and to the point.  The fun thing will be to look back and see what you were doing on that day over the past few years.

This is not my idea.  I got it from Kate Pruitt from Design Sponge.  Go check it out, she has a lovely tutorial for it.

It does take a while to do it.  I suggest popping in your favorite movie and getting comfy.  I watched "Rocky Horror Picture Show" while I did mine.  If you do this, please let me know what movie you watched!


I used a paper mache box to put my cards in.  I also used the Echo Park papers from the "For the Record" line.  I thought it was appropriate for the theme of this project!  I made dividers, and on the backs of them is room to write more things...maybe like that months birthdays and anniversaries!



I am debating on whether to start it now, mid year, or wait until January.  Hummmmm...

Stay Crafty, My Friends!

7 comments:

Paige said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I just finished getting the box and dividers ready for mine! here is the link if you are interested:

http://shewhomuststamp.blogspot.com/2011/07/perpetual-calendar-journal.html

Audrey Frelx said...

This is GREAT!!! Love it!!! This one's gotta go on my list of "to-do's"!!!

Kymberlee said...

I really like this idea and I love what you did with the box

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

I love this idea, I saw it on Pinterest but they only linked to your blog homepage, I wasn't sure I was going to find it. I checked out the link you gleaned the inspiration from but I like how yours turned out better. Thanks for all the info.
Patti
www.asoulsheartbeat.blogspot.com

Keely Pryor said...

What did you use for your dividers? I made these last year for kids teacher gifts and they loved them!! I did vintage postcards and they actually had writing on the from the early 1900's!

Keely Pryor said...

What did you use for your dividers? I made these last year for kids teacher gifts and they loved them!! I did vintage postcards and they actually had writing on the from the early 1900's!

A Creative Operation said...

I am so sorry it took so long to get back to you. I just used pieces of thin chipboard covered with patterned paper. I just cut them about 1/2" taller than the index cards and rounded the top corners. Thanks for the question, and thanks for looking!!
Michelle