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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Project Notebook

After trying several methods of keeping my project ideas and notes, I have finally, I think, stumbled onto the one that will work.

You all know I love the ARC notebook by Staples, that I am currently using for my planner.  Well, I had a coupon, 40% off no less, and I marched right on over to the store and picked up a full size notebook.

 Sorry the picture is soooooo bright!  Well, the notebooks come with very small rings, so I changed them out to the largest rings.  I love the pink color on this one!  I also like that the covers are sturdy, and will protect my pages very well.
 I bought a pack of grid paper, so that I can sketch out my designs.  I also added several sheets of plain printer paper to the mix.
 This is what I had before, a moleskin that was a mess.  It's very hard to add things to this book.  Although I do love me some moleskin notebooks, this was not a very practical solution.
 There are things clipped to the back of the notebook, again, not a very good system.
 I have a lot of notes.
Since I use the ARC system for my personal planner, the papers are interchangeable.  I can start the idea in my planner, and transfer it into my notebook without a problem.
I just thought you would love this.  This is a gallon size jar, that I have my discs stored in.  I always seem to discover and fall in love with a product, only to have it disappear from the store shelf on me.  So, every time I go to Staples, I buy discs.  I will not run out, for a little while anyway!

So, what do you think?  How do you keep track of your ideas and sketches?  I would love to hear your feedback!

Stay Crafty, (and organized) my Friends!


alarmcat said...

thank you so much for sharing about this!! it is exactly what I've been looking for!

Brenda said...

I have a small disc notebook that I purchased last year from Staples. I tried using it for my planner, but couldn't transition over to it from my Franklin. I am relooking at it again this year. I just want something different. Now I am trying to decide if I want the larger one or keep what I have. I want to be able to do more than just use it as a planner, but still haven't got it in my mind how I want to use it. LOVE that you are buying all those discs. That is always what happens to me so I may have to get a jar too! :)