Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mini Vacation...Mini Notebooks

We recently spent several days enjoying this view in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin.
I think this is why God has never given me a home with a view like this; He knows I'd spend way too much time gazing out the window!  I spent hours soaking it in, hiding the colors away to pull out on the gray days ahead.

Door County was really hopping.  October is the last big hurrah before the county rests and recovers from hoards of visitors.  We spent one day doing the 'touristy' thing, shopping, eating, visiting orchards, shopping...  It's always a treat to visit Angie at Viva La Cottage.  She and Carol and the rest of her staff create the most beautiful vignettes throughout the store. (Viva is closed this week for the seasonal changeover and when it re-opens I just know it's going to be swoony!  Watch her Facebook page for pics next week!)

Back at the rental with our friends, the guys watched football and Cyndi and I worked on the projects we'd brought along.  I couldn't wait to try out my new toy:
The Zutter Bind-It-All.  This machine has been around for awhile, and in fact there's a new pink model out, but this is the only one I could find locally on the day that I decided I had to have one.   Besides, it fits right into my favorite color family.  I started with a stash of old bus passes and paper cut to size

 ...and ended up with these sweet little notebooks.
 About the size of a business card, they're just the right size for jotting down a name or a phone number.
The graphics, (numbers...of course!), are fab and no two are alike.
The minis are available in the letters & numbers section of my etsy shop.  You will save 15% off anything in my shop from now until the end of the month, by entering the code:
at checkout. 

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  1. Those are fabulous Jan -- and I've been looking at that Zutter Bind-it-All myself. Wish it did bigger sizes, but looks like it worked really well here!

  2. Gina, it can do bigger sizes...you just do continuous punches. I have yet to study it and figure out the best way to get them centered. That's on my 'to learn' list.

    By the way, this post was not sponsored by Zutter, but if they are reading and want to throw me a bone or something I won't throw it back! :D

  3. Oh wow, I love what you created!! And thank you so much for coming to visit my blog and for your sweet comment--it meant so much to me. It is so nice to meet you.

  4. Oh those are really cute notebook!I would have never thought of that! You are creative :D

    Thanks for dropping by and nice comment.


  5. oooh. fun toy!!! cute little notebooks.

    thanks for coming by my place and becoming a follower!

    barbara jean

  6. Jan, that is the perfect tool for you. I just got home and opened my box-love it. Sending you back a proper note in the mail. hugs♥O


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