One thing I try to do each day (emphasis on try) is to journal. I started a few years ago after reading The Artist's Way. At Julia's suggestion, I started writing in plain old composition notebooks. They're still my preferred journal, unless, of course, someone gives me a fancier one as a gift! When I first started, I appreciated their plainness - if I messed up, no biggie. But then I got itchy to decorate. So out came the scrapbook papers. Nothing fancy, just a little Basic Grey to jazz them up. Then, about 2 years ago, I saw a pattern for a journal cover on a quilting website and knew I had to make one. This is it:
In March, I made this one for my SIL, Andrea to take to a Cake Convention. Mmmm, cake.
And finally, this little one is my travel one, (hence, the buses) for when I don't want to drag my grid book, and journal book, and date book. It's a planner, that also holds list paper, grid paper and plain paper. Hubby brought it home from a conference over a year ago and quickly handed it over. He's well trained.