20 July, 2010

Got My Groove Back!

After a complete lack of crafting, I finally finished a project tonight! One that I've been thinking of doing since...before we left GA. I know. It's been a while!

Do you remember way back when I bought all that paper at Hobby Lobby? Stock piling because there are ZERO craft stores in good 'ole Hawaii... Well, I finally did something with it! I've been wanting to make this handy dandy notebook! thing to keep around the house:

I mean, let's face it. When your hubby is in the military, there's a lot of paperwork to deal with. POAs, Orders, housing stuff, finance stuff, PCS stuff, TriCare/medical stuff....and the list continues. Wouldn't it be great if you had one place to put all of that stuff? So, if something came up you knew exactly where to go?

Well, I now have that!! Thanks to my bestie for making me my household notebook and getting me used to having a notebook for everything. =) The one she made me actually has an Army section, but we kinda outgrew that. Haha!

Basically, I just cut the paper to fit the cover of the binder. Then, I typed out some cute phrases, the name of the binder, the Soldier's Creed, the Army Wife's prayer, and what labels I wanted on each section. Pretty simple. Then, I used some good 'ole scrapbooking tape and made it all cute and stuff. Wanna see? Of course you do. =)

 The side of the binder. {Duh. =P}

Now for the sections...

Back of the binder with The Soldier's Creed.

So, what do you think? Cute? Boring? Do I need to add more sections? I feel like I'm forgetting something. 

But, I'm seriously proud of myself that I finished a project. =) Not to mention one that I can actually use!! =D

Now, what's next on my list? Oh right, the wreath... Yeah, that one might take a while. I'll let you know when it's finished. 



Renee said...

Great job on the notebook! What a cool idea!

Chelle said...

You did a cute job! My binder is pretty plain but FULL. I hasve a section for his ERB's, college transcripts, his enlistment papers (since they messed up once on his HOR), copy of his DD93 and DD1172 just in case. Maybe make a section labeled "his papers" or something. I also have a pet section and schooling too.

David and Sarah said...

This is absolutely adorable and an amazing idea on keeping everything organized!! I love it! Great job!

Amber said...

Such a cute idea! It's very practical as well. It's one of those items that if the house is burning (Lord forbid!) you know you need to grab! :) You did a great job!

Mel said...

I love this! Super-cool idea which I might totally steal (giving you mad props and the credit for it, of course!)

Kelli said...

Cute Cute Cute!! Godd job!!!

The Tucci's! said...

That is SO CUTE!!

I was looking online at website: www.meetup.com and they have a Military Wife Scrapbooking "club" that meets every two weeks to once per month IN HONOLULU and scrapbooks!

What a great way to meet some girls, get out of the house, have some GIRL gab time, and do something FUN!!!

I saw it and thought of you!

I hope you're doing GREAT!!

JG said...

Nice work! I guess I'll need to do something like that soon. :)

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Its cute and such a fab idea!!

Sarah Ruth said...

I LOVE that idea! I'm gonna make one too! I'm new to being an Army wife and going through our first deployment too. (Hubby just left on Sunday.) I have everything in a box right now, but I would love it in a binder!