Sunday, January 17, 2010

Gifts! $5 Bucks or Less



I know this has been done all over the place... Like I've said a million times " I don't have any original thought in my head, but I can copy anything!" It's a gift! I guess?

These are just those composition books that you can get at any of the big discount stores. These in particular came from Target. They were marked down to .25 cents after "back to school" was over 2 years ago.

Well, I have a serious issue with paper. I LOVE tablets, notebooks, pens, markers and basically anything in the office supply area. So obviously, I couldn't walk past these. I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but I knew it was a good deal!

I told myself that I would start journaling ... Have I mentioned that I don't journal?
Needless to say, they were stashed away until last Christmas and I remembered seeing this idea on another blog. The one that stands out in my mind was Laura's blog at Decor to Adore. She is always crafting something fun!
So last year that idea was still fresh in my mind. Have I mentioned that I always challenge myself to make something for my book club ladies? And did I also mention that if I can keep it under $5 bucks each I'm even happier?



Well, since I didn't buy any additional supplies... these were literally .25 cents each.
Crazy? Right! SIGH!
I love blogging!


17 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Those are amazing and gorgeous, love love love them!!!
♥ Teresa

ceekay said...

Those are so pretty Liz....great job!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just too pretty Liz...you do awesome work..Hi-five to you my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Liz, you are so clever. I can't believe how you just whip these things up. They are just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They are so pretty!! Thanks for sharing. I bought supplies to make journals some time ago, and am sad to say they are still not done - someday.

Lisa said...

Thanks for the ideas. I love it when I can make things with my supplies!!
You did a really great job!
Hugs, Lisa

xinex said...

Adorable, Liz!...Christine

Stacey said...

Those are adorable! Whether a person uses them to journal or keep a grocery list in, they are pretty and useful. :)

Beansieleigh said...

Oh, I DO like this idea for making Christmas gifts in advance! I just may try this! Yours came out beautiful! ~tina

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your journals turned out beautifully. I wish I had seen that 25 cent sale! :)

Oliva said...

I love your journals! I'm like you, I don't journal. I've tried in the past, but I don't keep up with it...I think I have about 3-5 journals with a few entries...so sad, very sad...

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Very nice, what wonderful gifts. I don't journal either. My grandmother used to, I don't know if she does any more. But we do blog!
Valerie

BECKY said...

Hi Liz!! You did an awesome job on these gal!! I am a journaler and love me a pretty journal!!

Hope your new year is off to a great start sweetie!!
Thanks for sharing your lovelies!!
Love,
Becky

Lisa said...

These are so cute , Liz! They will make lovely gifts!

Fifi Flowers said...

What a pretty craft!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

I think they are great gifts. A very nice way to personalize things and they sure look pretty with different kinds of papers and embellishments :-)

Mizpah,
Li

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Liz,
You darling girl! You know those weeks where you feel so overwhelmed and stretched way to thin? Yep, I was having one of those. Then I spied a HUGE package in my mailbox. It wasn't just an ornament but a whole lot of wonderful love.
Thanks ever so much. My cup runneth over.