02 September 2006

Ali-Inspired Quote Book

For as long as I can remember, I've collected quotes. Beginning in high school, I would type them, cut them out, and hang them on my bulletin board in my room. I took several of these along to college and collected more while there. When I worked in corporate America, the walls around my cubicle were adorned with quotes, some I'd hauled around for years. These days, I print out quotes and put them on our refrigerator. Still more are on the bulletin board above my scrapbook table. Others are scrawled in my planner or on little pieces of paper scattered here and there.

So when I saw Ali Edwards' quote book project in the September issue of Creating Keepsakes, I knew this was THE project for me. Finally, a place to collect all of those quotes! And better yet, I'd picked up a really cute Colorbok album set at Target over the summer on clearance for less than $5, not knowing what I'd use it for. It was intended to be a school album, but I knew didn't want to use it for that. When I saw the quote book idea, I knew it would be the perfect fit.

So I went to my LSS and purchased enough cardstock for oodles of quotes and set to work. I gathered up a few of my favorites, typed them up in Word, two to a page (landscape) and printed them out. I grabbed a couple of my favorite stamps and ink pads and just stamped here and there (Ali-style) on the quote pages. I punched the holes, inserted the quotes, and in practically no time at all, my quote book was ready! I can't tell you how excited I am about this little project. It's going to be super easy to add quotes as I find them. Just looking at it makes me happy.

Now to find those really old quotes from when I was a kid. And see if they still move me. I'm pretty sure they will.

And that in itself is cool.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

This is a really good idea. I collect lots of quotes also and all my little scraps of paper are disappearing. This would certainly organize me. It would make a great class, Janet. I could use the sarabinder that I still have to decorate.