Friday, February 11, 2011

February Friday Fun Day Project #2-- Go Go Go!

It's Friday and you know what that means. It's time once again for our

Friday Fun Day Challenge
where imitation is the highest form of flattery!

Get crafty this weekend and enter your project no later than Wednesday, March 2nd for a chance to win our February prize! To participate the challenge, you must create your own project inspired by any of the following based on Natalie's project:

Overall Design
Color Combination
Title of the Project
Use of Embellies

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Hi everyone, it's Natalie here again-- are you as excited as I am that it is Friday??!

I'm here today to share my Friday Fun Day project with you... a journal to take with me to the gym! Now, I know that many of us made New Year's Resolutions (or other resolutions) to maintain or get into better shape this year. I know that part of the way that I motivate myself to get into shape is to see the progress I've made. When I go to the gym, I like to record my times for running on the treadmill or elliptical, and weights and reps when I do strength training. Until now, I didn't really have a good place to keep these notes.

Enter the exercise journal.

The idea of an exercise journal is nothing new, but I thought it would be fun to alter an inexpensive journal for carrying to the gym.

I found this 5"x7" journal at Target for about $1.50! I liked that it had really sturdy chipboard covers-- both back and front, and heavy-duty double-spiral binding. Perfect for enduring the wear-and-tear it might face in my gym bag.

So... it's not so shabby looking on its own, but I wanted something even cuter! So I went straight to my Lucky Girls February 2011 kit and pulled out some of the papers and embellishments.

I think that the Echo Park "Set the Table" paper is my very favorite in the whole kit... and the colorful little numbers on the front were perfect for an exercise journal! I cut out two rectangles that were just enough smaller to leave about an 1/8" border when placed on the journal covers.

Since this journal is going to be carried to, from, and around the gym, I wanted the embellishments to be fairly minimal and more importantly, pretty flat! So I layered some small pieces of the patterned papers under my Thickers and attached those fantastic flowers with some brads that I had on hand. For some final detail, I added some faux stitching with a thin black pen.

I attached everything with super-strong Glossy Accents (and made sure that there was a little dollop especially behind the brad flower centers).

Now I have a cute (and motivating!) journal to take with me to the gym!

I'm looking forward to seeing what you create inspired by our February Friday Fun Days!


Lucky Girls February kit supplies:
patterned paper: Echo Park Life is Good (Set the Table, both sides), Imaginesce Enchanted Princess (Posies, B-side)
alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Giggles foam)
Prima Marketing Little Guy flowers

other supplies:
spiral bound notebook

brads: the Paper Studio

black pen: Sharpie

Glossy Accents


  1. Adorable Natalie!! You can't help but want to work out with a notebook as cute as this one to jot your stats down in!

  2. Love it!!! A great way to use the kit!



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