I love a good notebook and regularly have more than one on the go at a time. I had a morning with nothing pressing so got out my box of retired designer paper. One of my colleagues always uses designer paper for her starting point but its something I don't use a lot of and thats why my box of retired paper is full!
When I came across the paper with the logs on I just knew where I was going with it. Long ago retired wooden leaf shapes where in my draw of bits and pieces. The rope trim..... well I have 2 full roles of that on one of the shelves. I knew it would be useful one day.
The lightly striped paper was stamped with Lovely as Tree, which I coloured with marker pens. I then daubed trees, land and sky in suitable colours to give a little colour and tone down the stripes. Using early expresso as the background all the pieces where brought together along with a suitable sentiment. The addition of the wooden button and a little hessian ribbon finished it off.
What do you do with your stash of retired paper?