A New Addiction – Washi Tape

Oh no!  I’ve started a new collection of ‘stuff’!  My inner stationary-loving bower bird has discovered Washi Tape…  Let the hoarding begin!

I first stumbled across washi tape a couple of years ago but since entering the world of ‘Bullet Journaling’, I’ve become enamored with it.  So what is Washi Tape?  It’s a decorative tape usually made from paper that originated in Japan.  The main difference to regular masking tape is the huge variety of colours, patterns and sizes it comes in.  Washi tape is easy to tear but also quite durable.

There are endless uses for it, some of which you can read about here, but my main interest came from seeing how others have been using it to personalise their journals and notebooks.  You only have to search ‘washi tape’ in Pinterest or Instragram to see all the cool things people are doing with it.

So I thought I’d share some of my bullet journal spreads that I’ve decorated recently with this wonderful stuff.  I love how just a little bit of tape can bring some brightness to the page and make me want to use my journal even more.  But remember, you don’t have to be creative at all or to go to this much effort to use bullet journaling to stay organised.  It’s the simplicity of the system that works, not how pretty it looks.

While I tend to only use Washi Tape in my Never-ending Notebook, I recently did one of the projects that I’ve seen pop up on Pinterest a few times…..  I covered my keyboard keys!!  I love it!  I know what you’re thinking, how can I see the keys?  Most washi tape is slightly transparent so you can see the letters and numbers underneath.  And if you can type ok, you tend to know where they are by muscle memory already.

So where can you find buy this great stuff?  There are loads of it available online, but locally I have found it at shops such as The Reject Shop, K Mart, Big W, Newsagents, Officeworks & Spotlight.  This huge haul I have pictured is the Crafters Choice brand and is available on sale this week at Spotlight.

I’d love to know if you’ve ever used washi tape before and for what purposes.  Or even if you’re crazy obsessed like me!

 

This post and website is in no way sponsored or affiliated with any of the above mentioned companies.

Mum’s Birthday Present

So what do you get the woman who has everything… even a Never-ending Notebook?  Another Never-ending Notebook of course!

 

Recently it was my Mum’s birthday and I was faced with the dilemma of what to get her.  Over the years we have done the usual things.. jewellery, clothes, even a trip away (which was awesome but sorry Mum, that’s not going to happen every year!)  This year I really wanted to get her something she would use but still felt special.

I made this Notebook Charm to add a little glitz to Mum’s birthday prezzie! (Notebook Charms will soon be for sale too!)

My parents love to travel and spend time in their caravan, which is great for us as they come to visit every few months.  While they’re away, Mum likes to relax with puzzles and usually has a crossword book or something similar in her handbag.   This gave me an idea… maybe I could still make her something personal AND something that she would also find useful.

 

Introducing Mum’s puzzle-filled Never-ending Notebook!  As you might already know, Never-ending Notebooks are designed to fit A5 inserts and I was very happy to discover that you can get A5 puzzle books!

 

I found these at the Nextra Newsagent in Stockland, Gladstone.  They had heaps to choose from and they have new editions coming out all the time.  So when you’ve filled up a book, you can replace it with a new one and still have your stylish cover!  I did find one small crossword book from The Reject Shop but they didn’t have the same amount of variety as the newsagents.

 

Think of the possibilities!  Not only can you use the notebook inserts that come with the Never-ending Notebooks, but any A5 size book or magazine!  Colouring books, crossword books, even novels or self-help books.  The options are endless!

After receiving her present, my mother gave her friend a Never-ending Notebook containing crosswords and puzzles too.  She feels it will be a good way to keep her busy during her upcoming hospital stay.  I’d love to hear from you in the comments if you have found any other types of books to use in your Never-ending Notebooks and where you have found them.

Mum with her new puzzle-filled Never-ending Notebook.

 

Note:  This post is not sponsored by the businesses mentioned above.

Website Launch Give-Away!

To celebrate the launch of theneverendingnotebook.com, I’m giving away this fantastic package full of some of my favorite things!! Could you be the lucky one?

 

I’m so excited to finally launch the Never-Ending Notebook website and what better way to celebrate than with an awesome GIVEAWAY! I’ve hand picked some of my favourite stationery along with a bunch of Never-Ending Notebook extra’s to put this amazing prize together.

All you need to do to be in the running to win this awesome package is to subscribe to the Never-ending Notebook blog.  How do you do this?  Just click the ‘Follow’ button located on the right side of the website and enter your details.  Once we reach 100 followers, I will randomly draw a name and contact the winner.  An announcement will also be made on social media.

This giveaway includes an assortment of my favourite items that I use in my personal Never-ending Notebooks.  Some are Never-ending Notebook products and some I have purchased elsewhere (Officeworks, oh how I love thee).

Dashboards go around your notebook inserts inside your Never-ending Notebook cover.

The Never-ending Notebook items that are included in this give-away are a Pocket Dashaboard, Laminated Dashboard, Pen Loop, Notebook Charm & a set of 4 Notebook Inserts.

The set of Notebook inserts includes a lined, grid, dot grid & sketch book.
I like to use a different colour for each area of my life – kids, home, gym, work etc.

Also included are a set of Stabilo 88 mini’s.  These are my favorite pens for writing in my planner.

Sticky notes are perfect for adding reminders to your Laminated Dashboards.

You can never have too many sticky notes and I was thrilled to stumble across this great little set.  These are great for adding notes and reminders to your dashboards, planners or anything else that takes your fancy.

I love washi tape and have quite the collection.. so I thought I’d add these in too.

If you want to get your hands on all these goodies, then make sure you follow my blog and share this with as many people as you can.  The sooner I reach 100 followers, the sooner I might be letting you know you’re the winner!

 

**Please note that only Australian residents are eligible for the Give-away**

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