It has been a little while since I blogged.  Between the ‘flu (don’t know if it was THAT ‘flu), our trip to England, my husband having the ‘flu, and everyday life I just haven’t been spending any time in my little craft room. 

I’m just starting to feel like myself again and did take a few hours to create over the last few days.  I’ve been making notepads a la Michelle Wooderson.

I’ve actually admired her notepads for a while but haven’t been able to source nice notepads to CASE her style.  I know that PTI has started selling them but shipping to Canada is insane.  Happily, I found a convenient Canadian source that is half the price of PTI. (Technically, please read on)…

You can buy a 12 pack of Hilroy lined notepads that measure 5X8″ at Staples.  The copy centre at Staples can cut them lengthwise making 24 2.5X8″ notepads which is exactly the size sold by PTI.  The ones at PTI are 10/$6.00 USD – which is 60 cents each plus shipping/taxes and only have 25 pages per pad.  The Staples notepads have 50 sheets per pad and work out to 55 to 59 cents CAD each (depending on if the nice Staples employee will do it in one cut or two) and that includes tax.

Wanna see what I’ve done with my notepads? (warning, making these is addictive…I’ve already made 16!):

Here’s a close up of the stocking notepad using a sweet little stamp from Anna Wight’s Her Favorite Things:

The paper is glittery MME from Michael’s (last year’s patterns revamped) and the labels on the pads were computer generated.  The snowman and tree stamps are both from Imaginisce (I find that hard to spell).

I have an ornament making session planned for Sunday so I know I’ll have something else to blog about soon!

Happy Friday!