Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Decisions, Decisions

The class "Ticket to Venice" is underway.  I've been chomping at the bit, waiting for the first video lessons to be posted, so I can start my travel journal for my pretend trip to Venice.  But now I am frozen in place, trying to decide what to use for the cover of my journal.  I even made a trip to the library today, because they usually have several books on the discard table for 50 cents to a dollar.

The ones I am considering are these.  The more beat up they are, the better I like them.
Some are a little too small for what I want.  That blue one on the left is a record holder, with 45 records.  I am seriously considering that one because I like the square size, plus it has those envelopes inside that hold records.  Those could be put to use for sure.  I can't use the red one for my pretend trip to Venice, because I'm saving that one for another pretend trip in the future.
 These are bigger, and I really like the typing book.  For these bigger ones, I'll need bigger paper for the inside pages, so that's a consideration.
 Right now, the one I'm leaning toward the most is this writing portfolio.
 The thing that has me 99.9% sold on it is inside - Pockets! With snaps on them.  That would be very useful for this journal.

 And have I mentioned my lucky find at Staples before the class even started - saw these plastic pocket pages in several sizes and designs.  Fifty Cents?  I bought a couple, thought about it for a day, then went back and got the few remaining.  I mean, really, 50 cents!  I like the color okay, but for this book, I wish they were clear.  But it's not a deal breaker.  They will get used!
So, my brain is working overtime in the planning stages.  My physical being, though, is trying to remember I still have some Christmas things to do. 

Added Note:  I realized I made it sound like I got all these books from the library discards - not true.  Only about three came from the library (with plain covers).  The cool stuff all came from my friend Gaye's yard sales.  She finds fantastic stuff at other yard sales, then eventually has too much and passes it along.  Lucky me!


Barbara Hagerty said...

What a wonderful selection! I can't wait to see what you choose!

Photocat said...

That leather looks gorgeous... Could you cut it up? Or would you have to use it as is. It looks a bit too nice for me to cut it up... I added staples to my to visit store in Phoenix or elsewhere in January... Grin

Moose Ridge said...

GREEN Green green with jealousy -- your library has things like that to buy? and for that price????

can't wait to see it!!

Leanne said...

writing portfolio definitely! (says a classmate from TTV)

Lynette (NZ) said...

Very very cool - look forward to seeing what decisions you make - I too am in TTV but no decisions yet :-)

gaye said...

Well, I vote for the writing port. or the sq. record album. Both have great possibilities.

cmulvenon said...

Wow the writing portfolio with the pockets with snaps is over the top cool!