So there is a big sale going on at Staples this weekend, where you get a free ‘going green’ tote bag, and everything you put in it is 20% off. Of course I had to check out what was available, and found this Martha Stewart Home Office collection notebook on clearance. I was immediately smitten with the semi-transparent pale pink patterned cover. My first thought was – I’m SO gonna Arc that!!
First step, remove the pretty pink covers from the rest of the notebook, and carefully trace over the existing Staples Arc compact cover on it, and cut with scissors (I didn’t have access to a paper cutter, so my lines are not perfect).
The finished result, look how pretty!!!
I made the bejeweled homemade file divider the last time I customized my Staples Arc notebook. Then also on clearance was able to get a pack of letter-size Martha Steward brand multi-colored tab dividers for the Martha Stewart system. I took the gray semi-transparent one and cut it down, getting two additional tabs out of it that I finished off with washi tape.
The pencil case I bought on clearance at Office Depot for ONE DOLLAR!!! It’s an amazing iridescent glitterly case that really complements my new notebook colors.
Pretty pretty pretty.
IT’S SO SPARKLY, I’M GONNA DIE!!!
Oh holy cannoli this Pilot Metropolitan writes LIKE BUTTER on this Habana paper. I almost can’t control it, it’s so smooth. I’m so used to my Lamys it kinda throws me off hahaha.
I end the week with slightly different pens and inks from when I started on Monday – the ink all up in my Kakuno feed just annoyed me too much, and if I was gonna flush that… Well, in for a penny, in for a pound haha. The inks: Pilot Metropolitan = Iroshizuku Yama-Budo. Pilot Kakuno = Diamine Graphite. Lamy Apple Green = Iroshizuku Kon-Peki. Lamy Lime = Iroshizuku Tsutsuji. Lamy Neon Coral = Platinum Carbon Black.
The inks in each pen. It’s a good thing the ink samples take me awhile to go through, cause I’d have to buy all 3 of the Iroshizuku inks otherwise!
I really love Caran d’Ache Caribbean Sea with this Quo Vadis Habana turquoise notebook (although the doodle is on Rhodia paper, cause I like to be all confusing that way). And the Pilot Metropolitan REALLY loves this ink!
I am a little sad though that the edge of the Quo Vadis notebook is already dinged up a little – not sure what caused it, it’s only been in my purse with other notebooks and a pencil case. No sharp edges. Oh well, now it looks lived in I guess!
This week’s ink choices! Man this Metropolitan M is a fat line in comparison!
And the pens: