You will need:
a composition book
2 12x12 sheets of scrapbook paper that match
2 coordinating 12x12 sheets of scrapbook paper
1 pretty piece of ribbon
2 6x9 clasp envelopes
First things first: beautifying the compostion book. The ribbon was cut in two and modge podged onto the front and back of the composition book to tie it closed. I cut my two matching papers to the size of my composition book cover. Then I modge podged (I'm making that a verb) them onto the front and back as well. Using one of my coordinating papers (with trees...cuz I'm obsessed with them currently) I made a little strip for the left side of my notebook as well. Finally, I added a little circle with my pink paper with a tag that says "Our Garden."
For the inside I attached an envelope in the front and the back using my modge podge. One is for plant tags (these have the very important care directions) and the other is for receipts (many places have guarantees on the plants and keeping receipts is a must). I also added tabs for the first five years of planting to organize it by year.
Here is the final product:
It's so much more fun to be organized when it's pretty at the same time!