I began running into problems with my pen, ink and correspondence journal. Nothing wrong with the book itself, I just ran out of room for new pens and I could NEVER find an address. I needed something new.
I had been wanted to try Levenger's Circa System, but had heard bad things about the paper quality. Well, that didn't really matter too much to me, since I planned to design my own forms. So I purchased the Junior size starter kit and the bigger investment, the Circa desk punch.
I don't know that I would ever spend the money on another cover. Because the start kit comes with transluscent plastic covers I was able to take a doodle I had done and make my own cover out of it, please meet Frankendoodle. As a result, I have a notebook which is uniquely mine.
The kit came with dividers and a number of types of forms, honestly I'm not sure where those standard forms are now because I knew what I wanted and created my own.
First, I needed a way to keep up with my pens and what ink they contain, the beauty of the Circa system is that I can keep the pens in alphabetical order and when I purchase a new pen I just add a new page, no more flipping through every page of my notebook.
Next, I needed pages for the people I write letters to. This form needed a little more information. In addition to the standard (name, address, etc) I added a space for their FPN screen name, Twitter name or blog if they have one and a place for notes, like spouse and pets names, birthday, etc. Then, of course, the date the letter is written, the paper, pen and ink used.
Then I just modified the letter form for postcards.
The beauty of the Circa is that I can move the pages around. If someone I've been swapping postcards with decides they would prefer to write letters I can just move them.
I love my Circa - now one other thing I had to do was buy bigger discs, the 3/4 inch discs that came with the kit, just could not accomodate the pages that I knew this book would expand too, so I added the largest, 1-1/2 inch.
Finally, the forms on this post are all .jpgs that you are welcome to download for your own use. If you would prefer the forms in a .pdf or Word .doc format just email me (go to my profile to access my email) and I'll be happy to send you the forms. Oh yeah, I use Neenah 24lb Classic Crest for all my forms.