So I got this ugly looking sketchbook at Hobby Lobby. I will leave out my complaints on sketchbook costs nowadays.
Do you see any flowers on it? HOW CAN I USE THIS THING.
So, I glued some brown cardstock all over it, and painted it up. With a kitty.
I used some cheap-o white tempera paint that I watered down and some Higgins ink with a brush, though I'm sure sharpie would have worked just as well.
I put yarn balls on the back.
You should paint a kitty on your sketchbook too!