Saturday, November 9, 2013

Cruise Journal ~ part 2

This is a continuation of yesterday's post of a Cruise Journal I made for my mom.

Enamel Dots, Stamps and Brads all add a little something...

There are plenty of places to put pictures or mementos

Little pockets hold little notes

Knowing there would be people to thank, I made some cards with the leftover scraps.

Supplies Used:
Transatlantic Collection ~ Graphic 45
Far & Away Collection ~ Teresa Collins
Black Cardstock ~ Bazzill Basics

Friday, November 8, 2013

Cruise Journal ~ part 1

My mom asked me to make a journal for a cruise she was going on.  Of course she wanted a size I had not done before.

She wanted to have an 8 x 8 size to be able to have plenty of room to write

and pockets to store things

Cards fastened with washi tape make good places to write.

I like having different sized papers

Some paper was accordioned and fastened with a brad and twine.


Little pockets with a library card add a little place to make a note.

Thanks for looking...I'll show the rest tomorrow.  It's the same, only different.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Zebra Love

If you ever need help coming up with a card design, Operation Write Home is the place to go.  They have great sketches, challenges and tutorials.


This is the sketch for this week.  I normally turn the sketches horizontally so they are easier to see when in an OWH box but I had this zebra and thought it would work with the measurements.

OWH also works with great companies like Our Daily Bread Designs for challenges. This is my entry for their 'Valentine/Love' card.

Supplies Used:
Zoo Crew Stamps ~ Paper Smooches
Tuxedo Black Ink ~ Memento
Grapefruit Cardstock ~ American Crafts
Black Cardstock ~ Bazzill Basics
White Cardstock ~ Neenah Paper
Zebra Stripe Animal Prints Embossing Folder ~ Cuttlebug

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Travel Journal

I have found I really like making journals out of old Readers Digest books.  This one's spine was cracked so I had to cut it apart and add rings.

I wanted to make a journal for some foreign relatives visiting Washington DC with us a few weeks ago.

My mom had found these long lost French relatives a while back.  I thought the "French Country" paper collection would be perfect.

The pattern design dictates what kind of page it will be...folded or a made into a pocket.

Places to write and add a picture, receipt or ticket stub attached with washi tape.

Hidden places to write

I did add in another collection of papers to mix it up a little.

I used some of the pages from the Readers Digest book as a base for a pocket page with a little flap.

Chicken Wire Embossing Folder pattern on the pocket

A little ribbon accent.

I added some plain pages for sketching.

I really had fun making this journal and the relatives appreciated receiving it.