Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Wedding Invites and Travel Journal

I offered to make Leonore's wedding invites for the renewal ceremony.  She was thrilled with them and I have received a few compliments from recipients.  Leonore and her husband are going to Costa Rica for their honeymoon.  She adores my journals so I decided to make her one.  She really likes the eclectic look.  It's a 6 X 8 portfolio all handmade.  I included quite a few journal/picture cards as well as a waterfall for pics.  I know she will be delighted.  I hope you enjoy the photos.

Using my laser printer and the Minc, I made the celebrate in purple.  I cut the tags out with Cricut, embossed the green tag, and attached a LOVE charm.

Close up view of embossed tag with charm.

Coat of Arms printed from computer, fussy cut, and adhered.  The month and year are cut from Cricut and adhered.

Inside the portfolio. This page opens up to more pic/journal cards.  It is magnetized to stay together.

This is the back portion of the portfolio.  I placed a waterfall for pics and topped it with a pic/journal card.

This is the inside section.  Two areas to hold pic/journal cards and the bottom flap is magnetized.

Top flap of inside section.  I used my envelop maker to create an envelop for ephemera.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Journal for Croatia & Slovenia for Jackie

Jackie is going with Don and I next year to Croatia & Slovenia.  Once again, I made her journal to write in.  She keeps track of her pics for the site or day and notes.  She takes all her info and makes digital scrapbooks with them.  These journals are so easy and quick to put together.  They remind me of the old Golden Books I read as a child.  Hope you enjoy!

I used the flags of the Country and in Croatia, each City.  I used vinyl on the edge not realizing it wouldn't stick to material.  I ended up putting Glossy Accents over it to keep them in place.

Inside the front cover.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo on each page.  I used several stamps throughout the journal to emulate it looking old.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Another Christmas Market Journal

My sister-in-law Diane is going with her sister Jackie to Germany and Austria in November to visit the Christmas Markets.  Jackie journals quite a bit while traveling but Diane said she doesn't journal as much.  This is the journal I made for her.  Hope you like it.  Thanks for looking.

This is the front of the journal.  I used a postcard, added Wink of Stella, and Glossy Accents.  I trimmed it in some ribbon.

Used some stickers from MME and October Afternoon.

These were Stamps of Life stamps and I used Wink of Stella on the holly.

Another Stamps of Life stamp with Wink of Stella.

Stamps of Life stamps and Wink of Stella.

Another October Afternoon sticker.

Christmas Markets in Germany & Austria Journal

My Sister-in-Law Jackie likes to journal and keep track of what pics she took each day or at each site visited.  So I like to make her a journal to keep the info in.  Its not very elaborate but she always seems to enjoy them.  Jackie and her sister are going to Germany and Austria in November to see the Christmas Markets.  This is the journal I made for her to take.  Hope you enjoy it.

This is the front cover.  I used a page from Graphic 45 then highlighted some of the images with Wink of Stella.  I also used Glossy Accents on the stockings and words.  The binding is material added on with scor-tape.

Using fussy cuts and stamps.

Stamps of Life stamp colored in with Wink of Stella.

Stamps of Life stamp.

Stamps purchased from HSN.

Fussy cut and personal stamp.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A couple of Sympathy Cards I Scraplifted

While working, the Chiropractor received a letter about one of her previous patients that had passed.  She asked if I would make a card for the office to sign and mail out.  I fell in love with Caroline Ferguson's card and had to make it.  So this is my version:

Everyone thought it was perfect and they all signed it and sent it on its way.

Yesterday, I saw on FB that one of my former employees (when I worked for the FAA) had lost his grandfather.  So I got busy this morning and scaplifted this card.  I don't remember who made this as I only have the photo.  This is my version:

This will be mailed out today.  I hope you like my cards and will think about making your own version when needed.  Thanks.

Europe Journal for Whitney's Mom

As I said in my last post, I have been working on journals.  A lady I worked with (Whitney) lost her grandmother recently.  So Whitney's Mom and Aunt decided to give their Mother her wish that they travel to Europe together.  Whitney wanted a journal for her Mom and this is what I made for her.  I wasn't there when her Mom received it but was informed that she cried because she thought it was so beautiful.  I took the compliment, gladly.  Here is the journal I made:

Inside the front cover is space for journaling about the flight over.  The next page is their first stop which is London.  When opening the flap, I have given her room to add photos.

Inside the flap.

The plan on visiting Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath.  I included cards for photos.

This Dragon is from the flag of Wales.  They plan on spending some time there as well.

Waterfall page for their trip to Scotland.

A page for photos under the flap.

I cut out the bustier from one of the pages and used it for the photo card holder.

A pocket page that opens for more room for photos.

Their next stop is Ireland.

Photo card holder page.

I made these into little booklets for her to put photos.

This opens for more photo spots.

This page is for a photo.

Inside the back cover.  Journal page for flights home.

And in between each page is a journal card.  Front and back of each card has lined paper for journaling.  I spelled out Europe on the tabs.

I hope you enjoyed the journal.

Travel Journal - Croatia/Slovenia

I haven't been very good with keeping up with the blog.  I have created a couple of new journals though.  The first journal is for myself.  We will be leaving shortly for our Greece adventure but we have already booked our next one.  We are going to Croatia and Slovenia in May of next year.  Here is my journal for that trip.

The front of the journal has the Coat of Arms from each Country.  I used my Cricut to download the .svg of each and cut them out.

Inside the front cover, I always journal about my flight over.

This will be the first City in Croatia we will be visiting.

When the flap is open, I have a space to journal.

Our next journey is to the Istrian Peninsula where we will visit, Pula, Roving, Porec, and the Basilica of Euphrasius.  The flap lifts up for my journaling page.

An extra page and journaling space.  The insert in the pocket is for photos.

Journaling on the back of the pocket.

This page is for the City of Zadar.  I have photo spots as well as journaling pages.

Next we head to Split.  This is an overnight stop with a little time to venture out into the City.

The inside of the Split page.

This page has a slide out for photos and journaling.  We will be in Dubrovnik.

More space for photos and journaling.

We will be touring the cities of Montenegro and Perast.

Open the page for journaling and photos.

Zagreb is the Capital City of Croatia.  We will be on a City tour then travel into Slovenia later that day.

Journaling page backside of pocket.

We will be dining at a Country Inn and eating food native to Slovenia in this City.

We will be visiting the Bled Castle and tour the City of Ljubljana on our last day of this adventure.

Photo and journaling cards.

Inside the back cover is about my flight home.