Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts

Monday, June 25, 2018

Eileen Hull - Wrapped Journal Die - Wander

Eileen Hull has some wonderful new dies available now at your local retailer and available at Sizzix on July 5th.  They are called  Book Club Chapter 2 Collection.  Today I'm sharing a travel journal I made using her Wrapped Journal #662816 Sizzix Die.
I also used Eileen's new Journaling Words dies for 'wander' on the cover
and 'travel' and 'journal' on the first page
I tied an Idea-ology Word key (Journey) onto the jute binding.
I used Idea-ology Linen Ribbon for the journal closing allowing extra ribbon to accommodate the fattening as things were added to the journal pages!
I used ScorTape to adhere the ribbon to the back of the journal so it wouldn't get lost when untied.
Here's how the wrapped journal looks when opened up
Here's how I made it! 
 I cut the journal out of matboard and sponged the binding sides and all edges with Ranger Distress Salty Ocean.
I used blue ink to coordinate with the map pieces (from a National Geographic Magazine) that I cut to fit the cover pieces.  I sponged the edges of the map pieces with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
Then I adhered the panels to the cover.
I made 4 signatures of 4 pages each -  each page is 7" x 5" and folded in half (giving a whopping 64 pages to the journal!) cut from Wendy Vecchi Newsprint paper and Paper Stash/Correspondence by Tim Holtz.  I lined up the folds in the pages with the holes in the cover, marked where the holes were and punched through the pages.  I used Idea-ology black jute string (4 pieces of 17" each) to bind each signature to the cover, tying the knots on the outside of the journal.
Here are photos of all the pages.
Pockets for pressed flowers or photos

 Here is the center of the first signature where you can see the jute binding it to the cover.
 More pockets
 cards for notes

I used tags cut from Eileen's new Credit Card Sleeve and Tags die on some of the pages where I had envelopes or pockets so they could be found easily.  I looped a piece of twine through the holes on the tags.  Two of the tags are on the top of the pages, two are on the sides.

 Library pockets with ATC trading cards slipped inside for notes.
 Glassine envelope for small treasures
 Card stock pockets

Even with bits sticking out past the pages, you can still cleanly close the journal and nothing falls out!
The wrapped cover design gives lots of room for expansion as things are added to the pages.
I brushed Gel Medium over the map pieces to give the cover some protection from all the handling it would get while traveling!
Now I just need to go somewhere!!
 Please check out Eileen's blog where you will find lots of inspiration from the Inspiration Team using these fun new Book Club Chapter 2 Collection of dies!
They are available NOW at your local retailers and will be available at Sizzix on July 5th!

I'm also linking my book to:

Stamps:  Road Trip - Inkadinkado, Passport Please and The Place You Left and My Favorite Thing - Uptown Design Co., Scenic Route - Inky Antics, Journaling and Story of Me - Clear Art Stamps, Happy Trails and Take Note and Journaling Lines - Papertrey Ink, Journal du Jour - Art Stamp.
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Mat Board - Sizzix,  maps from National Geographi Magazines, Paper Stash/Correspondence - Tim Holtz, Newsprint Paper - Wendy Vecchi, Brushed Silver - Stampin Up.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, Gathered Twigs, Black Hero Hues, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: Wrapped Journal Die, Journaling Words Dies, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Plane Die - Tim Holtz/Movers and Shapers/Sizzix, Wild Flowers Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Lead the Way Arrows Dies - MFT,  Idea-ology Black Jute String, Photo Booth Pocket Cards, Flash Cards, Word Keys, Linen Ribbon, Mini Brown Bag - Michaels, Glassine Bags - Papertrey Ink, Artist Trading Cards - Hampton Arts, Gel Medium - Dina Wakley, ScorTape, Quick Dry Tacky Glue - Aleenes, Bakers twine - the Twinery. Crop A Dile.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Beauty of New England

Once again - I've been neglecting the blog -  seems like life has taken me away from creating for a bit.  I'm actually on vacation this week and Kent and I have been taking mini trips visiting relatives and friends and I thought I'd share some photos.
Over the weekend, we went to visit Kent's brother and his wife in Killington, VT where they have built a beautiful post and beam home - just down the street from Killington Mountain - as Chad is an avid skier.  And it just so happened that the last concert of the Killington Music Festival was held at the summit of the mountain when we visited and they got tickets for us all to go.   
We rode to the top of Killington on the gondolas.
Here is the view around 6 pm that night
Kent and Chad standing by the Catwalk trail sign that would have snow up to the middle of it in the winter.
then the sun began to set and mountains changed to shades of blue. This is taken from inside the room where the concert was.
and then brilliant oranges and reds -  the reflected sparkles are the strings of lights inside the hall.
(I took the photo with my cell phone through the window!)
Here, mostly in silhouette, are two of the three musicians, one on violin, one on viola - the music was magical with the gorgeous views all around us.
This is the view on our gondola ride down the mountain around 9 pm after the concert
I always bring some sort of gift to Carol and Chad to thank them for letting us stay with them.  
This year I made a succulent garden in a glass vase and put it inside this little metal and wood truck that I had picked up at Joann's last year half price!   (It's supposed to be a bird feeder)
All I added it to it were some little wooden stars on the hood, doors and rear and two Idea-ology Occasions Stickers. 
Carol has made beautiful gardens all around their lovely home - both inside and out - and she said my gift was perfect!

Our next mini adventure was to visit our friends, Flo and Rob, at their families cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH.
We got to stay in a separate 1 room cottage called the Caboose, we had our own half bathroom, a sink, mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker!  How comfy cozy is this!
  And right outside our door we see this! (the main cottage is up the stairs on the right)
We had a great boat ride around part of the lake,  swam in the lake, laid in the sun, had great conversation with our friends, delicious fried clams for and breathed in the wonderful mountain air!