Thursday, April 28, 2011

Scrapbook on the Road

A couple of weeks ago I purchased Ali Edwards' Scrapbook on the Road class determined to get something ready to take with me to capture life as it happened on my cruise. Before that I had bought "Remains of the Day - a shabby journal of scraps", a self-paced class taught by Mary Ann Moss. After looking at the video, I decided it would be much more time-intensive to get it ready by May 1 (sail date...WooHoo!!) so I turned to Ali. You can always count on Ali for quick but cool things and this little class was no exception. Yesterday I finished my travel journal and thought I would post it for y'all to see. I didn't buy a single thing while putting this together! Every bit of it came out of my paper scrapping stash (which, by the way, is huge!).


The base for the album is a sheer five-ring tab book by Maya Road. 


I love this paper...the swirls and ledger lines and the words "laugh" and "savor". Great words for a life motto.


I have no idea where I got this "for you information" block but isn't it great?


Can't wait to see what will end up in this envelope.


The delight arrow started out as a little house tag.  I cut off the chimney and, voila!, an arrow. The blue page behind it is leftover packaging from some stickers I had.


 

Love this idea of Ali's...painting over stickers. It's a great way to use up old stickers of any color. These were hot pink and lime green. It makes a great embossed tag.


I am so looking forward to filling this with journaling on the spot and with bits and pieces of the places I visit. Have to make sure I buy a little stapler before I leave and pack my glue sticks, pens and extra paper clips.

I think the best thing about this scrapbook is that it will basically be finished by the time I get back. All I will have to do is print off some 4x6 pictures. I have been on several cruises and don't have a single finished scrapbook of any of them...just random pages here and there. So, So, SO excited about this travel journal!!!

6 comments:

  1. Nice! I'm going on an AK cruise on the 14th (small world!). I'm doing my travel journal all digital 'cause I know my mom and aunt (who are going, too) will want one. If I made a traditional one I would keep it myself..LOL!

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  2. LOVE IT!!! Can't wait till my cruise this August (really small world haha!) so that I can try this out! I think I'm going with the paper so I can take it around with me and I love the randomness of it!

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  3. Great colorful blog design! and I like the colorcombi of your album too!

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  4. What a great idea...love it. I create digital kits with everything but journaling and photos for trips and I love doing it ahead of time, too. Makes it seem soooo simple when I come home. Nancy West Johnson said she's going on an AK cruise (I used to be a cruise and tour director with Princess Tours). I see she does the same. Have fun on your trip (which i think you're on right now) and take a bunch of great photos.

    BTW, I'm visiting because I found you from Pixels and Pix where she said you guys (uh gals) just finished a class with Jessica Sprague and since I love her stuff thought I'd check all of you out. Would love for you to visit me at digitalscrapbooklessons.com and tell me what you think.

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  5. Added you to my Art of Digital Design blog roll. Please add back! :)
    www.photecstasy.blogspot.com

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  6. hi there, hope you got to finish this journal with some photos. Its adorable and fantastic that you made it with current stash :) love the colorful blog.

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