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Travel || Oregon Mini Album

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Vacation Mini Album

My Oregon mini album is finally done.
That means that I decided that it’s good enough for me.
This decision must come at some point, otherwise nothing will ever get done.

I went for a very simple set-up – just plain 6″ by 6″ cardstock pages and chipboard cover with some pages that are smaller, to accent a place or a memory or a certain day.

If you like it –

The Pages…

Prepare for a long, photo heavy, journey :)
I hope your scroll-finger won’t hurt too much…

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I simply raided my stash. I used a ton of letter stickers, word stickers border stickers and mini paper pads.

Unfortunately, not all of them are available for purchase. Some are REALLY old.

I love combining new and old products.

I also used quite a few of my Journaling Mates and my printables.

Here are some of the products I used that are still available (click on the image to be directed to the online store):

Flower Power – A Trip To Filoli In Photos

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Flower Power - Filoli, CA

These are snippets of uneditted photos I took on a recent trip to Filoli.

I believe that flower power can brighten any day and on my dad’s birthday I want to brighten everyone’s day!

Enjoy!

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Travel Mini Album Featuring Journaling Mates

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Travel Mini Album

It’s been a while since I last posted a creative project.

As I have told you before, my right hand has been on the mend.

I wanted to get back on track as soon as possible and finish what I had started before said procedure was done.

A couple days after my sutures were removed seemed like a good time to get back on track.

Oh no. That was not a good idea.

By the time I finished with this album I was literally bleeding…

You can’t blame me for lack of determination, right?

Anyhow I wanted to spotlight a few of the different ways I used my Journaling Mates ןn this album.

DirectionDirection. One of the most obvious ways to use the Journaling Mates is to employ the images to direct the eye. Here I used an obvious arrow [JM-R2] to lead the eye in the direction I want it to go, but you may use any lines in the graphics to do the same thing for you – the airplane’s head [JM-R2], the index finger in the vintage hand image [JM-R2]“, etc.

Indicate timeIndicate time. Another obvious use of the calendar Journaling Mates [JM-R1] is for indicating the time. It comes especially handy in travle albums where you wish to convey the passage of time and remember what happened on each day. You can either use the sticker as is or you can add more details to it with a permanent marker or doodle around it. Like I did on this example. These stickers may be useful in projects such as “Project Life“, “Week In The Life” and “December Daily” where the passage of time is a main theme.

TextureTexture. One of my favorite things to do with these stickers is to use them to add texture to an otherwise flat page. The epoxy stickers are slightly raised and are shiny which is a perfect combination to add to a page filled with only two-dimensional pieces such as photos, patterned paper and flat letter stickers.

Combine ProductsCombine Products. Now that I’ve showed you how I use the stickers to add texture to two-dimensional stickers I will show you how I use these alphabet stickers to add interest to the Journaling Mate sticker itself. Here I used a woodgrain background sticker [JM-R2] and wrote ‘the end’ on it using a permanent pen and the same Lily Bee alphabet stickers. As I adhered this specific sticker on the back cover I also added a layer of Glossy Accents to it. To make sure your ink won’t bleed, once in contact with the Glossy Accents, first make sure it is completely dry and also give it a test-drive on a random piece of plastic packaging before using it on the sticker itself.

Outline and WriteOutline and/or write on it. There is another cool way to alter your stickers and add interest as well as adding context and personalizing it is by using a permanent pen to outline the images on the sticker – giving it a doodled, handmade look and also writing messages or greeting on it, just like I did on this speech bubble sticker [JM-S2]. What’s nice about this technique is that the three-dimensionality of the sticker adds movement and the outline seem a bit offset without the need to painstakingly draw an offset line. This technique would also make a very cute specialized card!

LayeringLayering. Working with layers of embellishments is very trendy right now and the Journaling Mates are perfect as either a base layer, like here, or a top layer. Their dimensionality comes in lieu of the trusty old 3D foam adhesive. By layering cute stickers on top of the sticker I created the same dimensionality without using additional products to raise the stickers.

GroupingGrouping. There is no rule against using more than one sticker per page… I love to group similar embellishments together to create a focal point and the Journaling Mates are no exception. Here I used both calendar [JM-R1] and general travel stickers [JM-R2] together to finish off the album.

MattingMatting. One of the easiest ways to add visual interest and to emphasize the sticker is by sticking it on a mat of a contrasting colored paper. Here I used a pinking circle punch to create the fun mat but you can use any shape and any tool to create your mat.

DoodlingDoodling. Last but not least is a fun idea you can use on any embellishment or element you have on your page. Doodling adds lightness and a ton of personality to a page. You do not have to start drawing intricate patterns. Just go with simple lines (or dashed lines) alternating between pen tips and colors. Again, the three-dimensionality of the Journaling Mates comes in handy as tracing it is totally fool-proof, just nest the tip of the pen on the foot of the sticker and trace. It cannot get any easier than that. Me thinks.

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The Complete Album

Three Rivers Mini album

Freebie – Labeled For Travel Journaling Spots

Friday, June 1st, 2012

PREVIEW - Journaling LabelsToday I am sharing a set of FREE “Labeled For Travel” journaling spots with you guys (for personal use only).

I can’t think of a better way to welcome summer than with a set of travel-themed journaling spots.

As an added bonus – these journaling spots are compatible with Spellbinders’ Label One dies for easy cutting…

To download it simply click on the image (or the link) and if it doesn’t work try to right-click on it and opt for the “save target as…” option (it may be phrased a bit differently on different operating systems – but do NOT opt for the “save image as” option, as you will get the low resolution tiny preview image).

I hope you like it and have lots and lots and lots of fun with it.

Make sure you didn’t miss the rest of the free printables on Creativity Prompt.

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JM-R2 | Travel
Compliment your travel themed projects with handmade epoxy stickers.

Just $4.50 per package.
6 stickers in each package.
Each sticker measures 1″ in diameter.

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Creativity Prompt – Write Your Journaling With Letter Stickers

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Hoover Dam Layout

I am now working on my Las Vegas trip album. We went there last year and travelled around a little bit.

We were truly inspired by the story behind the Hoover Dam and I wanted to highlight the story in my album.

That’s why I decided to write down the story using letter stickers. It really emphasizes the story portion of the layout.

The micro mono stickers by Basic Grey are PERFECT for the job. They are small enough to stay in proportion and there are multiple stickers of each letter – both lowercase and capital letters. You really get a ton of stickers per sheet – and in the rare case you run out of a letter (like I ran out of ‘d’s) it is really simple to cut around the letter and use its outline instead, which also add a nice graphic element to the journaling.

Give it a try!

Side Note

Check out how I tucked in the ticket to the power plant tour underneath the picture on the left side of the layout. I do that a lot to keep souvenirs from my trip. All I do is apply the adhesive just to 3 edges of the photo, so it creates a pocket. If the ticket is on the smaller side, I add a strip of adhesive in the middle, to keep the ephemera from getting buried inside the photo pocket.

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  • Background paper: Cloud 9 Design by Colorbok
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The Bare Bones Of A Travel Journal

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Today I just wanted to share my on-the-go travel journal for my next vacation in Hawaii.

The idea and the reason it came about were easier for me to explain on video, so here it is:

[Go here to watch on YouTube and while there, please rate, comment and subscribe.]

Feel free to download the travel journal page as well as the back page for your own personal use and enjoyment. [To download right-click on each link and opt for the “save target as” option.]

[P.S. You can find the flat package of mini glue dots here]

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Are you planing on going somewhere special soon? Do you travel for the holidays? How do you collect your travel memories?

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Check out Creativity Prompt’s new and unique self paced workshop: “Make Your Own Planner”.
This workshop will show you how to make a beautiful handmade planner for the year 2012. Not only are you going to get the entire meticulously designed planner kit for instant download, but you will also get a high resolution video tutorial as well as step-by-step instructions to guide you on each step of the way. Either treat yourself with a fresh and creative start for the coming new year, or get it to create wonderful gifts for your family and friends.
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National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Biting the Bog Apple layout

[Fonts: Erika Ormig, Marketing Script; Digital Kits: KD Frame Essentials 1, KD Digi Essentials (masking tape), KD For The Boy (background paper), KD Fly Boy (paper airplane), KD Stamp Alphas 1 – all by Karla Dudley.]

Today is National Scrapbooking Day and to jump start the day some creative bloggers and I have gathered together in a special blog hop.

Each of us is sharing a layout with her interpretation to the subject – “Cross Country Road Trip”.

Go on and browse all the blogs to see their amazing layouts, to leave some loving and appreciative words behind and to participate in the drawings (On the table there are a copy of my e-book Unleashing The Creative Child Within You and My Mind’s Eye LUSH minibook with papers and who knows, you may hop and find some more goodies in your way)…

We invite you to join us and create a layout (all paper, all digital, or hybrid) about a trip to anywhere in the 50 United States [or anywhere else if you’ve never been to the States] and to submit a direct link to your wonderful layout on Rosann’s blog by May 15th at 11:59pm EST for a chance to win the goodies.

If you are new to my blog, make sure to pick up some of the FREE printables I am giving away each Friday. I’m sure you’d love yesterday’s woodgrain journaling labels!

Blog Hop Order

  1. Rosann => Submit your layout here for a chance to win!
  2. Jana
  3. Terri
  4. Kim
  5. Sharon
  6. Lacey
  7. Karen
  8. Avital => YOU ARE HERE

Enjoy!