Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The making of a new travel journal

     We are planning a trip soon and I decided I would make myself a travel journal just for the trip.  I found a book in my personal library that I hadn't looked at in a while.  I used it as inspiration although my journal looks nothing like anything in the book.  Rebound    is the name of the book I mentioned.  It gives ideas on making books using all sorts of recycled materials even including potato ship bags and game boards.

Well for my book I went to my scrapbooking papers and found a few things and then just kept adding papers until I had three signatures.  I proceeded to make the book much like I learned in one of Mary Ann Moss's classes.

The cover contains two stickers.  One for the label and another that says  "A journey is best measured by friends rather than miles.  (this is a quote from Tim Cahill..... a travel writer.)

I made the cover bigger than the signatures and added a little panel that had elastic added so I can keep a pen, highlighter and a pencil handy.

 Here is one of the pages.  I added a pretty little envelope to this page.  There are a number of envelopes available throughout the book.  Have to have a place to keep the "souvenirs" and other things I get along the way.
Once the book was complete, I knew I needed to find a box to hold it, other markers, scissors, glue and some of the stickers and things I will need along the way.  I had this nice tea box just waiting for such a project.
 I put the book and pens etc. in the bottom of the box.  Inside the top of the box I added a couple of elastic bands to hold all the stickers etc. in place.  I am quite pleased with the way it turned out!
I will post some pictures once the trip is behind us and the book is full! 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday

This weeks teacup is perhaps a bit subtle compared to the one I showed last week. 
However I think it is lovely.

I am showing it with a couple of pretty little salt dishes and a bone china bouquet.

I could not find a name for the pattern.  So can't tell you about it.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed this tea cup Tuesday showing.  Be sure to check back next week to see what I have found for you to see.

After you visit my post today be sure to check out  these other tea posts.

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