Not being a journaler (is that a word? my spell-check seems to think not), this was initially a very daunting challenge for me. I had already made a gratitude journal that I never used (shame on me).
And then I realized that since I am going on an amazing cruise of the Black Sea with my sister this summer, it would be great to have someplace to jot down notes along the way to help me remember it better, tuck away a few keepsakes, and maybe eventually add some photos.
I started by coating the front cover with white pigment ink and then embossing it with clear embossing powder. I cut a strip of paper from the Take Note 6x6 pad, also by Studio Calico. The colors and design seemed to reflect the feel of Turkey, which is where our trip begins.
The stamps I used for the whole project are from the Technique Tuesday set called R & R. How perfect, right? I stamped them with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored the image with Copic markers. And I finally got to use my Bind-It-All!
Inside the front cover, I adhered another piece of paper from that Take Note pad to write down the details of the trip.
I didn’t think about covering the board before I put the thing together, so I just cut a piece of cardstock a little short of the binding. Lesson learned.
All of the inside pages are stamped with another stamp from the R & R set.
I figured I can circle one of the phrases on each page depending on where we are when I am writing. I love how the pages are printed with a grid to make writing easier!
Time will tell whether I actually use this very cute journal, given my track record, but I will try.
I hope you’re as excited as I am to see how the rest of the Design Team used this product. If you make one, please share with the rest of us by using the keyword “ihp0612” when you upload it to the SCS or PCP galleries.
Now let’s go check these out:
Happy cruising – I mean blog-hopping!