Monday, 6 October 2014

Latest Journal...T stands for AdvenTure Journal!

Hello there.  I', baaaaaaaaaack!  What do you mean you hadn't noticed I was away?  Hubster and I took a little holiday over the large pond to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary.   May I just say a huge Thank You to those kind folks who sent us a card to celebrate.  They were very well received and appreciated.  

Those who follow me will know that when I am going on a journey I like to make a journal in order that I can make notes as we go along, and put in photos off my phone, using a Pogo Printer.  Well, this trip was no exception. This time however, not only were we to celebrate a special Anniversary we were also going to meet up and stay with my Blogging Buddy who visited last year.  Gotta love WOYWW and Blogging!

So I thought you might like to see my journal, pre holiday....Before you start reading, I would go and grab a cuppa as this is a photo heavy post.

The spine was pretty devoid of charms as I didn't want to to be clunking around and also, I was hoping to pick some more up whilst we were there.
Here are the inside pages....Doesn't that pen clip well on there?  A design feature (cough) of course!!

This is one I wanted to show Debs. What I am holding is a square of paper, folded in such a way that it has two outside flap pockets and as I have stitched through the centre, I have joined it to add another journalling spot inside.  Tricky to explain this one!

This one on the left was made using a TH trellis die cut, adding embossing paste through it and pulling the trellis away.  It has a really lovely shimmer to it.
This is a giant TH tag turned on it's side, the rest of it forms a pocket.

Lots of tags and pockets!!

This took me quite some time to make but I thoroughly enjoyed making it.  I used a tonne of hints and inspirations from Pinterest, Laura Denison, Ashmita Roy (you tube) as well as ideas of my own.  The papers used are a plethora of papers I have collected including Papermania, Tim Holtz Destinations (been stroking the paper pad for quite some time so time to use it), Stampin Up, K&Co, Cosmo Cricket, as well as others with no name on it.  I also used some printouts and cuts from Silhouette, and the paper clips came from Ikea!

If you enlarge this one you can see where we went during our trip.  The pocket on the left also had the paste treatment but this time with Ferro.  After it had dried I popped another die cut out in there to give the contrast.
There are multitudes of Snippets used and I had a ball making this.   We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and over the next few weeks I will no doubt share some photos through scrapbook layouts and journal.  This journal did weigh a bit but and it was carried in my hand luggage so hey ho!  It measures 5" x 9" x 4".

As it is nearly Tuesday, I am going to share a cuppa with you while you read my post, after all I drunk a fair few during it's construction and link on up to my friend Elizabeth and Bleubeard, who I know likes books!

Thanks for calling by.  Please let me know if it was worth the visit.  I have some blogs to catch up with now so please bear with me.



Jean Straw said...

Wow!! You put a lot of work into this Hettie It is a fabulous project and a lovely way to remember your holiday.
Jean x

Sue said...

What a fab journal Sam!!! and great way to have all your holiday memories lots of huggles Sue xx

Mrs A. said...

Dunno nuffin bout pogo printers but if its anything like them pogo sticks in the playground I'm not going nowhere near it. Iv'e already been in one pond!! Great little journal book. Lots of nooks and crannies for storing stuff. Hugs Mrs A.
Thanks for cleaning me out. I might even lay an egg or 2!

TwinkleToes2day said...

What a gorgeous journal!! Happy T Day! :o))

Robyn said...

Wonderful keepsake! thanks for sharing your journey with us! My fav way to travel!

Bridget Larsen said...

What an awesome journal and one that you will treasure
Bridget #3

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous memory book, Sam. Yep, I LOVE books, and this one made me smile, as well as made me appreciate how much time, energy, and products you put into this. This is a keepsake of a lifetime and it was good to see that you got to meet up with a WOYWW buddy. Julia has spread her love around the world, that's for sure.

Thanks for sharing this fun book with us for T this week. Glad to have you back, too.

Helen said...

you always make such fabulous books! glad you had a great time.

Debs Willis said...

OMG!!! This is seriously awesome! I totally love how you incorporated the double sided pocket, need to see how u joined them together
I recognise some of the papers, as I have some of them.
The lattice looks great, at first thought was a die cut, then read on.....
Lots of goodies, want to see it up close & personal!
Glad you're home, bet the girls were pleased :-)
Big hugs, Debs xxx

Vicki Miller said...

I love this and how you used so many different parts in it. I am a sucker for any sort of Journal!

SARN said...

I think you deserve a medal for the all the patient work you have put into creating this lovely travel journal Sam. Not to mention that you'll keep on filling it up now you're back.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! WOW, that journal is amazing and so full of fun stuff, looks GREAT! You will enjoy filling it up with your memories I'm sure.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

Belinda Basson said...

So nice to see it finished after we Skyped and you were working on it. Glad you home safe and that you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Di said...

Gosh Sam, this is awesome! Am sure you were working on it at the WOYWW Crop but you did soooo much else since then!

Glad you had a fun time and hope theo jet lag has now fully gone!


Di xx

see you there! said...

Enjoyed looking at every page. What a clever idea to prepare a journal for a trip.


Divers and Sundry said...

Wow! This is a treasure! I think it'd be wonderful to fill this with vacation memories. I can't imagine how long it would take to create something like this.

Dianne said...

Oh my goodness, your Travel Log is GORGEOUS! I love books like this and you've done a magnificent job. Would love to see it filled in with notes and photos...Did you make it totally from 'scratch' or did you have a book that you filled? so love those black pages, really makes the colors pop!

~*~Patty S said...

What a wonderful travel journal you've created...must be great fun to turn those pages and investigate in detail.
Hope you enjoyed your US travels
and Happy Anniversary too!
I am playing catch up after two weeks at the beach...
"real" time can feel challenging after being away ;-)
Happy October

Krisha said...

Wooo Hoooo! That is one fantastic travel journal! Thanks for sharing it.
Happy T-day

Annie said...

Wow Sam that is were missed :-)
Annie x

Irene said...

Hello Sam

Happy belated Wedding Anniversary to You and your Husband. What a fabulous holiday and a wonderful travel journal jam packed with lots and lots of treasured memories - now that is one amazing idea.

Thank you for sharing your special holiday.


Kathleen said...

Gosh you must have the patience of a Saint but what a fabulous keep sake. looking forward to seeing more.

Kath x

Nancy said...

Wow that journal is fantabulous!! I love all the pages and pockets--wonderful papers :) and happy belated anniversary greetings--great trip!
Happy T day

Halle said...

Love this travel journal. So well made and such interesting papers inside.
Happy T day!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
what a superb creation.
My there is is some fantastic and wonderful lot of work involved in this, and what a fab way to remember such a lovely and special anniversary, and your special journey too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

voodoo vixen said...

First of all... Congrats on the 25 years of wedded bliss and a lovely trip to celebrate and finally, what a fabby journal to take to recall all of the wonderful moments you enjoyed. Hope you give us a heads up on how to do the foldy page bit you describe... would love to give it a try!

scrappymo! said...

This is gorgeous! You ace the vacation and mini books!

Love the papers you chose and loved that double sided envelope thingy...must try that one day.

Don't worry, the house has a suite again. A much nicer suite with a ground level patio door for the entrance. It has a lovely covered patio for the suite as well...and of course is empty all July and Aug!!!

Your trip sounds fun...Canada next, girl!

Elizabeth said...

What a marvellous way to celebrate your anniversary, Sam, and your journal is the perfect way to record it. I can well imagine that you have managed to incorporate a ton of snippets - so many pockets! Look forward to seeing your snaps from the trip :) Elizabeth xx

Karen Petitt said...

Cor and WOW! Absolutely stunning - I have no idea how you created it yet alone how long it took - it is brilliant! Clever, so very clever, hope you had a lovely time and you'll share some pictures soon Karen xx

Kim said...

So glad I got to see it in person! It is beautiful...

karen said...

Another amazing travel journal you have made! You put it so many details and they are such a work or art! I am in awe! (again)
xoxo Karen

Angela Radford said...

Fantastic journal Hettie, great detail. Happy crafting, Angela x