Making | Travel Journal part 1


Every time I return from a trip, I have great intentions of creating a super mini dedicated to said trip. Never happens. I have several boxes full of photos and travel ephemera dating back to the late 90’s. Maybe one day I’ll get to those.

I’m going to switch things up a bit and document while on my trip. I don’t plan on spending hours working in this book while I’m away. I want this to be a quick and simple process…something I can work on with the downtime we’ll have which will be a fair amount since my traveling companion is an almost 4 year old.

I’d also like to note that before assembly, I searched Pinterest for travel journal ideas. Lot’s out there but Kelly Purkey’s travel binder really sparked this idea of creating on the road.

Here’s the construction of the book.

1. envelopes and pockets are essential since there will be lot’s of ephemera and found objects. Collecting is the best part of traveling!

2. fun post its and tags.  I’ll use these as journaling spots.

3. overlays. because why not?

4. hole puncher + d rings. I thrifted the hole puncher the day after I read KP’s travel binder post. The thrifting/crafting gods were on my side that day.

5. cover pages. both are LLP screen prints that were cut down to fit. I thought about making the cover slightly larger to hide the index tabs but I liked having them be even with the pages which measure 4×6.

6. index tabs. these were part of the most recent LLP paper pack. I simply typed our destinations on the tabs. Glad I kept a few for myself.:)

7. watercolor paper. I plan on bringing a waterbrush and Neocolor water crayons with me just for fun.

8. inside pages. I knew that I wanted to use up some of the excess 4×6 Project Life cards from past Studio Calico kits in this book. I went through my stash and picked patterns and colors that fit the mood of our destinations. I plan on adhering Instax photos and journaling on these cards.

I’m still adding in things and finishing it up and trying to find some type of packet/bag/box to hold the journal and the few supplies I plan on bringing. That will be part of 2!

How do you go about documenting your travels? Do you take this approach of documenting on the road or do you bust out all your findings once you’re home?

xot

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Blog Tour!

I was tagged by the lovely Melissa Mann to continue on with a blog tour!

  1. What am I working on right now?

I’m packing orders and tackling my to do list for the day even though it’s Labor Day! It’s a labor of love so it’s all good.:) 

  2. How long does it take me to create a project?

Depends on my mood. If I’m uninspired and struggling, maybe days but I’ve learned to not create at these times. When I’m in the mood, a couple of hours spanned in a few days. 

  3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?

I’m making a travel journal to take with me on my upcoming trip to Seattle and Portland.

  4. How does my writing/creating process work?

My Creating process depends on my mood but usually it starts with an idea. Then I’ll do a quick peek on Pinterest boards and things I have saved in my mental pinboard. Then it’s down to the nitty gritty. Once I’m in the thick of creating, I don’t open my browser or pick up my phone. 

  5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?

Getting outside, taking a walk, traveling….doing these things help me continue to live a creative life & keep the inspiration going. It also helps to bounce ideas off of a fellow creative friend. 

  6. What is my signature style?

Simple with a quirky details. I love working with negative space in layouts and photography.

I choose to tag, Jamaica Makes, Vee Jennings and Maria Lacuesta 

Thanks for choosing me Melissa!

xot

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Huge Sale!

All items (except for digital downloads) are currently marked down in the LLP shop! I’ve also reduced shipping costs as well. Here’s your chance to grab some great prints for less! I want to make room for new stuff that will be debuting soon!

The sale will run from August 29th – September 15th.

Have a safe holiday weekend!
Tina

 

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Studio Calico Poet Society Reveal!

What a doozy of a reveal, huh? Well…I do hope those of you that were affected most by the time change were able to snag what you wanted!

My favorites were the Dickenson & Alcott add ons from the scrapbook kits and Yeats from the Project Life kits.

LLP had quite a few stamp designs this month, the cactus being my fave. I could have doodled plants all day with that one.

Cactus   stamp | digital
Rocket   stamp | digital
Speech Bubble    stamp | digital

ok…one last self promo item:)LLP digital printable!

xot

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Studio Calico Poet Society Sneaks!

Poet Society is a really beautiful mix of masculine and feminine patterns and embellishments, at least in my opinion. I’m in love with some of the new items from Crate Paper and Shimelle.

Here are my sneaks for the scrapbook kit and add ons…

And sneaks for the Project Life kit + add ons…

Loving blush pink and blue mixed in with gold foil. So pretty.

See you on the 27th for the full reveal!
xot

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