Friday, September 16, 2011

Heading out of town.

We are headed out of town today to the Outer Banks for a family vacation. Our first one in a long time, and our first one as a family of four. Excited to soak up time (and sun) with our little family. I threw together this little mini as a travel journal. It's not my typical journal-style I have used in the past, but I wanted to try something different.
Basically, I made a cover (inspiration found here) from kraft paper (and a transparency sheet) with paper squares- vintage sewing pattern paper, a beach scene from a vintage dictionary, graph paper, a vintage map of the Outer Banks (from an atlas), and a paper round with the title. I adhered the squares, sewed a couple lines, and called it finished. Inside, I included white blank sketchbook pages, lined pages, some sewn vellum and paper pages, kraft pages and an envelope or two. I plan on journaling while we are there, maybe putting some momentos in here and there, and then adding pictures after we return. My goal is to keep it simple and clean.
Be on the lookout for some update posts next week as well as a book review and a giveaway :) Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. Beautiful journal. Have a wonderful family vacation!!!

  2. I like the journal. It's great to gather memories.

  3. Have a wonderful trip! We spent our summer vacation there the week before Irene. It was fantastic!

  4. Such beautiful simplicity.
    Helen -- Firenze Cards

  5. Hope you have a WONDERFUL Vacation. I just got my goodies & I SUPER LOVE them! I tweeted about it I was so excited ha.. off to play I go.