Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Scrapbook on the Road

We're going on a road trip this week and I am excited! I've been working on Ali Edwards latest class release, "Scrapbook on the Road" for the last two days and have an awesome mini album to chronicle the trip as it happens!

Yesterday I put the book itself together and watched all her tutorials online. There are some pretty cool ideas in this class! Last night I worked on the cover but I really wasn't happy with it. Here's cover #1:


I used a technique I learned from the class but I didn't have any cream paint. So, I used black...but I didn't like it at all. And it's the cover! So, this morning I went back to square one and tried something else.

I ended up with this...


...which I LOVE! There's a transparency over top of an October Afternoon 'map' pattern paper. I printed the title and cut a camera from a Studio Calico paper from the Documentary line. I'm very happy with the way it turned out.

Here's a few pictures of the inside of the album.


Love this! That tag is stapled onto a transparency. The cameras were a happy accident. I laid the rub-ons down with the intention of only using one camera but the rest stuck! Oops! It works though. On the right is a transparency with a quote and beneath that is a piece of pattern paper with the calendar and the dates circled for our trip.


Some different size pages here-a 6*6 page. A transparency & underneath is a piece of pattern paper stuck to another piece on the other side to make it heavier.


A couple of the techniques that I learned in the class back to back.


I used a bunch of those 7 Gypsies journaling cards (5*7) and I added in the bingo card form Jenni Bowlin, just changed the word to 'Break'.


Another 7 Gypsies card, a couple of tags together, and another transparency underneath.

I'm quite pleased with the way the book turned out. Now the challenge is to journal and add things from our vacation 'as it happens'! I'll be sure to take pictures o the final product when it's all said and done to share it with you!

Happy hump day!



  1. This is great. And I LOVE your cover.

  2. That is so super cute!
    And it's going to be lots of fun to fill up :)

  3. Wow!! You did all that last night??? That is awesome! Can't wait to see the finished product!!

  4. very fun - can't wait to see it filled with goodies!

  5. It looks fantastic! I am taking the class too!

  6. WOW Both look great! I loved the first cover but I love the second one even more :) Great Job!!