Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Me time....


This year I will be "celebrating" my 40th with a trip to New York without the kids. Each year Chris and I take a kid free break, but this year it will be for my birthday and to a place of my choosing. We went a couple of years ago and we have a rule of not going to the same place twice, but I loved it and there are still things I want to see. I also don't want to be dealing with turning 40 and have language problems. So, New York it is! Yay!!! I can taste the breakfast already....drool.

With this trip in mind, I've made myself a little travel journal to take with me based on the Julie Kirk's (Nabview) 3-in-1 mini book tutorial which you can find here.



I love the pocket idea so have used that for vertical and horizontal pockets to slip receipts and tickets in while we are away. I usually use a hotel envelope to bring things like that home, and then they stay in the envelope. This time they will have a home from the start.

There are also pages just for journaling, and some of the "pocket pages" have been turned into extra wide pages for me to witter away on. Other's I've turned the journaling block around to give the book more interest and make you want to handle it. At the moment I'm also considering taking my pogo printer with me as I think a few little photo's in it would be great.




I'm really looking forward to using it and may make another one just because I can!
This one has been make using kraft cardstock for the pages and pockets, bakers twine, basic grey recess papers (yep - I'm using old stash!!), journaling block stamp, inks, a little touch of paint, 7Gypsies tapes & a rub-on and some Tim Holtz bits and pieces. Oh yeah - and I dusted off my BIA to bind it, it's been a while.

As always, thanks for looking!

17 comments:

Sandra said...

Wow .... How gorgeous is this :)

I have to agree with you, we also don't really like to do the same place twice, but New York, well that's some different! :) ...

Chell said...

Stunning, and lucky you to be going away without the kiddies...

Have a fab time!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh it's gorgeous. Love every part I can see! Have a fab trip.

kirsticoo said...

Wow... this is really stunning - have just printed of the tutorial for it... Happy 40th when it comes and enjoy New York... always wanted to go there...xoxo

lisa said...

Oh wow, Vicki, New York sounds amazing. You are so lucky to be celebrating your birthday this way. I am 40 today and was absolutely dreading it. I'm still not sure what I think and I so wish I had a lovely trip to help it along.
Enjoy, have a glass of something for me while you're there and have a fantastic birthday when it arrives!

Lisax

Julie said...

Ooooh it's great! I love the colours and your stitching works so well. I'm really glad you liked the tutorial :D

Janie said...

WOW this is stunning, love it. Sounds like it's going to be a good trip, enjoy you lucky thing.

Linda Elbourne said...

This is lovely. I am like you ... don't do the same place twice but I can see me revisiting New York more than once ... what a great birthday you are going to have ... and I can taste the breakfast now too :0)

Jackie xxx said...

OMG - how lush is that - what a great idea. Have a great holiday.

Sally said...

What a great idea - and will be a lovely memory too. I hope you have a great time!

Crafty Red said...

What a fantastic idea/ideas going to New York and love the travel journal idea.

Claireliz said...

Wow that is one goregous Journal.
x

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

This is a beautiful and inspiring journal...with all that pocket talk I started breathing harder!
I love anything to do with paper...it's a condition, lol.
I hope you have a nice trip.

come see me sometime.
ciao

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

By the way, I'm your newest follower...and this was my first visit to your site!

come follow me
if you like what you see!

wasn't that little poem cute!? lol

ciao

Laura said...

This is so gorgeous! love it! xx

Rachael said...

that journal is just gorgeous Vicki!! I am trying to persuade DH to take me to NY no luck so far, hope you have a fab time :)

Mini said...

Just gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.
Sue x