Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Travel Journal: St Augustine Florida

IMG_3456So here’s the cover of my travel journal. My apologies for the glare
in the photographs, Next time, I will find another location to shoot rather than right under the attic skylight.IMG_3460  
My travel companions joked about renting a red convertible. The car rental place didn’t have any available and I’m not sure if we would have actually rented one if they had.  On Cynthia’s birthday, we came outside and voila! there was a red convertible parked right in front of our house. It was like a wink from the Universe.

Despite discussing how we intended to do Slow Travel days, our list of things to do each day managed to keep growing. We crammed in a lot of sightseeing, eating and shopping.IMG_3461 
On Cynthia’s birthday, she talked us into getting an Old-
Timey photograph done (the photograph in the upper left). I chose to get in touch with my inner cowgirl and had fun wearing that cowboy hat and waving that handgun around. Diane and Cynthia hammed it up as saloon girls. The photographer made the shoot so much fun and obviously enjoyed her job.
The house we rented was spacious and nicely decorated with a mix of modern and traditional touches – in the page on the right, above. IMG_3462
I like the shot above of Diane and Cynthia. It was a night shot with the lights giving their heads golden halos . On the right is a wine display from the local grocery store. (No we didn’t buy either the Cheap Red or the Cheap White Wine.)
The pages above feature photographs and postcards from some of the historical houses within walking distance of our rental. IMG_3464 
The layouts above highlight receipts and cards from a day of shopping in a pretty area that featured antique stores and boutiques.

Below – pages showing postcards and photographs taken at Flagler College. I printed the photos on my little Pogo printer. Such a handy tool to use when travelling.

A very pretty church below with beautiful blue walls and ceilings.IMG_3467
Ruby Tuesday – yum!

I had a lot of fun laying out the pages above. I could use that stripey tape on everything! The playing cards are from a reproduction set from the 1800’s.
Above – some beach shots; sand, wind and waves!
This is one of my favourite layouts. The colours and the numeric tape from Cavellini just make me happy!

There are many more pages in the journal, but you get the idea – we had a great time!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Recent Journal

IMG_3451I loved this journal from Little Beach Designs so much that I had to make a similar one for myself. It isn’t that close in design but it has the mood I was after and I am happy with the way it turned out. IMG_3452 Here are a couple of shots of the inside pages. I had some old ledger pages
that I used. They are very brittle but I don’t plan to use the book for journaling, I just like to look at it.IMG_3454
I want to make more like this to use up some of the neat vintage papers I have collected on my trips to antique markets. But my next post will be a more modern journal featuring my recent trip to St Augustine, Florida.


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