Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Peek At My Paris Journals

 Well...in nine days I leave for my trip of a life time:) I have had Paris on my bucket list since I was a little girl:):) I asked my sister over a year ago if she was game...she said "YES"....and I cant hardly believe it...but, its now just a few days away:):) On the 27th my toes will be walking on Paris ground...YEAH!!!!!  So, you know I just had to make a Paris journal to play in while I was there!! ...and even though my kid sis is not a journaler...I made her one too. I think I my be able to get her into it on this trip:):) Above, the process has begun.... The maps I used are of Paris.
                                                                 Inside covers...
                                                      Stamp for the front cover......
 Finished covers.... I circled the Paris spots on the maps....added washi tape, chipboard, paint, and buttons....
The back covers...another Paris stamp....and several coats of varnish....and the covers are done!!!
                                                                                 
                    I bought some flat pockets for putting extras in...to add to our journals:)
 ...and since I'm a huge washi tape fan...I cant go with out them...so I made these little sleeves to fit inside the pockets I bought...washi tape to go:):)
          Here are some pictures of the insides of the books...I sewed velum into them as pockets:)
                            ....more pockets...they will hold little things we collect....
and here you can see all the pages...different types and sizes...and watercolor paper as well...no way am I going to Paris and NOT drawing and painting:):)
LOL!! I spy a puppy in the photo...I didnt notice until I was writing this post:):)

Very excited!!!! Paris here I come:):)
I will be showing some blog posts of me in Paris...my good friend Karen will post the pictures for me.....so, stay tuned:):)
Much love- Sandie

11 comments:

Linda in Calif. said...

These turned out great! I love the way you circled Paris. Your sis is going to love this. If I were her I would never learn to make these - I would just make you make them as you do such a great job. The pockets are a great idea.

laurajane said...

They are lovely Sandie ,and will be even more beautiful when full of you're memorabilia .
Have a great trip with your sister.x

Nancy said...

Mangifique! These are wonderful journals. Have an outstanding trip!

Lesley said...

Wow! You are definitely prepared! I just know you will ave an awesome time in Paree!

Holly Loves Art said...

FANTASTIC!!! Can't wait to read all about your trip to Paris! I went in 2001 and again in 2011! It is by far my favorite place in the world. I brought a journal too... very similar to what you are doing. I prepared so much before I left so I could just dive in every night and add to it. You will collect every little thing you find from napkins, to business cards to receipts... and water bottle labels... they are so pretty! Have a fab time. So happy for you!

Qltr89 said...

Have a fun-filled trip to Paris!

Createology said...

Your trip of a lifetime to Paris will be even more magically special with your handmade journals ready to capture every moment of bliss. Safe Travels and Bon Voyage...

Lilla Le Vine said...

Very pretty journal, I love the theme!
aloha lilla

Marianne said...

I am so excitef for you. I love your journal. And I just know your sister is going to enjoy her journal too. I can't wait to hear all about your adventure.

Kathy said...

They look perfect and I can't wait to see how you have filled them up when you return.

Bonnie said...

How fun. I loved the museums there. I could have spent days at the Impressionist one. Have no clue what it was called. Thrilled to see the original Little Dncer by Degas.

Have fun filling your journals!

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