I wanted to show you my Seattle Souvenir journal just as it was when I arrived home, so you can see how much I actually do in the moment (well, the in the quiet moments between the exciting moments). Now all I need to do is add a couple a photos and finish up the last page.
This journal ended up with lots of subpages and fold outs, so there are a lot of pictures and notes below:
On the first page, I used part of the sticker from my luggage, and did some lettering:
In the envelope is a piece of old text paper that I used to document my first day - you can see in the bottom right where I drew an box and wrote "Photo here":
This is the next spread with everything "closed":
And here is everything opened up, the business card from lunch, and part of the paper I was working on while painting. I loved how it had all my colors on it, so I tore a bit off for my journal:
In the top-loading envelope I stashed some cards of fellow classmates, and a photo of me and Mary Bailey, who has taken some of my online classes and introduced herself to me:
Stacie took me to Dick's, a Seattle staple, and I used images from the bag our food came in and taped them in here, and on the other side are photos taken at a digital photobooth in a shop in the Capital Hill area:
On this side is a spread with a photo, cut out of page and sticker (with the bad word blurred out) from Cupcake Royale - yum! On the right, a photo from class, and...
Another envelope sleeve filled with a page...
This time a piece of stationery Stacie purchased, with a sampling of all the fun pens I purchased at the Kinokunyia Bookstore:
This spread has miscellaneous things on it, including the price stickers from some vintage rulers I purchased at the flea market we went to.
Here are some cards from shops, and a replica vintage postcard of the area:
Some shops we went to, and the receipt from Walgreens, where we purchased candy before heading to a drive-in movie:
Here is the last page - still needs to be colored and have final events added:
The last envelope is being used as storage until I am done with the journal:
And here is the back and front laid out:
Fun journal to make - I will definitely be using this envelope technique again in the future!
There are still a few days left in the current giveaway...