I am heading to California in a few weeks, to meet up with some colleagues and friends for a couple of days, then to attend Kim's An Affaire at Tiffany's event with some other friends - I am very excited!
At first I was going to make a souvenir journal just for the event, but then I decided that I would rather have it for the entire trip. I also really liked having a ringed journal when I went to Minneapolis last year (see the finished souvenir journal from that trip here) so I decided to go with rings again for this trip.
I used a 7 gypsies book-cover and covered it with old papers (the inside is a very subtle vintage wallpaper) and had fun using my vintage anagram collection to spell out California. The word "souvenir" is from a box of goodies by Wendy Addison I picked up on my last trip to Tinsel Trading.
The inside is just kraft pages at the moment so I didn't photograph it to show you (but I promise to make up for it and show you every inside bit once it is filled!).
Also, remember way back when I had a giveaway for a "little bits" moleskine memo pocket that I saw Michelle have? Well, mine has gotten pretty worn over time, so I upgraded... I used one of Martha's new accordion files from her line with Avery (in white). The only hazard is that there are small gaps in the bottom, so I made the first pocket for smalls and put a glassine envelope in it to hold them and keep them safe.
Otherwise, I am really happy with it. Here is a peek inside:
I was really glad to get back in the studio and creating. I do keep my daily journal, but I have not had a chance to sit down and spend time crafting, and I had missed it!
Oh - and here is a peek at my new e-course - Core Truths!