Saturday, August 31, 2019

090119 Archi-scraps September Challenge

Use a horse somewhere
Earlier this year we took a trip & wandered a bit around the southwest US.

Lately I've been using the Archi-scraps challenges to take me off the page. This time I was inspired by an October Afternoon embellishment sticker sheet from the 2011 Sarsaparilla collection - in particular the stagecoach element - to use a Western theme on a Traveler's Notebook.

I thought it would make the perfect cover image. That led me to remember a wonderful canvas money bag with a horse on the front. Perfect for my cover!

I grabbed a beat up piece of leather to use for the spine & some lovely turquoise colored rawhide lacing & a silver concho for the closure. I sewed the ends of the bag to the inside to create pockets for my notebook to slip into. I then sewed around the edge of the layers of canvas to secure them & left the cut edge raw.

My title page, "Go West Young Man", is made from more of the OA Sarsaparilla elements.

To see the completed book link HERE.
As always, Archi-scraps never fails to take my inspiration to new territory!

Be sure to share your creations with us.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

081019 Vacation Mini-book

I always look for postcards 
My album came from Family Dollar & it's a bit of an odd page size,  so I've fashioned my own from letter size cardstock. Each has a flap which creates a full landscape page. You'll see!

This little mini is all about the photos & ephemera of our brief trip to Missouri.

I'm too uncoordinated to manage a video flip through so here's an old-school version:

Dinner on our first leg of the trip - Chicago style hot dogs - a new fave.

I saved the paper hats!

We had a FANTASTIC (Caverns) and...

INCREDIBLE (Pizza) day!

Best. Patterned. Paper. Ever.

Oops! Need to journal about our day in St. Louis.

My daughter takes amazing cellphone photos!


Had all my stuff organized & printed so this came together really quickly.

Hope you've enjoyed your summer!

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