Friday, March 25, 2011


A friend of mine 
is relocating
so I thought I would make
a journal/scrapbook for her
so this is a sketch pad turned travel journal
First I unwound the spiral binding

I had an atlas I used for the out sid
once I glued it on I reinserted the spirl binding

cutting out the route 
she will take

I glues a car button on the front
Her name will go  in
the checkered oval

Go West 

On the inside is the State of Ohio
I combined the state bird, tree flower int he corner
then had the state stats
on the left is a pocket 
with the map of our town

 the next pg was for the town she is moving to
and then the next few pgs
are the history of the town she is leaving

The red p gis
You know you are from Ohio if....

There are some pockets for mementos
I did make some tags so they weren't empty

The back pgs
are the same but for where she is going to

You know you are from AZ if....

this was fun to make
because I lived in AZ for 
25 years

WYWW Peony Frame

Running With Glitter


  1. what a good idea! I may have to borrow it and make something like this for a friend relocating to the midwest! :)

  2. You are such a good friend to make this! Very cute!

  3. How clever! I would treasure such a gift. You are a good friend!

  4. This is so cute! I'd be really excited if a friend gave me this too! And it kind of reminds me of one of my most favorite "art in the movies" moments - the scrapbook that Kirsten Dunst gives Orlando Bloom for his road trip in "Elizabethtown"... if you haven't seen the movie, it's amazing and always makes me want to create something like what you did! : )

  5. That's a really cute book! Great job. That took a lot of patience I bet.

  6. That is so cute! What a thoughtful gift!

  7. So original and cute. Thank you for sharing.


  8. Thats really nice of you to have a pretty journal made for a friend, sweet. I like the short poem you pin in their. Very informational and handy.

  9. I love it. I need to try this with all the places my Granddaughter has been for her. She would love it. Thank you for sharing, I am new to blogging and all but, trying to get ideas.

  10. This is such a cute idea!!!!! We are planning a roadtrip this summer and this is perfect!!!

    I am a super new blogger and am having my very first link party today! I was wondering if you would want to post this wonderful blog post on at my party for others to see!! My blog is!

    Talk to you soon!

    --libby (I am your newest follower! With a new baby, i need all the scrapbook inspiration i can get!)

  11. That is a very unique and creative gift! I love what you did with it --- so very, very neat!

  12. What an amazing traveling journal/scrapbook! It was make the trip a little more bearable to have this, look through it and get mementos to put in it. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays! Featuring this tomorrow!

  13. Great gift idea! I cannot believe this: I JUST posted my 'Travel Journal Tutorial' on Hodgepodge Friday, and when I checked to see if the thumbnail had worked, YOUR travel journal was right next to it!! What are the chances of that happening?? Anyway, fun to have found you on Hodgepodge Friday!