Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Zealand Journal

I am so excited about my trip to New Zealand. For those who do not know, I earned this trip from my Close To My Heart business. I could have never have done it without the help of my dedicated customers. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. I LOVE YOU ALL AND I HOPE THAT I CAN ALWAYS FULFILL ALL YOUR STAMPING AND SCRAPPIN' NEEDS AND WANTS!

Stan and I leave very early in the morning to fly to San Fransico and then on to New Zealand on Saturday. I am almost packed and now I just need to write out all the instructions for my parents who will be staying with our children while we are away. They drove 16 hours yesterday to come stay with Tucker, Molly and Payton (THANKS MOM & DAD!). Stan and I know our children will have loads of fun with Grammy & Grampy (my parents have more energy than most 20 year old's)! I made this journal yesterday to take on the trip. I am so excited with how it turned out and I had oh so much fun creating it! This journal is a new product in the Spring 2010 Idea book. In fact, it is my FAVORITE new product! It is found on page 95 of the Spring Idea Book. It is called the "My Creations Journal. It is 5 x 7 and has 75 unlined pages. It sells for $7.95. What I love about this fun little journal and what makes it better than all other journals is that the front cover is actually protected by a protector! You create your 5 x 7 layout (or cover page) and then you slip it into the protector. How cool is that?!!!!! You never have to worry about the cover getting damaged!

I actually "scrap-lifted" the design. If you look on page 11 in the SPring Idea Book you will see a journal decorated using the new "Vernada" papers. I used that as my guide to create mine. This is a perfect example of why our Idea books are called Idea books and not catalogs-they are filled with so many fabulous ideas!!!! I save all my Idea Books and refer back to them time and time again.

Here are the supplies I used:

#Z1268 My Creations Journal

#X7120B Topstitch Paper Pack

Baby Pink (#Z2102), Heavenly Blue (#Z2102) and Chocolate Inks (#Z2111)

#Z1270 Soft Suede Pinwheels

#Z1275 Mini Medley Accent Collections-Antique Copper

#Z1136 White Daisy Mini Medley Accent Collection

#Z1124 Heavenly Blue Ribbon Rounds

#Z1138 Blush Ribbon Rounds

#D1401 Authentic Stamp Set

#D1386 Save The Date Stamp Set

#D1303 Classmate Alphabet Stamp Set

All of these items can be ordered from my website (

This will be my last post until I return home. I promise to share lots of photos and stories with y'all once I get home! to finish up all the last minute details before we leave!




Michelle Nist said...

Are you going to pass your journal around so we can all write how much we love you and how GLAD we are that you earned the trip!! See you in SanFran!!

Karen Pedersen said...

Have SOOOOO much fun in New Zealand!

Haley D. said...

Beautiful journal! Bon voyage!!!