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June 25, 2011

I'm still alive !

Bet you wondered about that! I haven't had any time, energy or mojo lately which is why I have been MIA. 

My curiousity was piqued by all the smash book talk and then I found this in Paperchase:

The pages inside are lined, plain and graph paper plus these little beauties:

A clear plastic 4 pocket divider

A clear plastic single large pocket

This is quite a useful card pocket

 and a lovely zipped pocket!

My idea was to open the wire binding, take out all the pages, make some of my own pages with PP etc, decorate the covers, then put it  back together again.  So far I have deconstructed it and decorated the front cover

I had some old world map wrapping paper so I stuck that to the inside with glossy accents so it showed through to the front.   The atlas cover was from my stash and I fixed that to the outside of the cover.

Inside the front cover I painted the back of the map with some Honey Dew fresco finishes (love that paint), stamped some Artistic Stamper travel stamps over it then went to town with travel themed bits and bobs from my stash.

Once I've got around to sorting out what I'm using for my inside pages and puting it all back together it will be a travel journal (just in case you hadn't guessed!)

I found these fabby things in Muji:

I love the little hand paper clippy things, and the pen holder will be useful.

Anyway, at least I seem to have got my mojo back.  All I need ow is a  bit more time to get it all done!


Helen said...

Glad you found some me time then, today!! Your de-constructed, re-constructing looks great thus far!
Take care.

Sandra said...

Don't you just love paper chase :). It's looking so good

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Me too - still alive that is! I've no excuse really being a lady of leisure ;-)
Ooh wish I'd seen this book before, I was in Paperchase in Manchester the weekend before last. Love the stuff you got in Muji
Anne x

Carmen said...

I don't even know of a paperchase near us otherwise I'd be hotfooting it down there - this looks amazing already. Love what you're doing with it.

JoZart said...

Hi Kay, glad to see you back! I am sending you an apron which was to have been my original pif before I sent you the key chain. It needs a bit more doing to it so I am sending them off to the pif winners to finish as they wish... so look out in the post for it. Hope you like it!
joZarty x

Carmen said...

Hi Kay. Was sitting looking at my PIF you did me today. Where are you missus? I do hope you are OK?

Doone said...

I trust you are just very busy but okay?

thinking of you, and wishing you a hippo nude year