For the Adventurer

I am always thrilled to see people follow their dream. A woman who has been doing my hair for the last two years purchased an old RV and has been refurbishing it. Two weeks ago she quit her job (yes, I need to find a new hairstylist) and is going to take a year and see the United States. She has been saving up for this big adventure. I wanted to give her a journal to capture her travels along the way. Of course the journal must be accompanied by a card.

StampinMojo, Journal Book, You're So Lovely, Botanical Builder Framelits, PPA 298

I had created the journal book using Farmers Market DSP. I have loved every pattern in this DSP and will be sad to see it retired. The Botanical Builder Framelits added the pizzazz to the journal book. The color palette is Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Gold Glimmer. I love it so much I may make another for me.

The Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge this week was my inspiration for the card.

PPA 298 Sketch Challenge

Let’s take a closer look at the card.

StampinMojo, PPA 298, You're So Lovely

The Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder added texture to the card. I lightly sponged Crumb Cake ink onto the bricks so they look a bit weathered. The Adventure Begins is from the You’re so Lovely stamp set and is the perfect sentiment for my card. I am sad to see this stamp set retiring. You can count on it staying in my stamp collection.

StampinMojo, Journal book, Botanical Builder Framelits

The journal book is simply a composition book from Office Depot. I tend to buy these in bulk during the back to school sales. I use up old DSP and donate the books to the local Shelter for Abused Women. I cover the inside covers with solid card stock to hide the periodic table of elements or metric conversion charts. My Project Life Corner Rounder allows the card stock to mirror the corners of the journal.

I hope I got your creative mojo going with my project today. Don’t forget to stop over and see what the Pals Paper Arts design team did with this sketch.






  1. What a perfect gift for someone off on an adventure! Beautifully done!

  2. Ginger Toivonen

    What a beautiful journal and card Michelle! Your hairstylist is bound to have a grand time with this journal to record her adventures. Thanks for playing with the PPA and my sketch this week.

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