Saturday, April 5, 2014

Cartographer Journey Journal

I was super excited to make this project for Alpha Stamps using all the newest Tim Holtz goodies alongside a lovely paper line called Cartographer by Prima.  Everything was made easy with the use of Xyron.  Here is a full supply list with all my goodies!  P.S.  There is a video tour at the end if you are so inclined.   

On the cover I used different forms of vintage photo to color my cover.  Even though Tim does a nice job of aging it, I love the effect of the watered down stain and ink.  The spinners still move around which adds a fun element.

Inside I used lots of travel themed ephemera and added lots of pockets.  It is my usual busy haphazard collage style.

I love the hot air balloon images.  There is something that intrigues me about these, perhaps I will have to take a ride some day.

This layout is filled with lots of images from Alpha Stamps.  The vintage Paris postcard collage sheet was a perfect addition to this project.

The new ephemera sets from Tim and the found relative cards are simply amazing and made for great vintage additions to my sturdy book.

Each page is actually made of chipboard to ensure stability as I like to layer lots of stuff and add embellishments.

The philosophy tags I added inside can still move as I matted them with stickers that came with the cartographer paper.  It makes me so happy to have interaction and movement in my work.

On the back I included lots of envelops and pockets to tuck things in.  This is yet another form of interaction that I often enjoy in my work.

I hope you found a bit of inspiration in today's entry.  This project is one of my favorites in a while, so I think I am off to make a video to add to this post shortly!



And here it is, a real peek inside:


  1. troppo, troppo bello! hai tutta la mia ammirazione! complimenti, un bellissimo lavoro!!!!baci, Gabriella

  2. Oh, Sista-Friend! You are so amazing! That is just spectacular! I love all the movable goodies in there! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  3. very cool!! I love all the bits and pieces!

  4. Another fabulous, creative project!

  5. Beautifully done!! There are so many lovely things to look at here. Thanks for sharing. Karen.x

  6. Oh this book is so cool. Just love all the details and all the moveable items !! You did a great job on this !! Thanks a lot for sharing.
    Hugs from SPAIN

  7. You did a wonderful job making this book. There is so much to look at.
    Every page is a feast for the eye. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  8. Rhea, thanks so much for putting this project together. I won the giveaway over at Alpha Stamps and rec'd my package of goodies today. Can't wait to start creating this book.


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