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Sunday, January 4, 2015

CHA Travel Journal

Hi everyone, I'm excited about my upcoming trip to CHA.  I absolutely love going and meeting new friends, hanging out with old friends and seeing all the yummy new products about to release.   I have created this awesome journal to capture my travel plans, photos from the show, make and takes, notes and contacts.

Books like this help me to keep everything together.  I started out using an Mini Avery Notebook  that is about 5.5 x 8.5 inches.  I found mine at WalMart in the office supply section. This is the perfect size, because it fits in my purse and isn't too bulky.   I love the three ring system, so that I can easily shift things around in my book.  

To alter the notebook I used Teresa Collins Designs Nine & Co. collection

Here are some photos of the album: 

On the cover I also included Flower Bouquet Silhouette Cameo Cut, and on the inside I used the  3 bracket File Folders for dividers on the inside of the book. 

I used created my own pocket pages by cutting down page protectors and sewing them with Gold thread.  

I also used glassine bags for pockets in the book. 

I created additional storage by using 5.75 x 8.75  inch envelopes and trimmed the top off to create a pocket page.  

I used the file folders from the collection as pages in the book, by cutting them in half. 

Gold glitter washi tape was added through out the book for added detail. 

I sewed all of the sticker labels down with gold thread.
 I also added a fun pocket for tags and added some sequins in the middle.  

 Binder clips and paper clips are always handy in book like this.
Here I have used one to keep my tag from flopping around.

I plan to use these tags for photos and journal spots. I may make more of the sheet protectors when I return and tuck them into the finished book. 

I kept all of my loose leaf paper in the back of the binder, so that It is easy to write my notes.  The back pocket is a great additional storage area as well. 

Here is a video walk through of the album. 

If you  are planning to attend CHA look for me!  I would love to meet you. 

Thanks for stopping in today, 



  1. what a beautiful idea!!!! xx

  2. hi can you tell me where you got your binder and do you have a code for this size. thanks

    1. The image of the notebook at the top has been linked to amazon where you can purchase it. I found mine at WalMart in the office supply section. I've also seen them at Target, and Office supply stores.

  3. I had to stop by your blog and tell you how much fun I had using your sketch for the sketch and dare challenge. You did all the work with that fabulous design. I just had to follow the idea. I am going to use some of your other sketches in my designs because they are also fabulous. Looking forward to more sketches from you at Die-Namites.

  4. This is amazing and now I want that Teresa Collins line!!!!!


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