“Traveler’s Journal” by Lisa Gregory

"Traveler's Journal" by Lisa Gregory

Hello lovelies! Today, I am sharing a project other than a layout. Last year, I took a course in Bookmaking with Nik the Booksmith. The lovely part is, I get to use ALL of my scrapbooking supplies and then some. I couldn’t wait to use some 49 and Market product to create books and journals. This is a hardcover Travelers Journal. It is thick, full and each page is simply luscious. Each signature is created with 49 and Market paper with pockets, and inside of each signature cover are tea and coffee dyed papers, vintage dictionary pages and ledger pages. There are 5 signatures created with the 12×12 papers, 78 pages, and lots of pockets and inserts. Vintage Remnants and Vintage Artistry was a perfect choice for this Traveler’s Journal.

This is the front cover. Paper, lace, and flowers. I adore the pieces of laser cut shapes from the frame set. There are so many elements to layer or use for tuck spots.

"Traveler's Journal" by Lisa Gregory
“Traveler’s Journal” by Lisa Gregory

This is the back cover. The pattern on the paper needed no additional embellishments other than the beautiful lace ribbon along the side. I did ink the edges with distress ink.

"Traveler's Journal" by Lisa Gregory

Here is a closeup of the front cover.

"Traveler's Journal" by Lisa Gregory

This is another closeup of the front cover. The word Vintage Artistry came from the strip at the bottom of the 12×12 papers. I fussy cut the words and inked the edges.

"Traveler's Journal" by Lisa Gregory

This is a closeup of the beautiful vintage layers of all of the pages in the journal.

"Traveler's Journal" by Lisa Gregory

This is a view of the book when it is open. My mother-in-law gifted me with her very large 4 volume vintage dictionary. I have been tea dying them and using them for book pages as well as collage sheets.

"Traveler's Journal" by Lisa Gregory

This is the top of the spine. There is some 49 and Market burlap layered with some cheesecloth peeking out of the top.

"Traveler's Journal" by Lisa Gregory

For the spine, I layered a piece from the Laser Cut Shapes Frame set 03 and the word Memory is from the Archival Board Memory Captured set.

"Traveler's Journal" by Lisa Gregory

These are some closeups of some of the small paper pads I created and ATC cards with envelopes that i tucked in some of the pockets in the journal.

"Traveler's Journal" by Lisa Gregory

These are more closeups of some of the inserts I created. And never throw out those smaller pieces of paper. I created little tabs at the top of the journal. I stitched some burlap onto the paper before I placed them on the page.

"Traveler's Journal" by Lisa Gregory

There are so many cards and tags. I machine stitched some, stamped some and inked them all.

"Traveler's Journal" by Lisa Gregory

And here is yet another photo of some of the pockets I created for the inserts. There is plenty of realestate to tuck away all of the memories you may have of your travels. And there are plenty of blank pages where you can stick those photos onto, or journal your thoughts and dreams!!

"Traveler's Journal" by Lisa Gregory

Products I Used:

VRP-88015 Paper No 04
Vintage Remnants –  Paper No 04
VRP-88022 Paper No 05
Vintage Artistry – Paper No 05

VRP-88060 Paper No 09
Vintage Remnants – Paper No 09
Vintage Artistry - Flora and Fauna
Vintage Artistry – Flora and Fauna

Vintage Artistry 6x6 Paper Pack
Vintage Artistry 6×6 Paper Pack

VA-85496 12x12 Vintage Artistry Collection Pack
12×12 Vintage Artistry Collection Pack

Burlap Ribbon Roll - Cream 4" X 1m RB 84376
Burlap Ribbon Roll – Cream 4″ X 1m

SB-86305 Seaside Blooms - Aloe
Seaside Blooms – Aloe

AB-88701 Memory Captured Archival Chipboard
Memory Captured Archival Chipboard

VRL-88107 Frame Set No 03
Vintage Remnants – Frame Set No 03


Check out more of Lisa’s work on her blog!