Friday, August 12, 2011


Well it has been awhile... do you remember me? It has been nearly 2 1/2 years since my last post. I had some life things to take care of. I am sure that nearly all of you can relate. You know when you just have to take a step back and decide what is truly important and focus on that? That is what I did and I wish I could express how amazing the journey has been.

But enough of that for now, I know you are here to see some paper stuff. So here you are, a journal I have made that goes with the challenge at SCS today, to use a frame.

I started the journal with thick chipboard and used Paper Mod Podge to adhere all the paper to the chipboard and then used it as a protective top coating for the rest of the paper elements. The images are from Stampin Up (I Like Your Style). I have been going through my stash to clear some room and remembered how much I heart this set. By the way if you are interested in some retired SU! sets check out my Etsy shop. I will be adding more sets in the next few weeks so check back often :0

For this library pocket I made my own. I have also added this to my Etsy shop so that you can use it too if you would like. I have a digital version, so you can be using it by this afternoon! The journey sentiment is from the Tim Holtz collection of stamps called Visual Artistry, gorgeous!

I finished the journal by binding it with my Bind-it-All.

To kick off my return to stamping and blogging land I am giving away a free download for the library pockets. Just leave some love (comments) and I will pick a random winner on Monday, August 15!

Thanks so much for stamping by!



Anonymous said...

Welcome back!

Love the card and colors.

Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us.

Veronica S

Jennifer Scull said...

wonderful to see you again! and what a great project! simply adore it! :)
have a great weekend!

marla said...

Good to see you back creating. A lovely project. Thanks for sharing!!

JenMarie said...

LOVE this!! FABulous!

Janna said...

Hi Laura *waving*
Boy, Im sure we can all relate to life just taking us by the reins. Im soooooooo excited to see you back. LOVE seeing your creativity. Glad all is well. Have an amazing weekend.

Jessie/knightrone said...

HUUUUUUUUUUUGS!!! Welcome back GORGEOUS work!! Hope everything is good with you! <3

karennarelle said...

you may have stepped away from blogging but you certainly havent lost your touch. these are such a great idea,cute and versatile!