Travel log, hybrid style!

Okay I am sure some of you are wondering what took so long.
Blogger…I swear auto post does not work, so I have to
get more diligent about checking to see if something goes live or not!
Not that anything on this blog is life saving, but not the point.
I revamped this a little to work with the upcoming posts this week.
As you know I started with 2 Creations by Rachael kits called:

I knew I wanted to document our recent travels to MD Anderson
for my Mom’s ongoing fight with cancer.
So I started making pages, one by one for a 8.5×11 album.
Remember this printed dream:
One by one, the pages began to form a really decent table pick-me-up:
I alway add 3-dimensional items to my hybrids..who wants it flat?!
This chipboard piece if from Cosmo Cricket.
I then made sure to also journal the back side of the cover:
Aren’t the details amazing in print! It looks so real, if only you could see in person.
Hard to tell these pages are completely digital.
A filler page to be used later…waiting on something..wink, wink.
The back side of the filler page was used mixing in my tradtional
products by Rusty Pickle’s “Stephen Hawkins” Mayflower Collection,
and “Daily Ledger” by Kelly Panacci:
I just printed my journal stips from each day, a brief “what we did”
cut and adhered to the page just for future reference.
You will also notice the tab I made and the bottom of the right side
 journal page using “License Plates” 9×9 by Tim Holtz.
I made a map of our miles, with little bits of current stuff for those
who will see this long after I am gone:

I have pictures on both, but will show you the details of one side:
Again traditional meets hybrid, and this printed page is fabulous!
This next page, using the left overs from the Tim Holtz paper, was a perfect
spot to add some more journaling. This time I printed on vellum, so you could still
see the details of the page underneath…too pretty to cover up!
It was about some random “road art” photos you know I love to take!
I hate to say this, but some trips…they are my favorites, LOL
I found some letter alphas in my stash, but thought they looked plain,
so I did my usual with some filing and inking.
What do you think, better after?
It may just be me, but in RL it was a perfect touch to add to this
page of some random topiary’s we saw close to the hospital.
It was several medians full of the most detailed shrubbery I have ever seen
outside of Walt Disney World!
You may have noticed a page or two missing in the tutorial/put together.
I used another Tim Holtz 9×9 paper called “House Numbers”
Since it was just more photos of the hospital, left them off close detail here.

This is where our album is up to now.

There are more pages done as I get time, and written in a second tutorial.
 I will be adding to the album and making sure posts correspond as we go

during all our visits this summer…and Emi is joining us this time!
Be watching for the second half Monday or Tuesday.

Hope you all find this album inpiring you to make one for yourself!

3 thoughts on “Travel log, hybrid style!

  1. Amazing journal! It’s so beautiful! I CT for Creations By Rachael, so it is truly inspiring to see how much more we can do with these kits!
    Also, I hope your journal has a happy ending 😉


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