Monday, June 10, 2013

Need A Vacation - Marks' Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th- Need a Vacation
Featured June 12th - Fire Fighter
 Featured June 13th - Be Proud
 Featured June 14th - Classic Dad

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on June 15, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday June 14, 2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"You Are an Angel"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is



It's that time again - Vacation Time!!!!  So I decided to make a journal to document all of the fun to be had even though my family will not be taking one this year.

I started out by covering a journal I picked up in the Michael's $1 spot a while back and covered it with some designer paper I picked up several years ago.  Once that was done, I measured out a cool caribbian panel, stamped the hibiscus flower from the new Need A Vacation set as the background in the same color before stippling Tim Holtz broken china around the edges.  Then, I stamped my main images onto a small white panel in memento ink, colored with prismacolor markers then stippled some Tim Holtz distress inks around the edges before adding birds from Scenic Selections.  After layering and adding some brads, I adhered it to the journal before adding some cork letters and ribbon.  My final touches were ice stickles for the water and palm trees before adhering some dew drops for the coconuts using micro glue dots.

My second project is a matching card to go with the journal to make a gift set.  I used the same colors, card stock, ink and designer paper to keep the theme together.  The only other touches added to the card was a couple of highlights of ice stickles for the water and then up in the palm trees.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.

Stamps: Need A Vacation, Scenic Selections
Ink: Memento Black, Tim Holtz Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Brushed Corduroy, Stampin Up! Cool Caribbean
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Cool Carribean, Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, $1 Spot Journal, Ribbon, Cork Stickers, Brads, Dew Drops, Micro Glue Dots


  1. Fun projects - lovely journal.

  2. This would make a great gift to someone going on a summer trip. Nice job!

  3. Your journal is so awesome! I love the hibiscus in the bg of the journal and your flamingo is colored so pretty in pink!

  4. Love the idea of a journal with this set! Really cut and fun projects!

  5. Fantastic projects-beautiful scenes.

  6. A journal with a matching card is a great idea!

  7. Great idea with the journal for vacation!

  8. Bonnie, you are the queen of scenic stamping!
    stamping sue

  9. A gorgeous gift set made even more beautiful by your attention to detail!

  10. Bonnie,
    What a wonderful and lovely gift set. The journal is awesome and the matching card perfect.

  11. What a great idea! I have a great friend who travels all the time and this would be wonderful for her to jot down those memories as they happen!

  12. Love your journal. What a great gift that would make! Great job!

  13. What a GREAT card & journal set Bonnie!!! You need to do a tutorial on how to make the journal! Just wonderful! TFS

  14. Oh two trees and I would vacation with one well two is better...........Lis

  15. Love this altered journal! Great tropical scene on the front and love the playful ribbons on the binding!

  16. What a great idea to create a travel journal gift set.

  17. Love that journal and love the card as well. Super!

    Keep it simple. Keep it fun.

  18. Terrific projects!!!! The birds are a fun addition to your scenes! Love the journal!!!!