Last year was a beautiful journal we purchased from another ETSY shop Inblue. She used the Trilobite from the Blast from the Past set I sent her. Timmy loved it! The pages were blank, but I made a stamp so Timmy would have lines to write on. I have been debating whether or not to release that stamp. I will probably be releasing that one soon, it's been awhile since I released any new ones (there is a problem getting the negatives I need! UGH)! He did great with the journal and I'm so happy to say that this year he received all A's on his report card for writing!!!
Here is this years journal.... I used different stamps from the Adventure series sets. I have the map stamp, but need to make some adjustments to that set...when the negatives arrive.
I used a composition book for this journal. Using the Adventure stamp sets along with the words in those sets, I stamped up a piece of pattern paper from DCWV's Old World Stack with browns and cocoa ink. I stamped the fedora on brown cardstock and glued it to a piece of thin chipboard and stuck it down on the map that I stamped and crumbled, distressed, tore and inked around the edges. I also used a maroon ink pen to put an "x" to make it more of a treasure map. The binding area I used a brown cardstock and where the pattern paper and cardstock meet I used a ribbon with a jaguar print. I used Thickers for his name and rubons for the word Adventures. I added two ribbons for Timmy to use as markers and secured them with brads on the edge. Lastly, I stamped the year on the edge of the binder with one of the last sets introduced "By The Numbers". I made those for the December Daily that I worked on this year, but I'll get to that in another post!
So for now, I'm eagerly awaiting the Adventures to start!!