Tuesday, August 30, 2011

pretty little things

in honor of trips and summer time, i created a suitcase full of memories with authentique paper's "journey" collection.

to start, i took a stack of paper bags and turned them into a suitcase minibook stuffed full of cards to use as the "pages" of the book. there's still plenty of room for loose photos and keepsakes too.

then i added a stack of cards to fill the book. check out the details - each card features something different. we've got acrylic tags, flocking, "sugaring", ribbon distressing as well as my traditional ripping and inking.

the blues and warm greys really make me think of the beach, so many of the cards have an ocean feel. i used dried sea stars, brass bits and pieces, and curly wave and seaweed inspired shapes. the crocheted lace really makes me think of a summer beach house.

in the center of the minibook is a spread made with one of my favorites from the collection - the perfect spot for writing a vacation itinerary.

my favorite card is this one with "sugaring" around the edges, and custom tinted flower ribbon using "broken china" distress ink (the perfect color match) and ribbon flowers.

i love this fold-out - so reminiscent of maps! imagine tucking tiny pics in this multi-fold "map", tucked into the minibook
i loved using the "petite type circle" letters combined with the "tabloids", "excerpts" and "notable" to create more pretty little things.

i hope you are as inspired to take a "journey" as i was!

supply list:
all papers - authentique paper materials - "journey collection"
paper embellishments - authentique paper"journey" collection "tabloids", "icons", "excerpts", "noteables",
alphas - authentique paper "petite type circle" and "classic type"
inks - distress ink in "broken china" and "frayed burlap"
pretty little trinkets - prima marketing, robin's nest, tim holtz alterations

Created by: Janeen Shember (SuburbNGypsy) if you'd like to see more, visit my caravan! i welcome all gypsies.


  1. Oh wow! This is FABULOUS!!! I love the idea of a suitcase! So beautiful!!!

  2. This is AMAZING, Janeen! I wish I wasn't so intimidated by mini-albums because they always look so fun! Fantastic job!

  3. Packed with goodness! WOW. I love the sugaring the most!

  4. Stunning work with Journey, Janeen!!!

  5. This is gorgeous Janeen! So much to look at and this collection works perfectly for it!

  6. Fab work!! That paper is so great and you used it SO well!

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