Friday, May 11, 2012

Finish 'Er Up Friday....

If you are anything like me I'm guessing you might have just a few half-finished projects sitting around?  OMG I have wayyyy too many!  So, my plan is to work on those unfinished projects once a week and share my progress with you here.  I hope you like it!

One of these projects is my travel journal for Honeymoon Five; from last October.  We went to  DisneyWorld and Harry Potter World in Orlando, and had so much fun!!!  Anyhoo, it's a handbound book I made, using a Harry Potter Gameboard for the cover. I still plan to collage the cover, but right now it looks like this...
 (that's Johnny in the background.  He loves to get in on pictures!  You can see the beginning posts about this journal here and here.



 I decided to look at each day of our trip as a separate little project, to make it seem more doable.  Tonight, I finished day one, which consists of three two-page spreads...
 Ephemera on this page includes our baggage claim ticket, which I made into a tab on the left-hand page; and a piece of a Disney World brochure which has the little rat and castle on it. I embellished the pages up with a bunch of washi tape, and some Amy Tangerine stickers.


 When you are on your honeymoon at Disney, they give you huge "Happily Ever After" buttons to wear!  I duct-taped them right onto the page, even though they are pretty heavy!



 I love this spread because the right-hand page was all done by Michael.  I love when he adds in stuff!  He worked out a plan so that we could hit all 6 theme parks in the week that we were there! Yeayyy!

That's it for today.  I can't believe it's Friday already, can you?  I hope you have a fantastic day!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!

12 comments:

dawn said...

I remember you starting this album. The pages look great, love those pins they gave you. How awesome that you put his schedule in the book, looks good. What a treasure this will be for you two!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These look GORGEOUS Michelle!! I loveeeeeeeee how you used the Amy Tan goodies!!!

Deanna said...

I love your style Michelle! The super bold colors and doodles are so perfect! awesome work!

So.Creative said...

This is amazing!

Loni said...

I think having a "Finish 'er Up Friday" post is so clever!

Marjie Kemper said...

Great idea to finish up like this at the end of the week. I wish I could get that organized! Loved peeking at your projects. You're on a roll!

Stacey Michaud said...

what a great project and I love the idea of finishing stuff up!

Marit said...

I always love to see your 'honeymoon journals' - the happy couple photos and the brightness you bring to it... and Michael adding his stuff and handwriting. It gives the page an extra special touch.. I might ask my beloved and son to write/do something in my journals too.

glowingwheel said...

Great way to memorialize the trip, Michelle! I love how it looks so far. (And Johnny is a beauty, too, by the way!)

Marinette said...

I love your album Michelle!It's perfect♥

kborus said...

Really love this - the cover is so great and fits the purpose like a dream! Is there a resource somewhere that explains how you bound it? Thanks for sharing.

pinkalishious said...

fab little album love all your mixed media area's & loving how your cat is pearing in the background! hehe