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May 27, 2008

europe {the grand tour} mini book ...

I can barely believe that in a week Michelle and I will be flying off to Europe.  It's been such a busy couple of months (for both of us) and time has flown by at light speed.  I expect the next week will follow suit and it will be Tuesday night before I know it. 

I've been telling Michelle all along that I need to make lists and round up new camera gear and yet here I am, a week to go, and those things have yet to be accomplished.  But ... one thing I have done is make a mini book for her!  *laugh*

As you know, I'm a pretty big fan of Ali Edwards' scrapbooking on the road idea.  The books I make during a trip for the bits I pick up along the way really capture moments in ways the ones I make after I'm home don't.  And putting stuff in the book takes hardly any time (and is FUN for me)!  (I had an absolute blast doing this with my Mom last time we were in Venice.  I love that book so much!  Really brings the trip back to me whenever I look at it!)  So the thought of Michelle not taking one pained me.  *laugh*   

Although, after a recent conversation, she told me she'd found a 7gypsies book to take even if she hadn't finished a cover.  Which is great!  I figure she can always use this one to tuck photos into after-the-fact or something!  *grin*  You can never have too many mini books from a trip Europe, right?  *laugh*

I also haven't forgotten that some of you have asked to see the rest of my California scrapbook on the road.  *smile*  I will say, as I hang my head in shame, that I have yet to put the final touches on it.  It's "this close" ... I just haven't had time yet.  But I promise to take photos when I am able to finish it!

And for good measure - a photo of the back cover!


paper ...
travel east collage by paper pizzazz

book ...
bind-it-all 5x7.5" cover and pages
bind-it-all 1" silver wire binding

embellishments ...
american crafts remarks letter sticker book in jfk neutral
7gypsies 97% complete travel voyage stickers

ink ...
ranger distress ink in walnut stain (used around edges of cover)


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What a great gift! I am so excited for you both!!!

This album is way too cute!!! Scrapping on "the fly" in Venice was loads of fun!! Heck, the entire trip was fun and I really love my album, too!!

OH MY I love the book Heather!! Thanks! I can't wait to fill it with bits of European goodness!

Oh my, you girls are so dang lucky. I love your book Heater. I hope you have a fun trip. Safe travels.

Have a fabulous trip - I can't believe you leave in a week already!

This is gorgeous! Do you have an extra? My sis just got back from a trip to Europe recently. LOL

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