Caravan Sonnet: Custom "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" Altered Travel Journal

1/24/15

Custom "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" Altered Travel Journal

Happy Saturday sweet friends! I hope that you are having a lovely weekend! 

I am so excited to share with y'all today a custom order from a couple of weeks ago! I love the opportunity to create and I am so thankful for all of orders that I receive. Each and every single order is a gift to me! 

One of my favorite items to create in the shop are the "altered travel journals". There are different options available including, altered city travel journal, altered state travel journal, altered country travel journal, and most recently altered 1,000 Places to See Before you Die Altered travel journal
I love reading about other cities, towns, cultures, countries, states, etc. I love hearing and seeing other parts of the world that God has created. In this same fashion I really believe that remembering the adventures that you have is so important. I have made these altered travel journals for years for friends and love having them in my shop! They are a wonderful keepsake or a perfect gift!
This altered country journal gives the perfect opportunity for someone to carry their journal with them to record memories, document sweet events, and to use as a travel guide throughout travel trips. Each journal comes with unique travel quotes (often pertaining to the particular trip), lovely paper, pretty twine and ribbon, and a variety of additional embellishments. Each travel book is from the year 2010 to the present (I always try to find one of the newest additions) and has been altered to be practically used while still having a unique treasure to easily carry throughout a persons individual travels. In addition to this each altered journal has been made into a partial album (using acid free materials) so that pictures can be printed and easily "scrapbooked" for a unique memory. 
A couple of additional Notes:
(1) In each journal I add in unique travel quotes to the specific area that the traveler is going.
(2) I love adding a little bit of hand-stitching to each project!
(3) In every journal I add in additional pictures, maps, or embellishments from vintage travel journals, books, or maps. I love adding a bit of vintage into each of my projects.

(4) With each project I work with the buyer (or in this case my friend!) to find out what cities or spots you are traveling to to add a personal touch. 
This custom order was from a Roisin who wanted to have me create an altered travel journal for her boyfriend. As we discussed the things that she wanted in the travel journal I thought an  altered 1,000 Places to See Before you Die Altered travel journal would be perfect for her boyfriend. This allowed me to alter and highlight past trips that they had taken plus give them a keepsake that they could use in the future. 
Roisin was such a delight to work with and she knew that she wanted the colors to be "manly" and also have a travel feel. I was THRILLED with the final results and loved this color combination and definitely plan to use it again in the future!! I LOVED how she used this as a present and also used this to announce their upcoming trip!
Thank you so much for the opportunity to create this for you Roisin! Thank you so much for your sweet email and your lovely shop review also! You are a blessing!
If you are interested in a altered journal or a custom order feel free to check out my shop or email me for details! The shop re-opens on January 30th! 
Happy Saturday friends! I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend!

8 comments:

  1. You're so talented, sweet friend!! This takes scrapbooking to a whole new level! ❤️😃

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    1. AWW!! you are the sweetest!! :) It made my heart so happy to see your name come across the screen and your incredibly lovely comment that made my day! Thank you so much for your sweet words! Coming from YOU that is such a high compliment as YOU are incredibly talented and gifted!! Would love to spend a weekend scrapbooking with you!!!!
      Hope you are doing well friend,
      Rebecca :)

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  2. This is something I have never thought about doing, this is so cool and thank you for sharing.

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    1. Aww thank you Shannon!! I appreciate your words of encouragement! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca
      p.s. I couldn't email you directly back because you are a "no reply blogger". I hope to connect with you more in the future!

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  3. Wow that is Great and so neat You did a great job on it I don't travel very much but for someone who does this would be a great gift

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    1. Thank you so much Linda!! What a sweet and encouraging comment!! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave such a lovely comment!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca
      p.s. I couldn't email you directly back because you are a "no reply blogger". I hope to connect with you more in the future!

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  4. So talented friend! How cute is this journal?

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    1. You are always so sweet and encouraging about my projects!! Thank you so much! You have no idea how much this encourages my little heart!!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca :)

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