There are several pages we would love for you to follow, two on Facebook, the wonderful Facebook TRD Group! and the New TRD Facebook Page, the third page is the Tsunami Rose Designs by Daisy Collins blog page. Following the blog will provide you with daily inspiration on how to use the wonderful printables from the shop.
My inspiration for you today:
I have been honored and lucky to be a part of the Tsunami Rose Designs Design Team. As part of that design team, I have made and showcased Daisy Collins printable designs in the many cards I have made. However, starting this month the design team has changed its format where we now have three teams. A team for cards, projects, and YouTube. It has been an honor to serve on Daisy's Design Team for the last several months, and I am now pleased to announce that I have been promoted to Design Team Lead, where I will be overseeing the Card Team as well as the Projects Team. You will not want to miss a day of the action on the Facebook Page or the Tsunami rose Design by Daisy Collins blog page. Also as a team member, I am one of the first to get to work with the new Life Abloom Printable Journal. It is with great pleasure that I show you some of the pictures for a journal that I have created.
A Little Bit About My Journal
It goes without saying that I had a few challenges when working with this journal. However, as a crafter, this is how we improve our skills and create even better projects the next go around, right?
The first challenge was how in the world do I bind my journal. Daisy helped me with this by providing me with some YouTube examples that she had found, and I did some research on my own as well. I chose to bind my journal using ribbon. Which is also another challenge all in its own. For those of you who read my blog on a regular basis, know that I am fairly new to crafting (just a little over a year) and I live quite a distance from a good craft supply store. I have a local Walmart about 30 miles from me. So, sometimes, you have to use what you can get your hands on at the time. IN this case, I wanted satin ribbon, but settled for the polyester that I could get at my local Walmart. Key tip for me is to not settle, and not use polyester ribbon ever again. The polyester ribbon frays something terrible as you will see in some of the pictures below.
The second challenges was how do I make my journal more stable. This was an easy decision as I quickly decided once I got my papers cut, I would mount them onto white board, leaving a little extra on the side where I mount my ribbons. Thus, I do not cover up any of the wonderful designs of the paper. Tip again, don't use white . . . the journal is ivory in color, so I should have used either a chip board, or a heavy pound card stock. We live and learn right.
Aside from the wrong ribbon and the white card stock, I am really pleased with the outcome of my first journal. There are a lot (and I mean a lot) of extras that come with the journal, and even some that you can purchase as extras. In using the ribbon as my binding, my journal is very expandable, so I can stuff it quite full of memories without worry of ruining anything.
Here are some pictures of my journal.
|This is the front of my journal. I had originally planned to bling out the cover. However, once I saw the beauty of the journal cover I could not bring myself to add anything to it. I just could not detract from the natural beauty.|
|Top view of the journal to show how much the ribbon binding allows for expansion|
|This is the back of my journal. I wanted you to see the ribbon binding. Again, please be careful with what type of ribbon you use, as the polyester frays terrible.|
|Here I have laid my journal all out. You can see the wonderful tabs Daisy Created, and even some of the elements that are on the inside of the journal.|
The following photos are all pictures of the inside of the journal as well as the different elements that are included.
Thank you for staying with me through this very long posting. I hope you enjoyed the journal. I would love to hear your thoughts. Your comments will help me improve my next journal. Remember to visit the Tsunami Rose Designs by Daisy Collins blog page to see more.