It's All About The Journey

Friday, 15 June 2012

Good afternoon all!

What a miserable day it is!  I've had to put my winter coat on today and it's June!!  What happened to our summer?

Anyway, apologies for being such a bad blogger over the past few weeks - life just gets in the way sometimes, no other reason than that I'm afraid.  But hopefully I'll soon be back into the swing of things.

It's Friday again and this one is an Alphabet Challenge Blog Friday!  We didn't have a huge number of entries for our Ice Cream challenge, but I suppose with the change in the weather no-one felt like making ice-cream cards!
So we're up to J and my lovely teamie Caz chose the theme....

J for Journey!

Lots of directions to go with that one! (lol)

The direction I took was a little different from my normal one and I decided to alter a shoe box to turn it into a memory box of my trip to Australia.

Hard to photograph but here goes...

I used Powerpoint and picked out my favourite photo's from my trip and arranged them before printing them out and covering the box.

 I then picked out letters from my Tim Holtz grunge board letters (well, I couldn't have a "Journey" theme and not use some Tim Holtz stuff!!) and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.  I was originally going to do them all different colours but then decided keeping them all gold would be nicer.  I attached them to the lid with some glue gel.

As the trip was sort of divided into four parts I used a side of the box for each part, so I have Perth part 1 on one side, Melbourne on another, Sydney on another and Perth part 2 on the last side.  The lid has a selection of photo's from the whole trip all together.  I then typed each location in a font and colour that I thought represented my feeling of being in each place (deep, I know!).

So now I have somewhere to put all my wee keepsakes and tickets and things.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyones take on this fortnight's challenge - so go and take a trip over to the Alphabet Challenge Blog and have a go!

Thanks for looking!


Andria said...

Great box, love those Tim Holtz letters :). I love making memory boxes, they are perfect for keeping all your little mementos and tokens in. A little bit of history for future generations :).

CraftygasheadZo said...

This is fab, such a great idea and super way to keep memories! Zo xx

Anne said...

Hi Sheena that is brilliant and I wish I'd done that with all my tickets etc etc from our visit to Aus. I filled a couple oF Albums but still had a lot of stuff that didn't fit.
I haven't been on my blog for a week or so and not posed on forum but we have been away and also have so much to do. Take care. Lov Anne x