Now I have to admit that I have been tempted by the Smash Books or other journals, because I just love them, but they are not exactly my style. Since I LOVE patterned paper, I really have to have yummy papers for any book of mine. Also,if I am taking a book on a holiday with me or anywhere for that matter, it needs to fit into my camera bag. So check this out! I made my own Disney Moments to Remember journal/book using Basic Grey "Out of Print" and "Indie Bloom" collections and Basic Grey Stamps. It's mostly for memorabilia, quotes, stories about our trip and other things that I know I will forget if I don't write them down. From our past trips I have piles of little papers and memorabilia and they are in baggies, so I don't always think to look thru them when I start a layout. This is way cooler.
My good friend, Kristin, let me use her binding thing and I made a thick chipboard cover because I will be VERY rough on this book. The pages are 4.5 x 6" and I think its a perfect size. For the pages, I have used half cute patterned papers and half watercolor paper. Since I know this will get very bulky I wanted an elastic band to hold the book closed and this old Basic Grey stretchy ribbon is PERFECT!!! I got a sharpie pen to attach, and I just had to buy the dotty tape for attaching random things. If you don't have these BG fluffy felt flowers, you just have to get some because they are just too stinkin cute for words! LOL!
Ok here is where it gets really fun - the inside! I made a few pocket pages. I also got a pack of "Out of Print" die cuts and put the larger ones in one of the pockets, and the small ones are in a little baggie in another pocket. I also used some of those cool BG journaling stamps to make extra tags and of course you must have punched Mickeys and Castles. Well, I must. The best part is that if you put double sided tape on the backs, they are now stickers for when you are on the go and don't have glue.
I attached some of the big die cuts to the pages and added some of the stamps - because it's fun. Then I used my old Twinkling H2O Watercolors to coordinate the boring watercolor pages with the cute patterned paper. I took the photos with the sun at an angle so I am kind of hoping that you can see the bit of sparkle in the watercolors. You have to have a bit of sparkle for Disney, you know. :)
And then in the very back of the book I made an envelope with a tie closure to hold things like those receipts you get at Disney for the goodies that you buy and are having delivered back to your resort. I have to confess that I am seriously thinking there need to be 3 envelopes just for those receipts....so I may have to add on. LOL! I hope you guys will give this a try because this is such a fun project. I am trying to find another reason to make one!