The original journal was pretty plain but of high-quality. It has canvas on the left side that I kept there as it went well with the paper. The original binding was a sort of cotton-twine combo in a criss-cross along the spine. I removed that and used 4 rings in place of it. These are decorated with an assortment of ribbons. I wanted to dress it up a bit more and give it a bit of a shabby vintage feel, so I added tulle, a K&Co. "Life's Journey" (appropriate, don'tcha think?!) timepiece, Prima flowers, bling flourishes and a Recollections metal butterfly. I covered the word "Springtime" with a part of the book plate and inserted the word "journey".
The following photos are of the inside of the album. I divided the album into 12 sections giving each section about 9 pages. I think the journal is slightly less than 120 pages. I didn't do a ton of embellishing because it would've made the journal too bulky, but I did send all the extra papers and embellies I didn't use for Lyla to embellish as she liked. So, enjoy the rest of the pictures. Leave a comment as well.
Another page in the journal--an altered envie that holds a quote inside.
This is a photo mat that can be used for additional journaling and more photos.
This photo mat is actually packaging from K&Co. "Life's Journey". I loved the look of it and just added paper to the back to create an oversized tag.
This page is a decorated library pocket with a tag inside:
On the above, I inked the edges of 2 small envies, cut off about 1/8" from the side (which is the top now) and decorated the fronts with tags from the collection. I just added a tag for each pocket.
A postcard pocket holding a tag
Well, that's it. I do hope Lyla likes it. Check back again as I'll have other projects to share with you soon.