Friday, March 30, 2012

Come Sail Away Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday to everyone. Today I’m sharing the pages I’ve made for Kay Ellen’s Travel by Sea Circle Journal. This is the second round for the ten blog friends who are creating pages in each other’s journals. It was Beverly who started the ball rolling for this project. The pages that have been done are amazing…I will certainly be getting the best of this deal…Nine talented ladies contributing  unique sets of pages in each journal. Kay Ellen is using a vintage ledger for her book and it is already bulging with treasures.

First Kay Ellen invited us to leave our autographs…

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I included a cute Mary E. quote that fits the theme. I also added a map of the California coastline to celebrate Kay Ellen’s home state.  Then I found  an antique reproduction map of the Caribbean Sea…

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Each of the pages holds tags in special pockets…The left side has a travel poster for a Trans-Atlantic French ocean liner and a bit of travel ephemera .

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The tags fit into this embellished pocket…

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The words from Come Sail Away by Styx are written around the borders…Feel free to sing along…The right side has a lovely picture of a woman looking out at the horizon…and a quotation about crossing the sea.

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There is also a pocket with a sporty young sailing lass at the shore. She also seems to be dreaming of her own Travels by Sea .

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And there it is…ready to mail.

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Next I will be working on a journal from Dana and The Stone Rabbit. 

Hope your Saturday is Pink and your week is wonderful. Hubby and I splurged on two Mega Millions lottery tickets.  If our numbers come up in tonight’s ridiculously large lottery, I may be creating jewel encrusted pages covered with gold leaf and pearls…If not, I’ll continue using bits and pieces from my scrapbooking stash. Right now I’m off to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see who is posting for Pink Saturday.


The Gloria Record said...

Love the collection,any luck on the lotto?

jeanne said...

Hi LaVerne, your journal pages are lovely and so fitting for Kay Ellen's theme. I especially love the sail away border. It all look lovely and I know Kay Ellen will love it as much as I do. smile.
Happy Weekend.
Hugs, Jeanne

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Limping Deer and the Twins
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Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
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I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

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