Admittedly, I'm way behind the curve on this one - but I didn't want to let it pass without saying it here - the Journey collection is at Michael's! I feel like it's been forever since it was designed, which usually translates into 'i've moved on and like other things now' but I really, honestly, I still love this collection. It turned out better than I could have expected.
Everyone else in the office here has been posting about it on their blogs, so I won't repost all the same pictures, but click here if you haven't seen some of the projects that have used the collection:
Okay so here I thought I'd give you a little behind the scene's look at the designing of the collection.
This was the very first Journey design:
Paper number one! So it was kind of from this look that the collection took form. A blend of type, ephemera, neutral+muted colors and special little details. Speaking of special details - we included a wide range of product for this collection. Metal charms, ribbons and string, transparencies and some of my personal favorites - envelopes and paper tape! Remember this page I posted a long time ago...
Idea! Envelopes are so useful and fun on scrapbook pages - how great would a package of ready to use, coordinating envelopes be? Um, pretty great. Enter Envelope product...
(ok disclaimer, photo taken on phone - super busy over here. AND let me just tell you, this collection is tricky to come by in this office - you're lucky I even managed to find some to photograph)
Oh! and on the right hand side of the envelopes up there is the embellishment kit - everything you need to embellish a page tucked into one handy little package. Embellish on the go, you know.
Have I talked enough about tape on this blog yet? I don't think so. SO I will tell you about how there are four rolls of patterned paper tape in the Journey collection. Which - I could not find anywhere in the office to photograph (I told you, this stuff is a hot commodity) but here are the patterns for reference...
Yes, teeny tiny tape, you are so cute and useful.
There are 2 different Soft Spoken Value packs - they come with a title piece, dimensional soft spoken pieces and a sticker sheet. Which is pretty great, because you get a lot in one product. But my favorite part of them is this little phrase on the 'our Travels' themed one - off we go into the wild blue yonder - My Grandpa always says that when we go places, it makes me laugh. :-) (of course, I couldn't find the actual product to photograph..boo, sorry)
And, due to my obsessive notebook carrying tendency (you know I have to have something to doodle in at all times) it made perfect sense to me that Journey needed a travel notebook. It has pockets in the front and back cover to hold the things you need on the go and it comes with postcards you can punch out and send to people while you're gone. Rad? I think so. I took one with me the other month when I went on a bit of a traveling jaunt (new york, milwaukee, chicago, middle of illinois, chicago - don't ask, I'm tired just remembering it all). But it was very useful to have one little booklet devoted to that trip.
And so to close this little information session on Journey - the paper I think would be my favorite, if i was pressed to choose...
Hurry up and grab some from Michael's while you still can!