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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

ODBD May Release Blog Hop - Beach Journal

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs May Release Blog Hop! If you got here from Angies’s beautiful blog, you are in the right place. If not you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and start from the beginning.

For my project I decided to create an envelope journal. I apologize up front as there are quite a few pictures of the different pages. :)  My inspiration was the new release and my family is going on a cruise later this summer somewhere tropical and warm.  I created a travel journal to hold all the bits and pieces of paper we will gather on our vacation.

The front of my journal:

    (To see any of the pictures close up - click on the image)
I used the brand new set Happy Retirement from Our Daily Bread Designs which works beautifully with The Lovely Sea. I merged the two images together to create my beach scene.  The background papers on the entire journal are from the new Bo Bunny Country Garden collection.  The sentiment is from the Simple Things set. 

The back of the journal:
 I love this lighthouse image.  So lovely.  I don't think we will be seeing any lighthouses on our trip but it definitely fits with the nautical theme.  The sentiment is from the new Dreams set. The image  is from the Keep My Lamp Burning.

Next is the first set of pages. 
 The fun part of the first set of pages includes  both envelope pockets. I enhanced the opening of the envelops by using a circle punch to create a different look on each envelop pocket. 

The paper is stamped with "It is Well Within My Soul" and the fishnet was laid over the paper and glimmer misted blue.  The Mini Dogwood and the bird from You Will Find Refuge are stamped in the left hand corner and the sentiment from the same set was stamped.  On the right page the cattails and dragonflies from the With Heartfelt Sympathy set were stamped and colored.  The tags use a repeat of the images.

On this page I used the new Dreams images with the olive branch on the frame and the dove over on the other page.  The sentiment is from the You Will Find Refuge and the tag uses the As You Graduate set.


My next page uses the beautiful The Lovely Sea and repeats on each panel.


I added a tropical flower and butterflies page using the Sweet William Small stamp.   They were stamped multiple times and colored with watercolor pencils.  There is a second layer of flowers on the larger flowers to add depth.

The last page is the beautiful butterfly bush from the Faith set.  I used a coordinating paper with butterflies and colored my butterflies to match the butterflies on the paper.



The  Hop Details:
The Hop will run 8am EST May 1 until 8pm EST May 2. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on May 3. Three hoppers will be randomly selected to win ONE FREE SET of CHOICE, and One blessed hopper will win this month’s BREAD BASKET BUNDLE!!!

Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these prizes:
Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment Return to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on. Answer the question on the ODBD blog when you leave your comment.

From here hop on over to the talented  Rosemary's blog.

Suzz 

148 comments:

  1. MUCH toooooo much beauty for one book!

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  2. Wow!! What a lot of work and beauty in one book. Gorgeous use of stamps and designs Sue!!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  3. This book is such a treasure! Amazing job, just beautiful.

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  4. OH WOW! What a lot of work went into this beautiful book. I was amazed as I went from page to page seeing all the details you incorporated. My favorite has to be the message in the bottle.

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  5. Suzzanne this is so over the top I am speechless!!! Your journal is just perfection and what a beautiful mix of different sets! LOVE it all and am just overwhelmed!!! Thanks so much for hopping with us this month! You certainly blew us away with this!!!!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  6. This is amazing! I love the idea of these books and always wanted to make one but didn't know what to do with it. Your idea of using it for paraphernalia is fantastic! Now I think I finally have an excuse to make one. Yours is just LOADED with fabulous details.

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  7. OK = this was awsome!!!!

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  8. Anyone would be proud to receive such an awesome gift.

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  9. Wow!!! An absolutely beautiful project! Loved lingering over all of the precious details!

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  10. Jaw dropping beautiful....so much in this design, totally blows me away. Love it.

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  11. Thats alot of beauty in one book! So much eye candy!

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  12. Suzzanne, Every page is stunning!

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  13. WOW!!!!!!!!!!! LOVELY WORK!!!!!!!!!! Has a WONDERFUL VINTAGE feel!!!!!! JUST GORGEOUS!!!! :) LOVE all the little pockets!!!!!!!!! :)

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  14. I really like this mini album. This is great for a retirement keepsake for someone special.

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  15. one word -- SPECTACULAR!! :)

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  16. wow Wow Wow how Awesome is this all you mini albums are Amazing the Attention to Detail is perfect love the vintage look the pockets are cool the papers and colors are great. thanks for sharing you have outdone your self

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  17. What a beautiful book Would love to receive as a gift.

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  18. WOW what a beautiful journal, stunning.

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  19. Wow, I love those flowers on the 2nd to last pages. Gorgeous colors and beautiful envelope journal!

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  20. What a lovely journal! Every page is awesome. Have a great cruise.

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  21. OH MY...this is georgeous. Wow, what a labor of love and it shows. Each page just gets better and better. Awesome idea and design. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  22. Awesome project! Each page unique and so very beautiful!

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  23. Beautiful, Suzanne! I can't believe how gorgeous it all is and so well planned. A true work of art!

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  24. How fun! There's always so many memories that you want to capture on wonderful vacation! I love journals! Your pages are beautiful! Great idea!

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  25. Gorgeous album. I love the way you showed how the two stamped images work so well together on the front. It's something I don't ever think to try. I also have the Keep my Light Burning set, so I love seeing how other people use it!

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  26. You are one very talented lady. I love the whole thing. Thank you for taking the trouble to share your talent with us.

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  27. How lovely Suzanne and something you will always treasure. Great idea. tfs.
    Heather (UK)

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  28. Oh my goodness, Suzzanne, this is too beautiful for words!! WOW....gasp.....thuddd, is about all that one can do seeing this masterpiece!! So many wonderful details, what an amazing way to keep track of all of those little things that you will be collecting while going on your family vacation!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  29. WOW!! What a beautiful journal. Your use of all the stamps and coloring is simply gorgeous. I especially love the use of all the pockets. You are truly blessed with soooo much talent!

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  30. This is so gorgeous, so much to look at and drool over, absolutely love it. Anne

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  31. WOW! Headstart on the scrapbook for the trip. Great idea! Your book is wonderful and full of terrific ideas. Have a wonderful time on your vacation.

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  32. Like, seriously...what does one say about this? Too many words to choose a few, right? Well, I will start with outstanding......

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  33. I think the word "awesome" is so overused. But this book is AWESOME!! This is a treasure to be cherished.

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  34. Oh my what a gorgeous project!! Lovely colors and great embellishing, what a lovely way to preseve those memories you will be making!

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  35. This project is so cool! What a nice journal to remember summer trips or a vacation at the beach or on the water. Nice job.

    Mary

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  36. WOW! This journal is just amazing and so beautiful. Gorgeous !

    Hugs,
    Dianne

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  37. This took a lot of work. It is very gorgeous. Love all the little embellishments such as the message in the bottle and the starfish. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  38. Oh My Stars, this is absolutley gorgeous!!!!

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  39. What an awesome collection of cards! You look at one and think that is just wonderful, til you see the next one, and then the next one. So so creative.

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  40. I was blown away with your journal.
    GG Judy

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  41. Oh my goodness the pages just kept getting sweeter and sweeter.

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  42. would love to make a wall collage.. and dream..

    god bless

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  43. Wonderful! Great to use stamps from other sets. Wonderful journals.

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  44. OH!MY!OH!MY! these are beyond words. the beach scene looks so real. and the wonderful book just gorgeous,so much detail and so much love... over the top. thanks for sharing.....hugs and smiles

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  45. What a great project! I would love to make one of these envelope journals for our family vacation. Is there a tutorial on how to put it together?
    Great work!

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  46. What a wonderful keepsake you'll have!
    Beautifully done!
    I like lighthouses too, and couldn't be further from the ocean in Northern Alberta! LOL!

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  47. i have no plans to do a beach trip this year, but your journal makes gives me pause to rethink my plans. Your clever use of embellishments is jaw-dropping. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  48. Such a beautiful dreamy journal... love the images and colour tones too.
    Thanks for the inspiration
    Lisa :D
    x

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  49. The cover was eye candy. Then I saw the interior pages - buffet! And then there were more pages - smoragsbord!! Everything looks good enough to eat. Textures, colors, and that cute little bottle of sand! How sweet! - Leigh

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  50. wow Suzz, what a lot of work... just beautiful.

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  51. Wow! Quite the project! Each page is a beauty all its own. How will you preserve & protect it!? I love the soft, sandy beach colors you used, the sponging & distressing and your use of the stamp sets. Very pretty!

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  52. Absolutely amazing! Love the way you combined various sets to create the pages!

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  53. Wow - amazing. What a wonderful journal. I love the concept that you included on each page.

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  54. I love, love, love this journal. What a great idea.

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  55. What afantastic project. I hsdn't realised that it was a book at first as the front cover was a masterpiece on its own. I loved the tattered look that it made it seem driftwood like.

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  56. What a super project, love the colors & the details. A wonderful way to remember a vacation. Enjoy your trip. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
    alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

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  57. YIKES!!!! This is such a beautiful unique piece of art. LOVE every embellishments and the l/o is so nice, I can't pick a favorite page!! TFS

    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  58. beautiful beach scene. what a cute little book.

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  59. Wow! What a gorgeous journal and wonderful idea for a gift -- and a way to maximize the versatility of the ODBD stamps! I just love it!

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  60. I love your journal. I am so glad that you have pictures of each of the pages. It would have been our loss if we could not see the whole journal.

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  61. Beautiful Card!

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  62. WOW what a wonderful gift

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  63. What a fantastic journal. Each page is stunning and so creative. Thank you for sharing this.

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  64. WOW - what a fantastic journal. Each of the pages would be awesome by themselves.
    Great way to use all the different stamp sets in such an original way. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  65. What a gorgeous journal project! I kove all of the verses and how beautifully all of the pages coordinate! Beautiful!!

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  66. Wow, now and then I see a project when I blog hop that I just wish I could hold in my hands and savour the detail in real life. This is one of those wonderful creations. Such a lot of work and so worth it - it will hold wonderful memories of a special holiday I am sure - a real labour of love. Elaine x

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  67. This project is amazing. Such a lot of work gone into it and I just love each and every one of the stamps.

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  68. This project is so beautiful. I just love it; each page is perfect.

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  69. WOW, such a lot of time and effort have gone into making this, it is superb!

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  70. Wow, I am blown away!! You album is beautiful, I love all the colors, I feel like I have just been on the beach! Thank you for time and inspiration.

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  71. What an awesome journal!! I love it.

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  72. What a fun journal! You are so organized to have it ready to go well before your trip. I'm in awe!

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  73. Beautiful Journal. The message in a bottle is a great touch.

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  74. I love your lighthouse card. Congrats. Blessings

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  75. GASP!!! Girl, you sure know how to knock me out!!! Absolutely amazing work of art!!!!! My jaw is still hanging open! Love every page!! Blessings, Angie

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  76. Really cool! I especially like the book style idea. Will be trying to do that one myself.

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  77. I love the way you used embellishments! Very creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Love the journal. It is so colorful and creative.

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  79. Hold on a moment while I pick my jaw up off the floor.. Girlfriend this is amazing. I just love every single page. Anything to do with the ocean is right up my alley..

    Hugs~

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  80. What a beautiful journal! So nice to see some different take with the new releases.

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  81. A project to treasure! Thank you

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  82. What a beautiful project. Anyone would be happy to receive that to keep memories of their vacation!

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  83. What a beautiful journal Suzanne. Love the soft colors. :)

    Hugs~

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  84. wow, what a gorgeous journal you've created. you will definitely have a treasure from this family cruise!! Love all the details. great use of stamps. I really like the little message in a bottle on the front!

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  85. This will be a wonderful travel journal for your vacation.

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  86. What an amazing creation Suzanne! I took my time and poured over every beautiful, detail! Oh my I'm sure the recipient with faint this is just so gorgeous!!

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  87. Complely in love wth this!! I love the little starfish and little bottle!!

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  88. Lovely project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  89. Sue K (Australia)May 1, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Absolutely gorgeous project - love it. Especially the two covers.

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  90. Beautiful journal. Love the edges on the first pages. Each page is amazing.

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  91. Suzanne, this is over~the~top amazing! Goodness, just beautiful! Fabulous details! TFS!

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  92. Wow! Who wouldn't love to receive this...fabulous creation! Thanks for providing such wonderful inspiration!

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  93. Oh Suzz, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love every page and want to see more! I counted at least 4 sets I must have!!! I wish I was going on a tropical cruise this year. We went to the Caribbean for our honeymoon and I so wish we were going back for our 25th anniversary! Maybe I will get around to making our honeymoon album and I am going to need this Retirement set for it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  94. Absolutely Fabulous Album!!! So much texture :)

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  95. What amazing journal so nice to see stamps used in a journal

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  96. What a beautiful book, gorgeous pages and use of stamps, well worth the time this took!

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  97. Suzanne, all of the elements and details to make this amazing album are just so beautifully put together! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

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  98. OMGosh! Your journal is absolutely fantastic! Love all the texture.

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  99. Wow Suszzane...LOVE your cards!! One word for them STUNNING!! WOW..
    hUGS

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  100. Wow Suzanne! This is a fabulous journal with amazing details. I love your stamped images, especially the cover and the lighthouse. They look like a photo and it just takes me somewhere oceanside. Love your circle journaling hideaways. Clever! This is breathtaking!

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  101. You have created an amazing envelope journal to chronicle your upcoming cruise. I really like your use of the quotes and your beachy colours used throughout. Marvellous!

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  102. your envelope journal is absolutely stunning, suzz!! a true masterpiece!

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  103. This journal is so amazing! I think the lighthouse page is my favorite, along with all the little bottle embellishments too. Really beautiful stuff!

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  104. What a gorgeous project! Every part of it is superb!

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  105. I am speechless at the sight of this amazing project. I fell in love with the little message-in-a-bottle...and, then, there was so much more to behold. Thanks for the inspirations!

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  106. GORGEOUS!!!!!what an awesome book and you were able to use so many stamps sets!! awesome!!

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  107. Your work leaves me speechless! Wonderful project!

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  108. y Gosh- I don't know where to start!This is an amazing journal. BEAUTIFUL and so inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

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  109. Oh WOW! I am just speechless! You have done an AMAZING job! This is just a stunning book. Your stamping and coloring is awesome! What a wonderful keepsake! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

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  110. Oh this is just lovely!. The coloring is fantastic and the little embellishments are so cute.

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  111. I love your journal, and the front cover lovely and the sentment is beautiful.

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  112. This is Soooooo special. I hope your bits that you accumulate and stick in don't detract too much from it's beauty.

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  113. Stunning. Every page is marvellous. Especially love the lighthouse. Brilliant.

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  114. thank you for the ideas in your journal.

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  115. this is stunning! I love mini books that are really maxi!

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  116. What an inspiration! This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  117. You have done an amazing job with this book. I could think of several people who would love to have something like this. Thanks for sharing this idea, it's super!

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  118. Edie VatamaniuckMay 2, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    That is amazing...I love the bottle!

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  119. Wow this is such a beautiful project! Love each and every page. TFS!

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  120. oh what a masterpicec, so divinely created. Love EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS JOURNAL

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  121. Great project! A lot of work went into your journal. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  122. I really need to make one for my recent cruise ... this is not only beautiful but so inspirational TFS

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  123. Amazing book! My favorite is 3rd page, but all pages are just stunning!

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  124. Beautiful journal! Thanks for sharing!!

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  125. This is truly amazing. Could use the idea for our summer girls youth group lessons. Thanks for the idea.

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  126. Love your journal. You will have a blast on your cruise. One of our favorite ways to travel. Have seen most of the world this way.

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  127. WOW Suzanne, this is STUNNING!!!!!
    What a beautiful journal.

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  128. WOW! This is a beautiful project and so creative. I love everything about the journal! Is there any way you could send me the directions on what you did to make it? Not the stamping, but the paper part? I would so appreciate that. I just love the way you created all those beautiful scenes! Thanks.

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  129. Your journal is wonderful and I'm so glad you choose to show us all the pages, they are fabulous.

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  130. What a fabulous book!! You really ocked the hop....(it would have taken me a month+ to accomplish this, maybe moe, lol!) Geat ideas for use of the stamps too.

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  131. I don't recall EVER seeing a prettier album! I would be very inspired to journal a trip knowing this was waiting for me to fill with wonderful memories!

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  132. What a lot of beautiful work! Oh my! The embellishments are so wonderful. Very unique. TFS

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  133. Great journal. The outside and inside pages are jsut so cute. Wold love a journal like this to give or to use myself!

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  134. You put a lot of work into this beautiful book. Great job!!

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  135. This journal is amazing. You can really tell a lot of work went into your project. Well worth it...so creative and beautiful!

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  136. Wow, great journal, nice job, TFS!

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  137. You are slipping....only 142 comments. This so lovely and such a work of art I wouldn't know where to begin, Suzz!! I have missed your work and love this!!

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  138. Oh my, these are absolutely stunning! Words fail me, which is a miracle.

    You are incredibly talented Suzanne. Wonderful!

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  139. WOW WOW WOW, totally took my breath away! What a Fab-u-lous journal! And lucky you going on a cruise! Its been several years since we went. Oh I'm so green with envy!
    hugs Lynn

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  140. Oh my, this is truly stunning Sue. Such a lot of work and beautifully put together. The images are gorgeous and so are the colours. I will have to keep coming back for another look at this project.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  141. Stunning journal! Fab use and combination of ODBD images for all your beautiful pages and inserts! Wondeful details!

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