Itty Bitty Journal

I acquired a mini journal from a fellow crafter and I absolutely adore working in it. It is so tiny and at first, I thought it might be a challenge to create it but I find it easier than I thought! It is such a great way to use up your little bits of paper, scrap fabrics, small images and what not.

I created a page inspired by my longing for extended travel. I added a postage stamp from Maryland with a sailing boat image on it at a port and with the word, “Nowhere”. You can find that page on my Instagram account. I think it would be cool to take a trip with nowhere in mind. Just to get on the road and go where the wind takes you. In this case, this trip would be at sea.

I love how my painted papers worked on this spread. I wasn’t sure, at first, if it would be too bulky. It turned out great and I like the blend of mixed media with the vintage image of the lady.

In the below picture, I used the painted face of a girl that my fellow crafter paints and includes in her ephemera packs. I dig the colors she uses because they are in line with my style. This page is dedicated to my passion of mixed media.

These little journals are perfect to travel with wherever you go. They fit perfectly in purses, backpacks, bags and even wallets! Just add few ephemera pieces to a pocket and take a small glue stick or mini paperclips and there you go!

My wish for you is to be inspired and encouraged!

Stephanie Hopkins

Cover Crush: The Road Trip Survival Guide by Rob Taylor

About the Cover:

I like the simplicity of this cover and the composition. There is nothing fancy about the layout but the road on the rolling hills evokes adventure.

About the Book:

Roads trips have always been popular. Though, it is safe to say more and more people are using this form of travel other than flying. Which means, this book is relevant and I will be looking out for what people have to say about it. -Stephanie Hopkins

Tips and Tricks for Planning Routes, Packing Up, and Preparing for Any Unexpected Encounter Along the Way

Cooking, Food & Wine | Parenting & Families | Travel

Tiller Press/ Pub Date 25 May 2021

Description

Make the most of your next road trip with these essential tips and tricks for planning the ultimate epic adventure.

During COVID-19, we’ve all had to find different ways to travel. From the disruptions of airlines to the possibility of many travel restrictions at your destination, the car has become a more attractive (and safer) option.

One-part Bushcraft 101- and one-part vacation planning workbook, The Road Trip Survival Guide provides guidance for new road trippers as well as essential tips and tricks for even the most experienced roadsters including:

-How to organize your car for trips

-Packing lists for different types of vacations, from city breaks to outdoor adventures

-How to develop the perfect road trip itinerary that will suit the whole family

-Recipes and recommendations for the best car snacks (easy access and less mess!)

-Tips and tricks for making your trip more eco-friendly

-How to reroute a road trip gone wrong

-And more!

The Road Trip Survival Guide is a must-have for anyone planning a vacation. Perfectly designed to fit in a glove box or back-seat pocket, you can now stop dreaming, hit the open road, and start experiencing the perfect road trip.