Six Things: Travel


Tis the season for travel (or dreams of travel) and adventure.

Last night I did a little online shopping to collect some travel related products for an upcoming family gathering. I was reminded once again that what I have always loved about travel themed products is that they can often be used on a variety of different projects. They are great for pages documenting the journey and adventure of life - definitely one of my favorite themes. 

Here are a few travel-related products that made their way into my cart:

(1) EK Success Airplane Punch
: This would be great for punching little accents to create some consistency in
a travel journal. It might also be fun to use one of these to punch out
a collection of papers from a trip and create a collage similar to the framed butterfly piece.

(2) Little Yellow Bicycle 12x12 Snapshot Overlay : This would be so cool as the cover of a mini-album of favorite photos.

(3) Reminisce Travel Icons Cardstock Stickers : I think these are the ones I am most excited to see in person - love the idea of them and hope that they are as cool as I think they will be.

(4) Little Yellow Bicycle Film Strips : These will be cool as photo overlays but also as homes for little embellishments.

(5) Making Memories Great Escape Collection Spiral Journaling Book : Still love this product concept and have the Valentine's book sitting on my table right now.

(6) American Crafts Travel Flair : I admit to using these button-type embellishments a bunch lately. They are a nice pop of color and I love circle accents. There's also a second travel-themed set here.


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Ever since I first began scrapbooking I have been a fan of Hero Arts. This set still remains one of my all time favorites. I love them even more for being a certified green business.

This week, on July 15th, Hero Arts is unveiling a new look and new features on their website. To celebrate they are having a whole week of cool stuff happening on their blog (which is a great place to go anytime for challenges, contests, and stamping ideas).

In addition, if you head over to their blog today and leave a comment that includes the initials AE you will be entered in a drawing for the basket of stamp goodness shown above (they sent this basket to me after Anna was born - such a fun, thoughtful gift idea).

Congratulations on your re-design Hero Arts! I can't wait to see it later this week.

35 thoughts

  1. Melissa

    2009-07-13 03:57:05 -0400

    I've heard that HA is such a family-friendly company and genuinely nice group to work for/with.
    TFS! :-)

  2. france wisniewski

    2009-07-13 03:58:10 -0400

    I love this post. There's nothing better then putting together a little book to stash all my precious memories...even if my travels lately are more along the lines of "staycations" they still deserve to be documented. I spent the weekend making mini journals galore in preperation for a few jaunts coming up and a few waiting to be remembered:)

  3. Melanie J

    2009-07-13 04:14:49 -0400

    I LOVE the MM journaling books--have a stack of them right by my desk. Love to rip one out of the book to use on my pages.
    And thanks for the heads-up to the Hero Arts blog. They have great products, too.

  4. Robin W

    2009-07-13 05:48:33 -0400

    Thanks for the info. about the Hero Arts blog--I love their stamps! I just bought one of the MM journaling books too, and I can't wait to use it.

  5. Chrissy Le

    2009-07-13 05:59:27 -0400

    Yep, got myself a few MM Great Escape for myself. And thanks for the HA giveaway, what fun!

  6. Karen

    2009-07-13 07:11:27 -0400

    Hi thanks for the chance to win

  7. caro

    2009-07-13 07:55:58 -0400

    that album cover SUITS Anna so well, thanks for adding it in the pic!

  8. Cindy C.

    2009-07-13 08:19:03 -0400

    Thanks for the "travel" tips!!

  9. SMK

    2009-07-13 09:11:20 -0400

    oh shucks, i'd already left my two comments at Hero Arts today... but I'll go leave a note in my blog post for people to visit here first so they can enter ;) LOVE your site :D

  10. Iara

    2009-07-13 09:39:16 -0400

    our family is going to a vacation next week, I am making a mini book to take with us :) the basket of goods looks great! thanks AE for the wonderful giveway!

  11. Nancy

    2009-07-13 10:22:14 -0400

    Travel related goodies are my favorite too!
    Thanks for sharing that card, it's wonderful!

  12. Carol (ScrapMomOf2)

    2009-07-13 10:25:40 -0400

    Wow! Love the travel goodies! That 12x12 overlay is so beyond fabulous!! It's all yummy! That butterfly card is so cute too!

  13. Amy Tangerine

    2009-07-13 10:39:03 -0400

    love these travel goodies! especially the American Crafts buttons and the camera overlay!!

  14. Paula in Australia

    2009-07-13 10:40:40 -0400

    Hi Ali
    Once again a wonderful post thank you. Just a question.... the butterflies on the baby journal are they are stamp or a punch? I have been trying to find a nice butterfly punch but seem to have a limited supply here in good ol down under OZ. Thanks Paula

  15. Anna

    2009-07-13 11:06:48 -0400

    Love your blog!!!

  16. Shelly Kettell

    2009-07-13 12:01:25 -0400

    Love that camera overlay!!
    Such a cute card for Anna - inspiration from your butterfly collage!

  17. Janice Stovall

    2009-07-13 12:22:01 -0400

    Hey AE!! What a fun prize! Thanks for your generosity and especially for all your inspiration! Not sure where you get the time OR the energy!! Keep it up! We love you!

  18. Heather

    2009-07-13 13:05:30 -0400

    Love those road trip stickers. I was just at my LSS yesterday putting together a mini album to take along on a trip. i thought I was done with it, but I may just have to buy some of those stickers. They are too cute!

  19. Jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas

    2009-07-13 14:33:18 -0400

    Cute stuff!

  20. AnnB

    2009-07-13 16:46:54 -0400

    Thanks for link Ali, I'll be stopping there regularly!

  21. Jolie

    2009-07-14 00:27:57 -0400

    oh stop - you are killing me with all these cute finds!!! We have a big trip coming up in less than 3 weeks (36 hours on an plane and in transit with 3yo twins, anyone?) and these would be great to help record the latest leg of our travels!

  22. Tacha

    2009-07-14 01:46:15 -0400

    I am really fan of all your creativity AE !!!!

  23. Kristiina

    2009-07-14 06:25:34 -0400

    Thank you for the link!

  24. Theresa Grdina

    2009-07-14 12:24:21 -0400

    Artful Endeavors happen when you allow creative expression in!!! (translation: Creativity occurs when you relax and do not force it...) Thanks for sharing the goodies! I am off to bookmark Hero Arts....

  25. Cairns Hotels

    2010-01-14 21:12:31 -0500

    This are nice products, I love the Reminisce Travel Icons Cardstock Stickers : I think they are cute. I love it.

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