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! :-)

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  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:)

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!

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  6. Karen

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

    Hi thanks for the chance to win

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  7. caro

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

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

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  8. Cindy C.

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

    Thanks for the "travel" tips!!

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  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

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  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!

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  11. Nancy

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

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

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  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!

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  13. Amy Tangerine

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

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

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  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

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  15. Anna

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

    Love your blog!!!

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  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!

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  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!

    * edited 08/11/14 08:37AM
  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!

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  19. Jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas

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

    Cute stuff!

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  20. AnnB

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

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

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  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!

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  22. Tacha

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

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

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  23. Kristiina

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

    Thank you for the link!

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  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....

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  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.

    * edited 08/11/14 08:37AM
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