Ok, so, we recently went on a trip to the beach. Well, you can take artjunkgirl to the beach, but you can't take the artjunk out of the girl. As I picked up one of my magazines I'd been saving for beach reading, out popped a slew of subscription cards. You know the one's..they usually fall out at the bookstore when I pick up a magazine as I bend down and I wonder why I'm always having to clean up, even when I'm not at home...
But anyhow, I decided to collect them from the blanket and tuck them into my book (which was about crafting by the way), for later artjunking. I layed out the cards when I got back to the hotel while everyone was resting from resting on the beach, and I started collaging some postcards. I took an area map we were given at check-in and covered the "front". Then I used the hotel memo pad for the "back". Instant postcards or journal cards! I am chosing to use them as a journal cards. I also covered a few of the free bookmarks we got at the bookstore with the map. I immediately gave one to my hubby for his beach read. WEll, Mr. Analytical looked at the bookmark and instead of seeing it as a crafty bookmark said, (I kid you not), "That's nice, but we are staying at R. Beach, not B. beach like the map says." I said "fine!" and proceeded to cut and paste the name of the "right" beach onto his bookmark. Later on he thanked me for his handy bookmark. What can I say.
Anyhow, since you all liked the cereal box tip, I thought I'd share this one too. I thought everyone cut up there cereal boxes. Some people do, but not everyone. Goes to show it's a good thing to share tips with each other.
Oh, and another thing. I brought my inchie organizer with me and made some squares. I decided that while you are travelling, you really only need gluestick and a good pair of scissors. Paper is plentiful everywhere.
Maps, menus, and magazines make for great collage fodder while on the road this summer!
Happy Trails! xoxo lia