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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Journal Treasury Launch

Hello all, and welcome to a very special post.  I'm delighted to be part of the launch of the Journal Treasury - an e-book containing more than 75 journal projects using Eileen Hull's brilliant journal die.  The book includes detailed, easy-to-understand instructions, tips and techniques for creating your own journal, and fabulous photos of design ideas for journals from artists and crafters around the world... including me!


If you would like to find out more and/or order the Journal Treasury, you can do so by clicking below.   Eventually, it will retail at $16.99 (around £13), but for the duration of August there's a special price offer of 30% off, making it only $11.87 (around £9). So now's the time to buy!

It's an affiliate link, so it won't cost you anything extra, but it will give me a little cut of the profits!  You can also catch Eileen in action on Facebook Live today as part of the book launch, and with news of an exciting new Maker Challenge in association with Sizzix.  Check out Eileen's blog for all the details.







I'm very proud that the journal I created for the Journal Treasury is featured on the cover (there it is - right there in the middle!).

It's been a while since we announced that the e-book was on its way.  I promised you at the time that I would share some of what's been going on inside my Nature Journal when we got to the launch.

But I've also been getting busy with the die since I got home, so instead I thought I'd share a couple of quick pictures of my new projects. 







These two are not in the book, but I'll share them in a bit more detail in due course (I do like my close-up detail pictures, as you know!), but for now here are a couple of teaser-tasters...


It really is such a fantastic die - especially if you're someone who enjoys creating handmade books, journals and albums.  It gives you the basic structure, and then it's over to your imagination to travel as far as you want...









... to an autumn watercolour album, perhaps - with Oxide dawn colours and some of the new Tim Holtz dies...















... and plenty of watercolour pages inside ready to capture autumnal words and pictures.













Or perhaps you'd enjoy a journey into the lost and found fragments of a life...












... collected and preserved in a Calico Craft Parts printer's tray - a perfect fit inside the journal cover.








There are so many possibilities.  Even as I write this, I'm itching to get back in the craft room and cut another journal and carry on playing!


The Journal Treasury has oodles more inspiration for you - gathered from around the world of Craftyblogland.   And remember that bargain 30% off for August to celebrate the launch...


If you decide to purchase the e-book, you will be sent an email with a link (if you don't get a link please check your Spam box).  It is a large book and it may take a few minutes to download.  Once you open the e-book you can scroll through the pages and if you want to find out more about a project, just click on the Designer's name.  There really are some amazing journals gathered here to enjoy.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll be back very soon with some more pictures and how-to details of the latest journals.

The ideas can come from anywhere and at any time. The problem with making mental notes is that the ink fades very rapidly.
Rolf Smith

25 comments:

Dortesjs said...

waue very exciting maybe i`ll buy that E.book I will concider ;O))
and i do love your close up pictures alot.

chrissie said...

The journals look terrific Alison and a very good start to the launch. Congratulations for being a part of it and for the heads up.

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

The book looks great, congrats on being part of it. Hugs Valerie

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Oooh looks fantastic Alison, I especially love the peek at the Autumnal one. Just need to get my hands on the elusive die now!!
Hugs
Donna xx

Annie said...

Huge congratulations on being part of Eileen's Ebook Alison xx Your journal's look amazing with stunning details xx Love the calico craft parts box..so clever. Looks like there are so many ways to use this die xxx

TFS and huge hugs
Annie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Congratulations on being a part of this book Alison! Love your journals! Using that die to make a storage box is a wonderful idea! Hugs, Chrisx

Helen said...

wow, that looks amazing!

Andrea Small said...

Congratulations! Very exciting

Andrea xx

Cestina said...

Excellent news, very exciting indeed.

And isn't that quote just spot on? Sadly the ink fades even faster the older it gets.. xxx

Lynn Price said...

Beautiful!! Looking forward to diving into both book and making! And hope to catch up with your lovely projects soon....xxx Lynn

Team Clark said...

You are doing wondrous work with this die! Biggest congrats on being published and thanks for the teasers, how fun! Hugs, Autumn

Dorthe said...

Congratulations Alison, so wonderful, to be in this -I`m sure- fantastic book.
Your journals all looks gorgeous .
Maybe I should buy the e-book, only I already spend far too much time online :-)
Hugs, Dorthe

Coco said...

Wow and Wow for your new journal, and congratulations for being on the cover of this great e-book I'm sure!!!
Fabulous last pic Alison, I put in on my Pinterest beautiful books board for inspiration.
Hugs, Coco xx

Julia Aston said...

What a great collection of journals Alison! I particularly love the scarecrow one - that background is beautiful! Julia xx

Eileen Hull said...

Alison, so grateful you could be part of our book. I love your style- and the one on the cover is a favorite of mine <3. Can't wait to see the details on these new ones!

craftytrog said...

The book looks amazing! Congratulations Alison!

A Pink said...

Congratulations! Alison . Spotted your journal on the cover - a very deserved spot for such a beauty .
x

Craftyfield said...

Well congratulations Alison! I am so pleased for you. Your journals look beautiful, well deserving of a front page billing!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wow- your journals are looking absolutely unique and adorable! Big congrats on being part of this e-book!
That's so exciting!

Sue said...

Congratulations on being part of the book release Alison, you've created some beautiful examples xx

Sara Barker said...

Congratulations on being published in Eileen's book! Your beautiful work is always deserving to be honored in this way! You are doing some lovely work with this die! Hugs!

maj. said...

Magical!!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow, Alison what glorious work you have contributed to this project! I really love the Calico Printer's Tray inside too - a stroke of genius! Beautiful and inspiring! xx

Evelyn Walter said...

your journals are amazing! Love especially the lost and found one.
xxx Evelyn

Jackie P Neal said...

Congratulations Alison!! Of course Eileen would ask you to create for her book! Your journals are simply Fabulous!! I am thrilled for you!!
Your creative life sure is on a forward and upward path right now!! Keep it moving!!
Well done my friend! Jackie xx