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Urban Trees is an evolving outdoor art exhibit on the San Diego waterfront that features 30 artists and rotates every year or so. The sculpted "trees" vary wildly in form, feeling, and materials. Two of my favorite are "Handstand" in the upper right corner which is constructed from bronze, and "The Spectrum of Time" in the lower middle which is comprised of tree trunk slices that each have a recycled glass center for light to stream through. Urban Trees 7 is coming to an end soon, but the eighth installment is sure to be coming if you happen to be a San Diego local or visiting any time soon.
And because the exhibit is on the waterfront, there are plenty of other views to take in and people watching to be had. Lance was a teeny bit jealous of the passengers loading the cruise ships that dot the waterfront.
Holiday journals have made their way into the shop! Each journal has 50 pages - scrapbook paper, vintage flashcards, cardstock, accounting pages, vintage sheet music, tags, and more.
My favorite inclusion this year are glassine and kraft paper pockets I created from little bags. Each is sealed with a bit of washi tape that can be opened and closed because the washi tape is removable. Each pocket comes with a surprise inside, but you can replace with hidden journaling, special notes, shopping lists, etc.
Like last year, the journals come with an embellishment kit to get you started on personalizing your journal. The embellishment kits are filled with vintage labels, playing cards, tags, stamps, paper rounds, and other fun little bits.
I have a limited number of these journals available this year and won't be making more, so be sure to pick one up if interested. I will be adding more Christmas goodies to the shop as the holiday season gets closer.
Before I reopened my shop and blog I spent some time thinking about what I was happy with and things I might want to change up. I thought about products and packaging, layouts and designs, and that ever elusive "personal style". One of the ways I tried to nail down my "personal style" was to put together a collage-inspired scrapbook. I pulled out all kinds of papers, flashcards, tags, envelopes, postcards... I approached the project with no rules or limitations in mind - just go with whatever I liked. And here's what I was left with -
Rather than being done with this scrapbook, I feel like it's a good start to a journal to dedicate to my shop. I'll probably document various goals, plans, and lists throughout the book - tucked in envelopes, jotted down on tags, written on the back of postcards, and such. I'm really looking forward to it.
This scrapbook was also where these goodie bags started from. After finishing the pages, I was surrounded by a ton of fun papers that I brought out for this project, but still had left. I tucked a handful into each bag for all of you. Quick reminder - free goodie bag with purchase offer is open through the end of the month. Just be sure to add "still here!" in the "notes to seller" box during checkout.