In Andrea’s blog post revealing this collection, she wrote, “when you look at the collection as a whole, you can see that there is a lot of imagery that is very reminiscent of an enchanted forest... filled with adorable creatures and potential friends”. I was reading this blog post on the morning of our first full day in Portland and that description of the collection really struck me. Here I was, sitting in a beautiful, lush landscape and around every corner held the possibility of meeting new people willing to share their stories and their city with us. I wanted to capture the enchantment of these possibilities and the forest all around me and put it straight into my traveler’s notebook.
For the inside cover, I decided to take bits and pieces from my adventures and make a pretty decorative page. I started with 2 postcards that I had picked up on my adventures, and a Starbucks gift card, which added the perfect touch! Next, I added the 2 lapel pins that I picked up at the International Rose Test Garden, where they grow various rose hybrids from all over the world! And I topped it all off with an adorable bow from the embellishment pack of the “Hello Beautiful!” kit!