Tuesday, January 3, 2012


I saw this wonderful postcard challenge on a blog called ART & SOLE.

This is a 52 week project which I may or may not do with one person but I have asked my posse (an amazing group of artists who have been doing round robins together for years now) to join me in a much simpler version of the project.

The idea is that we each decide on two characters and "define" or describe those characters as we see them. Then we write the first card as one of the characters. Those cards make the rounds among all of us with each one taking a turn with the characters. At the end of the project we end up with about 15 wonderful postcards and a storyline that will be amazing!

But how to store them? Well, I had originally made a book (using Kathy Orta's tutorial) using Teresa Collins Travel line. It is a great little book - a perfect size for postcards - and will hold TONS of them!

Then... well then I decided to go look at one of the Griffin and Sabine books on which this project was originally based. Well, to make a long story short..... this is the video:


  1. Wow!!!You are on a creative roll,mama,LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. what a great idea!Looks good!

  3. The first travel book is gorgeous!! But I do love the idea of slotting your postcards into the other one for this challenge - can't wait to see what you do!

  4. You are so darned clever. What a great idea for the postcard book! And that first book with the travel paper -- that is amazing. I'm so impressed that you make videos!! xoxo teri

  5. Elena... your postcard book is genius! I want to make me one. Thanks for sharing.


  6. I like this even more!!! I seen one of Kathy's videos on YouTube and really must try it out. I love the paper you used. The second book is going to look so cool with the post cards. What a great idea.

  7. Hello Elena,

    On what kind of speed are you ? ???
    Making the first book in a day... sigh... how do you do that ? i' m definitely going to have a look at the link so maybe I find the tricks to make this book so fast...
    It really is a nice book with all the details for journaiing, photos, the tags, the travelpapers.,..
    I like it also that it's already a fat book...

    For the postcardproject you're right : the second book will be better to house the postcards in.
    I'm going to participate ... just not sure about my two characters yet, but I do have an idea to construct my book....

    I'll show you when it 's out of my head and has become real.

    thanks for your video and fun to hear your voice...It suits the image I had of you :)

    greetings from belgium

  8. You are right I love the travel book. In also love the postcard book. You are amazing!!!!!!! Jacquie

  9. You are so cleaver! I love your travel book and i also love the postcard books. very amazing. Good job!