A page for my twin sister's birthday album from our trip to Japan in 1970...many, many moons ago.

During our trip we stayed with the Ichimonji family. We met one of their sons when he was visiting the U.S. and he invited us to spend a month at their home in Japan. The lived in a traditional Japanese house with a very small but cozy kitchen...and two cooks and a housekeeper. I didn't really understand why they needed help living in such a small home, but both parents were doctors and very busy. (The housekeeper even rolled up our mats for us in the morning.)

Journaling: These little ladies were the cooks for the Ichimonji’s and always so friendly


(Using a combination of these products throughout the album, although they may not appear on every page)

Designer Digitals:

For Humanity Kit: Japan

Katie Pertiet:

For Humanity Kit: Japan

Taped Photo Masks No. 01

Binder Ring Books: Vintage No. 01

Rusty Stucco Paper Single

Stamped Blocks No. 13 Brushes and Stamps

Stacked Vintage Frames No. 04 Value Pack

Loosely Labeled No. 05 Value Pack

Assorted Tapes No. 03

Messy Stamped Alphabet No. 06 Brushes and Stamps Value Set

Ticketed Dates No. 02

Splatters No. 02 Brushes and Stamps

Postcard Journalers No. 02

Roughed Up Photo Mats: Ledger No. 02

Twisted Stitches

Postage Stamp Frames

Painted Flourishes No. 02

Collageables No. 02

Orange Torn Paper: Ad Inspiration 03.20.11

Anna ******:

LoopDaLoop ArtStrokes No. 03 BrushSet

JazzedUp LoopDaLoops No. 01 ElementSet

Travel WordTransfers No. 02 ElementSet

GoldPaint No. 01 ElementSet

AsianScript No. 01 BrushSet

HandMade Paperie No. 01

Dripped Stains No. 05 BrushSet

Andrea Victoria:

Fleurs Oranges Paper Pack

Lynn Grieveson:

Frayed Knots


Japanese vintage stamp

Japanese characters mean "the traditional Japanese kitchen

Fonts: Rough Typewriter, Susie's Hand, Dymo Font Invers