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Prima Marketing - Leather Travelers Notebook Release & Magical Wonderland Meet Up Event

Prima Marketing who is known for creating beautiful papers, stickers, and planners have finally come out with leather travelers notebooks in the Personal size (5" x & 7.25").  These new leather travelers notebooks are really beautiful.  I found that since they are genuine leather, that each one is slightly different which I really like.  According to the "My Prima Planner Website, depending on the color and dye used on each notebook, there may be texture marks, wrinkles, blemishes and scratches that occur in shipping.  I love the weathered leather look so I ordered the Warm Stone PTJ Leather Essential Travelers Notebook for the Prima Marketing new product release party called the Magical Wonderland Planner Meet Up Event on December 1, 2017.

The Prima Marketing Leather Travelers Journal in warm stone has four interior elastics to hold inserts, an exterior zippered pocket and some inner pockets.

Below is a picture that I took of the Prima Marketing Leather Travelers Notebook in Warm Stone next to one of my standard size Travelers Company Notebook and my Hobonichi Techo so you can get a better idea of the size of this particular travelers journal.  I am currently using it to hold my Hobonichi Techo and it fits inside of the leather journal well, along with a few inserts.  If you want to read more details about the travelers notebook just click on the following My Prima Planner Travelers Journal in Warm Stone Review to get more information .

Prima Marketing had a fun "Meet Up Event" for their new product release last year when they released their new line of planners that was amazing.  So I was really happy to find out that they were going to have one for the new line of Prima Marketing Leather Travelers Journals at their Prima Marketing house in Temecula, California.

For those who are unfamiliar with this location, Temecula is wine country and many of the homes and estates there are really beautiful.
The Prima Marketing Estate does not disappoint.  It is beautiful.  The interior of the house has been decorating using products and accents from the Prima Marketing Mixed Media line. I really thought the menu planning wall was such a fabulous idea. I think I may do something similar in my kitchen.

The Prima Marketing new release events are a fun way to meet other people who appreciate their beautiful product lines.  I have been a fan of their scrapbooking and multi-media supplies for years and enjoy taking advantage of the opportunity to see new releases in person.  Plus, they usually have a pop-up shop at these events where you can purchase items at a discount.  The "Magical Wonderland Meet Up Event" was held in the picnic area around the front side of the house which was beautifully decorated with a Christmas holiday theme.

As each person checked in, they were handed a box and a swag bag that contained not only the pre-ordered leather travelers journal but also some adorable papers, stickers, and other ephemera. 

The box also had some holiday themed Prima Marketing Scrapbooking and planner materials.  I got a darling Frank Garcia "Sweet Peppermint" chipboard and more set in my box.  This set is darling and has some beautiful holiday pieces in it.  The chipboard is not too thick so it will work well in both my travelers notebooks and my planners.  
Prima also included a set of inserts to fit my traveler's journal. In addition to that, the box also contained a red flocked sticker alphabet, a green sticker alphabet set, a glue pen, a 46 piece sweet peperment ephemera set (that matches the sweet pepermint chipboard set), and an assortment of holiday-themed scrapbooking paper that is beautiful. 

The swag bag contained a set of Leeza Gibbons paper frames 3" x 4" and 2" by 2" (180 piece set), Leeza Gibbons Pocket pad,  Leeza Gibbons paper frames in 4'x4" (180 piece set), a set of chipboard frames ((6 piece set), Two Leeza Gibbons Wishes & Dreams cling stamp sets, and a  Leeza Gibbons Washi Tape.  

The bag also contained a darling planner clip from "Green & Lyme" and some refill sheets that fit my "Green & Lyme" planner (plus a coupon code for 15% off my next purchase).  I also received a cute gift from Lhey Ralston (@mommylhey on Instagram).  Lhey Ralston has a monthly subscription box called the "Little Bits" box which I subscribed to.  It does not disappoint and her kawaii style items are so adorable.  I have done a review of one of her "Little Bits" boxes which you can check out if you want to see what types of items can be included.  Lhey Ralston also posts preview pics on her Instagram throughout each month.  Below you can see the cute Cactus planner clips, cactus charm (for our new journals), die cuts, washi tape, stickers and other cute items from her box.
Gift from Lhey Ralston @mommylhey
With so many planner addicts in one place, it was so much fun to talk to everyone and work on out travelers notebooks. Most meet ups offer attendees the opportunity to participate in swaps.  It is a lot of fun to trade with other planners and see some of the darling items they people make to swap with. 
Below are some more photos of only a few swap items and their creators.  

We also had time to shoot some fun photos at the Christmas tree 
and do a gift exchange. 

The snack tables were also adorably decorated to reflect the festive holiday theme.

They offered some "Make & Take" projects and even had materials on hand for us to use to work on our journals.

There were some of the traditional meet up icebreaker games, like the one where you find someone to match each square until you fill out your sheet.  It is a fun way to meet new people.  

Later they also had the candy cane washi game.  That one was pretty fun.  It is a spin-off of the traditional bobbing for apples game.  You put the plastic wrapped candy cane in your mouth and use the hook part to pick up rolls of washi from the bowl.  This was so fun to do and everyone just kept laughing and participating in the fun.  Below are some pictures from the event of some of the amazing people I got to meet.

The pop-up shop has some great deals.  I purchased some inserts for my traveler's journal, a beaded planner charm, some Julie Nutting planner stickers, Julie Nutting ephemera sets,  dimensional stickers, positive words planner stickers, washi tape, and some of the My Prima Planner Inspiration Goodie Packs. These items are hard to find and I was so glad that they had them available for purchase.

Disclaimer:  I am not associated with Prima Marketing. I paid for my traveler's journal and event ticket with my own funds.  These opinions are mine and while I had a fabulous time at the event, it is possible that someone else may not have had as good a time as I did.  Therefore their experience would vary from my own.  Thank you for stopping by! 

Tuesday Morning Scrapbooking Supplies Haul

The Tuesday Morning Stores are a great resource for buying scrapbooking supplies at a discount.  I recently did another $30 shopping challenge with my friend to see what items I could purchase at the store without exceeding the budget.  The one rule we have is that we do not purchase anything that we truly will not use.

The first items that I found were two rolls of adhesive vinyl which I needed for a project that I am doign using my Cricut machine. I am fairly new to using the Cricut machine and prefer to purchase inexpensive vinyl until I really get the hang of it.  The price for each roll is $2.99 so if I make a mistake, it is not a budget breaker.

The second set of items that I needed was scrapbooking paper to use in my travelers notebook project.  I was so lucky to find that they had a pretty good selection of Echo Park Scrapbooking Paper with Stickers Kits.

I selected the Echo Park Paper Company Victoria Gardens Kit (Designed by Cassandra Cooper) and the Echo Park Paper Company For The Record Kit  with stickers (Designed by Lori Whittlock) for $5.99 each.  If you are not familiar with their fabulous paper kits, you may want to visit the Echo Park Paper Company blog or website to see some of their collections.

The third item was a clear sticker set by Jillibean (Hampton Art) of various phrases that I really liked.  This set was .99 cents.

The fourth item I was searching for was some double sided tape.  I have purchased the Home & Hobby brand of double sided tape before on Amazon, so I knew it was a pretty good brand.  I go through this stuff so quickly, so I always keep an eye out for good deals on it.  This on was $1.99 for 65 feet.

The last item that I am always on the look out for is pretty washi tape.  I was lucky enough to find three different washi tapes for  .99 cents.  Two were from Little B and the third roll was from Echo Park Paper Company. The Echo Park Paper Company Washi is a really cool partical clock face washi tape that is printed on a light grey washi tape.

I did not find anything else that I needed or wanted.  The total with tax came out to $26.24 which was below the $30 budget we had set for the day.  I think it was a pretty good haul for the amount I had to spend.  If you want to see another past haul I did at Tuesday Morning, then just click here to go to that post.

Note: This is not a sponsored post, I paid for everything with my own funds.