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The items that I post reviews on, have either been purchased on the internet or through a local vendor. Additionally I will review items that I got on sale, as a gift or as a sample from either the manufacurer or some other source.

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My Review of the Dylusions Travelers Notebook and Accessories

The Ranger Dylusions Dyalog Canvas Covers and inserts feature original artwork by Dyan Reavely. If you love her designs, then you will enjoy the collection of covers, inserts, pocket inserts, and washi tape.  The line features several canvas covers that measure 5.875" x 8.75" folded. Each Cover has two interior elastics.

The Dream Cover.
The covers are a sturdy canvas material which I hope will hold well over time.
The Frame Cover.

Here is a view of the inside of the covers for Frame (blue) and Dream (orange/red),
Inside view of the Frame Cover.

Inside View of the Dream Cover.

and the outside of the covers (which I have layed the canvas cover flat so you can see some of the fun details).
Front View of the Frame Cover

The view of the Dream Cover.

These canvas covers are little bit larger than the standard travelers notebook covers which allows for extra inserts to be placed into the journals using elastic bands.  I added a total of four with some of the pocket inserts and the cover folded over them well.

Each of the Ranger Dylusions Dyalog Insert Books are 4.375" x 8.25" and contain 24 pages.  According to the Ranger website, the Dialog Insert Books are available as:
and a handwriting lines insert book (which I was unable to purchase).

The Joann Stores were pretty low on insert when I visited.  However, I was able to purchase a Dylusions Black insert package.  The Dylusions black inserts are 24 pages of black paper.

I am going to use my white gel pens and my bright colored gel ink pens in this insert.

I also purchased the "Backgrounds" Ranger Dylusions Dyalog Insert Book which has 24 pre-printed
Dylusions Background Insert Pages

pages with a fun variety of backgrounds.  Below is a look at some more of the Delusion Backgrounds Insert pages from the insert I purchased.  The pages are really pretty and I love the selection of colors and patterns on the pages.

I also picked up a package of Dylusions Dylalog pocket inserts.  The Ranger Dylusions Dyalog Pocket inserts come in packages of 3 inserts.

These are made of card stock material that has a fun variety of prints.

Here is a view of the inside of one of the Dylusions pocket inserts. The pockets are designed to hold documents, receipts, notes, etc.
Inside view of the Dylusions pocket insert.
 The smaller slots cut inside of each pocket can hold a paper clip or business cards (the slot is supposed to be cut to a standard business card size).  I tried mine and they fit fine but mine are cut a little smaller than most standard cards.

I was lucky enough to take a class from Dyan Reavely at a trade show (a few years ago) and she is amazing.  If you ever get a chance to take a class from her, she is a fun teacher with some great techniques that she generously shares with her students.  As a fan of travelers notebooks and journals, I love this new line which adds color and patterns into the mix.  The Dylusions Travelers Notebook and Accessories line can also be found on Amazon.  If you pick up any of her stamp sets, she has some great examples of pages she created using them on the Dyan Reavely blogspot.

Note: I do not work for Ranger, Dyan Reavely, or JoAnns. I just really like this line and wanted to share a bit of information with you.  Also, I have added some links to Amazon that may provide a few cents back to support this blog.  You don't have to use them. You can just run a search on google to find out more information on the product line or to purchase them.

Free Plaid Painting Class and Discount Code on their Live Facebook Feed

Project Photo by @plaid

If you have every wanted to attend one of those fun painting party, paint and sip, girls night out painting events or just plain paint, then you are going to love the free live painting class being hosted by Plaid on their facebook page feed. 

The theme is Learn to Paint: ‘Peace, Love & Avocado's’ a Live Stream Paint Along.  It is hosted by Plaid Crafts on:    Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm Eastern (4:30 pm Pacific time).  The limited time discount code is:  PWPAUGUST2018 for 30% off (check website for  any limitations).

You may already have some of these colors for this month's theme.  The list of suggested Folk Art Paints can be found on the Plaid website .

In addition, you may need some of the following

  • Grid avocado pattern
  • 12" x 12" stretched canvas ( I am painting this on wood)
  • Palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Stencil tape
  • Hair dryer (optional).

The costs of the supplies is around $30 but if you already have some of them then it is less. However, I think this is a great deal.  I have paid $45 for a painting class and that amount only paid for the class and not the supplies.  So for me a less than $30 (I already own some of the paint colors)  investment for my daughter and I do to the painting class is a great deal.