Sunday, November 23, 2008

Journals and a quick synopsis

Hello! I'm back from Chicago, and we've gone and returned from New York which you will be hearing alot about in the days to come. And now we're getting ready to spend Thanksgiving with more family.

It's really been a lovely few weeks. I finally sat down to do the rare scrapbook page yesterday (just wait until January-March when I do most of my scrapbooking). This page is based on a challenge to do a tone-on-tone monochromatic black page, with just a splash of color (thanks Missy!). Perfect inspiration for this pair of Halloween photos. Bit cloudy today, so the page looks more washed out than it really is. The silvery looking flowers, birds, falling leaves etc. are actually black rub-ons, the obviously white pieces at the corner were my 'splash'. Sorry for labeling you as Creepy honey, but, well... it fits in this rare instance!

We were SO tired after all we walked to and saw while in New York that the girls and I are STILL working on finishing up our trip journals, shown here:

My Journal is small enough to fit in my purse or coat pocket and has a magnetic closure - perfect for this trip. I prefer to support the scrapbook stores but I found mine at Target for under $2. Natasha and Sarah's journals came from Memory Bound with tabbed dividers and enough lined pages for each day, as well as an elasticized closure. Mira's is perfect for her - blank white pages on both sides. She calls it her 'Field Journal'!!! Here's the inside of my journal:

Sarah and Natasha are writing their fave parts of each day as well as adding some drawings. Sarah cannot wait to show her friends on Monday. She is also putting together a poster complete with photographs, and has already told them that the subway goes under the water and all about the Statue of Liberty and her 'patina' of green. Mira 'draws' in her journal and then tells me in detail what she is drawing, and I write down exactly what she says because her drawings of the Statue of Liberty and the Ferry and the subway and the bridge all look very similar!

Amanda, I promise to post my list sometime soon - thanks for tagging me. Now, who do I know besides you who blogs? One more post for today, then it's off to sit by the fire planning Christmas cards and helping Sarah with her poster.

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