Finally I am back in my groove and getting back on track with journaling. This new journal is only the second one I ever stitched, and I but the signatures too far apart when making it. So to help beef it up, I started using my favourite tape to add in bits of ephemera as sub-pages (for lack of a better words). This makes photographing and sharing my journal a little more difficult though. Does one really want to basically see the same spread twice - just to show the other side of a sub-page? I will do it for now, but if it starts to bore you, please let me know and I will chose just one side to share.
So this first spread was in the works for a while, and I went back to it again and again building on it. The left talks about marrying Mike, and the right some random thoughts, with a sticky from a friend asking me to be honest about something she made for me, but I liked the sentiment so it got added.
Next, is a spread I did after my Dream Box Workshop with Jennifer Lee, hosted by Kimberly Wilson it was a great class. I used left over scraps and wrote about what issues and dreams I addressed in the class. I sat next to Kimberly, and she was such a great listener and had some great words of advice for me. It really was a wonderful night, and the other participants were so friendly!
The spread below is an envelope to stash wedding ephemera (or as I wrote on it, future nostalgia) on the left, and on the right a page about Savannah and why we chose it as our wedding destination.
Now we start with the duplicate spread shots. On the left I did a page about my parents, using a photo from their wedding (and spelling their wrong!) and then made a sub-page of a photo of them the day before our wedding (taken at Back in the Day Bakery - yum!). I love both these photos of them!
No on the right side of this spread - i did a page about defining style, and did a sub-page about some shoes I am crazy from (Anthro) and why I love them.
Moving on to wedding spreads! This one on the left talks about our wedding eve party, which was a big hit (and I still promise to do a wedding post!). The sub-page is a postcard from the hotel in Savannah we stayed in and had the wedding in.
On the right side, it talks about lunch the day before my wedding with my parents (at Back in the Day Bakery, see the cupcakes we had for dessert?! yum!), and a little about the wedding ceremony.
This spread on the left was about friends I was happy to have at the wedding, to help me get ready and to witness this magic day of mine. It also talked about friends who were not there and how I was thinking of them. On the right is about the ceremony (a copy is in that envelope) and the photo of us at our wedding dinner.
Last is a half spread with sub-pages. It is a working page for week on of the unravelling further e-course I am taking. I taped in a worksheet, and a paint card.
So that is it! what do you think of my sub-pages? Should I just share one picture of the spread with whichever sub-page side I prefer? or share both versions?