Thursday, March 15, 2012

Life's Like That

Back in August, I began working on a journal. Not exactly an art journal, nor a true smash book, it did however include bits and pieces of my days, embellished with words and scrap supplies. Memories were compiled in a simple way, albeit without photos. I didn't record something every single day, just the days that had something fun to record! For an entire month, I kept it up. Here are the first six spreads:







And then life got busy. Life's like that. The last entry in my journal was completed just before my birthday. Evidently I intended to record what we did to celebrate. But it's blank...like my recollection of the day. 


I kind of wish I had written it all down, but I was busy living my life...and that's a good thing. Now six months have passed, I've dusted off the journal and will give it another go. Stay tuned!

9 comments:

Christina Collins said...

These are really fun! You should keep up with them. I think they would be a great addition to your memory keeping. I understand completely though. I would probably never be able to keep up with writing in them - or scrapping them for that matter!

soapHOUSEmama said...

LOVE what you have got going here! I have always wanted to do something like this and used to before I had a family...but, you are right...life tends to get in the way - LOL!

Pam W. said...

Very cute...great idea.

Sharla said...

That is such a fun way to journal...love your pages!

Patricia said...

OH, I love it. I know what you mean. Sometimes life is just to busy to sit and write it all down. Hopefully you can jot down just a few things that stand out.

Busygirl said...

I love it! I've always wanted to do a smash book but have no idea what to do with it. It just seems like fun decorating small pages without worrying about design, balance and all the "principles".

Keep it going!

These were done on paper right? I'm curious what embellishments you used on the NOMA page. The pencil and the color tube look so real but 2D.

Erica said...

Great idea. I own 5 Smash books and haven't touched them. Not sure how I want to use them yet!

I spy some old Cosmo Cricket Mr Campy in there. I LOVED that line.

Madeline said...

The paint tube, pencil, etc. on my NOMA journal page are cut-outs from an old Somerset Studios magazine. It is cool how dimensional they look! Thanks for all the nice comments. :)

Tracy said...

Such a fun journal.
Great pages:)