The Lost Journal Continues….

Did everyone set their clocks back for the last time her in Manitoba?  I’m sure there are a few clocks in my house that still need changing.

Last weekend I was in Winkler for the crop, always an amazing time with delicious food (Lori is a wonderful cook), and such fun friends!

Aside from shopping, eating and laughing I did focus on starting to fill my journal with photos….and yes journalling.  The last part has never been my favourite part of this craft, many of my scrapbook pages don’t have it.  But I’m trying to work past that and force myself to journal more.  I’m not getting any younger, and while my memory is still good I know that it won’t be forever.


I have decided to dedicate this journal to record the walks my husband Mike and I go on.  We love being in nature hiking and exploring different trails.  This is something we didn’t have a lot of time to do while the kids were little, but we are making more time for us now that they’re older.


I found this scrap of Bo Bunny paper in my stash, geez it’s been there forever it seems, but I thought it was kinda perfect for this page!

On the back of the ‘tag’ I journaled about this walk we took in Assiniboine Forest.  Even though this forest is just minutes away from our house, Mike had never been, and I hadn’t visited since I was in grade school.  We certainly made the most of the afternoon, and the beautiful fall weather!


As we explore one of the many trails in the forest we could see through the trees into the distance there was something hiding.  We did a little off road trek and were surprised to find this old truck!  As you can see it’s been there for many many years with the style of the truck and the tree growing out the back end.

As we carried on we speculated how it got there :) enjoying our discovery!!


I used some of the new Simple Stories Foliage Bits and Pieces from the new Autumn Splendor line.  If you haven’t seen it, you might want to hurry I don’t know that Lori has much left.  I also used an old postage stamp….love how it looks!


As you can see the forest offered us many different paths….the ones that aren’t paved are by far our favourite to explore!


More of the Simple Stories Foliage pieces, an old Tim Holtz tag and Maya Road pocket were used to adorn this page.  I love combining both and and new supplies into my work!


On the little tag that came with the Maya Road pocket I used this old Tim Holtz tree stamp….so perfect for my fall photos!

On the reverse I added more journaling!

When I showed Mike the progress I’ve made so far in this book he loved all the hidden journal spots, the flipped pages etc.  I think he loved it more that I’ve dedicated this book to us. :)

Thank you for letting me share these pages with you, there is much more to come so I hope you’ll stick with me through this journey!!

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This post was written by Lisa on November 3, 2019

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Journal Kit!

Over the last few weeks I have been sharing with you how I’ve worked with a journal that Lori gifted me, getting it ready to be filled with photos and memories.

Well I thought maybe you would like to journal with me….sooooo…..while you’ve been enjoying those posts I have been very busy creating a junk journal kit for you to buy!

That’s right a limited edition kit (only 20 available at this time) full of handmade embellishments and papers to build your own junk journal!


Each kit includes 16 different papers similar to the photo above, some papers may vary.


There are over 50 embellishments, including these fun pockets and envelopes, some which are made from coffee stained book paper! Oh and the map envelopes are just adorable if you ask me!  The piece with the stamped lady is actually a mini 4 page booklet!


And this jam packed page pocket so full of fun goodies!!! Honestly this is my favorite part of the whole kit!  There are 3 pockets in this page pocket, which is made from coffee stained book pages & machine stitched together.  Each pocket is filled with tickets and other tags, oh and custom made vintage stickers!  You can actually use this page pocket as a page in your journal, or attached it to another page.

These kits will be available for sale at Love Is In The Details on Saturday,  October 26th.  Each kit sells for $35.00….and remember there are only 20 kits available!

I have had so much fun putting these kits together, and I’ve been so excited to share…trust me it’s been hard not to share a sneak peek!

Now not only did I make the kits, but to show you how this all looks together I’ve made a sample journal too!!  This will also be at the store Saturday for you to see, so if you can please stop by!


One of the papers included is this tissue paper, which I thought worked perfectly to cover the thin chipboard I used for the journal covers.


Most of what I used in this journal comes with the kit, but I did add a few bits of my own pattern paper, ink, stamps…but not a lot because the kit has so much in it!


I love the different papers, they really do work nice together!  This journal is just waiting to be filled with memories!


On the right I used the paper from an old pattern and made a pocket page.  Oh look one of the Tim Holtz man stamps made snuck his way in….tee hee


As you can see the little envelope is also a tuck spot….plus you can hide away secret journaling inside it if you want.


The paper on the right was too wide for the journal, but instead of cutting it I folded it, makes a fun little fold out page!


The tags tucked into the pocket on the left could be used for journaling as well, or could be replaced with ephemera from a trip or other memory.  On the right like you saw in my other journal I made the page a flip out page using some pattern paper (not included in the kit) and washi.


Sometimes using paper clips is a great way to add extra bits to your journal, but they aren’t permanent since the journal isn’t finished yet.  It also makes it more interactive!

Oh look that large map envelope is a page…just loving it!


The right is another paper I folded but this time I made it a pocket for the tag or other paper if you wanted to slide in!


You know how sometimes things just work out perfectly….well as I’m looking at this photo I realized that little typewriter ephemera piece I pulled out of my scrap stash is perfect for this page….the paper is actually from a vintage ‘learn to type’ book!


The journal I’ve been sharing has had lots of flip out pages…..this one has more pockets and tuck spots in it.   The envelope on the left page though flips out allowing you to tuck some journaling or photos inside.


I used this fun pocket made from coffee stained book page as it’s own page….with a little something tucked inside it!


The bingo card is another bit I salvaged from my scrap stash and made it into another tuck spot.


Another fold out page….I love how the smaller pages allow you to see peeks of the pages behind them!


You can see some more of the fun embellishments included in the kit here….some fun collaging.


Ah there it is my favorite piece the page pocket…which as you can see I used it as a page on  it’s own!


Am I the only one that loves the look of vintage ledger paper??  Not sure what it is about it, the colour the lines…but I love it!


Again the coffee stained paper on the right was a little too big for the book, so the bottom was folded up to make a pocket to tuck other things into.


By gluing only two sides of the book paper pocket it turns it into a fun little tuck spot where you can add more paper or ephemera!

The last page is this fun handmade tag!


Phew we made it to the end!!!  Are you still with me or are you still drooling over the kit and counting down the hours till Saturday?!

I’ll be at the store all weekend cropping and looking forward to seeing many of you!

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This post was written by Lisa on October 20, 2019

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