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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….sometimes the photos just have to be scrapped.

I was at my Mother in law’s and came across a photo of my husband playing baseball. It reminded me of a photo of our son I had taken a number of years ago.  The challenge was to find the photo of our son in the pile of old photos I had in the basement. Because my husband’s photo was black and white I had the other photo printed again in black and white.  When I picked it up, I knew I needed to scrap these two photos together. It is hard to see in my son’s photo but he also has his tongue sticking out just like in the photo of my husband.  I am not one for doing 2 page layouts.  I like them when I see others do them but I just don’t do them.  This was my challenge…. how was I going to scrap these 2 photos?  I decided to scrap them with the same papers and in the same style so that they could be put in the album beside each other but that I wouldn’t be stuck to following a 2 page layout idea (I am a rebel like that LOL)  I like using double sided papers because when it comes time to layer, it’s easy to flip over the scraps left over and tuck them in here and there.  It coordinates perfectly … just like you planned it that way. I find paper pads are great but there are always papers that just don’t excite me the way others do in the pack.  I will cut them up and use them for layers as well.  Just as the small paper pads are great value for card makers, the large paper pads are great value for scrapbookers.

These are the layouts that I came up with:

Did I mention these photos were taken 30 years apart.  The boys were almost the exact same age in the photos. I added some stencilling and a tiny bit of journalling.   I am very happy how they turned out and I am so glad that I found these photos and preserved them as part of our family’s history.

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This post was written by Jennifer on May 24, 2015

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