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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Lost Journal - Part 1

As we all know trends come and go, often coming back again.  Well I’ve noticed a big junk journal trend going on….which Lori informed me I missed this trend the first time.  We had a chuckle over that actually. :)

With this in mind I pulled out a base junk journal Lori made for me many years ago, actually the store was still in Miami when she gifted me with this.  This poor lost journal has patiently waited for it’s day to shine!

Over the next few posts (yup could be 3 or more) I am going to share with you what I have done so far with this journal to add more pages, getting it ready to be filled!


As you will see I have not embellished this journal at all yet, that will come once I start adding photos and journaling.  The journal originally had 15 pages in it, with all my additions it now has over 40!


As you will see the pages throughout are different sizes, styles and shapes!!  I love that look, it creates interest and makes the book unique!


This is what you see when you first open the journal, I used the inside of the covers to add more pages.  You can also see that on each side I added a pocket, this  is such an easy way to add even more pages to your journal….and it looks pretty too!


The pocket piece on the front inside cover also flips open…again adding flip out pages is another easy way to add more pages.  It also makes it fun to explore the journal finding all it’s hidden secrets!


I also made it so the pocket and it’s page flip up as well, creating at least 6 pages on the inside cover alone!!!

For my flip out pages I used a fabric tape I’ve had for years or washi tape.  If you do use washi tape please add extra adhesive, this will make those flip out pages more sturdy!


Moving back to the first page I show you the pocket insert, which is a little mini book on it’s own!  I could add more pages to that, perhaps I will once I have my photos sorted out and feel I need more pages.

With this little book I end up with at least 4 pages to add photos & journaling!


When you turn that first page you see that it’s actually an old Maya Road envelope…just think of the hidden gems you can put inside there.  Actually another mini book would work great, or if I was gifting this I could fill it with journal cards or other embellishment pieces.  There are so many possibilities!

Next to that is a fun piece of chipboard, I think it may have been from an old album set…which I might have one hidden in my stash.  Until I finish the book I’m a little undecided how to use that page, so for now I clipped on some journal cards.  Using a clip rather than gluing them down creates more space for photos or journaling!


As you can see I added a journal spot to the back of that page too!  I just love how all the different styles & sizes for these pages give this book so much interest event thought it’s not finished yet!


Moving on….both these pages flip up, but the one on the left also has a little pocket on the front. Great for adding a little tag into it!


Now the page on the right has a pocket which I’ve tucked in some of these Tim Holtz Pocket Cards, which are pretty awesome!

Wow well we’ve made it through the first 3 ish pages which you can see I found very creative ways to maximize this little junk journal so far!

I hope you come back next week for part 2 and explore more of the pages I’ve created!!!

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This post was written by Lisa on September 22, 2019

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