Believe it or not, my journal was actually found in the trash! Yup, I did a little dumpster diving! Tee Hee! Actually, it was in with a pile of old photographs and other memorabilia a neighbor was throwing out. They know I like old black and white photos, so they gave me the whole kit and ka-boodle! One of the photos was used HERE.
My inspiration for making this journal came from our recent family vacation to Capon Springs, West Virginia. My husband and I have been going there for over 25 years, sometimes twice a year, and the kids have been coming with us annually since just before they were born. We have been going the same week for about 15 years, and have made some lifelong friends from around the country--we call them our Capon family. Going to Capon is like stepping back in time. Our memories are precious, but my daughter mentioned that she can't remember anything before about 2 years ago! And my own memories of the first years are growing fuzzier. I thought we might start writing down a daily entry to describe our daily routine and anything special about the day. One of my friends has kept an annual Capon diary, and she has been visiting a few more years than we have. What a great idea!
What's a book without a bookmark? The journal has an attached ribbon for marking your spot, but I made this coordinating bookmark just the same. It was a piece of scrap card I used to try a technique I was going to use on the back cover. I didn't like how it turned out--much to messy for the cover, but I thought it would be nice enough to include within the pages somehow. I used the same color inks as the front of the book and Tim's birch tree mini stencil. I also dyed the seam binding ribbon with the same colors. Linda's crinkle ribbon really takes the DOX's well!
On the spine I added a Clippings sticker as a fitting title. There's really a quote for any occasion in this well filled package! At the bottom 'O' stamped (old stash stamp--part of '2010') and '70' (another clippings sticker) serve as call numbers. (I've volunteered at a few libraries in my day.) But it's really a tongue in cheek reference to the Bingo call number OH 70, a corny little private Capon joke.
I'm sharing with these challenges:
Artistic Stamper August's Creative Challenge - Anything Goes I used Tim Holtz alpha stamps and another stamp for the "o".
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes for August I used a Thinlits tree die.
Thank you for your visit and for all your lovely comments! They inspire me more than you know!
Hugs and Blessings!
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