Fun Summer Journals

As you may already know, we really love to journal. We take our journals with us everywhere.....last year we journalled about our gifts from the sea.

This year we brought them up on the mountains

and down to the sea.

This year, thanks to an old issue of Martha Stewart Kids, I came up with two new formats which I thought would be fun to try.

Lou brought along little jewelry gift boxes, paper that she had cut to fit into the box and had folded accordion-style, scissors, a glue stick, and gel pens. She cut up various brochures and made a page for each day. She was also able to layer in some little pressed flowers and other treasures she found each day.

She covered the top of the box with the beautiful image of Acadia which we picked up in an art gallery and the bottom of the box with a map.

Helen got excited about making tiny little books with covers made from various maps and brochures. She made a little book for each day of her trip and then put them into plastic baseball card sleeves.

Here are two of the little books.

My journal kit includes: gel pens, aquarelle water pencils, pencil sharpener, and a niji waterbrush. It's all you need.....

along with a great view.

sarah haliwell  – (September 15, 2009 at 4:06 PM)  

These are beautiful. What a great idea.

renee ~ heirloom seasons  – (September 15, 2009 at 9:44 PM)  

Your family is so creative and productive. And you sure get out a lot more than we do! I love the picture with the fjord and tide.

Dawn  – (September 15, 2009 at 10:09 PM)  

Those little books are so cute! What a fabulous idea. :)

Linda  – (September 16, 2009 at 12:38 AM)  

My girls also love to journal :) What a lovely idea, those books are beautiful...

Thanks for the birthday wishes :)

Suse  – (September 16, 2009 at 8:29 PM)  

What a lovely set of memory books your girls will have to look back on when they are grown women with families of their own.

I haven't commented for a while, but I always read :)


gardenmama  – (September 16, 2009 at 10:19 PM)  

lovely and creative books and an incredible view!!
I just bought watercolor crayons and a water pen/brush I am addicted! : )

Apron Thrift Girl  – (September 17, 2009 at 9:11 AM)  

These are so inspiring. I have these magazines but I've yet to properly look at them. If you get a chance would you mind sharing what issue it is? I'd love to make this with Cerys about our move.

Sarah  – (September 17, 2009 at 9:20 AM)  

I got the idea from Martha Stewart Kids, Summer 2005. they are online:

Maribeth  – (September 18, 2009 at 5:01 PM)  

I love journaling, collecting ephemera, and recording the passage of time. Thanks for sharing your sweet books.

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