Thursday, February 28, 2013

Master Forger Journaling Project

Thanks for hopping to the next stop on our special blog project today!  You've likely arrived from Milissa's blog, and I am the final stop for the day:

In case you are starting from here, the details of today's project are included in today's post on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.  One last big thank you to  Christie Zimmer at Grace is Overrated.
I approached Christie a few weeks ago about this vague idea of a project, and she was so gracious to let us use her journaling sheets as a part of the project.  Thanks, Christie!

So, here are my journaling jots, completed around Valentine's Day. You can tell that I had vacation on the brain and was coming down to crunch time on what was going to get done before I left the country (including this project :)).  If it wasn't for the last minute, I'd never get anything done at all!

I had several stories that came to mind after a bit of journaling, but one of them stuck out for my project. I had a clear winner for the "favorite part of my day" prompt. The greeting I share with my dog when I get home each day gives me a few moments of pure joy, regardless of the kind of day I'm returning from. I had an extra copy of a favorite picture of Junior, so I thought I'd do a page that captured this story for us.

About this page layout: I've recently noticed a trend (maybe not new, but new to me) toward un-clustering and un-layering embellishments and photos. You know, the way we used to do things back in the days of the sticker sneeze, just updated with today's embellishments.  Everything old is new again!  I started a Pinterest board with a few examples if you're interested. I'm no trend setter or definer, but I think the divided page protector "movement" is influencing the way people are doing their regular 12x12 pages, too.  Anyway, I wanted to try something similar and used this page by Robyn Weirlich as my scraplift/inspiration here.

Thanks again to all of you that are hopping through our projects today. Hope you learned a little more about some of the Master Forgers and found a couple of good tips along the way.  Stop by the Counterfeit Kit blog today and take one last look at this month's Mr. Linky.  It will disappear in a day or so, to be replaced with a new link for the month of March. And please stop back on Friday to see the new inspiration kit, meet this month's guest designer, and take a look at the Master Forgers' kits for the month, too.  See you then!


  1. Wow Rebecca that looks great. I will probably catch up on thetrend next year LOL

  2. That greeting when you get home - I love it. Cute dog and great page!

  3. Love how your page came together to capture part of your life! Wonderful! Funny....I didn't think of the scattering as the old sticker sneeze...but it sure is similar, isn't it?

  4. Hi Rebecca - I love the reference to warm and special and giggly moments. You've captured them so well in your wonderful layout. I also loved reading your journal pages and learning a little about you. It's true that I wasn't entirely sure what to expect after you contacted me, but I have LOVED reading every single post today. Thank you so much for including me. :)

  5. There's nothing like the welcome home a dog can give you, is there? Nothing like unconditional doggy love! Great story and lovely page.

  6. great journaling, like how you overflowed the space ...

    Nice page and use of wordart

  7. what a great page and I agree, nothing much beats the joyful hello from your dog! i used to be in heaven when I got home for cuddles from our dog when I was younger. And you are right about the design trend. I've been noticing that too and wondering if I could pull it off - totally opposite to what I usually do of course! Your page is great and you have picked up the trend perfectly
    thanks for organising this great activity - I think we all had a lot of fun