Friday, June 19, 2009

WTJ - Week 3

I've been having so much fun Wrecking my Journal. I can't even begin to explain how much fun this has been, but I'll try. Let's start with some pictures and I'll explain as I go. You can click on any of the photos to enlarge the image.

Pencil Rubbings. This was fun. I started looking at everything around the house picking it up, examining it, seeing if there was a texture on it that would transfer well to the journal. I found quite a few things! The checkbook covers didn't transfer as well as I'd hoped, but the little flowers from my bookends were marvelous as well as the little Mary Kay bookmark.


This was the Glue or Staple this page to another page. I really wanted to put this picture (from the May issue of Skirt Magazine) in the journal and couldn't find a place for it - until I saw this page. I figured if I glued the magazine page over both pages it would be like I'd glued them together. :) Well, in my rule book they are now forever glued together! and I get to see the gorgeous picture of the girl with keys sitting in front of a yellow house.

Here are all of the 4 letter words that I could think of...all G rated :) I found only one duplicate in the bunch, but I'm sure there are several. I'm positive I spelled something wrong, even at 4 letters there is a reason I got a B- in spelling. haha I really like my handwriting, always have actually. I used just the right pen for this page and everything turned out real nice.


Cover this page with White Things. I made a snowflakish type cutout, I taped on a q-tip, an index card, a tag from an Anthropology dishtowel, a white foam sticky thing that I then attached the outlet cover to, the backing from the foam sticky thing, the leftover backing from my address labels, a metal rimmed tag, a Kleenex, a white address label and a small sticky tag.

This is the Office Supply page. I really enjoyed making this. I was surprised though at how few things "officey" I had to place on these pages. A lot of items I wanted to put in there were way too large. I redeemed myself though and found punches that we used at the Dancing Goat Coffeehouse and at our Burger King restaurants. (they didn't show up in the photo) I also really liked the divider label, the many sizes of tags and of course my Thank You stamp. I stamp Thank you on every one of my checks that I write for my bills. The whiteout and the highlighter look cool, too. I found a whole little box full of see-thru dots, so that added a whole bunch of colorfulness to the page.




Lose this page. I tore it out, then clipped it to the outside of the journal. I was hoping it might just fall off somewhere, but that didn't work, so I threw it away at the supermarket.


One of the pages calls for the wrecker to sleep with the journal and document the event. I slept with the journal on Monday night. I put it under the kitty blanket that we have at the end of the bed. (I trained my kitties to stay on the blanket and not go wandering around the bed) So I put the book just under the blanket and between my husband and I in the bed. When Mocha made her way into bed she came up for her nightly scratch on top of her head and then went to her place on the blanket...until she ran into the journal. She was terribly excited! and proceeded to sleep on the journal all night. I checked on it the few times I woke up and it was being well guarded. This morning the journal traveled out of the bedroom and back onto the couch. Good fun was had by all :)

To find more fun Wreck This Journal adventurers, please go to The Next Chapter Week 3 of Wreck this Journal. I visited a few links a day last week and I found it to be a lot of fun seeing the creativity of all of the people who participated.

Enjoy!
Kristin

38 comments:

Janet said...

Great, great, great! I especially like your idea for the page(s) that are supposed to be glued together. i was having the same dilemma. will probably steal your idea. hope you don't mind. thanks for sharing!

Kathy Crabbe said...

Wow, you have been busy!

KC
http://SoulReaderBlog.blogspot.com

magpie said...

love the texture of the foure letter word pages and the white page is a riot! the office supply page looks like a carnival - i wanna work whwere you work...

Hybrid J said...

Absolutely love your "white page", awesome!

NatashaMay said...

You did some great pages. Love the rubbings and you sure did find a lot of four letter words. :)
x Natasha x

Samantha said...

A really productive week. I think your journal is looking fab. I especially like the office supplies page - I'm struggling with that one. No sign of any fruit stickers yet though? Hee hee. I'm getting some mailed over to me from the States to put in my journal now.

Genie Sea said...

LOL! My cat slept on the journal too though it wasn't on purpose :) Your handwriting is indeed very nice! You have been a wrecking fool this week! Awesome! :)

Jamie said...

What beautiful wreckage! I thoroughly enjoyed exploring every page with you! The white outlet cover slayed me! Love it :) What a glorious week.

Sherri said...

Your four letter word page is so fun! I like that you didn't just list them, you sort of pieced them together like a collage or a puzzle. Great wrecking!

gemma said...

Yay!!! Way to go!!! These pages are cool...your glued page has inspired me!

Kara aka Mother Henna said...

I love that you have that plug plate in there! And thank you for sharing your office supplies page -- I've been stuck on that one thinking, okay, well, staples and white out, what else is there!? You have helped me break that open! :)
miracles,
k-

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

continued fun! Really neat!

Snap said...

Wow! You've been busy. The outlet cover is great. The office supplies wonderful. Lot's of texture everywhere and FUN!

GraceGal said...

How creative and inspiring to a sister wrecker!

Kim said...

Super Wrecking. I especially love the white page!! My cat likes to try to sleep on my journal when I'm working with it!!

Alex said...

great wrecking!
my 4 letter word page is g-rated too!! my daugther and son helped me find words :)

Michelle | When I Grow Up said...

I think I love the outlet cover on The White Page the best. I think because I would never expect an outlet cover in a book. I love that it's there!

Arlene said...

Wow, Kristin! (I want to call you Kirby actually, since that is how I knew you a few years ago. LOL) You did awesome this past week in your journal. I really chuckled after reading your story about your cat sleeping on your journal. That is so funny! How in the world did you train your cat to sleep at the foot of the bed on the blanket though??!! You're a genius! Anyway, you are very creative and I really enjoyed reading your entry! Hugs xxoo

organicsyes said...

inspiring:)

dragonflyreflections said...

What is it with Kitties and books - mine love to spread out over whatever I seem to be concentrating on at any given moment - books, my laptop. Love that you put an electrical cover in - that's great!

jennifer said...

Gosh that looks like fun! I still haven't invested in the journal. I need to - it's far too hot to do anything outside so that would keep us busy :)

WrightStuff said...

See - your cat behaves and does what is supposed to. Mine both refuse to perform on command! Just please stand on this page with your muddy paws....

Rose said...

I love that your cat slept on your journal for you! *grin*

Lori said...

OMG, love the outlet cover! The pencil rubbings are great too. Glad you are having fun with the process.

Beverley Baird said...

Great wrecking! Some great inspiration as well. You've given me some new ideas!

nadia said...

I love the four letter word pages. the office supply page is awesome! the white page! oh my! an outlet cover? genius! love that your cat slept on the journal. oodles of inspiration and so interesting to see how we all gravitate to different pages and the unique touches we add. fun! ciao!

Tracey Kazimir-Cree/Sunshine Factory said...

Kristin, this is wonderful stuff. I especially love the office supplies page. I may have to do that page this week myself!

Mrs4444 said...

Very intriguing. Looks fun :)

fortuitous faery said...

oooh, those maryoshka doll "to" and "from" stickers are cute!

Heather Plett said...

I love your white page! I would never have thought of an outlet cover.

Cynthia said...

You are hands down, the most imaginative Wrecker I've seen! Very, very cool!

Kavindra said...

This is amazing. I didn't really understand what a pencil rubbing was (and still don't) but I love yours and am going to so a web search right now to figure out how you did that.

And the outlet cover? You are a super wrecker!

Karen said...

I can't believe how beautiful your wreckage is--magnificent! And absolutely inspiring!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Great stuff ! All of it! I agree, you have terrific handwriting. Nothing wrong with acknowledging the positive things about ourselves, is there? Very inventive on the white things too. That was a busy week. Skirt magazine? Didn't know it existed. I'll have to go and have a look.

Jean said...

You ROCK!! I love all your pages! Especially the office supply page...I love office supplies.

I love that you made your own rule about the page with the picture of the girl!

Keep up the great wrecking!!

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

Another kitty in on the action! Go critter helpers!!! :)
I love seeing how you carefully labeled all the textures. (Was surprised to find myself labeling the food stains...)

aaawreckthisjournal said...

Wow! Your journal is so beautiful and colorful! I really REALLY liked the electrical outlet - *that* is hilarious!

Melita said...

i was thinking of sleeping with my journal before things get any messier, is that chickening out?! oh well! :) love your pics!! thanks for stopping by my blog. yours is fabulous, besides the wrecking part ;)