Friday, July 24, 2009

Wreck This Journal Week 8

The past two weeks have been a lot of fun for my dear journal, but the past week in particular was so much fun for my niece! She and I spent a lot of time going through all of the pages and talking about them. When I got to "Chew This Page" I thought she was going to bite my hand off! Instead she took a rather large chunk out of the side of the page. Now that's enthusiasm!

Last week I mentioned that I sent my journal through the United States Postal Service approx. 1200 miles from my home in Jacksonville, FL to my Mother's home in Michigan. I arrived on Wednesday and the journal arrived on Thursday. It looked like it had never been touched. Not a speck of dirt. If you'd like to read the story of trying to get it sent, you can find that story here.

While at my Mother's home I decided to "compost this page" in her compost bin. I don't have one in my condo at home, so this was a nice alternative.

I sent off one of my favorite pages to Dawn. She said on her blog that she had a few favorites she wanted to send, so I raised my hand and we exchanged favorites.

I was thrilled to see that she sent the fruit sticker page - it was filled to the brim with stickers!! There were a lot of stickers I had never seen before and since we've had this directive (to collect fruit stickers) I seem to have a vast knowledge of the fruit and veggie stickers in my local store.

The envelope she sent was FABULOUS! It was interactive and inventive and wonderful. She also enclosed a Fortune Teller Fish. Have you ever seen one of them. Gosh, I haven't since I was a kid. Here's an online picture of the fish. I couldn't get a good picture of it. My fish moved it's head and tail at the same time, so it claims that I'm in love - awwwww.

Thanks so much Dawn!! It was a pleasure!!

I live on the top floor of a 5 story condo and there isn't a good way to throw anything out the windows because everything is screened within an inch of it's life. So when I got to my sisters home in Michigan I realized she had a 2nd story and it would be perfect to toss the journal. Zora was more than happy to help in that department.

Here's Zora flinging to journal out the window! Do you see the book? I'm so excited - I got an action shot!

A few minutes later, we tied a string to the journal and we all went for a walk around the block.

Here's the journal after the walk. It's not nearly as damaged as I assumed it would be...but still totally wrecked :)

at the end of the trip, we decided to swing the journal wildly and hit the walls -- or utility poles :) We had an injury in this event though - the string burned Zora's finger from the flinging friction. We had to stop and get a band aid. Life is all better now. This is the journal post flinging.

Since I've only got one more week with The Next Chapter Group and this journal, I thought I'd better show you as much of the finished pages as possible. I can hardly believe it's been two months that I've been wrecking and playing. How fun.

Mocha once again helping - the instructions were...crumple this page. So I did. She got excited and batted that page around the house for a very long time. She even scared herself silly and ended up with a giant fluffed up tail and wild eyes. Cats are so much fun.

I didn't get to anyone's blog last week, that participated in WTJ - I plan to see everyone this week though. I'm excited to catch up and see all of the fun things everyone has done. If you'd like to see more journal wrecking, please head on over to Jamie's place and The Next Chapter group.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!


jb said...

Wow! I LOVE the fruit sticker page too! Your journal is beautiful, impressive and enthusiastically wrecked! I am in awe, and keep looking at my version that is still pretty are my daily inspiration Bob, in so many ways! Such beautiful nieces too!

judi said...

lets see? love the kitty playing golf. lust for the fruit sticker page,yummy!so cute with the kids, great action shot! test page is gorgeous!1
guess i just LIKE your wrecking


Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

Such a full journey of wreckering in your journal now!! Multiple generations, gorgeous compost fodder, kids in tow (and in action!) and pages from afar ... and of course must say "Mrar" from kitty here to your intrepid furry page chaser. Thank you for sharing, this is like a visual diary shorthand record of wreckerage adventuring. AND SO MUCH FUN!!! WRECK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hybrid J said...

Love all your wreck work. Just simply wonderful! ;)

Grammy said...

That was awesome you were very creative, I have never see the fish before.What a wonderful surprise. Happy wrecking. See ya next week.

Sharon said...

Great wrecking! I've not seen that fish before. Love your public place page and the kitty playing. Now nice that you could visit family and get them involved in the wrecking too.

WrightStuff said...

So funny, I found myself saying out loud "I've got that fruit sticker!" Chiqita bananas get everywhere don't they? Good to see you're getting family involved. Children just love it don't they. Maybe Keri Smith should do a kids' version!

Sharinskishe said...

You ARE having TOO much FUN with WTJ!

Thanks for sharing. It is really fun to see what ideas you come up with. I am thinking that WTJ would be a fun activity to do with my kids. We could all have one and work on them together. Maybe for Christmas..........

Take care,


TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi Kristin.
I can't get over how fun this whole idea is. So, so cool!
I have to say though, that the "take this in the shower with you" page would have seriously freaked me out. Like, I don't know if I could do it freak me out.
Have a wonderful weekend.

P.S. I am seriously loving the title ideas you gave me. I think they are definite contenders, right at the top of my list. ;)

Kavindra said...

Oh I enjoyed this post top to bottom, from the nail-biting injury and recovery to the vibrant and colorful actual pages. Lots of characters involved and lots of creativity.

Enjoy being in love! I gotta find out about this fortune telling fish thing ... how cool your swap partner was!

Pink Heels said...

YOu have been a very busy woman! Holy smokes! So much has happened in the past week. It is hard to take it all in. HOw is your journal feeling after all of that excitment? LOL

Also, welcome to Michigan. I am heading up to Lansing today! I'll wave at you as I drive by on 1-27. : )

Kim said...

What a wondrful wrecking week you've had. Love the action shot!! Nice job! Your secret message page is so pretty with all thebeautiful colors! Your cat playing journal golf is so cute - they are wonderful creatures aren't they!!

Beverley Baird said...

Great wrecking - some lovely pages!
I'm sorry to see it end tho!

Sherri said...

The public place drawings are wonderful! I love the Morton salt girl on the shower page. Such fun!

country girl said...

I ordered "Wreck this Journal" and sent it to my daughter-in-law. This is just one more reason why blogging is so wonderful. There are so many things I would never have discovered.