Saturday, August 01, 2009

Wreck This Journal Finale

Hey folks! It's Friday so that means it's the update for Wreck This Journal.

What do you mean it's NOT Friday?

It's Saturday?


Hey Folks! It's Saturday, so that means I'm a day late for my Wreck This Journal update!! This is the last week that The Next Chapter, Wreck This Journal group is meeting to talk about the journal. I may have to have another update in the future as I'm not quite finished with the book. My niece Zora REALLY wants to do the "Eat some candy and lick this page" page. She tried a few times when I was visiting her, but she choose some very watery popsicles that didn't leave any mark at all. I've also got a few other pages that need to be finished, but I'm about 99% done as of today.

This page has been batted around the house, chewed, tossed into the air and otherwise played with so much by Mocha that the page is actually kind of soft. I finally decided to pick it up off the floor and put it back in the journal.

This isn't the greatest picture of isn't that bad either - but it was one of the only ones I could find where my face was large enough so that I could get a decent shot of it for the blog. (It's always about the blog, isn't it?!)

I used a few of the special effects features in Photobucket to deface my photo. I think I used create a cartoon image then the blueprint effect. I now have a little heart on my cheek :)

The left hand page. This was HARD. This took me days to complete. If you can't tell, they are all little houses. Some have antennas on the roofs.

This is my "wrap something with this" page. The image is totally taken from Warrior Girl's header. I loved all of her lollipop trees...loved them so much that I had to recreate it. Thanks Rowena!! The paper is folded up and one flap is glued to the inside of the front cover of my journal.

This is the paper unfolded. I've cut the center out of a card I received from a friend of mine and placed it inside the paper.

This is my Document Time Passing page. I thought about this for a long time. I wanted something visual that would represent passing time. I can't remember what I was lighting with a match, but the second I burned it I had one of those Ah-Ha moments. I hollered out - This is passing time!!

This picture is of a card that I've had for about 15 years. It used to be in a frame and over the years it ended up being loose and just in a pile of mementos in the closet. I like the picture because I had a white cat for several years and this reminded me of her. Well, in the middle of this journal wrecking adventure I found this card on the floor of the closet and it was bent and no longer frame worthy. I was so bummed. Then I thought of the journal. I thought that maybe I could glue it in the journal, even in its not so pretty state. I glued it onto the back of the "tear this page out and put it through the wash" page and then covered the whole thing in glitter glue. This is the perfect place for this card.

This is my fruit sticker page. I think this was taken a few weeks ago, because this page has more stamps on it now - but here it is anyway :) I think the Breyers label is a nice touch.

I would like to thank all of the participants in WTJ. This adventure was so much more fun than I ever imagined. Jaime Ridler who is the creator of The Next Chapter group has announced her next book. It's called The Joy Diet and she will start on Sept 18th. If you'd like to be a part of that group, please go to her new blog, HERE, to join the mailing list. I'm sure it will be just as much fun and inspiring as Wreck This Journal. I don't think you'll be tossing your book out of a window or anything, but it'll be fun, I'm just positive.

Thanks again!


Ann said...

I just may have to steal your smart idea of putting a favorite, but beat up image on the back of the laundered page.

I'm surprised at how sturdy paper actually IS, and what abuse it will put up with.

Thanks for sharing your journal. It is fun to see what others have done. And you have done some very clever things.

Ruth Ann said...

I love your journal! You are soo creative! I would love to hear what you learned over this whole experience? Was it like a creative stress release? Now that you have a camera we should start our own group where we have group themes and we participate and share on our blogs! That would be fun! Well thanks for sharing! I signed up for a newsletter and hope to join once the new book comes out!

Kavindra said...

Oh! When I read the last sentence of your post, I thought 'we are just all gonna have to throw The Joy Diet out of our windows, at least once"!

I love how your "defacing" came out - very cool effects. Also what a great way to document time passing, very clever.

And no, it's not ALWAYS about the blog ... sometimes it's about the journal too ;) like when you found that print on the floor! But, yeah, it is usually about the blog...

See you in September.

judiPatootie said...

Loved hearing your voice on the telecall .. ( just listened to the tape again) wonderful pic with the white cat, i understand why you have kept it for so long

Kirby3131 said...

Ann, please do!! Steal any of my ideas :)

Ruth Ann - I needed a creative outlet, so that's why I bought the book - it was just a fluke that I found the wrecking crew. I have a hard enough time staying consistent with the blog carnivals that I try to be a part of each week! But it's a good idea!!

Kavindra - You made me laugh right out loud on that one. LOL It's about the blog :)

Thanks Judi!! I haven't heard the call yet, to hear myself. I tried so hard not to talk too loud, because I talk too loud on the phone nearly always.

jb said...

I sent Jeffrey to Florida with a clean copy of WTJ for his cousin Melanie. She didn't get the concept until I told Jeff to explain to her that Lily and I have been doing it all summer...we'll see if one teenage boy is able to communicate with a teenage girl...LOL!

Grammy said...

at kitty picture is so adorable. I love that you included it. Your pages are all wonderful. I am going to miss this adventure. It was such fun.

Sharinskishe said...

Of course my favorite part of this post was the Time Passing with the matches! You were totally creative about that one! I am amazed at your talents.

I am so glad you had fun with this creative outlet. I am still soooo thinking of doing this with my kids at Christmas.

Take care and have a wonderful day.


NatashaMay said...

Great wreckage! I love your time passing page. :) Great idea.

Lawendula said...

Hi Kirby!
Thanks for your nice comment.
The time passing page is outstanding! Wonderful idea!
Hope I see you in the next "Next chapter"- the joy diet!
Take care!

Melita said...

i love your wrecking style!! so glad to have shared in this wrecking experience with you!

Kim said...

Time passing is fantastic! Great that you found a way to use your kitty pic.

I'm with Kavindra - I think we need to throw The Joy Diet out the window. ;)

Sharon said...

You wrecking is just great! I'm glad you are continuing with it. I love your brunt matches for time passing!! I was flipping through my journal yesterday and up and worked on a few of the unfinished pages. But, silly me, I never thought about continuing to post on Fridays. Mind if I join you!?

Jamie Ridler said...

LOL, I wonder if anyone will toss The Joy Diet out the window!

How wonderful to read the stories behind your wreckages. Your time-passing is brilliant! The little houses are so dreamy too. I just love them.

I'm so glad you've been on the journey. It's been a blast.

Here's to a lively summer and a joyful fall!

Anonymous said...

Breyers sticker on the fruit page.
the *lovely* left hand page
cat card - it really does look nice here

You are a great journaler!