If you look around the crafting universe, you’ll see a lot of books called Smash Books or Junque Journals. I think they are basically an informal way of scrapbooking. Some scrapbookers use this method for projects called December Dailies. These are daily scrappy journals that you can keep during the month of December to document your advent season. This idea really appeals to me, but I didn’t want to have to wait until Christmas to try it. Fortunately, Easter is March 31 this year, so I made up a little daily journal for the month of March. Some of it will be about getting ready for Easter. But I have a feeling some of it will end up being about every day little things, too. (I predict a few entries about March Madness.) I made the journal with extra scrap paper, envelopes, and greeting cards. The pages are blank now, but starting tomorrow, it will get filled in little by little.
The next journal is actually not a journal at all. It’s a birthday card for Emma. She is turning twelve! I know, I know. You can’t believe it! Me neither! Even though we’re not ready for her to be twelve, she definitely is. Oh well. I guess I can’t keep her a little girl forever. For this project, I added a lot more detail and glitz and glam. The idea is to fill it with twelve things that we love about Emma and give it to her as a keepsake. Another post will come soon with what we write inside of it.
I had a lot of fun making these journals and I think I’ll have just as much fun filling them. Can you imagine one all about summer vacation? Or a trip to the beach? Or an anniversary? The possibilities are almost endless!