So I mentioned in my last blog post that I had a few journals in progress. Unfortunately, I have several journals in progress that are, shall we say, not from this year? One of the journals that needed some catch up (ketchup?) is a souvenir journal I started for a trip to Baltimore, MD to visit a friend. I have these three very, very sweet friends and a few years ago we decided to get together at least once a year. We'd known each other for several years and got to see each other here and there at art retreats but in 2010, Hope, Kari and Cassondra all came to Portland and stayed with me. We had such a memorable and amazing time that we decided to do it every year and the annual Peepsters get togethers were born! Hope hosted our Peepster visit In 2011 and so Cassondra, Kari and I traveled to Baltimore to visit and stay with her.
In anticipation of this trip, Kari sent each of us a journal, knowing what journaling friendlies we all are. Here is the front of mine decorated. The four little girlies (which represents the four of us) was already on the cover. So cute!
As I've been working in this journal, I am still in awe as to how much we did during the short visit! One of the days we drove to Washington, D.C.
Lots more to do in this journal but at this point, pictures are printed and I've organized all the memorabillia.
I'm motivated to finish this journal up so I can take it with me on the Peepsters 2012 trip. Hope is one of the teachers (Liesel Lund is the other teacher!) at Rachel's Handmade U event in September in Omaha, NE. Since I was already planning on going, we wrangled Kari and Cassondra into joining us so we could turn this in to our annual Peepster trip. It's gonna be fun fun fun...and there are still a few spots left if you want to join us!
I'm almost finished with the journal I'm making for my friend, Heidi. When I'm finished, I'm going to try to make a video of the pages and share it. Wish me luck!!!