Tuesday, September 28, 2010

One of the best things about my trip!

As great as my trip to John C Campbell was, one of the best things about it started weeks before we even left. My dear friend Pam made me a journal for our trip, and she made one for herself too. Pam took an online class on how to make these journals, I believe it was called Remains of the Day. If anything is right up Pam's alley - this is it! It has beads, and fabric and old magazine pages, and tags galore. I can't tell you how much I loved this journal, beyond just loving the journal I know how much work went into this. It took Pam weeks to make them.

Mine has a picture of me on the cover!

Also on the cover, under the flap is the name of the class and the teacher.

This is the inside cover, there is a place for my pen and on the right is a picture of the doll that we were going to make in class printed on fabric. The journal is held together with a beautiful piece of silk, and you may notice that most of the colors are pink!! my favorite color.

There are name tags for each day of the week and on the following pages were tags with numbers for the date. So, this is the first page that I wrote in, since we left on Saturday morning.

I'm not going to show you every page - there are a lot - but this shows the pretty fabrics and papers that Pam used. Here is a tag for Tuesday and the tag for the date, the 14th.

Pam included clear photo holders, this one has a postcard from John C Campbell.

There were places for business size cards.

There were tags to write on and little places to slip them into.

And there was a card with a fairy holding a cupcake, another one of my favorite things!

I looked forward to every evening when I could sit down and reflect on the day and write it in my beautiful journal.

I can't express how much this journal means to me. It was made with so much thoughfulness and love. I will cherish it forever.


  1. Fabulous! What a sweet thing for Pam to do. I've seen the online class - looks well worthwhile.

  2. Thanks, Mary! We had a great time, didn't we? I'm still recovering though.