Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Twyla on Tuesday - Memorial Weekend/Journal

Hello lovely ladies!
I've had a nice holiday weekend
and I hope you have, too!
First off, I celebrated my 33rd
anniversary with my husband on Friday.

We had a lovely visit to a truly
gorgeous town in Missouri.
Some things that stood out to
me for their beauty was the
door on a house built mid-
1800's and the Carnegie Library
(below) built 1905 and on the
National Registry of Historic

We visited Riverview Cemetery
which sits high above the town of
Louisiana, MO.  It has breathtaking
views of the Mississippi river and
the town below. 

I also managed to get in some crafting!
I gathered some supplies from my stash
to make a new journal.

A 'smash book' of sorts.  I intend to use it
to put favorite pictures, things I want to
remember, inspirations and whimsy.

I love using composition notebooks for
my journals.  I start by covering it  with
pretty scrapbook paper.  I then prepare
it by going through and gluing two pages
together with my trusty glue stick.
I like the weight
of the pages so much better this
way and it holds up to the pieces of
scrapbook paper and pictures I glue
in them.

I am then ready to embellish with paper,
pictures, stamps and my favorite thing -
the whipped stitch edges!

Yes, it's been a most enjoyable holiday
weekend.  So many blessings and so
many wonderful memories. 
Thank you for visiting today!
I hope your day is wonderful!
Love, Twyla

Pin It


A Work In Progress said...

Glad you had a nice weekend. I love the journal idea. I too have one using a composition notebook. I actually got the Idea from my great-grandmother. For as long as I can remember, 30+yrs ago, she would use them as scrapbooks, keeping her thoughts, holiday cards and devotions from,"Our Daily Bread" in it. I used to love going through her old journals. What a great piece of family history.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I am delighted that you enjoyed a wonderful journey about town.
I do fancy the journal that you created...it is such a lovely way to record cherished memories.
Sending hugs from my beehive...

Cindy said...

Happy anniversary! I like the way you altered the composition book. Something I want to try soon!

Perfectly Printed said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend!! My husband and I will celebrate our 33rd this Saturday. I need to try making one of these smash books, they look so cool!


Shirley Hatfield said...

Composition books are one of my favorite things to craft with...they are inexpensive in the fall. I bought dozens on clearance to embellish and enjoy! Thanks for all your great posts! =D

~~Carol~~ said...

Happy Anniversary Twyla! Looks like you had a nice little road trip, and I you many more years of wedded bliss!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Sounds like a great day trip.
I keep thinking I should make a journal book for myself. I have all the supplies to make one or two!

vintage grey said...

Happy Anniversary Twyla!! Looks like you had such a wonderful time!! Love your pages!! Happy Tuesday!! xo Heather

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy anniversary! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Great idea to glue two pages together in the compositions notebooks. I started to make a memory book for a friend but then thought, how am I gonna fill all these pages? Gluing them together makes them stronger and then there's not so many pages to fill. I must get to work with my glue stick. I want a smash book, too. Have a fabulous rest of the week. Tammy

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine said...

Looks like a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary! Congratulations! My husband and I will be celebrating our 31st next Wednesday and we have a weekend getaway planned to Atlanta, GA.

I'm so glad you dropped by my blog today. It's always so nice to hear from you!

BTW, did you enjoy the Grace Chapel Inn books?

Jason said...

Happy Anniversary Twyla!! Looks like you had such a wonderful time!! Love your pages!! Happy Tuesday!! xo Heather