Girls + 1 Weekend..

It has been quite a while since I’ve checked in to this little blog, along with all my other social medias. We experienced a family loss that kind of took the wind out of my sails, but there is more to it than that, I’ll expand on this a little more in an end of the year blog post.

In the meantime, I wanted to share this rather long blog post about my “Girls Weekend” with my daughter + 1, and the subsequent mini art journal process and pages.

This post is pretty photo heavy, so hang on to your hats and grab a cup of tea!

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I’ll start out with the gathering of supplies. Some awesome little office goodies I found at The Container Store.

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Various ephemera to work with, menu, hotel receipt, comment card, and my daughters train ticket .

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Brochures and maps of the town, our valet parking ticket and a mini folder from our room keys.IMG_1063

Lastly, a couple of sweet photos taken on our trip.

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Supplies gathered, along with a few items from around my art room, and I’m ready to start pulling my pages together. I start by laying down a foundation of the ephemera for that page. I tried to keep things in somewhat of a chronological order knowing I would be going back and journaling about it. Those little slips of paper at the top left are my journaling notes. I have since put together a small book for the same purpose.

Then, I start embellishing the page, after that it’s ready to journal on.

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I didn’t leave room to journal on this page spread, I’ll be using a journaling card, then putting it into that little folder.

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Open it up and there you have it. How cute is that illustration from the hotel brochure! If I had worked on this in the room, I might have not taken the time to find these little touches.

IMG_1085The front cover and first page. Dec. 11th Our Lady of Guadelupe Day, I thought this was a good place to start…

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…along with a postage stamp of a train (my daughter took the train over because of snow on the passes) and one of Saint Augustine, the patron saint of party! Dude!

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Our second day there. With a day of shopping under our belts, we slept in, then got ready for brunch and another day’s shopping.

While I was getting ready, my daughter grabbed my phone and took some awesome selfies of her and + 1. All of them came out great, but this one was my favorite!

IMG_1096So many great restaurants within walking distance. We only had a couple of days, but we put a dent in as many as we could!

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I love cityscapes, especially if I’ve been to that city! I love my little town, but it’s nice to get back to the city once in a while!

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We topped off our weekend with meeting my son and his girlfriend for brunch. It was such a cute little place, packed, but super tasty food!

I hope this gave you an idea of how I pull together my travel pages. I usually try to work on my journals while traveling, but if it doesn’t work out, taking notes to refer to later works just as well.

If I don’t get back here before Christmas…

Happy Holidays,

Thanks for stopping by,

~Patty

3 thoughts on “Girls + 1 Weekend..

  1. hi patty, i am so sorry to hear of your loss… thank you for sharing these pages. what a special way to document this time. i love your style. those page reinforcements are adorable, as is the tiny clothespin heart. is this little journal slipped into a “dori” type cover? your postage stamp collection seems to have a stamp for every occasion! love that 😉 merry christmas to you and yours xo

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    1. Hi Jenny! I’m so sorry it took so long to approve this comment, I thought I had on my phone, but I guess it didn’t take. Grrr! Yes, that is my version of a dori cover for that journal. I hope you had a Merry Christmas. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  2. Hi Patty So sorry to hear about your family loss.
    Thanks again for sharing your journaling girls weekend and the gorgeous photos of daughter +1. Very sweet!
    Great idea about using all the hotel and train ephemera, it really adds to the look of the journal pages.
    Have a lovely Christmas and holiday season!

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