Friday, November 19, 2010

Emergence - Circle Journal Pages

Those of you who read my last blog know that friends came to visit my family on the first of the month. They were to stay for 5-7 days, but their suburban broke down, so their return home was delayed... by a lot! (16 days). By the way... ~ though the visit was longer than any of us would have asked for - It Was Awesome having them!!! This family is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! Our family love them all so much and we enjoyed having them here SO MUCH! I hope to find time to write about our visit soon... or at least share some photos. Minus the stress of the truck and Rob needing to get back to work, it was a great vacation! :D I'm glad it was our house they were stranded at instead of someone else's!

Meanwhile, I had a circle journal to finish and mail out, but while company was here my brain just would not cooperate (maybe 10 kids and their wonderful high pitched squeals had something to do with it; I just don't know!) and it seemed impossible to finish. My dear friends left yesterday, and then I spent the rest of the day at the Family History Center. So, today, I finally finished the circle journal which was due to be shipped on the first of this month. I am totally mortified about this delay! I would have shipped it earlier in the month, but needed to add photos of myself to the journal... (a request made by the creator of this particular journal); so today as I was bundled up in two coats and a hat to leave the house... I headed right back in and told my husband I needed photos so I could get the journal out today/NOW!

My hair was simply pulled back (and falling out) to go rollerblading in the snow, and with two coats I felt like a moose... but oddly, we took the photos in 5 minutes flat, (after which I spent a couple hours cropping and making collages) and I think they actually turned out great! :D

So, Tina will be happy to know that I finally finished the journal and will ship it 3 days on the next day the PO is open (along with a promise that the rest of the journals will be VERY EARLY. :).

And you can all now have something new to look at on my blog... my journal pages for a journal with the theme of EMERGENCE (since I haven't had a minute to write or do anything else to post here!!!).

I hope you Enjoy!
Corine :D
This first page (paint colors and name)
shows part of the second page behind it...


  1. Oh, I love your journal pages. It is a wonderful gift!! I am so glad you enjoyed your company. I am sure you made it easier on them to be stranded there. I remember one time my kids and I (six of them) got stranded at a friends house for a week with car problems. They made it so wonderful that it is still talked about in our family today as the best vacation ever!! Good memories are on of life's greatest treasures!

  2. Patty - this mother also had 6 (out of 7) of her kids with her... and was at our home for 16 days, AFTER also being somewhere else for a day or more (I never asked how long); I pray that they weren't too homesick and that they will want to return!

    I must say though, it does help to have handsome teen boys. ;) Those challenging twins of mine just may be my salvation! :D We adults joke privately about being relatives one day. We try so hard not to say anything in front of the kids! :O We even have to tell them we're sorry now and then, and that they can marry whom ever they want and we will still love them. :) I know... we are AWFUL!!! :o

    I'm so glad your family had a blast at your friend's house. :D

  3. PS Patty Ann; thanks for the compliment on the journal pages. I had so much fun making them! :D I hope the gal who owns the journal will love them, too. :)

  4. Corine,
    What a lovely site...I was mesmerized by the pages you created and loved 'your emergence' portion.
    Glad you enjoyed your company and I'm sure your home seems 'quiet'...

  5. Tracy - How great to see a new face here. :) I'm so glad you enjoyed your readings... :D And, yes, the house is very quiet now... :O I hope to go and visit them soon! :D

  6. I absolutely LOVE your journal pages, so beautiful and loved how inspiring it all is :)

  7. Crystal - Thank you! :D I'm glad you are inspired to read them. I'm amazed at how moving it is for me to create pages in journals with themes assigned by another. It has been a great experience! I have a few other journal pages, but since I have been too busy to write many other blogs I haven't posted them in effort to keep this blog from looking like it turned into JUST a circle journal post drop spot... but oh well. I will be writing again soon! :D I think. :O LOL Thanks again. ;) Corine


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