Friday, March 19, 2010

Recording Uncommon Traditions.

Usually, journaling is pretty easy for me. I'm long-winded. I talk a lot. I tend to babble and provide you with irrelevant details. I come by this honestly though... you should talk to my dad's dad! You want a rundown of any family member's minute by minute plans, you go to him. He's our family crier! ;-)

Anywho, there I go getting off on a tangent again... I digress.

This month's Journal It challenge actually made me *think*... quite a bit. It was easy for me to come up with Christmas traditions, but I wanted to do something a bit different. I thought of EVERYTHING I possibly could. I flipped through quite a few family albums, looked at hundreds of photos. Then I called my sister, and she re-iterated everything I had come up with. LOL. But one stuck out for both of us, and she encouraged me to run with it. (Plus, I loved this photo, and thought it would look awesome with those Dear Lizzy flowers! Tee hee.)

She and I pretty much lived at Disneyland when we were kids. We were 4.5 miles away, we had annual passes, and seriously... they really lost money on us! We went ALL.THE.TIME. And sometimes, all we did was eat lunch. LOL.

Anywho, this layout records that time for us and our tradition of eating clam chowder in bread bowls in New Orleans Square. (Photo is summer 1996.) Do you see my hidden Mickey?! ;-)

(Cardstock is Bazzill Basics. Papers and Thickers are American Crafts.
Butterfly punch is Martha Stewart. Ribbon is Maya Road. Pearls are Crystal.)

After I turned in the layout, I added the yellow mat and ribbon. (Hopefully, they'll update it, but if not, no worries. :-) ) I really like how it turned out... clean and simple, keeping the focus on the photo and story. :-)

Do you have an uncommon tradition? I love hearing those! :-D You should totally join in the challenge!


Christa said...

Love that layout Reyanna-what a great tradition!

Donna said...

What a beautiful layout Reyanna. And how lucky to be brought up that close to Disneyland - thats an east coast child's dream!!

Took me a while, but I spot Mickey!!!

Melanie said...

I saw Mickey instantly. lol

This is a stunning page, I love your journalling and the lovelty clean and simple style.

Hampers said...

Your Illustration looks amazing. It was nice going through your blog. thanks for the inspiration.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

We need to go to Disneyland together. You could teach me so much.

I LOVE the addition of the yellow ribbon, the yellow mat, and the hidden mickey.