Sunday, September 1, 2013

MOMMA SAID .......

I have had Maggie's journal for at least three weeks now, maybe more. Before it even arrived, I already knew what I was going to do in it. I had ordered some things especially for her journal and I was waiting for them to arrive before I began working in it. Long story short, they never showed up.Lost in the mail and then the replacement order didn't show either. On top of that I have been working over time for the last two weeks with school starting. Friday I was still at a loss of what I was going to do in her journal. Just as I was leaving for the day Friday, a staff member handed me this inter-office envelope at the last minute. I took out the contents and as I looked at the envelope.... I began to see Maggie's journal.

Rather than remain frustrated because what I visualized was not going to happen, I remembered what "Momma said" and so Maggie's journal began....



 Maggie choose the colors Gray, Orange, and Yellow for each artist to use in her journal, adding others colors of their choosing but staying as close to her color theme as possible. Maggie's journal is about Love, Change, Possibilities,
Blessings and Embracing Life.... very much like Maggie!


 This is how I incorporated my new found envelope. I cut the sides, 
so that untied, there are added pages inside.


I thought the envelope was fate for Maggie's Journal. What did not work out for me originally, caused me to take another Path... this one was much more
enjoyable not knowing where I would go or what I would discover along the way! 


 These are pages and pretty handmade pockets inside the envelope.




A little Teesah Love 
 


  

The page on the left side below is the back side of the envelope



                                  
                               "Momma said there would be days like this"..... 
                       Momma is always right" (on yellow painted tag)




                  "When she was a child, she carried a road map in her hand, the way  other girls carried handkerchiefs"

                                                           My tag for Maggie ~*



discovered a lot working in Maggie's Journal.. that sometimes plans don't 
work out for a reason and taking the unknown path leads to hidden treasures and discoveries that we didn't even know were there.........and sometimes we learn things about ourselves along the way!




Beauty was hers in all it's brightness.. and she was determined to embrace every shape, line and color embued in her Spirit ~*


 Thank you for stopping by to view Maggie's Journal, Click on the Magical Journal Journeys on my side bar to see more of our Journey and you can also view the Magical Journal Journeys board on Pinterest.

XO
Kim

17 comments:

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    1. Thank you Karla and Thanks for stopping by today!
      XO
      Kim

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  2. Wow Kim! Your work and flying by the seat of your pants is spectacular! Seriously these pages are wonderful! LOVE them. Having a plan in mind is a good idea but in the end following your heart is the BEST!

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  3. I always love looking at your art Kim...it's always filled with color inspiration encouragement and most of all love! I am sure that Maggie will cherish these pages :)

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    1. Thank you Diane, I always love it when you drop by. I also love by the way to see your beautiful posts that you share on FB.. makes my day!

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  4. The envelope is a great idea and love the little extras you've added. Kim, the colors are so bright and cheerful...what's needed on this gray, rainy, dreary day.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, I love it when you do! We just got some much needed rain this evening. It has been sooo hot and humid...but we must have rain for a pretty Fall. I am so looking forward to Fall and all the beauty she shares with us!

      You are such a shiny star!!!
      XO
      Kim

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  5. We will be alright...
    Oh Kim! I don't know how you do it,
    but you do it so well.
    A little of this and that
    and BOOM! POW!
    pages and pages of pure, happy magic!
    I love everything
    and the quote with the handkerchief...
    never heard that before, but it is perfect.
    ♥ lottsa Love ♥

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    1. Thank you Lisa, I love how we all admire each others work and how we each bring something different and stunning to each challenge..there is so much that each of you do that I wish I could do that well and yet, that is what makes us all such a great package!!
      XO

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  6. OMG!!! (I wish I could type it in bigger letters! LOL.) I don't know what you were originally planning to do, but these pages are perfection for my journal and I thank you from the bottom of my heart, Kim! I'm a big fan of Teesha Moore, and you have added a touch of Teesha to your own fabulous IMGIRL style! The result is breathtaking and I can't wait to hold it in my hands. So much to look at, the colors are wonderful, and each word will be studied and remembered. I LOVE how you used the inter-office envelope. It's so "Kim" to take the ordinary and make it artful and amazing!! Thank you, thank you for these wonderful pages!

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    1. My heart is smiling so big that I think my boobs are getting bigger....it pays to have a happy heart! :)

      XO
      Kim

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    2. Oh, I am a Teesha fan too and in fact, I am just getting ready to do a post that has some Teesha Love...

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  7. These pages are genius!! I so wish I could blend so many colours, patterns, words and images in such a stunningly gorgeous way like you do! The construction, creativity, originality, beauty and choice of words is amazing! I absolutely love and admire these pages. Maggie, who I read above is delighted, is a lucky girl as we all are to have you create in our journals. Seriously Kim, - WOW!
    Hugs
    Kat XX

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    1. Thank you Kat, truly honored coming from the most crazy imaginative person ever.. who work I soooo LOVE!!!!!

      XO
      Kim

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  8. Happy pages of whimsical and fun playful art is what came of your ordeal. I love the tag that reads,"Sing even if no one hears the song but you". That is such a perfect little saying. Your artwork is sure to bring a smile to Maggie's face because it does mine!

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you Tammy... I loved your pages in Maggie's journal as well!
      This has been the best journey..and I think it just keeps getting sweeter! I am so happy we are in agreement to keep it going!

      XOXO

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