Monday, June 7, 2010

Freshman Journal

Seems like I am in need of many little gifts this time of year....weddings, birthdays, graduations, shower...you know what I mean. I came up with this idea last year for a friend who graduated from high school. She is an occasional scrapbooker, and I thought she might like a place to record a few special memories from that awesome first year of college! I didn't take any pictures (that I could find) of that one, but this month I had another new college freshman, and I made another freshman journal. The bones were pretty basic: a page to collect list of things from the first year of college, plus space for a few pictures.

My pages were titled:
- my dorm room
- my classes
- 10 top things I love about college
- waiting for me at home (a place for a family pic)
- college friends

The pages are a made from a mix of papers from Sassafrass Lass, stickers from American Crafts and My Little Shoebox, and a die cut or two from Teresa Collins. The book is from RIP Scenic Route. I put a link to all the available products in the side bar. The mini book is a particular favorite because instead of blank white pages it looks like graph paper, which fits perfectly with the theme and gives a great background for journalling!






I used the same kind of idea for a couple who were engaged. You could use it for someone who is moving, or taking an internship, or for lots of occasions! Hope this inspires you to try it for yourself! Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle
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