Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wasting time and a new journal page

Update: The journal page in this post is no longer available for download. For a selection of free, printable journal pages, please visit my Printable Journal Pages collection.

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I just couldn't get down to work on today's journal page.  So while my husband took our girls to visit his parents, I frittered away my time -- surfing the net, tidying rather aimlessly, baking . . .


Then, with a plate full of chocolate chip cookies and a tall glass of milk, I gave it another shot and it started to come together . . .


The lightning round was next . . .


Before I knew it, there was a plate of cookie crumbs on my desk and a full page on my screen . . .


I think that pretty much settles it -- chocolate really does fix everything.

You'll find today's page in the following formats:
  • border-free,
  • with a colour-it-yourself border,
  • with the pre-coloured border you see above.

Happy Thursday friends!  And hey, if you've got a moment, I'd love to hear from you -- what are your favourite time-wasters?

14 comments:

  1. favorite time waster? reading blogs! I am so addicted and can spend waaaaaay too much time looking at beautiful things on the internet.

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  2. Let's see...surfing the internet....reading (although I maintain that is never a waste of time)....watching home-improvement shows on TV. Yeah, that pretty much sums up my day. Oh, and throw in a little housework here and there, and you've got it! Thanks for another awesome journal page! :)

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  3. Thanks so much for the new journal page, I love them!

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  4. Heather: Me too! So many beautiful things . . .

    Pam: All excellent time wasters!

    Amy Eileen: My pleasure!

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  5. Thanks so much Christie! Hey, what program do you use to create these masterpieces?

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  6. Hi Jana: Right now I use Adobe Illustrator. Thanks for asking!

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  7. wow just found your journal pages. I've had the same idea about making something like these to include in my dayplanner. I think yours are more beautiful/"cooler" than I could ever make. so i'm going to use yours instead. I really love them and hope you continue to make and share them. you got a real gift for making these.

    have to agree with others my favourite time waster is reading blogs.

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  8. psh! I sure wish one of my time wasters was tidying, be it aimlessly or not! I too, am guilty of too much internet time. Thanks for the new page!

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  9. Any cookies left? ;o) Time wasters...the computer and I find more and more that I hop from one thing to another before I completely finish it (laundry, meals, cleaning projects) with the ultimate distractors = the kids. So, I have been known to console myself with chocolate (a chocolate croissant this morning).

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  10. Thanks, Carin and Scribbler!

    Carin: Sadly, it's just about the only time I do tidy. :) Glad you're enjoying the new page!

    Scribbler: Mmm, chocolate croissants . . . breakfast of champions! Me too with the hopping. These are jobs that just never done.

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  11. Although I've spent lots of time on your blog tonight... it certainly hasn't been time wasted! Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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