Guest Post: Kalin Jordan’s Visual Journal Page

Before I move forward to “A Day in the Life of A…” I have one last post from “Beginnings, Endings, and All Things In-between”. However, it’s not a post from me, but from my former student, Kalin Jordan. She asked to make a page in my journal, and I happily handed my book over to her, excited to see what she would create. When I finally got it back, I instantly fell in love with it. She made an beautiful page and focused on something very personal to me. If you are new to journaling don’t be afraid to pass your journal to others, have friends and family make pages for you. It is yet another memory, an important person, to add to the pages of your journal. From here I hand this post over the Kalin…

It was second semester of my sophomore year when Miss Ward became engaged to Mr. Panetta and the rest was history…

Well really that was the inspiration for this page. I’m a bit obsessed with love stories, weddings, and happy endings. I think finding your true love is one of the best things that can happen in life.


Like Mrs. Panetta, I also love to create visual journals and one of the magazines I use is all about weddings which is where I found the pictures I used for this page. The blue ribbon happened to be a left over piece I found in our supply closet and the green checkered background is just scrapbook paper you can find at your local Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I used sharpie to write the words “Your treasure will be where your heart is,” also one of my favorite verses from the Bible-Matthew 6:21 (I switched the words ‘heart’ and ‘treasure’ for this) and “something borrowed, something blue” around the ring and the dress. And for glue I used rubber cement.


 When layering different images you really just have to play around with it before you commit to any one set up. What I like may be different than what someone else likes and that’s ok. In my opinion, I think having the diamond and flowers behind the dress help the dress to stand out more instead of it being over powered by the shiny ring and bold color of the flowers. The dress is very classic, therefore you don’t want to lose it when your page becomes busier. Don’t get me wrong… sometimes images or words are supposed to be part of the background and not so much the focal point, but that wasn’t the purpose for any of these pieces for this page.

Why these images? Well they stood out quite a bit to me when I was searching for pictures in my magazines. The hot pink, the sparkles, the style of the dress. The blue ribbon comes in because of the saying “Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue” and I wanted a part of that to be represented.

As for “the rest is history,” I wish Mr. and Mrs. Panetta a lifetime of happiness. They are absolutely one of the cutest, sweetest, most in love couples I know 🙂



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