For as far back as I can remember, I have been waiting. For summer vacation, for Prince Charming, for a better job, for more money, for more time…my list is endless. I’m tired of waiting for life to begin. Aren't you?
“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
Warning – English lesson ahead Most folks know that Shakespeare wrote that line, but what you may not be aware of is that it was a double entendre. Back in the Elizabethan era folks didn’t bathe often. Hence, air pollution was rampant. In order to mask the fragrant smells that emanated from their bodies, lovely ladies used to cut up oranges and stick them under their armpits. What was even more yuckydisgusting unique, was that if unhappy with the performance, the upper class, who actually sat in the upper seats as opposed to the lower class, who sat in the pit, (pun intended) they would discreetly remove those oranges and throw them at the actors. The lower class would just throw rotten fruit...which is in fact how Rotten Tomatoes (my favorite movie review site) got their name.
The Shakespeare Globe Theatre, which was co-owned by Will and his pals, was in a bit of competition with the neighboring Rose Theatre. When Will wrote that line for Romeo and Juliet he was referring to the fact that traitors theatre goers who frequented the Rose were more odorous than his faithful following. Of course, Kory probably knew this already. Right Kory?
Now, let’s transition from arm pits to names – A fad that is sweeping the WWW (wild & wacky world) of scrapping is Junque Journals. This is not a misspelled word – if you are a scrapper, junk is now spelled j-u-n-q-u-e! It’s as if by changing the spelling makes it more desirable. It's all in the name folks!
I have made a few journals, but I wanted to call them something a bit more fun so I christened mine Mish-Mosh Journals. But don’t worry, they are real Junk Journals, for the definition of Mish-Mosh is a confused jumble. And I promise you that inside they are just as junky as any Junque Journal you've ever seen.
The cover and back are made from BINGO cards.
I tried to make the cover as junky as possible.
Every single page has something on it -
I used stickers, papers and even stamps from work.
There are over 60 pages of fun in this tiny book.
Paper clips, binders, tags and clothespins to keep treasured items safe.
Have you made a Junque Journal? What do you call yours?