Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Iceland Journal Part 2

We had rain here today, and I must say it made it a nice low key day.  OK it actually motivated me to do a little bit of picking up around the house too, because who wants to stay in and clean on a gorgeous day. But on a rainy day, you might as well. I also worked some more in my Iceland travel journal, so  here's a few more pages to show you.
My inner front cover. This is the degree latitude of Reykjavik. I got the idea from an Icelandic brand of outdoor wear called 66 degree north, but I didn't want to be a copycat. This is the furthest north I have ever been , although back in my 20's I did visit Ornskoldsvik, Sweden where my uncle lived and that is at 63 degree latitude north, which is pretty close. I guess unless I want to be technical they are really around the same latitude.
Also more views of my hand carved (some backwards) rune stamps.
And my other pages have flip ups.
 The fisherman and the underside weather tag were on a shirt I purchased for my daughter.
A card from the hotel we stayed at for 2 nights in the family room-all 4 of us shared a room and I even got the bottom of a bunkbed.
 It was a huge salmon fishing area. I would have liked to have given it a try.

And I had to do a page of a few places we ate (and those buy anything gas stations).
Plus I added a little gnome. Just for the spirit of Iceland.
So we're off to Boston to go see the kidney transplant people today at Massachusetts General Hospital. Keep your fingers crossed for us that all goes well and we can set a date to move forward.
Hope everyone else has a great day.


Rita said...

Such an exotic place to visit! Love your arting about the trip. :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I am too late for crossing the fingers I fear! I so hope all went well at Boston!♥♥♥
Those are amazing pages dar Erika - I am thrilled with how much know how of a scrapper profi you always come up on the journal journals!And that you integrate so much things and memories! I wouldn have the patience fot that --- just awesome!
We haqd the same bad weather on Wednesday..just rain - and today's morning was so cold... my gosh, I took the winterjacket for the morning dog walk..brr.
But it will be warmer again ( at least forecasted) I am busy prepairing for visitors on Sunday and cleaning the house.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous journal pages, I had a second look to catch all the details.
Hope your trip to the hospital went well today..
Yvonne xx

Jeanie said...

Nice journal work. I really love the variety in the pages and the flip ups are fun -- like finding a delightful surprise! I'm glad you are including your photos, too. It's really an inspiring travel journal!

Gibby Frogett said...

I was catching up with your posts and so went and saw later post first to make sure all went well in Boston and saw that it did :)

More lovely journal pages - you always seem to find such wonderful things to add to your pages to illustrate everything so well.
I can't image 20 hours of daylight or the dark days - it must really mess up the body clock.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.. Gill xx

~*~Patty S said...

Reading your posts backwards.
Your journal pages are such fun and a really special way to hold some memories of your fab trip to Iceland.
It is definitely somewhere I would like to visit one day.
Thanks for sharing Erika!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love both views of your journal. 20 hours of daylight!! Love the horses too! Chrisx