Thanks for looking! This is my circle journal for a group I recently signed up to participate in :) through the General Message Board. So looking forward to seeing all the journals! My theme is “Cherish.” I used MANY different products throughout the cover, introduction and my own entry: including 7 Gypsies (hardware, journal, acetate), Making Memories, Autumn Leaves & KI Memories (patterned paper), NRN Designs (patterned vellum), Artistic Scrapper (textured paper), PSX, Hero Arts and MaVinci stamps.<br><br> INTRO JOURNALING:“There are so many opportunities to cherish things in our lives. Family. Friends. Health. Hobbies. Lessons learned. Roads taken (or not taken). What do you cherish most in your life? What do you nurture? Protect? Hold dear? Encourage? Are they small details? Big principles? I have designated a two-page section for each of you to share what you cherish most in your life. If you have a layout with an inclusion please feel free to create something in that space as well. Please sign your name on the signature page as well (opposite). Circle journals often signal the beginning of wonderful friendships. The chance to learn more about people who share this great hobby. I am so excited to meet each of you through the pages of this journal - something to be cherished for years to come.”<br><br> JOURNALING for my entry:“Time is so precious. It is here and gone in an instant. I want to cherish every moment, every second, every minute, every hour…day, week, month and year. I cherish time with Chris. Especially time alone with him. I cherish time together as a family. The three of us. Hanging out, eating at the table, driving in the car. I cherish time with Simon. His laugh. His antics. His zest. I also cherish time alone. Time when it is just me and I can choose what I want to do…I can stay in my studio all day and play. I can eat when I want, listen to my music and exist uninterrupted for a time. I cherish time with my parents. Cooking and drinking and laughing and remembering the past. I cherish time with my siblings. Talking with them about their lives and spending time together is something that I hold very dear. I want to live my life constantly aware of how precious time really is - cherishing all the moments both good and bad. I want to be thankful for every second - being present and alive and mindful. I cherish time.”<br><br> If you read this far - thanks so much! Can't wait to see the awesome journals coming my way!!!