Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Personal Geography


I came across this wonderful book called Personal Geographies by Jill K. Berry.  It inspired me to make a book for my husband about where and how we first met up until our marriage. On each page is a quote from the continent or country represented on the page.

Here are the pages:
Section of West Africa:  We got to know each other at a
Senegalese restaurant.
Quote: Milk and honey have different colors, but they share the same house peacefully. ~ African Proverb.

Section of  Eastern United States: Our first date was at
the American Natural History Museum.
Quote: You meet a new person, you go with him and suddenly you get a whole new go down new streets, you see houses you never saw before, pass places you didn't even know were there. Everything changes. ~ Samuel R. Delany

Map of the East Side of NYC on top of a map of Paris: Another date
was at a French restaurant.
Quote: Je serai poète et toi poésie. ~ François Coppée (I will be a poet and you will be a poem.)

Sections of the United States, Paris and Europe with the UK highlighted:
Places we visited during our courtship.
Quote:  A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. ~ John Lennon

Section of the town where we married.
Quote:  So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you. ~ Paulo Coelho

The back of each page had a file folder like this: 
Each file had a journal entry about the day(s).
The Tim Holtz tickets held the file folders closed. 

  • YourStory Mini to bind the book
  • Solid Cardstock - Tim Holtz Core-dinations
  • Paris and New York City Maps - Cavallini & Co.
  • All Other Maps - 7 Gypsies
  • Luggage Tag, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Lable, Keys, Banner, Tab Diecuts - Cricut, Traveler & Victorian Romance
  • Butterfly Diecut - Slice
  • Hydrangea Diecut - Martha Stewart Punch
  • "Cherished" Ribbon - Melissa Frances
  • Paris Paper Tape -  Cavallini & Co.
  • Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, & Brushed Corduroy Distress Pads - Tim Holtz
  • Emerald Twinkling H2O's - Luminarte
  • Buttergly Stamp - 3 Birds
  • Micron Pen


  1. Neat idea.

    Happy New Year,
    Carson's Creations

  2. WOW - love it and love all the quotes. What a wonderful keepsake:-)

  3. Such a great idea!!! Love how it turned out!


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