Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Still making a journal every day for my #junkjournaljuly challenge. Here is today’s project, Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. Using Canvas Corp Home Basics papers and Calico Collage Gypsy Love images in this one.

Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

A few weeks ago a friend gave me a large box of fabric. Some of it is really fancy like velvet, and some are simple fabrics that she used for making cosplay costumes. It was fun digging around in this box to see all the colors and textures of fabric. I picked out a small piece of crushed red velvet and knew that it would be a perfect touch on this Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Sewing has always been a passion of mine. Since I learned how to sew at a very young age I really like adding sewing to projects. For the cover of this Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal, I decided to layer the Calico Collage image on top of the velvet and added some trims. Doing a zig zag stitch around the outside gives this a truly handmade feel.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are my favorite way to change or add color to paper. I have several reams of a light green linen paper that to some isn’t that pretty. but when I add the Glimmer Mists over the paper it gives it a new life.

Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal a few of the items used:
Canvas Corp Home Basics, Red & Ivory Damask, Red & Ivory Big Stripe
Various colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Brutus Monroe Stamps and Ink
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks
Various stamps from my stash
Scrapbook paper, map, dictionary page, notebook paper, an Italian paper, Coloring book pages and more.
Prima Flowers
Ribbon
Fabric
Handmade Lavender Sachet

I have tutorials that show how a Travelers Notebook is made, feel free to follow me on YouTube.

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A flip through video of the Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

The journal measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide. It has 12 sheets of paper to make 48 pages. Lots of space to write in this journal. As well as places to tuck mementos.

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Making these junk journals give me joy. When I have a completed journal in my hands I just love the way it feels. Looking at the pages, feeling the texture of the elements added.

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It’s been so much fun that I created a Facebook Group. You are also welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People. It is a small group at the moment, but it is growing and we would love to have you with us.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and will be adding more weekly.

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Gypsy Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Day #8 of #junkjournaljuly and I’m sharing How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. Using Brutus Monroe Stamps & Inks, some fun paper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and my Chameleon Pens.

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

When I was thinking about this project, How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal I decided that I would finally use up a paper pack from Deja Views that I’ve had for a very long time. I picked this up at Big Lots a few years ago, ahem. I am not a hoarder. LOL But today it is getting a few pages used.

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Supplies for How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal:
Brutus Monroe Stamp sets: Brutus and FriendsSnap
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink Raven, Cabbage surface ink
Dog Days paper pad from Deja Views
Chameleon Pens
Scrapbook paper, Ivory Cardstock from Canvas Corp Home Basics
Random papers; dictionary page, coloring book page, designer paper and old book pages
Ribbon
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Blarney, Moss, Dazzling Diamonds
MISTI
Craft Glue
Dymo Label maker with Black Label
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Crushed Olive
Ranger Blending Tools
Zig Two Way Glue
DOTS grass stamp
Large sewing needle for bookbinding. Can use a large upholstery needle
Waxed Linen Thread
Scissors
Jumbo Paper Clips
Awl
Scoring tool
Paper cutter
Bone Folder

Making a Junk Journal is a great gift idea. Sometimes it is hard to buy for some people as they have everything they need, but a fun Junk Journal would be something unique. You could give it ready to be written in, or you could write a story and add photos and give it as a completed journal.

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Here is a video for How to make a Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Using my MISTI and the Brutus Monroe stamps I created a scene on a scrap of Ivory Cardstock from Canvas Corp Home Basics. I even made a mask of little Bruno using a scrap of copy paper and a Zig Two Way Glue Pen. Think of a sticky note, that is what Zig Two Way Glue can do to a piece of paper. In this case, it will hold the image in place while I use distress inks and sprays on the paper.

It is a blessing to have a supportive husband and I’m so thankful that he purchased the Chameleon Pens for me at Valentines Day. I’m still learning how to use these pens, but it is so much fun.

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

The measurements of this journal is 8.25 inch tall by 4.25 inch wide, with 12 sheets of paper to make 48 pages for this Travelers Notebook Insert. I cut my papers to be 8.25 inches tall by 8.5 inches wide or if I’m using 12 inch x 12 inch scrapbook paper I’ll sometimes leave a flap that can fold out. Good to have extra writing space right?

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Once I have all of the papers cut and folded I then embellish. This is where the MISTI comes in handy again. I position the folded page and place the stamps I want to use on top in the MISTI. Then I’ll stamp each page that I want to have that image. In this journal, I did two different stamp image sets. I think it turned out super cute.

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After the pages have been stamped I spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I love how it adds color to the pages that may be white or ivory. I used shades of green as I thought dogs would want to be running free on grass.

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For the cover of the book, there was an embossed heart with dog print cardstock that I thought was super cute. Do you have a Dymo Label maker? This is a super handy tool when you want to create a phrase and don’t have the stamps to create it. The Dymo Label maker is so easy to use and I love the texture it gives a project. For the cover, I layered a scrap out of an old book, some scrap cardstock and a small portion of a dictionary page on the front. I used Washi Tape and then sewing to embellish.

Dog Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Once the cover and the pages have been created I then bind using Waxed Linen Thread and a bookbinders needle. I use a Pamphlet stitch to hold the pages together.

Depending on my mood will determine if I embellish the pages before I bind the book or after. I like to have the pages flat and easy to add items. But sometimes You don’t know how the placement will work unless the book is bound. I do a little of both.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and will be adding more weekly.

Want to hang out with others who love Junk Journals? You are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group.

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Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Continuing with my #junkjournaljuly I’ve created a Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal for July 6th. My idea was to share how I decorate a Travelers Notebook. Adding the ephemera and tuck spots as well as stamping.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide when closed. It has 15 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 60 pages.

A few of the Items used inside this Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal
7Gypsies Architextures – Trinkets – Seashore Decor 
Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 43 Stamp set
Cheese Cloth
Old Calendar images
Various papers – Map, textured, coloring book pages, graph paper, cardstock, mop up paper, notebook paper and scrapbook paper. There isn’t a limit to the type of paper you use.
Sewing Machine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Blue Bubbles, Denim Blue
Waxed Cotton Cord from Canvas Corp Home Basics
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink and Cornflower Surface Ink
MISTI
Note cards
Navy & Ivory Chevron is from Canvas Corp Brands

Here is a video showing How to make the Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Isn’t the 7Gypsies Architextures – Trinkets – Seashore Decor a perfect touch for the cover? I added a some Brutus Monroe Surface ink – Cornflower on top of the Welcome Mermaid. It deepened the color. I just love the texture.

For this Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal, I decided to pull some blue scrapbook papers from my stash. These pages reminded me of the water and I knew that the print was light enough of several of the pages to be written upon.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

As always I like using up scraps that I have on hand. I made tags out of Navy & Ivory Chevron is from Canvas Corp Brands paper. I sewed a scrap of dictionary paper on top that had been sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and stamped with Let your dreams set sail. After punching a hole in the top of the tag I added Waxed Cotton Cord from Canvas Corp Home Basics. Doesn’t it feel like something Nautical?

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

My friends are such a big blessing to me. One year a friend got a beautiful daily travel calendar. There are so many beautiful images in this calendar and he was throwing away the pages when the days were done. I asked if I could have those and I’m so glad I saved these from 2006! Tell your friends to save these items for you to use.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

I’m so glad that I purchased the Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 43 Stamp set
from Barns and Noble. I’m loving the nautical themed stamps that came with the magazine. I used the heart knot rope on the tops of several pages. My MISTI sure comes in handy to get precise stamping every time.

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Dig around in your stash and see what awesome junk you can pull together to make your own Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Nautical Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and will be adding more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own kit to add to your journals. Or feel free to buy the ones I made up.

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How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

It was requested by one of my followers to show How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. This is a simple journal using items I had on stash and without embellishment.

The idea of a junk journal is to use items that may be considered junk to others and even trash. Some like to say, I just picked up a bunch of junk and put it together. There is no wrong way to make a junk journal. The key is to have fun. No stress here.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

 

This Travelers Notebook insert measures 8.25 tall by 4.25 wide. Fits standard Travelers Notebook covers. It has 12 pages for a total of 48 pages.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal Supply List
Various papers – Think old calendar images, maps, wallpaper, notebook paper, graph paper, scrapbook paper, old music, dictionary pages, old book pages, wrapping paper, mop up paper and more. The cover paper Navy & Ivory Chevron is from Canvas Corp Brands.
Paper Trimmer
Stylis
Books by Hand Bone Folder
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Sewing Machine
Thread
Washi Tape
Jumbo Paper clips, binder clips or even clothe pins
Large sewing needle for bookbinding. Can use a large upholstery needle
Waxed Linen Thread
Scissors
Awl

Once you have the basic tools and supplies it is easy to put this Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal together.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Here is a video of How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. It took about 20 minutes for me to make the journal, that is after I cut the papers.

A junk journal is a great way to use up those papers in your stash that may not be ideal for other projects. I’ll pick scrapbook paper that I may not be totally in love with the design and use that as a page. When it has writing, photos or ephemera on top it fades into the background and then I fall in love with how it turns out.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Tell your friends to save those calendars, old magazines and junk mail for you. You will be amazed at what they will save and you can use in junk journals. I’ve been collecting items for well over 25 years so I have a nice stash. It’s still fun to get a package from someone with goodies. 😉

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal and are inspired to make one yourself. When you make one in the month of July use the #junkjournaljuly on social media so I can see what you create.

How to make a Simple Blue Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Of course, you are also welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. At the moment it is a small group, but we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and will be adding more weekly.

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Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

My goal this month is to make a journal every day. Here is today’s Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal. Follow along with the #junkjournaljuly to see other journals made this month.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

This Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal measures 8.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide. It has 12 sheets of paper for a total of 48 pages.

Here is a video flip through of Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal and a couple of tips on stamping inside.

It has a variety of items included. Used an image from Calico Collage Natures Glory on top of a 7gypsies printed cardstock for the cover. I love adding a little bit of sewing to the cover.

Just like most of my junk journals the Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal has lots of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists added to the pages.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

I also used some stamps from Brutus Monroe. The first one I used is Life is Art from the Be Brave set. I really like this stamp set with the beautiful words. One of the other stamps I used is a border stamp from Fancy Borders. When working in a Travelers Notebook it is perfect to add on the pages.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

Papers used for pages: Coloring book page from a Dollar Tree coloring book. I found that I like the full page images that when these are folded over you can still make out a pattern.

Coloring book page from a Dollar Tree coloring book. I found that I like the full page images that when these are folded over you can still make out a pattern.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

A page from a daily tear-off desk calendar. One of my former coworkers saved these for me and I love the beautiful colorful images.

Part of a large color map. These were also given to me years ago. I love how it gives added color to the journal. Like you saved the map from travels and had to include it in the journal.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

Wrapping paper was also used. It is the one that is gold with hearts and flowers. Old wrapping paper is a great way to add a little bit of color to a journal.

A variety of scrapbook papers were used. I love the cardstock papers from Canvas Corp Home Basics I used the Orange & Ivory Chevron as I thought it would be cool to write on the page in a whimsical way.

Share Your Story Travelers Notebook Junk journal

Other papers, graft paper, mop up sheet from my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist spray box. And even wallpaper.

There are so many things that can be used in a Junk Journal. Have fun selecting items to make into the journal.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Share your story Travelers Notebook Junk Journal and are inspired to make one yourself. When you make one in the month of July use the #junkjournaljuly on social media so I can see what you create.

Of course, you are also welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. At the moment it is a small group, but we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and will be adding more weekly.

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How to make a Mini Junk Journal with Watercolor Cover

Welcome back to my blog. Today I’m sharing How to make a Mini Journal with a Watercolor look. Using Brutus Monroe Ink and Stamps along with scraps of paper and a domino image from Calico Collage I create a small journal.

Mini Junk Journal with Watercolor Cover

Do you love Junk Journals? Then join the #junkjournaljuly challenge. Make a Junk Journal and post it on your favorite social media during the month of July. Visit the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook Group for more information.

Here is a video showing How to make a Mini Junk Journal with Watercolor Cover.

Supplies used for How to make a Mini Junk Journal with Watercolor Cover.
Brutus Monroe Surface Ink, Cabbage, Cornflower and Oz
Brutus Monroe Heart Lace Stamp
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Watercolor paper
Scrap of Acetate
Alcohol in a spray bottle
Scraps of paper for book pages
Waxed Linen Thread
Large sewing needle
awl
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Pearl
Scrap of book page
Calico Collage Domino Spring Peacock image
Washi Tape
7Gypsies word
Tim Holtz heart punch
Craft Glue

I was prompted to make this Mini Junk Journal because of the scraps left on my desk from making the Travelers Notebooks this past week. The sizes were varied but the most common were 2.75 inches tall and a little over eight inches.

These were perfect to make pages for a journal. I made the pages 2.75 tall by about 5.50 inches long. Some I left longer and just folded over the extra to make a flip out page.

Mini Junk Journal with Watercolor Cover

Once I had the size determined I then proceeded to cut a scrap of watercolor paper to 3 inches by 6 inches.

Next I smashed three colors of Brutus Monroe Surface ink on a scrap of acetate. Then sprayed with Alcohol to get the inks to spread and blur the lines. Dip the paper into the ink and boom you have a beautiful watercolor background.

Before stamping it would be a good idea to dry the paper. I failed to do so in the video and the stamping came out very light. I like how it looked, but if you want a vivid image dry the paper first then stamp.

After using the Brutus Monroe heart lace stamp I then layered a scrap of book page and a domino image from Calico Collage. I even sewed the two pieces together to give more texture. Then I placed some washi tape on both ends of the cover and a little over the images. Lastly I added a word from 7gypsies and some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl on top.

Now that the cover is done I used a pamphlet stitch to bind the journal together. There are eight pieces of paper inside to make 32 pages, more if you count the flip out pages too.

Mini Junk Journal with Watercolor Cover

I love finding projects for the left over bits on my desk. I think  have enough to make a dozen of these little journals out of scraps.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and will be adding more weekly.

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How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert

Sharing How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert. Using Calico Collage images for the focal point on my covers on top of various colors of cardstock I share how to sew the pages together using a Pamphlet Stitch and make Travelers Notebook inserts.

How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert

My inserts measure 8.25 in. tall by 4.25 in. wide. I use 12 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 48 pages inside the insert. Some of the papers used, scrapbook papers, notebook paper, grid paper, mop up sheets when I spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and more.

Once the size of a journal has been determined I make a template for my hole placement. I like the holes to be evenly spaced. The template will have three holes. One in the center and the other two will be about 1.25 inches from the ends.

Here is a video on How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert.

Creating these journals is a great way to use up those papers in your stash that you don’t madly love. Sometimes I look at the papers in a scrapbook pad and if some are not really to my liking to make a greeting card I’ll use it in a journal. These are still pretty papers, but may be limited to larger layouts.

How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert

Calico Collage images from the Spring Peacock, Natures Glory and Unicorn Magic journal kits were used on the covers. These print two images per a page. Designed to be folded in half and used as a journal page. I had a few left over from making journals and I thought these would make great cover images. I just cut the page in half and trimmed down the image to be 4 inches wide. Then I added either washi tape or ribbon to the top and bottom of the image. Lastly, I added sewing stitches all around the image.

Here is a couple of photos of my Book Binding Cradle. My husband made the cradle based off of my needs and scraps of lumber that we had laying around. I chose to have one made out of wood because the cardboard ones for sale seemed flimsy to me. This is very sturdy. In fact, it is almost the height of a short stool when turned on the end and my husband was using it as a chair while I was crafting. lol

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I made a bunch of these Travelers Notebooks because I’ll be in a show in August. No need to wait until the last moment to get things ready.

How to do Pamphlet Stitch inside Travelers Notebook Insert

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and will be adding more weekly.

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How to make a Patriotic greeting card

I’m sharing a project made for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog; How to make a Patriotic greeting card. Using Stand and Salute Cricut Cut files, Scrapbook paper Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Glitter Washi Tape and a Flag stamp I show how to make a Patriotic greeting card.

Patriotic greeting card

Having a ton of Cricut Cut files makes it very easy for me to find an image to use on a project. I’ve been collecting the images for a long time and haven’t needed to purchase any new images in a while now. lol So I’m glad that I had the Stand and Salute

Scrolling through the images I knew I found the perfect images for this Patriotic greeting card. The eagle was the first image I found. Then I found the Support our Troops and knew this was all I needed from Cricut today.

Once the images were cut I set to creating the card with my supplies. In this video, I show How to make a Patriotic greeting card.

Supply List for How to make a Patriotic greeting card
Stand & Salute Cartridge – Eagle and text
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Sapphire, Denim Blue, Red Chillies, Dazzling Diamonds
Cardstock, Red, blue and white cardstock for the card topper.
Standard A2 greeting card base
Distress Inks, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen
Ranger Blending Tool
Pop Dots
Flag Stamp – unknown source, I’ve had it for years.
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Gold Washi Tape
Bling

Patriotic greeting card

Being a part of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog helps me stretch my creativity with my Cricut. There are projects that I create that if it were not for the FCCB I wouldn’t have tried it to see how much I like using the images. Or trying new ways to use images. Make sure that you visit the blog and all the other design team members projects.

Patriotic greeting card

I have three of these Patriotic greeting cards in my shop. The price includes shipping.

Want more cards or a special project made? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own kit to add to your journals. Or feel free to buy the ones I made up.

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June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps

Here is the June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps from the June 2017 new release. This space themed stamp set is super cute!  I decided that it would be perfect for an ATC today.

June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps

Supplies used for the June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps
Lucky Star
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Embossing Ink
Sterling Embossing Powder
Chameleon Markers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Surface ink
Pop dots
Self adhesive Rhinestones
MISTI

When I saw this stamp set in my Brutus Monroe Design Team box it made me smile. I didn’t have any space themed stamps and I’ve been wanting to play with a few. Thankful that I got this set to take for a spin.

I did create a video for the June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps.

Making this card is very easy. So long has you have a few of the supplies handy. But if you don’t have all of the supplies try to find other items you could use instead. For example, if you don’t have the surface inks and want to make the background like I did try using a dark blue cardstock as the foundation. Then add Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on top. It will change the look of the paper. You could also use star embossing folder background.  To feel you are limited on what you can use.

I was glad to use a few of the yellow rhinestones from the sheet of multi colored stones. Sometimes I feel that I need all of the colors and then I only use clear. But using the yellow rhinestones help the stars to pop on this ATC. Don’t you agree?

As always my hope is that you were inspired by the June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps ATC I made today.

June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps

Please feel free to ask questions, I’m very willing to help.

Come join the fun in the Artis Trading Card a Day June 2017. Make any card you want and post to your choice of social media using the tag #ATCAD2017. Make sure you search social media for this tag and share some love on the ATC’s posted. Who knows you might meet a new friend with the same love as you.

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Pink Grace Junk Journal

Welcome to my blog as I share a Pink Grace Junk Journal I made using the Calico Collage digital images – Pink Grace. Also used, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Scrapbook papers, and Brutus Monroe Botanical Banners Rose stamp.

Pink Grace Junk Journal

This Pink Grace Junk Journal has three signatures of 10 pages for a grand total of 120 yummy pages to enjoy. There is three fold out pages I made by adding a page out of an old book with washi tape.

For this Pink Grace Junk Journal, I stamped a lot of Rose images from my stash of stamps.

Did you know that you can edit the images from Calico Collage? Since the images come as jpg files you can import the images into a photo editing software and alter these images.

I wanted more journal cards so I cropped one of the images and then had my printer put 9 on a page. That makes these images about 2.5 x 3.5 in size and are perfect to tuck into the journal here and there.

Also used in the Pink Grace Junk Journal are some of the free downloads from Calico Collage. I altered these images by turning the dark brown around the edges pink. The images I used are the Seed packets.

There are nine pockets made from old books, three of these are from an old dictionary. I love finding ways to use these old pages that are from old damaged books.

It was fun to dig around in my stash and find scraps of paper to stamp images or die cut into shapes. Every time I make a junk journal I’m making a dent in all of this paper I’ve been saving for years.

Back in January, I picked up some hemp cord. I like using this cord for the binding of my junk journals. I used a pretty pink Hemptique Cord for the Pink Grace Junk Journal. I think I’ll be on the look out for more Hemp cord to add to my stash.

The cover is canvas from Canvas Corp Brands. This was one of the grab bags of canvas. Lots of big pieces are in this grab bag for such a low price.

Here is a flip through video of the Pink Grace Junk Journal.

Making these junk journals are a lot of fun for me. I hope you enjoy seeing what I create.

Pink Grace Junk Journal

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