Peacock Junk Journal Elements

Been working on Peacock Junk Journal Elements. These are the items that will fill a junk journal as journal spots and tuck spots. I have found that if I sit down and make a bunch of these elements and then begin the junk journal it doesn’t take near as long.

Peacock Junk Journal Elements

The inspiration to make these elements with a Peacock theme came to me when I found a roll of peacock feather ribbon. I love the glitter on the ribbon and how bright the colors are as well.

There are 28 elements in this pack of Peacock Junk Journal Elements. Here is a video where I share the elements.

When I was at Canvas Corp Brands a couple of months ago I picked up a junk pack that included beautiful flocked paper.  I just knew that these would be perfect inside a junk journal or on greeting cards.

Found a pretty sparkly teal ribbon as well. Pairing the ribbons with the paper came out beautifully.

Peacock Junk Journal Elements

Using pages out of an old book I made a few tuck spots. One is a layered piece that has a hidden tuck spot built into the ribbon. Used PinkOddBird’s technique of a Potucelope that she shared on YouTube. These are super cute and easy to make. The little notepads came about from scraps from another junk journal element I made a while back. I’m so glad that I save the bits even if others might think they are too small to use.

Peacock Junk Journal Elements

An investment that I’m glad I made is buying different types of dies so that I could make tuck spots and journal spots with the shapes. One of my favorites is a butterfly. It comes as two layers but I only cut the solid image.

Peacock Junk Journal ElementsTrying to use up all of the scraps I made embellished paper clips. It is easy to fold over the paper and add a piece of the beautiful sparkly teal ribbon with a bit of sewing. It is such a pleasure to be able to use my sewing machine in my paper arts projects. These are perfect Peacock Junk Journal Elements to use in the next junk journal.

Peacock Junk Journal Elements

I have made up two of these kits for sale in my shop. The price includes shipping.

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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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Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Sharing an Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal featuring Canvas Corp Brands cardstock and Calico Collage Natures Glory digital images. Also used in this junk journal, acrylic paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Brutus Monroe Stamps and Ink, Washi tape, wallpaper samples, bits of lace and fabric, old computer punch cards, a coloring book page and more.

Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Standard Travelers Notebook measuring 8.25 in tall x 4.25 wide. Tied with a piece of lace seam binding and it can be removed from the journal if wanted. There are twelve sheets of paper for a total of 48 pages.

A video flip-through of Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Recently I picked up a set of Orange papers from Canvas Corp Brands. I though these paired with the Natures Glory digital images from Calico Collage would go together nicely.

Once I had the pages cut to the size I wanted I used the leleftoverits to make journaling cards or tuck spots.

Ripping pages out of an old book is so much fun and even better is to turn these into new pages for a junk journal. I did this with two sets of pages in the journal. First I take two pages and add washi tape to attach and reinforce the center. Next I used some tissue paper, gesso and some Ranger sprays that I had in my stash. I used the same stencil on both of the sets so that there was some cohesiveness in the Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

While digging through my stash of items I found some really cool computer punch cards. These were given to me years ago and I hadn’t used but a few, These made perfect journaling cards for the journal. A few I painted, added bits of paper, wallpaper, and sewing. Of course they also have Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists added too.

Another item I found in my stash was popcorn bags. The old fashion paper type. I decided to paint the front with gesso and attach a floral napkin and a little more gesso on top.  These were then used as inserts in the journal. One I attached to a page so that there is the bag to add items into and the behind is a tuck spot.

Wallpaper samples are great go use as pages in junk journals too. For the Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal I decided to add a couple of wallpaper items. Die cutting the wallpaper for a corner tuck spot turned out pretty. I love the flowers on the wallpaper.

Several of the Calico Collage images were added into this junk journal with washi tape and some with sewing. Many of the images flip out so that journaling can be done on the back side.

There is even a Lavender Sachet included in this journal. It has real lavender flowers enclosed in paper and tulle. I love how it smells.

Holding this Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal in my hands makes me happy. I love the texture and colors on the pages. Sometimes when I look at what I created I think: “Did I make that?” I feel I have grown as an artist and have learned a lot.

Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

My hope is that you are inspired by my Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal and make one of your own. It is a lot of fun and there is no wrong way to make a junk journal. Use what you have and have fun.

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Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

It’s a new style a Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal that I made today. This is a notebook that can be put inside a Travelers Notebook cover or it can be used just as it is, your choice. I have tested the size and it fits inside the Jane Davenport travelers notebook cover.

Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This journal has 9 sheets of various papers folded in half for a total of 36 pages. Several of the pages tip out or have pockets.

Flip Through Video of the Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Some of the things used in this Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook

Calico Collage Fairy Forest
Calico Collage Spring Elegance
Brutus Monroe stamps: Wildflowers, Botanical Banners, Conservatory of Quotes, Shine Bright
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists various colors to match the paper.
Impression Obsession, Inc: Lottie Collage Stamp
Acrylic Paint
Washi tape
7Gypsies Tags from a Junk pack
Die cut butterflies
Eyelash yarn
Coloring book page
upcycled envelope
Napkin pasted onto old book page
Sewing
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks
Prima Flowers
Rhinestones
Dyed seam binding using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Various stamped images on scraps of paper
Walpaper sample

This journal has a mix of papers and techniques that I decided to try out.  There are so many yummy papers in this journal, I can’t pick out my favorite but I do love the sequin paper a lot and the coloring book page was a good one too.

I did use a lot of of stamps in this journal too. My thought was the quotes would be great things to inspire while writing in this Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

What was also a lot of fun was using things that are not normally book pages – Like the wallpaper sample. Years ago when I was a member of a local Stamp Club we made lots of envelopes out of wallpaper samples. Several of us went to wallpaper stores and asked for their old wallpaper sample books. Many of these stores gave these to us for free. So I have a ton of wallpaper in my stash and it feels good to use some of this.

If you have followed me at all then you know how much I love Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Almost every page has some sprayed on the paper. The shimmer on the pages makes me happy.

Making this Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal is a great way for me to try new things and play with things in my stash. I hope you are inspired by my post today and get things out that you may not have played with in a while and create something. Have fun doing so.

Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

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Artist Trading Card a Day June 2017

Sharing my Artist Trading Card a Day June 2017 #ATCAD2017. For this card I decided to use Brutus Monrow stamps and Chameleon Pens. The City Scape Stamps fit perfectly on an ATC.

Artist Trading Cards, measure 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. in size. The card can be made with anything, Paper, Clay, Fabric, metal, If you can get it to the correct size then make an ATC.

Artist Trading Card a Day June 2017

Artist Trading Card a Day June 2017: The supplies used for the Las Vegas Artist Trading Card
City Sidewalks – Las Vegas
City Sidewalks Coordinating Die
Wave Background Stamp
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Surface Ink, Locomotive and Sea
Chameleon Pens
Tulip Glitter paint
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
MISTI
White cardstock

Love how this card turned out with the very cool Wave Background. It would be fun to make all of the City Scape images into ATC’s, don’t you think?

I’m also sharing another Artist Trading Card a Day June 2017. This one I named Call it a Plan.

Artist Trading Card a Day June 2017

June 2nd ATC

The supplies used for the Rustic Balcony Artist Trading Card for June 2
Rustic Balcony
Conservatory Of Quotes
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Chameleon Pens
MISTI
White cardstock
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Distressed ink, Walnut Stain, and Brushed Corduroy

What I love about the Call it a Plan card I made for June 2nd is one day I want to live near the ocean and have a beautiful balcony to sit on and view the sea.

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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Unicorn Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Kit

So in love with Calico Collage Unicorn Magic journal kit. So I’m sharing a journal I made, Unicorn Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Kit. This was a special request from Tracy that I met through Junk Journal Junkies.

Unicorn Junk Journal

The Unicorn Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Kit is my second Unicorn Junk Journal. I really do love this journal kit, the colors are so beautiful, the images are fabulous.

For this journal, I decided to use some pink copy paper for several of the pages. On the back side of these pages are lines I printed. Then I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to add shimmer and texture via a stencil. The transfer from one page to the other from the stencil turned out so cool.

The new dies and old dies in my stash are getting a good workout with these junk journals. I’ve been able to dig through my scraps of paper and turn these into journal spots for the journals I’ve been making. It feels good to use up these bits of paper.

My friends may say I’m a hoarder, but I feel that it is justified when the items I save that might be trash to another are perfect for junk journals. If you have the space to save these items, why not?

This journal has already been shipped to its new home and Tracy sent me a message that she loves what I created in this Unicorn Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Kit.

Here is a video flip through of Unicorn Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Kit.

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How to make a Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

Having joined a pocket letter group I have the opportunity to swap. So I thought I would share How to make a Summer Paradise Pocket Letter. Using Calico Collage Summer Paradise digital journal kit.

Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

Since the journal kit is designed to print as two pages for a 5 x 7 journal I decided to try and print the images as four 3.5 in. x 5 in. prints on a page. When I did this the individual pages were now small enough to fit on the front of an ATC (Artist Trading Card). These are then the perfect size for a pocket letter.

For the actual cards that went into the pocket letter, I cut several at 3.5 in. x 5 in. These pages I then folded in half and these became small booklets or cards.

Each of the images was cut to fit the papers and then I went around the edges with Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Picked Raspberry.

Although the papers are beautiful by themselves I decided to add a few embellishments. I stamped a few sayings using Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven from the Stampendous Life Words Stamp Set. These were then punched with a circle punch and layered onto the cards.

Also added to the cards a few Prima Flowers in various colors. These were then topped with glitter glue so that they would sparkle.

Once I had the pages decorated I started adding goodies. I used charms from my stash to add a little goodie that could be removed. And if these are removed there is still a bow that can be left in its place or if it was completely removed the card still looked great.

Here is a video of making a Summer Paradise Pocket Letter.

It was fun digging through my stash of sequins and other goodies to add to the pockets. I didn’t realize how fun it would be to make a Summer Paradise Pocket Letter.

Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

Front of Pocket Letter

I’ve already selected images for other pocket letters I want to make as I found this to be super fun! And the Calico Collage Journal kits are perfect to have enough images to fill the 9 pockets with two images each.

Summer Paradise Pocket Letter

Back of Pocket Letter

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Two Sweet Elegance Junk Journals

I’m really on a roll when it comes to Junk Journals. Today I’m sharing Two Sweet Elegance Junk Journals that I made using Calico Collage Sweet Elegance Digital Journal Kit.Two Sweet Elegance Junk Journals

In my stash, I have a large supply of really nice heavy handmade watercolor paper that is cut to about 6.5 in. x 12 in. These are nice and heavy perfect for a small Junk Journal Cover. I cut the paper to be 6.25 in. x 10.5 inches and used one of the journal pages on this to be the outside cover.

Inside the journals, I used all kinds of scrapbook paper, left over paper, lined notebook paper, graph paper and more. Many of the pages were sprayed with various colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

What has really been the most fun was using the scraps and leftover pieces from other projects as elements in these Two Sweet Elegance Junk Journals. Sometimes when I stamp something to test the image or just thought I was going to make a card or something, but there was something not right. So I put it into a file folder to deal with later. These have been perfect for journal cards inside the junk journals.

The journals have one signature of 10 sheets of paper for a total of 40 pages.

What may have been considered trash is now a treasure for junk journals. I’ve had some papers for almost 20 years that finally got used in a junk journal.

These papers are fun to die cut into various shapes. I’m getting my monies worth out of my Tim Holtz Vagabond and the dies I’ve picked up lately.

 

Now I look at dies differently. Can this be used as a journal spot? Could this be used as a tuck spot? I’m also looking at the scraps of paper differently. Is it large enough to make a mini card inside the junk journal?

I even saved the strips of coloring book page to be tuck spots on another page in this junk journal session.

What I really love about junk journals there is no wrong way to make these. Whatever you like and enjoy can be put into a junk journal.

Here is a video talking about the Two Sweet Elegance Junk Journals I made.

These Two Sweet Elegance Junk Journals were a lot of fun to make, and I’ll be making more of these.

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How to make a Canvas Covered Junk Journal

Have you been to Michaels and seen the Mixed Media Packs? I used one in a journal. How to make a Canvas Covered Junk Journal shows how I used this Mixed Media Pad and the canvas included.

How to make a Canvas Covered Junk Journal

A few days back I shared a shopping haul that included two of the Mixed Media Packs. There are so many wonderful papers and textures in these pads. Check out the video here.

How to make a Canvas Covered Junk Journal

For this junk journal, I truly decided to pull items from my stash. When I have scraps of paper from fished projects I save them in a storage pocket. So I pulled several of these pockets and dug through the papers. The items may not have been perfect for the original purpose and ended up in the storage pockets, but now they were perfect to add into a junk journal.

Save those pieces that you think are not perfect, you will be surprised how well these will work inside a junk journal.

The mixed media pack I used is called Frills and I found it at Michaels normally for $14.99 each. The papers are 12 in. x 12 in. cardstock. I decided that I also wanted lined papers for journaling. I used some linen papers from my stash, that I then ran through my printer and added lines. Since these papers were only 11 inches long and I wanted these to be 12 inches long I added scraps of paper and washi tape to the ends to extend the length.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are such a great way to add color to the pages. I’m not one to use coffee or tea to stain the papers. The brighter colors appeal to me and Glimmer Mists are a great way to add these brighter colors to pages.

Have you ever looked at those daily flip desk calendars? The ones with beautiful images and sometimes a quote. Years ago I would get one to display on my desk at work. I saved several of those pages and these are great images to add to a junk journal.

The images from Calico Collage Flowers for my Lady Journal Tags are perfect for small journal spots. These images are ATC size measuring 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. I love the vintage images with the flowers. Mine were printed on cardstock so these make perfect journal spots.

There are three signatures with then sheets in each. That means there are 120 pages to enjoy in this journal. There are eight altered paper clips throughout the journal as well. The junk journal measures 6.75 in. x 7.75 in. with a two inch spine.

One of the tuck spots was something I learned from YouTuber PinkOddBird. She showed how to make some really cool envelope, tuck spots and I loved how those turned out so I added a few to this junk journal.

Making this journal took a while, well over 5 hours, closer to 6. I filmed at least 2 hours and condensed it down to 1 hour. Enjoy the video on How to make a Canvas Covered Junk Journal.

A close-up of the Canvas Covered Junk Journal cover.

How to make a Canvas Covered Junk Journal

If you only want to see a flip through of the journal I made another video just showing the goodies inside.

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Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael’s April 2017

I went shopping, I know I really shouldn’t have but I wanted to pick up some new papers. Today I’ll share the Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael’s April 2017. What did I get? Some cool papers packages, dies and a set of stamps.

Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael's April 2017

It seems these stores know that the coupons and sales will bring me to them and I’ll spend money. I try to stay away as long as possible! LOL

Here is a video I created telling all about the items I picked up for the Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael’s April 2017.

Of course, I don’t need any more paper in my studio. But When I was out shopping I just couldn’t pass up the great deals on the pretty paper packages.

Since I’ve been making junk journals I really like to have a variety of papers throughout the journal. All four of the paper packs that I picked up have awesome images that can be used in junk journals or I can make greeting cards. So many options.

The dies I picked up will be great for cards and mixed media. I really like the Globe die, I think it will be a lot of fun to use in junk journals and on cards as well.

The stamp set was a last moment item. I happened to see that there was a sale on the stamps and decided to take a quick look. The sayings in this set are perfect to add to cards or even journal pages.

Now that I have more goodies added to my stash, it is time to get busy and make something awesome!

Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael's April 2017

Have you been out shopping lately? What was your find that you are happy to have? Feel free to share what you picked up, who knows, maybe I’ll just need to get it too!

 

Haul / Brutus Monroe Unboxing April 2017

I got a package from Brutus Monroe so I’m sharing the Haul / Brutus Monroe Unboxing April 2017 with you today. So many wonderful goodies came in my box this time. Stamps, Embossing Powder, Stamp cleaner and more.

See the video of the Haul / Brutus Monroe Unboxing April 2017

Want to know where you can get all of these wonderful items? Head over to the Brutus Monroe Store. Some of the items won’t be there until the release week of April 17- the stamps. The rest of the items are already in the shop now.

Haul / Brutus Monroe Unboxing April 2017

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Haul / Brutus Monroe Unboxing April 2017