7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal

Getting ready for Creativation 2018 in Pheonix AZ, are you? I was asked to make a few junk journals for the Canvas Corp Brands booth that includes 7gpysies and Tattered Angels. I came up with a 7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal that I’m in love with and don’t want to let go of for the show. lol I do hope to get it back.

7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal

Supplies used in the 7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal

When I got this paper collection in front of me I decided I really wanted to use as much as possible and not add other products from other companies if I could help it. I believe that I have achieved this goal.

Here is a flip through video of this 7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal.

I began by cutting the papers 8 inches tall by 12 inches wide. Saving one of the papers for the cover and the others to become pages.

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Next, I selected three pieces of burlap to make pages and used the 4-inch pieces that were cut off of the cardstock papers to make pockets on the burlap.

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Sewing canvas, paper, fabric, and burlap was a lot of fun. I love the look it gives this journal. One of my friends said it looked tattered, old and junky. Well, that was my goal! lol

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Trying new things in each project helps me grow as an artist. Today it was making a page out of burlap. What new thing have you tried lately in your creative play?

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Traveling to Creativation in Pheonix AZ will be a great week. I’m looking forward to seeing all the new products and connecting with other artists.

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Thanks so much for stopping by to see the 7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal I made for Creativation 2018.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and 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 add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Napkin Junk Journal Page Tutorial

The Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group did a napkin swap a while back. This prompted me to create a Napkin Junk Journal Page Tutorial to show how to use all those wonderful napkins. This Napkin Junk Journal Page is a great mixed media project, using the napkin, acrylic paint and Tattered Angels Glam and Glimmer Mists.

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The supplies used for the Napkin Junk Journal Page.

Once all the supplies were gathered I set up the camera to record the process. Here is the video I made for the Napkin Junk Journal Page.

The one tip that I feel is the most helpful is to use a fresh glue stick and apply it to the paper where you want the napkin to be applied. Go beyond where the napkin will be attached so that the whole edge gets adhered. Glue Sticks dry clear and they don’t leave a tacky residue so don’t worry about getting too much.

Napkin Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Try not to get any glue on the napkin, only on the page you are attaching and go slow to lay the napkin down. Try not to rub the napkin but pat it down lightly and press it onto the paper.

Napkin Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Creating a Napkin Junk Journal Page is a great way to use those beautiful napkins. I love how the napkin becomes one with the journal page and looks like it was printed instead of adhered.

Napkin Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Do you have a large stash of napkins? My stash isn’t huge, but I pick up a few here and there or I get a few as gifts. Hopefully, now I’ve given you another idea of how to use those beautiful napkins.

Thanks so much for stopping by to learn about Napkin Junk Journal Page Tutorial.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and 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 add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Perfect amount of glue

Ever need the Perfect amount of glue only to get a giant blob? Today I’ll share how to use the No Clog Writing Cap from ScraPerfect. It will help you get a tiny amount of glue every time. No worries about a giant blob of glue ruining your project with the No Clog Writing Cap from ScraPerfect.

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In the video, I show the components of the No Clog Writing Cap and how to get the Perfect amount of glue.

When working with papercrafts I have been using Aleene’s Tacky glue. But the glue bottle has a very large hole for dispensing glue. If not careful a large blob will come out and could ruin your project.

Perfect amount of glue

With the No Clog Writing Cap from ScraPerfect, I can get a tiny amount of glue. This saves time and money. It saves time because that tiny drop of glue will dry much faster than the large blob. And using this cap saves money because only a small drop is used and the glue isn’t wasted.

Perfect amount of glue

The No Clog Writing Cap from ScraPerfect is a great way to get the Perfect amount of glue in projects and it is a great value. The Large No Clog Cap works great on the large and smaller bottles of Aleene’s Tacky glue. As these two bottles have the same size caps.

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How will you use the No Clog Writing Cap in your projects? Share using the tag #ScraPerfect so we can see your projects on social media.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and 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 add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about getting the Perfect amount of glue for your projects.

Bird Dragonfly Planner Junk Journal

Another custom order to share with you today. It is a Bird Dragonfly Planner Junk Journal made for Carrie, one of the members of the Friendly Junk Journal People. She asked me to make a custom Planner Junk Journal when she saw my Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal.

Bird Dragonfly Planner Junk Journal

Once Carrie gave me a list of themes she liked I knew what I wanted to do. Make a Bird Dragonfly Planner Junk Journal. These seemed to go together – flying things and birds could eat dragonflies. lol

The following Digital Journal kits from Calico Collage were used. Song Bird and Dragonfly Delight. I created homemade stencils to use with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Lots of stamps from my stash were used as well.

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Flip through video of the Bird Dragonfly Planner Junk Journal.

One of my friends gave me a 2017 Happy Planner in August. She picked up this planner on clearance and didn’t realize that it only had one month left before it was out of date. Knowing that I make Junk Journals she gave the planner to me to use.

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These pages were great foundations to add other elements and I did so by adding notebook paper to one side and painted paper to the other. This created four pockets on the page to use.

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One day I picked up a stamp set with months and numbers and I knew it would be perfect for a Tab paper punch I have had for years and I was right! The stamps are the perfect size to fit on the tabs so I created two sets one for the pages the other for the Monthly Calendar Journal cards.

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For the cover of this Bird Dragonfly Planner Junk Journal, I used fabric I picked up that I thought would be perfect for Carrie. There are lots of positive phrases and beautiful images all over the fabric. It matched perfectly to the Song Bird and Dragonfly Delight digital images.

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Making a custom Junk Journal is fun and a challenge. Getting the themes and colors that a customer wants can sometimes be a challenge but so far I’ve been very lucky that the custom orders so far have been super fun to make.

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Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and 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 add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today for a look at the Bird Dragonfly Planner Junk Journal.

Mermaid Planner Junk Journal

A few weeks ago I was asked to make a Mermaid Planner Junk Journal for a friend. She wanted this as a gift for a dear friend of hers. After asking a few questions I had an idea of how I would make this Mermaid Planner Junk Journal and I began the task.

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Here is a list of a few of the items used in this Mermaid Planner Junk Journal.

Flip through video of the Mermaid Planner Junk Journal.

Once I had all the items selected for the Mermaid Planner Junk Journal it went together quickly. First I created a stencil using my Cricut, a seaweed image, and transparency film.

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Lately, I’ve found that I really like making a stencil to match the theme of the junk journal I’m working inside. While looking around for stencil material I remembered I had a box of write on, wipe off transparency film. To me, this was the perfect material to use inside my cutter and I was right. I had to adjust the blade settings but once I figured out how to get it set things worked great.

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The planner from Dollar Tree was a great help in this Mermaid Planner Junk Journal too. I wanted her to have space to write details or appointments and when I found this planner I knew it would work great inside the Mermaid Planner Junk Journal. Since there are over 200 pages inside she will have lots of room to write.

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The fabric on this cover was a remnant I picked up a while back. There was just enough for the cover of one junk journal and I knew I wanted to use it for this one.

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When the fabric was applied to the cover I decided that it needed more glam. That is when I used my fingers to spread around some Tulip Dimensional glitter paint. The glitter in this paint really helped to make this cover beautiful.

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I enjoy making custom junk journals and this Mermaid Planner Junk Journal was no different. It was fun to see how I could add the planner part into the junk journal and I think I succeeded. My friend was very happy with this Mermaid Planner Junk Journal and I hope that the person she gave it to loves it and will use the planner. 🙂

Mermaid Planner Junk Journal

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and 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 add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today for the Mermaid Planner Junk Journal.

Real Simple Social

Having a social media tool that helps me get back to creating is important. That is where Real Simple Social comes to rescue me from the daily drudge of posting content on my social media platforms.

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A few months ago I was using another brand of social media scheduler and they changed the platform and now charged for the feature I used daily. I shared inside Empire Builders on Facebook that I was looking for a social media scheduler that wouldn’t break the bank as I’m a starving artist and can’t afford a large fee every month. lol.

That is when Steven Lacey from Real Simple Social contacted me about using their platform. This is a service that he offers his clients when he does their social media. He has agreed to allow me to use this in exchange for my sharing a few blog posts about Real Simple Social.

Once Steven set up a user account for me I took my time to look around and see how the platform operated. I found that it was very easy to navigate and add my Social Media Profiles. There are a lot of options and I think every major platform is included.

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Since I wanted this tool to schedule content it was time to see how that worked. Set up Content Groups this helps to better organize content. The idea is that if you want a post to go out on multiple social media platforms create a grouping of those that you want to use. It was easy to set up the Content Groups and I can have several to choose from inside Real Simple Social.

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Next was selecting the content I wanted to send. Since I create blog posts and videos that are great to see more than once in a year I chose a few to schedule out. For my social media, I decided to post the same message every 14 days for 26 posts. Which should get me through to next Nov with that series of posts.

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A great feature of Real Simple Social is to set Evergreen content. This is done by selecting the button to add to Evergreen. Then you create a posting schedule and the content added to Evergreen will automatically post. The more content you have the more for Evergreen to use.

There is so much more that Real Simple Social can do. It also tracks how much interaction a post gets. Gives you the option to republish and so much more.

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I’ve been using Real Simple Social for a couple of days and I think I’m really going to love using this platform. I’m very glad that Steven reached out to me so I could check it out.

To have great social media content that you don’t have to worry about daily try Real Simple Social. What I love about this platform – I can create content once and schedule it to post throughout the year with one post inside Real Simple Social. Other platforms I had to sit and create a separate post for each time I wanted something to publish. Using Real Simple Social has now freed up more of my time to create content and not have to spend time scheduling.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I do hope you will come back for another visit soon to see more blog posts. Most feature tutorials on art. If you are looking for something feel free to contact me as I seem to have a plethora of useless knowledge. LOL

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Linda Israel

 

Cleaning with the Best Cleaner Ever

Have you ever had a craft catastrophe? Today I want to share cleaning with the Best Cleaner Ever when tragedy strikes in your crafting.

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A few years ago I was working with caulk near my sewing machine. Well, the device or caulking gun went crazy and pushed out caulk all over the place and some landed on my sewing machine. I quickly tried to wipe it up but it dried fast and I couldn’t get it all.

After trying all kinds of things to clean my machine I gave up. It has bothered me on and off over the years and when I got my ScraPerfect box of goodies I thought, hey why not try the Best Cleaner Ever?

The Best Cleaner Ever: Earth-Friendly Solvent for removing adhesive, ink, paint, and other stubborn stuff! It is Non-Toxic, Non Hazardous, Biodegradable and there are no harmful fumes.

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Squirting a small amount on the area and spreading it around with my fingers I then let it sit for about an hour. It was easy to see that it was working some of the thinner areas of caulk was coming off.

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To help remove more of the caulk I used an old key card to scrap a little and applied a little more of the Best Cleaner Ever.

When I wiped off the machine I was amazed at how clean it looked! Granted the machine is over 25 years old, but in the area where the caulk had been, it was new looking!

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Here is a video showing Cleaning with the Best Cleaner Ever.

Make sure you pick up a bottle of this magical product, it really is The Best Cleaner Ever. Now I’m off to go try cleaning a few other things in the house.

Cleaning with the Best Cleaner Ever

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and 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 add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Info about awls for book binding

What is an Awl and Info about awls for book binding. Having the perfect tool really does make a difference. When you have a tool that helps you with a project it really makes it easier.

Info about awls for book binding

What is an Awl? It is a small pointed tool used for piercing holes. In our case, it is for piercing holes in paper and a book cover for journals.

Not all awls are alike. In the video Info about awls for book binding, I share different types of awls and the holes that these make in the paper.

Finding the right awl for your project can take a little work. It’s hard to determine from packing or websites the size of the hole that an awl will make. Here are some examples below.

Info about awls for book binding

Understanding what size hole you need to match your needle will help in your quest. Here is a list of awls that I found should work for book binding.

Zutter The 9-in-1 Tool.
This is the Zutter Book & Journal Making Tool Kit I own.
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 372 Retractable Craft Pick.
Leather Craft Cloth Wood Awl Tool Pin Punching Hole Maker Stitching Overstitch.

 

Hopefully, this post sharing Info about awls for book binding will help you on your journal making.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and 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 add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017

Here it is, Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017. I’ve been asked to share an update on my Studio, or craft space or as Henry says, Linda’s Crap room. lol I decided after taking the following photo that I needed to clean up a bit and that lead to having the room tidy enough to show off the room.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

As you can see it was piled up pretty high on my desk. Sometimes I get busy and don’t take the time to put things away. I regret this, as I’ll start losing items. I can’t find that one thing I need because I didn’t put it away.

Now that the room is tidy I will share a video. Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017.

So do you think I have a large collection of Rubber Stamps and clear stamps? Heck, I even forgot to tell you about the ones on the shelf in binders above my cardstock! I have a lot of stamps! lol

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

The collection began about 25 years ago and my first stamps only fit inside a shoe box. Then I got more and the collection grew. It has been a blessing when friends give me stamps or I find ones I love on discount. 😉

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When my old job was clearing out the mail room and they were going to throw out the old sorting bins I said, I would take them. Thankful that I drove a pickup truck back then as all I had to do was get the units loaded and taken home.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

The drawers were some of those really cheap three drawer units from Dollar General. I found these were the perfect size for the spaces to hold stamps and other items.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

Can you see those colorful boxes on the top shelf? Those are envelopes. Each box can hold 250! Need an envelope? I can hook you up! lol

The room is very full. It would be wonderful if I could take a week and pull everything out. Then reorganize things as I have things all over the room that should be grouped together.

Some of my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I decided a week ago that I wanted to see the bottles and I ran out of room in my drawers! LOL If you didn’t know I love Glimmer Mits. lol

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017 Just a few of the Prima Flowers I own. There are more in a box above these. My goal this past year has been to use up the items like these. I’ve already gotten rid of 5 bottles of flowers this year.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

To you, this may seem like a random photo but I wanted everyone the collection of Aleene’s Tacky Glue I have going on. How many bottles of glue do you see? lol And do you see my Brother Scan N Cut? Henry found it at a GoodWill for $60.00! This unit was brand new and never used! SCORE!

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

Here is a view showing a lot of my paper. It is stacked to the ceiling! But I’m doing my best to use it up in my projects. What is it that you have the most of in your creative space? It’s a toss-up between Stamps and Paper for me. 🙂Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

We all want to have everything when we see something cool. Think about your purchases, do you love it enough that you want to keep it for the next 20 years? If so then get it and love it from now on. It might save you the headache of emptying a full room!

There are so many things I didn’t share today. I think the video would be a couple hours long if I share it all. LOL  If you are ever in Oklahoma, hit me up, you can have a private tour. 😉

What did you like about seeing Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017? Was there something you saw that you wish you could use or try out?

Remember it has taken me a long time and the generosity of my friends and family for me to build this collection. You could start a collection like mine, but it will take time and effort. 🙂

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and 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 add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated of my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017.

ScraPerfect Unboxing with Bonus Demo

Got my ScraPerfect Design Team package so I’m sharing a ScraPerfect Unboxing with Bonus Demo today. So many goodies to see! Head over to the blog post at ScraPerfect for more details that I shared on the blog.

ScraPerfect Unboxing

Since I’m new to ScraPerfect I was shipped a package that contained one of each most of the products they carry. It is always fun to get a package in the mail and isn’t it fun to see new products? Do you have a favorite product you like to use?

Here is a video I made of my ScraPerfect Unboxing with Bonus Demo.

The products in my ScraPerfect Unboxing with Bonus Demo

Over the years I have heard of ScraPerfect and used a few of their products. It is wonderful to get a whole box of new items to try out and share with the world how to use or how great the products are to use.

Which ScraPerfect item would you like to try out? Got a project you are working on that you think these items will help you? Then use the list above with links to the products to shop for these wonderful products.

The ScraPerfect items are great tools to have in your toolbox. And these are quality tools. At an early age I was taught to buy the best tools to get the job done and with ScraPerfect you have the very best.

ScraPerfect Unboxing

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