Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Welcome, everyone. Today I’m sharing a Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial. Ever tried heat embossing only to have embossing powder stick where you didn’t want it on your project? Today I’ll show how to prevent that loose powder from sticking.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

To begin this Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial, cut some cardstock at 4 x 6 inches. Then cut a book page at 3.75 x 5.75 inches. This is your card base and the first layer. Use Distress Inks around the edges of both pieces. Attach the book page using the No-Clog Writing Cap with the Best Glue Ever both by ScraPerfect.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Apply the Perfect Crafting Pouch over the book page. This will remove any oils and fingerprints and keep the embossing powder from sticking where it shouldn’t. Don’t worry about any of the powder left behind, that is the pouch doing its job.

Ink the Lion stamp with Versamark Watermark ink. This is a very wet sticky ink that will grab the embossing powder. Press the stamp to the paper. Sprinkle embossing powder over the stamped image and tap off the excess. See no loose bits of powder left where it isn’t wanted.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Heat the embossing powder with a heat tool. Keep the tool moving so you don’t scorch the paper. The embossing powder will turn shiny when it is embossed. Once all the powder has become shiny remove the heat. Don’t touch the embossed area until the piece has cooled off as you could burn yourself. Also, make sure you are using a heat resistant surface (could use a ceramic tile), don’t want to warp or burn something.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Apply Vintage Photo Distress ink around the lion image. This will add color without hand coloring the entire image and takes very little time.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Cut a scrap of fabric to frame the word phrase. Apply the Best Glue Ever on the back side with the No-Clog Writing Cap. This will ensure that there is just enough glue so it won’t make a big mess. Attache the words phrase on top of the fabric scrap.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Select floral trim and gold braided trim from the stash. Apply the flower trim under the word phrase.  Adhere the gold braided trim on the lions head to give the appearance of a crown.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Make sure to clean the stamp with the Best Cleaner Ever. Apply a squirt on the stamp and work into the image with fingers. Use an old rag to remove the excess cleaner.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Did you like this super easy project? What did you learn from the Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial?

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card 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.

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 to see the Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial.

Altered Handbag Tutorial

Day 31 of #useitupjuly, last one! Today I’m sharing an Altered Handbag Tutorial. Years ago I purchased a white coach purse with brown leather accents. This purse was one of my favorites, but it started to get dingy! So I stopped carrying it and it stayed in my closet. It is now time to transform this handbag so I can use it again.

Altered Handbag Tutorial

Altered Handbag Tutorial Video

Supplies Used for this Altered Handbag Tutorial

White Coach Purse
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Turquoise Blue, Curious, Patina, Tea Cup, Cranberry Zing, Fully Purple, Pop Rocks
Paintbrushes
Pallet to hold Glimmer Mists
Water
Scotch Guard
Leather Cleaner
Scotch Guard

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Begin the Altered Handbag Tutorial by selecting a few colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I found that the darker the color the better it dyed the fabric. Use a paintbrush that is damp with water and dip into the color one at a time and apply it to the fabric.

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Once the fabric gets wet the color will absorb better. Keep applying color until the bag has the color you want.

Let the bag dry and then apply Scotch Guard and allow to dry.

Altered Handbag 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.

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 to see the Altered Handbag Tutorial.

 

 

Garden Tour June 2018

It’s a Garden Tour June 2018, showing what has been done this year in my garden. So much more to be done, but I thought it would be fun to show you where things stand.

Garden Tour June 2018

Here is a Garden Tour June 2018 video.

The following photos have been added to my Facebook account and I thought it would be easier to display these here instead of uploading all the photos again.

Henry and I have lived in our home for 20 years and over the years we have made some improvements, but only as much as our budget allowed.

My mother lived with us for almost two years starting in 2008. While living with us she suggested that we make some changes to the yard, front, and back. The process began with a lot of digging! lol She had us create beds in many different areas around the house and we even had three raised garden beds for veggies.

Over the years I’ve added a few things here and there and had some great veggies in our raised beds. This year we decided that we would build a pergola and a deck. The deck will hold a hot tub and the Pergola Patio would be our comfy outdoor seating and entertaining area.

It was a cold winters day when they started the pergola. It didn’t take long for them to finish!

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Garden Tour June 2018

The same crew built the deck and installed new windows on the sunroom. Since we used red cedar for the pergola they used scraps to finish out framing the windows instead of siding. We all agree that it looks really good.

Henry painted the house a pretty teal blue. Still, need to paint the front door and the siding on the front of the house. But It is looking good.

I pulled all the weeds out of the 4 x 8 raised bed and started adding plants. Most of the plants I got on clearance at Lowes. It is a great place to get plants, that for the most part, just need some water and will grow just fine.

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One day while at Lowes picking out three lily plants one of the workers spotted my plants and asked, “If you could get a lot more lilies at a discounted price would you be interested?.” I said I just might, what is the deal? She told me if I purchased six I could get them for $3.00 each. I had three that were on sale 3 for $12.00 in my basket. Well If I could get 6 for $18.00 that was a really good deal. Then she said if you buy 4 pallets of 6 lilies each then I could sell three pallets for $1.00 each. The math works out to be about $2.50 each vs the regular price of $6.50 each. So I ended up with 24 new lilies to add to the yard!

Garden Tour June 2018

My mom would be in love with how the yard is looking, as she loved flowers and especially lilies. I’m so thankful that she lived with me for those couple of years and showed me a few things in the garden. I still have lots to learn but it is so much fun.

Other plans for our yard, which will case another Garden Tour June 2018.

  • Electricity for Hot Tub and outdoor lights
  • Install new LED outdoor lights
  • Hot Tub installed
  • Privacy wall for Hot Tub Built
  • Create and then plant new beds around the privacy wall and hot tub deck
  • Add about 200 or more pavers around the yard.
  • Trim rose bushes
  • Move garden bench and repair it
  • Build seating area near large rose bushes
  • Landscape the grass area near the patio (I’m trying to get the grass to grow now, but it isn’t looking so good.)
  • Other ideas as they come up! LOL

Being able to go outside and enjoy our new outdoor spaces brings joy to both Henry and I. The dogs like spending time outside with us too. Well, Hercules loves it, Oreo would rather be in the air conditioning. lol But when the weather is nice they will sit outside with us and we love doing so.

Garden Tour June 2018 Garden Tour June 2018 Garden Tour June 2018Thanks so much for taking the Garden Tour June 2018 with me. As things are updated I’ll share more photos and maybe another video.

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Glue Sponge Container Tutorial

Sharing a Glue Sponge Container Tutorial. This is a small vessel that holds a sponge and white glue to help with adhering papers together, especially when doing collage.

Glue Sponge Container Tutorial

Super quick Glue Sponge Container Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Glue Sponge Container Tutorial.

I used a container I had on hand for this project. The key is to make sure that it is airtight so the glue won’t dry out.

Cut the sponge if necessary to fit inside the container. Some containers may require three layers of sponges, some only one.

Glue Sponge Container Tutorial

Place the first sponge into the container and add just a little water, about a tablespoon amount. Then pour the Aleene’s Tacky glue over the sponge. Layer with additional sponges in the same manner.

Glue Sponge Container Tutorial

I used the water because Aleene’s Tacky glue is very thick and I wanted it to have a little help to soak into the sponge.

Glue Sponge Container Tutorial

After every use, I add a layer of glue on top before closing the container. This ensures that there is plenty of glue for the next project.

Hopefully, you found value in this Glue Sponge Container Tutorial and will make your own.

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.

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 Glue Sponge Container Tutorial.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial

For the past few months, I’ve been working on and off on my new studio space. Today I thought I would share a Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial. Yes, I painted the carpet. It cost a lot less than replacing the flooring. And I think it looks awesome.

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Video Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial.

This space, many years ago was a home, then a bakery, then an Insurance Agency and Gun store. Now half of the building is my husband’s embroidery business. WeEmbroider was started back in 1999. Henry took a break from the embroidery business to focus on the insurance agency and a couple of years ago he decided to get it going again.

Since we own the building it was perfect for us to use for our business. And Henry said, I could have half of the building to create a workshop/studio where I can have workshops.

The carpet was a mess in there. With so many people coming through, foot traffic, spills and what not. But the cost of replacing the carpet was too high. So Henry and I brainstormed and came up with the idea to paint the floor.

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I did all of the work myself. Henry helped me move furniture but I did all the painting. It took 4 coats and 10 gallons of paint to get the floor ready to decorate.

After the floor was painted white I painted flowers and dragonflies. Using craft paint, Acrylic paint and even some Glam from Tattered Angels.

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Then I started moving items into this space. Jewelry making supplies have a corner, the Stamps have almost a whole wall. The hat making area is also in this space.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Hercules has found a spot on the table to watch what I’m doing. Looking at the stamp shelves and the hat making supplies. I even made a curtain to the little closet that holds most of my fabric.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Some of the greeting cards and the mask I made for a challenge with Canvas Corp Brands. Currently, those photo boxes are empty. waiting for me to decide what should be stored in them.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Some of my wood mounted stamps. I still have a lot more to move and figure out how I want them stored and displayed.

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This is my sewing space. I use this area when I’m working on alterations or creating items for customers. Making quilts has been something I’ve enjoyed for a few years now as well. Oreo is taking a snooze on my cutting desk. The chair is there so he can jump up there. Oreo loves to look out the window.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Looking out from my sewing space I can see the front door and worktables. Before I filled the stamp shelves. See all those boxes on the shelves. Still more to move!

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Decided to paint the carpet in this area to help tie things together. The carpet under the desk and cabinets was okay so I didn’t move everything out of this area to paint.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Carpet is done and the Ironing station is back in place.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1The Pairs themed canvas started because I purchased a small portable ironing board. The fabric was so pretty I decided to cover the worktops and make covers for the chair and sewing machines.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Most of the stamps moved into place. It is hard to see in this photo but I also have a camera mount so I can do videos in the workshop.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1A few of the hats I made.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1 Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Tea cart belonged to my grandmother and I got it when my mother passed in Sept 2017. The sides fold out and it makes a really nice table. Some of my altered domino necklaces, bottle cap necklaces and more.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1 Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1See how cute the floor looks? Everyone comments on the floor when they visit the shop. I’m glad that I decided to document the process so I could share a Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Out in the entryway is a long narrow room. Henry had his shop logo but said I could add my finished items for sale out there.

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I hope to have my first workshop in this space soon. Some of the workshop ideas will be some of the following.

  • Hat making
  • Jewelry making
  • Greeting Cards
  • Junk Journals
  • Sewing
  • Painting

I will also have private classes for those that want to have a couple of friends or one on one to get help with a project. Make sure to follow my Facebook Page to get updates on workshops. And feel free to contact me about doing a workshop.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today to see the Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

Making a junk journal that is more masculine than the others can be hard. What theme should be used? Would a man really like this type of journal? Pulling the Rt 66 Digital Journal Kit and some Pin Ups from Calico Collage got the idea for a Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals set. My thoughts were, some men and a few ladies would collect Pin Up girl trading cards or images and they could be traveling on Route 66 to collect these images. Hope you like my idea.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

Flip Through Video shwoing the Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals.

Supplies used for the Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

When I first decided to make the Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals I thought I was only going to make one. But with all the beautiful Pin Up Girl images I just had to make four junk journals.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

These journals measure 5.5 x 8.0 inches and have 10 sheets folded in half to make 40 pages. The cover is three layers of paper. A brown grocery sack was used along with cardstock and the digital image. There are two pockets on the cover.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists were applied to many of the pages. Some using the Lace Stencil I made and some just with the spray.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsSave those old Atlus Maps. I was lucky that my brother found an old city street map book. These make great foundation pages in a junk journal. The corner pocket is from the 7gypsies Gypsy Mixed Media Pad – American Vintage.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

Franken pages also appear in these Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals. Using the Tim Holtz pocket die, paper bag from Canvas Corp Brands, Pin Up girl ATC images, burlap, stamps and more to finish the page.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsAn altered paperclip with a pocket to hold a journal card. Love adding they layers to items like these.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsScrapbook paper also makes an appearance in the Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsMore Franken Pages and a coffee sleeve from Starbucks adds a pocket to the page.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsLove pairing the 7gypsies papers with the Calico Collage Digital images. I even stamped an envelope and notecard to match the theme of these Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsWhen possible I like to print lines on the back of the Calico Collage images. The page on the right is out of an old dictionary and the journal spot is from a pad of scrapbook paper.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsFor the center of the Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals, canvas, denim, stamped images and the Calico Collage domino images were used.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsPin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsUsing ivory cardstock from Canvas Corp Brands and my Cricut I made a mini file folder that was stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven and Terry’s Trains. This is adhered to the page with ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever and has a bakers twine closure.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsAnother altered paperclip. This one is made with an old book page and several stamped images.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsA Stamped bookmark is a great item to add to a junk journal. It can be taken out of the journal to use in other projects or to mark a place in a book.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsEach journal has the same elements, but the Pin Up Girl images might vary between the four Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsThese Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals can be found in my online store.

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 Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals.

Mermaid Charm Tutorial

Recently, I went on a vacation and I wanted a cross body purse that was a nautical or mermaid theme. This prompted me to make a Mermaid Charm Tutorial too. I love how it turned out and lots of people loved my cross body purse. Even had one person ask if I would make one for them! Making bags and journal charms will keep me busy for sure. lol

Mermaid Charm Tutorial

The video for the Mermaid Charm Tutorial.

Having all the supplies handy makes it easy to make charms like this one. Here is a list of the supplies I used for the Mermaid Charm Tutorial.

The images that I used on the Purse were from Calico Collage Digital Journal and Card Kits – A Mermaid’s Tale journal kit. Mermaid Tale Journal Cards.

Mermaid Charm Tutorial

Words that were used on the strap were printed on muslin with an inkjet printer. Then these were sewn with a zig-zag stitch.

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This Mermaid Charm Tutorial that made the charm was perfect for the zipper pull on the purse. I love the way it jingles when I’m wearing the purse.

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Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. 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 very much for stopping by my blog today to see the Mermaid Charm Tutorial.

Story Time with Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 3

Back today sharing another segment of Story Time with Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 3. In this post, I’ll share info about my camera and software I use to edit photos and videos. I’ll also show my photo booth that I created and a few tips that I think will help you to create great photos and videos. Being on a Design Team is rewarding, but it does take work.

Story Time with Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 3 Video.

A list of equipment and software I have used or still use to help you with Story Time with Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 3.

When I started videos on YouTube I used a simple Casio Point and Shoot Camera that happened to have a video option. Using a Gorilla Pod camera stand adaptor and a few other supplies I made a rig to hold the camera while I created videos. Where there is a will there is a way to get set up!

Having a good video camera allows you to be able to create step out photos. Step out photos are a step by step process of the project. There are some design teams that require these photos. Know that up front.  I’ve found that being able to create the project and have the video camera capture every step is so easy to create step out photos.

Story Time with Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 3

My photo booth or large photo light box is an area I have designated with a white fabric backdrop and a few lights. The lights I use are easy to find. One is a 24 inch fluorescent light, it is an under cabinet mount light. Clamp-on lights are easy to find and can be positioned where you can clamp on something. Get creative.

Story Time with Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 3Having a designated photo area makes it easy to take great photos every time. When you use the area it is easy to figure out the best way to take photos.

Try to avoid shadows. Get the image in focus and show creative angles of the item.

Story Time with Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 3

Story Time with Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 3

Story Time with Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 3

Then edit your photos. Learn how to clip the white and black in photos. It is part of the adjusting the lighting in editing. By doing this you get a crisper image.

The number one complaint from companies is poor photos. So do your very best when taking photos to show the product in good lighting and in focus.

Another thing I didn’t mention in the video is to add your watermark to the photos. Some Design Teams give you a watermark they want you to use. Find out what they require. Don’t make your watermark so big that it is distracting in the photos.

If you love creating and sharing then being on a Design Team might be a perfect fit for you. It does take time and effort to create content and edit photos or videos, make sure to allocate that time. Some of my projects may only take 10 minutes others may take hours or even days to complete.

Hopefully, I’ve given you enough information to help you get started. If there are more questions, please feel free to ask, I’ll do my best to help.

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 Story Time with Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 3.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

The members of the ScraPerfect team decided to do Altered Paperclips to show different ways each of these can be made and these are earth friendly. My project is Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial. Using a few leftover bits, ScraPefect – Best Glue Ever, Embellie Gellie and Best Cleaner Ever along with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Calico Collage Day Dreaming digital images.

This is one of those projects where you can dig around in those paper punches and scraps of paper and make something beautiful.

For those that love video tutorials here is the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

It really makes me happy to see all the items laid out on my desk for a project. How does it make you feel?

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

The products and supplies used for the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

For those that like a step by step tutorial please enjoy the following photo Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

To begin, fold the book page in half and then tear or cut on that fold line. Fold one of these pieces in half, then unfold and apply ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever on one side of the fold, press closed. Fold the page in half again.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Open the fold and place a paperclip on the folded edge in the center of the back. It will look like a booklet. The front is where the decorations will go.
Apply BGE around the paperclip and paper. Press closed.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Place the altered paperclip base into spray box, apply lace stencil and spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Use a scrap of paper to mop up the overspray. This can be used to make another altered paperclip or other projects.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Take out the sprayed base and prepare for the next step.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Apply Distress Inks around the edges of the Calico Collage Digital Image from the Day Dreaming Kit.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Place a fine line of BGE around the edge of the back of the image.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Affix to the blue mat that has had distress inks applied to the edges.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

On the back side of the mat apply a thin line of BEG but leave the top open so that this can become a pocket. Attach to the Altered Paperclip Base.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Next, we will make a tag to go into the pocket. Using a strip of scrap watercolor paper round the top corners with a 1/4 Crop-A-Dial corner chomper. Then apply Distress Ink around the edges. Add a swirl of BEG on the top edge and lay a piece of flat lace over the glue. This Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial is almost done.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Layer the Oval Scalloped shape and the domino image on top of the lace.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Cut a piece of eyelash yarn about 1/2 long and add a drop of glue on the Altered Paperclip Base lower right corner. Touch the punched heart to the glue and then sandwich the eyelash yarn between the heart and the base. Do the same with a butterfly on the tags left side.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial
Attach the ScraPerfect Medium No Clog Cap to the Tulip Dimensional Glitter Paint bottle.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

The fine point on the Medium No Clog Cap is great for adding touches of glitter paint.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Draw with the Tulip Glitter Paint around the butterfly wings and down the body. Add a drop of Glitter paint to the heart.

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The Best Cleaner Ever is a perfect way to prevent your no Clog Tip from clogging. Just dip the end into a drop of the BCE and replace the cap. It will be ready to use the next time you open the bottle.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Time to attach the rhinestones using the Embellie Gellie. It is a lot easier than using tweezers.  Place the tags into the tops of the paperclip base. The Earthday Embellished Paperclip Tutorial is done.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

ScraPerfect has also decided that when you visit their blog and upload a photo of your altered paperclip they will give each person a gift certificate for free shipping. In addition, if you leave a comment on the same post stating what ScraPerfect product you love the most or want to try the most they will pick one winner by the end of April to get their choice of product. It is so easy to enter, so go do it so you can win!

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

What will you make for your Earthday Altered Paperclip? Got a favorite theme you like to use? Or favorite colors? Look forward to seeing what you share over on ScraPerfect blog.

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 Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

Story Time With Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 2

Since there were so many questions after my first Story Time With Linda Getting on Design Teams video here is another edition of Story Time With Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 2. In this video, I’m sharing information about the different type of blogs to choose from. Also, I’ll share the kind of blog I use and a few ideas for blog posts.

Story Time With Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 2 Video.

Free Blogs are great and not so great. Many of the free blogs have advertisements that you can’t control that are posted on your blog. Blogspot using Blogger is one that I used many years ago. This post gives details on how to create a blog using Blogger and Blogspot.

Another free blog is WordPress. I’ve never used the free WordPress on my blog. But I do know others who have. It is pretty easy to set up. It also has the ability to pay for features if you want to add them to your blog.

For my blog, I use GoDaddy as the hosting and WordPress as the blog platform. I’ve been using it for a few years now.  My husband corrected me, he purchased the domain for me back in 2004. So I’ve had it for a lot longer than I thought.

Know how much a blog will cost you when getting started. A free blog will cost you time and effort. The advertisements may distract your readers and cause them to leave the site to follow the ad.

A paid blog you need to know that there is the cost of the domain name and the hosting. Then if you purchase themes there are fees, I use the free themes, there are many to choose from. It will also take time to write and upload photos, but here you won’t have advertisements that pull your readers from your blog unless you share a link.

Choose a name for your blog that will grow with you. I chose my name for the blog domain name. That way it could be anything I decided to share on my blog. I know others that own multiple domain names that are redirected to the main blog they want to use. It depends on how much time and money you want to spend.

Story Time With Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 2. Ideas for blog topics.

For your first blog post, I suggest that you make it an introduction to who you are and what you want to share on the blog. Use photos of projects you have made and give some details about what those are or why you made the items.

For my blog, many of the ideas come because of a product I’m using or a challenge I’ve entered. Your blog posts can be about any item you are wanting to share. Making a birthday card for someone special, share it on your blog. Got a custom order to make a junk journal? Share the details about how you got the order, what the customer wanted and how you came up with the ideas for the junk journal.

There are so many things to share on a blog, it is all about just writing something up and adding a few photos. A video is also great for those that love to see things in video format.

Decide what the purpose of your blog will be to the public. Will it be to share items for sale, tutorials or just thoughts? Those are things you need to decide to help you get started.

Have fun with your blog. Share what makes you happy. Do realize that if you share controversial items then design teams, companies etc may not choose you to represent them. Remember if you share it on social media or your blog then the world can see it and they may or may not want any part of what you are sharing.

It is a good idea to keep your personal views private or at least not connected with items you will share on social media.

Hopefully, the information I shared will help you in setting up a blog and getting some topics for your blog posts. Soon I’ll have part three which will go over the camera I use and my photo booth.

Story Time With Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 2

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 to see the Story Time With Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 2.