Story Time with Linda Smile

Another installment of Story Time with Linda Smile. Did you know that smiling can get you out of a bad mood? Scientists have found that smiling on purpose can help you feel better. That the simple act of smiling can lead you to feel actual happiness and joy. They have found that smiling on purpose changes your brain chemistry, for the better.

Story Time with Linda Smile

Story Time with Linda Smile Video.

Over the years I have found that when I put a smile on my face even when I don’t feel like smiling changes my mood. It seems to change how I feel and the old saying fake it until you make it applies with smiles. If you smile and keep smiling then before you know it your mood changes and you will be happier.

I’ve found that if I know I’ll be seeing someone that doesn’t smile a lot and if I smile when we meet, it changes their mood too!

Our demeanor can make or break a conversation. If you start off with a frown then the other party may not stick around long to talk with you. They may become sour because of your mood.

That is why it is important to put a smile on your face. You never know how it will affect others.

While watching the Story Time with Linda Smile video, did you find yourself smiling? How did it make you feel?

I have found that if I smile while out shopping that the workers treat me better. Maybe I didn’t have a coupon and because I was smiling and chatting with the checker, they will pull out a coupon. It pays to smile!

So turn that frown upside down and see how it improves your mood and the mood of those around you.

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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Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

You are in luck it is another Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting. The question was asked How did you begin crafting Linda?, on one of my YouTube Videos. That is why I decided to share a quick video to share how I began crafting many, many years ago while living on a small farm with my family in Oklahoma. I was blessed to have a creative mom that helped me get started.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting Video.

 

When I was a little girl I wanted Barbie Doll clothes. But even back then these were expensive to buy. Since I didn’t have an income. LOL I decided to make my own. Thankfully we were involved with 4 H in my family and we had a huge garage sale as a fundraiser. There were clothes that would be thrown out and I took a box home to make Barbie Doll Clothes.

One summer my Step-Grandmother spent about 3 weeks at our home and she taught me how to sew, how to read a pattern and pick the fabric for my project.  I’m so glad that she spent the time with me so that I could sew. We moved schools mid-year in High School and I was put in Home Economics when they were finishing up their sewing segment. Because I had spent time with Grandmother I was able to get a 100 on the written sewing test and I had only been there for a week. There were people in my class that was there for the whole class and they failed. It was natural for me to sew.

Later I helped my mom with her crafts. She made floral arrangements usually with dried flowers and silk flowers. I would help pick dried flowers and spray paint them for her.

Another Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting segway. My best friend taught me how to knit and another grandmother taught me how to crochet. Everyone got a blanket from me for a few years back then. I don’t have any of the blankets I made. I’m not sure if my family still has them or not.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

For my Sr Prom in High School, I made my prom dress. To pay for my dress I worked at a stable cleaning the stalls and working with horses. I even sold friendship bracelets to my fellow students, I would make these bracelets while riding the bus since we lived several miles from the school.

After high school, I would make curtains, pillows, and clothes for others. Coasters, cord covers, mug rugs and anything else I could sew.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

Mug Rug put on your desk and set your mug on its own rug. lol

In the 1990’s is when I fell in love with paper crafting. My neighbor invited me to a stamp party where I purchased my first stamp from DOTS – Dozens of Terrific Stamps. Later I joined a stamp club and became President of the Okie Inkers for several years.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

Easle Greeting Card

Easle Greeting Card.

A friend of mine told me about HGTV’s show, That’s Clever. She had gotten the information to sign up and she shared the info with our stamp club and encouraged all of us to sign up. There were 30 artists in Oklahoma that were featured on the show.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

Filming the intro out in one of the Parks in Yukon Oklahoma.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

What my room looked like for the video taping of HGTV. I had to remove a table that was in front of the desk and cover any “brand labels” on items in the room.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

More of my desk for the filming.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

More of my room. This area now is my lightroom. It was my sewing area in this photo from 2007.

Because I was on That’s Clever I decided to try doing my own videos and started filming for YouTube. It’s amazing how far I’ve come since then!

Currently, I am on three design teams, Calico Collage digital images, Canvas Corp Brands (who is the parent company for Canvas Home Basics, Tattered Angels, and 7gypsies), and ScraPerfect – offering glues and tools for paper crafting.

My crafting journey has taken many twists and turns over the years, but I’m so glad that I have had all the opportunities I have had. Learning new things and keeping me trying out new things too!

Hopefully, this segment of Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting has given you a little view of where I began and where I am now.

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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Getting on Design Teams

Today I’m sharing information about Getting on Design Teams. This is a question that has been asked a few times recently by my followers. I’m sure that there are others that would like to know more. Thought it would be easier if I did a video and blog to share the information. And it is a good example of what to do on your blog and a video.

Getting on Design Teams

The Story Time by Linda Getting on Design Teams video.

The following was information I thought would be helpful for those wanting to get on a design team.

Getting on Design Teams

Do you have a blog? If not, create a blog. The blog should be clean and simple. Sure it is cool that you have badges from all those challenges, but those are distracting from your blog post. Also pick a good name, one that represents you and what you want to share. If you are not doing scrapbooking then a blog with a scrapbooking name won’t work.

Write at least 300 words about your project on your blog. There are some design teams that require 500 words on their blog. It is good to be in practice now and learn how to fill the space. Write at least one blog post a week. It is good practice as some design teams want you to write a blog post a week.

Take quality photos. Make sure that you represent the product the best way you can. Use the best light to take photos of your project. Show the details. Make the photos large enough on your blog so that these can be seen. If you have bad photos it turns people off and they will leave your blog.

Some Design Teams require that you have step out photos. What that means is they are wanting photos of each important step for the project. I found that I could do a video and then while editing the video I can capture photos of each key step. It is a good idea to slow down when doing your video to help get those good photos to capture.

Getting on Design Teams

YouTube is a big help in getting your projects seen. Videos are a great way to explain how you made an item and backing it up with a blog helps to fill in all the holes. Make sure that when you do videos that you are on the project. Be careful in your videos that you are at a good angle. Recently there was a lady that was showing a tutorial but the angle of her camera was pointed at her cleavage. The paper arts community isn’t the place to share a video of your cleavage.

Short videos or long videos work. The key is to edit your video of the portions you can speed through. If you have a video that is 30 minutes long and half of that is you applying glue to paper, you can speed up the video through the gluing. If you are lucky you can then shorten that 30 minute video down to 15 minutes or less.

Getting on Design Teams

What is the Dream Design Team where you want to be a member? Make projects that represent the style you want to make. If you are a stamper that colors images, and that is what you want to do for design teams, then produce those items on your blog. If you are wanting to feature digital junk journals, then show how you use them on your blog.

Most design team applications request you show them your top three blog posts, videos or photos of projects that fit their theme. You want quality content now so that you are ready to share with them.

Getting on Design Teams

Get involved on social media. Pick your favorite platforms. I use Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr, Facebook and YouTube the most. Share your projects with good hashtags on your social media. It also helps if you do searches with the same tags on those social media outlets and like, leave comments and make friends on others posts.

Search for calls to join design teams. You can do this by going directly to the blog or website of the company you want to design for or you can search in groups. There are several Design Team Calls groups on Facebook. My suggestion is if this is your first design team, get on one that you know you will love and only one at first. If you don’t love the products then it is hard to create projects.

Building up your portfolio takes work. But Getting on Design Teams is so much fun. It is a great way to see new products. To challenge yourself to try new things. And you will make a lot of lifetime friends because of Getting on Design Teams.

Go forth and create. Getting on Design Teams can be done and I hope you get on the design team of your dreams. Have more questions? Feel free to ask and I’ll answer to the best of my abilities.

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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Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Joy

It is another Story Time with Linda session. The theme today is: Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Joy. There are people in this world that are unhappy and they will do everything they can to steal your joy. It is amazing how negative people can be towards others in this world. Life is too short to let others steal your joy.

Don't Let Anyone Steal Your Joy

My thoughts via video on Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Joy.

There will always be someone that wants to steal your joy in this world. Don’t let that happen and don’t be someone that steals other peoples joy either. Try to always find the positive and be helpful to others. When you are positive it makes a difference and others notice.

How can you be a positive force in this world? Do you have things you do or say to bring joy to others? I would love to know your thoughts.

Go forth and be a positive light in this world. This world really needs your 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.

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Creative Mixed Media Play

Whenever I’m in a creative slump I try some Creative Mixed Media Play. It is a great way to just play and not think about what you are doing. The idea is to just let things come together, enjoy the process and play. Don’t like the last layer, add another with paint, stencils, stampings or Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Keep playing as long as you like, never worrying about what you will do with the finished items.

Creative Mixed Media Play

Here is a tutorial video showing my Creative Mixed Media Play session.

Now doesn’t that look like a lot of fun! Can you see how just pulling items you already have to play can help you with a creative block?

Creative Mixed Media Play

Supplies used for the Creative Mixed Media Play session.

The method of a Creative Mixed Media Play session is very simple. PLAY. For my play session, I decided to use old business cards as the base to paint. Attaching eight cards together with washi tape is a great way to work on multiple cards at one time as one unit.

Creative Mixed Media Play

Apply layers and let them dry or manually dry each layer. I found that I like to work one layer at a time.

This is Creative Mixed Media Play, it is okay to mix different mediums. In my project I used, paper, paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Stamping, and stencils. You may choose to use layers of paper and some paint. It is okay to use what you have and just have fun.

These little cards will be fun to use in other projects. I’ll use some to make embellishments, journal cards or even just accents in a junk journal.

Creative Mixed Media Play

Take time to play today. Do some Creative Mixed Media Play and see where it leads. Most important is to have fun.

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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Getting over the Creative Slump

Ideas for Getting over the Creative Slump. We all have creative slumps in our life from time to time. It could be that you can’t decide on what to wear, eat or do for the day or even days. Sometimes it seems that the inspiration to be creative has fled. This happens to the best of us, but you can get out of that creative slump.

Getting over the Creative Slump

In this video, I share with you my thoughts about Getting over the Creative Slump.

Find ways to inspire you. Some of the ways I find inspiration is to visit with my husband. Sometimes just chatting with someone you know well and that knows you can inspire you to be creative.

Watching a few videos is also a great way to get out of a creative slump. Sometimes I’ll just go to YouTube and see what pops up. There are days when I do this and it is like a giant rabbit hole. I’ll start watching and then I’ll start searching for items and then an idea forms.

Getting over the Creative Slump

Scrolling through Pinterest is also a great way to Getting over the Creative Slump. The other night I had so many ideas but I couldn’t focus on just one. After scrolling through Pinterest I got an idea to make a stencil because of an image I saw.

Getting over the Creative Slump

Window shopping is also a great way to Getting over the Creative Slump. Because I’m really close to Hobby Lobby in my town and I go a lot they know me really well. I’ll load up Hercules (my dog) and we will just walk around the store. People will stop and say hello because I have a dog, it’s funny. The employees will seek me out as one will say, Hercules is here and they have to visit. After one of these visits to the local store, I may not have purchased anything, but I’m inspired to go home and be creative.

Getting over the Creative Slump

Organizing can also help with Getting over the Creative Slump. Get that box of junk or drawer of randomness out and organize it better. Put things where they should go. Or even get rid of things you know you won’t use. Sometimes going through the drawer will inspire creativity because I have to find a creative place to put items. lol

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Put down the cell phone or your social media connecting device and go for a walk. Even if it is down to the end of the driveway and back. If you are able to take a long walk, go around the block or check out a local park. Not too far from my home is a very nice park. It has beautiful benches and ponds to enjoy. Hercules loves to go for a walk just to sniff things out.

There may be days that you just need to rest. Find a comfy spot, read a book, take a nap and recharge. In this day and age were are so overstimulated with television and social media that our minds can’t let go and dream. Try something new and see if that helps you with Getting over the Creative Slump.

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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Crazy Pages Swap

Back in January, I participated in the Crazy Pages Swap.This was a challenge and swap for each of us to create 12 pages of any size and mail them to the other 11 ladies. It takes a while to get mail all around the world. I got packages from Demark, Switzerland, Germany and across the USA. Finally, all of the pages have arrived and today I’m going to share with you what I received.

Crazy Pages Swap

Video showing all the Crazy Pages Swap packages.

It was a lot of fun to get this Crazy Pages Swap. I really enjoyed everyone’s pages. Each page is unique. All of the artists are very talented and diverse.

Check out my Crazy Pages blog to see how mine was made.

Some of my favorite pages had lots of mixed media on them. I just like all the colors and images used in mixed media. The way layers of media were used is also beautiful. If you don’t like the first layer, go over it again with something else and you might just love it.

Make sure to follow my blog to see how I use the Crazy Pages Swap to make a junk journal.

Thank you Crazy Pages Swap members for swapping with me. I really enjoyed all of the pages and the extra goodies sent. I look forward to doing this again soon.

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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Winner Announcement and Share of Old Journals

It is time for the Winner Announcement and Share of Old Journals. First I want to stay, I am still amazed that my YouTube reached 5000 subscribers. Each of you is very important to me and I’m very thankful that you follow me on social media. Sharing my projects brings me joy and I hope that each of you enjoys what I share.

Winner Announcement and Share of Old Journals

Thanks to the following vendors for sharing products with me for this giveaway. Crafters Companion for the Gemini Junior and dies. Surebonder for the glue gun and glue. And Holster Brands for one of their clever holsters. Thank you for helping to make this giveaway possible.

Here is the video of the Winner Announcement and Share of Old Journals.

I decided to share a few of my old journals and alter books because people keep asking when I first started making journals. Back in the 1990’s, I made a lot of different styles of journals. Most were altered books. There wasn’t an outlet in the area for sharing these altered books so I went back to making more greeting cards than journals. It was a little over a year ago that I picked journal making back up.

The winners of the giveaway:

  • Johanne Lancombe – Flowers made by me
  • Susan Tracy – Flowers Made by me
  • Linda Davis – Holster
  • Erica Nelson – Glue Gun and glue
  • Brandy Wollet – Gemini Junior and dies

Congratulations to each of the winners. Please contact me with your mailing address so I can send the prizes. 🙂 Thank you so very much for watching and entering the giveaway. My hope is you will enjoy the prizes shared in the Winner Announcement and Share of Old Journals.

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 Winner Announcement and Share of Old Journals.

Felt Flower Tutorial and Gemini Jr Giveaway

Today I have a Felt Flower Tutorial and Gemini Jr Giveaway to share with you. Back in January while attending Creativation 2018 I got to meet some wonderful people at the Crafters Companion booth. I got to test drive the Gemini and make a few projects and then later they gave me a Gemini Jr for my 5000 Subscriber giveaway on Youtube.

Felt Flower Tutorial

Here is the Felt Flower Tutorial video. Share this video using the tag #lindaisraelgiveaway, then to be entered to win, post on the video you have shared it on your social media.

Items used in the Felt Flower Tutorial.

The method of making these flowers is pretty easy for this Felt Flower Tutorial, I first used the Gemini to cut the felt. It cuts beautifully and is easy to pull apart the negative from the positive.

Using a pair of tweezers I then start to roll up the flower. Adding a drop of glue and then rolling more.

Felt Flower Tutorial

Continue rolling the flower adding glue until you get to the big round part. Make sure you are keeping the roll even so you will have a pretty flower. When you get to the end, apply hot glue to the roll and close the flap on the bottom.

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The flower is done, or you can go further by spraying with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I used Party Pink Tattered Angels lightly over the flower and then dried with my heat tool. The flower on the left has been sprayed the flower on the right is the original color.

Felt Flower Tutorial

This flower needed a flat back pearl so I used the Embellie Gellie to hold the pearl and the Surebonder glue gun to place the glue. The Embellie Gellie with its stick allows perfect placement of the pearl.

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Isn’t this pink flower super cute? It was made using a dryer sheet and Party Pink Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Then added a flat back pearl to the center. What a great way to upcycle those dryer sheets right?

Felt Flower Tutorial

Well, you have seen the Felt Flower Tutorial, I guess you are ready for the info on how to win the Gemini Jr from Crafters Companion, the Surebonder Ultra Full Size Glue Gun with glue and the Holster prizes. (One prize per winner, The announcement will be made via YouTube one week from this video, please be ready to contact Linda with your address).

Felt Flower Tutorial

Share the Video on your favorite social media and use the tag #lindaisraelgiveaway. Then come back to the YouTube video and state where you shared the video. Each time you share on different networks I’ll add your name to the drawing for the prizes. Simple as that. Again in one week, I’ll have a new video announcing the winner.

 

Look at all these goodies! The Gemini Jr from Crafters Companion comes with all the items necessary to get started. There are even four extra die sets that are included in this grand prize.

Felt Flower Tutorial

The hot glue gun by Surebonder is a great tool. This is a full size glue gun with dual temp. I like the auto shut off. No worries about did I leave the hot glue gun on?

Felt Flower Tutorial

These Holsters are really cool. A great way to have a holder for a tool and have it out of the way, hanging off your table or sink.

Felt Flower Tutorial

Then I have a few flowers I made that will also be a small prize. Lots of goodies. So again all you need to do is share my video on your preferred social media with the tag #lindaisraelgiveaway then go to the video and leave a comment saying you have shared on the following social media.

Felt Flower Tutorial

Best of luck to everyone.

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 Felt Flower Tutorial and Gemini Jr Giveaway.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

I’m finally home for a little while from doing a couple of trips and two workshops one in Jan and the other in Feb. I decided to make an Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal, well actually three from the leftover supplies from my last workshop in Baton Rouge LA. I had a great time with the ladies that attended.

It was a great workshop too as all three ladies hadn’t done the style of a journal we made. Two had never made a junk journal at all. So it was a lot of fun to show them how to put it together and all three went home with a completed journal.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

Since Norella the owner and designer of Calico Collage were attending I asked her what her favorite kit would be to make. She said she liked the Dragonfly Delight Kit. So that is what I prepared for the workshop. By printing, cutting, adding embellishments and creating kits.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

When I have a workshop I try to have a couple extra kits just in case someone comes that we didn’t expect. Or if I want to make part of the journal in the workshop. This time I had enough for three journals.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

Here is a flip through video of the Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal. I also show the covers other two, but not a flip through of all three. If interested in purchasing one check out my shop.

Since I stay super busy I decided I would make all three pretty much the same as the workshop but I would make it a soft cover. Making a three signature 15 and up page journal takes a lot more time to construct than a single signature with a soft or cardstock cover.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

The purple cardstock I used for the cover was given to me. A friends mother moved out of her home and took all that would fit in her two bedroom apartment. When I got to the house there was still at least a full room of supplies that were going in a dumpster. So I took what I thought I could use. This was paper left over from making wedding invitations I think.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

If you didn’t already know I love using Tulip Dimensional Glitter Fabric paint. This paint leaves beautiful sparkle on projects. I also like cost, being under $5.00. It does take a little bit longer to dry, but it is so worth waiting.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

For a few months now I have been using the domino images as embellishments. I really like the Dragonfly Delight Domino images. These have a lot of color and beautiful images. These just so happened to fit a punch I picked up and I was also able to create a cut file in my Silhouette Cameo 3 to mat the dominos.

I’ve also been using some of the one-inch circles and used the Dragonfly Delight 1 inch circles in this Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal.

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This time I wanted to have lots of color in the Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal. I didn’t want to stay with just teal or pink. But instead, I wanted to use as many colors as I could.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

Glitter cardstock was found to match the colors of the Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal. The glitter makes me smile when I see it in the elements. First I used my Cricut Explore Air to cut little dragonfly boarders. Then with what was left I used a paper punch and made dragonflies. Then I used a Tim Holtz heart paper punch to get as many as possible out of what was left. LOL I really did use it all.

Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal

Making journals like this Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal makes me so happy. I’m getting to play with so many wonderful products and tools and create something beautiful. This is my passion and I’m so glad that I finally found the one that makes me the happiest.

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.

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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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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal.