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.

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.

Thank you, so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Crazy Pages Swap.

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.

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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.

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 Inspire Dragonfly Junk Journal.

Jane Austen Junk Journals

One of my local people requested that I make some smaller size and priced junk journals. I decided to make several Jane Austen Junk Journals for her shop and two others. Using the Jane Austen digital journal kit from Calico Collage and ATC cards, made it easy to put these journals together quickly. Do you have favorite Jane Austen quotes? I added a couple that I like inside each journal.

Jane Austen Junk Journals

Flip through video of the Jane Austen Junk Journals I made.

The journals measure 5 x 7 and have 40 pages in each one. The cover is cardstock with the Calico Collage Jane Austen image sewn on top. There is gold organza ribbon tying each one shut and this can be removed.

Selecting items from my stash and pairing with the digital journal kit from Calico Collage is what makes these journals so pretty. I ended up making over a dozen of these journals!

My process of making a lot of journals at one time is to go through the paper stash I have and see how many of the same type of papers I can find. Then I start cutting, folding, sewing and creating pages. I find that if I create one design for a page and then make duplicates it goes much faster than creating each journal then moving on to the next.

There are four of the Jane Austen Junk Journals in my shop. If you are looking for something special, feel free to contact me about special orders.

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We each have our own way of creating. Find the way that works best for you and do it! Enjoy the process.

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 Jane Austen Junk Journals I made.

Art Extravagance Rust Paste at Prima with Keren Tamir #Creativation2018

While at Creativation 2018 I got to spend time with Keren Tamir at the Prima booth. So I’m sharing Art Extravagance Rust Paste at Prima with Keren Tamir #Creativation2018 today. She shows how the new colors look and uses them to decorate a large tag. She was even kind enough to let me have the tag so I could have the example at home.

Art Extravagance Rust Paste at Prima

Here is a video that I took of her. Art Extravagance Rust Paste at Prima with Keren Tamir #Creativation2018 video.

There are three new sets of the Art Extravagance Rust Paste.

The photos of this texture paste when applied to a surface cannot really show you how this really looks. There is a lot of texture on these pieces and it truly looks like it was old metal rusting away.

Art Extravagance Rust Paste at Prima

I could see using this paste with stencils too. Keren has a pre-textured board that she applied the paste onto and you can see the texture underneath. There are so many ways that this can be used and from what I can see there isn’t a wrong way to use this paste. If you love it then use it. 😉

Art Extravagance Rust Paste at Prima

Thanks to Keren for taking the time to show the Art Extravagance – Rust Paste at Prima during Creativation 2018. I learned something new. Check out Keren’s Facebook Fan Page to see more of her amazing art.

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What would you apply this awesome texture paste to in your projects? I could see this used on a great journal cover to give that amazing vintage, rusted look.

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 Art Extravagance Rust Paste at Prima with Keren Tamir #Creativation2018.

 

Tape Technologies Inc

While at Creativation 2018 I took a stroll and ended up at the Tape Technologies Inc booth. This stuff is amazing. So many wonderful colors that can be used for all kinds of projects. This vinyl has so many colors! They even have a removable line for those projects where you put it on windows or walls.

Tape Technologies Inc

While I was in the booth I had a little chat with the General Manager for Tape Technologies Inc then I got to sit and watch Sue Eldred create a super cute project. Here is a video of the interview and Sue making the cool project.

Touching this vinyl and seeing all the ways it can be used in projects really got me excited. I could see using this in so many ways, adding bling to a journal, making greeting cards, decorating glassware and so much more!

Check out Tape Technologies Inc website for more information and request a catalog be sent to you. Let them know how you found out about them when you make the request. I know that I’ll be getting a lot of this vinyl soon for my projects. Also, check out their Facebook page for updates on what is happening.

What kind of project would you use this vinyl? Leave a comment below or tag me #lindaisrael and you could win a wonderful prize!

I’m so glad that Andy said hi to me while I was walking by, as now I think I’ve found something that I’m gonna love using a lot in my projects.

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 information about Tape Technologies Inc.

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.

7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal

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.

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 7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal.

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.

Napkin Junk Journal Page Tutorial

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.

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 Napkin Junk Journal Page Tutorial.

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.

Perfect amount of glue

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.

Perfect amount of glue

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.

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 getting the Perfect amount of glue for your projects.