Summer Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration

Another collaboration with other artists creating a Summer Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration project. Four of us, Shel, Lena, Bea and myself are swapping postcards again with a summer theme.

Summer Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration

The idea is that each of us would create a standard 4 x 6 postcard with a summer-themed background that the next artist could decorate as they wanted.

Summer Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration

Here is a tutorial process video showing how I made my cards and then embellished all the cards. Summer Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration Video.

Supplies Used for the Summer Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration.

My postcards began with a 4 x 6 watercolor paper and a slew of Tattered Angels Products. I wanted to see if I could create a scene with the paints.

Summer Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration

Using an old hotel key card I scraped paint onto the watercolor paper. Applied Glam with a paintbrush. Sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and used High Impact Paint as if it were rubber stamp ink.

Think outside the box when doing mixed media. That is the beauty of being able to do anything you want.

Once all the postcards arrived it was time to decorate. For this Summer Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration, I wanted to use the same theme for each card if possible.

Summer Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration

The idea was Pin Up Girls having fun in the sun. Using the digital images from Calico Collage was a great focal point for each postcard.

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Doing this Summer Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration was so much fun. Even though we all did different backgrounds I feel that by using the same focal type of images made these a set.

Try your hand at making a few postcards and maybe even do a collaboration with a few art friends.

Make sure to check out the videos by the other artists.

Summer Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration

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 Summer Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration.

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.

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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.

Mixed Media Frankenpages

Today I’m sharing my version of Mixed Media Frankenpages. I’ve been making mixed media collages for years and this is a great way to use up scraps of paper. In today’s project, I share how to use old book pages and mixed media to make some Mixed Media Frankenpages. Making these pages is also therapeutic. There is something about gluing papers together that just makes me so happy.

Mixed Media Frankenpages

Video Tutorial on Mixed Media Frankenpages.

Aren’t these so fun! I just love all the colors together and the sewing just brings the whole thing together.

Mixed Media Frankenpages

Supplies Used for the Mixed Media Frankenpages.

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What I really love about this project is it is just fun. It is fun to see how the acrylic paint and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists will react on the book pages.

Mixed Media Frankenpages

While I might do the same technique no two are ever alike. Variety is fun and adds interest.

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Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

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

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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.

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 my Creative Mixed Media Play session.

Super Easy Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Sharing a Super Easy Altered Paperclip Tutorial today. Using up things from my stash makes me feel good about adding more, how about you? Making these Altered paperclips is a great way to use up some of that stash and these can be great gifts. Add one to a greeting card or put inside a book. It is so cute you just have to share with others.

Super Easy Altered Paperclip

Super Easy Altered Paperclip Tutorial Video. In this video, I will show you step by step how I made these super easy altered paperclips.

Supplies used in this Super Easy Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

Once all the supplies are gathered making these Super Easy Altered Paperclips is a breeze.

ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever is perfect for adding just a little adhesive to the book page. Since the paper is thin and the glue only takes a small amount I don’t have to worry about my paper buckling.

Super Easy Altered Paperclip

Painting paper is a lot of fun. I like the ability to change the paper to match my project by just adding craft paint.

Super Easy Altered Paperclip

For the past year, I have stopped buying flowers in color. I only purchase white or natural colored flowers. The reason is I already have a stash of colors that I don’t use because these don’t match my other colors. So I found that if I use white or natural flowers I can change those to any color Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists I would like.

Super Easy Altered Paperclip

Tulip Dimensional Glitter Paint has been one of my favorite products to use to add a little sparkle. It doesn’t take much and looks so pretty.

Super Easy Altered Paperclip

 

 

The Embellie Gellie helps with placing the rhinestones just where I want them to be on the flowers. Sure keeps me from dropping a bunch of rhinestones.

Super Easy Altered Paperclip

Making the Super Easy Altered Paperclip was so much fun that I ended up making 10. Check my shop for the sets I have for sale.

Super Easy Altered Paperclip

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 Super Easy Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

 

Crazy Pages Junk Journal

Getting the Crazy Pages Swap has been so much fun. There are so many talented artists in this swap. Now I’m taking all those amazing works of art and turning it into a Crazy Pages Junk Journal. Using as much of the items that came in the mail and a few things from my stash I create a super cool Crazy Pages Junk Journal.

Crazy Pages Junk Journal

Video showing how I bound the Crazy Pages Junk Journal and a view of the pages I put together.

The idea behind these crazy pages was for us to decorate the pages when we got them in our possession. I decided that I would turn mine into a junk journal that can be further embellished.

Crazy Pages Junk Journal

The Crazy Pages Junk Journal measures 9.25 x 6.25 and has a total of 32 pages. The cover of the Crazy Pages Junk Journal is a watercolor paper that I stamped and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists through one of my stencils. Next, I sewed around one of the Crazy Pages to then attach to the cover and leave room for a pocket.

Crazy Pages Junk Journal

Used several of the envelopes that the Crazy Pages were mailed inside. By using the envelops those became the base page to attach the Crazy Pages. And it kept the old envelopes out of the trash. 🙂

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Some of the envelopes I applied acrylic craft paint, some got Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. It all depended upon my mood and what was on my desk at the time. lol

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Using my sewing machine to add design touches or to attach elements just makes me happy.

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Now that the journal has been made I’m looking forward to adding more artwork. 🙂

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The different sizes of the pages really make this Crazy Pages Junk Journal unique. While some of the pages might have been duplicated slightly no two junk journals would be 100% alike as we all have different ways to create journals.

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Make sure to look at the other Crazy Pages that have been posted on YouTube. There are some who even made a Crazy Pages Junk Journal like I did.

Crazy Pages Junk Journal

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

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

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Crazy Pages Junk Journal.

 

Fairy Garden Painted Envelope Tutorial

I’ve been working on a Fairy Garden Junk Journal. Take a look at this Fairy Garden Painted Envelope Tutorial using an old book page, Calico Collage Fairy Garden Digital download Domino images, ScraPerfects No Clog Writing Cap, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Acrylic paint and more I share how to a fun envelope.

Fairy Garden Painted Envelope Tutorial

Supplies and tools used in the Fairy Garden Painted Envelope Tutorial

Video showing the Fairy Garden Painted Envelope Tutorial.

Because I have so many book pages pulled out of books for Junk Journals I like to find new ways to use these in my Junk Journals. Making a mixed media envelope is one way to use up the pages. You can pull several pages, paint and decorate in an assembly line and have a stash to choose from for future projects.

Using the No Clog Writing Cap from ScraPerfect helps to add just the perfect amount of glue to the project. That way it won’t take long for the glue to dry and it keeps costs down because I use less glue.

Fairy Garden Painted Envelope Tutorial

My hope is you are inspired by my project Fairy Garden Painted Envelope Tutorial. If so, please feel free to tag me on social media #lindaisrael so I can see what you are creating.

Fairy Garden Painted Envelope 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 to see the Fairy Garden Painted Envelope Tutorial.

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.

Tutorial Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

With the end of 2017 it is time to get a new planner for 2018 and I decided to make one. Sharing a Tutorial Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal. This Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal is made using Digital Images from Calico Collage – Dragonfly Delight. A Dollar Tree planner, bullet journal and monthly dividers from a 2017 Happy Planner.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

Collecting a few of the following for this Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal.

Here is a video Tutorial Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal.

To make this Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal I began with taking apart the bullet journal. This is where a Xacto knife comes in handy. When you locate the start of the signature it is easy to pull the book apart.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

Next, take the staple out of the Dollar Tree Planner. Then cut the pages down the spine because this was a one signature book and the pages need to be broken up into a three signature book.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

Composition book pages are sewn to the calendar side of the Happy Planner monthly tabs. The top and bottom are sewn down and that makes pockets on each page.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

When printing the Calico Collage Dragonfly Delight pages I print lines on the back side. Then use the handmade dragonfly stencil and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on the back side of the pages.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

While the stencil and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are out, apply to the bullet journal pages.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

Use Distress Inks to stamp Dragonflies and quotes on the pages. I like how it adds another element to each page.

Acrylic paint was applied to the book pages with an old credit card. When the paint is spread thin with the card it allows the words to be faintly seen in the background. Stamp with Brutus Monroe Embossing ink and sprinkle with Brutus Monroe Gold embossing powder heat set.

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These new painted book pages were then folded on one side then sewn with a zigzag stitch. Now, these are new pockets for the Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal.

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Group the pages together. Paying attention to where the monthly tabs and the weekly planner pages fall in the Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

Once all the pages have been arranged it is time to attach the planner pages. Using Washi tape either attach to a journal page or to a corresponding planner page. These new pages will then rest in the journal and can be bound to the cover.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

Making the cover is something I really enjoy. It makes me feel happy that this journal is almost complete. When the signatures are applied I will sometimes pet the journal. It makes me so happy.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

As I sit and admire my journal it fills me with joy. This is MY Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal. I get to use this for the next year. Hopefully, I will enjoy every day I get to write inside.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

If you haven’t taken the time to make your own junk journal do so today. Heck, you can even try to make your own Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

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

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

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

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

Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017

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

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

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

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

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

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

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

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

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

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

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

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

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

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

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

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

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

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

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

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

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

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