Junk Journal Swap Pages

Needing some pages for a swap, it was time to make Junk Journal Swap Pages. These had to be fun! It is so fun to customize a project and using stamps is a great way to do that!

Junk Journal Swap Pages

I’m over on the Brutus Monroe Blog sharing how to Decorate Journal Pages.Using Brutus Monroe Stamp set Dreamcatching, Chameleon Pens, Sewing, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and more.

Make sure you check out the blog to see all of the supplies used. There is a video showing how to make the Junk Journal Swap Pages.

Making these Junk Journal Swap Pages is a great way to use up all those papers that you have been collecting. But maybe you don’t like them 100%. Since these were Junk Journal Swap Pages it these don’t have to match and these don’t have to be perfect either.

It was also great to use up lots of scraps of fabric that I’ve had for years. Years ago I made fabric angles and had a ton of fabric strips. After playing around with the scraps I found that these were perfect for the Junk Journal Swap Pages I was creating.

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. At the moment it is a small group, but 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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Junk Journal Swap Pages

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Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

Today I’m sharing the Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal I made for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  The Unicorn image is a Digi Stamp from Bugaboo.  The challenge this time on the Fantabulous Circut Challenge Blog is any thing goes.

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

The sponsor for Challenge #306 – Anything goes is:

The prize is 4 digital stamps!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it’s not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Visit the FCCB and add your entry by the deadline.

Supplies Used for the Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal
Bugaboo Unicorn Digi Stamp
Cricut Cut file Dream from Wall Decor and More. Journal from Heritage cartridge.
Heavy watercolor paper for cover
Stencil
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Pink Poodle and Curious
Chameleon Pens
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Peacock Feathers
Cardstock – green and blue, pink and ivory
Tulip Glitter paint
Cricut Explore Air
Washi Tape
Sewing Machine
Thread
Flat Back Rhinestones
Old map
Notebook paper
Old book pages
Tim Holtz Heart punch
Waxed Linen Thread
Book Binder Kit

This journal measures 4.5 inches wide by 6 inches tall. The inside pages are 4.25 inches wide by 5.5 inches tall. There are 10 sheets of paper for a total of 40 pages in this Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal.

Here is a Video on how to make this Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal.

There is no wrong or right way to make a junk journal. Some people think the whole journal needs to be made out of things that would be trash. Others think if any part of the journal is something other than standard paper then that is considered a junk journal. I think that anything you want to put into a journal is perfectly good!

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

Using the Bugaboo Unicorn Digi Stamp set gave me an opportunity to learn how to print and cut on my Cricut. I like that I was able to pull in all the images and decide on the size before I printed and cut the components.

Having this features sure saves the time of me having to hand cut the images. Makes life so easy.

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

I used Chameleon Pens to color the Unicorn. I love the rainbow colors in the mane. Love these pens!

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

This will be my last Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog project as it was a six-month term. I’ve learned a lot in the past six months and I’m so glad that I was a part of the FCCB. Thank you FCCB design team for being wonderful on the team.

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal Image 4

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. At the moment it is a small group, but 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 will be adding 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 How to make a Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal.

 

How to make a No Sew Prayer Flag

Today is about How to make a No Sew Prayer Flag. I was inspired by prayer flags that I saw in a magazine a while back and I wanted to make my own. I did some research and found that there really isn’t a right or wrong way to make prayer flags. Prayer flags can be sewn. The flags can be made out of paper or fabric, it doesn’t really matter. But I knew that I wanted to use fabric and that it had to be easy. And that this is a project that needed to be made in the studio without a lot of special equipment, like a sewing machine.

Pulling some Adirondack color wash sprays from my stash along with some fabric, there was a plan forming. While this is the very first one I have ever made I had some basic knowledge of how different mediums would work together. It helps having all kinds of mixed media supplies on hand. And my husband says I’m a hoarder, if I didn’t have all of this wonderful stuff I couldn’t create wonderful art! lol

This is a great way to use  rubber stamps, fabric and acrylic paint to make something unique for a gift. Each prayer flag will be unique and custom. One thing that I like about making gifts for others is each one comes from the heart, don’t you agree?

What would you like to put on a prayer flag?  Making this flag has given me ideas of others I want to make. Need to find more hours in the day to create!  My dream job would be to have the ability to create art all day long. To have a no pressure job where I can design art of all kinds to share with the world. Do you have a dream job? What would your dream job be, share it with me.

How to make a No Sew Prayer Flag

Watch this video of How to make a No Sew Prayer Flag and share what you made.

Dream Big

Dream Big, I say. Today I painted, something I haven’t done in a very long time. I took one of my drawings and transferred that design to canvas. This is something that I have been dreaming and thinking about for a while now and finally today I was able to make the art I wanted.

I started with a blank 11 by 14 canvas and sketched out the image of my girl in charcoal. I outlined her image with burnt umber paint. Then I proceeded to add color to the canvas using an old key card. After I created the background I wanted I proceeded to color in her face using acrylic paint. Then her hair and details were painted.Dream Big

Finally I used stamps to place Dream Big and went over the words with red and copper paint. I’m letting the painting rest for a little while before I do anything else, but I wanted to share what I have created so far…

Have you made a dream happen lately? If not take the steps to make a dream come true, it is never to late to Dream Big!