Bird ATC Tutorial

Artist Trading Cards (ATC) is a great way to try out a technique and to have on hand to trade with other artists. Today I’m sharing a Bird ATC Tutorial. Think of these ATC’s as a mini work of art. There is no wrong way to decorate an ATC, The only rule is the size 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. Any medium can be used to create ATC’s today I’m showing how to use stamps and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

Bird ATC Tutorial

Video Bird ATC Tutorial.

Supplies used for the Bird ATC Tutorial.

For this Bird ATC Tutorial, I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock to 2.25 x 3.25 inches. Using the Stamp Platform arrange the stamps and use the door of the platform to pick up the stamps.

Ink the stamps with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink and stamp card. Reapply ink if you didn’t get a good impression and stamp until you like the image on your card.

Then stamp the sentiment with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink. Stamp background with Distress Ink – Tea Dye.

Distress the edges of the card with the thread cutter or a distressing tool. Then using the Ranger Blending tool dipped into the Red Chillies Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists apply around the edge of the card.

Spray Red Chillies Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on the white flower. Turn the flower over if you want to get full coverage on both sides. Dry with a heat tool or let air dry.

Bird ATC Tutorial

Apply Vintage Photo Distress ink to the Kraft ATC card edges with a Blending Tool.

Adhere the stamped card on the kraft ATC base with the Best Glue Ever.

Cut a piece of eyelash yarn and adhere with the Best Glue Ever. Add the flower on top of the eyelash yarn. The ATC is finished. If you are going to use this as a trading card then you can sign the back with your name, date made and any other information you want to share. I plan to pop this into a junk journal as another journal card.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this project and enjoyed the Bird ATC Tutorial.

Bird ATC 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.

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Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial

There is something that just soothes my soul when playing with paint. Using paper, stamps, paint is a great way to have custom journal cards or postcards. Today I’ll share a Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial with all of those supplies and a few others. Making cards in this fashion is super quick and easy. Just play with the colors and have fun!

Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial

The video for the Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial.

Supplies used for the Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial.

Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial

A mixed media play session is something I really enjoy. Usually, I can do something in less than 30 minutes or less. These are those no stress, no worry sessions. Just play and have fun.

Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial

Whatever you do in this life, follow your heart. I’m a firm believer that if you find something you love doing and do it well that you can be happy. It took me a long time to realize that money isn’t everything, you have to enjoy life and follow your heart.

Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial

Take a moment and have some fun. Follow your heart and enjoy this life you are living. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by to see the Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial.

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

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

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.

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Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial

Since I had a stack of stamps handy and some paper I thought I would share another stamping project. The result: Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial using various rubber stamps, vintage book pages, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, sewing machine and the Stamp Platform from Tim Holtz. These are super quick and easy to make!

Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial

Here is the video for the Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial

Supply list for the Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial

Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to distress paper is so easy. I like it a lot better than coffee dying paper. When I do a session of dying paper with coffee I tend to make a lot and then I have to find a place to store the papers. By using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist I can choose to make the cards when I want them and I don’t have to store dyed papers. I can change up the colors and make them any way I want.

Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial

Having the Stamp Platform by Tim Holtz makes this project so easy. I love using stamps and with the creation of clear mounted stamps, it is easy to load up a bunch of these stamps to make cool journal cards.

Test your stamps to make sure they are all the same thickness when mixing stamps from other stamp sets.

Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial

I will place a card that I want to use in the stamp platform. Then arrange the stamps on the card, close the lid to the stamp platform so that the stamps will be picked up on the door. Make sure to use the magnets to keep your paper in place. Ink with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven as many times as necessary.

Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial

Mix up the surface of your journal cards, use plain cardstock and add some dictionary pages to others. If you have a sewing machine that is another touch that can be added. Sew a design around the edges.

Have fun using those rubber stamps and I hope you enjoyed seeing the Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial today.

Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards 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.

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Stamped Altered Paperclip

Continuing with sharing how to use stamps in your journal cards, thanks to Naomi from FJJP for this prompt. Today I’m sharing a Stamped Altered Paperclip. Using book pages, stamps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Distress Ink, Brutus Monroe Detail ink and ScraPerfect Best Glue ever I show how to make a super easy Stamped Altered Paperclip.

Stamped Altered Paperclip

Video Tutorial for the Stamped Altered Paperclip.

Supply List for the Stamped Altered Paperclip.

Since I already had the supplies gathered from making Stamped Journal Cards it was easy to begin making the Stamped Altered Paperclip. Using a page out of an old dictionary I cut it down to the size I want the top of the Stamped Altered Paperclip.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists became the ink for a block stamp that was applied to the dictionary page. Stamp the Bird in Brutus Monroe Detail Ink. Apply distress ink to the flower image and stamp on the dictionary page. Use Brutus Monroe Detail ink and stamp the postmark. Adhere the dictionary page to a scrap of cardstock to help make this sturdy as it will become a pocket.

Stamped Altered Paperclip

Fold the book page in half and half again. This is the base for the Stamped Altered Paperclip. Apply the Best Glue Ever on the first fold. Add a paperclip to the top of the page and glue shut.

Place the dictionary page pocket on the folded book page, adhering three sides leaving one side open for a journal card. Apply Best Glue Ever to the word after it has been distressed. Tuck the journal card into the pocket. An alternate look is to sew around the dictionary page before placing it on the book page base.

Stamped 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 Stamped Altered Paperclip.

 

Mermaid Charm Tutorial

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

Mermaid Charm Tutorial

The video for the Mermaid Charm Tutorial.

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

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

Mermaid Charm Tutorial

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

It is Tea Time. Today I’m sharing a new junk journal that I just love. The Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal, features Calico Collage Digital Journal Kit Tea Soiree, Canvas from Canvas Corp Brands and Tulip Dimensional Paint applied using the ScraPerfect Medium No Clog Writing Cap and scraps of fabric and lace from my stash.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Video Flip through of the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal.

The supplies used to make the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Making the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal was so much fun! This was one of those use up your stash projects. Digging through the scrap fabric stash was fun- some of the fabric was given to me and some was from grab bags at my quilt guild.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

It has been a while since I printed on fabric and I knew it would be perfect for this journal. For this Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal, I printed several images to be used in this journal. My method of printing on fabric is to use muslin ironed to freezer paper, then cut to 8.5 x 11 inches. Then print the images using an INKJET printer. DON’T USE A LASER PRINTER. Remove the freezer paper backing gently, cut images and use as desired.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

The cover of the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal is CANVAS (I kept saying muslin in the video – silly me) that I have sewed scraps of fabric and lace on top.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

When closed the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal measures 6.5 inches wide by 9.5 inches tall and has 52 pages.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

The lace look stencil is one I made using my Cricut Air Explore. Then using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists I added a touch here and there with the stencil.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Some of the pages are my version of Frankenpages. Using pages out of a few old dictionaries sewed onto a piece of copy paper. The dictionary pages were very thin and I wanted a good foundation.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

The pink pages inside the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal feature the Lace Stencil, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Rubber Stamping using Brutus Monroe Detail Ink.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Canvas from CCB was used as a base for a couple of the pages inside the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal. Journal cards are stuck in a side pocket.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Tulip Dimensional Glitter Paint was applied using the ScraPerfect Medium No Clog Writing Cap. The Cap has a very fine point and works perfectly with the Tulip Glitter Paint.

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My neighbor is moving and as a result, she cleared out her sewing room. In her pile, she gave me several old patterns and I used some of the paper on journal cards.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

The words were created inside the Silhouette design software then printed on either cardstock or fabric using an inkjet printer. There is a tutorial on how I made this page.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

The belly band is a portion of the Snippet Roll I created. It is beautiful, I’m glad there was enough to use inside the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal Tea Soiree Fabric Junk JournalEven though this journal as a soft fabric cover and a few fabric pages it lays flat. Having the journal lay flat makes it easier to write inside.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Using Calico Collage Digital images for junk journals makes the journal beautiful. These crisp unique images are truly amazing.

Hopefully, I’ve inspired you and you enjoyed seeing the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal today. Feel free to ask questions. Check out my shop for this and other junk journals I have created.

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

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

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

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

Thanks very much for stopping by my blog today to see the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Wanting to challenge myself I decided to use a variety of items to make a junk journal page. The result was a Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial. Using Canvas from Canvas Corp Brands as the base, then adding fabric, lace and paper including digital images from Calico Collage – Tea Soiree I made a great junk journal page.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Video Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Supply List for the Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

This Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial can be broken up into two pages. I decided that I wanted to have the fabric on one side and the Calico Collage Image on paper for the other side. But these could each be their own page designs.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

One of the things I loved about making this project was I got to use scraps of fabric that to some would be trash. Since I used them all over the page it gives it a beautiful vintage touch.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Being able to sew paper is so much fun. It adds another detail that you can’t get unless you sew on paper.

Layering fabric, lace, and paper make me smile. Making Junk Journals is a great way for me to do a variety of techniques and get to us a variety of materials.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

The way the lace looks peaking behind the roses is so beautiful. I’m thankful to my neighbor who is moving that gave me a box of lace. Thank you, neighbor.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Take a look at your stash. Do you have some old clothes or even blankets that are worn but you just can’t throw out? Maybe there is a piece that you could use for a junk journal. Remember there is no wrong way to make a junk journal, just go for it! If you love it, then use it, in a junk journal.

Now, are you inspired? Did you enjoy seeing the Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial today? If so, please leave a comment what you liked the most. And if you really like this tutorial, please share it on your favorite social media for others to see.

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 Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial.

Stamped Shaker Card

Sharing another stamping idea with you. This time it is a Stamped Shaker Card. I find that shaker cards are so fun to make and fun to play with. Recently I’ve been making my own stencils and I use transparency film. The stash I had run out and I ordered more transparency film. The new film wasn’t the same so I came up with an idea to make a Stamped Shaker Card using the film I couldn’t use for stencils.

Stamped Shaker Card

Stamped Shaker Card Tutorial Video

Supply List for Stamped Shaker Card.

Stamped Shaker Card

Spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Curious into a food tray or other flat shallow container.

Stamped Shaker Card

Use the spray as ink for the square stamp.

Stamped Shaker Card

Stamp on the piece of the dictionary page. I like to rotate the text on book pages, as it gives a different texture in the way things come together.

Stamped Shaker Card

Ink up the floral stamp with Distress Inks and stamp on the right side of the square image on the dictionary page.

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Using Brutus Monroe Detail ink, stamp the bird on the left lower side of the square image.

Stamped Shaker Card

Stamp the postmark image with Brutus Monroe Ink just above the bird in the top center of the square image.

Stamped Shaker Card

Adhere the dictionary page to the journal card base. Clean the transparency film using the Best Cleaning Cloth. It helps to remove those fingerprints.

Stamped Shaker Card

Sew the transparency film to the journal card base on three sides. Leaving an opening to add the shaker items.

Stamped Shaker Card

Fill with microbeads, glitter, sequins, and confetti. Once all the items are added sew the last side closed.

Adhere the word with ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever once it has had Vintage Photo Distress Ink applied to the edges. Love how fun this Stamped Shaker Card turned out. It is super cute, and I love the way it sounds when you shake the card.

Stamped Shaker Card

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 Stamped Shaker Card tutorial.

 

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

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

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

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

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

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today for the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

Story Time With Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Story Time With Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 2

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

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

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

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Story Time With Linda Getting on Design Teams Part 2.