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.

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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.

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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.

 

Snippet Roll Tutorial

Sharing a Snippet Roll Tutorial today. Currently, I’m working on the Tea Soiree Digital Journal Kit from Calico Collage. I’ve been making elements for the Tea Soiree junk journal and I decided to make a snippet roll that will be used with the Tea Soiree journal kit. Using Calico Collage images printed on muslin and lots of scraps of fabric I share how to make a version of a Snippet Roll.

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Snippet Roll Tutorial Video

Supplies used for the Snippet Roll Tutorial.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

To begin this Snippet Roll Tutorial I first grabbed a bunch of scraps. There was a strip of fabric that was 1.5 inches wide and about 45 inches long ready to be used.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

Next, I sewed the scraps of fabric onto the strip. Each one was placed at an angle to add interest to the roll. Sewed the lace on top of the scraps. Love how the lace looks.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

The lace and fabric are sewn to the strip. Then I printed images using my Silhouette Software and Calico Collage images on bleached muslin. Using freezer paper and the muslin, iron the freezer paper shiny side to the muslin. Then cut the freezer/muslin 8.5 x 11 in size. Make sure there are no strings hanging off the piece. Next setup your inkjet printer with the new “paper” and print your images. These images won’t be washable. There are products to make these washable on the market.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

Cut out the images and sew to the strip. I used a zig-zag stitch and placed each image at an angle.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

Hearts were hand-cut from the scraps of fabric. Each heart has a snippet of eyelash yarn.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

Each heart has a word sewn on top. Then using ScraPerfects No Clog Writing Cap on Tulip Dimensional paint, I added touches of glitter on the images and hearts.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

I’m totally in love with how this Snippet Roll Tutorial turned out! I’ll use this Snippet Roll in the Tea Soree Junk Journal. Come back soon to see the junk journal when it is finished.

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 for the Snippet Roll Tutorial.

Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card Tutorial

More stamped elements for a junk journal. Today I’m sharing a Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card Tutorial. Using a large rubber stamp, old dictionary page, Fantastix – blending tools, denim and lace with I show how to make a beautiful Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card. Once all the supplies are gathered this project goes super quick.

Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card

Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card.

To make this 4 x 6 Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card begin with a page out of a dictionary. This was trimmed down to 4 x 6 inches.

Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card

Stamp the Lottie Collage Stamp with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink in the center of the dictionary page.

Use Fantastix – blending tools with Distress Ink, Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw and Surface Ink Rouge by Brutus Monroe to color the image.

Adhere to card base with the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect.

Apply Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges of the card.

Sew lace on the top and bottom of the card with a zig-zag stitch. Include the sides of the card too.

Add the glitter heart on top of the lace on the lower left corner/middle. Apply distress ink – Vintage Photo to the edges of the word – Beautiful. Adhere with the Best Glue Ever, using the No Clog Writing Cap to scrap of denim then on the right of the heart.

Sew around the denim – it gives it a nice detail.

Cut a small piece of eyelash yarn about 1/2 an inch. Apply the Best Glue Ever at the corner of the word and lay the eyelash yarn on top. Add a drop of glue on top of the eyelash yarn. Place two more drops of glue to make a cluster of three dots.

Using the Embellie Gellie, pick up a large flat back rhinestone and put on the drop of glue with the eyelash yarn. Place smaller rhinestones on the other two drops of glue.

Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card

Enjoy the Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card you just made.

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 Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card Tutorial.

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

Using the mixed media pages I made for the Mixed Media Frankenpages a few weeks ago and other supplies, I show how to make a Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal measuring 5.25 x 4 inches in size with 8 pages and a few journal cards. Also featured are a few images from Calico Collage Day Dreaming digital journal kit. The images in this kit are beautiful, some remind me of an old English Garden.

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

In the video, I show how to make the Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal.

Supplies used for the Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

Once the Frankenpages are created it is easy to make a Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal. Since I knew the Franeknpages were 8 x 10.5 the measurements of the Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal would be 4 x 5.25. The pages inside would be slightly smaller.

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

The pages I created were from old book pages and I used the same method as the Mixed Media Frankenpages to create the pages but didn’t use copy paper as the base, but another mixed media Frankenpage. There are three Mixed Media Frankenpages that make this journal with a total of 8 pages.

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

A tool I used for creating the Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal was the gluing helper. There are many versions on the web, mine was a small little container that I cut kitchen sponges to fit (three layers of sponge). Added water and glue and let it sit overnight. I add glue every time I’m done using it so that it will be ready for the next time.

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

For the images, I used Calico Collage Day Dreaming Digital journal kit. On the computer, I told it to print the corner elements page at 5 x 7 and that gave it the perfect size to fit inside this Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal.

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ScraPerfect’s products really do come in handy when assembling this Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal. The No Clog Writing Tip helps to add a touch of sparkle with Tulip Dimensional Paint. The small tip on the Best Glue Ever helps to get just the perfect amount of glue for the project.

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

Embellie Gellie is a wonderful tool to help with perfect placement of small items. It is easy to use to add flatback rhinestones or little punched shapes

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

One of the reasons I love Junk Journals is because I can do anything I like. If I want to do mixed media I can. Or if I’m in a vintage mood I can make it very vintage. There are no rules in making junk journals. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

Mini Frankenpages 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 how to make a Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal.

 

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

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

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting Video.

 

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

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

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

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

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

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

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

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

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

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

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

Easle Greeting Card

Easle Greeting Card.

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

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

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

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

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

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

More of my desk for the filming.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 newest segment, Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting.