Fall CCB Blog Hop Junk Journal Binding Tutorial

Come along and see the Fall CCB Blog Hop Junk Journal Binding Tutorial today. There are several crew members of the Canvas Corp Brands that are sharing lots of Fall inspired projects to get you in the mood for Fall. Make sure you visit my blog to visit the posts by the others.

Fall CCB Blog Hop Junk Journal Binding Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Fall CCB Blog Hop Junk Journal Binding Tutorial.

The journal measures 8.25 x 6 inch Junk Journal with a total of 36 pages. The pages are a mix of cardstock and copy paperweight. Each page has been sprayed with Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist and also feature a stamped image.

Using a stencil with the Tattered Angels Mists adds a personal touch to each page. I love that it adds color to the page that can still be written upon.

Stamping in black ink on each page gives a little bit of decoration that is simple and pretty. The images could even be colored by the journal owner.

Pockets in a journal are a great way to keep mementos of an event or time in our lives. The pocket pictured above was made from a book page during the mixed media pages tutorial.

The thicker watercolor paper from Tattered Angels is beautiful. The texture and weight of the paper is perfect for using watercolor paints.

Sewing other papers on top of a dictionary page gives unique writing space and adds a little bit of decorative detail. The pocket is hand to keep journal cards or other notes.

The grungy pages with the sprays and stamping make me happy. This is one of those journals that you can sit and pet.

The mixture of cardstock with notebook paper gives a lot of character to this Fall Journal.

Thanks for stopping here for the Fall CCB Blog Hop Junk Journal Binding Tutorial. Make sure you visit the others below that are also in this Blog Hop.

  1. Scrappy Cafe (Betz Golden) https://scrappycafe.blogspot.com/2018/09/huge-fall-blog-hop.html
  2. Papierstau (Sanna Lippert) http://www.papierstau.at/fall-blog-hop-canvas-corp-brands/
  3. Marie Nicole Designs (Marie Heiderscheit) https://marienicoledesigns.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/farmhouse-autumn-mantel-teal-pumpkins
  4. Steph Ackerman – https://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-blog-hop-with-canvas-corp.html
  5. The Crafty Robin – https://elizabethr-thecraftyrobin.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-canvas-corp-blog-hop.html
  6. Monica Taylor https://taylormadecards4u.blogspot.com/2018/09/toil-trouble-fall-blog-hop-with-canvas.html
  7. Karla Yungwirth https://creative-love-affair.blogspot.com/2018/09/canvas-corp-brands-fall-blog-hop.html
  8. Lynne Joncas https://scrappysquirrelsnest.blogspot.com/2018/09/basket-of-pumpkins-for-fall-ccb-blog-hop.html
  9. Priya Satish https://creativemotif.blogspot.com/2018/09/ccb-fall-hop.html
  10. Erin Reed – https://scraps-of-reflections.blogspot.com/2018/09/diy-give-thanks-stenciled-fall-wood-sign.html
  11. Natassa Blazaki – https://artrecipesandmore.blogspot.com/2018/09/welcome-to-fall-ccb-blog-hop.html
  12. Peggy Lee Baker https://pegbaker.blogspot.com/2018/09/ccb-fall-blog-hop-altered-paper-pumpkin.html
  13. Nadine Carlier – https://myscrapnstuff.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-blog-hop-with-canvas-corp-brands.html
  14. Jaine Drake – http://www.basementstudio.lu/fall-ccb-blog-hop/
  15. Christine Santos – https://csantossite.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/boo-ccb-fall-blog-hop/
  16. Viktoriya Porechnaya https://vitulya.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-ccb-blog-hop-halloween-bouqet.html
  17. Hema VelCraft https://velcraft.blogspot.com/2018/09/autumn-smile.html
  18. Linda Israel https://lindaisrael.com/art/2018/09/28/fall-ccb-blog-hop-junk-journal-binding-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.

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 Fall CCB Blog Hop Junk Journal Binding Tutorial.

Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag

Sharing a Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag for a Swap. One of the groups on Facebook had a One day swap. The idea was we would all speak up if we wanted to do a loaded mini bag swap and that same day we would be given our partner. After chatting with my partner and learning what she liked I decided to make a Mermaid themed loaded mini bag. Here is the result.

Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag

Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag for a Swap Video.

Supplies used for the Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag.

This Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag was a great way for me to use up items in my stash. The instructions said to use a 6 x 6 piece of scrapbook paper and a mini bag. The bag I had was not small but not giant either. So I decided to make it in my own style.

Mermaid Loaded Mini BagThe bag was mounted to a piece of cardstock and then I started adding scrapbook papers I had in my stash to give it a great ocean theme.

Mermaid Loaded Mini BagAdding stamping to premade cards makes this project fast. I also found a few blank journal cards to give a new look. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Curious was added here and there to give that ocean feel.

Mermaid Loaded Mini BagMy Mermaid stash bag had lots of left over bits from other projects. Keeping all the items in a ziplock or pocket helps with creating a project like this one.

Mermaid Loaded Mini BagThe Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag really looked great when I was done. There are lots of goodies to be used in other projects.

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

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

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 Mermaid Loaded Mini Bag.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through

Sharing an Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through today. On Sept 17th during the YouTube Live stream, I showed how to add elastic to make a Midori style junk journal or travelers notebook. During the video, I also showed how to bind one of the inserts as well as created a journal card. The Journal is now complete and I’m sharing the contents.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through

The Apple Spice Junk Journal measures 8.25 x 6 inch Junk Journal with a total of 36 pages. Three journal inserts that can be removed from the cover. This journal will hold four inserts. The journal is for sale and listed in my store.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through Video.

Supplies used for the Apple Spice Junk Journal

This Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through was a fun to make. Using scraps of canvas, burlap, and papers for the cover from my stash is helping me to reduce the stash!

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip ThroughRecently I picked up some of those bulb pins and I’m loving being able to attach items to my journal like this little journal charm. Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip ThroughThe cover has pockets so you can add extra cards or other items you want to keep. A pen can be added as well so you always have one handy.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through

The first insert in this Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through is a one month planner. The first page flips out and you can write all kinds of notes on the back or in the boxes on the front.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip ThroughUsing mixed media pages I created for another project to make a pocket page is a great way to have more space to save items.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through One of my favorite things is adding Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mists to journal pages. The colors match perfectly with the digital journal kit from Calico Collage.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through

The planner pages are so fun. Having a week all on one page is a great way to list items and keep track of what needs to be done. The other pages are fun to write special notes or even attach photos.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip ThroughUsing different colors of cardstock for the insert covers adds a little flair. This 7gypsies flocked paper is fun, love the way it feels.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip ThroughA few pockets in the junk journal portion of the inserts gives you room to add notes and things you want to keep.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip ThroughUsed the Cricut to cut apple shaped journal cards and tuck spots. These were then sprayed with Tattered Angels and had distress inks added.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip ThroughThe stamping on each page gives a little decoration and adds interest.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip ThroughBy adding journal cards to the handmade paper I was able to add additional writing space and a pocket.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through The tuck spot on this page above is adhered on two sides so that the mason jar journal card will stay inside the journal.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip ThroughStamping on top of a book page and then adding color using Tattered Angels gives this a unique look. There is also Tulip Dimensional Glitter Paint on top.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through The last insert is full of pages to write upon. Since it is an insert it can be taken out of the cover for easy writing.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip ThroughThe cover has a full pocket inside to add more journal cards, notes, and even a pen.

Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through

The fabric and texture of this journal cover feel good in your hands. Making this journal was a lot of fun.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through today.

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 Apple Spice Junk Journal Flip Through.

Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial

Fall is so beautiful, don’t you agree? Today I’m sharing a Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial. This project was hosted by Bea Grob and four artists in total participated as this is an international swap. Using Tattered Angels Products and more I show how I created my postcards and then show how I decorated all the postcards.

Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial

 

Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial Video

Supplies used in the Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial

Let’s get this Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial started. Begin by selecting a large piece of watercolor paper. This will be a master board style project. The idea is that you decorate a large sheet of paper, then cut it up for the project.

Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial

Next using stencils, Tattered Angels Mists and more start adding color to the watercolor master board. Dry with a heat tool or allow to dry naturally. It is a good idea to let each layer dry before applying more mediums.

Collage bits of mixed media papers on top of the misted paper. Adhere the bits randomly. Make sure to spread out the pieces on the whole master board so it will have bits when it is cut up.

Apply paint to blend the background to the pasted pieces. Add one color at a time and make sure to dry before applying another color so you don’t end up with mud.

Cut up the master board int 4 x 6 pieces to be made into postcards. Save the other bits for other projects, like small tags or journal cards.

Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial

Make sure you check out the other ladies videos for their Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorials.

Loved making the backgrounds. Now let’s dive into decorating all the postcards for this Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial.

Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial

Since this is a Fall project I decided to take a walk around outside and pick up a few fallen leaves. After doing a google search on how to dry leaves I knew I could use these in this project today.

Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial

Base postcard by Lena

Select leaves that are not super dry and brittle. Follow instructions on how to dry leaves. Once the leaves are dry apply Glam to seal the leaves. I decided to use a glam that had lots of glitter in it so the leaves shimmer.

Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial

Base postcard by Bea

Adhere the leaves using the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect. Apply a small amount to the backside of the leave and let it air dry for a couple of minutes. Then place the leaf on the postcard. Add something heavy on top to push it into the postcard. Set aside to dry.

Create a sentiment using a rubber stamp on kraft cardstock. Apply distress inks to the edges of the sentiment. Use 3D foam squares on the back of the sentiment and then adhere to the postcard.

Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial

Base postcard by Shel C

Select a few buttons and sequins and using the Best Glue Ever, adhere to the postcard. Tie a small bow using tiny jute or cord and adhere with the Best Glue Ever.

Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial

Base postcard by Linda

What did you think of the Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial today? Being able to use the other ladies postcards inspire me to try new things. My hope is you are inspired to try new things too.

Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard 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.

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 Fall Mixed Media Collaboration Postcard Tutorial.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Welcome, everyone. Today I’m sharing a Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial. Ever tried heat embossing only to have embossing powder stick where you didn’t want it on your project? Today I’ll show how to prevent that loose powder from sticking.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

To begin this Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial, cut some cardstock at 4 x 6 inches. Then cut a book page at 3.75 x 5.75 inches. This is your card base and the first layer. Use Distress Inks around the edges of both pieces. Attach the book page using the No-Clog Writing Cap with the Best Glue Ever both by ScraPerfect.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Apply the Perfect Crafting Pouch over the book page. This will remove any oils and fingerprints and keep the embossing powder from sticking where it shouldn’t. Don’t worry about any of the powder left behind, that is the pouch doing its job.

Ink the Lion stamp with Versamark Watermark ink. This is a very wet sticky ink that will grab the embossing powder. Press the stamp to the paper. Sprinkle embossing powder over the stamped image and tap off the excess. See no loose bits of powder left where it isn’t wanted.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Heat the embossing powder with a heat tool. Keep the tool moving so you don’t scorch the paper. The embossing powder will turn shiny when it is embossed. Once all the powder has become shiny remove the heat. Don’t touch the embossed area until the piece has cooled off as you could burn yourself. Also, make sure you are using a heat resistant surface (could use a ceramic tile), don’t want to warp or burn something.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Apply Vintage Photo Distress ink around the lion image. This will add color without hand coloring the entire image and takes very little time.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Cut a scrap of fabric to frame the word phrase. Apply the Best Glue Ever on the back side with the No-Clog Writing Cap. This will ensure that there is just enough glue so it won’t make a big mess. Attache the words phrase on top of the fabric scrap.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Select floral trim and gold braided trim from the stash. Apply the flower trim under the word phrase.  Adhere the gold braided trim on the lions head to give the appearance of a crown.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Make sure to clean the stamp with the Best Cleaner Ever. Apply a squirt on the stamp and work into the image with fingers. Use an old rag to remove the excess cleaner.

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial

Did you like this super easy project? What did you learn from the Stamped Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial?

Stamped Heat Embossed Lion 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.

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 Heat Embossed Lion Journal Card Tutorial.

Altered Handbag Tutorial

Day 31 of #useitupjuly, last one! Today I’m sharing an Altered Handbag Tutorial. Years ago I purchased a white coach purse with brown leather accents. This purse was one of my favorites, but it started to get dingy! So I stopped carrying it and it stayed in my closet. It is now time to transform this handbag so I can use it again.

Altered Handbag Tutorial

Altered Handbag Tutorial Video

Supplies Used for this Altered Handbag Tutorial

White Coach Purse
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Turquoise Blue, Curious, Patina, Tea Cup, Cranberry Zing, Fully Purple, Pop Rocks
Paintbrushes
Pallet to hold Glimmer Mists
Water
Scotch Guard
Leather Cleaner
Scotch Guard

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Begin the Altered Handbag Tutorial by selecting a few colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I found that the darker the color the better it dyed the fabric. Use a paintbrush that is damp with water and dip into the color one at a time and apply it to the fabric.

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Once the fabric gets wet the color will absorb better. Keep applying color until the bag has the color you want.

Let the bag dry and then apply Scotch Guard and allow to dry.

Altered Handbag 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.

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 Altered Handbag Tutorial.

 

 

Garden Tour June 2018

It’s a Garden Tour June 2018, showing what has been done this year in my garden. So much more to be done, but I thought it would be fun to show you where things stand.

Garden Tour June 2018

Here is a Garden Tour June 2018 video.

The following photos have been added to my Facebook account and I thought it would be easier to display these here instead of uploading all the photos again.

Henry and I have lived in our home for 20 years and over the years we have made some improvements, but only as much as our budget allowed.

My mother lived with us for almost two years starting in 2008. While living with us she suggested that we make some changes to the yard, front, and back. The process began with a lot of digging! lol She had us create beds in many different areas around the house and we even had three raised garden beds for veggies.

Over the years I’ve added a few things here and there and had some great veggies in our raised beds. This year we decided that we would build a pergola and a deck. The deck will hold a hot tub and the Pergola Patio would be our comfy outdoor seating and entertaining area.

It was a cold winters day when they started the pergola. It didn’t take long for them to finish!

Garden Tour June 2018 Garden Tour June 2018

Garden Tour June 2018

The same crew built the deck and installed new windows on the sunroom. Since we used red cedar for the pergola they used scraps to finish out framing the windows instead of siding. We all agree that it looks really good.

Henry painted the house a pretty teal blue. Still, need to paint the front door and the siding on the front of the house. But It is looking good.

I pulled all the weeds out of the 4 x 8 raised bed and started adding plants. Most of the plants I got on clearance at Lowes. It is a great place to get plants, that for the most part, just need some water and will grow just fine.

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One day while at Lowes picking out three lily plants one of the workers spotted my plants and asked, “If you could get a lot more lilies at a discounted price would you be interested?.” I said I just might, what is the deal? She told me if I purchased six I could get them for $3.00 each. I had three that were on sale 3 for $12.00 in my basket. Well If I could get 6 for $18.00 that was a really good deal. Then she said if you buy 4 pallets of 6 lilies each then I could sell three pallets for $1.00 each. The math works out to be about $2.50 each vs the regular price of $6.50 each. So I ended up with 24 new lilies to add to the yard!

Garden Tour June 2018

My mom would be in love with how the yard is looking, as she loved flowers and especially lilies. I’m so thankful that she lived with me for those couple of years and showed me a few things in the garden. I still have lots to learn but it is so much fun.

Other plans for our yard, which will case another Garden Tour June 2018.

  • Electricity for Hot Tub and outdoor lights
  • Install new LED outdoor lights
  • Hot Tub installed
  • Privacy wall for Hot Tub Built
  • Create and then plant new beds around the privacy wall and hot tub deck
  • Add about 200 or more pavers around the yard.
  • Trim rose bushes
  • Move garden bench and repair it
  • Build seating area near large rose bushes
  • Landscape the grass area near the patio (I’m trying to get the grass to grow now, but it isn’t looking so good.)
  • Other ideas as they come up! LOL

Being able to go outside and enjoy our new outdoor spaces brings joy to both Henry and I. The dogs like spending time outside with us too. Well, Hercules loves it, Oreo would rather be in the air conditioning. lol But when the weather is nice they will sit outside with us and we love doing so.

Garden Tour June 2018 Garden Tour June 2018 Garden Tour June 2018Thanks so much for taking the Garden Tour June 2018 with me. As things are updated I’ll share more photos and maybe another video.

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Glue Sponge Container Tutorial

Sharing a Glue Sponge Container Tutorial. This is a small vessel that holds a sponge and white glue to help with adhering papers together, especially when doing collage.

Glue Sponge Container Tutorial

Super quick Glue Sponge Container Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Glue Sponge Container Tutorial.

I used a container I had on hand for this project. The key is to make sure that it is airtight so the glue won’t dry out.

Cut the sponge if necessary to fit inside the container. Some containers may require three layers of sponges, some only one.

Glue Sponge Container Tutorial

Place the first sponge into the container and add just a little water, about a tablespoon amount. Then pour the Aleene’s Tacky glue over the sponge. Layer with additional sponges in the same manner.

Glue Sponge Container Tutorial

I used the water because Aleene’s Tacky glue is very thick and I wanted it to have a little help to soak into the sponge.

Glue Sponge Container Tutorial

After every use, I add a layer of glue on top before closing the container. This ensures that there is plenty of glue for the next project.

Hopefully, you found value in this Glue Sponge Container Tutorial and will make your own.

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 for the Glue Sponge Container Tutorial.

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.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1 Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Tea cart belonged to my grandmother and I got it when my mother passed in Sept 2017. The sides fold out and it makes a really nice table. Some of my altered domino necklaces, bottle cap necklaces and more.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1 Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1See how cute the floor looks? Everyone comments on the floor when they visit the shop. I’m glad that I decided to document the process so I could share a Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial.

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.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

Making a junk journal that is more masculine than the others can be hard. What theme should be used? Would a man really like this type of journal? Pulling the Rt 66 Digital Journal Kit and some Pin Ups from Calico Collage got the idea for a Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals set. My thoughts were, some men and a few ladies would collect Pin Up girl trading cards or images and they could be traveling on Route 66 to collect these images. Hope you like my idea.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

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Supplies used for the Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

When I first decided to make the Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals I thought I was only going to make one. But with all the beautiful Pin Up Girl images I just had to make four junk journals.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

These journals measure 5.5 x 8.0 inches and have 10 sheets folded in half to make 40 pages. The cover is three layers of paper. A brown grocery sack was used along with cardstock and the digital image. There are two pockets on the cover.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists were applied to many of the pages. Some using the Lace Stencil I made and some just with the spray.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsSave those old Atlus Maps. I was lucky that my brother found an old city street map book. These make great foundation pages in a junk journal. The corner pocket is from the 7gypsies Gypsy Mixed Media Pad – American Vintage.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals

Franken pages also appear in these Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals. Using the Tim Holtz pocket die, paper bag from Canvas Corp Brands, Pin Up girl ATC images, burlap, stamps and more to finish the page.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsAn altered paperclip with a pocket to hold a journal card. Love adding they layers to items like these.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsScrapbook paper also makes an appearance in the Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsMore Franken Pages and a coffee sleeve from Starbucks adds a pocket to the page.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsLove pairing the 7gypsies papers with the Calico Collage Digital images. I even stamped an envelope and notecard to match the theme of these Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsWhen possible I like to print lines on the back of the Calico Collage images. The page on the right is out of an old dictionary and the journal spot is from a pad of scrapbook paper.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsFor the center of the Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals, canvas, denim, stamped images and the Calico Collage domino images were used.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsPin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsUsing ivory cardstock from Canvas Corp Brands and my Cricut I made a mini file folder that was stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven and Terry’s Trains. This is adhered to the page with ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever and has a bakers twine closure.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsAnother altered paperclip. This one is made with an old book page and several stamped images.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsA Stamped bookmark is a great item to add to a junk journal. It can be taken out of the journal to use in other projects or to mark a place in a book.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsEach journal has the same elements, but the Pin Up Girl images might vary between the four Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals.

Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk JournalsThese Pin Ups on Rt 66 Junk Journals can be found in my online store.

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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