Saturday, October 20, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
I'm easily taken with bees, butterflies, and dragonflies. Plus all things vintage.
Here are my three latest journaling cards.
Friday, October 12, 2018
I love the look of vintage travel posters, so I knew I wanted to create something to use in an upcoming travel-themed journal. Here's what I came up with.
I designed them to use as belly bands in a journal, or combined to make a combo belly band/bookmark as described in a YouTube video by Gi Kerr. You can find the video HERE.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
I recently finished another junk journal. Since I love all things Americana, that is the
theme I chose for this JJ.
theme I chose for this JJ.
I put three signatures into this JJ, each with 12 sheets. That means there are 144 pages.
I started decorating the cover and wasn't happy with how it was looking. I knew I had a stack of cross-stitch projects that had never been framed or otherwise "finished". I was so happy to find one that fit the size of my journal perfectly.
I found this cute Uncle Sam printable on Pinterest. So I printed it out on card stock, cut up the pieces, and put it together with small brads. So fun.
Isn't this red paper gorgeous? It was hand-dyed, but not by me. Bought on Etsy. But it has so much more character than a simple piece of red card stock or paper.
I love how this envelope turned out. I made the envelope using an 8X8 inch piece of card stock by Tim Holtz. Then I fashioned the two corner tuck spots by cutting the freedom rectangle on the diagonal. Then added goodies to the resulting pocket.
This is the center of the first signature. The vintage printables are tuck spots, but I didn't tuck anything into them.
This spread is dedicated to the US flag.
The end of the first signature.
The start of the second signature.
Gorgeous tea-dyed paper, along with blue dyed paper.
The end of the second signature and the start of the third. Love the Lady Liberty image. I had fun with the policy-envelope style pocket on the left. Just unwrap the string to open it up.
Added some cut-outs from a Graphics 45 paper.
The pocket on the left has a clear plastic window. What you see is a tag that can be removed.
I love these vintage photos.
The center of the third signature.
The end of the third signature and the inside back cover.
Labels: Junk Journals
I have begun making my own printables for my junk journals. I use images that are either in the public domain or may be used for commercial use. My printables may be downloaded, printed, and included in junk journals. Click the image to enlarge it, and then save. (On PCs, right click the enlarged image and choose Save Image As...