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Friday, August 07, 2020

Winter Birds Junk Journal page

I love cardinals and doing this page made me so happy ... oh the card under the 755 claim check pulls out and you can write a bit of something on the back ... the always remember cardinal has writing space on the back also ...


Friday, July 31, 2020

Mixed Media also

Ok this one has magazine image, die cuts, stencils, modeling paste, black gesso, acrylic paint, and some of Tim Holtz metal stuff ...


Thursday, July 30, 2020

More cards with a bit of twist

These are just a bit different from the normal cards as you can see they open with a bit of a twist ... they were fun to work on since they were a bit different ...


Saturday, July 25, 2020

More Mixed Media but more paper

this was to show I could do something more like paperwork and possibly like an altered book or art or junk journal

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Ok, how about some mixed media

this one was using lots of gesso, inks, modeling paste, stencils, lace, napkins, digital images, and other stuff I had in my stash ...


Thursday, July 09, 2020

Another on Vintage Women

I used the same digital image that I did the boxes with but made it into a Junk Journal ... from scraps and stuff I have had in my stash for years ...



this inside lady image has been in my stash for so long just waiting for the right thing and I finally found it ... 


a lot of the small images and butterflies are digital images some I have had some are new from Etsy shops and tickets are from Tim Holtz collections ...


Monday, July 06, 2020

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Happy 4th of July

May our flag always fly free and our country come back together stronger than ever ...


Monday, June 22, 2020

You guessed it ...

Yep, it's another Junk Journal page ... I am having so much fun making these ... I need to sit down and make a book to put all of them in ...

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Cards again

Time for more cards ... 



This one below is being sent to a friend who is battling liver cancer, I have sent it on to be signed by all of us and the last one will send it to our friend ...


Thursday, June 18, 2020

Small boxes to hold Ephemera

These are from Bohemian Crafting Etsy Shop also ... they are about 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" printed on heavy cardstock the cutout and assembled ... they are in the matchbox style but opens only at one end ... I chose not to put pulls on mine I like the cleaner look but after I load them up I may decide to put pulls of some kind on them ...


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Ephemera holder #1

I made this one for a friend, she and I exchange Christmas tip-ins

a type of piano hinge spine


front






back


there are more pages but I think you get the idea ...

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Large Ephemera keeper for me

This I saw on a YouTube and thought I really need that and since I use to make handmade books I had all the stuff I needed to make it ... I used Tim Holtz cardstock and has 2 signatures of the same cardstock ...


looking down into it ... see how messy my desk is ... 😁

this is with the front cover pulled out


one page of pockets made from vellum


another page of pockets made from vellum ... the book is 9" tall and uses 2 12x12 cardstock with a 2" matboard spine ... there are 24 pages and the front and back cover both open up to 2 big pockets each ... lots of room for paper ephemera and I am about to make a 2nd one since I have run out of space in the first .... yep way to much stuff

June Junk Journal page


Another Junk Journal page ... the theme on this one is "As Time goes By" ... I watched a YouTube from Bohemian Crafting and she did this swing closure, I loved the idea so much I had to try it out ... I think I will be using this quite a bit ... oh the images are from her Etsy shop ...



Friday, May 22, 2020

Cleaning up the scraps form my desk ... again!!!


ok I had way too many scraps again so ... I had watched this video on YouTube and decided to use up some of the scraps and try this ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmsR2ynI5Wg ... they open and you can journal inside ... I thought they were a pretty neat thing to add you a Junk Journal ... oh yes that is embossing on the packaging plastic like the Tim Holtz thing come in ... 

Fronts


Backs


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Trying out a Loaded Envelope

An online group I am with wanted to do stuffed envelopes of goodies to send out and we were directed to a YouTube channel ... https://youtu.be/OEBiwR8k6mo ... so I signed up and tried it out, well with a few of my own touches ... it's made from a 12x12 piece of double-sided card stock, I used some G45 card stock I had and loaded it with little goodies I have made ...


Monday, May 18, 2020

Some coffee for AlteredBookLover T for Tuesday

Elizabeth over at AlteredBookLover has a T on Tuesdays and I have been invited to join today ... the one requirement is to post something to do with a drink ... either tea, coffee, or some other drink ... so I decided to post from one of my teaching Altered Books a gesso and melted crayon technique that I decorated the spread with a European Blend coffee ... visit Elizabeth's blog and enjoy her work and T Tuesdays ...





A fun little Embellishment for Junk Journals or whatever ...

take a PostCard or make one then add a coin protector glues only on 2 sides, now add a tea card with a bit of lace or ribbon ... now you have a fun bit to add to a page as a journaling card or ephemera ...



A couple of Junk Journal Pages ...

I am really having fun making these ...




Friday, May 08, 2020

Art Retreat via ZOOM

Well, my annual art retreat got canceled but our leader worked up a ZOOM retreat and it was a success ... we weren't able to hug and laugh like we always do but we did have a good time ... here are a few of the things we did ...



these were called "scrapies" which were just made up of little bits left over from other projects and things left on our tables .... they can be RAK's or ephemera for a junk journal ... just fun to make




Decorated envelopes, first one had to be with a flower as a focal point, the second one had to be recycled from a bill-paying envelope with a window, third was stamped and able to mail something in ...


this was a hanging tag with the images and idea provided to us ...



this is a trading coin with a theme of "Things with Wings"


these were thing from a Scavenger Hunt of our studios/craft rooms

the ZOOM meeting were fun, Bingo was played and plenty of talking was done ... all in all, it was a great substitute for our event being canceled