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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Sunday, September 05, 2021

This is 20 years since 9-11-2001

 and we should never forget what was done to the United States on that day or who was responsible... I am posting this early so hopefully, more people will see and remember...








Friday, May 28, 2021

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Slow Stitching, Spine Jewelry and a Card

This is slow stitching back in my day it was called basting ... I found out arthritis in my hands isn't very conducive to this anymore


This is book spine jewelry, it's added to the spine of a book by the clip on top and hangs down the spine


the card is just a simple but elegant one


 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

April Junk Journal

 Yes, I am way behind in posting but trying to catch up this morning ... 







Monday, February 22, 2021

A scrap collage challenge

 the only rules were to only make it from scraps and collage anyway or any size


the collage is on an 8 1/2 x 11 inches piece of cardstock that was coffee dyed


Yes I made another Junk Journal page 


the small brown paper bag holds this bookmark that is blank on the back for notes if needed


the back pocket holds a small tablet for taking notes


the little owl is a metal charm that was a happy mail gift it is colored with alcohol inks


Thursday, February 18, 2021

In honor of Chinese New Year but I didn't have anything with an Ox on it so just ladies and a dragon

 This is another Junk Journal Page ... I used some fabric as well as cardstock, the strip on the right-hand side of the lady is a serendipity technique using scraps on double-sided tape and embossing powder ...


the Dragon is inside a paper CD holder






Sunday, February 14, 2021

Doing some pouches

 ok so you ask what is a pouch ... well, in this case, it's taking an ATC or Baseball card plastic sheet holder and cutting it into individual protectors then adding cardstock that extends enough to make a flap over the top and decorating and filling it with little goodies ... oh FYI if you make these don't try to glue the plastic to the cardstock it WON'T stick use double-sided tape ...








Monday, January 18, 2021

Starting 2021 Junk Journal pages

 ok so this is a Valentine theme and I will be swapping it with an art partner in an online group I have been in for 18 or so years ...


front of the page with flip-up angel pocket and a small vellum pocket at the bottom and a big tag in the top of the page pocket is embossed with Tim Holtz Valentine folder, the small swatch of fabric stitched in red is also from Tim Holtz Idea-logy stitched scraps ... the photo shows the grosgrain ribbon as darker than the big-ticket at the top and the fabric scrap and the word crayons on the playing card in the small vellum pocket but they are the same color


tags and journaling card inside the flip-up pocket, the tag was embossed with an old Anna Griffin folder and the Rolodex tab card with Tim Holtz Valentine folder from a few years back, the cupid stamp and Happy Valentine ticket are from Tim Holtz several years ago


the back has an embossed heart pocket I used a Sizzx embossing folder for that it has a die-cut of cupid that is a mover and shaper from Tim Holtz years back done from glitter paper


inside the pocket, I put this vintage Valentine that a friend sent me a few years back and another tag that have stamp images that are so old you can't get them anymore, and a digital rose ticket


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas!

 My house isn't decorated like usual because it's just me this year ... Covid-19 has all of my family at their homes staying safe and healthy ... but I tried to give myself a bit of Christmas ... no big tree just the little one on the table ...






Sunday, December 20, 2020

December Daily decorated

 got it all decorated with old Christmas cards, scrap Christmas paper, die cuts, bit and pieces from friends, and some tags I have made thru the years ... it's been fun and now I will be finishing it off with pages to hold the Christmas cards I have received this year ... I learned that next year I need a much thicker book because this one has exploded ... lol ... this is a photo intense post as all of the days are shown! Each page has a journal card or space on the page that I have written something from that day and a few have photos ... as I look thru these photos I realize there are a few places I still need to do a bit more to ...

Oh on day 21 I wrote that I will be out to look at the planets Saturn and Jupiter converge to form the brights light up in the sky in the last 800 years .... I am sure some of you are putting that in your journal also ...