Sunday, November 18, 2018

Shabby Chic Sophie Journal

Happy Sunday!!!
Can you believe that we are already in November and Thanks giving is this coming Thursday!! WOW, where did the year go???
I have a journal share that is my favorite kind of journal to work on. It is all about the vintage children, shabby chic, pink and lace!!

Shabby Sophie Journal
Fun fabric pocket made from a vintage table runner.
 A short snippet roll that will be used for a bookmark.
 I used pink stitching throughout.
 Lots of fun pockets and lace attached to the journaling paper.
 A fun tea bag fold journaling paper.
 This is an altered remittance envelope that I clipped onto the page.
 The back cover.

Here are a couple of links to this journal. One is to the journal itself and the other is to the tutorial I have on the tea bag fold journaling paper.

Tea Bag Fold Tutorial:

Friday, November 2, 2018

Christmas In Pink Video and Tea Bag Fold Tutorial

My last post is a tutorial for a tea bag fold journaling paper that is so much fun to make and to add to your journals.  You've got to make one!!

Tea Bag Fold Tutorial

I have a couple of posts today. The first one is the video for the "Christmas In Pink" journal. I hope that you enjoy!


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Christmas In Pink - Journal

Hello my crafty friends.
I cannot believe that it is November and the holidays are right around the corner. Where has this year gone???? To be honest, Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays.
I have a journal I wanted to share. Couldn't wait any longer, just had to make a Christmas one. I used Stamperia's Pink Christmas cards. They are adorable!! I have just a few pics, but wanted to share them with you.

Christmas In Pink!
The snowflakes on the cover are hand crocheted.
 Check out the cute squirrel.
 I did a couple of raggadies in this journal.
Love these cards!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Deserted Island Challenge - Bring It On

What a BEAUTIFUL Fall day!! It is just gorgeous in the Ozarks today.  I wanted to share my very rough and rugged journal that I made for the Deserted Island Challenge from Nik The Booksmith on YouTube. I never knew it could be such a challenge working with such few items. I thought this would be a breeze for the simple fact that I use or at least thought I used very few items anyway when making my journals. This challenge made me realize that I am very appreciative of all he wonderful tools that are readily available in papercrafting.

Challenge Journal

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Vintage Poppy Hard Cover Journal

What a CHILLY day in the Ozarks!!
I hope that you have had a crafty weekend my friend. I myself finished up a fun journal that I had gutted a cute vintage book and reused the cover to.  I love finding cute vintage books just for this purpose. I only took a few photos, but wanted to share them with you.

Vintage Book
 I used a library pocket on the back side of the front cover.
Love to collage!
 I made a couple linen pockets to add in this journal.
Sorry for only taking a couple of pics. This is a 2 signature journal that came out just a little chunky. I love how it came together.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Fun Repurposed Vintage Book "Halloween" Journal

Happy Saturday!!
What a beautiful day in the Ozarks!!
I have been working on this Halloween journal for the last couple of weeks. I finally have it completed and wanted to share a few photos with you. I repurposed an old book and used it for the cover. I did do a tutorial on how I bound the journal together.
Here is the link:
This was such a fun journal to make. I used images from Lisa's Altered Art on Etsy. Thanks for taking a look!

Fun Halloween Journal
 Inside front cover I placed a pocket with a journal card.
 I have a tiny crocheted pocket here.
 This is a hand crocheted spider web.
 Gallon size tea bag  has been sewn on this page.
 Fun images from Lisa's Altered art on Etsy.
 Back cover has an original coffee cup ring.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

CWM Fun Tag Tutorial

Good Sunday Morning!!!
I have a little "craft with me" video to share with you this morning. The tags are made using the Chemistry Flash Cards from Chip and Joanna Gains "Hearth and Hand" collection that can be found at Target.
I hope that you enjoy it!

Altered Tags

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Fun Punchboard Project

Hi Everyone! I hope hat the weekend has been good to you so far.
I have a fun envelope punchboard project for you today. I ran across this video a few weeks ago and knew that I had to share it. It comes from Septeria18 on YouTube. I made a few today and really love they way they turned out. These little paper spools will work great for some of the trims that I sell in the Etsy shop.

My Spools

Septeria18's Tutorial

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Halloween Journal Share

Happy Sunday!!
Another beautiful day of the Labor Day weekend holiday. I am thrilled to have the extra time to do the things I enjoy.
I have been in the Fall/Halloween mood over the past few weeks. I just had to break out the Halloween paper and make some journals.
I hope that you enjoy them!

Halloween Journals

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Recent Tuesday Morning Haul

Happy Labor Day weekend!!
I want to share my recent Tuesday Morning haul with you. They have a TON of new items in at the store. I picked up a few things, but honestly had to restrain myself from purchasing even more.


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Botanical Hardcover Journal

Happy Sunday!!!
I hope that your weekend has been a GREAT one so far. I want to share a fun hardcover botanical journal with you that I finished up earlier this weekend.
I mixed both coffee dyed and non dyed papers in this one as well as black stitching throughout.
I hope you enjoy it!

Botanical Journal

Friday, August 3, 2018

Tiny Bag & Wonderland Journals

T.G.I.F. We have made it to another weekend!!!  
I have had so much FUN working on these projects the last few weeks. The tiny journals are just plain ADDICTIVE and the Wonderland journals were so OUT of my box. 

Tiny Bag Journals

Wonderland Journals

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Tea Bag And Filter Fun

Hi Friends and Happy Sunday!!
I have been playing with some tea bags and tea filters this past week or so. My inspiration did come from the most recent issue of the Somerset Studio magazine. WARNING: These projects may be
I will post the tutorial below as well. It is quite lengthy though.



Just a few pages from the inside.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Shabby Journal - Altered French Book

Happy Saturday!!
What a beautiful Saturday it has turned out to be. Still very HOT, but with a few pop up storms that dropped a little much needed RAIN.
I ALTERED a vintage French Course hardcover book that I wanted to SHARE. As always it has stitching, pockets layering and tuck spots THROUGHOUT.

Shabby Journal

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Authentique "Always" Wedding Journals

Happy Sunday my friends.
I have 4 new journals that I made over the last couple of weeks using the Authentique "Always" collection. What a fabulous paper line!
I did a whole lot of layering in these journals as I wanted them to be mostly for journaling, yet still very elegant and dainty.

Always Journals

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

My First Zine

Made my first zine. It was actually fairly easy to make, which surprised me. I have had this on the to-do list for some time and finally got around to making one. There are a ton of videos on YouTube on how to construct the zine if you're interested.

      Original Zine                                                         Copy and folded Zine

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Trifold Kraft Glassine Bag Journals

Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there. Happy Sunday to everyone else.
I have four new journals to share that I just finished up today. Three are trifold and one is made with Authentique's Fabulous collection. These were a ton of fun to make and a great way to stay indoors out of the excessive heat.

Kraft Glassine Bag Journals

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Old Lace Journal And Some Altered Projects

Happy Thursday!!
I hope you all have had a GREAT week thus far. It has been unruly heat here in the Ozarks. Hard to believe that summer hasn't even begun yet.
I have some fun altered goodies to share as well as a new journal.

Journal/Altered Goodies/Etsy Restock

Friday, June 8, 2018

Fun Flip Book

Happy Friday!!!
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC day!! I have a fun flip book that I made today using a tutorial from Wendy's Journal Adventure .  I used some vintage recipe library cards and covered them in newsprint paper bag. I also rounded the corners, stitched around the card as well as inked the edges. I added a couple of fabric pockets with tags. What a fun and quick project.

Back side of book when completely opened.
 First two pages when you open book.
 Front side of book when completely opened.