Friday, January 11, 2019

Let's Make Pockets, Tags and Flips For Your Journal!! Process Video

Good morning to all you lovelies!!!
I hope that your start to 2019 has been wonderful!! I look forward to another year of crafting.
I have 2 videos and they are lengthy!!! on making some flips, pockets and tags from vintage music sheets. 

Part One

Part Two

Friday, January 4, 2019

Dear Diary Journals and Some Chit Chat

Happy Saturday!!!!!
Well, we are officially into 2019. I cannot believe how the years have flown by. I will turn 57 years old in a little over one month. So hard to believe that I can be this age. The best part of getting older is looking forward to retirement and that I AM!!!

Crafting is such a huge part of my life and has been for the past 10 years or more. I absolutely LOVE creating journals, collaging, playing with pockets and tags and dabbling with mixed media some. I will continue with my passion of crafting into retirement along with my other passion of hunting for those vintage treasures at the Antique Shops and Malls. I am so looking forward to it!!

I have some new journals to share that I made using the "Dear Diary" paper collection by Mintay. This collection is so fun!!

"Dear Diary" Journals


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Merry Christmas!!

Happy Saturday!!!
Yay, we made it through another work week!! This will be the last post in 2018 and I wanted to take a minute and just say "THANK YOU" for sticking with me through the year. I hope to bring more content to the blog in 2019. 
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a WONDERFUL New Year!!!



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

More Altered File Folder Fun And Other Fun Stuff

Hi my crafty friends!!
I hope that your weekend has been a great one!! I never look forward to Mondays. I wish it could stay Sunday just a couple days longer...LOL.
I have a few fun journals I wanted to share today. I do have a tutorial coming on the altered file folder pocket, so be looking for that.
Have a WONDERFUL week ahead!!

Altered File Folder Pocket With Journal

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Christmas Altered File Folder Pocket With Journal

HELLO everyone!!!
December 1st. is here!! We are just a few weeks until Christmas. I personally have all my shopping done for the Holiday. Now to get them wrapped and ready to place under the tree.
I love Christmas!!
I want to share some fun altered file folders that I have cut down and made into pockets to place a journal in. These are sooooooo much fun to make. In the description box of the video, I have placed 2 links for you to go for more altered file folder inspiration. These 2 ladies are where I received mine from.
Have a GREAT weekend!!

Christmas Journals

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Happy Sunday!!
I hope that you all had a FANTASTIC Thanksgiving day!! I spent the day with my family and feel so blessed to have done so.
I can't believe that we are at the end of the year. Christmas is just a little over 4 weeks away.  So excited!! Christmas is my FAVORITE holiday of all.
I have a couple of journals I completed and wanted to share. I hope that you enjoy them.

Prima, Stamperia And Winter Birds Journal

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:  https://youtu.be/l5fXt7OCFSE

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!

CHRISTMAS IN PINK!

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:    https://youtu.be/DHCSa6jkDj0
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, 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