Spring Fling Craft-along Event

Hi everyone! This past Saturday was the Spring Fling Craftalong Event hosted by Eileen Hull. There was ten designers sharing how to projects using an assortment of Eileen Hull’s diecuts. Lots of fun was had by all and even though the event maybe over you can still purchase the craftalong/classes for $30. That’s eight classes with a couple of bonus projects thrown in too. Once purchased you will be added to the Spring Fling Craftalong Facebook group and you will have unlimited access to all the videos too. You can find the link to purchase this event HERE.

Here’s a peek of my project for this event it was a Loaded Envelope Folio using the Journaling Card, Envelope and Windows Thinlits and the Library Pocket ATC Card and TabsThinlits.

If you have questions about this event please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is great and enjoy creating!

Oh so Cold! Altered Envelope Journal

Hi everyone! I’m back today with an altered envelope that I turned into a junk journal. For the base (cover) I used a business size #10 envelope and some dies, thinlits and embossing folders by Eileen Hull. Let’s get started!

I gathered all the scraps of cardstock, embellishments and bits and pieces to make this journal. As I have said in past blog posts this is a great way to use up what you have laying around from other projects.

The first thing I did was seal the flap of the envelope and then fold in half to create the cover. I cut a piece of cardstock and an old dictionary page to fit inside. I also added a fussy cut polar bear printable as the third page. I folded all together, punched two holes into the spine of the cover and all inside pages. I threaded a needle with ribbon and sewed and tied all together into a nice little bow on the spine.

I adhered patterned cardstock to the inside and outside of the cover. I layered more patterned cardstock and glued to the cover but I left the top open so I could add tags to the pocket. I fussy cut one the little girls that I printed from the Let it Snow Art Dolls Printables. I had actually printed this out for a Christmas project but they didn’t print correctly. I couldn’t throw out the printable and I figured since this was a junk journal why not use it? I adhered the girl image onto the “pocket”, cut and glued two snowflakes together from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and cut a label from the Library Pocket ATC and Tabs Thinlits and glued onto the snowflake. I put together the word “Journal” from alphabet stickers and placed onto the label.

I cut a pocket from the Frame Pocket Journal Diecut and embossed with the 3D Tablecloth Embossing Folder, folded the flaps and adhered to the inside cover. I dug out a paper snowflake, glued to the pocket and added a button to the center of it. I added tags to the pocket. One of the tags I added one of the fussy cut girl, plus a tab which I cut from the Library Pocket ATC and Tabs Thinlits and a chipboard snowflake to the tab. The opposite page I decorated with lace, bits of velvet ribbon and a scrap of patterned cardstock.

The next pages I added scraps of cardstock, Ric Rac and a stamped snowman image to the page. The opposite page I cut and distressed a piece of patterned cardstock and adhered to the page. I cut the larger snowflake from Tim Holtz’s 3D Snowflake Impresslits (retired), placed onto the page along with a strip of patterned cardstock and a sequin which I glued to the center of the snowflake.

The next set of pages I glued a strip of patterned cardstock to the top of the page, placed the chipboard “winter” sentiment on the strip along with scraps of cardstock, vellum and a small snowflake from Doodle Christmas Thinlits. The other page I cut and distressed a piece of patterned cardstock, glued to the page, placed a chipboard “oh so cold!” sentiment onto the patterned cardstock along with another small snowflake. I didn’t add any embellishments to the back side of the polar bear printable.

The next set of pages I placed a small penguin behind a specimen slide that I had in my stash and glued onto the page. I finished by adding the “snow fun!” sentiment, mini snowflake and chipboard snowflakes. The opposite page I added various laces, sheer fabric and Ric Rac to the page.

The last page I adhered scraps of patterned cardstock to the top and a smaller snowflake from the 3D Snowflake Impresslits and a sequin to the center of the snowflake.

I applied Stickles to the girls bonnets and small black gems to the coat of the taller girl to finish.

If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog lately you can find the latest post HERE.


Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Frame Pocket Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Tablecloth Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Library Pocket ATC and Tabs Thinlits

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: 3D Snowflake Impresslits (retired)

Sizzix/Olivia Rose: Doodle Christmas Thinlits

Let it Snow Art Dolls Printables

Diecut Machine

Various Plain, Patterned Cardstocks and Vintage Page


Gems, Lace, Ric Rac, Button


Needle and Ribbon

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Canvas Corp: Floral Guide Journal Midori Style

Hi everyone! Today I have a project I created up on Canvas Corp’s blog and here is a teaser for you! ūüėÄ Did you¬†think that all¬†envelopes were good for was to address, stick a stamp on and throw in the mailbox? Well, I am here with yet another way to create a journal this time using¬†12″x12″ Kraft Envelopes¬†and five of the¬†7 Gypsies ¬†8.5″x11″ Starter Journals. Hop over to Canvas Corp’s blog for the how to’s and more photos of this project. You can find the blog post HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Canvas Corp: Mini Spring Flowers Notebook

Hi everyone!¬†If you don’t already know I love to create junk journals and my own traveler notebooks and I always have leftover scraps of notebook and grid paper that I can’t make myself throw away so I thought why not make a mini notebook from my scraps?¬†
I am excited to share that I have a notebook I created up on Canvas Corp’s blog today! For more info and photos you can find the post HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Not so Plain Jane Journal

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you today a not so junky journal with you…it has a combination of cardstock/scrapbook paper, paper doilies, drawing paper and graph paper with no embellishments in it. Since I don’t use a sewing machine I ¬†also wanted to create a journal kinda¬†like a Midori. This way ¬†I could add booklets if I want or if I want to take the booklet out to make it easier to work on my page I could do that too.
The cover is created from a 12″x12″ Kraft envelope. I scored five inches in on either end of the envelope and folded which gives it a spine approximate two inches wide. I adhered cardstock to the cover both on the outside and inside along with covering the spine on the outside.

I measured and marked off where I wanted to add jumbo eyelets to the spine. I then punched the holes with my Crop-A-Dile¬†before setting the eyelets. Next I cut a strip of chipboard slightly smaller than the spine…width wise…the height of¬†the chipboard was cut twelve inches. I covered it with cardstock and adhered to the inside of the spine. Where I had punched holes¬†previously I went back punched again and added the eyelets to the holes and set them with the¬†Crop-A-Dile. I didn’t measure the 1/8 inch braided elastic but ran two strands through the eyelet holes and tied off on the inside of the spine. I tied these off pretty tight since I didn’t want my booklets to fall out.

I found this Jane printable on Land of Nod Studio’s site. I printed and fussy cut her out and adhered to the cover along with some scraps of patterned cardstock that I cut into banners. I printed the word “Journal” from the computer, added that and¬†then framed with a metal bookplate. I adhered a butterfly diecut in the center and added next to the bookplate and¬†finished off with a Dew Drop.

I almost forgot to mention that before I added cardstock to the inside I added clasps midway to both sides of the cover. The cardstock covered up the brads that I had to use to secure the clasps. Next I cut and tied off twine and seam binding to the back clasp.

The inside of the journal there are four signatures and each one has fifteen papers per signature for a total of thirty papers front and back for journaling, adding photos or a mix of both.

The best part of the signatures is you can take them out and work on them without having the bulk of the journal…makes it a lot easier. I left the thread hanging from where I sewed the signatures together. I might add a heart or butterfly punch to each…might…still pondering on that. ūüôā Also if I want to I can add more signatures to this journal too. ūüôā

The back of the journal is a pocket to add loose bits and pieces ephemera.

I covered the inside of the flap with some patterned cardstock since if it got wet it could close and possibly seal itself which would be a bad thing. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this journal for the following:

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Collect Moments not Things

Hi everyone! I am here to share a project I created ¬†from a 5″x7″ Kraft card and envelope¬†for a friend who loves¬†to journal. I turned the card base into a journal and the envelope into a cute little pocket which can be used as is or punch holes into the side and add to an album.

First I cover the envelope with the following cardstocks: Santa’s Journey: Comfort and Joy, American Vintage: Go and See and American Vintage: American Stamps (backside is decorated in this cardstock). I ran the denim fabric through the diecut machine and adhered vintage buttons, sequins¬†and dew drops to the scalloped edge along with lace and Red Burlap on the corner of the envelope.
I added strands of Red Burlap, blue thread, lace,tulle, paper flower, pearl spray and a large button with a seal punch from Red and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse cardstock with a sentiment from the American Vintage: Go and See Cardstock and framed that with a piece of Navy and Ivory Mini Reverse Cardstock that I cut into a banner.

The 5″x7″ card I rounded the corners and from the fold of the card I measured 1/4″ two time on each side of the fold and then scored to create a flexible spine. Next I inked the edges and cut and adhered the following cardstock to the front: Epicurean: Pomodoro, Little Red Pages on Kraft¬†and¬†Navy and Ivory Mini Reverse Cardstock. To create the post card I cut from the¬†following cardstocks: American Vintage: Wish You Were Here,¬†American Vintage: American Stamps,¬†American Vintage: Go and See Cardstock¬†and¬†Red and Ivory Mini¬†Dot Reverse cardstock¬†to pull it together.

I took two of the American Vintage 4″x6″ Printed File Folders and cut the tabs off (I punched and added my own tabs) then I cut ten sheets of grid paper for each folder and pamphlet stitched into each one with bakers twine.

Next I measured the folders and marked places for holes in the “folds” (top and bottom) of the spine of the card cover and then punched holes in the spine. Then I ran elastic through the holes and tied off on the inside. Then take the back cover of each folder and slid under the elastic. You can create more folders which can be added if you like.

Also you could decorate a larger envelope and add smaller cards with envelopes for a great gift too.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:
Chalk Ink
Paper Flowers
Dew Drops
Blue Thread
Bakers Twine
Hole Punch
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Altered Pages: A Day at the Beach Mini Album

Hi everyone!¬†I am here to share a mini journal I created for an upcoming trip to the beach. I wanted something that was small and wouldn’t take up much space and that I could use my Instax printer to print off 2″x3″ photos.¬†

For more on how to create this mini please hop on over to the Altered Pages blog and check out my post here!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating! 

Travel Journal

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a few photos and a quick video of a travel journal I created for a swap I am in over on Junk Journal Junkies Facebook Group. Lori aka Just a Girl From the Bay from YouTube hosted this swap. If you get a chance please stop by her YouTube channel and check out some of her journals she has created…let me say they are stunning!!!

For this swap we had to use a 6″x9″ clasp envelope as the base for our journal.¬†It also had to have pockets, tuck spots and tags. I kept the inside pretty simple so whoever winds up with my journal will have plenty of room to add photos and places to journal.¬†

A close up of the flap.

The spine looked so naked that I added ribbon and fiber to it.

Here is a quick flip through video showing the inside. If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Sending Love Your Way

Hi everyone! I want to share a Valentine’s Day card I created for a challenge over at Canvas Corps blog. I started with a 5×7 folded kraft card as my base. I used a scrap of Black and Ivory Toile cardstock, inked the edges with chalk ink and then centered and adhered on the base. Next I added a black doily, strip of¬†Red¬†and Ivory Ribbon Stripe Cardstock and ¬†a small strip of the hearts from the Sending Love Words on Ivory Cardstock to the card front. In the bottom corner I adhered the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment from the same sheet of¬†Sending Love Words on Ivory Cardstock.

I cut down a Kraft Coin Envelope (4 3 1/8×5 1/2) and punched a heart from the Red and White Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock¬†which I adhered to the envelope along with a sequins and a dew drop. Next I¬†splattered a Canvas Artist Trading Card with Cross My Heart Glimmer Mist and Bronze Glimmer Mist. Once the ATC dried I adhered it inside the envelope and added thread, dew drops and a sentiment from the¬†Sending Love Words on Ivory Cardstock. There you have it a very simple card. I plan on giving this to my parents as part of their Valentine’s Day present. If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!