Eileen Hull: Winged Charlotte Wrap Journal

Hi everyone! I want to share one of my projects I created for Creativation this past January for Eileen Hull’s newest diecut collection called Book Club Chapter 2 which should be hitting your locate craft and hobby store any time this month. I am SOOOOO in love with this newest Wrapped Journal Diecut¬†and I’m sure you will be too!!! Go ahead and grab your favorite beverage and sit back because this is a photo heavy blog post. ūüėä

For some reason I thought I had taken a photo of the front of the journal laid out completely but I didn’t. I must have got into a “zone” when I was creating this ūüėČ. I inked both spines, inside and out with Faded Jeans Distressed Stain and once dry I inked a glass tray with ColorBox Blends Coconut Ink, added a little water, loaded a paint brush with the color and splattered onto the spines.

I decorated the journal inside with blue and silver cardstock from Momenta. On the cover I fussy cut flowers from a piece of leftover cardstock and adhered to the cover. 
Next I added a metal frame and before adding a frozen Charlotte doll (I made from a mold) I glued fussy cut butterfly wings I had in my stash to the back. I forgot to add that before gluing down the metal frame I added loops of thread too.

I punched tiny holes into the spine and sewed two buttons into place. Side note I did add a little adhesive to keep the buttons from moving around. I punched a small hole in the cover and before adding the brad I tied off a piece of seam binding and added a bit of adhesive for good measure to hold everything in place.

I adhered mini pom pom trim to the inside cover of the journal and strung elastic cording to hold the little booklets I created in place.

I cut two papers per signature slightly smaller than the journal and stitched together for a total of four booklets.

I used a wide assortment of diecuts and printables that I had leftover from past projects.

The printables I found in a shop called One Crab Apple on etsy.

Creating these little journals are a great way to use up leftover scraps and bit and pieces of embellishments that you have laying around.

Notice the butterfly theme through out the journal.

I used the “wander” diecut from the Journaling Words Diecuts.¬†

I always remove the zippers and the zipper pulls from bedding packaging and use them as a “body” for butterflies.

I love adding bits of trim to the edges of the pages for a little interest and texture.

Instead of gluing images completely down on the page I only added glue at the bottom and side to create a nice tuck spot for journaling cards.

More little tuck spots behind this sweet little girl image.

This oval diecut I added glue to the top and bottom so all you have to do is slide a photo or journaling card underneath the oval frame.

Several of the fussy cut butterflies I adhered down the center just in case more journaling notes could be added at a later date.

Some of the pages I kept simple for either journaling or photos that can be added later.

Tim Holtz’s Paper Doll where the perfect touch of whimsy throughout this¬†journal.

I turned a journaling spot diecut side ways to create a belly band to hold these two tags.

If you have leftover alphabets use them randomly or as a cute saying in your journal.

I love how the bit of ribbon turned out on the butterfly! It’s the perfect color combo!¬†

The Pom Pom trim adds an adorable touch to the side of this page.

The yellow scalloped piece of cardstock was leftover from a diecut I used on another project. Instead of throwing it away I added it to the bottom of the page for an extra pop of color.

On the last page I added  adhesive to the bottom of the diecut to create a pocket to hold a journaling card.

Now are you as EXCITED as I am about this new wrap journal?!?!?!? There are so many possibilities ¬†with this diecut!!! Be sure to hop on over to¬†Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the rest of the team is doing with this amazing diecut! You can find last week’s blog post HERE.

As always if you have any type of question about this project, the wrap journal, etc. please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #338-#339
Crafter’s Castle Challenge: #6
Simon Monday Challenge: Anything But A Card
Mini Album Makers Challenge: June Mini Albums

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

Beach Disc Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I am here to share my Inspiration Team project I created this month for Eileen Hull. The weather has been so cold in my neck of the woods that my project has a warm weather beach theme to it.


I decided to gather up all of my beach theme cardstock, stickers, embellishments and things I had put back from my trips to the beach along with the Book Binding Movers and Shapers Magnetic Diecut, Base Tray, burlap covered matboard, Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut and Medium Discs to create this journal.


I got so carried away that I didn’t photograph a before photo of the cover which I cut from burlap covered matboard using the¬†Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut. I¬†backed the cover with a patterned cardstock and inked the edges. ¬†I fussy cut sand dollars¬†from scrapbook¬†paper and¬†adhered to the bottom corner of the opening of the cover along with a button and added a pearl and gem to the¬†center of each sand dollar. ¬†I¬†adhered gems around the oval of the opening. A side note use a heavy duty adhesive to¬†hold the gems in place. I used Zip Dry Adhesive at first but wasn’t holding so I reapplied Fabri-Tac and that seems to be holding them in place.


I love the¬†Book Binding Movers and Shapers Magnetic Diecut! There is so many possible uses for it! My journal has a total of 35 pages, plus the front and back covers. So¬†this is one packed journal and the best part I can take it with me on my vacation¬†already¬†assembled. No, taking a load of cardstock, embellishments, etc. which nine times out of ten I won’t fool with that much¬†because…well…you¬†know..I’m on vacation. ūüėé


I added a business card (Chick A Fil is a favorite place to eat at) and sacks/bags to the journal too.


I love the fact that you can move pages around or add or even take out completely.


I also made pages from a pamphlet I had picked up.


I used a hotel note pad for some pages in my journal too.


I threw in some paint chips in a beach theme.


The map I wanted to include was too large so I cut it down and folded and used a paper clip to keep it from flopping around.


Coffee sleeves work well as pockets to hold tags or receipts.



I added a drink coaster from my favorite restaurant to the journal.


I saved this bag from an order I received. I folded it over to create a flap, added some ric rac and a clip to keep ephemera safe.



Since the discs have a small heart in the center of each one I added an assortment  of fiber, seam binding, ribbon and charms to the top disc on the journal.


There you have it! One junk journal ready to go to the beach with me…hopefully this year…all I’ll need is an ink pen, Insta Printer and a small stash of embellishments and I am ready!
Be sure to check out these posts from Eileen’s team: HERE, HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.



Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #318-#319
Mini Album Makers Challenge: January Challenge



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

24-7-365 Mini Album and Album Holder

Hi everyone! I am here to share the full reveal of my 24-7-365 Mini Album and Album Holder created using Eileen Hull’s newest Book Club Collection,¬†Stamp and Photo Storage Diecut and Card Box, Planner Storage and Organizer Diecut. These diecuts along with five other sets of diecuts will out some time soon! Are you all as excited as I am? These diecuts are so¬†versatile and can be¬†used to create other projects than what they where¬†originally intended for.


I am going to start off first with the holder. I cut it from Mat Board and then cut from cardstock two diecuts, one for the outside and one for the inside.


I inked the edges of the mat board and all the cardstock and then adhered to the mat board.


I put together according to the direction on the packaging.


I also added lace to around the bottom of the holder to finish it off.




Next I cut two of the Stamp & Photo Storage Dies from¬†Mat Board¬†but I decided I was going to be a little different and create a mini album out of this diecut. ūüėÄ


This is what the diecuts look like when they are cut out.


These are the edges I cut off to create the base for my mini album cover.


I inked the edges and covered the front and back with cardstock.


I also adhered cardstock inside along with a pocket to the inside cover.


I used a strong adhesive to glue the spine together and after it was dry I punched two holes so I could add pages.


I sewed four pieces of cardstock inside the journal and tied off on the inside.



I adhered lace to the spine after decorating the cover with a couple of fussy cut images and scraps of cardstock.



Next I added seam binding and a key charm to the spine.



Next comes the fun part…decorating the pages!


I used an assortment of leftover embellishments that I had laying around from past projects.




Where I tied off the pages inside and left the thread long I added four of the Stitchy Flower & Leaf Diecuts on the ends.


The pocket that holds the “key to” tag is actually from a iTune gift card. All I ¬†had to do is add a butterfly printable and attach it with a little washi tape.




I also added used postage stamp, coin roller and printable images throughout the journal.


And there you have it! I absolutely LOVE this newest diecut collection that Eileen has designed! If you want to see more hop on over to Eileen’s blog and see what the Inspiration Team has created with this newest collection! You can find the blog HERE.
As always if you have any questions please let me know.


Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #306-#307
Mini Album Makers Challenge: November Challenge



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

Bits and Pieces Mini Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a few photos and a mini video of a journal I created for Magnolia Exchange swap I am in. This month’s theme was mini¬†mail whatever you send to your swap partner can’t be no bigger than 3″x4″.

After being paired up with my swap partner I decided to create a mini junk journal for her. 

She liked all colors and liked all animals wither they had fur or was scaly. So I tried my best to include what I had in animal images through out the journal.

I raided my stash of stickers, scraps of cardstock and embellishments to decorate the inside. 

Also I included a quick flip through video so you can see more of the inside.

Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #300- #301

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

Peach and Lace Wedding Album

Hi everyone! I am here to share a wedding album that I was asked to create for a friend. Be sure to get comfy since this post is photo loaded. ūüėä The requirements for this album it had to be at least 5″x7″, ten pages for a total of twenty pages front and back, be vintage and use the colors peach and gray.


Well, I had leftover peach cardstock from my son and daughter in law’s wedding but a lot of the cardstock had gold mixed in the design. So I, of course, had to make some trips to Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, etc. ūüėČ to find gray and peach cardstock and peach colored flowers.

Next I had to decide on what to create the cover out of and how thick the spine needed to be to hold all the embellishments and other goodies. I sure didn’t want the album to look like a “V” once I finished…I’ve created a few like that in the past since I didn’t allow for all the embellishments. ūüėí

After much thought I decided a three inch spine should be wide enough. I used an empty saltine box and cut down and scored to create a 5 1/2″x71/2″ for the front and back and the three inch spine. I covered the front and back with cardstock and the spine with five¬†different types of lace.

The inside there are five signatures with two 5″x7″ pages per signature. I added a variety of patterned cardstock, diecuts and embellishments to each page. Through out the album is pockets,tags and pull outs for journaling or where more photos can be added.


The flowers I had found at Michael’s and I thought were the perfect shade of peach but after I got them home they looked more pink in color so I painted them with Soft Peach Simply Sheer Mist. It¬†definitely made a difference in the color of them.

I was also asked to somehow incorporate the wedding invitation into the album. I had to cut down the invitation since it was larger than the album but I was able to make it work by adding an open sided pocket to the inside cover.
The next several pages I am not going to add any comments so if you have any questions about how I create the album or what type of products where used please let me know.

I would like to submit this project for the following challenge: 
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #280-281 Anything Goes



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


Mini Bird Junk Journal

Hi everyone! Has the weather started warming up where you live? Here for the most part we have had days in the 70’s to upper 80’s with everything in full bloom. I think we have skipped Spring and jump right on into Summer. ūüėé
I wanted to share my finished junk journal with you all. Do you remember I did a how to on how to stitch this journal? If not you can find that post HERE. Well, here is the finished project!


I used a variety of scraps of cardstock, stickers and bits and pieces I had laying around to create this little journal.


I even used a paperbag that held silverware in it from Chili’s to add tags to.



The blurbs I cut from packaging and added Stickles for some interest and of course I have to always add a paper doily to any¬†journal I create. ūüėä


I forgot to add that I sewed in a total of six papers and that is including the paperbag. 


I love how chunky this little journal turned out! 


I also did a short flip through video of the inside of the journal which I hope you enjoy! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:



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

Basic How to on Stitching a Journal Together

Hi everyone! I get asked a lot on how to put together journals and I thought I would do a mini tutorial. For the cover of my journal I used a card that I had purchased in a set from Michaels…you know the ones you can get for a $1.50. ūüėä

First I raided my stash of cardstock and threw in a doily and paper bag that my silver ware came in from Chili’s for the pages inside of my journal. This journal will have a total of five pages. You can add more pages but keep in mind once you decorate the pages (unless all you are going to do is use it to write in) it will become quiet chunky.

I clipped all the pages together gather before looking holes in the spine. I spaced my holes one inch a part on the spine.

I placed my pages on a piece of foam before using my Tool ‘n One to punch holes in the spine. This way you don’t damage your table top while punching holes.

I filled over the pages to make sure everything looked ok and then I added the cover which I centered the pages and clipped it back together. I then punched through the holes of the pages and cover. You could clip the cover and pages all together but personal I have mis-punched the spine and it not be in the center.

I use a thick cotton thread to stitch the spine with. I stitch every other hole and then come by through on the other side.

I tie off the thread inside of the journal which I plan on adding tiny hearts to the extensions on thread. You can tie it off on the outside of the journal and add beads or ribbon to the spine. The choices on what you can do is endless.

So now all that is left is to decorate! If you have questions regarding this project please let me know.

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

Tsunami Rose Designs: A Rose by any Other Name Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I am back with a little junk journal I created for my design team project for Tsunami Rose Designs. I used the Pass Port Book diecut to cut the covers, spine and pages bases which are coffee dyed paper. 


I used a variety of printables from the shop and are as listed:¬†Ephemera Set 2 30 Pages,¬†Big Elements 11 English Cards 3 Pages,¬†Decoupage Flowers Set 1 4 Pages,¬†Vintage Shipping Tag¬†Collection 1 5 Pages,¬†Vintage Shipping Tag Collection 5 3 Page¬†and¬†Big Elements 13 B&W 2 4 Page. Along with some freebie printables that can be found on the Tsunami Rose Design blog. ūüôā Also for more¬†photos of my project you¬†can see it¬†HERE.


Also you still have a week left to get printables at $2.50 each on the Tsunami Rose Designs etsy shop and that does include kits too!!! This sale ends September 1st so be sure to hop over there!
If you aren’t a part of the¬†TsunamiRose FB Group be sure to join. There are so many talented folks in this group that are sure to inspire along with the awesome group of ladies that are part of TsunamiRose Blog design team.
If you have any questions about this little junk journal please let me know.



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

Tsunami Rose Designs: Pretty Posy Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a couple of photos and a video of my design team project for Tsunami Rose Designs! For more info and photos please click HERE to go to the Tsunami Rose blog.

I used the following printables from Tsunami Roses Designs etsy shop:

Vintage Shipping Tag Collection #5-(3) Page
Printable Ephemera Set #2 (30) Page
Big Elements #11 Flowers (3) Page
8.5×11 Vintage Digital Printable Scrapbook Paper-Vintage Tattered Paper
Pack #1 (6PGS)
Big Elements #11 English Cards (3) Page
Vintage Card Collection #1 (5) Page
Vintage Shipping Tag Collection #1 (5) Page
Decoupage Flowers Set #1 (4) Page

Be sure to hop on over to Tsunami Rose Design etsy store for these great printables…all are only $2.50 each!

Also check out the flip through video! 

And for more inspiration be sure to check out Tsunami Rose Designs blog to see other designers creations!

If you have any questions about this journal please let me know.

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

Tsunami Rose Designs: Firmin Riviere Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I am here to share my very first project as a design team member with Tsunami Rose Designs!!!


I used a variety of printables from Tsunami Rose’s etsy shop¬†for this journal. Besides the printables being gorgeous they are ALL 50% off until September 1st…meaning everything in the shop is $2.50 including journaling kits!!! ūüôā


For the base of my junk journal I started with a file folder. ¬†I cut the folder down with the front and back being 5 3/4″x8 5/8″ with a 1 1/2″ and 2″ fold over for tuck spots inside and¬†the spine being 1 1/2″ wide.


I adhered leftover cardstock/scrapbook paper to the covers both inside and out along with printables from Collage Cards Set 2 and¬†Ephemera Set 3. I covered the spine with lace. I used a combination of Zip Dry¬†and 3 in 1 adhesives¬†since everything won’t come apart and the 3 in 1 “grabs” and dries quickly. Both adhesives are made by Beacon Adhesives.

This is a view of the cover before folded.


And the inside before the flaps are folded down and adhered to create pockets.


I coffee dyed regular copy paper…my first time. It’s a lot of work but looks great. ūüôā


The journal has three signatures with eight papers per signature.


I used the Ephemera Set 3 for these pages. The pull out is actually a small booklet. I folded the printable in half and added coffee dyed notebook paper along with scraps of cardstock, rub ons and some of the printables I fussy cut and added to the pages too. 


I used the Vintage Shipping Tag Collection on these pages along with some other free printables that can be found on the Tsunami Rose Designs blog.


I created pockets out of some of the printables and I added some of the Library Cards 2 Set 3 through out the journal. Also I used a little bag from an order I had received and a coin roll as a page tab.


More free printables from the blog. The one with the kitten I fussy cut and adhered the corners to the tag to create a pocket and then added more printables as tags.


I cut the bottoms off of two of the tags from the Vintage Shipping Tag Collection, the tiny row of roses and fussy cut those out and added to both sides of the decorative gift bag. Then I punched holes in the tags and added fiber to the tops of them.


Even though I used a variety of printables from¬†Tsunami Rose’s etsy shop¬†instead of a kit I think the journal has turned out lovely.


There you have it my very chunky junk journal using what I have from my craft room and printables from Tsunami Rose Designs!  If you want to purchase, check out the blog to see what the other designers are up, like her Facebook page or join the Facebook group all of the links are below.

Entire shop 50% off until Sept. 1 : https://www.etsy.com/shop/TsunamiRo…

As always if you have any questions about this junk journal please let me know. Also I will try and do a video or periscope at a later date. I need quiet time and the family isn’t cooperating.


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