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!

Create to Remember Journal

Hi everyone! I am here to share a quick little journal I created for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team. I used the Passport Book Diecut¬†and cut the spine and covers from Mat Board. Then from patterned cardstock I cut four covers for the insides and outsides of the journal, embossed and painted the spine and then adhered everything together.

Also the team is collaborating with Crescent Products this month and I used Rendr Paper for the inside pages on my little journal. 

This paper you can paint on both sides and there is no bleed thru on either side of the paper.

Each of the three signatures has five papers per signature. I used twine to sew in the pages.

The spine I tied off  ribbon, trim and fiber to each of the twine that is holding the pages in the journal.

Now if I want to draw or play with my watercolors I can. The journal doesn’t take up a lot of room and will be easy to carry.

Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to see the rest of the Inspiration Teams project and if you have any questions about this projects please let me know.

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

Lucky Tag

Hi everyone and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I want to share a quick tag I created. I started with the Tag and Bookplates die and cut a tag from a piece of Good Luck on Ivory cardstock.

The heart diecut is a retired diecut from Stampin’ Up! and I use a scrap of cardstock for the heart. I inked around the edges of the tag and the heart in green ink. I adhered the heart and a strip of green foil wrapping paper to¬†the tag.

I printed from the computer the lucky sentiment, cut it into the shape of a banner and glued it along with a shamrock I had received in a swap and some gold metallic thread to the corner of the tag. I finished off with an assortment of ribbon, Ric Rac, seam binding and bakers twine. There you have it!  Easy Peasy tag! If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saint Patrick’s Day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Crafty Card Gallery: Vintage Inspired Santa Tag

Hi everyone! I am here to share a very quick project for Crafty Card Gallery blog and this month’s theme is Christmas. I know this is not a card but since I was needing a tag for my journal I thought I would share anyways. ūüôā
For more info and photos please check out my blog post HERE.

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

Robin’s Nest: Altered Snowflake Gift Card Box

Hi everyone!¬†I am here to share another quick Christmas project for the Robin’s Nest. I give a lot of gift cards as¬†presents and it seems like I am either¬†running out to buy a card holder boxes or my mom is always needing one. I try and stock up after Christmas when everything is half off but sometimes I can’t find those in the already picked over selection of Christmas items. I figured since I have this Bath and Body gift card box ¬†why not alter it into something Christmasy/Winter that can be used for¬†the season?¬†

The more info on this project please go HERE.

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

Friendship Tag and a Winner!

Hi there! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was great since I celebrated my birthday. It was a day spent with my husband which we went out to eat and a little shopping at Michael’s. I was looking for some type of storage containers for my craft room. I bought some snap together kraft paper covered boxes to store my massive amount of cardstock in. Well, after putting both boxes together I am not so sure about them. :-/ A couple of snaps would not snap together for anything…I guess that was why they were on clearance. Oh well, I will make them do since I demolished the packaging.¬†
Also I want to share the winner from my blog of this past Saturday’s post for the Crafty Card Gallery Blog Hop.¬†

Drum roll……and the winner is: Sarah Biswabic!!! Congratulations Sarah! Please¬†message me at Mscraftyt@aol.com with your mailing info.¬†Also in the subject line put Blog Hop Winner (I get a ton of emails and might miss it).¬†

Also I would like to share a tag I created. I had added cardstock to the base but laid it aside and never got back to it. I found it under a pile of cardstock and decided to finish it.

I used some leftover scraps of cardstock, mini pom pom trim, flatback pearls,dew drop and a sequin to the tag and I topped off the tag with a sentiment that I had received in a swap. Lastly I added seam binding and ribbon to the top of the tag. 
If you have any questions about this tag please let me know.

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

Wedding Bliss

Hi everyone! I am here to share a mini album I created for a friend to give as a wedding gift. The colors of the wedding are a mix of mint green, pink, gold, cream and it also had to have a vintage feel to it.
The wooden frame I have had it for several years and finally found a use for it. I painted it with Tattered Angels Decor and DIY Ivory. This I used as the cover for the album. I used several different embellishments I had on hand. I so loved how the cover looks. 

I cut from both of the following collections: ¬†7 Gypsies: Harmony and My Mind’s Eye: On Trend…12 pages…some I mounted to mat board with the¬†Album¬†Cover and Page diecut. I¬†also used the Scalloped Envelope and Large Scalloped Square (both retired Sizzix) from¬†Stamping’ Up. The Scallop Square was used as the back cover for the album.

I LOVE the dress form and how it turned out! I fussy cut that from the Harmony Collection and bunched up tulle which I tied off with thread and embellished with a tiny flower and a tiny heart shaped gem.

There are several pockets and tuck spots which I stamped tags with the Happy Ever After stamp set.

I used Small Antique Silver Rings to attach all of the pages together and finished off with ribbon and lace.
Here is a short video that shows all of the pages. ūüôā
There you have it. I am really please with how it turned out.
If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome 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!

Parisian Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album

Hi everyone!¬†This isn’t going to be a very long post as far as talking about each page¬†but if you have any questions about what was used or how it was put¬†together please let me¬†know. ¬†I have LOTS of deadlines going on but¬†I wanted to share a very quick post of a toilet paper roll mini album I created for my swap partner Kris. The swap is over at¬†My Scrap Room¬†and the TP mini had to be done in a Parisian theme with five empty TP rolls, three¬†embellishments per page and a pull out per roll and could be bound anyway we wanted to. I chose to bind mine with the bind it all. I used the My Mind’s Eye: Lost and Found Two collection, bits and pieces I had laying around and¬†printables from Dreamz Etc.
I hope you enjoy! ūüôā

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