|Junk Journal - A4 size|
VERY PHOTO HEAVY. FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SKIP THE PHOTO'S, I'VE DONE A WEE VIDEO AT THE END OF THE POST SHOWING YOU THROUGH THE BOOK.
I decided I wanted to make her something that she could add to over the years. So, I made her a Junk Journal. They seem to be all the rage in the USA at the moment but they are slowly making their way over here. For those who don't know what a Junk Journal is, its like a notebook or album that you can journal in, stick photo's in, keep wee memories like cinema tickets in, wee notes from boyfriends or a funny sticker or flyer you saw. The point to them is that they are not structured layouts or pages like in Scrapbooks. In a Junk Journal you can stick in whatever you want, wherever you want. Doodle on a page, write a diary entry, put photos of a night out with the girls in it or just fill it full of little things you've collected over the years.....its entirely up to you.
So this is what I made T. Originally I was going to bind it, using my Bind it All but it ended up a bit chunky monkey and I also wanted it easily unbound so she could add more pages to it in the future. So I used gardeners string and simply tied them in double knotted bows. I show the photos of the pages I decorated only. I added blank pages that T can add her own crafty touch to.
|I just LOVE the cover, I think its so cute and Fairy Garden Whimsical looking.|
|The wee fence is wooden and very kindly sent to me by Fiona (Jennings644 on Youtube and Zibbet). I added the wee flowers and then a Tim Holtz Bookplate with T's name which I got from Blitsy (link no longer in service) and made a wee pearly bling thing and just added Glossy Accents over it.|
|I love this sentiment. I just stamped it on the paper with the wee wooden single stamps that you can buy. I think an alphabet cost me £1 for the whole set.|
|"Life is a blank page......its your job to fill it in. I also added a wooden "Cherish" on the page with "Life" which is the Tim Holtz Alphabet die cuts. The wee wooden Cherish is from a lovely friend Tricia who is "alittleshabbychic" on youtube. She's an amazing and talented crafter. Check her channel out here if you get a chance.|
|This is a flower I made from patterned paper using the Spellbinders Rose Creations dies. The wee butterfly is an applique sent to me from Fiona. I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Vintage Pink spray. The flower was painted with Stickles.|
|Tim Holtz Bookplate with Tara's name and I made a wee pearly "thingymabobber" and covered the name with Glossy Accents to seal it. And look! No air bubbles! Im learning!! The ornate plates were bought on Blitsycrafts.com (Link no longer in service)|
|Im so chuffed with this tag!! Its my first time EVER making one! On the back, I used a line stamp so she could journal on it.|
|I made these postcards using the same french stamps (I mention the name of them on the video!). She can journal on these and then add photos to the back.|
|I really love the Tim Holtz Grunge Board Alphabets. My only gripe with them is that they are around £20 a pack so Im almost a bit peeved when I use them, lol. More postcards in this pocket.|
|I added one of my hand made flowers and did a little embossing too. The Fleur de Lis ironworks stamping was that same stamp set and I fussy cut the top out.....I need to get the Tim Holtz die because fussy cutting all that out nearly sent me mental! lol|
|These are the postcards I made. I love these. All made different sizes for her to add a number of photos or just one with some writing too. Or she can just stick stuff all over them. Its up to her!|
|"Me and You" page which I left very plain. Its entirely upto her what she wants to do with it.....that is the point after all. I added one of my teeny Fluffy Goodness Flowers and a wee flourish and bookplate.|
|I love these wee flowers, they are so dinky and cute. Perfectly small and great for any project as they are only around 2.5cm wide.|
|The next "me and you" page has wee die cut photo mats with gorgeous lace that the lovely Maddy, Izzwizz Creations here in Blogland sent me, with wee tags inserted. Please go along to her blog, she's an incredible artist and a wonderful friend.....Hey Maddy (I'm waving at the screen like an eejit!)|
|Other than the cover, this is my favourite page. I stamped all over the page and distressed around the page with my favourite Distress Ink, Vintage Photo. I added this beautiful trim and then 2 wee coin envelopes and a wee envelope. I think I said on the video the trim was from Fiona but its actually from an Ebay store called Diamante UK. Is it just me.....or does anyone else see a face on this page??|
|I added the eyelets and string to the coin envelopes using my Big Bite. Under each is a Bookplate where she can write on the wee pull out tab and say whats in each envelope.|
|This is again one of my larger Fluffy Goodness Flowers dyed with my own homemade glimmer mist. This trim was again from Fi! And I added tags and two Journal pages.|
|I added a flower spray stamp and added pearls, gems, green and silver stickles.|
|This one is pretty similar|
|Double pocket page with envelopes and tags. The bottom one has one of my flowers. The top is an applique from Fi with one of my flower centres.|
|I love this border embellishment Fiona sent me. Its 3d and its so pretty.|
|A very simple page with K&Co travel journal tags and beautiful lace corner from Tricia (alittleshabbychic)|
|That lace is stunning. I'll have to ask her where she got it. "HEY TRICIA!! Where'd ya get your lace from Misses?!!" heehee|
|A plain wee girlie page with SaCrafters Flatback pearls and Tim Holtz dressform. I stamped a Timmy sentiment and Chandelier at the top right corner.|
|The Tim Holtz dressform die covered with lace from.....you guessed it.....Fiona, lol.|
|I added this charm onto the front using a swivel clasp so T can take it off and add it to her bag etc. The wee charms are from Maddy.....thank you Maddy, you're a Star! I made the wee pearl and crystals droplets and I added a wee locket and the gorgeous end piece was made by Tricia (alittleshabbychic)....thank you Tricia.|
|Sorry for the blurry photo! Here's the Birthday girl modelling the rain coat she bought for going to Paris! She is the spitting image of me in this photo! heehee.....not exactly complimenting myself there am I, lol. I really need to show you a sensible photo of my wee T, but they are hard photo's to find.|
Here's the video for all you sensible people who couldn't be bothered to read all of that above, lol.
Thanks for stopping by folks. Thats it from now from me.