Monday, September 19, 2016

Large World Junk Journal (Butterbeescraps Design Team Project) #junkjournals

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great day! Today I wanted to share my Butterbeescraps Design Team Project with you! I used a large recycled cereal box for my cover and a lot of items that were gifted to me in order to put together this amazing junk journal! It has 3 signatures with a 5 hole pamphlet stitch for the binding. I used a number of charms from my stash, including a true vintage broken necklace, as well as a few fun ones from Butterbeescraps store to make the chunky charm on the spine. (#Sm Bronze Arrows) On the cover I put some mini gold metal embellishments on the book corners, and two golden filagrees on top and bottom (#011-G) I added some beautiful green glass rhinestones (#SS12 Olivine Flat Back) and a lovely white resin flower from my stash as the focal point. The closure is a Tim Holtz hardware die that I cut from leather and attached to some hitch fasteners (No Longer in Stock) from Butterbeescraps store! I really love those kinds of closures. If you would like some ideas for closures like this one Check out Butterbeescraps Blog HERE!

                                           Check out a video flip through for more details!

How about some Photos!

Monday, September 12, 2016

How to Stamp Your Tags!

How is everyone today?I wanted to do a quick post for you today on How to Stamp Your Tags. I've received quite a few questions on how I stamp my own tags, and so I made a video sharing just that. This method is just 1 of 2 of the ways that I like to do my tags! I really like both ways because no matter how you choose to do it, they always look great! Did I mention it's a great way to use those stamps you've been collecting?! 

Here is a video that you can check out where I go into more detail, and share my process! I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Writing Prompts #3 (I Remember When...)

                                                            Hello everyone! 
I have another writing prompt for you today! I'll be going over some memories and writing them down. These can be any memories you would like. For me, I talk a little bout a visit from my dad, a memory from when I used to babysit as a kid, and a few others. I did this a while ago and I read the memories I had from an old journal. I actually forgot a lot of them until I read them again. I really did enjoy reading and recalling old memories. It's amazing how much you forget, and the things you don't. This is a good way to make sure you save some fun moments or important moments you don't want to forget. I hope you all enjoy the video! Let me know if you have any questions, or if you have a writing prompt you would like me to do!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Journal Series (Journals made using a children's book from the thrift store)

I just wanted to do a share of  the journals I made recently! The covers are made with an altered chipboard children's book that I got from the thrift store. I have a series of journals that I made using this one book! I hope you'll check them out and let me know what you think!

                                                Let me know if you have any questions!

Vintage Memories Journal

Marion Smith Summer Rendezvous Journal

Wicked Times Junk Journal

Time Traveler's Memories Journal

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Junk Journal

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

How to Alter Book Pages with Gesso and Stamps Tutorial

Hello everyone! I have a fun video for you today. I don't know about you but I have a lot of book pages left over from when I make journals. There are a lot of ways to use those book pages. I recently posted a video on How to Alter Book Pages with Napkins Tutorial. I thought it would be fun to share a couple other ways you can alter book pages. I ended up learning a few new things and I am happy to be able to share them with you today!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

My Design Traveler's Mini Album (Butterbeescraps DT Project)

This is my second  My Design Mini Album. I told myself I would make this one smaller and it still came out packed! I used a few Paper Collections such as: Tim Holtz Destinations, Paper Studio Rock Island, and 7 Gypsies American Vintage.

 LOL I really love it and I hope you guys love it too. I used a number of butterbeescraps items such as:

and items from the July Preview Pack!

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                      Video of My Design Traveler's Mini Album (Butterbeescraps DT Project)

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Writing Prompt #2

Hello everyone, I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! I thought I would go ahead and post another writing prompt for you. This one involves mixed media, and a little bit of creativity. The prompt is to "feel what you're writing". Do something creative, whether its a little bit of stamping, some drawing, or mixed media! Whatever comes to you on this journal page is what I want you to do. There's no right or wrong way, no limit, just free form journaling. Just make sure you leave a little bit of space to write. Once you finish with you're creative part, journal one to two simple things about how you're feeling or something you are looking forward to! Make sure to have fun! 

                                                     Check out my video example here!