Friday, October 09, 2020

Junk Journals are as addictive as Crazy Quilting

 I never imagined I would enjoy paper as much as fabric, but I do. There are so many beautiful kits being designed daily, and I can't stop gathering and creating with them. Soon the Shaby Art Boutique's October Handmade Club will be released, and I will be busy creating something with Kerryanne's sweet offerings. Here are a few past journals.

Roses in April~ Inspired by the cover photo of a teacup rose bouquet I let dry, from my brother and sister in law.

Tea and Roses

A gift for a friend

Lavender and Lace

A Feather Journal for mom

Shabby Blue

The Beekeeper"s Daughter

You can see complete flip throughs on my YouTube channel.

On my desk I have journal kits for Botanical, Peter Rabbit, Christmas, Foxglove, Jane, Sewing, etc...

Then of course there's the Photo Slide booklets I've fallen in love with.

This is also from Shabby Art Boutique. Just a little decoration for a friend's studio.
So that's it for tonight. I can't wait to share the new Handmade Club project with you. 
Enjoy your moments.

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

The Bee Keeper's Daughter Journal

 Fresh from my studio, The Beekeeper's Daughter journal is finished. 

I've been wanting to make a Bee themed journal for a while. My father had bee hives and we gathered around after he relaxed them with smoke, and watched as he pulled out the sections of delicious liquid gold. Afterward we each got a chunk of the honey filled wax which kept us happy for the rest of the day. We would pile in the car and head to the local bee keeper who sold dad more hives. It is a very fond memory of mine.

I made a video flip through. You can view it here.  It will be the longest one I've made because this journal has 216 pages, several tags, pockets, envelopes and notebooks tucked away. 
Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Exciting news to share

 Where has the summer gone? I had hoped to have updated my neglected blog before now, but time has a way of slipping by when you're enjoying yourself.

So, to jump right in and share my news, I am a Design Team member for Shabby Art Boutique!!! I must thank Kerryanne for trusting me with her beautiful kits. I do hope I live up to her expectations. I certainly love working with her feminine, pastel themed kits. 

Yes, I have stepped into the world of Journals and Shabby goodness. You can read about it here .

My first DT project is a Junk Journal which you can view a flip through on my YouTube channel. Here are a few pictures.

The beautiful kit is titled, Woodland Whimsy and it is from the Handmade Club at Shabby Art Boutique, and is available for a short time. For a minimal monthly fee you can join and receive a generous Shabby Vintage kit each month that will have you creating sweet shabby projects throughout the year. I guarantee you will not find a more beautiful variety of kits anywhere. Trust me, I have hoarded my fair share of JJ kits and Kerryanne's kits are at the top of my favorites. Twice a year Kerryanne allows members to purchase past kits, so if you see something you love, you will have a chance to purchase it. You not only get a gorgeous kit, but Kerryanne includes projects and ideas along with tutorials each month. Check it out, you will not be disappointed. 

I will be sharing a few of my past JJ's in the following days, to catch up with my blogging friends. I even incorporate CQ into this newest addiction. Vintage laces, torn fabrics, ribbons, charms, etc, it's all intertwined and I'm loving it.

Until next time, stay safe out there and enjoy your moments my friends.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Keeping busy

Well, here we are quarantined at home, which is disruptive to many, but it's the norm for us. Staying home and away from crowds is fine with me. I hope you all are well, staying home and keeping your hands washed. This too shall pass.

In the meantime, I've been painting moms interior of her home. It is looking so much brighter and her spirits are lifted. My hubby installed a new kitchen light and what a difference. She said all this time she thought she was going blind...😊. Spring will bring warmer weather soon and she can sit on her porch swing and enjoy the birds and squirrels again.

I'm still playing with pretty papers and making junk journals. I'm telling you, I would have never imagined they would be as addictive as crazy quilting, but they are. I was actually hitting the post button in my etsy shop when I got a request to purchase it. It's going to a wonderful home, so I'm ok with that. There's something about them that make me want to keep them. I thought it might be the hours I put in to them, but I put the same hours into my crazy quilting and have no problem letting go the majority of the time. Anyway, here is the link to the video.  And here are some photos.

This little flip out folder slips into a lace pocket on the back of this journal.

This purple Crazy Quilt Journal below was such fun to create using the kit inspired by my projects by ScreechOwlStudio on etsy. 

Also enjoying the little details added to a junk journal like these tags from MyPorchPrints on etsy.

Time to make dinner so I'll continue my Junk Journey update another time. Stay well!