Saturday, January 02, 2021

Junk Journal Calendar

 I was making a calendar for my studio and after the time spent on it, decided to go ahead and make it public. So if interested, link is on right sidebar, or 2021 JJ Calendar. (It's on sale this week.)

I hope your New Year started out well. It certainly has to be an improvement over 2020. I'm starting another journal soon. Just finished Grandma's Keepsakes which was really fun.

Stay well my friends. Happy New Year!










Stay well my friends.



Sunday, December 20, 2020

When someone finds out where time goes, please share with me.

 Where oh where does the time go? I can't believe it is Christmas next week. I always thought if I stayed organized, I would have spare time for myself. Newsflash!!! Not true. I honestly don't know how I did what I did just a few short years ago, keeping house, keeping a garden, strolling the beach a few mornings a week, visiting my mother several times a week, publishing a magazine, creating in my studio weekly, teach crazy quilting in my Summer Kitchen, etc... and still have time to spend with friends or just relax and read a Joanne DeMaio book. Just thinking about it exhausts me. Is this what aging is about? If so, you can keep it! LOL.

I should not be complaining. There are so many things I am blessed with, my dear mother turned 90๐Ÿ‘ธ on the 17th. My amazing husband and I celebrated our 38th Anniversary ๐Ÿ’•yesterday. My wonderful son and daughter in law are celebrating their first Christmas in their new ๐Ÿ‘ซhome, life is good. We have our health, keeping low key, away from public spaces as much as possible. Although my husband did have an accident, breaking his collarbone last month, he has been a trooper, and he's kept me positive when I feel overwhelmed. It is true when they say you think you're in love when you marry, but true love happens when you've been together for years and you appreciate the person beside you more that you could have imagined on your wedding day. Not many get the privilege  to experience that, sadly. 

I've been continuing and enjoying my Junk Journal journey, which has taken all of my "stolen" moments. I will share them and then trim the tree....no, I've not decorated the tree yet, but it is up so I'm good.๐Ÿ˜‰

This is the "Beekeeper's Daughter" Journal.





This is the journal, "Herbella"








I grabbed my phone to capture this beautiful sunrise. I wish every morning could be like this. But then, I guess it wouldn't be as special....


Next to share are a few Christmas Photo Slide mini booklets.








Of course I have to share this gorgeous purple evening sky view from my back door.


Fresh from my studio, the journal, "Grandma's Keepsakes".
















If you enjoy my junk journals, you can view a flip through of each one on my YouTube channel

If you like them, you may post to Pinterest, or if you feel the desire to give a thumbs up, I would appreciate it ๐Ÿ’

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and stay safe and cozy. Hugs to all.๐Ÿ’ž






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.