“Buil A Page”

Hi Friends,

I haven’t done much in the way of traditional (layout) scrapping this year as I am now Memory Keeping in my Journals.

A lovely group, that I have been a member of for quite a long time now had a Build A Page as one of their June Challenges. I decided to join in and make a page about Cody’s lovely kitty to go in his album.

My step was day four and it was to:

Step 4 – Add your photo to the mat and a bit of doodling around the edge of your card stock or borders. Feel free to add a bit of stamping on your background 🙂

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His name is Laurence and he is a Tuxedo cat. He is very cheeky and thoroughly spoilt as you can imagine. He has a lovely personality and he keeps Cody busy and on his toes. He is adorable and Cj sends me lots of photos of him. As there are no gran kids on this horizon he has become my Grand Fur-Baby, lol 🙂 I really had fun scrapping this pic I printed o my new Selphy Printer and adding another memory to Cody’s album!

If you would like to play along with this challenge you will find our lovely group “HERE” on FaceBook 🙂

Have a great night and Happy Scrapping

Kerri x

 

 

 

“Collection Junk Journal”

Hi Friends,

 

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I have been thinking about creating a Collection/Compendium Journal for myself. I found a cool book on the weekend in an op shop in Ballarat and for $3 I couldn’t leave it there. It is an old National Geographic book and I am giving it life! It measures 6 x 10 with an approx 2″ spine. I loved the size and it is perfect for me, to add what I want to it.

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I have a bit of a collection of items in my JJ bin and thought I would use them plus other stuff in it like pictures and things from my Daphnes Diary magazines, tickets, tags, receipts, envelopes, happy mail, postcards, etc.

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I decided I wanted to cover the spine with some denim fabric that I had from some old jeans of my boys and then I added the bit of lace. I then covered both sides of the front and back with some rose scrapbook paper cut to size. I watched a great YouTube video  “HERE” and I decided to have a go at creating my journal cover with some mixed media fun!

 

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I basically just followed the Tutorial by using a stencil with texture paste on the background and I made a heart with scrap cardboard. I then added bits of wood veneer and metal embellishments around the heart. I just cut a couple of small pieces of burlap for the top and bottom corners.

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I decided I didn’t want to paint it all black as it was done in the video, I went with covering it all with white Gesso, then when dry I added Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Sprays. I also flicked a bit of watered down Tarnished Brass Distress Stain over it also. These are a couple of faves in Distress colors. I then added a couple of the TH Chipboard words and the word “COLLECTION” with Dymo tape for the Title of my Journal. To finish it off, a couple more words on the spine!  So… it has gone from a boring book cover to a work of art with a few simple steps and a bit of drying time!

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For the inside of the covers, I used some Vintage paper and some burlap down the spine. I haven’t decided on how I will bind this one yet. On the left page, I made a double pocket to house some of the new tags I made and a quote with a Tim Holtz paper doll to finish it off.

Now I can start adding to it and decorating and making the signatures. I hope you might have a go at making your own collection journal as they are heaps fo fun to make!

Happy Journaling

Kerri x

“Using My Stash – July -Dec 2019”

Hi Friends,

I have just done a bit de-stash and sort through my craft stash and I have sold and also donated some of my supplies. If you are like me we collect stuff and after a while, it gets on top of me and I have to cull. I find I end up getting overwhelmed and not finding the joy in creating.

Soooo………..once again I am not buying anything new for my stash until after Xmas; only the essentials like glue!  As I am no longer scrapping or crafting the way I used to, I have enough Junk Journaling supplies to keep me going. I have collected some old books to make journals and use for ephemera etc.

I did really well for 18 months the last time I challenged myself to do this again and I know its time to stop spending and use what I have……..I want to keep my craft space clutter free and able to find what I have and I think over the last few weeks I have been managing to do it. I only have my pattern papers to attack and sort them out and my sorting and culling will be all done!!

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As you can see above, I have collated my supplies a lot better using these cute bins I found at Kmart. These three have Adhesives, tools and Ink pads etc in them. They fit perfectly on my desk and I have labelled them also so I know what is in them. I have also used a few on my white storage units and they are great.

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Next, to the first three, I had room for three more and these have Stamps, Washi tape and Stickers in them. It is great to see what is there and I used a few bits and bobs on the journal pages I created this evening.

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Right in front of me, on my left where my computer is, I have these bins with Journal junque, pretty stuff and ephemera in them. I also have a lot more room to make a mess on and I am able to find what I need.

On the left, this unit is right behind me and the other one is on the other side of the lounge. I have been through all my stash and kept what is on the shelves. The small bins have been great to hold bits and pieces and keep everything together. If you are interested I have just listed an album full of goodies on the Craft De-Stash Group on FB 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to know how you store some of your goodies also 🙂

Happy Crafting

Kerri x

 

Nameless Vintage Art Journal – Intuition

Hi Journaling Friends,

I have been enjoying my weekend off with a trip to Ballarat yesterday,  to see my sister and family, plus a bit more de-stashing of my craft space and some creative time today!

I wanted to create in my Vintage Art Journal and have another page done from Johanna’s class. This is about using your INTUITION in your art.

intuition – noun – (knowledge from) an ability to understand or know something immediately based on your feelings rather than facts:

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For this challenge, I chose the photos just because I liked them. The happy face of the lady and the lovely little girl.  I just created this layout following my feelings towards the photos and I just went from there. I think this picture reminded me of my mum in a photo of when she was 21 and had her whole life in front of her. She has been gone nearly 2 years and not a day goes by that I don’t think about and miss her and dad. 

I have always created using colour as my go-to way of scrapping and other papercrafts.  I was drawn to the Spearmint colour of Kaiser paint so I went with that and I just used stuff from my stash.

This page wasn’t planned at all, and I completed it in about 20 mins. I don’t go for perfection and I never measure anything so this was a lot of fun to make. I layered different papers and ephemera, washi tape, paint, ink and tissue paper. I made a small envelope from a book page to sit the smaller photo on and just layered and embellished as I like. The page flowed pretty easily and to finish I used a lace butterfly I coloured with paint and a few die cuts.

You will find Johanna’s class video “HERE”  Hop on over and join in her great class, you will love it.

Stay tuned as I will be back tomorrow with a bit more of what I have been up to 🙂

Happy crafting

Kerri x

“Franken Tags”

Hi Friends,

Have you heard of “Franken Paper”?  It is a technique where you glue or stitch random scraps of paper together to create new papers, tags. pockets etc. I have made a few pages before, but decided to do some tags today!!

Check out this tutorial, from one of my favourite Junk Journalers, Nick The Booksmith on YouTube “HERE”

I have been working this weekend and in between, I have been making some more pages in my personal journal. I needed a little break as I had heaps of paper scraps everywhere. I decided to pull out a heap of manilla folders I had accumulated and use them to collage some of the paper scraps on my desk. I also have heaps of card stock so I made random size tags with some of it also.  This was lots of fun just tearing and gluing down the paper.

I am not a perfectionist, as I don’t have the time to start with. I like to tear and enjoy the freedom of “just playing” and seeing what I come up with 🙂 I just randomly added the torn paper to the tag with a glue stick then when it was a little dry I used my snips and cleaned the edges up 🙂 You could also use your Gel Medium/glue and seal, but these are going in a journal so I didn’t bother.

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I have made about 30 or so today and have had a ball!! These few I have added stitching after they were completely dry. These tags I will be using in my junk journals as embellishments or for the journaling space on the back.

I hope I may have inspired you to have a go at using your scraps, to make some embellishments and also and have some crafty fun!

Have a great night!

Kerri x