Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Junk Journal Page Ideas

Hello crafty Peeps! Today while I was preparing to start my "Retro" JJ for a swap in my paper crafting group on FB "Papercrafters United" i started thinking about creating unique pages that are fun to look at, touch and use! I started looking back at a few of my journals to gather the most unique styles of pages and wanted to share those with you! For those of you new to JJs you may want to catch up on my blog posts for a look at a few of mine as well as my YouTube channel which you can get to by clicking HERE ... I have gathered the pages I plan to receate with a twist in my new JJ.. I think this time i will add a few new elements.. i love the pages in Paper Bag minis, how they are constructed with an additional flap added onto the page and how you have the tucks for tags or ephemera.. i may create a few hinges and add in some new pages! Im also considering a few other mini album elements and will be sure to share those with you as i go! So here are those pages!

Here is a page out of my Fairytale JJ... I have created a doily tuck and made a large tag out of a page taken from an actual childrens fairytale. On the opposite side I have a piece of torn coffee dyed parchment paper i made into a side loading pocket and uses twine to create a bow.. Inside i have left a journaling spot! I plan to use these ideas on a page in my upcoming JJ!

Yet again we are looking at the same JJ, While this page is not very unique i do love the pocket tuck and wanted to share it.. you can see that i have folded a page down a bit to create a pocket but i only adheared the pulled down part on either side to leave it as a tuck! So i have on one page a place to add items into my pocket and also slide in some journaling paper where i created that tuck spot! The opposite page is just a smaller page and for some interest I had added a flower.

This JJ was featured in Faith Crafter Magazine, here tore a piece of paper that was coordinated with the other page on the opposite side, I could have choose to ink it for added effect but did not. The other side was edge punched to create some effect and I had some tags tucked so that they would peek out.. That is a homemade embellishment cluster which I will be showing in a later post! The final Pic is showing use of a small half page, I created a belly band with a punch and slid two phrase tags into that band.. You can use your imagination and create fun and unique pages!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Policy Envelope DIY for Minis!

Sooo.. Lets talk about these Adorable envelope mini albums I have seen all over YouTube!? I have been watching and wanting to jump on the bandwagon for sometime but I just was not sure which envie style I wanted until I saw Policy envelopes being used!! I grabbed the Policy envelope my utility bill come in, carefully took it apart and BAM! I had my template! I used the " Best of Basic Gray 2" paperstack and for my adhesive a simple elmers gluestick! I used my scoreboard (the smaller version) and my bonefolder to get my folds crisp and clean! Below is the first step completed! I have my 5 policy envelopes finished so stay tuned for whats next!!!!
Hello Crafty Peeps! I want to share a project I have dabbled in a bit the last few weeks while sick...yes sick! Its that time of year:( ... The project I have for you today is a simple flower makeover you can do for a few dollars and a look in your stash! " Dollar Store Flower Makeovers" is what Im calling these beauties! Im linking my YouTube video to a few Ive done using simple 1.00 bunches of various flowers and some Elmers glitter glue and centers from my stash! https://youtu.be/DiFNYh3T6gU. I also have a video on my channel showig a flower I made with dollar store carnations that I sprayed with glimmer mists! I hope I inspire you to take some flowers and make them all yoir own for your next project!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Bling and Beauty MY NEW STORE Opens is May!

I'm SO EXCITED to tell everyone about my new store opening in may online! "Bling and Beauty" is going to be an affordable option for crafting embellishments such as handmade bead sprays, handmade altered embellishments, fabric and paper flowers, metal pieces and much more! This has been an idea for me for some time now and my dream is coming together! I want to thank all of my "Scrapping Sisters" in my Facebook group for the support and continued encouragement through this process! I have enjoyed making handmade items for myself but it wasn't until my Facebook groups feedback did I realize there was interest in buying these items. Projected date of opening is May 1st and I will post a link to my store and facebook business page as that date nears! I have a few pictures of some bead sprays and flowers I made by hand for various projects! My Instagram is for my facebook group "Scrapping Sisters" as I mentioned above and my sister and I post our work here, My work is always #JunkJournalJenny check us out here Instagram. Thanks as always and Happy Crafting!!