Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tiny journal with hand made paper

 









4" x 3" journal

One of my daughters gave me a paper making mold for Christmas and I used it today to make this tiny journal. I am so pleased how it came out! The mold makes 6" x 4" paper. I used scraps of very old paper that I have trouble throwing away...lol. Nothing goes to waste when it comes to old paper. I throw it in a bin and when there is enough, I make paper. 

Folded in half this makes the this tiny journal 4" high and 3" wide.  The paper is surprisingly strong, yet delicate. The thickest paper I used for the cover. I machine stitched them together. I added the dragonfly in the middle of the journal. I have a wonderful die that makes this add-in. I think it is spectacular! The cover butterfly and the dragonfly are both made of vellum.  

All in all, very satisfying...

Happy Crafting! 


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Junk Journal for my "Dephemerember" daily ephemera making

 



A friend gave me a beautiful Harry Potter book to use for junk journaling...I gutted it to make this junk journal.  I am pleased with the results. I added lots of pockets and used a lot of the book pages from the guts of the Harry Potter book. I still have empty pages to work on as the year goes on.
Making junk journals is much fun for me. 
If you are interested in the daily prompt challenge, here is a link:

Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 31, 2021

Bring in the New Year

As we close 2021 I say-- good riddance!  I am so over covid and all the hullaballoo. Here in Delaware, most folks are not wearing any masks and I prefer it that way. We are SLOWLY returning to some sort of 'normal..  I live at the beach, so it's nice to have no masks at the ocean and on the boardwalk.

Good bye 2021- I will not miss you!

 The whole month of December I joined an online daily prompt to make lots of ephemera. I really enjoyed ot and made lots of cool pieces yo add to a junk journal. It was on YouTube here.

Here are some random pictures of some pieces and closeups. 

Have a blessed New Year!











Tuesday, December 14, 2021

More junk journal ephemera making




I am still engaged with the daily prompts and making ephemera for a junk journal.
A great way to get a lot of cool ephemera pieces made with a purpose! 
If interested, search #Dephemerember on You Tube. 

Happy Crafting!


 

Friday, December 10, 2021

making Ephemera for a junk journal

 







I am having a blast making these ephemera pieces! I joined an online daily prompt event and the above are the results.  It's an online group here: Dephemberember daily prompt . It's a lot of fun if you are a paper crafter who loves grunge and distressed yummy paper. In January I will make a junk journal to house my new ephemera. 

Happy crafting! And Merry Christmas! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021


 This is a very old stamp set I have had for years...and I still love it. Each year I usually make Christmas cards.  This year I went old school on some - this one for sure. 

Stamping has gotten very involved at times with all the dies, tools and mediums now available. No tools used here, just a stamp and some ink. I masked the moon with a post-it note. The snow is glitter. Sometimes old school is a good thing. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Christmas Cards

 

Using a stamp and ink, I first laid down the image. It was barely there, so then I went in with markers and a water brush to add more color. I then spattered gold paint to finish and added the stamped saying. 

I used 140# cotton watercolor paper and then mounted it onto cardstock. 


Happy creating!