Category Archives: Journals

Yes, Another “Junk Your Stuff” Journal

Junk Your Stuff Journal 2

If you saw my video where I created the first “Junk Your Stuff” journal  (you can see that video here) then you will know that I had a lot of leftover paper from the paper pad I used.  was determined to use up that paper so I set about making another journal and I call this one “Junk Your Stuff Journal 2”.  Other than three or four sheets of the paper that I kept aside, I used up the rest of the paper pad.  Yay!!!  In this journal I also used up a bunch of fabric scraps, embellishments, ribbons and odd and end things I have had a while. I bound the journal with rings so it would expand easily and each page has three holes with large eyelets for stability.  Each page of the journal is a 12 x 12 sheet of paper folded in half. Then,  I stitched paper strips, tags, fabric strips and other things on each page. I just kept building layers and each page is different.   I love this journal, it’s so chunky and fun.  I don’t think of this journal as complete because I can keep adding to it. I haven’t decided what to actually use the journal for but I’ll think of something.  

See you soon,

Laurie

Junk Your Stuff Journal 2
Junk Your Stuff Journal 2
Junk Your Stuff Journal 2
Junk Your Stuff Journal 2

Sweet Little Burlap Journal

Sweet Little Burlap Journal

Can you believe January is almost over!!!  All I did was blink and poof, it was gone. lol

I have a little project I worked on last year that I never shared with you guys.  I have some rolls of burlap that I really love and I thought I would use some of it to create a little journal. Inside the journal I used up some 12 x 12  scrapbook paper I have had for a while. I just cut the 12 x 12 paper in half making them 12 x 6 pieces.  On the outside I used a lot of left over fibers I had in my stash as well as fabric, trim and lace scraps.  I used an old button and a piece of twine for the closure and the twine wraps around the journal giving it room to grow a little bit.   The tag on the front of the journal is a tag I used to wipe off excess paint from another project.  I left it in that ‘unfinished’ state and just glued it to the front of the journal. I really like how that looks.  I also added a smaller bit of lace scrap and a button to the tag.  I think it’s really cute and I love all of the texture and color it has.  It’s amazing what you can do with your scraps and leftover papers.  Give it a try.

See you soon,

Laurie

Sweet Little Burlap Journal

Let’s Make A Cute Little Journal From Fabric Scraps

Fabric Scraps Journals

I’m starting to sound repetitive but here I go again with my “use your stuff” mantra. I took a break from my paper bag project to make some cute little journals using up fabric scraps and the rest of scrapbook paper pads.  Did I tell you about the paper bag project?  If not, in short, I am using up all the paper bags that I was keeping under the cabinet in my kitchen because I made a deal with myself that I could only keep them if I used them quickly.  I had planned to throw them away but I just couldn’t.  I love the paper texture and color so I kept the deal with myself and I am working on the paper bags a little each week.  There will be photos and a video soon.  But, moving on to the fabric scraps journal project.  I went through my fabric scraps box and pulled out all kinds of ribbon, lace, trims and fabrics and created cute little journals.  I also managed to finish up the papers in two scrapbook paper pads that I used to make the signatures in the journals.  They are very easy, cute and fun to make. And best of all there is no stress involved in creating them.  Take a look at the photos and watch the video and you’ll see.  Maybe you will be inspired to make one for yourself. 🙂

Laurie

Fabric Scraps Journal 1
Fabric Scraps Journal 2
Fabric Scraps Journal 3
Fabric Scraps Journals
Fabric Scraps Journals

 

 

Small Altered Composition Book

Small Altered Composition Book

I have talked a lot about using your scraps and items in your stash and not holding on to them.  So, I have done just that and using my stash in my art.  I recently used a bunch of stickers on some of my mixed media projects but I still have several packages I had pulled out that I wanted to use.  I went rummaging through my drawers and found a small composition book I have had for a while.  I decided to alter it and use up all of those stickers.  I decorated the outside then went through each page and added a sticker to it. lol  I plan to use the book for little notes to myself on things I need to do or ideas I have for creating.  A sticker on each page will just add a little interest as I go through it making my notes.  I will show you a photo of the outside of the book but I did not take any photos of the inside pages.  Just imagine a cute little sticker in the corner or the center or even the top part of the page.  I have to say, it was a lot of fun throwing those stickers in the book with no rhyme or reason. I think I might do that again.  Find some of your old stash and use it up. It’s fun.  🙂

Laurie

Small Altered Composition Book