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“Friendly Flowers” May Calendar Page Using 2016 Calendar For Inspiration

“Friendly Flowers” May Calendar Page

Each month I create a journal page in my calendar for the previous year using the art in the calendar as inspiration for my page.  May’s calendar page is called “Friendly Flowers”. I used a piece of paper bag from my “Junk Your Stuff” project that had the words “friendly flowers” on it because I thought it was so cute.  I really enjoy working in my calendar each month and as the year goes by I mark in the new current calendar so that when the year is over I can start creating in it for the following year.  Here are photos of the May calendar page and a link to the video.  I hope you feel inspired to do something creative. 🙂

“Friendly Flowers” May Calendar Page
“Friendly Flowers” May Calendar Page

 

 

 

Rag Tag Bag – Yeah, baby! Yeah!

Rag Tag Bag – Inspiration/Quote/Art Book

I’ve been talking about my paper bag project in the last few videos I have put up on You Tube.  So I must be on a paper bag kick because the other day we went to the grocery store and we bought some Ginger Beer, a non alcoholic beverage, that is awesome and has “ginger bite” to it but that is beside the point.  We have started asking the person bagging our groceries to wrapped the bottles individually because for some reason they want to put the bottles in a plastic bag all together unprotected, but that’s another story. lol Anyway, now they put each bottle into a small paper bag.  Of course I kept them and could imagine all sorts of cute projects.  I wasn’t about to let them sit around too long so I sat down the other day and made some little journals that can be used for inspiration, words, quotes, photos or anything you like.  There isn’t much room for growth with this design so keeping it simple is best and they turn out so cute.  So how did they get their name you ask?  Well, “Rag” represents the fabric I use. “Tag” is because I used tags on each page.  And, “Bag” is because, well, it’s a bag. lol  Check out the photos below and if you would like to know how I made them hop over to YouTube and check out the video.

Rag Tag Bag – Inspiration/Quote/Art Book
Rag Tag Bag – Inspiration/Quote/Art Book
Rag Tag Bag – Inspiration/Quote/Art Book
Rag Tag Bag – Inspiration/Quote/Art Book
Rag Tag Bag – Inspiration/Quote/Art Book

 

 

Let’s Visit The Flower Pot

The Flower Pot

I have a scrap journal where I use up a lot of my paper scraps by creating journal pages with them.  I take leftover scraps and glue them to a blank page.  Then, I use the designs in the scraps to create a page or I paint in areas of the scraps or I just get inspired along the way and an idea comes to my mind and a page evolves.  The other day I had some extra scraps and I was in the mood to create in my scrap journal.  After glueing down all the scraps I was inspired by all the tiny flower cuts in the paper so I used up some leftover paper flowers I had cut from one of my dies a long time ago for another project and away we went.   I really like how this page turned out. I hope you do too.

The Flower Pot
The Flower Pot

 

 

 

 

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