Saturday, September 22, 2018

How I Earn Extra Cash for My Craft Supplies.. and YOU can too!


I normally don't promote things but in this case... since we all need a little extra cash to support our crafts.. I am going to mention how I get a minimum of $20 a month... that is just for my crafts. Match that $20 with local craft store coupons and I can keep myself in craft supplies pretty decently.

I take surveys (for free) and get paid when I qualify and complete a survey! Simple as that. I know you have all heard  "Woman earns $1700 a month at home" etc, yes, those are one in a billion happenings BUT of course, they don't tell the WHOLE story which includes spending some money....

 I don't believe them at all!!!!

However.. my way.. I honestly do earn $20 a month for about an hour a day...taking surveys...for free and never spend a penny.  A check is mailed to me the 15th of each month (for the earnings of the previous month) What's great about that is.. I don't have to give them any of my personal banking information and I don't have to request the cash out.. they do that and send it to me! I just have to cash the check!

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Open an account, take surveys and earn. Cash Crate is my favorite one that always has surveys available. Earnings are from 20 cents to $1.10 - give or take. The first option is always for 65 cents per survey and you are allowed to qualify and get paid for 2 per day. That's 65 cents, x 2 per day  x 30 days = $39.00 a month! Another is $1.10 per survey, 2 per day which would be $66.00 a month. You do the math if you qualify for all four every day! I, however, don't so I just stick with the 65 cents/day minimum. Yes, it can be done IF you qualify for each survey. Just know.. you often won't. At least most days. I never have. However, I know things like age and location and employment status can determine if you "qualify" for a survey or not. So...I would just advise... try them and see how it goes. See which ones qualify the best for you then concentrate on those. I shoot for the 1 at 65 cents per day (which is $19.50 a month) and one more per month to meet the $20 cash out and then move on from there.  If you have more time to spend.. that means you have the time for more surveys which means more possible earnings.

I won't go on.. if you have questions, leave me a comment and I will answer best I can. But.. give it a try...earn $20 a month  in a few minutes of a "time out" for relaxing....don't get better than that!
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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Memories from the Past Junk Journal Part 1


I am making a junk journal of memories from my past.. starting with childhood. So many memories I know I have forgotten but I want to keep those I remember so I am putting them together.
I am also trying to get out of the structured, organized, in-order "box" I am in.. and trying to teach myself that things don't have to be perfect...just nice, fun to look at or just "there" to be used! I am making this junk journal in signatures, one signature at a time. I am doing good in that chronologically... I am not in order!  I figure... get it down before I forget! However, the signatures are seemingly being put in date order anyway! So that satisfies a little of my "need to be in order" demand... and making it easier to get out of that box!  This is part 1...the first signature of earliest years. Next signature (part 2) will be middle years and so on. I am finding I can make about a decade per signature! And.. if not in order... I don't care! I have the memory and that is all that matters! (I do date the memory tho!) So... hope you enjoy watching this and get some ideas and inspiration to preserve your memories!  Don't forget to subscribe if you want to follow along and leave me a comment if you want to! I would love to hear how you are preserving your memories!

This video is about making a single signature...and finishing that one, and then.. make another. When I have 3-4 signatures.. I will then bind them into a book


This video is "part 1" of how to get your memories on the page... and forget about organization and chronologically correctness! Just get them down!


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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Memory Junk Journal ...Making Signatures before binding

Not all memories have pictures. Not all memories have a item to make you remember them. Most memories are just that.. a memory.

So I decided... I am just going to write down my memories.. and make them into a journal.I sat at the PC for awhile typing out memories from my childhood. I know I have forgotten so many, but at least these are a start to what I do remember.

My other project with this journal is to make signatures so that the pages lay more open and flat. I have asked for alot of tips on this and this video shows what I have settled on. I think it is going to work!

Here is the video of it on my You Tube channel. Check it out, tell me what you think!




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Saturday, September 1, 2018

My First Attempt at an Altered Book

I have been trying to get out of that proverbial "box" so I gave "altered book" style of a junk journal a try. I like it...kind of. But at the same time.. I don't think I will do another one... at least not yet! It turned out okay, and fun and looks really cool closed and standing up right, but I still have issue with the one inch of the pages from spine onto the page and I don't like the printed words on the pages as if not covered, it makes them think I have left something out.

But still.. I think it is nice and fun and I am to a point, happy with it. So...here's the You Tube video of the flip through of it. Subscribe if you like, give me a thumbs up and get some ideas and/or inspiration to make your own Junk Journals a wonderful piece of your history!



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Friday, August 24, 2018

Elephant and Frills Mini Junk Journal


My youngest grand daughter is only 3 but I made her a mini junk journal anyway! She can scribble and hopefully get an older sibling to write what she wants to say in it...or just play with it and think of Nanny that loves her so much!

Being only 3, she doesn't have things that she "likes" or a style she likes, so I only had one thing... she likes elephants. I had an elephant paper and a elephant playing card to include. The next thing I know she likes is frilly and lacey.. she hates wearing shorts or pants.. always in a skirt! So I went with that theme.

Here is the video if you want to see it. A Mini Junk Journal for a mini girl!


To see the other minis I made... check the tab above "Junk Journals". That will go to the page where all my junk journals are listed. Happy Junking!!!


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Saturday, August 18, 2018

My First Single Signature Junk Journal

When we hear "junk Journal" we always seem to think... many signatures! I know I do. I want as much as I can get in the book! But.. sometimes a single signature is all we really need. So I did a swap with a friend, and we agreed.. single signature journal and our own style. Once swapped.. it turned out.. we both had such totally different styles...it was fun to see hers and learn a different way to junk journal! I learned some new techniques and styles from her and she said she was impressed with my style and was looking forward to using some in her next journal! 

So it all worked out great...I did something  I had never done, learned something new and made a new friend! And just think.. all because of some "junk"!!!!

I did a short video about it... if you'd like to check it out!




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Friday, August 10, 2018

Frills and Lace Mini Junk Journal

This Mini Junk Journal is for my 7 year old grand daughter. She is all frilly and lacey and blingy so... that is the theme I used. She also likes tea parties so I added that a bit too.  
The journal is 3"x5" and has 3 signatures. I used lace around the top and open sides...this was a first for me! But it turned out pretty nice!  I also added, as I did the others, a bracelet that was my Mom's...their great grandmother, that they never met, as part of the outside decoration. It is just a costume jewelry piece, but it is a piece to add a memory to the book. "Just think.. my great grandmother wore this!"


I made these for my 5 grand kids... 4 girls, one boy. So if you'd like to see the others... here are those links to the videos. Hope you enjoy watching and get some great ideas and inspiration for your own junk journals. Happy Junking!!!

Harry Potter theme Mini Junk Journal
Mine Craft theme Mini Junk Journal
Elephant and Frills Mini Junk Journal

Teen Girl theme Mini Junk Journal



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How to Find Words in a Book to Use on Junk Journal Pages!

As a "more than beginner, but much less than proficient" junk journal maker... I sure enjoy reading others posts and videos about how they do things so I can learn new things! So, I thought I'd pass it along. I am a very structured kind of person so "junk" and me are at a constant fight, but I think I am starting to win in the "junk journal" portion of it! So I thought I'd share something I learned....sounds stupid to say that as it is so ordinary and probably everyone already knows it, but...You know how you feel bad when you tear up a book? Well,  I am finding ways to use the WHOLE book when I tear one apart to make an altered book or just to use pages of any book. So I made this little video about finding WORDS in a book to use on pages and tags or as other embellishment, and my ideas of how to use them. So I thought I'd share for those that are in my same "class"




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Monday, July 30, 2018

#5 Mini Junk Journal Done! For a teen girl!

FINISHED! DONE!!! FINALLY!!

My quest to make a mini junk journal for each of my 5 grand kids.. has been completed! 4 girls and 1 boy... all different ages, but still able to make them  with a little bit of theme they each like!

This is #5 - for my step grand son.. who is 17. I made him a larger one last year and he liked it, but I am pretty sure he isn't going to want a mini, but to be equal to all the kids... I made this one for him... to give to his girl friend!  What young girl wouldn't love one! She'll think he is great! Problem solved!



So I just did teenage 17 year old girl "theme" because I don't even know her but I am sure she will enjoy this mini junk journal.   3"x3"-ish in size. Being so small, it is hard to write on the actual page, so I put a pocket or tuck spot or paper clip on each page to you take the card/tag out...write on it, then tuck it back onto the page. Makes for easy writing!

Here is the video of it you you'd like to see the flip through.



What's next? At first I didn't like altered books but now... I had a sudden Epiphany! My issue was to write all my memories in my own handwriting so when the kids look back on them after I am gone, they will be touched by reading my actual handwritting...etc, etc, etc. Well, I finally realized... what about my memories? They are all fading because of my sloppy handwriting! SO...I decided to just type them out.. and put them on a page. Memories are now getting recorded and EVERYONE can read them!  So.. I used an altered book for the book and learned how to cut out the pages etc. Plus...when I am old and maybe with Alzhiemers...I can look at my own memories and remember, or if I don't know they are mine, I can have a nice "read" about a woman who had some great memories about her really great kids and grand kids!  SO... stay tuned ... join my blog to follow and get notice as soon as I have it done!










If you'd like to see the other 4 mini junk journals I made....here are the YouTube links...

























Harry Potter Theme Mini Junk Journal
Mine Craft Theme Mini Junk Journal
Lace and Frills Mini Junk Journal
Elephants Theme Mini Junk Journal


Thanks for reading and watching and.... back to the scrap bin now!!!!


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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Emily's Mine Craft Mini Journal


Emily's Mine Craft Mini Junk Journal

My grand daughter loves Mine Craft game, so when making her mini junk journal.. I thought I'd do the best I can (I know NOTHING about Mine Craft!) and try to include that theme into her junk journal.  I am making one for each of my grand daughters, and kind of a surprise so I can't ask to much without giving the surprise away!


 But my problem was...I only have a black ink printer so I couldn't print Mine Craft Images from the internet. So.. I decided, why make them for her.. let her make her own favorite characters! So I included smal (2"x3") squares of graph paper so she can draw her favorites herself! Then I added sticker letters for some of the characters and then.. just pages and embellishments that I thought she would enjoy. The video is below, but here are a few pages!   And YES!  It is a "chunky Monkey" style - my favorite style!
 One thing about making junk journals for kids... some aren't quite understanding how to use the junk journal. I am trying to get them to write about things.. memories, events etc so in their later years.. they will have those memories. But.. they tell me they forget to write, or don't know what to write, so I thought.. make it simple, easy and QUICK and they (hopefully) be more apt to use the journal.. and get the idea for later years when they do know what to write!
 So.. I just made small pages, small journaling cards/papers so they only have to write for instance, event name, date and a "this was so much fun" or something like that, then stick the little note card into a pocket or tuck spot!


So here is the video of Emily's Mine Craft Mini Junk journal. I made the pages 3"x5". I do tend to go over board and don't know when to stop adding things. I keep telling myself.. LET THEM fill it with what THEY want or that matters to THEM.. not me! Hopefully one day I will listen to myself!



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