Sunday, September 25, 2016

Junk Journal for my Grand Daughter with a K You Tube Video!

I have been working on 4 junk journals to give to my grand daughters. I am encouraging them to jot down their memories or favorite things or special thoughts and things that happen. Most people don't journal as they just don't have time to write a whole page or more. With a junk journal.. you don't have to spend alot of time if you don't want to! A junk journal  is all paper so you can literally write anywhere on the book pages! Pockets and tuck spots and envelopes...perfect for putting "things" in ...forget writing about a movie you saw...save the ticket that has the movie name, date on it and slide that into a tuck spot. Only writing you need to do is the name of the person you were with or why you liked the movie so much etc.    Anyway...I am coming down the home stretch in getting the four journals done. I now have them all with covers and stitched together.  I just have to decorate the covers and add the blingy dangles!

So...here is a video of what I have gotten done so far in the first one. This one is for my 16 year old grand daughter.  Take a look, get some ideas and I hope you enjoy the show!!! However, it is only my second video I have ever done, and holding the camera with one hand while flipping the pages with the other...a bit cumbersome, but...still...came out okay! I will be posting more videos as I get the other journals done, so if you want to follow me...make sure you join my blog in the upper left side of my main blog page or subscribe to my YouTube channel after you watch it! Thanks for watching!






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Saturday, September 24, 2016

A nice glass of Iced tea and....some storage!

As every crafter knows...easy access storage is a MUST!!!  And also, as every crafter knows...money doesn't grow on tress! So, as every crafter knows....we must use what we have very intelligently and wisely and...creatively!

Well, also in the name of recycling...I am always looking at things I throw away in case I can upcycle them. In Junk Journaling that is a must for all food boxes! Cereal boxes make great book covers!

However, here I share this idea that fell in to my lap...and I'm going...."wow...Lipton is so cool!" 
I drink Lipton ice tea... always, 24/7/365!

So I buy the box of 100...last me about 30 days. But this new way they have been packing the tea bags....what a great idea they had for me!!

 Buy a box like this..the tea bags are 25 to a section and wrapped in a gold foil. Tear open the foil (I should have saved it!) and dump the tea bags into another container. I have a mason jar for them.   Cut the top off the box.
 You are left with this (to the left)... four neat, orderly little paper "containers" that fit in the box, perfectly.
 Place papers, small in the front and larger as they go back. Each rectangle "box" hplds a different size paper.  In this picture, I use just papers cut different sizes for journaling cards.    I have 2 of these at my craft table. The other one I have things I have made in it...tags, flip pages, envelopes etc.
Here is a front view....you can clip little binder clips, paper clips, clothes pins to the front of the box. And...you have a perfect view of the papers by size so you know which section to go to based on the size you are looking for! Nice, neat, orderly, and all in a row! You can even take the whole box with you to another room or if you need to work somewhere and then clean up afterwards. It all moves very nicely and you have everything you need at your finger tips!  I think I should have covered the box to make it look pretty, but....even a devoted crafter sometimes has to take a break!

Quick and easy!  Enjoy your iced tea...and organization at your craft table!!!
 
 
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