Monday, October 19, 2020

T Stands For 1919 Morning Lady Tag

 "Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

Good evening.  I am posting this for T Stands For Tuesday early, Monday evening.  I will link up with Bleubeard and Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover.  She is a lovely hostess every week; and all we have to do is post something drink related in our post and we can come to the party! 

I don't know how Monday evening sneaks up on me, but it does!  But, I do just have the ticket this evening for the Tea party!  My secret prayer sister revealed herself to me with a gift Sunday at church.

I already am drinking tea out of my new cup and am wearing the cozy soft socks!  It has turned cool here and the furnace is on!  Brr!  What happened to Fall?

What am I working on this week?  Still working on Junk Journals! LOL  Because I finished my September Junk Journal Challenge for Dear Julie Julie , I was rewarded with free digi images from her.

This is a tag (with a pocket) I created using one of her Morning 1919 ladies.  This will go somewhere in my journal.  I colored one of Julies's 1919 Morning Ladies a little with Copics.  I colored the little flower with a Copic , also.  I added pieces of lace, ribbon, and a sticker.  The card stock  is Ruby Red from Su!  The Designer Series Paper or DSP is from SU! also, both cardstock and paper are retired.  The leaves are dies cuts from Special Reason stamp/die bundle from SU! (Stampin' Up!) These Morning Ladies are available in her Etsy Shop.


Thank you so much for stopping by.  Thank you for your comments.  It is nice to know someone is actually reading my posts! LOL

Happy T Day to the T gang!

Monday, October 12, 2020

T Stands For Triple Cube Card

"Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

 Good evening all!  I just thought  I would do a quick post for TSFT over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover.  I learned it and received directions over at my SU! demo's house last week, and since have made two.

I used an old stamp set to decorate this one.  In fact the papers are all retired, too.  Choosing the papers and colors were more difficult than putting the cubes together.

This one I made for a friend's special birthday.  Both these cards fold flat and fit in a regular A-2 envelope.

Below is another project I was working on.  A friend wanted some teabags for her crafting, but doesn't drink tea, so I was drying out bags, and  emptying them to send to her.  Meanwhile, I will also have some tea stained paper towels for crafting. Win/win!

I promised short, and short it will be!  Thank you for stopping by to see what I am doing.
Happy T Day to the T gang.

Happy Columbus Day, too!

Monday, October 5, 2020

T Stands for Time For Another Junk Journal!

Ps. 100:5 " For the Lord is good: his mercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth to all generations." 

Good Evening!  I will try to make it to TSFT at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover this week!  I think you can find my drink references in this post! Last post, I showed you my first junk journal, now  I am still busy making junk journals.  I love the fact that you can use all this stuff I have been collecting for over 20 years in my craft room.  This time Julie Challenged us to make a mini JJ in our main September challenge.  It was to have pages with at least one double pocked and tucks, and an embellishment.  I like Junk Journals that are practical, so this one is one to write my daily craft challenges in.  

The front used some paper I have been hoarding forever, and I have two pads of this 12x12 paper and like it because of the teapots, of course.  I am getting brave and added lace.


Below is inside the cover.  I used some homemade paper for the pocket. (not by me).  And  made a tab that sticks out too, using hoarded teapot stickers.  Another challenge was to use 3 different note like paper.  I used this hoarded teapot notes!  I also used a to do note pad, and another place sticky note papers.

Below is the music page with double pockets and double tucks on each side.  This is the center on my signature book.

Most of the pages look like this with the chart on one side and the back of a chart on one side to list other challenges.  I used a teapot or teacup sticker on the back sides for decoration.

Another Challenge requirement was to use 4 different kinds of paper:  I used ledger, notebook paper, music paper, and DSP.

A page using hoarded paper and a tag from ledger paper.

I made the embellishment by decorating a extra large paperclip, and it holds my book closed.
It is 34 pages, or 68 front and back.  Mostly copy paper with my challenge charts on it.

I hope you are enjoying my journey with the junk journals. I wanted lots of writing space in this one.  I like a more clean and simple style, but am sure as I continue I will get more into it! LOL

I am not getting used to this new Blogger.  I was able to finally add the button for you to subscribe by email, but in the process lost all my followers.  I have read a little about how to fix it, but haven't had time to try anything yet.  Have any of you with Blogger had this problem?

Thanks for stopping by.  I can't tell you how much I love reading your comments, too.  Happy T Day to the T Gang!

Monday, September 21, 2020

T Stands For My First Junk Journal

Ps. 100:5 " For the Lord is good: his mercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth to all generations." 

I have been missing from the party the last few weeks because I have a one track mind.  I don't know how Elizabeth does all her posts and projects!  Anyway, I have been working on a project.

I have never done a junk journal before.  This month I am taking part in DearJulieJulie Junk Journal Challenge.  It is a stash buster challenge.  That appealed to me because I have a lot of stash to bust!

We were challenged to create a page idea, tag idea and embellishment idea for each of the letters in Stash Buster.

S scraps

T tags

A any paper pack

S strips of paper

H hoarded paper

B book pages

U unused envelopes 

S Stickers

T tools not used for a long time

E embellishments made from scratch

R recycle bin 

Here is what I made the cover from, a hoarded $ tree composition book.  I have several and don't know why.  So I watched Dear Julie's you tube on how to make a junk book cover out of it.

I had some hoarded Tuesday Morning adhesive fabric, and cut it down for the cover.

Here is the finished cover with everything in it.  It really got full with only 11 pages.  Now, some of you I am sure have made these before, but remember it is my first.  I used two signatures for only 11 pages.  I think I would use thinner paper next time, because Julie says 20 works for one signature.  Oh, and if you are like me and didn't know what a signature is, it s a group of papers sewn together.  And I didn't realize when I began but 11 page ideas using two facing pages make 44 pages! Who knew.  I had no idea what I was doing when I began this project.

The lace was hoarded from possibly a long ago garage sale, and the crocheted flower with button in the middle is off on a sweatshirt.  I have more of them.  I am always taking appliques and sewn on items off of shirts.

Inside cover: tag glued in as a pocket, has eyelets, from long unused tool.

Below on the left is the embellishment made from a book page which is also a pocket.

Below on the left is a page made from a book page with boarders and pocket added.

Since stamping is my first love, I created backgrounds with stamping on some of my pages.

As you can tell this is the center of this signature, and is the page for the unused envelope idea.On the left is a pocket, and on page on back the flap is a tuck.  On the right the flap is a tuck, and on page in back it is a pocket.

More stamping and envelopes.  Right side is stamped with tea stamps.

Tag made from hoarded Kaiser Kraft paper on the left.  On the right, flowers made from my mother's 1962 planner. Talk about hoarding!

On the right is the other half of the page made with the book page.

Left page using Any paper collection.  I had that paper for 15 years from $ Tree, and the right is using scraps and hoarded paper.

This page features the embellishment I made with a tool I haven't used in along time!  Eyelet setter!

This is my favorite page.  It features a page idea made from strips.  Those strips are the brand strips I cut off of my 12x12 scrapbook paper!  Also, on the left is a flower embellishment I die cut from glued together strips, and on the right is the tag I made with the strips. 

On the left is a tag made from scraps.  On the right a pocket with stickers, and hoarded teapot  with stickers.

Center of second signature.  
Page on the right with recycled card part.

Recycled journal pages and card part as a pocket on the right.

On left is the rest of the recycled card from page before.  On the right is a quadruple book page tag with pockets and tucks.

You see, I am still using scraps, strips, stash, and recycled items.  The quote is from an old calander.  The strip is another one from a 12x12 page. 

Maybe I should have shown you the pages before I put them in the book.  I could have used two or three posts to show all of this. Each challenge involved a page, a tag and an embellishment, but you could put them in any order you wanted, so it is difficult to see which was for which challenge after you put them together. 
I think there are enough tea references in my journal to qualify for my entry to the tea party over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great crafty week!

Monday, August 31, 2020

T Stands For 41 Projects done in 7 Days

"Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

Hello!  I missed posting last week, because it was the week of our Dare To Get Dirty Challenges on SplitcoastStampers!  We had 6 challenges a day for 7 days, one day was only 5.  I actually made 42 projects.  I ended  up with 7 Christmas cards, a baby card, a wedding/anniversary card and several of each of birthday cards, Thinking of you, praying for you and hello cards.  Also, I made a piece of jewelry and a scrapbook page and a tag.  I have already mailed out 7 of the cards.

Remember the Drunken Acrylic Technique I showed you.  Above  is a card I made with the background.

This is a close up of my Scrap page of one of my morning walks.

And another close up of one of the  cards I made and  that is already in the mail.  And this will be my ticket for T Stands For Tuesday over a Altered Book Lover hosted by our lovely hostess, Elizabeth.

Thank you for stopping by.  Happy early T Day to the T Gang.  I wish everyone a great week!

Monday, August 17, 2020

T Stands For Another New Technique!

"Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

 Hello to all!  I am in my craft room playing and discovering another new technique  It all started with a challenge this morning on SplitcoastStampers to do a Carved Wood Background. I watched a Gina K tutorial.  For step one: We were supposed to run cardstock through our die cut machine with a stencil.  Hers made a lovely impression on her cardstock.  I couldn't find the right "sandwich" to make the stencil make an impression.  So, I reverted to running my cardstock through with a snowflake embossing folder, and got the same results she got.  For step two: we were to score  lines every half inch.  I scored the lines on the side so they were raised on the same side as the snowflakes were.   Step three: We swiped ink over the panel; I used two inks on the side I used.  You could use either side.  I used the side that was indented rather than raised.  I show you both sides that I did.

Above is raised side, but I turned over and used the other side.  For one thing, I decided to use a darker color, Soft Suede.

On the above I swiped with the Soft Suede ink pad and then the Faded Jeans Distress ink pad.  Doesn't it look like carved wood?

Above, shows the Score Pal I used and the Snowflake embossing folder

I finished the card by stamping a tree and sentiment from SU! Snow Much Fun set, backing all panels with Midnight Muse before mounting on a white base.  Instead of inking up the stamp, I colored the tree and birdie with markers, then used my Misti to stamp a couple of times.  I added little red stickers for ornaments.

What do you think of this technique?  I really liked it.  I took this  photo of the card by my glass for my drink related post for Elizabeth over at T Stands For Tuesday at Altered Book Lover. We invite you on over to check the others drink related posts.  It is for our T Party every Tuesday!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful T Day!