Monday, May 31, 2021

T Stands For What Happened to May?

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

What happened to May?

I have been busy this month, but not so much crafting.  I thought I would post the Junk Journal I made before May got exciting,  for JulieDearJulie May Challenge to make a kit.  We were challenged to make up a kit, like we would be taking it with us and crafting on the go.  We could have a binding kit, free items:  adhesives, scissors, paper cutter, paper punch, and an ink pad, two tools, & choose a Julie Digital, a paper pad, 14 items or packages of items, & 14 embellishments.  Then we had 14 element challenges.

So, here is my kit: 

The digital I chose, some printed on vellum, leger paper, cardstock & copy paper

My paper pad in my stash forever!  8x 11"

The book I took apart is one of my 14 items.  I used pages for some of my papers and the cover for my cover.
I removed some of the pages from the stitching so I could put them in my book, whole.

some other of my 14 items, 1.  fabric doilies, 2. package of stencils, 3. bling from $ tree, 4. paper doilies, 5. lace , 6. fabric, 7. TH ephemera, 8. $ tree stickers,  9. cross stickers, 10. trim bundle. 11. my book above

two tools: punch board with corner rounder and envelope maker & flower punch

my scissors,  hole punch, adhesives, paper cutter, & my choice of ink

binding kit, needles, thread, graph paper, paper clips (then we could use paper clips in our book for altered paperclips).

last three items of 14: stickers, blending tool, butterfly punch

14 embellishments: bulb pins, charm, paper clip, pockets, frame, antique stationary, die cut cross, die cut word, brads, flowers.  

Here is my finished Journal with the 14 elements included; tags, pockets, flips, border tucks, etc.  Although, I thought I didn't have enough items being restricted to just these items, in the end, I had a difficult time using everything.

I just did one signature for a total of 60 pages: 15 2 page spreads back and front.

Some favorite pages:

Fabric flip with paper stack under for journaling on left side & Right side is card on flip, when open you see the cross in a frame, and there is journaling space.  Photo of under is below a couple of photos.

pockets in center of signature :  Each side has fancy fold with 3 pockets for lots of places to keep tags, or little journaling booklets.

This is what is under the girl a few photos up.  I couldn't get it in the right place. 
When you open it, there is the journaling stack and the cross.

pages showing how I sponged all the pages with ink and did stenciling.  A Belly band on left, one of our challenge elements and one of out tags we were to make.

another page showing how I used the journal pages  Gives me journaling room.

digital printed on vellum opposite one of my journal pages from the book I used.  I covered 2017 and dates with stickers, and paper strips.

digital printed on vellum

showing pocket with tri page wallet

showing altered paperclip and page with lace edging.
I know it looks like I shared the whole book, but honestly, just a few pages.  😀  I have become addicted to making these Junk Journals, and am already looking forward to June's challenge.  We will find out the details tomorrow on Dearjuliejulie Junk Journal Everyday on You Tube.  Come join us! 

I think I will join Bleubeard & Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday, where we get together, share a drink in our post and share what we are doing.
Here is my ticket to the Tea party.  I may have shared this already; it is a card I made in January. 

  We have had an exciting month  here.  My husband, bless his heart, fell on his birthday, and broke his hip and had to have emergency hip replacement surgery.  Thankfully, that is all that was wrong, no heart attack or stroke.  And he has been recovering quite nicely.  He doesn't complain or whine, like I am sure I would! LOL 

Thanks for stopping by!  

Monday, May 3, 2021

T Stands For Time for TSFT

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

 Good evening!  It is time for another TSFT post, which is when we link up with Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover with a drink related post.  We post sometimes on Monday evening because some of our bloggers are already on Tuesday.  So here I sit doing my blog post tonight, with my water and watching Hallmark on my iPad while doing it.  Love Aurora Teagarden Mysteries.

 I thought I would share some photos of my April Junk Journal.  I am already using it.  I made it to be my challenge journal, to keep track of all my challenges, and birthdays and anniversaries for about a four month period.  Hopefully it will keep me on track.

68 pages back and front, one signature, soft cover

Inside Front

Pocket on left made with collaged book page & journaling space.  Right side is a belly band with a list of my challenges under it.

On the left a challenge chart for the challenges on Splitcoaststampers.  On right another up and down belly band made of collaged book pages.

This is how I will use the book.  Most of the pages are my charts and journaling pages, where I will list birthdays and cards I need to send.  I lightly stenciled these pages.

I made some pages places where I could write prayer requests.

Center of signature with pockets for floating book marks or tags.  The one is a tag with lots of journaling space in it made of collaged book pages.

Vellum envelope , the one you get stamps in at the post office.

I put a collaged book page on here and made it a full page pocket.

Inside back with pocket.

The paper pad I chose for the challenge.

For the challenge we were to collage on book pages and use those for our elements.  We were to use at least six inches of each size we made.  The rest will be for other junk journals.  We collaged 8 each of tags, pockets, and many other items and were to use at least of the items in our journal.

The digi set of Julie's that I chose for the challenge.  I got this set when I finished one of her other challenges.

Sorry for the long post, but thought you might enjoy seeing my latest junk journal.   Dearjuliejulie Junk Journal Everyday is on YouTube, and has a Facebook Challenge group each month.  I am afraid I am addicted to making them.  I have made them for gifts and for my own personal use.  I have to admit, I enjoy carrying this one around and writing in it. :)

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will stop over and see what the others over at Altered Book Lover are doing this T Stands For Tuesday.
Have a great week!