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!  


My name is Erika. said...

That's an interesting challenge to make a kit Sharon. Your junk journal is looking great. I didn't get to as much art as I'd hoped in May either. It was just so nice to get outside and back into the swing of things. I hope you have a wonderful T day. hugs-Erika

kathyinozarks said...

Hi It was good to see what you have been working. lovely journal.
Happy T wishes Kathy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I thought that was a great amount of goodies you were able to use. I'm really impressed by all the goodies you own. And the tools, too. What got me were those fabric Brandenburg doilies. They are sold for over $5.00 each at Mrs. O'Leary's and you got TWO for a quarter, Lucky you. I am in awe of your incredible junk journal. Yours is more like product journal (grin). And that card you made is fabulous. Thank you beyond belief for sharing this journal and card with us for T this almost Tuesday.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I forgot to mention how sorry I was that your husband fell on his birthday and broke his hip. I hope he is getting physical therapy so he doesn't louse mobility.

Iris Flavia said...

Interesting tool! Wow, so many interesting things!
And great T-quote.
Oh. Luck in no luck with your Hubby. No complaining, LOL ;-) Just like "mine".
Happy T-Day.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, your journal is FABULOUS!!!! I'm speechless! Well done indeed! Sorry your husband had a nasty fall but glad to hear he's recovering well and not moaning. Hope he's soon completely restored to health! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

I was wondering how you would be able to use all that stuff for the journal! Well, done. It's fabulous! Your card is adorable and so perfect for today. I hope your husband continues on the road to recovery. Happy T Day

Divers and Sundry said...

I like that opening Psalm verse. A helpful reminder on what to focus on.

The junk journal is so pretty, and it sounds like you enjoyed making it. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's fall and surgery but am happy to hear his recovery is going well.

Happy T Tuesday!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, such a beautiful journal! I loved seeing all the materials and how you transformed the pages - amazing 😁. Happy June and T Day! Hugs, Jo x

J said...

Sharon, lovely to see you and I’m pleased to hear DH is recovering we,l. Your junk journal is lovely, so much work, making the kit too, finding all the supplies you need, I would be hopeless as I always change my mind half way though, LOL
A perfect card for the Tparty too
Take care Dharon
Hugs, jan

nwilliams6 said...

Sharon so sorry to hear of your husband's fall. He sounds like a fabulous guy not to complain! I would be a complainer most likely. Hope he continues to heal well.

Your journal is beautiful and the of course the tea page is my favorite. Lots and lots of cool stuff on these pages! I know you enjoyed it.

Happy T-day. Hugz

Lisca said...

Wow you had some fun with that junk journal. It's amazing what nice things you can make from things that you just have lying about.
The card is beautiful. And so fitting for the T-Party.
Happy T-Day,

Mae Travels said...

Packing for any reason is a challenge — this is a new one to me. Just packing clothing for a trip is enough of a challenge to me.

Best... mae at

Darla said...

I never thougoht of making a junk journal kit. I think it would take me as long to choose kit parts as it would to make the journal. You must have an organized craft area. The journal was a lot of fun to look through.

Jayne said...

Sharon your journal is beautiful and I so wish I could get into making one as I know it would be great to out kits together for when we travel in our RV. You chose so wisely and so many things. I feel inspired to watch the videos again. I’m glad Larry is doing ok and you had your family with you to help. Sending hugs from Oz. Jx

DVArtist said...

Wow this is fabulous. I love seeing all that you did. Have a nice day.

Aracelli Merla said...

Wow, Sharon, call me impressed! I am amazed at how you deal with everything at once and accomplish success. You are an amazing, talented, and creative lady with an exceptionally wonderful soul. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your journal is fabulous- I love all of the pages and seeing what you pack for your adventure : ) You know I love tea, so really love your tea page!!! So beautifully done!