Monday, October 8, 2018

Finally Sharing something

Well, I'm sorry for not posting for so long but, I have been working on a Scrapbook for a friend. It's a paid job and I'm really excited to actually get paid for a job. I want it to be wonderful so, I've been working hard on it. I'm almost finished with 36 scrapbook pages.
Today, I have a card to share using my Art Impressions watercolor stamps.  

Art Impressions stamps
Canon Watercolor paper

A Bit more time to craft #77 ATG (1/3)
A Perfect time to Craft Oct. ATG (1/3)
Crafts Galore Encore #56 ATG (1/3)
DL Art Oct. linky
The Happy Craft ATG Oct (1/3)
Happy Little stampers Watercolour ATG
Pause, Dream Enjoy October Cards
The Creative Crafters #8 ATG (1/3)
613 Avenue #214 ATG (1/8)
Crazy 4 #455 ATG 1-
Di's Digi Designs Include Pumpkins

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A book of Memories of my Grandma Query- Handmade

Congratulations Mindy~ you have the winning bid. I will contact you to  make arrangements on payment and delivery

This post will remain at the top until the silent auction ends

Well once again i've been inspired by Youtube. lol I found a couple of ladies who make beautiful junk journal albums using material, papers, fibers etc.... and thought of my Grandmother immediately. If you also would like to watch their video's go to youtube and look up Kay Comer and Jenny Miller. My Grandma lived to be 100 years old and i have many fond memories of staying at her house and some of the things that she taught me along the way. Of Course, i couldn't fit all of them in one book but it brought back many things that i'm grateful for her for.  I still have some in my head but there wasn't enough room in this 8 x 8 book with 16 pages total. I bound it with Book rings and added fabric strips to them. Most of the Pages were made with paper sacks and old quilts or textiles that i found at thrift stores etc...and yes i actually did some sewing using the zig zag stitch on my machine.
Most of the quotes, poems etc.. i found on pinterest. The majority of the buttons, spool of thread and safety pins used were my Grandmothers that i had. Some of the base page photo's were some of the quilts that she had made that i took the photo of and printed to use. I also added several "Mini books" with some blank pages for stories that someone else might like to add. The photo's i got from my Aunt Patty. She had them stored on her computer and sent them to me so i could print them off. 

Take A Look down memory lane with me. I'm not posting all of the pages in this journal because I've decided to have a silent auction for my family and something needs to be a surprise. lol. I was considering giving this journal away and then I thought, let's have some fun and let everyone in my family have a chance at it.  

Here is the link for the youtube video if you would like to take a better look.

Mindy Q Has the bid at $120 as of 7:30p 10/02

All Everly/Query family members may bid on this journal. Send me your bid at: 

thank you!

Monday, September 24, 2018

A new Water colored Halloween card share

I love to watercolor with markers and I've been practicing again. It is funny how that works. You take a break and come back to try again and you're better than before. lol.
I bought this stamp set from Art Impressions a couple of months ago. It is actually a Tri-fold card stamp set, but in this case, I just used one of the stamps.

Haunted House TF


Art Impressions- #241 Circle Elements (1/2)
Dragonfly Dreams ATG September (3/3)
Heartful Stamping ATG with a stamp
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #90 ATG (1/3)
AllSorts #486 Use Water- watercolored (1/3)
Crafter's Castle  #9 ATG with Halloween (1/3)
Hiding in my Craft Room #271 Any Holiday 1-
QKR Stampede #314 ATG
Aud Sentiments #212 Fall plus Sentiment (1/5)
DL Art Sept Linky ATG

Have a Great Day!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Finally finished with my Spooktacular junk journal

I just love Halloween! It's one of my favorite crafty Holidays. Take a peek at my newest completed junk journal. 
This journal is 5" x 7" book with a 4" spine
3 signatures (Witches, creatures, Death)
Closure- Seam Binding and eyelet
Mixed media cover
metal corner filigree

 Front Cover

Spine with 3 sewn in signatures
Eyelet with Split ring
Mini Book Dangle Found here at My Porch Prints".
Hanging dangle with charms etc...

Seam Binding closure

1st Signature- "Witches"

2nd Signature- Creatures

3rd Signature- Dem Bones- Death

Tuck Spot in the back cover


A Bit more time to craft #76 ATG (1/3)
A Inky Mess #23 ATG (1/3)
A Perfect time to craft ATG (1/3)
Altered Eclectics ATG (1/3)
Crafty Girls Creations #50 ATG (1/3)
DL Art Sept Linky ATG
Mini Album Makers ATG for September
Not Just Cards ATG
Rhedd's Creative Spirit Sept. ATG MM (1/3) 20C
Brown Sugar #282 All Creatures great and small (1/3)

I'm hoping to open an etsy store soon to sell this journal if anyone is interested.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Folded Journaling papers for junk journals

I know these are very simple looking folded papers but they will look beautiful in junk journals. 
Of course, i used the We R Memory keeper board to make the tab on the top and then folded it over to use as a tab. I used some of my hand painted flat buttons as a closure on the first two.

This third one i used my new snap closure. I bought a lot of these snaps from the goodwill a few weeks back and now my job is to find crafty ways to use them in junk journals. This could be fun. lol.

Thank you for stopping by to see what I've been up to.  I'm going to start posting often again soon. I've just been in a slump lately. I guess I really needed a break.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Look at these spooky mini books that i found

While Trolling around on Etsy the other day I found the perfect little Halloween Booklets that I could purchase and print. I want to use these books as dangles on my Halloween junk journals so I added the chain and clasps. Oh how cute will these be. Since i've taken the photo, i added some cute confetti spiders to the fronts also.

The Etsy shop that I purchased these from is called "My Porch Prints". I've been looking for something like this for a long time so you can imagine how excited that i was to find them.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a look.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Loving these little booklets for junk journals

I made these booklets for pockets in my junk journals.
They are made of designer paper folded in half and then the corners rounded on the right. Distress inked around the borders with Vintage photo distress ink. Used my Stampin' up puch for the tabs on these.
These are a couple of booklets ( of many ) that i made. Graphic of the birds i believe is from a Tim Holtz ephemera pack that i had
The paper on the Right is from a Tim Holtz stack and then i just added a sticker crow that i had in my stash.
Added an eyelet to the tab and used a bulb pin with charm for a dangle. Sewed a couple of coffee dyed paper to the center of the book for journaling.

Unicorn #36 Add a charm (1/3)
Crafting from the Heart #219 ATG (1/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1836 ATG (1/3)
613 Avenue #213 ATG ( 3/8)

Dragonfly Dreams  September ATG (3/3)
DL Art ATG Sept Linky party
Create and Inspire #77 ATG (1/3)
Create with TLC Sept. ATG 
Not just Cards Sept. ATG

Have a great week

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Concertina folds for Junk journals

All that I can say is WOW. I found another lady on youtube who came up with some fantastic Junk Journal ideas. I absolutely love these Concertina tied journal embellishments by Gi Kerr. She has an entire tutorial on how to make them and it is worth watching.
The butterfly is from iralamijashop on etsy
The background paper is Tim Holtz Wallpaper
Coffee dyed Seam Binding closure
Distress ink in Vintage photo


Heart shape
Creepy cloth
Trim from stash
Coffee dyed paper for writing surface on the inside.

On this one I used my air dry clay and molds to make the Heart and the flourish border.
pink lace
Coffee dyed trim


The Corrosive #8 ATG (3/3)
A bit more time to craft #75 ATG (3/3)
Crafts Galore Encore Sept. #55 ATG (3/3)
Love to Craft Sept. ATG (3/3)
The Creative Crafters #7 ATG (3/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1835 ATG (2/3)
Artistic Inspirations #206 ATG (2/3)
Crafting from the Heart #218 ATG (2/3)
613 Avenue #213 ATG (2/8)
Dragonfly Dreams  September ATG (2/3)

Have a great day

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Pockets, Pockets and more pockets

Hi Everyone, Today I want to share some of the book page pockets that I made and decorated. I just love all of the pink and the snippet tags added to the first one. Plenty of lace and decorative paper with a whole lotta embellishments. 

Book page base
Butterfly print out from iralamijashop
Background stamp- Script
safety pin holding snippet tag

Inside view
Printable from pinterest
We R Memory Keepers frame board frame
Tab punch- STampin'up

Printable heart from iralamijashop
book paper base
Snippet with safety pin
Hanging lace piece
fabric strip bow
Background stamp- Script
brown Archival ink


Dare 2B Artsy September- Favorite Color- one of my favorite colors is Pink. It's just so bright and happy color.
The Corrosive #8 ATG (2/3)
A bit more time to craft #75 ATG (2/3)
Crafts Galore Encore Sept. #55 ATG (2/3)
Love to Craft Sept. ATG (2/3)
The Creative Crafters #7 ATG (2/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1835 ATG (1/3)
Artistic Inspirations #206 ATG (1/3)
Crafting from the Heart #218 ATG (1/3)
Simon Says Stamp Stamp on it (1/5)
613 Avenue #213 ATG (1/8)
Dragonfly Dreams  September ATG (1/3)

Have a great Tuesday