Saturday, July 28, 2018

Window Envelopes for junk journals

I know, it's been awhile. This has been fair week and i feel like i've been running around a lot more than usual. I just want to be home crafting. lol
I still have the sewing machine out and going. lol. Check out my quilted window envelopes for junk journals that i've made. I just started a junk journal that looks really old in remembrance of my Grandmother who lived to be 100 years old. I have so many fond memories of her and so many things that she taught me when i was little.

I distressed regular envelopes for these and then added a die cut window to a distressed index card, printed my quilted/fall  image onto vellum and then placed  a book page behind that. Sewed along all four edges using a zig zag stitch and brown thread and glued down to envelope face.


Creative knockouts #256 Sew it up 8C 1/2
Crafting by Designs ATG (1/3)
Crafty Creations #371 ATG (1/2)
Creative Moments #149 ATG (1/3)
Simon Says Wednesday #52 ATG (1/5)
Create and Makes #23 ATG (1/3)
Unicorn Challenge #34 Stitching (2/3)
Artistic Inspirations #205 ATG (1/3)

Have a great day and weekend!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christmas in July Challenge and Blog Hop Celebrating our 175th Challenge!

You should have hopped here from  Ina Grehan's Blog

Welcome to our huge blog hop and celebration of Send A Smile 4 Kids’ 175th Challenge! The theme of our blog hop is Christmas in July 4 Kids because it is never too early to start making holiday cards for all the kids in the many children’s hospitals we now serve. We would love for each child to receive a holiday card as well as be able to pick some for special medical staff or loved ones they are missing during the holiday season.  

We have 16 stops in the blog hop and at each stop you have one or two chances at winning just by leaving a comment. You can also earn a chance to win a prize by commenting on the blog post on our SAS4Kids blog and also by entering the Christmas in July challenge which starts July 21st and runs through August 3rd at noon.

Here is a list of all our wonderful sponsors and the prizes that you could win: The one hightlighted in Red is the one that you could win from commenting on my blog. Well worth it, Right?

Kitchen Sink Stamps $25 gift certificate
 Sparkle N Sprinkle  $5 gift code
Fred She Said $10 gift certificate
 Motion Crafts by Uchi's Designs 3 prize packages each with 1 die set and 1 stamp set $35 value each 
Bugaboo $12 gift code 
Tonic Studios- Tonic Studios Paper Trimmer 
 Stampendous Five prizes: CRS5101/DCS5010 Rose Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, CRS5067/DCS5067 Hydrangea Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set, DCP1007 Build a Wreath Cutting Dies Set, DCP1008 Pop Up Stages Cutting Dies Set 
Paper Nest Dolls Two prizes of 3 digis each of the winner's choice plus one free digi for a commenter on each blog that uses a Paper Nest Dolls image
 Doodles Paper Playground Four prizes of one package of Fairy Dust Sparkle Blends sequin mixes White Rose Crafts  Gorjuss Tweed Craft Card Compendium (makes 24 cards - retails at $16.99)
Dies R Us $15 gift code
Cheapo Dies (owned by an American I know) $15 gift code
 All Dressed Up Stamps - two digital stamps
Janet Bailey - two Stampin' up Party Panda Stamp Sets 

Here are the rules for this blog hop:

**You do not need to comment on every stop of the blog hop to have a chance to win a prize. One comment on any of the blogs or on the main SAS4Kids blogpost qualifies you to win one of the prizes on that blog. If you leave a comment on each stop, you will have earned 16 chances to win a prize, and if you enter a card in the Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge, you will also earn a chance to win one of 8 random prizes there. 

**You MUST have an USA mailing address to qualify to win any of the prizes. We apologize to any of our readers outside of the USA, but this is a requirement to win any of the prizes in this blog hop and in the Christmas in July challenge. 

**The blog hop will start July 21st at 8:00 a.m. CST and continue until July 31st at midnight CST. When the blog hop is done, all the winners will be drawn randomly from the commenters on each blog and on the main blog, and announced on the SAS4Kids blog on August 4th and on each individual blog. If your name is listed as a winner, you must contact Karen at BEFORE August 18th at midnight CST with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS. If you do not contact Karen before August 18th at midnight CST, your prize will be forfeited. 

**The Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge at SAS4Kids will run from July 21st until August 3rd at Noon CST (as is typical of our two week challenges.) You can qualify for one of 8 prizes by entering a Christmas or holiday card appropriate for a child following the rules of all of our challenges found in the page above. The prizes will be awarded by random drawing and announced with the rest of the winners on August 4th on our blog. 

We are so happy to have some of the volunteers who collect and distribute cards to our many children’s hospitals as well as some TEAM SAS alumni and previous Top Three winners join the SAS4Kids TEAM SAS in this blog hop!  

Deonna Bemish -You are Here:

I used Paper Nest Dolls- Tree Dress Avery for my project: Which means, one person who leaves a comment could be the lucky winner of a digi. also.

Thank you so much for supporting Send a Smile 4 Kids and our wonderful sponsors of this blog hop. Good luck in the drawings! Leave a comment here and hop for more chances at many prizes.


Happy Hopping!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Look at my pockets for junk journals

Look at What i've made with Index cards, vellum and book pages. 
I watched another youtube video by Tracie Fox Love and was inspired to make these Window Index card pockets for my upcoming junk journals. I love,love,love these. So much fun to make and so beautiful to look at. lol. I'm really liking that grungy Distress oxide look. They all open as a pocket on the very top.

Supplies used to Create

Book pages
index cards
dies of various sorts
digital image from Graphics Fairy and from my own scanned quilts, embroidery
Distress oxide ink in various colors including; Vintage photo, Candied Apple, Peacock feathers
Sewing machine


Craftaholics R Us #29 ATG (1/3)
Crafting by Designs ATG (1/3)
Creative Moments #148 ATG (3/3)
Paperminutes #546 Anything but a card
Tuesday Throwdown #401 Stitching
Unicorn #34 Stitching (1/3)
Artistic Inspirations #204 ATG (3/3)

Crafting from the Heart #215 ATG (2/3)

Pammies Inky Pinkies 1828 ATG (2/3)

Enjoy your weekend! Our County Fair Starts with the parade tonight. My son is showing a pig in the fair this year so that should be fun to watch.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Junk journal paperclips

Okay, today i thought that i would share some of my decorated paperclips that i made for my fishing journal, Christmas journal and my daughters college journal. My daughter brought her journal home so that we could work on embellishing hers. She has decided to start flying this next semester to be a pilot in the future instead of an air traffic controller so i thought that this stamped Airplane clip would be perfect for her change. These i made to hold down corner flaps within my junk journals.

Tim Holtz papers cut up and distressed

Papertrey ink stamp, stamped onto Tim Holtz definition card and stars added.

Tim Holtz papers Cut and distressed with Vintage photo oxide ink, stamp cut out from Graphic 45 paper, cotton mesh, string bow and bling center.
Poinsettia applique' 
fun fur

Tim Holtz paper
package applique'
small tag from LOTV
Distress ink

Artistic Inspirations #204 ATG (2/3)
Crafting from the Heart #215 ATG (1/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1828 ATG (1/3)
Crafting by Designs ATG (2/3)
Crafty Creations #370 ATG (2/2)
Creative Moments #148 ATG (2/3)
Pause Dream Enjoy #28 ATG (2/3)
A Perfect time to Craft  #7 ATG (2/3)
Crafts Galore Encore ATG July (2/3)
Crafty Girls Creations #49 ATG (2/3)
Jo's Scrap Shack #242 ATG (1/3)

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Peter Rabbit Junk journal

Finally finished with my County Fair Entry for open class this year. I'm Entering my "Peter Rabbit" Junk journal this year. This would make a fantastic Baby book or just a fun memory book for anyone who loves Peter Rabbit. It was so much fun to make. Much of the Ephemera, either i purchased from Vectoria Designs on etsy, Digital Club Collage or i found for free on Pinterest. Just to forewarn you, this is a photo heavy post. lol.

150+ Pages total, 50 per signature (counting both sides)
3 signatures
Sewn in
Cloth and lace cover over sewing
Napkin Decoupage
Stenciled Modeling paste front cover

Handmade Charm dangle through eyelet
Domino Art
Bottlecap art

Paperclip and Chain closure

2 Snippet tags from lace edges on hand dyed papers

Printables found on pinterest

Pages from old Peter Rabbit book
Flip up journaling place on left with time card slide

Paper Pocket with punched edger and tag

Tuck Spot with Envelope, bookmark and tag

Another flip journaling open space with ticket stamped with a rabbit head rubber stamp from Decorated envelope with Fiskars Corner punch, doily, hymnal pages and lace.

Tim Holtz die- Slot Thinlit die
Peter rabbit Ticket and Library Card Ephemera- Digital Club Collage
Vectoria designs- Admit one ticket
Graph Paper

Postcard and Scrapbook elements- Vectoria's

Paper and mini envelope- Vectoria's
Hand decorated tickets

Rubber stamps- All Night Media
Domino Art-

Rubber Stamp Art-Hampton art Graphic 45 rabbit
Ticket Row art
Fun Fur

Handmade Paperclip art
Vectoria- Admit one ticket and paper
Rubber Stamp- All Night Media

Recipe card booklet
flip out journaling paper

Vectoria Designs background paper, ticket
Handmade paperclip banner, ticket
tuck spot with lace, trim, book pages
tag tucked behind 

Paper doily
sticker art

Dictionary page with "Rabbit" Definition.

Another handmade ticket made with rubber stamp saying the story ends attached to the back of the book with a bulb pin.


Crafting by Designs ATG (1/3)
Crafty Creations #370 ATG (1/2)
Creative Moments #148 ATG (1/3)
Pause Dream Enjoy #28 ATG (1/3)
A Perfect time to Craft  #7 ATG (1/3)
Crafts Galore Encore ATG July (1/3)
Crafty Girls Creations #49 ATG (1/3)
Mini Album Makers ATG July

Artistic Inspirations #204 ATG (1/3)
Crafting from the heart #214 ATG (1/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1827 ATG (1/3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #85 ATG (3/3)
The Corrosive The Corrosive #7 ATG (1/3)
We Love to Create #10 ATG/Mixed Media 

Have a Great day Everyone!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Another Birthday Card

A while back i was obsessed with Alcohol ink backgrounds and made several of them up for future use. I just bought the frame punch board and started using the backgrounds to make these frames.

Alcohol ink frame
Rubber stamp-Stampavie- "Cheeky Boy" by Penny Johnson
Sentiment- Stampin'up
Colored With Waterbased pens
Navy Blue cardstock


 Crafting by Designs July ATG (2/3)
Crafty Creations #369 ATG (2/2)
The Crafty Addicts #50 ATG/Pets (2/3) Gold fish
Everybody Art #428 Birthday
Crafting from the Heart #213 ATG (2/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1826 ATG (2/3)
Dare 2B Artsy Birthday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #85 ATG (2/3)
The Corrosive #6 ATG (2/3)
4 Crafty Chicks #410 Birthday
Crafting With Friends #71 ATG (1/3)
Crafty Catz #424 ATG W/Summer fun (1/3)
Jo's Scrap Shack #242 ATG (1/3)
Simply Create Too No Patterned Paper (1/3)

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Busy, Busy, Busy

Sorry everyone for the few posts that i've had lately. I've been working on 5, yes 5 junk journals and i've been "Junkin". I'm considering selling on etsy. I love to Goodwill/Thrift shop for vintage paper misc... and i'm starting to accumulate quite a bit. I also love to make junk journals so why not sell them? 

I have a card to share today with all of you.
I watercolored this cow awhile back and now i've made a card out of it for my friend. Her husband has many heads of cattle and she always likes different things with cows on them.
Take a look

 I drew and painted the cow on 140# Watercolor paper
Blue Cardstock
watercolor stamped background


 Crafting by Designs July ATG (1/3)
Crafty Creations #369 ATG (1/2)
Sunny Day Crafting #26 ATG (1/3)
The Crafty Addicts #50 ATG/Pets (1/3)
Create and Makes #22 ATG (1/3)
Everybody Art #428 Birthday
Crafting from the Heart #213 ATG (1/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1826 ATG (1/3)
Dare 2B Artsy Birthday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #85 ATG (1/3)
The Corrosive #6 ATG (1/3)
4 Crafty Chicks #410 Birthday

Have a Wonderful Day!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Through the Craft Room Door Magazine Publication- July-August Edition

The July-August 2018 Edition of Through the Craft Room Door Magazine is now available in the Subscribers Only Area of the Website.

Our theme this month is Elephants, Clover/Shamrocks and Candy and we have lots of inspiration pieces from some of the Designers as well as many awesome tutorials for your creative pleasure like how to make a tote using a digital image, Birds from recycled plastic packaging and stamping with bleach just to name a few!

Our awesome and talented Featured Digi Artist is Pattie Gomez of Patties Creations. Her talented team of ladies have created some lovely cards to share with us.

Our Special Challenge on the Website is a sketch challenge. Come check out the great inspiration from the Design team and play along! Please note: this challenge is open to ALL members of the Through the Craft Room Door, but you must be a member of the special challenges group to play along for a chance to win a gift card to

If you are not a current subscriber and interested in subscribing, fees for 6 bi-monthly issues is $18.00 for first time subscribers. This gives you access to current and 24 months of back issues. Renewing fee after the first year is $12.00 with discount refunded once payment is confirmed. To sign up, just visit and click on the Magazine Subscription tab or if you have questions, please contact Cara at