Thursday, 3 September 2015

Marina's August DT for the Junk Journal Junkies Group on Facebook

Hello Everyone, I wanted to share what I worked on for the month of August! I used the Kaiser Kraft, On Stage paper collection. I was able to implement the stamps and the dies that came with the collection as well. This journal was a step outside of my norm, so it was so fun to explore what I could do with it. I love how it turned out, hopefully you will enjoy it too. Here's a few photos and a link to a full flip through! Tell me what you guy's think!

Huge Thank you to Yvonne, and the amazing JJJ group for the never ending inspiration!

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Inspirational Junk journal junkies

Hey Everyone ! 
Hope your all having a great day and looking forward to the weekend ! 
I would like to share some You tuber's  with you today. 
these ladies are wonderful crafter's and so helpful in journal making, they also make many other crafts, so check out their channels... I have linked each of there channels in their descriptions below.

Cheryl Brown : YT channel is Deligirl1961
Cheryl is so sweet, a great creator of many crafts, Cheryl is also fabulous at mixed media in her journals and embellishments, Cheryl has some amazing  journals, great tutorials ... If you haven't already subscribed to her channel then pop on over and sub now! 

Irene Brazil : YT channel is Craftyirina
Irene is full of wonderful idea's for so many styles of crafting, she dabbles in many craft's from card making, pocket letters, embellishments, junk journals, favors for special occasions ... the list is long ! so please go check out her channel 

Wenche Birkeland : YT channel is
Wenche makes beautiful journals , she thinks outside the box when she creates journals, her techniques are amazing and a must see ! so go check her out !! 

Denise is a fabulous creator of journals, they are filled with lots of beautiful papers & embellishments, she is a must to have on your Subbie list !! 

Go check out these ladies now you will not be disappointment ! 

Thanks for stopping by :) 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Giveaway! On YT Practice Makes Pretty

Hi Everyone! 
Hope your all well and busy creating ! 
Today I want to share some news with you all, Densie Saiz who is practice makes pretty on You Tube is having a giveaway to celebrate reaching 1000 subbies, so jog on over to Denise's channel and check out her wonderful journals and see the requirements for the Giveaway... 

Thanks for stopping by :) 

Friday, 10 July 2015

Marina's DT for the Junk Journal Junkies Group on Facebook

Hi Everyone 
I want to share Marina's Junk journal she made for the Design team for junk journal junkies 
Marina  used Prima's Archivist papers , journaling note cards  and stamps, below are some photo's of the Journal and also a link to Marina's Video please go check it out ...

See a full flip through of the Journal by clicking on the link below 
Thank for stopping by :) 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Rachel Doohen

Hi Everyone ! 
Today I would like to share one of our junk journal junkie with you all, most of you probably know this lady, her name is Rachel Doohen ( rachel jazzycreation on YT  ) 
Rachel makes amazing journals, she also has an Etsy store, You tube channel, Blog and a FB page, 
Rachel sells a selection of journaling supplies, handmade journals and tutorials on her Etsy so go check it out ! 
Below are all the links of places to find Rachel so go and check them out 

You Tube 
Facebook Page 

Thanks for stopping by 

Junk Journal Junkies Design Team Announcement

Hi everyone ! 
I haven't posted in a few weeks life has been very busy !
hopefully with the next 2 month of school holidays i will have more to share some interests with you all 
Today I would like to announce that Marina Wilson will be doing monthly Design team projects for the blog and the main jjj group, this will give some inspiration all round marina's work is amazing and she has a talent for making JJ's amongst other craft projects. 
For the month of July marina will be using papers from Prima called The Archivist I am so looking forward to seeing what marina comes up with :)
you can follow marina on the follows links ... so please check them out 
You Tube channel 
Etsy store 

below are some images from marina Etsy store where she has her Junk journal for sale 

Thanks for stopping by 

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Member Share

Hi Everyone 
Today I am going to share some detail;s about one of our members...
Her name is Denise Siaz and she makes wonderful journals, mini albums and other paper crafts...
Denise has a real passion for making Journals, she has a unique style, she is very inspiring, shares her ideas and creations with us all and i have to say she is a pleasure to listen to in her Video's, she is funny and bubbly !  
 Below are places where you can find Denise, you can also find her running wild in hobby lobby's  all over town looking for Tim Holtz Die's lol

Denise will be holding a 1000 subbie give away soon on her YT channel so if you aren't already a subscriber then hop on over

Denise also has an Etsy store where she sellers her Journals, tags and ephemera....

Denise has just started a brand new facebook  page hop on over and click '' LIKE ''

Below are some pictures of journal Denise has made 

Thanks for stopping by 

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Creative Team guest designer call‏

Hi Everyone 
I Hope you are all having a Great Day! 
Pocket letter people, this one's for you!

Debbie at Ephemera's Vintage Garden is looking for guest designers for the summer, to feature the pocket letter/ATC printables in her Etsy shop. The designers should have a YouTube channel to show their creations. They will be given 2 to 3 printables to work with over a few months' time. Here are the ATC's you could be working with:

If interested, contact Debbie through Facebook:

Friday, 5 June 2015

Winners of the GiveAway

Hi All
Thank you all for taking part in the 1 year Give away on JJJ facebook group

I would like to thank everyone involved, The members who with out you all we wouldn't have a group !
 Admin who i wouldn't be able to Run this group without, your all brilliant !
To everyone who has kindly donated prizes for this Giveaway your all just right up there with the Best ! 
Video of winners
Below are the winners and what items they have won

please make contact and provide your postal details to those you have won from ... 
winners are ...
Diane Perin Hock you have won Lori's JJ
Duane Marshall you have won  Debbie Booket Ketcham's JJ
Yolanda Michelle you have won Andrea Bourkes Ephemera pack
Mychelle McDonald you have won Ruth Nelson JJ
Denise Saiz You Have won Aly Commons JJ
Cindy Ressler You have won Yvonne whites ( ME ) JJ
Ann Werner you have won Nikki Storer's Ephemera pack ( I have that prize here )
Rachel Odom you won Anne Middendorf Millions Pocket letter
Sandra Toinspireart you won Melanie Barnes JJ

The follwing people have won digital Journal Kits from Ephemera's Vintage Garden
please Contact Debbie Anne Parent on Facebook to collect your prize.
Dolores DeLuise  & Amy Chan

The Following people have won Digital kits from Daisy Collins ( Tsunami Rose Designs )
please contact daisy Collins on Facebook to collect your prize.
Linda lemieux ,  Jill Anne Mick ,  Kelly Malaika,  Brenda Hupke Descoteau , Elizabeth Weaver. 

The Following people have won Digital kits from karen Higgins
Please contact karen Higgins on Facebook to collect your prize 
Vicki Hansford , Janet Rogan  , Terry Hodgdon 

The final Prize is from Fernli Designs this prize is ready to go please contact Lous Crafy heaven on 
The winner is  .... Beverly Dunn Aio

Have a Great day !!

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Freebies, Giveaways, sales, Swaps & New printable Kits !

Hi All 

I hope everyone is doing well this week ...

I have a few things i would like to share with you all 

On The Group
First of all there are some New Swaps up on the main JJJ group for July & August ... A Vintage sewing Junk journal , Uptown Funky Junk Journal .. We also have  3 swaps ending this month to view all Swaps click >

Sue Olson  
one of our members has reached 500 Subbies on Youtube her name is the '' Innkeeper ''  she is celebrating with a Giveaway, please pop over to her Channel Subscribe if you aren't already and take part in her Giveaway, all Information for the Giveaway is on her Video ... check it out >

Etsy Sale 
An etsy seller I use is having a 75% sale on all digital collage sheets ! if your a printable junkie then go check the shop out ! 

Free Vintage Graphics 
Megan Berry has lots of beautiful free graphics that you can use in your projects, she can be found on her blog >  and you can also find her on Pinterest >

 Well that's all for today Folks !

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Smashin' Art Writing Journal challenge! Starts June 1st

Hi All 
just a quick short post for you all 
If you are into art journal or would like to have a go at smash Art journaling 
Jami ( poet spice on YT ) is starting  a challenge from the 1st June 
the link is below if you wish to find out more 
Warning!  Jami is Funny, witty, Talented and  addictive lol 

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Prayer Journals

Hi All 
We have a lady on the JJJ group called Marie Noack, she is making these wonder Prayer journals..
she does make to order, so if you would like more Information from Marie
Marie has just opened a New Etsy store
  you can contact her on her FB
or Email
Here are some photo's of Marie's past Journals

Thanks for stopping by 

Junk journal Inspiration I found online

Hi All
I hope your all having a great day and being creative !
I want to share some sites with you today, as i am trawling through the internet looking for idea's and supplies i have come across some sites you may find of interest....

Uk Etsy seller: selling journal bits, her name is Julie, she also makes and sells handmade Junk journals, Check out the link below

For all you beginners out there, this blog post will be a great help to you, it has a great list of supplies you can use that most of us have in our homes

Here is a GREAT  you tube video on how to make a JJ by Jennifer Priest
Jennifer also has a blog

Always remember there are no rules or guidelines to making a junk journal, they can be made with whatever materials you have to hand, they can be any size, with as many or as little pages you desire, you can use them for any purpose,  they do not have to look like someones else's journal, a journal of any sort is for personal use by its owner so tailor it to your likes, I have found in the past trying make a journal like the one i have saw on YT or Pinterest makes it harder to create, because that person has made it for them not me ! if we all made these the same it wouldn't be fun ! we all have our own style in all aspects of life that's what makes us unique !

Thank for stopping by 

Talula rouge Digital Stamped Images

Hi Everyone
I hope your all having a great Day ! 
Today i am sharing a Zibbet store with you all that sells Digital Images, Jami ( poet spice ) On You tube owns this store, these images are Great to add to your Art Journals. Junk journals,  Book pages, Tags, Cards & Altered projects etc... 
I have been using these images for a few weeks now and really enjoy that i can resize to fit almost anything ! and also i am learning how to use my watercolor paints and Pencils ... 

Jami has given a code for a 12% discount for all you Junk journal junkies out there !! 
this is the  CODE;   junkjj12 
Just add this to ''Enter coupon code'' when before proceeding to check out 

Below are just of the images on the Zibbet store
to see more please click on the link below 

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Tea or coffee dying your Papers & Ephemera

Hi All 

I know alot of you are pro's at tea or coffee dying your Paper & ephemera for your journals or other projects, for those that are new to Tea or coffee dying here are some video's to help with the process...
if using copy or thinner paper i wouldn't recommend leaving the paper in the water long as it becomes very fragile and will tear or rip, dip in and out, for thicker papers you can leave it to soak
the darker the mixture the darker you papers will turn out. 

Check out these links for some tips

after drying your papers you can keep them ruffled looking of Iron them flat, I would suggest using a scarp piece of paper on top of your dyed paper so it doesnt mark or burn it, keep your iron on a low to medium heat and turn of the steam.
always take care with hot water, heat tools and ovens they can burn those creative fingers !! 

I hope this has been useful to you.

Useful Binding tutorials

Hi All
I hope your all well and having a lovely day !
Today i am going to share some useful links for binding your Junk journals this question seems to be asked a lot on the group page.
So I thought i would find some links for those that want to know more ...
there are so many different styles to use and by trying some of them you will find what is best for you or the style of Junk journal you are making, some JJ's require different types of binding, that you will learn for your self .

these are the binding tutorials I have used,  tried or want to try  .....

Basic cross Stitch

Easy Twine Binding

Coptic Stitch Binding

Wire Binding ( Zutter bind it all )

Wire Binding Without a Bind it all Machine ! YES it can be done :) 
Pamphlet Stitch

Button Binding 
type 1 
type 2& 3 

These are the most used methods in the video's I have watched on YouTube, My personal favorites are Pamphlet stitch and the easy twine binding, if you have seen some other methods please share a link in the comments box below. 

I hope some of you will find this post of some use. 
Thanks for stopping by today :)

Friday, 22 May 2015

Giveaway information and prizes

Hi ladies and gents ! 
 1 year Giveaway on the Junk journal junkies
FB group
 Below is a list of the prizes that are up for grabs that i have so far, any other prizes will be added when i get them..

These prizes will be drawn randomly and in no particular order on or before the 5th of June 2015 

Lori Jagadish ( Admin ) 
A junk journal and some fabulous extras :) 

 Debbie Booket Ketcham ( Admin ) 
A Fabulous  junk journal 

From Andrea Bourke ( Admin ) 
a selection of Ephemera & goodies to add to your JJ's 

From Ruth Nelson ( Admin )
A Beautiful Junk journal

From Aly Commons ( Admin )
A fabulus Junk journal 

Nikki Storer ( Admin ) 
A fabulous selection of Ephemera & goodies to add your JJ's

Anne Middendorf- Million ( Admin ) 
Vintage themed Pocket letter 

Melanie Barnes ( Admin ) 
A fabulous Junk journal 

Debbie Anne parent has kindly Donated 2 Shabby n Chic printable journal kits to 2 winners 
(click on the link below  )

Daisy Collins  who is Designer of Tsunami Rose Designs have donated some prizes too ...

Daisy  is giving away 5 digital kits to 2 winners !! when the names have been picked you can go
( click on the Link below )
and choose which kits. 

Karen Higgins
Karen is donating 3 prizes to 3 winners !