Thursday, August 6, 2020

Book Junk Journal Artwork by Emily


I've been working on a new journal. 

This is my first time using a book to create a journal. 

Purchased it at the Dollar Tree. Pages have been torn out to

allow for folds, pockets, and embellishments. I'll be 

showing some of the pages tomorrow. This is just the cover. 

I also want to share the beautiful artwork that my daughter in law Emily

created in the front for me. 

The journal is a vintage theme, and I wanted her to draw a lady. 

She selected Noel Leslie Countess of Rothes. She was famous for

taking over the tiller of a lifeboat, and seeing it safe to the Carpathia when the Titanic was sinking. 


Beautifully drawn Emily! So happy with it. 

Now how did she know that I love stories about the Titanic? 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

I'm Singing in the Rain


So yesterday was a bad day to go walking. 

Went out in the morning around 8:30. Halfway through

my walk it started to drizzle. I thought okay not to bad. 

Then it started to rain harder. By the time I got home I 

was soaking wet, and just a bit cold. Had to take

a shower. 

Then later in the day thought I could get in another walk.

What was I thinking? Me and hubby had to duck into one 

of the doors at the high school. Didn't last long, so we made it back to the car. 

He at least had an umbrella which I did not have on my morning walk. 

This brings me to the Artist trading card above. 


Its been raining for the last three days here. 

Thought the umbrella man from Tim Hotlz would

be perfect for my August swaps. Tells a story. 

I did have an unexpected visitor yesterday afternoon. Emily came

to visit. Made her, and hubby blueberry pancakes, and bacon. That was

a hit. She did some artwork in my book journal. I'll share that tomorrow. 

Stamping trails
Karen 


Monday, August 3, 2020

Expanding File Folder


Little mini expanding file folder I made for a swap. 

Fun little project that would be great for happy mail. 

It has two pockets. I also added tabs at the sides that slide out. 


I used the tab punch from SU to make the pulls. 


Pockets are filled with homemade tags, and a package of

rhinestones. 

So here we are in August. Summer is flying by! Not

looking forward to Fall this year. Going to be turning 60 at the end of September, 

and I'd like to stay in my 50's for a bit longer! 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Chicken 12x12 Paper Journal


Another 12x12 pattern paper journal. This one went out to 

my friend Connie who is celebrating her birthday this month. 

Done in a chicken theme because she raises chickens. 

Most of this one was done using the cricut Explore Air 2 machine. 


Close up of the lower front. See the greeting "eggs 25 cents"? That was

made with the air 2. Love how you can curve the letters! What a fun feature. 


Little notebook. 


Sorry this pic came out a little orange, but the cardstock was red. 

Love that rooster. It was printed then cut with the machine. 


LOL the egg poked out its legs and is running away. 


Fresh eggs tag. 


More little things made with the machine. 


This is the first page of the journal. So cute little 

boy chasing a chicken. 

I also like how the paper I used had a basket weave. Perfect 

for collecting eggs! 


And Connie's birthday card. 

Sarah and Jason came over yesterday afternoon. We had a cookout.

Nice to see them. With the virus we haven't seen too much of the kids. I sure

do miss them! 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Matchbox Suitcase with Mini Album


Little matchbox suitcase project I made for a swap with my

crafty friend Kathleen. 

This was a fun project to make! 


Inside the suitcase hides a little mini album. Made to match

of course. 


Mini album was made using a single sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper. 


Inside view of one of the pages. 


This was such a fun little project to make that I'm sure I'll be 

making some more. 


and here is a top view showing the handle. I added some chunky rhinestones to 

dress it up a bit. 

Raining this morning. Just what we need as the garden is drying out. 

Kids coming over today for a cookout. Suppose to clear up by this afternoon so

we should be able to grill without getting wet. 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Friday, July 31, 2020

Junk Journal 12x12 Seashells


So my friend Kym received her junk journal I made for her

"RAK" Really it was for her birthday, but she decided not to have 

another birthday, so we are calling this a RAK instead. I'll be doing the same thing next year! 

Anyway this was created using a full sheet of 12x12 pattern paper. It is folded

to have 8 pockets. Since she likes seashells this one was created with that theme. 

Lots of the stuff I printed and cut using Design Space for the air 2 machine. 

Some of it was made with stamps, and other things. 


Inside view shows that the center is filled with journaling pages. 


Little book made with paper scraps from the project. 

I got to use the We R Memory keepers tool that perforates, so the pages

can be torn out. 


and her  RAK/birthday card. 

Glad you enjoyed it Kym! 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Paper Clip Art


Made some paper clip art. Got the printable from Gi Kerr. 

Love her stuff, and tutorials. 

She does have a FB group called Happiness in Crafting. 


Closer view of the clips. The holder wasn't big enough 

to hold all the ones I made. Had to turn the bottom two hearts on the side. 


Love how they turned out. Will be using these in junk journals, and

swaps. Would work well for pocket letters also. 

Been in a funk the past two days. I'm forcing myself to do things, 

but I really don't want to do anything. Moving through the days in a haze. 

Must be the dog days of Summer. All the virus stuff is getting to me. 

As of today at 6 pm all of Ohio is required to wear masks while out in public. 

I'm hoping that will help control it. Anything is better than nothing. 

Okay I'll stop for now. Don't want to depress my readers. 

Stamping trails
Karen