Monday, June 20, 2016

Another Gypsy Journal

What can I say.  I like junk journals.  There's no set way to do them, so it's at your own discretion.
For this particular journal, I wanted to showcase the inserts that were added to the journal.

As well as tuck spots to put more inserts
Another inclusion were infographics.  They provide an interactive piece to the journal.  Some are for practical use, and others for amusement.
In addition to the above items, the journal has copious space for writing, smashing, and/or art journaling.

Below you can check out the video to see all the splendor that is inside this book.
If interested the Gypsy Junk Journal is available at my Etsy store.  Thank you for visiting my site.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Traveler's Notebook Health Dossier

Health Dossier

This is another mtn insert.  I designed this to bolster me to stay on track with my weight loss on a monthly basis.  I read somewhere that jotting down your progress will keep you focus.  To tell you the truth it is.  I download everything I'm feeling and it propels me to continue.

Health Dossier with water tracking
This health journal is available in my Etsy store in standard, field notes, and passport size for download.  It's a double-sided printed document with the option for printing on white, colored, or designer paper since there's two types of lettering - color or black/white.  I think the best part is that the pages are staggered to give a tabbed look and feel.

Jottings and Notes

The Jottings page (above) allows you to document on a weekly bases.  This is the weekly calendar basically.  You're able to jot down whatever comes to mind, and track your water intake.  The Notes section is used to house motivational quotes, banner stickers, etc. like you see here.  It keeps it real.

Notes and Food Journal

The Food Journal allows documentation of the meals eaten that day.  It's broken down into breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Stickers can be used in this section to cheer or jeer.

Advisory Notes and Workout Journal

With the Advisory Notes, giving yourself advice is the goal.  Sticking to the plan is a must so self-therapy to get oneself to make it to the finish line.  As for the Workout Journal, you're documenting the activities that are done daily for the week.  At a glance you can see what was accomplished, and if any improvements have been made.

One Word Says It All and Sound Bite-Struggles
Now, the One Word Says It All section is self explanatory.  In each shape, a word is placed to depict your disposition daily.  It can be anything that says how you're feeling.  The Sound Bite-Struggles tells what issues you had for the day.  It can be with the workout you did (i.e. what I use it for), the meals you ate, work, home, or a combination of things.  Write it down.  Over time there will be less issues.

Sound Bite-Triumphs and Habit Tracker
Sound Bite-Triumphs is the positive side of the coin.  Here you tell your accomplishments.  I use it to tell how I did with my workout no matter how small it was.  As for the Habit Tracker, you list something you want to do for the week, and try not to break that chain.  It can be continued for as long as one likes.

Pages stacked in order
When everything is printed, cut, and assembled, it creates an interactive experience.  Flipping from one section to the next to write down the days industry allows a revisit of what was done for the week.  You tend to reread the previous days and compare.  For me, that's a motivational tool.  I want to do better the next day.

There it is in all its glory.  What do you think about it?  Is there anywhere I can improve on the design, content, or something else?  Please comment, share, and like.  I'm always looking for feedback.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Gypsy Journal

I love making junk journals.  You would think by just adding anything would suffice - not at all.  It's an art creating these books. 

I used K&Co Que Sera Sera papers, graphics from The Graphic Fairy, and my digital prints.  To bind the book I used hair bands.  Then I created a dangle to add to get that gypsy feel.  I think it came out pretty well, but don't take my word for it.  Just check it out for yourself.

Well, that's all folks.  Tell me what you think.  Do you like it?  What can I do to improve my work?  I don't mind; keep it real.  Please comment, share, and like.


Traveler's notebook Task Scheduler

Midori's and fauxdori's traveler's notebook are very user friendly.  Depending on the size, it's portability is flexible.  I'm preferably leaning to the passport and field notes sizes.  I'm all about compact.  The task schedule insert I created is very helpful.
You can create a time schedule with your to do's, list priorities and add notes.  I also add stickers to make it more of a scrapbook or junk journal feel.  Like with everything, you make it to your liking.  This insert is available at my Etsy store in standard, field notes, and passport size here.  It's available in color as seen above, or black and white with 28, 30, 31, and custom days printing.  It's an interesting little scheduler.

Well, that's all folks.  What do you think?  How can I improve on it?  I don't mind, keep it real.  Please comment, share, and like.


Saturday, April 6, 2013

G45 Secret Garden Tag /Dangle Swap

Ok! So I entered the G45 Secret Garden Tag /Dangle and/or Stick Pin Swap on the Scrap Beach ( hosted by Krystal.  The guidelines were very specific and I wondered if I would be able to create something acceptable.

Well this was my first time doing such a swap.  I've never created a dangle to give to anyone.  Usually, I just make some bead charms to hang on my journals or a project that may need that effect.  Can you say nervous about the submission.  Should I have been?  You decide.

Faux book

Envelope box

The dangles

 Had to add an altered charm so I created epoxy pebbles and added it onto some flower shaped bead caps.

To the right and below you will find the altered dangles.

Tube housing "rain, rain go away; come back another day."

Well, that's all folks.  What do you think?  How can I improve on it?  I don't mind, keep it real.  Please comment, share, and like.  

Thanks.  TTYL :~)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

ATC Swap on the Scrap Beach

On the Scrap Beach (, which is the place to be, held an ATC swap that I decided to join.  It was hosted by Brittany from the Beach.

This was my first time creating an ATC; and me being adventurous, I decided to join two groups (there I go being all extra again).  One group was Tim Holtz where you had to use 3 of his items.  The other group was mixed media (never did this neither).  I was on a roll.  You had to create 6 for each group and send in 5.

So, with all that said, I present to you the individual ATCs.

Tim Holtz
On the right: Destination stack, fragment, film strip
(non Timmy: digital print, mini staplers, and bead cover to make propeller)

Left:  gear, stamp, Destination stack, clock embossing folder.  Right:  Crowded Attic stack, fragment, metal button, stamp, flower die
(non Timmy:  washers, digital prints, epoxy tag type, feather, buttons, mini dimensional stickers, utee)

Left:  Destination stack, fragment, film strip, stamp.  Right: fragment, Crowded Attic paper stack, grunge letter, Lost and Found paper stack.
(non Timmy:  digital prints, mini stapler, utee, red glitter, inkessential white enamel accent on apple, metal corners, mini dimensional stickers)
Mixed Media

Digital prints, mini staplers, washer, red glitter, epoxy tag type, chain, metal word, inkessential white enamel accent.

Looking at my creations, I thought I did well for a first attempt.  I can't get worse (crossing fingers).

Well, that's all folks.  What do you think?  How can I improve on it?  I don't mind, keep it real.  Please comment, share, and like.  

(Raisin Bran, Frosted Flakes, Trix.........)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Anniversay Album

Was asked to create a card for my friends mom for her friend's anniversary.  Ok, a card.  Simple right?  Not!  The ideas went through stages - simple card -> interactive card -> faux book card -> book -> and finally end up as a mini album.  Not just a mini album but a vintage mini album.

Then I remembered that their anniversary is on halloween so I had to make it thematic.  It all centers around Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, which represents the anniversary couple.  I use pictures from the move to tell a story in this little album.  Awwww, Janice, you're so extra.

Ok. enough chit chat.  Let's get to the nitty-gritty.  You can watch the video and/or peruse the pictures below.

I tried to make a burial ground.  It has a plaque with the scroll saying "Our guests never complain."  I added a chain for texture and realty. 

Above you'll find a wand, which is needed to cast a spell.  The worn paper tells the story of the corpse bride.  I took poetic license to add a little this and that to the story.  Hahahaha.

The tree on the right was printed out, fussy cut, and glittered.  I can find anything.  Web surfing queen if I do say so myself.  Oh! I just did.

I disassemble a mini skeleton to add to the page.  I found it at the dollar store.  What don't they have.

Glittered a die cut.  Another tree I had to fussy cut.  Time consuming...... 

Moon is vellum and fussy cut and glittered my bat printouts.  Just loving the eyes.

Here is a fabric flower with an embossed flower punch.  Adjacent is another die cut I glittered.

I created these documents and printed them out.  I added the couple's names and their spooky friends.

On the right is another digital print I made. 

Created the Ouija board and planchette.  Made the planchette dimensional with pearl feet.  Had to be realistic. C'mon.  LOL. 

I made the back very simple with a digital print and used a brad as a decorative element.

The album was housed in this box I created out of cardstock.

Well, that's all folks.  What do you think?  How can I improve on it?  I don't mind, keep it real.  Please comment, share, and like.  

Hope you enjoyed what you've seen.  Don't be a stranger.