Junk Collector

I never thought of myself as a hoarder but since our family room remodel I think my hubby would call me one. I can’t believe the amount of crafting items or potential craft items that I have saved. Everything from old cereal boxes, Valentine’s candy boxes to empty oatmeal containers. I had so many ideas of projects to make with these items but no time to do it or space to store them until I use them.

Thankfully, this remodel has forced me to purge anything that it not priority since storage is limited.I just went out this morning and bought some new storage containers. I will try to get some pictures up soon. I am getting excited that the room is coming together! Almost there.

Are you a junk collector when it comes to crafting or a organized crafter?

Creating The Journal Cover

Most times when creating a journal I do the cover last. Usually, that is because I procrastinate when it comes to the binding. For this journal, I used a magazine as the base but instead of using the magazine cover as intended, I used a brown paper bag as it was more sturdy.

I covered the paper bag with paint and added a border stenciled with texture paste. The border was embossed with yellow. A checkerboard stamp was used in the background and then I splattered various colors of paint after adding my embellishments.

It’s A Completed Journal

And here you can see the spine with all the completed pages. Click the links to see the rest of the pages:

A Love Like Ours Is Eternal

Will Winter Never End

Isn’t She Beautiful

The Ornamental Swan

You Are Special

Stars In My Eye

Through The Yellow Spectacles

And that’s it for me today. My baby girl is turning 2 today and I am busy making lots of party food and putting the finishing touches on her birthday outfit for tomorrow. Maybe I’ll have some pictures to share next week.

Have a great weekend,


Challenges Entered:

Mini Album Makers Challenge: February

Wednesday Simon Says: Make Your Own Background

Altered Eclectics: Anything Goes

 13arts: Inspired by Mood board

Craft Stamper: February Take-It Make-It