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Do You Have Trouble Finishing Projects?

Leaving projects unfinished is a very common issue and from what I’ve learned about the process of creating art, it is not because we are scatter-brained or lazy or lack commitment. Β Something deeper is more likely going on when this happens. Anytime you are creating something, you will experience RESISTANCEβ€”a wanting to stop/move onto something…

YouTube Series, ‘Craft with Me!’

Hey, friend! Did you know I have a YouTube channel? It started out with flip-through videos of finished junk journals, but I’ve slowly added some tutorial videos, starting with a series called, ‘Craft with Me.’ In this series, I am sharing ideas for how to decorate and/or use basic junk journal supplies like library cards…

Interview on Creative Queso!

I was recently asked by Jennifer Perkins of the Creative Queso podcast and website (and DIY website, jenniferperkins.com), to take part in the “Taco About It Tuesday” interview feature on her website! It was such an honor! If you’d like to read a little about my creative journey and process, check out the interview HERE!

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  • πŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ’™ I'm getting closer to getting my first batch of 'Kitschydori' vintage chenille traveler's notebook covers finished! πŸŽ‰
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My challenge now is sewing around the perimeter of each one. I am new to machine sewing and worried how this is going to go! πŸ™ˆ  I upgraded to a sturdier needle for my machine so it will be able to sew through the thick, bumpy chenille and interfacing layer.  Hopefully, it will be strong enough. And because I am new to this, I'm worried the stitch line won't be straight! I've practiced on some cotton material and let's just say it's not as easy as it looks! πŸ˜„  I will eventually outsource the construction of these, but I can't swing it right now. Just hoping I can get this first batch to pass the quality test!  I've got 3 to practice on. Wish me luck!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ€πŸ€πŸ€ Hope you're having a good day!! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•
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  • πŸ’— Hey, sweet friends! This Friday, I will have a YouTube video tutorial on how to make a *simple* junk journal! πŸ’
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I will show you how to make a ring bound style journal with a printable/scrapbook paper cover (the printable cover I'm using is from @kbandfriends). You could even use ribbon to hold the journal together if you don't have binder rings!  This is the easiest kind of junk journal to make and is perfect if you are a beginner!  It's easy and fun for kids to make, too! πŸ₯
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I will also be sharing my signature "formula" for putting the inside pages together in this type of journal to get that yummy, eclectic junk journal style!
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I thought I'd share the supply list today so you have time to get everything together! NOTE: the supplies are all just suggestions!  You can use any papers you have around to make pages out of!  I suggested about 50 items (pages+ephemera) bc that will give you about a 3/4-inch thick journal, but you can use more or less! πŸ’
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Scroll to see examples of each item on the supply list. Please let me know if you have any questions! πŸ€—πŸ’•
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  • πŸ’•πŸ’πŸ’• Something sweet coming this week!! More details soon!  Also: tested out a new pretty pink label tape in my beloved vintage Dymo labeler and it works great! (Found tape on Amazon! MoTEX Embossing Tape! πŸŽ‰) How fun is the cursive wheel on this thing?! One of my favorite Ebay purchases! πŸ˜ƒπŸŽ‰ Hope your week is off to a good start! We can do this!! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŽ‰πŸ’•πŸŽ‰πŸ’•
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  • πŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ’™ Sunday desk view... At least 4 projects going on. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ πŸ’•πŸ’πŸ’• Thanking God for this life today.  Hope you're having a great day, too. πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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  • πŸ’— EDIT: This batch is sold out, but more will be coming! Thank you!! πŸ’— Good morning!! I popped a few of  these Kitschy Charm Dangles in my Etsy shop today (link in bio)! Hope you have a fantastic day!! πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
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#kitschycharmdangles #kitschycute #retrovintage #vintagekitsch #planneraccessories #plannerdecoration #cheerfulcharms #plannertassel #journalcharms #junkjournals #kittywittypapercraft #etsyshop
  • Have you been making time to craft recently or are you finding it difficult? What do you think about the idea of creating a crafting habit as a form of self-care? I would love to hear your thoughts on this! Please leave a comment below so we can have a conversation about it!  Lots of love to you!! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’
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  • πŸ’•πŸ₯πŸ’• Hey, y'all! Grab some scrapbook paper, ledger paper (or notebook paper!), book pages, printables, some junk mail and some ephemera (all of this is optional and substitute-able!) and get ready to make a sweet little ring bound junk journal! πŸ’
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Next week, I will have a tutorial on my YouTube channel showing how to make the simplest of junk journals!  This will be a great tutorial for those of you who have never made a junk journal before,  but have really wanted to give it a try!! It will be super easy and fun for kids to make, too! πŸ₯
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I will have a detailed supply list for you next week before the video goes up! FYI: I am going to use the bunny printable you see here ('Read and Color' "coloring book cover") on the front cover of the junk journal.  If you want to do the same, you can get the printable from @kbandfriends on Etsy. It is from the 'Printable Retro Spring Coloring Book Covers in 3 Sizes" listing. This cover is about 5Γ—7". πŸ’
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I hope you will join me in making a fun little junk journal next week!! πŸ€—πŸ’•
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  • πŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ’™ Sharing the vintage pages that will be going in The Fuzzy Duckling junk journal! This is most of them...couldn't fit a few in the photo! πŸ˜„  And this doesn't include the pages from the story that I will be adding!  I'm using pages from a wide variety of sources...ledger paper, stationery, a post-a-lette, a song book, a Dick and Jane reader, a cookbook, a sewing pattern catalog, a greeting card, an envelope,  a Sears catalog (not shown), a children's dictionary (not shown), a Giant LGB, a craft book, a gift bag, and a 45-record sleeve. πŸ’•πŸ₯πŸ’•
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What's your favorite kind of vintage ephemera to use for junk journal pages?! ⭐
P.S. I have a list of 7 vintage book types to start with if you want to build a "Minimum Viable Collection" that will get you started with making junk journals! Just click the link in my bio to request it! (If you are already on my email list bc you've signed up for one of my freebies before, it won't let you enter your email again. If that's the case, and you want the list, just send me a DM!) πŸ’•πŸ₯πŸ’•
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  • πŸ’—πŸ₯πŸ’— I wasn't sure if I would have time to make Easter/Spring junk journals this year, but I am really itching to create with paper right now.  I have mostly been working at the computer the last few weeks and I just need to add in some creative work, too!! πŸ’›
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I spent the morning pulling all the pages and vintage ephemera and trims I would need for 2 Easter/Spring junk journals. I am definitely making one from the Fuzzy Little Duckling cover and *maybe* the Lucky Rabbit cover.  These cheerful spring colors are so welcoming right now! I hope you can make some time to surround yourself with some bright colored papers and even make something with them! πŸ’—
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And can we talk about the vintage gift wrappings that will be used for the inside covers on these journals?! (They are the long rectangular papers under each book.) These are a couple of my favorite gift wrap prints ever! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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Which is your favorite combo? The Fuzzy Duckling or Lucky Rabbit? Stay well, friends!! πŸ€—πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’
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