Thursday, November 27, 2014

New Handmade Journals

I've just added some handmade journals in my Etsy shop and I wanted to share them with you in case you want to start some Holiday shopping. Each of these one-of-a-kind journals comes with extra embellishments and journaling cards.



There are a few styles to choose from in that section of my shop as well, so feel free to stop in and have a look!

Have a great weekend, I hope to see you back here soon!

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Free Printable - Christmas Holly Journal Cards

Hi lovelies, let me first wish a warm Happy Thanksgiving to my neighbours south of the border! I hope you're having a wonderful day with your loved ones and cherishing your many blessings.

I've got Christmas journaling tags for you today. They would also make lovely greeting card embellishments, hang tags, etc.

For Personal Use Only

Feel free to share this post with your crafty friends. Enjoy!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Spiral Binding Junk Journal

Hi lovelies! I'm here to share a junk journal I made a few weeks ago. I made it with the same types of scraps that I include in my junk journal starter packs just to give you some inspiration on how these kits can be used. They typically include patterned paper, book pages, receipts, flash cards, game cards and other embellishments and ephemera that can be crafted into a great junk journal like this one.

The cover is a vintage school book that I picked up at the library sale this Fall. The spine was damaged so I opted for spiral binding. My first attempt at making the holes through the cover with lace was an epic failure, so I salvaged it by covering the ravaged lace with book cloth and re punching the holes through that.

I love this cover. It has a subtle maple leaf pattern embossed in it. It didn't need any distressing but I did spray it with Perfect Pearls mist to give it sparkle.

I kept the spine and included it inside. The inside cover is just inked with Tim Holtz 'Old Paper' and 'Tea Dye' distress inks.

Most of the pages are patterned paper that I folded and stitched. Other pages include flash cards, greeting cards, bus maps, etc.

I added receipts and journaling cards on just about every page for writing.

It was the first time I was trying the spiral binding by Cinch. I think I'll use it again but with pages that are all the same height. Having different sizes proved to be a challenge when it came to twisting the spiral through.

I hope my little project inspires you to get crafty. Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Free Printable - Shabby Chic Journal Pocket

Happy freebie day! I made a journal pocket for you today in a shabby chic style. I hope you can use it in your creations!

For Personal Use Only

I'm off to make hot chocolate and watch the snow continue to fall as it has for a few days. Winter is here, and I'm ready to stay cozy indoors until Spring.

See you back here next week, lovelies!

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Free Printable - Lovely Journaling Cards

It's freebie day! I really wasn't sure what to create today, but then I started thinking about how wonderful you all are to keep coming back week after week and how blessed I am to know you. And so, these pretty ladies are dedicated to you, my lovelies!

For Personal Use Only

I also want to take a moment to thank all the ladies (and gent) in the UK who wrote to me last week and have offered to send me British junk for my Doctor Who journal project. This book is going to be all the more special because of all the help I'm getting to create it. Thank you so much!

Wishing you all a happy weekend!

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Calling All UK Lovelies :)

Hi everyone, it's me again! Last week, I posted on my Facebook page that I'm looking for a big favour from anyone in the UK, so I decided to post it here as well, hoping some of you will be able to help me out!

I'm on a mission to make myself a Doctor Who junk journal, in which I can record favourite quotes, episodes, characters, etc. Very geeky, yes. But I think it would be lots of fun and something just for me! So here's why I'm addressing all you wonderful British lovelies - I need your UK junk!

Let me explain: I'd like to make up the pages of the journal with any junk mail, menus, theatre programmes, maps, etc that you have, simply because it's from there. Doctor Who and the BBC are British icons and I want my journal to be all British, front to back, top to bottom.

If any of you would be interested in sending me junk, I'd be happy to pay the postage. Here's a list of suggestions:

-tourist pamphlets
-takeaway menus
-bus/trolley maps/schedules
-theatre tickets/stubs/programmes
-postmarked envelopes from your old bills
-of course anything related to Doctor Who, Torchwood, or the BBC would be perfection
-book, telephone, magazine, catalogue, newspaper pages/ads

I've had some wonderful responses already from overseas friends who are sending photos and junk and I can't wait to get started. If you can help, please contact me here so we can go over the details. It would mean so much!

Thank you, and have a great day!

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Christmas 2014 Printable Journal Kit - Merry Melody

Hi lovelies! It's been a very busy week for me, I can't believe the weekend is almost here already. But I'm really excited to share the Christmas journal kit I just finished. It's called 'Merry Melody'. It's a 5x7 printable journal kit for making December daily journals or mini albums, or whatever Holiday project you want. It all started with some coffee stained paper I made and vintage sheet music I picked up recently at a thrift store...Here it is with a few close ups:

Six double-sided journal pages

Hang tags, journaling cards, embellishments
and pocket

BONUS lined pages - with image or plain for
coloured/coffee stained paper

I hope you like! You can get all the details on my website Ephemera's Vintage Garden or in my Etsy shop.

Thank you so much for visiting. Have a great weekend!

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