I’ve been making pocket letters for a year or more and as fun as they can be, I’ve been on the hunt for something new. Enter flip books. Basically they are hybrid child of a pocket letter, and pen pal or snail mail – the ultimate crafty happy mail! Now, I’m not going to lie… Read More Flip Book Fabulous!
Making your own embellishments is an excellent way of crafting when you’re low on time, energy or mojo. The options are endless for how to piece together your scraps. I’ve set out below a quick guide to how I make 3 different embellishments. These are my favourite to make since they are my go –… Read More Embellishing your scraps!
Picking a theme for your circle journal is not in any way a requirement but it can be a lot of fun. Plus, a theme helps the other members of your circle journal by providing a starting place. Just about anything goes. If you are scratching around for ideas, do a quick google search for ‘circle journal… Read More Setting the Theme: A Guilty Pleasures Circle Journal
As my circle journal is run by an online scrapbooking store (Scrapingclearly), the basic materials for my circle journal came as a kit. This included 14 paper bags, and a couple of other things like a sample of modeling paste and a pipette for mixed media. But trust me, it is pretty straight forward to… Read More Constructing your circle journal from paper bags
Creating the title page for your circle journal can be quite intimidating. At least I found it so, as it’s the first page everyone will see when they receive your journal. But I think part of the process of being involved in any art journal type project is letting go of the fear and just… Read More Title Pages: Starting with a blank canvas
It is quite common to have a ‘sign in’ page as the first double page spread in your journal. Again, ideas abound and you can make it as simple as drawing lines for your fellow creatives to literally sign their name, or as creative as you wish. I chose to go with something in the… Read More Signature Sign In – Creating a sign in page for your circle journal
The basic premise of a circle journal is that I choose a theme, and then over the course of 12 months, 11 other creative people will illustrate a double page spread in my journal, and I do the same for them.… Read More Mixed Media Madness – Joining the World of Circle Journals
I blame the fact that Easter was “early” this year to explain why I was still making and posting Easter presents on the Tuesday AFTER the long weekend. But at the end of the day, it’s all about yummy treats and cute crafts, no matter when they arrive, right? Here’s a quick wrap up of… Read More Easter Wrap Up
This layout had me venturing far from my comfort zone colour wise. And while it was with a little trepidation that I embraced hot pink, ultimately I love it!… Read More Kate Spade New York, NY