Archive | 2019

Closing Out The Year 2019

The end of 2019 and the decade of tens is upon us here in Southern California. I imagine plenty of folks are out celebrating, waiting for the approach of midnight to down some (more) champagne and toast one another. I treated myself to a nice dinner out and returned home. I don’t like being on […]

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Foggy San Simeon

This is a collection of mood shots I took at San Simeon, up California’s central coast, during my November vacation. My favorite time at the beach is when it’s draped in heavy fog, setting a mellow, reflective tone. Seeing a sailboat anchored silently offshore adds to the atmosphere for me, and my mind wanders to […]

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Christmas Digital Sets on Etsy

A Christmas Gift to my fellow Junk Journalers and Crafters!! Take a YouTube video tour of two new instant download digital sets listed in my Etsy shop. The printouts can be used in your Junk Journals. Watch the video to hear the coupon code and get 50% off now through Christmas day! The coupon code […]

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It Snowed!

Southern California’s mountains are snow-covered and beautiful thanks to a Thanksgiving Day storm! Therefore, I drove to Oak Glen yesterday to get some pictures, oblivious to the thought that crowds might greet me. With the first snow of the season bringing lots of excitement, naturally every single resident of the area wants to experience it […]

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Cambria Cactus

Cambria is more than just a beautiful spot along the coast. It’s also an adorable little village, full of shops to wander through, and restaurants to eat far too much in. As I walked to a cute back-street cafe for lunch, I spotted this colorful scene that I’m featuring for today’s foto fix. ~SueBee

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A Few Days In Cambria, 2

Continuing from my previous post about my recent vacation in the beautiful village of Cambria, along California’s central coast, this gallery showcases Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. It’s a gorgeous area that was saved from development by the residents. It’s truly a magnificent place for a nice long walk along the coast, or up the hill. When […]

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The Little Pumpkin Handmade Journal

My newest journal, named The Little Pumpkin, features a Thanksgiving / Autumn theme and is now on my YouTube channel and for sale in my Etsy shop. The links are below. The journal features a flexible, soft cover made from an upcycled placemat. The inside cover of the journal is a leaf print fabric. The […]

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A Few Days In Cambria, 1

There’s nothing like a spontaneous little vacation, especially when it’s spent along the Central California Coast in the off-season. I left home early this past Sunday morning and drove to Cambria, a favorite spot roughly 260 miles north. The drive was traffic-free, which by itself was reason to smile. Additionally, the weather was perfect: a […]

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Seas The Day Junk Journal

I made a beach journal while taking a break from holiday crafting because anything beach always makes me smile. Not that holiday doesn’t make me smile, it does, but my beach smile is a different one and I was missing it! ~SueBee Information: Seaside themed Junk Journal with a vintage flair, featuring a flexible, soft […]

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Today in Oak Glen

I took a nice break today and visited a favorite mile-high place, Oak Glen, home to apple orchards and fresh mountain air. I hoped for some colorful fall leaves and cooler temps. I got my wish, although, the wind blowing the cooler temps made it feel downright cold! It’s hard to go from mid-90s one […]

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San Clemente Beach and Pier

I spent the better part of a recent day wandering along the beach and pier at San Clemente, an adorable seaside town about an hour’s drive south of my home in Orange. The morning started overcast, my favorite, and cleared up (became hot) just before noon. Wandering on the beach soon had me with a […]

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Gathering Together Handmade Journal

My newest journal seemed to call out for the name Gathering Together… from the picture on the front cover to the season of the year, this journal brings to mind warmth, family, friendship. ~SueBee A tour and flip-through of the journal is here: YouTube Gathering Together is available for sale here: Etsy Journal Information: Unique, vintage-style […]

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Vintage Autumn Junk Journal

My favorite season has been the focus of lots of journal making here lately. The newest is vintage inspired, featuring lots of old-time lace and ephemera. It has a flexible, soft cover of gorgeous upholstery fabric layered over stiffener. The journal measures 9″ x 6″, and has two signatures with a total of 72 pages […]

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Country Autumn Junk Journal

I’m getting a jump on autumn with my newest Junk Journal, a Country Autumn themed one. Autumn is my favorite season after all, so I’ll extend the season as much as I can! The Country Autumn Junk Journal features an adorable bear adorned in colorful fall leaves affixed to a gorgeous burnt orange upholstery fabric […]

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View Out My Bedroom Window, Two Ways

I thought I’d share the view, two ways, from my bedroom window. Pictures were taken with my iPhone.  My small, wonderful home that I named Hastings Cottage and decorated in a rustic, beach-shack style, brings me joy each day. I feel so fortunate to live here. Note, the canvas drapes on the right block the […]

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Visiting Two Harbors

I’m a bit behind on my posting, but wanted to share more pictures from my recent visit to Catalina Island. I stayed overnight, and in the morning took a large speedboat called the Cyclone from the port of Avalon to the other end of the island, Two Harbors. It was my first time doing so, […]

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Blue Ribbons at the Fair!

In an earlier post I mentioned the spontaneous idea I had of entering two of my Junk Journals into the Los Angeles County Fair. Like a very excited child who simply can’t wait, I went to the Fair on Opening Day to see my entries. There they were, under a glass case alongside many other […]

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5th Annual Trip to Catalina

I recently enjoyed my fifth annual boat trip to the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, 26 miles off Southern California’s coast. While there are certain activities I always love doing, I set my mind to do new things this time around. I managed that quite nicely and still have many more new experiences for […]

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Beach Junk Journal

It’s been so hot this week here in Southern California, and the forecast seems to follow suit. Therefore, the new beach themed journal I completed is just what the weather doctor ordered! Cool colors, scenes of the sea… yeah, that helps! The hard-cover, fabric-covered journal has two signatures stitched into a 1.5″ spine, and 88 […]

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Grab a Board

Boards are lined up at Avalon on Catalina Island, ready for you to grab one, head out to the harbor and enjoy the day! ~SueBee

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