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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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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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For Sale on Etsy!

I’ve done it, I’ve done it! After many years of thinking I’d do it, talking about doing it, imagining doing it… I finally built an Etsy shop to sell my handmade goods. Let me tell you, that’s no small feat. I nearly tossed in the towel numerous times, and I consider myself fairly tech savvy. […]

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Los Angeles County Fair Entries

A spontaneous decision a few months back resulted in entering two of my handmade journals to the Los Angeles County Fair. It’s a first for me, but something I’d thought about back in the day while still designing and creating Irish Dance costumes. While those dresses were custom-order and therefore not feasible entry material, the […]

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Ocean-themed Tags

While suffering through a heat-wave here in Southern California, I decided to make some tags for future journals by using cool colors and an ocean theme. A winning combination! ~SueBee

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Journaling Tags

The gallery shows pictures of seven 3″x5″ tags I made recently for use in a future Junk Journal. Each tag is a color of the rainbow and has its own style and embellishments. The purple tag opens to reveal pages for journaling and is held shut by an embellished clip, while the yellow tag has […]

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First Go at Mixed Media Art on Canvas

I decided to have a go at mixed media on canvas yesterday and arrived at this result. The start was my photo of the row boat printed onto flat finish paper, the rest was willy nilly… I had no plan, just layered as I went and arrived at this scene. Materials used: photo, dupioni silk, […]

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“Seafarer” Brown Paper Bag Junk Journal

My newest Junk Journal is made from a brown paper bag and two envelopes. My goal was to make this journal look old and well-used. I’m calling it “Seafarer”, and am imagining a sea captain using it to keep his pictures and notes in.  The pictures are from a group of postcards from Catalina Island, […]

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Junk Journals Photo Shoot

I thought I’d do a “photo shoot” of all the Junk Journals I’ve made to date. I tell you, though, those journals weren’t very cooperative, shoving and pushing, knocking each other over, causing so much frustration I nearly gave up. Trying one last time, I finally got very strict and was able to get this […]

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A Few Junk Journal Tags I Made Today

I’ve been thoroughly engrossed in making Junk Journals. My sister-in-law is to blame, actually, for getting me started on this hobby. I’ve always done lots of sewing, but never worked with paper, or stamping, or scrapbooking, etc. I must admit I’ve been having so much fun making these journals, using junk mail, photographs, other papers, […]

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Through the Garden Gate Junk Journal

For this journal, I envisioned bright, cheerful colors and a real sense of being in the garden. My friend, Emma, works at an adorable gift boutique called Through the Garden Gate, so I adopted the name for my Junk Journal, and made a garden gate for the first page. Even before starting the book, I […]

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