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The Raven, a Junk Journal

This is my newest journal, created just in time for Halloween. It’s a creepy, grungy, gothic, vintage, scary sort of theme, which I jumped into with both feet. I named it The Raven, for reasons which I think are obvious based on the cover. I used my own photographs, including the raven (picture taken in […]

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Susie Homemaker Journal

I completed a new journal just in time for Mother’s Day. It’s dedicated to my mom and grandma, both of who lived to be nearly 100. I named it ‘Susie Homemaker; my grandma always called me Susie. I was inspired to make it after realizing the bulk of my hours during this Coronavirus (Covid19) lockdown […]

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New Orleans Journal

I finally had a chance to finish up the New Orleans journal that I started well before Mardi Gras. It’s blasting with bright colors and fun; is 9″ x 7″ with a soft cover made from a patchwork of dupioni silks, print satins, and laces. It has three signatures (sets of pages) hand-stitched into the […]

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Vintage in Sepia Junk Journal

I’m sharing pictures of my newest 9″ x 6″ journal, called Vintage in Sepia. It’s built on a cardboard base covered in fabrics, both in and out. The two signatures (sets of pages) are hand stitched to a cardboard strip that I then glued and stitched through to the outside spine. There are 80 pages […]

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Inside My Urban Grunge Junk Journal

Talk about a fun handcraft project, my newest Urban Grunge Junk Journal was surely it! The theme also allowed me to use some of my downtown Los Angeles street photos. If you’d enjoy seeing a detailed page flip, please click HERE to be directed to my YouTube channel. I listed this book for sale in […]

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Urban Grunge Journal

I just finished an Urban Grunge themed journal, one of my favorite styles to make. I do a lot of street photography and was able to use lots of the photos in this book. I also enjoy the creative freedom of the grunge look… I tried so many new ideas and was satisfied when they […]

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Journals I’ve Made

I started making journals in November, 2018, and quickly became hooked on the craft. Making use of my long-held loves of fabric and sewing, as well as gaining an outlet for my many thousands of photographs, and sharpening my brain by learning paper manipulation and digital design techniques… well, there you go. Retirement (and freedom) […]

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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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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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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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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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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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