Tip on printing pictures at home for Journal entries.

Here is a quick tip on printing photos at home to use in journal entries. So I have found that most times I don’t get a chance to get my photos ready to be printed as quickly as I would like to use them. I know I will eventually get them printed, but sometimes I want to have them right away. I don’t have an instant photo printing system at home, or one of those cute little camera systems that you can print those tiny pictures from (they are so cute) but in my love of saving a little money and also being able to use my photos when I really want to, I can print them at home.

The way I print them is on a regular sized paper copy sheet. I do use a thicker paper then the regular copy paper, for the photos I use the 28lb paper that I have access to. The reason I do this, is because I print a bunch of photos at once on the sheet, and I can size them however I want to fit within the size of my page.

I like to use these prints in my journals. So here is a sample of how it would look.


This page has 4 images (just an example) of what I would print and the different ways I can resize them. My crafting partner Archie is always by my side. 🙂  So in my journal entries I can cut the pictures that I have printed at home – they still look awesome. I can quickly journal about what the image is and it can fit in any of my pages.

I just did a layout of my kids skating and my daughters birthday, the images where tipped in to the pages and I was able to journal around them and behind the images. I also like to print images of journals that I have made or craft projects I have completed. My way of keeping them close when I have swapped them or gifted them to someone. Like the top right and bottom right have both gone to their new homes. I miss them already.

Do you have any tips on printing at home? Would love to know what you do.




Next projects and new DT member for Calico Collage

I am super excited about my next few projects and videos that I am preparing. First, I will be doing some Design Team work for Calico Collage  I can’t wait to get started. Norella Bouchard is such a talented digital artist and I will be joining her team, getting some work ready for next month!! I can not wait to work with her new digital kits. The Team members and I will be working with her newest Spring Peacock collection the colours in the kit are STUNNING. You have so much selection with these kits, to make domino squares, ATC’s, scrabble images. etc. So much creativity flowing right now.

I am also working on a few tutorials, I have been asked for a few of them from my subscribers on my YouTube channel so I am finishing those up shortly. Can’t wait to get those done.

Follow me on Instagram and see what else I am working on. Can’t wait to share soon.



Rose Notecards Junk Journal Design Project

Here is the journal that I made with the same kit as my loaded paper bag. I truly am most in love with this one at the moment. I think I have to make a few more because I just love the colours and the images in the kit.

I used the Tsunami Rose Designs kit for this Design Team project and I just can’t get over how much I love it. I also used one of my favourite books – Edith Holden, and put a page in there from that book. I can’t wait to make more. I think I will make as close to replicas as I can of this one.

I used envelopes, fabric, old notecards, random paper pieces and of course, the kit.

See all the links below for where to find the kit. For more images of my journal check out my video below.



Tsunami Rose:
TRD Etsy shop: http://bit.ly/tsunamirose
TRD FB Fan Page: http://bit.ly/trdfbfanpage
TRD FB Group: http://bit.ly/trdfbgroup
TRD Blog: http://bit.ly/tsunamiroseblog
TRD Youtube: http://bit.ly/tsunamiroseyoutube

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Loaded paper bag with Tsunami Rose Designs

I had the pleasure of working with Tsunami Rose Designs Rose Notecards kit this month. It is a 2 part project. One was to design a craft project with the kit and the other was to make a journal. Here I am sharing the craft project, which is a loaded paper bag.

The Rose Notecards kit is so classic, with it’s grey, white, black and pink colours. It is a kit that seems to go with everything. I made this loaded paper bag for a swap with a friend from Finland, so I made most of the items removable so that if she chooses to, she can use the ephemera on another project for herself. I was also able to include so many other goodies in this bag, because it has so much room. However, most of the decoration and ephemera came from the Tsunami Rose Kit. I also included some other ephemera pieces from another TRD kit, it really does go so well together.

This loaded paper bag can also be added as a pocket into a journal, and it makes for a very large and generous place to keep extra goodies in for the journals, glue books, smash books, etc.

So here is the bag fully loaded with the ephemera:


Here is the bag with the items pulled out: fullsizeoutput_24b6

A close up of the items and the little details that make it that much more special:

I don’t think this needs a video to explain the process, but if anyone wants to know how to put one together, let me know. 🙂

Stay tuned for part 2 of this fun kit.


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DIY Traveler’s Notebook using Jen of Eve Designs templates

I am just over the moon with this project. I have been thinking of getting a Traveler’s Notebook (cover and insert) and I thought about trying to make one, so I did. I LOVE it, the size, the papers I selected and of course I was able to use Jen of Eve Designs templates to make it that much more awesome. The digital templates in the kit I used were some of the following, envelopes, pockets, tags, belly bands and inserts. LOVE it all. I am not on this crazy creative roller coaster to make so many more.

I used some vintage children’s book pages, various types of paper, a page from an Edith Holden book (love those pages) and an old calendar page.

Check out my video to see more. Here are the links on where to find the kit and everything else.



Jen of Eve Designs Links:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM4G9gRBSLlD9ShiJXbvClA

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/JenofEveDesigns


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Mini JJ for EVG Design Team

This is the inside of my mini JJ I had posted a little while back. I really can’t say enough about working with paper bags and misc. paper pieces saved from the trash can 🙂 This was a design project for Ephemera’s Vintage Garden. I will post all links to the kit below.

I think I really enjoyed working on this mini jj so much more, because it was so easy and fun to put together. It’s meant to be easily carried around to make notes or maybe put in favourite quotes of inspiration.

Things saved: paper bags, index tab page, junk mail envelopes and junk mail, old calendar page, book page, file folder, party invitation. I so heart it 🙂


Link to the video here:


ARTYmaze Designs – February DT

Ok so… I am blown away by the doors that keep opening up. I have found what I love to do, it took a while, but I found it, and now I am getting to work with other like minded artist. It is so inspiring to see an image or a word and get an entire theme or vision for it. I am now a member of the Design Team for ARTYmaze. I was working on a journal to swap with a friend for the month of February and thought I would combine it with these awesome new digital prints. So yes, it is Valentine themed, but my version of Valentine’s is less romance and more Chocolate!!! yes, I love the chocolate options, the candy options and of course the chocolate covered strawberry options. It also takes me back to when I was little and we would exchange these cute valentine’s day cards with our classmates. So this journal for the month of February reflects all of that. I hope my friend likes it.

I used the Vintage Themed Hybrid Journal kit, and combined it with a bunch of goodies I had around. My sister brought me a bunch of items she was getting rid of a few days ago, and I used some of that as well. 🙂




ARTYmaze on Etsy:


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