Before the pen… creative

So I decided I would try something a little different. This was starting out my journaling with a blank page (Gasp) not a scrapbook page, or a coffee stained page, just blank sheets, and see what journaling came out. Well, the creative side won again, and I thought, yes, another way to smash-book / glue-book / art journal / collage journal, etc. I had put this Traveler’s notebook aside because of the blank pages (ok dotted) but now I am looking forward to using it daily. I still have a journal, altered glue-book, my pocket size note book, my planners….. wow I have a lot of ‘books’. 🙂

I had so much fun with my first spread. I loved using bits and bobs that I had on my desk. Some images, postage, and some washi that was stuck to one of my packages (I NOW want some) so just played around and relaxed.


I love having a variety of things to create on and also find it very ‘zen’ to work on a few pages at a time…. could it be I enjoy it more then making journals? I feel like I want to use my books more then I want to make them now.

So another creative brain dump, but more intentional, with a ‘feel’ for the page. I really like it. I love having my creative dump altered glue-book, and my blank canvas journal (TN)

Happy Crafting,



My mini vintage junk journal

I am so in love with this size of journal at the moment. It’s small, approx. 5.5″ x 4 1/4″, so tiny and cute. This month I am sharing the Ephemera’s Vintage Garden kits Whimsy & Botany and Wings for Jonathan. I truly love using these kits together and it gives my work a nice vintage, soft feel.


I used some scraps of fabric, reused some envelopes, book pages and of course some of the great ephemera from J9Scraps on Etsy. I am so happy to be able to share this mini. I think I will be making lot’s more to gift and swap with other crafters.

As always you can also check out my other creations on Instagram. Sometimes a quick picture is all you need to share. 🙂

Check out the video here:

Happy Crafting,



Giveaway – Thank you to all my subscribers!!

I am so excited to have reached over 500 subscribers on my YouTube channel! To celebrate I am doing a #giveaway for my subscribers. This is just a small way for me to say thank you for all your support! I also have the pleasure of a sponsor on this giveaway, J9scraps!! I am super excited for this fun thank you prize!



This journaling / Crafting community is the most creative, supportive and kind group of people I have the pleasure to share my creations with. Thank you all so much!

I hope you enter, it is a fun giveaway for anyone who enjoys crafting / making journals.

Happy Crafting,