About Me

A christian, wife, mother, home educator,soap maker, candle and wax melt maker, and lover of all things handmade.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sewing Junk Journal and an Altered Comp Notebook












I made the little sewing journal last week and I think it turned out super cute.  I used a couple of old patterns from my sewing days years ago when I sewed for my children.  So it also makes this journal a lot special. ;0) I cut up the patterns and some pretty paper and used mod podge to glue it all down.  I used my Tim Holtz distress ink to make it look kind of vintage.  The journal is made out of an envelope so when you open it, there is a big pocket on the back cover.  I love the envelope idea and was inspired by several other journal makers on YouTube.  It makes a nice size little journal with one signature. I also altered the comp notebook and bought another one the other day to alter today.  I love using the tassel bookmarks with them and my oldest daughter has been hand lettering some words for me on pretty papers to use in my journals and things. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Quick Hello!



Just thought I'd share some more personal things in this post.  We've had a lot going on lately.  My oldest daughter graduated and our family took a wonderful vacation to Disney World. 

It's the end of another school year and it will be so odd not having my oldest doing school next year but she's extremely happy about it. ;0)  We are kicking off the summer with lots of swimming at the pool between all these thunderstorms.   We have some church camp stuff coming up pretty quick and some more travel to see family in another state that we only see once a year. 

I am hoping to get some soap things posted soon.  It seems every time I try to get back into the swing of things with selling my soaps, an obstacle gets in the way.  It's been very frustrating because I love making it so much but I'm praying things start falling back into place for me to start back making, selling, and doing some craft shows again.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you guys are kicking off your summer in a special way and having a great week!  Lori

Monday, June 1, 2015

Charming Fragments Junk Journal









Oh, this is my favorite journal I've made so far!  I love the papers so much.  They are so shabby and vintage...just dreamy!  I bought this kit from https://www.etsy.com/shop/TsunamiRose  if you are interested in making one too.  So many projects could be made with these papers and there are a lot of papers in this kit.  I could have made several little journals but I chose to make this really chunky one pictured here.  This is the chunkiest one I've made so I hope someone who really loves to journal will enjoy writing and recording memories in it.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I have some soap  and wax stuff coming up in the near future as well as other crafty projects.  Have a great day! 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tsunami Rose Designs DT Project for May






I am so excited to be on the Tsunami Rose Design Team and this is my first project for the month of May!  I created this junk journal using the "New Beginnings" kit.  There are so many beautiful papers in this kit and I used every single one of them.  The papers are so colorful and vibrant and could be used for so many different projects.  It comes with envelopes, tags, and lots of pretty ephemera.  Daisy Collins is the owner of Tsunami Rose Designs.  She has many kits and digital papers to choose from in her store. I will leave links to her blog and etsy shop so you guys can go check her out! http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com/
etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TsunamiRose

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dreams Journal




I've been doing a lot of journal making and wanted to show you guys that stop by here a few pictures of these latest ones I've completed.  I am in love with the colors of this one.  It's bright and cheery with my favorite pink and blue combination but has coffee dyed papers on the inside.  I found some pink and blue floral napkins that I used for the covers.  I just decopaged them onto the file folder I used to make it.  Hope you enjoy the pics!

Vintage Deer Journal










Here is the little vintage deer journal I have been working on.  Isn't he super cute??  The deer is a stamp from Greeting Farm Stamps.  It is one of the few stamps I currently have.  I've made all kinds of things with it but this journal is my favorite so far.  I also used it to make a bookmark for the inside of this journal.  Hope you enjoy looking through a little bit of it!