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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Handmade Journal on: April 14, 2013 09:36:54 PM
This is a journal I made for my daughter's friend's 17th birthday. I used illustrator's board for the cover. All the pages are found/recycled/re-purposed pages. I've also included 1 inside page and the last page of the journal (the elephant is from the Graphics Fairy). The cover has magazine picture, rubber stamps, and stickers. The spine is stickers. The back cover has "reviews".

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / You can have the Doctor where ever you go! on: January 14, 2012 10:00:34 PM
Because I'm raising geeky kids I made them Doctor Who necklaces for Christmas. Smiley

First for my daughter I found this round 1 inch locket type thing but with windows instead of solid doors. I cut out pictures of her two favorite Doctors and one of the Tardis and place all three inside. I got the pictures at: http://www.donteatthepaste.com/

Front (as she wears it):


Then at Michaels I found bottlecap supplies in the clearance bin! Smiley So using the same set of pictures I had printed out to make DD's favorite Doctors necklace I made her a Weeping Angel pendant.

First I cut out a piece of coragated cardboard and glued that into the bottlecap since my cut out was so flat and I thought it looked a little lost in the back of the cap. Then I glued on the angel I had cut out. After that dried I cut "Don't Blink" from two tiny pieces of torn paper and glued that one. Once it had dried I used paper glaze (for the first time and I'm in love with it now! ha ha) twice on it (allowing to dry between uses). Only it made this one bleed a little bit. It was the only print to do so.

Then because my son loves the villians and they were included in the set I made him two using the same method above:

Hope you like them!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Vintage Moth Mini Journal on: January 14, 2012 09:48:19 PM
After seeing these adorable butterfly journal posted here:

I began looking everywhere for one I could make one with! At: http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ I found one labeled "Amazing Vintage Butterfly" but I thought she was more of a moth. Smiley

I cut the pages from linen paper salvaged from old letterhead with the wrong Undersheriff's name on it and headed to the recycle bin and I watercolored them to match the colors in her wings. The moth is printed onto card stock. I sewed her together using cotton embroidery floss. I really liked the fuzzy yarn, but didn't have any Sad.

I think she turned out so sweet.

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Jerald's Journal - Picture and Story Heavy on: January 14, 2012 09:40:48 PM
If you haven't read Sarah's Journal you might want to start there. This one was second!

I tried to correct some of the errors I made with Sarah's when I did his. Wasn't always successful so any thoughts would be appreciated!!

I made this for him for Christmas and filled it with everything that he loves. Except for the illustrator's board I bought everything is salvaged items; paper brown bags; salvaged paper; magazine cut outs; printed off internet onto salvaged paper; ink stamps; paper found at thrift stores; given paper; etc.

Here is the cover. Note I glued the printed side this time!  Cheesy

The back which I hate. Tried to incorporate maps and globes which he loves, but I still don't like!

Some inside pages: I love the snake skeleton! I took the pics after he'd had it a few days so he'd started drawing in it already! Smiley

(Thanks Jerald for holding the pages for Mommy!)

Here is the back cover. Instead of trying to get the scrapbook paper onto the first/last page and getting it wrinkled like Sarah's I decided to cut it into strips and hopefully reinforce the pages without messing up the pages! Still got the weird bubble thing down the seam.

Any ideas where I could have done something differant/better I would appreciate it!

5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sarah's Journal - picture and story heavy! on: January 14, 2012 09:20:21 PM
This is the journal I made for my daughter for Christmas. I wanted it to represent all the things that make her - her. All her favorites and what not.

This was my second journal I've ever made and I would appreciate any thoughts on where I went wrong (you'll see what I'm talking about in a minute). Smiley

It is made from illustrator's board for the cover and that was the only thing I bought. Everything else is either magazine pictures; printed on salvaged paper; paper purchased from the thrift store; paper my Mom gave me; or ink stamped.

Here is the front cover. I covered the board with a brown bag but on Sarah's glued the printed side out instead of inside out. After a few minutes of cursing my stupidity I glued a plain white piece of legal sized paper around the book.

The back cover. I glued generic reviews from worn out paperbacks destined for the recycler and a cute quote from her favorite show, Doctor Who.

Here is the inside cover. The Tardis came from a DVD I think. Sarah gave it to me to put in her "top secret project" that eventually became know as the "journal-you're-not-make-me". Smiley Kids are so smart!!!  Now I glued a pieces of scrapbook paper inside and up against the first page of the journal in hopes of the pages staying in better. I think it was a big mistake because I just couldn't get that first page smooth! But of course it was too late by then... Plus there was a huge bubble/seam thing down the fold:

Some Inside pages.

The flower and vase is from wrapping paper.

I used paper glaze on the stars to make them stand out a bit and make them shiny.

And here you can see the last page separating from the bank of pages. Luckily I glued that same scrapbook paper onto the back like I did on the front.

Again - any helpful advise would be appreciated. See "Jerald's Journal" for the other one I did. Thanks in Advance!

Oh - Giving Credit where credit is due!: Owls, cat, hands all came from the site: http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 2 Small Journals on: January 14, 2012 09:03:53 PM
Here are two small journals I made inspired and made with the directions from these two cute journals:

I decided to make my kids journals for Christmas after seeing this. But before I did I made a practice journal first.

This is the first ever journal I made. The cover is from a cereal box covered with the pretty holiday pattern from a brown bag. The inside from the other side of the brown bag. I cut the pages from paper salvaged from the scrap pile at work. I used PVA glue to get the pages in. At first it seemed fine, but the more I played with it the more the bank of pages began to come out. By then it was too late to turn back because I'd already started my kids journals. Sad So I had to re-glue the page bank back into the cover. So far it seems to be holding.  It does not lay too flat.

You can see where the cover got a little messed up from the two glue attempts.
Back of journal:

Front inside of journal:

Any ideas where I went wrong? I think the first time I closed the journal when I put the pages inside. The second time I left them upright between two soup cans. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Here is another one I made after my kids Journals (I put each of them in a separate topic to keep the pics down!). So far so good with this one, but have not opened/closed too much or used yet! I watercolored the first page and last page. Same paper as before. Still a cereal box cover, but my Mom gave me some pretty scrapbooking paper to cover it with. Smiley

7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Beware of Love Bugs! on: January 14, 2012 08:10:37 PM
Here are two sweet little love bugs for Valentine's Day. They are from Lily Sugar 'n Cream's website - FREE pattern. Smiley  Super easy to make too. Smiley

8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Soft Cozy Eyelash Scarf on: January 14, 2012 08:05:35 PM
Here is another of my daughter's Christmas presents. I made it with some purple eyelash yarn that I got years ago at the Dollar Tree. (Love a good yarn deal!)  Came out so nice and I love the rich purple color and the feel of the yarn.

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / A little something to keep your shoulders warm on: January 14, 2012 08:00:46 PM
Now that Christmas is (way) over I can post the gifts I made for my daughter. This is one of them. It's a shoulder shrug. I made it in black and trimmed it with lime fun fur because that is her favorite color. Smiley

10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / And the fat just walks away...I wish! on: January 14, 2012 07:57:19 PM
Now that Christmas is (way) over I can post some of my daughters gifts I made her. Smiley 

Here is a Fat Baby from Doctor Who.  I got the pattern from Raverly.  He turned out so cute and my daughter just loves him to death. Smiley He has a little buttons for his eyes.

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