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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

6334 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6334 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2022 :  2:32:19 PM  Show Profile
I wanted to share with y’all a Christmas Journal that was made for me years ago. As you can see it is made out of paper brown lunch bags. I love it!

“To be Creative is to let little pieces of your heart go and place them into each project you make.” I do not know who wrote this but it is exactly what I did when I made Wanda Sue’s. And to me it made it so simple then to create each page, with little pieces of my heart. I just wanted to share that with all of you
Have a Beautiful Sunday.





Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!



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Wanda Sue
True Blue Farmgirl

1083 Posts

Wanda
Murrells Inlet SC
USA
1083 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2022 :  3:30:58 PM  Show Profile
Debbie thanks for sharing, that is so wonderful! I love that it’s made from bags and the ribbon tied spine is beautiful. I just might have to recreate one like that. Crafting is a work of “heart”, and those that don’t craft, don’t understand. That is why the Sisterhood is so special, bringing like-minded souls together. I felt the love in every page of my journal you made for me!!!

A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.

Farm Girl #3677
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Wanda Sue
True Blue Farmgirl

1083 Posts

Wanda
Murrells Inlet SC
USA
1083 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2022 :  02:45:38 AM  Show Profile
I also read a quote recently that said “to be creative takes courage”.

A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.

Farm Girl #3677
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

9088 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
9088 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2022 :  05:11:58 AM  Show Profile
DEB,
What a nice thing to still have. I love it.
NancyJo

NANCY JO
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2071 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2071 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2022 :  10:56:17 AM  Show Profile
Wanda -- that is so true. I am always afraid to try things because I'm afraid they won't turn out good. One of my sisters is a fantastic artist (actually both of them are). I found out that when she makes a painting she doesn't like she cuts it up and uses it as backgrounds for her ATCs.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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Wanda Sue
True Blue Farmgirl

1083 Posts

Wanda
Murrells Inlet SC
USA
1083 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2022 :  11:23:32 AM  Show Profile
Wow Judith, that’s a great idea your sister has, to re-use in such a way.

A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.

Farm Girl #3677
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

4280 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
4280 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2022 :  11:47:34 AM  Show Profile
YEA, Judith!! I do this too! I've loved a piece of art work way more this way and it does produce some pretty cool atc's AND cards!! :)

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

4280 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
4280 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2022 :  11:50:12 AM  Show Profile
Debbie, you reminded me with your bag jj, Didn't we do a bag or envelope jj with April?? That was really cool! I loved the envelope one,ingenious idea!

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1352 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1352 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2022 :  7:16:35 PM  Show Profile








Here are a few of the pages from the junk journal that I received from Andrea!! I freaking love it!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha

Edited by - Jokamartell on Sep 07 2022 7:17:21 PM
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

6334 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6334 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2022 :  8:10:23 PM  Show Profile
Beautiful Journal!

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!


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Wanda Sue
True Blue Farmgirl

1083 Posts

Wanda
Murrells Inlet SC
USA
1083 Posts

Posted - Sep 08 2022 :  02:15:49 AM  Show Profile
So very nice Karen and Andrea!

Debbie, yours is finally winging its way to you. Should be there by Monday at the latest, but hopefully by Saturday.

A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.

Farm Girl #3677
FGOTM August 2022
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9162 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9162 Posts

Posted - Sep 08 2022 :  06:03:53 AM  Show Profile
Beautiful journals everyone!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

6334 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6334 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2022 :  12:55:44 PM  Show Profile
Please let me share with all of you My Junk Journal that Sweet Wanda Sue made for me. It is Beautiful, Neat and so Me! I love it’s awesomeness and how fabulously fun it is with all the little secret pull outs. And all the wonderful Quotes are amazing as well. I did not find the picture of her and her cat Merlin until I was taking the photos.
Thank you so very much Wanda Sue you truly touched my heart, I love it and will always treasure it!







More photos coming.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!


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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

6334 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6334 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2022 :  1:08:07 PM  Show Profile

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I can not wait for time and quiet to sit and look at my amazing Journal again as I have a feeling I have not seen it all yet.
Thank you again so much Wanda Sue.
And Jean thank you for being our lovely hostess. I can not wait to see what you have up your sleeve for our next swap:-)



Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!



Edited by - Blessed in Colorado on Sep 09 2022 1:10:01 PM
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2937 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2937 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2022 :  1:17:22 PM  Show Profile
What a fun journal! There are a lot of wonderful pages in there but I really like the tea one!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

526 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
526 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2022 :  4:04:45 PM  Show Profile
Here are the pictures of the Journals Karen sent me. Sorry it took so long to post. Too much going on here. All good stuff just very busy.
I love the papers, all of the tucks and envelopes.
Thank you so much Karen and thank you for hosting Jean. I really enjoyed this swap and I know I will be picking up these journals often to look through them.








Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
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Wanda Sue
True Blue Farmgirl

1083 Posts

Wanda
Murrells Inlet SC
USA
1083 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2022 :  4:23:57 PM  Show Profile
Debbie I am so glad you like it, it was so fun to decorate for you. I have love, love, loved everyone’s creations!! So many wonderful pages and ideas.

Thank you Jean for jump starting my journal journey, lol. I have been collecting cardboard and “stuff” to begin making them, but ‘procrastination’ is my middle name. The door has been opened and there is no stopping me now!! I am obsessed with watching YT videos to get more ideas.

A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.

Farm Girl #3677
FGOTM August 2022

Edited by - Wanda Sue on Sep 09 2022 4:28:18 PM
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

9088 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
9088 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2022 :  05:33:23 AM  Show Profile
WOW, So many beautiful journals and ideas!! This is so much fun to do, I will be starting
number four journal this week. It just plain makes me happy. Thank you girls for showing the
pictures.
Nancy Jo

NANCY JO
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1284 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1284 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2022 :  09:38:00 AM  Show Profile
Good morning Farmgirls . . . I am in awe at the stunning creations from everyone for this swap. Your efforts have been amazing. And so many of you have really gone the extra mile. Speaking of which I received delightful journals from both Suny58 and Rubberfish and we weren't even partnered. Thank you both so much. Then we three decided to do a wee round robin where we have each made a journal for ourselves and then are passing it along to the other two for "guest pages". It's great fun.

I have been so busy with this and that that I have been remiss in posting photos. But will try to get to that soon. In the meantime have fun with your journaling and perhaps learning some new techniques to share when we do another swap. I'm thinking of posting a "Cabin Fever Reliever Junk Journal" swap when winter has us all going stir crazy around mid-January or February. So start collecting all that ephemera and deciding how you will make your book.

Just a little heads up for those of you who may be interested. I will be posting our final Feedsack Swap next week. I have a limited number of feedsacks remaining so rather than have a closing date for signups, signups for the swap will close when the feedsacks are gone. So watch for the posting and don't delay if you want to join.

Hope y'all have had a great summer . . . Fall is in the air. Can you feel it?

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

"When life gives you junk, make a junk journal."
. . . .jean pici

Edited by - JeanP on Sep 10 2022 09:42:28 AM
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

9088 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
9088 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2022 :  10:25:30 AM  Show Profile

JEAN P, Asked me to post this Idea here. Old books can be used to make really nice
journals. The print makes a nice back drop for adding all our
handy work. I plan on doing that myself real soon.
NancyJo


NANCY JO
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

6334 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6334 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2022 :  10:27:52 AM  Show Profile
I will have to try it as well, thank you Nancy Jo and Jean.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!


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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9162 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9162 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2022 :  1:25:16 PM  Show Profile
I love old books so I would never use one for junk journaling unless it was falling apart and beyond repair.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3918 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3918 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2022 :  6:10:40 PM  Show Profile
I work in a bookstore which takes donations and buys used books. I have 10 paperbacks which are too damaged to sell. I can post them later and I will send them out for trade or postage. First, I have to get this junk journal finished.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2937 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2937 Posts

Posted - Sep 12 2022 :  6:20:40 PM  Show Profile
Thank you so much for the journal that arrived today Jennifer!


We've never swapped before, but the first page is so me!

Cats and cows!!! (the cow is a magnet bookmark)


Some fun pictures


cute pokets

and this is a great idea:

a cute little folder!

Thanks for a great swap :)


~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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JennRap
True Blue Farmgirl

161 Posts

Jennifer
Sonora CA
USA
161 Posts

Posted - Sep 12 2022 :  7:48:27 PM  Show Profile
Heather,
You're very welcome...thank you for your kindness while being the first journal I ever attempted! I totally had NO IDEA what I was doing but it inspired me! So I did what I could here and then I got on Etsy and started to dig....dig...dig and then over to YouTube to dig some more! I found some great resources...papers, digital art, video tutorials and I got INSPIRED! So inspired that I decided to create this photo journal for one of my very special brides. You see I'm a professional portrait and wedding photographer and this young woman I've been photographing since she was 17 years old. I photographed her senior portraits from high school, her senior portraits from college, her Mom's wedding in 2020! *yes I said WEDDING in 202!* ;) lol
They are a very special family to me and we've experienced a lot of adventures together. Now she's getting married and they wanted their engagement photos done in San Francisco. This bride also LOVES roses and all things romantic! So I took the elements of her bridal shower invitation and the elements (and by that I mean I tore apart her invites and the envelopes they came in!) to use in the journal. I found art work on Etsy to download and print. I added lace, bird charms and other little bits that fit! I left 3/4 of the journal empty for her to fill it with wedding pages, honeymoon memories and whatever her heart desires.
It was certainly a labor of love project as it took me DAYS to complete it! I had a hard time figuring out how to make the book / journal itself and I didn't want it to fall apart so I did purchase a blank, ready to decorate journal on Etsy. My plan is to learn how to create these on my own. But now I'd totally ADDICTED to this craft! There are so many fun themes and papers out there! Here where I live we only have a small Joann's which doesn't have much in the dept but as soon as I can get down the hill to a larger town I plan to go visit a Hobby Lobby and Michael's to see what I can find there. Anyway, wanted to share my journey, the completed journal and the creative path this has begun for me.












Jennifer Rapoza
California - Idaho bound in 2023! <3
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