Welcome to day two of our three day blog hop that will end tomorrow. Please visit each blog listed below. Each blogger will post a different project during all three days of the blog hop for you to comment on. Each comment gains you one entry for prizes being drawn Monday from each blog.
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Here is a list of bloggers participating... Check each one out, follow and like each blog... give their project a try and leave a comment for a chance to win... It's that easy!
Stephanie Collins: http://
Amanda Rhodes: http://
Paula Driver: http://
Norma Gomez: http://
Kyla Schrake: www.fwast.blogspot.com
Michele Quam: www.Chelmariescreativecorn
Steff Munnings: www.EmbellishItAll.blogspo
Peg Rounds: www.pegscraftingcorner.blo
Stephanie Bargelski: http://
My 2nd Project is a play off of Yesterday's Project called:
What To Do With All Those Decorated Envelopes and Happy Mail
You've Been CollectingI don't know about you, but I've been collecting envelopes, cards, letters, and
postcards since I was young. Most sat in a box until about 10 years ago when
I decided that my collection was to important to just be shoved into
a shoe-box and hidden in my closet or stacked in a corner.
I decided that from now on I would do something creative with every card, postcard,
or letter I've received. I went through all my boxes...
Put them into categories... some I couldn't even remember who they came from.
Some brought back many memories of family members, friends or events.
It was actually quite an adventure down memory lane.
Some of the cards needed to be re-purposed, by that I mean cut up to
be used as ephemera in collages and different art pieces.
Some I absolutely fell in love with and
went into my special pile. That pile is what ended up in my journals.
Some people refer to it as a smash book... a new term that was brought into the
mix a few years ago in art journaling.
But for me it's called tip-ins.
A tip-in is something you add to your journal to make an additional page,
How do you add these pages or tip-ins?
I like to use Washi tape, staples, duck tape or regular scotch tape.
It all depends on what you want showing...
Decorative tape adds a creative element to your journal
making it colorful and exciting. You can match your tape
to what's going on in your life, holidays, or just your favorite style.
Here are a few of mine. I string them on a ribbon so I can keep
them visible and quickly accessible. Some people like to store them in
large jars so they look like the old fashion candy store jars.
I hang my ribbon from my lamp...
Washi tape has so many uses to be addressed in a future blog of it's own.
|You can also make your own Decorative tape using double sided tape|
like I did above using tissue paper
Adding pages and your cards is easy
Your journal becomes a part of you and what you love
Creating a beautiful book filled with memories, cards, letters, postage stamps,
addresses from envelopes, pieces of wrapping paper from special gifts or events...etc.
... the list is endless of what you can collect and
store in your journals...
You can even do themed journals like all birthdays, Christmas or holidays.
I love to do special event journals like when my kids came to visit,
I created a Victorian themed journal to add pictures to.
I collected napkins, coasters, brochures of things we did
like from the Wooden Boat festival as you'll see in my
Victorian Seaport Journal below...
You can view the entire journal on my YouTube Channel
I hope you enjoyed my project of Tip-ins...
Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a one of a kind prize made by me
See you tomorrow!!!
See you tomorrow!!!