I’m Not Ready to Say Goodbye to Summer!

It may still “technically” be summertime, but I’m feeling some Fall in the air. Schools are starting back up, fruit is ripening on the trees, and people are talking about their favorite football teams.

It’s been such a fun and busy summer, I’m just not ready to let go!

Like I have a choice, right!

Anyway, I treated myself to a little creative time this morning, and thought I’d share what I came up with. I’m going to be adding “Trim” packages to my shoppe soon (hopefully next week) and thought I should start adding some to my journals., and I’m really having fun with them!

Well, I just wanted to pop in for a quick share, and work on my procrastinating ways with this blog, I’m finally getting the hang of posting on my laptop!

I would love to get your feedback on whether trim packs would be a good addition to my shoppe, let me know in the comments.

As always,

Thank you for stopping by,

I’ll see you soon,

Patty

 

 

Card Making…and ticking things off my list

“There is too much time in the day” said no one…ever! After ticking things off my To Do list all summer, I finally got down to something I’ve been pining to do for a very long time, making cards, and boy was it fun!

I guess you could say it started here. These cards were cut from some extremely bright cardstock from Michael’s several years ago. As you can see, they have seen better days. I used these for a different project that I changed my mind about, but let’s move on…

Here is a smattering of what I used to decorate the cards, doilies (6 inch! thank goodness I found a use for these monsters!), paper pieces, flower embellishments, heart stickers, a sharpie pen…

…and these sweet quote cards! I love these things!

I’ve become slightly addicted to buying paper pads with lots of fun stuff to cut apart. It used to bother me when pads had those pages, because I wanted the pages for my journals, and it seemed a waste. But, the wide world of paper crafting showed me the error of my ways, and now all is right with the world…my world…the paper crafting world…well, you know what I mean!

Ah, but let’s not forget the cards. Notice how I used the big fat doilies, clever right (there’s 100 in the pack I bought, daunting!)

I thought the journaling cards would be a nice touch for writing on the inside. I’ve already sent some of these out, and it was definitly a good idea. My writing is never streight, and I just love how they look! And now I have a new use for my huge collection of journaling cards!Here is a close up of the pen markings, the cards just don’t feel “finished” with out them.

So, there you have it, another project revved up and running. I’d like to do either a tutorial or a video on the steps and process. If your interested in one or the other, or both, just let me know in the comments. Also, your opinion of my little blog and posts would be much appreciated. It’s always more gratifying to write when you know someone is out there!

Until next time,

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Enjoy the rest of your week,

~Patty

 

Shoppe Newness!

 

As per usual, I’ve been keeping myself pretty busy. Luckily I have been able to spend a little time making for my shoppe. I will be the first to admit that my shoppe isn’t setting the world on fire, but I’ve managed to sell enough that some replenishment was due.

Here’s a new ephemera pack theme, “Down on the Farm”, full of mid-century children’s books images! (and all ephemera pack international shipping prices are now drastically lowered! Yay!)

You know, I love almost every aspect of running my little shoppe. Putting together themed ephemera packs…

New “Garden” themed Junk Journal Inserts.

…choosing pages and themes for my journals…

Junk Journal insert ephemera pack.

…organizing my shoppe supplies…

Junkity Junk Journals.

…and especially hearing back from folks that love what they have purchased. That totally warms my heart!

I’m happy, off in my little world making away, filling my shoppe with goodies.

 My biggest struggle is talking about it!  After days of planning, making, photographing, and listing in my shoppe…I’m kinda over it and ready to  move on! Not a great sales strategy I know, but there you have it!

Let me know if you have any questions about international mailing prices on ephemera packs. Here is a link to my shoppe: PattysArtJournals

So, there you have it, the latest and the greatest.

As always,

Thank You so much for stopping by!

Talk to you soon,

~Patty

 

 

It’s That Time of Year Again!

Time for the iHanna Postcard Swap!

I love this time of year, I get to go through all the great happy mail ephemera that has been sent to me over the years, and make art with it!

But best of all, I get to make a keepsake page for my Happy Mail Journal!

And for some reason I decided to up my game and post three videos per week on my YouTube channel, so if you’re interested in seeing a video on my postcard process, go HERE.

…and if you’d like to see the process video on my keepsake page, head on over HERE.

Please let me know if you have any ideas for videos in the comments, I need all the help I can get!

Much Love,

Thank you so much for visiting,

Have a great day,

~Patty

 

More of October in My “Memory Junk Journal”

Another October Memory journal page spread under my belt!

The storyline here is “A day with my grandson”.

When I go over to eastern Washington, I try to give my daughter at least one day off from being a full time mommy. When the weather turns cold, there isn’t much to do, but we still have fun!

I’ve been attempting 3 videos per week on my Youtube channel, so when I get out the art supplies, I get out the camera.

If you would like to see the video of this page spread, click this link.

F.Y.I.: Instagram was being uncooperative about me quitting Facebook, so I jumped back on board, DOH!

Anyway, please let me know in the comments if you are visiting my YouTube channel and if there is anything in particular you would like to see.

Until next time,

Thank you for the visit,

Have a great week,

~Patty