Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WOYWW 293 and a Flash Sale!!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

It's that time of the week when we have a blast popping around the web and have a looksee where other creative souls create their messes masterpieces!  This is all courtesy of the lovely Ms. Julia over at Stamping Ground.  Make sure you hop over there and check it out.

Here's how my table looked when I left it last night.  Check out my two new flex arm daylight lamps on either side of my table.  Man, do they give out some awesome light!  Who knew lamps could be so exciting?!?!?!

Here's a bit closer overview of the table.  I'm working on some simple single signature junk journal albums for a craft market this weekend.  These are an experiment for me.  The one in aqua is the first time I've attempted stitching in a signature.  I used a simple three hole pamphlet stitch and would have had far more success had I not used my ultra thick baker's twine!  Lesson learned.  I then started searching for something else in my stash I could use and remembered this lovely box of embroidery floss I've had for ages as I used to do a lot of cross stitch.  I asked around on the Junk Journal Junkies chat Facebook page if anyone had used it with luck, and got a surprising amount of positive responses.  The only suggestion was to run it through some candle wax first, which I did.  It worked like a charm on the yellow journal!  So now I have tons of pretty colors of floss to use, and I've pretty much conquered my fear of stitching signatures....sort of.

That flap on the left side will be glued down at the top and bottom to create a tuck spot on the inside front cover.  The other flap on the right comes over the front cover.  I'll probably attach a pretty brad with some seam binding that will wrap around the journal and tie in front for an easy closure.

If you are a jewelry maker or looking for charms and beads, I'm having a flash sale today in my Etsy store.  Beads, charms, pendants and jewelry making findings are marked down and ready for you to stock up.

Don't forget about my monthly altered tag linky party.  You can find the information about it in this post.  And stay tuned on January 20th.  That's when the actual link post will be up and active.

Thanks for looking at my blog. I appreciate all the wonderful comments everyone leaves. Happy Crafting!


  1. Lovely handmade journals!!! Looks like fun...once you've figure it out, huh? :D

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #17

  2. The journal looks great Sheri :) Love that aqua color. I enjoy making them..but just for me to fill up. Happy WOYWW! Shel#56

  3. Shame you only mail out to US only on your etsy shop. So many lovely charms! Your journals are fab! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Lucy #24 woyww x

  4. Fab journal. I've just left a comment elsewhere saying my taking on book binding is that it is a lot harder than it looks!
    Happy Wednesday,

  5. Lovely journals, and you really have loads of colours to choose from! happy WOYWW!

  6. Your lamps sure look very impressive, Sheri! I could do with something like those! The journals are absolutely gorgeous - I love those inked edges and the patterned paper is to die for! Thank for your visit earlier! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #47

  7. Ah yes let there be light, I love working in light, nothing worse than having a dim light and not seeing colours in their true light
    Bridget #1

  8. Oh wow, a properly stage lit desk!! Lovely light to work by, two is definitely better thn one! I love that you stayed witht the stitching and did research and conquered your fear...forge on gal, these little journals are fab!

  9. Great looking journals and your own stitching what a fabulous colours you have to choose from. Thanks for visiting already and sorry I am getting back to you late.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda