Denim Junk Journal

A junk journal I created using some denim from a pair of old jeans, bits of lace and string, old sheets of music, paper I dyed with inks and/or tea, and the “Denim & Girls” Collection by Maja Design (that came in the July 2019 Tres Jolie Kit Club Scrapbooking Kit).


Flip Through

Process Part 1: Cover

Process Part 2: Inside


  • [From the] Tres Jolie July Scrapbook Kit
  • Creative Embellishments
  • Grunge Heart Corner
  • Maja Designs
    • Demin & Girls Collection
  • Blue Mini Clothespins
  • Pink Tags
  • idea-ology
    • Tim Holtz
    • Jute String
    • Sanding Block
  • Ranger
    • Emboss It Dauber
  • Emerald Creek
    • Seth Apter
    • Baked Texture
    • Deep Sea
  • Simon Says Stamp
    • Embossing and Watermark Ink
    • Clear
  • Embossing Powder
    • Ultra Fine Steel Navy
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Wax Cire Cera
    • Old Denim
  • Fiskars
    • 1″ Circle Squeeze Punch
  • We R Memory Keepers
    • Envelope Punch Board
  • Daiso Japan
    • Lace Trim Set, Blue
  • Heat n Bond
  • E6000
  • Art Glitter Glue
  • Fabri-Tac
  • Unbranded/Unknown
    • Corner Punch
    • Paper Clips
    • Hole Punch
    • Pink/White Twine
    • Teal/White Twine
    • White Laces
    • Wide Blue Lace
  • Other
    • Old Jeans!

    Beach Junk Journal

    A little, beach themed junk journal I made for the ReneaBouquets Mood Board Challenge this month.

    Flip Through Video:

    The Process Video will go here when I’ve finished editing & uploading it!
    Process Video 1: Cover & Construction
    Process Video 2: Ephemera & Such!

    And here are a few close ups:

    I received that beautiful, floral applique (along the spine & other bits on the inside) in the ReneaBouquet Canvas Swap (Oct. 2018) from Wendy M.!  (Thank you, Wendy!!)
    A close-up of the beautiful mermaid from ReneaBouquets!

    A ReneaBouqet Beautiful Board Starfish!

    Here you can see all three paperclips I quickly altered using ReneaBouquets Beautiful Bits – Seashell.

    A closer look at the layers of lace! The scalloped lace I used on the edge of two of the pages I just received from Jenn D. in the ReneaBouquets June (2019) swap! (Thank-you, Jenn!)


    • ReneaBouquets
    • Beautiful Board
    • Tiny Starfish
  • Beautiful Bits
    • Seashell
  • Printed Beautiful Board
    • Tiny Ocean Orchid Starfish Mermaid
  • 13@arts
    • Acrylic Modeling Paste
  • Shimmerz
    • Paste-eez
    • Puttin’ On The Glitz
  • Creameez
    • Berry Hot
  • Prima
    • Frank Garcia
    • Golden Coast
    • 12 x 12 Paper Pad w/ foil
    • Ephemera (Item #995126)
    • Ephemera (Item #995133)
  • From Swaps
    • From Wendy M.
    • Floral Applique
  • From Jenn D.
    • Scalloped Lace (white)
    • Kraft Tag & Sleeve
  • From Yvonne ( swap … Sept. 2018)
    • The ribbon used to tie the journal shut
  • Webster’s Pages
    • Adrienne Looman
    • Designer Trim
    • Plum Seed
  • The Paper Studio
    • Bright Lace Ribbon Scrap Pack
  • American Crafts
    • Vicki Boutin
    • Blue Hawaiian Acrylic Paint
  • Ranger
    • 4″ Brayer
    • Tim Holtz
    • Mini Blending Tool
    • Distress Oxide
    • Tattered Rose
    • Antique Linen
  • Distress Spray Stain
    • Mermaid Lagoon
  • Tonic
    • Tim Holtz
    • 5″ Scissors
  • Heidi Swapp
    • Stencil (it doesn’t appear to have a name…)
  • Momentum Brands (pretty sure I got it at the 99¢ store)
    • Happy Holidays
    • Decorative Ribbon
  • Mod Podge
    • Antique Matte
  • Art Glitter Glue
  • E6000
  • Beacon
    • FabriTac
  • JudiKins
    • Diamond Glaze
  • Unbranded/Unknown
    • Paperclips
    • Pink & White Bakers Twine
    • Hairclips

    Altered Notebook – June ReneaBouquet Swap

    Altered Notebook – June ReneaBouquets Facebook Swap

    The notebook is a 9″x6″ notebook I found at Wal-Mart.

    I’ve owned the Prima Wildflowers Pillar for a few years now, and have been waiting to use that big, orange hibiscus on just the right project! Apparently the “right project” does eventually come along! LOL

    ReneaBouquets always seems to have just the right pieces for so many of my projects.

    This flamingo is made with Amazing Cast Resin & a Wilton, silicon, candy mold!

    Some more “waiting for the perfect project” items I had been hoarding. Studio Calico was the first crafting supply subscription I used! I love them, and in a perfect world I’d be a subscriber to ALL clubs I could find, but since I don’t have Jeff Bezos’ money, I try different clubs, one at a time!

    And here is a process video if you’d like to see the high speed version of assembly!

    **I made the cut file for the “replacement” cover using Silhouette Studio.


    • Notebook Cover
    • ReneaBouquets
    • Purple Spring Mix Mulberry Paper Flower Set
    • Beautiful Board Small Twisted Chain Frame Set Laser Cut Chipboard Frames
  • Webster’s Pages
    • Dream In Color
    • Drifting
  • Studio Calico
    • {Yello!}
    • the floral print transparancy
  • Shimmerz
    • AcriTonez
    • Blue My Top
    • Pinkadelic
  • Ranger
    • Tim Holtz
    • Mini Blending Tool
    • Distress Oxide
    • Salty Ocean
    • Picked Raspberry
  • Dylusions
    • Stamp & Stencil
    • Quote Medley
  • Stampers Anonymous
    • Tim Holtz
    • Bubble Stencil
  • Prima
    • 2″ Silicone Brush
    • Wildflowers Pillar Pack
    • Mixed
  • Finnabair
    • 3D Gloss Gel
  • American Crafts
    • Thickers
    • Pick-Me-Up
  • Crate Paper
    • Oasis Ephemera
  • TCW
    • Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
  • The Paper Studio
    • Bright Lace Ribbon Scrap Pack
  • Chickaniddy
    • Mini Brads
  • Spellbinders
    • Tool ‘n One
  • Liquitex
    • Matte Super Heavy Gel
  • Daler Rowney
    • White Gesso
  • Krylon
    • Workable Fixative
  • Brea Reese
    • Texture Pebbles
  • Art Glitter Adhesive
  • Best 
    • 1″ and 1/4″ Ultra-Thin Permanent Double-Sided Tapes
  • Sorrento Crafts
    • 13 color stamen set
  • Silhouette
    • Cameo 3
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Stamen in largest Hibiscus
    • Lace on inside of cover
    • Chipboard
    • Flamingo
    • Wilton Candy/Fondant Mold
    • Flamingo
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Metallique Paint
    • White Pearl
  • Wax Cire Cera
    • Indian Pink
    • Sweet Rose
  • Americana
    • Gloss Enamels
    • Black
  • Amazing Cast Resin
  • Daler Rowney
    • White Gesso
    • Tags
    • American Crafts
    • Amy Tangerine
    • On A Whim Collection Foil & Resist Tags
  • Shimmerz
    • Coloringz
    • No Yolking
  • Vibez
    • Jeni B Bleu
  • Ranger
    • Dylusions
    • Ink Spray
    • Funky Fuchsia
    • Squeezed Orange
  • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Ink
    • Twisted Citron
    • Picked Raspberry
  • Dina Wakley Media
    • Scribble Sticks
    • Sets 1 (Magenta) & 2 (Fuchsia)

    1st Altered Book

    I had been keeping this generic black pleather journal around for quite some time but I always knew it was missing something. That something was apparently me getting the idea to alter it, originally inspired by various “Steampunk” journals I had seen. The most I had ever written in it was my name for “This book belongs to:” and a couple of thoughts on the first two pages. That was it!! Now I am going to make it something more. Over the past year I have taken a major turn toward traditional healing a.k.a. herbal healing. I got tired of seeing “if you or a loved on took this medicine and is now dead or permanently messed up you may be entitled to compensation.” Money isn’t going to return quality of life. Anyhow, being someone who is required to have some sort of medication on a daily basis I went back to nature, and this is going to be my “recipe” book.

     This is the new front cover. Some fabric flowers that I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink on … they used to be much brighter colors! A couple of resin black roses, some Tim Holtz gears, a few brads … Also, I did make that leather Triquetra on my own! I cut the slits on the background leather and wove the other strips of leather through. I am currently adding some silk ribbon embroidery to the cover as well. And yes, I am covering the pleather with leather … well suede.

     Inside the front cover with my “This book belongs to:” window in the fabric. I had to add this fabric because after all the treatment to the pages and spine I wanted to give a clean finish.

     This is at the very center of the book. Just some rub-ons for the flowers, some self-stick butterfly boarder, and some tissue tape.

     Blank pages. It was a long process of spraying and drying. And to help with the drying and aging I utilized my oven … and melted the glue in the spine … but I like it better this way, it’s more aged.