Lost Journal - Part 2

Today I am thankful I don’t live in Southern Alberta & parts of Saskatchewan…..thinking of all my friends living there dealing with the snow storm!  OMG yes I said the S word!

Regardless of the weather I hope you’ll grab a warm drink and join me as I show you more pages from the Lost Journal!

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The theme of flip outs continues throughout the book, with fun pocket cards clipped on using mini paper clips.  But look at this cute little glassine bag, for now I’ve left it plain, I’ll decided what to do with it once I start filling the book with photos and journalling.  Also the plaid piece of pattern paper was a bit too wide, instead of trimming the extra off I folded it over making a decorative edge.

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Clipping in these little pocket cards allows you to add some hidden spots for journalling if you want to keep things more personal, especially if you share your work on social media.

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The right page is fairly small so instead of doing a flip out I added another cool vintage card with another mini paper clip.  I’m pretty sure I won’t cover that piece, I love it too much, but the back I will most likely add either photos or journalling, maybe both, who knows!

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On both pages I made little pockets which have some cards tucked into them.  They were also decorated with some lovely lace!  The right hand page is the biggest in the book….but wait till you see the yummy paper base!

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OMG the texture is fantastic!!!  I love it so much that I just left it plain, I’ll add some photos but will be sure to leave enough white space too!  I’m not even sure I know what type of paper that is….ok I googled and I think it’s Mulberry Paper! LOL

Speaking of Google did you see they recently celebrated 20 years………um can anyone remember what we used before Google?!

Ok back to the book….

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Because the left page is so big I had lots of room to work with it.  This ‘postcard’ I cut from a piece of Graphic 45 paper…but it’s also a pocket with a tag tucked in.  Now the base paper on the right, again I don’t know what type of paper that is….and not sure Google will help me this time, since I can’t even guess! LOL!!

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You all must agree that vintage music paper is just gorgeous!!!  I couldn’t bring myself to cutting this piece, so I folded it and made a flip out.  Pretty sure the left will stay as is!!  Also so I can show off lots of the music paper I added the pocket and tucked a card and mini book inside.

The right side is another flip up with coffee stained lined paper giving me lots of space to journal!

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Here’s the little booklet…..it’s a piece of coffee stained paper folded with some pattern paper glued to the front and the bingo card clipped on.  If I need to I can add more pages into this little booklet.  Again tucking these in makes expanding your book so easy!!

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On the reverse side of the mystery paper I basically did the same as the other side, creating another flip out.  Remember when using washi tape as I have here to create your flip outs you need to add extra glue otherwise you’re pages won’t hold up to being flipped over & over.

The right has another cute glassine bag…..the lines on this one are too cute!!!  If I were to count the pages in this book, I would consider those little glassine bags as pages along with everything else.  You turn it like a page….it’s a page! LOL

Thought you should know in case anyone is keeping track and counting my 40+ pages! LOL

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Again same as the other side I used more lined coffee stain paper giving myself lots of room to journal.

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The right page is an old overlay…who remembers those?!  I honestly thought I still had some in my stash, but I must’ve used them, or they’re hiding really well!!!  The paper behind the overlay was plain white, I just added a piece of grid paper over top so it wasn’t plain, but still shows off the overlay!!

Well I think I’ll stop here for today….you’ll have  to join me next time for part 3!!!

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This post was written by Lisa on September 29, 2019

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Lost Journal - Part 1

As we all know trends come and go, often coming back again.  Well I’ve noticed a big junk journal trend going on….which Lori informed me I missed this trend the first time.  We had a chuckle over that actually. :)

With this in mind I pulled out a base junk journal Lori made for me many years ago, actually the store was still in Miami when she gifted me with this.  This poor lost journal has patiently waited for it’s day to shine!

Over the next few posts (yup could be 3 or more) I am going to share with you what I have done so far with this journal to add more pages, getting it ready to be filled!

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As you will see I have not embellished this journal at all yet, that will come once I start adding photos and journaling.  The journal originally had 15 pages in it, with all my additions it now has over 40!

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As you will see the pages throughout are different sizes, styles and shapes!!  I love that look, it creates interest and makes the book unique!

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This is what you see when you first open the journal, I used the inside of the covers to add more pages.  You can also see that on each side I added a pocket, this  is such an easy way to add even more pages to your journal….and it looks pretty too!

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The pocket piece on the front inside cover also flips open…again adding flip out pages is another easy way to add more pages.  It also makes it fun to explore the journal finding all it’s hidden secrets!

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I also made it so the pocket and it’s page flip up as well, creating at least 6 pages on the inside cover alone!!!

For my flip out pages I used a fabric tape I’ve had for years or washi tape.  If you do use washi tape please add extra adhesive, this will make those flip out pages more sturdy!

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Moving back to the first page I show you the pocket insert, which is a little mini book on it’s own!  I could add more pages to that, perhaps I will once I have my photos sorted out and feel I need more pages.

With this little book I end up with at least 4 pages to add photos & journaling!

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When you turn that first page you see that it’s actually an old Maya Road envelope…just think of the hidden gems you can put inside there.  Actually another mini book would work great, or if I was gifting this I could fill it with journal cards or other embellishment pieces.  There are so many possibilities!

Next to that is a fun piece of chipboard, I think it may have been from an old album set…which I might have one hidden in my stash.  Until I finish the book I’m a little undecided how to use that page, so for now I clipped on some journal cards.  Using a clip rather than gluing them down creates more space for photos or journaling!

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As you can see I added a journal spot to the back of that page too!  I just love how all the different styles & sizes for these pages give this book so much interest event thought it’s not finished yet!

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Moving on….both these pages flip up, but the one on the left also has a little pocket on the front. Great for adding a little tag into it!

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Now the page on the right has a pocket which I’ve tucked in some of these Tim Holtz Pocket Cards, which are pretty awesome!

Wow well we’ve made it through the first 3 ish pages which you can see I found very creative ways to maximize this little junk journal so far!

I hope you come back next week for part 2 and explore more of the pages I’ve created!!!

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This post was written by Lisa on September 22, 2019

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