Journal Kit!

Over the last few weeks I have been sharing with you how I’ve worked with a journal that Lori gifted me, getting it ready to be filled with photos and memories.

Well I thought maybe you would like to journal with me….sooooo…..while you’ve been enjoying those posts I have been very busy creating a junk journal kit for you to buy!

That’s right a limited edition kit (only 20 available at this time) full of handmade embellishments and papers to build your own junk journal!


Each kit includes 16 different papers similar to the photo above, some papers may vary.


There are over 50 embellishments, including these fun pockets and envelopes, some which are made from coffee stained book paper! Oh and the map envelopes are just adorable if you ask me!  The piece with the stamped lady is actually a mini 4 page booklet!


And this jam packed page pocket so full of fun goodies!!! Honestly this is my favorite part of the whole kit!  There are 3 pockets in this page pocket, which is made from coffee stained book pages & machine stitched together.  Each pocket is filled with tickets and other tags, oh and custom made vintage stickers!  You can actually use this page pocket as a page in your journal, or attached it to another page.

These kits will be available for sale at Love Is In The Details on Saturday,  October 26th.  Each kit sells for $35.00….and remember there are only 20 kits available!

I have had so much fun putting these kits together, and I’ve been so excited to share…trust me it’s been hard not to share a sneak peek!

Now not only did I make the kits, but to show you how this all looks together I’ve made a sample journal too!!  This will also be at the store Saturday for you to see, so if you can please stop by!


One of the papers included is this tissue paper, which I thought worked perfectly to cover the thin chipboard I used for the journal covers.


Most of what I used in this journal comes with the kit, but I did add a few bits of my own pattern paper, ink, stamps…but not a lot because the kit has so much in it!


I love the different papers, they really do work nice together!  This journal is just waiting to be filled with memories!


On the right I used the paper from an old pattern and made a pocket page.  Oh look one of the Tim Holtz man stamps made snuck his way in….tee hee


As you can see the little envelope is also a tuck spot….plus you can hide away secret journaling inside it if you want.


The paper on the right was too wide for the journal, but instead of cutting it I folded it, makes a fun little fold out page!


The tags tucked into the pocket on the left could be used for journaling as well, or could be replaced with ephemera from a trip or other memory.  On the right like you saw in my other journal I made the page a flip out page using some pattern paper (not included in the kit) and washi.


Sometimes using paper clips is a great way to add extra bits to your journal, but they aren’t permanent since the journal isn’t finished yet.  It also makes it more interactive!

Oh look that large map envelope is a page…just loving it!


The right is another paper I folded but this time I made it a pocket for the tag or other paper if you wanted to slide in!


You know how sometimes things just work out perfectly….well as I’m looking at this photo I realized that little typewriter ephemera piece I pulled out of my scrap stash is perfect for this page….the paper is actually from a vintage ‘learn to type’ book!


The journal I’ve been sharing has had lots of flip out pages…..this one has more pockets and tuck spots in it.   The envelope on the left page though flips out allowing you to tuck some journaling or photos inside.


I used this fun pocket made from coffee stained book page as it’s own page….with a little something tucked inside it!


The bingo card is another bit I salvaged from my scrap stash and made it into another tuck spot.


Another fold out page….I love how the smaller pages allow you to see peeks of the pages behind them!


You can see some more of the fun embellishments included in the kit here….some fun collaging.


Ah there it is my favorite piece the page pocket…which as you can see I used it as a page on  it’s own!


Am I the only one that loves the look of vintage ledger paper??  Not sure what it is about it, the colour the lines…but I love it!


Again the coffee stained paper on the right was a little too big for the book, so the bottom was folded up to make a pocket to tuck other things into.


By gluing only two sides of the book paper pocket it turns it into a fun little tuck spot where you can add more paper or ephemera!

The last page is this fun handmade tag!


Phew we made it to the end!!!  Are you still with me or are you still drooling over the kit and counting down the hours till Saturday?!

I’ll be at the store all weekend cropping and looking forward to seeing many of you!

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This post was written by Lisa on October 20, 2019

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DIY bottle decor

Hello! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Chantel, Lori’s daughter. I haven’t always taken after my Mom and her love of scrapbooking, but over the past couple of years, I have dabbled here and there, and my passion for this craft has grown. I now scrapbook quite a bit, and I also love altering things.

Today at the store we had a “Just Create” crop, and on those days we can create along with all those that join us for the day.  (a little perk of working at the store) Today I decided to decorate these bottles for mine and my fiancé’s house (they will probably also be decor for our wedding). I love how they turned out.


The olé milk jug is a thrift store find, as is the “fancier” one with the lid. The whisky bottle I found in the ditch in -30 weather when I was out on a photo hunt.


I have a passion for thrifting and finding old things and making them into a decor pieces, if you know me, you know that I love something that’s vintage and has some history.


Today I learned how to mix gold glitter and glass glitter into matte medium and then apply it to create a cool vintage effect. When I put it on I thought it looked horrible but Mom reassured me to just wait till it dried to see how it would look. It looks so cool, I never would have guessed that this is how you do this.


Anyway, for my first blog post (thanks Lisa for encouraging me) … I thought I would share this little story about my old bottles.


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This post was written by Chantel on February 17, 2019

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