Finished my Altered Book!

Woohoo. I thought it would take forever to complete my altered book but it has finally finished. Some papers have been pulled out and the others have all been covered with scrapbook paper, coffee stained paper and other ephemera. Now I need to add all the embellishments into the pockets and tuck spots. Hopefully after the pages are dry I can get a few previews together of the altered book. I’ll be adding it to my shop and it will go on sale sometime soon just as soon as I get those previews added.

After that, I need to to jump back on all those traveler’s notebooks I’ve been working on too. There are 16 of those and I already have the papers sorted for all of them. I just need to sew the signatures into each one and then I can fill it with a few pockets and ephemera. Wowsers, that seems like a lot of work but now that hubby is feeling much better I don’t need to watch him so often to make sure he’s eating right or taking all his pills each day. It was getting really hard to keep up with menu’s each day and making sure he took the right pills each day too. I’ve pretty much got all that taken care of now and can safely say he is doing a whole lot better than before. Thank heavens for that!

Okay, well that about does it for today. As soon as I can get some previews made up I will add all my new products to my shop.

Take care everyone and hugs, PL (Mod Girl)

What I’ve learned from Coffee staining paper

I’ve spent all morning coffee staining a whole stack of papers for making junk journals. And, after spending a few hours of doing this “job”, this is what I’ve learned:

  1. You’re going to get your fingers all brown if you forget to put on some gloves.
  2. When stacking wet  papers on top of each other in the oven, be prepared for some papers to get stuck together.
  3. Don’t talk on the phone for very long while drying your papers in the oven because they will definitely burn.
  4. It’s best to have plenty of pans AND counter space when staining a lot of papers at the same time.
  5. Don’t make the mistake of walking away from the oven while drying your papers for very long or your oven WILL catch on fire.

So, now all my papers are finally dry so I decided to iron them because they were really sticking up here and there and I knew that just wouldn’t do if I was planning on sticking all these papers inside some junk journals. Another thing I realized after doing all of this is how down right messy I am at staining papers, lol.

A few days ago I started making 16 TN junk journals (TN stands for traveler notebooks) and I had a few coffee stained papers to put inside some of the journals (but not all of them) so that’s why I decided to take the time to stain some more. Then about a week ago before that, I got this great idea about doing an altered collage book. So, between working on staining papers, making 16 junk journals and altering a book, I am also busy working on embellishments to add to all my junk journals too. And I even managed to get a few digitals added to my shop so I guess I have been pretty busy lately, lol.

I was watching a few craft with me junk journal videos at youtube and it got me thinking that since I’ve pretty much done everything else there is to do with crafting, that I might as well try my hand at making  junk journals too. And omg, I am so hooked at making them right now, it’s ridiculous. Hopefully (very soon) I will be able to post some pics of my completed junk journals in my shop. But for now, it’s back to making some embellishments, lol.

Take care everyone and hugs, PL (Mod Girl).


Welcome to my new site! Thanks for visiting and I hope you will find something useful to use  in your journals and/or scrapbook projects.

Because my site is new there isn’t a lot of stuff here just yet, but hopefully that will change very soon. I already have made quite a bit of embellishments and other items that I will add to my shop  just as soon as I can get some pictures made for the previews. However, I do have some printable digital collage sheets already added to the shop that you can use in your personal journals or journals that you make and sell to others.

If you’d like to learn how I came about creating this new site you can read about that HERE.

Thanks again for visiting my new site and please leave a comment and bookmark my site so you can come back when I have new stuff added to the shop. hugs, Mod Girl (PL)