I am pretty new to all this junk journal stuff and the first time I actually saw what a junk journal was is when I saw a video on youtube of Gayle Agostinelli doing a altered book with vintage scrapbook papers and ephemera. It’s like this light bulb went off in my head and I kept thinking; Why haven’t I been making those myself? I mean, I have pretty much done everything I can think of where crafting is concerned but this was something completely different and I was hooked after watching Gayle’s video. Plus, I figure since I had most of the supplies to make the junk journals in the first place that I might as well try my hand at this too. So that’s what I did and I haven’t looked back since, lol.
I actually don’t do any journaling myself. As a young teen I did have a diary though so I guess you could call that journaling if you wanted too. But although I do enjoy working with paper I also tend to revert back to my quilting. Quilting is something I did years ago and when I say I made quilts I don’t mean a few either, it was more like hundreds of them, lol. Yeah, it was a business and I was pretty good at it too. But things change, they always do and life always seems to get in the way. So, now I am starting back up with some little quilts and you’ll see some of those in my shop before too long. It might take me awhile but I will get there, lol.
But…you really didn’t come to this page to read all about any of that, so lets get onto why you are really here and that’s the give away. So, here we go:
In order to be eligible for this giveaway you’ll need to create an account in my shop and purchase (at least) $10 dollars worth of my products. Now, there IS a reason behind this; hubs has told me that if I don’t start making some money pretty soon with this crafting stuff he’s going to have me start getting rid of all my crafting supplies because they are taking up too much space in the house, lol. Well, yeah. I have a lot of crafting stuff but who doesn’t? I mean when you are a crafter you collect stuff to use to craft with. That’s pretty obvious to me but then again, he’s a man and apparently you can’t tell them anything about crafting without them rolling there eyes at you.
Now the item that I’ll be giving away is the very first junk journal I ever made. I made it after watching Gayle’s video of the altered book. It was a lot of fun and I did everything just like she explained. All the pages and ephemera that are strewn throughout the junk journal have been heavily distressed with vintage photo. I used vintage themed scrap book paper on each page along with coffee dyed paper (that I did myself). Here’s a preview of what the journal looks like along with a few screen shots:
This journal has a lot of pockets and LOTS of ephemera also. In fact, it has a gator mouth already and you can either keep it that way or you can remove all the ephemera that is stuffed all throughout this journal and just use it for writing like that. That choice is completely, up to you IF you win this journal when the giveaway starts.
The giveaway will be held on; Friday – April 2nd, 2021 @ 12:00 (noon) EST. All customers names (who made a purchase of $10 or more) will be added to a hat and a single name will be drawn @ noon on Friday – April 2nd, 2021. Good luck to everyone who enters this giveaway! BTW, you only need to make 1 purchase of the $10 amount to be entered in the giveaway. That includes your total amount. If your order total amount goes below the $10 mark then you won’t be eligible for this giveaway.
To create an account in my shop click the link “My Account” at the top of the page or you can click on the Sign In/Register link above that. Either of those links will take you to the account signup page or to your home page if you’re already registered and logged into my shop. If you need help with that please let me know. You can leave a comment on this post or you can send me an email by using my email address below: