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Thursday, December 1, 2011


Welcome to the TIS THE SEASON TO HOP!!  I have been invited to join a bunch of talented ladies to share with you some awesome Christmas themed projects. 

Here's the plan...We will be hopping for three days from the 2nd through the 4th of Dec.  Some of the ladies in the hop will offering Candy so look out for those neat gifts...also make sure you become my follower and comment all 3 days of the hop on all the participating blogs in order to win the Candy Elsa will be giving away on her blog.

We hope to inspire you to create and give homemade gifts and cards this year. 

If you arrived here by chance please go back to the beginning at Elsa's blog, Just a Few Designs.

For the first day of our hop, I made a Christmas themed Junque Journal...Yes, I made another one, but this one ROCKS!!   I was able to make something new out of my old supplies....A STASH BUSTER!  That will help make room for all of the new goodies Santa is going to leave under the tree, right?!
I went through my stash of old Christmas papers and goodies and created this junk journal.  I called it "Christmas Junque".  It could be used for a December Daily type of journal.  All of the supplies were in my stash.  I bought nothing to make it!  I cut the ornaments with the Sizzix die, and elevated them with foam tape.
 I used old charms, made a charm (Santa), and even attached a "button" (the tree) as dangles.
 I made four "sections", each starting with a pocket page.
 I kept to a green/red/brown color theme throughout.
 This tree is flocked!

 Some of these papers are so old I don't know who made them.
 I used stickers to embellish some of the papers, others needed nothing.

 I used some papers to make envelopes, and created closures with a circle punch, a brad and some twine.

 Aren't these papers delicious?

 I didn't do a lot of embellishing in the book, because I wanted to add my "junque" to it.

The big pocket pages also house two HUGE tags in the middle!  

So, what are you waiting for...Go and get your stash out and make yourself a Christmas Junque Journal!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow and see what I have in store for you!  

Next, please hop on over to Tmika and see what crafty goodness awaits!

Stay Crafty My Friends!


Just a Few Designs said...

Love it! like always great project oh my!!!! Thanks so much for hopping with me girly...love ya!

Krystals Night said...

wooo...... i like it like it !!
:) ... very nice...

*Nothing but Love*


48scrappin said...

Beautiful CHRISTmas Junk Journal! This will make a beautiful gift. I still have note made a JJ yet...lol What in the world? TFS and have a blessed day.

bizuca said...

I just loved the idea of a junk journal! I will try to make one to give as a gift but with a travel related theme! Let's just see if I can! LOL...Kisses from Brazil! biancasimas

Denise said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Very Pretty Christmas JunkJournal!...
TFS!... =)

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Linda said...

Wow Michelle! Love this "junk" journal! You did an awesome job! Can't wait to see what your next project is! Aloha, Linda

Stacie J. the Crafty Sponge! said...

Very nice! Can't wait for tomorrows project.ousnoni

MsJay said...

Very nice, I really like it.

Becky Dunham said...

This is fabulous! I am new to your blog and have not heard of your junque albums, but I am definitely going to check them out :) This looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

ms Joyce said...

Cute, cute, cute .. so busy w/ other stuff .. I'll have to do a January Journal .. giggle. Realy like yours.

Becca said...

How cool! I love junque journals. Havent made one for myself personally yet.. Maybe I need to do that now! I have plenty of stash.

neddie58 said...

awesome mini

Sue Hornsby said...

I really love this! I am considering doing a junk journal and this has definitely inspired me! Thanks!

Crafty Pleaser said...

I love the festive colors and those huge tags will be great for journaling. TFS

FlaCpnlover said...

Woooo; love it! Thanks for sharing.


Creative Grammie said...

This is a great project! It's a beautiful Christmas Junk Journal, but I wouldn't call it junk; it's beautiful. TFS

famillemarleau said...

Beautiful junk journal. Love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Tina King said...

Great idea for an easy and inexpensive Christmas present! Thanks for sharing!

silverlark said...

What a great idea! This would be fun for my daughter to journal her 25 days of Christmas in! We make a huge deal about Christmas and this would be a great gift for her!! TFS!

Maggy_Tronche said...

Love love this junk journal!!! So creative and beautiful!! TFS! Hugs.. Maggy :)

Scottishrose said...

I've never made one of these but see they are very popular..Urs is just lovely! It would be great for Christmas, that's for sure! TfS!!!
HuGs, Valerie G

Benwah said...

I love, love, love. Is there instructions or a video? Anything but Junk but Junque it is. Thanks so much.

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Penny said...

great idea, I have lots of Christmas scraps.