Monday, November 19, 2012

Junk Journals!


 Have been on a roll lately with making junk journals partly cos I wanna downsize my paper stash.  I think paper is the easiest thing we buy and unknowingly let them pile up.  After a while, I go a little ballistic seeing so much paper in the container!!

Here's junk journal No. 1:
(Huayi's birthday present..filled with loving messages from us girls!)




Journal No. 2:  (not sure what to do with it yet but we'll see!)



The Inside pages of Junk Journal No. 2:  Plenty of ramdonly cut out paper, tickets from Midway collection and a vellum envelope.  As it's a junk journal, you can really put anything you want inside and as long as you get the colours matched correctly, you're pretty much set!

 
(For those keen to know - these two journals feature Simple Stories 'Oh Snap' collection & Midway from October Afternoon.  I think they marry really well together!)
 
Journal No. 3:  Hand bound journal featuring Boarding Pass from October Afternoon.  I was blessed by my sister who gave me tonnes of paper from this defunct line and playing with them just makes me so happy.  I always heart a good travel line.
 
 (And in case you're wondering what's going on the background of this photo - that's my sister's latest layout.  She's uber good and I wish I can scrap like her!)

On another note, the holidays are upon us and it is my favourite time of the year.  Work aside, my days are filled with fun lunches, lazying at coffee joints, scrapbooking and that's the way I so wanna live.  Of course, there are chores to be done - cooking dinner and laundry but all's good so far! 

I love you November and I'm sure December will be even better!  Savouring each day as it comes!

Joanna
 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's been a while yeah!

Sorry gals. I lost the blogging and scrapping mojo a while back and to say I've been on a hiatus would be an understatement. 

Still, I thank you for coming to my blog even when i myself don't pop in to update it.

Some updates on what I've been up to:

1.  Severely obsessed with typewriters and I've recently got myself two lovely babies:
 I stalk e bay like crazy and even contemplated getting a friend to bring one back from the UK for me as the seller won't ship overseas.  I'm nuts. Completely bowled over.

The Olympia one (in grey) is in script font.  What a lovely gem.  No regrets giving her a new home!


 And this is how I use my typewriters - as an embellishment for my pages.  I love love love how they make me journal so much more - given that I don't fancy seeing my own handwriting on my scrappy pages.

And this photo also reminds me how hard it is to give up scrapbooking for good.  I've had the urge in me for a while to get rid of all my stuff but somehow my inner demons are stil holding me back.  I still enjoy crafting but just wish I can cut down on my stash.


Two journals I made over the past weekend - I call them junk journals cos they're made with paper that i want to get rid off and I'm putting them up for sale.  Cross fingers I get a buyer for them!  Else I won't know what to do with them! :)


Thanks for dropping by and have a good week!