Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spring Journal Swap and New Crafty Stuff

This is the journal that I made for Michele of Life on this Good Day for the Spring Journal Swap hosted by Speckled Egg. I just love the way that it turned out~ I finally let myself dig into some of my vintage wallpaper that I have been hoarding, I mean COLLECTING, LOL.
DO you ever do that? I ALWAYS am doing that- saving my really really favorite crafty finds~ "the good stuff"~ for something special~ it's like I don't want to part with them. But when I do allow myself to use them I always am so pleased with the outcome. I am going to work on that~ I am always afraid I am going to make a mistake with my "good stuff"~ it is so silly- making mistakes is what being crafty is all about~ and most of the time mistakes turn out to prompt my best creative ideas...

This is the inside cover of the journal for Michele. I was debating what to put on the inside cover and this is what I came up with~I am LOVING these vintage images of Beauty Queens ~I also made a tag set for my etsy shop with them. I just think they are darling. Anyhoo~ this little library pocket was one of my favorite little embellishments to the journal and Michele loved it too, I am so glad.

In search of some new "good stuff" I of course went on etsy. I am really in the mood to glitter, so I bought a couple little jars of glitter from Popalicious Too on etsy~ a new Favorite Shop!!! I just ADORE these little vintage-styled jars that she puts the glitter in~ and not only that but she added some AMAZING little gifts too~ a whole other jar of light green glass glitter(salivating) and a cute little bunch of sparkly lavender ribbon(freeking out!) This was so fun to get in the mail~ I can't wait to craft this weekend and make everything sparkle with this beautiful glass glitter! Thank You!!!

Also on my etsy spree I just HAD to HAVE this big bag of vintage wallpapers. I had it marked in my favorites for like a week before I just gave in and bought them~ and I LOVE them!!! I got the set from The Decorated House shop~it is full of pretty things!!! Not only was it super-cute how she packed all of these flowery papers but she also sent a whole other bag of papers as my "free gift"~ Thank You!!! Can I just tell you how much I LOVE a free gift???
So many of the sellers take such care in their packaging~ adding ribbons and little cards and labels~ as if getting AMAZING crafting supplies and crafts in the mail wasn't enough~ it has to also feel like your birthday! So fun!


Lori said...

oooh, you got some wonderful goodies on etsy!!! love the glitter and the pretty wallpapers:) the journal you made is gorgeous, love the color and the beauty queen image is SO fun!!! i am the same way about hoarding my good stuff and not wanting to use it...i am working on that too...

The Decorated House said...

How nice of you to show your pretties that you found on Etsy. Seems like we sell on there so we can buy more goodies. :) I so happy to see that you love your papers. I'm so in love with the old wallpapers, too. Your journal is very pretty.

Congrats on your 100th post, as well.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I LOVE that beautiful spring journal you made Michele!! It's just perfect!! That is such a pretty bundle of old wallpaper!

LiLi M. said...

I love the journal you have made! Simply stunning!
Have a nice weekend, Jenelle!

Holly Loves Art said...

What a beautiful blog you have here! I love your banner! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog too. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Take care,

tattered 'n torn prims said...

what a lucky gal to be receiving the journal you created!! Great job!! (your goodies are pretty fab too!! woo the mailman when he's delivery these kinds of goodies!!)