Friday, September 22, 2017

Hi everyone. I have not been around much lately and so sorry. 
I have had a lot to clean through and revamping all my staining...cutting tags and so much more. I think I have gone through hundreds of magazines for journal clippings..My son is working for a few weeks and then has another surgery again. I am hanging in there so far. My Dad is doing good but really misses my Mom. still playing golf and I think we are all ready for the heat to take a vacation.

I have been making envelope pocket journals and wanted to share a couple with you. I put them in my Etsy store and plan on making many more.
Everything is coffee stained and distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo.
so let me show you my little envelopes I love them and hope you do to. 
The coffee stained envelope is folded in half. The Dollie is added at the bottom and I folded the sides over leaving the middle open to tuck the tickets I made inside. and I used one ticket as a tuck spot for a small note.
There are 2 standard tags inside that have been decorated one collage one with Tim Holtz paper leaving you room to do your own collage.
there is a coffee stained index card inside and a guest check that has been coffee stained
so there are quite a few items in there and still room for more.
I used vintage lace from my Grandmothers sewing stash for the tags and front of the journal.

 the back I used the doily as a tuck spot for a extra tag
so... this is the first one
The second...

This is a fun one. It does not have the tuck spot in the back I used a smaller piece of lace doily. I used stamps from The Stamp Smith the little boy directing the bird choir. Involk Art Stamps the lady in the heart and Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stamps. I distressed with vintage photo and yes everything is coffee stained.

I hope you like them...they are for sale in my shop .
Have a beautiful weekend.

Susan S
aka Allywhitecat