My journals are amazing, and for good reason.
I make them with love, enthusiasm and attention to detail.
My background as an artist, quilt artist, and having worked in interior design, web design and page layout, helps me enormously.
Colour, pattern, texture, feel — all speak to me loud and clear.
Such fun stuff to enjoy every day!
About Junk Journals
What are they, and what are they used for?
What are junk journals?
Sometimes called trashy junk journals, the pages are made using materials that mostly would not be considered 'good' paper, such as advertising materials (junk mail, flyers, catalogues), vintage stationery, envelopes, greeting cards, and used folders.
Pages can be different sizes, colour, pattern, thickness...
All these elements are assembled into signatures and stitched inside a cover, or added to the pages of an altered vintage book.
How are they used?
You can write in them, paint in them, glue pictures in them, make lists in them. You can use them as guestbooks in your B&B, at a wedding, for a baby shower.
I'm sure you can think of exactly why you need one (or two) junk journals!
I love making junk journals
Creating is like breathing for me!
I had great fun searching for the papers and pictures to add to this very well loved Little Golden Book: Buster Cat Goes Out, in order to make a...
Butterfly Blue Junk Journal with hard cover embellished with paper and lace flowers, pearls and tiny roses, is a beautiful journal with plenty of journalling space and tags, hand...
Special Gifts for Special People
Custom Design by You, Journal Handmade by Me
Stuck for ideas for that extra special gift for your favourite person?
I can help!
Bring me your ideas and I'll make you a gorgeous one-of-a-kind journal.
Joy asked me to make her a wedding/honeymoon journal for her granddaughter in blue and white. Read about this lovely gift or watch a video of the finished journal.
From The Blog
Kermit didn’t know about upcycling junk paper into beautiful journals! How much junk paper do you throw into your garbage bin or recycle bin each collection day? Where does...
I thought I would tell you about a little journal two of my friends gave me the makings of. It started with a bundle of cards with sayings on...
Pages in a book are counted by the part you see as you read or write....
Joy commissioned this journal for her granddaughter as a wedding gift. The bride will wear white satin and her attendants cobalt blue. Blue and white in all the ephemera...
How do you use the pages in a junk journal that have printed matter on them already? Junk journals are often made with recycled or upcycled materials and a mix...
Get In Touch
Send me a message using the form opposite if you have any questions about junk journal tips, special orders, or whatever you need to know about junk journals and I will reply as soon as I can.