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Junk journal designs

While at lunch the other day I was inspired by a someone’s post about a quilting technique. (I’ll need to locate & post the link later..!) I’ve been wanting to create a junk journal for some time now, & have plenty of scraps to get started, but this neat idea for quilting a rose made me want to try out a junk journal with a fabric cover, so that I could sew on this style of rosé! Here’s the sketch I came up with using the Paper app on my iPad:

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Using that same quilted rose idea, here are a few more (surprisingly girly/elegant for my own tastes) ideas I came up with — mostly just working out layout… It probably won’t turn out this…pink… If I were to create it.

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That second one is NOT something I’m fond of…that layout bugs me to no end. However, in the interest of sharing my process, I’ve decided to share even the ones deserving of the bin. 😉 Perhaps it’ll be suitable if I played with that arrangement more…it’s just too….(shudder) centered. Where’s the rule of thirds in it?!?? Oh, well. I do like the last one, however.

I then got a bit side-tracked coming up with journal ideas… -_-;; (If you haven’t noticed by now, it’s difficult for me to stay on just one task..!) So, without further ado, here are more (Nintendork) sketches of journal ideas:

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This Chomp Chomp one could use some more tweaking, as well…

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I love the quilted look here. I’ll have to make this one cloth cover as well. 😉

Lastly, someone mentioned to me today that I should continue to use my full name for all of my work, even my blog, since I use it for everything else, so from here on out, I’ll sign off as I do for everything else! 😀

Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross

P.S. Ehh…not sure…what do y’all think? :\

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So many blogs, so little time!!

Made by 2 Geeks & a Grandma

I made this & added it to the Goodies section ❤

So I’ve been looking for a way to follow all of these amazing blogs I keep coming across that aren’t on wordpress, & I really dislike RSS (it’s a personal thing. 😛 ) Luckily, I’ve come across an amazing site that lets me follow ANY BLOG EVER!! It’s bloglovin.com, & if you haven’t heard of it & you blog, go sign up!! I did, & I can now happily peruse my favourite bloggers all in one space. Huzzah!

Oh!! & if you have a blog of your own, you can even add your blog to your profile & link it — for example, you can follow my blog on bloglovin by going here!

Now, bear in mind that you can follow any blog, even if they’re not signed up to bloglovin, & you can use bloglovin to discover new blogs.

I just figured I’d share this since it’s so fun!! Do you guys know any other awesome blogs I should follow??

Cheers!!
–EL

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Sick Daze

My apologies for the lack of updates today… I’ve been bedridden with a severely sore throat, congestion, coughing, the works. 😦 I’m sipping some green tea with a spot of honey now, so it feels a bit better at the moment.

My day has not been entirely unproductive, however! I began working on an embroidered bag, until I grew exhausted. :/ I managed to beat level 65 of Candy Crush (FINALLY!) — It only took about a month. Sheesh…. I love that game, but I hate that game. Now I’m just waiting for FaceBook friends to lend a hand so that I may pass to the next section.
In other news, those geeky soaps I’ve been working on were finished earlier this week & are curing now.
Now that I’m feeling a bit better — at least enough to sit up, haha! — I’ve been painting another robot themed work. This one is sort of a robotic take on the art nouveau style, sort of steam punkish, if you will.
Here’s a teensy preview 😉
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Before I got suddenly sick yesterday, I had made a fantastic birthday card & birthday button for my favourite co-worker, Mrs. Debbie. She seemed quite pleased with them!! She’s very in to flowers, so I used a photo I had taken of a rose from the Ft. Worth botanical gardens & then added “kawaii” graphics using the Pri Pri Marron app. (Even though the graphics themselves aren’t of my own design, I’m still the one who “composed” the layout & design, so I’m totally allowed to still take pride in it! xD ) Here’s what I came up with:
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And here is the adorable button!
Front:
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(I got excited & made the button part before letting the glue fully dry…whoops!)
Back:
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(Cough-cough!) Okay…I should finish my tea & rest more.
Cheers!!
–EL