Junk Journal With Me: Episode 1

Hi friends! Today I am sharing a sneak peek into my latest junk journaling session, Down on the Farm! I decided to document my current veggie crop so I used a lot of vintage farm goodies I had in my stash and in my Etsy shop!

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I started  by layering a right-hand page with some red gingham fabric from my stash. There’s something about red gingham and veggies — like peas and carrots! On the left side I glued a page I had torn from Daphne’s Diary magazine. The edge that ripped from the binding created a lovely pocket for me to stuff with my current seed packets and pictures of the plants so far.

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Then, I added some vintage Farmer in the Dell book pages to create the four middle pages. I glued a strip of some very old (but amazingly still sticky!) green velvet trim for decoration and to help keep down the pages.

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Next, I created a page for my beans! This year I am growing both bush and pole beans. This happened quite by accident. I had never grown beans before so I thought all beans grew on poles, but it turned out the seeds I purchased were bush beans. My husband had already created a really neat pole system from me, so of course I had to get some pole bean seeds as well!

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In this layout, I used a vintage bean label printable from my Etsy store. It’s super simple to create these little packets from coffee-dyed paper and just glue on the trimmed labels!

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I used the same printable for my tomatoes, but instead of just gluing it down, I created a little tuck spot at the bottom left-hand corner of the page. I lined the back of my tomato picture with some scrap paper and added a few embellishments. I recently purchased these Tim Holtz milk caps and I love how they add whimsy to a project!

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Then I moved on to my pepper page and created a base for my picture with a vintage rooster receipt printable from my Etsy store. I layered it with some scraps of my favorite farm-themed cotton fabric and added some sewing with brown thread. Instead of just gluing it flat, I created a pocket so I could stick my vintage pepper printable inside with some journaling.

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I also added the same fabric and sewing adjacent to the pocket on the red gingham. I love this fabric so much!

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While I was trying to decide what to do with middle spread, I added a picture of a cilantro plant I am growing in my kitchen to the very first page. This was a more simple, streamlined page to match the style of the picture.

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I added a little flip out over the pocket on the last page because I found this piece of ephemera that summed up my feelings perfectly!

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I went through and started adding some more decorating pieces using scrap fabric, buttons, and coffee-dyed ephemera.

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I came across some dried leaves I had off to the side of my craft table and positioned two down to the left of my peppers. They were lonely as two, so I added some sewn fabric and a coffee-dyed chipboard penny to the center.

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My absolute favorite part of this spread though has got to be this little flower clock I made from a coffee-dyed doily and clock ephemera.

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I couldn’t figure out what to use in the middle but spotted this dried flower on my table. The instant it was placed, I knew it was absolutely perfect. It looked like dainty little clock hands.

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To see the entire process, check out my YouTube channel! I’ve once again been bit by the junk journal bug. Stay tuned for a new series on my channel answering a slew of questions for newbies. Happy scrapping!

Till next time,

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