Monday, May 29, 2017

Cafe' Parisian Paper Bag Album Tutorial

I hope that your Memorial Day has been a great one so far. I wanted to let you know that the tutorial on the Cafe' Parisian Bag Album is up on YouTube today. I am only posting part 1 on the blog. If interested in making this album part 2 & 
3 are are on YouTube for you.
                                Cafe' Parisian Album Part 1

Memorial Day

May we never forget!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Micro Mini Bag Albums

Happy Sunday!!!
I am on my day 3 of a a 4 day marathon. I have some tiny bag albums that I made using some little paper bags that I had in my stash. The finished journal measures approximately 3" x 4".  So stinking cute!

Micro Mini Bag Journals

These little journals are for sale. Please check in the right sidebar to see the journals that are still available for purchase. 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Travelers Notebook Inserts & Mr. Darcy Setup

Happy Saturday!!
Day 2 of a 4 day weekend. I love having the time off work! This is also day 2 of a video marathon. I have so many projects to share. Here are some TN inserts I made for a friend who has the Creme Pocket Plus Chic Sparrow and my very own Mr. Darcy set up. I have to say that I absolutely love this Chic Sparrow TN.

Travelers Notebook Inserts and Mr. Darcy Setup

I will be making these to order. If you have a size and look that you want for your insert, please let me know. These are made with coffee stained / baked papers so you get that vintage look as well as that crinkly sound as you turn the pages. The price is approximately $10.95 each insert with an additional $2.60 for shipping cost per insert (total cost = $13.55 ) inside the USA only.  This price is an approximation only for a TN insert. 
If interested or more info needed please email me at :
message me on YouTube - creativecafegirl 
Instagram: susie.mcguire
or just leave a comment here on this post.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Portrait Of A Lady TN Size Junk Journal + Prayer Journal

Happy Friday! I wish everyone a safe Memorial Day weekend. I have several videos that I will be posting this weekend. Here is the first of many. I sincerely apologize for talking too much and the shadows. I recorded this using the overhead lighting.

Travelers Notebook Size Journals

For Sale:

Portrait Of A Lady Journal #1- SOLD

Journal #2  price is $27.00 USD which includes shipping inside the USA only. 

The Prayer Journal - SOLD

If interest the PayPal payment button is listed in the right sidebar.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

I wish each and every one a Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy your day. You deserve it.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Adorable Paper Bag Junk Journals

Happy Sunday! 
I hope you have had a great Sunday. HERE ARE THOSE ADORABLE PAPER BAG JUNK JOURNALS. These could be so addictive. Be sure and check out Gayle Agosteninelli's video. Her link is in the description box under the video. Her bag junk journals were my inspiration.


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Saturday Was Crafting Day!

Hi everyone! I hope your Sunday has been a great one. We had severe storms along with flash flooding Saturday. The rain and storms did not let up the whole day and even went through the night. When I woke up this morning I thought I heard it hailing. Anyway, I spent the whole day yesterday in my craftroom. I made all these wonderful bag junk journals.  WHAT FUN! I hope to get the video up next weekend. Can't wait to show the insides.
I have such a love for junk journals. I found most the images that I used on Pinterest along with some coffee stained seam binding, which I have to say turned out GREAT
Check out all the lace and ribbons. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Awesome Award!

Check out the awesome award in the right sidebar. Feedspot has selected this blog to be added to the Top 100 Scrapbooking Blogs. I made #73. That is just too cool.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Junk Journal Madness!

Oh how I love Junk Journals!
Hope you all are having a GREAT Sunday and are enjoying this beautiful day.
I will be doing a tutorial on the Parisian Cafe Album in May.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happy Sunday once again!
I hear the sound of lawn mowers all around the neighborhood as I set and write this post. We have had so much rain this past week that the grass is growing by leaps and bounds. I love Spring, but I have to admit that mowing is not one of my favorite things to do.
Anyway, I have a recipe paper bag album I did for a friend and wanted to share it with you. I used Graphic 45's "Parisian Cafe" collection in the 8"x 8" pad size. I really liked how it turned out.

 I found this crochet lace at Tuesday Morning.
 The cake stamp came from Michaels $1.00 bin.

 Mason jar tags can be used to write recipes on.
 I stitched lace on the tags.
 Seam binding is tied to each recipe tag.

 I pulled some tags for a peek of what is tucked away that you can't see.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Wild+Free/Love Clippings Mini Album

Happy Sunday!!       What a gorgeous day here in the Ozarks!! 
I wanted to share the album I finally finished up. I used Frank Garcia's new Love Clippings and his Wild + Free collections. The colors are simply beautiful and the collections work so well together. I dug out the cinch to do the binding, then tied some seam binding and twine on the coils. What a fun little mini!

 I used some pretty pink doilies through out the album.
 Scalloped envelopes are just too cute.

 I also used these cute little 3x3 cards and envelopes.
 Lots of pockets and tags.
 All the photo mates are 4x4 in size.
 Back cover.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Travelers Notebook

Happy Sunday!!
 What a beautiful day it has turned out to be! I am sooooo looking forward to Spring. It's my favorite time of year simply because everything starts to come to life. The flowers, the trees, the bushes and even the grass. COME ON SPRING!
 I wanted to share the travelers notebook (a new product) I picked up at Michaels a few weeks back. Of course I used a 50% off coupon as these little books are a tad expensive ($12.99). It came with an insert that held just a few pages that were really thick, so I took that insert out and added 4 not so thick inserts that I already had in my stash.  The cover is absolutely gorgeous. Here are a couple of photos of the notebook.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sophie's Notes

I hope everyone has had a GREAT Sunday!
I wanted to take a moment and give an update on my new Facebook group called Sophie's Notes. I have deleted Scrapbook Junkies fb page along with my personal fb page in order to separate the two and for them to have separate accounts. Here is the link to Sophie's Notes:
I hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Graphic 45 "Safari Adventure" Paper Bag Album

What a week!! It started with spring like temps that lasted all week long. I even broke out the capris and flip flops. Temperatures hit as high as 81 degrees and setting a new record high for this time of year. Today it is raining, very cold and has even spit a little snow now and again. CRAZY weather!!
Anyway, I wanted to post the last paper bag album that I made while I was on that paper bag craze. I used Graphic 45's "Safari Adventure" collection.

Front cover has a burlap flower that adds a nice touch.
 Tags and pockets through out.
 Love the colors in this collection.
 Photo mattes are wallet size and 3.5" x 5".
 Elephants, tigers and zebras, oh my!
 Wild safari.
 Back cover.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Prima's "Heaven Sent" Paper Bag album

 WOW! Where has the time gone??? I cannot believe that it was October that I last posted. I hope everyone has had a wonderful past few months with the holidays and all.
While I was gone,  I purchased a few new toys, one being the We Are Memory Keepers Tab Punch. I might really enjoy this punch and mini is in the making.
 I have had this paper bag album done for sometime and am finally getting it posted. I also have another paper bag album finished that I made with G45's "Wild Safari" that I will be posting next weekend. Until then, HAPPY CRAFTING!!

 On the front cover I have added a little bling.
 The colors in this paper collection are gorgeous.
 The acetate pocket on this page adds a bit of sweetness.
 Photo mattes are wallet size and 4"x4".
 I placed a couple of journaling booklets throughout.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

St. Nicholas and Classic Christmas Albums

As I continue on my paper bag album craze, here are a couple more albums I have completed.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

One Sheet Wonder Albums

Happy Sunday! 
I just finished with the one sheet mini albums. What a BLAST! I love these little projects. They are fun and fast. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Prima's "Sweet Peppermint" Paper Bag Album

What a BEAUTIFUL Day! I love the Fall along with the wonderful COLORS and the cooler temperatures that COME with it. I can't hardly wait for the trees to START changing.  Definitely puts me in a CREATIVE mood.
I made a quick PAPER BAG album this weekend using Prima's "SWEET PEPPERMINT" Christmas collection. What FUN!!

Prima /Frank Garcia's "Sweet Peppermint" Collection
 I love the cover title.
 All photo mats are 4" x 4" in size.
 Check out the chipboard mitten.
 I love this overlay.

 Also this overlay.