“Nameless Vintage JJ Update”

Hi there,

I have been pretty busy working on a couple of other journals and I wanted to get my Vintage Art Journal basically finished that I created with Johanna Clough.

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I decided I wanted to add some of the embellishments I made using my scraps to it. I used them as tuck spots and extra pieces on some of the pages. To some, I added extra nameless photos that I had and a few I created new pages for. I still have room for a bit more in this journal, but for the minute I think it is complete. I also added a bit more to the cover to finish it off also 🙂

I have really enjoyed Johanna’s Tutorial and making this Art journal. Her class is still on YouTube “HERE”   if you would like a peek.

Thanks for stopping by

Kerri x


“Don’t Bin It – Use It”

Hi Ladies,

When I am making my journals and cutting down 12×12 paper etc for them I get lots of leftovers and I have a box full of them. I was inspired by a couple of lovely clever ladies on YouTube with what they create using their scraps and I decided to give making some journal embellishments ago. I hold on to scrap papers etc, about 3″ square and above, anything else I don’t usually bother with so some of these scraps were lucky!!

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All I did to make them was to grab some music paper, book page, scrapbook paper scraps, die cuts, trims, stickers, small ephemera, lace, muslin, stickers, etc and just put them together in layers. I think I made about 50 all up so I have a nice supply for my Vintage style journals to use as paper clips, tuck spots for photos and journaling. Just some pretties for the pages.

This was fun and very relaxing as I didn’t need to really think about it I just played 🙂 “Nic The Booksmith”  and “Gayle Agostinelli” are a couple of my fave crafters on YouTube if you would like to have a look at all their wonderful Tutorials 🙂

Thanks, for stopping by and any questions, feel free to leave me a comment and I will get back to you 🙂

Happy Crafting

Kerri x

” I Do Love A Good Challenge”

Happy 1st of July friends.

Where have the first 6 months of this year gone? It has been a very busy 6 months for me as worked picked up quite a bit with one of my clients and I have managed some play time in my scrap space which is good therapy!!

Today, I am working and in between some jobs at home and cleaning up my desk for a bit of a sorting project of my stickers and embellishments. More on that next post ;).

As you have probably seen I have been playing in my Nameless Art Journal over the weekend.


I am in a lovely Facebook Group called Home and Scrapped and they have awesome monthly challenges. I popped in last night and used a challenge for this layout in my journal.

You have to create a heart using scraps from your stash and use it as a focal point on your layout. I just downsized mine and did it freehand on to some card stock then cut it out. I used it as a template to make another then collaged torn up scraps of paper all over it. I then added a smaller old photo to it on some paper layers and added a bit of my coffee dyed doily and muslin to finish it off. It was fun again to get some inspiration by doing a challenge!

I hope you have had a nice start to the week!

Kerri x


“Learning To Fly”

I have been busily working in my Nameless Art Journal and I have managed another couple of pages today.


As my cat and I are the only females in our house I decided to go with some girly pics and give them a story. These lovely photos are of some little girls, who are so sweet and I thought butterflies were called for. I chose a couple of vintage looking pages with a bit of a pattern with flowers and butterflies. I mounted the photos on some tags that I made and added a few journal words and a title. I used a new zipper stamp around the edges and a large butterfly in the middle of the pages.

Whoever these little ones were, I am sure they spread their wings and had a wonderful life!

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I also created this page of these two gentlemen. I used a bit more ‘art’ on these pages. I distressed and inked the book paper, coffee dyed the tags and book page, added a few old ephemera, music sheet and stamped plus stenciled with texture paste and ink. I love how this came out and all the layers 🙂

Ok, back to work then a bit more journaling I am hoping this evening 🙂

Have a great night!

Kerri x


“Easy Coffee Dyed Paper”

Hi there,

I’m playing with another page and I just decided on the spur of the moment I wanted some aged-looking tags. Well, of course, I had none left in my stash and I wanted them heavier than copy paper.  I dye paper with coffee quite a lot but, haven’t needed to do any and I couldn’t be bothered getting all the stuff out and set it up in the kitchen for a few. I am not a big coffee drinker and it is there mainly for my sons.

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I used my new Tim Holtz glass mixed media mat to lay some tags on it then, I mixed up a few coffee granules with some warm water in a spray bottle. I just put some paper towels under them to soak up the excess. It worked perfectly and there is a lovely coffee smell my craft space 🙂 I always have a stash of die-cut tags ready to create with.


I sprayed a few while I was making the mess and a few bits of book page also.

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I didn’t want to waste any of the coffee so to use it up I grabbed some muslin and a couple of small white doilies, put them into a container and tipped what was left over them. They are going to look great! With the top of the bottle, I just stamped it over the tags for a bit more effect. I just squeezed out the excess coffee and covering what hadn’t been dyed.

I hope I may have inspired you to have a go at making your own coffee dyed tags and embellishments.

Happy Journaling

Kerri x



“A Bit More Of My Nameless Journal”

Hi There,

Wow! I am having a very busy week as we all do! I have had my oldest son around today for a while, and my youngest is at work.  It has been nice catching up with him and while he has been playing a new video game, I thought I would have a bit of a play in my Vintage Nameless Art Journal and do a few pretties on my personal journal.

I decided to add some feminine softness to the pages, so I added some different trims along the edges of the pages. I also made some tabs from them also.

I wanted to do a couple more pages in my Nameless Art Journal and I came up with these two.

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I like the look of the two photos above. The men looked deep in thought. Object Trov’e means –  discarded objects found by chance. I related to this as the items used on in this journal have been discarded by others and found by me! I used some layers of book paper and music paper, stamps, packaging tags I made and the clock stickers.

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I had a few Tim Holtz Emphemera Film Strips and decided to use these two, I used some stamping, layers of paper and tags washi tape, faux stitching, and some journal stickers. I used a bit of paint to tone down the bright butterflies and a black pen to go around the edges of the tags. The quote in the middles says “ordinary people can do extraordinary things”  I am sure all these people in the photos did do wonderful things in their lifetime………………………….

Johanna’s class is now finished but I am continuing to fill up my Journal with Nameless photos and giving them a story!

You can have a go at her class on YouTube and it is free and really fun to create along with her!

Have a great weekend, I will be back with some more of my art journal over the weekend.

Kerri x


“Nameless Vintage Art Journal First Pages”

Hi Friends

Today in between work I thought I would start my next lesson with Johanna and complete my inside cover and first double page in my Nameless Vintage Art Journal 🙂

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As I never cut out a hole in my cover, to put a picture behind it, I decided to do a page on the inside cover and journal a little about what the class is about. In years to come. It will be lovely to look back on this journal and what I have learnt from the class.

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For this layout, I pick a random double page in my journal and chose two nameless photos to put on them. I loved the little girl pictures, as having boys I don’t scrap much in the way of female-themed photos.

The idea is to not over think this play and just go with the flow. I had already added a bit of torn paper and some stitching when I created the journal. I just tore up some papers and bits from my scraps, added the photos and just collaged a bit. I added a couple of die cuts and a bit of distress crayon around the edges which I smudged.

If you would like to join in Johanna’s free class, you will find it “HERE”

This was so much fun and great ‘therapy’ after the busy week I am having! Stay tuned, as I hope to have some more to show you over the weekend.

Have a great crafty weekend and if you live down in the South of Victoria, Australia like me, keep warm!!

Kerri x