I have recently formed an addiction to junk journaling videos. I am especially intrigued by those that show journals made from brown paper bags.
I got the idea that a journal made from a standard lunch size paper bag might make a good shopping list/wallet.
The inside needed a note pad, and I added a ruled 3×3” sticky that I “grunged“ with Tim Holtz distress inks.
In fact, most of the embellishments are from Tim Holtz. As for the others, the gold heart is from wrapping paper, the saying is from a magazine, the angel from a catalog, her star is a sticker, the red star is punched from a toothpaste box!
I left the bag open, and the top makes a pocket for credit cards, coupons and/or cash.
I trimmed it with Dollar Tree lace.
A pen was supposed to tuck in here, but it kept “the wallet” from closing neatly.
So, I tucked the pen, from Amazon, under the tie on the front. The baker’s twine is from Dollar Tree. The pen clip helps hold the wallet shut. Ta Da!
This is a terrible time in the history of the world. We are currently in the middle of a pandemic due to the world-wide spread of the Corona virus, also known as Covid-19.
In NC, we are under orders to stay at home. The exceptions are essential workers and essential services. These folks are daily puting their lives at risk because Covid-19 is a killer.
Prior to this outbreak, I felt like I had found something I really liked to make, embossed and stamped polymer clay heart pendants. I made a bunch. These are examples:
My friend, Laura, and I had also decided to try working a craft show. We put together a display using things I had on hand. We also chose objects that we could carry!The virus has caused all festivals and shows to be cancelled. More, later.
I shipped this necklace to a customer who has a P.O. box at my same zip code. I took it to the post office, thinking it would never leave the building. Wrong!
That could’ve been true if I’d put stamps on it! Because I bought postage at the post office, my package had to go to the processing center. Instead of getting her necklace, today, my customer will get it tomorrow.
Currently, anything under 4oz. mails for $3.50 or 7 stamps. Why didn’t I just buy a book of stamps on the spot? Laura thought of that, but she was in the car. Next time!