Saturday, September 1, 2012

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - Office Supplies

Hi, everyone. How's your week again?? I know I ask this question every time. Ha ha.. Oh, by the way, want to mention something. Thank you all for visiting my blog and leaving beautiful comments. Sorry that I'm unable to reply each and every one even though I wanted to do so. Too busy with being a wife, mum, daughter, crafter, blogger (hmmm... me consider as this??), "designer", teacher (to my kids) and maid (to my kids too, ha ha). Plus had quite a trying month. Very stressed out and overworked this month. Wanted to have a good rest next month. :)

Ok. Enough rambling about me. This week at Frosted Designs, we are challenging you to use office or school supplies in your projects. And I made a "Junk Journal"!!! It's my first "Junk Journal" and I love it!!! Thanks to my scrappy friend, Daolin who organised a junk journal swap and introduce this new addiction to us!!!

I made this "Junk Journal" with recycled, used envelope (that was sent to me,hence got my name there) as the cover of the album. Inside are paper scraps, product packagings, old notecards that I bought many years ago (Egypt themed). Made "pockets" for "junk tags" too!!! For the office/school supplies, I used paper clips of different sizes and designs, staplers, book rings.

I loved, loved the front cover. I cut a cardboard envelope into half as front and back covers. They double as pockets for more junk tags. The denim (belt area) was cut out from my old jeans that I can't fit in anymore (yap, I've put on weight!!!!). It looks gorgeous (to me) and also doubles as a holder to clip my pen (just like a smash journal). Woo hooo!!!! No more missing pen whenever I want to journal!! I made the flower using corrugated board(another "junk"). The burlap is leftover from previous projects.

I loved this second page too!!! Made a pocket for more journalling tags. I recycled the Prima packaging to make into tags. They are so lovely!!! The Webster's Page (small piece with some words) scrap is just perfect as it says "its a beautiful life" (only know how to read the bottom part, ha ha).

Here you can see the Egypt themed notecards!!! I'm abit crazy over Egypt since secondary school times and still is till now!!! I want to go Egypt one day to travel around this mysterious, gorgeous land!!! So I got a craze of collecting Egypt related stuff!!! These notecards open up to more space for journalling!!!

More Prima product packaging!!! I loved them as they are too pretty and it's such a waste to throw them away!! Now I found a better use for them: as mini clipboard. Here I clip a small transparent tag with  a teal paper clips. The denim piece from my jeans is also used to tie the tag!!

I made a translucent pocket with this recycled glassine gift bag for bigger tags.

In this picture, I used pages torn out from second hand novel (that I used as my art journal) as the background page for more journalling or photos (??). More Prima product packaging here too.

For this last page, I also made pocket from paper scraps and Prima product packaging tags again. I used paper clips to prevent the tags in the envelope "pocket" from falling out.

For this back cover, I used the label cut out from my jeans (same one) as the "label" of my journal!!! Love the old, tattered, worn out look of it. It added a softer and vintage look to this "Junk Journal". Loved, loved my journal!!!!

I hope you feel excited to make your own "Junk Journal" after seeing mine!!! So, go try it out. It's very addictive and satisfying (especially when you are using up your scraps)!! And do join in our challenge at Frosted Designs. Thank you for your time in reading this long post!!!

Have fun creating!!!


  1. Great use of 'junk'! Love the idea and especially that denim piece that you had added! Cool!

  2. I love how all the bits and pieces always come together so perfectly. I love the jeans.

  3. Great job!!!! Looking forward to see what you will do for the swap!

  4. Wowwwwwww:) Carol you are so creative:) I like the jeans recycle and all others beautiful details:)

  5. This is so fun! I especially love that denim on the!

  6. So beautiful I love all the details.
    Hugs, Rosalee

  7. what a cool art journal, love all those textile textures you incorporated on the cover !

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  9. That is a piece of 'junk' worth keeping! :) Beautiful project you have there! Who would have thought those rejected office supplies and everyday materials can be made into a piece of artwork? :)