Seam Binding

Contessa Art and Junque Journal – Pages 46 and 47: Pocketful of Sunshine

Pocket pages to hold photos and other things.

Materials Used: Crate Paper Patterned Paper, Dictionary Pages, Cocktail Napkin, Wax Paper Pocket, Seam Binding, Unity Stamp Company Background Stamp, Gesso, Jillibean Letter Stickers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Washi Tape.

Hope you are all having a great weekend, peace friends…..xoxo.

CAJJ - Pocketful of Sunshine

Still catching some dreams……

My daughter, Shayne, made this beautiful dream catcher last night.  It was AMAZING, spending some alone time, some creative time with her.  Listening to her talk about school, about life, and the dreaded topic….boys.  YIKES!  I watched her rummage through my charms and ribbon….intent on making something so uniquely her.  I loved watching her wrap the twine and tie on the charms…and then that proud look when she said “Hey mama…I’m done, do you like it?”  I absolutely LOVE it.  She set it above her bed….sweet dreams to you, my girl.


This morning we woke up and started prepping some silk for dream catcher #3.  I’m not sure how good the silk will take to watered down distress ink refill.  I’m going to let it soak today, hang on the clothes line tonight and let the sun do it’s magic while I’m at work tomorrow.  Keeping fingers crossed that the silk takes the colors.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by, your visits are truly appreciated.  peace, xoxo.

Contessa Art and Junque Journal – Page 21: Sunshine

Love waking up to his sighs and those eyes, patiently waiting for me to wake up and cover his face with kisses.  He follows me when I go to start my coffee and once it’s done, we make our way outside…before the rest of the family wakes up.  It’s just him and I and whatever the weather is like.  We sat watching storms in the distance.  We sat feeling both the breeze of the spring and the chill of winter.  We have listened to the crickets and the birds.  It’s all peaceful and calm unless the fat orange cat makes an appearance.   At that point…ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE!  The calm is replaced with barking and meowing and Cysco walking back with a defeated look on his face…the cat can climb the fence and unfortunately he can’t.

Good Morning

I’m about to dye!

Getting ready to be like a mad scientist and play with some different dyeing techniques with spray mists and reinkers.  I have no idea how the Sari Silk Ribbon will turn out, as I have never had any before this weekend.  Some turquoise and aqua and robin’s egg blue for my dream catcher….please.

Hoping that the stars are aligned and that Mercury’s being in or out of retrograde (not sure which) will work with me and make this a successful adventure. If not successful, then I wish for a great learning experience.

Color, here I come…so happy, work was kind of gray today.


PicMonkey Collage