I often get asked where I find items for my bujo so here’s a favorite of mine—my local antique store! they sell vintage photos for $1, vintage postcards for $2, and various old ephemera for $0.50! today I had a huge haul for under $20 and held a wholesome conversation with the store clerk as we flipped thru my journal :’) try shopping small, y'all!! (◍•ᴗ•◍)
I’ve mentioned this before, but my ‘can’t say enough good things about’ mother-in-law made us two volumes of her favorite recipes in scrapbook/cookbook format. They are hands down my favorite heirloom in the kitchen.
So I build dollhouse rooms and such, and I watch a hell of a lot of YouTube videos of other people building dollhouse rooms and such, and we’ve all done the “squirt glue on wall/floor, spread with Q-tip/scrap cardstock/other spready thing, apply wallpaper/floorpaper, clean up glue that squishes out from under edges of paper, find wrinkle in paper and try like hell to smooth it out without destroying the paper” thing.
And I thought, “man, there’s gotta be a better way.”
GOOD NEWS. THERE IS. IT’S THIS BAD BOY.
This is the Kuretake Zig Memory System 2-Way Glue Pen, in Jumbo Tip size. Get you one of these.
You use it like a marker. The glue is blue when wet and clear when dry. It goes on nice and smooth. No spreading. No bubbles. Paper goes on nice and flat. But here’s the really great part: the “2-Way” in the name refers to the ability to use this for permanent bonding or repositionable bonding. If you stick your stuff on while it’s wet, it’s permanent. If you let it dry first and then stick your stuff on, you can peel it back up and move it around if necessary.
They come in different tip sizes, and the most expensive one is the big boi here for $5 and change. You can get them at many well-stocked art/craft/scrapbooking stores. Jerry’s Artarama has them here.
This is not a paid endorsement, I bought this thing with my very own money and it has changed my damn life and I just wanted y’all to know about it.
These valentines were pasted in the scrapbook of Abbie Roselle Campbell, an Oberlin College student/alumna who kept a scrapbook throughout her 20s, from 1902-1912. Abbie had an active social life, attending dances, football games, and classmates’ recitals. These are a few of the valentines Abbie received. Most of them are glued down and we can’t see what was written on the back, so only Abbie knows whether they were from friends, admirers, beaux, or some combination!
And here’s a photo of Abbie taken in Rhode Island in July, 1908:
Someone just reblogged my old old posts when I first started my junk journal and I wanted to share where the big gal is at now, two years later… I have all sorts of stuff in her; I wrappers, brochures, literal books, tickets, etc. I enjoy collecting things to glue in!!!!!
My first smashbook pages were a memorial to my childhood dog who passed away. I love this spread even though it was my first attempt at anything and is rather messy (although messy is sort of the overall theme)
That guy in the photo is my dad. If you want to know what I look like, picture him in a wig with less beard 😂
Finally gonna start posting the responses to the cute prompts ^^ I’ve been grinning ear from ear at every last one of them. I’m starting with what I think will be the only art one and that’s @lapisdragon01 ‘s request of the pair scrapbooking :)
I admire anyone who scrapbooks/journals/etc and only uses like one picture and one piece of memorabilia at a time and designs a beautiful page. While I’m over here, doing things the goblin way, and trying to squeeze everything I have on one page, decency be damned, I collected all these flyers and I took ten pictures of this beautiful duck and I will have it all on this page. All of it.