My Envelopes Have… Hearts On Them? // Valentine’s Envelope Art

The Hearts Are Everywhere!

GGRRREEEETTTIIINNGGGSSS!!

Valentine’s day is near, and while it’s not a heavily celebrated holiday here, I did want to make a few envelopes that resembled the day.

Most of them were quite simple. This one below I did little hearts all over a brown envelope, but I wanted a bit more color. I’ve been really liking the look of torn edges (well, it depends what it’s on. XD) so I tore a bit of pink scrapbook paper and used double-sided tape to apply it to the middle. I ripped a few pieces of washi tape and added it in various areas of the ripped paper, for a bit more color. I addressed it on the scrapbook paper, too.

I’ve been doing this in different colors and shapes, too, it’s really cute and fun!

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I did a similar thing for this envelope. I took a lot of peach/pink colors and went a teensy bit crazy with hearts (heh), and since it was a cream envelope, I tore a piece of sketchbook paper (white) and used double-sided tape to apply. I added some black washi tape for a bit of contrast and also some gold stickers.

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I wanted a bit more of a simple approach, so I just used big letters in silver and then used a lot of different heart stickers I had. I think this turned out cute and I like that some of them are the puffy stickers and you can feel the different shapes.

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This next envelope is mainly lettering, with the addition of some hanging hearts. My favorite part of this is how easy it was. I just continued some of the lines on her name into hearts. I also put the address in between her first and last name, for fun.

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aaaAAAhh.. I went a bit wild. XD

This one I started out with her name and did a bit of a gradient and a drop shadow. I needed to add something to the left so that it would even out everything, so that’s why there’s one massive red heart over there. (:

I thought it would be fun to do “confetti” hearts around the name. What do you think?

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Heh, I also used a clear glitter Gelly Roll pen to add shimemr to the big heart.. because… because…IMG_0148

This was a throwback to last year’s Valentine’s day post, (go check it out!) though, instead of a 3D paper look I used some red felt/foam paper to do the heart balloon. I also added some clouds.

I went with a more elegant lettering style; I quite like the outcome!

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I went very simple with this one, a heart shaped balloon and brush lettering. I like how simple and cute it became.

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I made another “hanging heart” illustration. I made a wreath shape and just went around and around with a black pen and then threw in some hearts. This turned out one of my favorites. (:

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On the back of one of the envelopes I did some more hanging hearts from the seal of the letter down. Simple, but fun!

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I thought crystals might be fun, not necessarily Valentine’s themed, but pink and purple(:

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ALAS! HURRAH! The snow came to GA for a day and a half, so here are a few pictures from that. It snowed four days ago and was gone the next day. Guess what? it’s 64º right now. *flabbergasted*

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AHHHHHH ❤

Thank you all so much for reading! Let me know your thoughts! What was your favorite?

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Which envelope was your favorite? Did you get any snow? Do you do anything on Valentine’s? 

The Camera Shall Not Be Forgotten! // Recent Photography

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Hello There!

Boy, I can’t remember the last time I did a photography post. I felt it was long overdue! I have pictures from November and December here. They’ve been piling up! I hope you enjoy.

Ah, back when there was color in the trees! I miss it, though I look forward to when everything buds and blooms, it’s just as beautiful!

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DON’T DO THIS IF YOU DON’T LIVE ON A SLOW COUNTRY ROAD! xD Not the safest… but I liked the yellow with the red. (:

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This was one of those weird November days where you’re not sure if it’s cold or warm, it’s cloudy, no wind, etc. A perfect time for a tree photoshoot! XD

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See what I have to put up with? Haha, Maisy was enjoying it as much (if not more, it seems) as I was.

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This was a separate day. Isn’t this stretch just gorgeous? IMG_8901.JPG

One of my friends I was with is a gymnast, so she hopped in the picture and did some fancy thingI don’t know the nam of. So cool!

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The moon was something shining in my room one night, so i thought I’d take a photo of it. Isn’t the moon amazing?

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Lastly, I did a photoshoot with my piano teacher’s baby. Hehe.

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I was there for piano lessons, so my teacher let her sit with me. *melts*IMG_8958.JPGIMG_9141.JPG

Well, I hope you enjoyed! Let me know if you like these types of posts, and what you’d like me to post more of this year!

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Well, Hello, 2020! // January Bullet Journal Setup

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Well… 2020. You have a ring to ya!

Happy New Year, friends!

Have you ever accidentally taking a break? Well, I believe that hath happened to me the fine December past. XD Whoops!

Well, I’m back now, and I have a new bullet journal I really wanted to break in.

To start out, I want to show you my 2020 bujo! I’m thinking of a name, any suggestions?

I really wanted an Archer and Olive bullet journal. They’re just so beautiful, but they were constantly sold out, and they came back in stock the other day, but I wouldn’t have gotten one until mid-way through January, so maybe next year!

I found, after searching for “like journals” I found this Tekukor bullet journal on Amazon. Actually, i’m very well impressed. It’s very much similar to the A+O bullet journals: cloth cover with gold embossed design, 160 gsm paper (Ahh) and 192 dot grid pages. And it came in two days! (Can we take a moment to appreciate Amazon prime??)

If you’re thinking about getting a bullet journal, so far this, and Minimalism Art, are great ones!

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There’s always that one first page where only one side has dots, so I just put a opening page. I used a black Tombow dual brush pen, a hard tip (my sweet) Tombow fudenosuke brush pen, and a white signo broad gel pen.

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I added a short quote to start off the year, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are” by Roosevelt.

To the right I have my “year at a glance” page.

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I use certain color for different things, such as Holidays, Events, and Birthdays. It’s also helpful for me to see what days are on what days of the week and such. I refer to it a lot throughout the year, it’s very helpful!

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Ah, now January, at last!

I used a little flower theme I made up I call “September” (you can see it here). I liked it best from 2019, so I chose it again for January. I put my calendar to the right, though I only fit 24 squares on the one page so could have enough room.

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I stretched the remaining days over to the next pages. Since I had extra room at the bottom, I put the goals froms the month of January down there, and added the same leaves as in the previous page.

My habits for the month (to the right) include 5 or more cups of water, reading my bible daily, practice all my instruments *sweats*, and my daily skin routine.

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I made a “to do” page and a “reminders” page side by side. I like how neat and simple it looks (now, at least. XD)

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This is my monthly money tracker, I started this in November and I really like it. It’s helpful to see the amount I spend and save.

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I made a page for books I want to read in 2020, so I’m hoping the books on these shelves will all have titles soon! I made this page into bookshelf form. It makes me happy to glance upon.

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My January letter tracker has the same green vine as the opening page, but otherwise, it’s fairly simple! I check the little “stamp” in the corner when I’ve responded. It’s very helpful for me, I often get lost in responding quickly or knowing if  I have or not. I wonder if I’ve ever sent a pen pal two letters with the same content. XD

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This is a new page I’ve added to my bullet journaling. I needed something to help me track savings, and what I’m saving for. I hope to meet my goals by 2021!

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My last pages are (left) my January blog post ideas page. I have a lot of ideas for the new year, but please be sure to let me know what you want to see! the next page, instead of “resolutions” I put 2020 hopes. (I don’t know, something about the word resolutions…)

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I hope y’all enjoyed seeing this, and let me know what you’re looking forward to for 2019–no, (ugh, we’re in for about 4 months of this. XD) 2020!

I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

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All of my  pictures are edited and fonts are from Canva. If you’re interested in trying out Canva, click this and check it out! I love it. You’ll also receive credits for exclusive graphics with every design you make using my link.

What are you looking forward to in 2020? Did you do a bullet journal this year? Which page was your favorite? What do you think of sauceless pizza?

Christmas Countdown, Day 17 (The last day!)

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IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE! How are we here already?!

Well, seeing that it’s the last day of “Christmas Countdown”, which has been super fun, I am going to do a recap of all the fun posts over the last 20 days! (All these words are ricocheting back on me! Have I really posted everyday for 20 days? Wow!)

My First post for Christmas Countdown I introduced you all into what I was doing, then I talked about My Family’s favorite Christmas music. If you would like to read that post, click →here←.

My Second post was “Christmas-y Fashion” 🤣 There wasn’t much to this post, but it was funny! Click here.

My Third post was pictures from around my house that we had recently decorated.   Click here to visit!

My Fourth post was about our favorite Christmas Cookies. Come see it here.

My Fifth post  Was about food (my favorite!) and food traditions. They’d love to have you see them!

The Sixth post was about Christmas Movies we like. It was a fun one. Visit here.

Our Seventh post was on the topic of gift wrapping. I liked this one(: Click here to see it.

The Eighth post was about Christmas fun, and I told what our favorite fun activities are at Christmas. It’s here, if you want to come!

My Ninth post I chose “Events” as the topic. Clickedy Clack over here.

The Tenth post was about Fun Facts! I really liked this one. I learned some things I didn’t know! Check that out here.

The Eleventh post was about weather. I don’t know why I chose this, but I guess it makes sense! (haha!) Here! Click here!

My Twelfth post was about Christmas Cookies (again) because I didn’t do all my favorites justice! Here ’tis!

I had day 13 about Decorations, Day 14 about Christmas Books, Day 15 about presents, and day 16 about some of the art that i’ve done recently.

And today is the Grand Finale! The Eve of Christmas day!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, he is the Messiah; the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God saying: Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those whom he is pleased.”

Luke 2:11-14(:

HO! HO! HO!

~theJunebugblog

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Countdown, Day 16

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Hello all!

Are you doing well?

I hope you are!   *hug*

Y’all know how much I love art, and everything that goes with it, (brush lettering, letter art, drawings …) so today I’m posting, for “Christmas Countdown”, some of the things I’ve done in the art category(:

I actually did a post like this last year, and if you would like to see it, click here.

(Warning: I believe my art work and lettering have come a tiny way since last year…😜)

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This is an envelope art collage I made yesterday. I love how it turned out!
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This is the wax seal combination I did to match the collage on the front.
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A very blurry, odd mid-drawing photo of a girl holding a present. (?) (haha!)
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I made these white pom-pom’s for a garland for my Mom. 
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How it ended up. (We were still decorating the mantle, so excuse how bare ’tis!)

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My Gingerbread village. (this counts as Art, right?😁)

Well, there’s a little bit of my art!

I hope you enjoyed. Come back on Monday!

3 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS! (←Whoa! What?!)

~theJunebugblog

Christmas Countdown, Day 15

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Hi!

Can you believe there’s only days until Christmas?? Whoa.

Well, today I was thinking I’d do Presents as my topic. Most people get a present or two around Christmas time!

 

Here are the questions!

Do you open a Present on Christmas Eve?

We do, if we remember(:

How do you open presents? Does everyone take turns, or does everybody open all at once?

We start out taking turns, but we end up opening all at the same time(:

Do you give presents to your whole family from you, or do you only give to certain people, or do you do a Secret Santa?

We all give to each other, but when we get with a lot of family we give to certain folks(:

Let me know what you do! I’d love to hear!

Come back tomorrow!

4 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

~theJunebugblog

Christmas Countdown, Day 14

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Hello, Readers!

Oh. Oh, Dear me, one…two..three..fo…..FIVE DAYS? Five Days until CHRISTMAS??

How did we get here so fast? Are you excited? I am!

Today I chose “Christmas books” as the topic. Reading books at Christmas time is always something we’ve done since my brother and I were really little.

Here are ten of our favorites:

“The Polar Express” ~ Chris Van Allsburg (there’s also an amazing movie based on this book!)

“The Year of the perfect Christmas Tree” ~ Gloria Houston (Such a sweet book!)

Emmet Otter’s Jug-band Christmas” ~ Russel Hoban (We love this one!)

“Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree” ~ Robert Barry (A classic, happily ending story😊)

“Silver Packages” ~ Cynthia Rylant (A good story and a great writer)

The Letter On the Tree” ~ Natalie Savage Carlson (We always enjoy this one)

“The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey”  ~ Susan Wojciechowski *please don’t ask me to pronounce that* 😂 (We’ve read this every year since I was a baby)

 Stephen’s Feast ~ Jean Richardson (This always makes me want to sing the song)

“The Church Mice at Christmas” ~ Graham Oakley (One of my Mom’s favorites)

“A Little House Christmas” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder (Sweet Stories)

What Christmas books do you like? Do you have any recommendations?

Come Tomorrow!

FIVE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

~theJunebugblog

Christmas Countdown, Day 13

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Hey!

Today for “Christmas Countdown” the topic is going to be…..

DECORATIONS!

My favorite(:

We always, for probably most of my life, Have gone out Thanksgiving night and go a little way down the road and purchase a 7-8 foot Christmas tree. (It’s and 8-9 footer at this house, but at our old house we had to get a 7 foot tree!) We come home and pull all of our Christmas Decorations out of the attic. Ornaments, Garland, Lights, wreaths, Bows, Small trees, and anything else that might be stashed up there(:

This year we also went to Hobby Lobby while they had their Christmas sale and picked up some extra garland and a star and some red ornaments(:

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The tree with the star and red ornaments we bought.

We went with a simple tree this year, using the red ornaments and star, and we decorated the faux tree with our regular ornaments.

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The faux tree. (If you would like to see a full house tour, click here)

How do you decorate your house? What kind of decorations do you have? Do you LOVE Hobby Lobby? (:

Come back soon! (or tomorrow!)

6 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

~theJunebugblog