Vintage Haul for Journaling and Crafting

Crafters and collectors who hunt for vintage photos, books, and magazines are historians in their way. They’re the memory keepers of these treasures that were either discarded, lost or simply the families or people who held these treasures are no longer with us.

I am one of those people who has a passion for preserving these items and reflecting moments of history and those who lived long ago. To ponder their story as what it may have been like. We may not know who they were but the love of using their images and belongings in my journals and art keeps their memory alive.

By a wonderful and beautiful chance, I discovered Marie on Instagram who hunts these cherished memories and gives us mere mortal souls an opportunity to acquire these gifts from the past.

Marie’s passion and understanding for the historical value in preserving eras gone by is the inspiration for her endeavors of reselling original vintage photos, books and paper on Instagram and Etsy. Not only does this aid in saving cultures and identity, they are perfect for collectors and crafters to give new life to these precious momentos.  

Marie is also a journal maker and her unique vintage Gothic Victorian style of creating inspires timeless journals.

Today on YouTube, I am sharing a haul video showcasing part of the treasures I have acquired from Marie. To find her weekly sales, follow Marie on Instagram and Etsy.

Link: Haul Video on YouTube  

Marie’s Shop Links:

Instagram

Etsy

How to Make DIY Specimen Slides

Check out how I made these specimen slides at my YouTube channel!

Please like and subscribe to my channel! Lot’s of crafty tutorial videos to come!

Coming up tomorrow on YouTube, I’m going to be sharing how to make the painted paper below with a Dollar Tree cutting mat, copy paper and paint!

I have three newly listed Spring journals for sale in my Etsy shop and will be listing two more this week! These are great journals for you to personalize. Visit my shops by clicking on each shop.

Painted Papers/Tomorrow’s Tutorial

Instagram Shop

Ebay Shop

Etsy Shop

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My First YouTube Video is Live!

Tag Made on YouTube

This video shows you one of the techniques I use to make collage fodder for my mixed media projects. Today I’m making an art journal tag out of the painted papers. I do have a lot to learn on how to video and I realized afterwards, I wasn’t working in the camera view enough. Will have that fixed in the next video!

Please like and subtribe to my channel! Lot’s more crafty tutorial videos to come!

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The 100 Day Project and Journals for Sale

Spring Journals

This year, I decided to participate in the #100dayproject on Instagram. What fun!

I craft everyday but there are some projects I want completed and feel this challenge will help in my endeavors. These are my spring journals for the coming season that I got a jump start on and would like to see them finished by the end of the season. Also, I need to replenish my ephemera stash so I’ve be mass making tags, pockets, clusters, stickers, altered paperclips and whatnot. You can follow my hashtag on Instagram #stephs100projects2022 to keep up with my progress! I’m also making short tutorials and will be posting video on YouTube soon!

I have three newly listed Spring journals for sale in my Etsy shop and will be listing two more this week! These are great journals for you to personalize. Visit my shops by clicking on each shop.

Instagram Shop

Ebay Shop

Etsy Shop

(Images are subjected to copyright. All book reviews, interviews, guest posts, art work and promotions are originals. In order to use any text or pictures from Layered Pages, please ask for permission from Stephanie Hopkins.)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

For the ends of being and ideal grace.

I love thee to the level of every day’s

Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.

I love thee freely, as men strive for right;

I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use

In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.

Sonnets from the Portuguese 43, Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The lady in the photos is my grandmother. The picture was taken in the 1940’s in Miami, Florida.