Friday, June 3, 2022

Dragonflies in the Garden

Today I have the privilege of acting as Guest DT over at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges!  The challenge theme is 'In the Garden' and you get extra kudos if you include a dragonfly in your project!

Well, this was perfect for me since I had seen these lovely papers from Vectoria Designs featuring Dragonflies and I had been wanting to make this journal from Little Scraps of Heaven! I was inspired to make a video since I couldn't find directions online for the journal; but I'll warn you ahead of time, I made several modifications!  

So, grab you favorite beverage and join me for a Flip-through of this Journal/Book!

Interested in how I made's the video for you! 

Material List:
Journal Booklet Pattern (digital): Little Scraps of Heaven Designer papers/ephemera (digital) from Vectoria Designs: Teal Memories Delicate Dragonflies Paper Pack Dragonfly Junk Journal Crafting Kit CTMH Ink
Blue gems, beads, jewelry pieces, laces, ribbons, fabrics all from stash Adhesives: Double side tape, Gorilla Glue, E-6000, Fabri-Tac Cereal boxes! Any brand will do! hahaha
Heavy thread and needle Tools: CTMH Distress Tool, Acrylic Blocks, Piercing Tool, Sponges Print and Cut using Offset feature Cricut Access Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Blade Cricut Maker

My journal/book is off to the following challenges:
CRAFT: Recycle (Book made from Cereal boxes, beads from old projects, little scraps of laces, fabric and ribbon that might've gone to trash)
CD Sunday Plus: AG using a CD, USB, or Digital
Papercraft: Add Bling
We Love 2 Create: AG Mixed Media
Friendship: Favorite Subject (bookmaking/journals)
Simon Says Stamp: Little Critters
Mix it Up: AG opt 3-D Project
Creative Artiste: AG mixed media
A Place to Start: AG w/optional twist: Lillies and Lace Use flowers & lace
Girlz Creative Crafts: Things with Wings
International Art and Soul: Say it with Flowers (Lots of flowers in this book!)
Four Seasons:  Summer
Inkspirational: I was inspired by the colors, layers of objects, and of course, the books!
Tic, Tac, Toe:  Board Below (More of all inside the book!)  

When you visit the Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.    


  1. That´s a beautiful project.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and happy crafting!
    Ilse (thera)

  2. Gorgeous! I LOVE the papers and colours.

    Thanks for joining us at International Art and soul!

  3. Love your project. Your papers are a perfect choice. This book is such a great make.Love all the pages and nooks that you can stash more tags and pics etc. into. What a super book. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  4. This is really great, I watched the video of the whole journal.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

    1. Thanks so much for watching the video! I appreciate it!! Makes my day!

  5. Stunning work~ perfect for INkspirational! Thank you for joining us there~

  6. Wow! This is stunning. Such a fabulous creation.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  7. A beautiful work of art. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  8. Beautiful project and I love the dragonflies
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  9. super mooi
    dank je wel voor het meedoen aan onze challenge
    groetjes jolanda bongers
    dt girls creative crafts

  10. Wow, this is awesome, lots of beautiful work! Thank you for being our guest designer at Paper Dragonfly Creative challenges and also for joining our fun at Four Seasons!
    Diane PDCC DT and FS DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Four Seasons}

  11. Your journal is gorgeous! Thanks for the video, too! We appreciate you sharing your work with us at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  12. A fabulous project. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  13. Wow, just wow. This is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at Use your Stuff

  14. OMG this is gorgeous! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


  15. Such a beautiful project and a great use of those stunning papers! Thank you for coming to play with us at Tic Tac Toe. Vicky x

  16. Gorgeous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  17. Amazing - so much detail and work.

    Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

    Helen x

  18. Thank you for sharing your wonderfu project with our "Add bling" challenge over at Papercraft Challenges ;o) Love that shiny decoration! Have a fabulous day and happy crafting ;o)

  19. Fabulous book! It's a delight discovering all the details you made in it. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge!

  20. what a stunning project, everything just matches so well! thanks for sharing your creation with us on the Papercraft-Challenges blog and playing along with our 'add bling' challenge. Lisa x

  21. Katrina: Hello! Fantastic work creating your own journal book! Love the dragonflies! I've recently gotten added as a DT member of Mix It Up, so in that capacity I want to thank you for including MIUCB in your links! Terrific mixed media project! --Becca/DT

  22. This is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge. Please stop by to join us again soon. Karen L, DT

  23. What an amazing creation Katrina, makes me want to reach out and flip right through it. Your eye for detail and embellishment is fantastic, I especially love the jewelled spine.
    Thank you for sharing @ Creative Artiste and joining our JUNE Challenge a treat for us all.
    Creative wishes Tracey (DT)