25 August 2012




Jennifer Crow

Jennifer, I will be sending you an email today. Your package will be in the mail on Friday, August 31st-with extra special goodies as we will be on the road tomorrow for a quick unexpected trip to NC. Sorry for the extra couple of day wait, but I promise Alyssa will make it up to you.

There will be another drawing very soon. So please check back often. Alyssa and I have an extra special book we are currently making and can't wait to show it to you all. We have decided to give a way our first one. 

Thank you all for following our blog. We are trying to keep up with it as much as possible with the move. She has made quite a few new little projects that we will be unveiling when we return. (Her mom has been busy too on some projects, but Alyssa has TAKEN over my craft room).

21 August 2012

Craft Room Woes

I admit it!!! I am a Paper Addict. 

Ok I admit it. I hoard craft paper. Not just scrapbook paper. Any paper. Ephemera is my new addiction. I put it in all our junque journals. (By the way, we like that spelling as it is very Parisian.) Alyssa LOVES anything French. Ok, back on topic. I wander, I know.

My hoarding paper addiction is getting me into trouble. Not with anyone. With my craft room. Which also doubles as my office. In two weeks, my day job will be finished.  I work with special needs children and provide Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy. I couldn't take on any more cases for the new school year when I  knew I would be heading to North Carolina soon.

So crafting is taking over the room. I have paper everywhere. Boxes of paper scraps. (If there is even an inch left of paper, it gets saved) Baskets ( an addiction I have let up on in recent years) now hold note paper of all shapes and sizes. I need more modular draws to keep my paper in. I have cute and funny post its EVERYWHERE. Stacks of them. Lined paper for sticking into junque journals are everywhere. We use the paper. I have paper from 13 years ago still in my collection.

So I figured I would give everyone a peek into my craft room. Which I hope to better organize when I move. One house we are looking at has a basement. Another house has closets with built in shelving in a "study". To me study translates to craft room and built in shelving translates to Paper Holders :) Can you guess which house peeked my interest????
 ~~~~Happy crafting everyone
A & A
Some of its work related, but most is craft. The file boxes hold paper. The shoe boxes hold stamps and inks.

The larger box holds sewing, ribbon and binding supplies as well as a took kit. The smaller box holds my doodling and drawing supplies.

Almost all drawers are paper for crafts. Except two. One holds office supplies. The other computer related papers for the house.

want a second of this one. This is my supply cabinet.  (notice the stack of papers I have no room for to the right of it.LOL)


Pens that didn't fit in the other box.

Sizzix stuff that did NOT fit in the storage boxes.

sizzix and spellbinders dies

my binders- the large black binder holds all my stickers. They are categorized and in page protectors. The smaller two binders hold tags, journal cards and envelopes. All are in trading card pages. :)

My floor is a missLOL. The boxes are from IKEA. They hold .........drum roll.......more paper

20 August 2012



The JUNQUE JOURNAL GIVE A WAY says that the drawing will be held Saturday, August 26th. It will be held on Saturday, August 25th. I cannot correct the give away page post as it will change the location and anyone who linked it to check back will not be able to find it. I will also post this correction in the comment section. 

Sorry all for any confusion!!!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL !!!!!!!!!

19 August 2012



Alyssa and I have been busy all summer making daybooks and Junque Journals. Tonight we decided to make one to give a way on my (our) blog. If you are interested in entering, please click the link below. Or you can access the Give A Way page at the top of this page. Good Luck!!!!

**If you are entering the Junque Journal give a way, please do not comment on this post. You can click the link above or go to the Junque Journal Give a Way page to comment to enter. (The pictures of the actual journal are in the post you need to comment in.) Thank you....Anne and Alyssa
My Most Recent Smashing adventure:

This is my Large Purple Book. I am trying to use it for memories from the house we are living in now. (We are moving soon to North Carolina) This is my favorite page so far. Its doodles and drawings and quotes that remind us of all the things we love about living here.

18 August 2012

Ok, well my daughter and I have been making junque journals/daybooks faster then we can use them. So, my daughter came up with a great idea to do a give away on my (which has slowly became our) blog. So that is exactly what we are going to do. Details and Pictures of the junque journal to be given away will follow by tomorrow morning.


1. Follow or be a follower of this blog. (all you need to do is have a gmail account). If you have trouble or are unable to make an account, email me.

2. Comment under the pictures of the junque journal that you would like to be entered. (Not this picture- it will be posted later on TODAY 8/19/12)

3. Each person commenting will receive a number ( I will list the numbers prior to the drawing)

One winner will be chosen using the random number generator. I will then have the winner email me their mailing info.

That is all you need to do. Any questions you can email me at annehotchkiss25@gmail.com

09 August 2012

Hi All!!!!

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, I just have been sidetracked. We have a bid on our house, so we have to get to packing. (Oh, I get headaches just thinking about it). On top of that we have to get the kids ready for school (so that we can rip them out in a month and transfer them 10 hours away...oh joy) AND hubby is getting ready to retire. <whew>

That's ok because despite all that is going on. I have been smashing and papercrafting and even back to drawing like crazy. (go figure). I guess when I need to push off my list of "things to do" I run to my office and yell MOMMY TIME OUT!!! :)

So later today or tomorrow afternoon (depending on how nice my photo editor plans to be to me) I will upload all that myself A and little a (my daughter) have been working on.

Happy Creating!!!!
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