Thursday, July 2, 2020

Crafter's Companion Card Making Kit Subscription Box Product Review

  The best card making kit subscription box I've ever seen.  Over the last 20 years I have tried several scrapbooking and card making subscription boxes by mail.  By far the Crafter's Companion Card Kit is the best value for the money.

I'm not an affiliate or sponsor.  I just love the product.  I bought mine on HSN for a great price.  It is only available through HSN at the great price.  You can pause or skip months anytime by logging into your account.

This is my first kit that I actually made the cards.  It has everything you need to make the card except the adhesive and scissors. Other than that you are good to go.

I love the first card I made in this latest kit I received yesterday in the mail.

Give it a try.  You won't be disappointed.

I'd love for you to help me grow my channel by Subscribing.  When I reach 100 subscriber's I'm doing a giveway in my Etsy shop.  See all the details on the next blog post...

Win a $10 Credit to Markets Of Sunshine Etsy shop.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Win a $10 Credit To Markets of Sunshine Etsy Shop - Subscriber Giveaway Contest on YouTube

Markets Of Sunshine Etsy shop is hosting a giveaway contest for their YouTube channel subscriber's.

All you have to do to enter is a few simple steps.  See details below.


 Click the Raffelcopter link below to enter the contest.

Once we reach 100 subscribers on Markets of Sunshine channel you will be entered in the giveaway.  When we reach 50 subscribers on Sunshine Homemaker you will be entered into the giveaway.

Prize - One $10 store credit to Markets Of Sunshine channel.
and One $10 store credit to Sunshine Homemaker channel.

Winners must use their Credit in Markets of Sunshine Etsy shop and Pioneer Fundraiser Etsy shop. There is no cash value and winner is responsible for paying for shipping and any overage over their $10 credit prize amount.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Sunshine Gift in a Box - Happy Mail - Craft Along With Me

Happy Monday!

I am so excited about how many ways I've come up with to use up my craft supplies.

Here is yet another way that you can use up your stash and save money too.

Of course the goal is to make RAOK gifts and cheer up our local friends who are going through the same feelings we are because of this whole COV-19 way of life.

Tune in to my latest video on my YouTube channel and craft along with me and make something pretty and useful today for yourself or a friend.

If you'd like to support my channel by making a purchase in my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine.
You can do that Here. <<< click

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Click on over to my coupon club page here. <<< click 
Fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll receive your instant 25% off coupon code in your email inbox.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

How to make a Sunshine in box gift box using paper collage technique


Welcome to Markets Of Sunshine blog.

Today I'm going to share a tutorial with you on how you can make your own gift box using items around your house.

Summer is here and everyone could use a pick-me-up gift in the mail. Sunshine in a box is just what you need to save the day and brighten someones day.

Watch my video over on my YouTube channel and if you haven't subscribed yet go ahead and hit that big red Subscribe button on my channel.

This helps me reach my first goal of 100 subscribers so I can do my first giveaway on my channel too.

Grab all of your supplies below and craft along with me today.

Supplies list:

  • yellow scrapbook paper
  • glue
  • scissors
  • cardboard box
  • wax paper
  •  book pages
Now that you have those items collected on with the show.


Monday, June 22, 2020

Thinking Of You Gift Ideas - Happy Mail Binder

Now is a great time to send happy mail to your loved ones.  I have a great project for you to do that will cost you less than $10 to complete and mail.  Check out my YouTube video below to see just how easy it is to make one of these wonderful binders.  Think of it as the next best thing to being there in person.  They'll sure love it!

For more great gifts under $10 visit my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine today. ,,,click shop name <<

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Friday, June 19, 2020

DIY How To Make Your Own Handmade Paper With Markets of Sunshine

  Want to learn how to make handmade paper?  Or, watch me make it and buy it in my Etsy shop at Markets of Sunshine.  Beautiful handmade paper can be used to put in journals.  Make greeting cards, envelopes and so much more.  Give your gifts a personal glow with something handmade in the USA.

I hope you like this video tutorial and Subscribe to my YouTube channel.



Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Etsy shop Update - Ty Beanie Babies Vintage Toys

  Shopping online is our new way of buying gifts for those special occasions.  It's a good thing that there are sites that have a secure check-out experience so that you can feel safe when making a purchase on their website.
Etsy is a trusted name in the marketplace for buying handmade and vintage items from around the world.
They are based in NY right here in the USA.

I've been a seller on Etsy since 2008 with my handmade shop, Markets of Sunshine.  And, 2010 with our shop Pioneer Fundraiser that features vintage finds from around the world.

If you are in need of a care package for a get well gift or a thinking of you gift.  We have just what you need.  One of these cute and adorable vintage stuffed animal toys made by Ty Beanie Babies, Inc.

They are all in brand new mint condition.  They have been stored in plastic containers in a climate controlled setting.  They are free of dust, holes and odors.

They even come with a tag protector for the collector's.  Which holds their value.  

Why not stop by today and pick up one of these adorable gift sets for your favorite little one.  They make a great gift for the young at heart too!

Shop Pioneer Fundraiser <<<<click

Shop Markets of Sunshine <<<< click 

We also invite you to Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date on all our new arrivals in both of our Etsy shops.

Sending You Sunshine,


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Top Glue Recommendations & Tips For Journals and Bookbinding

Hello and welcome to Markets of Sunshine!

Today you're going to learn all about glue and which ones work best for paper crafts and bookbinding.

Now if you do a Google search for best archival safe glues you'll find a long list of options.
Here is the first thing that pops on from my search.

PVA Adhesive - The links below are my affiliate links and I will make a small commission.  But, there is no extra cost involved for you.

Books by Hand pH Neutral PVA Adhesive is water soluble, solvent-free, acid-free, quality adhesive made of archival polyvinyl acetate. It can be thinned with water to extend drying time if desired. It should not become brittle with age and adheres to most porous surfaces. Ideal for bookbinding and paper projects.

My daily go-to glue for all of my journals and bookmaking is Aleens Tacky Glue
You'll find my affiliate link in my last blog post Here.>>> How to Embellish a Happy Mail Binder.

It dries stiff and needs to be used very sparingly in my opinion.  A little goes a long way.  It can be mixed with water so you don't see the glue through the paper or card stock after it dries.  

  • non-toxic
  • acid free
  • archival safe
  • dries clear
  • flexible so spine opens and lays flat 
  • thick stiff bristles
  • flat tip
  • synthetic
  • wash immediately
  • dry flat not vertical so metal part won't rust

Perfect Paper Adhesive

Elmers Craft Bond Glue Stick is perfect for covers and dries quick

Sunday, June 7, 2020

How To Embellish a Happy Mail Binder

  If you love to learn new ways to make gifts for friends and save yourself a ton of money.  Then this video is for you.

I'd love to have you Subscribe to my channel and help me reach my goal of 1000 followers by the end of the year.  You can use supplies you have on hand.  Or, visit your local dollar store craft section.

All supplies I use can be found below and purchased using my affiliate links.  I make a small commission to support my channel.
See my About page for more information.

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I hope you find this video enjoyable and motivating.

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Etsy Sale On Handmade Gifts For Women at Markets Of Sunshine

Save 60% off on select handmade gifts at Markets of Sunshine, Etsy shop for 5 days only!
Plus, spend $35 or more and you'll get FREE Shipping with a USA mailing address.

Visit our Etsy shop, Markets Of Sunshine <<<click <<<

Look in the shop section titled: Last Chance Sale

You'll find 19 items on sale at 60% off!

We want to make room for new inventory and pass the savings on to you.

Plus, it helps our shop with the Etsy algorithm known as artificial intelligence.  Your sharing of our shop link on your social media and via email is the only word of mouth advertising that we do.  We just can't afford any other way to promote our shop.

So, we want to give a BIG Thank You! to all of our loyal fans who are regularly sharing our shop with others.

In these critical times we live in it is getting harder to make a living.  My husband's remodeling business has taken a huge hit. We are getting small jobs here and there.  But, we are taking the social distancing very seriously.

We don't want to put our health or the health of others at risk.
Since, anyone can have the COV-19 and not even know that they are a carrier of the virus.  It makes working in someones home that much more difficult and dangerous.

We have filed for every form of assistance available to no avail.
We either can't complete the sign-up process due to the website crashing.  Or, we get rejected for some unknown technical reason with very vague information.

Our savings is dwindling month to month.  We know this is not only us.  So our heart goes out to others who are in the same boat as we at this time.

We are also applying to every online company but find that we don't qualify for one reason or another.  The claims make it sound like it's so easy to get a job online.  That is just not true.

Our only comfort is our faith in the hope found in the Bible.  Some may not believe it will come true. That is there choice.
But, we sure believe it will happen and in our lifetime.  We are sharing this hope with anyone who cares to listen and wants a better life for themselves and their loved ones too.

Be Safe!  Stay Positive!  Do something for someone else in need.

Sending You Sunshine,

P.S. I'd love to have you follow me on my YouTube channel and learn how to sew and make other beautiful gifts using paper crafts.  Click here >>> Markets of Sunshine <<<<<<<

Friday, May 29, 2020

How To Solve Anxiety Issues During COV-19? #playtime #withme

Play time is a great way to expand the mind and soothe the spirit.  We are all facing anxiety with this new way of life.  It was drastic and unexpected to the everyday ordinary person.  So, we paired up some of the stuffed animals into a gift set of three.  Two are 3 x 8 inches and one is miniature 2 x 3 inches.
They are Ty Beanie Babies from the 1990's.  We have a huge variety for you to choose from.
Dogs, cats, birds, fish, monkeys, bears, dolphins, whales, zebras, giraffe, lizards and much more!
You'll find them in our Etsy shop, Pioneer Fundraiser >>>>>Click Here to pick up a cute set today! <
#playtime #withme whether you are 3 or 83.  There is something amazing that happens when you use your imagination to relieve stress and anxiety.  Do the things you used to do when you were a kids.
Color or paint with no direction in mind.  Just go with the flow and follow the feelings inside of you.
Go outside and plant a garden and play in the dirt.  Touching the plants and ground has a healing effect all it's own.  It's called, Grounding.  Look it up.

Those with an anxiety disorder are really feeling the brunt of this of new stay at home way of life.  I don't know about you but I really enjoyed the times that I wanted to go somewhere for a visit or just a drive to the beach.

I live with a lot of restrictions due to my Lyme disease and what it has changed in my life as far as my health goes.  I've pretty much been a home body now for the last 15 years.  I've had to wear a mask due to chemical sensitivity disorder.  The one I use is from a great company that has a coconut charcoal filter that fits inside my mask shell liner.  I just replace the filters when I notice it gets harder to breath.  I wash the shell every month.

Out of necessity I started making masks along with the help of my dear husband (DH) when he lost all of his accounts.  I never expected my little Etsy shop, Markets Of Sunshine
to actually bring in an income that would see us through an entire month.  But, in April it sure did do just that.  Our sewing machine did not get a break morning, noon or night.

We continue to make masks for local friends and family members.  One big box retailer even approached us to  make masks for their employees.  The ones that corporate had sent was very uncomfortable and just paper.

Things are finally calming down and we have room to breath now.  It's a good thing because last week I was making tassels and was tearing fabric into thin strips.  Bad idea!  I wound up tearing a muscle in my right shoulder in the process.  The bad thing about this is I can not take any pain medications due to my reaction since getting Lyme disease.

Thankfully, the hot water bottle came to the rescue and just plain old not using my right arm for a few days.  I made an appointment with my functional medicine chiropractor so he can use the laser treatment to reduce the inflammation and speed up the healing process.  That machine has been a life saver for me in so many ways over the last 2 years.


Today, I challenge you to be a kid again.  Do the things that you used to do when you were a kid and put all the adult things on the back burner.  If you are not able to do much because of low energy or mobility issues.  Then just do what you can right in your chair or couch.
Color with a buddy.  Call up a friend and plan an hour of just talking and coloring together.  Really!

Okay, that's all there is to solving this anxiety issue due to the COV-19 stay at home issue.

Now, it's up to you to make the next move.  Don't just keep doing what you've been doing.  It won't change anything.  But, if you put some of these ideas into practice you'll find out which one works best for you.  Once, you find your key to unlocking the stress and relieving the anxiety.  You'll have the power in your hand to keep moving forward and not stay in the darkness.

Come into the light and #playwithme

Sending You Sunshine,


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Junk Journal Embellishments Pocket Insert Tutorial

How are you doing staying at home and keeping safe?  I hope you have organized your entire house by now.  I am working on my craft supplies and sewing supplies in my home office.
I have gotten so much done in 2 months.

The last to be organized and put away are all my fabric pieces and scraps.  I store them in those big Thirty-One Gift tote bags.  They hold around 100 different fabric types.  I lay them vertical so I can see the ends and know what is there at a glance.

In the meantime, I am also using up lots of the paper and fabric scraps in my stash and posting a DIY video on my YouTube channel.

I'm trying to reach 1000 subscribers this year, 2020.

I'm at 60 right now.  When I reach 100 subscribers I will do a giveaway for a $10 credit in my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine
When I reach 1000 subscribers I will giveaway one of my new Subscription Boxes:
Happiness Box click to see and order now. <<<<<

This is a short and sweet DIY video about how to make a junk journal using up your fabric and paper scraps.

It can be made in about an hour.  Easy to follow instructions.

Grab your supplies and make a journal #withme

Visit my Etsy shop to pick up some of the supplies that you might want to add to embellish the cover and pockets at this link:

Pioneer Fundraiser

Sending You Sunshine,


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

How To Make Your Own Stickers for Planners, Journals and More! #withme

Here is an easy way to make your own stickers using up your supplies you have on hand.
You can use scrap pieces of paper, junk mail, magazine pages, stamps off envelopes, envelopes and more.

Watch and see just how easy it is to make stickers yourself and save a ton of money!
See the full supplies list in the video on my YouTube Channel.

I'd love for you to Subscribe and follow along with me at Sunshine Homemaker.

Thanks for watching and spending some time with me today.


Thursday, May 7, 2020

How To Make a Junk Journal From An Old Book - AKA Altered Book

Making a junk journal from an altered book is oh so easy.  Watch and learn with my flip through video on my YouTube channel, Sunshine Homemaker.

Learning how to embellish your projects is the hard part.  But, it doesn't have to be. Watch and learn how I use different elements in the same color group to turn an old book into a work of art.

Makes a great gift for any occasion.

If you aren't in the mood to make one yourself and would like me to make one for you.

Just head over to my Etsy shop, Markets Of Sunshine and place a custom order with me today.

Click here to visit my Etsy shop.

Please Subscribe to my channel and watch the video all the way to the end and share with your friends.  It really helps my channel to grow.  Thanks so much!!

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Stay At Home and Make Something Awesome! - Mini Travelers Notebook and Journal

Is it time to go outside and play yet?  Nope!  Not if you are over 60 years old.  Have a pre-existing condition or a weak immune system.  Young or old you can catch this COV-19 virus.  No one knows how anyone's body will respond to the virus.  One thing is for sure though, it is not a illness you want to contend with at all!

So as a way to help you enjoy staying at home I've started a series on my YouTube channel called
"Stay at home and sew, craft and just have fun making something awesome with me!

First up is a mini travelers notebook and journal.  I'll list the supplies below.  So you can gather them up and have them ready when you watch the video.
  Click this link here and you'll be making my heart leap for joy!

Subscribe <<<<< and join me and learn how to sew something useful and pretty that will lower your stress and improve your mental health all at the same time.

Share the video on your social media sites and send it to your friends via email.  The more the merrier.

Supplies list:

  • sewing machine
  • fabric scraps
  • paper scraps
  • scissors
  • tacky glue
  • lace, trim, binding etc...
  • buttons
Follow along in the video and I'll show you how to get started.

In the next video I'll show you how I embellished it and what I'm going to use it for.

In future videos we will be making an altered book together.  So gather up some medium to smallish old books that you have around the house and you'll be ready to go.

I like to use ones with a pretty cover and with pretty pictures inside that add to the charm of the finished project.

I'll see you on YouTube.

Thanks for joining me and Subscribing to my channel.

Sending You Sunshine!                                                            


Thursday, April 23, 2020

Time For A Giveaway! Enter For A Chance To Win a Ty Beanie Babies Unicorn

We need something fun to break up the boredom of being at home during this COV-19 pandemic.

So, here is your chance to win one of two adorable Ty Beanie Babies unicorn stuffed animals.

They are named mystic with bright blue eyes yarn mane and tail.  Quit rare and collectible.  Valued at over $100 each.  Errors on tags that make it extremely sought after by vintage toy folks.

The rules are easy.  Ends May 1, 2020.

Enter on Rafflecopter link here!

Follow these steps to be entered for a chance to win one of these cute cuddly toys.

1.  Follow me on Facebook at:

2.  Follow me on Instagram at:

3.  Favorite my Etsy shop, Markets Of Sunshine

Bonus Entries:

4.  Make a purchase of $35 or more for 5 extra entries

5.  Refer 5 friends to make a purchase  of any amount 10 extra entries

That's it!  Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5!!!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Handmade Face Mask and Face Shield

Do you need a face mask and face shield to wear when you leave the house to shop or run other important errands?

We are making them at an affordable price and have them for sale in our Etsy shop, Markets Of Sunshine.

Click here to shop now!

The clear face shield fits men and women. 1 inch space from headband to shield.

Face masks come in a variety of patterns that you can choose from.  

There is a pocket in the back to add a filter of your choice.

All are made of 100% cotton fabric.  

Hand wash and air dry.  Use a hot iron to press before using.  Allow to cool.

Orders ship within 3 to 5 business days.

We are doing our best to keep up with the demand.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Plastic Face Shield with Cotton Fabric Headband and Ties

Disclaimer:  According to the CDC not intended to prevent, cure or treat any illness, virus or bacteria.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronavirus Stress Buster - Handmade Embellishments For All Types Of Journals

How to combat the stress from dealing with coronavirus - Writing!
Whether you're making an art journal, bullet journal or junk journal you need to have pretty handmade embellishments to give it your own personal style.

Pro tips:

1. Keeping a daily gratitude and hope journal is a great way to get rid of the stressful feelings that may be bottled up inside of you right now.

2. Deep breathing is another way to let the stress out.  Do at least 15 slow deep breaths every morning and at bedtime to relieve your body of the tightness in your chest.

Have you heard of planner swag?  I hadn't either until I started watching more and more YouTube videos in the journal and crafting world.  It basically means a pretty flower made of any number of materials in any size or shape to add to the front of the cover that will showcase your style.

 I've been making fabric flowers for years as lapel pins or brooches.  They are full of lush layers of colorful and monochromatic combinations of cotton blend fabrics.  I always add a vintage button to the center for the finishing touch.  They measure 2 to 4 inches wide and about 1 inch thick.

I include one in every DIY embellishment kit in my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine.  They are on sale in my clearance section for March at 50% off the regular price.  I will be removing them at the end of the month from my main product line.  So, if you want to grab one of these deals head on over now and pick up the one you like.

Pro tips:

3. Gardening is a great way to reduce stress levels. Get outside and start planting those heirloom seeds. Or pick up plants at your local nursery.  There are a lot of great gardening videos on YouTube.

 Plant a variety of vegetables and fruit plants in your garden.  I'm doing raised bed container gardening this year.  We came up with a fun way to bring something whimsical to our backyard wildlife habitat.  I'll post the final pictures once it is complete.  You're gonna love it!

Strawberry plant.  Great for you and the friends of nature that visit your backyard.

If you want a ready made journal so that you can get to writing now and relief that stress level in a hurry.  Head on over to my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine and pick up one of my beautiful and colorful exclusive handmade journals today.

Click Here to see the entire selection.  We know you're gonna love using it and writing your daily hopes and grateful thoughts in while dealing with this situation.

4. Make a Video - Start recording a daily video of how you feel about this current pandemic situation.  Then once this is all over with you can watch them and learn what you did that helped and what you did that needs improvement.  This way when it happens again and it will, you'll be better equipped to deal with the situation from a place of reference.

How does it make you feel?  
What are you doing to combat those feelings?  
How are you staying in touch with family and friends?
Watch my video on YouTube about the different types of journals and why you need to have one.  Click Here

Pro tip:
Subscribe to my channel to get a daily dose of inspiration from someone dealing with Lyme disease and how to survive any crisis that may come your way. 

Click here to subscribe today.

Best of Health to you and your family.

Sending You Sunshine from Florida.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Product Preview Vintage Fabric For Sale Etsy Shop Pioneer Fundraiser

                                           Are you ready to make something beautiful for Spring? We have a colorful assortment of vintage fabric in our Etsy shop, Pioneer Fundraiser available for you to purchase today.  Watch and decide which of these wonderful retro prints you want for that next outfit or home decor project.
I'll warn you now.  They are gorgeous.  There is one that I just love and it was very hard for me to part with it.  Giggle!

You can check-out as a guest on Etsy so you don't have to register if you don't already have an account set up.  You can pay with credit card or through paypal for secure shopping.

We offer FREE SHIPPING IN THE USA on orders of $35 or more.

Are you a YouTube fan like we are?  You can learn so much from videos.  Why not
>>> SUBSCRIBE - CLICK HERE <<<< to support my channel and follow along on my video journey for 2020.

Thanks for watching.  Hope we see you in our shop and gain you as a customer soon.

Have a Sunshine Day!


Monday, February 17, 2020

First Time Shopping On Etsy - how to navigate your account and make a pu...

       Hello! I'm going to help you make your first purchase on Etsy by showing you how to navigate the platform.  Did you know that Etsy is a marketplace of millions of different shops from around the world?

Who knew! Right!

We are going to use this cute Hope praying bear made by Ty Beanie Babies that is in our vintage shop, Pioneer Fundraiser.  There are four (4) available by the way and two people have them in their cart.  I don't know about you but I just adore this cute little plush toys.  I got hooked on them when my daughter was four years old back in 1994.

Watch my video and I'll share our story further about our collection and how it grew over time...

Now on to making your first purchase on Etsy.  Or, just helping you to understand how to update and edit things in your shopper account.

I have found that most of my customer's are making their very first purchase when they find my shop in searching on Google.  A lot of times the shipping address can not be verified by the USPS. This starts a whole conversation between me and the customer to get the right address before I can ship it to them.

If you want to buy an item as a gift and have it shipped directly to the person we can do that too at no extra charge to you.  This video will show you how to do that too.  It's all very easy to do once you have someone show you how to do these things.

I want to take all the frustration out of shopping on Etsy so that you can have a fun and great experience with us.  Hopefully, you'll come to our shops and find something amazing and awesome blossom for you or a friend.

So, without further delay let's watch the video and make your first purchase together.

Thanks so much for your support to my YouTube channel and to our Etsy shop.

Please Subscribe and give this video a thumbs up!

Have a Sunshine Day!


Friday, February 14, 2020

Etsy Shop Clearance Sale 70% off Handmade Wallets and Gifts For Women

Are you a fan of handmade gifts on Etsy?  Do you like to support small business owners?  Do you prefer made in the USA?  If you answered Yes! to any of these questions then you are in the right place.
I'm running the Biggest Sale of the year!  70% off in my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine clearance section on select items.  
You'll find cool themed wallets like this cute poodle wallet set below.
These items are hand stitched and high quality gifts.  They are all brand new and ready to ship.
For the full list of items in this event click the big button below and grab one of these great deals today!  
Ends on 2/29/20 and they will be permanently removed from my shop to make room for a new product line coming this Spring.


  •  Themed slim snap wallets
  • cash envelopes system
  • gift envelopes for all occasions


Laminated envelopes                                                                                                  

Themed wallets

Gift envelopes

 Gift Envelopes
Special occasion cards

Cash envelope system

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Ultimate Junk Journal Gift Guide

Hello Friends!

I hope you are doing well today.  We have been very busy here growing our YouTube channel and it is slowly gaining new subscribers. Yay!  So, I just wanted to say "Thank You" to those who have followed along.  Don't know what I'm talking about?  Click here! 
Check out all my videos on everything to do with junk journals and the cash envelope system of budgeting and running an Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine CLICK HERE!  It is so exciting to be sharing my 11 years experience selling on Etsy with other women trying to have a little side hustle to help out the family budget.

The perfect gift for our memories is a junk journal.  You know all those things you collect that are bits and pieces from your travels or cards from friends and even that artwork from a child.  Where do you keep it all so that you can refer back to it and enjoy those special moments?  In a junk journal of course!

I wanted to take a moment and show you all the ways you can use a junk journal and how they are the Ultimate in gift giving this year.

  • a gift
  • a diary
  • a gratitude journal
  • a scrapbook
  • daily to-do-list
  • mind dump at the end of the day
  • photos aka brag book
  • an art journal (I'm learning and love it)
I offer a number of styles for you to choose from.  Here is what you'll find in my shop and they come in different styles and patterns.

  1. Gratitude Junk journal with pockets and no ephemera (use your own stash)
  2. Junk journal with handmade ephemera and vintage book pages in the pockets and journal pages in the middle
  3. Junk journal with tons of ephemera
  4. Junk journal and gratitude journal combo with all the embellishments needed to make your life so much easier and ready for you to use or give to a friend
#1 gratitude journal                                         


#2 junk journal with some ephemera

#3 Junk journal with lots of ephemera

#4 Over the top junk journal with everything you need to embellish and get started storing those memories now!
Includes a blank junk journal along with the tags, buttons, pages, cover elements and more for you to make your own junk journal to fit your style.

Shop Here at Markets of Sunshine today!

I hope you found this Ultimate junk journal gift guide helpful and inspiring enough for you to want to give it a try today.

Sending You Sunshine from sunny Florida.