Saturday, September 12, 2020

Fun Ways To Use Your Envelope Punch Board, Eyelets and Brads In Junk Journal Pages

 Welcome to Markets of Sunshine!

You have all of these wonderful tools and supplies in your craft room waiting for you to make something amazing with them.  Right!  But, do you find that you get stuck coming up with new ideas and fun ways to use all of the gadgets?  I have an envelope punch board, eyelets and brads just asking me to get busy and make something with them.


So, yesterday I brought them all to my craft table and after watching a few other videos I came up with some really pretty embellishments for my junk journal pages.

Watch this short video and see what I did using my tools and supplies.  For more fun and creative ways to use your stash Subscribe to my YouTube channel, HERE! click <<<<

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Craft With Me Making Cluster Layered Embellishments for Junk Journals and Tuck Spots

 Happy Craft With Me Day!

Don't throw those paper scraps away.  Make some cluster embellishments in cute layers using up your paper and fabric stash.  I'll show you what to do with all those bits and pieces of small ephemera and turn them into beautiful layered tags for decorating the pages in your junk journal.

In this video you will learn just how easy it is to make these cute farmhouse themed embellishments.

  1. Here is a list of the supplies that you will need...
  2. small paper and fabric scraps pieces
  3. tacky glue (Aleene's)
  4. scissors
  5. fabric yoyos
  6. die cut shapes (circles, stars, hearts)
  7. distressing ink burnt corduroy
  8. fun

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When I reach 200 Subscriber's I'll be doing a giveaway with two prizes.  A $10 credit to both of my Etsy shops.

Just click the button to watch the video and then click the Big Red Subscribe button to join my little crafting community.  


Thursday, September 3, 2020

Etsy Seller Tips - How To Open and Etsy Shop The Right Way

 Are you new to selling on Etsy?  Maybe you used my referral link for 40 free listings and opened your first shop or 2nd shop so you could start off totally free.  Well did you find it was easy to set up but did you know that if you don't fill out all the information they ask for your shop can be shut down.  It has happened to other newbies.

Watch my Etsy seller tips video and learn all the things you need to have filled out in your shop so Etsy doesn't shut you down one day out of the blue.  If you are a work from home Mom and want to make some extra money selling your handmade items you'll need to know a few things about running a small business on Etsy.

Check out my shop on Etsy, Markets of Sunshine and see all the things that I have filled out and then check your shop and fill in the blanks.  You can thank me later.  This information is for free and you are not obligated to make a purchase.  Just do what your heart moves you to do.

My 2nd shop that my husband runs is Pioneer Fundraiser where we sell vintage gifts and supplies.  Pop in and see what we have that might be the perfect gift for that special occasion you have coming up.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Care Package Writing Box With Junk Journal In A Bee Theme

 Taking care of yourself is top priority these days and Markets of Sunshine has custom made writing box gift sets filled to the brim with all kinds of goodies to keep you feeling calm and happy!

Everything in the wood box is handmade and the decorative design is decoupaged on top of a coat of white acrylic paint.

Anyone would love to receive this as a gift.  Why not send some happy mail to yourself or a friend today!  Visit us in our Etsy shop Markets of Sunshine by clicking HERE!

While you are watching the video why not take a moment and Subscribe to our channel.  Thanks!

we love to see our little community growing.  We are well on our way to 200 Subscriber's.  

When we reach the 200 mark we'll be doing a giveaway to 2 folks.  A $10 store credit to both of our Etsy shops.  Markets of Sunshine and Pioneer Fundraiser.

Stop by and add your favorites to your cart and get ready to use your $10 store credit.  If you win that is!  Your chances of winning are high if you follow all the rules of the contest.  See you soon!

Sending you Sunshine!


Friday, August 28, 2020

Day In The Life Of An Etsy Entrepreneur - Selling Vintage Fabric

 Etsy is a marketplace that hosts millions of small business owners from around the world.  It's main focus is on unique handmade items for the whole family.  But, there is also vintage items and supplies available too.  This week I am doing a shop update to our vintage resale shop, Pioneer Fundraiser.

We have a huge variety of vintage fabrics that are used and unused that we have stored in plastic containers in a climate controlled setting.  If you are in the market for some great vintage textiles then you'll want to watch this video and come grab your favorites so that you can make something beautiful and unique for yourself or a friend.

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Monday, August 24, 2020

How To Make Metal Look Rustic Using Paint

 Do you like to do your own DIY craft projects for gift giving or just to keep yourself busy?

I will show you just how easy it is to turn any piece of shiny metal that does not have an iron base into a rustic vintage looking piece of metal with just paint.  

Watch my short video tutorial and follow along with your supplies.  Here is a list of what you'll need to gather for the project.

  1. metal pieces
  2. white gesso
  3. metallic gold or copper acrylic paint
  4. paint brush small size #6
  5. water in a jar
  6. gloves and napkins or a cloth for wiping your brush off

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Spotlight Etsy Shop Pioneer Fundraiser - Shop Vintage Fabric and Supplies

 Maker Monday is shining a spotlight on the Etsy shop, Pioneer Fundraiser.


You'll find a wide variety of like new vintage fabric and supplies in this charming little shop.  They add items on a weekly basis so you are sure to find something perfect for the project you are working on.

There is also a huge assortment of collectibles, home decor and housewares from around the world in excellent vintage used and like new condition to choose from.  

Here is a preview of the latest fabrics that are available for purchase in this quaint shop.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Step by Step Process of Making a Bee Themed Junk Journal Part 1 and Part 2 Video Tutorial On YouTube #Craftwithme

 I'm going to take you through the step by step process of making a Junk journal with all the bells and whistles in a Bee theme design.  Let's get started.  Here are the supplies that you will need for this fun and easy DIY project.

Supplies list:

  • bee themed images
  • scrapbook paper
  • card stock 8.5 x 11 inches
  • glue
  • scissors
  • charms
  • tags
  • binder 5x7 or 8x10
  • fabric 9.5 x 12 inches
  • sewing machine (optional)
  • buttons
  • embellishments

Now on with the presentation video. Click the play button below after you've gathered all your supplies and let's get started!

Monday, August 10, 2020

Day in the Life of an Etsy Entrepreneur - A Behind the Scenes Look

 This is an Etsy shop update from our vintage shop on Etsy called, Pioneer Fundraiser.  I've added craft books, tools, lace, fabric, trim and more.  All of our items are in excellent to good vintage new and used condition.  Read each listing description to find out more details about each item you are interested in buying.

These are all recent items that I have listed in my Etsy shop this month.  Watch the video to get an up close and personal view of each of these items.  It's so much better than a picture.  Pop on over to my YouTube channel and Subscribe and hit the bell so that you get notified when I upload a new video.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

The Prettiest Ways To Decorate Your Junk Journal On A Budget

 We are all needing to save money these days more than ever before.  But how can you still give gifts for those special occasions without breaking the budget?  Make a junk journal with things you have around the house.  Or, with things you can buy at the dollar store.  Ask your friends for old magazines with pretty pictures on topics you want to make a junk journal around.

So just what is a junk journal you may be asking?  Well, here is the quick answer.  It's a journal you make yourself with whatever papers and fabrics you want in the colors and patterns you want and in the size you want.

You can glue the pages together to make a section.  Also known as a signature if you want to sound smart.

You can sew the pages together like I do if you don't want the mess of the glue and you don't want to wait for the drying process.  I'm a little impatient with my projects.  I want to get them made and gifted or start using them right away.

So, want to learn some ways to make that first or 100th junk journal a beaut?  Watch my YouTube video and I'll show you how I make the prettiest junk journals on a budget with items you already have on hand.


While you're on my channel I'd love for you to Subscribe and join my little growing community.

Markets of Sunshine


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Save Money Making Junk Journals Using Things Around Your House

Are you new to the junk journal and scrapbooking world?  Have you wanted to start but didn't want to invest a lot of money in it until you know if this is the craft for you?  Well, in today's video I will show you how you can start with things you already have around your house.

I'll also do a product review of Opal Polish.  Share some tips on how to get free samples for your junk journals such as fabric swatches and cash back sites.  Part of the eco-friendly lifestyle that we strive to reach each day.  Zero waste using your magazines and save the land fills.

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Markets of Sunshine handmade Sunshine in a Box care pacakges

Pioneer Fundraiser - vintage supplies and gifts

See you soon!


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Junk Journal Inserts Using Original Artwork

Are you an artist?  Or, maybe someone in your family is like my daughter, Kayla.  She has made so many beautiful pieces for me to use in my projects.  I wanted to share them with you so you can add them to your projects too.

Come on over to my YouTube channel, Markets of Sunshine and watch the flip through.

If there are some you want just leave me a comment and I'll add them to my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine as a digital download.  You may use it in your personal projects and sell in small batches.
You may not sell the artwork by itself.

I've used on of her drawings as a junk journal insert in a envelope pocket in my current Evergreen junk journal.  There are drawings of nature from flowers to sharks. There's even one of Alice In Wonderland with a modern twist that I think you'll go crazy over.

I hope to see you there soon.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Give Her Sunshine In A Box Care Packages That Will Last For Years To Come

Candles burn up.  Candy gets eaten up.  Soap gets used up.  Plants die.  These are all the common things you will find in most gift box care packages for women.  So what are you to do?  We found the solution and came up with a wonderful selection of handmade gifts made right here in the USA.

Four sets to choose from:
Daisy - Sold
Owl - Sold
Poodle - Available
Flamingo - Available

Daisy Set - SOLD OUT!
🌞💗 reusable gift box measures 8x 7 x 1.5 inches

🌞💗 one pleated face mask with filter pocket white muslin elastic ear straps

🌞💗 one handmade greeting card with shaker bead window (blank inside) ready for your message

🌞💗 one gratitude journal measures 3 x 5 inches (80 lined pages front and back)

🌞💗 two wallets with snap closure measures 3.25 x 7 inches

🌞💗 two envelopes with poodle dog design outside and yellow pattern inside measures 3 x 6.75 inches

🌞💗 three paperclip bookmark sets


🎀🎗️ All of the contents listed above will be wrapped in tissue paper and enclosed in the collage decorated gift box shown in the photo #3


🌞💗🎀🎗️ Ready to ship within 3 to 5 business days via USPS priority mail with tracking from Florida


🌞💗🎀🎗️ All of our handmade items are made in small batches and only contain a limited number so that they are exclusive to our shop and so that you won't have to worry about someone else giving you the same exact gift.

Owl Set - SOLD OUT

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Perfect Quarantine Gift Idea For Mom - Sunshine In A Box!

You've found the perfect gift to give during this time of 'stay at home' and chill with me.  #craftwithme #stayathome

Introducing Sunshine In A Box!

Watch my unboxing video and see what comes in this wonderful care package assortment.

Priced right so that you can keep some of the gifts and share some with a friend.  My way of letting you spread the sunshine all over the place and put on a happy face.  Giggle!

While you are on my channel, please take a moment and Subscribe, like and share.  Bonus! leave me a comment and let me know what you love about this gift box collection.




Saturday, July 25, 2020

Make Your Own Junk Journal Tri-Fold Pocket Inserts - Craft With Me

Making your own junk journal is so rewarding.  I'll show you in this video just how easy it is to take supplies you already have on hand to make a tri-fold pocket card insert for your planner or junk journal.

I invite you over to my channel to Subscribe, like and comment on the video.  That helps me get found in search as well as to grow my community.  Thanks!

Don't forget to also click the bell next to the Red Subscribe button so you get notified every time I upload a new video tutorial on my channel.

Have a Sunshine and Creative Day!


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Beebeecraft YouTube Sponsored Promotion - My First Product Sponsor

This is so exciting for me to be able to be a part of YouTube's sponsored program with Beebeecraft.

Stop and take a moment and watch the video.

Leave me a comment and Subscribe.  Hit the bell and the "like" button.  That really helps me get found in search on YouTube.


Sending You Sunshine,


Monday, July 20, 2020

Easy Way To Make Fabric Yo-Yo Using This Handy Tool

Do you like to make quilts or junk journals?  If you do then you've probably seen a yo-yo or two hanging around somewhere on the project. 
I've got a easy hack for you with this short and sweet video.
DIY'ers will rejoice!

Here is my go to tool for making fabric yo-yo's in a flash.  It's with the Clover brand of sewing tools.

Head on over to my YouTube channel, Markets of Sunshine and watch me make one in a few minutes using this cool device.

Friday, July 17, 2020

How to Make an Envelope Pocket Using Junk Mail Envelopes

Tutorial - How to make an envelope pocket using junk mail envelopes.

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Click the arrow button below to watch and learn how to make one of these beautiful and functional envelope pockets.  There are so many ways you can use these in your journals and craft projects.

See you soon!

Sending You Sunshine,

How To Use A Bullet Journal To Budget

Are you tired of the boring spreadsheets that come along with making a budget?  I know I am.

So, here is a fun and motivating way to stay on track with your budget and goals for the year.

Head on over to my YouTube channel and watch as I show you how to turn a composition book into a Bullet Journal for budgeting.

While your there please Subscribe to my channel...You'll be helping me grow and don't forget to "like" the video and share it with your friends on any social media platform.

Want to receive free budget printables and crafting organizing sheets?  Just join my VIP Coupon Club and you'll get all these goodies delivered in your email inbox in a flash.

Immediately after you sign-up you'll get your 25% off coupon code to use in my Etsy shop right away.  The next day you'll receive your first freebie my budget planning sheet.  On the second day you'll get the last freebie for July my craft project planning sheet.  All just for being a part of my little community.

Sign-up here for all the goodies I just mentioned above.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Thankful Tuesday - Why List Making in a Bullet Journal Can Make You Grateful

Welcome to Markets of Sunshine blog.  Thankful Tuesday has arrived.  Follow along with me on my YouTube channel as I share with you what I am grateful for even living with a chronic illness, Lyme Disease.

You'll learn all my tips and tricks of how to stay positive in a negative world.  How to grow your Etsy shop by making the things you are good at that bring joy to others.  How I overcame 7 years of insomnia and much more.

You'll find the video below.  Just click the arrow and start watching.  To help me grow my audience I'd love for you to Subscribe to my channel.  Just click here <<<< then click the big RED Subscribe button on my channel.  You can't miss it.  And, hit the bell so you don't miss an episode.

If you missed my last video on Craft With Me - Maker Monday 
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Craft With Me - Maker Monday Series - Bullet Journal - Markets of Sunshine YouTube Channel

Hello Sunshine! 🌞🌻

I hope you are having a great day.  Yesterday was Maker Monday on my YouTube channel.  Every week now you can make something with me that will add value to your life and help you keep organized on a daily basis.

 Craft With Me - Using a composition book to make a bullet journal can be found on my channel.  click here <<<<<

I'll share with you my favorite sticker shop I found on Etsy.

Follow me on Instagram look me up @marketsofsunshine_jw

Want me to make a bullet journal for You?

Place your custom order with me in my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine today.  click here to get started <<<<

 Come on over and make your own bullet journal with me today.  Leave me a comment here and on my channel.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Plan With Me Using A Bullet Journal

How do you use a weekly planner?  Do you use a certain method to plan your daily tasks?  I use a number of different planners to help me keep track of what I need to do each day.  I used to take Little Golden books and add a pre-made weekly planner inside the book cover.  Those were so much fun to make and sell in my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine.

But, as time went on and things changed I decided to do something else.  So now I make junk journals and gift collections for women.  This allows me to be more creative and offer completely handmade items in my shop.

Here is my handmade bullet journal and my food diary journal planning for July 2020.

Come on over to my YouTube channel and follow along on my Entrepreneur journey and learn a thing or two about selling on Etsy and living with Lyme disease.

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.
Fill out the entry form HERE <<<<click

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

Rules: Ends July 8, 2020 Scroll to bottom and fill out the form on the Rafflecopter page.

 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.

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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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