Monday, February 5, 2018

Love You Valentine Card

Hi everyone! With Valentine's Day right around the corner I am here to share a 6"x6" card I created using Eileen Hull's newest diecut Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame  and some of her older diecuts Romance FlowerStitchy Flowers and Leaf and Spring Leaves dies.
I started by cutting and folding a piece of Coral and Ivory Big Rev Cardstock to create a 6"x6" base for my card. 


I cut the frame from the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame which is cut from Mat Board and embossed with the Sweet Blooms Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I spritzed with Rosey Simply Sheer Mist, let dry and lightly inked over the edges and embossing with an aloe chalk ink. I cut a floral patterned cardstock slightly larger than the oval on the frame and adhered to the base of the card before adding the frame close to the edge of the card. I also added three banners before adhering the frame down.


I cut out several flowers from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf and Spring Leaves dies on white cardstock. On a glass tray I spritzed an assortment of Simply Sheer and Glimmer Mists: Soft PeachRosey, Classy Green, Silk and Moss (retired),added a little water and laid the flowers and leaves down to absorb the colors. Once I was happy with the results I removed and placed them on a tray to dry.



I shaped all the flowers and leaves and adhered to the corner of the card. I added a brad to the larger flower, a Dew Drop to the medium size one and the small flowers I added sequins and then I applied Stickles over each floral center.


I bunched up gold thread and gold ribbon and adhered under the flowers along with felt hearts from my stash and to pearlized needles.


I used the Love Notes stamp set from Crate Paper to stamp  the "love you valentine" sentiment on a piece of cardstock and added off center of the banner to finish off the card. 
If you need more inspiration hop on over to Eileen Hull's blog and check out what the team is up to. You can find her blog HERE.


As always if you have any question please let me know.


Also I would like to submit this card for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes-Challenge #320-#321


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Monday, January 29, 2018

Beach Disc Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I am here to share my Inspiration Team project I created this month for Eileen Hull. The weather has been so cold in my neck of the woods that my project has a warm weather beach theme to it.


I decided to gather up all of my beach theme cardstock, stickers, embellishments and things I had put back from my trips to the beach along with the Book Binding Movers and Shapers Magnetic Diecut, Base Tray, burlap covered matboard, Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut and Medium Discs to create this journal.


I got so carried away that I didn't photograph a before photo of the cover which I cut from burlap covered matboard using the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut. I backed the cover with a patterned cardstock and inked the edges.  I fussy cut sand dollars from scrapbook paper and adhered to the bottom corner of the opening of the cover along with a button and added a pearl and gem to the center of each sand dollar.  I adhered gems around the oval of the opening. A side note use a heavy duty adhesive to hold the gems in place. I used Zip Dry Adhesive at first but wasn't holding so I reapplied Fabri-Tac and that seems to be holding them in place.


I love the Book Binding Movers and Shapers Magnetic Diecut! There is so many possible uses for it! My journal has a total of 35 pages, plus the front and back covers. So this is one packed journal and the best part I can take it with me on my vacation already assembled. No, taking a load of cardstock, embellishments, etc. which nine times out of ten I won't fool with that much because...well...you know..I'm on vacation. 😎


I added a business card (Chick A Fil is a favorite place to eat at) and sacks/bags to the journal too.


I love the fact that you can move pages around or add or even take out completely.


I also made pages from a pamphlet I had picked up.


I used a hotel note pad for some pages in my journal too.


I threw in some paint chips in a beach theme.


The map I wanted to include was too large so I cut it down and folded and used a paper clip to keep it from flopping around.


Coffee sleeves work well as pockets to hold tags or receipts.


I added a drink coaster from my favorite restaurant to the journal.


I saved this bag from an order I received. I folded it over to create a flap, added some ric rac and a clip to keep ephemera safe.


Since the discs have a small heart in the center of each one I added an assortment  of fiber, seam binding, ribbon and charms to the top disc on the journal.


There you have it! One junk journal ready to go to the beach with me...hopefully this year...all I'll need is an ink pen, Insta Printer and a small stash of embellishments and I am ready!
Be sure to check out these posts from Eileen's team: HERE, HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #318-#319
Mini Album Makers Challenge: January Challenge


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Valentine's Day Candy Jar

Hi everyone! I am back with a very quick and easy project that I created for Valentine's Day! 


I purchase these cups of Oui yogurt  and the cups are made of glass. I love the shape and thought wouldn't these make great gifts if I could dress them up in some way?


Well, I started by peeling the labels off, giving the jar a good washing and rubbing Goof Off to get the sticky residue off the glass.


I cut several flowers and leaves from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts on White Cardstock.


I spritzed the following glimmer and simply sheer mists onto a glass plate: Gold, Moss (retired), Soft Peach, Rosy and Classy Green.


I added a little water to the mists and watercolored the flowers and leaves and let dry.


I cut strips of white and soft blue cheese cloth...Hobby Lobby now has cheese cloth in different colors...and tied around the lip of the jar. I added a bit of adhesive to hold the cheese cloth in place. I cut a two inch strip of lace and bunched up an assortment of different colored thread and adhered to where I tied off the cheese cloth.


I used a stylus and shaped the flower pedals and leaf and adhered together.


I used pliers to snip off the shank off the back of a button so it would lay flat when I glued it to the center of the flower.


I adhered the flower to the jar and waaaa laaaaa finished!!! Now all I have to do is add candy!



Which I did! 😊 Once the candy is eaten a battery operated candle can be added to the jar for a nice decorative touch. 
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


Also I would like submit this for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #318-#319


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!



Saturday, January 20, 2018

Canvas Corp: Be Yourself Canvas

Hi everyone! Sorry if I have been MIA  but I have been cranking out projects for Creativation/CHA  which I can't share until a later date but now I am able to share my first project of the year with y'all! 
Each year Canvas Corp crew members are asked to create a 4X4 canvas and this is what I came up with.
I spritzed the 4x4 Canvas with the following Glimmer and Simply Sheer Mists: Bahama Blue, Verdigris and Baby Blue...if you haven't figured out these are some of my favorite colors to work with. 😊 Once it was dry I gathered up an assortment of Canvas Corp and 7 Gypsies cardstocks and started fussy cutting and punching out before I got down to layering everything onto the canvas.


I cut out from the following scraps of cardstocks I had laying on my desk: Architextures Old Window and Architextures Stenciled Crates cardstocks, roughed up the edges of the cardstock, added a piece of a doily and inked all before adhering to the canvas base.


I fussy cut the woman from the 7Gypsies Seamstress Pattern Cardstock and since there was and arm going a cross the body and the woman's legs hung off the canvas I decided to cover it with a saying and banners. Also from my own stash I fussy cut butterfly wings from a printable and added to the back of the woman. I didn't glue the wings down so I could curl to give them a little definition and I added Stickles to the wings. Also I added three little gems to the hat for a little bling.



The banners I cut from the Architextures Market Signs cardstock and the sentiment is from the 7Gypsies Gypsy Moments: Pose and Reflections cardstock. I inked all of the edges and cut the sentiment a part before adhering to the canvas.


From the 7Gyspies cardstock scraps I had laying around I distressed the edges of cardstock, inked and adhered around the edges of the canvas. 



The front of the canvas still looked a little bare so I punched out flowers and leaves from my Canvas Corp cardstock, shaped and added gems and flat back pearls to the flowers.


This was definitely a fun project to create. If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Also I would like to submit this for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes-Challenge #318-#319


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Little Birdie Crafts: Snowman Snow Globe

Hi everyone! Are you ready for Christmas??? Me? I am almost there...I still have some shopping to do, wrapping presents and crafting also...not enough hours in the day for everything!
I want to share a snow globe I created from a wine glass and paper tart pan. For more photos and the how to's you can find the blog post HERE.


If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!