Saturday, November 30, 2013

Christmas Junk Journal Part Two

Hi there! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and didn't eat too much. :-)  I'm back to share the other half of my Christmas junk journal using the Christmas Collection (North Pole) which is 20% off this month over at the Robin's Nest site. As you remember the photo below is the cover of my journal I created and if you missed that post you can check it out here.

I used Christmas Glitter Words, Black and White Glitter Pine Tree and Red Snowflakes cardstock to create these two page layouts below with a folded pullout too. I found the Santa image online when I was doing a search and just printed it out.

I used Flame Glitter Swirl cardstock on these two page spread. One side I added the rub on "believe" to the cardstock. The paperbag I added a glimmer misted paper doilie and a Santa cut out to the paperbag and a pullout tag too.

These layouts below I used bits and pieces and found objects I had laying around...Christmas name tags, stamps, images clipped from Christmas cards and ornaments.

A simply tag using Red Glitter Stripe cardstock  cut with Spellbinder's Grand Calibur Creative Book Pages die and a used postage stamp as a tab on the opposite "page" make this glassine bag look adorable.

I used some candy cane dies cuts for one page and the olive green paperbag I made a "pocket" and added a printable image and White Glitter Swirl cardstock on White that I cut from Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop Insert B die. Also I adhered sequins and dew drops too.

Next I matted both printables, one with Red Snowflakes  and the other with Black and White Glitter Pine Tree cardstock. These both double as pockets for the tag, Christmas name tag and old Bingo card.

I cut from the Black and White Glitter Pine Tree cardstock from the Spellbinders Oval and added a cute felt reindeer to it.

I used the backside of the Christmas Glitter Words for the background of the next page. The stocking die is cutting from Red Distressed cardstock and I added a cute printable image from Cassi's Creations.

The back page is the opening of the envelope which can be used to add receipts or special tidy bits from Christmas. I covered that page with Red Snowflakes cardstock. 
There you have it 34 pages, 11 pockets/holders and 15 tags/pullouts to document everything that happens at Christmas.

Supplies Used:

Red Snowflakes 
Flame Glitter Swirl
Red Glitter Stripe
Red Distressed cardstock
Ephemera's Vintage Garden printable 
Cassi's Creations printable
Spellbinder's Grand Calibur Creative Book Pages die
Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop Insert B die
Sizzix Christmas Ornament, Light and Stocking

Be sure to stop by the Robin's Nest site to check out the Christmas Collection (North Pole) since it is 20% off and pick some cardstock and embellishments to make your own junk journal!!! 
If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas Junk Journal Part One

Hi everyone! Wow!!! Christmas is almost here and if you are like me you have good intentions of making gifts for everyone and then you run out of time. Well, I'm here to share a junk journal I created using the Christmas Collection (North Pole) which is 20% off this month over at the Robin's Nest. These journals are really easy to make and you can knock out several in no time. 
The bases for a junk journal is to use what you have on hand. You can use old maps, wall paper, sheets of music, paperbags, pages from books, old ledgers pages, etc. You will need a variety of what I just listed (nine pieces) I started with a 9"x12" envelope which I folded in half. The papers and bags I chose are smaller and fold those in half too.

Next make a guide on paper of where to poke holes in the spine of the journal and then mark your holes for each page. I have a bottle cap hole punch I used. It works perfectly when you punch each page folded. 

Next thread about a yard in a half of red and white baker's twine on a needle and stitch all pages together and tie off on the spine.

The inside of the journal should look something like this before you start adding cardstock and embellishments.

The cover I used Black and White Holly cardstock which I cut just a little bit smaller than the outside cover. I then inked the cardstock with Powder Puff Limeade Chalking Ink to add just a little more color to it. Next cut a yard of green seam binding in half  and adhere to the front and back covers and then glue the Black and White Holly cardstock to the front and back covers. Also the little tag that is attached to the baker's twine is from a Christmas present tag that I thought was too cute to throw away...which I have several I have saved through the years not knowing what I could use them on. Well, now I do. :-) 

Next to add embellishments to the front cover!!! I added a glimmer misted paper doily with a snowflake ornament with Pearl Dew DropsSt. Nick printable from Ephemera's Vintage Garden... I also used the backside of Black and White Holly cardstock to matt the St. Nick printout and I also used the Celtic Border Punch  from Purple Cows site which is one of our sponsors this month to make the "distressed" border around one of the corners of the matt. Pretty cool huh? So when you get a chance be sure to check out their website for some super fun punches and dies. I also used the Sizzix Medallion diecut is cut from the backside of Snow Covered Glitter Cardstock...which I inked with Limeade chalk ink, book plate, with dew drops and last but not least I cut a banner from Red Distressed Cardstock. There you have it the front cover decorated.   

A view of the journal tied.

The inside was so fun to decorate. I used a variety of found objects such as Christmas present tags, stickers and embellishments I received in swaps and also Robin's Nest product too. The inside cover I used the backside of Red Snowflake Cardstock and the opposite page I used Jolly Dew Drops to decorate Sizzix Christmas Tree Album diecut that cut out from corrugated box and then painted with acrylic paint. 

I added a Black journaling block which I made into a pocket to hold the Christmas present tags I had saved. Since the tags had writing on the back I covered them with some scraps of cardstock. Also I used a digi image from Printable from Ephemera's Vintage Garden and fussy cut it out and added it to the journaling block.

Close up of journaling pocket with Christmas present tags.

I cut a stripe of the Red Snowflake Cardstock and adhered on three side to the page to make a pocket, next I added sequins and dew drops to the center of each snowflake. The opposite page I added a few snowflake stickers with a dew drop in the center of each and spelled out North Pole using red alphabet stickers.

The pull out tag I cut from Flame Glitter Swirl cardstock is actually big enough to add several photos and journaling.

A close up of the North Pole page. I used a Alaska map for this page. Pretty cool huh? :-)

I kept both of these pages simple. I used Spellbinder's Oval die to cut Black and White Glitter Pine Tree cardstock die along with a wooden snowflake that I glimmer misted a wooden snowflake and added a Red snowflake, button and dew drop. The music sheet page I simple punched from the Red Distressed Cardstock a scalloped circle and used a cut out and wha-laaa!!!

This is where I am going to stop for now. I will share the rest of my junk journal on November the 30th so be sure to mark your calendar to see how everything turns out. :-) Be sure to stop by the Robin's Nest and check out the awesome Christmas Collection that is on sell 20% off.  Also while you are at it be sure to check out the Purple Cows site and see their wonderful selection of dies and punches. 

Supplies Used:

Sizzix Christmas Tree Album Die
Baker's Twine
Gina's Designs Bookplate
Rumple Ribbon Green Leaves Seam Binding
Spellbinder's Large Oval Die
Snowflake ornament and wooden cut out
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mantis Glimmer Mist
Ceramcoat Green Tea Acrylic Paint

If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

More Halloween Art Journal Pages

Hi everyone! I here to share some really quick art journal pages I created from the ABES group I'm in over at Swap-bot. I promise these are the last of Halloween. :-)

I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy creating!!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Gratitude Card

Hi everyone! I'm here to share my design team card I created for the Crafty Card Gallery Blog. This month's challenge is Thanksgiving/thank you theme. Well, I created a gratitude card. Gratitude means a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation. I'm thankful for my family, a loving husband, family, friends, talent to create and I'm most thankful for a God that has given me ALL of that and so must more.

 I used Trees of Gratitude rubber stamp set from Unity Stamp Company. I love how the card turned out but with rainy weather and the photos I took the coloring of the card just did not turn out the way it looks in person.

The card measures 4 1/2"x8" and I used kraft cardstock for the base and then I used a variety of scrapbook paper, paper leaves, button, Dew Drop and Color Box Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk ink.

If you have any questions let me know, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ornament Blog Hop: Wish Snow Globe

Hi everyone! It finally hit me that Christmas is just right around the corner. I have lots of projects and swaps that I'm working on and I'm running out of time...YIKES!!! But I do have this adorable project that I have just finished using a SmoothFoam snowman body and Robin's Nest products that I would like to share. This snow globe is for the "An Ornament Blog Hop" linky party that The Robin's Nest and SmoothFoam are hosting. So please be sure to hop on over to the Chattering Robin's Blog and checkout everyone else's creations using Robin's Nest and SmoothFoam product and be sure to become a follower of each blog for a chance to win who doesn't love prizes??? I know I do. :-)

I used an old Tostitos creamy spinach dip (1 lb. 7 oz.) jar which I had no problem cleaning out. :-) The lid I gessoed and once dry painted with turquoise paint and then seal with Mod Podge. Next I gessoed the snowman body twice and then painted white paint. I lightly penciled in eyes and mouth and then painted with black paint. Load pink paint on a brush and "pounce" most of the paint off onto a piece of paper and then "pounce" the rest on the snowman for cheeks. While all of that is drying I took a small piece of sculpey clay and created a "carrot" nose and then I followed the baking directions on the side of the package. Once the nose has baked and cooled adhere it to the snowman. I poked tiny holes and added a bit of glue to the twigs before I added to either side of the body and I glued three dew drops down the front of the body too.  Now comes the fun part...GLITTER!!! I sponged Mod Podge to all of the snowman and then sprinkled glitter all over. Let dry.

Next I cut a 1/8" strip from AquaMarine Glitter Sorbet Cardstock to make a scarf. Cut to fit around the neck and glue. Now cut four small pieces and curl the ends with a pair of scissors and glue to the side of the neck and add a Pearl Dew Drop to top it off. Then lightly  Mod Podge the scarf and add glitter.

For the hat it needs to be cone shaped. I free handed a pattern and once I got it the size I wanted it I traced it onto a vintage sheet of music and cut out. Now roll up to make a cone and then adhere. Also add tinsel around hat and glue to the head.

Take the lid and adhere a smaller lid to the inside.

Draw a circle slightly bigger than the lib onto felt and cut out. Then adhere to the inside of lid over the smaller lid. Now adhere the snowman to the top of the smaller lid and then sprinkle shaved ice glitter over the felt.

Now screw the "globe" over the snowman, add shear ribbon around bottom and tie off.  Adhere dew drop, button and Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflakes together. Once dry Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter over the snowflake and then glue to the middle of the bow.

I adhered together a wooden snowflake, medallion (made from AquaMarine Glitter Sorbet Cardstock), Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflakes, button and jingle bell. Lightly Mod Podge and add glitter. I added a Pearl Dew Drop to the tip of the snowflake "arms" and then glued to the top of the "globe".

Cut out four banners, Mod Podge, add glitter and let dry. Print the word WISH, cut apart and adhered to the banner. Thread onto baker's twine alternating between beads and banner. I'm so please with how it turned out!!! I can't wait to now display it on the mantel along with all my other Christmas decorations.

Supplies Used:

Glass jar with lid
Ceramcoat Turquoise Acrylic Paint
Anita's White Acrylic Paint
Antique Mod Podge
Twigs from a tree
Extra Fine Glitter
Shaved Ice Glitter
White Felt
Sheer Ribbon
Silver Bell
Wooden Snowflake
Vintage Sheet Music
Silver Tinsel
Blue Buttons
Blue Jewelry Beads
Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants
Sizzix Medallion 
Timeless Aqua and White Twine 
Sculpey III Oven Bake Clay

I do have more Christmas ornaments in the works and I will share once I'm finished.  Remember to follow each blog for a chance to win and if you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!