Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Autumn Blessings

Hi everyone! I'm here to share a project I created for Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team! The theme this month we had to do something with a holiday/season theme and I decided I would create a card with an Autumn theme.


I started with a folded 6"x6" piece of cardstock, 4 1/2"x5 1/2" of patterned paper, two Embroidery Hoops and a Needle Book Diecuts as the base for the beginning of my card.


I inked the edges of the patterned paper and adhered off center of the card base.


Next I staggered the embroidery hoops dies over the needle book die and adhered to the back side of the needle book diecut.


This is what the front should look like and I didn't glue the hoops down on the front since I wanted to be able to add embellishments underneath.


I cut down three straws, splattered with paint and once dry tied thread around all three and adhered to the card.


I cut two of the larger leaves and one for the leaf sprigs from the Spring Leaves from white cardstock. I painted those with water colors and when almost dry I shaped and then splattered with brown water colors. Next I cut four of the Romance Flowers from white cardstock and did the same as I did with the leaves. Lastly I cut four of the Heart and Soul Flowers from cardstock, shaped and put together and added an extra large brad to the center. I adhered that along with the larger leaves and two of the smaller romance flowers to the lower half of the card.



I printed the sentiment from the computer, inked the edges and glued along with the other two flowers and the leaf sprig to the upper corner of the card.



I added a few fake berries, copper metallic thread and a mini pine cone to finish off my card.
If you are looking for more ideas from Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team you can find some past posts 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 Weeks #304-305
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Photo Inspiration
Crafty hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: October 2017
Just Keep on Creating: Anything Goes


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



Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Robin's Nest: 31 Card

Hi everyone! I am super excited to be back as a guest designer for the Robin's Nest today! For the how to's and more photos of my card you can find the blog post HERE


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bits and Pieces Mini Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a few photos and a mini video of a journal I created for Magnolia Exchange swap I am in. This month's theme was mini mail whatever you send to your swap partner can't be no bigger than 3"x4".


After being paired up with my swap partner I decided to create a mini junk journal for her. 


She liked all colors and liked all animals wither they had fur or was scaly. So I tried my best to include what I had in animal images through out the journal.


I raided my stash of stickers, scraps of cardstock and embellishments to decorate the inside. 


Also I included a quick flip through video so you can see more of the inside.


Also 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: Challenge #300- #301


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



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

24-7-365 Mini Album and Album Holder Sneak Peek

Hi everyone! I am back with another peek of Eileen Hull's newest release Sizzix Book Club Collection which should be out around November/December. The best part is these diecuts are so VERSATILE! It consists of three score board dies and three sets of thinlits and these diecuts will work well with the Journal Diecut and the Passport Diecut. Each of these new diecuts can be used many ways...books, gift boxes, cards, organizations, etc. 
Here is a little sneak peek of one of my projects using the newest diecuts. 😀


Also if you haven't picked up your copy of the newest ebook 
Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of Sizzix Book Club Collection!


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




Monday, September 18, 2017

Nurture Your Soul


Hi everyone! Can you believe that only on a couple of days it will be official Fall??? Compared to last year it is way cooler which I have mixed feeling about. Don't get me wrong I do like it a little cooler but not to where you are turning on the heat and bundling up. Give me low 80's during the day and upper 60's at night year round and I am happy. 😊
Also I wanted to share this little Bible that I altered and it is featured over on the Canvas Corp blog today! For all the how to's you can find the blog post 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 challenge:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #300- #301


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



Friday, September 8, 2017

Sneak Peak of Newest Eileen Hull's Book Club Dies

Hi everyone! I have some exciting news!!! Eileen Hull will be releasing Sizzix Book Club Collection is November/December and the best part it is so VERSATILE! It consists of three score board dies and three sets of thinlits and these diecuts will work with the Journal Diecut and the Passport Diecut. Each of these new diecuts can be used many ways...books, gift boxes, cards, organizations, etc. 
Here is a little sneak peek of one of my projects using the newest diecuts. 😀



Also if you haven't picked up your copy of the newest ebook 

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of Sizzix Book Club Collection!


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




Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thinking of You Roses Card

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick card I created with some leftover cardstock scraps, diecuts, etc. that I had laying on my desk. I started by folding a 6"x6" piece of patterned cardstock in half to create a base for my card. Next I had scraps of cardstock that had roses on them so I fussy cut those out and along with half of a doily I adhered all to the front of the card.


I added Stickles to the larger rose and mini lime green gems to the smaller roses. I watercolored four of the smallest Romance Flower Diecuts, crinkled and glued two each together. Added a dot of Stickles to the center of each, added a leaf sprig, tulle and twine to finish off the flowers. I printed the "thinking of you" verbiage from the computer and matted with a patterned cardstock before adhering to the card.
If you have any questions about this card please let me know.


Also I would like to submit this card to the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge: Week #298- #299


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


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Blossom the Hare Tag

Hi everyone! I am back with another quick tag I created using an assortment of leftover diecuts from previous projects. I started with a diecut from the Caddy Bag as the base for my tag. I also used a Beaded Circle and a Scalloped Rectangle Diecuts from Spellbinders (both are retired diecuts).
I went through my collection of scraps of patterned cardstock and cut six slim strips and adhered to the base of the tag. Next I added the beaded circle, scalloped rectangle and a circle diecuts off center of the tag.


I stamped Herbert Hare Stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper, fussy cut out and watercolored with an assortment of Eileen Hull's ColorBox Ink which can be found HERE I added fussy cut set of roses to the head of the hare and then glued to the corner of the tag.


I stamped the word "blossom" from the Tall Word Collage Set and added it to the circle. I cut a single flower from the Stitchy Flowers & Leaf Diecuts. I shaped, adhered Dew Drop, sequins, thread and I added a small sprig of leaves to the front. I added pom pom trim to finish off the tag.
Also I would like to submit this tag for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #296- #297
Stampotique Designers Challenge: Only Animals SDC279


If you haven't purchased Eileen Hull and Friends Journal Treasury ebook be sure to do so before the end of August it is only $11.87 which is 30% off of the $16.99 regular price! I have a journal featured and there are 85 journals from other designers. So LOTS of inspiration packed in one ebook! You can find the link to purchase the ebook HERE. If you have any questions or comments please let me know.


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


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Eileen Hull and Friends Journal Treasury eBook Release

Hi everyone! I have some exciting news to share!!! One of my journals that I created with Eileen Hull's Journal Diecut will be in the newest Journal Treasury ebook!
If you like junk journals, planners, art journals, bullet journals, or notebooks of any kind, you will love this book! There are 85 inspirational projects from top notch designers. All have used the Sizzix Journal die by Eileen Hull to create their projects, yet every one is unique and special.
Inside the book, you will find tips and techniques for Journal assembly, supplies to gather, how to make inserts for the book and interesting embellishing ideas.
As you look through the book, you may want additional details on a specific project. Just click on the highlighted link and it will take you to the designer’s blog post listing the supplies and techniques used to create it. If you want to buy the die to make your own Journal, simply click on the highlighted links to order!
Check out the talented makers who have contributed to this treasury- visit their blogs to get to know them- there are sure to be many that you will want to make. Warning: these Journals are addicting. And once you have the die, you can make all you want! Use this book for inspiration and take it any direction you want. Make sure to share it with us in the Eileen Hull Fan Club Facebook group!


                                                   

Also I would like to share a quick project (to get you inspired 😀)that I created using the Journal Diecut. This journal was so easy to do!


I started by cutting two covers from a hard plastic placemat and I cut another center piece (that has the holes to add elastic strings).


I used the center piece that I had cut to extend the spine of the journal. I lightly sanded  both sides that I would be adding adhesive to. I used Quick Grip adhesive which grabs and holds the plastic in place.



I used elastic and strung my journal and now its ready for notebooks.


This journal would be great for kids in school. Its sturdy enough to be thrown in a back pack and still hold up. If you have any questions about this project or about the ebook please be sure to ask.


Also be sure to purchase your copy of the Journal Treasury by Eileen Hull and Friends! The ebook is on sale the month of August for the low price of $11.87! That is 30% off $16.99. You can find the link HERE for your copy.
If you don't have the Journal Diecut you can find that link HERE.


Also be sure to check out Eileen Hull's blog regularly for LOTS of creativity from her Inspiration Team. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!




Monday, August 14, 2017

Eileen Hull's Heartfelt House Pocket Diecut and Sizzix Maker Challenge

Hi everyone! Are you ready for the Sizzix Maker Challenge featuring Eileen Hull's House Pocket Diecut??? I am!!!



I decided to create a whimsical 3D house. I cut two houses, four eaves from chipboard and two of the "sides" from the Make it 3D Diecut.




I cut another two houses and two 3D sides from cardstock. I inked the edges of the cardstock before adhering to the chipboard. 



Side note I cut my 3D sides down so I could get my hand inside to hold the tabs down while the adhesive dried and I cut the tabs off of the cardstock since it wouldn't be seen.


Next I cut a base for my house to sit on from a scrap piece of matboard. I used a mix of  watered down Leaf and Frog ColorBox Blends ink which can be found HERE. Once the base was dry I adhered the house on top of it.



I thought I had taken a before photo of the roof but apparently I didn't. I cut a 2" x 7 3/4" piece of matboard measure and folded at 3 7/8". I embossed the roof and used a combination of Tattered Leather and Bronze Glimmer Mists on the roof. I splattered Aloha Green Glimmer Glaze to give the roof the look of moss growing on it. After I adhered the roof to the house I added real bits of dried moss and flowers to the roof.


I cut strips from an old sheet of music and adhered around the base of the house. I added moss and I cut flowers from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts, shaped, put together and added buttons and gems to the center of each.



I added pieces of a bingo card to the front and back of the house. Next I lightly added color to the little boy's cheeks and hair before adhering it and a bird that I cut from the Birds & Butterflies Diecuts to the front of the house. To finish both off I added a crown and party hat.


The back side of the house I cut from cardstock a butterfly from the Bird & Butterflies Diecuts. I adhered it to the house and added a zipper pull to the center of the butterfly along with a bit of flower ribbon.
Do you need more inspiration? Hop on over to Eileen Hull's blog to see what the team has been up to. You can find the blog HERE. Also if you have any questions please let me know.



Also be sure to join the challenge which you can find the link HERE.



I would like to submit this project for the following challenges.


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