Friday, May 19, 2017

Mermaid Planner Clips

Hi everyone! I am here to share a quick post on a few planner clips I made for my traveler's notebook. I had been searching for the Mermaid Diecut from Spellbinders...everyone much love this diecut because it was so hard to find. But I finally found it and here they are! 


I used a shimmery cardstock for the tails and on the blond haired mermaid I added mini gems for some extra sparkle.


I put them together and adhered a paperclip to the back.


Also since the face is all one diecut I had to color in the eyes/eyelashes with a Sharpie marker and chalk the cheeks with my pastels. I think they look great in my traveler's notebook. 😊 As always if you have any questions please let me know.


Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #282-283


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


Monday, May 15, 2017

Felt China Doll Passport Journal

Hi everyone! I am here today to share a project I created for Eileen Hull's blog! The team this month has teamed up with Kunin to show case their felt. The cool part about this felt is  it is recycled from plastic bottles...you would never know by the texture! 
I created a mini traveler's notebook from the Passport Diecut for my mom for Mother's Day.


I started by cutting two covers from white felt, two inside covers and a spine from White Paper Leather. Before adhering all together with Fabri-Tac Adhesive I embossed the paper leather covers with the Waffle Embossing Folder and the spine with the Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder. I forgot to add the paper leather I adhered to the inside of each cover to give the journal just enough rigidness yet flexibility for the journal to expand.


I also cut another cover from felt, cut in half used the Scallops on the Edge Diecut to add a little interest to the pocket. 
I used the following ColorBox Blends (these inks can be found on Eileen Hull's etsy account HERE) on the cover and pocket: Frog, Leaf, Melon, Tutu and  Sunshine inks by applying color to my glass palette and adding a little water and then I splattered each color of ink separately and let dry.


While the covers and pocket where drying I cut from the Stitchy Flower and Leaf Diecuts a few flowers from the white, peach and olive felt. For the white felt flowers I painted those in Melon and Sunshine and let dry.


I fussy cut this china doll printable that I had purchased from Oxford Impressions (no longer available) and adhered to the cover. I adhered the flowers with gems, pearls and button to the doll.


 I found this micro notebook at Michael's and thought this would be perfect to add to the inside of the journal. So all I had to do was add elastic cording and add the notebooks.


I had a leftover piece of notebook divider...you know the ones that you can purchase at Target in the Dollar Spot for a dollar? I folded and rounded the corners and added to the center elastic a place to hold sticky notes just in case my mom needs to jot down a reminder. 


In the back pocket I added a gift card to Hobby Lobby and a mini black gel pen but my mom she can use the pocket to receipts, stamps or whatever.


I love how easy it was to use the felt and how well the inks that I used on it turned out!
Be sure to check out Eileen's blog to see what the Inspiration Team has been up to. You can find past post HERE, HERE and HERE. Also hop on over to Kunin's blog and see the creativity of their team! 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:


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


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Peach and Lace Wedding Album

Hi everyone! I am here to share a wedding album that I was asked to create for a friend. Be sure to get comfy since this post is photo loaded. 😊 The requirements for this album it had to be at least 5"x7", ten pages for a total of twenty pages front and back, be vintage and use the colors peach and gray.


Well, I had leftover peach cardstock from my son and daughter in law's wedding but a lot of the cardstock had gold mixed in the design. So I, of course, had to make some trips to Hobby Lobby, Michael's, etc. 😉 to find gray and peach cardstock and peach colored flowers.


Next I had to decide on what to create the cover out of and how thick the spine needed to be to hold all the embellishments and other goodies. I sure didn't want the album to look like a "V" once I finished...I've created a few like that in the past since I didn't allow for all the embellishments. 😒


After much thought I decided a three inch spine should be wide enough. I used an empty saltine box and cut down and scored to create a 5 1/2"x71/2" for the front and back and the three inch spine. I covered the front and back with cardstock and the spine with five different types of lace.


The inside there are five signatures with two 5"x7" pages per signature. I added a variety of patterned cardstock, diecuts and embellishments to each page. Through out the album is pockets,tags and pull outs for journaling or where more photos can be added.


The flowers I had found at Michael's and I thought were the perfect shade of peach but after I got them home they looked more pink in color so I painted them with Soft Peach Simply Sheer Mist. It definitely made a difference in the color of them.


I was also asked to somehow incorporate the wedding invitation into the album. I had to cut down the invitation since it was larger than the album but I was able to make it work by adding an open sided pocket to the inside cover.
The next several pages I am not going to add any comments so if you have any questions about how I create the album or what type of products where used please let me know.























I would like to submit this project for the following challenge: 
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #280-281 Anything Goes


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