Friday, September 21, 2018

ClearSnap, Paper House and Michael's: Mini Santa Journal

Hi everyone! This month ClearSnap, Paper House and Michael's have teamed up! We were challenged to use only products that you would find in Michael's Store. Though this paper pad isn't a Christmas theme I came up with a mini Santa journal for my project.


I inked the Jolly Santa Rubber Stamp with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of speckled cardstock from the Paper House Color Washed Paper Pad


I inked the Santa stamp again with Wicked Black ink and stamp onto a piece of red cardstock (Color Washed Paper Pad). Only the Santa hat and berries will be needed. Next I fussy cut Santa, hat and berry images out and adhered the hat and berries to the Santa image.


I inked an Acrylic Block with Ice Jade and Aquamarine Chalk Inks, loaded a paint brush with water and paint the holly leaves with Ice Jade ink. Next I added shading to the holly leaves with the Aquamarine Chalk Ink. I cleaned the acrylic block and inked with Arctic Deep and Sea Crystal Chalk Inks and painted Santa's eyes with both inks. I also added Pink Sky Chalk Ink to the acrylic block and paint Santa's cheeks.


I applied Clear Glitter Glue randomly to Santa's beard and holly leaves and finished by adding mini light green gems to the Santa image.


I cut a 6"x9" piece of stripped cardstock (Paper House Color washed Paper Pad) and fold into to create a 4 1/2"x6" cover for the journal. I  also cut five pieces of patterned cardstock in various sizes to fit the inside journal cover and folded those in half was well.

I measured 2 inches down on each end of the spine of the cover and mark with a pencil, poked a hole with the Tool 'n One on each marked spot. I centered the pages inside the journal cover, poke holes in each page. I threaded a Needle with Twine and sew all pages inside and tied the twine off on the inside of the journal.

Next cut 2 1/4"x6" piece of patterned cardstock and adhere to the cover along with the Santa image. Cut a gold piece of cardstock 3 5/8"x 1/2" and a patterned piece of cardstock 1 1/4"x3". Cut the end of the 1 1/4"x3" at an angle to create a banner. Adhere both to the bottom corner of the cover. I cut a Seal (Hipster 1 Diecuts) from red cardstock. Next I cut the "d", "e" and "c" letter stickers down and add to the seal diecut.
There you have it! This little journal can be used to take notes, as a planner or photos can be added to it! 

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Mini Album Makers Challenge: September
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: #352-#353
Crafter's Castle: Challenge #9


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



Thursday, September 13, 2018

ClearSnap: God is Everlasting Love Tag

Hi everyone! I'm back again today with another new set of stamps from ClearSnap! This set is called Bible Clear Stamps and they are perfect for Bible journaling, cards or words of encouragement. 


I cut old sheet music to fit the 6.25"x3.125 tag and Mod Podge the whole tag and place the cut sheet music onto the Mod Podged area. Next I inked an art dauber with Creamy Brown Chalk Ink and ink all edges of the tag and adhered a doily off center and glued the excess to the back side of the tag.


I inked the dove stamp with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto piece of cream cardstock and fussy cut the dove image out. Next I inked a glass tray with Ice Jade and Aquamarine Chalk Inks and added a small amount of water to each ink. I painted the leaves and stem with Ice Jade and highlighted the leaves with Aquamarine.


I inked "God is" and "Everlasting" with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of cream cardstock and cut out and ink edges with Creamy Brown Chalk Ink. Next I inked "Love" with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of patterned cardstock. Fussy cut the word out and adhered "God is", "Everlasting" and "Love" on top of the doily.


I cut a small strip of patterned cardstock and adhere underneath the "Love" image. Glued the dove to the strip of cardstock and added a gem to the center of the flower.


At the bottom of the tag I adhered pom pom trim and cut an 1 1/2" piece of lace and glue to the bottom corner of the tag and add a button. I finished off by cutting a  6" piece of lace and tie to the top of the tag. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


I would also like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #352-#353 


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


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

ClearSnap: Need a Good Cry Kleenex Belly Band

Hi everyone! I want to share a project I created using some of the new stamp sets that ClearSnap has come out with this month! 


I started with the ColorBox: Buttercup Clear Stamp set, some patterned cardstock and a 8.4"x8.4"Kleenex Tissue Pack for this project.


First I cut one 2"x10" patterned cardstock and 2 1/2"x10" orange cardstock and wrapped the 2 1/2"x10" around pack of Kleenex and adhere at the end of the cardstock to create a belly band. I completed the same step for the 2"x10" patterned cardstock.


I cut one Beaded Circle Diecut from the Yellow and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock and adhere to the center of the belly band.


I stamped the "You Need a Good Cry" sentiment with Wicked Black Ink onto a piece of cream cardstock and cut the end of cardstock to create a banner. I inked the edges of the banner with Marigold Ink and adhere to the belly band.


I adhered sequins and gems around the Beaded Circle Diecut and punched two seals from patterned cardstock and adhere to the corner of the "You Need a Good Cry" sentiment.


Next I punched a heart from patterned cardstock and glued on top of the seals.I punched a mini flower, leaf sprig from patterned cardstock and cut one leaf off of the sprig and adhere to the back of the flower before gluing to the heart. I finished off by adding a gem to the center of the flower. There you have it! If you have a friend that is down and having a rough time this is a perfect pick me up that hopefully after they have a good cry will bring a smile to their face. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


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




Monday, September 10, 2018

Let's Make Up! Card

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick card I created with y'all today. I had a box of 3 1/2"x5" blank cards and envelopes that I had picked up at the Target Dollar Spot. The cards are a solid color and I thought they would be perfect to decorate.


I used an assortment of scraps to decorate this card. I added a floral cardstock mat to the front of the card. I printed off this "make up" girl from Lisa Altered Art on etsy and fussy cut the image out and adhered to the corner of the card.


I punched from patterned cardstock a couple of mini flowers, leaf sprig, butterfly, banners and two type of seal punches and adhered to the upper corner of the card. I also added twine, gems and sequins.


I printed from the computer the "I'm sorry...Lets Make Up!" sentiment. I cut, matted with cardstock and glued to the card base. I love the little girl and the quirky sentiment! 😄 As always if you have any questions about this card please let me know. 

I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #350-#351
Crafter's Castle: Challenge #9


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



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Autumn is in the Air Candle Holder

Hi everyone! I'm back and I wanted to share a quick Fall home decor project I created for ClearSnap. 


You can use any size jar for this project. First I adhered Jute Cording around the jar three times.


Underneath the jute I applied Antique Mod Podge with a sponge brush and add Sprinkle! Chunky Glitter onto the Mod Podge area of the jar. Shake off excess and let dry.


Apply mini gems around the top of the jute cording.


Cut two medium flowers and three small flowers from Crinoline fabric with the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts. Lightly ink two art daubers with Red Barn and Carney Inks and apply to the center of each flower. 


Once dry add a drop of adhesive to the center of each flower. Lay each flower on top of each other and pinch the center of all the flowers and shape.


I cut one Leaf out of Watercolor Paper from the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecut. Ink art dauber with Carney Ink and apply over the leaf diecut and shape leaf.


Apply Top Boss Embossing pad to the edges of the leaf. Sprinkle Copper Embossing Powder over the embossed area of the leaf and set embossing powder with heat tool. 


I completed the same steps as above with each of the following embossing powders: Gold Sparkle and Opalescent Embossing Powders.


Loop two hemp cordings and tie off along with a couple of messy loops of yellow and peach thread. Adhere to the back of the flower along with the leaf and glue to jar. 


Add lace and pearl sprays behind the flower and to finish off all you need is a battery operated candle.


This project would be prefect for an Autumn wedding too. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Fall/Autumn 
Crafter's Castle Challenge: #8


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


Monday, August 27, 2018

Get Wrapped Blog Hop: Start Something Journal

Hi everyone! I hope y'all are having a great day. Here, where I live, the weather is cooling down which means fall is right around the corner. Even though I could live in a Spring/Summer climate year around it is nice that the temperatures aren't in the upper 90's+. 😎 Well, enough about weather and lets get on with this blog post and the Let's Get Wrapped Blog Hop!




I would like for you to join Seth Apter, Emerald Creek and Eileen Hull and their teams for the "Get Wrapped Blog Hop"- a creative collaboration using products from the artists. Be inspired, learn new techniques and celebrate the collective talent in this group! Make sure to check out each post- you will not want to miss one...


For my project I cut one Wrapped Journal from Mat Board and embossed the whole cover with the Retro Circles Embossing Folder.


I painted the whole outside and the inside spines with Green Patina Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint.


I randomly inked the cover with Top Boss Embossing Pad and sprinkled the Dirty Sand Bake Texture over the Top Boss areas and used a heat tool to set the Bake Texture.

I used both of the circle stamps from the Stampendous! Mushroom Home Set. I inked the circle stamps with the Top Boss Embossing Pad and in random spots I stamped the cover. I sprinkled Midnight Sky Allure onto the Top Boss areas and set with the heat tool. I completed the same steps with the Just Java Aroma.


I went back over the cover again randomly applying Top Boss, sprinkling Dirty Sand Bake Texture to the cover and setting it with a heat tool.


I punched holes in the cover and added Antique Gold Closure Handles which can be found at Hobby Lobby .


I added Dirty Sand Bake Texture to the inside spines and covered the inside with a map patterned cardstock from the Paper Studio Uncharted Paper Collection. I also tied off a rust colored elastic cord to hold notebooks or junk journal pages.


To finish up the outside cover of my wrapped journal I went through my chipboard embellishments and came across this book plate that had been printed and cut off center. Well, that's no problem! 


I completely inked the book plate with Top Boss, added Midnight Sky Allure and set with a heat tool.



I cut a circle from patterned cardstock using the Circle Diecut from the Word and Circles 2 Stamp and Diecut Collection which I adhered to the cover. I also added this colorful image of a boy, paper strip and book plate with a sentiment I found in a sticker pack. I finished the book plate off with two black gems. Now all I need to do is add pages or notebooks to the inside.


Now for all the fun stuff!!! There will be a prize pack valued over $150 USD from PaperArtsy, Seth Apter, Eileen Hull & Emerald Creek.


To be entered you must pop by and comment on each of the blog posts. 
(We don't want you to miss any of the tips and tricks.)

Contest closes Aug 29th at midnight and a winner will be announced Aug 30th, 2018.

You Are HERE: Tonya Trantham



Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #348-#349
Mini Album Makers Challenge: August

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