Sunday, March 30, 2014

Wedding Guest Book! Design Team Project for Ephemera's Vintage Garden

Hi Everyone!  Happy Sunday and Happy Spring!  Thank you for stopping by for a visit today!  I wanted to share with you a beautiful Wedding Guest Book I made using Ephemera's Vintage Garden's, printable journal kit called Love is Chic, found HERE.  This is a gorgeous journal kit, very soft and feminine, perfect for a wedding guest book.  Warning, this will be a very picture heavy post!

It measures 5-3/4 x 7-3/4 x 2-3/4".  It has a chipboard cover and spine.  I wrapped the chipboard with cream colored cardstock (Recollections brand from Michaels) and inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye.  I then stained a piece of curtain lace with the same ink and wrapped the cover with the lace.  I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die to cut flower shapes from the same lace and dyed those with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Tea Dye.  I cut white felt from the Tattered Florals Die and stained those with Distress Stain in Bundled Sage.  I crocheted some flowers and dyed those with Distress Stain in Victorian Velvet.  I dyed paper doilies with Tea Dye.  The image is from a free printable from Ephemera's Vintage Garden called, Ephemeral Rose Cards.  They can be found HERE.  I used a distress tool from Making Memories to rough up the edges of the journal card, which is matted on the same cream colored cardstock and inked with Tea Dye.  I used various lace trims from Joann Fabrics.  The one on the spine I dyed with Tea Dye.The one on the cover with the bead work is it's original color. 

I hand dyed some seam binding for the closure with Tea Dye.  

I hand tore all of the pages and inked all the edges with Tea Dye.  

Here are some close ups of the cover.

Here is the inside of the front cover and the first page.  I used some organza ribbon from my stash to wrap around the brown piece of paper as well as the envelope.  Everything you see here is from the journal kit, except the label die, which is from Tim Holtz.  The brown piece of paper is actually meant to be used as the cover pieces from the kit.  I used dew drops in the centers of all the flowers. 

All of the pages are in signatures and I sewed them in to the spine.  In the center of each signature is an envelope that looks like this (picture below).  I dyed the paper doilies with Distress Stain in Victorian Velvet, as well as the lace flowers cut from the Tattered Florals Die.  The heart is from the journal kit. 

These are the tags from the envelope.

They look like this...

Look how gorgeous this paper is!!

All of the printed designs are glued back to back and I left them open at the top so they can be used as pockets.  

Here is a view of the book open, and also the journal cards from Ephemeral Rose.

So that is my Wedding Guest Book!  I am soooo happy with the end result even though I made some mistakes along the way.  Everything is fixable!!  I hope you enjoyed seeing my journal and I hope it inspires to make your own.  This kit can be used for Spring themed journals, summer journals, guest books, mini albums... you're only limited by your imagination!  :)  Thanks for stopping by today!!  A video showcasing this guest book is coming soon!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day Sale!

 10% OFF!
Happy Veteran's Day!  Since I have a Veteran, my amazing husband, this holiday has special  meaning and I am offering 10% off your total sale in my Zibbet Shop from now until 11/13/13.  Offer expires at 12:00 pm EST.  Not valid on special orders.  Stop by and see if anything strikes your fancy!  Any orders placed before the deadline, will receive 10% off!  Thank you, Veterans, for your courageous service! 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Two new videos for my December Daily 2013!

Hey again!  I have two new videos showing my December Daily Process that I wanted to share with you.  :) Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a fabulous holiday weekend!  Thank a Veteran tomorrow if you can! 

New Listings in my Shop!

Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday to you!  I hope you are well wherever you are!  I wanted to share with you new die cuts I listed today in my shop.  These are perfect for layouts, card fronts, journal spots, tags, an so much more.  They are listed in both white and kraft cardstock.  Some of them are available in different sizes.  Here are the most recent ones...

I hope you stop by and share my shop with a friend!  Thanks for visiting today; have a great holiday weekend!

Monday, November 4, 2013

December Daily 2013 using Ephemera's Vintage Garden~Videos!

Heeeyyyyyy everyone!  So happy you stopped by today!  I have been a busy bee working on my December Daily (base pages) and recording process videos for you!  I made my covers from a pasta box that had a cute window cut out in the front.  I love the fact that I will be able to see the first page of my DD.  I am using the DCWV Heirloom Christmas Stack and the Days of December printable journal kit from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.  This kit comes with so much and is only $8.95!!  So here are just a few pictures of what I've done so far, but if you want to see what I've done in it's entirety, go check out my two videos.  I will provide them at the bottom of this post.

 In the photo above, I am using shipping tags from Staples, old book pages that I tore out of an old book, kraft cardstock from Joann Fabrics, a doily and bakers twine.
 In the photo above, I am using a kraft envelope from Michaels, a doily and a journal spot from the Days of December Journal Kit.
In the photo above, I love the addition of paint samples!!  Go to your local Lowes, or Home Depot, or wherever they sell paint, and pick up a few!  The tag and library pocket are from the Days of December Kit, and I added some washi tape from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Here are my videos, there are two so far! 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

December Daily 2013 using Ephemera's Vintage Garden

Hi Everyone!  Can you believe we are talking about December Dailies already??  Where did this year go??  Time just flies, doesn't it?  So I am gathering my supplies for my December Daily and posted a video today of the fabulous kit I will be using from Ephemera's Vintage Garden!  It's called Days of December Printable Journal Kit, and it's ONLY $8.95!!  I will also be using the Days of December Planner Kit which is ONLY $5.95
I will be doing a process video showing how I will put together my DD.  I am not sure if it will just be 1 video or a couple.  The video I posted today shows the supplies I will use.  If you'd like to make one right along with me, that would be great!  If you'd like to use the same kits, go visit Debbie and download your copy!  You won't be disappointed.  She also has another new kit called Christmas Whimsy.  This kit includes pink and teal in the design.  Here is the Planner Kit for Christmas Whimsy.  Both designs are awesome though so you can't go wrong.  

Thank you for visiting me today.  Here is the video I posted on you tube.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fancy Fall Leaves Available in my Zibbet Shop!

Happy Tuesday!  Well in 30 minutes, it will be Wednesday, so Happy Wednesday!!  I wanted to share these cute Fall Leaves that I just listed in my Zibbet Shop!  I am selling them in two sizes; 2" (qty. 58) or 3" (qty. 36).  The width varies on all of them though. They are perfect for cards, scrapbook layouts, journal spots, altered projects, kids' projects, tags and much more!  They come white so they are ready for you to color them or distress them to match your projects!  I hope you can go check them out!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Small Journal with Vibrant Hand Dyed Pages-Available!

Happy Friday to you!  I  have a new handmade journal to share with you!  I absolutely LOVE the end result on this one!  I hand dyed all the pages, as well as, the cover and muslin ribbon.  It is vibrant yet has a wonderful vintage feel.  I distressed all the edges of the pages, which are card stock.  I added some stamping to the pages as well.  I'm so in love with this journal but it is available for purchase!!  $39.00 US currency + shipping.  It measures 5" x 6" and is 2.25" thick.  There are 8 signatures;  92 TOTAL pages.  This journal is fabulously tactile!!  You can also visit my Zibbet Shop to view this listing.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  If you have any questions about this journal please don't hesitate to ask! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Items Listed in my Zibbet Shop!

Good morning!  Happy Thursday!  Can you believe we are so close to Halloween already?  Where has this year gone?  I wanted to let you know that my Zibbet Shop is re-opened!  I have bracelets listed that are NOT made-to-order.  They are one-of-a-kind bracelets, and I have several different sizes available.  I have also decided to sell Die Cuts!  Right now I have "fancy labels" and "fancy tags" available.  The options are many and I will be listing more every day.  My die cuts are made from excellent quality 110 pound card stock.  Currently, I have them available in Kraft.  Soon, they will be available in white as well.  I hope you stop by and take a peek!  Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful rest of your week!