Monday, March 2, 2015

I'm BACK!!

I cannot believe it's been almost a year since I posted last.  How pathetic of a blogger am I??  Well it's time to get this ball rolling again since I have opened my Etsy Shop!! I have switched from Zibbet.  I will be posting new items for sale here as well as on my Facebook Fan Page.  Please join me there as well!  Of course, I am showcasing all new items on my You Tube channel as well and you can find that here.

So I wanted to share my most recent projects with you....  enjoy and see you soon!

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!

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! 

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!

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! 

Monday, September 23, 2013

December Daily-Photo Heavy!

So I finally photographed my December Daily from last year!  I must say taking these photos makes me want to finish it.  Orrrr, make a new one for this year, with some changes.  I really love the flaps and pockets; I just should have not numbered anything yet.  My biggest gripe on this project is how thick it is without any spines.  As I filled it, it got more bowed out.  I have seen some that look like large tubes when they are completed!  LOL.  Soooo, if I attempted this again, it would definitely have chipboard covers and a spine with some sort of hinge binding.  But here's the photos.... be warned, this will be photo heavy!

This project was made with file folders using Kathy Orta's you tube series of tutorials.  It is called a Lap Book.  As you can see, the covers are not decorated.  My plan was to complete the "guts" and then decorate the covers that way the covers wouldn't get dirty during my process.  

In the picture below, you see it is already about 2 inches thick, if not more!

Here is what you see when you open the covers, the flaps.  I wanted to start my Daily from Thanksgiving because I wanted to document the picking, cutting, and putting up of the Christmas Tree.  We do that on Thanksgiving weekend.  Along the side, you see the words, "Thanksgiving Day."  Behind that, is a large pocket that houses a large portfolio meant for Thanksgiving pictures (I never put them in).  The numbers I cut from my silhouette Cameo, as well as the trees, the Christmas ornaments and all the fonts.

Here is the portfolio that is stored in the large Thanksgiving Day pocket.

Here is a close up of the diecuts.  I really love how the numbers turned out.  They are about 2 inches in diameter, including the snowflake backgrounds.
Under the 23rd, is space for more photos.
Here is a close up of the ornaments.

Under the number 24, is another space for a photo.

Yup our tree did actually fall down!  LOL!

This is the back of the front cover flap on the right side.  The number 28 is on a very tall portfolio type tag.  Just below the 27, is another pocket for a tag.

Below the number 27 is a flap.  Under that flap is day 26, of November.

This is the back side of the left front cover flap.  I didn't continue with the numbers on this side, so you see the sticky notes. There are two pockets on this side as well.  

This is the section once you flip open the Thanksgiving section.  Lots of pockets and places for tags.

This is the large back pocket at the back once all the flaps and sections are opened.

 There are so many places to stick tags and photos.... this book never ends!

So that's it!  That's my unfinished December Daily!  When I look at how much effort I put into this I definitely don't want to do another one, EVER!  LOL!  Waaaayyyyyy too much work for my very first attempt at a December Daily!  Maybe someday I can make use of it somehow.  For now, I will move onto my December Daily for 2013.  I have so many ideas in my head, I am having a hard time deciding what to do! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  In case you missed my other post with my videos, here they are on the above project!!  Have a wonderful week!!