Friday, December 30, 2016

Sneak Peak ~ Helping Me Grow

Happy Friday everyone!!  I hope you've had a fabulous week!  Any plans for the holiday weekend??  Feel free to share with me!  Today I have a sneak peek of a card I'm working on.  It was a "dry run" to see if I liked this technique.  I'll be sharing the completed card this weekend (if I can't finish it today).  I used Helping Me Grow from Stampin UP along with the basic black archival ink pad, Dapper Denim marker, Sweet Sugarplum marker, Emerald Envy marker, watercolor paper, and a water brush.

Don't forget!  I'm INACTIVE with Stampin UP until March!  Save your pennies for the upcoming Sale-a-Bration!!  I'll be back in time for you to enjoy the sale!  I will continue to post projects though so keep your eyes peeled.  ;-)


Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Junk Journal

Happy Monday!  Thank you for stopping by!  This is my latest junk journal.  The cover is made from heavy duty file folder and I sewed around the perimeter with a beige thread.  It has gusseted pockets on the inside front and back covers.  The journal measures 11" x 5".  Quite a tall and narrow journal, was super fun to make!

There are 3 sewn in signatures which measure 11" x 4.25".  Perfect for adding 4x6" photos or a few smaller photos per page.

The front cover has an image from  Ephemera's Vintage Garden.  The kit is called Yuletide Roses and can be found here.  I framed the image with some silver toned bling.

I used a lovely red gingham ribbon with crochet ruffled trim.  This ribbon is on both the front and back covers.  The paper line I used is from K&Company.

The closure is a red satin ribbon that can be found in my etsy shop here.

Here is what it looks like completely open.  Once it is filled with photos, it can be displayed this way during the Christmas season!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!  If you'd like to see a walk through of this journal cover to cover, here is the video.

Green leaf trim:

Burgundy leaf trim:

Red pompom trim:

Green pompom trim:

Coffee dyed tickets:

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Handmade Christmas Rosette Tags and Handmade Box

Happy Sunday!  I hope you've had a fabulous weekend!  I wanted to share this set of tags and handmade box that I made for a swap.  I used Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and coordinating punch from Stampin' UP!  I have a tutorial for the rosettes if you'd like to watch (posted below the photos).  Here are some photos!  Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Decorated Paper Mache Box and Shabby Chic Flowers

Hi everyone!  Happy Saturday!  I wanted to share this paper mache box that I altered and these shabby chic lacey flowers that I made.  This whole ensemble was for a swap in a facebook group.  I had so much fun with this.  I have videos if you'd like to watch them (posted below the photos), but here are some photos. Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Stampin' UP! Christmas Cards

Hi everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!  I have managed to make a few cards the last couple of nights. Very pleased with how they turned out.  :)  I used the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and the Holly Berry Builder Punch.  All 4 are standard sized cards; 4.25" x 5.5".

Supplies needed to make these cards:  (some items I used are not SU, but I've listed the SU substitute).  Designer Series Paper was a clearance item a few months ago.  

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock:

Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock:

Kraft 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock:

Ornate Tag Topper Punch:

Holly Berry Happiness Photopolymer Bundle:

Clear Block B:

Clear Block C:

Clear Block H:

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad:

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad:

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad:

Versamark Pad:

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder:

Heat Tool (Us And Canada):

Stampin' Dimensionals:

Multipurpose Liquid Glue:

Bone Folder:

Stampin' Trimmer:

Paper Snips:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

My New Adventure Begins!!

Good Morning!!  I have some awesome news!  I am so excited to tell you that I've signed up to be a Stampin' UP Demonstrator!!  Woohoo!!!  I should be getting my kit any day now.  I cannot wait!  My website is already set up and you are welcome to go take a peek.  :)  While you're there, sign up for my Newsletter.  Check out the "Closeouts" sale as well.  Awesome deals!  Here is the link to my site:

I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Tags and Box

Hi Everyone!  Getting very close to Christmas, aren't we?  So that means swaps and projects!  So here is a tag set I made for a swap with a box to house them.

The stamp set I used is from Stampin UP!  and it's called Holly Berry Happiness.  I used the coordinating punch called Holly Berry Builder, which punches out the leaves as well as the red bow.  The ink colors I used are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Emerald Envy.

The oval dies are from Spellbinder.  The cardstock is from Recollections from Michaels.  The pattern paper was a gift and I don't know where it's from.

The leaves and bow are outlined with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

A complete 2 part tutorial is on my you tube channel.  Here is part 1......

and part 2....

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones!  I have exciting news coming up soon!  Have an amazing day!