Artsy Stuff Folio ~ Part 1

Hi everyone! I’m here to share this month’s project for the Robin’s Nest using the Paris Collection which is 20% off this month.
I had seen a video of the Tim Holtz folio a few weeks ago and thought, “Hey! I can create my own!” So this is what I came up with.

To see the rest of my project I created please stop by the Chattering Robin’s blog.
 Also please be sure to mark your calendars and come back to the Chattering Robin’s blog next Sunday, June the 29th to see how I finish up the inside of this adorable folio. 🙂

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

Lily Paper Doll and Some Exciting News!!!

Hi everyone!!! I’m back from vacationing at the beach. I wish there was some way we could live there permanently. I love the laid back, flip flops everyday and ocean breezes…maybe one day it will happen??? 🙂
I have some exciting news to share though…I have been asked to be a part of The Mailbox Muse Design Team and…of course…I said yes since I love ALL thing vintage!!! You can join the club for the Mailbox Muse kits which gives you a discount on the kits and product at Altered Page web site, video access and other specials for a year too. 

Also I would like to share a paper doll I created using the Lottie Stamp set from Pink Persimmon. I stamped out her head, arms and legs and then printed her body and dress pattern on white cardstock since I wanted her body to be sturdy. I cut everything out, used brads to attach the arms and legs to the body. Added a little blush to her cheeks and colors her lips with one of my markers.
Next I traced her dress onto Purple Flowers Glitter Cardstock and then cut out. I embossed the skirt with the flower embossing folder from Once Upon a Princess Cuttlebug set. I added lace, sequin and Purple Dew Drops to the dress and topped it off with a lily digis that I fussy cut and added Crystal Stickles to make it pop. I printed the lilies from the Altered Pages Vintage Easter Greeting college sheet

To attach the dress to the paper doll I used baker’s twine which I adhered underneath the lace on the sleeves of the dress. This way I can chance the clothes of my little paper doll. 

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoying creating!!!

Love Paper Sack Mini Album

Hi everyone!!! I have been sooooo busy creating cards, swaps and design team projects and I just haven’t got around to blogging but I’m now back to share one of my projects I created for a swap I was in on Facebook. We had to altered a 300 count matchbox into a Valentine’s Day theme and add handmade goodies inside of it. Well, I’m going to share the mini album I created using five 4″x6″ paper sacks. I did cut the tops down a little so the mini would fit into the matchbox. I used Baker’s twine to bind it together.

I used bits and pieces of leftover cardstock, scrapbook paper, lace, stickers and images to put this adorable mini together.

I also put together a package of die cuts, stickers, ribbon and dew drops so my swap partner, Norma, could add more to the pages if she wanted to.

Also I shared this mini and matchbox on Maya Roads Facebook page for a challenge they had going on…there is a chance to win a prize package. I have my fingers and toes crossed that I win something. 🙂
Come back Tuesday (treat holder) and Wednesday (matchbox)  to see what I created.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!

Christmas Junk Journal Part One

Hi everyone! Wow!!! Christmas is almost here and if you are like me you have good intentions of making gifts for everyone and then you run out of time. Well, I’m here to share a junk journal I created using the Christmas Collection (North Pole) which is 20% off this month over at the Robin’s Nest. These journals are really easy to make and you can knock out several in no time. 
The bases for a junk journal is to use what you have on hand. You can use old maps, wall paper, sheets of music, paperbags, pages from books, old ledgers pages, etc. You will need a variety of what I just listed (nine pieces) I started with a 9″x12″ envelope which I folded in half. The papers and bags I chose are smaller and fold those in half too.

Next make a guide on paper of where to poke holes in the spine of the journal and then mark your holes for each page. I have a bottle cap hole punch I used. It works perfectly when you punch each page folded. 

Next thread about a yard in a half of red and white baker’s twine on a needle and stitch all pages together and tie off on the spine.

The inside of the journal should look something like this before you start adding cardstock and embellishments.

The cover I used Black and White Holly cardstock which I cut just a little bit smaller than the outside cover. I then inked the cardstock with Powder Puff Limeade Chalking Ink to add just a little more color to it. Next cut a yard of green seam binding in half  and adhere to the front and back covers and then glue the Black and White Holly cardstock to the front and back covers. Also the little tag that is attached to the baker’s twine is from a Christmas present tag that I thought was too cute to throw away…which I have several I have saved through the years not knowing what I could use them on. Well, now I do. 🙂 
Next to add embellishments to the front cover!!! I added a glimmer misted paper doily with a snowflake ornament with Pearl Dew DropsSt. Nick printable from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden… I also used the backside of Black and White Holly cardstock to matt the St. Nick printout and I also used the Celtic Border Punch  from Purple Cows site which is one of our sponsors this month to make the “distressed” border around one of the corners of the matt. Pretty cool huh? So when you get a chance be sure to check out their website for some super fun punches and dies. I also used the Sizzix Medallion diecut is cut from the backside of Snow Covered Glitter Cardstock…which I inked with Limeade chalk ink, book plate, with dew drops and last but not least I cut a banner from Red Distressed Cardstock. There you have it the front cover decorated.   

A view of the journal tied.

The inside was so fun to decorate. I used a variety of found objects such as Christmas present tags, stickers and embellishments I received in swaps and also Robin’s Nest product too. The inside cover I used the backside of Red Snowflake Cardstock and the opposite page I used Jolly Dew Drops to decorate Sizzix Christmas Tree Album diecut that cut out from corrugated box and then painted with acrylic paint. 

I added a Black journaling block which I made into a pocket to hold the Christmas present tags I had saved. Since the tags had writing on the back I covered them with some scraps of cardstock. Also I used a digi image from Printable from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden and fussy cut it out and added it to the journaling block.

Close up of journaling pocket with Christmas present tags.

I cut a stripe of the Red Snowflake Cardstock and adhered on three side to the page to make a pocket, next I added sequins and dew drops to the center of each snowflake. The opposite page I added a few snowflake stickers with a dew drop in the center of each and spelled out North Pole using red alphabet stickers.

The pull out tag I cut from Flame Glitter Swirl cardstock is actually big enough to add several photos and journaling.

A close up of the North Pole page. I used a Alaska map for this page. Pretty cool huh? 🙂

I kept both of these pages simple. I used Spellbinder’s Oval die to cut Black and White Glitter Pine Tree cardstock die along with a wooden snowflake that I glimmer misted a wooden snowflake and added a Red snowflake, button and dew drop. The music sheet page I simple punched from the Red Distressed Cardstock a scalloped circle and used a cut out and wha-laaa!!!

This is where I am going to stop for now. I will share the rest of my junk journal on November the 30th so be sure to mark your calendar to see how everything turns out. 🙂 Be sure to stop by the Robin’s Nest and check out the awesome Christmas Collection that is on sell 20% off.  Also while you are at it be sure to check out the Purple Cows site and see their wonderful selection of dies and punches. 
Supplies Used:
Sizzix Christmas Tree Album Die
Baker’s Twine
Gina’s Designs Bookplate
Rumple Ribbon Green Leaves Seam Binding
Spellbinder’s Large Oval Die
Snowflake ornament and wooden cut out
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mantis Glimmer Mist
Ceramcoat Green Tea Acrylic Paint

If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Butterfly Junk Journal

Hi everyone and Happy Friday!!! I have a quick post I would like to share with you.  I participated  in a Tiny Junque Journal Daybook Style Swap in the Scrappy Diva’s group over on Facebook. My swap partner, Von, I hope will like this little journal I created. I used envelope, paperbags, wallpaper, old greeting cards, doily, book pages, postage stamps, paint chips, coin wrapper, map, scrapbook paper, seam binding, bakery’s twine and all sorts of embellishments.
I’m off running errands this morning, then maybe a little quality time in the pool and tonight is the opening of Riverbend. Ten days of lots of music, lots of people on the Tennessee River!!! Tonight I can’t wait to hear Georgia Florida Line and Jake Owens.
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!!!

January Altered Rolodex Swap

Hi everyone!!! Just wanted to share a quick post today of a Rolodex I created for a swap I’m in on Swap-bot. The theme of the rolo could be anything vintage so I choose to go with something along the lines of snow…since it has been cold around here…brrr 😉

I used my Sizzix Card, Telephone & Address die to cut out my Rolodex cards…I had to make one for myself too… to me this is a lot easier than trying to actually alter a rolo card that you purchase at a office supply place. 🙂 I also used cardstock, bits of scrapbook paper, lace, baker’s twine, old buttons and Dew Drops. The vintage sheet of music I used my Sizzlets Merry Details die to cut out snowflakes. The snowman image I got from Vintage Image Crafts on Facebook. If you are on Facebook go over to their page and like them. There is tons upon tons of images that you can download and the best part it is FREE 🙂

I also inked all of the edges and I used Crystal Stickles on the image to give it that snowy glittery look.

The back of the card I download the 2013 calendar from Crafty Secrets and cut out the January calendar. I used my printer to print out the words snow day and my name which I adhered to the rolo. Wa-laa!!! Finished!!! 🙂 Now all I need is a Rolodex holder!!! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to create something fun!!!

The Crafty Card Gallery Design Team Office Supply Challenge

Hi everyone! I would like to share a card I created for The Crafty Card Gallery Design Team. The challenge for this month was to include something that you would use in the office. I used the Sizzix Rolodex diecut and a Avery peel and stick tab which is at the top of the Rolodex card.

I used a 6×6 inch square piece of cardstock which I folded in half and various scraps which I inked all edges with Color Box shabby pink Cat’s Eyes. I also used from the Simply Stories 6×6 Fab{U}lous paper pad the BFF saying which I adhered all paper, flowers, ric rac and buttons to the card.

I hope this little card gets your creative juices flowing  and inspires you to dig into your office supplies that you have lying around and see what you can create. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy creating!

Crafty Card Gallery DT and a Art Journal Page Thrown in too

I would have shared this sooner but have been under the weather this week. I do now feel a lot better. First I would like to share some super fun news…drum rolls please… I made the Crafty Card Gallery Design Team…I’m doing the happy dance. Me along with 17 other super talented crafty folks were selected to Jennifer Restivo’s inaugural design team.

If you get a chance please go check out the blog and see just how creative everyone is.

Also I would like to share a quick photo of a page out of my art journal I had worked on. This page is actually made out of a toilet paper roll. First I flattened the roll, used a bone folder to get sharp edges on the roll. The front I wanted to share my cousin Lorie’s birthday. I used scrap’s of scrapbook paper, heart button embellishment, baker’s twine, stamped July the 4th and finally used some left over Crafty Secrets images.

On the other side, which I had a total blast creating, I used scraps of scrapbook paper, eyelet, Prima flower with a brad in the center, Prima wings, Martha Stewart crown punch with a button in the center, the baby is a leftover Crafty Secrets image that half of the body had been cut away. So to cover up this obvious flaw I made a “nest” out packing paper…I think it turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself…***smiles***…and last but not least I used some Pink Paislee stickers for the date.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to create something fun!!!
Enjoy creating!!!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

I wanted to share a card that I created for Crafty Card Gallery Design Team call that I’m trying out for. I absolutely love the soft colors of the Jack and Jill “Be Happy” Gleeful paper I used from the My Mind’s Eye Quite Contrary collection.
For this card I cut a 6×6 square from the My Mind’s Eye paper and then folded it in half. You now should have a 3×6 folded card. I cut various sizes of cardstock, then ink the edges with Versa Magic Dew Drop Aquatic Splash. Adhered them to the center of the card. Next I used Delta Rubber Stampede Santa stamp on a #6 tag which I did cut down a little…no exact measurements because I eyed-balled it***giggles*** I then inked all the edges of the tag and attached some lace at top. I used a soft pink chalk pastel to give Santa a little rosy color in his cheeks. I cut a banner from cardstock and cut the Merry Christmas from Me and My Big Ideas Fantastic Christmas 2 collection…another super fun paper to play with. When I glued down the tag I left a 1/8 of an inch of the tag hang off of the card for a different look.

I cut bits of velvet ric rac and lace glued to the card and last but not least I added baker’s twine to the buttons and glued them down.

Ta-daaah!!! The card is finished. I love making this size card because I can get four cards out of a sheet of 12×12 scrapbook paper. I hope you will give this size card a try and let me know what you think 🙂
Thanks for looking and enjoy creating!!!

Christmas Reindeer Card

I want to share a quick project I created a couple of months ago. I bought this really cute reindeer rubber stamp at Your Scrapbook Super Store and Clearance Center …in the clearance store…which is located in Sieverville, Tennessee. I got some super duper deals while I was there.  If I had had more time…I was only able to shop for 40 minutes before the store closed…I could have racked up alot more scrapbook booty than what I did***giggles***.
For this project I used: My Minds Eye paper, K & Company paper, Inkadinkado rubber stamp, Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzlits die, Button, lace, baker’s twine, Stampin Up ink and rubber stamp.

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner but maybe this will inspire you to dig out some of your rubber stamps, scrapbook paper and make something fun.

Thanks for looking and enjoy creating!!!