Baby Wrapped Journal Cover Part One

Hi everyone! It has been a crazy and insane month and I am barely getting in a project for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team…EEK!!! ūüėį I decided since I will have a new grandson in nine weeks I would create a little baby album using the Wrapped Journal Diecut.

I started by cutting the¬†Wrapped Journal Diecut¬†from a piece of Mat Board¬†and I embossed both end with a cloud embossing folder that I had picked up at Joann’s. Next I inked a glass tray with ColorBox Blends Bay Ink, added water, painted both outside and inside ends of the journal and the¬†same for¬†the spines and I let dry. I adhered a patterned cardstock on the back of the journal since I¬†accidentally bled on it. ūüėĒ

I lightly inked the edges of the journal and the embossed images with ColorBox Blends Uniform Ink. Next I inked the glass tray with ColorBox Blends Coconut Ink and with a paint brush I lightly painted a wash over the clouds, let dry and then I dry brushed around some of the clouds.

I cut a couple of stars from the Bookplate, Hinges and Label Diecut and inked with ColorBox Blends Tutu Ink and once dry I added Stickles to each star.

I cut the “baby” journaling card from the Simply Stories Hello Baby Paper Pad and added a star brad¬†before¬†adhering to the smaller journal flap. I glued the star diecuts and mini gems to the cover.

I punched a hole at the end of the baby journaling card and added a brad which will be used as a closure. I cut a piece of cording which I folded in half making it 14 inches long before tying it around the brad. I wrapped the cording around the brad, then tied a knot in the cording and added three beads before tying the end of the cording and cut the excess cording off.

The inside of the journal I added patterned cardstock from the¬†Simply Stories Hello Baby Paper Pad. I also covered the back of the baby journaling card with a piece of wood patterned cardstock to hide the back of the brad. I strung the journal with elastic cording and waa laa…finished!¬†I will¬†follow up next month with the inside of¬†this baby album so stay tuned for a full¬†reveal! ūüėÄ
If you haven’t checked out Eileen Hull’s blog this month to see what the Inspiration Team has created you can find those posts HERE and HERE. ¬†Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #344-#345 Anything Goes

 Thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: Nature Wrapped Journal

Hi everyone! I’m back with another wrapped journal I created using Eileen Hull’s newest diecut collection called Book Club 2. I started by¬†cutting a Wrapped Journal from Matboard.¬†

Before cutting and adhering patterned cardstock to the outside and inside of the journal I inked both spines inside and out with Peeled Paint Distressed Stain. Once dry I inked the edges of the spines with a light green chalk ink. I inked my glass tray with ColorBox Blends Coconut Ink and added a small amount of water. I loaded a paint brush and splattered both spines with paint. Once dry I added patterned cardstock to the cover and inside.

I cut the¬†Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards and embossed before inking with¬†Peeled Paint Distressed Stain. Once dry I lightly inked over the embossed images with a brown chalk ink. I cut a piece of kraft cardstock¬†and patterned cardstock slightly larger width¬†wise for the cover flap and¬†slightly larger than the¬†Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards.¬†Before adhering the journaling card to the cover I backed with another piece of patterned cardstock, punched a small hole in the flap, added a green gem brad to the clear button and attached to the flap before adhering ALL pieces to the cover. I¬†printed the word Nature from the computer and I cut the “journal” verbiage from the ¬†Journaling Words Diecuts,¬†lightly inked both and adhered to the cover.
I cut grid paper slightly smaller than the journal, folded and marked and punched holes before stitching each signature into the journal.

I tied off each signature on the inside of the journal. Also I forgot to add that I used jewelry cording as a closure for my journal. I dug into my stash of beads and added a few to the end of the cording. 

This journal can be used to document vegetable or flower gardening or drawing doodles from days spent outside.
If you haven’t stopped by¬†Eileen’s blog to see what the Inspiration Team has been up to you can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE. As always if you have any¬†questions¬†please let me know.

I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes: #340-#341
Simon Says: Work it Wednesday June: The Great Outdoors!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Pretty Paper Dolly

Hi everyone! I am here to share a project I have worked on and off for over a year. It has been a labor of love and sometimes hate…lol….especially when it wouldn’t go together like it was¬†supposed¬†to.
I found this ¬†pattern on¬†Silhouette but I changed it from an angel to a doll. The name of the pattern is Liberty¬†Angel 3D¬†Figure Part 1 Torso Arm Dress and Liberty Angel 3D¬†Figure Part 2 Legs Wings Apron…I have no way of linking the patterns to my blog…sorry ūüėě I do how ever have the tutorial from Needles ‘n’ Knowledge blog which did help in putting¬†together my little dolly.

She is approximately 18 inches high once put together. Most of the paper collection that is used on the dress and pantaloons are from Anna Griffin Garden Party Stack. 

The arms and legs are jointed with beads and ribbon. That was one of the reasons that is took me forever was at first I had the wrong size of beads and after searching I finally found a couple of strands at Michaels on clearance.

I also added an assortment of lace to the dress which I think really “fancified” her up. ūüėÄ

Instead of using twine and twirling onto a dowel and spraying with Starch to create curls I decided to use yarn to create her hair. I cut the yarn in three different lengths and started on the back of her head and worked my way to side of the doll’s face. The bangs I butted against the longer hair and once finished I trimmed up and added a lace bow to the top of her head.¬†

Instead of using the banner that was included with this project I decided to use the Banners and Pennants diecuts. After cutting out and putting together I added sequins and a gem to each of the banners.

I added a little “blush” to her cheeks and a gem to her collar and wa-laa she is finally finished! I hope you enjoyed this project and if you have any questions please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #266-267
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge:¬†

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

Canvas Corp: Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Hi everyone! I’m here to share my very first project as a Marketing Contributor:Papercrafts for Canvas Corp. The whole CCB Crew was given a¬†4×4 Stretched Natural Canvas¬†to decorate anyway we wanted as long as it represented me/my style. Well, this is what I came up with. First I spritzed with both,¬†Bahama Blue Glimmer Mist,¬†Mint¬†Julip¬†Glimmer Mist¬†on the canvas¬†and let dry.

I used a combination of¬†Maritime 6×6 Paper Pad,¬†Poses and Reflections Gypsy Moments¬†Cardstock,¬†Conservatory 6×6 Paper Pad, to decorate the front and sides of the canvas along with a few embellishments I had on hand.

This is one of my favorite sayings and knew it was the perfect choice to be included. The gems that I used on the butterfly as its body is from an old prom dress.

The dancer I fussy cut from the¬†Poses and Reflections Gypsy Moments¬†Cardstock¬†and I added the butterfly wings which I cut from the¬†Conservatory 6×6 Paper Pad. I finished her off with a little banner I cut from scraps, beads and twine.
This is the first time I have ever had a chance to decorate a canvas and let me tell you. I am¬†hooked!!! I had so much fun with this that I bought some more to try my hand at…so stay tuned to see what I come up with on those. ūüėČ
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:

Other Supplies: Paper Doily, Beads, Twine, Gems, Dew Drops, Sequins, Thread, Pearlized Pins, Buttons, Chalk Ink, Paper Flower, Tulle

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

Time Captured

Hi everyone! I’m back to share a project using the Lodge Collection from the Robin’s Nest.¬†It is new and I simply love this collection!!! I can definitely see it being used for outdoor or Christmas themed projects in my future. ūüôā
For this project I used two empty snus tins that my son (I dislike that my son uses this stuff…insert motherly frowning face) was going to throw away and crafty person that I am knew I could alter them and turn them into something fun and this is what I came up with.

First off you will need the bottoms from both of the tins.

I used a fine tip black Sharpie to mark the holes on the tin by using the hinge as a pattern. Next I used the bottle cap hole punch to punch holes in the tin.

I made sure the hinge worked and brads would fit through the holes of the tin.

I gessoed both tins, let dry and then painted with Folk Art Tapioca acrylic paint and once that dried I used Vintage Photo Distress Crackle Paint over the top of that.

Next I cut two 7 inch pieces of Natural Twine and adhered middle way on each side of the tin.

Next I cut a small piece of Forest Tree Specialty paper and a strip of Mens Plaid/Compass Cardstock which I folded to give it a¬†pleated look. Also both of these paper/cardstock are double side which means you get more bang for your buck. ūüôā

From the Lodge CutOuts Cardstock I cut one of the cards that has a clock on it. I roughed it up and inked the edges. I had this old watch that the paint was coming off around the edges ¬†and didn’t work any more so I wound up adding just a little copper stain to it to add a vintage feel to it. I punched a circle from the¬†Mens Plaid/Compass Cardstock¬†and added beads and Beaches Dew/Tear Drops¬†inside the watch face and adhered to the corner of the cutout.

I adhered the circle over the back of the watch and once dry I adhered the whole thing to the top of the tin.

To finish out the front I used a¬†dew drop,¬†sequin, buttons, ribbon,¬†verbiage¬†from Cassi’s Creations. I also punched two leaves from the Wrap Glitter Cardstock¬†and inked and crumpled before adhering to the corner of the watch face.

Side view of tin with hinge.

Side view with Natural Twine used as a closure.

I cut two pieces of¬†Mens Plaid/Compass Cardstock¬†to fit the inside of the tin which I inked and the adhered to the inside. I didn’t like the way it looked and I decided to add¬†Natural Twine¬†around the edges. To finish it off and cover the ends of the twine I punched out more leaves from the¬†Wrap Glitter Cardstock¬†and adhered to the corners and then topped off with an acorn button and a mini pine cone that I had received from a swap.

This could either be used as a tiny trinket holder or you could add some mini photos inside.
Since I have two lids leftover from these¬†snus tins I wonder what I create with them??? Be sure to check back in the future and see what I create with these. ūüėČ

Supplies Used:

Robin’s Nest:¬†Natural Twine,¬†Forest Tree Specialty paper,¬†Mens Plaid/Compass Cardstock,¬†¬†Lodge CutOuts Cardstock,¬†Beaches Dew/Tear Drops,¬†Wrap Glitter Cardstock
Leaf Punch
Vintage Photo Distress Crackle Paint 
Folk Art Tapioca acrylic paint
Chalk Ink
Bottle Cap Hole Punch
Old Watch Face
Tim Holtz Hinge
Cassi’s Creations:¬†Verbiage Printable¬†

Be sure to stop by the¬†Robin’s Nest¬†and check out the new¬†Lodge Collection.¬†There is sooooo many¬†different crafty¬†projects you can use it for‚Ķjust remember that you are only limited by your¬†imagination ūüôā
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!