Beach Disc Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I am here to share my Inspiration Team project I created this month for Eileen Hull. The weather has been so cold in my neck of the woods that my project has a warm weather beach theme to it.


I decided to gather up all of my beach theme cardstock, stickers, embellishments and things I had put back from my trips to the beach along with the Book Binding Movers and Shapers Magnetic Diecut, Base Tray, burlap covered matboard, Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut and Medium Discs to create this journal.


I got so carried away that I didn’t photograph a before photo of the cover which I cut from burlap covered matboard using the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut. I backed the cover with a patterned cardstock and inked the edges.  I fussy cut sand dollars from scrapbook paper and adhered to the bottom corner of the opening of the cover along with a button and added a pearl and gem to the center of each sand dollar.  I adhered gems around the oval of the opening. A side note use a heavy duty adhesive to hold the gems in place. I used Zip Dry Adhesive at first but wasn’t holding so I reapplied Fabri-Tac and that seems to be holding them in place.


I love the Book Binding Movers and Shapers Magnetic Diecut! There is so many possible uses for it! My journal has a total of 35 pages, plus the front and back covers. So this is one packed journal and the best part I can take it with me on my vacation already assembled. No, taking a load of cardstock, embellishments, etc. which nine times out of ten I won’t fool with that much because…well…you know..I’m on vacation. 😎


I added a business card (Chick A Fil is a favorite place to eat at) and sacks/bags to the journal too.


I love the fact that you can move pages around or add or even take out completely.


I also made pages from a pamphlet I had picked up.


I used a hotel note pad for some pages in my journal too.


I threw in some paint chips in a beach theme.


The map I wanted to include was too large so I cut it down and folded and used a paper clip to keep it from flopping around.


Coffee sleeves work well as pockets to hold tags or receipts.



I added a drink coaster from my favorite restaurant to the journal.


I saved this bag from an order I received. I folded it over to create a flap, added some ric rac and a clip to keep ephemera safe.



Since the discs have a small heart in the center of each one I added an assortment  of fiber, seam binding, ribbon and charms to the top disc on the journal.


There you have it! One junk journal ready to go to the beach with me…hopefully this year…all I’ll need is an ink pen, Insta Printer and a small stash of embellishments and I am ready!
Be sure to check out these posts from Eileen’s team: HERE, HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.



Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #318-#319
Mini Album Makers Challenge: January Challenge



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

Bloomin’ Cute Paper Dolly

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick post of a journal page I did in my Zoo Cutie Dori. The inserts for my dori I bought at Michaels for 3.99…I think? They come in a set of three. Since I have a lot scraps of cardstock I figure this will be a great way to use what I have laying around. I started by covering the page with a patterned cardstock.

The frozen Charlotte doll stamp is from Pink Persimmon but the company is no longer in business. I stamped the doll image and fussy cut (I also added a little pink pastel to her cheeks) and then cut a dress for her from the Party Dress Thinlits Set. The bouquet of flowers I cut from a magazine. Of course I had to add some lace, Ric Rac, sequins and Dew Drops to her dress to girly it up. I cut and added a banner to the bottom of the page and from my stash of diecuts I adhered the bloom where you are planted sentiment.
I adhered velvet trim to the edge of the page. I added the top half of a shipping tag and I decided it would be fun to add lace and twine and a couple charms. The silk flower I had received in a swap and I added the felt leaf which was cut from the Buttons, Border and Trim diecut and finished off with two buttons and twine.
Out of everything on this journal page the tag tab is my favorite! Love all the dangly stuff and the hot pink flower. 🙂
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Everything is Coming up Flowers

Hi everyone! I am here to share a mini album that I had started over four years ago. I had the basic cover with no decorations on the front and the mini paperbags affixed and inside with no paper or decorations either. I was stumped as to what I wanted on the cover and how the inside should look like so it sat in my pile of unfinished craft projects. Since I am making fans for my soon to be daughter in law and son’s upcoming wedding I had a lot of time in-between fans being cut out on my silhouette so I dug this album (there are many more in that pile too…eek!) out to work on.

I added an assortment of flowers to the lower corner of the album along with lace and velvet ric rac.

For the most part I used Prima Madeline 6″x6″ collection to decorate with but I did use a couple of cardstock/scrapbook papers scraps that complement the collection.

I used four paperbags for the inside which gives me lots of room to add more than the six tags. Also on each cover there is a small pocket with tags too.

A close up of the tags that I punched with my We R Memory Keepers 3″x4″ card punch. 

I cut out tags that where in the Madeline collection and paperclip to the outside of each pocket.

I bought the clock image online but for the life of me I can’t remember where if I do I will update. I adhered the bottom half of the image to the flap, added the leaves and flower embellishments and I then cut out a small piece of cardstock, rounded the edges, folded in half and tucked behind the image.

More pull out tags using a variety of tabs…stickers, punches and a old ticket stub that my hubby tried to throw away. 😉

Another cut out tag with clip and a charm that I had received in a swap that I dressed up with a small circle punch, flower, sequins and dew drop (that is on the other side).

The back inside pocket I added these three little tags I received in a swap. I added little oval punches to the top for a punch of color.

There you have it a completed mini album…over four years later…hehe 😉 I do plan on finishing some of these other projects that has been laying around as time permits. I hope you enjoyed having a look at this little album.
Also I would like to submit this following project for the following challenges:
Simon Says Challenge and Word Art Wednesday Challenge #195
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

"Cat-titude"

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a mini album I created out of coffee filters using the Special Delivery Collection from the Robin’s Nest which is 20% off this month and we are cross promoting with EC crafts


The mini I created isn’t the typical baby mini album. I made this with my cat, Omega in mind…thus, the title “Cat-titude” meaning cat with attitude. 🙂
I started with four coffee filters as the base for my mini album.

I traced the filters onto the Special Delivery Cardstock and the Pink Rose on Green Cardstock and then cut out and inked the edges. Here is a tip…line up your words and stripes before you trace and cut out or you might have your words upside down or your stripes going in a weird way. 🙂

Next I used my Bind it All to punch holes in the pages and then cinch the 3/4″ O-wire.

This is what the mini will look like once the O-wires are added.

Next I “speckled” the cover and pages with a marker spritzer (I got this several years ago from Stampin Up) and Frayed Burlap Distress Marker to give the pages a bit of “well loved” look.

These two pages I kept pretty simple. I used a chipboard baby bottle from Gina’s Design which I painted. The other page I used the backside of the Forest Trees Specialty Paper to matt the photo of Momma cat and kittens.
I actually got to see these kittens be born. I really wished I had taken photos when this happened but at the time I had not planned on keeping any of them. The momma cat, Miss Bonkers had followed me  around all day and wouldn’t let me out of her sight. Well,when she finally went into labor and had all of them it was 2:00 in the morning. Omega was the last kitten to be born and was half of the size of the other three kittens. Omega meaning last is how she got her name since she was the last to be born. 🙂

I used from the new Lodge Collection the Birch Tree Paper Straws which I inked with and brown chalk ink and then I punched leaves from Wrap Glitter Cardstock, shaped and adhered to the side of the paper straw. I topped it off with a button and dew drop.
The other page I cut from the Lodge Cut Outs Cardstock the trees and inked the edges and adhered to the page…letting some of it hang off the side of the page. I added to the top of the photo The View sticker which is from the Outdoors Stickers set. I punched two leaves and shaped and topped off with a button, sequin and dew drop.

This is one of my favorite photos of Omega way up in a tree just laying there. She always got chased up a tree by my other cat, Cotton.

I cut from the Pink Glitter Cardstock four scalloped ovals from the Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals diecuts and embossed all with the Flowers and Leaves embossing folder from EC crafts. I plan on adding more photos and finishing my journaling to these pullouts later on.

 I cut a matt from the Forest Trees Specialty Paper and adhered a photo of my husband and Omega to it. My hubby was already asleep when Omega got in his lap and went to sleep never waking my hubby. 🙂 Next I printed and cut out from the Collage and Charm Words Mix Media Altered Art digital sheet “sweet dream” and adhered above. 
The “loved” photo is one from my Instagram account. I used a wooden photo frame that I had received in a swap and added three pearl dew drops from Crimson Mini Dew Drops to top it off. I had a leftover Valentine Hearts cardstock that I cut a scallop diecut from and a scrap leftover from a heart cutout that I adhered to the page.

The back cover of the mini along with ribbon, fiber and charms that I added to the O-wire.

The front was major fun to do. Since I had scraps from past DT projects I used those and a script cutout from the Lodge Cut Outs Cardstock, Forest Trees Specialty Paper, dew drops, bling, decorative frame and doily from Gina’s Designs and a sticker of a vintage cat  that I had bought years ago that I thought would look perfect on the front.


Supplies Used:

4 Coffee Filters
Bind it All, 3/4″ O-wire
Ribbon
Buttons
Sequin
Punches: Leaf and Small Flower
Sizzix: Scalloped Circle, Little Leaves
Spellbinders: Grand Scalloped Oval Diecuts
Charms
Chocolate Chalk Ink
Robin’s Nest: Special Delivery Cardstock, Pink Rose on Green CardstockForest Trees Specialty PaperBirch Tree Paper Straws, Wrap Glitter Cardstock
Lodge Cut Outs CardstockOutdoors StickersCrimson Mini Dew DropsValentine Hearts cardstock, Crimson Mini Dew Drops, Dew DropsPink Glitter Cardstock 
EC Crafts: Flowers and Leaves embossing folder
Gina’s Designs: Doily, Baby Bottle, Decorative Frame (front of mini)
Cassi’s Creations:  Collage and Charm Words Mix Media Altered Art digital sheet

Well, I hope you enjoyed the mini I shared with you today. Please remember to stop by the Robin’s Nest and check out the Special Delivery Collection that is 20% off this month and while you are at it but sure to look at the new Lodge Collection too…super fun collection that you can do a lot of crafty things with. 🙂 Also be sure to stop by EC crafts and check out the embossing folders, stickers and other fun crafty stuff they have.

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




Let Them Eat Cupcakes

Hi everyone! I’m back with a project I created with some awesome Glitter Swirl cardstock that is 20% off this month over at the Robin’s Nest. The cardstock is elegant but I wanted to convey something fun and whimsical. Do you remember last month I had the leftover sleeve off of the 250/300 matchbox from my Rolodex holder I  had created?
Well I created  something elegant, fun and whimsical with that little sleeve. I combined my love of cupcakes and Marie Antoinette and came up with a mini recipe album. 🙂

First you will need to find the center of the 1 1/2″x5″ side of the sleeve…I just took it a part on the side that was glued together. Once apart I made my cut with my paper cutter.

Next cut one 1 1/2″x5″  and two 3 1/8″x5″ pieces of chipboard. These are for the ring binder and for the front back of the mini recipe book…this makes it more sturdy.

 Paint the spine with Ceramcoat Hydrangea Pink. It gives your project a more finished look.

Cover the 1 1/2″x5″ piece of chipboard with White Glitter Swirl on White cardstock.

Take the ring binder and lay on top of the 1 1/2″x5″ piece of covered chipboard. Line up and lightly make a mark as to where the holes need to be punched and then attach the ring binder with the brads that are included in the pack.

Adhere the 3 1/8″x5″ chipboard to the front and back sides of the matchbox sleeve.

 Cut two 4″x6″ pieces of Pink Glitter Swirl on Pink Cardstock and adhere to front and back of sleeve. Next the edges of the cardstock over and glue.



Measure and cut two White Glitter Swirl on White to fit the inside of the mini. First glue the seam binding down on the inside and then adhere white glitter swirl over the seam binding.

Cut a 2 7/8″x5″ piece of Teal Water Glitter Chipboard  and emboss with Fluer De Lis Cuttlebug embossing folder. Fold 1/2 inch on the 2 7/8″ sides. Once folded this will be the spine of your mini album. Before adhering to the mini attach a eyelet in the upper center of the spine and add the swivel hook now because it will be hard to attach after it is glued down on. I know I have done it and I was about ready to pull my hair out.

I used Mod Podge to adhere both sides of the spine down.

I used clothes pins to hold down the sides until it dried.

For two of the charms I used a bottle cap and a old watch front. For the bottle cap I painted two coats of gesso on the inside and out. Once dry I painted it in Hydrangea  Pink and then sealed in Mod Podge. I used the Epiphany Crafts scalloped circle 25 Punch and Bubble Caps and punched out a 1″ square Cupcakes and then I adhered it to the inside of the bottle cap. Punch a hole in the top and bottom of the bottle cap. Add a jump ring on the top and hook to the swivel hook. The bottom add some dangly beads.
The old watch front I sized one of the digital 1″x3″ Marie Antoinette images down to fit inside of the watch front. Add a small flower with a sequin center to the front and some smaller charms on the “bar” below and attach to the swivel hook. Also add bits of ribbon to the swivel hook. 
The backs of the charms.

The front cover and this page came from Cassi’s Creations.  I actually combine the Marie Antoinette and the large rose cupcake together along with a the 1″ square cupcakes and stickles to make these sweet little Maries. 🙂


The inside of the recipe mini I used various digital images which the links are below.

Here are a few of the recipe pages I created using some of my pins from Pinterest.



I can’t wait to try this recipe…YUM!!!


 I printed the recipes from my computer and the inside pages I cut just slightly smaller than the cover.

I will be added more recipes to my mini as time goes by. 


Robin’s Nest Supplies Used:
Teal Water Glitter Chipboard 
Gold Glitter Swirl on Creme
Pink Glitter Swirl on Pink Cardstock
White Glitter Swirl on White
Ocean Blue Classic Glitter Cardstock
Dew Drops-Vintage Round Solids

Other Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Ring Binder-Large and Swivel Clasp
Crystal Stickles
Trim: Seam Binding, Pom Pom ribbon, Ric Rac, fiber
Buttons, brads, eyelet
Epiphany Crafts: SST 42 Scalloped Circle 25 Punch and Bubble Caps
Ceramcoat Hydrangea Pink
Gesso
Cuttlebug Fleur De Lis Embossing Folder
Digital Images:
1″ square Cupcakes
1″x3″ Marie Antoinette
French Patisserie Ovals
Cassi’s Creations

I hope this inspires you to create your own mini recipe album or if you are not into cooking maybe a mini scrapbook. The possibilities are really endless. 🙂Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the sale that is going on over at the Robin’s Nest. Hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!




This and That Paperbag Album

The inspiration for this little mini paperbag album comes from a vintage doll head charm from art.i.cake by Amy Labbe that I bought at Michaels. Even though it cost a little bit more than what I would normally spend on charms I knew I had to have it.

 

 I used a 6×6 pad of Echo Park’s This and That Graceful paper collection.


The whole mini came together perfectly. I used lace, buttons, ribbon, velvet ric rac, Prima and Making Memories flowers, Crafty Secrets butterfly image, The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops, buttons, baker’s twine and a Li’l Davis Designs bookplate.


The inside of this mini there is plenty of room to journal and add photos with the two tags that can be pulled out on the inside cover and on the opposite page there is a tag that is folded into thirds which gives you six places (front and back) to add your thoughts or little mementos. 


The doll head stamp that I used for the mini page is by Pink Persimmons and the little butterfly stamp is by Christy Tomlinson and I used part of a paper doily I had in my stash. 🙂 


A close up view…I used some of my own blush makeup for her cheeks since I couldn’t find my chalk pastels. I think it turned out nice. 🙂 Plus the little striped yellow and white scrapbook paper is actually a tag that can be pulled out from behind the doll head.


The handmade pocket is made from a old book which I received in a tag swap. I also used a old ticket stub as a tab for one of the tag inserts. 


The last pages with more tags.


A inside closeup of crafty goodness 🙂


I hope you have enjoyed this little mini as much as I enjoyed creating it. Thanks for stopping by and looking and enjoy creating!!!