ClearSnap: Autumn Leaves Shaker Tag

Hi everyone! I back after being in Nashville for a few days awaiting the arrival of my grandson. He was born on the 3rd and lets say I am completely in love with this little guy! I can’t wait to make another trip soon for more snuggles. ūüíĖ¬†


Even though here in the South it always seems we will never see cooler weather…we still have temperatures in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s…I decided to create an autumn shaker tag.


I started by placing the Leave and Journaling Diecut on the cutting pad and one Foam Adhesive Sheet on top of the diecut and place other cutting pad on top and run through diecut machine. I completed the same steps with patterned cardstock instead of foam adhesive.I removed the leaves diecuts from the center of the journaling diecuts, foam adhesive and patterned cardstock. I removed the leaves center diecut from the center of the   journaling card diecut and cut one diecut from patterned cardstock.
I peeled the backing from foam adhesive and place the solid journaling card diecut on top of the foam. I placed an assortment of micro beads and sequins into each leave and cut a piece of acetate/clear packaging to cover the front of the shaker tag. I peeled the backing carefully from the foam so the beads and sequins won’t fall out and placed the acetate/packaging onto the foam.



Next I adhered the patterned cardstock leaves diecut on top of the acetate/packaging and added jute cording around the outer edge of the shaker tag.



I cut leaves from watercolor paper with the Leaves Diecut. I inked a glass tray with Coral, Dandelion and Leather Premium Dye Inks and add water to each color. I placed two of the leaves into the ink mixture until desired effect is achieved. While the leaves were still wet  I shaped and let dry.



Once the leaves were dry I applied the Top Boss Clear Embossing Stamp Pad to the edges of the leaves and applied Copper Embossing Powder to stamped edges and set with the heat embossing tool.



I completed the same steps for both Gold Sparkle and Opalescent embossing powders as I as done with the copper embossing powder.


I adhered both leave diecuts to the top of the shaker tag and added cording to the button and adhere the middle of the leave diecuts. As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.



I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: #354-#355
Crafter’s Castle: Challenge #10



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


Eileen Hull: Mushroom Wrapped Journal

Hi everyone! I back today with my Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team project! The challenge for this month was to create a project in a Halloween/Autumn theme. It has been hard to get excited about Fall since the temperatures have been in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s so I decided to use the new DCWV Okey Dokey Paper Pad and go with a black and white leaves, flowers and mushroom theme…you could say kinda Autumn themed. ūüėĀ

First I cut the Wrapped Journal Diecut from Mat Board and inked the inside and outside spines with ColorBox Blends Ebony Ink. Once it was dry I splattered ColorBox Blends Coconut and Flagstone onto the outside and inside spines.

I cut the inside cover with one of the black and white speckled cardstock from the Okey Dokey Paper Pad and adhered inside.
From the same paper pad I picked out the black and white line drawings of leaves, flowers and mushroom and cut and adhered to the outside cover. From the internet I found a vintage black and white drawing of a mushroom. I printed and fussy cut the mushroom out. I¬†adhered a piece of patterned cardstock to the smaller cover and the mushroom. On the larger cover I applied a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the back of patterned cardstock. I placed the “Journal” Diecut from¬†the Journaling Words Diecuts and ¬†ran through the diecut machine. I peeled the backing off of the adhesive and added the “Journal” diecut to¬†the cover. I poked a small hole in the center of the spine and ran white elastic cording¬†through the hole and tied off to create a closure. I also strung black elastic cording in the spine to hold journaling notebooks.

I cut the stitching out of a mini notebook. You can find these in packs of three at the Dollar Tree. 

I got four booklets with six pages each from the one mini notebook.
From the¬†Okey Dokey Paper Pad¬†I cut covers for each of the notebooks and then stitched all pages and covers together. I also added my¬†initial ¬†and “Journal” diecut to the cover of two¬†of the notebooks.
I also cut dash boards to cover some of the notebooks and some will hold sticky notes.

I plan on adding more to the journal and will share once I finish those projects. ūüėÄ Also be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see the latest projects the Inspiration Team has created. You can find those post¬†HERE¬†and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenge.

Mini Album Makers Challenge: September

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

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!

ClearSnap: BBQ Recipe Booklet

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick and easy mini recipe booklet I created using the Needle Book Diecut, ColorBox: Paint Box Chalk Ink Arctic Deep and ColorBox: Art Screens Stars.
I started by applying one 6″x6″ Adhesive Sheet to a piece of chip board. I cut a piece of Navy and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock to cover the chip board. I peeled the backing of adhesive sheet off and apply¬†Navy and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock. I¬†placed the “naked” side of the chipboard face down onto the¬†Needle Book Diecut and run through the diecut machine.

I placed the Art Screens Stars stencil on top of the diecut and loaded an Art Dauber with Paint Box Chalk Ink Arctic Deep and rub over the stencil until I had achieved the desired effect. I cut five Journal Lines on Ivory Cardstock slightly smaller than the book and fold in half and punched two small holes into the spine of the book. I placed the folded pages inside the book and where the holes are in the spine marked off one of the pages and then punch holes into all pages. I threaded the needle and sewed the pages into the book and tie off.
I inked the BBQ Grill Rubber Stamp with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, fussy cut the grill image out, adhered to the cover of the recipe book and add three glossy dots to the legs of the grill.

I cut the word “recipes” from the¬†Farmhouse Market on Ivory Cardstock and glue to the cover. I also cut a piece of elastic cording and tie to the belly band. Once desired tightness of the band is achieved place around the recipe book.

Now all I have to do is add all my old recipes that I have laying around into my little recipe booklet. No more searching because everything will be in one place! ūüėÄ 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: Challenge Weeks #338-#339
Crafter’s Castle Challenge: #6

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

Home of the Free because of the Brave Tag

Hi everyone! I hope your Memorial Day has been a good one. We cooked out yesterday with the family since the weather for Monday called for rain…which it has rained heavily on and off today. So I decide to create a quick tag using a leftover diecut from the Caddy Bag Diecut.¬†

I inked up my glass tray with a mix of ColorBox Blends Uniform and Beach ink, added a little water and placed the diecut into the mix of ink and water. I moved it around a bit and this is the results I got.

I wove an assortment of paper strips on the edge of the tag and adhered into place.

I added the Tim Holtz paper doll off side of the tag and I printed from the computer a sentiment (I love this sentiment!) and inked the edges before adhering to the tag.

I finished the tag with a bit of Ric Rac and Blue Glossy Dots.  As always if you have any questions about this project let me know.

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

ClearSnap: Mother’s Day Projects

Hi everyone! ClearSnap shared these Mother’s Day projects I created over the past two weeks on their Instagram account and I’m now able to share.
First project is this simple card I created using the Tiny Dot ColorBox Creative Cards as a base for my card. I inked the “I love you mom” stamp with ColorBox Archival Wicked Black Ink. I dug into my cardstock scraps and double matted the sentiment and before adhering to the card I added a doily, more bits of cardstock and lace. I finished off the with a mini heart and two flowers and a leaves that I inked with the blue ink from the ColorBox Petal Point Pigment Ink and Iced Jade Chalk Ink. I let dry, shaped and added thread and a mini gem to each center before gluing to the card.

Next project is a gift card holder. I folded a 6.25″x3.125″ Tag to create a pocket and then embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder and then I did a wash of ColorBox Blends Sunshine to the tag and once dry I lightly inked the raised images with Gold Ink. I adhered the¬†flaps of the pocket to tag, added cardstock,¬†lace, flowers and seam binding to¬†finish this gift card holder off.


My third project is a gift box.¬†I used the masking technique with the “I love you mom” rubber stamp. I used¬†ColorBox Archival Wicked Black Ink¬†to stamp the word mom onto a piece of white cardstock and inked the¬†edges of the sentiment with¬†Gold Ink. I cut a total of six Heart and Soul Flower Diecuts from white cardstock. I inked my glass tray with Melon, Tutu, Wildberry¬†and Nutmeg.,spritzed with water and laid each flower into the watered down ink. Once I got the desired results I removed from the ink and let dry. I shaped each¬†flower,¬†adhered together and added a button, sequin and gem to the center.¬†Before gluing to the top of the box I cut two of the sprigs of leaves from felt with the Spring Leaves Diecut. I glued to the¬†back of the flower along with some loops of cording.

My fourth and finally Mother’s Day project I cut from Mat Board the 3D Tea Cup Diecut and embossed with the Floral Tapestry¬†Embossing Folder. I inked my glass tray with¬†ColorBox Blends Sunshine Ink¬†and watered down¬†before painting all pieces of the tea cup. Once dry I put together according to the directions. I inked the Flower Rubber Stamp with¬†ColorBox Archival Wicked Black Ink¬†and stamped onto patterned cardstock the flower four times, fussy cut each flower out, slightly shaped¬†before adhering together and adding two sequins to the center. Before gluing to the teacup I cut out a leaf from the Spring Leaves Diecut, I watered down Frog ColorBox Blends Ink and place the leaf into the mix and when almost dry I shaped the leaf with my hand¬†and glued to the back of the leaf along with tulle and multi pastel colored thread. I added to the base of the tea cup mini flowers¬†and a leaf sprig and there you have it!¬†

If you aren’t¬†following ClearSnap on Instagram you need to! They share so many wonderful projects by so many designers! You can find their Instagram account¬†HERE. As always if you have questions about these projects please let me know.

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

Eileen Hull: Hello Tag

Hi everyone! I know I have been “missing in action” for a lot of April and the first part of May. April I had a nasty virus that just would not go away and on top of that allergies. The first part of May I went on a beach vacation which was much needed to say the least. I have been working on projects but haven’t been able to share those at this moment but they are coming…I promise. ūüė䬆




This month on Eileen Hull’s blog it is ALL about flowers! I created this tag using up leftover ink from one of my previous projects. I started with a blank white 6.25″x3.125″ tag which I laid in the following watered down inks: Eileen Hull’s ColorBox Blends¬†Tutu, Wildberry,¬†Melon¬†and ColorBox Coral Premium Dye Ink. I moved the tag around in the mix of colors to cover the tag completely. I let it air dry but you can use an heat embossing tool to speed up the process.¬†Once dry I embossed the tag with the Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder.


I cut from two different cardstocks the Embroidery Hoop Diecut and using one part of the diecut from each of the different cardstocks I adhered to the front of the tag. I wrapped the excess around the tag. I adhered a patterned cardstock to cover the back of the tag.



I stamped the Welcomegirl rubber stamp image onto a piece of watercolor paper and inked out onto my glass tray the following colors of ink: Golden, Stop, Uniform, Hydrangea, Melon and Nutmeg. I watered down each ink and then watercolored girl image. Once dry I fussy cut her out and adhered to the card.


I cut an assortment of flowers with white cardstock from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts and once I cleaned off my glass tray I spritzed the following Tattered Angel Simply Sheer Mists: Soft Peach and Peony and added just a little water to mute colors some. I laid the flower diecuts into each color doing both sides before removing to dry. I also cut one set of leaves from the Flower and Leaf Stitchlits. Once the flowers were dry I shaped with a stylus and adhered together.


I added an assortment of sequins and Dew Drops and Rainbow Glossy Dots to the center of the flowers and adhered to the tag along with bits of cheesecloth.


I stamped a Hello sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and added a few sequins randomly placed to the tag. I finished off with three strands of trim and a button to the top of the tag.


Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has created! You can find past posts HERE. As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this tag for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes Challenge: #334-#335



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

Hey Friend Tag

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a fun tag I created using a wide assortment of mediums…embossing folder, diecuts, inks, punches, etc. You can say I pretty much used everything but the kitchen sink. ūüėɬ†

I started with a 6.25″x3.125″ Tag as the base and I embossed with the tag with Tile Embossing Folder. I used the¬†following ColorBox Blends: Sunshine, Melon, Wildberry and Tutu which can be found HERE and HERE which¬†I lightly inked each color over the tag.

I used the Crate Paper Bloom Collection to cut banners and Friend Diecut (Floral Arch and Words Diecuts) before cutting out the¬†friend die I applied an Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock and once the word was cut out I peeled the backing off and added to the tag.¬†Since I couldn’t find a “Hey” stamp I printed that from¬†the computer and adhered it and a sequin to the sentiment.I cut¬†the smaller¬†Wreath Diecut out, added a little green ink here and there for color and adhered to the tag. The vintage ladies I purchased from Lisa’s Altered Art on etsy. You can find this image HERE. I printed and fussy cut the select image out and¬†added to the¬†tag.

From my stash of lace and pom pom trim I adhered those to the bottom of the tag. Next I punched out two leaf sprigs, inked and shaped before digging into my collection of paper flowers which I adhered to the corner of the tag. I finished off the front with a wad of thread.

On the back of the tag I covered with patterned cardstock and added Ric Rac trim and seam binding.

I cut an assortment of diecuts from the Bookplate, Hinges and Label Diecuts and adhered to the tag. I left the back of the tag plain for journaling or adding a small photo. 

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 Challenge: #324-#325
Simon Says: Wednesday Challenge

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

Floral Jewelry Box

Hi everyone! I am back with another project using Eileen Hull’s newest diecut from the Book Club Diecut Collection. I created this jewelry box from the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut.

I started by cutting all the pieces from Mat Board and the sides of the “drawer” I cut two pieces from patterned cardstock. I embossed the top and bottom of the box with the Rosebud Embossing Folder (retired Eileen Hull). Next I used the Hydrangea ColorBox¬†Blends to add color to the box. I applied the ink to a piece of glass watered down and added a wash to each piece.¬†Before putting together I adhered a piece of plastic on the back side of the oval opening.

The drawer I cut from mat board along with patterned cardstock to cover both the inside and outside of the drawer. I put together according to the directions. 

I added a drawer pull and added trim inside the drawer to finish it off.

I cut from white cardstock a vine and flower from the Floral Arch and Words Diecuts. I inked and adhered to the drawer. I also added a button and Dew Drop to the flower.

I added flatback pearls to the outside of the drawer to finish it off. Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to check out¬†the latest projects from the rest of the Inspiration Team! You can find Eileen’s blog HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

I also would like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #306-#307 Anything Goes

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