Tsunami Rose Designs: Firmin Riviere Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I am here to share my very first project as a design team member with Tsunami Rose Designs!!!

I used a variety of printables from Tsunami Rose’s etsy shop¬†for this journal. Besides the printables being gorgeous they are ALL 50% off until September 1st…meaning everything in the shop is $2.50 including journaling kits!!! ūüôā

For the base of my junk journal I started with a file folder. ¬†I cut the folder down with the front and back being 5 3/4″x8 5/8″ with a 1 1/2″ and 2″ fold over for tuck spots inside and¬†the spine being 1 1/2″ wide.

I adhered leftover cardstock/scrapbook paper to the covers both inside and out along with printables from Collage Cards Set 2 and¬†Ephemera Set 3. I covered the spine with lace. I used a combination of Zip Dry¬†and 3 in 1 adhesives¬†since everything won’t come apart and the 3 in 1 “grabs” and dries quickly. Both adhesives are made by Beacon Adhesives.

This is a view of the cover before folded.

And the inside before the flaps are folded down and adhered to create pockets.

I coffee dyed regular copy paper…my first time. It’s a lot of work but looks great. ūüôā

The journal has three signatures with eight papers per signature.

I used the Ephemera Set 3 for these pages. The pull out is actually a small booklet. I folded the printable in half and added coffee dyed notebook paper along with scraps of cardstock, rub ons and some of the printables I fussy cut and added to the pages too. 

I used the Vintage Shipping Tag Collection on these pages along with some other free printables that can be found on the Tsunami Rose Designs blog.

I created pockets out of some of the printables and I added some of the Library Cards 2 Set 3 through out the journal. Also I used a little bag from an order I had received and a coin roll as a page tab.

More free printables from the blog. The one with the kitten I fussy cut and adhered the corners to the tag to create a pocket and then added more printables as tags.

I cut the bottoms off of two of the tags from the Vintage Shipping Tag Collection, the tiny row of roses and fussy cut those out and added to both sides of the decorative gift bag. Then I punched holes in the tags and added fiber to the tops of them.

Even though I used a variety of printables from¬†Tsunami Rose’s etsy shop¬†instead of a kit I think the journal has turned out lovely.

There you have it my very chunky junk journal using what I have from my craft room and printables from Tsunami Rose Designs!  If you want to purchase, check out the blog to see what the other designers are up, like her Facebook page or join the Facebook group all of the links are below.

Entire shop 50% off until Sept. 1 : https://www.etsy.com/shop/TsunamiRo…

As always if you have any questions about this junk journal please let me know. Also I will try and do a video or periscope at a later date. I need quiet time and the family isn’t cooperating.

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

T is for Together

Hi everyone! I’ve been one busy little¬†bee crafting away. I have several projects in the works and will be sharing them this month as I finish them.
I’m not sure if I’m going to use this mini or add it in my shop to sell but I wanted to share. It is ¬†4 1/2″x8 1/2″ in size and I created it using various sizes of leftover scrapbook paper,¬†vintage sheet music, tags, doilies, envelope and a printout. I inked the edges in a red ink and then used my bind it all to bind all 35 pages together‚Ķthat is front and back and I shared all of the pages for you to see. ūüôā There are many spaces to add photos and journaling about that special someone in your life.¬†

If you have any questions please give me a holler and I will do my best to answer. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Winter Fairy Ornament

Hi everyone!!! It’s me, Tonya!!! I’m here to share my design team¬†project for the Robin’s Nest this month. I used the Winter Collection (Russia) which is 20% off this month over at their website and we are also cross promoting with¬†Ecstasy Crafts¬†this month too.
A couple of months ago I ate a cheese soufflé at Panara Bread. It was served in this cute little paper container that looked like a tart tin. Well I knew that I could alter it into something cute. 
Once I got it home I cleaned it, added a coat of gesso, let dry, painted with navy blue paint, let that dry and finally mod podge to seal. 

Next I used the 3D Precut Fairy Children sheet and punched out all the pieces which are numbered in the order they should be added to the main photo. Instead of using pop up dots I used the “extra leftovers” from the rubber stamps I cut out. It works¬†perfectly, great way to recycle and, of course, save money too!!! Once I pieced the little fairy together I added a little bit of glitter to her wings and then I let dry.

Next I adhered a four inch doilie to the inside and back of the “tin” and glued the fairy child, which I rounded the top to fit inside the “tin”, on top of the doilie. I sewed a ruffle from lace and tulle. I didn’t measure either when¬†sewing. I¬†“eyeballed” until it looked right and then I adhered it to the inside corner. I then added gesso as snow here and there on the lace and tulle and then sprinkled glitter on top of that to give it a snowy look. I also added a little bird’s nest and some pearly sprigs.¬†
Next I punched out a bunch of flowers from¬†Snow¬†Angels Glitter Cardstock¬†and¬†Boy Polka Dot Stamp Cardstock¬†scraps¬†I had left over from other projects I had created. I inked some of the flowers in Ocean Depth Chalk Ink. While those dried I misted¬†the other flowers with water and then shaped with a stylus. Once they have dried¬†completely, adhered two together and add a pearl dew drop in the center. Next, the blue flowers I glue a Lakeside Dew Drop in the center of each. One of those blue flowers I added snowflake stickers to give it a wintery feel. Now the fun part…adhere them in and around the nest and fairy child and them add gesso on the doilie, flowers and edges of the photo and while still wet sprinkle glitter on everything. Once it is completely dry you can use a dry paint brush to remove the¬†loose glitter.

I used one of the Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflake, Silver Snowflake sticker from Ecstasy Crafts, Lakeside Dew Drop and snowflake die cut from White Snow Glitter Vellum. I adhered all together and then glued to the side of “tin”.

Also I punch two small holes in the center and threaded silver ribbon through the holes and tied off. This is what the front of my ornament looks like. 

The backside of the ornament I cut from the Circle, Scallop #2 die using the Winter Glitter Snowflakes Cardstock, White Snow Glitter Vellum, White Snow Glitter Cardstock, Glitter Chipboard and sticker Snowflakes, Lakeside Dew Drop and a sequin which I adhered to the back. Simply adorable!!! 

Supplies Used:

Ecstasy Crafts: Snowflake Stickers and 3D Precut Fairy Children
Ceramcoat Navy Blue Acrylic Paint 
Two 4″ doilies
Mod Podge
Silver ribbon
Extra Fine Glitter
Cuttlebug Snowflake Diecut
Light Blue Tulle
Needle and Thread
Small Flower Punch
Small Bird’s Nest
Sizzix: Circle, Scallop #2

Be sure to stop by the Robin’s Nest and check out this month’s sale. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by and wishing you and your family the Merriest of Christmases and a very Happy New Year!!!

December Daily Altered Book Cover

Hi everyone!!! I’ve always wanted to create a December Daily Journal¬†but to be honest it has always been kinda overwhelming. One thing that stopped me dead was the thought, do you have to take a photo everyday¬†and what if you don’t have¬†anything¬†to share for that day??? What to do??? Well, after scouring the internet…Pinterest especially…blogs, YouTube, kicking ideas around with a group on Facebook and my son paying for a December Daily online class to take…YAH!!!¬†So I’m creating one for this year!!! ūüôā
The December Daily I’m going to create is actually an old cookbook for teenagers dating back to 1969.¬†

The spine was intact and I could cut out the pages with no problem whatsoever.

ÔĽŅAfter cutting the pages out this is what the inside looks like. Next I gessoed the outside cover twice and around the inside edges of the book too.¬†

Let dry and then paint all gessoed areas with Sea Breeze Americana Acrylic paint. Do two coats and once dry seal with Satin Mod Podge. 

I used a couple of scraps of cardstock I had leftover from other projects to decorate the cover along with¬†Red Glitter Stripe cardstock,¬†Lakeside Dew Drops¬†¬†and Teal Mini Dew Drops¬†and all this came from the Robin’s Nest online store.

The banners are printable from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden. It’s a simply adorable kit.

I cut scrapbook paper to fit the inside and then adhered. Next click on the Ring Binder link and this will take you to a past project I created showing how to attach the ring binder to the book spine. Be sure to use mod podge and I used binder clips to hold everything in place while it dries. I added book corners protectors to keep the edges of the book from being bent. Next I cut pockets from Red Glitter Stripe cardstock and adhered on three sides to the inside cover.

Next I used two #10 size tags which I cut 1 1/2″ off the bottom and decorated¬†with Cindy Lou Dot Glitter ,¬†AquaMarine Glitter¬†and Eggs Glitter Cardstock on the tags below. I finished with¬†diecuts, punches, paper doilies, glimmer mist and embossing folder. I also inked all the edges of my tags with Stem Green Chalk ink.

Now all I have to do is add pages which I can’t wait to do! ūüôā

Supplies Used:
Sizzix Snowball Embossing Folder
Sizzix Snowflake Diecut
Tim Holtz Ring Binder and Book Corner Protectors
Seal Punch
Stampin Up Tab punch
Tattered Angel Mantis Chalkboard Glimmer Mist
Sea Breeze Americana Acrylic paint 
Ric Rac
Round and Snowflake Sequins
Wooden Snowflake
Book Plate
Mod Podge
Chalk Ink
Also be sure to stop by the¬†Robin’s Nest¬†and check out all their Christmas cardstock and embellishments.¬†Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!


Hi everyone! I’m back to share a project I created using the awesome Halloween (Transylvania) Collection that is 20% off over at the Robin’s Nest¬†this month. This collection of Halloween cardstock, which is double sided, and embellishments is so fun to use!

My sister came across some old AOL CD mailers when she was cleaning. She asked me if I wanted them? Well, does a cat have a climbing gear??? Of course I wanted them!!! ūüôā I was sure I could come up with some type of crafty project and this is what I came up with. This Halloween project I created can be used as a photo/calendar/note holder or it can be tweaked and a mini album could be added.

First I when around the edges of the mailer with Gesso and let dry.

Next paint around the edges with black acrylic paint. Once dry Mod Podge over what has been painted with the black paint.

Cut a piece of Pumpkin Head Cardstock to fit both sides of the inside of the holder and glue down.

Cut two pieces of ¬†Purple Glitter Crackle Cardstock¬†to fit the front and back of the outside of the holder. First emboss both pieces of cardstock with the D’vine Swirls folder and lightly ink both pieces with Stem Green Chalk ink. Adhere to holder.
Fussie cut the gate out from the Haunted House Cardstock and adhere three of the sides to the front to make a pocket. The other piece glue completely down.

Use Stickles to add a little bit of glitter to the eyes of the pumpkins on the gate. Next I fussie cut the owl and pumpkin image out from the Halloween Greetings digis. Cut and separate the pumpkin and owl image. The pumpkin will be used on the front of the holder and the owl will be used on the inside cover. 

Use the Tag, Scallop w/Eyelet diecut and cut a tag from the Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock. I fussie cut one of the witches  and the boo  out. Cut out a banner from Halloween Glitter Stripe Cardstock and adhered to tag. Next emboss one of the Bats with the Flourish embossing folders, lightly ink with the Stem Green Chalk ink and adhere to the top of the tag.

Now emboss the outer edge of the Chipboard Pumpkin with the Flourish embossing folder and adhere the owl on top of the pumpkin. Also emboss one of the bat chipboard pieces with the Flourish folder and adhere to the moon. Used the Scallop Square Duo to cut a square and adhere two of the sides to make a pocket.

I used My Crafty Life Printable Creative Planner and printed the little bird notes which I added a little witches hat to their heads.

Glimmer mist a paper doilie in Peach Delight, emboss chipboard pumpkin just like the other pumpkin but I used Stem Green chalk ink on the stem of pumpkin. Adhere down¬†the outer side and bottom of the pumpkin. You can either add a small calendar page or a photo of a special spook. ūüôā

The “beware” sign I printed from the computer and inked the front and edges with Stem Green chalk ink.

Spooky cute!!!

Supplies Used:

Boo Words Glitter Cardstock
Halloween Glitter Stripe Cardstock
Haunted House Cardstock
Pumpkin Head Cardstock
Purple Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock
Bats Chipboard
Chipboard Pumpkins
Mascarade Diamond Dew Drops
Spooky Dew Drops
Sizzix: Tag, Scallop w/Eyelets, Bigz Scallop Squares Duo Diecuts and Flourish Embossing Folder
Tattered Angel Peach Delight Glimmer Mist
Paper flowers
Cuttlebug D’vine Swirl Embossing Folder
Mod Podge
Plaid Apple Barrel Black Acrylic Paint
Martha Stewart Stem Green Chalk Ink 
Ephemera Garden: My Crafty Life Printable Creative Planner
Cameo Shoppe: Halloween Greetings

If you have any questions please let me know and be sure to check out the¬†Robin’s Nest¬†store and the¬†Halloween (Transylvania) Collection¬†that is 20% off this month.¬†
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Bats and Cats Treat Bags

Hi everyone! I’m back to share two more treat/goodies sack I created. I used some of the Halloween (Transylvania) Cardstock collection that is 20% off over at the Robin’s Nest¬†to make these super adorable sacks.

I glimmered misted both of the doilies and while I let them dry I cut out the rosette and adhered that together. Then all I had to do was add a bit of¬†Purple Glitter Crackle Cardstock, trim, bling, buttons and stickers. Easy peasy!!! ūüôā

This little sack I finally used a die I have had forever from Cuttlebug that has a bunch of mini Halloween characters such as skull, pumpkins, ghost, spider, bat, etc. The googlie eyes are a perfect addiction to the little bats. The other Cuttlebug die has a Happy Halloween Embossing Folder that goes with it. I inked around the edges and inked a little of the “Happy Halloween” and then used¬†stickles around the outer edge of the die. I embossed just the pumpkin in¬†Orange Glitter Crackle Cardstock¬†which I fussie cut out and added stickles around the edges. The last thing I added was sequins, bling and dew drops.

Both treat/goodie sacks were very easy and really didn’t take a lot of time to make.

Supplies Used:

Chevron Bags
Want 2 Scrap Say it With Bling
3mm Googlie Eyes
Martha Stewart’s Stem Green Chalk Ink
Stickles: Crystal and Patina
Tattered Angels Peach Delight Glimmer Mist
Ric Rac
Cuttlebug Halloween Die and Embossing Folder
Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes

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

Not so Scary Witch Treat Bags

Hi everyone! I have been on a Halloween kick this past week and I want share a couple treat/goodie bags I created. I purchased these little Chevron paper sacks, along with a few more different styles, from the Pick Your Plum website. They are the perfect size for treats or you might can even use them for pockets in scrapbooking too. 

I used glimmer mist on the¬†doilies. I also used the Halloween Transylvania paper collection from the Robin’s Nest which is 20% off this month. Such a wide selection of two sided cardstock!!! ūüôā

Also I used some super cute Halloween images from the¬†Cameo Shoppe.¬†I resized these 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ images on my computer to a smaller size version so they would fit on the sacks.¬†

So super cute and super spooky!!! ūüôā

Supplies  Used:

Dew Drops
Robin’s Nest: Halloween Glitter Stripe
Robin’s Nest: Boo Words Glitter Cardstock
Robin’s Nest: Purple Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Cameo Shoppe: Halloween Greeting Digital College Sheet
Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes
Spellbinder Lacey Circles
Paper Studio Embossing Folder
Tattered Angels Peach Delight Glimmer Mist
Ric Rac

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

Mason Jar Thank You

Hi everyone and happy Friday!!! I’m back to share a quick card I created for a customer. I used half of a doily, flower diecut, sequins, twine, scraps of scrapbook paper and the Forever thanks rubber stamp from Unity Stamps and the mason jar stamp is from Inkadinkado. I used a 6″ x6″ piece of cardstock and folded to make a 3″ x 6″ card base.

The Forever thanks sentiment I stamped twice on two different colors of cardstock and cut both out and added one on top of the other to make it look¬†like a seal. It’s a super easy card to make!!!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your weekend is wonderful and enjoying creating!!!

Scrappy Divas Mini Composition Notebook Swap

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a few quick projects that I¬†actually created a month ago for a swap¬†over at the Scrappy Divas Facebook page. We had to use a mini composition book which measure around ¬†3 1/2x 4 1/2 inches. We were to decorate the front, back and inside. I checked with both on my swap partners to see if they had a preference and they left it up to me how I wanted to decorate it.
I created this orange and yellow comp mini for Von.

The inside I embossed the inside cover and wrapped the scrapbook paper around to make a small pocket that she can store tags or receipts.  Since I knew she likes butterflies I added those through out the comp mini.

The next one I used blues and soft pink and which I created for MiMi. 

In her mini comp book I added mason jar images that I had got over at Tsunami Rose’s site…the¬†library cards that are the fronts of both comp minis are from there too.¬†

I also want to share what MiMi and Von created for me. The one below MiMi made me.
Von made this one with the butterfly on the front.
I absolutely think both ladies did an outstanding job. They are “almost” to pretty to write in…notice I said almost. ūüôā
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and enjoy creating!!!