Shabby Chic Planner and Beach Floral Giveaway Winner Announcement

Hi everyone! I am back to share another journal I created with Eileen Hull’s Journal Diecut. This¬†journal I actually created before my travel journal but with this one I made mistakes (which I won’t point out ūüėČ)and I¬†didn’t take how to photos as I was working on it. ūüėē So if you missed the how to of my travel journal you can find the post HERE.

This journal is basically the same other than I used Pom Pom trim, a different type of lace and ribbon was used on the spine.

The inside I used a combination of traveler’s notebooks from Michael’s, Target and Webster’s Pages.

I added lace pockets on the inside covers to diecuts and journaling cards.

And there you have it! If you have any questions about this journal please let me know. Also if you want to see the what the Inspiration Team has been up to hop on over to Eileen’s BLOG.


Linda Israel is the winner of this little matchbox with goodies! Also I decided to giveaway a second small grab bag of goodies and the winner of that is Beth Byrd! Congratulations ladies and please contact me with your mailing info. ūüėä
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Fabric Travel Journal

Hi everyone! I am back with a step by step tutorial of Eileen Hull’s Journal Diecut!¬†Generally I get caught up in the process and forget to do photos along the way as I create. ūüėź¬†

The fun part of this journal is there is no sewing whatsoever. ūüėÄ First I started by cutting four pieces of fabric (two for the cover and¬†two for the inside cover) and two pieces of fusible webbing ¬†all pieces slightly larger that the journal diecut.

I placed the piece of fabric on top of the fusible webbing and the other fabric on the bottom and ironed firmly on both sides and let cool. The fusible webbing has directions on how to use it when you get it cut. 

I had to take care as to how I ran the fabric through the diecut machine since I didn’t want the map on the cover to be upside down.

I used Fabri-Tac adhesive to glue all of the journal together. It “grabs” the fabric quickly so no need to hold and wait for it to dry.

Next I adhered trim around the outside to cover the raw edge of the journal.

Trim finished around the cover of the journal.

I adhered lace to either side of the center holes and where I couldn’t see the holes I used an awl to poke holes through the lace.

The inside cover I cut two pieces of stretchy lace and while gluing to the inside I pulled the lace taunt as I went.

I then finished the outer edges with trim.

I used a couple of my 8″x8″ stacks of cardstock and some graph paper to create the traveler’s notebooks for my journal. The 8″x8″ is a perfect size! No measuring or cutting down and all you have to do is fold and punch holes in the spine and sew together.¬†The notebooks have ten papers per signature and I¬†trimmed the excess cardstock that¬†protruded from the notebooks to give ¬†them a more¬†finished look.

I finished the journal by adhering lace to the center¬†and added an elastic¬†band with a charm for the outside closure and strung the inside and added my traveler’s notebook and¬†waa-laaa finished!

Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog for more inspiration from the design team and 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!

Blah Blah Journal

Hi everyone! I am here with my Inspiration Team project for Eileen Hull using the new Journal Diecut. I am in LOVE with this diecut! So many ways to use it! Planner, scrapbook and of course journal.

I have a set of file folders with funny/snarky sayings on them and I thought this file folder with “Blah Blah” would be perfect to make a journal out of it. I had to carefully line up the wording and then I taped it down to the diecut before cutting out. Since both sides of the file folder has a design on it and it is made of a¬†sturdy cardstock I just put together according to the directions. ¬†I added colorful patterned cardstock to the corner of the cover and an image that I printed and fussy cut from Tsunami Rose Designs.¬†

I adhered lace and sewed a button to the spine.

The inside I added pockets and more fussy cut images from Tsunami Rose Designs. I attached the latch with adhesive and a decorative brad which I covered the prongs with a little washi tape.

I used as my closure a tassel with an attached cord and added elastic cording to the spine so I can add my own handmade journals.


I had a leftover piece of file folder which I turned into a book mark. I started by cutting two of the butterflies from the Birds and Butterflies Diecuts from felt. I added bits of lace, thread and cording to the butterfly before adhering to the top¬†of the book mark. I added pearlized pins for¬†antennas and a button and gem to the body. This is a great way to keep your spot in your¬†journal and its cute too.ūüėä

Of course if you are journaling on the go you need a way to store and take washi tape with you. From my Sizzix diecut packaging I used the Needle Book Diecut and cut a few of the needle books out and embossed with the Fantasy Flowers Embossing Folder. Next I cut several 12 inch pieces of washi tape and wrapped. Easy Peasy! 

I also cut two House/Pocket Stitchlet Diecuts out and folded the “roof” down on each diecut and adhered a butterfly from the¬†Birds and Butterflies Diecuts¬† on the tip of the “roof”. I glued two of the corners down to¬†the outside cover and now I have a place to hold washi tape and journaling cards.
  


Some of the washi tape cards I used a mini clothes pin to hold it in place.

Here is a sneak peek of my journal filled up and ready to be journaled in. Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the other Inspiration Team members have created! You can find¬†those posts HERE and¬†HERE.

 If you have any questions about this project please let me know!

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

Canvas Corp: Floral Guide Journal Midori Style

Hi everyone! Today I have a project I created up on Canvas Corp’s blog and here is a teaser for you! ūüėÄ Did you¬†think that all¬†envelopes were good for was to address, stick a stamp on and throw in the mailbox? Well, I am here with yet another way to create a journal this time using¬†12″x12″ Kraft Envelopes¬†and five of the¬†7 Gypsies ¬†8.5″x11″ Starter Journals. Hop over to Canvas Corp’s blog for the how to’s and more photos of this project. You can find the blog post HERE.

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

Fabric Micro Passport Planner

Hi everyone! I am here to share a micro planner I created using the Passport Diecut from Eileen Hull.


I wanted to make a planner out of fabric but I didn’t want it to be floppy so my solution was to use fusible webbing.¬†First I cut the fabric and fusible webbing bigger than the actual diecut which you will need a total of four fabric and two fusible webbings cut¬†off the covers and two fabrics and one webbing for the spine.¬†


Next I ironed the both pieces of the fabric to either side of the¬†fusible webbing…there are directions on how to do that with fusible webbing when you purchase it…and once it is cool run it through the diecut machine to cut the covers and spine. It is ten times easier to do it this way that cut each individually and then try to iron it all¬†together. Ask me how I know? I have already done this on one of my projects that will be shared later on. ūüėĀ¬†
I used Fabri-Tac Adhesive to adhered the covers and spine together according to the directions on the Passport Diecut and then I strung elastic cording through the holes in the spine and tied off according to the directions of the Journal Diecut. Since there was no way to keep the planner closed I punched a hole in the spine and added elastic cording.



The inside covers I adhered lace to create a pocket to hold journaling cards and washi tape. The tags that the washi tape are wrapped around tab closures from the Journal Diecut. I used the diecut packaging to cut these tabs and I embossed them with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder.


Did you know that you can use 4″x6″ journal cards in your planner? I didn’t! All you have to do is fold them in half and either staple or sewing them together to created a mini album! If you aren’t bothered with excess paper sticking out of the edge you can leave as is or cut off the¬†excess and round the corners. I also added washi tape to the outside and inside so I¬†wouldn’t¬†accidentally catch my finger on the staple.


Also I added a divider to hold sticky notes on. I used the leftover piece of a file folder…you know the ones that you can purchase at Target…it is perfect since it is sturdy.


I added two micro notebooks that I had purchased from Michael’s and now the inside of the planner is complete.


The outside of the planner I trimmed the front and back with lace, trim and Ric Rac. I also added charms to the closure and spine to finish it off. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this planner for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #285-287



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


Tidbits Journal

Hi everyone! I wanted to share my latest journal I created using Eileen Hull’s newest Journal Diecut! I absolutely LOVE this diecut! You can create a planner, mini scrapbook or in my case a glue book to keep my leftover tidbits in. ūüėä

I cut the cover from Leather Paper and put together according to the directions on the packaging.
I adhered patterned cardstock, doilies and lace to the cover. The Tim Holtz Paper doll I added a set of printable butterfly wings that I had leftover from another project and I inked a Bookplate Diecut with Beach ColorBox Blends, added a¬†printed “tidbits” sentiment and Dew Drops to finish the cover.

I added eyelets to dress up the holes before running elastic trim through to hold store bought notebooks.
I sewed a button to the cover and used cording for the closure. Also as you can see I tried my hand at using a hand held sewing machine to add “sloppy” stitching to the cover. I was going to do more stitching but the sewing machine messed up. ūüėí

I added four notebooks that I had purchased to the journal and now it is ready for the leftover scraps that I seem to accumulate.

Be sure to hop over to Eileen Hull’s blog for more journal inspiration from the team! You can find those posts HERE and HERE.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:

As always if you have any questions please let me know!

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

Doily Dori

Hi everyone! I am here to share a journal I created for Creativation/CHA for Eileen Hull’s booth this past January. I am really pumped over this Journal Diecut which will be coming to stores sometime in May. ¬†

For this journal I cut the cover from felt and adhered together with Fabri-Tac adhesive. This is a great glue to use since it “grabs” and dries quickly.

On the cover I adhered a doily from my stash and a couple of felt flowers that I cut from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts and added a Dew Drop to the center of the flower.

I strung 3 MM elastic through the holes and tied off.

I cut down a couple of notebooks that I had picked up at the Target Dollar Spot so they would fit in the journal. 

See how easy peasy this was to create! Now I can either use it as a planner or as an art journal. ūüėÄ

Be sure to hop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the Inspiration Team has created! You can find the latest journal creations HERE. If¬†you have any question about this journal please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge # 276-277

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

Foam-dori Journal

Hi there! I am back again with yet another project that I created for Eileen Hull’s booth at CHA/Creativation. ¬†This diecut I am very excited about its release since it can be used to make planners or dori’s as they are called.¬†
I used the Journal Diecut to cut the front and back of the journal from foam. I adhered the front and back together at the spine.


I used Fabri-Tac to adhered lace to the outside of the spine and inside. I also added Ric Rac and Pom Pom trim to dress up the outside of the dori.


I dressed up the inside of the dori with large Ric Rac and a lace pocket to hold notes, receipts or stickers.
I threaded elastic cording through the holes twice and tied off. This will hold four notebooks and in the center I threaded more elastic cording through the spine and tied off. This will keep this dori closed.


As you can see these journals are very easy to put together and they can be used for anything. Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s BLOG and see what the other team¬†members have been up to.If you have any questions please let me know!


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