Memories Traveler’s Notebook Cover

Hi everyone! I am back with my second blog post of the month for Momenta! I’m big into planners and I love that Momenta has an assortment of travelers notebooks for planning, doodling, journaling and goal setting.

I decided that I would decorate the cover of the Planner Pages Notebook and try to at least do highlights of what is happening for that particular month. The notebook has a calendar for each month with two lined pages. 

I started by cutting cardstock from the Watercolor Metallic Paper Pad to fit the front and back of notebook. Before adhering to the covers I lightly inked the edges of the cardstock.

I cut the largest Rectangle Border Diecut from a piece of cardstock from the Metallic Ink  Paper Pad.

I matted the diecut with two different colors from the same paper collection and added a  4″ Watercolor Doily and adhered to the cover.

I cut two small banners and adhered to the doily. I selected a floral cardstock from the Peony Paper Pad and fussy cut one of the flowers out and glued to the banners on the cover of the notebook. I placed white cardstock along with adhesive backing already applied to the white cardstock on top of the memories diecut which is from the Hope/Dream/Believe Cutting Templates and run through the Diecut Machine. I placed the memories die above the banner on the cover.

I added Ric Rac trim to the front edge of the cover and on the inside I added Pom Pom trim to finish off the notebook.  For more inspiration click on the Momenta link HERE.

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

Candid Strawberry Moments Layout

Pink and Main and ClearSnap Blog Hop


Welcome to our blog hop! We hope you enjoy the inspiration found on the teams blogs from Pink and Main and ClearSnap.
For my project I decided to create a layout using the Candid Moments Rubber Stamps Set and Rainbow Glossy Dots from Pink and Main and an assortment of Eileen Hull’s ColorBox Blends from ClearSnap.


I started my layout by cutting the 12″x12″ Cheerful Two Cardstock by Authentique down to 8″x8″. Next I cut a ColorBox Creative Cards Tiny Dots in half. On a glass tray I inked the following ColorBox Blends onto the tray: Wildberry, Tutu, Frog and Leaf and I misted the inks with water. I loaded a brush with each color and applied the Tiny Dot card base. I then misted with water to get a running paint effect and once dry I inked the edges with Wildberry.



I stamped on a piece of watercolor paper one of the camera images using Archival Dye Wicked Black Ink.


I cleaned my tray off and inked with the ColorBox Blends: Ebony, Wildberry, Melon, Leaf, Uniform, Bay, Beach and Coconut and painted the camera image. Once dry I fussy cut the camera out.



I adhered the Tiny Dot card base slightly off center of the patterned piece of cardstock.



I cut a 1″x7″ piece of yellow cardstock (I forgot to photograph this step 😟) and glued it near the edge of the Tiny Dot card base. I stamped the “enjoy the candid moments” sentiment with Archival Dye Wicked Black Ink and edged with ColorBox Cat’s Eye Ice Jade Ink before adding to the layout. I pulled these adorable images from my phone of my grand daughter. I printed these four photos out using my Selphy printer and I adhered the three of the smaller photos to the yellow strip.


The larger photo I adhered to the opposite side of the three other photos, added the camera image and five glossy rainbow dots next to the sentiment. I finished off the layout with some pom pom trim and Ric Rac.


Now for the fun stuff!!!There are prizes available for this hop! Pink and Main will be giving a $25 gift code to their website, and Clear Snap will be giving away a prize pack valued at $25. All you have to do to win a prize is hop along the blogs and follow and leave comments on their posts. We will choose 2 random winners from the comments posted. We will post the winners on June 1st.

Here is the lineup for the hop… enjoy!



As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!





Little Birdie Crafts: Altered Snowman Box

Hi everyone! I am super excited to share that I have been asked to be a part of the Little Birdie Crafts design team! I’m so in love with all the beautiful flowers, trims and paints the company has to offer…plus there is so much more! You can find the website HERE.

For my first project I decided to alter a cell phone box that I had lying around…actually I have several boxes laying around…and create a retro style Christmas themed gift box. For the full tutorial you can find my blog post HERE

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

July 4th Tag

Hi everyone and Happy 4th of July! It looks like we will have a rainy 4th here so probably no cooking out and lounging in pool. But I guess I will gather up some craft supplies and binge watch Netflix. 😎 I wanted to share a quick tag I created using the Tag & Bookplate Diecut. I started by cutting the tag from Navy and Ivory Ticking Cardstock. Next I adhered a doily to the front of the tag along with some red patterned cardstocks.

Next I cut four patterned straws down and added a little adhesive to the side of each straw and then glued together. I tied red and white twine around the straws, adhered the Paper Dolls patriotic girl to the straws and then glued to the corner of the tag. I used the number four embossing folder from the Texture Trades Number Set.  I fussy cut around the four after embossing and lightly sanded the raised edges of the four and added to the corner of the tag. I adhered sequins and gems sporadically on the tag and seaming binding, Ric Rac and twine was tied off at the top. 
As always if you have any questions about this tag  please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for consideration for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge: #288-289
Paper Sweeties Challenge: July 2017 #57
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Red White and/or Blue
Cut It Up: Challenge 125 – Patriotic – Red, White, and Blue

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

Java Queen

Hi everyone! I am back with another quick project that I created using the Tea Cup Diecut. If you haven’t guess I love tea cups even though I don’t like tea let alone coffee but I sure do enjoy adding flowers and quirky little printables to them. Actually I had cut out this tea cup last year and had pull it together and then put a side because I wasn’t sure how I wanted to decorate it. Do you ever do that? Raise your hand if you have several unfinished projects laying around. 🙋🙋🙋

Well, enough about that! Lets talk about how I decorated this tea cup. 😉 I added pink velvet ric rac to the base of the tea cup and sequins and Dew Drops around the rim.

Next I adhered wadding up tissue paper to the inside of the cup. Next I fussy cut the coffee girl and you can find that printable HERE and glued her to the tissue paper and then added the moss. I added paper flowers from my stash, some Leaf Diecuts leftover from another project, lace and tulle to finish off my project. 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 challenge:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #284-285

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

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!


Butterfly Angel Journal Part One

Hi everyone! I am here today to share my project this month using Eileen Hull’s ColorBox Blends with the Passport Diecut. The Inspiration Team has shown several different ways to use the ColorBox Blends and you can find those post HERE, HERE and HERE.


For my project I cut the Passport Diecut from Mat Board. I have a large piece of glass that I use as a pallet (very easy to clean afterwards) and I applied Tutu and Wildberry Blends and watered both colors down. Next I taped a doily stencil to the front cover of my book and applied both colors. Once it was dry I removed the stencil and then applied Sunshine Blends to my pallet, watered down and applied a wash to the cover.


The back cover I embossed with the Lace Medallions Embossing Folder. I watered down Wildberry and Sunshine blends and painted the cover.


While letting the covers dry I embossed the spine with Waffle Embossing Folder and inked over it with the Leaf Blends.


Before adhering the covers and spine together I added Stickles over the doily image on the front cover and once dry I splattered with Coconut and Nutmeg Blends. Adhered all pieces together and glued Ric Rac to dress up the edge of the spine.


I had made several frozen Charlotte dolls with Makers Mix but hadn’t found the right project to use them in so I thought this project would be the right time to add one to the cover of my journal. I watered down the Coconut Blends and painted the first coat over the whole doll.


Once the first coat was dry I watered down Nutmeg Blends and applied randomly to the doll and once that was dry I sealed it with Fast Finish Decoupage.


I added fussy cut roses printables, twine and metallic thread to the front cover. Next I adhered butterfly wings to the back of the doll along with a bookplate to finish off the cover.


I tied three papers per signature to the inside of the journal and finished off the spine with a variety of seam binding, ribbon, lace, etc. Later this week I will be sharing the inside of my journal. So be sure to keep an eye out for that blog post. 😊
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 #270-271
Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Fantastic Florals



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

Remember I Love You!

Hi everyone and Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m here to share a quick card I created for my honey using the Elephant diecut. I folded the Grey and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse cardstock in half and place on the diecut slightly below the cut line to create this card.

The Pink and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse and Gold and Kraft Diamond cardstocks where used along with other scraps of cardstock from my stash to create the ear, seat cover, banner and pole which was then adhered to the front of the card.

I added a felt heart from my stash, pink Ric Rac trim around the feet, sequins and Dew Drops for the eye and pole. I stamped the “Love You” sentiment on the banner and Happy Valentine’s Day inside the card. As always if you have any questions about this card please let me know.

I would like to submit this card for the following challenge:

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

Whimsical Heart Pocket

Hi everyone! I took a mini break from blogging and I am now back to share a project that I had actually started this past spring and then put away. I had actually cut several of these Heart Pockets Diecuts out but I hope to finish them in-between all of the other projects I have going. 😊

For this project it is best to use a double sided patterned cardstock since both sides will be seen. I put it together according to the direction with Beacon Adhesive Zip Dry glue. I added mini pom pom trim around the heart.

I cut seaming binding and adhered to the each side of the heart and then added a hot pink trim to dress up the back.

Next I added an assortment of flowers, jeweled buttons and pearl sprays to the top corner of the heart along with a bow created from seam binding.

 I added a frozen Charlotte charm and some crocheted flowers to the pocket before hanging it from a shelf. What a fun little project!
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 challenge:

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