Christmas Planner Pages Before the Pen

Hi everyone! Tomorrow is the big day! Are you ready for Christmas? I am barely. ūüėČ ¬†But¬†I did have time to work in my travelers¬†notebook for this weeks before the pen planner pages using an¬†assortments of stamps from Blank Page Muse. For all the details and how to’s you can find my Blank Page Muse blog post¬†HERE.


Various Inks
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Red Flatback Pearls
Yellow Glossy Dot
Clear Glitter Glue
Circle Punch

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday and Christmas Eve is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Santa Pockets

Hi everyone! I’m back with some quick projects I created for a swap I was in on Instagram. Florence aka LiveLifeandCreate hosted this swap and we were supposed to send a Christmas card, something flat worth around $3 and decorate the envelope for three partners. Well, I didn’t make anything flat as you can see.ūüėĀ

I decided I would make these Flower Pockets by Eileen Hull. Instead of using Mat Board (which I am running low on) I used chipboard which I covered with Adhesive Sheets before adding the cardstock and running through the Diecut Machine.

I used The Paper Studio Jingle all the Way Paper Pad to cover the pockets. I cut the Heart and Soul Flower Dies from Crinoline, layered and added a button and brad before adhering to the to the corner of the pocket. I added gold cording, a mini pinecone and Holiday Greens Dies (pine needles and holly) underneath the flower.

The second pocket I created as the first one but I used a store bought paper flower, a gem with button and a couple of berries from a greenery spray. For both pockets I added packages washi tape, a mini Christmas ornament and a Christmas card.

If you have any questions about these projects please let me know and I would like to also submit these for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: #366-#367

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

ClearSnap, Paper House and Michael’s: Mini Santa Journal

Hi everyone! This month ClearSnap, Paper House and Michael’s have teamed up! We were challenged to use only products that you would find in Michael’s Store.¬†Though this paper pad isn’t a Christmas theme¬†I came up with a mini Santa journal for my project.

I inked the Jolly Santa Rubber Stamp with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of speckled cardstock from the Paper House Color Washed Paper Pad. 

I inked the Santa stamp again with Wicked Black ink and stamp onto a piece of red cardstock (Color Washed Paper Pad). Only the Santa hat and berries will be needed. Next I fussy cut Santa, hat and berry images out and adhered the hat and berries to the Santa image.

I inked an Acrylic Block with Ice Jade and Aquamarine Chalk Inks, loaded a paint brush with water and paint the holly leaves with Ice Jade ink. Next I added shading to the holly leaves with the Aquamarine Chalk Ink. I cleaned¬†the acrylic block and inked with Arctic Deep and Sea Crystal Chalk Inks and painted Santa’s eyes with both inks.¬†I also added Pink Sky Chalk Ink to the acrylic block and paint Santa’s cheeks.

I applied Clear Glitter Glue randomly to Santa’s beard and holly leaves and finished by adding mini light green gems to the Santa image.

I cut a 6″x9″ piece of stripped cardstock (Paper House Color washed Paper Pad) and fold into to create a 4 1/2″x6″ cover for the journal. I ¬†also cut five pieces of patterned cardstock in various sizes to fit the inside journal cover and folded those in half was well.

I measured 2 inches down on each end of the spine of the cover and mark with a pencil, poked a hole with the Tool ‘n One on each marked spot. I centered the pages inside the journal cover, poke holes in each page. I threaded a Needle with Twine and sew all pages inside and tied the twine off on the inside of the journal.

Next cut 2 1/4″x6″ piece of patterned cardstock and adhere to the cover along with the Santa image.¬†Cut a gold piece of cardstock 3 5/8″x 1/2″ and a patterned piece of cardstock 1 1/4″x3″. Cut the end of the 1 1/4″x3″ at an angle to create a banner. Adhere both to the bottom corner of the cover. I cut a Seal (Hipster 1 Diecuts) from red cardstock. Next I cut the “d”, “e” and “c” letter stickers down and add to the seal diecut.

There you have it! This little journal can be used to take notes, as a planner or photos can be added to it! 

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Mini Album Makers Challenge: September
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: #352-#353
Crafter’s Castle: Challenge #9

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

Tsunami Rose Designs: Santa Traveler’s Notebook

Hi everyone! I am here to share my project this month for Tsunami Rose Designs! I went with another traveler’s notebook since it looks like I am hooked on these. ūüėÄ
I started with a notebook divider that I had purchased from the Target Dollar Spot which I cut, rounded the corners and folded to a 7 1/2″x4″ cover for my notebook.

I cut 10 pages slightly smaller than the cover and punched holes in the spine and stitched together.

I used the following Tsunami Rose Designs collections: Clipart Christmas – Printable Ephemera Set # 10 Christmas #1 and Christmas Clipart – Printable Ephemera Set # 11 Christmas – # 2. Each collection has 30 pages for a total of 60 pages of vintage Christmas fun! And the best part is they are only $2.50 per collection!
I printed and cut out a variety of printables from both collections.

Which I adhered to the pages, added pockets and tuck spots to hold journaling cards.
I thought it would be fun to use snowflake diecuts and add those to the doilies.

The cover I used a variety of scraps of cardstock, gold trim, a doily and a snowflake diecut along with the Santa printable to create a fun and whimsical feel. I also and a few red gems to the holly leaves and Stickles to Santa’s bread to finish off my traveler’s notebook.

It is one FAT little traveler’s notebook and I so love how it turned out! As always if you have questions please let me know.

Be sure to hop over to the Tsunami Rose Designs etsy shop and pick up these printables or if you are looking for a something different there is several themes available and the best part they are only $2.50! If you are needing inspiration stop by Tsunami Rose Designs blog and see what the talented design team has created and join the Tsunami Rose Design Fan Group on Facebook too!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Crafty Card Gallery: Vintage Inspired Santa Tag

Hi everyone! I am here to share a very quick project for Crafty Card Gallery blog and this month’s theme is Christmas. I know this is not a card but since I was needing a tag for my journal I thought I would share anyways. ūüôā
For more info and photos please check out my blog post HERE.

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

Robin’s Nest: Merry

Hi everyone!¬†I’m sharing a card over at the Chattering Robin’s blog today. I created this Christmas card using scraps of Robin’s Nest cardstock I had laying around.¬†Christmas is right¬†around the corner…like eight weeks away…and for the next few weeks I will be sharing a quick Christmas project on the Robin’s Nest to inspire you all. ūüôā
You can find more photos and info about this card here.

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

Dragons Lair Den: Jolly Ole St Nick Journal

Hi everyone! It’s me and I’m here to share my last post with Dragons Lair Den. I am thankful for the time I have been on the design team and being able to share a little bit of my take on DLD printables.
I created this mini Santa journal from a file folder which I cutdown and the finished size is a 3 1/2″x5″ and that measures from the “creases” or three folds in¬†the file folder.

I inked the spine with a green ink, let dry and then measured and marked four small holes at 1″¬†intervals down the spine. I used a very thick needle to punch each hole.
I printed off the sage green sheet from the Victorian Christmas¬†Collection-Card Papers and cut two 3 1/2″x5″ pieces to fit the front and¬†the back of the journal. I used the Christmas Merriment embossing folder and embossed both pieces before adhering to¬†the journal. Next I printed out the Vintage Santa Card Kit and cut one¬†of the Santa’s out, inked the edges and then used pop dots to¬†raise the image. I¬†finished off the front with baker’s twine, button, sequins, dew drops, tulle and a metal star. I also applied Stickles to the Santa’s beard and hair.

I cut twenty sheets of notebook paper to fit the inside of the journal. Once folded in half I sewed the pages and tied off on the outside of the spine. I added fiber and ribbon also to make it more festive.

From the same Victorian Christmas Collection-Card Papers I printed off a burgundy sheet and cut it down to make an inside pocket. I added from the Vintage Santa Card Kit a label and flower to finish it off.

There you have it a simple little journal that can be used to jot down notes, keep up with receipts or whatever else you can think of. ūüôā Please be sure to check out the Dragons Lair Den for these printables and more.¬†If¬†you have any questions please let me know.

Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used: Baker’s Twine, Sequins, Button, File Folder, Metal Star, Stickles, Notebook Paper, Tulle
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Santa’s List File Folder Album

Hi there! I’m here to share a project that I have been working on and off for the last several week in-between design team projects,¬†magazine calls and everyday cleaning and such. I created this 8″x8″ album from four file folders using the Holiday Style collection from October Afternoon. This collection I bought last year from Peachy Cheap but never got around to using it. I thought it was¬†perfect for an album or my case a December Daily‚Ķfingers are crossed on that because last year I started one and never finished it. lol ūüôā My goal is to at least take one photo¬†a day for the month of December and do a blog post about it‚Ķagain fingers are crossed. ūüôā

There is 31 spots for journaling and photos in this album. 

The clasp is from Hobby Lobby which I just love!

I created a pocket on the front of the album to hold cards or odd bits.

I am submitting this project for the Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Favorite Recipe Challenge¬†and Paper Wings Productions Anything Goes Challenge.

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

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

S is for Santa

Hi everyone! I’m here to share my altered matchbox using the¬†Robin’s Nest¬† Christmas ¬†Collection for the Robin’s Nest “Christmas Blog Hop” linky party which is going on today.

¬†Please be sure to hop on over to the¬†Chattering Robin’s Blog¬†and checkout everyone¬†else’s creations using Robin’s Nest products and be sure to become a follower of each blog ¬†and leave a comment too for a chance to win¬†a bottle of the¬†¬†Christmas Dew Drops¬†because each blog will pick a winner. ūüôā¬†

For my project I altered a 300 count matchbox. I covered it with Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock.

I printed the “Santa” image from a digital sheet I purchased from Pink Paislee. I inked the edges of the image and adhered it to a piece of red cardstock.¬†

I added bits of tulle, ribbon, holly and twine decoration to the top of the box. I finished off with some buttons and Christmas Dew Drops.  

The “drawer” I added a pull to make it easier to open.

I filled the inside with crafty bits of fun for my friend to use in some of her many craft projects.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Also I am entering this in the Ellen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge.

Supplies Used: Robin’s Nest:¬†Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock,¬†Christmas Dew Drops, 300 count matchbox, drawer pull, Chalk Ink, Tulle, Buttons, Twine, Santa Digital Image, Holly¬†

Remember to leave a comment and follow each blog for a chance to win a bottle of Christmas Dew Drops! 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!