DCC and Gwen Studios Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I’m back today with my project I created for the Designer Crafts Connection and Gwen Studios blog hop!

Gwen Studios has a wonderful selection of beautiful ribbons, trims and bows and I’m so excited to be able to use a few of these on my journal page!

I love to use up what scraps of cardstock that I have laying around so I decided to create a page for my journal. First I gathered scraps of patterned cardstocks and the Peach Pom Pom, Tassel and Ribbon Box Set.

I adhered the scraps of cardstocks together and cut a piece of the peach ribbon to fit the bottom of the page. I punched a hole into the ribbon and cardstock on either side of the page. I selected from the Oh Snap! Snap Fastener Kit (online Walmart July 2021) a heart shaped snap, placed into the punched hole and set with the fastener tool.

I cut and glued a piece of the tassel from the Peach Pom Pom, Tassel and Ribbon Box Set to the side of the page.

I added a flamingo and flower diecuts that was laying on my desk to finish the page.

Be sure to stop by the DCC blog to see what the other members of the team have created. You can find the link HERE.


Gwen Studios: Peach Pom Pom, Tassel and Ribbon Box Set

Gwen Studios: Oh Snap! Snap Fastener Kit (online Walmart July 2021)

Paper Cutter


Various Patterned Cardstocks

Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Zip Dry Adhesive

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Seashell Journal

Hi everyone! I am back with a project I had originally created for ClearSnap using their ColorBox products. If you haven’t heard ClearSnap has closed there doors ūüė≠ which makes me very sad. Their chalk inks where the first I had ever used and I absolutely fell in love with them. I hope that there is some company out there that might buy them out so we all can still enjoy using their wonderful inks, stamps, art screens, etc.¬†I also used Eileen Hull’s Notebook Diecut for this project which is very easy to decorate.¬†
First off I placed the Mat Board on top of Notebook Diecut and placed between cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine. I placed the Geometrics Art Screen on top of the notebook diecut, loaded Art Daubers with the following Misty Meadow Chalk Inks: Ice Blue, French Blue, Ice Jade and Wisteria Chalk Inks and inked the cover. 

Once the notebook was completely covered I removed the art screen.

I removed the cover from a plain store bought notebook, punched two holes (top and bottom) in the spine of the notebook cover and did the same with plain notebook. 

Before tying off  the plain notebook to the inside cover I add a tassel to spine with Jute.

I inked the Faux Postal Rollagraph with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and rolled onto White Cardstock. Next I fussy cut the seashell stamp image out with Scissors. I loaded art daubers with Creamy Brown Chalk Ink from the Soft Pastels Chalk Petal Points, inked the seashell image and edges and adhered to the notebook cover.

I placed white cardstock on top of journal diecut from the Journaling Words Diecuts  placed between cutting plates and run through diecut machine. I inked an art dauber with Wisteria Chalk Ink from the Misty Meadow Chalk Inks, inked the journal diecut and adhered above seashell image.

I finished off by punching a hole in front cover of notebook and placing a screw fastener. I cut and tied jute to the jute on spine, tied off and placed around the¬†¬†Screw Fastener¬†to create a closure.¬†Since I used Eileen’s diecuts in this project you can find more¬†inspiration from the rest of her team HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


ColorBox: Misty Meadow Chalk Ink-Ice Blue, French Blue, Wisteria, Ice Jade
ColorBox: Geometrics Art Screen
ColorBox: Art Daubers
ColorBox: Faux Postal Rollagraph
ColorBox: Soft Pastels Chalk Petal Points-Creamy Brown 
Plain Notebook (store bought)
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Notebook Diecut
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journaling Words Diecuts
Tassel (store bought)
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Spare Parts: Screw Fastener
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Stay Cool Fan

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick fan project I created! The weather has been HOT around here…mid to upper 90’s and it’s hard to stay cool so I thought I would create this fun fan using some of my ColorBox inks!¬†

I started by placing a piece of¬†Watercolor Paper¬†on top of the “Postage Stamp” looking diecut from the Creative Book Pages Diecuts. I placed between the cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine. I cut off 1/2″ on each side of diecut with a Paper Cutter. I inked the glass tray with¬†Sunshine Blends 2 Ink¬† added water to ink mixture, placed the diecut in the ink mixture and once completely covered with ink removed and let dry.

I placed the Geometrics Art Screen on top of the diecut, inked an Art Dauber with Tutu Blends 2 Ink and applied over art screen. Then I removed the art screen and let dry.

Next I inked the following letter rubber stamps “stay” with¬†Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink¬†and stamped onto a piece of patterned cardstock. I cut cardstock to fit the fan and before adhering I cut a small banner from orange cardstock and glued both to fan.

I inked the glass tray with following Blends 2 Inks: Stop, Golden and Sunshine Blends 2 Inks, added water to each ink, laid a scrap of watercolor paper in the ink mixtures. Once the watercolor paper was completely covered I removed and let dry. 

I placed an¬†Adhesive Sheet¬†on the back side of watercolor paper and placed on top of following letter diecuts: C, O (cut 2) and L. Next I placed between cutting plates and run through the diecut machine. I removed the adhesive backing from letter diecuts and placed under the “stay” wording.

I finished by adhering a wooden paddle/stick to the fan. I know it is in no way a substitute for air conditioning but it does help a little to stir a breeze when you are hot and sweaty. Also this would be a fun craft to do with your children too. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Sunshine Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Tutu Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Stop Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Golden Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox: Art Daubers
Glass Tray
Sizzix: Funky Brush Sizzlits Diecuts (retired)
May Stamp Pegz: Lowercase Letters Set
Stick/Wooden Paddle
Patterned Cardstock Scraps
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

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Beach Babe House

Hi everyone! I am back this week with a new project for Eileen Hull’s¬†Inspiration Team! I used Eileen’s newest diecut, House Ornament Diecut, from the Chapter 3 Collection and I¬†went¬†with a beach theme for my¬†little¬†house using the Tutti Frutti 6’x6″ Paper Pad and the Tutti Frutti Decorative Brads¬†by My Mind’s Eye.

I started by cutting out two house diecuts from Mat Board¬†with a Diecut Machine. With a pair of Scissors I¬†cut one of the bottom flaps off since it won’t be needed. I adhered the house together according to directions on the packaging.

I added White Frost Metallic Lustre to the smaller Vignette Base and let dry while continuing to work on the beach house.

The little window tag from the house diecut I inked with what was leftover on my Art Dauber and I also cut the cross section out from the window. From the¬†Tutti Frutti 6’x6″ Paper Pad¬†I¬†traced and cut out a swimmer on a float¬†and adhered to the back of the¬†window. I made sure the face showed through the window.¬†
From the same paper pad I cut and adhered patterned paper to the roof but before adhering I inked the edges of the roof with chalk ink. I fussy cut an assortment of flowers and leaves out and adhered to the side of the roof.
I cut three flowers out from the Tag and Pocket Bookmark Diecuts. I slightly crumpled all three flowers and then shaped the edges with a Stylus. I added a brad from the Tutti Frutti Decorative Brads to the flower and adhered a bit of ribbon and yellow thread to the back before gluing to the roof.
I made a small bow with seam binding and covered the center of the bow with a brad from the¬†Tutti Frutti Decorative Brads. I used a small amount of seam¬†binding to tie the roof¬†together and then adhered the bow on top of that. I added a¬†small bow to the window tag and tied that around the seam binding bow. From the¬†computer I printed the sentiment “Beach Babe” which I cut out and adhered to the tag. I fussy cut a small flower¬†and leaves¬†from the paper pad and added to the roof and the corner of the tag. I also added a couple small loops of thread to the corner of the tag.

I cut and adhered patterned paper from the same paper pad to the outside and bottom of the house. I adhered trim to both sides of the roof. I printed the Beach House sentiment and adhered to the front of the house and added blue gems to the top of the roofs on both sides and to either side of the sentiment.

Before adding the swim suit girl from the Tutti Frutti Decorative Brads I changed out the brad and I cut a small flower diecut from the same paper pad using the smallest flower diecut from the Tag and Pocket Bookmark Diecuts and added to the swim suit girl.

I added more fussy cut images from the paper pad to the bottom of the house.
For the life preserver I used a smaller circle punch and punched out the center first and used a larger punch to the punch out the life preserver.

I adhered the base to the bottom of the house and there you have it! Finished! Wouldn’t these make great gifts for small Christmas gifts or add a gift¬†card for a house warming gift. So many¬†possibilities!!! Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog and see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has been up to. You can find her blog HERE. As always if you have any questions¬†about this project please let me¬†know.


Sizzix/Eileen Hull: House Ornament Diecut
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tag and Pocket Bookmark Diecuts
Sizzix: Mat Board
Sizzix: Diecut Machine
Tim Holtz: Vignette Bases
My Mind’s¬†Eye:¬†Tutti Frutti 6’x6″ Paper Pad
My Mind’s Eye:¬†Tutti Frutti Decorative Brads
Seam Binding
Yellow Thread
Circle Punches
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