B is for Bird ATC

Hi everyone! I’m back today with an ATC I created for a swap that Eileen Hull had hosted in her Facebook group. The people that signed up for the swap were paired with a swap partner and all we had to do was create an ATC and use a product by Eileen Hull on the project. I used the Library Pocket ATC Card and Tabs, Alphanumeric and the flowers and leaf sprig from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits.

If you don’t know what an ATC is it stands for Artist Trading Card and they measure 2 1/2″x3 1/2″, the size of a football trading card.

I cut a card and tab from the Library Pocket ATC Card and Tabs Thinlits. I adhered a piece of patterned cardstock off center of the card. Next I fussy cut two birds and the birdhouse from the Let it Snow Art Dolls Printables, glued the birdhouse printable, bits of laces and bird onto the card. Since the top of the birdhouse “hung” off the card I added the tab. Also the birdhouse printable had a small line in it when it printed and since I hated to discard the image I added Rose Gold Luster Wax to the roof to hide the line…it worked. I added a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the back of a piece of cardstock, placed over the letter B of the Alphanumeric Thinlit and run through the Diecut Machine. I placed the letter B onto the tab along with a flower and finished the front by adhering a flower and leaf sprigs to the bottom of the bird.

For the back of the card I placed the library card stamp, from the Buttons, Cards and More Stamp Set onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked and stamped onto a piece of White Cardstock. Next I cut and glued onto the card along with a flower, leaves, the negative image of the letter B and a bird. I finished by signing, dating and numbering my card. I cut out a library pocket in Vellum, put together and placed the card inside. I kept it very simple.

Now for Jen’s ATCs!!! I absolutely LOVE what she created and all the extras she sent!

She created two ATCS, altered a little holder so I can display the cards.

Look at all the different textures!

Doesn’t the brick on the ATC look real?!? The little holder is perfect and she decorate it with the Mandala Thinlit too. Did I say I love everything?!!

If you haven’t been by Eileen Hull blog lately to see what her teams have been up to you can find the latest post HERE. Also if you would like to join Eileen’s fan club on Facebook (fill out the questions if you do decide to join) you can find the link HERE.


Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Library Pocket ATC Card and Tabs Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Alphanumeric Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit

Let it Snow Art Dolls Printables

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Rose Gold Luster Wax

Adhesive Sheet

Diecut Machine

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Buttons, Cards and More Stamp Set

MISTI Stamping Tool


White Cardstock



Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)


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

Wings and Things Notebook Planner

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful long Memorial Day weekend! I did! I got to spend time with my son, daughter in law and grandson…I even got to watch Baby O while his mom and dad went out for the evening…that was fun. 😊 
Well, I would like to share my latest project with you all. Since I am in a swap on instagram I thought I would combined the swap with my project I created for Eileen Hull this month. 

I started by applying Eileen’s newest product, Easy Cut Adhesive (Eileen’s etsy shop is out at the moment but I went a head and tagged her shop which can be found HERE) to the Chipboard and then I picked cardstock for both the outside and inside covers from Crate Paper Chasing Dreams Paper Pad. I peeled the backing from the adhesive sheet and placed the cardstock on the cover. I did the same for the inside cover too. I then placed on top of the  Notebook Diecut and ran through the Diecut Machine. I cut the notebook in half at the “center fold” and then folded both of the small “flaps” down. I cut a two inch wide by five inch long piece of chipboard and then adhered the small flaps to either side of the 2″x5″ of chipboard. I wanted to add more journals to the notebook and this was the perfect solution to extending the spine.

I cut and adhered a smaller piece of chipboard to fit between the flaps on the spine. 

I measured in 1/2 inch increments and marked the holes at the top and bottom of the spine.

I punched the holes in the top and bottom of the spine with a Crop-A-Dile. I cut cardstock and Easy Cut Adhesive to fit the spine. I applied the adhesive sheet to the cardstock and then placed on the spine. I punched over the holes again.

I decorated the cover with some past Crate Paper chipboard/embellishemnt pieces and fussy cut butterflies and leaves from one of the paper pads (retired).

Before adding elastic cording I added eyelets to the holes of the spine. I also added a mini envelope to the back cover. I only glued two of the sides down so notes and tags could be added behind the envelope.

I created a folder from a file folder and used an assortment of cardstock and stickers (Crate Paper) to decorate the cover.

I adhered pom pom trim to the inside edge and added sticky notes just in case my swap partner needs to jot down something.

This little notebook has blank pages in it and I thought it would be perfect to either draw or even do memory keeping in it. I decorated the cover with more cardstock and stickers.

The last two notebooks I bought in a pack of three at the Dollar Tree (you can find these notebooks in packs of two at Walmart). The size of these notebooks are 3.25″x4.5″.

Like the other notebook and folder I decorated both sides with patterned cardstock, stickers, trim and chipboard/diecuts.

I slid all the notebooks and folder underneath the elastic cording.
I love how the pom pom trim looks from the side of the notebook planner! 😍 Also be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog and see what the Inspiration Team has been up to! You can find the posts for this month HERE and HERE.

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know. 
I would also like to submit this project for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes #388-#389


Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Notebook Diecut
Hole Punch/Crop-A-Dile
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Pom Pom Trim
Ric RacTrim

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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

Micro Paisley and Pink Planner and Goodies

Hi everyone! I am back with a quick post about a micro planner I created for a swap I was in. I used Eileen Hull’s Passport Diecut to create this micro planner for my swap partner Nancy. The swap was a color crush swap and we had to put together a collection of items in our swap partner’s favorite colors and Nancy’s favorite colors are soft pink and sage green…I had problems finding sage green items. 😞

I created the micro planner from fabric and fusible webbing. If you missed my how to post on how I made the Fabric Travel journal with the Journal Diecut you can find that post HERE.

I added pockets to the inside covers using lace and I added two micro notebooks, a micro scrapbook that I created from 4″x6″ journaling cards and a place to hold sticky notes. This gave Nancy plenty of goodies to have a hand when she is on the go. 😀

I found this fun pen and butterfly charm on clearance at Hobby Lobby. It sure added the right touches to finish off the micro planner.

I also put together an assortment of goodies to use with the planner or use in other craft projects.

I had a few canvas make up bags that I bought from Target with the intent of decorating and giving as gifts at Christmas time…which didn’t happen. So I decorated one of those to give Nancy more storage for her craft supplies.
I cut fabric flowers from the Stitchy Flowers & Leaf Dieuts, frayed the edges of the flowers and added a button along with cording and lace and adhered to the corner of the bag. 

Here are some of the goodies I included inside of the bag. If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #292-#293

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

Angel Rolodex Cards and Mail Art

Hi everyone! I am here to share a really quick project I had created for a swap I was in with a fellow Instagramer Linda. 

We had decided to do an altered Rolodex swap…well in my case I have a Rolodex diecut so I cut my cards from cardstock/scrapbook paper. 🙂

I used Christmas Clipart Printables Ephemera Set 11 from Tsunami Rose Designs etsy shop.

I fussy cut the images out and added diecuts/punches, sequins, flat back pearls and a little Stickles to each rolodex card.

I also printed the little girl onto a piece of sticker paper and created my first piece of mail art. I added washi tape and stickers to finish off my envelope. As always if you have any questions please let me know.

Also I would like to submit these rolodex cards for the following challenge:

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

Travel Journal

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a few photos and a quick video of a travel journal I created for a swap I am in over on Junk Journal Junkies Facebook Group. Lori aka Just a Girl From the Bay from YouTube hosted this swap. If you get a chance please stop by her YouTube channel and check out some of her journals she has created…let me say they are stunning!!!

For this swap we had to use a 6″x9″ clasp envelope as the base for our journal. It also had to have pockets, tuck spots and tags. I kept the inside pretty simple so whoever winds up with my journal will have plenty of room to add photos and places to journal. 

A close up of the flap.

The spine looked so naked that I added ribbon and fiber to it.

Here is a quick flip through video showing the inside. If you have any questions please let me know.

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

Love Paper Sack Mini Album

Hi everyone!!! I have been sooooo busy creating cards, swaps and design team projects and I just haven’t got around to blogging but I’m now back to share one of my projects I created for a swap I was in on Facebook. We had to altered a 300 count matchbox into a Valentine’s Day theme and add handmade goodies inside of it. Well, I’m going to share the mini album I created using five 4″x6″ paper sacks. I did cut the tops down a little so the mini would fit into the matchbox. I used Baker’s twine to bind it together.

I used bits and pieces of leftover cardstock, scrapbook paper, lace, stickers and images to put this adorable mini together.

I also put together a package of die cuts, stickers, ribbon and dew drops so my swap partner, Norma, could add more to the pages if she wanted to.

Also I shared this mini and matchbox on Maya Roads Facebook page for a challenge they had going on…there is a chance to win a prize package. I have my fingers and toes crossed that I win something. 🙂
Come back Tuesday (treat holder) and Wednesday (matchbox)  to see what I created.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!

Merry and Bright Christmas Card

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a really quick project for a swap I was in on Facebook. I found this super cute reindeer rubber stamp at Michael’s when I was out one day. The cards were easy peasy to make. 6″x6″ cardstock folded in half to make a 3″x6″ card base, stamping and add scrapbook paper, button, sequin and dew drop. See it really is a simple card to make. 🙂

If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by, have an awesome Monday and enjoy creating!!!

Postage Stamp Snowflake Rolodex Card

Hi everyone! Can you believe this is the first day of December and Christmas is only 24 days away??? YIKES!!! I did get out for about two and a half hours on Friday and did a little  Christmas shopping. There was just no way I could force myself to go out on Thursday and shop. For one thing it is just not right that people has to work on a holiday when they should be home eating and spending time with their family. I’m afraid next year retail stores will be open all day on Thanksgiving. Sigh… 😦
I’m here to share a couple of rolodex cards I created for a swap I was in over at Swap-bot.  One is for my swap partner and the other is for me. 🙂 The theme was holiday with a postage stamp used in some way on the rolodex.
I hope you enjoy them!

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions let me know, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Singapore Love Art Journal Style

Hi everyone! I’m sharing my first double page spread from my diary I altered. I’m in a group over on Swap-bot were instead of sending your journal off for someone to alter they send you an envelope of, generally a theme, of scrapbook paper, images and bits and pieces of goodies. I received an envelope from Mag who lives in Singapore. How she had the envelope decorated was so much fun. I just couldn’t throw it away so I used the stamps, custom form, deco tape and address label and created my page. I did use a few of the items she included and I used some of my own dot stickers and this is what I came up with.

I‘m still working on the front cover of my journal. I feel it lacks something but once I do finish it I will share. 🙂

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

Welcome to the Christmas Card Swap Blog Hop


The best way to brighten a person’s day is to send them a card and the holidays give everyone the perfect excuse to do that. When you add talent to the mix, you have the perfect hand made holiday card to brighten any day.

That is what this hop is about. We have gathered some of the most talented card makers around to bring holiday joy to each other while showing off their talents. Some of the
crafters know each other while others have met for this first time in the Christmas Card Swap group.

Today some of the these wonderful ladies will be showing the cards they made. We hope you will join us to see how talented these crafters are and to get inspiration and ideas for your own holiday cards.

Please begin your hopping at Lorby’s World for she has a drawing with some special holiday bling and string to give one lucky winner. All the details on how to get qualified are on her blog.

The card I created was from scraps of cardstock that was going to be thrown away in the Print shop at were I work…gasp!!! They actually cut the scraps of light green cardstock to 6×6 size for me too which was super nice…one less thing I had to measure and cut myself. 🙂 Also I landed some scraps of white cardstock that was leftover from a print project and I also have friends and co-workers that save chipboard so this card is kinda a project of re-purposed finds and who doesn’t love that when you are trying to stretch your dollar during this Christmas season???

I used paper from Paper Studio and textured cardstock too.

A close up of my card…I used The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops on the snowflakes which I cut from Sizzix’s Sizzlits Merry Details and the Bigz Snowflake dies. I used white cardstock and chipboard. I inked the large snowflake with Versa Magic Oasis Green Chalk. I let dry and then I sprayed both with Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist.  

For the inside of the card I cut a white piece of cardstock to fit and then stamped the sentiment from the Papertrey stamp collection. I inked the edges of the white cardstock and then adhered it to the inside of the card. 

Be sure to check out the line up of talented ladies that are listed below. All you will have to do is click on each card artist’s name and it will take you directly to their blog. Be sure to leave a comment and follow each blog too. 🙂

Shelly Lynn
Sandra Merritt
Dena Jones
You are here now
Ashley W.
Dana T.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope this inspires you to create something fun!!!
Enjoy creating and Merry Christmas!!!