How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

I’m in the CCB Travelling Art Journal round robin and today I’m sharing How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page. This was my entry for March for the traveling art journal. To see all of the February entries head over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog.

This journal is a group of 24 artists working in a different journal each month. When they complete their journal entry they mail it on to the next person. The process will be repeated until it has reached all of the participants, twelve in each group.

Some of the artists chose to make a custom journal for this round robin, some purchased journals. It is interesting to see the styles of each person as we get the journals in the mail.

We have our own little support group where we can talk about what we are doing in the journals and ask for help, get tips and ideas. I’ve made new friends because of this little group.

For my entry this month I was feeling the coolness at the end of winter and wanted to share that cool blue feeling but with the hope, that spring is nearly here with a butterfly.

How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Supplies used in How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Canvas Corp Brands Tissuestock 12×12 – Damask on Ivory
7gypsies Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Art Wall
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: True Turquoise, Sapphire, Denim Blue, Blue Bubbles
Tattered Angels Glam Chandelier
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint White
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Stamp in the Hand Script Stamp
Liquitex Matte Medium
Paint Brush
Fast’N Final Lightweight Spackling
Pallet Knife
Ledger Stencil – Amazon
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso
White Crochet Thread
Die cut butterfly
Brutus Monroe Stamp set: Beautiful
MISTI
Scrap of white cardstock
Brutus Monroe Ink – Cornflower
Stipple brush
Water bottle
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Heat tool
Paint Pallet
Blue Acrylic Paint
Sharpie Fine point

How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Now that you see the list of supplies used. Here is the video on How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page:

Making a journal page entry is a lot of fun. I enjoy the process of thinking about what  I want to have the page look like when I’m done. But sometimes it is just making the page that is fun. There are times that things don’t always turn out the way I think it should, but I never let that get me down. With Mixed Media there are no mistakes, just opportunities to try new things.

Never be afraid to try something new. You never know how much you just might like that new thing!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Make sure you head over to the Canvas Corp Blog and check out all of the other journal entries for the month March too.

7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal

Recently while at CCB I picked up a 7gypsies Starter Journal. So today I’m sharing how to use the 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal that I made.

Recently while at CCB I picked up a 7gypsies Starter Journal. So today I'm sharing how to use the 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal that

To begin with, the 7gypsies Starter Journal is perfect for those that don’t want to make a journal from the ground up. If you are looking for a foundation to start from, a jumping point to begin then this is the perfect journal for you.

The 7gypsies Starter Journal is 5 in. x 7 in. when folded or 7 in. tall x 10 in. wide when laying flat and sewed in the middle. It has eight pieces of 80 pound recycled cardstock, when this is folded in half you then have 16 pages to decorate. The price is really fair for this journal at only $2.99 US on the canvascorpbrands.com website.

For my journal today I had some pages left over from my last Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal, check out my other journal I made here. Since I had pages left over and I had the 7gypsies Starter Journal I thought why not combine the two and make it a 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal.

 

Here is a video of me making the 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal.

I added a bit of Glitter Washi Tape and a few journal cards from my stash. Of course, Lace Seam Binding is always a really nice touch for a closure and I seem to have a nice stash of it to use.

A mix of adhesives was used: ATG Gun and Aleene’s Tacky Glue. It all depends on when I needed an adhesive. If’ I’m making a pocket I use the Aleene’s as that will ensure that any paper I stick into the pocket won’t get stuck on the adhesive.

One of my favorite inks to use is the Black Detail Ink – Raven, it is a true black and it is permanent when dry.

I had a great time making this journal and was glad to be able to use all the leftover bits from the other journal. If you are like me, you don’t need to add more items to your stash, you want to use as much as you can.

By using the 7gypsies Starter Journal I was able to fill it with the bits and have a really nice journal that I can keep, sell or give away.

Interested in purchasing this 7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal? The completed journal is available for sale in my shop.

7gypsies & Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal

Whole cover, front and back

As always thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas

On Saturday, April 2nd, I got the opportunity to go to the 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas. I’m so glad I got to go, and now I want to share a little bit of what I got while at the show.

2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas

Here is a video about the 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas:

Seeing the Rinea booth filled with lots of people was so wonderful! I was overjoyed to see the make and take table filled. The owners said that it was a good show for them.

It was a pleasure to visit with Rita Barakat who was doing a demo at Craft Fancy. While talking with her I learned more about the TCW colored gesso and Clear Modeling paste. Of course, I had to buy some of the Clear Modeling paste. I also found a very cool die by Memory Box – Large Ringlets. This is a die I’ve been looking forward to finding, so glad I did at this show!

While walking around the show I happened to see a very nice display of 7gypsies Architextures. When I did I walked into the booth and said, High Five for having a display of Architextures. They gave me a strange look but did follow through with the high five, that would have been awkward if they didn’t huh?

What booth was it that I found all the Architextures? The only booth at 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas? The Crafty Scrapper was the booth and they had a great selection of Architextures to choose from. They also had a piece of my artwork! I was shocked and excited! I asked if it was okay if I took a photo and sent it out on Facebook as quick as I could!

2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas

It was very nice to visit with the owners of The Crafty Scrapper, I hope to be invited to teach a workshop soon. I do plan to make a road trip down to visit their store very soon.

Finding bargains is always awesome. When I found Scrap That! I was excited to find awesome prices on things I use in my projects. I picked up pop dots and foam tape at very low prices. Always good to save money.

Flossie Scrapper had a huge selection of steel dies from a few different vendors. Lawn Fawn was one that they carried and I was blessed to find Stiched Scalloped Borders. This will be a fun die for me to use in the future.

Since I’ve been a stamper for a very long time one of my favorite stamp companies is Rubbernecker. I have several of their stamps and I was thrilled that they have added dies to several of their stamps. So I found a die to match one of the floral stamps that I use a lot and I got a new border stamp that I think I’ll start using a lot.

While walking around I recognized a long time stamping friend Audrey that was working at the Local King Rubber Stamp booth. They had some really cool stamps and it was interesting to see how they were showing how to color the images. Check out their site where they have some tutorials.

2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas

An unusual product I saw was at the Epiphany Crafts. They were selling a punch and stickers to make your own embellishments.  I was interested, but when he cut an image out of thin paper and the edges were not clean I decided that I would do more research. Looks like they have been around for a while and lots of people are complaining that the punch doesn’t work well. So I’m glad I passed on this punch for the time being.

A fun booth I found was Craft Fantastic. There was a free make and take showing how to use their glue and glass domes to make jewelry. The lady giving the demo was fun and made the process enjoyable.

The last booth I visited was Tessler Crafts. This booth had some great stamps and dies to choose from. The gal giving demos showed how the dies could be used to cut aluminum cans I was sold on buying a beautiful butterfly die. This is a die I’m looking forward to using very soon.

Overall, I had a great time at the show, I’m very glad that I got to attend. I’m thankful to my husband for driving and to Rinea for the tickets. Saving every bit of money is important when you live on a budget.

Here is a map of the Vendors that I visited at the 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas. The ones highlighted in yellow are ones that I visited with or made a purchase from.

2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas

Here is a vendor list for the 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas.

2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine Texas

If you ever get the chance to go to a show I encourage you to go! Being around like minded people is so much fun!

How to make a sewing journal page

As a member of the Canvas Corp Brands creative crew I have the opportunity to be in a round robin. Today I’ll share How to make a sewing journal page. The journal will travel to eleven other artists around the world and then return to me in a year.

Since I began my creative journey by making my own barbie doll clothes, I knew that a sewing theme was to be the first entry.

How to make a sewing journal page

Supplies used in How to make a sewing journal page:
Strathmore Visual Journal Watercolor 5.5″X8″-22 Sheets
Wax paper
Protape Artists Tape
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Script background stamp – A Stamp in the Hand
PostModern Designs – Swirl Stamp
Canvas Corp: Printed Tissuestock 12″X12″ 10/Pkg-Damask Ivory
Liquitex Professional Matte Fluid Medium, 8-Ounce
Fast’N Final Lightweight spackling
Color Factory PA214 5 Piece Plastic Palette Knife Set
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layered Stencil – Measured
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layered Stencil – Harlequin
Uchida 22500 CUL Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
Paper towels
Tweezers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Cranberry Zing, Turquoise Blue, Pop Rocks, Iridescent Gold
Small spray bottle with water
Paint Brush
Heirloom Collection: Sewing on Ivory paper – Canvas Corp
Small Paint Pallet
7gypsies Gypsy Seamstress: 12×12 Seamstress paper
Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors
Brutus Monroe Inks, Sea, Aubergine, Rouge, mini Detail Ink Raven
7Gypsies Architextures,Treasures – Dress Form Model 1954
Lace Hem tape – or Seam binding – Teal and Burgundy
Aleene’s White Tacky Glue
Bone Folder
Lace Doiley
Pearl Gemstones
Ranger Blending Tool
Tsukineko 6-Pack Fantastix, Brush/Bullet Tip Combo for All Purpose Ink
Old 7 gypsies Sticker sheet – Y is for year
Sharpie
Tattered Angels White High Impact Paint
Sakura 30181 Pigma Micron Blister Card 01 Ink Pen, 0.25-mm, Black

Here is a video on How to make a sewing journal page:

Making this journal page was a fun project to me. I was able to think about how I began my art journey with sewing. It will be so much fun to see the other artists journal entries. Do a search on Social media for this tag: #ccbtravellingartjournal or #ccbtravelingartjournal

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. 🙂

How to make a sewing journal page

The Happy Planner a Journal Page

The Happy Planner a Journal Page. Hello, everyone, I’m over on the Brutus Monroe blog with the Happy Planner journal page I made. Since I decided to go ahead and get on The Happy Planner band wagon and get one I thought I should add some art.

The Happy Planner a Journal Page

It was fun making a page to add to the planner. This will be something I’ll do often this year. I hope that you will follow along and enjoy seeing what I create. Enjoy The Happy Planner a Journal Page I made.

Supplies used for The Happy Planner a Journal Page:
Brutus Monroe Conservatory & Quotes Stamp Set
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Aubergine ink
7gypsies Architextures 8 x 8 paper
Card stock – pink, white, teal and some scraps.
Chalk Shimmer Spray – Sage, Sea and Zest
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Party Pink, Turquoise Blue, Vintage Pink, Iridescent Gold
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – White
Karen Foster Scrappers’s Floss in Pink
Tim Holtz Alterations die Mixed Media
Spellbinder Circle Die
Unknown Butterfly die
Unknown Wreath Die

Thanks for stopping by today.

The Happy Planner a Journal Page. Hello everyone I'm over on the Brutus Monroe blog with the Happy Planner journal page I made. Since I decided to go ahead

This project has been entered in the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper March 2017 Challenge
DL.ART MARCH LINKY challenge.