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.

How to Make an Easter Card

I’m over on the Brutus Monroe blog with How to Make an Easter Card. The blog is about the Easter Blessings With Stamp Club. I share how to make a greeting card with the new stamp set.

How to Make an Easter Card

In this blog post, I also stamp on a Canvas Tag from Canvas Corp Brands, using Brutus Monroe Detail – Ink. Watercolored with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? I offer many of my cards in my store. The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.

Check out the post How to Make an Easter Card, there is even a video.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

Being on the CCB Design team we are doing an experiment. For this I decided: How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists would be a perfect opportunity.

How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

The idea, Feb 17th is Random Act of Kindness Day. On this day the Canvas Corp Brands (CCB) Crew Members will create works of art and leave these for others to find.

Each piece of art will have the #CCBRAK written on the art and we will take photos and post to social media. The hope is those that find the works will go on social media and post that the found the items.

So I decided that I would make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Using CCB products.

Join the Canvas Corp Brands Collective to see all of the items that the Creative Members are making.

How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

Supplies used for the Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Tim Holtz Butterfly Duo
Tim Holtz Butterfly embossing folder
12 inch Card Stock
Texture Paste
Tim Holtz Stencil
Canvas Corp Brands Demask Tissue Paper
Gel Medium
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Red Chillies, Cork, Dijon, Tattered Leather, Iridescent Gold
7Gypsies American Vintage State Plates Paper Scraps
Canvas Corp Damask on Kraft Scraps
Acrylic Paint – Black and Gold
Jute Twine
Stamped and Printed words
Aleene’s White Glue

How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

The method I took was to start with a large sheet of paper and apply the tissue with Gel Medium. Applied the Texture paste through a couple of stencils. Dried with a heat tool.

Applied Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Red Chillies, Cork, Dijon, Tattered Leather, Iridescent Gold. to paper and to butterflies Dried with a heat tool.

Trim 12 in. sheet to 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. cards. Adhere butterflies with Aleene’s white glue. Add black paint around butterflies, use fingers to blend. Paint a small amount of gold acrylic paint to the butterflies.

Tie bows with Jute twine, glue with hot glue in the center of the butterflies. Select words for the butterflies spray with Dijon glimmer mists. Edge with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven.

Adhere the words on top of the Jute bows. Add backs to cards and edge with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven.

Here is a video on How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists:

Make sure to sign your work. I added #ccbrak to my cards. I plan to leave a few around town with a note. I hope that those that find these will enjoy getting them and will come find the CCB online.

Will you join us and make some Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to give away?

How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal

Sharing How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal using the Calico Collage Simply Spring digital papers and of course some paper bags. When I got this digital sheet set it made me long for spring. So I thought it only fitting to make a journal with the set.

Here is a list of some of the supplies used in the Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal:
Calico Collage Simply Spring Digital Papers and Fairy Forest Digital Images
Three Paper Bags
Hole Punch
Ribbon and Canvas Corp Brands Waxed Cotton Cord to tie pages together
My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus papers, use all of the scraps.
Four sheets of 12 in. x 12 in. Card stock for mini journal books
Scraps of coordinating cardstock
Stapler
Brutus Monroe: Detail ink – Raven and Sea
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Tumbled Glass
Silhouette cuts: Words welded using the Samantha Font.
Some People Clear Stamp
Be Strong Clear Stamp
Autumn Leaves Half Sheet Clear Stamp, Billboard
Making Memories Rummage Magnetic stamp alphabet
Stampendous Cliboard Bracket SSC630
Post Modern Design Passion Slab word Stamps
B-Line Flourish Stamp
Xyron Sticker maker
Butterfly Dies
Stampin Up Top Note Die
Acrylic Paint: Teal and White
Aleen’s Tacky Glue

Once the paper bags were selected and folded these were bound with ribbon and CCB cord. Measured to make sure of cuts of scrapbook papers.

Cut up the Calico Collage Simply Spring digital papers then select images to use in journal.

Lay out all of the papers in the order you want them to appear in the book. It is much easier to do this up front so that you get the look you want.

Die cut the Stampin Up Top Note Die and paint with Teal and White Acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. Once dry Stamp with Notebook lines stamp.

Words were cut with Silhouette using the Samantha font. Make sure to weld the letters together so that you will have a whole word not individual letters. Welding the letters makes it so much easier to place, trust me I know from experience.

Use Brutus Monroe: Detail ink – Raven and Sea and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Tumbled Glass to finish the edges of papers and to stamp when needed.

Assemble book.

Here is a video of the whole process of making the Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal. I worked on this for about a day trying to decide how I wanted this book to look.

Now that you know How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal, I hope you will make a few to enjoy or share with someone.

This completed journal is for sale in my shop.

Feel free to ask questions, I’m very willing to help.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Sweetheart Valentine Card

It’s a Sweetheart Valentine Card project on the blog today. The Fatabulous Circut Challenge Blog (aka FCCB) has a bi weekly challenge. This weeks challenge theme is #294 Valentines Day.

DL.Art is the sponsor for this weeks challenge. To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it’s not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn’t a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

For this project I decided to use the Sweetheart cut file from the Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge file M46C0D. This was cut on red card stock to fit on a standard A2 card. This was perfect for my Sweetheart Valentine Card project.

Sweetheart Valentine Card

 

The couple featured on the card is from Calico Collage. Romantic Lovers is a digital download found on Calico Collage’s Etsy site. I’m a new member of her Design Team and loving the ability to work with her designs.

Sweetheart Valentine Card

Also used in this card: Canvas Corp Red & White Diamond card stock. This paper is so yummy. I thought it was perfect as the background for this card, don’t you just love it too?

Of course I have to use inks on cards some where, and this card is no different. Brutus Monroe’s Detail Ink – Raven was used to give more definition to the edges of the layers. Used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressed ink to add a little more distressed look to the photo as well.

The corrugated paper under the Sweethearts word was something in my stash. Not sure where it came from, but it has great texture. Reminds me of the days when Oreos had that great black texture in the bottom of the package. Oreos, yum..

Recently I went on an Ebay shopping spree and purchased a few dies from China. These little dies were very inexpensive and I think I’m addicted to them now.

Sweetheart Valentine Card

The little self adhesive pearls are from Paper Studios. What I like to do is pick these up when there is a sale at Hobby Lobby, then I know I’ll have a supply of these on hand.

A process video was made, have a look.

I’m enjoying being on the FCCB Design Team. Being on the team is helping me to use my Cricut more often and learn more. Check out the FCCB site and join in the challenge.

Sweetheart Valentine Card

Hope you enjoyed this Sweetheart Valentine Card project today.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Make sure to check out the links to the products and to the FCCB for the current challenge and enter you could win.

Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? I offer many of my cards in my store. The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.

Creativation & Shopping Haul What Fun!

WOW Creativation & Shopping Haul What Fun! I had the best time at Creativation and then an extended vacation after the show.  There was so much to see and do during the event!

It was a blessing to be able to attend the show thanks to Canvas Corp Brands. Mind you I did work, I worked hart. The Canvas Corp Brands booth is an elaborate booth. Filled with so much inspiration that it can take more than three days just to see everything.

One of my art works was on display in the booth!  It was such an honor to see it on display where it could be seen by everyone.

Creativation & Shopping Haul What Fun!

The Window in the lower right corner is mine.

Being a part of the crew to put the booth together was a blast and hard work. Once the booth was done that is when the fun began.

There were times I got to walk around the show and see lots of things and even try a few of the products first hand.

The Rinea Paper Foil company also had a booth and I got the opportunity to work for a few hours with the owners. It was so great being able to get to know the owners. Sometimes you don’t understand the passion one has until you meet then in person. Diane and AK are awesome people.

One of my favorite things was being able to create a mini hat at the Charity Wings Booth. This organization does awesome work and the ladies that were working the booth were super sweet.

Here is a hat made with Tattered Angels Papers and Mists, the photo was taken by our Finland visitor Lena Holmstrom. She was such a joy to have in the booth and to hang out with.

Creativation & Shopping Haul What Fun!

Another of my favorite things was connecting with people that I only knew on the internet. Several of them I walked up to them and said, Hey I stalk you on the interweb. It was funny. Some loved it some gave me a “look”.

Carol Dube was the best. She just smiled when I took a selfie at her side. It didn’t bother her one bit. lol She even gave me a couple sheets of her gelli prints she was making. I felt blessed.

Creativation & Shopping Haul What Fun!

Carol Dube Left
Linda Israel Right

There was so much that I got to see and do that I made a video that is entirely too long, but I hope you enjoy seeing the goodies and can hear the joy in my voice.

If you ever get to go to Creativation (or whatever they call it next year) please go you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by to read and watch about Creativation & Shopping Haul What Fun!

Creativation & Shopping Haul What Fun!

Art with Heart – A greeting card

National Inspire your Heart with Art is Jan 31st and I decided to create a card. Art with Heart – A greeting card was the result.

Pulling the supplies and thinking about Valentines Day just around the corner made me choose the items I used.

Art with Heart - A greeting card

The background paper is the Black Patchwork on White from Canvas Crop Brands. This patterned paper is great for making mats for photos or in my case great for cards.

Digital download image that was used for this project is from Calico Collage – Vintage Valentines. I knew that the little cherub with the fan would be perfect inside the die cut lace heart (unknown brand).

Since I have recently become a member of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog I’m using my Cricut more often. Today I used the Home Decor cartridge and cut the word Love M3D72F out of red card stock.

Some of the tools I like to use: Crop a Dial Corner rounder, Paper cutters and the awl to poke holes in the paper for brads.

Other items for this card came from my stash. Like the Tim Holtz Distress ink – Picked Raspberry. Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven was also used.

Art with Heart - A greeting card

This year my challenge to myself is to use as much as I can of the stuff I have. Today I used some scraps of black paper and red brads. Every little bit that gets used makes a difference.

Do you make challenges for yourself when you are creating art? Consider doing so in the future, it will make you think creatively, and use up some of that growing stash you may have.

A video was made to show you all the steps on how this card was made. It was fun to think creatively and make Art with Heart. I hope it inspires you to create Art with Heart this National Inspire your Heart with Art January 31st.

Thanks for stopping by the blog.

Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? I offer many of my cards in my store. The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.

Art with Heart - A greeting card

 

 

Stamping, Digital Ephemera and Cricut Greeting Card

This project has a lot in it today. A Stamping, Digital Ephemera and Cricut Greeting Card.

Stamping, Digital Ephemera and Cricut Greeting Card

In the past week I have become a member of two design teams. With this project I’m showing how to use items that meet both of the design team requirements.

The first design team I want to tell you about is the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog (aka FCCB).

Being a part of this blog will challenge me to use my Cricut more often in projects. My biggest hope is that I’ll learn more techniques on how to use my Cricut and become a better user of this device. Hopefully this will benefit you as my audience as well.

The second team I want to tell you about is Calico Collage.

The designer Norella puts together beautiful collage sheets for the public to purchase and use. Looking through her designs I knew that these were a perfect fit for me to use in my art creations. My hope is that you will enjoy seeing these images and will be inspired by what you see.

For today’s project for the FCCB the challenge was to use something new. Since I’m new to the Calico Collage team I chose one of her Dashing Men images for this project paired with the Circut cut file: Home Decor Frame M3C018.

Stamping, Digital Ephemera and Cricut Greeting Card

Other products used, scraps of Canvas Corps Brands paper – Damask, scrap of 7 Gypsies American Vintage State Plates Paper, scraps of black and kraft from my stash. Brutus Monroe Detailed Ink – Raven, Sharon’s Script – Thinking of you. Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Brushed Corduroy. A Stamp in the Hand Script stamp. Lastly Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – It’s Black.

Stamping, Digital Ephemera and Cricut Greeting Card

Here is a video of how the card was made.

This was a fun card to make, that helped me use things I had on hand. Making this card also made me think about my Cricut Cut files a little differently. I’m looking at the files in new ways to figure out how I can use these in more of my projects instead of every once and a while.

Stamping, Digital Ephemera and Cricut Greeting Card

I hope that the Stamping, Digital Ephemera and Cricut Greeting Card project has inspired you. Please make sure to visit the vendors using my links. Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

How to make Tiny Christmas Packages

Small and simple is what I’m going for this Christmas. This post is all about how to make tiny Christmas packages. Christmas around our house will be small and simple this year. There are not a lot of big fancy decorations. Henry and I decided that we wanted to keep things small and simple.

To help with this idea I pulled down a milk glass sleigh that my mother gave me. This sleigh had belonged to her mother. It may have even belonged to my great grand mother. That will be something I’ll ask her at our next gathering. The sleigh is small enough to display on a table and not get in the way of conversations. It will be a perfect centerpiece.

How to make tiny Christmas Packages

Now the challenge was to fill this little sleigh. It is small. Not much bigger than my hand. When I went looking in my craft supplies I didn’t have any tiny boxes that I could cover with paper. I know this is a shocker to many of you. If you have seen the inside of my room you would think that I own a craft supply store!

Putting my thinking cap on I decided I would make faux little boxes. Taking a few pieces of cardboard I cut it down to one and half inch squares. Using a glue gun I stacked three together. Then choosing paper I covered the squares.

How to Make Tiny Packages

The papers I choose: Rinea Foil and Canvas Corp Brands Cardstock. The Rinea foil is a pretty metallic paper, some have embossed stars some is plain. I used a little of both. A couple pieces of the Rinea foil I ran through my Tim Hotlz Vagabond and a Cuttle Bug snowflake embossing folder. I had to be careful to not over handle the foil as it is thin. But it did take the texture nicely. Colors of Rinea foil used, embossed Copper, green, red and plain gold.

How to Make Tiny Packages Image

For the Canvas Corp Brands Cardstock, it has a pretty damask pattern, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. After each faux gift was wrapped with the CCB paper I placed the package in my spray box and chose a Glimmer Mist that I thought would work the best. Colors such as: Crimson, Coffee Shop, Moss Leap Frog and Red Chillies were used.

How to make tiny Christmas Packages

Once all of the faux packages were made it was time to embellish. A paper punch from Punch Bunch in the shape of a Holy Leaf was used. Punching several of the leaves out of the green Rinea embossed foil I set those aside.

Various colors of ribbon were used to wrap the gifts. Tied tiny bows and glued with hot glue to hold them in place. Once the ribbon bow was in place a tiny amount of glue was placed on the holy leaf and then small red rhinestones were put in place.

How to make tiny Christmas Packages

There is a video showing the whole process.

This little milk glass sleigh will remind me of all the tiny blessings in my life. Hopefully this project will inspire you. Now that you know how to make tiny Christmas packages, how many will you make?

How to make tiny Christmas Packages

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Feel free to ask questions. I’m here to help. 🙂

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