Being part of the CCB Traveling Journal group is a lot of fun. Here is the April Be Brave CCB Traveling Journal Entry. I used the Naturally Aged Paint System Precious Stone as the foundation along with lots of other supplies.
Check out the video showing the Naturally Aged kit. I used this as the background for the journal page.
Since the note on the journal said that the pages were thin and that paints were seeping through I decided that it would be easier to create the page outside of the journal and then paste it when it was complete. That’s a cool thing about art journaling, it is easy to adapt when necessary.
Then here is the video showing how I made the Be Brave CCB Traveling Journal Entry.
Do you like to art journal? Art journaling is a great way to express yourself. It isn’t necessary that you share the entry with the world, but you can do the entry for your own pleasure.
What I love about art journaling is there isn’t a right or wrong way to make an entry. Create whatever you want, with whatever supplies you like to use.
The process of making a journal entry in this traveling art journal is something that I enjoy. Each month a new journal arrives and a plan forms on how I will create my page.
ATC’s are super fun to make, especially for a swap. Today I’ll share How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s using Calico Collage Digital Images, Brutus Monroe Stamp and Ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Canvas Corp Brands Fluted Cardboard, Prima Flowers, Rinea Foil and more to create fun and funky Sugar Skull ATC’s.
This is a fun messy project and it yielded 24 ATC’s. Twenty of these ATC’s were sent out in a swap. I’m awaiting the arrival of the swap any day. It is exciting to wait and see what the others made and to find out what they thought of the ATC;s I made.
Watch this video that shows How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s.
Do you like to swap with others? I find that it is a lot of fun to share my creativity with others and then to see what creative items they come up with in return. There are so many creative people out there in this world.
This ATC swap was hosted by a new friend that I met in January at Creativation. She is a joy to hang out with and I’m in love with all of her projects. She reached out to twenty people and they all said yes they would like to join her swap. What fun!
My cards were completed early because I read the deadline wrong. lol I thought that these hand to be in the mail by April first. I’ve been waiting to share this project for a month! LOL
I hope that you enjoyed seeing this project today.
Video showing How to make an Embellished Home Decor Butterfly With Paper.
This is a very easy project that can be done in about an hour or less. You could even get elaborate and cut all kinds of shapes for the wings.
I decided to keep this pretty simple and only used three colors. Mainly because these were the three that went together that I had in my stash. lol Sometimes you just make do with what you have and it usually turns out really cool!
This would make a great housewarming gift. Just find out what the color scheme is for their home and make the butterfly to match. Or while you are out shopping look at other metal shapes and see if they could be turned into a project like this.
To me, this butterfly reminds me of a stained glass piece. The bright colors are so beautiful and cheery. Have fun finding an object and then selecting the colors. Make sure you order a couple of the multi packs so that you have at least two sheets of each color to play with for your project.
Hopefully, this project will spark an idea or two for you and you will get to creating today.
Did you play with paper dolls when you were a kid? Well here is your chance to do it again with How to Make a Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil. The Spring Peacock Paper Doll collection is from Calico Collage and I have paired it with Rinea paper foil.
The fun thing about these paper dolls is that you get to make them any way you want. With the items in the kit you can pick and choose which patterns you want to use. Or you can make up your own.
For my Spring Peacock Paper Doll Fairy I decided to add some of the Rinea paper foil. I love the shine and sparkle it adds.
Video for How to Make a Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil
The paper doll is super easy to make. Cut out the desired doll. Since mine were printed on copy paper I glued mine to cardstock.
Select the Rinea foils that match the Doll parts and die cut the butterfly and roses.
Paint the Bamboo Skewer black with acrylic paint.
Use the Cross Lock Tweezer or a quilling tool to make the roses. I use hot glue to finish the rose as it sets up quickly.
Using purple acrylic paint, cover the back of the dolls head to mimic her hair.
Adding a little extra to the outside edge, trace the dress on the Purple Rinea Paper Foil and cut out. Adhere to the back of the dress.
Hot glue bamboo skewer to the back of doll body. Attach arms and legs with Aleene’s Tacky Glue.
Make a lace petticoat and adhere to the back of the dress. Hot glue the dress to the body. Tie lace around the body at the waist to represent a belt. Leave extra in the back to look like a big bow.
Adhere the Rinea Paper Foil wings to the Calico Collage Wings with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Then adhere both to the back of the doll.
Place the large Rinea paper foil rose at the waist of the doll with hot glue. Add the smaller rose and a couple of silk flowers on her head.
Admire your super cute fairy you made.
Now that you know How to Make a Spring Peacock Paper Doll with Rinea Foil, do you have plans to make several? I think I’ll be making a few more and will hang some from the ceiling in my studio. Won’t that be fun!
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Mother’s day is almost here, Sunday, May 14, 2017. On today’s blog, I’m sharing How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Using the Mother’s Day images from Calico Collage, Brutus Monroe Stamps, ink and more.
The Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images are super sweet. I chose one of the images to be the focal point of a 5 in. x 7 in. greeting card. Pairing this with new stamps from Brutus Monroe just seemed to be the perfect fit.
Here is a video for How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card
Digging around in my paper stash I found a couple pieces of pink paper that I thought went well with the image.
Recently I purchased the Anna Griffin Flower Bramble Die and I just love how beautiful it looks. Die cutting it out of plain white paper makes a beautiful touch to this card.
Adding Distress Inks to the edges of papers just helps to finish the look. It may not be necessary on every project but for this project, I think it helps to bring each layer together.
If you like that vintage feel on photos try adding a touch of gold embossing around the edges. Think messy, not uniform when you apply the embossing powder. This look reminds me of an old mirror that has aged and part of the silver is faded.
Although the stamped roses are hard to see in the photo it does make a nice gold touch to the image. If I had left off the embellishments the card could have been finished with just the gold embossed roses.
Those paper doilies that you find in the cake decorating isle are perfect for card making. These don’t cost a whole lot of money but sure look elegant.
Using the Gold Glossy Rinea paper foil with the leaves die adds a touch of softness and elegance to this Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting card. I love seeing the shimmer on the card.
On top of the paper lace doily, is a few loops of pearls to help with that shabby chic look and add a little bit of romance.
My hope is that you were inspired by today’s post, How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Do you enjoy the Shabby Chic look? What is your favorite look for a greeting card? Share your thoughts with me in the comments, or on my Facebook page.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
Here is a vendor list for the 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!
When out shopping I saw a package of plastic Button Keychains by Playside Creations. These are 2.75 in. in diameter and I knew these would be beautiful keychains to add images inside.
Using my Silhouette Cameo 3, I pulled the 1 in. Digital images from the Spring Peacock set into the software and adjusted the size until it was the correct size for the keychains. I set the images to cut and saved the file.
Sent the images to my printer with the registration marks so that my Silhouette would recognize the sheet for cutting. Then placed the sheet on the Silhouette mat. Loaded the mat into the Silhouette Cameo 3 and told the software to send to Silhouette.
I just love watching my Silhouette in action! It cut the circles the perfect size for my project.
Once the images were cut I then took apart the plastic keychain case. Using Zig Two-Way Glue I glued two circles back to back.
Since the edges don’t always line up perfectly I then used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass to go around the edges. This will cover up the white areas.
As another measure to make the images look finished I then went around the outside with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven.
Selecting a sheet of Rinea Foil in Sapphire I then used the Tim Holtz Bow Paper Punch to punch a bow.
Time to put the keychain together. Make sure that the images are right side up and place inside the well of the keychain. Add the bow or other die cut shape then snap the cover back in place. Bam you are done. It took less than 5 minutes to make one of these keychains.
I began but selecting a page from the Spring Peacock journal kit from Calico Collage. Once I had a page selected I used my Vagabond and Spellbinders circle die to cut out circles.
Selected images from the Spring Peacock Domino digital images from Calico Collage, trimmed off the white edges.
Die cut a beautiful butterfly out of the Blue Rinea foil using my Vagabond.
Using Glam from Tattered Angels I painted the back of the circle and placed it on the top of the metal tin. Applied glam to the domino-sized peacock image and added to the top of the circle.
So that the butterfly wouldn’t lift and get damaged I applied glam to the back and then placed it on the top of the other images.
Glam dries pretty quick. Using the Chandelier Glam from Tattered Angels I then coated the top of the tin.
Lastly, I applied a few self-adhesive rhinestones to the butterfly and off to one side.
For those that like videos here is the video on How to alter a metal tin:
I just love how the images sparkle because of the Chandelier Glam from Tattered Angels. These altered metal tins will make a great gift. I’m thinking of adding some candy and maybe a piece of jewelry inside.
Interested in purchasing a finished tin? Head over to my store where I have some listed for sale.
Below you will find a video on How to make a Hello Spellbinders Pinwheels Greeting Card.
Making the pinwheels is really easier than it looks. Once I figured out how many pieces to cut and how to put these together.
For the two pinwheels, I made there are five cuts of each of the two dies. The pinwheel looks best when two sided paper is used. The Rinea Foil was perfect since there are several papers that have different colors on each side.
Be aware that this card will get smashed if you put it in an envelope and mail it to someone. I would suggest either hand delivering the card or putting it in a small box so that it arrives in its full beautiful glory.
Make sure you head over to the Rinea website and see all the beautiful colors of paper foils that they offer. This isn’t your typical foil paper, it is better.
I hope that today’s post inspires you to make a pinwheel with the Rinea foil. Feel like a kid again and make one for yourself.
Looking for a gift check out my store. There are lots of things in there and more added all of the time.
You may have seen these dies and had no clue what to do. Today I’ll share How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die. These dies make beautiful projects. Paired with The Rinea Foil, Brutus Monroe stamp and inks today I’ll show you how to create this card.
When I saw this die at Tuesday Morning I just knew it would make a beautiful card using the Rinea Foil. I love that when using the two sided foil in two different colors how both colors can be seen.
Cut gold/purple Rinea Foil to just under 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. This will then leave a small white boarder when you place it on your card if you cut it just a little shy of the measurements. Die cut largest set of dies out of gold / purple Rinea Foil in the upper area of the paper with the Purple side up.
Fold over the the tabs and tuck under the points.
Take the negative left from the die cut and emboss with Flower Vine embossing folder with the gold side up. Adhere to white A2 greeting card with Thermoweb Memory Tape Runner XL.
Adhere Die cut in the center of negative with the Purple side up using Thermoweb Memory Tape Runner XL.
On a scrap of white cardstock stamp Happy Anniversary from Sharon’s Script set in Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven. Cut the ends into pennant shape. With an awl or small hole punch make two holes at each end. Place a round min gold brad in each hole. Add White Adhesive Foam Squares to the back and apply to the bottom of the card.
Finally, add a Gold Glitter Round Bling Gemstone Sticker to the center of the die cut shape. Enjoy your beautiful card.
Here is a video for How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die.
This card is so pretty that the person who gets it will want to proudly display it in their home or office.
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.
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