Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Vintage Lace Card

Hello!! I'm back this week with a square card this time for Secret Garden Crafts . 
It measures 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 , I began by cutting my white cardstock , I then picked out my design paper which is by Maja Designs Summer Time paper! I absolutely love this paper collection! Its Vintage, Shabby Floral designs are simply amazing!! I inked the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap. Then adhered it to my card stock. 

I decided on using this lace that I had in my stash and the beautiful vintage image is from Pion Designs. I left it without a sentiment so that it can be used for any occasion. I finished it off my using some white flowers I had in my stash along with some beautiful flowers from Secret Garden Crafts . 

I hope that you get some inspiration from these weekly projects that me and the rest of the designers from Secret Garden crafts share with you every week. I hope that you will check out the Secret Garden Crafts Blog for the rest of the designers projects. 
Also if you shop over at Secret Garden Crafts Online store  you can receive a 10% discount on your order and also Free shipping when you shop $50 or more. Below is the coupon code for the month of Sept. for that 10% discount. 
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Product from SGC used on this project:

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Coupon Code for this month: "SEPT10"
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello everyone!! I'm excited to share my project as part of the 1st Blog Hop that I'm participating in! As a member of the Secret Garden Design Team,  I'm excited that Secret Garden Online Flower Store is a Proud Super Sponsor of this Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop over at  the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

Along with Archana Joshi, K Sabrina Jackson & Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez, I hope that you will check out this wonderful blog hop today and I hope you will check out the rest of the other ladies blogs as well. All links will be posted below as well as links to the products I used on my card from Secret Garden Crafts
Here is my card and I hope that you are inspired by it! 

Please join us and check out the wonderful projects my fellow Design Team members created for this wonderful blog! 

As mentioned Secret Garden Crafts is a Super Sponsor and is giving away a $15 gift certificate over at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop to see what you need to do to qualify for that prize click Here

Since we love our subscribers you can also win a sweet prize over at the Secret Garden Crafts Blog 

All you have to do is be a subscriber to the Secret Garden Crafts Blog and each of the Designers and leave a comment on the SGC Blog and on each of the Designers Blogs. The winner for this prize will be picked via Random(dot)org and announced on Wednesday over at the Secret Garden Crafts Blog

Please join us and check out and subscribe to mine and the rest of the Designers Blogs. Click on each of them and you will be taken directly to their blogs. 

Again here are the links to the online store and blog, click on the links!

Also used some other flowers I had in my stash. This card measures 4 1/4 X 5 1/2, I used paper from Craft Smith, its coffee themed paper " I Love You A Latte". Super cute paper, the 1st time I used it! I'll def. be making more projects with this paper stack! Thanks for checking out my blog post and I hope you will subscribe, follow me so you don't miss anymore posts! 
Xoxo, Jeanne

 *Products I used on this project

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

DT Project for Secret Garden Crafts

I'm back crafty friends! This week I'm sharing the 2nd DT project for Secret Garden Crafts for the month of Sept. This week our inspirational projects for you were to make either a card or a tag that included a doily. I decided to make a card size I had yet to make. So I decided on the three fold or tri fold tall card. 

I began by using an 8.5 X 11 white card stock. I only had to trim of 1/2 of it. So with the 8 X 11 paper I scored it at 3.5 in at each side. I wanted to use some of the Prima Heaven Scent paper that I've had in my stash. Since the Heaven Sent II collection is already out, I really would love to have it. But I need to quick hoarding and use up what I have. Anyhow so a picked out two patterns of the papers from the A5 paper pad. I measured and cut it to size, I then cut it in long stripe pieces and adhering them.  I then added a white paper doily that I had received in some happy mail, it seems to be a die cut. Its a thick white card stock that was used. It was just the right size for the width of my card. 

Once I adhered the paper I picked out a silhouette cut out dress form and chandelier embellishment that I got from Want2Scrap.  I glued these on, then had already decided on using one of the gorgeous Prima vines that Archana carries in her online store Secret Garden Crafts. I added just one of the Large White Gardenias that I received in my September DT package. 

Before adhering the vines down with the white gardenia, I used my black glimmer spray from DecoArts to splatter it around the card. I didn't want to get the spray on the flowers, I only wanted it to get onto the background. I like how it turned out! I hope you like it as well. This was a quick card to make and I hope that you are inspired to try making different sizes of cards for different occasions. I didn't add a sentiment because with some of my cards I feel that leaving them blank you can use them for any occasions. 
Thank you for checking out this weeks project for Secret Garden Crafts and I hope that you will check out the online store where you can save 10% by using the code "SEPT10" plus you can also receive FREE SHIPPING by shopping $50 or more!! This are great savings for beautiful products from Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima Marketing, Petaloo and more products . I'll be back next week with another project, but till then I hope that you will check out the blog as well as the other designers blogs and YouTube channels~ xoxo, Jeanne

***Coupon Code for September: SEPT10 for 10% off you order and get free shipping with your order of $50 or more!!

Store products used for this project

***Links for Secret Garden Crafts

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Halloween Mini Album from Frank Garcia Mini Album Parcel kit club

Hi friends! I'm back with a very exciting project! I know its a little early for Halloween but I was anxious to make this only because for one it was a special order kit from Frank Garcia! This was not one of the regular monthly kits, this one was a special order for those who wanted a Halloween kit because there are alot of people who don't celebrate Halloween. 

This kit came at a perfect time because I was asked by the editor from The Paper Mill blog if I wanted to participate in the Halloween round up on their blog! So this is a great honor and I am very excited for this! So when Frank shared with us what we would be getting I knew I wanted to make that as my feature!! 

So the paper that came in the kit was the beautiful "Spell cast" by Pink Paislee!! It's their newest collection and those of us that purchased the kit got the entire collection plus so much extra product from Prima. It has a sort of a vintage theme to it! 

I also added some papers that I had in a Halloween Paper pad from Recollections. I had purchased it in a destash and I love it cuz it had glittered paper and other varieties. I also used some WOC flowers as well as the all the neat embellishments that  came with in the kit! Anyhow I'm excited to be featured in the blog for The Paper Mill and I will definetly share it with you all once it goes live!! 

Thank you for checking out my blog post and I hope you will subscribe , follow me on here and the rest of my social media sites! xoxo, Jeanne

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Wonderful News!!

Good morning friends!! I've been super anxious and excited to finally be able to share this amazing news with u all! I've been chosen to be a part of the Creative Team for Helmar Products!! It is a 6 month term and I am so excited about this wonderful journey I will be a part of! 

I hope that you will follow me, subscribe to my email so you can receive updates on the upcoming projects I'll be doing using Helmar products! Among other amazing projects from my other Design Teams! 
Below is a listing of all of the social media sites for Helmar, please check them out! Thank you for checking out my blog post!! xoxo, Jeanne

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Carousel Mini Album

Hi friends! I'm excited to share my completed mini album from the August kit from the Frank Garcia Mini Album Parcel Kit Club. I look forward to these every month! It's always a treat when I get these!! I always say I'm gonna make an unboxing video and I'm always so excited but I will def. try to this next month (Sept) , we will be getting a gatefold album with the newest Prima collection Amber Moon. 
The month of August though was a wonderful kit!! The album is of course on of the premade albums from Frank Garcia Memory Hardware collection. The paper line this month was the newest from Maggie Holmes Carousel. Its a beautiful collection! But I also combined it using the paper collection "Imagine" from Authentique! It's also very vintage, amusement park themed as well. 

Here is the video I made since I took pictures of all of the pages. I hope u like what I made and I am looking forward to showing you my next album that I just completed! It was a special order kit that some of the members had requested. Please follow or subscribe to my blog for more upcoming and exciting new projects and news!! xoxo, Jeanne

1st Mixed Media Card for Secret Garden Crafts!!

Hey friends!! I'm back this week with this great creation for Archana's online store Secret Garden Crafts! This week we all made mixed media cards!! I have been really wanting to try this and I finally was able to do it!! I was very happy with how this turned out!! I hope you will give this a try even if you think you might not be able to! I had fun!! 
I began by cutting some ivory card stock 4 1/2 x 5 1/2. I found some paper that a friend had sent me in a RAK so I finally used it!! I love hoarding papers and thought to myself that I really should use it because I think that these papers that I love and want to hoard, I can use them and share with you all how you can make these beautiful papers can end up gorgeous creations!!  
So the paper I used were a couple from the Prima Bella Rouge collection! I loved the vintage, dark reds, grays, just to name a few in this collection. 
I wanted to use the beautiful dark red flowers from Secret Garden Crafts. I will list what I used from the online store down below at the end of my blog. 

I began by distressing the papers, then used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges. I tore in half the paper that was going to be on top. I put one half on the top of the base and the other half at the bottom. I then picked out a chevron stencil I had in my stash, not sure the brand of it. I used some modeling paste from DecoArts on the stencil. I then used some Lindy's spray and some Deco Art Black shimmer and white shimmer sprays on in, I didn't spray it, just splattered on it. 
I then had some thread that I had received in a mixed media kit that I had previously purchased. I made a small bundle in the center in between those two papers I had torn. I then embossed a chipboard flourish with Lindy's black powder. I then cut it in half and placed one on top of the thread and the other half on bottom. 
I then began adding the flowers from my DT package. I lastly added an embossed chipboard sentiment "Create" , in the center of the flowers, on top of the thread. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

2nd DT project for Ideas2Come

Hi friends! This week I'm back with some homemade ephemera that I made for a junk journal that I have been planning on making! I immediately knew that I wanted to make something from some of the products I received from Heather, she is the owner of the Etsy shop Ideas2Come . She had sent me some coffee dyed music sheets along with book papers as well. I decided that I wanted to use some of the Napkin Decoupage that I received from DecoArts as part of my Helping Artists Program Haul. I had gotten some gorgeous napkins in my DT package too! So I first decoupaged the beautiful napkins onto two different glassine bags I had in my stash. 

I hope that you will give this a try if you have yet to make your own decoupage glassine bags, they are great for pockets in your junk journals for tags,  ephemera, also if you want to use them for sending some happy mail. 
The other project I made was these envelopes I made using the coffee dyed book paper, some of the metal filigrees and lace from Ideas2Come. These were fast and simple to make too! 

Thank you so much for checking out my blog post and I hope you will give these a try. I hope to soon make time to make my 1st junk journal once I coffee or tea dye more papers. I'll definetely post it here when I do! xoxo, Jeanne

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Banner Piece for 3rd DT Project for Secret Garden Crafts

I'm back with another week sharing my 3rd Design Team Project for Secret Garden Crafts !! This week we had to either make an entire banner or a Pennant, I decided on a pennant. If I decide later to add on to it I will let you all know and I'll link this post to it. 

I began by using one of the pieces of chipboard banner that I purchased at Michaels's on sale. It's the Recollections brand and contains 9 pennants.  
I chose to use the paper collection from Graphic 45 , Ladies Diary. It matched the flowers that I wanted to use from Secret Garden Crafts DT package. I love the color combination in this collection! So I traced the chipboard on to the paper then I also papered the back part as well. I then added some beautiful lace that I had been hoarding! I had purchased it when Lele had her online store Shabbylicious. I cut two pieces out and arranged and adhered them back to back. I then added one of the chipboard pieces that came in the collection. I adhered it right to the center of the pennant . 

I then began adding the flowers (below will be a list of the flowers you can find at Secret Garden Crafts). Some of the larger Peach/Orange Tea Roses are from my stash.  I use a lot of different peach colored, used some Gypsofila for fillers. Love this!! I then finished off by adding a tear drop bling piece & an olive colored piece of seam binding to hang it with.  I really like how this turned out!! I hope you all like it as much as I do! Thank you for checking out my post and please subscribe via email so you don't miss out of my upcoming projects! Don't forget to check out the online store and when you order $50 or more you get FREE SHIPPING, use my coupon code until August 31st and save an additional 10%!!! Thank you again!! See you soon!! XOXO, Jeanne
Products used from Secret Garden Crafts:  

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Layered Garden Card/ 2nd DT Project for Secret Garden Crafts

Hi again crafty friends!! I first would like to send a huge "Thank You" to all the wonderful people that viewed my blog last week for my 1st project for Secret Garden Crafts! Also "Thank You" to Archana and the rest of the Design team members!! 

I'm excited to share with you all every week different creations that I hope you get inspired by to try if you haven't already, especially adding the beautiful flowers from WOC that Archana carries in her online store! 
This card is a layered card. It's a 6 X 5/12 and as I've mentioned before, I like to cut my base then set it aside then add it at last when I've finished with everything I need to do on it incase I've got distressing to do , spraying, etc. Just so it stays clean. 

I then picked out my paper, this paper is from the Jen Hadfield Simple Life collection. I had earlier in March made a mini album using this same paper. I really like the color combination. I chose these colors because I wanted to use the gorgeous Prima flowers that Archana had sent in my DT package. I had also received a matching spray from a destash haul I had recently purchased so I knew they would look well together. 
I began by distressing the papers, adding more distress and tearing in some areas on the second piece. I then picked out some cut outs from the collection and some of the matching ephemera . I propped up the cut out card and the ephemera on some pop dots. Lastly I made my flower bouquet out of the Prima Flower Bundle (Yellow), added the yellow matching sprays from my stash, wrapped the flower bundle in some ivory seam binding. I also added some white filler flowers and others from my stash, they will be listed below. Then just adhered it using Fabri Tac wet adhesive.
Overall this card was very simple to make and I hope that you like what I've made. 
Don't forget to check out the rest of the other designers blogs as well as YouTube videos. 

Product used from Secret Garden Craft

Here are also the links to the online store and Blog

 When placing an order for $50 or over you received FREE SHIPPING!  Also use my coupon code for an additional 10% off you order: 
Coupon code: JR10A Expires by August 31st 
Thank you for visiting my blogpost today and don't forget to check out the rest of our blogs every Wed.  
Mark your calenders!! xoxo, Jeanne

Sunday, August 20, 2017

1st Design Team Project for Ideas2Come on Etsy

Hello crafty friends! I'm running a little late on this project, I had my grandson and daughter visiting, my grandson has so much energy and I really thought that I would be able to do all of my editing and blogging once I sat to relax, It never happened , he has worn me out! I forgot how hyper 4 year old boys are! 

Anyhow this project I had a great time making! I have always enjoyed altering boxes. This one I had received from a place where I had purchased a mixed media kit, and knew that one day I would repurpose this box because it's a good size and its got a magnetic closure! 

I began by painting it using DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Buttermilk color. It's pretty close to Folk Art Vintage White. I only painted around the edges as I would be putting some paper on it. I picked out the gorgeous paper from Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady. I measured all sides of the box and cut out each section but cut it about 1/16th of an inch shorter. I then distressed all of the edges using my Prima distress tool , I used score tape to adhered the papers to the box. On the inside I decoupaged the Coffee Dyed Music Paper that came in my GDT pkg. I covered the inside bottom and lid and it fit perfectly. On the two sides I adhered the other two design papers that I had set aside. 

After it had all dried, I made a small pocket for the lid using some wide lace from my stash on top of a piece of muslin fabric. Then added some thin lace that had small pearls in it to the bottom of the pocket. 

After I finished with the inside I began embellishing the outer part. I began with the lid, I used one of the Antique Bronze Box Closures from the Ideas2come Etsy shop. I absolutely love these closures!! I adhered it using E6000 cuz I wanted to make sure that it was sturdy even though there was a magnetic closure on the box, it wasn't closing as sturdy because of the layers of papers I had adhered to it.  I finished it off by adhering some bling strands from Prima that I had left over from a mini album I had made. This looked perfect and since I hadn't used any laces on the outside I thought it looked great!!

I then moved on to the top of the box where I started by using one of the larger journaling tags of the paper collection. I wanted that to be my focal point. I propped it up with some pop dots. I then used alot of different flowers including Prima flowers, flowers from Secret Garden Crafts and tucked one of the Foam Flowers from Ideas2Come Etsy. I then adhered some vintage bling trim around the lid. Adding some thinner rhinestone bling trim along the edge of the propped up image. Lastly I applied some stickles to some of the flowers and on the flowers on the image. Around the frame I used some DecoArt Liquid Glass so the frame would look more realistic!!

I hope that you got some sort of inspiration with my project. I hope that you will take a look at all of the great products that Heather carries. She has just oped up her business so check out her small business and show her your support, she's got great deals!! 
Thank you so much for checking out my blog post and I hope you will subscribe to my social media sites and I hope you will follow me here on my blog so you won't miss more fun projects coming up!! XOXO, Jeanne

Friday, August 18, 2017

Shabby Chic card & tag

Hi there crafty friends!! Today I'm back with a couple of projects that I'm very excited to share! Not only are they my 2nd Design Team Projects for Want2Scrap but I actually tried a little mixed media. Nothing too crazy but its a start and I think I'm really gonna enjoy incorporating it into some of my project! Here is my 1st one. 

I started out with a chipboard tag from Prima, I picked out the amazingly beautiful paper from Pion Designs that I had purchase over at a great online store Craftycity, this collection is called Paris Flea Market. I adhered the paper onto the tag then cut the paper around the tag, then using my Prima distress tool, I ran it along all the edges so that the paper somewhat blended with the tag. I then used some DecoArt Modeling Paste to lightly stencil half of a stencil from Prima. 

I applied some lace at the bottom of the tag that I had in my lace stash, then added some tear drop pearl trim from Ideas2Come.  Then added some bling from Want2Scrap, I added a spool cut out from the paper collection, added a Tilda button to the spool, fussy cut some butterflies from the same paper, used some DecoArt Liquid Glass on them, made them look dimensional. I then I just added the flowers and added a matching ribbon

I hope that you all like what I came up with on this tag. Now I will share my card. 

This card I think is one of my favorites that I made. I cut a piece of white card stock to 5 1/2 X 6, I scored it in half then set it aside, I add my piece later onto the cardstock. I first picked out my design paper, I've been hoarding this paper, rarely use it, I will def. be looking to buy another of these paper pads. It's the beautiful paper from First Edition Bella Rose 8x8 paper pad. 

 I then picked out a couple of the papers I wanted to use, I cut the 1st one just 1/8 smaller in width and length than the white cardstock base. I then cut the other paper just a tad smaller. I also distressed the paper, made some random tearing on it, I wanted to be able to add some lace or cheesecloth in those areas. I ended up just cutting small pieces of tirms and adding them there. I added a  iridecent flatback pearl on each tip of the lace. I then added a chipboard sentiment from Want2Scrap. I added some beautiful Prima flowers/leaves, some pearls to accent the flower cluster. I lastly used some DecoArt white shimmer mist that I just received in my helping artist program. 
Thank you for checking out my blog post and please feel free to see the rest of my creations! xoxo, Jeanne 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

1st Design Team Project for Secret Garden Crafts

Hello crafty friends!! Today I am super excited to share with you my 1st Design Team Project for Secret Garden Crafts . This is a new online store that Archana Joshi owns. She still has her facebook groups available where you can order, she has just combined Secret Garden Crafts with  CraftyCity . But I am excited to be a part of her 1st Design Team for this new shop where some beautiful flowers are sold, everything from Wild Orchid Craft, Prima, just to name a couple. All of our projects are pretty similar as far as themes go, this 1st week our projects are tags. I had a great time with this tag because I had just received a destash purchase from a friend and she had included some tags from Heidi Swapp, a variety of tags, different shapes, etc. This is mine, I hope that you like it!! 
I began by tracing one of the Heidi swap tags onto chipboard just so it would be sturdy. Plus I can reuse those tags for many more projects to come. I then chose the beautiful papers I had gotten in my destash purchase as well, so this package came just in time for this project. One of the papers was the "Order" paper sheet Item #0148. I adhered the paper directly to the tag using Double sided score tape. I then fussy cut the tag out. After I did this I then used my Prima distress tool to somewhat blend in the paper and the tag and this distressed the edges a little as well. 
After I was finished with that I applied some DecoArt Dimensional Paste to stencil the background. I had already picked out my embellishments that I planned on using. I had a Prima Shabby Chic Fireplace Resin piece in my stash I adhered a Tim Holtz Ornate frame that I dabbed some DecoArt Gesso onto. I used E6000 to adhere the Ornate frame to the Fireplace as well as the entire piece to the tag. I then added a small piece of beautiful Venice white lace along the bottom of the fireplace.

I then added some pink sprays I had in my stash as well as a clear acrylic flower and clear acrylic sprays. I then added some of the most beautiful Wild Orchid Craft flowers that I received in my DT package. I finished it off by adding some Prima Crystals from the Heaven Sent Collection. They went very well with the color combination of this tag. 
I hope that you will take a look at this wonderful online store Secret Garden Crafts . I will list below the rest of the social media sites for Secret Garden Crafts, as well as a list of the flowers I used for this project. Thank you for checking out my blog and I hope you are inspired to make your own style of tag and you will use some of these wonderful flowers. 

You can find the rest of the links to the other Designers on the Secret Garden Crafts Blog! I hope you will go subscribe, follow, etc these other talented ladies!! XOXO, JEANNE

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Part 2 Sewing Machine Kit from MsGardengrove

I'm back with a beautiful project that I completed ! On a previous post I shared with you the kit that I received from Annie (MsGardengrove). I had won the monthly challenge back in May, so whoever wins these challenges gets to be a Guest Designer for MsGardengrove on Etsy. She sent me what was to be the kit for the month of July so I was very excited to create this! I hope that you like it as well!