Thursday, February 8, 2018

Valentine's Day Mini Album

Good morning crafty friends!!! I'm excited for some great reasons today!! First I am FINALLY caught up with my blog here!! I finished and revealed this amazing project I made. But mainly excited because it is my 1st Design Team Project for DebbysSpecialTouch on Etsy!! I will be designing for her for these 2months possibly more but for now I want to share what I came up with using all the goodies she sent me which I'll post a link below to that video. 


This album was made using a pre manufactured chipboard album from Prima Memory Hardware from my stash. I also used the super cute Valentine papers from @Authentique #LoveStruck that was sent in my Design Team package. Also used another paper collection that I had left over from my album I made last year. I also used Pink Chiffon Acrylic Paint that I had ordered from Decoart thru the Helping Artists Program that I belong to. I painted the blank chipboard album with this paint 1in. around the edges of the album. 

After I the paint had dried I papered the album with the adorable Valentine paper "Love Struck" from Authentique from my DT kit. As well as most of the stickers in the sheet that comes with this 12X12 collection. Btw right now if you purchase this 12x12 single sheet collection, you receive a sticker sheet with it but you also receive another BONUS sheet with it. So that is 2 sticker sheets you can use !! 
 



The video above is a preview of the entire album. I also made a full project share video on YouTube. You can find that video Here or click on the video below. I hope though that u will check out the rest of my YT videos and subscribe if u haven't done so yet, please comment and Like as well! I would greatly appreciate it!! 

I hope that you got even just a little inspiration with this album. Its super cute, retro and very easy to put together. I hope that you will also visit DebbysSpecialTouch on Etsy where u will find this paper collection as well as Heartfelt Creations products, Queen & Co. and more!! Thanks for checkin out my post today and hope u will follow me over here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> or sign up for my blog on your email as well!! Hugs ❤
XOXO,


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Helmar/Rinea Blog Hop 2018

I'm back today with this fun project that I created for as my Design Team project for Helmar adhesives  as well as for the Blog Hop that they and Rinea Foiled Papers joined up for this month!!!


In December when I received the papers from Rinea , my mind begin spinning and ideas were jumping out at me! I finally settled on this elegant card I made for Valentine's Day! 


If you would like to view my project share video on YouTube , please click on Here





 Thanks again Rinea for the great packs of paper! I'll be making much more creations with these papers! 
If you would like to take a look at the blogs for both Helmar and Rinea, you can check out the links below. Thank you for checking out my blog post today. I am finally catching up! Keep saying I won't fall behind and always do. I hope this will be my last time!! I'll be back with a new Design Team announcement and project share!! 



Xoxo,







Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Jan. GDT for Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft

Hi!! I'm back with my Design Team projects I made during the month of January for the Australian online store Aunty Vera Craft and Scrap. I was a designer for this online store for a month. They sell monthly kits that are themed and so for Jan. 2018 it was "Explore 2018", I hope that you all like the projects that were created for them using the amazing kit I was sent! I also linked down below to my YouTube video of my unboxing! Hope u enjoy!! 


                                      


This first project that I came up with is my very 1st Travelers Notebook! The paper used is from American Crafts Dear Lizzy "Star Gazer" collection.  I used embellishments from Maya Road "Ken Oliver Vintage Compass Embellishment" I made stickers from one of the cut out pages , I used my Xyron 3in. Sticker maker . I love that little machine so much and I'm excited to be buying the Creative station from Xyron to make more projects!!


 












The 2nd project I made with this kit was this fun "Friends" themed loaded envelope. I hadn't made one in a while so thought I would make it with this colorful paper and embellishments. I absolutely loved the Santoro Gorjuss Girl Envelopes. 












This last project is a greeting card that I made. I think I was wanting to bring a little spring color during this month. On this project I combined paper from the Jan. kit , but I also used some paper from Jen Hadfield "Simple Life" paper. It matched pretty good with the Dear Lizzy "Star Gazer" . I used some embellishments as well from both the kit and the one from my stash and also Prima Flowers. I also used the stamp set from the kit, its from Kaisercraft "Open Road" . 


I was happy to be a Guest Designer for Aunty Vera's Scrap and Craft online store. If u enjoy colorful kits, this would be a good place to look at. 

Click HERE to view my unboxing video. 

Thank you for checking out my post today!! 

Xoxo,


Monday, February 5, 2018

Updated projects for Helmar November/December Late postings

I'm back with my last projects for the months of November and December of 2017 for Helmar Adhesives . The November project I still wanted to still keep a "fall themed" project going . I decided on making a fall mixed media card. I also wanted to use some of the left over paper that I used for a mini album that I made using the Prima Amber Moon paper collection. 
This card measures 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 base. I began by cutting my base from kraft card stock . I then cut my pattern paper I believe it was 4 3/4 but then I used my Tim Holtz distress tool all the way around and then applied a corner stencil with DecoArt Modeling Paste. I then used Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink around the pattern paper that I had distressed earlier. 





I also then sprayed Prima Bloom spray Worn Leather on the area that I stenciled . Then sprayed it with my water bottle to tone down the color. I didn't want it too dark just a little distressed. I then adhered this base to the bottom using Helmar Super Tac EVA Glue  I don't adhere anything to the base until I am finished with the top base because I don't want to stain or ruin in any way the bottom base. 


I then adhered some white cotton lace to the bottom of the card using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. I used to as well on the Prima flowers








The last thing I added to my card was a sentiment on my card. I applied it with some of the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Definitely enjoyed making this card ! 
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As for my December project,  I had been wanting to make one of these 3-D stars I had seen on Pinterest a long while back so I finally decided to make it this Christmas! 






I hope that you like these Christmas themed projects and you will give them a try! Thank you for checking out my post! Hope u have a Merry Christmas!!!  Xoxo





Thursday, January 4, 2018

Christmas projects for Creative Scrap Designs (Nov kit)

Hi everyone! I've been MIA for a bit, aside from my mother passing away in November, I've been dealing with lot of health issues, they are much bigger than what I was already dealing with. I'm gradually getting better. So I'm hoping this year I'll have the energy to do alot more than I had been and things that I've been putting off. 
Anyhow, I am now trying to catch up on this blog with some projects that I made in November for Creative Scrap Designs. It the last month being on this DT but I did have fun while on it.

This 1st project I made was made using the November kit which included the beautiful collection from Bo Bunny "Christmas Carousel" . Its super cute! It also included some matching 12x12 cardstock. Along with super cute Xmas themed chipboard!! 





So I came up with this Xmas Gift Box with Tag Set. I followed a tutorial on YouTube on how to make the box. I had wanted to have a lid for it but had made the tags already and the tags were a slight too big for it to have a lid so I just left it out . Anyhow I made the base using the pretty pink cardstock from the kit. Then cut out some of the BoBunny paper from the kit as well. 



 I then got the adorable chipboard that has the stockings on a branch and used my Lindy's spray , I brushed it on along the branch. Then painted my stocking with the Prima paint that came with the kit. after it dried I covered up the branch area, I used some spray adhesive from Helmar to spray the stockings and then added some glitter from Prima as well. I love how that turned out. I had a gold plastic xmas embellishment that I had purchased a couple of years ago from Michaels. So I adhered it on the bottom. I didn't wanna over embellish and take away from the beautiful paper. 







The tags were fun to make as well. For the base of the tag I used some of the left over cardstock that the pieces of chipboard come on from Creative Scrap Designs. Its pretty thick alone and once you add your pattern paper it makes it more sturdy. So I papered it on both sides, I didn't embellish it too much on front. I did prop some of the fussy cut images with the best glue for that from Helmar. On the back part of the tag I cut out some small cardstock and stamped "To:" and "From:". I thought they turned out pretty cute. I made (4) TAGS total for this. 









The 2nd project I made was this Star shaped Mini Album. I thought I was super cute and definetely something I wanted to use a more traditional paper that I had in my stash, I actually used 2 different ones but they still each have those traditional colors. I painted just the edges of the star shaped chipboard with Folk Art Red  acrylic paint. I then traced the shape onto the pattern paper I wanted to use from DCWV. I cut it and adhered it to the chipboard. Added a variety of embellishments, chipboard from the kit. 
I will post a video of the entire album down below so you can see each page. I tried using chipboard in pages, tried to make it somewhat function-able. I hope that u like what I did with his mini. Sometimes these shaped ones take a little more work but they do turn out stunning!! I love it!! Hope u do too! 

I hope that you enjoyed my blog post although I'm kinda late but I myself love looking at Christmas projects all year long and getting some sort of inspiration for the following year!! I have one more to share that is Christmas theme. That will be my next posting!! Thanks for visiting! xoxo, Jeanne