Sunday, July 19, 2015

Vintage Chunky Charm

I used a mixture of items here. Many of the charms were gifted to my by my friend Cheri Doyle-Pack. Some of the beads were also gifted by another friend of mine, Anne Million. I realized I had a small obsession with making chunky charms. It's such a fun hobby and the end result is all yumminess! Lol

Friday, July 10, 2015

Nautical Card

I made this card for a swap. I used 7 Gypsies Maritime. Embossed cardstock, and glued some sea sand to the edges of the paper. I'm not used to doing simple and easy so this was a step outside of my comfort zone (In a good way).

Creepy Mini Junk Journals

I found a couple of really neat images and made these. I was really trying to use as many scraps as possible. These were the perfect way to use some new things as well as some old things! 

Bingo Journal

These chipboard covers come all the way from Canada from my friend Alycia Weiler. I used the Cinch for binding then tied on some walnut stained seam binding, topped with a few charms. I would love to do another Bingo Journal!

File Folder Journal

Here I cut down a file folder, used Tim Holtz matte medium over tissue paper, went over it with Tim Holtz walnut distress ink, and tied my own hand dyed seam binding as a closure. The inside is a mixture of black coffee dyed paper and some pages from Ephemeras Vintage Garden Steampunk Voyage Digital journal kit. It's a single signature with a beaded spine. I truly love all of the colors together.

Steampunk Altered Box and Mini Album

This was a request from my mother. She saw an altered mini treasure box and mini album by Monique from Butterbeescraps and asked me to make one similar for her. I looked for a while for a good paper collection to use and got so lucky when I came across Marion Smith's Timekeeper paper pad. Such a lovely steampunk collection. I will post a link to the video so you can see all of it as well as the items and techniques used. I hope you enjoy!
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Parisian Journal

Oversized Journal

I used a large cereal box, and used a paper Easel roll. All the pages were cut one as a tile, measured down and cut again, then coffee dyed. The spine was fabric gifted to me by Shall Price, the strip of beautiful green ribbon was from Rosemary Morris, and the beaded tassel is from a swap I was in with Sana Razi Khan.
I had been wanting to make an oversized journal for quite some time. I was never able to get large enough paper. I'm so glad I got to make it.

All Tim Holtz Journal

This was my first altered book. I had just gotten my first Tim Holtz paper collection ever: Wallflower. 
I wanted to make sure that I used as many Tim Holtz products as possible. I adored making this one! Such a beautiful paper collection!  I hope you guys like it. Please, let me know if you have any questions.

My first Clasp Journal

Here, I used some Tim Holts Tissue paper for the cover. I layered 2 medium weight chip board pieces for the foundation. The clasp and corners are from Butterbeescraps, and the trim is from Hobby Lobby, and the Vinyl spine was a gift from my good friend Lori (Just a Girl From the Bay).  

I coffee dyed all the pages and and sewed in 2 signatures. I had a great time and learned a lot from this one!

I went on a craft spree!

Because random bouts of crafting are not only fun but healthy! ? I had a lot of items I had never used before and wanted to see what I could come up with. What do you think?