Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sentimental Sundays: Focus on the Sentiment.

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Hello there blog buddies!! I have something new to show you today – a pocket book! It was so perfect for the brand new challenge over at Sentimental Sundays this week which is to “Focus on the Sentiment”. This week our sponsors are Whimsy Stamps.

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Yay!! As you can see I recently purchased the new Spellbinder dies and some gorgeous stamps (Glitz, Kaisercraft, MME) too! Now all I need are the basic Spellbinder dies to make frames out of the ornate ones!

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That’s it folks!! Hope you will stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to check out what the designers created.

See you all very soon!

xoxo

~E

 

Challenges: Make it Monday, Pin & Tack,

Friday, December 14, 2012

Going Shabby Chic Again!

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Waaaay too many layers on this card, I know! But I love layers and dimension and it has been a while since I let loose and made something just the way I wanted. Some hand stitching, some glitter, some of my favourite border punch! I used a bit of Pink Paislee’s London Market paper here, soon I will have their stamps too Smilejust bought some from SSS.

If you can see I coloured over the embossed paneling and it looks pretty cool in person.

That’s it for me today, see you tomorrow with another card.

xoxo

E

Friday, December 7, 2012

I solemnly swear I love All Things Teresa Collins!

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Hello everyone! Today I have something very different to show you. I made a journal! The one I am showing you is my second journal, the first one had really crappy binding (we don’t get good book rings here and I spiral bind it myself) so I thought I’d show you a better version before the other one.
I used half of the Carolina Breeze papers for this one (remaining half I am saving for another journal! *wink*). I did use DCWV as a front page only because I didn’t want to waste TC’s gorgeous designs by gluing the other beautiful side! And I also used bits of American Crafts Christmas cardstock (glittered)
Sooo here you go!
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Handmade flower – from scratch! Faux epoxy on swirls, frame is Silhouette cut.
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I had no stamp that said “Forever” so used my dad’s mini alpha stamps instead, I think it looks okay?
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Left page has a pocket and 3 tags. The tags are stamped, journaling area/photo mat provided behind the tags.
The right page has a photo mat with glittery butterflies.
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Here you can see the journaling/ photo mat area and the tags too! I so wish I had more sentiment stamps, next on my list is to get Teresa Collin’s stamp maker!
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What you see on the left hand side is a handmade medallion with a button center, this page is a peekaboo page of sorts and on the right there is a pocket with two tags.
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The scallops are hand cut.
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In the above picture, the right hand side page is a flap and opens up to reveal a photo mat and journaling area.
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I hope you guys liked it! I for one am loving these journals and making them is SO fun! The best part is that Teresa Collins’ papers are so sturdy and textured that you don’t need extra layering to give them body. I have my eyes on a couple more of her collections and people you have been with me forever now and you know I have never ever gone crazy after designer paper brand because they all are so beautiful but this... THIS.I.LOVE!
much love, keep crafting!
~E
Challenges: Tuesday Alchemy, Totally Stampalicious, Live & Love Crafts

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sentimental Sundays: Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

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Hola amigos! I am back with a brand new challenge over at Sentimental Sundays and this week you are challenged to use non traditional christmas colours!

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Here is my card with it’s coordinating gift bag. The background has been inked using several distress inks and the stamped image has been heat embossed in white. The cute glittery star is hand cut. I love this card, so blue!

Hop on over to Sentimental Sundays to join in all the fun this week! Our sponsor this week is Saturated Canary, so you really don’t wanna miss the chance at winning some SC digis!

Ciao!

~E

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