Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Paris In My Heart - Project #2

Hello, my friends!

First of all, I just want to thank each and every one of you for the lovely response to my Scripture tag. 
I really appreciate your encouraging words!
I'm looking forward to making more tags to share with you! :o)

Today I'm back with my second project using the "Paris In My Heart" Printable Journal Kit from Ephemera's Vintage Garden!

This time I created a mini album that measures 5 1/2" X 8 1/2".
I kept it simple...with the plan to fill it with photos of my jaunt to Paris.
The front and back cover are chipboard layered with cardstock and the printables. 
The inside pages are cardstock base with a printable page on each side. 
These papers are so pretty that no further embellishment is needed. 
I bound it with rings, added some ribbon and lace, 
and Tim Holtz swivel clasp with a couple of lovely vintage charms.
I must say that this book really feels good to hold.

The kit includes a decorative mini file folder. 
I adhered half of it here for a pocket on the inside of the front cover.
I also added the beautiful clock image.
Then I filled the pocket with kit tags and ephemera.
Isn't the page on the right side beautiful?

The cardstock pages, as well as the printables, have all been inked and distressed.

In between the next two pages I added an envelope.
I made it using my WRMK Envelope Punch Board and the matching cardstock.
It's another great place for cards and tags.

So pretty!
It will be hard to cover up the images with photos!

Here I added the pretty petal card.
On the other side it will open up for my journaling.

More pretty pages!

The pocket on the inside of the back cover is the other half of the mini file folder.
It's filled with more cards and tags.
I added the "Paris In My Heart" from the title of the kit.

The back cover matches the front.

Isn't it a beautiful kit?
Below is a photo of all the journaling cards in this album.
I'll have lots of room to write down stories and locations for all my photos.
Six large tags are included. 
I stamped the back of each with a notebook stamp.
I turned one over so you can see it.

Head on over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden and look at all the fantastic printable kits available!
Consider picking up this wonderful Paris In My Heart Kit for your own use!
Those of you who are not able to print them yourselves can find them in the Etsy Shop HERE.
Oh, and don't forget to go to Debbie's blog HERE to sign up for her newsletter. 
Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)


Enjoy the rest of your week!
I'll be back very soon! :o)

Sunday, 18 January 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #1 - TRUST

Happy Sunday, my friends!

Welcome to my first Scripture Challenge post of 2015!
As most of you know, 
I have been participating in Patter's Scripture Challenges for several years now.
(All previous years are listed in the Labels in my sidebar)
As you may also know...I did not complete the 2014 Challenge.
With my Mom getting sick and all...I got too far behind to catch up.
I am very excited to be starting all over again this year!

The challenge for 2015 is called {Glory Art} Scripture Challenge.
You can read all the details from Patter right HERE.
There is also a button in my sidebar.

After much thought over what format I would use this year, I have decided on tags. 
My tags will be #10 size which is 4 1/4" X 8 1/2".
The reason I'm going with this size is because I have an antique sewing machine drawer 
that will hold them beautifully.

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The word Patter gave us to study this week is "TRUST".
I used the Scripture verse found in Proverbs 3:5a:

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart!"

It goes on, in the second part of the verse and the next, to say:

"...and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him
and He will make your paths straight."

When we put our focus on God, we can be confident that He will guide us in the way we should go.
What a beautiful thing it is...
to be able to completely and totally rely on God Himself to direct our path through life.
There is such peace and joy in the knowledge that we never have to face this world alone! :o)

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For my tag:

I cut/tore a variety of papers, distressed and inked them, and adhered them to my tag.
The sweet image is a new release from Sushi Dolls.
I stamped the verse on white and cut it into strips.
I thought it looked great on the pretty pink brick paper...like graffiti!
I added some lace and some flowers, and finally a decorative pin!

Materials Used:
Papers: Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes;
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Stamp: itty bitty by Unity - Trust With Your Heart;
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, CTMH - Moonstruck,
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Punch: EK Success - Scalloped Scallop;
Flowers: Gift from Joy;
Decorative Pin: The Nickel Nook;
Lace, Ribbon, Seam Binding: My Stash. 

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Linking Up To:

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Here is a very traditional and beautiful version of my favorite hymn about trusting Jesus:

Friday, 16 January 2015

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Paris in My Heart - DT Project #1

Hello, my friends!

I have a new Printable Journal Kit to share with you from Ephemera's Vintage Garden!
This beautiful kit is called "Paris In My Heart" and it's a joy to work with...just like all the other kits! 

I have a mini album in progress but I set it aside to make this layout. 
I was inspired by a fun sketch over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles

This is actually a title page for part of an album that I will be making after summer.
At that time I will have the appropriate photos to fill my album.
Yes, I'm going to be taking a little trip across the pond!

This wonderful kit took on a whole new meaning, and I will be making very good use of it!

With the exception of the black cardstock, the flower brads, and the letters; everything is from the kit.
The banner was made from the tags from the kit. I just printed them in the size I wanted.

Here is my layout:

Materials Used:
Ephemera's Vintage Garden Printable Journal Kit - Paris In My Heart;
Paper: Bazzill Black Textured Cardstock;
Punch: EK Success - Fleur de Lis Border Punch;
Brads: Recollectios - Flower Brads;
Letters: My Stash.

The Sketch:

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Linking Up To:

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Head on over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden and look at all the fantastic printable kits available!
Consider picking up this wonderful Paris In My Heart Kit for your own use!
Those of you who are not able to print them yourselves can find them in the Etsy Shop HERE.
Oh, and don't forget to go to Debbie's blog HERE to sign up for her newsletter. 
Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)

Thursday, 15 January 2015

All Dressed Up - Challenge #27 - Anything Goes

Hello, my friends!

Today is the start of a new challenge at All Dressed Up!
The challenges are always "Anything Goes" but you must use an All Dressed Up image.

For my card I used this cutie that I've used before.

This one is called "Cute Just Got Cuter"...it's actually a freebie that you'll find HERE.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, 
Colorbok Craft Paper - Cosmopolitan;
Image: All Dressed Up - Cute Just Got Cuter,
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Jute and Button: My Stash.

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All of Wendy's fabulous images are available in her etsy shop HERE.

Head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the teams creations, 
and why not enter the challenge while you are there.

 **Please note** 

To enter our challenges you MUST use an All Dressed Up Image or paper.

Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, 
and to chat with fellow crafters. 

Friday, 9 January 2015


Happy Friday, my friends!

My third post in three days?
What's going on?

If you've missed some of my previous posts
please scroll down and take a peek!

I'm very glad that you're here to hear the good news!
Sushi Dolls are back...and better than ever!
You know that I've always loved playing with my Sushi Dolls.
After a long hiatus, Susi is back to creating these fun images that always make me smile.

Today I'm using "Let It Snow" which is a brand new release.
This is me standing in my back yard, shouting "Let It Snow!" lol

I colored the image with markers.
After die-cutting it out, I stamped some pink snowflakes around it. 
Then I cut a piece of pretty pink Bazzill and stamped white snowflakes on that.
Cutting the top was really tricky but worth the effort. 
I stamped the sentiment in pink and fussy cut it.
Finally, I added some rhinestones and a ribbon bow.

Materials Used:
Papers: Bazzill - Textured Cardstock;
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Die: Spellbinders - Labels Thirty,
Snowflake Border Die - Gift from Marilyn;
Ink: Martha Stewart - Pink Geranium, 
Simon Says Stamp - White Pigment Ink;
Stamps: Tim Holtz - Mini Holidays 3,
Let It Snow - Gift from Marilyn;
Stickles: Cotton Candy;
Ribbon and Bling: My Stash.

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Linking Up To:

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Head on over to Sushi Dolls Store and check out all the sweet images!
 The new Valentine images are there too!
I'll be back with more very soon! 

Have a wonderful weekend! :o)

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Ice Fishing With Deedee's Digis!

Can you believe I'm back again already, friends?
This hasn't happened in a long time, has it?

I'm just doing an extra little post about a new-to-me blog.
It's called Deedee's Digis and the blog is HERE.
She's got a great shop that you can find HERE.
(I spent a good amount of time and money there!)

The image I used on my card today was actually a freebie.
It's a super cute set that comes with multiple images.
It's called "Ice Fishing" and you can read all the details HERE.

Here's another fun piece of information for you...
if you use this image and enter the challenge this month
...then next month you will receive another free image!
Isn't that fun?
I can't wait to see what it will be!

I don't understand why I haven't discovered this blog until now!
She has some really wonderful Scripture digis, 
and you know how much I love to use the Scriptures on my projects!
I'd say that's a WOOHOO for all of us! :o)

Okay, onto my project.
I made a card! lol
I'm sorry but that just cracked me up! ;o)

I coloured the fun image with markers and put the card front together.
Then I added the double layered snowflakes, and Glossy Accented the water. 

There you have it!

Here's the inside of the card. 
I used a very appropriate image that was included in the set!

Materials Used:
Papers: HOTP - Christmas Creative Pack, Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: Deedee's Digis - Ice Fishing,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Snowflake;
Glossy Accents;
Unknown Rhinestones. 

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So head on over to Deedee's Digis and check out the January Digi of the Month Challenge!

You'll be seeing lots more of Deedee's from me in the future! :o)

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

All Dressed Up - New Image Inspiration

Hello, my friends!

It's the 7th of the month, which means it's time for a new release at All Dressed Up! Woohoo!
You can find these images, as well as all the others, at the All Dressed Up Shop.

With love

Happy Valentines

3 Chic city girls

Little Dreamer

Aren't they adorable? :o)

For my project I made an 8" page using one of the girls from the 3 Chic City Girls image.

I did something a little bit different for my project.
This sweet girl has obviously been touring London.
So I went to my daughter's London album and snagged a bunch of photos. 
I put them all together in a photo collage and printed it out in sepia tones. 
I went through my stash and found this great 8" travel stack.
I used a map page for the background, and added a bunch of the ephemera pieces.
I then colored my image to match the papers. 
Finally, I printed and colored this great luggage stack image from Tiddly Ink. 

Materials Used:
Papers: DCWV Scrapbook Kit in a Stack - Travel:
Image: All Dressed Up - 3 Chic City Girls;
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Suitcase Image: Tiddly Inks;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain.

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Don't forget our challenges are now always ANYTHING GOES. 
Why not treat yourself and play along with us for a chance of winning 3 images of your choice!

Also, don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations, 
chat with the DT girls, and keep up to date with everything All Dressed Up.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

"Bling It Up" - some JELLYPARK Fun!

Hello, dear friends!

I hope your new year is off to a great start!
Mine is beginning with some happiness!

I am very excited to be one of the Guest Designers over at the Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog.
It was always such a joy being on the Jellypark DT!
They were the greatest group to work with...and what about those adorable images?!?
Unfortunately, the Jellypark Store has been closed down due to the new VAT regulations. 
Hopefully it will only be temporary!

In the meantime, the challenge blog will carry on with the usual fun!

The new challenge is "Bling It Up" and I have two cards to share with you.
I hope to see many of you link up over at the blog!

For my first card I used the image called "Princess for a Day".
I diecut some layers from some fabulous blingy paper, and added lots of stickles and rhinestones.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Bazzil Bling Paper;
Image: Jellypark - Princess for a Day;
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Marvelous Squares;
Ribbon: Offray Glitter Ribbon;
Stickles: Cotton Candy, Star Dust;
Rhinestones: Unknown.

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For my second card, I used "Snowball Girl".
A little layering and some pretty dies and bling, and it was finished. 
I love how the Diamond Stickles makes the snow on the card look just like the snow in my yard
...so sparkly and glittery!! 

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: Jellypark - Snowball Girl;
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Whimsy Snowflake Border, Echo Park Paper Co. - Snowflake Set #1;
Stickles: Diamond;
Rhinestones: Unknown

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Now it's time for you to make up a sparkling project, 
and  head over to the Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog to join in the fun! :o)

A very heartfelt THANK YOU to Claire and Mel 
for inviting me to be Guest Designer for this month's challenge! :o)

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