Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Shabby Chic Pocket Pal Letter

Hello Friends!
     It's been a long time since I've posted. My oldest started college last year at Mizzou, so I amped up my Ebay store to help pay his way.  I enjoy it, but I just haven't had time to play in my studio until today. 

 I saw one of these Pocket Letters on Facebook and thought my Digi's would be perfect for these! You can buy this Digi pack here

  Everyone who purchases this Digi pack will be entered into a drawing for This Pocket Letter and some other surprise goodies! Drawing will be on the 23rd.

 Real quick, for those who don't really know what these Little Pocket Pal Letters are all about, here it is in a nutshell.

 You make them to exchange with a friend like you would a pen pal letter. In one pocket you would put the letter and the others you decorate and place small little gifts. You can collect them in any 3 ring fun!

So, like I was saying, I saw one of these on Facebook...Of course I couldn't wait to try one, so snuck up into my teenagers room and stole one from his binder of Garbage Pail Kids lol. Shhhh don't tell!

You can fit a image that measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches in each pocket. This first pocket is decorated with pretty little mat that fits perfectly. I'll be adding these to my zibbet this week. The second pocket is a manila tag cut down a bit and wrapped with crinkled seam binding. The seam binding and flowers are little gifts that the recipient can use to make their own Pocket Pal Letter or for another project.

This pretty image was cut to size and inked.

I stamped and cut down a shipping tag and added some loose diecut butterflies that can be pulled out and used.

Another stamped tag with a die cut dress form that can also be pulled out and used.

I wrapped some vintage ribbon onto a shipping tag and added a little buckle.

These little doilies are loose and can be used by the Pen Pal

This is the other side. I just love the idea of giving and receiving such fun little gifts in a pretty keepsake package!

Te bag with a pretty paper band.

Extra digi's and wooden buttons

Flowers and butterflies

Loose Birdcage charm

Thanks for looking at my first Pocket Letter!
Take a peek in my store to find goodies to make your own and don't forget to get the Digi pack to be placed in the drawing for my Pocket Letter.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Hello Friends! I wanted to share a little mini wedding receipt organizer/scrapbook I made using Something Tattered Stamps and Color Box ink pads.
My Grandma had kept the receipts for everything from my Mom and Dad's wedding and it was so fun looking through them.
Sooooo, I came up with an idea for this little keepsake album. It's made out of library pockets, so there is plenty of room for all of your receipts, some pictures and journaling.
I have a video I made a while ago that shows the technique I used to bind the pockets together, you can see it here. (I used a little different library pocket, but you'll get the idea)
I used 5 pockets that where tea stained with walnut ink. (It comes in a powder and you mix in water and spray or dab on)
You can find the digi sheets in my shop here:

The "Hinges" that hold the album together are from a digital collage sheet from my shop, as is the rose picture. I inked everything up with Color Box Pigment Ink in Copper. It's hard to tell in the pictures, but it really adds some glimmery shine.

All the Stamps used in this little mini are from Something tattered. LOVE these stamps. So pretty and romantic.

I used the Pigment copper to stamp the image. 

Pretty Pink seam binding holds the album closed.

I've stamped and added pretty journal cards in each of the pockets.

The rest of the images were made with Color Box Crafter's Ink Pad in Bark.
I added some flowers and bling,

These stamps are so detailed and the Crafter's Ink gives great crisp lines. By the way, it can be used on paper, fabric, wood and more. I was impatient waiting for it to dry, so I used my heat gun to set it.

This mini is small, but full of room for pictures and journalling.

It's hard to see, but I cut tiny pearls from Prima bling and added them to the scroll work.

You could add even more pockets by just gluing the mats on 3 sides. I didn't do that on this one, but it is an option. 

This project was pretty quick and would make a beautiful gift for the Bride to be.
Thanks so much for peeking!

I'm listing a bunch of goodies on Ebay as well....I have a kiddo going to Mizzou in the fall and another one right behind him :) lol, so please put me in yoour favorites, I have a bunch of goodies that I am adding never may find a treasure ;)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Shabby Cottage Chic Thinking of You Card

Hello Friends! I have a shabby cottage Chic little card to share with you today.
I'll have similar card kits in my store at the end of June.
It's a very easily put together card. I just die cut the card and mats, inked them up with distress ink and stamped the sentiment (From an Avery Elle stamp set)

Then I just layered them on! Love these shapes!

I punched the butterflies with a Marha Stewart punch. I think these make the whole card....that's why I have the compulsion to hold onto the tiniest scraps of pretty paper lol.

I added a real crystal rhinestone to the butterflies. I really love the look of the real crystals. It raises the look to more boutique quality, in my opinion.

I added a couple of my roses for dimension.
I always leave the wings of my butterflies unglued. They look so sweet hovering on the card.
Thanks so much for peeking!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hello Friends! Today I'm sharing a little gift tag I made using Avery Elle Stamp Set Weather it.

I stamped the stamps onto patterned paper and then fussy cut them.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy! 
Then I stamped the sentiment and assembled.
This is a fun way to use open  (not detailed) stamps.
You could use baby design paper for a shower, wedding paper...etc.
You could even stamp on wrapping paper and cut it out!
Thanks so much for peeking!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Purple Pansy Friend Card

Hello Friends! 
Here's a little Purple Pansy card I made using my eBosser and a die from Cas-ual Fridays
I ran my Victorian mat through the eBosser with an embossing folder to create the raised design.
I inked up the card mat and image and then layered them on.
"Friend was stamped on with a tiny stamp.

Some Prima Hydrangeas and diecut foliage finish it off. Super easy and quick.

I love the greenery, it's very versatile. Make sure to take a peek at Cas-ual Fridays Stamps and dies.