Friday, January 20, 2017

Vintage Shabby Chic Calendar/ Journal Pages Digital Set

Hello Friends!!
So...I have always had this thing for tiny books...
I love, LOVE, love tiny books.
One of my goals for 2017 was to create an 
Art Journal Book.
I am proud to say...that I have finally started one :0)
You can see my images below of how I have started it.

My BOLB Carol....was super awesome and printed off my final designs and created a journal herself.
It is beautiful!!
You can see all her lovely photos in her blog post here.


You can find my Vintage Shabby Chic Calendar Journal Digital Kit in my Etsy Shop here.

I changed the month's on the calendar image...so it looks a little different now..there are text boxes with all the months listed.
There is a photo of the updated Calendar on Carol's Blog.

 In this example I have printed all of my sheets single sided, and used scor tape to create pockets for my large tags at the top.  I could create side pockets...I just may...once I get more printer ink...and can print out additional pages...lol.
I love this set of pages...the aqua and vintage polka dots are a great backdrop for the super cute little library card holder and Journal ATC's I designed.  I threw one of my hearts (from another collage sheet set) into the mix so you could see how well the set goes with some of my other normal collage sheets.
In this set there are three library card pockets...and depending on how you attach the back..you can make it a taller pocket...or shorter one.  If you watch my video...I explain it better :0)  There are six large tickets...YUMMY...3 of them are peeking out of my pockets at the top.  I used two of the tabs from the set ...one on the little journal atc, the other the side of the book page.
Here is a set of the lined pages...and you can see the back of the one tab in the upper left of the photo.  Thing is...I still need a cover...and binding.  Depending on if you want to do the pockets...or want to sew it down the center...I need to make a few changes :0)
Here are some photos of what you get in the set.
these are the size they will be...
 The four pages below were shrunk....each page when printed fits on an 8.5 by 11 sheet of paper.
 These have been shrunk as well....
Book Cover's Full size 
 shrunk
 Actual size

Here is a link to Part One of how to put the journal together with pockets.
You can click this link to see it on youtube.


Thank you for visiting!!
Hugs!!
Heather




Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Valentine's Day or LOVE Challenge

Hello Friends!
Today I thought it might be fun to host a Valentine's Day Challenge over on the My Artistic Adventures Challenge blog.

All you have to do is create a Valentine's Day Project using one of my Digital Collage Sheets.

What??  You don't have any of my digital collage sheets?
Bummer....but no worries...because over on the

I am offering this Collage Sheet for free..so anyone can play along.

You can see all of my Valentine's Day Sets in my Etsy here.


You can create a card, a layout, tag, banner, altered piece, album..etc....Sorry....no digital entries.

All the Details will be on the
Thank you for visiting!!
Hugs!!
Heather

Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day Heart Tussie Mussie Tutorial and Finished Photos

Hello Friends!
Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog
the current challenge is ...New Year's Inspirations.
Those who have been following me for a while, know that I took the last two years off from crafting because I became an Assistant Scout Master for my two son's Boy Scout Troop.

Recently...I started playing digitally again...I just LOVE it...creating new sheets...and then coming up with a project using them.  I find myself staying up till 3am creating...lol.  

I am still doing all the ASM stuff...but I have decided to make sure I have time to create...because it is fun..and stress relieving.
So...I have a few goals for the new year...and the one I am sharing today...is to create items using my collage sheets.  I have been bad about just designing a sheet...and not actually making much from it...lol.  I am also doing more how to videos...as you will see below.
(I have a few other crafty goals that I will share later this month)

Today I am sharing a Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Cone or Tussie Mussie that you can create and fill with goodies for your loved ones this Valentine's Day.

It is just easier to take a photo while the tussie mussie is flat...lol

Close ups
Cotton Candy Baker's Twines was used to tie sweet little knots in my buttons.  Pink Organza is what I used to hang my cone with.  You can find them both at Really Reasonable Ribobn.
Yay!!  I just found my Bow it all Tool...so I decided to make some pink organza bows to go on my cone.  I made them and glued them on with designer dries clear glue.  I am using clothes pins to hold them in place till they are dry.
Here is the cone finished.
The Right Side 
The Left Side
 The Back
 Close up of my bow...which you can see how I made it using my Bow it all Tool in my video.

Here is my link to my Tussie Mussie and Bow Tutorial
Here is the video below
(for some reason embeded videos don't show up in the emails that are sent...so now I am including both the link and the embeded version to cover all basis...lol)



Click here to see my video showing the Tussie Mussie Finished.


You can find all the sheets that I used in me etsy shop at the links below.

I will be playing along in the following Challenges
Frilly and Funkie:  New Year's Inspiration
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything goes with Ribbon
Aud Sentiments:  Anything goes with a Sentiment
Allsorts Challenge:  Things with Wings
(my cherub has wings)

Thank you for visiting!!
Hugs!!
Heather