A Pillow Book is a diary of sorts. It doesn't just talk about the day's events, but contains lists, observations, conversations, musings, anything the writer feels like writing about really. 21st Century is because this is a modern pillow book, since it's done on a computer.
This is me. This is what my life is all about. I will let you into my head a bit... feel what I'm feeling, see what I'm creating, understand what I'm learning. Enjoy my journey right along with me!
Hello! Today is my first official post for the White Rose Crafts LLC Design Team! I am so thrilled to be a part of this wonderful group of ladies, representing a fantastic online shop. This is Release Week over at WRC, and the newest subscription box, called "The Glory of Autumn" will be shipping shortly. In celebration of this new kit, the we are having a blog hop. I do not have the new subscription box, but I do have a lot of the "add-ons" that are available for purchase. To check all of these awesome items out, you can head over to the " October Subscription Kit Add Ons " section. You can get a 10% discount on these items when you use the code HAPPY FALL. Here's my card. I started off knowing that I wanted to use one of the beautiful Small Red Mulberry Skeleton Leaves from the add-ons section. From there, I decided that the leaf should be framed in some way, so I applied VersaMark ink with a stencil brush to the border of the Thinking of You
Hello! It is he final day for the Stampendous and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L collaboration. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L is such a wonderful company with lots of great products. They generously supply the Stampendous Design team with 3D adhesive foam squares and other kits so we can pop up the elements on our cards and bring our projects to life. On my other card for this collaboration, I used the foiling kit (called the 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit ) and I decided I wanted to use it again today. I really enjoyed foiling the "merry" on my other card, so I wanted to do that technique again. But I added a bit of a twist this time. I took the heart from the new Wings Die Set and die cut a piece of foam from the Embellishment Kit . I only ran it through my Big Shot machine once, so that the pieces wouldn't fall out of the heart. I carefully pulled off the main part of the heart's front protective paper and applied blue foil to it. Then, while keeping all of the
Hello! This week, the Stampendous Design Team is collaborating with the Design Team from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L . Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L is such a great company with great products. They generously supply the Stampendous Design team with 3D adhesive foam squares so we can pop up the elements on our cards and bring our projects to life. We have also gotten some fun foiling kits (called the 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit , which is something that I used on my card today. I decided to use some of the wonderful foam squares and sheets from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to make a shaker card. Also, as I mentioned earlier, I really love the foiling kit, so I wanted to think of a fun way to use that. I decided to break out the Christmas Bright Stamp and Die Set , though for this card, I only used some of the dies. I die cut the "merry" with the foam sheet that comes in the 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit and then lightly pressed the red foil into the die cut. I ma
Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing projects for 2 different themes. One is Laurel Burch Christmas, and the other features creations using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I'm showing you the former today. This card features Feline Candle . My full instructions are below. Supplies: Stampendous : LBP014 : Feline Candle DCP1006 : Fitted Frames Set B Other : My Colors Cardstock: Ocean Side, Pool Side Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens: 023, 025, 031, 032, 050, 052, 080, 303 Imagine: VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne Canson: Mixed Media Paper Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner Vellum Bright Pink Cardstock Directions: 1. Stamp Feline Candle on to Mixed Media Paper with Nocturne Ink. 2. Color the image using the markers listed. 3. Fussy cut the image. 4. Create the card base out of bright pink cardstock, cut to 4 1/4" x 11." 5. Die cut the Large "M" Fitted Frame with Ocean Side cardstock. 6. Die cut the Small "P" Fitted Fr
Hello! It's no secret that I love making shaker cards. But I also love to use sequins for other things. I really enjoy combining different Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground to coordinate with my cards perfectly. A lot of times, I just start working on my card, and then go through all of my Sparkle Blends to choose what works best. For this card, I used Majestic and Fairy Dust Sparkle Blends, but let's take a step back and see how I got to the point of choosing those sequins. I started off by using the Wreath Builder Templates and Autumn Wreath Builder stamps from Gina K Designs. I stamped my chosen images with VersaMagic inks from Imagine on Kraft paper. When I build my wreaths, I like to work with my focal image first, in this case the Grapefruit colored flower, and then build everything else around that. Then I went on to choose my sequins. I loved the pink and white sequins from the Majestic Sparkle Blend, and then I needed something for the Eggplant co
Hello! Today I am a part of the Beth Duff Designs Fall Release Blog Hop. There are many new sets available, and I will be featuring the Bless Our Nest stamp set. I really love the sentiment, "Home is wherever we are together" that comes in this stamp set. It's just lovely. I knew I wanted to start there with my card design. I also thought the bird houses were sweet, and that it would be fun to have a colorful row of them. The images were all stamped with VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne, and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers. I wanted to add a subtle background, so I used the Herringbone Metal Stencil from Stampendous (It's a favorite of mine) with some Antique Linen Distress Ink. I went heavy with the ink in some spots, and lighter in others. It gives the background a softer look that I love. I also added a few sequins from Doodles Paper Playground with some On Point Glue. It gave it just the little bit of shine that the card needed. Below I have the
Greetings! Earlier in the month, I shared THIS card that I made with the Unicorn Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground and 2 of the Give a Hoot stamps from Elizabeth Crafts. Today, I am sharing a card I made from my son using the same stamp set, but for the shaker I used a combination of Sparkle Blends. I adore the sweetness of these owl stamps, and I knew my son would love a card with them just as much as my daughter. I had previously colored the "Momma" owl, so that helped me choose the directions for the baby and the rest of the card. After I colored the owls, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Next I chose a couple of fun patterned papers from DCWV, and I cut a window in one of them using Elizabeth Craft Designs' Stitched Rectangles. Then I moved on to choosing the Sparkle Blends for the card. It turned out that there wasn't one that was quite right for the card, so I decided to create my own! That's the beauty of playing with S
Greetings! I am so excited about my card today. This isn't for any challenge, or any Design Team...it's just because I was inspired and I had to make it. So I have totally fallen in love with the Gina K Wreath Builder Templates . I have seen a lot of beautiful wreaths with flowers and greenery from many people, but I wanted to step out of the box. Way out. The Wreath Builder Templates are perfect for making really cool cards for Halloween. I have a bunch made/in the works already, but this was my first, and i really love it. I adore Hero Art's Luna the Halloween Cat stamp set. I love it's simplicity, it's elegance, and of course, all of the imagery. So I chose one of the lovely cats, and began to build my "wreath." I used VersaFine Clair in Nocturne to get a deep black, solid image. Then I moved on to the hats, and used Fantasia ink, also in VersaFine Clair. Of course, I also needed some moons and stars, and they were stamped with Brilliance ink in S
Hello crafty peeps! I am really excited to share today's project with you. It's for the September Get Kids Crafty Blog hop, and our theme is...wait for it....Halloween! It's the most wonderful time of year, and my daughter and I were really stoked to make this project together. Miss R really wanted to make some kind of decoration instead of a card, so we decided to make a banner together. I have an old Sizzix banner die set that cuts out different parts of banners so that it is extremely customizable. She went through my Halloween papers, and of course fell in love with some glitter cardstock from an older Martha Stewart paper pad. Then she decided that she wanted a purple background and green letters for her "Boo." Knowing that the word is only 3 letters long, we thought that it needed to have at least 2 more sections, so we grabbed the Framed Witch Metal Stencil from Stampendous. The stencil is perfect, because we were able to easily have the witch facin
Hello! This week, the Stampendous team has been sharing projects that use some of the wonderful stamp and die sets that are available for the holiday season. These sets are great because you get the stamps and dies altogether, in an inexpensive bundle. On Tuesday, I shared a card featuring the cardinal from the Holiday Birds set. Today, I am using the chickadee from the same collection. I started off by stamping the chickadee with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne, and coloring the mage with Zig Clean Color Markers. I die cut the image, and moved on to my background. On a piece of white Mixed Media Paper from Stampendous, I stamped one of the longer sprigs from the Christmas Greenery Perfectly Clear stamp set with the Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor inks and stamped them all over the background. I like using those ink pads because you get multiple colors on your stamps in one quick step. I decided to dull the colors and the white background down a bit, so I swept Desert Sand Memento i
Greetings! This week, the Stampendous Team will be showcasing the various Cling Stamp and Die sets that are currently offered for the holidays. I really like these sets because the stamps and dies are all in one well-priced package. Today, I am sharing a card that uses the cardinal from the Holiday Birds set. I began making this card by stamping the cardinal with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne on Mixed Media Paper by Canson. Die cutting this image was much faster than fussy cutting it out, so I was happy to have the coordinating die. My background was a lot of fun to create. On my Tim Holtz Glass Mat, I applied some Golden Glitz and Celestial Copper Delicata Ink to the white section, so that I could see it easily. I spritzed the ink with Ink Potion No. 9 to help thin it out without breaking down the color. Then I applied it to my watercolor paper with a fat brush, with the gold on the top half, and the copper on the bottom. The Ink Potion No. 9 gives you plenty of time to wor
Hello! Today I have a new shaker card to share with you. I made this card for my daughter for her first day of school. I recently purchased the Give a Hoot stamp set from Elizabeth Craft Designs , and I knew using them would be perfect as she loves owls so much. I colored them in some of our favorite colors and used the coordinating die s to cut them out. To stamp them, I used VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne, and to color the images, I used Zig Clean Color Markers. My daughter loves vivid colors so I knew that I needed to use the gorgeous Unicorn Sparkle Blend on this card. It has so many stunning colors (including opalescent sequins), and it is truly our favorite of all the Blends. In the photo below, you can see the wide range of sizes and colors in this unique Blend. My daughter and I also really like to mix patterns, and I enjoy adding a fun pattern behind my shaker, for when the sequins and other bits fall to the bottom. So I chose a fun floral from DCWV to g
Hello! Today I have a new shaker card to share with you that I made for my sister's birthday. First, she loves to bake. Second, she loves pink and green. She also loves shaker cards and pretty much all things Lawn Fawn. Knowing all this, I had a fun challenge on my hands. The Flamingo Tropic Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground was an absolutely perfect choice for this card because of the colors. I started off with the adorable oven from Lawn Fawn's Sprinkled with Joy stamp set and I colored it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I fussy cut the oven, although I do have the coordinating dies. But for this card, I didn't want the white border around the image. I also used an X-Acto Knife to cut out the window for the oven. I colored a piece of scrap cardstock to go behind my shaker window to look like the interior of the oven. After I completed my shaker (seriously, how perfect is Flamingo Tropic with this color combo?!, I moved on to my background
Hello! Today I am sharing a card for the latest Aurora Wings Challenge which is to use the sketch provided by Mitzi (see below). I opted to once again use an adorable Sprite for my project, and this time it is the Cherry Sprite. You can find her HERE on the Aurora Wings site, and HERE on Etsy. Here is the sketch... And here is my take on the sketch. I started off by coloring my Sprite, as I always do. The colors I use then help me choose my papers. I decided to use my new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs to create my circles. I simply cut the same circle twice, out of two papers, and inlaid the polka dot paper into the green, so it's flat. The hardest part for me on this card was arranging my sequins, which was a combination of Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground , and a few (the glittery gold ones) that I had gotten from Ink Road Stamps. For my sentiment, I used a lovely " smile " from Honey Bee Stamps . It's been a while since I've d