Heartfelt weekly journal

hello everyone!!!

today i am  sharing with you my first journal i created using one of Eileen Hull’s newest releases, journal (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661906/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-journal)

now this is a game changer for sure. there are simply so many possibilities for this one single die. i can see one for travel, one for birthday’s, one for an exercise journal, one for quote collections, etc

i created it by painting the outside of the covers using a variety of metallic and acrylic paints and added a few stamps and that is how quick and simply fast  it was.

then it was time to decorate the inside. for that i cut out pieces of paper, which i folded to make two pages. at the start of each month

here is a quick video of a flip through for you:



and here are some still shots

i hope you have stopped by Eileen’s blog (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com)and checked out the links to the other inspiration team’s projects!! there are some mighty fine ones there each week for you to take a boo at!


my favourite Eileen Hull Projects

hello everyone!!

Today I am sharing some of my favourite projects i have created using Eileen Hull’s Dies as Sizzix USA (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Eileen+Hull) is having a huge sale of Eileen’s dies and Eileen’s Inspiration team are sharing some inspiration.  Some of our projects are being shared over on the Sizzix blog today too, you can find them HERE (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/blog/these-makes-are-the-perfect-projects-for-this-weekend/).
so here are my top three projects.
one of my all time favourite Eileen Dies, the box, square xl (658058) (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/658058/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-box-square). this one die has so many possibilities…. i have made these out of so many different materials but this one is probably one of my favourite ones….
i absolutely love the teacup die (656549) (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/656549/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-tea-cup-3-d) and the 3d die (659875) (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/659875/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-box-make-it-3-d) together…. it is one i use to do give-a-ways with little treats. i also have this set hanging in my studio to remind me to stop/pause/play/fastfoward
my absolute favourite would have to be this set. it is a project i created during a time that i needed a little pick me up and all these flowers; the rolled flower thinlit (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661107/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-3pk-flower-rolled)(661107), the  heart and soul flower (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661108/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-heart-soul)(661108) and the pansy flower (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661109/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-pansy)(661109) all placed into the flower pocket die (661112) (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661112/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-flower-pocket)
i hope you have enjoyed going down memory lane with me… a few of my fellow inspiration team members have posted their favourites too so stop by and check them out…..
Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/2017/03/sizzix-embossed-teacup NULL.html)
Pam Bray (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.com/2017/03/artful-mixed-media-canister-die NULL.html)
Julia Aston (http://createwithjulia NULL.blogspot NULL.co NULL.uk/2017/03/big-sale-at-sizzix-of-eileen-hulls-dies NULL.html)
Lisa Hoel (http://creativejuicefreshsqueezed NULL.blogspot NULL.co NULL.uk/2017/03/favorite-eileen-hull-projects NULL.html)
Karen Bearse (https://karenbearse NULL.blogspot NULL.co NULL.uk/2017/03/colorful-grungy-travel-book-using NULL.html)
Anne Redfern (http://bollyanne NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2017/03/favourite-eileen-hull-projects NULL.html)
Donna Braaten-Budzynski (http://donnajdesigns NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2017/03/eileen-hull-dies-on-sale NULL.html# NULL.WN92IRjMxfQ)
here is hoping if you are in the US you get a chance to snap up those must have dies before they are all gone!!!
Thanks for looking, hope to see you again soon!

Eileen Hull Heartfelt – basket

hello everyone

i am here quickly just to share with you a cute little basket i created using one of Eileen’s newest release, the basket.

first thing i did was cover some mat board with pattern paper and then die cut it out. i then put it together using some score tape.

i had a few pieces cut out of felt so i thought i would layer them onto the side of the basket.

do you recognize the felt bits.. they are left overs from the house die and the journal die!!  i don’t like to waste anything!

i wasn’t sure what i wanted to put into this basket. one could put so many different things in it such as candy or stones or gems or.. see what i mean. for mine i decide to put a suggestion in the bottom and when passed onto the recipient they could possibly make this a positive collection point.

so here is my finished project and although I chose to put a quote call in the bottom of mine can you not image it filled with little candies, buttons, elastics, barrettes, .. oh the possibilities are endless!

told you it was a quick post.  don’t forget to check out Eileen’s page to see the links to the other design team projects from this months collection/release!!


Eileen Hull’s heartfelt collection – journals

hello everyone!

have you been checking out the creations by the inspiration team over on Eileen’s blog. this month we are showcasing the heartfelt collection; Eileen’s newest release for 2017! today i am back to show you a couple of other journals

i started this one by die cutting the journal (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661906/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-journal) out of paper leather (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661151/sizzix-paper-leather-sheets-8-1-2-x-11-white-10-pack) and then running it through my vagabond using the daisy wreath (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661423/sizzix-textured-impressions-embossing-folder-daisy-wreath)embossing folder and some sizzix ink sheets (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/660542/sizzix-inksheets-4-x-6-transfer-film-5-assorted-sheets). it is the perfect quiet touch to the front of a treasured journal.

next i stitched using some really old thread the house pocket (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661902/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-9pk-house-pocket-stitchlits)

then using a really strong glue i glued it to the front of the journal and the bits to the front of the house

then using a small stamp set i created some tables for my book. i also used some tissue take to tap the edges

 once the tabs were completed and before they were put in place in inked the edges of the journal/title label with some black inknow that is it! pretty simple and fast and a great project to hold those must have recipes from your family and especially thoughtful to create to send to those who are leaving the nest!!

hope you have been creating


International Women’s Day 2017 – quote cards

hello everyone!

I am here to share with you a little project I made to share with some fellow employees. We have a group at work, Women’s Leadership Development, and we met usually once a month to discuss various topics, book club,  have guest speakers, meditate, encourage.. you get the picture

well I think it is very important that as women we celebrate ourselves and share and encourage and uplift…. soooooo  I thought, what could I do to help celebrate with them.. and here is what I came up with .. quote cards

it started out by playing with the new oxide colours.. oh be still my heart how I love them… I then decided the sheets were just too pretty to leave laying in a pile so off I went to visit my Sizzix corner and that is when it hit me… Eileen Hull’s recipe card die (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/659870/sizzix-bigz-die-recipe-card-label)would be a cute size and fit perfectly in the caddy (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/657123/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-bag-caddy)!

so  I cut and coloured and decorated with some Dina Wakley stamps (Ranger)  and Tim Holtz quote stamps (Stampers Anonymous), a bit of tissue tape (Ranger/Dina) and a bit more oxide ink

I cut one of the cards up to decorate the front of the caddy bag (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/657123/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-bag-caddy). the caddy is created using blackmat board and stenciled oxides… pretty cool effect don’t you think!

and there you have it.. a cute little project to share with my fellow team members. I went ahead and laminated the recipe quote cards so they would last hopefully lots of handling

my hope is that they draw a card and reflect a moment on the quote…..that it means something to them and perhaps when they are finished with it can leave it for someone else to find… or perhaps exchange with each other later on in the year.. so many possibilities…..

thanks for stopping by and happy International Women’s day to you!


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