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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 out of paper leather (http://www NULL.sizzix and then running it through my vagabond using the daisy wreath (http://www NULL.sizzix folder and some sizzix ink sheets (http://www NULL.sizzix 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

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


Eileen Hull’s heartfelt collection – felt bits

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today i am here to share with you another one of my projects for this release… this one i used felt as well.  i am absolutely loving creating with it.. i need to source myself some more!

i hand stitched these stitchy flowers and leaf  (http://www NULL.sizzix the front to the art journal (http://www NULL.sizzix using some antique thread. i also added a bit of cheese cloth to the centre button

on the front of the journal, after die cutting the ‘you are my sunshine’  onto a piece of scrap paper i decided i wanted it outlined on my journal and then decided that i liked the idea of stitching….. it is funny how things change when we are creating isn’t it!! what we think we want takes all kinds of turns until it is finished. that is the part of the process i like! when it came time to bind my journal i decided to try using some wire and my twist and style tool!! this makes creating wire bits so easy!!!!  i absolutely love these flowers die-cut from felt!!! the ink in the background gives my stitching the depth i loved!
to hid the stitching i die cut another journal cover, covered it with some creative tape and then pressed my felt cover to the front!

and then all that was left to do was to add some papers inside and then that quick and easy i have a journal that will possible hold positive quotes i come across through out my day, month year….

what have you been creating lately! if it is using one of Eileen’s dies (http://www NULL.sizzix we would love to see it. share it with us on Eileen’s Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook

speaking of sharing, i hope you have had the chance to check out what the rest of the inspiration team has been sharing with you all this month!


Sneak Peaks – Creativation (CHA) 2017 – Eileen Hull Designs

hello everyone!!

i am just jumping in here really quickly to share with you all some sneak peaks of some projects i have created for Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull

this is the front of my favourite die this year !!

as well as this one. i have to admit i had a really hard time sending this one off. i filled it with lots of time and energy and it is so me!  this one is holding a special treasure … meaningful things to share…

and this is another version of the first two and will be sure to be filled with ‘home’i am so excited about this set of new releases from Eileen and i can’t wait until you see what she has and for you to get your hands on them!!

Eileen drives around 2,500 miles to the venue each year, along with her beautiful 1960’s camper van called Scotty. this years adventure was just that. she ran into some of the nastiest weather … brave lady. i sure couldn’t of done it… so if you happen to be at the event being held in Phoenix this year, do stop by and give her a hug and a pat for Scotty for me!!!
this is Scotty at CHA in 2016 all set up in the Make and Take area… i snagged this photo from a fellow inspiration team member!

i hope you have enjoyed the sneak peaks. i just have to say i am so honoured to be able to be a part of this new release and of this team. Eileen designs beautiful products, Amy Bowerman keeps us all on task as our design team co-ordinator and my fellow inspiration team are amazing….. i am a very very lucky girl!


Twist and Style welcome wreath

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This month, the Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull Inspiration Team is sharing our projects using Eileen’s cool new Twist and Style tool from Sizzix. i have to tell you that what you have seen so far is truly just the tip of the iceberg what can be done with it using all sorts of different matters from wire to twine, yarn to string.

so for my project here we go!!!

i basically started with putting some paint onto some felt with my brayer

twist and style mixed media once i ‘THOUGHT’ my felt was dry i ran it through my vagabond.. and came up with this beauty!!heart and soul painty

so being one who doesn’t like to waste i layered some more felt between my painted felt to absorb all that goodness

felt and heart and soul see!! much better with catching that waste !!felt to the rescuethen i was just a matter of putting my flowers onto the stems i created using the twist and style tool

twist and style with heartthen i weaved and glued them the side of a wreath

Eileen Hull Heart and Souland then weaved a ‘welcome’ and here is my finished project for this month!!

welcome wreathhow fun is that!!

i hope you get a chance to check out all the other wonderful creations over at Eileen Hull Designs!


art journalling with Rendr and Eileen Hull

hello everyone! i can’t believe where this month has gone…

This month the Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull Inspiration Team will be working with Crescent Art Products along with Eileen’s new Sizzix collection Paper Flower Party (http://shrsl!
The Inspiration Team has been focused on two Crescent Art Products, RENDR paper (http://crescentartists NULL.htm) and Photo Mat Art Board (http://crescentartists NULL.htm). (https://www NULL.blogger
RENDR Paper (http://crescentartists NULL.htm) is 100% no-show through.  This means you can ink, stamp, spray, paint and color to your heart’s content with absolutely no bleed through. 
Photo Mat Art Board  (http://crescentartists NULL.htm)is another fantastic Crescent product being showcased this month.  Photo Mat Art Boards make it easy to create professional quality photo projects with your own artistic style.

well today i am here to show you a project that i guess perhaps may look like a pretty simple one (and it is!) but a very layered one

now this paper they said could take a lot of medium and not soak through the other side. as an art journaler, well i need the proof so off i went

i dug out some of my decoArt media paints to create my rainbow of colour background

RENDR paperthen by running some thicker foam through my big kick using Eileen  Hull’s Heart and Soul flowers die (http://www NULL.sizzix i so happily ended up with a wonderful set of flower stamps!! love that one can do that with any die!

heart and soul stamps

i then stamped using some white paint onto my Rendr paper pad

painted flowernext was just adding random bits of colour onto my page. when doing so i used some water(okay lots of water) to spread the paint further.. remember i am testing this paper!!

heart and soul paintedthen i dug out some positive quote stamps and archival ink

stamped rendri was quite happy where this was going.. next it was taking a stencil and adding even more paint and some sprays

decoart and TCWloved all the different layers i have been creating. wanted to give it a little more so added a layer of black

rendr and eileen hullnow it was just a matter of finishing it up. i had thought about using it for a background for a scrapbook page then decided that i liked it as an art journal page but then thought it would be perfect to cover a piece of mat board to make an Artist Trading Block or cut it up totally and use it to make some flowers….. decisions…

so for now i have decided to leave it as is with bits of doodling!!!

eileen hull and rendrethanks so much for dropping by today!!!