Category Archives: Eileen Hull Design Team

Eileen Hull Art with Heart challenge – new release

hello everyone!! i am here today to share with you a project i created for Art with Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html) challeng using one of Eileen Hull’s newest releases, the sewing box (http://www NULL.sizzix

12141757_10205595450222325_4087264197714737860_nnow who out there doesn’t recall either your mom or Nanny or auntie or anyone for that matter having one of these in their house!

so let’s get started on the creation. the first thing i did was use some ground expresso distress ink and stamped the inside of all pieces of the baskets, both bottoms and sides. EH sewing basket step 1 i glued my boxes together in the corners and then wrapped the outside of the trays with tissue tape and some pieces from a paper stash IMG_1677

i had inked all edges first before applying to the outsides of the traysIMG_1678

for the levers and the feet i used a mixture of distress stain and once dry applied some ground expressoIMG_1680then it was just  a matter of putting it all together. i chose to use brads to put mine together and for the top i added a little embellishment and here you have it!!

EH sewing basket open EH sewing box EH sewing side

hope you all have played or plan on  playing along with the Art with Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html)challenge and check out the rest of the teams projects! i will be back again next week with another project using the embroidery hoop!!!


plain to bursting suitcase

hello eveyone!!

today i am here to show you a suitcase i created using Eileen Hull’s suitcase die! (http://www NULL.sizzix

i created the outside by stamping, embossing with the newest embossing powder to hit and stay on my desk, the burnt cooper leaves (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.htm) from Emerald Creek  and inking with my distress ink. i also added a real set of leather straps and a set of Tim Holtz buckles (http://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.aspx?id=112219). as you will see for the handle i used some ring fasteners (http://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.aspx?id=112207) to attach a piece i had in my jewellery drawer!!

eileen hull suitcase die

isn’t the handle the cutest!EH suitcase handlei absolutely loved it BUT wanted it to reflect a bit more of who i am…..

so i created the inside to be a color burst (http://www NULL.kensworldinprogress colour!!!!

eileen hulls suitcase die open


now that is a suitcase i would love to own and travel with wouldn’t you!

thanks for stopping by!!


Art with Heart – holidays!

You hello everyone!! i am here today to show you my creations for the Art with Heart Challenge this month; Hauntings and Holidays

art-with-heart-october-hauntings-and-holidays-sizzix-prize-packso i was lucky enough to get the Graphic45 Christmas Carol (http://www NULL.g45papers and holy moly i have to tell you i was challenged!!

if you follow me at all you know i absolutely LOVE the smell and look of their papers but am terrified and so challenged on what i am to do with them. i asked my fellow design team members and their suggestion ; which I followed,  was ‘fussy cutting’

so i knew where to start…..

I am so not a fussy cutter but oh am I glad I did it!! I had the absolute best time layering and creating this beautiful piece of paper into a 3D creation…. now what to do with it.. and how do I incorporate that into my Eileen Hull challenge….Graphic45 collage

I tried to figure out what I could do to give justice to this beautiful line of paper along with mixing it up and creating with Eileen’s dies….

the first thing I thought of was an ATB….but one ATB wasn’t going to cut it..  do I create a few of them and puzzle piece this together????

i was thinking…

so I dug through my supplies and I found a Graphic45 8×8 Matchbook (http://www NULL.g45papers that I had purchased a while back and figured you know what..  i bet those little ATB’s should fit in here just fine…..

so off I was creating and measuring. first i  glued the Graphic45 paper to the mat board and because i was using the mini ATB i wanted to measure and cut strips.

graphic45 step out 1

after running them through the vagabond (i did this 50 times as i was creating 25 containers) i applied wonder tape to both ends of one and one end of the other to create the mini boxes

creating mini advent with Graphic45i  managed to fit all 25 of those little boxes into the Matchbook box (with a little squeeze here and there)  and as I was doing so it hit me exactly what I was going to do with this!! so that is when i added the little bits and pieces of idea-ology to the tops and  a bit of ribbon and look what was created!advent

an advent calendar for ME!!! how much fun is that!!

I am in love with this piece and can’t wait to have it filled for me. I don’t get to enjoy bought calendars as they for the most part are either cheap chocolate or contain gluten…  so this is PERFECT!!

close up G45

Graphic45 Christmas Carole

Graphic45 Christmas Carole

Graphic45 advent calendar

Hope you have been creating and sharing with us all for your chance to win !!


An ‘I am’ ATB

hello everyone..

this months Art with Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html)theme for the Eileen Hull Inspiration team is Favorite Fall things and look what you have a chance of winning this month!!!art-with-heart-challenge-september-2015-sizzix-prize-pack

one of my favorite things for fall is it is time to start teaching my regular art journaling class again. I truly miss the ladies and love getting together and catching up with them and their lives. it fills my heart!!

so for this week I am showing you a very quick project I created to use  during this months art journaling class using the Simple Stories ‘I am’ (http://www NULL.simplestories!
Simple Stories I AM

Eileen’s ATB’s are the perfect little containers for so many things and one of my favorite things to do is recycle… do you see the ‘handle’.. well it is from a chitchat package that I had taken apart for a class but just couldn’t throw it away.. today I am glad I didn’t. it worked perfect!Simple Stories ATB

inside is all the little messages cut out of this paper and we will each be drawing from this for inspiration!SS messages

as promised.. a quick post!!
hope you are taking the time to craft!!

me, well i am off to teach a group of wonderful ladies Art with Heart today!



Eileen Hull Fall ATB

hello everyone!! i am loving the change in weather… fall is my favourite season i must admit..though i do enjoy the sun and pool of summer…
but back to today. i am here to show you my take on Eileen’s Art with Heart challenge

art-with-heart-challenge-september-2015-sizzix-prize-packi was visiting my LSS and the owner was showing me the new line of Bobunny papers she just received from them as samples and i was oohing and aahing over them and she gave me a couple of sheets to play with….
Bobunny enchanted forest

and oh how i played. you see i am not a fussy cutter at all… i prefer using sizzix dies to scissors!! but i just couldn’t resist this paper

here I cut out a lot of the sunflowers, sprayed with water and a bit of gold, crumbled and let dry.. loved these

EH bobunny flowers
and then like most projects I get lost in the doing but basically this paper was made perfectly to go with Eileen’s ATB’s!!

Bobunny enchanted forest
so I just started cutting and layering pieces of the BoBunny papers onto my ATB’s and my cookie box (http://www NULL.sizzix here is what I ended up creating!!

ATBs fall fall cookie box nesting ATBs

how fun are these!! they will make the perfect centerpiece for my fall table!!

hope you are taking the time to create and play and checking out the rest of Eileen’s design teams treasures!!