Anna-Karin Evaldsson is a very special member of the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team. Last year there were a lot of changes in her life, including a move from one continent to another and just a few months later, a new baby! Leo arrived weeks ahead of schedule (and just 20 minutes after reaching the hospital!) but thankfully he and Anna-Karin are both doing well.
We want to show Anna-Karin how special she is to us, so we are giving her a virtual baby shower today to celebrate Leo’s birth! Even though we can’t be with her, we send our love and a special crafty surprise. We invite you to visit each team member/shower guest’s blog to see what they created for this new little guy.
i chose to make some blocks using an old line of paper from Tim Holtz, my newest set of vintage alpha (http://www NULL.stampendous NULL.com/products-page/frantage-stamps/ssc1168-vintage-uppercase-perfectly-clear-stamp-set/) stamps from Stampendous, odds and bits from my treasure trunk and of course my Artist Trading Block (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/658983/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-block-cube-bank-3-d)by Eileen Hull
i hope it arrives safe and sound on your door step Anna-Karin.
now to see what else was created for this virtual shower do drop by the rest of the teams websites !!
Lisa (http://creativejuicefreshsqueezed NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2015/03/welcome-baby-leo NULL.html)
Shelley (http://shellyhickox NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2015/03/inspiration-team-surprise-baby-shower NULL.html)
Oxana (http://simplepapers NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/03/tiny-adventurers-log-and-surprise-baby-shower NULL.html)
Pam (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.com/2015/03/surprise-anna NULL.html)
Donna (http://memesartplace NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2015/03/its-baby-shower NULL.html)
Tracy (http://craftaddicts-tracyevans NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/03/surprise-baby-shower-for-anna-karin NULL.html)
Nicole (http://canadiannickelscrapn NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/03/surprise-online-baby-shower NULL.html)
Anne (http://bollyanne NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/03/surprise-baby-shower-for-anna-karin NULL.html)
If you have a message for Anna-Karin, please visit Eileen’s blog (http://eileenhull NULL.com/) to leave your well wishes in the comments- then she can read them all at once. Thanks for being part of our celebration!
congratulations to you Anna-Karin!!
It’s a new month and new theme for the Art with Heart Challenge (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com). This month is all about Going Green.
so for my take on this challenge i chose to do the whole recycle portion of ‘green’
i started with cutting the packing I save from my monthly stencil girl stencils shipment. I am in need of a box or a basket you see to hold my hair products all nice and pretty like and I figured why buy when I can make.
so I started of first cutting out 3 sets of the mini album die, which i pieced together into a box after painting the inside black and then taped them together using, oh yes i did, hockey tape!!
then it was time to decide what / how i was going to decorate it. that is when i decided the Garden Gate Album die and my studio calico paper for many moons ago would come into play.
so after covering mat board with my paper i proceeded to cut out 4 gates plus i cut out 4 sets of the center of the mini album to reinforce the corners of my box
and then i also recut two sets of the mini album just with the studio calico paper for the outside and inside of my box… the black was nice but didn’t really go with the whole cleanness of my box
i am loving how it turned out and it is the perfect size for my products!
don’t forget to play along and link up to the Art with Heart Challenge (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com). there is this month and always a great prize to be had!!
Hello there everyone. Eileen Hull’s January Art with Heart Challenge (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/2015/01/art-with-heart-challenge-january-fresh-ideas NULL.html) is up and running. We want to see your projects and you could win a new Vintage Kitchen 3-D Oven die!
our theme this month is ‘Fresh Ideas’ and for my project I wanted to create something fresh, new, for a friend of mine.
so i created her this set!!!
the loaf pan is perfect created into a pin cushion the cookie box die was made into a button holder
the centre button and the inside are both from a box of goodies one of my running buddies was giving away. the Singer paper reminds me of my mom and I am sure it will remind her of hers as well
and the window box die i created as a holder for spools of thread or quilt pins
the fabric pieces were specifically chosen for my friend… her birthday, her husbands birthday and their anniversary
all pieces were created using distress inks and layers of clear embossing powder. i wanted her to be able to handle them and trust them around her quilts with out worry of the distress ink rubbing off.
there is one more piece to this collection which i will be sharing later on this month.
i hope you like it.. i hope she likes it…. don’t forget to play along with the Art with Heart Challenge (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/art-with-heart-january-challenge-fresh-ideas-sizzix-prize-pack NULL.jpg)for your chance to own one of Eileen’s dies!
i am also linking up to Inspiration Journal (http://blog NULL.inspirationemporium NULL.com/?p=3165). the challenge over there for the month is ‘Fresh Start’ do join in on the challenges!!
til next time
hi again… i am here to reveal my final piece i created using Eileen’s new release for CHA 2015, Vintage Travel – the passport book
for mine i thought it would make a perfect little book to hold memories of a coming year
so i made it into a little calendar mini book!!
the perfect size to include little instagrams tucked in behind the calendars. wondering where i got the little cute calendars… i downloaded them from One Lucky Day’s (http://www NULL.oneluckyday NULL.net/2014/10/the-2015-calendar NULL.html) site. Paula does yearly calendars and i had downloaded the calendar pages and this was the perfect project for it!!
i had so much fun creating this little passport book. i love every little detail !!!!
don’t forget to stop by the other ladies sites and see what they have created!!
Tracy Evans (http://craftaddicts-tracyevans NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/01/vintage-travel-from-eileen-hull-new_11 NULL.html)
Lisa Hoel (http://creativejuicefreshsqueezed NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/01/cha-peek-3-for-eileen-hulls-vintage NULL.html)
Claudine Wagner Criner (http://claudinesartcorner NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/01/sneak-peek-vintage-travel-by-eileen-hull NULL.html)
thanks for stopping by. i will do some tutorials closer to release date!!!
hi again!! i am back to show you three more must have pieces from the Eileen Hull’s (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com)Vintage Travel Release by Sizzix (http://www NULL.ellison NULL.com/catalog#q=Vintage%20Travel-%20Eileen%20Hull). these pieces along with yesterday’s and tomorrows pieces will all be on display at the CHA (Craft and Hobby Associations ) big show taking place in California and attend by a LOT of people including a lot of the big names in the industry!!
first off check out this very cute oh how i wish i could have a life size adirondack chair!!! i could so see my retirement years on the Island relaxing in a chair like this!!
and the creme to creme!!!! my version of ‘Scotty’, Eileen’s vintage travel trailer she used during three separate trips across the country in 2014. Each member of the design team did their own version of these little cuties and Eileen is going to line them all up in a ‘trailer park convoy at CHA.. we got a sneak peak last night from Eileen herself so i can’t wait to show you !!!.
i love how this turned out!! the trailer is so super easy to assemble!!!
and final one for today was actually the first one i put together…the tool box. i am not sure why but during the whole creation of this one i thought of my dad
well that is it for my reveals for today. i will be back tomorrow with my final project from this must own Vintage Travel collection!
don’t forget there are a few of us revealing some samples today so do take a moment and drop by these lovelies sites and see what they have created!!
Anne Redfern (http://bollyanne NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/01/eileen-hulls-new-release-vintage-travel NULL.html)
Lisa Hoel (http://creativejuicefreshsqueezed NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/01/cha-peek-2-for-eileen-hulls-vintage NULL.html)
Pam Bray (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.com/2015/01/eileen-hull-vintage-travel-die-and NULL.html)
Tracy Evans (http://craftaddicts-tracyevans NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/01/vintage-travel-from-eileen-hull-new NULL.html)
see you tomorrow!!!