Category Archives: Sizzix

surprise virtual baby shower!!!

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

close ups leo baby row

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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!!

diana

a little OM in my life

Happy Thursday everyone!!

today I am quite excited to share with you the ATB I created using the new line of paints by Dyan Revealey. i had the greatest opportunity to take a class from her in February and i absolutely loved it!!

so i started with brayering three colours onto my mat boardIMG_8043

i followed this up with using the same three colours and a blending tool along with a few of my favourite Stencil Girl Stencils

IMG_8048 IMG_8049 and this is what i ended with….IMG_8052

oh and a pile of beautifully coloured stencils too i might add!!

and here is what i ended up with once it was dried and put together!

the perfect spot to store my little quote cards and project cards

thanks for stopping by!! do let me know what you think and if you have been doing any playing with Eileen Hulls dies, do share!!!

diana

Art with a Heart Challenge – go green

hello everyone!!!!

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.

1484679_10204153235727864_3443497472523219618_nso 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!!

IMG_6691 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.

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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

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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

IMG_6697i am loving how it turned out and it is the perfect size for my products!

IMG_8153don’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!!

diana

 

ATB – sew cute

hi everyone i am here to show you the ATB i created to go long with the set that i posted earlier this week that was created for the Art with Heart Challenge

sewing set

 

i wanted one more piece to hold the set of quilting pencils that i bought to go along with the than you gift i was giving my friend for helping me, encouraging me to make my very first quilt.

sew cute block

i created the centre piece by apply a layer of pearl paint to the square i had cute out and set an iron on sewing machine into the paint. once everything was dry i started layering with UTEE until it was all completely encased.. so freakin cute i say

so here is the complete set for my friend using Eileen’s dies (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalog#facets=designer~eileen-hull,category~shape-cutting-dies&sort=start_date_szus%3Adesc&page=2), ATB, window box, loaf pan, cookie box and Trinity flower.

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thanks for stopping by

til next time

diana

 

Eileen Hull’s Vintage Travel release – day 3

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

instagram mini front

so i made it into a little calendar mini book!!

instagram mini innie

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!!instagram mini jan.

i had so much fun creating this little passport book. i love every little detail !!!!

instagram minidon’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!!!

diana