Sunday, April 20, 2014

Altered canvas bag

Hi there.. Happy Easter to you all
hope you had a good hunt with the kids for all the goodies.

Nice to see you have some time to swing by my blog for a minute or two. I would like to show you a canvas bag I altered for a friend.
The other day when I was hanging out over at Angie’s house I saw the cute bags she made with one of her Little Darlings stamps and I thought geezz…. so want to try one too AND most importantly it all worked out for me due to the “main” project I wanted to do… will show you later.

Canvas bag

Again, I printed “Poppy” 100% out, colored her with Copics in – you saw the image on the Magnet book than I scanned the image and printed it out onto “Print & Iron” Cotton Fabric sheets (100%). The colors did lack some “brilliance” on the fabric sheet compared to the original, but I don’t know if it was because my ink in the printer ran on low or if I had to change my printer settings. It didn’t matter to me… compared to the photos… the colors where more saturated as it does really show and I think it worked out well on the pale canvas cotton fabric.

Next I stamped my canvas bag with brown ink usable for fabrics and a few Magnolia stamps, heat set ink with iron. Than I sewed some pretty crochet ribbon around the edge. Cut my image out and ironed it onto the bag. Next step was just a quick embellishing with stuff I had in my craft bins and I am sure you have some of it too. I will give you some of the names below

Canvas bag1

Tim Holtz lace chain, Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Martha Stewart crochet butterflies, canvas flowers, vintage findings, Prima Marketing flowers and metal trinkets, Versa Craft ink pad in brown, stamps: Magnolia post mark, circular and script

Thank you. See you soon.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

My Doo Hickey Storage

Hello to you all… today I would love to show you something I made for myself.
I hardly ever keep something for me that I make. Some may remember the magnet die storage book I altered for my friend Chrissy for Christmas? Well.. I have about 5 in use for myself and I started to tackle the first one. The plan is to decorate them all in different colors – this one has a green ribbon reminding me that I have “floral” dies inside this book.

I kept the book for me as flat as possible with no embellishments raising up because I deal with limited storage space so my books have to be able to stand up like books and slide in and out without worrying I rip something accidently off. However it was HARD to keep it flat :-0


I used
Saturated Canary “Poppy” I printed her out 100% and colored her in. It took me 2 days to color her in and used a lot of ink. The main reason I printed her out as large I could I can show you next time.
Papers: Magnolia Ink Black Zebra
Magnolia Ink newspaper
old book page
Magnet storage book
Stampin up flower stamp set
Distress Paint Raspberry
Tim Holtz Stencils, flower stencil
Martha Stewart Texture effect – which I used in white and colored pink with Distress paint,
Alphabet sticker set
Ink pad in pinkDooHickey_storage_2ome DooHickey_storage_3over to Sir Stampalot this weekend, Nikki is going to be there to demonstrate with Heartfelt Creations products!
Demo Day with Nikki, Saturday 26th April at Stampalot Peterborough

Monday, April 14, 2014

Birthday calendar binder ~ final 7 months

Hi there,
are you still with me on the calendar lol.

I promise I will make it short.. if you get tiered by the boring pages, imagine me coloring on the last 3 pages. You just want to get it DONE! (however the result is well worth, I wouldn’t have made 2 already, if not)


Postmark, sitting Tilda (I don’t remember the collection she is in), hot air balloon set, sun

Magnolia Airplane in the clouds, Tilda on the loose, New York


Tilda gone fishing, Fish kit, rope, ocean map

Kurbitz corner, Bath tub, Tilda with bath hat


Indian Tilda, Kurbitz corner 

summer swirl, mushroom with snail, script


Pixie Tilda

OMG!!! soooo excited.. I am in total love with those! I think this is going to be my favorite Magnolia collection of all times.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

My birthday calendar

Hello sweets..
today I would love to show you a birthday calendar I made / colored already in December 2013. I wasn’t sure if I am going to show the photos on my blog, simply because it was such a pain to take photos of all the pages in the plastic sleeves. The photos don’t really do the book justice. I did make in fact 2 of those books… to give as Christmas gifts. This one went to Janice over at Sir Stampalot and since I hope she uses it as display I made sure to use all Magnolia stamps and images I haven’t colored in before.

Well.. lets get to the pages.. I will show half today and the rest next time so it doesn’t get too boring for you guys.

birthday calendar_1

So I started out with a 1.5 inch Office Depot/Staples brand ring book binder in white and covered it with pretty Magnolia papers.

The papers used are: Magnolia ink quilt and a paper from last years valentines line. The image is Magnolia Tilda on balloon – the sentiment is computer generated by my very talented friend Tammi.
dies uses are by Spellbinder, Joy Crafts butterfly border, butterfly and Memory box circle on sale
There is a lot of distressing and gesso on the pagesbirthday calendar

I covered the spine and also the reverse side of the binder with design papers. if you plan out your layout carefully you will be fine with 2 sheets of coordinating 12x12 papers. Making sure you will pick papers that have no left or right pattern, so you can use the scraps in any direction.

For the month of January I used Magnolia Tilda with snowflake and stamped some little snowflakes in the edges
The lines of the pages are computer generated


Every reverse side of every month has on the back a cute little birthday themed sentiment, which I matted twice and heat embossed every single piece before adhering it to the page.
For the month of February I used Magnolia Lonely Tilda with heart, love corner and some simple heart outlined stamps – all made by Magnolia

Calendar_Februaryseams I forgot to take a photo of March lol…
moving on to the month of April. I used for the page Magnolia Tilda with umbrella, Post card stamp and some swirls


All pages are colored with Copic markers and I tried to keep the colors the same so even if I moved on from the cold months to reds for December it the pages kind of worked and were not too off when flipping through the book. Just stick with a few basic colors and it will make the job much easier. Not saying that if you make the book all in one session you aren’t going to be annoyed with it on the 6th page lol. I think its easier to just make 1-2 pages per week and in between do something else.
For May I used
Tilda with Lollipop (one of the summer collections), New York stamp, Chocolate and script stamps


I know, I know… you guys figured it… the Zodiacs would be awesome to make something like that for a friend Smile They are all for sale now at Sir Stampalot. This is going to make such a pretty gift for a friend. I know everyone I made one so far loved the books.

Magnolia Zodiac Collection