Wednesday, April 20, 2016

DIY Travel Journal

Every time we go on holidays I always like to make a small travel journal to document what we do everyday. Usually by the time I get around to scrapbooking the whole trip it has been months (or years!!) and there is no way I'll remember the details of our trip. I try my best to sit down each night before bed and write what happened, or at least a brief outline of our day. 

For our latest trip we were fortunate enough to take an Eastern Caribbean cruise with Close to my Heart as a free incentive trip that I had earned with team building and sales points. If you would like to find out more about this opportunity I would be happy to share it with you!

There is a beautiful paper collection in the current Idea Book called Regatta and the vibrant colours are perfect to document a cruise!

I first made six envelopes out of kraft paper and then I nested them together following this tutorial. I like using envelopes because this creates automatic pockets where I can store even more photos and journaling!

Then I decorated the pages using the Regatta paper collection, the Regatta ComplimentsMaritime Puffies and some graph paper (which I love for journaling).

If you would like to purchase some of these products, they are only available until the end of April 2016. You can shop all the products on my website

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Guest Designer- Wanda Tensen

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm thrilled to be able to introduce you to one of my very talented, crafty friends. I hope you enjoy her art and make sure you stop by her blog and show her some love!

My name is Wanda Tensen, I have been crafting most of my life. My mum and grandma taught me how to sew, crochet and knit. Mum and I starting stamping together in 1999 to make thank you cards for my bridal showers and wedding. Since then I have created albums for wedding, vacations & children, canvas for home decor and cards. You can find my creations at I was introduced to Chelsey almost 5 years ago and have been attending a monthly club at her house and also taking classes in mixed media and copics with her. 

My first project to share with you today is a pocket letter. This is my first pocket letter and I am hooked! I will be swapping more of these in the future.

Close up of Bella Heart of the 90's  you can purchase her here at Faery Ink.

Supplies used: Heartstring CTMH paper pack, ruby red buttons and gems, copics, express it paper, cricut explore for all of the great love sentiments.

My second project is for an annual calendar that I create for both sets of grandparents and one auntie who lives far away. Each 6x6 calendar layout will get a photo added of my children. Here's February 2017. This page was created using up the last of my Charlotte paper pack and embellishments.

My third and final project is a set of birthday cards. I wanted to show you how to create 4 completely different cards using the same sketch. I've got one for a woman, man, boy and girl.

Close up photos with supplies used are listed below.

 Stardust CTMH paper, sizzix window frame, indian corn blue ink pad, sponge, gems, Sentiment and boarder are cut from the Artistry cartridge.

Chantilly CTMH paper pack, sizzix window frame, cotton candy ink pad, sponge,  pink gems, mini chevron ribbon, sentiment and leaves are cut Artbooking and Artistry cartridges.

Timberline CTMH paper pack, sizzix window frame, sentiment and mustache boarder are cut from Artbooking and Artistry cartridges.

Fundamentals paper pack (gypsy and cotton candy), chipboard number 3 sprayed with Dylusions Ink Spray and then I sponged some gypsy ink on top. The cupcake is from cupcake sprinkles (D1336) using cocoa, honey, gypsy and hollyhock inks pads. 

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