Tuesday, July 29, 2014

out of the box mushrooms

I've gone back to my journal and back to some Dylusions goodness!
I used one of the mushroom stamps to make potted flowers and a flying mushroom, I used one of the hats for the banner across the top, just for fun!
All of the pieces were colored using Dylusion spray inks in a water pen. 
I have several of the pens filled with Dylusion inks just for coloring.
Supplies: stamps - dylusions doolally dorris, say what you mean, su! retired speckle stamp. paper - white cardstock. ink - dylusions ink sprays in londen blue, cut grass, white linen, pure sunshine, bubblegum pink. archival pads in jet black, fern green, dandelion. distress pad in vintage photo. acces. - gesso, tissue tape, stickles in waterfall, distress stickles in worn lipstick and rock candy. 3 white eyelets. tools - dylusions bubbles  and luscious leaves stencils. water brush pens, crop-a-dile, small flower punches, blending tool.
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Have you uploaded your creation to the Inspiration Journal this month?
You've got 3 more days to get it in!
Don't forget you can always use my discount code ieirisgarden over at Inspiration Emporium.
Some of Tim Holtz's new goodness is trickling in.....ohhhhh yeah!
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Can you believe it's almost August?
The summer is flying by too fast!
School is about to start, this weekend is a tax free weekend on school clothes and supplies, which is good.
Halloween goodness is filling up the isles, which is good.
I just wish summer time would hang around awhile longer!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

faith is the bird

 Hello friends!
The Inspiration Journal challenge this month is summer fun, create a summer themed project.
I decided to make a bird themed journal page, bird watching is summer fun, right?

 I got the quote from Pinterest, as usual.
I can't believe I had the nerve to stamp it directly on the page! I did real well until I got to the a, and, it's kinda upside down lol. It could have been worse, believe me!

 I got one of Tim Holtzs worn covers, I wanted to make a small journal out of it and make single pages to add to it. 
 It was kinda unnerving punching hole in my page!
 When I closed it this happened.
I think I need to get the bigger worn cover journal and use this one for tags.

Supplies: stamps - artful flight, su! rough edges alpha, date stamp. paper - white cardstock, scrap pattern paper. ink - archival jet black, coffee and forget-me-not, versamark. acces. - white and gold embossing powder, white embossing paste, distress stain in tumbled glass, gold eyelet, composition worn covers, ring binder, label letters glossy accents. tools - doily and bubble stencils, corner punch, handheld circle punch, sizzix borders die, tracing wheel, crop-a-dile, heat tool.
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Here's a project I did not long ago.
Finding the plates and cups at flea markets is half the fun!
 Wouldn't these make perfect gifts filled with cookies or cupcakes?
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Get started on your challenge project, you have until the end of July to upload it at Inspiration Journal.
You can find the goods at Inspiration Emporium, use my discount code ieirisgarden for a discount on your purchase!
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Have a great day!
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Christmas in June tag

Hello!
I'm showing you a tag I made for the Inspiration Journal challenge Christmas in June.
I got out some pretty out of the box Christmas papers and did some paper piecing.
I had fun dressing up my doll stamp with her dress and I gave her some cute leggings and I added some pearl buttons on her dress and hair band.
The gold sequin trim is from a thrift store.
Supplies: stamps - Prima peasant dress doll stamp. paper - white cardstock, Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas 6x6 paper pad, Prima tag pad. ink - Archival jet black ink pad,  Distress Vintage Photo ink pad, Distress Stains in Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass, Copic markers E00 and E57 . Acces. - gold sequin trim, foam dimensional stickers by ek Success, Kaiser Pearls, crinkle ribbon, silver glitter. tools - foam squares, heat tool, Sizzix Thinlits Borders and Framelits Flowers die sets.
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Now, head on over to the Inspiration Journal and upload your Christmas project for a chance to win $50 in Inspiration Emporium goods!

Have a great day!
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

celebrate father's day

Hello!
I made a card to go with the paperweight I made last week.
It's for the celebrate challenge going on at the Inspiration Journal.
The papers I used are from the Kraft Resist paper stash, 8x8 collage paper stash and a piece of scrap black cardstock. I cut the clock, card,  frame, frame background and diamond strips from the 8x8 collage paper. The clock hand is a game spinner.  
I stamped the frame in VersaMark ink, sprinkled on some pumice stone Distress embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. I die cut the frame with the Sizzix Framed Sihoulettes frame die and distressed the edges with Distress vintage photo ink. The guys head was cut with the die from that set.
The diamond strips were cut with the Sizzix Borders dies and I put 3 mini fasteners in the bottom strip for a little interest.

Here's the link to the paperweight.
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That's it, now head on over to the Inspiration Journal and upload your celebration creation for a chance to win some Inspiration Emporium $$$, you have until the end of the month so hurry!
Don't forget to use my coupon code ieirisgarden at checkout for your discount!
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Have a great day!
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

celebrate paperweight

Hello!
This months challenge at the Inspiration Journal is "celebrate".
So I've made a little gift for the father in my life, my Mr., Terry :)

My fave thing to do when I'm junkin' is to search for vintage items and bring them back to life, just like this paperweight. Whenever I see them cheap I'll pick them up so I have a few on hand.
I take the pictures out of them and get creating!
You can find vintage ones that are deep enough to add thick trinkets and such.
Like this one, I used Tim Holtz idea-ology findings.
This was really hard to photograph with the light reflecting off it, I'll do my best to tell whats inside.
I used a scrap from the Eclectic Elements Melange 8 piece fat quarter for the base, the one that looks like measuring tapes, I like the look of the fabric magnified, you can see the weave of the fabric.
 I took an old chipboard coaster from Chili's and traced the paper weight on it.

           I got this Peel n Stick fabric fuse at Walmart, you stick the fabric on it and cut it like cardstock, 
                                           no ironing needed for this, perfect for small projects!
I traced the chipboard circle onto the fabric and cut that out and then I had my base to glue my trinkets to.
I used a key, the keyhole has a tiny piece of scrap cardstock from the 8x8 collage paper stash glued to the back and then I filled it with Glossy Accents, there's a game spinner, a long fastener, a tiny flat washer, 2 mirrored stars and xoxo from Chitchat Verbages. 
After everything was glued down I glued the paperweight to the base with E6000.
Here's a picture of the supplies I used. 
Now, it's your turn to make a celebration project and upload it to the Inspiration Journal for a chance to win $50 in supplies from Inspiration Emporium!
Be sure and use my discount code ieirisgarden for 10% off your order!
Have fun!
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From Millan.Net

Friday, May 02, 2014

pop it ups

Happy May!
The weather has been gorgeous the last couple of days, it just makes a person happy!

The tornadoes that went through north central AR. Sunday night were so violent, an EF-4.
There were 15 people killed, and so much property destroyed, I feel so bad for the families involved.
We broke in our new storm cellar that night and had 2 more families in it with us, the tornado sirens went off twice for the warnings we were under. 
I hope they are over now and we can enjoy this beautiful Arkansas weather! 

My card for the Inspiration Journal challenge is a Pop It Ups die card,
I love these fun cards. 
I've seen several vintage pop up cards in flea markets and they are always so pretty.
I'm so glad Miss Karen Burniston started designing them for Elizabeth Craft Designs, now we can make our own pop up cards! 
 The die set I used for this card is the Katie Label Pivot, there are several dies in the set to make different size labels, so fun! 
This is the second Pop It Ups card I've made, I'm still learning different ways to design them.
I defiantly want to order some more sets! 
supplies: paper - tim holtz vintage shabby paper stack, prima divine 6x6 paper pad. ink - antique linen distress stain. acces. - burlap, crinkle ribbon, kaiser rhinestones, prima wooden embellishments. tools - elizabeth craft designs katie label pivot die set,  mini tattered florals die set, 2 handheld hole punches, foam squares.
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The challenge at the Inspiration Journal this month is Celebrate!
Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or just because.
My card would probably fit the anniversary or just because I love you category.
Upload your celebrate creation this month for a chance to win $50 from Inspiration Emporium.
Remember you can use my discount code ieirisgarden for 10% off your order!
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Have a great weekend!
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

whisper a wish

Hello!
I've got more journal pages to show you today.
This months challenge at the Inspiration Journal is to use some of your fave supplies. 
I love using stencils, they really add the perfect touch for backgrounds in journals and mixed media. 
To start I glued down some paper from the Vintage Shabby paper stack and then I did stamping using the butterfly stamp from the Attic Treasures stamp set and the flower bouquet from the Framed Silhouettes Framelits Die Set using Archival cornflower blue and forget me not inks. I stamped the Hero Arts doily stamp with VersaMark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder and added my eyelets in the center. Next, I got out my Tim Holtz stencils, the rays, lattice work  and doily and used them with the Archival inks. I used the bubbles stencil and white embossing paste in the centers of the rays.
I die cut the butterflies with the mini butterflies die from white doily paper edging that I got from D. Bluemchen years ago. I put a Kaiser rhinestone on each butterfly.
 
I found the quote on Pinterest, my fave quote source!
I used my old SU! rough edges alpha stamp set for the quote with black archival ink.
That's it!
You still have a week or so to make your creation and up load it to the Inspiration Journal.
You can use my discount code ieirisgarden for 10% off your order at Inspiration Emporium.
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Have a great day!
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

friendliest flower

Hello!
The new Dina Wakley stencils are in the house!
That's all I used for these journal pages.
I love these stencils, the leaves are gorgeous, the basic's can be used in so many different ways so can the faces! The Affirmations is a great background stencil, I love the quote.
The plan was to have a daisy, sunflower and a purple cone flower.
That all changed when I found the quote on Pinterest. 
Now they are daisies, friendly daisies. 
Don't they look like friendly daisies with their cute faces? ;)
On the background I used the Affirmations and Leaves stencils, I made the flowers with the half sun from The Basics stencil and the faces are from the Moon Faces stencil.
The light blue background started out Vibrant Turquoise, way too much, so I took it down with gesso.
I used Distress Paints for the flowers in Scattered Straw, Dusty Concord and Picket Fence. I punched the faces with a Marvy jumbo scalloped punch. I stamped the faces in Distress Vintage Photo on book text and distressed them with Vintage Photo and Archival Dandelion and Carnation Red on the cheeks. The leaves are Archival Fern Green.
Oh yeah, I used the French Script background stamp from SU! too, I'm sure it's retired now though.
I used it for some distressing, any script stamp would work.
As always I added 3 eyelets with my Crop-a-Dile.
I wrote the quote with a bronze Sharpie marker and outlined it with a Sakura Micron black 08 pen.
It's a line Meg Ryan used in 'You've Got Mail'.
Well, that's it!
This month at The Inspiration Journal the challenge is anything goes!
How fun is that, right? 
Remember, you can use my discount code ieirisgarden at checkout over at Inspiration Emporium!
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Have a great day!
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Friday, March 28, 2014

someone special

Hello!
Today I have a card using the die set Lots of Pops from Elizabeth craft designs by Karen Burniston.
This is my first card using these dies and I must say, they are so much fun!
You can build the cutest scenes with this die set.
I used the paper pad Park Bench by Fancy Pants, it matched the ink colors perfectly!
The paper ric rac was cut with the MFT jumbo ric rac die and the scallop on the edges with the open scallop die.
I used a star on the sentiment tag.
 I had this piece that I made using Wendy Vecchi's Archival reinker technique.
I thought it would make a cute background. 
The stamping was done with the Crafty Secrets Kewpie's stamp set.
I went to the website and it looks like the set is sold out, but, there are more Kewpie sets for sale.
 The reinker colors are Archival dandelion, forget me not and the stamping was done with jet black.
I used Distress Markers and Copic markers for the coloring on the Kewpie's.

Thats it!
I hope you can upload your colorful creation to The Journal for a chance to win some spending money at Inspiration Emporium. Remember, you can use my discount code ieirisgarden for 10% off your oder!
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Have a great day!
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Friday, March 14, 2014

love always

My goodness.
Seems like it's been forever since I've been here.
Totally uninspired. sick. weather. stress. ugh.
Things seem to be looking up, yay :)
 This months challenge at The Inspiration Journal is all about color!
A perfect time to try out Wendy Vecchi's new technique using her Archival reinkers.
you can  make beautiful, simple backgrounds or diecuts like I did!
For my journal background I started by applying some gesso, I dried that and put on tumbled glass distress stain, I painted it on and dried that and then I put on elements and symphony tissue tape small pieces to cover both pages. I painted on some more gesso to tone it down. Next I used the doily stencil and applied distress bundled sage ink over the pages. Last, I stamped some dots on with a Dylusions basic backgrounds stamp with forget me not ink.
I had some corner pieces of paper doilies that I had used on another project and glued one on each page and the inclusion. I cut a gold foil doily in half and put one piece on each side of the inclusion. I used a 5/8" circle punch and punched gold centers for the flowers.
 I used the Jumbo Tattered Florals die to make the flowers and leaves for the journal pages.
I used Archival reinkers in forget me not, orange blossom and carnation red. 

 The 'love always' is transparent diecuts by Studio Calico. I covered the words with Glossy Accents and sprinkled on turquoise glitter. After they dried I spayed a matt sealer on them to keep the glitter from coming off so much, it worked really well.
I sprayed the flowers with Goosebumps texture spray to give them a little texture. You can see it pretty good in this picture. I love that stuff!
That's it!
It's your turn to upload a colorful creation to The Inspiration Journal for your chance to win $50 to spend at Inspiration Emporium. You have until the end of the month, plenty of time!
Don't forget to use my discount code ieirisgarden at checkout for 10% off your order!
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Have a great day!
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