Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nesties Besties Blog Hop

Good Morning!!!! 

Today, I have a special treat for you!  Some of the Spellbinders Design Team are hosting a blog hop - The Nesties Besties Blog Hop!  We are each showcasing one of our Spellbinders projects from the Idea Gallery.  You'll find lots of inspiration!  Lots of Spellbinders products, too!!!!   Even some blog candy!!!! 

Here are links to the other design team members who are participating:
 


I chose my Flowers Feed the Soul Journal to show today! 

This journal features some of the Media Mixage blanks and matching die templates.  You can find downloadable directions for this book on Spellbinders website here.  I'm not going to repeat all the directions since they are available to download.
 
 

 
The butterfly is a metal blank from SPellbinders Butterflies One blank set.  It has paper pieces glued to the wings.  I  cut the paper with the Sellbinders die template:   Spellbinders™ Butterflies One which matches the blank set.  To add color,  I've applied pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear.  I sprinkled a touch of gold embossing powder over top and heated it.
 
 
The little paper flowers were cut with Spellbinders™ Flowers One die template set.  Two of the flowers are metal blanks: one is peaking out from under the pink flower and the other is the center aqua flower on the big blue flower.  It's colored with ink and heat embossed with clear.  These are part of the set Spellbinders™ Flowers One blanks set. 
 
I've also used a Media Mixage die template set for the verse label - Spellbinders Frames One.  I inked through the die to add the shading around the edges.  The verse is from Flourishes stamp set "From the Garden".
 
 The background rectangle and frame were cut with Spellbinders™ S5-171 A2 Round Corner Basics A.  I used 2 dies nested together to cut the frame.  The frame has been embossed with
M-Bossabilities So Trendy.   I stamped a branch from Penny Black's "A Wish for Peace" clear set with black ink, and then added nail polish to the dots on the branches.   I stamped the same branch on the book cover.
 
The journal itself has chipboard covers covered with light Kraft packing paper and designer paper on the inside. I added My Mind's Eye paper to the outside of the covers.  Inside, there are pages for notes and sketches as well as envleopes that divide the paper sections and add a place to tuck seeds and garden notes.   
 
 
 
Blog Candy GIVEAWAY!!!
 
I have a set of Spellbinders™ S5-171 A2 Round Corner Basics A (without packaging) to give away!!!!  Just leave a comment for a chance to win.
I'll use Random Number Generator to choose a winner a week from today.  Please leave your email address so I can contact you or check back next week!  Good luck!
 
 
If you have any questions, feel free to email me. 
 
Thanks so much for stopping!  Have a creative day!!!
-judy
 
 
Supplies:
Spellbinders™ GC-001 Grand Calibur® Machine
 







 
Penny Black® Inc – 30-136 A Wish for Peace
Flourishes – 88 “From the Garden”
Clearsnap – Colorbox Dye Archival Wicked Black, Watermark Ink, Colorbox Pigment Ink Queue -
Deep Sea, Night Sky
Bazzill Basics Paper® - Velvet
Basic Grey “Plumeria” – Cleopatra, Moonstone, Yellow Wallpaper
Xyron 900 and permanent Adhesive
Scor-Pal® Scoring Board
Scor-Pal® - Scor-Tape ¼”, ½”
Sparkle N Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L – 3D Foam Squares ¼” white
Elmers Glue Spots – Small thin
Creative Impressions Sheer Ribbons – purple, yellow, pink
Zutter Bind-It-All and 1” Bronze O-Wire
Card stock – white, dark purple
Text weight paper
Kraft envelopes – 3 - 5 x 7”
Purple marker
Ranger Distress Milled Lavender
Ranger Adirondack Lights – Wild Raspberry
Lightweight Chipboard
Lightweight Kraft paper sack
White Craft Glue 

52 comments:

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What a super project. I love the way you've decorated the journal. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Maryann said...

Such an awesome project with this journalbook, it really looks amazing. You did a great job on this one.

Regina Hamilton said...

I really love your journal cover.

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Judie, I love your style & this journal is no exception. It is fabulous. I just love the colours & layers. Thanks for sharing. Barbara x

silvia said...

Beautiful journal!! LOVE the flowers and butterfly!!

Fab and Sassy said...

awesome project. Thanks for inspiring n a chance to win

Kathy Bosi said...

Love making journals and I just got another idea from yours! Thanks.

Disco Queen said...

OMG Judy! What a fabulous giveaway. You are so generous. I just love your journal. I can't think of anything better than creating something that sparks even more creativity & allows me to relax & find myself again. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the design!! It looks amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

lisa808 said...

Ah purple, my favorite color! tfs and for the blog candy chance.

craftymom205 said...

Love your project.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

Love your butterflies and flowers. Thanks for the chance to win the Spellbinders set -- one of the few I don't have.

Margie H said...

Hey Judy! Wanted to comment and thank you for giving some lovin' shout out to the idea gallery! It wouldn't be wonderful without you talented girls' inspirational projects! xo

jennyplace2 said...

What a beautiful project I love every detail from colour combo to the pretty butterflys and flowers! Amazing is all I can say! TFS and for the chance to win the spellbinders. I have had that set on my wish list for a long time. Hope lady luck will shine on me come Tuesday. LOL!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Nikki said...

Great journal love the butterflies on it :) thanks for the chance hugs Nikki
elusionary60 at hotmail.com

Luv 2 Create said...

Omg your journal is simply gorgeous!!!! Love the Asian flair.
Marcie

Laraine R said...

Great journal! Love the way you decorated it! Great color and love the flowers & butterfly!

Caliboo said...

I really like the color scheme you chose. Very clever to use nail polish to fill in the branch dots.

Donna Simonson said...

Your journal cover is gorgeous! Love the flowers and butterflies! What a great idea to use nail polish for the berries! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent!

MyAuntKath said...

gorgeous journal! love the colors.

Thanks for opportunity to win the curved mat basics. would love to be the winner!

Kdobbins194807at yahoo dot com

Beverly Perdue said...

Judy, your journal is wonderful. I'm amazed by the butterfly and the flowers. I'm going to try that. Thanks for sharing.

JPScraps said...

The journal cover is awesome! I love that butterfly.

Lynne said...

A purple journal with beautiful flowers and inlaid butterfly. Great job with my favorite color.

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty journal. Great inspiration.

Ken Oliver said...

Hey Judy, I love this journal...your work is always amazing.

calamity jane said...

Oh, I think your journal is absolutely beautiful!!! It is something I would love to try to do. Thanks for the downloadable instructions!! Thank you so much for sharing & I really would love to win this die set!!! It's at the top of my "want/must-have" list!

Lori said...

I love your Journal Judy. the color is fabulous and love the metal blank flowers. Great Blog candy too! Don't have those dies yet. hugs Lori

Yvonne Rijk said...

What a beautiful project. Love the butterfly.

Love from the Netherlands by Yvonne.

Kitty said...

I love Spellbinders and would love to win.

Kathleen

Larissa Heskett said...

Loving your journal shared today!! Such fun layering and details!! I am pretty new to spellbinders so I am loving all the inspiration!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a fabulous week!! ;)

Mary Jo said...

The colors and flowers of this journal book great inspiration.

Pattyb said...

Love your project! The journal is decorated so beautifully with the Spellbinder products. Thanks for sharing the instructions, too.

Heather Garner said...

The journal is beautiful and not overdone. I love the overall look. Thanks for sharing some of your "stash" with one of us. It's SO appreciated!

Unknown said...

Very pretty journal cover. Love the butterfly.

kathi17 said...

Wow, you have some beautiful things on your blog, including this one. I just put you into my sidebar so I will remember to come back every day, and explore more of your blog!

shari said...

Thanks for sharing, The journal is something never tried, but may just have to after seeing yours,
Love dies, and so thankyou for the opportunity to win a set that is not in house here.

mary said...

Spellbinder dies can be used on so many things. I love them. I would love to win. TFS!

Diane said...

Your journal cover is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Ravengirl said...

What a gorgeous journal! I really like the embossed hexagons in the background too!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful altered book love the choice of papers. love the layering. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. abbraddock@msn.com

Betty Neville said...

What a beautiful way to dress up a journal! Thank you for the chance to win!

mitz said...

... wow.. to what you did with that journal.. its amazing.. now I want to try this..

jennifer said...

Love the journal! I just got into maing these in 2012. Thanks for the chance to win! shears@ameritech.net

Sandra said...

very pretty!
thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra ltb

KVencel said...

Love to see others' book designs as books are my favorite paper craft item to make! Love the dangling ribbons on your book.

UnikByYes said...

What a pretty journal Judy!
Thanks for sharing!
Liz

Carol from La Crosse said...

The colors you used on the journal are very pretty. I use butterflies quite often on my own projects.

Thank you for the inspiration.

Susie Bentz said...

So Trendy is one of my favorite M-Bossability folders. It looks great here with all the new Media Mixage! This is a lovely journal. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Dottie said...

I just have to get with it and make one of these journals. You made a great one here that inspires me to get busy. Thanks for the chance to win! That is very generous and kind of you.

Lesley Thomas said...

Oooh, pretty journal, beautifully decorated.

Stampin_melissa said...

Quite lovely! I adore the colors of the butterfly and the flowers, they look intense and gorgeous!