Echo Park Paper: Spring Die Cut Box

Jana Eubank Spring Die Cut Box Photo 4

I’m so happy the groundhog said that Spring would come early this year! This winter has been so beautiful, but I’m always happy to see the sun start shining again. :)

The new Spring Collection by Echo Park Paper especially has me in the mood for Spring! My first project for Echo Park Paper Blog is up today using this collection. I decided to create a Springtime gift box to send to someone to brighten up their day.

Jana Eubank Spring Die Cut Box Photo 2

I decorated the top of the box with a quote block from the Spring Ephemera pack. Next, I created a happy scene all around it using the Spring Element Stickers. It was so much fun to add extra, little details like decorative brads and buttons.
Jana Eubank Spring Die Cut Box Photo 3
For the front of the box, I added a decorative flower brad along with a digitally die cut flower using an Echo Park Silhouette Shape. The edge of the lid is trimmed with pink ric rac.
Jana Eubank Spring Die Cut Box Photo 4
I can’t wait to fill up this adorable box with some goodies for a friend!
Jana Eubank Spring Die Cut Box Photo 5
Are you in the mood for Spring like me?! Come by the Echo Park Paper Blog to see what other sunny projects the team has been creating. You will be so inspired!

Noel Mignon: Dear Hedgie


Happy Wednesday! I was so happy when my Noel Mignon February kit arrived to find that it contained a couple of hedgehog icons … I LOVE hedgehogs … and it just so happens that my dog’s favorite toy is … wait for it … a HEDGEHOG! Of course I had to create a page about it!

This week on the Noel Mignon blog, our design challenge is called “Love Letters,” where we were to write our journaling in the form of a letter or do something creative with the letters/title on our page. I decided to go the journaling route and wrote a letter from my dog to her favorite hedgehog toy.



Here is a closer look at the letter. My dog LOVES sucking on her hedgie’s nose … we think it reminds her of her momma and call it her pacifier. It’s the funniest thing you will ever see … she gets so relaxed and ends up falling asleep. I really ought to get a video of it one of these days.


I decorated the corner of the photo with the hedgehog sticker along with some lovey-dovey phrases, hearts, flowers, and a smooch. I think Ellie would approve … in fact, she would probably want more hearts around this picture, just to show how much she loves her favorite toy!


Do your pets or people in your life have a favorite object in their lives? What about you? Maybe it’s time to create a page about it and record that story?!

SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon February 2016 “Heart of Gold” Classic Kit, Cardstock (blue), Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye, We R Memory Keepers, Pink Paislee, Fancy Pants Designs, Collage Press), Stickers (We R Memory Keepers), Enamel Shapes (My Mind’s Eye), Clips (We R Memory Keepers), Adhesive, Foam Squares, Gray Ink, Scissors, Trimmer. Gray journaling pen


I found this lone Valentine page that I created last year for an HSN show and realized that I never shared it here. This uses the Neon Kit and papers by American Crafts (no longer available at HSN). I love the navy with the pink and red … that is a fun color combination for Valentine’s Day, don’t you think?


I punched several hearts and “strung” them across the top of the page, banner-style, stitching them together with my sewing machine.

The title was cut using my Silhouette Cameo and a cut file from their shop. I embossed it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Have I told you lately how much I love my Cameo? Seriously, it is my FAVORITE tool ever! Just thought I would profess my love to it … you know … with Valentine’s Day this weekend and all. :)


I hope you are having a great week! I’m off to create some Valentine cards and a Valentine box for my daughter this year. Should be fun! Crossing my fingers I get them done in time for her party on Friday. (Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right?!)

See you again soon!


Noel Mignon: Ellie Belly


This week on the Noel Mignon Blog, the design team is sharing what things on our projects are “Perfectly Paired” … things that just seemed to go naturally together! I’m going to share with you the two things I selected from the February Heart of Gold Classic Kit that started me off on this page, and you might be surprised!

But first, I learned something from creating this week with the “Perfectly Paired” theme at the forefront of my thoughts … EVERY design decision I make seems to be based on items that I think pair well together … I’ll tell you what I mean as we go through the details of this page.



Valentine’s Day can be counted as one of my favorite holidays … I mean, as a crafter don’t we love the opportunity to create cards and treats?! But I know that Valentine’s/Love themed kits might be daunting for some people. I gotta say … I LOVE them! I not only love the opportunity to scrapbook about Valentine’s Day or Love, but also the other things in my life that I love. For example, this page of my daughter and her love for our dogs.
So what was the catalyst for this page? What was the one thing that first “paired” itself together in my mind? See that wood arrow with the pink ribbon! Yep! That little combination was calling my name … and was the impetus of this page.


After deciding that I needed to have a page with this arrow on it, I worked on the layers from front to back … I needed a home for that arrow, so I dug through the kit supplies and found this foil frame. Perfect! I can put a photo inside and have the arrow layer on top and point to the subjects … *Proceed to find photos of my daughter with one of our pups.*

From there, I needed to choose papers to highlight my photos. The pink color of the ribbon and the wood tone of the arrow reminded me of pink and gold … so that is what I ran with.

Pink and Gold! Another perfect pair! I love the way the photos looked with the pink background and the way the gold and white elements looked against it. Soft and pretty!


At this point I tucked a few doily and flower layers behind my photos and decided to pair them with hearts. Hearts and Flowers … ANOTHER perfect design pair! :D


See that luscious champagne bow … this was an out-of-the-norm design decision for me … I NEVER put two different ribbons on a page. I usually just stick to one and pair it with twine or something like that, but for whatever reason (maybe it was that the champagne color of the ribbon picked up on the wood and gold tones going on in other parts of the page) it just worked!!! Don’t be afraid to break your own rules. Pair two ribbons together if that is what your design heart is telling you to do!


Finally, here is a closer look at the journaling … professing my daughter’s love for her dogs. :)
SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon February 2016 Heart of Gold Classic Kit, Patterned Papers (BasicGrey, We R Memory Keepers, Echo Park Paper, Pink Paislee), Transparency (Pink Paislee), Die cuts (We R Memory Keepers), Stickers (We R Memory Keepers, PInk Paislee), Washi Stickers (Pink Paislee), Wood Shapes (Crate Paper), Chipboard Frame (Pink Paislee), Ribbon (May Arts), Journal Block (Collage Press),  Flair (A Flair for Buttons), Other: Gray journaling pen, gray ink, date stamp, adhesive, foam squares.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour through my page … What items is your creative heart telling you to pair together on your project this week?

Diamond Press WINNER! and A Valentine Project



Good morning! WOW!!! I was blown away about the excitement over the new Diamond Press machine … thank you to everyone who took time to stop by and leave a comment! It was so much fun to hear from all of you!

*Drum Roll … * The WINNER of the Diamond Press Machine bundle is …


CYNDY R.!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Cyndy!!! I will send a message to the email you left with your comment to collect your mailing address. Enjoy your new toy!!!


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I never shared the Valentine handouts and box that I made for my daughter last year, so I thought I would share that with you today!

I always ask my daughter what she would like, and last year, she told me that she wanted something with bees! Kind of out of the blue, but we made it work! Ha!

We picked up some packs of licorice to give to her classmates and then wrapped them with yellow paper and black washi tape.


Next we added bee details using this super-cute bee image from the Lettering Delights Lil’ Peanuts collection. We wrote “Bee Mine” on a small jewelry tag, tied it on with a bit of pink and red baker’s twine, and then finished it off with a glittery pink heart. So sweet!


I had a bit of fun getting creative with Camryn’s Valentine box by making a beehive! She is my only kid doing Valentines at this point, and so I don’t mind taking a bit of extra time to create something detailed. I have a lot of fun doing it!


To create the beehive, I used the egg house from the Cotton Tail Village set by The outside panels are embossed with an embossing folder from the Lifestyle Crafts Spotted set (large polka dot).

I also created more bees and attached them to the beehive with curly wires. I poked holes into the sides of the beehive once it was complete and hot glued/taped the wires into position. They looked so cute buzzing all around!


I used scissors to handcut the slit for the cards in the top, and also a hole in the round boxlid, so that the cards would fall down into the round box.


I added Camryn’s name to the box with red thickers and then embellished the box using pearl border stickers, pearl daisy stickers, and silk daisies from the dollar store. I added red rhinestones to the centers of the larger daisies for a bit of sparkle. It turned out so cute!

How about you? What types of creative projects do you make for Valentine’s Day?

See you next week!