Carta Bella Paper: Love is in the Air!

This Valentine’s Day whip up a couple of treat boxes with the Carta Bella Paper Hello Sweetheart collection to let your loved ones know how much they mean to you!
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Sweetheart Valentine Gift Treat Box 1 600
This elegant Queen of Hearts will steal the show on this gift bag. I fussy-cut a few of the flowers from the Sweetheart Floral paper to use as accents.
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Sweetheart Valentine Gift Treat Box 2 600
Want to play it cool? Try this stylish gal cut from the 4×4 Journaling Cards paper. She keeps her feelings mysterious by peeking out from behind those darling, heart shaped sunglasses.
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Sweetheart Valentine Gift Treat Box 3 600
This classic shaped floral heart is the perfect fit for anyone … flowers always brighten my day! Maybe you could give these treats along with a bouquet of flowers or a small potted plant for your sweetheart to enjoy along with their treats?!
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Sweetheart Valentine Gift Treat Box 4 600
Treat boxes cut from pretty patterned papers take only a few minutes to create, yet they show that special someone that you think the world of them by wrapping up their gift in an extra special way!
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Hello Sweetheart Valentine Gift Treat Box 5 600

“Box” by Lori Whitlock (Design #10171 in the Silhouette Design Store)


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More Fun with the eBrush!

This Wednesday is Craft Day at HSN and I will be there in the background with Lisa Bearnson to help with her shows. If you’d like to tune in here are Lisa’s showtimes.

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Last month Lisa debuted the Craftwell eBrush Airbrush machine on HSN. Thanks to all of you it sold out! But it will be back again this Wednesday. If you didn’t catch it the first time and would like to see what it’s all about be sure to tune in! I’ve shared a few of my projects with you HERE and HERE using the eBrush machine. Here are some more things I created.

First, a few paper projects.


I created the sunset background for this card by using scraps of paper as masks. First, I cut a wavy border and sprayed tan along the bottom for the sand. I flipped the wavy strip over to cover the sand and then sprayed the top left corner of the card with yellow. Next, I used a punch circle as a mask for the sun by placing it over the yellow mist I just put down. Then, I used orange, pink and purple sprayed in concentric circles out from the sun mask, softly blending the colors into one another (I hope I’m making sense here). It was so much fun to do! Everything else on this card was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo machine with black glitter cardstock. Then, I finished it all off with a few metal flower embellishments from a past Basic Grey collection.



On this page, I used the eBrush to mist each of the hearts, giving them a dimensional look by holding the eBrush closer to the hearts along the edges.




I also used the eBrush to dress up the word “EYES” in the title and the hearts in the middle of the glasses.




Next up is a bunch of fabric projects! And no, the permanent markers I used to spray do not wash out. The eBrush comes with 6 different adaptors for popular markers you have in your stash. For the ones that didn’t fit exactly, I just used a bit of masking tape or washi tape around the barrel of the pen to make it fit. Hehe! (Hint, Hint: You can buy an AWESOME set of knock-off Sharpie pens in 24 colors for $12 at Walgreens … PERFECT for projects like these!)

Here are some fun projects I created for babies … onesies and bibs! Awwww! So cute!







I found this butterfly clip made out of feathers at Michaels’ and had fun spraying it up with the eBrush.


Look how cute it looks pinned to this little canvas bag (striped sprayed with the eBrush).


Here is another mini canvas bag that I turned into  a gift for teacher.


Speaking of gifts, here are a couple of fun gift packaging ideas.


I sprayed a plain white gift bag in a variegated rainbow. Then I cut out the flower and butterflies using my Silhouette Cameo machine. The center of the flower looks more realistic with a spray of yellow in the flower center.




Here is another paper flower.




I used the eBrush to create an ombre effect on the sides of this gift box, and then sprayed the edges of my paper flower (created with the Silhouette Cameo machine).




How about some home decor projects?




This project was inspired by THIS beautifully airbrushed cake that I found through Pinterest. I can’t wait to set this on my table in my entry way this Christmas!



One of the coolest things you can do with the eBrush machine is to use food safe marker pens! Again, depending on the brand you buy, you may have to tape up the barrel of the pen to get it to fit snug in one of the adaptors, but the Wilton pens fit great in the Sharpie attachment (if I’m remembering correctly). Here are some fun food items (smooth surfaces work best) I made with the food color pens! Now, I am not a food crafter, but I can know I will definitely be using this machine once in awhile for birthdays, etc. So FUN!


I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut out the mask for this flower using THIS design from the Silhouette Cameo store. I simply hid the sections for each color so I could spray the leaves by them selves, the flower, and then the entire flower (so I could cover it and do the blue background).





A simple heart on a cupcake for Valentine’s Day.


Or use your Silhouette Cameo machine to trace a logo or custom image. I used light blue for the entire logo and then gave the appearance of a darker blue around the edges, by misting the edges with a purple food marker.



You can even add color to the white writing of a premade cake from the bakery.



These cupcakes get a rainbow effect. The HSN letters a sprayed onto Necco candy wafers. using a letter mask created on my Cameo machine.




Here is the same idea using Valentine colors of pink and red. Again, the hearts were sprayed onto Necco Candy Wafers using the negative shape of a heart cut in cardstock as a mask (punches are perfectly sized for this).




I hope you enjoyed seeing what you can make using the NEW eBrush from Craftwell. Be sure to watch Lisa on HSN this Wednesday for a live demonstration of this fun machine!



Hello friends! It’s been awhile. I didn’t mean to let this few-and-far-between blogging pattern take hold of me, but lately, I just haven’t been feeling very chatty. I HAVE been creating though … can’t stay away from that … so I will try and catch up and load those projects here on the ol’ blog. 🙂

I know Thanksgiving seems like old news now that Christmas is on it’s way … but I do have a couple of Thanksgiving projects to share, if that’s alright with you. 🙂

BasicGrey Serenade collection: Serenade Chemise Paper, Serenade Bustle Paper, Lucille Selvage Paper, Lucille Pin It Paper, Serenade Element Stickers, Serenade Alphabet Stickers, Serenade Printed Chipboard, Serenade Mixed Brads

I used the Serenade collection (Loooove!) to scrap some snapshots from last year’s Thanksgiving. We were actually planning on driving three hours to my sister’s home for the weekend. Before we left, I decided to cook an impromptu turkey dinner just for our little family. The kids were so excited! The girls drew a banner to hang on the mantle and my son created placecards on the computer for everyone. We had a great time cooking everything together. My husband quickly snapped these shots with his cell phone of our time together and I’m so glad he did! The next morning four of us woke up with the flu and we ended up staying home and never had an “official” Thanksgiving dinner with our extended family.

I spritzed the background paper with walnut ink and then began building my page by matting each photo on a different pattern paper. I adhered the photos side by side used the large floral sticker and layered border stickers to “connect” everything. The title was created with the chipboard letters that come with the Printed Chipboard.

I printed my journaling out on a transparency and added it to a journaling sticker. A few brads and more chipboard pieces here-and-there complete the page.


Growing up, my mom always left little treats for us kids on the kitchen counter for almost every holiday. They were so much fun to wake up to! When I saw this pilgrim hat cut on the Silhouette site, I knew it would be the perfect little container to hold a few treats for my kids. I added glittery yellow Stickles to the buckle and then created a couple of “feathers” to tuck in the hat band for additional color. The feathers were actually created from a free tropical leaf cut available on the website HERE. (On a side note, SVG Cuts has 28 pages of free designs available to download … be sure to go check them out HERE. WOW!)



I also created a pilgrim card for each of them. It was fun to write each of them a note and tell them all kinds of gushy-lovey reasons why I am thankful for them. 🙂 How cute is that pilgrim cut?! This one can be found in the Thanksgiving Harvest set at Lettering Delights. The card design was inspired by THIS CUTE HALLOWEEN CARD created by Jin of



Next, I created a couple of Pie shaped gift boxes filled with candies. I took one to my parents and one to my husband’s parents to thank them for having us over for Thanksgiving Dinner at each of their houses. The pies are so much fun to make! I’m thinking I’m better at making a paper pie than a real one! LOL! You can find the file for the pie in the Fall Harvest SVG Kit at SVG My girls begged me to make each of them a pie as well and they have been using them in their play kitchen, pretending to bake them in the oven. LOL!



And then finally, I used this free SVG file by Lettering Delights (find them on the blog HERE) to create these tiny little pumpkin purses filled with candies for a few of my gal pals at church. In addition to the SVG file you can also download a PDF for the gratitude cards. (I plan on adding one or two to a future Thanksgiving/Fall page!)


Thanks for taking a peek at my work! I’m so happy you came by today. 🙂

Take care!

My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Citron Collection

Hi Everyone! I had the opportunity to play with the new My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Citron collection to create some projects for the My Mind’s Eye blog. Here is what I made.

The first paper that popped out to me was the one with the large floral coming in off of one corner. It felt very tropical to me and I knew it would be a great starting point for this page of my husband and I relaxing on the beach on our anniversary trip this past January.

The next paper I reached for was the wavy blue paper . . . kind of reminds you of ocean waves, right?! 🙂 I layered this paper together with a few others, along with the natural colored trim, and then arranged my photos on top of these layered strips.

Next, I pulled in a few die cut frame pieces and the journal tag and found them spots within my design. The aqua frame is actually from an older My Mind’s Eye collection, the Sophie collection. I cut out the center and used it to frame my title. That is one thing I love about My Mind’s Eye . . . the colorstories in each of their collections cross-pollinate so well together! I know I can always hang onto my unused page elements, and use them down the road with future collections . . . Nothing like getting bang for your buck! Right?! Love that!

I wanted to carry the tropical feeling of the flowers around my page, so I grabbed a few of the floral stickers and tucked them behind my photos. Next, I added in some natural elements, like the wood buttons, wood phrase, and twine . . . these took me right back to that wooden cabana we spent the day in. I had those awesome bamboo looking letter stickers just waiting for me in my stash. They are from the K & Company Handmade collection that was put out about 12 to 18 months ago. I love how they just seal the feel of this page. 🙂

The next thing I created with this collection was a card. I chose to use the “Watch You Grow” chipboard phrase from the Layered chipboard elements and used the phrase as the starting point to my design. I used the 6 x 6 mini papers to handcut out some uneven flower shapes. I layered them together with a few of the buttons from the Citron collection and then cut out leaves from a mini paper to add to the flower stems.

The grass was made with my Martha Stewart Crafts fringe scissors (seriously brilliant tool . . . why hasn’t anyone come up with this tool before now?!) After cutting the fringe, I went back in with my small detail scissors and snipped the blades of “grass” into different lengths for variety. The background was dry embossed with a NEW cloud embossing folder from the Skyward Embossing Folders set and my Cuttlebug machine. (This set also has a SUPER CUTE star background, hot air balloons, and old-fashioned airplanes patterns that I can’t wait to try out.) I sanded the embossed areas a bit to reveal the white core of the patterned papers.

The last thing I made with this collection was a cute milk carton container. I’m thinking this will make the perfect gift box to hold some treats in for my husband for Father’s Day.

I cut the milk carton shape out using my Cricut Expression machine and the Tags Bags Boxes & More 2 cartridge. The great thing about this cartridge is that it has a scoring feature! I simply change out the housing to the scoring tip, select the score lines and press cut. Then I cut the outline of the milk carton shape with the cutting blade. When I remove the cut from my mat, all I need to do is fold and adhere. Yes! That is rockin’ awesome! Saves me a bunch of time!

I wrapped the carton with a band of contrasting patterned paper from the Indie Chic Citron collection. Next, I added one of the dimensional stickers to the front of the box to serve as a focal point. The sticker comes as a diamond shape. I wanted the orientation of the sticker to be a square, so I carefully peeled it apart, matted the layers with 6 x 6 papers from the same collection, and then adhered everything back together so that it was now a square sticker, instead of a diamond.

The sides felt a little blank to me, so I used a star punch and added a few “windows” to the patterned paper strip. To close the box, I used a length of twine adorned with one of the chipboard slider shapes. Works like a charm!

Well, that’s it for today! But I have also been playing with the NEW My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Nutmeg collection. I will share those projects later this week, so I hope to see you again soon!

Happy Spring!