Saturday, September 21, 2019

Falling for Handmade Paper Blog Hop!

Welcome to my stop on the Falling for Handmade Paper blog hop! Today we have a dozen talented bloggers sharing projects featuring handmade paper paired with Club Scrap's Falling Leaves collection.

Club Scrap Falling Leaves Kit:  Beige textured 12x12 Paper, brown paper with metallic leaves, Leaf stamps, Brown ribbon with gold edges, solid brown cardstock,
Palette inks: Landscape, Haystack, Moulin Rouge, red mini-brad, a real Maine oak leaf, computer, adhesives and cutting tools.
1. Create a 12x12 document on your PC for the title, print directly onto background paper.  
2. Cut 4" x 12" piece of the brown paper with metallic leaves, adhere to the bottom of the background paper.
3. Use a dry adhesive like tape runner to adhere the ribbon where the two papers meet, wrap edges around the back.
4. Mat the photo on brown cardstock (the sheets that come in the Club Scrap Kit are the perfect size to mat a 4x6" photo!) Attach the photo with adhesive on 3 sides only, to create a pocket for the journaling tag.
5. Cut a rectangle of hand made green paper approx 3" x 5", use a corner rounding punch on the top two corners, attach a 3" piece of ribbon at the top with a red mini-brad. Ink the edges of the tag (Palette-Landscape)
6. Cut an apple shape from hand made red paper, ink edges with Palette Moulin Rouge. Cut a little stem from brown paper. Ink a skeleton leaf with Palette Landscape. Assemble and adhere to the page.
7. Rub stamp pad directly to the edges of the background paper. (Palette Landscape) Stamp falling leaves in 2 shades of green.
8. Use liquid glue to adhere the leaf.

Lisa Dolezal at Rockin Paper Scissors and Glue is your next stop. As you explore the hop today, we encourage you to leave each blogger a few kind words in the form of a comment. Those who leave a comment on every participating blog will be entered into a random drawing for a prize. Good luck!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Treat Bags!

Another hand made paper project on the Arnold Grummer Design Team Blog!
Easy peasy party favor goodie bags :o)

Hop on over to see instructions and a template. 

Craft on!

Monday, July 15, 2019

New Paper Project! Journal Cover

Hello Crafters!

I need to start journaling again, but for that I need my own, personalized journal cover :o)

This is my latest project up on the Arnold Grummer Hand-Made Paper Design Team Blog.
Hop over for the complete supply list and instructions.

I hope you have a wonderful day!
Craft on,

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hand Made Card

There's a new project on the Arnold Grummer Design Team Blog!
Go get your craft on :o)

Monday, May 13, 2019


Life is getting very busy as spring arrives! I was grateful to have a stash of hand made paper already to create this quick and easy card. Complete instructions are on the Arnold Grummer Design Team Blog: HERE

I hope everyone had a fabulous Mother's Day!  I did! :o)
Craft on! Becky

Monday, April 15, 2019

Arnold Grummer - Stampendous Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Arnold Grummer & Stampendous Blog Hop! Get yourself comfortable and be prepared to be "WOW"ed with these beautiful projects. 

This "Earth" mixed-media collage uses many different types and colors of hand made papers. I made four different colored batches and mixed thicknesses, mica powders and plain.


AG Paper-making kit 
AG Cotton Linter
AG Iridescent Flakes
Scraps of colored cardstock - shredded
Butterfly Dies: Stampendous!
 11X14 Canvas, Acrylic paints, water-based inks in spritzers (blue, green, yellow green), Cricuit font (Plantin School), black sharpie, alcohol ink markers and blender, vintage sheet music, craft glue, clear sealant, and your imagination!


1. Brush the top right and bottom left of the canvas with white craft glue, adhere sheet music in each corner. Brush over both pages with craft glue or other decoupage medium.

2. Dry-brush over the music and entire canvas background with acrylic paints: white, yellow, let blue, lt apple green.

3. Spritz background with water-based ink or dye, spritz with water to soften and blend. Let dry completely.

4. Cut out the quote. Glue to the background. This light blue paper was made very thin so it could be cut in my Cricuit. "Paint" over the letters with craft glue.  The water-based ink will move around a little, USE THIS to muddy your letters a little. Spritz with water, add more ink if necessary. This photo below shows just how wet this project was to achieve this effect.

5. Mix white acrylic paint and water in a spritzer bottle, spray where needed to get the desired white wash effect on your background.

6. Cut out 6 flower petals and 3 leaves. Use alcohol ink markers to add highlighting and dimension.  Arrange the leaves and petals as shown and glue into place. The stamens were made with faux flower stems, that left over plastic piece when you pull off the bloom, dipped into yellow acrylic paint.

7. Cut out the butterfly shapes. (Stamps were not available, the black detailing was done by hand with a black sharpie marker.) Glue butterflies into place.  Let dry completely and spray with seal-coating.

This was the most fun I've had in a long time! You just might get your hands dirty on this one :o) I hope you are inspired to create your own mixed media canvas.  If you have any questions at all, please leave a commend or share your projects too. Happy Earth Day!

Make Art Everyday,

One lucky winner will receive a
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Tuesday, April 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on the

Arnold Grummer Facebook page on Wednesday May 1st.

We can’t wait for you to see what these amazing designers have created!
Enjoy the hop, and thanks for joining us!

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Cruising 2019

These Bahama Blues papers turned out gorgeous.
Hop on over for the complete instructions.
-Craft on!

Monday, March 11, 2019

New Project! Irish Memories

I have a new project up for the Arnold Grummer Design Team.  A small (5.5 x 8.5) scrapbook page for my travel journal from my trip to Ireland in 2016.  Hop on over for instructions.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Kindness (Teddy Bear) Card

There's a new hand made paper project up on the Arnold Grummer Design Team Blog!  It's loaded with fun details, distressing technique and coloring tips.

For instructions and supply list, please jump over and visit the AG DT Blog. 

Here's the Teddy Bear pattern if you just want to wing it and have fun.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Journal Covers made EASY! Win a book kit!

Arnold Grummer makes creating pretty journal covers a breeze!

Hop over to see the instructions, but leave a comment here for a chance to win an Arnold Grummer's "Make your own Book" kit!

Craft on!