Summer Paradise Travel Journal

It is no secret that I love to travel! Infact, in the summer the kids and I are on the road for the month of July. It is hot here in the valley and I like to get out of the heat and see new places. With that being said, it takes a lot of planning and I need a place to keep information while on the road. I could store it in my phone, but I have had my phone crash or could not get service on the road. I prefer to have a hard copy and I like it to be pretty 🙂

Here is a video showing you how I set up my travel journal. I hope it gives you some ideas on how you can create one too and set out on an adventure!

Summer Paradise Travel Journal

Until Next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

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Guest Designer For Brutus Monroe!

Hi Friends! I am super exited about April! Do you know why? I am guest designing for the awesome stamp company — BRUTUS MONROE! If you are not familiar with their products you have got to check them out here! First, head over to their  blog and see how I made this edgy postcardand fun card:

Until Next Time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

Bash Your Stash Week 1 April 2017

How many of us have a slew of things in our stash that we probably will never use? I know I do! So, for the month of April I thought it would be fun and beneficial to host a BASH YOUR STASH challenge! To learn more about the challenge and join along check out my video laying it all out for you here


The above is what I created for week one….well a sneak peak. You can find the full reveal and details in the video! I hope you play along and get that creative mojo going!

Until next time — Happy Crafting!

Betz

Spotted Pooch ATC Card

I made nine of these Crazy Dog ATC for a stamped image swap! I used Tim Holtz and my very favorite paper — Rinea !!!! 

I uploaded how to video on how to make this ATC! Check it out here and make sure you subscribe to my channel. I have a lot of great creative things coming to my YouTube and blog you won’t want to miss out on.

CRAZY DOG ATC TUTORIAL

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

Shamrock Pot

With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up I knew I needed something for my table, so I created this:

The First thing I did was cut out shamrocks on my Scan and Cut 2 using a pattern already provided in the machine. You can see how I did it here: Cutting Shamrocks . I used the emerald green Rinea. You can find it here: Rinea Foil Paper

After I cut my shamrocks I selected three different embossing folders to add some texture and character.

 I ran them through my Cuttlebug and was pleased with the outcome!

 I punched three scalloped circles using the Embossed Gold by Rinea

 A pot of gold for me would contain things that are of most value. At the end of my rainbow my gold would be peace, love and strength. I knew that had to be the heart of each shamrock. I found my gold (these words) at Calico Collage and I punched them with my 1 inch circle punch and inked the edges.

  I applied Quick Grip by Beacon to hold it all together.

 I ran across these awesome straws at the new aquarium in town and I shamefully admit that I grabbed a handful of them for this project. I punched another scalloped circle on cardstock and adhered the straw to it.

 I then adhered it to the back of the shamrock.

 I painted a little pot I found at the craft store.

 I added crackle paint and rubbed a little distress ink over it to make it look more realistic.

 I finished it off my adding a row bling horseshoes, green and gold coins, and two sweet little butterflies that I cut out of purple Rinea and a punch I had in my stash.

Until Next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz