Tuesday, July 21, 2015


SURPRISE!!! We’ve got a special FLASH RELEASE for you today!!! We have a brand new rubber stamp set from artist, Becky Pearce in the shop RIGHT NOW and it’s called SCRAPBOOK ESSENTIALS!
This fabulous new set includes a large assortment of different styles of images and sentiments, perfect for traditional scrapbooking, pocket scrapbooking, altered items and of course your cards!!! There are TWENTY TWO stamps in the set!!
To celebrate we are kicking off a BRAND NEW monthly challenge hosted by the wonderful Krafty Girl, Tangii!!! It’s going to be called our KRAFTY SKRAPPY CHALLENGE! You will have a whole month to play along and you can play as many times as you like! Here are a few things to remember...
1. Create ANY scrap page, Project Life Layout, altered item, etc. JUST NOT A CARD!
2. MUST use Kraftin Kimmie stamps to be entered in to the drawing.
3. You have a month to play, enter AS MANY TIMES as you'd like!
4. PRIZES?!? Of course there are prizes!! To kick of our brand new challenge, for every 10 entries there will be a random draw.
Be sure to also share your creations on our Krafty Friends FB page so we can all drool and OH and AH!  Also our theme for the month is Anything Goes!
Today I have a first time project for me using one of the sentiments from the Scrapbook Essentials stamps.  I have chosen to do a mixed media journal and I had such fun creating it!!  By the time I was finished I had gesso and paint all over the place and had to give my desk a good scrubbing!  I think it was worth it!!  I hope you think so too!
I picked up a journal at the Dollar Store and removed both front and back covers and gave them three coats of gesso to cover the design.  I've used many dies and stencils to create all the layering.  I will list them at the end.  Once all the dies were placed on the covers I applied two more coats of gesso and let them dry overnight.  Then I applied some shimmer mist and some Adirondack Ink by Tim Holtz, letting it dry between each application of color.  Once this was finished I added more shimmer mist and then some gems.  The final touch was to add the sentiment "everyday life" and then I re-attached the covers and my journal was finished.
Here is a list of dies, stencils and inks.
Simon Says Stamp Stencils - Falling Hearts, Medium Dots and Harlequin.
Simon Says Stamp Dies - Doily Hearts, Numbers, Butterflies.
La-La-Land Dies - Hanging Hearts and Love word, Steampunk Clock.
Inks - Tim Holtz Adirondack Purple Twilight and Yellow.
Perfect Pearls Mists - Heirloom Gold and Perfect Copper.
Here is a picture of the back of the journal.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  I hope you'll try making your own journal!!
Crafting From The Heart - #69 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion - #271 Anything Goes.
Love To Scrap - #58 Anything Goes.
Use Your Stuff - #200 Anything Goes.
Anything But A Card - #49 Anything Goes But Not A Card.
The Corrosive Challenge - #229 To Die For.
Charisma Cardz - Anything But A Card.
Southern Girls Challenge - Get Messy With Ink and/or Paint.


  1. This is stunning. I love the dimensions. :)

  2. Gorgeous, thanks for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place. Angela x

  3. And all this from a Dollar store notebook--WOW! I love your altered notebook, and thanks for the directions. Love it - Perfect for Craft Your Passion challenge this week-thanks for joining.

  4. Gosh Marilyn, this is utterly gorgeous! I LOVE what you've done for this challenge. Awesome inky skills! So perfect for our current challenge. Thanks so much for joining in the fun again with the Southern Girls this challenge and congratulations on your Top 5 place last challenge. Well deserved! Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

  5. Lovely textures and colors on your journal cover. It looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us at Anything But A card Challenge this month. Good luck, Rupa (DT).

  6. Wonderful textures! This is just luverly x
    Thank you for joining us for the challenge over on the That Craft Place Challenge Blog..
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  7. This is beautiful so much texture and shimmer. Bet its totally stunning in real live. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.

  8. Wow, this is incredible! I LOVE the color blending and the shimmer. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  9. Loved your gorgeous entry to our Southern Girls challenge, so I'm delighted to say you made our Top 5! Hugs, Wends x

  10. absolutely gorgeous page :) thank you for playing along with the words challenge at that craft place ;)
    Rachel, TCP DT