Family Reunion

This week one family of my cousins are coming from all over the country to Nauvoo, IL for a family reunion. So we are going to go up and spend a day with them. I know that some of them are scrapbookers so I thought I’d try and take them something they could use to remember this reunion. I hope they like it!

Journaling Event at Joann’s

This weekend Joann’s is having a Journaling Event. I’m not running that but am trying to go in and demo the Cricut, hoping to get some people to sign up for class. So I needed to come up with something to give away that would coordinate with what they are doing.
They are letting them make a “journaling box” . They are saying it is bullet journaling. The two I remember from the picture were more like lists of things to do. So I came up with a little envelope for them to put their list in. One had a mason jar on it, one had stars.
So here’s what I came up with!


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Just Cards

I am not feeling too well this week so I just made a couple of cards for this week,
The first one I wanted to use a push pin. I thought that I could just cut the pin part off, but it was too thick for the tools I had to cut. So I had to figure I way to use it with the pin part on. So I decided to just put pops on it. It took 3 to get it covered and then I had to use 3 in the other places to keep it level! It might not go to someone in an envelope, but I will send it with something else in a box.


Then as most of you know I like to color and have done it since I was in Utah. So I decided to use one of those today. I think it turned out ok.


They each have a little paper in the inside as well!

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4th of July

I know this is too late but wanted to try it anyway! I saw this technique to paint with a toilet paper roll on Pinterest,and thought “I wonder if I could make my own roll and size it to whatever I want?” Because, those of you that know me, know I want to change everything! Besides a toilet paper roll only gives you one size and is too big for a card!!

So here we go! I have lots of pictures to show you the stages! They said to do it with paint. I tried my inks but they are pretty dry so that didn’t work well. I tried watercolors and I liked that. And I think the refill for your ink pads would work well also. So lots of ways to do this so that it is safe for your scrapbook. I decide hat I was making card and safety wasn’t an issue this time for so I went with paint.
So first I cut me a piece of paper and rolled it into the shape. I just glued the edge with tape and overlapped the ends. Then I cut one end of the cone up about half way making sure to be inconsistent in the cut width. Then I folded the cuts out. To get different size tubes I wrapped the paper around different size pens or markers.

The next step is to put paint onto something that you can dip the cut end into. I just used a paper plate so I could throw it away.  you want to spread the paint into as even a layer as you can and big enough to get the whole tube ends in at once. The paint needs to be in a fairly thin layer because the design doesn’t come out as well if there is paint on the top side of the paper.

Then I took a sheet of white paper and started “stamping”.  You should probably let the paint dry between colors but you know me!!  Once I had “stamped” in both colors, I thought the middles looked a little empty so I used a stylus and added some dots to the centers.

Then I really did have to let everything dry!!  The I just cut my paper to fit my card!! I cut the happy 4th of July out on my Cricut and then put it on white and the cards are ready, for next year!! lol lol lol

Thanks for reading my ramblings!