Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Recipe Binder | Elisabeth Bell Digital Images

Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a great week-end and for my dear Canadian friends, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! We went to my sister’s place this year as our kitchen reno is still on-going! The end is in sight and the cabinets start to go in today! I cannot wait to see it all come together. The planning has been going on for so long!

Today’s project is actually connected to our renovation! The state of my recipe collecion was dire. It was just one of those things that I never got the chance to really organize to work functionally for me. I decided that during the reno would be the perfect time to tackle this project.  Lately, all my new recipes are found on Pinterest but I have so many that just aren’t there. My Mum’s recipes, my Dad’s and some that were given to my as a newly we by older co-workers. Those are really my staple recipes and ones that I want to hand down to my kids. I have formatted them all the same way and added little pieces of advice – things that I do when making the recipes.

Whilst I was shopping for school supplies for my boys, I happened to see these gorgeous binders from Avery. They were perfect for what I planned to do. They were flexible, they came in a 1-inch size (I wanted to split my recipes into 3 binders) and they had a insert sleeve in the front so that I could create my own original cover. The bonus was that there was a gorgeous damsk design on the back, spine and front (minus the window) AND they came in 3 different shades!

I pretty well didn’t even consider what I would use to create the cover pages. It was always going to be Elizabeth Bell images. Now that many of her designs are available as digital images, I would be able to create covers that were to scale with my binders. Here are the binders and following the images there is a video sharing my thought process as well as the coloration of one of the images!

Here is the insert that I colored in my video, before putting it in the binder. Isn’t she sweet?

Here it is once slipped into the front binder cover. This is the blue damask design and holds all my baking recipes.

Here is the grey damask that housed my recipes for soups, salads, pastas and drinks:

and here is the black damask where I have recipes for mains and sides:

Video Tutorial:
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Vintage Woods Digital Paper Pack

Vintage Woods Digital Papers - Digital Papers

Copic Markers Used :

Skin : E0000, E000, E00, E11, E04, R20, R30

Hair : E42, YR30, E43, YR21, E44

Blouse: YG61, BG90, YG63

Pants & Hair Tie: BG72, BG90, BG10, BG75

Apron: C1, C3, C00, 0

Stick: E42, E43, E44

Red: R17, R32, R37

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Christmas 2017 | Day #2 Shadow Box Cards - Lawn Fawn

Happy Thursday! I have a new project and video for my 2017 Christmas Series! I used some of the amazing, new products from Lawn Fawn to create this fun and sweet shadow box cards. They fold flat for mailing and then pop  open to display the little scene created inside. Lots of fun and with all the cute winter/Christmas themed sets from Lawn Fawn – endless possiblities to create your own and personalized scenes! The video and supplies are at the bottom of this post;  after all the photos!

The shadow box die set comes with a ton of metal dies. You can choose the apetature you want (there are tow sizes of rectangles and one oval), create snow banks, waves or a landscape, and add trees! So much in one set! Once you get the hang of folding and adhering the box components, it is pretty fast to whip them up!   I also did a little switch up and turned the box on its’ side. Let me share what I created:

Sweet Skating Polar Bear

Polar Ice-Fishing Party

Otterly Christmas

Video Tutorial:
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers Used :

Bear: 090, 091

Cheeks: 220

Scarf: 033, 302

Skates: 038, 091

Pail: 090

Ice, Water-hole: 033, 302

Fish: 052, 050

Red: 022, 021

Fishing-rod: 066, 072, 091

Otter: 066, 064

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

31 Nights of Halloween |Night #3 Grim Reaper Mini Card

31 days of halloween

Happy Tuesday and welcome to Day #3 of Whimsy’s 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celbration! I am delighted to be joining in with this fabulous celebration. I have created a mini card using the Grim Reaper Clear stamp set! I also have a video sharing how I created this card from start to finish! You will find it below these photos!

I wanted to create a scene card with this figure and so I sized the fabulous Halloween Haunts digital paper to be the right size proportionally for the figure. I did a little clear embossing for the figure to make it stand out and then added some landscape for him to be floating over!  To create some ghoulish, haunting eyes, I popped some tiny, clear adhesive gems onto his eyes. It adds dimension and makes him look extra creepy…..until you see his bright red, happy heart, that is!

A fun extra touch is to emboss not only a greeting but the same image used on the front of the card; on the inside of the card! Here I used some gold embossing powder!

Video Tutorial:
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Grim Reaper Clear Stamp Set

Grim Reaper

Stitched Border Die Trio

 Stitched Border Die Trio

Halloween Haunts Digital Paper

Halloween Haunts - Digital Papers

Prismacolor Pencils Used :


PC1065 - Cool Grey 70%

PC1063 - Cool Grey 50%

PC947 - Dark Umber


Hands & Face:

PC1005 – Limepeel

PC989 – Chartreuse

PC1090 – Kelp Green


Heart: PC925 – Crimson Lake


Cloak Highlight: PC914 – Cream


Eyes: PC1068 – French Grey 10%

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by Whimsy’s blog each day of Halloween for more projects and chances to win some awesome prizes!

For a chance to win the Grand prize, click here:

Whimsy Stamps 31 Nights of Halloween GRAND PRIZE Entry

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, September 25, 2017

Jawsome Surprise | Lawn Fawn Stamps

Happy Monday! Hope that your week has gotten off to a great start. We are experiencing a heat wave here in Montreal. The days feel like the middle of the Summer rather than the beginning of Fall! Crazy times.

I have a fun little mini folded card to share with you that I made for my sweet nephew. In the video (which you will find below) I will explain why I made it this way and why I included the stamps that I did!

For now, here are each individual panel:

Video Tutorial:
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Copic Markers Used :

Shark : N3, N1, 0, B52, B00

Narwhal : B52, B00, N1

Rock: N1, N3, N5, N7

Fish: YR30, YR21, YR04

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Friday, September 22, 2017

Christmas Series 2017 | Day #1 Little Angel

Happy day and welcome to my Day #1 of my Christmas vidoe series for 2017. I get this started pretty early so that you have time to get your projects done as well!  Last year I thought I had started early enough but really started feeling the time crunch as Christmas seemed to race towards me at a suprisingly fast pace! Hence, the first video is here and we are still in September; but seriously, it will be Christmas before you know it!

I will be posting videos in this series up to the end/possible beginning of December and will do my best to make it a weekly occurence!

To start off my series, I wanted to use this gorgeous new stamp from Whimsy that was illustrated by Crissy Armstrong. I challenged myself to a no-lines coloring and am ever so pleased with how it all turned out. This will be a page in my December Daily album this year and features the gorgeous gold-foil die cuts that I think are so elegant.

Video Tutorial:
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Little Christmas Angel

Little Christmas Angel

Cardbuilder – Many Thanks Die Set

Card Builder - Many Thanks Die Set

Christmas Large Word Die

Christmas Large Word Die

Snowflake Set of 3 Dies

Snowflakes Dies

Christmas Cheer Enamel Dots

Christmas Cheer Enamel Dots

Copic Markers Used :

Skin : E000, E00, E11, E04,  R20, R30

Hair : E41, E42, E43, E44

Dress: C00, C1, C3, C5, 0

Bird & Berries: R17, RE3, R56, R89

Beak: YR23, YR24

Wings: BG90, BG93, BG10

Leaves:  YG61, G94 ,G99


Prismacolor Pencils used for eyes:

PC1040 – Electric Blue

PC906 – Copenhagen Blue

PC944 – Terra Cotta

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Friday, September 15, 2017

Halloween 2017 |Whimsy Monster Tages + Video

Happy Friday! Thanks for stopping by!  If you also follow me on my Instagram you will know that I am in the midst of a HUGE kitchen reno! After many years of talking about it, putting it on hold last year, it is finally HAPPENING! We are all beyond excited and I am of course going crazy with design choices and decisions! I may create a dedicated post here to talk about it but for now, if you follow me on Instagram: inkspots  - you will get snippets of what is happening!

I have a fun set of tags and one picture frame insert to share with you and they all feature the adorable new clear stamp set from Whimsy Stamps. These cuties would look great on a variety of Halloween crafty makes. I made a tag and a frame insert but you could create a trifold card, treat boxes or bags or even a fun Halloween banner! The possiblitlies are endless!

I am going to add this to a picture frame for my Halloween decor. The background is a digital paper from Whimsy stamps that I may be slightly obsessing over lately. It is so darned PERFECT!

All images were stamped on my favorite Bristal Strathmore watercolor paper that pairs up fabulously with Zig Clean Color real brush markers. I can’t believe how much of a difference this paper makes to my coloration. It is well worth picking up and checking out for yourself!

Video Tutorial:
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Boo To You Clear Stamp Set

 Boo to You

Handstitched Nested Rectangles

Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles

Stitched Tags Die Set

Stitched Tag Dies

Halloween Haunts Digital Paper

Halloween Haunts - Digital Papers

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo


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