Sundays with Sandee + Frosted Designs Kits = A Brand New Journal!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hello everyone! Barb here to host the blog today! I don't know about you, but I absolutely love our Sundays with Sandee series! The woman never runs out of ideas and I LEARN sooooo much from her! I may not have time to try out every single thing, every single week but I am watching and learning! So… when it was time for me to make a journal, I decided to go review a few lessons and put them to practice! You are actually going to laugh when you see how many I used!! The other thing I used a lot of were the Frosted Designs Kits! I pulled a little out of this one, and a little out of that one, and then something from another one… you get the picture!! Isn't that the best part of getting kits?!

I like to have a little notebook that I take with me to church. This is my place to keep any sermon notes, bible verses or any other important words of wisdom so that I have them all in one place. Once I am home, I can look back over my sermon notes and also use it during my devotion time. That is what this little notebook is being used for.

So, here it is! The completed journal cover! I have to confess, this is my second attempt. The first one just wasn't working for me so I started a second one. My only regret on this one is that I didn't take photos each step of the way so you could see the madness to my thinking!! :)

I started with the Mixed Media Journal in the Frosted Designs Store. I love that it is wire bound and has plenty of pages! The size is perfect for fitting into my purse. I used the graph looking paper that was in the "Love is in the Air" Kit (Clean Fun) and cut it to the size of my journal cover. I did all of my work on the paper before I adhered it to the journal. That way I didn't have to worry about mists and paints getting on the journal where I didn't want it.

I started by creating the background using Lindy's Starburst Sprays & Sandee's Lesson #3 - Wax on or Wax off! I loved the way it created the soft blue background! But that was not enough! So, the next lesson I used was Lesson #4 - Going Dotty! I added dots with the Lindy's Starburst (using the dauber top), and stencils (from the November Mixed Media Kit & Shades of Spring Kit.) I also used the Tim Holtz Distress Paint Dauber (Juniper) in the Shades of Spring Kit! The stem of the flower was painted using the Lindy's Magicals that come in our current kit, Beauty of Nature. The Koi water brush was perfect for this!

My next step was to check out Sandee's Lesson #6 - Acrylic Pour and Ink Blots. I didn't actually pour the paint (other than a few splatters) but I liked the way Sandee used the Patterned Paper for her heart. As I was sitting there struggling to figure out what I wanted on the front of my journal (didn't want a cross or a heart) I decided to check out Lesson #8 - Mixing it up! The flower that Sandee had in that lesson inspired me to make the flower but I used patterned paper for mine. The red paper came from the Love is in the Air Kit. I cut out 3 hearts and layered them over each other. I then punched a circle from some paper in the Shades of Spring Kit. I folded the circle in half and used it to hold the "petals" of the flower together! I used the Black Gelly Roll Pen to outline everything.

Next it was time for the title. Everything in me wanted to grab some nice thick stickers to stick on and call it done… but I didn't! Instead, I added a title with the Black Gelly Roll pen and I hated it! It wasn't the handwriting that bothered me as much as it just got lost on the page! So… I grabbed the November Mixed Media Kit and cut out the Journal tag. It was the perfect size to cover up the title I didn't like! :) I then jumped into the next Sandee lesson, #23 - Bar Lettering. I added a few lines on each letter using the Tim Holtz Distress Marker that comes in the Beauty of Nature kit. Inspired by Sandee's Lesson #10 - Cut it Out, I cut the word "take" from the patterned papers in the October Mixed Media Kit. The sticker under the title came from that kit as well. The striped tape under "take" is from the Season of Stars Kit. I seriously love that tape… it ends up on many of my projects!

To finish off the cover, I added my favorite Bible verse in my own handwriting. Finally, I adhered the paper to the front of my journal and I was done! I am happy with the way the journal turned out and I am even more happy that I ventured outside my comfort zone to create it. That is also one of the things I am enjoying with the Frosted Designs kits… trying out all kinds of mixed media items and techniques! I am so thankful for all of the Sundays with Sandee Lessons that were available for me to learn from and the nudging from Lori (Telling Your Story Through Scrapbooking) to add handwriting to all of our projects!

I'm sorry my post was so long today but I hope it inspires other to get outside their box to try something new! I would love to see what you make! You can share it in our Facebook Group…. there are a lot of amazing ladies who hang out there and are super supportive! Have a great weekend!

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7 Responses to “Sundays with Sandee + Frosted Designs Kits = A Brand New Journal!”

Jean said...

I love your cover and how you included so many of Sandee's lessons! Such great use of all your kit supplies!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeee it!!!!!

Sandee Setliff said...

hA! I LOVE your journal cover and it was fun seeing all my lessons coming together like that, just like our kits, you can take a little bit from each one and create something fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Donna Lueders said...

That is just beautiful, you did an awesome job on your cover. Sandee will be proud. LOL But honestly, you did a beautiful job on it. LOVE!!!!

Vicki said...

Awesome Barb. I love it all.

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

So, so awesome Barb. I have to agree with you... I can't keep up with all of Sandees lessons, but they are definitely studied and retained and used as needed! I wonder as well how she comes up with them! Love how you have it all set up here.. Oh and nothing is wrong long post.. when you a bunch to say!! :)

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

Nothing is wrong with a long post if you have a bunch of things to say!!