Sunday, November 16, 2014

Happy Mail From The UK ~ A Handmade Journal!

Greetings folks and welcome back!
Have you all been creating art to your heart's content?

I am so overjoyed and so excited at the happy mail I received on Friday from +Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith who lives in the UK! 

She created a handmade journal book for me!
It is so amazing, and beautiful!

I hope these photos of her creation do it justice...the colors, textures and patterns of her Gelli prints and papers are something to behold!

A Handmade Journal by Cindy's Paper Creation
I am still in awe at the beautiful work and time Zsuzsa put into her creation!

Check out Zsuzsa's tutorial on her Gelli print paper beads!

Packed full of awesomeness and goodies!!

I decided to make a video of the unwrapping.
And so you can see the inside of her creation too!

This will be my first video, so please be kind!
As you will hear, I was so overwhelmed that I did a lot of gasping, oohhs, and aahhs and repeating myself!  LOL

Sorry for the unfocused part, don't know why that happened.

So absolutely no staging here...

I know Zsuzsa wrote that she hopes I can make use of her creation, but....

I am not so sure I can bring myself to write in the journal, to cut up or partially cover up her Gelli prints and the transfer creations, and remove all the other goodies from their place.

I want to remember, what and where she placed every little detail.
Am I wrong for thinking I want to keep this just the way she sent it?

Oh boy...such a dilemma I put on myself! 

Thank you so much Zsuzsa!

I will treasure your gift always!

TTFN and keep on creating your life!
aka The Rebel Blogger

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hold It All Desk Organizer with Drawer

Happy chilly November from western Pennsylvania!

The colorful autumn leaves have almost all fallen. 
Only a few golden oak leaves remain...they like to hang on till the dead of the winter.

The autumn breezes are getting bone chilling!
Winter will be here in the blink of an eye.  
Brrrr  :(
It's that time again for some delicious, homemade hot cocoa and those cozy, soft flannel sheets are a must have!

Finally...I got off my derriere and took some photos of the organizer I created that I have been talking about in past posts.

The organizer measures 12 inches high x 9 3/4 inches wide x 7 inches deep.

The free tutorial is from Deb's Creative Choas.
It was so fun and easy to create!
Hold It All Desk Organizer by

I used Tim Holtz French Industrial Paper Stash and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The drawer knob is also a Tim Holtz product!
The sides are adorned with vintage ephemera from the paper stash and glued to medium weight chipboard. 
The small added detail of the brads holding the ribbon is from my stash.

Below is a photo of the organizer being put to good use on my desk.
I think it is a down right disgrace that the vintage map on the back of it has to be hidden!

Hope you enjoyed my creation.

Don't forget to take some time to create your life!

x's & o's
aka The Rebel Blogger

I would like to send a warm shout out to my crafting friend +Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith
Sending positive thoughts/energy your way!! 

Supplies used to create my organizer.
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