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November 26, 2014

Wonderful Journal!

Ebrush Design Team: Jan Hunter Week 2 Cycle 1

What a great project. I can see this a very wonderful gift for the right person! Thank you Jan for this fine project!

Hi this is Jan and I'm so excited to share another project with you.  I'd rank it as a Beginner project -- it's simple to complete.

This is a gift and should be arriving at a new home shortly.  I hope they like it.
I'm enjoying making this mini-albums and journals.  They do make great gifts... just saying.  :)

I used the recipe and divider cards file from here as the cover and divider pages in this journal.
You'll need white cardstock for your covers and section divider cards and if you wish, some designer paper for your divider cards
journaling paper ( I used some plain copy paper -- cut to size with a paper trimmer)
eBrush (SN adapter)
Spectrum Noir markers
stencils, texture paint and word stamps

Decide on your size and cut your cover and divider cards with your electronic cutting machine. I used the pen tool to write the title and added shadows and cut.  Now, to my favorite part of creating these days!  PAINTING!   I used the eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers to create the background for the cover.

Carefully, trace and cut 3 copies of your stencil -- I'm using Birch Landscape from Once they are cut, adhere them in a stack.  ( I used the Xyron to do this job).


The inside dividers are also ebrushed with stencils, texture paste and stamped.   I used a free background paper I found online ( several years ago.

 I used the Xyron machine to add adhesive to the layers of the title and secure on the front of the journal.  I used the bind-it-all to secure all the pages.
It's a fun and quick project.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team has been up to.... visit Craftwell's blog for all the updated posts.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you're inspired to create something too.  Happy Crafting!  And wishing each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with *Greatitudes (memories that bring you joy and remind you of all that you are grateful for).

November 25, 2014

Christmas Gifts

Ebrush Design Team: Lisa Somerville Week 4 Cycle 1

Lisa has created a beautiful grouping of ornaments.  It is the time to shine and her projects  do! 

Hi,  and welcome to the Craftwell Blog, Lisa here today, sharing a few more altered gift items for Christmas using the eBrush.

Here are the items I started with


eBrush - Sharpie Adapter, Spectrum Noir Adapter

Sharpie Markers - Metallic Gold, Red, Green, Brown, Spectrum Noir Markers
Miscellaneous Die Cuts, cut with electronic cutter from White Vinyl

Transfer TapeNon Stick Craft Mat 

Glass Block, Wood Ornament, Glass Ornament
Christmas Greenery
Burlap Ribbon

Using the Metallic Gold Sharpie and the eBrush, add color to the "welcome" and add Gold Metallic to the Greenery and Burlap Poinsettia 

Using the eBrush and Red and Green Sharpies add color to the White Vinyl die cut pieces as shown

Add "flecks" of Gold using the eBrush and Metallic Gold Sharpie

Apply Transfer Tape to colored Vinyl pieces adhere to Glass Block, repeat with "welcome", and add colored berries

Decorate as desired

Glass Ornament pieces

Use the eBrush and Sharpie Markers to color the Vinyl die cut pieces

Use the eBrush and Metallic Silver Sharpie to add color to the inside of the Glass Ornament

Adhere colored vinyl to Glass Ornament

To add color to the Wood Ornament, use the eBrush and spray with Metallic Gold Sharpie, then mask the ornament and continue to add color as desired

Finished Ornament

Thanks for stopping by the Craftwell Blog, I hope I've inspired you to create some Christmas Gifts!

For more inspiration, please visit my blog.

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Market Shopping list & TO-DO Free Printable!

Free Thanksgiving Shopping List Printable!

Thanksgiving is almost here, and then there's Christmas! Don't be caught unprepared! There is lots a food to shop for, and very little time! 

Get organized with this free printable!

To download, just click on the image and SAVE! Prints on letter size paper!

Happy Holidays!

Team Craftwell

November 24, 2014

Teresa Collins Western Caribbean Cruise Part 1

Teresa Collins Western Caribbean Cruise Part 1 by Jazmin Gibbons

We are back! Jazmin Gibbons here reporting after this amazing cruise!

If you didn't know, let me tell you!

Craftwell joined Teresa Collins team for her much anticipated 'Shine' Western Caribbean Cruise! 

This cruise happens once a year,  and this time Craftwell hopped on board this once in a lifetime event!

We here at Craftwell love to find ways to connect with our crafting community, and this cruise was the perfect opportunity to get to know some truly amazing people! 

But we know what your thinking, how does one get on that cruise? Well, it's simple! Teresa Collins herself invites her fans over Facebook and opens spots for anyone to attend! Spots fill quickly and the individual is responsible for the payment and to fit the scheduled cruise to their own schedule, but if it all works with your planned vacation, this cruise does not disappoint. In fact, it's quite amazing! And if you know Teresa, you know she is truly one of those designers that loves to interact with her fans and this time she was gracious enough to open this cruise to host the biggest crowd to date! With over 100 guests on board, many got to experience crafting while vacationing to beautiful places in the Caribbean, which is a WIN/WIN in our book!

The entire theme for this cruise was 'Shine' and shine all of her guests did! It was all about being yourself, and highlighting your strengths. Everyone on that cruise had something unique and special about them, so the theme really fit perfectly! And we are here to give you a VIP look into our fun filled 7 day cruise!

Teresa Collins planned the cruise to have classes that would allow all cruisers to create projects using Teresa's latest collections! Everyone received their ordered kits with amazing goodies! 

Craftwell had demos & classes that allowed our cruisers to try the  eBrush airbrush & Cut 'n' 
Boss! Everyone enjoyed working with the machines!

But enough chit chat, come on board as we give you a tour of the ship!

^This is where we got to create! The conference room  was big enough for 100 people, and had tables and chairs for everyone!

This is the Casino! after crafting, why not stop and have some fun on the slot machines?

The ship was beautiful! Lots of things to see!

The Sapphire room is where our group met for dinner! We got to chat and eat a lot!

There was a rock climbing wall! yep, if ever you wanted to stop crafting, you could hop up top the ship and exercise on this bad boy!
The pool & hot tub! This was at our stop in Roatan, but once the boat was going, it was full of people!
Speaking of  stops, this is where we went!

The cruise sailed from Galveston to Costa Maya, Honduras, and Cozumel!

Talk about amazing trip!

Costa Maya!
Roatan, Honduras is to die for!!

Cozumel has my heart!
But the beach wasn't all that was to do! We met in the conference room and got time to crop with friends! If you recognize that good looking blond in the center, is because that is TC Dye! She has joined Craftwell at our CHA show and is an amazing person! We just love TC!

Everyone got to work with our machines! The girls also got to use the machine during night hours to finish up their projects!

Debi Tullier (Team Craftwell) & our Australian friend Rose! We just loved connecting with crafters from all parts of the world!
Mrs. Beth Kignston from Xyron Inc. joined in on the fun! She taught an amazing class and had a blast hanging out with everyone! And she was lucky enough to cruise with her husband!

Photo by Susan Newberry Moore 
The cruisers! As many of you know, Teresa Collins' Husband passed away last week, so she was not able to attend. Still, she was there in spirit! We missed her, but all the cruisers took the time out to send her this special message!
Photo Credit to Joy Muscillo for this wonderful picture! 
 So excited for all of the wonderful ladies I met! They made me feel welcomed, and like part of the group right away!

And just like that, we are back to reality! This trip made us really think about doing more of these events as a company, and hey, I'm all for it if they send me again! ;)


Altered Keepsake Box

Ebrush Design Team: Mitsyana Wright Week 4 Cycle 1

Another beautiful project from Mitsy! You can tell how much she loves her eBrush and I think the feeling is mutual!

Hello Crafty Friends, Mitsy here to share with you this elegant keepsake box I made for a very close family friend. 

Supplies Needed
Storage Box/ Photo Box (letter size)

eBrush by Craftwell with SP (Sharpie) adapter head
Sharpies( lt, green, dk. green, red, orange, brown, gray)
Flower steel rule die (Sizzix/ Tim Holts - Tattered Florals)
Embossing Tool
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Ostrich feather
Feather Butterfly
Chipboard Frame
Assorted Ribbon and Lace
Decorative Stick Pins
Pre-made Paper Flowers (Prima Marketing Inc.)
Patterned Paper or Sheet Music
Assorted Brads

Cut you patterned paper using Tattered Florals die. You will need at 5 flowers to make 1 complete flower. To make the the 3 peonies on my box I cut out 5 large & 6 medium (6 petal flower), 5 daisies
(9 petal flower), and 3 leaves.
I eBrushed my peonies with my red sharpie and then brown. And ebrushed my daisies with an orange sharpie and then brown. Adding the brown deepens the color so it doesn't look so flat. With my embossing tool I curled my flowers into a bowl shape and stack them together, alternating petals. 

For the leaves I started with the light green sharpie, then dark green, and added orange and brown  around the edges. I again used my embossing tool to curl the edges of the leaves.

I bought these stamens in the baking department of a major craft store, They come in a variety of colors but I always have white on hand because they can be colored to match any color scheme. I ebrushed these with just my red sharpie.

The stamen are double sided and come with a bulb at each end so I cut them in half and inserted about 12 stamen (6 halved) into a hole I punched of the top flower. Secured it with hot glue.

Then I attached the leaves to the flower with hot glue.

These butterflies are pretty in just plain white but it was a little too stark for my project. I toned it way down by ebrushing it in gray black. One of my favorite things about using the ebrush is that most colors spray on translucent... and when sprayed over glitter the shine still shows through. I don't lose any of the sparkly effect!

I added my rub-on sentiment to the pre-made chipboard frame. Hot glued my ribbon down to my box,  before hot gluing my frame. Then hot glued my flowers, feather and butterfly on top of my frame. I inserted my decorative stick pins behind the base of the flower. I did not glue them into place... some people like to wear their pins, so I left that option up to them.

and there you have it a beautiful keepsake box to hold treasured memories. It also makes a very elegant gift box that would surely "wow" it's recipient! 

I made this one to give to my children's god-mother. It will house a scrapbook full of  our children's pictures. She is such a beautiful person and I wanted something that reflected her loving nature.

Hope you have a Beautifully Crafty Day!!

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