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The Travel Journal

Hey Sweeties,

Here is a travel journal that was cooked up from prompts picked by my daughter. She sure knows how to pick them. There are two videos out there for this journal and there I explain how this came about. The colors she picked were green and gold. The craft type was travel journal.

What better way to create a journal!! I love using green and gold in crafts. The first thing I thought about were my trips to Germany and maps. I used a map stamp that was gifted to me, one of the Bo Bunny stamps, packing paper, a ceral box, and some texture paste. The journal is complete. I thought about decorating it this week, but I’m not big on journal decorating. I really need to learn how.

How to Make a Traveler’s Journal | Let’s Make the Cover | Thelisha’s Journals 

How to Make a Traveler’s Journal | Let’s Make the Signature & Assemble | Thelisha’s Journals 

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Monthly Blog Challenge @Artsy Solutions: Beach Theme | Thelisha’s Crafts

From the Early Access Patreon Post:

Hey Sweeties,

This is one of those moments where I think about Mrs. Sonya’s blog challenge all month, come up with 100 different ideas and take a piece from each one. As much as I don’t like waiting until the end of the month, I find that I put out the best stuff at that time.

So here we are with a beach theme. If you check out Mrs. Sonya’s blog on WordPress at Multimedia Crafts Digital, you can find the list for the entire year. I am so proud of myself because I’m still going strong.

Anyways…

With anxiety and all the stuff that’s been going on for the last 3 or so years, I learned a lot of lessons. This and my previous two posts really put it out there. I’m not one for getting personal with the world, but I only put it out there because I know I’m not the only one.

Before I get too deep, the quote will tell it all.

Free your ocean of plastic and embrace the driftwood.

-Thelisha

I’m gonna leave y’all with that and the videos. Love y’all! ❤️

Part 1
Part 2

#augustfav2022

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Greeting Card | Small Craft Haul: Goodies From Amazon | Thelisha’s Crafts

Hey Sweeties,

Here’s part two of the small craft haul. This is the project post. I made a greeting card that I love. For anyone that knows me, I’m not the greeting card type. I truly don’t like making them, but damn, I’m good at it.

I wanted to dive deep into using everything and doing more than one project, but it took me an hour to pump this one out. That’s made with time and love. I did use a Stampin’ Up! stamp set and their inks, but that’s because I couldn’t bring myself to extra overthinking and make something I wanted to throw away. If you would like the inks or the Gather Together stamp set (if it’s still available. I have had this for a while), check out one of my crafty friends below. They’re all demonstrators and are some of the sweetest people alive. The links below are to their YouTube channels where you can find all the rest of their information.

I will make more videos using the stuff from the haul. Y’all know how I like my clusters and layered ephemera. Be on the lookout for those project videos.

Here are the links to the products from the haul:

150 Sheets of Scrapbook Paper: https://amzn.to/3QX7qSG   

200 Piece Stickers, Paper, and Ephemera Set: https://amzn.to/3CtirXA   

670 Piece Stickers, Paper, and Ephemera Set: https://amzn.to/3T7Mvyb   

Archival Permanent Black Ink w/Re-inker: https://amzn.to/3A6khed   

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators’ YouTube Channels:  

Mrs. Mimi: https://youtube.com/c/StampinwithaGrandmaGigglesMimiTakehara   

Mrs. Kathy: https://youtube.com/c/RandomActsofCraftingbyKathyChampion   

Brian: https://youtube.com/c/BDCraftsMore

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Color, Fussy Cut, Embellishments & More: Mixed Media Cookbook | Thelisha’s Crafts

Hey Sweeties,

I know it’s been a long while. I haven’t posted to my blog since July 26 or something like that. There has been so much going on between that time and now. If you want to know what’s been going on with me, check out the video below. But anyway, let’s get down to it.

I put together a project using my Breakfast Time digital. I made a cookbook with the most cooked breakfast items in my kitchen. There are a few tips in there as well. Some may be surprised that waffles aren’t on the list. I cook waffles, but for the number of waffles I need to cook, having two waffle irons isn’t enough. I will say, the pancake recipe in this book can be used as a waffle batter too. So hey, whoever this goes to didn’t completely miss out. I would love to get one of those waffle irons that you put the batter on one side and flip it to do the same on the other side. The thing is, I don’t have anywhere to put it. That would require letting go of some gadgets that I’m not ready to part ways with yet. I’m a baker as y’all know, so a lot of my gadgets are very much useful.

I had so much fun putting this together. The Breakfast Time digital started out with pancakes. I’ve been trying to draw some decent-looking pancakes for over a year now with no success. I was sitting with my daughter one night and asked her what should I draw. She said pancakes… Yeah, she took it there. So you know I had to make her proud. She already thinks I can fix and do everything. She thinks I know everything. Even after telling her and the boys that I am not a magician, a superhero, or a genius multiple times. Not to disappoint, I took it the extra mile and drew bacon, maple syrup, eggs, orange juice, and bread.

Here are a few pictures of the project. The only flip-through will be the flip-through in the video. Enjoy!

What I used in this project:

Breakfast at Thelisha’s

This cookbook will go up for sale in my store. At this time, there will only be one, but if you’d like to request one, let me know. I hope you enjoy the video, the post, and the story behind the digital. Thank you for stopping by and I’ll see you in the next one.

*Disclosure: I only recommend products I use or have used in the past. This post contains affiliate links, that at no cost to you, pay me a small commission.

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Me on Camera?!?

photo studio with white wooden framed wall mirror

Hey Sweeties,

If you follow me on YouTube or anywhere else, you know my face is never on camera. Yeah, I popped in on one video for about 0.5 seconds, but never a full-on face cam situation. I am very much camera shy, and I wouldn’t say I like taking pictures. Also, I wouldn’t say I like talking either.

Over the last year, I received a few requests and suggestions about showing my face. I had it in my mind that I didn’t need to show my face because I’m a crafter, and the point of my videos is to show what I was making and not how I look. Do you agree? Some creators show their faces before their videos start and even throughout them, but that’s not me.

BUT

If I decide to show my face on camera, it will only be for my Bronze, Silver, and Gold Patrons. It won’t be just a general conversation type live/video; we will connect like friends, getting to know each other.

All Bronze and above patrons can access private videos and live sessions. I will have giveaways and contests for participants.

Have a great day!

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Let’s Make a Butterfly Journal | Thelisha’s Journals | @Einat Kessler ​

Hey Sweeties,

I’ll show you the actual butterfly journal in today’s post—the butterfly journal I was supposed to use with the Sweet Stuff digital…yeah, that one. You’ll know what I’m talking about if you see the big butterfly video.

I watched Einat Kessler’s video on making a butterfly album. I loved it! I thought to myself; I need to make something easy like that. Why do I have to be so complicated? So I made an example journal with my Liquids & Flowers paper pack and recorded the video using the August Peach paper pack. Both are 6×6 paper packs.

In Einat’s video, she made all of her pages like graduating cookie cutters, while I made mine like stairs. I don’t believe I made my spine as big as hers. Make sure you check out her video for the Mini Butterfly Album. She also has a link to the measurements for her album. I called myself writing them on the pages, but I also included them in the video description.

Enjoy! My measurements are at the bottom of the post as well. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments.

Here are the measurements for my journal:

  • Leave the cover sheet 12 inches long, but cut it to 6 1/4. It will measure 6 1/4 in. by 12 in.—score at 5 in. and 7 in.
  • Cut the first page to 6 1/4 in. by 11 in.—score at 4 3/4 in. and 6 1/4 in.
  • Cut the second page to 6 1/4 in. by 10 in.—score at 4 1/2 in. and 5 1/2 in.
  • Cut the third page to 6 1/4 in. by 9 in.—score at 4 1/4 in. and 4 3/4 in.
  • Cut the fourth page to 6 1/4 in. by 8in.—score at 4 in., 4 1/8 in., and 3 7/8 in. Scoring at the 4-inch mark is optional. I did this because it made sewing on the fifth page easier.
  • Cut the fifth page to 6 1/4 in. by 7 in.—score at 3 1/2.
  • Leaving 1/8 of an inch on each side, glue the pages together.
  • Decorate the pages as you wish.