Monday, August 27, 2018

Get Wrapped! Blog Hop with Eileen Hull Designs

Hello and welcome to the Get Wrapped Blog Hop 

Get ready for INSPIRATION with a series of wonderful projects from talented designers that incorporate products from our very generous sponsors: 
Paper Artsy, Seth Apter, Emerald Creek and Eileen Hull!  
You also have the chance to win a $150 prize package - check out the details at the end of my post!


All of the designers began with Eileen Hull's very popular Wrapped Journal XL die from Sizzix.



Here is my project:


I die cut  the journal from mat board and applied a coat of Seth Apter's Limited Edition Spanish Mulberry Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic from Paper Artsy.  These paints are water based, highly pigmented and dry very quickly to a matte finish.


After applying a crackle medium on top of the Spanish Mulberry, I added a layer of Glacier Ice and watched the magic happen!


I painted the inside of the journal with Glacier Ice.  Eileen's Wrapped Journal die pre-cuts the holes for 4 signatures so it is quick and easy work to lace in and tie the elastics in the spine.


Emerald Creek sent along some metal brads and embossing powders.


I heat embossed one of the Antique Silver Metal Circle Dot Brads with Allure Silverster-Kracher Embossing Powder (red with white mixed in) and used it as part of the closure for the journal.  I anchored the brad in the spine and then added a loop of elastic to the front flap.


Next I used one of Eileen's dies to cut a Heart Journal Card from lightweight cardboard.  I used more of the Allure Embossing Powder to heat emboss the card...


... before die cutting it again with one of the Hearts Journal Card dies.  I separated the hearts from the journal card and set them aside to sprinkle throughout my love themed mini!


Next I adhered (2) layers of lightweight cardboard together.  I used one of Eileen's Heart Journal Cards again.  These dies are Thinlits so they didn't cut all the way through the cardboard.  It cut through the top layer but left the bottom layer intact so the hearts all stayed in place.  The edge was almost cut through, so it was very easy to clean it up with a pair of scissors - I just followed the cut line!


Emerald Creek also sent this lovely Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder and  I used it to heat emboss the journal card and "love", which was die cut from Eileen's Journaling Words set.


I layered the heart journaling cards so that the silver peeks through the hearts of the top layer, and then adhered it to the front of the Wrapped Journal.


I added a cut out of my parents and the title "Young Love".


When you open the top flap of the journal you find another layer.  This is where I added the heat embossed word, "love".  I also added a sprinkling of the heat embossed hearts that were die cut from the cards.  (There are 2 heart card dies in the set, which is why you see 2 different size hearts below.)


I also created a stencil with one of the Hearts Journal Cards.  I did not show the step here, but I used it to add tiny Venice Blue hearts with more of the Fresco Finish Chalk Paints.


On the inside I added some texture by using a sponge to "pounce"  a mixture of Glacier Ice, Venice Blue and Spanish Mulberry.  I added another photo of my parents on the inside.  It was also die cut with the Hearts Journaling Card set, which includes a smooth or wavy edge card.  I used another die from the Credit Card Sleeve and Tags set to create the smaller inner border and then used a black marker to color in the edge.  And yes!  I did sprinkle on some more heat embossed hearts!


Here's a close up of the inside detail:



I mentioned that Eileen's Wrapped Journal holds 4 signatures. I had a bunch of plain gray cards that were 7"x5" (when opened).    I used a brayer to apply the Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics.


I just put a little paint on my craft mat, rolled the brayer through to pick up the paints, and then rolled it over the cards.  It is such an easy way to add texture and layered color!


After the paint dried I used the cards to create the signatures inside the journal by stacking 3 or 4 of them together and then slipping them under one of the elastics in the spine.


Here's a close up that shows how I used the Flower Square stamp from Emerald Creek to create a focal point on the front of the first signature.  It worked beautifully with the chalk paint!  I finished it off with one of the Metal Circle Dot Brads and a permanent black pen.


The next signature used a Heart Journal Card heat embossed with the Silver Sparkle.  The photo of my parents was die cut using Eileen's Credit Card Sleeve and Tags set.


More stenciling and die cutting on this signature!



Let's Get Wrapped Blog Contest!

We are blog hopping with some amazing people today all in the name of fun, and cross brand creativity. 
Of course there will be a prize pack valued over $150 USD from PaperArtsy, Seth Apter, Eileen Hull & Emerald Creek.

To be entered you must pop by and comment on each of the blog posts. 
(We don't want you to miss any of the tips and tricks.)

Contest closes Aug 29th at midnight and a winner will be announced Aug 30th, 2018.  


Susie Bentz (you are here)

Supplies for Wrapped Journal:

Sizzix Eileen Hull Wrapped Journal XL die
Sizzix Eileen Hull Thinlits Journaling Cards, Hearts
Sizzix Eileen Hull Framelits, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags
Sizzix Eileen Hull Thinlits Journaling Words
Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board
Emerald Creek Antique Silver Metal Circle Dot Brads
Emerald Creek Flower Square Art Stamp
Emerald Creek Allure Silverster-Kracher Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder
Paper Artsy/Seth Apter Limited Edition Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics:  Spanish Mulberry, Venice Blue, Glacier Ice, Steel Grey

130 comments:

  1. I like the way you double layered the hearts journaling cards.

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  2. I love everything about this journal!! The layered heart card is gorgeous...and that crackle over the Spanish mulberry ~swoon~

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  3. I like all the elements in the signatures, but I especially love that crackled cover with the mulberry showing through.

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  4. Great techniques, it looks beautiful...thanks!

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  5. Fabulous album Susie, both inside and out!! Love it!

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  6. The theme of your journal is adorable and those embossing powders - wow!

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  7. Love the theme and how the colours and embellishments reflect that x

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  8. Gorgeous album Susie. I love the Glazier Ice on the Crackle medium.

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  9. Great album Susie, love your brayering technique. The glacier ice looks awesome over the crackle.

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  10. Love this romantic themed journal

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  11. Susie, your journal is just breathtakingly beautiful!
    I just adore the embossing you did on those hearts and heart stencil piece! A real heartfelt addition!
    Beautiful work, thank you so much for sharing!
    hugs,Jackie

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  12. Crackle paint -love it! The pink and white is vintage and sweet.

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  14. Susie, I love the fresco finish on your journal, and the embossing powders you chose are gorgeous together with it! It all makes the perfect backdrop for your love themed journal. The embossed brads and hearts spread throughout create the perfect flow. I really like your take on the project, its a beautiful piece to grace this line up of inspiring creative ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Great Art Susie! Loving all the pink & hearts! So romantic!*☆♡☆* That crackle effect you created just sings to me & puts a smile upon my face. Great multi use of Eileen's heart journal card die! Brayering is a fantastic idea to give the insides & pages character. The brayer is one of my favorite tools. ♡

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  16. Gorgeous Journal!!! love it so much!!!

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  17. Oh this is amazing! I would love to do this with my parents' pictures!

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  18. I love the crackle and the sweet silver hearts! Great little project!

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  19. Love the use of the brads as closures.

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  20. Love the texture! Crackle and pink looks great!

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  21. Love the love theme and color choices!

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  22. Lovely, particularly the flower square.

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  23. Beautiful journal! Thanks for showing us the process and yet again another way to add the elastic.

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  24. So cute - love it!
    Thank you for sharing the process!

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  25. Cool! There’s definitely romance in the air ❤️ Love how you have used materials.

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  26. Lovely journal, wonderful vintage feeling to it <3

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  27. Thanks for the techniques you showed us :)

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  28. I love the soft romantic feel to your journal. It is lovely.

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  29. Love the colour combo & that mulberry ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค so pretty

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  30. Such a lot of great techniques used to create this romantic journal. Love it ! X

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  31. This is so pretty and that color combo is great!

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  32. What a wonderful keepsake.
    Love this die.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. A great keepsake album for your parents, and would be a great place to write the story of their life together.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  34. Lovely touch of romance and nostalgia - I love the crackled background and those glittering hearts, and the closure is really cool. What an amazing hop - it's lovely to be a part of it.
    Alison x

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  35. Gorgeous, romantic journal. I just love the hearts and pink is my favourite colour. I just love personalised journals, so sweet.

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  36. Beautifully done! I love Eileen's coordinating dies. They enhance the journals so well!

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  37. Beautiful job incorporating all of the hop products for this collaboration Susie!! I love this one!!

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  38. Beautiful, love the use of cards as signatures

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  39. So very pretty, amazing layers ( all you girls got ' mad ' skills :) )!

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  40. Really like the romantic theme!

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  41. I love your crackled cover paint and the embossed heart card

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  42. Love the wood texture, the hearts, and the vintage photo repeated throughout!

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  43. Love that crackle on your cover Susie! and the great use of the hearts die!

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  44. What a beautiful keepsake! Absolutely gorgeous design elements, textures and techniques.

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  45. So gorgeous. Love the glittery hearts. Hugz

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  46. Beautiful journal ! Love the crackled cover, it made me see how beautiful is the Spanish Mulberry paint !

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  47. Susie, I love this journal! You had me at the crackle stage and I love how you used the journal cards. Beautiful work my friend... Hugs, Anne xx

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  48. Gorgeous, love how you have used your parents as paper dolls :)

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  49. Oh boy, SO much to love with this from the crackle finish and embossed button closure to the coordinating romantic pages inside. Love it! xx

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  50. Thanks for sharing your journal and tips; beautiful.

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  51. Beautiful journal using great finishes that blend perfectly. I love the bling

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  52. Susie! I adore what you did with your project - so so pretty! Love your color combinations and elements = swoon!!

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  53. Great journal covers. Love the crackle with the beautiful PA paints. Thank you.
    suzschultz72352(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Amazing work here.
    Love the colors you
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    paint.
    Carla from Utah

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  55. I love the use of crackle paste on the outside of your journal and using a photo of your parents adds a nice, vintage touch.

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  56. Such a sweet journal with lots of interest and texture. Great closer too! TFS.

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  57. Love the family photos in your journal, nice touch.

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  58. Sweet journal! Love and the crackle effect look great! TFS!

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  59. Fabulous project! I love the colours - such a great design!

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  60. Themes are a big part of what I think about before I start a project. Yr theme of yr parents love is a wonderful tribute to them. The use of the crackle and Seth’s beautiful pink undercoat was a perfect match for the cover, reminding us that this was a long love affair. Adding the sepia pictures with hearts and words added more depth to their story, a beautiful book.

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  61. Well done and I loved how you used the heart die.

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  62. Beautiful! I’m officially creatively inspired. I need to get my hands on these Baked Textures!

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  63. Great creation Susie. I love the contrast of the colors of the hearts and the background on the journal card. Really special. Thanks for joining us in the blog hop.

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  64. Oh wow this is so dreamy and romantic. I adore those hearts. The brads are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Kim

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  65. Love the crackled cover and the romance of the journal.

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  66. What a sweet journal for your parents! Absolutely lovely.

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  67. So beautiful!! I love the way you added the crackle medium and the sweet photos of your family <3

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  68. Love the romance. Love the crackle. Thank you.

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  69. Great result! I especially like the embossing on the brad! Very effective.

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  70. Love the use of crackle medium on the cover๐Ÿ˜€

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  71. Fun project! I just love the crackle effect you got on your album. I'm going to have to add that to my ever growing collection. :)

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  72. Love the use of the dies - the color and especially the photos you used.

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  73. Loving the double layers of hearts and embossing!

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  75. Wonderful heart felt (get it) project!! I love how you created the crackle loos on the cover, how you used your family pics & especially cutting the pics out of the circle tag- very clever!

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  76. What a wonderful tribute to your parents! Also I am totally stealing that technique with the doubled chipboard (not cut all the way) layered with the regular cut of the heart card die. Beautiful journal!

    ~Heather

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  77. Love this romantic journal! So beautifully done!

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  78. Oh this is beautiful! great techniques and a wonderful tribute to your parents.

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  79. So many details to take in!!! Love the colors and textures Susie and wonderfully done! <3

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  80. Very pretty, love your crackles and all the hearts, beautiful.

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  81. Such a very special and beautiful journal , Suzie that's holds such a personal touch with the addition of the lovely photos of your parents . A treasureable piece x

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  82. I could not love this more. The pink crackle just makes my heart Happy. Don't think I would have ever thought to use that as a base color for crackling, but now I'm definitely going to have to try.

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  83. Love the crackle finish and the sweet theme.

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  84. Thanks for sharing the super cool paint techniques. Love is love is love

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  85. Great ideas, thank you. So romantic, which is very different from the usual grungy-ness I associate with these paints. Your book is beautiful.

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  86. Oh Suzie...this journal is so beautiful ...and the use of your parents old pictures is so sweet and makes it just perfect. Hugs ❤

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  87. Lovely album, I'm really enjoying this blog hop! I would never have considered embossing a button or brad, will have to try that sometime :)

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  88. Our love story....how amazing is that? Beautiful book and the techniques were fantastic.

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  89. Vintage anything and I am your girl !!! very creative techniques .. embossing the brad! sooo smart!!!

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  90. Beautiful journal, thank you for sharing!

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  91. lovely, soft pastel look and then those amazing hearts.

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  92. Such a sweet keepsake using your parents photo!! Your journal is gorgeous and now I’m dying to try the chalk paint. I love the colors you used. Loving the blog hop and all the wonderful creativity and tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  93. Thank you for including how to work with paints/ crackle and metal beads. Your work is lovely. Pink!

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  94. So sweet with the vintage photos, the hearts and the sparkle.

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  95. Very beautiful, love the crackle finish, and the embossed Brad's awesome work!!! ๐Ÿ‘‰❤๐Ÿ˜

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  96. This is just so lovely. I love the crackle effect and the hearts on the front. What a great idea for a journal.

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  97. love the hearts and how you cut through the top layer but left the bottom layer intact so the hearts all stayed in place

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  98. Really love the crackle and the colours - thanks so much for sharing!

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  99. This is beautiful Susi, I love the nostalgic theme xx

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  100. Crackle is always a great choice, well done!

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  101. This is amazing! Love the textures and fun effects!

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  102. The choice of a love story about your parents touched me deeply. Great idea, and a lovely project.

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  103. I love your "love" project - especially the way you honored your parents.
    The crackle is luscious! But it's the little details that really make the project stand out.
    Well done!

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  104. Some very wonderful texture. I love the inside as well s the cover. A very romantic themed journal.
    Kate

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  105. I'm a little late to the blog but I couldn't find out how to access it until now. Anyway, love all the projects above and can't wait to see everyone's blog! This will be short as my keyboard is being finicky today! (Or maybe I just have fat fingers!)
    Wow! So many techniques I can't wait to try!

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  106. What a gem, Susie! I love everything about this—especially your parents, the lovebirds—and appreciate the detailed tutorial. Every touch is perfect and so thoughtful.

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  108. Really like the distressed look of the book and the colors really add to the theme of love...very nice job.

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  109. Super cool look Susie. Love the weathered pink... the sparkly panel with the hearts add a nice touch... fantastic textures!

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  110. So romantic. Love the crackle and weathered look.

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  111. Love the frescoes and crackle effects! Awesome!

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  112. So sweet and creamy colors that look great with the texture you created. Love the way it all works together

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  113. Oh my! What a sweet and romantic project!!! Love it!!! Thanks for your tutorial!

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