Thursday, November 22, 2018

Winter Wishes Blog Hop - Holiday Spirit Wrapped Journal with Eileen Hull and Emerald Creek Supplies

Warm thoughts are unfolding, as we begin to enter a festive time of year. Eileen, Kim and The Teams have created a fun blog hop challenge to kick of the American Thanksgiving and Winter festivities. To play along all you  need to do is follow along and comment on every blog. If you play along and link up your own creation using Eileen and Emerald Creek products, you will get 2 bonus entries for the draw. Contest Closes on Sunday November 25th, with the Winner announced Cyber Monday!

Prize includes an Eileen Hull Journal Die and a $50.00 gift certificate to the Emerald Creek Shop.

Blog Hop List:
 Pam Bray - You are HERE!!!!

Begin your Holiday Spirit Wrapped Journal by first die cutting Eileen Hull/Sizzix Wrapped Journal from Sizzix Little Sizzles mat board. 
Stamp icicles from Emerald Creek Supplies Icicles Stamp Collections Stamp using embossing ink. Emboss with Emerald Creek Supplies/Seth Apter Ancient Amber Embossing Powder; repeat on top along top of Wrapped Journal. 

Die cut Eileen Hull/Sizzix Passport Page using Sizzix Little Sizzles Matboard. 

Ink inside and outside pages along with cover using Eileen Hull ColorBox Blend Inks: Golden, Bay, and Beach. 

Stamp icicles from Emerald Creek Supplies Icicles Stamp Collections Stamp  with white paint. 

Tie pages to inside of journal with prepared elastic. 

Stamp Emerald Creek Supplies Cardinal Stamp on to watercolor paper using embossing ink.

to craft sheet. Using paint brush; paint prepared embossed  cardinal with inks that have been misted with water. 
Stamp around embossed cardinal with Eileen Hull ColorBox Blend Nutmeg Ink. 

Punch scallop circle from water color paper. 
 Stamp with Nutmeg Ink.  

Wrap journal with ribbon to create tie. 
Adhere small floral leaves, pinecones and poinsettias round cardinal to form wreath. 

Tie bow at bind. 

I hope you are filled with "Holiday Spirit" as you create wonderful projects this winter season. Hugs Pam

Eileen Hull/Sizzix Wrapped Journal
Eileen Hull ColorBox Blend Inks: Golden, Nutmeg, Bay, Wildberry, Stop, Beach 
Emerald Creek Supplies Icicles Stamp Collections Stamp Set
Emerald Creek Supplies Cardinal Stamp
Emerald Creek Supplies Holly Branch Stamp Set
Emerald Creek Supplies Christmas Polka Stamp Set
Emerald Creek Supplies Ancient Amber Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Supplies Rocky Road Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Supplies Silver and Blue Jeweled Brads
Small Poinsettia Buttons and Snowflakes
Small Frosted Pinecones and Holly Leave Garland
Sentiment Sticker
Circle and Scallop Punch
Watercolor Paper
White Paint
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks


  1. Wow Pam, this is gorgeous, I can’t decide which I like more, the inside or the outside. Wonderful use of stamps and embossing powders and the inks are beautiful too! Thanks for sharing. xx

  2. So beautiful and festive, Pam! I love the colors and the resist you created with the icicles. Great showcase of these stamps, powders and dies! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  3. Just Wow! Such beautiful colors, especially love the details inside...well and outside too! Great job and thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow - what gorgeous stamps you used on your journal Pam! LOVE the icicles and that gorgeous cardinal! xx

  5. Pam, your journals are always a sight to behold and this one is no exception! I just love how you used all those beautiful stamps, especially the Cardinal, it stands out so beautifully! Anne xx

  6. Your journal is so beautiful! Love all the textures!

  7. I love the effects of the blends . Happy thanksgiving

  8. So festive and beautiful! Love the colors and embossing!

  9. Gorgeous colors and dimension! Love that beautiful holly image!

  10. Great presentation showcasing Emerald Creek stamps. Gotta love that wrapped journal die. I need that wrap die to create while playing in Florida at the Saturday SB mornings.

  11. Pam this is amazing. I think my favourite is the Amber icicles. I might use that on some of my holiday projects. Just brilliant.

  12. Gorgeous, wonderful texture and I love those icicles :)

  13. Wow, gorgeous journal. Thanks so much for the tutorial.I love the icicles!

  14. Lovejournal and beautifully presented. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Very nice love the stencils you used throughout!

  16. Pam I think this has be one of my all time favourites of your projects - the clever glistening stamping on the pages and cover teamed with the verdigris effect mix of inks and that incredible wreath around the cardinal. LOVE it all!!!!

  17. I must agree with ALL the previous comments, from everyone, so far...there’s really something to be said about every, single technique you’ve shown, throughout your tutorial. Each one of your details could be used as a feature, all their own, in different projects! What a super entry, for this holiday hop! ������������

  18. Such a gorgeous journal Pam! Love the bright colors you used. Thanks for sharing with us.

  19. Beautiful journal ! Love the mix of colors and EP, the stamps used and that wreath is top !

  20. Love the bird and wreath! Beautiful!

  21. Love how you used the fabulous Emerald Creek stamps and powders. It is truly magical.

  22. Beautiful project! I especially love the cardinal!

  23. I want this! So gorgeous! The perfect journal for capturing Christmas memories!