Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bee Beautiful Mixed Media Book **DCC Hop w/ Rebekah Meier**

Rebekah Meier graciously gave 12 Designer Craft Connection artists one of her new kits to play with and show what they can do.  I received the Mini Paper Quilt Kit - Stitch-n-Tear Technique.  Now, I did not follow the instruction for the kit, I did use all the items, but I went my own way - I am such a rebel!  I am in a mini book phase, they are so fun to make and just a chance to try fun techniques and get my hands all paint covered!!!

Here is the unboxing video of all the yummy products I got to work with from Rebekah Meier - these kits are available at her ETSY store and at select Michaels craft stores.

My inspiration for this mini book was her stencils ad kit, I kept seeing a bee/bug and I thought Bee Beautiful, would be wonderful for a title and then I went with the theme of yellow and black.  From there it just took on a life of its own.  I used a ton of Tattered Angels paints and mists along with some various mediums with Rebekah's stencils from The Crafter's Workshop.  I then added in some fun background stamps from Paper Wings Productions to help enhance the feel of the book.  Here is the first video which is filled with the cutting of the pages, mists, painting, stenciling, stamping, and a fun technique with the EZ Steam II material and glitter, embossing powder, and flower soft to add a great dimension and texture to the page.

From here I added in a few pictures of my little girl form this year, not many just there is room for more as the year goes along.  I also added in some fun bling, brads, and other little gems from Eyelet Outlet to enhance the entire effect.  I did not want to cover the pages up too much, I love the effect I got from all the mists, stamps, and stencils.

Here are some close up shots of some of the pages.

Now make sure you pop ob over to the DCC blog and check out all the other designers and their creations from the Rebekah Meier kits.  A little birdy told me there is even a prize - look below!!!

For this month's blog hop, Designer Crafts Connection members are creating with Fabric ElementsFabric Elements is a fabulous product line developed by CHA designer, Rebekah Meier.  If you are not familiar with the product, you can check it out at Rebekah’s Etsy store (rebekahmeierdesigns). You can also find more information and inspiration on Rebekah’s website,

Follow the links below to see how creative DCC members have been with this fabulous product, then comment on their blogs and here on this blog to be entered to win this amazing selection of product. Don't forget to use the Rafflecopter widget on the DCC blog page for your entry to be included!  Good luck and happy hopping!

Erin Reed  - YOU ARE HERE

Supplies Used
Raw Fabric/Paper Materials - Rebekah Meier Kit
Lace & Pearls -  Rebekah Meier Kit
Paints/Mists - Tattered Angels
Mediums  - Prima & Faber-Castell & Ranger
Stencils - TCW
Thread - Coats & Clarke
Beads - Crafts Etc
Washi Tape - Eyelet Outlet
Brads - Eyelet Outlet
Gem/Bling - Eyelet Outlet
Flowers - Eyelet Outlet
Chipboard - Creative Embellishments
Dies  - Spellbinders - Heartfelt Creations
Embossing Powder - Stampin Up
Mica - Imagination Creations
Flower Soft - Flower Soft
Glitter - Martha Stewart & Prima
Stamps - Paper Wings Productions
Ink - Prima
Brushes - Prima
Heat Gun - Marvy
Glue - Beacon


  1. Erin, I love this book - great idea!

  2. What a fantastic idea and it is BEE-utiful! Going to have to give a mini book a fabric twist after seeing this :)

  3. this is a wonderful project - thanks for the videos - always gives me new ideas
    Barb Housner

  4. Your project is beautiful. Thanks for the videos.

  5. Wonderful idea to make an album.

  6. I love that you did your own thing with the kit, love mini albums!

  7. Love your mini book! Awesome stencils in the kit!

  8. Oooh, I love mini books and yours is so beautiful!

  9. This is a great mini-book! Love the colors and your creativity. Great job!

  10. What a great book! I'll bet it was fun being so creative making this...super quality too!

  11. OK I want to make this book now. I love love it. Your ideas and techniques are fabulous. I had to watch your videos twice. Thank you so much for this great book ideas.

  12. Terrific job on
    your book! The
    stencils look
    so neat.
    Carla from Utah


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