Tuesday, July 29, 2014

More than meets the eye!

Hello, Butterfly Reflections, Ink friends! Today I am showing how versatile crafting products can be! Vanessa sent me some fun Simple Stories SN@P product and I have to admit, I was stumped. I am mainly a card-maker. I have created a few scrapbook layouts, but have NO experience with mini albums or simliar projects. 


So I started off with staring at the Simple Stories's I Heart Summer Pages trying decide if I should tackle the albums or try something different. After a few days, I decided that the individual pages would make a great addition to a layout. 

**Sorry about not including a picture. I am indecisive when it comes to making a scrapbook page. It normally takes me a handful of days to finish one from start to finish. I am a beginner when it comes to this craft. So needless to say, it will probably take me a few more days to pick what picture I want to use.


I used two of the summer pages on the layout. To make the die cutout cloud POP, I used a section of another page from the package. To finish the layout I used additional stickers and paper that matched the Simple Stories I Heart Summer Collection.










One awesome thing about Butterfly Reflections, Ink is that you have access to multiple pieces from the same collection.  (In the shop, you can shop by brand and sort by name. this places the same collection pieces to be displayed together.)

Thank you for stopping by today!





Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My Mind's Eye at Butterfly Reflections, Ink!

Today I am excited to share my latest card created for my Butterfly Reflections, Ink design team assignment! I think it is easy to state that My Mind's Eye is my favorite paper company! It seems like I am always drawn to their collections! So I was super excited to come across the My Mind's Eye section in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink's store! You can check out the section  HERE.

The collection I used on the card below is My Mind's Eye's Now & Then "Mildred":


Now, as I stated last week, I am addicted to 6x6 paper pads! (Don't forget to check out the PAPER section in the store! There is an amazing selection available!) Any who... One of the reasons I like the paper pads is because it usually includes a pattern that can be fussy-cut. Such as the print pictured below. I decided to cut out a few of the flowers to use on this card. Not knowing exactly what I was going to do, I cut out a number of different flowers/leaves.



 I tried several different floral arrangements and once I decided on the final placement, I used a foam dot on one of the flowers to add dimension to the card.



 I usually an one to stamp a sentiment onto the card. However, I love the word/alpha stickers that were made for this collection. Instead of simply putting the sentiment sticker on the card, I decided to add a punch of additional color by placing a matching cardstock sticker from the same collection.

I would love to hear what your favorite My Mind's Eye collection is? I don't think I could narrow it down to one! And have you seen the newest released collections they have just released? Super pretty! And guess what? They are currently on their way to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store! Keep on eye out on the 'Newest Product' section of the store!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!




Supplies used from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store:
My Mind's Eye - Mildred 6x6 paper pad, Mildred Tiny Words/Alpha Stickers, and Mildred Flat Stickers

Other supplies:
Fine point scissors
Corner punch
Foam dot adhesive

Playing along with:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spots & Dots

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Little Tangles Challenge - STENCILING

Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week and finding some time to create something wonderful!
Today starts a new challenge over on the Little Tangles Challenge
 

This challenge is all about STENCILING! So break out those templates and show us what you got!

I do not use stencils on a regular basis, but I had so much fun doing so! 
Here is my creation using the Neat and Tangled's Kindness Matters stamp set!


Don't forget to check out the Little Tangles blog for some new freebies!
 
  Don't forget to link up your projects HERE!
Here are a few rules about the Little Tangles Challenge:
Challenge Guidelines:
  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stamps HERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Sunday, July 27th at 11:59 EST to enter.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hello, Butterfly!

Happy Tuesday everyone! It is Jessi from Kissin' Krafts! I cannot wait to share my latest Butterfly Reflections, Ink project with you!

One of the things I love about Butterfly Reflections, Ink, is their selection of 6x6 paper pads! I am truly addicted and there is always something I am craving in the store!

I am a fan of pretty much all the American Crafts companies (American Crafts, Pebbles, Studio Calico, Crate Papers, etc). I LOVE the fact that you can combine pieces from collections by the different companies. In the project below, the paper is Crate Paper and the woven ribbon and butterfly die are from Studio Calico! And look...they match PERFECTLY!!!


I love using wooden veneers on my projects! There are so many things you can do with them! I decided to color the front to match the papers. Once the markers dried, I stamped a simple sentiment with brown ink.

You can easily add texture to the simplest of cards bu using a variety of materials. The mixture of the ribbon, twine and wood add so much to this card!


Here is a quick look of the supplies used for this card:


Supplies from Butterfly Reflections, Ink:
**Kaisercraft stamps are currently sold out at the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store. However, there is a wide variety of stamps, including clear stamps are available! Check out the STAMP section of the store HERE

Also, using:
American Crafts - Brown twine ribbon
Spectrum Noir - Markers
Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa

Don't forget to check out the sale sections in the store 20% or 40%!

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Exciting News!!!

Hello, Butterfly Reflections, Ink friends! This is Jessi Pascarella from Kissin' Krafts! I am so excited to be a part of this fun design team and look forward to meet new friends along the way! Let me give you a quick bio about me and then on to showing you my first BRI project!

I live in Texas with my lovely husband of 10 years and am a stay at home mom of 3 kiddos. Two boys, 8 & 6, and one daughter, 4. I have been paper-crafting for over a decade now. Mostly cards, but love to try altered projects and a few layouts. My style tends to be CAS, but I do try to challenge myself with different styles and techniques.

For my first project, I decided to create a fun card to say 'HELLO' to my new BRI friends. The ideas started to flow once I got this Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad in my hands.


I started off with creating the scene from this fun Avery Elle stamps, stamped onto watercolor paper. Now I have to admit, this was my first time painting a scene...and I think I am ADDICTED! I used a watercolor brush (detailer), such as this one in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store. This brush made it super easy to paint in the scene and change colors with out changing brushes!


This Echo Park Photo Card Die was used with some fun Lawn Fawn papers to spotlight the watercolor scene. A simple sentiment is stamped at the bottom of the die. A metal 'HELLO' trinkets is added to complete the sentiment. The final step was to piece the card together.


Supplies from Butterfly Reflections, Ink:
Lawn Fawn - Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper pad
Avery Elle - Red & Goldie
Echo Park - Designer Dies Photo Card, Heart & Create
Maya Road - Vintage Metal Trinkets Hellos

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you will stop by Butterfly Reflections, Ink and check out the variety of craft products they offer!






Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Little Tangles Challenge Starts TODAY!

Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week and finding some time to create something wonderful!
Today starts a new challenge over on the Little Tangles Challenge
 
Tag, you're it! This challenge is all about tags! There are so many uses for tags and we cannot wait to see how you include one in/on your project!
Here is my project using Neat and Tangled's Just For You stamp set:


I used the paper-piecing technique with the balloons on the tag.

Don't forget to check out the Little Tangles blog for some new freebies!
 
  Don't forget to link up your projects HERE!
Here are a few rules about the Little Tangles Challenge:
Challenge Guidelines:
  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stamps HERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Sunday, July 13th at 11:59 EST to enter.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Yummy Treat Packaging

Hello, Trendy Twiners! It is Jessi from Kissin' Krafts!
 Today I am sharing a simple treat packaging that is perfect for all ages!

I love this month's spotlight twine: CELEBRATION
The red, yellow, white and black color combo is simply YUMMY!


To keep the packaging simple, I used a variety of die cuts to create the layered center. A simple sentiment is added to the center of the dies. The twine is used as a simple touch to the packaging.

In case you are not aware of the awesome ideas in the Trendy Twine store, please stop by and check it out! Are you in need of treat packaging? Or even looking for unique packaging options? Check out the PACKAGING, BAGS, BOXES section in the store. These fun large wooden forks are also available, HERE. I love that this forks are big enough to stamp a fun sentiment right on the fork!

CELEBRATION twine is on sale for a few more days! Also available is this month's mini set:

Celebration Mini Set

Thank you for stopping by today!