Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hope you have a Trendy New Year

Hello, Trendy Twine friends! Who is ready for the new year to get started? I know that I am! As usual, I have a list of things I would like to get done in 2014.

So here to starting off the New Year with a bang!

To see the entire project, please hop on over to the Trendy Twine blog!

Please stop on over to the Trendy Twine shop to see the amazing colors of twine available!

Happy New Year!

Jessi from Kissin' Krafts

Get, Inky! Stamps Thanks

Hello, Get, Inky! friends! Who is ready for 2014? I know that I am. As the year ends, so does my term with Get, Inky! Stamps. It has been fun joining Thia in her stamping adventure! I wish her the best as she continues growing her stamps! Thank you Thia for the opportunity!

Get, Inky! Stamps 2013 Holiday Stamp set was used to create this snowglobe card.

There is still time to play along with the current Get, Inky! Challenge - Winter! Check out the details HERE!

Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Kissin' Krafts and Trendy Twine! I hope you are enjoying this very special day with your family and loved ones! 

Stop on over to the Trendy Twine blog to see more festive projects from the talented design team!

Stay warm and be safe!

Trendy Twine - Totally Kraft Twine

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Folk Art Decor

Hello, Prickley Pear friends! It is Jessi from Kissin' Krafts. Today I am sharing one of my favorite Christmas traditions. It is decorating the house.

My Christmas decor is full of handmade folk art created by my grandmother. She is a talented artist, who created Santas from different periods and countries throughout the times.

My favorite Santa, along with the family Elf, Lucas.

I am fortunate to receive a couple of larger Santas as well.

Another Christmas decor that my grandmother created, is a Wooden Village. The village consists of 10 buildings. All handpainted with amazing details. 

My grandmother's work has been published in several Better Homes and  Garden magazines years ago. This village was even the cover for one of them!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Festive Trendy Twine Wednesday

It is my day over on the Trendy Twine blog! I hope you will hop on over to see my fun holiday project! This project highlights one of the fun Trendy Twine Holiday colors, Candy Cane.

Here is a peak of my project:

Candy Cane Twine is used in this project:

Candy Cane - Red, Green, White - Christmas Bakers Twine

Stop by the Trendy Twine store to see the latest sales. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, December 9, 2013

PPRS Monday Brrrrrrrrr

Who would like a hot cup of chocolate? I know that most of the US is experiencing a strong cold blast. It is cold here in Texas, but missing the snow. So why not create a card to fill the snow void? One of my favorite Prickley Pear stamp is the Swirls and Snowflakes. It is the highlight of this card, along with some other Prickley Pear goodies!

Here is my wintry creation:

The snowflake and swirls stamp is used in a variety of blues and gray. The sentiment die is colored in with makers. A simple ribbon is added across the card.

Please stop by the Prickley Pear store to see the amazing selection of rubber stamps and clear stamps available!

Have a great day!

Prickley Pear - Snowflakes and Swirls GG0160, Flourished Oval 3 Holiday Stamp Set CLR033B, and Flourished Oval Die D033.

Get, Inky! Challenge - Christmas

Are you ready for the next Get, Inky! Challenge? With Christmas only a few weeks away, why not continue to show off your holiday creations! Please stop by the Get, Inky! Challenge blog to see the rules and details.

Here is my Christmas creation using the Get, Inky! Stamps 2013 Holiday Stamp set:

I used the holly stamp from the Holiday stamp set repeatedly along the border. The holly stamp is perfect to color in with markers. I love to practice my coloring skills. I am still a beginner, but I think it is getting easier. To highlight the holly, a small red sequin to the center of each one.

To finish the card, I added a simple sentiment. The sentiment is colored in with a variety yellows.

Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to see the latest challenge and details over on the Get, Inky! Challenge.

Have a great day!

Monday, December 2, 2013

PPRS Holiday Monday

Yes, it is finally December! Bring the decorations out and crank up the Christmas music!

Welcome to Prickley Pear Monday! I have a simple holiday card to share with you today!

Using the Prickley Pear's Flourished Ovals 3 Holidays stamp set:

I wanted the card to look like a door, so I added the woodgrain embossing to the back layer. The stamp looks like a wreath, so I pieced it together.

I hop you will stop by the Prickley Pear blog to see some more amazing projects from their talented DT.


December Trendy Twine Challenge

Welcome to the new Trendy Twine Challenge! With the holidays here, we are thinking of gift wrapping ideas, right! I will admit, this is a challenge for me. As you can see, I keep my gift wrapping simple.

The challenge is to use twine on your Holiday gift wrapping. Cannot be any simpler!

Here is my gift-wrapping idea using one of the newest Trendy Twine colors, Cherry Limeade:

To add alittle something to the gift wrapping, I added bells to the bottom of the twine bows.

Check out the new holiday colors in the Trendy Twine Store!

We cannot wait to see your holiday wrapping project! Enter them HERE!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Hope you all are not in a Turkey Coma, right now!  

Today, I am part of the group post on the Trendy Twine blog! I hope you stop by to see the fun projects some of the DT have made.

Here is my card, using the yummy, Chocolate Truffle Twine!
(No turkeys here, not a big turkey fan!)

Be sure to stop by the Trendy Twine blog on Monday to see the newest Trendy Twine color!
 I promise, you are going to LOVE it!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

It's PPRS Monday

I know that Thanksgiving is this week, but I am so ready to start bringing out the Christmas decorations! So today I am sharing with you a holiday card I created using some fun stamps from 
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

The following Prickley supplies were used on this card:

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful day!

New Get, Inky! Challenge Starts

Who is ready for a new Get, Inky! Challenge? Starting today, the current challenge is Onward & Upward. Meaning, anything that soars, flies, guilds in the skies.

I used the Get, Inky! Stamps Buzzing Bees stamp set to create this CAS card.

We hope you stop by and check out the latest challenge over at the Get, Inky! Challenge! Check out the details and upload your creation HERE!

Looking for more Get, Inky! Stamp sets? Check out the ETSY SHOP to see the variety of clear and digital stamps by Get, Inky! Stamps.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Trendy Twine Thursday!

Today I am up on the Trendy Twine blog, sharing a project I made using this month's spotlight color, Orange Truffle. Perfect for those Fall and Thanksgiving projects!

Here is a sneak peek at my card:

I hope that you will hop on over to the Trendy Twine blog to see my project!

Spotlight Twine:
Thanksgiving Orange Truffle Trendy Twine - Orange & Brown

Trendy Twine - Orange Truffle

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Prickley Pear Chalkboard Tutorial

Hello, Prickley Pear fans! It's Jessi from Kissin' Krafts

I have a quick question for you.

Do you love the Chalkboard trend as much as I do? And I am really loving pairing up the technique with my Christmas projects! I know that there are a few different ways to complete the chalkboard look. Today I am showing you my favorite way.

So here is the result:

I like to use chalkboard vinyl, instead of cardstock, to create the chalkboard part of the card. I stamp the image onto the vinyl using white ink. The ink will take a while to dry. So this is the part where you set it aside and move on with your day.

 The longer you let the image dry, the 'brighter' white the chalkboard finish will be. On this project, I let the image dry around twelve hours. I used a cotton ball to smear the image.

Go over the image as many time needed to reach the coloring you are looking for. 

Once you reach the look, it is time to cut the image out and attach to your project.

Thank you for stopping by! Stop by the Prickley Pear Store to see the wide variety of images available for your next project!

Have a great day!

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Jingle Bells GG0179
Trendy Twine - Holly Twine

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Operation Tag - A Birthday Celebration

Operation Tag is in session over on the Trendy Twine blog!
 Stop on over HERE to see all the fun Birthday tags made for the celebration!

I am not a real tag maker, but I like how simple this one turned out to be!

The tag started with a large paper-pieced image. I embossed the 'frosting' with swirls. A simple twine bow is made using Trendy Twine's Sky twine.

Have a great day, Twiners!

Monday, November 18, 2013

PPRS Winter Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Prickley Pear Winter Release Hop! I hope you are enjoying the amazing projects from the design team! You should be arriving from Heidi's blog. If not and you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, go to the Prickley Pear blog.

Here is my Winter project using some of the newest Prickley Pear Stamps:

For a chance to win the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps prize package, comment on the blogs throughout the hop. The more blogs you comment on, the more you will get entered into the drawing! The winner will be announced on Nov. 25th.

Thank you for stopping by! Your next stop on the Prickley Pear hop is Kina!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Little Tangles Challenge

I love the Little Tangles Challenge! So much fun! And it is certain to get the creative mojo flowing! This current challenge is 'Shaped Cards'.

Here is my creation using the Neat and Tangled Sweet Home stamp set.

Stop by the Little Tangles challenge to see the latest challenge! And to see the amazing the Neat and Tangled stamps stop over HERE!

Have a wonderful night!

Get, Inky! Challenge - Thankful

Who else is in getting their plans ironed out for Thanksgiving next week? EEEkkk! It's next week! So it is only fitting that the current Get, Inky! Challenge is "Thanks & Thanksgiving"! Hop on over HERE to see the challenge rules and details!

Here is my creation using Get, Inky! Stamps Halloween:

Aren't those perfect pumpkins to practice your coloring skills?

We cannot wait to see you festive creations! Don't forget to link them up to the current challenge!

Jessi - DT

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Another SWEET Release from SSS

Today is another SWEET day over at Sweet Stamp Shop! It is Release day and the new stamps are AH-MAZING!!! Not only does Nicole have her new stamps available, this is the first release with the newest line of Sweet Stamp Shop, Alyssa Lea Designs.

First up is Super Panda Face set:

Next is from the Monogram It stamp set:

I am in love with the new Monogram Alpha stamp set!

  1. And last but not least! The first stamp set from Alyssa Lea Design, Yummy Friends!

As always, there is a sale on the new release! 
Use coupon code NRN20 to receive 20%  off the new stamps! Code ends on Friday November 15th!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Prickley Pear Monday

Welcome to another Prickley Pear Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Today I am sharing a birthday tag that is perfect for the bird-lover in the family! The colors are great for those FALL birthdays.

The Prickley Pear supplies used for this project are:

Thank you for stopping by today! Don't forget to enter Prickley Pear's Monthly Sketch Challenge! 
You can find the details HERE!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Trendy Twine Wednesday

Today, I am sharing a cute card featuring this month's spotlight color, Thanksgiving Orange Truffle on the Trendy Twine blog! 

Hope you stop on by to check out my project! You want a peek?

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Have a great day!