Thursday, February 28, 2013

Having Avery Elle fun!

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I am sharing a card I made for the Avery Elle Challenge. The challenge is to make a project inspired by this picture below:

Here is the card that I created using Avery Elle's Oh, Baby! stamp set:

I decided to take the 'Thank You' flag stamps and attach the flags to toothpicks. To top off the pendants, I added a button and twine.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a pleasant day!

Avery Elle - Oh, Baby! Stamp set
Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Collection
Trendy Twine - Lemon Tart Twine

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Visible Image Bookmark

Hello, everyone! So I had to go out-of-town for a few days and was able to pick up a book for the first time in a LONG time! As I took my first reading break, I realized that I didn't have a bookmark and had to bend the page (one of my pet-peeves)!

So Visible Image to the rescue! Who likes to curl up and ready a book while sipping a cup of hot coffee or for me hot chocolate!

Here is the bookmark I created using Visible Image's Tea for 2 stamp set:

The tag is created using a Spellbinder die cut. The background is created using Visible Image's Gingham background stamp. The cup is paper-pieced using patterned papers for Lily Bee Designs.
The sentiment is made using alpha letter stickers. A tassel is made out of a colorful twine.

There is still time to enter the Visible Image's Monthly Challenge. The theme is LOVE. Check out the details HERE.

What to see more Visible Image inspiration? Check out our BLOG or join our FACEBOOK group!

I am sad to announce that this is my last post for Visible Image. They have been a great company to design for and I wish them the best in what I know will be a successful future!

Have a wonderful day!

Visible Image - Tea for 2 and Gingham Background
Trendy Twine - Cranberry
Lily Bee Designs - Handmade Collection

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Catching up with Prickley Pear

Today is catch-up day! I have a couple of cards to share with you that I  created with Prickley Pear stamps!

The first on is using their Creativity stamp:

(sorry for the dark picture. I have a new camera and need to learn the settings!)
Here is a card using some of the newest stamps from Prickley Pear:

Please check out Prickley Pear for their latest stamp release! The possibilities are endless!

I know this was a quick post. I will be back soon with more details!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Raindrops are falling!

Hello, everyone! It's Jessi here from Kissin' Krafts! I don't know about you, but I love the rain! And here in Texas, the spring tends to be the only time we really get any rain!
Here is the card I created using gel-a-tins, Raindrops are Falling Stamp set:

I absolutely love paper-piecing with stamps! As soon as I saw the stamp with the woman and the umbrella, I knew that was what I was going to do!

I created the 'window' by using a circle diecut and cutting the circle out of the patterned paper. The sentiment is stamped onto a different diecut and added using foam dots. Colorful twine is wrapped around the card to add another pop of red to the card.

Thank you for stopping by! If it happens to be raining where you are, hope you stay dry and find some time to create!

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gel-a-tins - Raindrops are Falling
Lily Bee Picket Fence Collection
Spellbinders Circle and Tag diecuts
Trendy Twine - Peppermint Stick Twine
Stazon Jet Black ink
Foam dots

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It's my Visible Image Day!

Can you believe that it is Tuesday? (Feels like Monday, with the federal holiday yesterday!) Since it is Tuesday, that means I have another Visible Image creation to share with you today! Today I am sharing a card/invite that I made using the Movie Set from Visible Image.

Some may know that Sunday are the Oscars. A time to celebrate movies! As a film major in college, I always watched the award show. (However, times have changed! Having kiddos means less time watching movies!) But, any who...

Here is my card using the Movie Set stamp set:

**When I had this card in mind, I bought glitter gold letters to use from 'Oscars'. However, I think I left them in the plastic bag and threw them away. So I went with the white glitter letters.

I love the Movie Set stamp set! My favorite are the different size film strips! I am waiting for the perfect picture to make a scrapbook layout using the larger one.

This card is very simple to make.  The film strip is stamped on to the card. Using different letter stickers, I created the sentiment for the card.

To add alittle something extra to the card, I decided to emboss the clapperboard image with black embossing powder.

Have you created any projects that focus on LOVE? If so, we would love to invite you to the Visible Image monthly challenge! Click HERE to go the the blog for details!
Join our Facebook group for more Visible Image inspiration!
Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy the Oscars this weekend!
Visible Image - Movie Set
Paper Studio - Glitter Letter Stickers
Lily Bee Alpha Sticker
AC Black Embossing Powder

Playing along with:
CAS-ual Fridays - White, Black plus 1 color

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

All You Need is LOVE!

So my creative mojo has decided to appear today! This is my second post of the day with a card I created for a couple of challenges.

Here is my latest CAS creation:

I used Neat and Tangled's Kindness Matters  set to create the background of this CAS card. The sentiment stamp is from American Crafts - XOXO collection. The heart is stamped on patterned paper and cut-out. It is attached with a foam dot.

 Today I am playing along with the following challenges:
Little Tangles - Love, Love, Love
CAS-ual Fridays - Love Song (All you need is Love by The Beatles)

Neat and Tangled - Kindness Matters
AC XOXO Clear Stamps
Paper Studio Patterned paper
Mohawk cardstock

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is tomorrow! Do you have your cards made for your loved ones? Well, I am playing catch up today and finishing mine!

Here is one I made using Inspired by Stamping's Delicate Doilies:

I love the color combo in the current IBSIC (off-white, light brown and red).
I started off by punching out some hearts from kraft cardstock. I took one of the doilies from the Delicate Doilies and stamped the image over the hearts. The back layer is embossed with leaving the bottom of the layer smooth for the sentiment. I finished the layer with a lace ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Playing along with:
Inspired by Stamping Challenge - IBSIC #45
The Pink Elephant - Love is in the air

Inspired by Stamping - Delicate Doilies
American Crafts - XOXO Clear Stamps
Paper Studios Lace Ribbon
Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Colorbox Cranberry Ink

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It's Visible Image Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday everyone! It's my day at Visible Image! If you have not heard about Visible Image, you should stop by their website to see the amazing variety of clear stamps that they have created!
Today I am sharing a card that I made showcasing Visible Image's The Sewing Room:
I took a couple of stamps from The Sewing Room and stamped the image onto ivory cardstock. On the tag and the ruler stamp, I also inked them with distressed ink.
To finish the card, I added some buttons, twine and lace.
Just a friendly reminder that there is still time to enter Visible Image's Monthly Challenge! This month's theme is LOVE! Check out the details HERE!
Need some Visible Image inspiration? Join our Facebook group!
Have a great day!
Visible Image - The Sewing Room
Basic Grey Lucille Collection
Trendy Twine - Posy Pink
Paper Studio Lace Ribbon
Misc. Button

Monday, February 11, 2013

LOVE is in the air!

Happy Monday, gel-a-tins fans! It's Jessi here from Kissin' Krafts! Can you feel the LOVE in the air? Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Are you ready for it?

Today I have a cute paper-piecing card to share with you:
Using the gel-a-tins, Love is in the air, and a variety of papers from Echo Park's This & That collection, I stamped the images on the patterned papers and hand-cut the images out. To include the birds' legs, I stamped the images on the cardstock and placed the paper pieces over the images. After the cut-outs were glued to the cardstock, I added the white cardstock onto a back layer of patterned paper. The final touch was the sentiment stamped onto a hand cutout cloud.

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

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gel-a-tins - Love is in the air
Echo Park - This & That
Stazon Jet Black ink
Foam Dots

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Trendy LOVE Decor

Hello, Trendy Twiners! It's Jessi here from Kissin' Krafts! I am excited to be sharing today's project with you! The project is made using this month's spotlight color, Cherry Cupcake!

Here it is (my first attempt to make 'canvas' art):

During one of my many visits to Pinterest, I came across an idea using embroidery thread on canvas. Click HERE to see the link that sparked the interest!

I bought some rope from Hobby Lobby, along with the canvas. And headed home to start the project. I soon found out that I did not have the right tools to complete the project as it was done in the link! So I had to modify my plans. I decided to wrap the rope with the Trendy Twine Cherry Cupcake twine.

I decided to complete each letter at a time and glued them one by one to the canvas.

I was surprised how quick this project went (once I figured it out)!

Don't you just love the pink and red color combo in  the Cherry Cupcake? If you love to create with those colors, please join our Monthly Challenge! Check out the details HERE!

Love working with twine? Join our Facebook group to share your projects!

Have a great day!

Trendy Twine - Cherry Cupcake
Tacky Glue

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

It's Visible Tuesday!

It's Tuesday! My day for Visible Image! Today I am sharing a card I made using the Butterfly-Large  and one of the words from More Than Words.

Check out this CAS card:

The butterfly is stamped and cut-out. It is attached to a variety of patterned paper strips. The sentiment is stamped on a simple piece of cardstock and added to the top of the card.

Check out the variety of stamps available in the Visible Image store!
Looking for some Visible Image inspiration? Join our Facebook group, take a look around and share your own creations!
Have you seen the latest Visible Image Monthly Challenge? This month's challenge is all about LOVE! We cannot wait to see what you create!

Visible Image - Butterfly- Large and More Than Words Set 9
Neehah Ivory Cardstock
Basic Grey Lucille Papers
Gel-a-tins Gelly Gems
Recollection Brads

Monday, February 4, 2013

Prickley Pear Monday Inspiration

It's Monday! Design Team reveal day at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps! I am excited (and nervous) to share this card with you today!

I am not a colorer! But I have given myself the goal for 2013 is to learn how to use markers on my projects. So today's project is the first card I attempted to do shade coloring with markers.

Here is the card:

I created this card using a variety of patterned papers and the Prickley Pear Baby Stamp. Using a variety of markers, I colored in the stamp and hand-cut the image out. I attached the image to the card and added the twine and balloons to complete the card.
Thank you for stopping by today! For more Prickley Pear inspiration, please check out the Prickley Pear blog.
Have a great day!

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Baby Stamp and Birthday Sentiment from Spring Flourished Ovals
AC Dear Lizzy Papers
Trendy Twine - Kraft Twine
Martha Stewart Balloon Punch
Spectrum Noir Markers

February Group day at Trendy Twine

It the first Monday of the month! What does that mean? It is Group day at Trendy Twine. Several of the talented ladies are sharing the February 'challenge' project using this month's spotlight twine, Cherry Cupcake. Interested in joining the challenge? Click HERE to find out the details and to enter your project!

Here is my creation using Cherry Cupcake:

Isn't this mailbox too cute? In case you are wondering, they came from Target's Dollar spot! What a great deal!! I bought a few and cannot wait to decorate those!
The first step was to measure, cut and adhere the patterned paper. I decided to make the twine flag embellishment to highlight the mailbox. A simple flair button was added to the mailbox. 

What to see more Valentine's inspiration? Check out the Trendy Twine blog to see other creations from the design team.

Don't forget! We want to see your yummy creations! Share them HERE or on our Facebook page!

Have a great day!

Trendy Twine - Cherry Cupcake
Target Mailbox
Little Yellow Bicycle - Candy Heart on Pink with Foil
Studio G Flair button
Misc. Chipboard and button

Friday, February 1, 2013

STOP in the name of gel-a-tins!

Hooray, it is February! Who else LOVES this month? Can you smell the LOVE in the air? It's Jessi from Kissin' Krafts and today I am excited to show this card that I made using the gel-a-tins STOP gelly jr. stamp!

I have always enjoyed the red, pink and aqua color combo and decided that this was the perfect card to make using those colors!

The STOP gelly jr stamp is stamped in pink and hand-cut. Using a variety of stickers and chipboard, I created the rest of the "sentiment". To add to the card, I used different embossing folders to add to the back layer and pink strip. The final piece to add was the simple twine,even though it is some what messed up in the picture ;)!

Thank you for stopping by today! Please share you gel-a-tins creations on our Facebook page, we would love to see what you come up with!

gel-a-tins - gelly jr. STOP sign
Recollection Kraft cardstock
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Seeing Spots
Paper Studio Embossing Folder - Woodgrain
Trendy Twine - Tickled with Teal
Lily Bee Design - Alpha Stickers
My Little Shoebox - Chipboard Letter
Misc. Chipboard heart

Playing along with CAS-ual Fridays - Love Letters

It's all about Visible Image LOVE

Can you smell the LOVE in the air? Valentine's Day is around the corner!
Today starts a new challenge on the Visible Image blog. It is all about LOVE!
Here is my CAS card using the Visible Image Valentine's Day Set:
I love the color combo of red, kraft and white. I think the red just pops off the page!
I started off stamping a few of the hearts and cutting them out. The back white layer was dry embossed and attached to the kraft layer. I created a banner to stamp the sentiment on and adhered to the card. The hearts are attached with foam dots to add dimension to the card.

We cannot wait to see your LOVE creations! Please join our challenge HERE! You could win some fabulous stamps to play with!
Join our Facebook page to explore and share Visible Image projects!
Have a great day!
Visible Image - Valentine's Day Set
Mohawk Cardstock
Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Studio G Red Ink