Saturday, June 29, 2013

Avery Elle Challenge Sketch

I am so excited that I found some time to play along with Avery Elle's latest challenge! Once I saw the sketch, it just shouted pattern papers to me! 

Here is Avery Elle's sketch:

And here is my take:

I decided to use a variety of circle punches to create the patterned circles. The circles are attached randomly around the card. A diecut tag is added on top of the circles. To finish the card, I added the simple Avery Elle's sentiment, enamel dots, and a button.

Thank you Avery Elle for hosting another fun challenge! Cannot wait to see the next one!

Avery Elle - Oh, Baby stamp set
Trendy Twine - Posy Twine
My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots

Playing along with:
Moxie Fab World - Mixy Matchy

Friday, June 28, 2013

Playing along with CAS-ual Fridays Challenge

Who doesn't love a rainbow? I have been in a rainbow kind of mood lately, so why not share another card! Once I saw the latest challenge on the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog, I knew exactly what I wanted to create!  

The CAS-ual Friday Challenge blog's latest challenge is ARROWS! Here is my creation:

I used Sweet Stamp Shop's Chalkboard Sign stamp set to create the arrow background on this card. The sentiment is from Stampendous's Happy Messages. 

As you can tell, this was a very simple card to create! First step is to create the arrow background. Once the background was finished, I stamped the sentiment. Last step was to create the layers and piece them together!

Thank you for stopping by today! Stop by CAS-ual Fridays Challenge to join this challenge!

Don't forget! There is still time to play along with the Sweet Stamp Shop's Use What You Have Challenge! (Not necessary to use SSS stamps!)

Playing along with:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Sweet Stamp Shop - Chalkboard Sign
Stampendous - Happy Messages
Colorbox Bright Collection

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Use What You Have Wednesdays on Sweet Stamp Shop

Hello, SWEET peeps! Welcome to another Sweet Stamp Shop's Use What You Have Challenge! It's Jessi here and I will be joining you for the upcoming Use What You Have Challenges!

I love this kind of challenge! I tend to forget about my stash items! (I store them in a different room!) Needless to say, I was excited to hear that I would be joining you all for the Wednesday challenge! I have come across a number products that I forgot I even had!

 Today's challenge -- Use What You Have Challenge #7:

As I was digging through my stash boxes, I came across some Valentine Day flair buttons that matched wonderfully with Sweet Stamp Shop's Happy Bugs! The ideas were rolling, so I go to gather my supplies!

To start of the card, I planned on using the ladybug from the Sweet Stamp Shop's Happy Bugs and coloring the image with the same colors as the flair button. The ladybug image is stamped 3 times on a strip of cardstock that I planned on running down the left side of the card.

My original plan was to have a card with allot of empty white space. Once I started to lay it out, I thought the card needed more color. So off I went to look at my papers. Once I found the perfect papers, I attached the layers.

The final steps included making the simple sentiment banner and adding the flair button to the card.

 Now it is your turn! Go through your stash and see what you can come up with! We cannot wait to see your creation(s)! Be sure to read the details below and link up your card on the Sweet Stamp Shop's blog--HERE!

Ready for this week?

NEW PRIZE RULE - In order for us to have TWO winners we must have AT LEAST 15 entries in the challenge! If not, then we'll just award the one person who used their stash the best. SO, SHARE the challenge and get your friends on board!

Read through the directions carefully - we've changed just a couple things... (well, not really changed - just made more clear) 

You'll have until next tuesday to add your link below - your link needs to be to the direct post not to your general blog - and it needs to include -

1. A link back to our challenge (and optional - our challenge badge - see above)

2. A picture of your stash

3. A picture of your project 

Some Extra Details -

1. You do not *have to* use SSS in your card or project - although, we'd love it! (and we can't feature your project in our marketing without you using SWEET! - so keep that in mind!)

2. You have until Tuesday at 10pm pst to add your link below

3. There will be ONE winner based upon most creative use of 'old stuff' .... and ONE winner drawn from all the participants. Winners will be announced the day of the new challenge - so, in this case... next Wednesday. Prize will be something sweet - lol. REMINDER - NEW RULE - In order for us to have TWO winners we must have AT LEAST 15 entries in the challenge! If not, then we'll just award the one person who used their stash the best. SO, SHARE the challenge and get your friends on board! 

MOST IMPORTANT!!! Create whatever strikes your fancy - scrapbook page, project life - cards - altered art - home decor.... anything! Just be sure to use that old stuff in it!

(also, we had a question about multiple entries - YES, you can make as many cards as you like! BUT, it doesn't increase your odds of winning - your name will go into the hat 'once')

Today's card features the Happy Bugs stamp set:

Sweet Stamp Shop - Happy Bugs (Retired)
Lily Bee Designs Paper Collection
Studio G Flairs
Spellbinders Pendant Diecuts

Also playing along with:
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stars & Stripes Trendy Treat

Happy Trendy Tuesday, Twiners! It's Jessi here from Kissin' Krafts! I hope you have been enjoying this month's spotlight color - Stars & Stripes! I am in love with this twine the color combo is perfect for so many holidays! And of course, the Fourth of July!

Today I am sharing a very simple and easy to make treat bag! Perfect for the upcoming Fourth of July parties/picnics!

It all starts with a canvas treat bag (available HERE in the Trendy Twine Store), needle and Trendy Twine's Stars & Stripes. Stitch a large star on the front of the bag. I thought it looked better with the star off-centered. Once the star is complete, I stitched a large button using Trendy Twine's Totally White. To finish the bag, I stamped a festive tag and tied off with more Stars & Stripes!

Thank you for stopping by today! Looking for more Trendy Twine inspiration? Like our Facebook page and join our Twine It Up Facebook group!

Trendy Twine - Stars & Stripes and Totally White
Canvas Treat Bag
Misc. Button
StudioG Holiday Stamp

Monday, June 24, 2013

Get, Inky! Challenge - Red, White and Blue!

Ready for a new Get, Inky! challenge? This one is a fun one! Red, White and Blue! That is it! How simple can it be?!

Here is my card sample for the Get, Inky! Challenge: Red, White and Blue:

Paper-piecing is my FAVORITE technique! I cannot get enough and LOVE it when I have the opportunity to do it! And of course, the Get, Inky! Stamp set Sew Sweet Cupcakes is perfect for it!!!! The image is also perfect for a great CAS card!

I cannot wait to see your creations! Make sure to stop by the Get, Inky! Challenge blog to link up your projects!

Check out Get, Inky! Stamp's newest ETSY store!

Get, Inky! Stamps - Sew Sweet Cupcakes
Lily Bee Design - Double Dutch Papers
Trendy Twine - Totally White
Misc. Button

gel-a-tins Soft Thank You

Happy Monday, all! Hope you had a great weekend! Did you have time to get your craft on? I know that I did! And some of that included some yummy gel-a-tins goodness!

As soon as I saw the circle stamps in the gel-a-tins Merci set, I thought of doing a circle punch out to highlight the stamp!

The circle image is stamped onto patterned paper. The top layer of the card includes 3 circle cut outs and embossed with a embossing folder through the Cuttlebug machine. The sentiment is placed under the bottom circle. The remaining circles have a different pattern paper underneath it. The top layer is attached to the back printed layer. The twine/button bow is wrapped and tied around the layers. The last step is to attach to the card.

Thank you for stopping by today! Feel free to stop by my blog, Kissin' Krafts, to see more of my gel-a-tins creations!

Join us on Facebook and Pinterest to see the latest gel-a-tins projects!

gel-a-tins - Merci stamp set
Crate Paper patterned papers
Trendy Twine - Holly Twine
Misc. Buttons

It's Monday! Prickly Pear Monday!

It's Monday! So that means it is another Design Team Reveal Day over on the Prickley Pear blog! I am excited to share my latest Prickley Pear creation with you! Today's card, I decided it was time for me to join the NEON bandwagon! I am so glad I did and cannot wait to create more!

Using Prickley Pear's Mini Butterflies 2 Clear Stamp set and the Flourished Oval die:

The first step was to create the Flourished Oval center focus point. I really wanted this to pop, so I left allot of white space on this card! Once I created the faded rainbow with inks, I added the floral stamp from the Mini Butterflies 2  Clear stamp set over the center.

I finished the card by adding the neon butterfly and the simple sentiment banner.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope that you stop by Prickley Pear's website to see the amazing variety of stamps they offer!

For more Prickley Pear inspiration, please join:
Prickley Pear Blog
Prickley Pear Facebook
Prickley Pear Pinterest

Colorbox Pastel Collection
Spellbinders Pendant Diecut

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

It's a SWEET New Release and Announcement!

It's that time!!! Sweet Stamp Shop's latest stamp release! And yet again it is an A--MAZING one! But before I continue on, I would like to make another fun announcement! I am excited to tell everyone that I will be a proud member of the Sweet Stamp Shop's design team for the next three months! I will be part of the Wednesday blog posts, for the USE WHAT YOU HAVE challenges! I would like to send a special THANK YOU to Nicole for this opportunity!

Sweet Stamp Shop's June Release includes three awesome sets. Today, I am sharing cards for 2 of the newest sets:

I decided to take the ticket border stamp and use it in a variety of different inks. To highlight the stamp, I used coordinated markers to create the watercolor look. (This was the first time I used this technique and had SOOO much fun! I will be doing it again!) Another new technique used was to create the shadow effect to the sentiment! I stamped the sentiment with the dark brown ink and repeated with the light brown slightly offline with the original sentiment.

I am 'Wheely' into rainbows lately and these arrows were screaming RAINBOW to me, so that is exactly what I did! And of course the target has to be red :)!  The target and black arrow are stamped and cut out. (Hint: The target size matches perfectly with one of the smaller Spellbinders Circle Dies) The sentiment is a simple sticker.

I hope you stop on over to Sweet Stamp Shop to see the three new stamp sets now available! And guess what?!  Today and tomorrow ONLY enjoy 20% off the new releases - use coupon code NR20!!

Be sure to follow the Sweet Stamp Shop blog---HERE
'LIKE' us on Facebook---HERE

Sweet Stamp Shop - Admit One and Wheely Like You
Colorbox Bright Collection Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Trendy Twine - Tickled Pink
Paper Studio Word Stickers

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Little Yellow Bicycle Poppy Cycle Team

Hello, Little Yellow Bicycle fans! It's Jessi from Kissin' Krafts. I would like to start by thanking Little Yellow Bicycle for this amazing opportunity! The new 'Poppy' collection has been so much fun to play with! The colors are pure PERFECTION! 

Today I am sharing an altered photo display with you:

I found the unfinished photo display at Michael's. When I saw the colors in the new 'Poppy' collection, I knew I wanted to start with a white frame.

The possibilities are endless with the amount of embellishments available in the 'Poppy' collection. I think my favorite is the fancy medallions. They add that special touch to any project! And who doesn't love banners??? You can make a detailed banner or a simple banner with the pieces included in the embellishments. I felt that a simple banner was the best since there is allot going on in the photo display.

Once again, thank you Little Yellow Bicycle for this amazing opportunity! The 'Poppy' collection is yet another wonderful collection!

Supplies used:
Little Yellow Bicycle - Poppy Collection
- Assorted Poppy Double-sided Cardstock
- PY-134 Journaling Cards
- PY-160 Vellum Tape
- PY-305 Paper Crafting Kit
- PY-279 Chipboard Shapes
- PY-230 Clear Cuts Shapes

Trendy Twine - Lemon Tart and Twisted Lime

Monday, June 17, 2013

Prickley Pear Monday!

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I know that I did, but know I am ready to get back into a normal routine! (It has been a very busy few weeks here! And today is the FIRST day that I can get back to 'normal')!

Being that it is Monday, it means that it is Design Team Day on the Prickley Pear blog! My card today focuses on a beautiful stamped image with a simple sentiment:

I am in love with Spectrum Noir markers, but definitely need to improve my coloring skills! Prickley Pear images from Spring Flourished Ovals are perfect to practice on! Maybe one day, I will learn the practice of shading...

Thank you for stopping by today! Please come back soon! I have some fun things planned for the next few days!!!

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Spring Flourished Ovals Clear Stamps CLR033 and
Flourished Oval Die D033
Spectrum Noir Markers

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Father's Day from gel-a-tins!

Happy Father's Day weekend, gel-a-tins family! What do you have planned for that special man in your life? 

Today, I am sharing a CAS Father's Day card using gel-a-tins HELLO stamp set:

The first step was to stamp and cut out the Hello Tag. In the blank spot, I created "DAD" using stickers. A bright and fun patterned paper makes up the backing. To highlight the name tag, I cut out a strip of matching yellow paper and attached to the card. The tag is adhered to the card using foam dots to add dimension to the card. At this point, I was planning to be done. However, the card seemed to plain. To fix the issue, I punched out some solid color circles and added along the side of the card.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you are able to spend some quality 'Dad" time with that special man in your life!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy Father's Day fwith Prickley Pear

Good evening, friends! I know that it has been a few days since I last posted! It has been quite the week! Everything has been focusing on  but I am glad to finally get back to crafting!

Today, I am playing catch-up with Prickley Pear. This card was posted last week and I am excited to show this card with you since Father's Day this weekend!

Using Prickley Pear's Tools ATC :

I took the background stamp and repeated the image twice to create the background. The background is covered with distressed ink to age the paper.

I know that this is a short post. I will be back next week with lots of fun projects!

Prickley Pear - Tools ATC HH0029UM

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Are you the Winner?

Hello, everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend! The last few days have been spent getting ready for our church bazaar, but I am taking a break to announce the winner of my Trendy Twine giveaway!

Drum roll please......
and the winner is.....

love the card and the background

Rosemary I please email me ( your information within 7 days to claim your prize!

Also, I you participated in the Get, Inky! Blog hop, please check out the Get, Inky! blog to see if you are one of the lucky winners. Hint, Hint, one of my blog comment-ers won one of the 'secret' certificates!

Friday, June 7, 2013

gel-a-tins and Xyron Cross Promotion

Good morning, gel-a-tins friends! It's Jessi  from Kissin' Krafts! Today I am excited to be participating in the gel-a-tins and Xyron cross promotion. (Psst. check out their blogs for details of the amazing prizes they have up for grabs!) 

I had so much fun creating this card using gel-a-tins Butterflies are Free stamp set.  The butterflies were just screaming to bring out the neon!

The first step was to stamp the butterflies and color them in. I normally use markers to color in, but decided to break out the colored pencils for this project. Once the coloring was complete, it was time to cut it out and attach them to the card matte. The simple sentiment is stamped on the bottom right corner. The final touch was to add the sequins,

I don't know about you, but I always seem to struggle attaching sequins to my projects. But Xyron to the rescue! I had never thought about running the itty bitty sequins through the Xyron's Create a Sticker machine to add adhesive to the back of the sequins. It made it so simple! Will be using that more often!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying this week's projects showcasing the gel-a-tins and Xyron cross promotion! 

gel-a-tins- Butterflies are Free
Xyron Create-a-Sticker
Colored pencils

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Trendy Beach Fun

GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!! Who wants to win some Trendy Twine Minis?

All you have to do is:
1) Like the Trendy Twine Facebook Page
2) Leave a comment on this post.
(Not necessary, but certainly appreciated!) 3) Become a follower of my blog.

Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST 6/6/13!

Good morning, Trendy Twiners!  Have you enjoyed the summer weather yet, and brought out the (dreaded) swimsuit? I have yet to dust off mine, putting it off as long as possible! Although, my mind might change with this fun summer card! 

Here is the card I made using Trendy Twine's Spotlight Twine - Stars and Stripes:

Stars and Stripes in one of my favorite Trendy Twine colors available! The color combo is PERFECT! So many wonderful possibilities available! Today I took the simple approach and created a twine clothesline. The beach background is created by blending inks. To add a special beachy touch, I took some beach stamps and repeated the images throughout the sand.

Check out June's Spotlight Specials:

Stop by our new store to see the awesome prices!

Trendy Twine - Stars and Stripes
Sweet Stamp Shop - Dream Ocean
Lily Bee Designs - Handmade Collection
Recollection Beach 3D Embellishments

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Get, Inky! Stamps First Ever Blog Hop

Welcome to Get Inky! Stamps "Repeat" Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first ever Get Inky! Stamps Blog Hop! Our theme for this hop is REPEAT, in celebration of National Repeat Day, which is this Monday, June 3rd! It is a day to repeat anything...such as eating the same thing for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner! Or, for repeating things you've said...are you ready for some blog candy blog candy blog candy? Yes? Well...great, we have some! Among the prizes, one lucky person will be winning a 3 set sample of our BRAND NEW, NOT YET RELEASED STAMPS!!! How fun is that!?! 

Along your blog hopping journey you will see some brilliant hand crafted works of art brought to you by designers from Get Inky! Stamps, and we know you're going to love each one of them! The first stop on the hop is Thia from Blue Moon Creation, so be sure to start there! We are THRILLED you could hop along with us! Have fun!

Hello everyone! You should be arriving from Beth's blog!

Today I am sharing this fun card with you:

As soon as I saw the Buzzing Bee set, I knew I need to create a beehive for the card front. So when this REPEAT blog hop came to light, I knew this was the right project for that! So to start off, I took one of the small bees and stamped the image several times. I created the beehive and used a oval diecut to cut the opening of the hive. The beehive is attached using foam dots. The large bee image is colored and cut. The bee is tucked into the opening to look as it is appearing out. The smaller bees are glued on to the card front. The sentiment and banner are added to finalize the card.

And of course we have blog candy! To be eligible to win, you must:
  • Become a follower (if you aren't already) of the Get Inky! Stamps blog
  • Become a follower of each design team member's blog (if you aren't already)
1 Winner will receive the Joyful Jar stamp set:

1 Winner will receive a bundle of our 3 new stamp sets:

And THREE design team members have hidden gift certificates valued at $5, $10, and $15. Remember that commenting on every stop of the hop increases your chances of winning!

Winners will be announced on Wednesday June 5th 

Your next stop is La-Vie's blog. 

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Jessica (You are here)

Happy Hopping!