Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop's Use What You Have #11

Happy Sweet Wednesday everyone! Are you up for another Sweet Stamp Shop's Use What You Have Challenge? Today I am playing with the wooden button (pictured below in the 'STASH' photo) paired with the Sweet Stamp Shop's Warm Notes.

To start off, I painted the wooden button a tan color. Using a rich brown ink, I stamped the burlap image from the Warm Notes stamp set on the top of the wooden button.

So what do you have in your stash? Unsure? Why not start digging through those piles of stuff and see what your creative mojo creates? And once those creations are done, why not stop on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop's blog and link it up to the Use What You Have Challenge!

 Are you new to the Sweet Stamp Shop? And looking to learn more? Check out the following to learn the latest SWEET news:

Playing along with:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Pile It On- Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays- Anything Goes

Sweet Stamp Shop- Warm Notes

Friday, July 26, 2013

Popping with Watercolor

Good morning, gel-a-tins friends! Who else is ready for these hot temperatures to go away? I know that I am! But one good thing about this weather...more time to stay inside and create!

I am in love with gel-a-tins Big & Wild Things! Today I am sharing a simple CAS card with a splash of color!

Using one of the big floral stamps from the Big & Wild Things, I stamped the image in one color. To add some POP to the card, dabs of watercolor are placed on each tip of the flower.

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gel-a-tins - Big & Wild Things and Merci
Trendy Twine - Totally White
Misc. button

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Time Has Come-- Sweet Stamp Shop's July Release is HERE!!!

Have you heard? Today is finally here! Sweet Stamp Shop's is revealing their newest stamps for the July Release! And yet again, the new stamp sets are AWESOME!!! 

I mean, LOOK at them!!!

Dia De Los Muertos  Zombies
 Starts Here

Here are a few projects that I made to share with you, my SWEET friends!

Dia De Los Muertos meets WATERCOLORS!

Masking with Dia De Los Muertos 

Altering Notepad with Starts Here

How are you liking the newest Sweets? Looking for more inspiration? Please stop by the Sweet Stamp Shop's blog to see more fabulous projects from the talented design team!

Would you like to get more crafting inspiration?
Have you joined our Facebook fan page? How about the Sweet Stamp Shop's Pinterest page?

Let's get the coupon code out of the way first - yes?

Through tomorrow only - save 30% off your TOTAL regular priced stamp order. Use coupon code NRJ30 --- and it's good on everything new and all the re-stocked items you've been waiting for!

Don't forget there is still one more week to enter the current Use What You Have Challenge!
The prize being this awesome set!

Sweet Stamp Shop - Dia De Los Muertos, Starts Here

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It's a Prickley Monday (Tuesday) x2

Wow has this summer been busy! I seem to be losing/forgetting things left and right! Sorry that I am a day behind for this week! Today I have two Prickley Pear cards to share with you!

Using Prickley Pear's Mini Butterflies 2:

I cannot seem to get enough of the watercolors lately! I am truly in love with this technique!!!! I decided that the floral image from the Mini Butterflies 2 was in need of some watercolors! So I made it the highlight of the card with a simple sentiment at the bottom of the card!

Using Prickley Pear's Nicest Things:

Thank you for stopping by today! Please hop on over to the Prickely Pear blog to see more design team creations!

PPRS - Nicest Things FF0152UM and Mini Butterflies 2 CLR023A

Monday, July 22, 2013

Get, Inky! Challenge - Christmas in July and Birthday!

Are you ready for a new Get, Inky! Challenge? Today starts BIRTHDAY challenge! Also, the latest Get, Inky! Stamps set is revealed! What is better than Christmas in July?

Here is the card I made using the new Get, Inky! Stamps Holiday set:

I know that it is very simple! I have to admit that my creative mojo has been missing for the last few weeks! What do you do when you feel your creative juices running low? I find that challenges sometimes get the creative juice flowing again! 

Hope you will stop by and join in the BIRTHDAY challenge over on the Get, Inky! Challenge blog!
Check out the details HERE!

Just a friendly reminder that if you purchase the new Holiday Stamp set below from the Get, Inky! ETSY shop:

you will receive 25% off your entire order
by using coupon code 2013HOLIDAYRELEASE25 
(you must purchase this set to use coupon code)!

Thanks for stopping by!

Get, Inky! Stamps - Holiday Set

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fluttering by to Say Thanks

Happy day to all our gel-a-tins fans! Thank you for stopping by today!
 It's Jessi here from Kissin' Krafts

Today I am sharing a very simple card made with gel-a-tins' Big & Wild Things and Merci stamp sets!

The cat-tails were just shouting to be stamped in different inks! I love how it turned out! To finish off the scene, I added the dragonfly to match the patterned background paper.

We would love for you to stop by our Facebook page and LIKE us :)

gel-a-tins - Big & Wild Things and Merci stamp sets

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

SSS Use What You Have Challenge #10

Happy Wednesday SWEET fans! Are you ready for another Sweet Stamp Shop's Use What You Have Challenge? It's time to reach into your stash and start to create!

While digging through my sticker stash, 

I came across these quote bubble stickers and decided to pair them with
 Sweet Stamp Shop's Let's Chat stamp set.

Along with the Let's Chat stamp set, I brought out Sweet Stamp Shop's Simple Sentiments stamp set.

With this card, my goal was to make the card look like a message board. Using the paper patterned paper to resemble the paper you write the message on and the cork board is where you post the message. 

Check out the challenge details below:

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') 

We look forward to linking up your STASH projects! You can link them up HERE on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog!

Have you stopped by the Sweet Stamp Shop's Facebook Page? If not, we would love for you to join it to receive the latest Sweet Stamp Shop's news!

Sweet Stamp Shop - Let's Chat and Simple Sentiment
Martha Stewart Bubble Stickers

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

BEE Happy (Trendy Style)

Happy Tuesday, Trendy Twiners! It's Jessi here from Kissin' Krafts! Have you seen the newest Trendy Twine Monthly Challenge, yet? If not check out the details HERE

Are you lovin' the newest color to the Trendy Twine family? Bumblebee is AWESOME!

Today I am sharing a simple and fun card to following the monthly challenge:

Are you looking for some more Trendy Twine inspiration? We would love for you to join our FACEBOOK group, Twine It Up. While you are there, LIKE us on Facebook!

Thank you for stopping by today! We hope that you will join our monthly challenge!

Trendy Twine - Bumblebee
Get, Inky! Stamps - Buzzing Bees

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

SSS Use What You Have Wednesdays #9

It's another SWEET Wednesday! Today starts a new Sweet Stamp Shop's Use What You Have Challenge! Make sure to stop by the Sweet Stamp Shop's blog to see more details!

Here are the supplies from my stash and the adorable Sweet Stamp Shop's Nesting stamp set!

Here is the card I created with the above products!

Every time I see the Nesting stamp set, it always shouts PAPER-PIECE ME!!! So that is exactly what I did! To finish the doll, I added a simple brad to add dimension to it. My first thought was to have the doll be in the center of the card. But then I decided to cut out the circle and place a more solid patterned to make the doll POP! The sentiment is part of the sentiment stamp included in the Nesting stamp set. I ended up taping off some of the stamp as I inked it. Once I removed the tape, it would only stamp the inked areas.

I hope you will hop on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop's blog and join our challenge! Just grab something from your stash and create! How simply is that?? Click HERE for more details about the Sweet Stamp Shop's Challenge

Have you joined us on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter! We would love to have you!

Playing along with:
Color Throwdown - Color Combo

Sweet Stamp Shop - Nesting stamp set
Paper Studios File Cabinet Tabs
Trendy Twine - Posy
Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss

gel-a-tins Beary Love

Hello, gel-a-tins friends! It's Jessi here from Kissin' Krafts! 
Today I am sharing a card I made using the gel-a-tins Honey Bear stamp set! 

This card uses the Masking technique used to make it look like one stamped image is in front of another!

The first bear image is stamped onto the card. One more bear image is stamped on a spare piece of cardstock and cut out. The cut -out image is placed over the one stamped on the card. I used the Love You stamp from the Honey Bear set to form the background. The sentiment is stamped in a darker color to stand out.  The heart is from gel-a-tins Gingerbread House stamp set. The last step was my attempt at shade coloring with Spectrum Noir. I am still learning :)

Thank you for stopping by today!  We hope that you will stop by gel-a-tins FACEBOOK page and our PINTEREST page!

Get, Inky! Challenge - Summer

Have you joined the current Get, Inky! Challenge, yet? I promise it is a fun one! Stop on over to the Get, Inky! Challenge blog to get more details!

The current challenge is SUMMER! Here is my card using the Get, Inky! Stamps Buzzing Bees stamp set!

Using a variety of patterned papers, I created a beach scene card. Along with one of the adorable bees from the Get, Inky! Stamps Buzzing Bees stamp set, I used a few of the words to create the sentiment banner. And of, course I had to play with words and create BEE-CH with stickers to finish the pun!

Thank you for stopping by today! Don't forget to stop by the Get, Inky! Challenge to get all the details! We cannot wait to see your creations!

Join us on Facebook HERE and Pinterest, HERE!

Hope you can Get, Inky! today!!!


Get, Inky! Stamps - Buzzing Bees

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

It's Another Prickley Pear Monday (oops) Tuesday

Where has this month gone? With the holiday and my son's birthday it has been a few CRAZY days! 

This will be a quick post! Hopefully, I will get back soon to write more about this Prickley Pear card!

This card using the Spring Flourished Clear stamps and Flourished Die to create the window:

The sentiment is also from Prickley Pear! It is the 'One Smile' sentiment stamp HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Please stop by the Prickley Pear blog to see more amazing projects from the design team!

We hope that you will follow us on Pinterest and Like us on Facebook!

Playing along with:
The Pink Elephant - Woodgrain

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Spring Flourished Oval Clear Stamps (CLR033), One Smile (FF0159UM), and Flourished Oval Die (D033).
Spectrum Markers
My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots

Monday, July 8, 2013

Trendy Buzzing Bookmark

So have you seen the BUZZING new color at Trendy Twine! Stop by the Trendy Twine store to see the NEW Bumblebee!

Today I am sharing a fun bookmark to showcase the Bumblebee twine:

The bumblebee twine is PERFECT for creating a bee trail! So I decided to make use a variety of bee stamps and a trail stamp behind them. Once the ink dried, I covered the trail with light glue and traced the trail with twine.

Are you a Trendy Twine fan on Facebook, if not check HERE.
We would love for you to join the TWINE IT UP Facebook group while you are there!

Please stop by my blog, Kissin' Krafts to see more of this project!

Trendy Twine - Bumblebee
Get, Inky! Stamps - Buzzing Bees

Friday, July 5, 2013

Ahhh, I love Challenges!!!

Kids are gone, house is quiet, now it is time to play along with some challenges! Being that it is Friday, I chose to stop by CAS-ual Fridays to see what the latest challenge is! MATERIAL it is! Definitely going to be a fun challenge! I sometimes use twine and ribbon, but I have been wanting to use burlap on a card! So off I go to the Little Tangles blog to see what their challenge is! Cannot be any simplier! BIRTHDAY!

Off to create:

To create the flower, I used Spellbinder's circle diecuts. A simple button is sewn on using Trendy Twine's Totally White. The paper is Simple Stories's Vintage Bliss.  The sentiment is made using Lily Bee Designs Alpha stickers and a sentiment stamp from Neat and Tangles's Kindness Matters stamp set.

Do you love to play along with challenges, as much as I do? How about checking out Sweet Stamp Shops' Use What You Have Challenge? All you have to do is grab something from your stash! How easy is that!!!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Playing along with:
CAS-ual Fridays - Material
Little Tangles - Birthday

Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss
Lily Bee Designs - Alpha Stickers
Neat and Tangled - Kindness Matters
Trendy Twine - Totally White
Misc. Button