Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lawn Fawn Sneak Peak- Judy's Blooms

Hi, welcome back!! Isn't Swimsuit Season a fun set? Wait to you see all the images :) Now todays set is another must have in any stampers collection especially if you love blooms. Judy's Blooms is a set you can use in so many fun ways. When I make cards I love dimension and texture so I obviously took that route and I just love the outcome.

Because of my traveling my crafting supplies are very minimal (everything is in storage). I kept a few Lawn Fawn stamp sets, neutral color inks and paper, scissors, glue and color pencils. I'm impressed at how much one can create with such little supplies.

To create this sweet and simple card I stamped the flowers onto white cardstock and colored them in using color pencils. Then I cut them out to create a 3D effect. The sentiment is created from Harold's ABC's (one of my favorite letter stamp sets ever). I impressed the letters using versa mark then I traced over them using the magical white gel pen. The faux stitching is also done with the white gel pen. The leaves I drew, colored and cut.

Pretty simple, isn't it? Hope you were inspired to create a little something. Even if you're tempted not to pull out you crafting materials with fear you are going to make a massive mess remember you can create pretty little things using the minimal of materials. Which means your card will be simple and quick and the mess, what mess? You'll still have plenty of time to enjoy the day at the beach, lake, river or at the park :)

**Don't forget to go check out the rest of the Design Team**

Blessings,
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock: Basic white, charcoal
Stamps: Judy's Blooms, Harold's ABC's
Ink: Versamark watermark, versa color brown
Other: white gel pen, color pencils, stickles

Monday, July 5, 2010

Lawn Fawn-Sneak Peak

Boy, I haven't been around for a while but I can't stay away when it comes to Lawn Fawn goodness. This month the Lawn Fawn team has done it again. These sets are so fun and full of whimsy like only Kelly and her crew can create :)

Swimsuit Season is a set that can be used for scrapbooking as well as cards. Just by looking at the images it makes me want to get in my bathing suit and jump in the ocean (if it wasn't so cold).

Here's my card...


I love the splash stamp and how about that bikini- any pattern you can imagine in any shade... what a dream {stamp}.

To create it I used 3 different Lawn Fawn stamp sets. Critters in the Sea, Just My Type, Too and Swimsuit Season. I colored the bikini using color pencils and I added stickles. I colored in the "splash" and the border using a white gel pen.

That's it for now. Don't forget to visit the rest of the Design Team over at Lawn Fawn blog for a chance to win your very own set.

Blessings,
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock: PTI's craft
Stamps: Swimsuit Season
Ink: Versa color black
Other: color pencil, white gel pen, stickles, stickers

Where to begin...

Hello!!

This last month has been one of the most interesting in my entire life. I have been struggling with some major issues (I'll maybe share some other time). I've also been battling with a very interesting disease. One that took me by surprise. So I've been traveling searching for some answers and treatment. All this has brought me back to California - this time the San Diego area.

Through it all I must say that I have learned much about myself and for that I will be forever grateful. Living life like the Bible Abraham (not knowing where our next home will be) has also been challenging but at the same time so rewarding. First my daughter got to be with her grandma (my mom) which she really hadn't done before. The other thing is that my husband and I have been able to connect at a more personal, emotional level. We are just living by faith and loving it. We've been living from a suit case for 2 months or so and still have no clue where God will lead us.

All this has obviously left me with little or no time to create pretty things with my hands but that doesn't mean I have not been creating. The most beautiful thing one can create is the beauty of a pure heart. So I have laid down my scissors, paper, stamps and glue and have temporarily stopped creating my concepts and ideas and have allowed God to do some purging and some mending in my own life. I am allowing Him to re-create my heart. After all, He is the Masterful Creator.

Thanks for those of you who've inquired and sorry for not getting back to you or posting anything. I rather leave happy glimpses and encouraging thoughts here on my blog than to leave gloomy, sour news.

So be encouraged that life is good and while we're here we have an opportunity to make it grand :)

Stay tuned for Lawn Fawn sneak peaks. The sets this month are so appropriate for the season and are definitely worth taking a peak :)

Blessings,
Jessica

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hello & Winner

I've been away from sunny California for a little over a week now. I'm enjoying the hot, humid weather (I'm an east coast girl) and of course my mom and siblings in Michigan :) Hope you've all been well. Sorry for having you wait all the way till Friday...

The winner of the Lawn Fawn stamp set is... #17

Blogger Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...
Critters in the Sea, definitely!

June 4, 2010 7:42 PM

Congrats Daniela!!

Contact me and I'll get Lawn Fawn to send you a stamp set of your choice :) Thanks all you who left a comment. It's nice to see what you all are into. I'll be back soon with some more creations, hopefully. Traveling has gotten pretty tight and couldn't bring my craft tote. So it's slowly making it's way east.

Till then enjoy the beginning of summer :)

Blessings,

Jessica

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lawn Fawn Reveal and a giveaway!!

Well today is the official Lawn Fawn reveal. Aren't these sets the cutest? I love everyone of the them. My Favorite however is Critters in the Sea. Today I have a card featuring this set again plus Harold's ABCs You can see the card I created for the sneak peak here.

Now the card...


I am in love with this little turtle. I'm afraid you'll be seeing more of it here on my blog ;)

Create It

1. Cut and score an A2 card. Stamp background. Create faux stitching, distress edges lightly and set aside.

2. Cut a strip of cardstock and adhere to your base card. To fasten the twine punch only part of the tiny circle to the edge of the card.

3. Create scalloped rectangle with the nestabilities die. Stamp turtle image color in and cut out.

4. Assemble your rectangle frame and stamp the water bubbles. Using foam tape adhere in the center. Use some more foam tape to adhere the turtle. Finish off by adding sentiment.

Well there you have it. Simple, bright and cheerful :) Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed this release as much as I did.

Now for a giveaway!!

Why because I've enjoyed these sets so much, because I appreciate your time here on my blog, because summer is around the corner and that makes me super happy and because it's been a while ;) To enter leave me a comment telling me which of this months release is your favorite and why. The winner will be announced here on Wednesday. Good Luck!

Have a great day!!
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock: PTI's aqua mist, kraft, bazzill moss
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea, Harold's ABCs
Ink: PTI's Hawaiian shores, palette noir
Other: bakers twine, markers, tracing wheel, foam adhesive

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lawn Fawn: Bake Me A Cake

Hi and welcome back!! Today Lawn Fawn is sharing the last sneak peak of this months release and let me tell you it is a fun one. Bake Me A Cake is probably one of the most versatile cake stamp sets I've seen. The possibilities are truly endless. You can stamp and color, you can create single layer cakes. Full on wedding cakes or like I did with my card you can simply stamp the cake image onto pp and create funky cake designs.

This card doesn't need much description. Like I mentioned earlier I stamped the cake images onto pp and cut them out. The cake platform I colored with my basic markers. To add detail I stamped the candles and added stickles to the flames. I finished it off with bakers twin.

Very simple and fun :) Make sure you go check out the rest of the Design Team and leave Kelly a comment over at Lawn Fawn blog for a chance to win Bake Me A Cake.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock: basic white, farmers market pp
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Bake Me A Cake
Ink: Palette burnt umber
Other: baker twine, stickles, marker, foam adhesive

Monday, May 31, 2010

Lawn Fawn: Harold's ABCs


Hi!! Hope you had a great weekend!! Today I have another Lawn Fawn sneak peak. This time all eyes are on text. It's the Harold's ABCs. This set is so versatile and very easy to use, seriously. I love the font it's clean with enough whimsy to spark up any card and yet classy for more sophisticated designs. How's that for a description? :)

For my card I chose Petite Florals to create a background and then used Harold's ABCs making the sentiment the focal point. The border around the sentiment is a lace tape I found at a local Japanese store (Daiso). Needless to say I'm in love with it.

Tip: When using acrylic alphabet stamp sets I always find it useful to draw a pencil line (lightly) on my cardstock even if your using a grid block. That way you can measure and know exactly where you want your text.

Remember to go check out the rest of the Design Team and leave a comment over at the Lawn Fawn blog for a chance to win your very own Harold's ABCs.

Thanks for coming by.
Blessings
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock: PTI's kraft & melon berry
Stamps: Lawn Fawn's Petite florals, Harold's ABCs
Ink: Palette burnt umber, versa mark
Other: paper lace, foam adhesive

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lawn Fawn: Critters in the Sea

Hello everyone. I'm back and this time I'm showcasing Lawn Fawn sneak peaks (my favorite time of the month). First up Critters in the Sea. If you liked Critter's in the 'burbs then you definitely don't want to miss this one. Each image is designed in such a cute, kiddish way and it gives you the opportunity to color them in or use them just the way they are.

Now for my card...


Create It:

1. Cut and score and 4" x 6" card. Using score-pal emboss border. Distress lightly. Set aside.

2. Stamp little whale onto grey cardstock. Add depth by using versamark (as distressing ink).

3. Stamp fishes and add liquid embossing. Allow time to dry and cut out.

4. Stamp sentiment and water bubbles and using your eyelet setter punch out the three little holes (bubbles). Adhere whale and fishes and finish off by adding bakers twine :)

There you have a simple, gender friendly card. Don't forget to check out the rest of the Lawn Fawn Design Team their creations are simply super!!! And while you're there leave Kelly a comment for a chance to win your very own Critters in the Sea.

Thanks for coming by and don't forget to come by tomorrow for more Lawn Fawn goodness.

Blessings,
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock: Martha Stewart's blue
Stamps: Critter in the Sea
Ink: PTI's palette smokey grey, Palette noir, versa mark
Other: scor-pal, bakers twine, eyelet setter, liquid embossing

Friday, May 28, 2010

Postman Fever!!


There's nothing like receiving a little something on the mail, right? It just puts a smile on my face. Especially when all we get are none personal parcel (bills, adds and more bills). Well my little girl is catching up to the concept of receiving mail and every time we go pick it up she inquires, is there something for me? I feel bad telling her no or giving her coupons in envelopes (pretending they're mail for her). So I decided to create this card and mail it with some goodies just for her. I know she's going to love it :)

The colors were inspired by her. She is bubbly, cheery and loves bright colors. For the "o" in love I punched out a 1" circle and then punched out a heart and wrote the letter "u". The strip with the name I wrote with a white gel pen and drew the dots as well.

Well that's all I have for now and remember to keep checking in because we have Lawn Fawn sneak peaks coming soon. You are so going to love these sets ;)

Have a great weekend!!
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock: JoAnn's lime green,
Stamps: PTI's Delightful Dahlias (leaf)
Ink: Adirondack lettuce
Other: white gel pen, dark brown, prima flowers, brads, MM chipboard letters, EK Success circle punch and heart

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge

Hey there!!! It's been a long time since I've posted. I've been busy packing and getting ready to hit the road. I've missed visiting your creative blogs. Now that I'm almost finished I can get a bit crafty again :)

Speaking of which when I saw Embellish Magazine's color challenge I knew I had to create something. The colors are so inviting and the images they provided make it all the better.

Wouldn't you agree?!?

Now for my take on the challenge. When I distressed the edges with the black it gave my card sort of gloomy look. I wasn't too thrilled with it at first but I did, in a weird way, liked it. So instead of creating a wedding themed or just because card I made a "feel better" one. Which seemed to go well with the overall distribution of color :)


The green butterfly seemed like the perfect element for a get well card. Green besides luck is associated with hope :)

Create It

1. Cut and score an A2 card. Distress and create faux stitching. Set aside.

2. Stamp a background on a paper doily (I used woodgrain). Stamp sentiment and distress edges. Adhere to card.

3. Stamp butterfly onto green cardstock and cut out. Adhere onto doily.

4. Finish off by adding pearls.

There ya have it. Hope you give this challenge a try. Stay tuned for more creations and Lawn Fawn sneak peaks :)

Blessings,
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock: Martha Stewart's kraft, bazzill green moss
Stamps: Hero Arts clings, woodgrain impression obsession
Ink: Palette noir, liquid chalk cream
Other: tracing wheel, recollections pearls, doily

Friday, May 14, 2010

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge

Hi!! It's time for another Embellish Color challenge. This time we are invited to create a card/ project using the colors in this lovely image plus dimension (foam adhesive). The moment I saw the colors I new I wanted to create a masculine card. Especially with one of the next grand celebrations being father's day :)

Now for my little card...


My creation is simple and would work great not only for dad's but for a boys birthday. I created a different kind of trim hoping to create a masculine detail. I cut out a strip of cardstock and with a standard size hole punch I made created the fun border. I didn't want to leave the little holes empty so I pierced them for added detail. To balance the colors in the card I cut out a green and terra cotta extra fine strip of cardstock. The little boat was hand drawn.

Over all I am pleased with the design. The background as you can see is not the tidiest ;) Not because it's hard to stamp but because I was lazy and didn't remove the stains from my acrylic block, that impaired my vision and didn't allow me to align the images accordingly. Lesson learned? You bet :)

Thanks for coming by. Sorry for disappearing on you. I'm in the process of moving again. So I won't be here as often. But do know that I'm am still working on some fun projects :)

Blessings,
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock: PTI's dark chocolate, terra cotta tile, aqua mist, Lime green from scrap stash
Stamps: PTI's Woodgrain, Martha Stewart's background, G Studio (sentiment)
Ink: Palette burnt umber, PTI's hawaiian shores
Other: hole punch, tracing wheel, brads, piercing tool, foam adhesive, pen, to write "father's"

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Day!!! How's your weekend been so far? Mine has been lovely... weekends are always great when the weather calls for flip flops, tees and pretty skits :)

My post will be short... I wanted to show you some (2) of the Mother's Day cards I created. I would've had more but had to mail them out :(

My first card uses the ever so trendy doily. I simply used a paper one and pierced it around. Then stamped the image and sentiment.

Here's a close up. I wanted you to see the shimmer on the sprig. It looks so pretty and delicate irl.
And on this image you see a close up of the embellie I used. I created this one using my EK Success butterfly punch. I punched out a butterfly in shimmer vellum and in raspberry faux suede. Then I bent a piece of wire and assembled them with a glue dot :) You can make them any size and color. they look so pretty.

The other card I wanted to share with you mainly uses You're Dandy. I made the base card a long time ago and wasn't certain where I wanted to go with it. So I set it aside. Does that ever happen to you? I came back to it on Friday and ended up making a mother's day card. I love it.

There you have two super simple designs that can be recreated in no time. Hope you enjoy the rest of the day.

Happy Mother's Day!!
Blessing's
Jessica

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bulletin Board


Happy Thursday!!! I'm having issues with lighting so the mother's day cards will have to wait just a bit longer {sorry}.

In the mean time I thought I'd share just one more card using Lawn Fawn's Just My Type, Too. Having images like tacks and paper clips calls for a cork board. So I created one. The card if you take a look at some of the details is very simple and easy to re-create. So by changing sentiments around you can custom make this card to suit any occasions, really i.e. Grad, Mother's Day, Party, Teen's Birthday, Teacher and so on.

Sweet and simple, huh!! Hope you enjoyed. I'm off for the day got tons to catch up with and I seem to already be chasing the time making sure it doesn't fly away :)

Chat at'cha later.
Blessings,
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock: The Paper Company weaved ivory, PTI's berry sorbet
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Just My Type, Too, Just My Type
Ink: Adirondack denim, PTI's berry sorbet, Palette burnt umber
Other: cork sheet, silver pen, tutti-fruity stickles, liquid embossing

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Today's the Day!!

Hello.

We've reached the end of another awesome sneak-a-peak week over at Lawn Fawn blog. But you know what that means, right? It means that Just My Type, Just My Type Too & Partly Cloudy are available at the Lawn Fawn store. So make your way there and take a peak at the sets in there entirety. They are so fun. You won't be disappointed :)

The card I created today uses three of my favorite Lawn Fawn sets. Partly Cloudy, Just My Type and Petite Florals. I combined them with that super chic and fun bike from Woodhaven.

Close up shot...


To give the clouds a fuzzy texture I used flocking powder in off white. I just bought 16 different color at Michael's for $4 ($1 bin goodies). I drew rays on the sun using my yellow stickles.

Overall I'm in love with this card. Perfect for any occasion.

Well, that's all for now. I'll be back tomorrow with some mother's day cards :)

Blessings,
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock: Basic white
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Partly Cloudy, Just My Type (sentiment), Petite Florals
Ink: Color Box chalk yellow ochre, aqua, Versa Color celadon, khaki, bamboo, old rose, yellow, narcissus
Others: bicycle clear sticker by Colorbok

Monday, May 3, 2010

Lawn Fawn: Partly Cloudy Sneak


Happy Tuesday!!! Today the Lawn Fawn Design Team are showing the last sneak peak for this months release and can I add it's one of my personal favorite sets, Partly Cloudy. I chose to use the clouds, sun and sentiment from this one.

Onto some detail shall we... here's a close up shot of the sun rays. To create that glossy effect I used ultra thick clear embossing powder. I've had it for a few years and thought it'd be fun to use with the rays. It's so bubbly looking :)


To create the felt clouds I stamped the cloud onto a piece of scrap and cut out. Then used it as a template. I traced it on my felt and cut out. It's hard to see but the specks on the card around the clouds is actually glitter. It so pretty and shimmery IRL.

To add some pizzaz I ruffled up some of my October Afternoon pp and covered the trim with a felt strip. And to give my little card a sweet finishing touch I added two orange brads. In my opinion it brings balance to the design :)

So there you have it!! Cute trendy and simple-couldn't ask for more ;) Hope you've been inspired. Don't forget to go check out the rest of the Design Team and while you're there leave Kelly a comment for a chance to win this lovely set :)

Be sure to stop by Lawn Fawn tomorrow (Wednesday) at midnight to take a look at the sets in there entirety.

Blessings,
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock: Basic aqua, October Afternoon pp
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Partly Cloudy
Ink: versamark
Other: ultra thick clear embossing powder, felt, brads, white embossing powder