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

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Just My Type Too!

Welcome back!! Hope you're ready for another sneak-a-peak. Because if you liked Just My Type then Just My Type Too is a must. There's so much text in fact it's all text (sentiments) which gives you endless possibilities. Making it a super versatile gender friendly set. Isn't that what we all like? :)

Now for my card. I decided to go with the typewriter (again) since most of the sentiments are created to fit on the tiny sheet. I just love the whimsy-vintage look, don't you?


Before giving you the details I thought I'd share a close up shot.


Create It

1. Cut and score an A2 card. Set aside.

2. Cut a 2 1/2 x 31/2 (or so) card to layer. Distress. Stamp with versa mark a border for the bottom of your layer sheet (if that makes sense). Distress and adhere to base card.

3. Stamp typewriter on kraft and cut out. Stamp typewriter again on different tone of paper and cut out "page". Distress all around. Adhere using dimensional tape (foam).

4. Finish off by stamping hearts which is an image from Just My Type Too and adding liquid gloss to the "keys".

Thanks for coming by. Hope you were inspired and just as excited as I am for this new Lawn Fawn set. And don't forget to check out the rest of the DT they have some amazing creations :)



Have a lovely day.
Blessings,
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock: Bazzill boysenberry, kraft and cream
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Just My Type & Just My Type Too
Ink: Versacolor boysenberry, Palette burnt umber, versamark
Other: liquid embossing (detail on typewriter keys & hearts)

Dude!

Hello :) Have you been enjoying your weekend? Well I sure have. Great weather always makes me happy. Before I say anything else I want to thank those of you who take the time to comment. I appreciate all your input.

An update on yesterdays post...

As far as me getting into scrapbooking... I'll have to give it a try. However, I much rather learn to give away my cards ;) I did find a solution for my dilemma. Here it goes, the cards I spend the most time and money on will either go to people I know will appreciate the "art" or for sale at a cafe I found near me :) That way I don't feel guilty or sad that my time and money was trashed. However, with that being said I have made a vow to mail out 5 cards a month I know that might sound skimpy but it's a start, right? I should know better that giving is always better than receiving. I know the feeling of receiving a card from a special someone- nothing compares :) So I'll stop hoarding and begin to spread the joy of cardmaking :) Send it and forget that's my motto :)

Now on to todays card. Have you been visiting Kelly over at Lawn Fawn? The sneak peaks continue tonight so stay tuned for that. There is more goodness to be revealed. This card uses some more Just My Type. Here I used the paper clip again to create a background (can you tell I love it) but incorporated a different sentiment and image. To write "dude" I used stickers.


I used the scissors and the first thought that came to mind was to create a masculine card. I was mainly thinking of my brother when I created this. He is definitely "a cut above the rest". Anyway, I added some liquid glass to the handles just for texture.

Here a close up. Aren't they just brilliant?


So there you have it. A simple and fun masculine card :) Thanks for visiting. Stay tuned because soon I'll be announcing the next Fan Random Winner.

Blessings,
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock : basic white
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Just My Type
Ink: Versa Color celadon, khaki, Martha Stewart's red chrysanthemum
Other: silver pen, liquid embossing, Pioneer 3-D silver letters

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Just My Type

Hello bloggers :) Today I wanted to pop by and share another card I created using Lawn Fawn's Just My Type that will release May 5. If you missed yesterdays creation plus the pretties the DT made no worries you can go here to catch up.

Now to the card...

Isn't this phone just the cutest little thing? I love the fact that you can color it in. So you can stamp it on pattern paper, color it multi-colors, add prints, whatever suits you creative style. For this one I just used my good old crayola color pencils.

I took a closer shot so you can see some of the details I added to my little phone. I cut out the phone handles for dimension and also the dial (I punched each little dial). It was hard to shoot but I also wrote tiny numbers inside the dial.


I love embellies especially the handmade ones. We (crafters) own so many tools that make creating embellies super easy. The one reason I barely use them is because they're time consuming and I don't just want to add it to card that might end up in the trash.

Which leads me to the next point. Today is the National Scrapbooking Day!!! Happy day to all you neighbor friends who love this form of paper crafting :)

Some friends have suggested I become a scrapbooker because of me being too concerned with having my beloved projects thrown away. Have you contemplated it yourself? I've been thinking about it. I'm just horrified of long term projects (same reason why I've never done a quilt). Oh decisions. I won't abandon cardmaking. I'll get more simple (if that's possible). I can't even imagine how some of you girls give away some of your cards I mean they look so pretty it makes me want to frame them. But then again there's just something about giving away of your energy and time. And it reminds me of why I started this journey, really. Maybe I got caught up with the dazzle of the "material" and that in turn made me forget about the the purpose why it's created.

What are your thought on the matter? I'd really like to hear :)

Blessings,
Jessica

Materials:
Cardstock: basic white, coral
Stamps: Just My Type, set to be announced ;)
Ink: palette burnt umber
Other: cuttlebug template swiss dots, mini brads, color pencils, exacto craft knife