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