Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thinking Of You

Hello.

I just wanted to pop in quickly to post this card I've had sitting on my table for a week now. I've been purging my craft room getting it ready for it's trip to Oregon and had a few scraps I thought were too cute to trash and I'm glad I didn't because this card wouldn't exist :) 


Thanks for coming by. I have a few creations I'm working on for some challenges. I'll see you later!!


Hugs,
Jessica

Monday, May 30, 2011

Heureux Day

Hello.

I hope you all had a wonderful memorial day weekend. It's amazing how much our nation has gone through in order to keep the freedoms we so much enjoy.

Today I want to share a card I created for the Embellish Text Challenge. Lately I've been experimenting with my very own handwriting. It can be a bit intimidating because of all the wonderful fonts out there. But still there's nothing like a handwritten detail. This card has just that a tiny detail. I stamped the sentiment using Cavallini Papers & Co. alphabet stamps and then wrote the word "heureux" which means happy in french with zig millennium pen 01. 


Here's the complete card. I thought of adding some embellishments but then decided to allow the sentiment to be the focal point of this card.


Over all it's a simple, fun and easy card to create. Thanks for coming by. I'm off to enjoy the sun :) 

Heureux day!!
Jessica

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

Hello.
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Welcome to my blog... I'm glad you came!! For today I have a card made exclusively for this months Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. Just in case you missed the details you can check them out {here}. The card as usual is very simple. To create it I used My Minds Eye Out & About pre-folded double side card. To it I added a scallop oval in Lushes Hip & Luxurious pattern paper also by My Minds Eye and then I stamped the Silhouette image on vintage cream cardstock by Papertrey Ink. I then added pearls to the image and finalized my project with some pretty felt flowers. 


Here's a close up of the flowers. I used Papertrey Ink melon berry & spring moss felt. The template is Papertrey Ink Flower Fusion #2. To make them a bit more ruffled I simply used my glue gun cut a slit on one of the petals and folded around. The leaf was just an oval scissor cut :) 



Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful day full of inspiration!!
Hugs, 
Jessica

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

One Of A Kind

Hello.

For today I have a card I created for the current Embellish {Tag} challenge. It's been a while since I've participated in there challenges and boy how I've missed them. When I saw this one I knew immediately what I was going to create. A card with tags (how profound, huh). I literally mean that! 

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To create it I used one of my regular tags; traced it onto my different color cardstock then cut them out (a punch would've been easier but didn't have one). I used a shimmery kind of cool gray cardstock for my center embellishment which was the focal point. The sentiment is handwritten using my Zig Millennium 03 pen.


Overall I love this card because of the colors and the simple design. I think I'll make a few of these in different colors just to have on hand  ;) 


Well I'm off to do some more packing for my move to Oregon in 3 or so weeks. Thanks for stopping by. 


Enjoy your day!!
Jessica

Monday, May 23, 2011

Thinking Of You

Hello.


Today I just wanted to pop in to share a card I created for the current Casual Friday Challenge #3: Bring the Bling. I recently discovered this blog and must say I'm in love and the reason being of course is that I love CAS. It is the best way to define my creative style :) So without further a do here's my creation.


I've been wanting to make a heart/flower wreath for a while with {these} Lawn Fawn sweet flowers. This challenge made that possible. To create it I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored in the center of the flower with markers. I assembled them in a heart shape and adhered using Tombo multi liquid glue (love this stuff). I did some faux stitching. Then I finished off by adding my sentiment and adding the bling factor. Which in this case I used stickles (fruit punch, yellow & star dust).  


Here's a close up so you can see the shimmery detail. It's so pretty.


Thanks for coming by. I'm off to run some errands and pack some more. Hope you have a great Monday!!!! 


Hugs,
Jessica

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #10

Hello.

Today I have a fun card I created for the current Lawnscaping challenge: Polka Dots. I thought I'd use one of my favorite summer sets from Lawn Fawn. There's nothing more appealing than polka dots and there are so many ways to use them. For this challenge I used them as a means to portray each or better said most of the images in this lovely set. To create the circles I simply traced a 1 1/2" circle using a Zig millennium 03 pen. I then stamped the images using palette noir. Then I colored in the images. 




The end result a card full of bright jumbo polka dots. And if you love polka dots as much as me then you end up making the polka dot the star of your creation :) Thanks for coming by. Hope your saturday is full of laughter and the making of great memories. 


Hugs,
Jessica 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sun Kissed

Hi.


Today I wanted to post a quick card for the latest Moxie Fab World Challenge: Chevron Chic. I think the pattern is super cute and trendy. So I went through my craft stash hoping to find something to fit the call and couldn't find anything. I mean no stamp, no pattern paper or embellishment. So I used one of Lawn Fawn's cute stamps sets {swimsuit season} and got creative. Using my EK Success Writer markers I was able to come up with my very own sweet pattern in colors I love :) 


Well I'm off. I have some packing to do and cleaning. Lovely weekend ahead and don't want to be caught in the house ;) 


Hugs,
Jessica

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Maybe A Cupcake Will Help

Hello.


It's been a week since I've been around. I've missed you all :) I'll tell you things pile high rather quickly. I had some minor oral surgery (kept me down for two days), then my daughter had the nasty flu, and finally I found out that our move to Oregon is official, Eugene here we come!!! So to say that my house has been hectic for the last week would be a major understatement. 


Nothing like a cupcake to ease the confusion... especially if it's stamped and colored in yummy colors ;) Lately I've been creating treat cards. Like the one above. They are cute and easy to pair with anything. If you just want to say hello, miss you, love you, happy birthday... a cupcake will do the job. From the many I have in my stamp collection I found myself attracted to the yummy Lawn Fawn treats. Here are a couple of more cards created with {this} stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


 I used the same color scheme for all three since it's so cheery.


There you have it my craving for cupcakes has been somewhat appeased... Hope you enjoyed the inspiration. I'll be back soon to post some more creations. 

On a different note a very exciting one too. My blog is going to go through some major changes. I hope to make it easier to navigate, clean and I'll be including my newest project which is crafty but on a different level. I'll be posting more as the day gets closer!! I can't wait to share it with you all :) 

Hugs,
Jessica

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hello Sweet Friend

Hello.

Mid week already... I don't want to sound so cliche but time does fly. What is it? Age, busy-ness, fun, or all of the above? Which ever one relates to you I know for a fact that all this teaches me is to appreciate everyday that comes my way!


For today I wanted to quickly share a very simple card I created for a good friend of mine. I wanted to incorporate the pattern paper and some what allow it to stand out just because I like it :)  The embellie is a punchout and the sentiment is from PTI set and my own handwriting. Because the design was so simple I thought I'd add some depth to it by adding layers to my base card. Overall I think it's a sweet card ;) 


Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Jessica

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thinking Of You


Hello.


One of the things I've been enjoying lately is creating cards using pattern cardstock as my base. Cardmaking becomes simple, challenging (depending on the color pattern paper and materials at hand to create embellies) and they are just fun to make especially if your planning on making one for every occasion that comes your way :) 


Today I created a card that uses only three elements. A butterfly which I already had colored and cut (from a previous project), a stamp and a fine tip marker. It literally took less than 5 minutes to put this card together. The overall effect is simple, fun and cute. 


One of the many things I enjoy about this hobby is that it brings friends together from every corner of the globe. Sometimes you might even find some close to you. Today I have a card making party at my house and can't wait to get crafty with friends. I love gleaning inspiration from others. So with that being said I'm off to prepare my house. Thanks for coming by :)


Have a great Tuesday!
Jessica 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sending You Warm Wishes

Hello.

Hope you had a fabulous mothers day!!! Mine was simply lovely. I was able to celebrate with my two greatest gifts of all my husband and sweet daughter and as a plus I received {this} very pretty fragrance from Lolia 


It's been quiet around here lately. I haven't forgotten you I've been working on home projects, homeschooling, etc., you all know how it goes. I love it when it's time to sit at the table and work on cards or anything crafty. So for today I have a few more attempts at the Tissue Paper Magic Challenge over at Moxie Fab World. Today is the last day so you have a couple of more hours to give this challenge a try :) 

First up is one of my favorites cards. I sent it out to my husbands aunt for mothers day. To create it I used PTI's Up, Up & Away balloon and cloud and Hero Arts mega sentiment. I stamped the hot air balloon and then took tissue paper (single sheet) with a bowl of water beside me and created strands. I then adhered them to the balloon and cut it out. Because tissue paper was the star of the occasion I created a ruffle to bring my card oh so beautifully together (at least in my sight). 


Here's a close up of the strands on the hot air balloon. The overall effect is quite pretty and the texture is lovely.


Next up is a flower hair clip I made for my daughter. I used 5 layers of tissue paper. I stamped the upper sheet and then cut out petals. I glued all the sheets together to create one thick sheet and then used mod podge on every petal twice. I did the same for the leaves. I finished off with a chrome colored pearl. 



This is how it looks on the back. Very clean and very easy to use.


Last tissue paper project for this challenge (I'm working on other projects) is of course a tutu. My little girl has two of these around the house. They are loved and used daily. So I used my daughters little tutu as an inspiration for this sweet welcome baby card. To create it I stamped my baby onsie image and then over it I layered 12 single tissue paper petals. I then used one of my left over strands from my hot air balloon and used it as a band. I finished off by adding an orange flower brad. To bring it all together I finished off by stamping the sentiment using the same orange as the flower and creating a faux stitch and some distressing. 


Hope you found some inspiration. I have some more cards I've created but I'll share those with you another time. Thanks for coming by and for all your sweet comments on my previous posts :) 


Hugs,
Jessica