Friday, July 27, 2012

STOP and look :)

Hello, everyone! It's is Jessi with you today!  Today we will continue to showcase the Gel-a-tins newest releases- gelly jrs!

When I received the STOP sign gelly, I pondered for a few days to finalize the project I wanted to share with you guys.  I could not decide on one card, so today, I will be sharing two with you.

The first card is a CAS card with the STOP sign popping of the card with a foam dot.

The second card I wanted to make using a variety of symbols to make the message:

I also wanted to share a quick tip with you guys. Do you have trouble getting the ink to transfer to your clear stamps smoothly? I found this wonderful tip on how to help have a solid image when it came to stamping. First, cover the stamp/image that you are going to use with Versamark Watermark Ink pad. Then add the color you will be stamping the image in. And voila!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Simple, But 'Trendy' Twine

Hello, Trendy Twiners! Thanks for stopping by today! Sometimes as I am creating a card/project, I stare at what I think is the final product. I stare at it thinking there is something missing. My favorite go-to product is of course TWINE! There are so many things that you can do with twine, from a simple bow to creating a detailed twine embellishment. On my card today, I thought a simple twine bow would do the trick!
Here is my card creation:
A close up of the simple, but perfect twine bow using Berry Red:

Thanks again for stopping by today! Don't forget to participate in our Monthly Twine Challenge! Get the details HERE!

Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Simple Stories - Summer Fresh
Trendy Twine - Berry Red
Gel-a-tins - Chrevron-tastic Stamp
Foam Dots

Have a great day!

Playing along with the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Summer

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Celebrate Summer

Well, summer is half over. That means we are getting closer and closer to school starting up again! (Is it bad that I am too excited for that fact?)  Any who!

Today I am sharing a quick card I created using American Crafts Margarita Collection.

Here is the card creation:

To make part of the city "pop" I used foam dots on the bottom row of building.  The sun is cut out of one of the papers from the collection. The cloud is hand-cut.  The stamp is from a Dear Lizzy Stamp Set.

I know that this is a quick post! Just wanted to add one during this busy weekend! Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and are able to soak up some sunshine!

Thanks for stopping by!

Playing along with the following challenges:
Stamp N Plus - Anything Goes

Thursday, July 19, 2012

What are you looking at?

The last few weeks, I managed to complete a few layouts! Now I don't claim to be a scrapbooker, but hopefully soon my skills will reach that level!

Here my layout using a variety of American Crafts Papers:

When my daughter was a baby, I took so many pictures of her, trying to get that perfect picture of those chucky cheeks!  This was one of the better ones that I got!

American Crafts Papers
My Little Shoebox Chipboard Letters
Lily Bee Designs Alpha Stickers
American Crafts Thickers
Spellbinders - Scalloped Circles
Trendy Twine - Pink
Fiskars Circle Punch
Misc. Button

Thank you for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It's time for a new challenge over at Southern Girls Challenge! Please stop by to check out the wonderful sponsors and the inspiration projects from the design team! For more details check out HERE! This challenge is Angel/Fantasy/Fairies.

Here is my CAS card I made using an image from Just Some Lines.

Since I am not that great at coloring, so I thought this image would be best printed on kraft cardstock. I added a simple sentiment to the card. To add some color I added a strip of patterned paper from Echo Park.

Thank you for stopping by! If you are inspired, hop on over and play along with us at SGC!

Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Just Some Lines Digi Image
Echo Park - This and That

Doodleflower Fun!

Happy Wednesday, Gel-a-tin fans! I hope you have been enjoying the DT projects featuring the new gelly jrs! There have been so many inspiring projects so far!

I am excited to share with you this card I made using the 'Doodle Flower" gelly jr. stamp.

The flower is perfect for cutting out and adding to any project!  So get those scissors ready to fussy-cut! Along with cutting around the flower, I cut down the sides of each petal. This allowed each petal to be folded to add dimension to the card.

The doodle flower is a perfect size to add a button for the center of the flower!

Once again, thank you for stopping by Gel-a-tins today! Hope you are inspired to create with the new gelly jrs!

Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Echo Park - This & That
Gel-a-tins  - Doodleflower gelly jr.
Stampendous Sentiment Stamps
Misc. Buttons
Trendy Twine- Sky Blue
Paper Studio Brown Ink


Also playing along with the following challenges:
The Perfect Sentiment - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - All things Girlie
365 Cards - Twisted (I used twine)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pretty Birdie and House

Hello, everyone! Hope your day is going well!  Thought I would stop by and share this altered project with you! I have seen so many birdhouses out there, I finally decided to give it a whirl!

Here it is using DCWV Songbirds Paper Pad:

I used a variety of Studio G stamps to paper-piece the bird and flowers.

Michael's Wood Birdhouse
DCWV Songbirds Paper Pack.
Studio G Stamps
DCWV Textured Cardstock
AC Green Ink
Trendy Twine Chocolate Truffle

Once again, thank you for stopping by! Now maybe I can get off this couch and go create something else to share!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Seeing Red marks the spot!

Hello, Trendy Twiners! It is a fabulous Tuesday in the middle of a HOT summer. What is better than laying out by the pool with a thriller book in hand? Well, crafting with Trendy Twine of course! 

Continuing with this month's spotlight color - Berry Red, I made this cute bookmark. The bright red catches your eye from across of the room!

It is so easy to make a tassel bookmark. It really is up to you! You can cut the bookmark to any size you desire. Decorate CAS style or go all out!  The finishing touch is the twine tassel!  If you are unsure of how to make a tassel,  search the web for instructions and...

Voila, you have a creative masterpiece to pair with your nail-biting novel!

Berry Red can be used with so many designer papers. It allows the red to POP on any project!

Thank you for stopping by Trendy Twine today! Don't forget join us for our monthly challenge! Check HERE for details! There is an awesome Extreme Mini Pack up for grabs!

Have a Terrific Trendy Tuesday Twiners!

Kissin' Krafts


Trendy Twine- Berry Red
Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Pebbles Inc.- Fresh Goods
Spellbinders- Lacey Circles
Fiskars- Circle Punch
Lily Bee Design Alpha Stickers
AC Thickers
Hole Punch

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hello, Flutterfly!

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope everyone's weekend was wonderful! I am so excited to be sharing my first Gelly Jr. project with you today!

I am working with the adorable butterfly - "Flutterfly" that is part of the latest product line Gelly Jrs!  I have always loved the color combo of blue and white. And I thought this would be a perfect image to use with that combo!

Here it is:

A close-up of the 3D butterflies on the card:

I really image large images that are easy to 'fussy' cut! And this "Flutterfly" was perfect for just that!  To add dimension to the card, I folded the wings up to add that special 3D effect. To add to the card, I used a variety of butterfly punches to add white butterflies to the card. 

The finishing touches were to stamp the sentiment and attach with foam dots.


Gel-a-tins- Gelly Jrs. Flutterfly

Mohawk White Cardstock
Hampton Art Navy Ink
Fiskars Butterfly Punches
Studio G Friend Stamp
Foam Dots

Thank you for stopping by today! Please check back all month long for more project reveals using our new Gelly Jrs. line!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Be Safe and Trendy!

Today is my first project for Trendy Twine!  Eeeekkk, the excitement!

Who is ready for a big celebration for the Fourth of July?  Why not start early!? Trendy Twine has started their celebration!  The month of July is all about Berry Red! Stop by to see some amazing projects the talented DT has created! Hopefully, you will be inspired and then join us for the JUly Challenge!

 But the fun doesn't stop there! There is an fun giveaway going on! Who would like a chance to win some wonderful twine and a beautiful stamp set from My Thoughts Exactly!  Check out the details about the giveaway and monthly challenge here! Or on their Facebook page, here!

Here is my 'Trendy' project created for the Fourth of July:

Trendy Twine - Berry
Mohawk Cardstock
Bazzill Admiral Cardstock
Cuttlebug Seeing Spots and Swiss Dots Folders
Misc. Button

Clean and simple, right? I kept going back and forth trying to decide if I should stamp a sentiment of not! But decided the design spoke for itself and it was not needed.

I hope everyone has a fun AND safe Fourth of July! My brother's family is coming down to visit, so I am sure we will be having a blast!

Once again, don't forget to stop by Trendy Twine
and participate in their latest giveaway!

Also playing along with the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant - Inspiration Picture
Card Makin' Mamas - Red, White, and Blue

Monday, July 2, 2012

Special Delivery!

Happy Monday, everyone! Can you believe that it is July already?

I wanted to show a quick CAS card with you guys today! I decided to use one of my favorite techniques, paper-piecing!

Neehah Cardstock
October Afternoon - Farmhouse
Recollection Zoo Animal Stamps
Trendy Twine -Sky Blue Twine
Memento Black Ink

I love how just changing the twine to a pretty pink, you have an adorable girl card when needed!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Playing along with the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes