Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Another Term with gel-a-tins!

Gel-a-tins Introduction Day

Getting to know Jessica P.

My name is Jessica Pascarella. I am excited to be a part of this awesome company for another term! Here is a litle something about me:
 I have been living in Texas for 10 years. I am a SAHM of 3 wonderful kids. My wonderful husband, is my biggest supporter. I credit my grandmother for introducing me to cardmaking. She has been creating her own cards for years. Due to her inspiration, I jumped in the papercrafting world around 8-9 years ago. My main love is cards, but have started to expand into scrapbooking and altered items. My biggest "addiction" is stamps. I love the number of ways you can use stamps, the techniques seem to be endless! Feel free to stop by to see my latest creations : Kissin' Krafts. I am truly excited to be a part of the Gel-a-tins Design Team!
Here are a few of my favorite projects that I have created using Gel-a-tins stamps:
Using Doodleflower Single Set:
Using Chrevrontastic Stamp Set:


Using Pine Tree Single Stamp:

Using Fall Kitty Single Stamp:

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you will check out the rest of the Gel-a-tins team!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Time at Visible Image

Hello, Visible Image fans! Are you in the Christmas spirit, yet?  I have another holiday card to share with you today.
I felt like I need to switch it up some and brought out my embossing powders to work with.
The Visible Image stamps I used on today's project are 'Tree Trio' and 'Vintage Season's Greetings'.
Here is my shaped card:
First, I decided it was time to do a shaped-card. So using Spellbinders, I cut out two shapes and adhered to make the card. Another Spellbinder was used to cut the circle.  The circle was run through the Cuttlebug and embossed with large dots. To highlight the dots, I lightly tapped a white ink pad across the top. The 'Tree Trio' stamp was inked and embossed in white. I decided to use glitter embossing powder for the sentiment. The red really pops off the page.
Have you stopped by Visible Image store to see the amazing designs! Endless possibilities!
We would love to see your creations! Join our Facebook Group to share or to see others projects for inspiration.
Don't forgot there are a few more days to enter the Visible Image Monthy Challenge, Sparkle!
Thank you for stopping by today.

Visible Image - Tree Trio and Vintage Season's Greetings
Recollection Kraft Cardstock
White and Red Embossing Powders

Monday, November 26, 2012

Let it Snow with Prickley Pear

Good morning, everyone! I hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving! And now that Thanksgiving is in the past, it is time to focus on Christmas! My favorite time of the year! (Especially, now that I have escaped from the retail world!!)
Being that today is Monday, it is Prickley Pear day! I have decided to create a ornament for you today! It was fun, but did include some frustration!
I decided to make my first salt dough ornaments! And while most of them did not turn out (due to cracking during the drying process), I did manage to make this one:

I am in love! I will be trying this again! Once the dough was made and rolled out, I decided to grab a few stamps to make a design on the ornament. Swirls & Snowflakes was used on this snowman.

Doesn't it leave the most wonderful details in the clay!
Please stop by the Prickley Pear blog today to see more amazing projects from the design team! Still in need of some wonderful holiday stamps to work with? Check out the Prickley Pear store for a wide variety of stamps!
Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful day!
Prickley Pear - Swirls & Snowflakes
Salt Dough

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Welcome Visible Image Baby!

 Hello, Visible Image fans! Hope you are having are great day! Today I have decided to take a break from holiday cards and have created a baby card for you!
I used the following Visible Image Stamps - Baby Background and Baby Feet.

Have you checked out the Visible Image store yet? The have a wide variety of stamps to choose from!
We would love to see your Visible Image creations! Join the Facebook Visible Image Group and share your projects!
Thanks for stopping by Visible Image!
Supplies -
Visible Image - Baby Feet and Baby Background

Monday, November 19, 2012

Prickley Monday Team Reveal

Can you believe that it is the week of Thanksgiving? Along with planning your bug Thanksgiving dinner, have you started your holiday cards?
Being that today is Monday, that means it is Prickley Pear Design Team day over on the Prickley Pear blog! Today I am sharing a simple holiday card!
Here it is:
I used Prickley Pear's Nativity Scene and O Holy Night. Since I have yet to master the coloring with marks, I decided to use chalks to color in the scene.

Thank you for stopping by today. Looking for more creative inspiration? Stop by the Prickley Pear blog to see more design team projects.
And there is still time to shop for the perfect holiday stamp! Check out the numerous designs available at the Prickley Pear Store!

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Nativity and O Holy Night

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Birthday Celebration Continues!!!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Trendy Twine's Birthday Celebration Weekend.

As you know yesterday was Lesley's Birthday and tomorrow is her Mom's Birthday, so some of "US" her Awesome Design Team has made her Mom a card to make her Birthday Celebration Complete.  
Now if you're here from Kate then you're in the right direction, but if you're just passing thru you may want to start at the Trendy Twine Blog because you don't want to miss out on the Blog Candy.

Here is what I made for Lesley's Mom:

I used Lemon Tart and Holly for the flowers. I wrapped Berry Twine around the top of the mason jar die cut.
Next up on the hop is Yvonne

Now to be eligible for the Blog Candy:
"Like" the Trendy Twine Facebook Page
Be a Trendy Twine Blog Follower
"Like" the Jaded Blossom Facebook Page
Leave a Comment on Each Blog Hop Participant
If you can't wait to see if you have won and I know I usually can't
Visit our Trendy Twine Store to purchase some Twine and Sales that we have going on.
BTW, Don't forget the challenge that is going on right now over at Trendy Twine.  You have until the end of the month to link up your project.

Trendy Twine- Lemon Tart, Holly, and Berry Twines

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Surprise! Happy Bday Lesley! (Trendy Twine Hop)

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Trendy Twine's Birthday Celebration Weekend!

Today the Design Team is surprising Lesley with a mini blog hop of our own in honor of her birthday! (Be sure to stop by tomorrow as we showcase the cards we made for Lesley's mother!) 

Now if you're here from Helen then you're in the right direction, but if you're just passing thru you may want to start at the Trendy Twine Blog Twine Blog because you don't want to miss out on the Blog Candy.

Here is the card that I created for Lesley using the wonderful Blue Berry Twine!
I have had this stamp for a few months and have always envisioned a hanging calendar, so I felt this was the perfect time to finally do it! Using paper from a Jillibean 6x6 Mini Pad, I created the frame for the calendar. I stamped the monthly calendar along with the numbers. To highlight the actual day, I stamped a green circle around Lesley's birthday. To finish the card, I used a button and Blue Berry Twine to make it look the wall-hanging calendar.

Next up on the hop is Karen

Want a chance to win a few mini spools of Trendy Twine? Leave a comment and I will choose a winner next Saturday, November 24th!

Please stop by the Trendy Twine Shop to see the amazing colors available and the awesome sales currently going on!
Are you interested in another way to win some Trendy Twine? You still have time to enter our November Monthly Challenge!

Trendy Twine - Blue Berry Twine

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sparkle Challenge at Visible Image

Hello, Visible Image fans! Have you seen the Visible Image Monthly Challenge? This month's challenge is SPARKLE! So get that glitter or rhinestones out and start to create! Find out more details about our challenge HERE!
Need some inspiration? Here is my creation for the SPARKLE challenge: 
I used Visible Image 'Large Snowflake' with a variety of colors to create the background. The sentiment is the Visible Image 'Christmas and New Year' stamp placed onto an elegant diecut. The final touch is to place the rhinestones on the card.

You have until the end of the month to enter the Visible Image Challenge! There is a chance to win some amazing stamps!
Cannot wait to see your SPARKLY creations!
Looking for more inspiration? Join our Facebook group to see what other Visible Image fans are creating!

Playing along with the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Silver and Blue
365 Cards - Inkalicious (Same stamp in 3 or more colors)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Trendy Pie Stand with Orange Truffle

Hello, Trendy Twiners! It's Jessi from Kissin' Krafts! Hope you are having a great day! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week!  Are you planning the big tradition dinner for your whole family? If your house is like mine, there are too many kinds of pie to count! So I decided to make this little stand that will help our guests figure out what pie is right for them!

Of course, I added some Trendy Twine Orange Truffle to help draw attention to the signs! Don't miss out of the Orange Truffle sale!

There is still time to enter our Trendy Twine Monthly Challenge! Need more details? Check them out HERE!
Also, we would love to see your Trendy Twine creations! Join our Twine It Up Trendy Twine Facebook Group and share your projects with us!

Have a great day Trendy Twiners!

Trendy Twine - Orange Truffle
Michael's Unfinished Stand
Inkadinkadoo Leaf Stamps
Memento Inks
Brown Craft Paint

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Visible Image is in the Holiday Spirit!

It's Tuesday! Which means it is my day for Visible Image! Have you started you holiday cards, yet! Can you believe that Christmas is around the corner? Now I do believe that it is a little soon to bring out the Christmas decorations, but it is never too early to get started on those holiday cards!

Today I am showcasing a card using a few different stamps from Visible Image. Here it is:

I used the following Visible Image Stamps on this card: Tree Trio, Sleigh Silhouette, and Christmas & New Year
The first I took in making this card was to use chalks to create the sky/moon background. I stamped the Sleigh Silhouette on top of the chalk. The bottom of the scene is white cardstock to create the snow. I stamped and hand-cut the small tree from Tree Trio and adhere to the scene. The last part was to stamp the sentiment and piece the card together.

Thank you for stopping by today! Please stop by Visible Image to see their large selection of holiday stamps! Looking for more inspiration? Check out the Visible Image blog for a variety of projects.
We would love to see your creations! Join the Visible Image Facebook Group and start sharing!
Do you love to add sparkle of glitter to your projects? If so, join our November Challenge - Sparkle! Check out the details HERE!
 Have a great day!

Playing along with the following challenges:
There She Goes Again - Wintery Theme

Monday, November 12, 2012

A 'Prickley' Christmas Tree

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week?? And that means Christmas is right around the corner!  So do I decided to use Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps to make a easy Christmas card for you all today!  Being that today is Monday, hop on over to the Prickley Pear blog to see some amazing design team creation!

Here is my Christmas creation using the Christmas Tree Die and a simple sentiment:

To add some dimension to the card, I placed the middle tree on a foam dot to 'pop' the tree off the card.  The sentiment is stamped right on the satin ribbon! But beware! So inks will spread on the ribbon, causing the image to blur.

Are you starting you Christmas/Holiday cards? Stop by the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps store to see their wide-variety selection! 

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you have a great day!!!

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Christmas Tree Die and Christmas Trees 2 Clear Stamp Set

Playing along with the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November Group Day 2 at Trendy Twine

**This is the second post of the day! If you are looking for my Visible Image post, please continue to the next post below**

Hello, Trendy Twiners! Can you believe that it is November already? And what does that mean? Thanksgiving is right around the corner! This month's spotlight color is Orange Truffle! (Currently on sale for $7.95! What a deal!

 So today I am sharing a gratitude card using the fabulous fall twine!

I used the Orange Truffle Twine to stitch the frame around the sentiment.

Up for a challenge? Check out this month's Trendy Twine Challenge! For more details, stop by HERE!
Looking for more fall inspiration? Stop by Trendy Twine for more inspiration from the design team!
Trendy Twine - Orange Truffle

It's Visible Image Tuesday!

Hello, everyone! Thank you for stopping by today! It's Tuesday, meaning the reveal of a new Visible Image project! It has been one busy week over at Visible Image! They just revealed 3 new amazing stamp sets. One being the "Immortal Love"stamp set, which I used on today's card!
The first step included using Visible Image's "Bronte Border" set as the background to the card. The next layer is a small square of burlap fabric cut into a square and fringed. I stamped several images of the larger rose from "Immortal Love" onto patterned paper. The next step was to cut the various layers of the rose to make the 3D effect on the rose.

Please stop by the Visible Image blog for tons of inspiration! Also, are you in the creative mood? Join our current monthly challenge, SPARKLE! To find out more details, chech out the challenge HERE! Awesome prize up for grabs!
We would love to see your Visible Image creations! Join our Facebook Group and share those projects with us!
Supplies Used:
Visible Image Stamps - Immortal Love and Bronte Border
Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Paper Studio Inks

Monday, November 5, 2012

Give Thanks to Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Welcome to a new Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend! I spent some of the weekend working at the International Quilt Festival. I had so much fun. Now I may not be a quilter, but I can dream of all the beautiful projects. right?

Being that today is Monday, that means it is Prickley Pear Day! So today I am sharing a cute Thanksgiving project with you!

Here is a wreath door-hanger:


The tag was created with a die-cut and stickers. I used a sheet of patterned paper to form the leaves on the wreath. Once the leaves where cut out, I used the matching stamps to add the design to the leaf. 
Thanks for stopping by! Please stop by the PPRS blog for more inspiration from their talented design team. Or visit their online store HERE.

Have a great day!

Oak and Maple Clear Stamps Set 2
Oak and Maple Leaf Die
Mini Owl Clear Stamp Set 2
Mini Owl Die

Playing along with the following challenges:
The Play Date Cafe - PDCC156

Saturday, November 3, 2012

New Sets Revealed at Visible Image!

Can you believe that it is November already? What better way to start a new month than with new stamps!   Today, over on the Visible Image blog , three new stamp sets have been released (Immortal Love, Free Your Imagination, and Beauty in Art).
Today, I will be showcasing a card I made using the Immortal Love stamp set. Here it is:
So when I first saw this set, I was trying to figure out a Twilight theme card that I could create. But I was stumped. So I started with the sentiment. "Love" is stamped in black and hand-cut. "Is forever" is stamped onto the card in red. Also in red I stamped the rose and hand-cut. I simple "colored" the rose by lightly pressing the ink pad onto the stamped image. I started to piece the card together, but felt that there needed to be a background. So I took the barbwire and stamped the image repeatedly.

Hope you are enjoying the new releases! Don't forget to stop by the Visible Image store to see the new stamps I used today and many more! All orders a a flat shipping rate of £2.00!

Have you seen the newest challenge at Visible Image? Do you love sparkle/glitter? If so, find out more details and enter the challenge HERE!

Would you love to see more inspiration from our design team or even share your own Visible Image creation? Please stop by our Visible Image Facebook Group!

Have a great day!


Visible Image - Immortal Love

Playing along with the following challenges:
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - Pick 3 (Favorite Colors - Black, white and Red)