Tuesday, September 29, 2015

In a nutshell...

Needless to say my stamping is in waves lately and I had to force myself to sit down and create this weekend. I did manage to get a card done for a friend using this adorable House Mouse called Mice Wishes.  He is stamped on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. Simple stitched rectangle of designer paper and some fun paper for the base. Wrapped lace and ribbon around before I adhered the mice panel. Added a button and twine to the sentiment tag and then some sequins and stickles to the water effect. Voila! 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

FS451 Lavendar friend

This weeks Featured Stamper 451 is Penny Strawberry, fun user name right.  She has a delightful gallery and lots to choose from for creations. I choose this Vandys Birthday card to case. I kept with the over all layout, similar flower stem, lace edges and jewels in the corner. Changed the flower, some of the colors and the panel is shorter. Enjoy your week! 

These Easy Breezy Coneflowers are just so easy to print and color. They are colored with various copic markers then layered onto some dark eggplant card stock die cut in a beautiful borders trim. Added a piece of sheer ribbon down the side and a few jewels to the top corner. Super easy. Hope you have a great day! 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Thanksgiving with JessicaLynnOriginals and CardMaker

Good morning! Welcome to JessicaLynnOriginalStamps and CardMaker Blog hop today. We are excited to have you hopping along with us. 

If you just arrived from  Sharon's Blog you are in the correct place. 

Just starting with us, head back over to the CardMaker Blog to start hopping. For hopping long with us check it out: JessicaLynnOriginal Stamps is offering a free digital stamp; anyone can visit her website and download that stamp. Also, there will be one winner picked to win a $50 gift card to the JessicaLynnOriginal Stamps website. To enter for a chance to win, you need to comment on each blog in the hop. Happy Hopping!

I can't believe that we are already at the end of September. Time to bust out those fall stamps and get some creations ready. This isthe  Gobble Brentwood stamp set with this adorable pumpkin that I am featuring for the blog hop. The pumpkin is stamped on white card stock then colored with various Copic markers. I cut around the image and popped it up on dimensionals. Added a few layers of paper with an oval in white card stock and a decorative panel in chocolate card stock. My sentiment tag is attached behind the pumping and some flourished jewels on the base. Voila!

Be sure to hop along to your next stop at  Amanda's blog.

Happy Hopping! 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Scrap Treasures

Good morning this beautiful Monday! Hopefully you had a wonderful weekend. I am posting over on the CardMaker Blog today with a Scrap Treasures post. Here is a little snippet for you to see. Hope you have time to check it out! Enjoy your day!  

Friday, September 18, 2015

Olive and Oak

Happy Friday! Power Poppy released the new Olive and Oak this week, did you see? What a fabulous fall image don't you think! So many option with this gorgeous image. You can find Olive and Oak in the store HERE

My creation is pretty straight forward with the bold colors of fall. The image is larger as I wanted it to be the focus. The sentiment is perfect from Good Thinking: Renewal stamped in the bottom corner. The background paper is actually a faux wood design but I covered most of it up. Not very good planning on my part I guess.  ;-)  The leaves have some added Suduko gel pen to them, however I can never get that to photo graph well. ugh!!! Then just a few sequins drops and a scallop edge, voila!

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations: 
Allison Cope 
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence 
Julie Koerber 
Leslie Miller

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Needle a little Love Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to Paper Smooches and CardMaker Blog hop! We are happy to have you hopping along with us. 

If you just arrived from  Emily Leipharts Blog you are in the correct place. 

Just started hopping? Head back over to the CardMaker Blog and start at the beginning. To add some fun to our hop...we are choosing TWO lucky winners to receive a $25. gift code to shop at the PS store.  Winners will be chosen randomly from the participating blogs.  You will have until Sept. 18th at midnight est to comment.  Winners will be announced on the Paper Smooches blog on Sept 19th.

This stamp set called Needle a little Love is super cute. My mom will love this creation as she is quite the sewing gal.  I used the matching Needle a Little Love die set for the buttons after I stamped the buttons in a rainbow of colors. A little scallop border to the side panel and a button on the dot from the sentiment hi. Voila!

Be sure to hop along to stop at  Kay Millers blog!

 Happy Hopping! 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

FS449 Cocoa anyone

This weeks Featured Stamper 449 is Ann aka Annsforte3 and what a gallery. Lots of challenge cards and variety to choose from. I choose this Magic Snowman card to case. Kept most of the layout, a snowman image, similar snowflake designer paper and changed the rest. Enjoy your week Ann! 

I dug into my snowman stamps recently and started to play. He is from Whipper Snapper called Hot Cocoa Time. He is stamped on white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. A simple scored border around the edge and dimensionals on the back to make the panel pop up. A dotted embossing folder for base with some designer paper over lay. A few jewels to accent and silver cord with blue bells. Voila! 

Friday, September 11, 2015


Green Berry Basket, scissors, card stock, twine, desired dies, cutting mat and glue dots or adhesive.

Step 1:

Cut a piece of solid card stock 2 inches wide. Add glue dots or glue to a few of the basket sides. Glue dots fold in half and make this basket really sturdy which is what I have done. Place card stock over the edge of the basket side.

Step 2

Trim along the sides of the basket so you have a close enough edge as shown. Now complete with the other three sides of the basket the same way.

Step 3:

Lets work with the inside of the basket and add a sturdy layer. Cut a piece of solid card stock 3 1/2 inch x 3 inch. Mat desired pattern paper over the top. Using glue dots adhere to the bottom of the basket as you did the sides. For the sides of the basket cut a piece of matching desired paper 1 3/4 inch and adhere to the sides of the basket over laying as you did the solid card stock.

Step 4:

Here you can trim the edges if needed a little more. Decorate as desired

Step 5:

My Final basket with matching gift tags. I have several of these that I plan on making for the auction. I used a Snowflake die for the tags and the outside of the baskets. Easy little gift set. Enjoy! 

Berry Basket gifts

Good morning! This summer we ate a lot of the local fruits, especially berries. Yumo! These berries came in the standard green plastic baskets and I was thinking how can I alter them and use them. Well I came up with this Altered Berry Basket Tutorial so they can be put to use. Several of these will be going to the auction and I think a few to my neighbors. They are super easy to alter and make darling little gifts. The Power and Spark challenge this month is all about gift and giving too. Check it out and play along! 

Here is a close up of the basket with the matching tag. All the tags are the same except maybe altering the base colors. These snowflakes are Snowflake Trio-Die light that is retired now, but any snowflake will work. Loving my new Dual Dotted Rectangle Dies! Layered them on some kraft tag die that has some matching gingham paper. My sentiment is from Poinsettia that has a fish tail tag. A few jewels as accents.   

Here is a close up of the berry basket. I think it turned out super cute. I added a button and twine combo to the outside snowflakes to tie in the tags. Voila! Hope you have a few baskets you can alter too.  :-)

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller

Have a wonderful day! 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Life is better with friends

Good morning! Extra long weekend sure does make for a relaxing one. We did not have much on the calendar the last few days thankfully as we will be sure busy the next few weeks. I even got a little nap in on Saturday, gasp!  ;-) It was so nice... Anyways... Did you see the new Climbing Clematis digital release from Power Poppy? 

I knew they were going to be blue as I have some in the back yard in blue and a deep purple colors that grow along the back porch. So blue it was going to be. These are printed on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. My new Lil' inkers Dual Dotted Rectangles Dies came in this week and I had to play! I just love this stitched like border they create, so fun! Added some stickels to the blooms and some sequins. Voila! Hope you enjoy the rest of your day! 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Altered Mini Bag


Adhesive, mini paper bag (3 inch x 4 inch) cord, desired dies and stamps, card stock, designer paper, scissors

Step 1:

Cut 2 pieces of solid card stock 3 3/4 length x 3 inch width. Cut 2 pieces of designer paper to fit the front of solid card stock, adhere to the front and back of bag. Set aside

Step 2:

Cut a piece of solid card stock 2 3/4 width x 3 1/2 inch length. Place desired die shown here (Curved Borders Two) in corner. Cut a piece of water color paper to fit solid card stock and place second die in corner. To make sure they line up, over lay them together and adjust as needed. See below picture example.

Step 3:

Once the dies are lined up to match cut as desired. This is what it will look like. Set the solid piece aside as we will work with the water color piece only. 

Step 4:

Stamp image on panel with decorative edge and on a another piece of water color paper. Color as desired

Step 5:

Cut out second image and adhere to front of desired panel and layer onto colored card stock we set aside. Adhere to front of mini bag and finish decorating as desired

Step 6:

Finished mini bag with matching gift 
stamp set. Added a few sequins, sparkles
and silver cord. Enjoy! 

Petal Dimension


Supplies you will need are card stock, scissors, Stylus 5mm/8mm, foam mat or molding pad, adhesive, stamped or digital image and any embellishments.

Step 1:

Stamp desired image twice. If you are using a digital image like I have using Sunflower Power, remember they need to be the EXACT same size when printed. I just copy and paste the image after I have desired size. Color as desired, keeping in mind that the main part of the flower only needs some light shading on one of the images, since it will be covered. I have a light layer of yellows on mine. The second image will be the one you place on top so color as you would like it to be seen on creation.

Step 2:

Cut around the second flower edges as shown. This is the one we will be adding dimension to.

Step 3:

Looking at the front of the flower you choose, decide which petal portions you would like to have popped up. Being that I used a sunflower there are several petals so I have cut between the majority of them. Shown is the back to so you can tell how they are cut between on the lines

Step 4:

Starting with the big ball on the end of your stylus you will press down on each petal and use a circular motion to make an impression on each petal. Here I am showing  half of the sunflower rolled up from the technique

Step 5:

This is what it should look like when you have rolled all the petals

Step 6:

Turn over the flower and you will have to use your hand to help guide just the center of the flower down. Roll the stylus in just the center of the flower, leaving the petals rounded. Some of the petals will naturally start to flatten when you are rolling the center, that is okay as we will lift them up again when we put it on the card base

Step 7:

Create card base with main panel and decorate needed items. I have a simple gingham layer with some wrapped twine and a button combo. Adhere the flower to the center of  flower base. I would suggest lining up the flower before adding adhesive to make sure all the lines match up. Once adhered to the card base you can finish decorating as desired

Step 8:

This is where you can lift one petals edge higher than the others using the tip of something to make them all different. I use scissors or my scoring tool that is smaller.

Step 9:

Here is my finished card. I have added stickles for a little bit of sparkle along with some sequins and my sentiment tag