Friday, September 12, 2014

FALL in Love


Happy FRIDAY!! Today I'm sharing my projects using this Avocado Arts month's release:


There's still plenty of time for Halloween projects, so here ya go!


Card 1: Have a BOO-tiful Halloween
This card features the cute owl image in the set, colored with my Copic markers and a little bit of sparkle from my Wink of Stella Clear Pen. I created a mini scene of the owl going trick or treating. The sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder and popped up on a dimensional foam dot. 


Card 2: FALL in love
Moving into a Fall theme, I created this shaped card with a top note shaped die with faux stitching around the edges. The sentiment is embossed with gold embossing powder on top of vellum paper. I had the perfect fall leaves dies to go with the theme. I created a cluster of leaves, added some burlap twine and a rhinestone embellishment for sparkle.


Card 3: Autumn
For my last project, another Fall inspired card. I created an ombre effect with Distress Inks and used washi tape for a crisp clean border. I did a little paper piercing for added detail around the edges. There are two sizes of Stars in the set, randomly I stamped and embossed it with gold embossing powder, as well as the sentiment "Autumn". Using more of the leaves and burlap twine, I made a cluster and added some orange tulle for an embellishment in the center of the card.

I love Fall and this set will definitely come in handy for this season. Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!

~Jo

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Twinkle All The Way!


Happy Wednesday! A new challenge is up over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog
The theme is "Anything Goes". I took a break from Halloween projects and decided to make a holiday card. I just got this new Mama Elephant Merry Greetings stamp set and I just love the font and sentiments.

My first holiday paper purchase is the new Lawn Fawn Snow Day 6x6 Paper Pad. I only used one sheet and added some gold glitter paper as an accent. For embellishments, I used the Lawn Fawn Snowflake Wood Veneers,

Instead of black ink, I used gold embossing powder for the sentiment on top of vellum paper. A very simple flat card that can easily be mailed.


Did you know that there are only 15 Fridays left before Christmas?? I better get cracking on my holiday cards! 
Come join our challenge over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog.


Lawn Fawn - Snowflake Wood Veneer
Mama Elephant - Merry Greetings
Martha Stewart - Mini Score Board

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Trick or Treat


Good morning! I'm prepping for Owl-O-Ween =). I know that it's two months ahead but I can't help but use these cute owls from Darcie's Heart & Home. This is a CAS card and easy to make mulitples. I used scraps from Jillibean Soup's Owloween 6x6 Paper Pad and made fishtail banners. 



The owl is colored with Copics and accented with the Wink of Stella Clear Pen. I added some doodles of faux stitching on the banners and created a floor for the owl image to stand on.



My stash of Halloween cards is slowly growing, I hope to send the cards out this year...cross my fingers LOL.


Don't forget to join our current challenge over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog!
Happy Weekend!


Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund Store:
Darcie's Heart & Home Owl-O-Ween
Jillibean Soup - Owloween 6x6 Paper Pad
Wink of Stella - Clear
Neenah Smooth Classic Crest Solar White 80lb CS

Owl: YR04/YR23/Y17/YG03/YG63
Party Hat/Lollipop: YG03/V12/V15
Pumpkin: Y17/YR04/R08YG63/E25

Monday, September 1, 2014

Shabby Steampunk Top Hat


Hello everyone! It's a September IAR Designer Challenge over at the I Am Roses Challenge Blog today. The theme is Steampunk and the challenge is to include a Butterfly in your project. Soo.....here is my Shabby Steampunk Top Hat!


Most steampunk projects lean toward darker colors but I decided to go a shabby route. I created a top hat from scratch (i'll try and see if I can record a tutorial with the measurements). I used a plain cardstock base and layered papers from Prima. The mini gears are from Tim Holtz, so cute! The butterfly element was white and I sprayed it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio in T-bird Turquoise. 

All the flowers are from I Am Roses (White Spray, Pink Curly Roses, S10 Flowers, 1" Roses, Fern Leaves and Skeleton Leaves).


There is a wire coil in the white spray, I stretched it out and created a heart shape. Lastly, I trimmed a clock wood veneer in half and inserted it behind the flowers.

Hope you enjoyed this project. Come join in on the fun and enter to win some fabulous flowers over at the IAR Challenge Blog!

GOOD LUCK!!

I Am Roses Products Used (Links Provided):

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Owl-O-Ween!


Hey everyone! There's a new challenge up and here is my project share. I am in Halloween mode, here's another card for you today.

I'm using Jillibean Soup's Owloween 6x6 Paper Pad and coordinating Pea Pod Die Cuts. The new challenge is "Anything Goes w/an Optional Twist - Die-licious", use more than 1 die. For this card, I used three dies: Echo Park Sun & CloudsLawn Fawn Chit Chat Dies, Mama Elephant Landscape Trio. The sentiment is from Darcie's Heart & Home Owl-O-Ween stamp set.

I popped up several of the die cuts on dimentional foam dots. For added detail, I doodled some faux stitching along the border.



This was extremely fun using different dies to make this card. Give it a try and join our challenge over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog.

Have a crafty weekend!


Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund Store:
Darcie's Heart & Home Owl-O-Ween
Lawn Fawn - Chit Chat Dies
Jillibean Soup - Owloween 6x6 Paper Pad
Jillibean Soup - Owloween Pea Pod Parts
Mama Elephant - Landscape Trio
Echo Park - Sun & Clouds

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Owl Be Your Punkin' Forever


Good morning! I'm sharing my card using the Darcie's Heart & Home Owl-O-Ween stamp set. Several owls and sentiments are included but I chose these two. The owl is wearing a pumpkin. I colored it with my Copics and added some shimmer with the Wink of Stella Clear pen. These are absolutely my favorite word bubble dies, Lawn Fawn Chit Chat Dieswhich fits most sentiments.

The owl is nestled on some grass, I used the image from Lawn Fawn Critters in the Savannah, that I stamped multiple times. The  piece of designer paper is from Jillibean Soup Owloween and I used orange sequins from a Mixed Sequins pack.


I'm in Halloween mode now =) Can't wait to use more of the images from this set. Thanks for stopping by and have a gorgeous day! 

Don't forget to join our current challenge over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog!

Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund Store:
Darcie's Heart & Home Owl-O-Ween
Lawn Fawn - Chit Chat Dies
Jillibean Soup - Owloween 6x6 Paper Pad
Sulyn - Mixed Sequins
Wink of Stella - Clear
Neenah Smooth Classic Crest Solar White 80lb CS

Owl: V09/V12/YG03/B0000/Y17/YR23
Pumpkin: Y17/R08/YG03/YG63/E25

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Owloween Treats


Hello! It's time for a new challenge over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog - "Anything Goes". I'm obsessed on how easy it is to use the WRMK Pillow Box Punch Board. I made birthday treats on a previous post, now I made these cute Halloween treats.

The paper is new from Jillibean Soup - Owloween and I used the coordinating die cuts Owloween Pea Pod Parts. I adhered everything with Glossy Accents. I still have plenty of paper & die cuts to make more!


Here is a quick and easy tutorial of how to make one of these HERE.

Come join us for this new challenge over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog!
Have a beautiful day!

Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund:
Jillibean Soup - Owloween Stew 6x6 Paper Pad
Jillibean Soup - Owloween Pea Pod Parts
We R Memory Keepers - Pillow Box Punch Board
Ranger - Glossy Accents