Thursday, September 18, 2014

Little Tangles Challenge - 15 Minute Challenge


Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week and finding some time to create something wonderful!
Today starts a new challenge over on the Little Tangles Challenge
 

When I am in a creative bind or in a time crunch, I rely on sketches to get me started. My main source for card sketches is Pinterest.  Here is the sketch I used to get ready for the 15 minute challenge!

My Scrapbook Layouts-Free Card Making Sketches--starrynightsdiva.hubpages

Using the sketch above, I gathered my supplies


Now it is time to start the timer...
13 min 28 sec later:



Don't forget to check out the Little Tangles blog for some new freebies!

  Don't forget to link up your projects HERE!


Here are a few rules about the Little Tangles Challenge:


Challenge Guidelines:

  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stampsHERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Sunday, September 28th at 11:59 EST to enter.

Monday, September 15, 2014

It's a Spooky Butterfly Monday!

Hello, Butterfly Reflection, Ink friends! What better way to start off the new week with a new BRI project!
 
I am excited to share my card today! The stamps are from the newest Lawn Fawn release, which is available in the Butterfly Reflection, Ink store.
 
 
I wanted these cute spooks to look like they were peeking through the holes. The holes are created using a circle die. The images are stamped and colored in with a selection of markers. The sentiment is stamped onto a banner held by one of the monsters.
 
Supplies from BRI shop:
Lawn Fawn - Monster Mash Clear Stamps

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Taylored Expression SSS Challenge

Hello, everyone! School has been back in session for 3 weeks now and I am loving my free time! I have been able to crank out some 'for fun' cards! I am loving that my crafty mojo has started to make an appearance again!

Today I am playing along with the Taylored Expression's SSS challenge! This is my first time playing along with one of there challenges.

Here is the sketch that inspired my card:

 
And here is my card inspired from the above sketch:
 

 
As you can see, I opted to make it a shaped card instead of the traditional rectangle. I dugout a paper pad and some dies and started to play around. 
 
If you have not heard of Taylored Expressions please stop by and check out their store!
 
Not a fan...but here is my selfie...
 
 
Have a great night!
 


Monday, September 8, 2014

Butterfly Reflections, Ink Monday

Hello, Butterfly Reflection, Ink friends! What better way to start off the new week with a new BRI project!

I usually try to create a project using items from the same collection. But I am realizing how easy it can be to combine items from different companies! For this project I used GOLD from the different companies.

Here is the card I created using elements from Simple Stories (Story of Us) and My Mind's Eye (Jubilee):


When you are making a card that will go with a gift, it is easy to use the scraps to make a gift tag that matches. No need to throw away the scraps!

Check out the supplies I used available in the BRI store:
Simple Stories - Story of Us 6x6 paper pad
My Mind's Eye - Jubilee Beautiful Mixed Bag


Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week!
Jessi

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Little Tangles Sketch Challenge


Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week and finding some time to create something wonderful!
Today starts a new challenge over on the Little Tangles Challenge
 
Here is the sketch to inspire you!

Danielle Walls's photo.

I decided to break out my watercolor pencils and create this card below:



The watercolor background is created with a mixture of blues and greens watercolor pencils and blended together with a dash of water. The house from the Neat and Tangled's Sweet Home stamp set is stamped and then colored with watercolor pencils as well. The image is cut out and attached on top of the background on the card. A simple sentiment (also from Sweet Home) is added to the card.


Don't forget to check out the Little Tangles blog for some new freebies!

  Don't forget to link up your projects HERE!


Here are a few rules about the Little Tangles Challenge:


Challenge Guidelines:

  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stamps HERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Sunday, September 14th at 11:59 EST to enter.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

'Hello' Fancy Pants...

Hello, Butterfly Reflection, Ink friends! Today is an awesome day! First of all, I have a fun project to share with you! But most of all...today is Release Day for the new Lawn Fawn products everyone is drooling over! And guess what? They are available NOW in the BRI store! Check out the amazing selection!

So on to my project...

Let me confess... I am falling in love with the premade embellishments for cards/layouts! I have been turning to them lately when I need to make a card in a flash! Have you seen those latest card challenges, 10 minutes or less? I would never had been able to complete this challenge if I had to create every piece by hand! But these premade pieces make it doable!

Here is the card I created with the premade embellishments matching the Fancy Pant's Burlap & Bouquets Collection:


To make the card stand out, I decided to create a shaped card versus a regular card. The front is covered with 2 different patterned paper. I love the simple 'HELLO' sentiment, but decided to add 'my friend' by stamping it below the embellishment. The feathers are a wonderful addition! I love how the large one hangs over the top of the card. The card needed a little more texture, so I added a couple enamel dots on the top corner of the card!

There are many things I love about Butterfly Reflections, Ink! One thing is that they carry a variety of products from a single paper collection. Making it so easy to shop in one location!

Check out the supplies I used available in the BRI store:


Fancy Pants - Burlap & Bouquets Paper Pad and Ephemera
Avery Elle -  Red & Goldie Clear Stamp Set
My Mind's Eye - Market Street Enamel Dots

Thanks for stopping by! See you the next time!
Jessi

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Little Tangles - Create a Gift Challenge

Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week and finding some time to create something wonderful!


Today starts a new challenge over on the Little Tangles Challenge


 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Neat and Tangled! To celebrate, the newest Little Tangles challenge is all about GIFTS! Make sure to hop on over to the Neat and Tangled for the latest news!
 
Here is my creation using the Neat and Tangled's Just For You stamp set!



I am all about simple projects and this gift box is no exception! I paired some patterned papers and created the label on the front of the box. A simple sentiment completes the box!

Don't forget to check out the Little Tangles blog for some new freebies!
  Don't forget to link up your projects HERE!


Here are a few rules about the Little Tangles Challenge:


Challenge Guidelines:


  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stamps HERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Sunday, August 31st at 11:59 EST to enter.