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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pebbles Pockets saying Hello

It is my day on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog! I hope you stop by and check out my card, along with other design team creations!

This is the first project I have made using premade pockets. I received this Pebbles' pockets from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink shop and feel in love with the colors! The Front Porch collection has a beautiful combination of blues and pinks. I decided to focus on the blues in the collection.


If you are in need of making a quick card, these pockets are the solution! From cards to layouts, these pockets add such an elegant feature to any project!


Supplies used from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink shop:


Pebbles - Front Porch 6x6 paper pad

Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy 'SWEET' Friday

Today, I am excited to share I card I made using some awesome Sweet Stamp Shop stamps! It was also time to break out the watercolors...AGAIN! The pairing of Sweet Stamp Shop stamps and watercolor is a match made in heaven!

I love the ability to work with several stamp sets that flow so well together! For the project below, I used Sweet Stamp Shop's Koala and Just the Basics.

 
 
Simple watercolors were used to create the background.  The koalas are stamped in gray ink. I choose to use a little shade of gray to color in the images. The sentiment is stamped in the same ink. A tiny twine bow is added to create the female koala.
 
Thank you for stopping by today! Love the Koalas? Check out the rest of the adorable creatures available in the Sweet Stamp Shop store!

 
 

 Supplies:
Sweet Stamp Shop - Koala and Just the Basics
Trendy Twine - Totally Lemon Twine
Amy Tangerine - Yes, Please 6x6
Spectrum Noir Markers

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Create a Smile Stamp Guest Designer Entry


Between all the back-to-school prep work today, I found the time to play along with a digi stamp from a new stamp company, Create a Smile Stamps! If you have not heard of them, please check them out HERE to see their super cute stamps!
 
 
They are currently looking for their September Guest Designer. So I figure I would throw my name into the hat!  Here is the card I made using their fun monster digi stamp!


I wanted the monster to look like it was busting through the wall. To achieve the look, I punched a hole in the paper and started to pull the strips in the outward direction. The monster is attached with a pop dot to add the dimension to the card.
 


Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you will stop by and check out Create a Smile Stamps! They are adorable!
 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New stamps and Watercolor

Have you seen the new EXCLUSIVE Butterfly Reflections, Ink stamps? They are simply darling and I could not wait to create with them! The ideas keep coming, so I needed to get started!

One of the things I love, is that both sets go together like peanut butter and jelly!  Here is my creation using some watercolor:


To allow the colors to 'POP', I stamped the images and then embossed them with either clear or white embossing powder.

Stop by the Butterfly Reflections, Ink to check out the selection of embossing powders and other tools!









Supplies used from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink shop:
BRI Exclusive stamps: Over the Rainbow and Head in the Clouds

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope to see you back soon!





Thursday, August 7, 2014

Little Tangles - Happy Birthday


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 Birthdays! 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!

 
What birthday celebration doesn't include balloons? To create the balloons, I used a basic circle punch. Add some twine and easy to create the balloon. The sentiment is very simple. Embossing powder and watercolor. How much simpler can it get?
 
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 17th at 11:59 EST to enter.