Thursday, December 18, 2014

Little Tangles - Bling, Bling Challenge



Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week and finding some time to create something wonderful!
Today starts the last challenge of 2014 over on the Little Tangles Challenge!

Here is my card using some bling!

 
I really wanted the sentiment to stand out, so I included a row of bling to the top and bottom of the sentiment section of the card. The sentiment is from the Kindness Matters stamp set!
 
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 & amp; 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, December 28th at 11:59 EST to enter.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and DCWV Blog Hop

 
 
 All week long we are partnering with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  for a Winter blog hop! I am excited to be a part of this fun hop, today! There are many prizes to be won so make sure you stop by both blogs and each DT blog each day! 
 
On to my project! I created this window-style card below, using the DCWV Winter in the Woods Stack.
 
 
To start off, I knew that I wanted to have snowflakes on my card. I used a snowflake punch to create the flakes. I covered each one with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glass Bead Glitter Gel.
 
 
Now it is time to create the layers of the card! I found this beautiful snowflake patterned paper (below) and colored it with a few strokes of the Metallic Mint Double Scoop Gelatos. I used a small piece of a baby wipe to blend the color around. 
 

I found a cute deer on one of the papers in the Winter in the Woods Stack. I decided to fussy-cut the image out. To add the effect of snow, I added Glitter Glass Bead Gel to the back and the head of the deer. Once the gel was dried, it was time to piece together the card.  To create the window, I used an oval diecut on the top layer of the card.

 
Don't forget to leave them some love; leave a comment on the DCWV and on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  blog to be eligible to win this weeks prizes! Here at DCWV there will THREE prizes; $50.00 worth of scrapbooking supplies for each person! We will be announcing the winner Monday the 15th on Facebook so be sure you are following us over there!
 
Supplies used on today's projects:
 
DCWV - Winter in the Woods Stack
 
 
Thank you for stopping by today! Don't forget to checkk out the remainder of the DCWV and Faber-Castell Winter Hop!
 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Trendy Twine 12 Days of Christmas Day 7

Hello, friends! It is Jessi from Kissin' Krafts and I am excited to be back on the wonderful Trendy Twine design team! My project today is part of the Trendy Twine 12 Days of Christmas (Day 7).


These candy boxes make for a simple, yet perfect gift! They can be used for a variety of occasions, and of course, holiday gift giving! All you have to do is fill with a yummy candy and attach a fun tag and you are finished.

For this project, I stamped an festive image on white cardstock. Once the coloring was finished, the image is cut out and attached to the front of the tag.  To finish the project, a fun sentiment is stamped on the backside of the tag. The tag is attached to the candy box with a double shoelace tie of Cherry Limeade twine.

 
Trendy Twine products used on this project:

Cherry Limeade - Red & Lime Green - Christmas Bakers Twine

New to Trendy Twine??? Check out the other places where we share our projects .....
Trendy Twine Blog~ HERE
and the
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Don't forget to visit the 
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Thank you for stopping by! come back tomorrow to see what is next in the Trendy Twine 12 Days of Christmas!

 
 
 
 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Little Tangles - Embossing 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 my card using the embossing technique:
 
 
 
This scenery card is created with a mixture of paper-piecing and embossing techniques. I ised embossin folders on the snowy background and the door. The house and the sentiment came from the Sweet Home stamp set. 
 
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 & amp; 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, December 14th at 11:59 EST to enter.

Also playing along with:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas/Holidays



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Swan Song Blog Hop

Welcome to my small part in the HUGE Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Swan Song hop! Isn't amazing to see all the friends and fans of the magazine in one place sharing their love! I wanted to share one new project, along with the my cards that have (or would have) been published in the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine.

If you have been following along with the hop, you should be arriving from Maureen's blog. If you would like to start at the beginning, please start on Jennifer McGuire's blog!

First up, as we in the US are bracing for winter, I figured it would be fitting to share a 'WARM' thank you card for this occasion. I have nothing but warm memories about the magazine and sad to see it gone.

 
I am more of a late bloomer to the publishing world! After a few rejections, I was close to givin up and then I got that 'happy e-mail' from Susan! Here is the first card I had ever had published!
 
(January 2014 - Stamp It)
 
Here are the other cards that  were picked up by PaperCrfts & Scrapbooking Magazine:
 
Jessica Pascarella Gallery Idol Top 20 Revealed!
(September 2014 - Gallery Idol Top 20) 

(Would have been March 2015)

(2014 WCMD Honorable Mention - Love Catergory- April 2015)
 
Thank you for stopping by today! Hop on other to Lynn's blog to see more about how much impact PaperCrafts & Scrapbooking has had on so many people!
 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Trendy Twine's Christmas Tin Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the 
Trendy Twine Christmas Tin Blog Hop
a perfect way to start December and the start of a special 12 days of Christmas celebration where the DT will be WOWing you all with creative gift giving ideas using Trendy Twine (of course) as well as other products found in the Trendy Twine store.But we will have more on that tomorrow.
Today the DT is showcasing all the different "tins" that are offered in the Trendy Twine store and getting you all in the gift giving mood!
So sit back, grab your favorite beverage and get ready to be inspired!


If you have been hopping along with the Trendy Twine blog hop, you should be arriving from the talented, Melissa's blog! If you happen to be joining the hop midway, feel free to start the hop HERE at the Trendy Twine blog!

On to my project! The square tin I am highlighting is this beauty in the Trendy Twine store, HERE!


When I first saw these tins, I knew I wanted to make a shaker top. To create the shaker, I stamped and colored the snowman image. The snowman is attached with a foam dot after the twine scarf (using Cherry Limeade) is added. I also used foam dots cut into small pieces to line the edge of the tin lid. I filled the lid with a variety of sequins and inserted the snowman image/patterned paper into the top. To finish the project, I simply wrapped the twine (also Cherry Limeade) around the lid.

I hope you enjoyed the hop! Don't forget to leave a comment on the blogs for your chance to win one of the blog hop's prizes!

Two winners will receive a spool of Trendy Twine Candy Cane Twine! (Must comment and follow all the blogs!)

Candy Cane - Red, Green, White - Christmas Bakers Twine

Thank you for stopping by today!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

WCMD Honorable Mention at PCS Magazine! Please VOTE!

I am excited to share today's card with you! A few weeks ago, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine announced their "Honorable Mentions" for the World Card Making Day Contest! I was super excited to see my name listed for the 'Love' catergory!
 
Starting today, PCS Magazine is holding a contest for the 'Honorable Mentions' from the WCMD contest. Stop over HERE to find out more about the contest and how to vote for my card! I appreciate all your help!!!
 
 
I hope you like it as much as I had fun making it!
 

This card uses the 'inlay' technique with a variety of dies. To start the card I used the polaroid die from Echo Park to cut out of the back layer of the card. Using the same die, I cut the shape out of another patterned paper and slide into the empty space on the blue backing. The frame showcased the white space on the card base, so I decided to leave that empty. The wooden accents (Studio Calico) are glued to the card base. The simple sentiment (Sweet Stamp Shop) is stamped onto the frame. (It is hard to see in the picture, but I colored and cover the heart with Glossy Accents). To finish the card, I stamped the card sentiment (Sweet Stamp Shop) onto a banner diecut and attached to the card on a foam dot. I wrapped some red Americna Crafts ribbon underneath the banner.
 
Please stop on over to the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking blog to vote!
Hopefully for my card...hint, hint :)