Beep Boop + triangles

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Lawn Fawn does not seize to impress my cuteness meter with their stamps. I am loving the new Beep Boop stamp set and decided to pair it with the Kelly Purkey triangle stencils and Distress Inks.

Supplies:
Tsukineko sponge daubers
Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Spiced Marmalade
Washi tape
Prismacolor markers in Cool Gray 70%, 60% and 50%
Sakura Gelly Roll in Stardust
BIC alcohol markers

Steps:
1) After stamping my images onto my card and coloring it, I masked the stamped image with washi tape
2) I placed the stencil over the card and started using the darkest to lighter color using the sponge daubers. Don’t worry about the color mixing…it gives it a great blended look.
3) I removed the washi tape, and finished the look with the Sakura Gelly roll pen over the main image.

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Thanks for stopping by!

— J

Stencils + distress inks

I have owned Tim Holtz Distress Inks for quite some time now. I’m sure I’m not the only one out there, but, I have not used my inks to it’s potential. I have begun to play with the distress inks more lately and… “WOW”! I don’t know why I waited so long. I have watercolored with them and distressed edges/projects…but the blending ability of these inks with stencils is a cinch. The result is gorgeous. Here is a card I made using plain cardstock cards from the $1 section at Michaels, Rosie’s Roadshow cloud stencil , and Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine.

When I started to ink the card I honestly had no plan how I was going to make the clouds but I just began moving the stencil around and the end result was better than I expected. I don’t think there is a right or wrong way of cloud placement. I finished the card off with sequins and Stickles.

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Thanks for stopping by!

— J

A boy’s wish

The story of Danny Nickerson caught my attention from ABC News. To think a wish for a box of cards is all this little fighter wants. It pulled my heart strings and I just had to share this story hoping others follow suit and send this precious boy a birthday card.

Products:
Lawn Fawn Beep Boop and Quinn’s ABC w/ coordinating dies
Memento in Cantaloupe, Bahama Blue and Tuxedo Black
Stickles in iridescent
Prisma Color markers in cool gray 50%, 60% and 70%

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If you want to send Danny Nickerson a card, please mail to:
PO Box 212, Foxboro, MA 02035

#cardsfordanny

Thanks for stopping by!
— J

Watercoloring with Distress Inks

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As many of you have seen, there is a burst of watercoloring techniques incorporated into scrapbooking & cardmaking. I am no expert artist- I don’t really know how to hold a brush correctly:)

I saw this easy…and I mean EASY technique using the Tim Holtz Distress Inks and some water by Unify Handmade. Here are the steps:

#1 On a slick surface (I used the Ranger Craft Sheet) smear your preferred Distress Inks leaving a space in between. For this card I used Victorian Velvet and Broken China.

#2 Once your colors are down on the slick surface- spritz it with water until it beads. I looove my Mini Mister (MM) for this. If you are using a MM, spray it about 5-6 times. Side Note: I was always hesitant to buy a MM because I thought “it’s just water”…well that MM is perfect for delivering the right about if spray & water on your projects without over saturating the area.

#3 Next, use a good quality paper that will hold up to the water. You can use the Distress Paper for Watercoloring, as I did in this project, or any other paper of similar quality. Slide your paper across the beaded inked colors until you get the pattern/color desired. On this card I finished it off with Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer in it’s wet phaseSide Note: I had a difficult time finding the new Distress Paper for Watercoloring at my local Joanns or Michaels. I previously picked up the Adriondack Alcohol Ink Cardstock. It’s a good alternative but the texture in the Distress Paper for Watercoloring is one that I prefer.

#4 Your paper will be a little drippy at the edges and you can move it around if you like to move more of the color around. Once satisfied, you can let it sit to dry or you can grab your heat tool to move along the process. I’ve heard it over and over again that the final product looks better once it dries and it is very true.

Additional products for this card:

Lawn Fawn Plus One
Versafine pigment ink in Onyx
Spectrum Noir
Copic Marker in Cool Gray

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Personally, cardmaking/scrapbooking is a bit challenging recently as I am in a location transition & all my goodies are stored. I have a few cardmaking essentials but it’s just not the same. However, it has given me a greater appreciation for my workspace🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

– J

A little shabby…a little chic

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I was asked to create a shabby chic inspired mini album that would double as an album and guest book. I was given the paper collections they preferred (Teresa Collins Save the Date & Daily Stories, My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing, Carta Bella It’s a Celebration by Alisha Gordon, and Authentique Wishes). Lots of embellies/stickers that coordinated with the paper collections were also included. I did however, include embellies of my own with some sequins, twine, Thickers, burlap, & ribbon. I used the Teresa Collins stencils and modeling paste for the cover to add texture.

I had a great time doing this project. I loved piecing together the pictures and paper to create a story and essentially a flow to it. My initial intention was to bind the book using the Cinch; however, as I kept adding to the book it became chunky. If I would’ve bound the book with the Cinch the pages would tug at the turns and  it would finalize the book. But, what if they wanted to add pictures or create a page of their own. I decided in the interest of the book not to be so tight and to leave the book with the ability to grow, I used two ring binders.

Since this book was to double as a guest book, I thought instead of leaving pages for guests to sign (as sometimes I find it to be messy or inconsistent in spacing- that’s my type A shining through), I used Project Life journaling cards for guests to write down words of wisdom, thoughts, well wishes, etc. The editions I used are: Blush, Neapolitan by Dear Lizzy, Maggie Holmes, Kraft, 5th & Frolic, Midnight & Honey. I included an envelope for additional journaling cards for one, and mementos for the other.

I hope they enjoyed the final product as Clarissa tells her story with it…

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this project.

-Jenny

Graduation Celebration

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I love graduation season…it’s such a great time to celebrate all the tears, late nights, fun days and above all else the end goal. Nothing feels better than the feeling of accomplishment. As my niece embarks on closing the milestone of teen years with high school graduation, I wanted to make her a card to celebrate her.

Supplies:

Lawn Fawn Into the Woods, Hats off To You stamp sets
Lawn Fawn Into the Woods die set & Stitched Journaling die set (journal card and arrows)

Versa Fine Ink in Black

Red card stock

Cork sheet

BIC & Copic alcohol markers

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Thanks for stopping by!

-Jenny

Sushi lover <3 birthday card

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My friend loves her healthy dose of sushi…so for her birthday I decided to use the Lawn Fawn Let’s Roll and Hats Off To You stamp set.

Supplies:

Lawn Fawn Let’s Roll & Hat’s Off To You stamp set

The Twinery twine in Charcoal

Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black & London Fog

Tim Holtz Distress paper

Prima Flowers Comfort Crafting Distressing tool

BIC & Copic alcohol markers

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I had one extra sushi roll cut out that did not quite fit in the front portion of the card so I decided to add it inside. I cut a straight line across the top of the sushi cut out and inserted the hat through with a pop up dot for added dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!❤

Speedy Recovery Card

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There’s nothing like receiving a card when you are sick/recovering to make you feel loved. Here’s a little get well card that’s easy to do.

Supplies:

Lawn Fawn On the Mend & Chevron backdrop

Twinery Twine in hot pink shorbet

Tim Holtz Distress paper

Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers

BIC alcohol markers

Kiwi Lane Tags designer template

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I hope you had an awesome weekend…

Thanks for stopping by🙂

-Jenny

Happy Mother’s Day

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I want to wish all the mothers a very happy day…may you realize just how lucky and blessed you are. It’s not an easy task–but you were destined for a purpose as a mother. Live it and thrive!!

I also want to send out hugs of comfort for the motherless and childless. You may not know God’s reason- but it all serves a purpose. The pain will diminish. May you have peace in knowing His love and plan for you is better than you expected.

I want to take a moment to remember Ryan Cruz 🎈 and Baby Boy Bakery today. You’re little boy was beautiful and his smile has imprinted in my heart. Sending you hugs, peace and blessings today and always.

Now…for the DIY cards using Lawn Fawn stamps.

The stamps used:
Hello Sunshine
Love You Tons
Say Cheese
Milo’s ABC
Science of Love
Flying By
Happy Trails
Here’s the Scoop
Float My Boat
Quinn ABC

Other:
The Twinery twine
Memento ink
Bic Alcohol markers
Copic markers
Gold embossing powder

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I hope you enjoyed these cards…thanks for stopping by❤

Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop: Sequin Shaker

 

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I absolutely loved this blog hop from Pretty Pink Posh…it’s an awesome forum to allow anyone to participate. I love the sequin shaker card idea and wanted to participate so I made a simple card that I really loved the way it turned out. When I read this quote, I knew I wanted to make it into a card but let the words be center stage:

Love is the only gold. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Materials:

Lawn Fawn Milo’s ABC stamps
Memento Tuxedo Black
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold
Gold sequins/ glitter
Spellbinder circle dies
White card stock
Acetate from a left over packaging

This video I used for reference to guide my shaker making: http://youtu.be/3PQySngnwiQ

Thanks for stopping by!!

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