Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Shopping our Stash #212 - Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend!


Oh but this challenge will appeal to your magpie eye :) This week at Shopping our Stash we want to see lots of bling! I know I use it a lot, so I decided to pull out some great big gems for something a little different. 



Supplies: Versamark & white detail EP; Waltzingmouse 'hello'; PTI 'baby'; all other stuff from stash


It's been a while since I played with quilling, and it was nice to get back into it. I imagine there'll be more this week since I have *guilty pleasure* season 7 of True Blood on loan from the library!  The ribbon was a great find by my friend Carrie at a thrift store - and the pearls woven at the top made it perfect for this card. 

Check out all the OOOOOH SHINY!!!


xoxo,
Jessi

Tuesday Morning Sketches #311 - Sherri Baldy Designs!

Good morning! Kris is our talented sketcher this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches - and I love the ease of this sketch so much I made 2 cards to share, one using an adorable Bestie from Sherri Baldy Designs :) 


Supplies: image from Sherri Baldy Designs; Spectrum Noir markers; Sizzix embossing folder; Bo Bunny patterned paper; flag dies; classic small circle Nesties 


Supplies: papers from MME; sentiment from Paper Smooches; floral heart from Flourishes; Memento Gray Flannel ink; Shaded Lilac distress ink; classic small circle Nesties; Tim Holtz design ruler and embroidery supplies

Here's Kris' sketch:

This challenge will be open until next Sunday, August 2 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made! 

Kris 

xoxo,
Jessi

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Perfect Day!

The current Tiddly Inks challenge is Summer Song - and ohhhh how I love song-inspired challenges! I chose "Perfect Day" by Lady Antebellum, because I had Beach Babe to ink up!


Supplies: Beach Babe from Tiddly Inks; sentiment from Paper Smooches; Festive Berries distress ink; various distress inks for watercolouring; unknown edge die; MME papers; Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die; Distress embossing powder for sand


Inspired by the song, I chose red (for the red guitar), and had to include some "sand" for the couple sitting in the sand near the end of the song. 





xoxo,
Jessi

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - S is for...


Shaker cards! Doesn't Edna look festive with her maracas? The Snarky Sisters have truly brought it this challenge - can't wait to see what you guys come up with! I wasn't snarky at all - this card is one of those that I just keep seeing stuff in the piles on my desk and voila, it happened. 


Supplies: Waltzingmouse sentiment stamp; Distress inks in Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Broken China; sequins from Neat & Tangled; stitched rectangle die from Lil Inkers

I've been playing with wet watercolour paper trying to get the neat 'wash' backgrounds - love how this one turned out! 

Check out the shakers by the sistahs!

You've got until Friday, August 7 to join in

And don't forget to stop by and leave our guest designer MICHELLE some love for her project! 
xoxo,
Jessi

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Shopping our Stash #211 - Don't get Stressed, get De-Stressed!


Breathe in, breathe out. Repeat as necessary. This week at Shopping our Stash we want to see what relaxes you. For me, that is definitely art. I can manage to put the world aside and create something beautiful, and that brings me a sense of calm nothing else does. 


Supplies: PTI paintbrushes; Paper Smooches sentiment; Distress inks for watercolouring; Palette Noir ink; Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die

Something else I like to do when I'm particularly stressed out? Make a card for myself, kinda. 


Supplies: Dusty Concord distress ink; Versmark & clear EP; Lil Inkers stitched rectangle; flotsam & jetsam for embellishing; Distress inks for watercolouring


Even if card-making or papercrafting is your de-stresser, make sure you use something that shows that (you know there's lots of adorable stamping sets out there!)

So what helps the SOS crew de-stress? 

xoxo,
Jessi

Tuesday Morning Sketches #310 - SLS Lines!

Good morning! This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have SLS Lines as our awesome sponsor - so many fun & funky images in her shop! I had to choose Hipster to play with - being near a university town it's just too tempting to poke a little fun :)


Supplies: Hipster digi from SLS Lines; Spectrum Noir markers; computer-generated sentiment; unknown washi, card stock, and wood veneer

You'll notice his glasses are NOT shiny - because they have no glass in them, I decided. Faux frames. lol!

Debbie is our sketch artist this week - love the simplicity!


This challenge will be open until next Sunday, July 26 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made! 

Kris 

xoxo,
Jessi

Monday, July 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Sweets!

In my marathon of posts yesterday I forgot one! I've got this cute little cupcake from Neat & Tangled for the Cupcake prompt at CASology:


Supplies: stamps all from Neat & Tangled; Sizzix embossing folder; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir markers; Distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic


That cherry REALLY wanted to be shiny!


xoxo,
Jessi

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Becca's Birthday Bash!!

woohoo! The fabulous Becca over at The Damsel of Distressed is celebrating her birthday with a challenge - and a super inspiration board:


So many favourite things right there. I'm inspired by Becca to try new mixed media things all the time - every time I haul out a stencil or paste I think of her :) I know I'll play along more than once, but for my first time I decided to give her dip-dyeing technique a try. She explains how in the birthday bash post. 

Of course, because I'm different (read: too lazy to get up a fill a mister with water) I used pearl mist. This background is from a 'second dip' - I love the dotted and lighter intensity of the colours. Don't worry, I have a bunch more of these backgrounds to play with :)


Supplies: Unity Stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; unknown stitched banner die; 1.5" circle punch; Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn distress inks; homemade perfect pearls mist; MME enamel dots & random bling; organza fabric from stash; googly eyes


OOOOH, SHINY!

Really, a card celebrating Becca was gonna have googly eyes on it. 

I paper-pieced the sherbet with another piece of dip-dyed paper that didn't blend as well. I made the inside of the bowl green too because hey, it's freaking hot and any sherbet worth its salt would be melty. The organza was frayed & heated with the heat gun. Love that stuff!

Happy Birthday Becca!! MWAH!!!

xoxo,
Jessi

You Melt My Heart...awwwww :)

I hadn't yet played with this fab popsicle set from Reverse Confetti, and what better time to pull it out than now? It did take me a couple weeks to work through the pile on my desk to actually use it ;) I was determined to not use patterned paper to play along with the Virginia's View challenge, and I thought Leslie's sketch was the perfect way to do that. Best of all? I showed Connor when I was done, and he said "WOW! Look at that popsicle...it's SWEET! Get it? Get it? "


Supplies: Reverse Confetti stamps & dies, Let's Chill; Hero Arts inks in Tide Pool, Green Hills, and Fresh Peach; unknown line border stamps; white letter stickers from Kelly Purkey; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; classic small oval Nesties; bling strip from Dollarama


My stamping on the die cut wasn't so well lined up, so I then patted it on the Green Hills ink pad for more complete coverage. I like the mottled look. Following the sketch made adding the sentiment I wanted a little tricky, so I used washi to mask off the sections of the sentiment, and then replaced the 'melt' with letter stickers coloured with Tide Pool ink. 

(dang, missed the linky)



And The Crooked Stamper Sketch #6:


xoxo,
Jessi

Seeing Stars at Naughty or Nice!

So I saw Kate's post at Make the Day Special using die cuts and sequins, and thought ooooooh that looks awesome! I don't think mine turned out as well - but then I had four teenage boys playing some sort of zombie-killing game in the background while I was making mine :)

I thought the stars from Lil Inkers would make the perfect frame for my bright cheery sequins, and thus was born my card for Naughty or Nice this month:


Supplies: Lil Inkers star dies; sentiment unknown; Peacock Feathers distress ink; so.many.sequins.


After lightly marking the area to be sequined with a pencil, I applied them somewhat randomly to the double-sided tape. Dropped a bunch on the dog. Cursed the idea a few times. Applied the orange panel with foam tape more or less where I'd intended to. Swore I'd never do it again....until I showed a few people who loved it. MAYBE I'll do it again :)

xoxo,
Jessi