Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Clear It Out Blog-iversary!! Let's Hop!

It's Clear It Out's 3rd Blog-iversary and it's time to celebrate!!  We have 2 great sponsors for this challenge!  Scribbles Designs and MelJen's Designs. Each of them will offer a prize.  Simply comment on each blog along the hop and be entered to win some fab digi images!!

Along with the sponsor prizes, I will also offer a prize of a $5 Gift Certificate to MelJen's Designs!  Comment on my blog to be entered for my prize!

My card is brought to you by MelJen's Designs.  This was a free digi that was offered a few weeks back.  His name is "huggy koala."  The theme this week is "birthday" in honor of the 3rd "birthday" of Clear It Out and the stash item is to use LOTS of **bling** my favorite thing!

I used my Tombow Art Markers to color him in.  Paper is from Carta Bella Paris Girl, Stamp is Stempendous. Star Dust stickles, some bling, some ribbon and some dots and there you have it!  I used an older sketch from Your Next

Don't forget to visit all the stops on the blog hop and comment to win a fab prize!!!  Here is the hop order!

Jenni (you are here!)

Have fun and happy hopping!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Step-By-Step Wednesday - Hello Spring!!

Hello there!  This installment of the Step-by-Step Wednesday is to show how to create a set of 4 cards using one sheet of 6x6 paper!

The Challenge this week at Cuttin' and Stampin' is to Welcome Spring and what better way than to get your hands dirty and get outside in the garden!  I've created 4 cards to be included in a silent auction gardening basket at a local school's Spring Fling.  The paper and embellishment collection I'm using is called Front Porch and brought to you by Pebbles.  The stamps are from Paper Smooches and called Green Thumb.  All of these fabulous products can be found at Cuttin' and Stampin' Scrappy Supplies.

I did a quick search on Pinterest for a measurement chart and found this one at Poetic Artistry. 

The example uses one sheet of double sided paper, however, this paper is single sided so I'm using two sheets to get the same effect.  The sketch showing how to use the pieces for each card is also attached.

Now to get cutting!  I did not follow the order on the cutting template.  I went on my own and labeled each piece to be sure I had them all!

Then I started layering and embellishing!

Remember to check out Cuttin' and Stampin' Scrappy Supplies for all these great items!  Also don't forget to enter this weeks challenge to Welcome Spring!

Jenni =D

Monday, February 17, 2014

CIO Challenge Blog - RED RED RED!

Hey there crafty peeps!  This week's challenge at Clear It Out is the color red!  The stash item is to use up the red things you have!  Our great sponsor this week is DigiDarla Designs!  This one is called DigiDarla's Boy with Flowers.

Solid cardstock is Tim Holtz Kraft core, red polka-dot is MyMindsEye Quite Contrary - Jack and Jill.  Brads and ribbon are from stash.  Colored my DigiDarla image with Tombow Art Markers.

I'm also using the sketch from Your Next Stamp's Fun Friday Sketch Challenge #9.  This is my second entry for this's so easy to get inspired with a sketch!

Thanks for checking us out and be sure to check out DigiDarla Designs for some great digital stamps!

Jenni =D

Thursday, February 13, 2014

YourNextStamp - Fun Friday Challenge #9

While making cards for a friends' daughters school fundraiser, I came across this sketch challenge at Your Next Stamp.  

The paper used is My Minds Eye - Indie Chic "Citron."  The ribbon and bling are from my stash.  Image is a StampinBella design.

Here is the sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Seize The Sketch #13

I've created this card for my friend's daughter's school as a donation to a gift basket.  I have used the Seize the Sketch #13 as inspiration.

Image is from StampinBella, patterned cardstock is MyMindsEye - Market.  

MyFavorite Things - Color Palette Challenge #2

I have created this card as part of a set of cards to donate to my friends daughter's school.  I am using the MFT - Color Palette Challenge colors (blue raspberry, lemon drop and kraft).  What a terrific combination!  Image is StampinBella, all paper is scraps from my stash!


Love is in the air!

With this being the week of Valentine's Day, Clear It Out Challenge has turned the {love} on!  Our challenge this week is to create a project with a Valentine's Day or Love theme.  The stash item is flower(s).

Our terrific sponsor this week is Stamp Art By Kathryne and I am using the Hap-Bee Bee and Sayings.

Patterned paper is from Echo Park So Happy Together.  Ribbon is Offray, flowers are from Prima.

Thanks for checking us out, please also visit our awesome sponsor Stamp Art by Kathryne and don't forget to link up your creation!  Good Luck!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Step-By-Step Wednesday -- 2/5/14 Sweethearts

Happy First Wednesday in February everyone!  Also, Happy First Step-By-Step Wednesday for me on the Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenges Design Team!  I'm super excited to have been selected!

This week's challenge is to create something for your Sweetheart(s).  I have 3 (my hubby, my handsome 10 year old son and my beautiful 6 year old daughter).  I have created one for this challenge, but need to get two more finished!  The paper and embellishments featured this week is Doodlebug Sweethearts.  

Today I will show you step-by-step instruction on how to create the stamp-kissed background paper I used.  To start you need a solid stamp, any shape, with no design on it, a design stamp, some ink and stamp cleaner.

I chose a solid circle from Stampin Up Simply Circles, a frilly filigree stamp from Studio 112, some ink from Stampin Up ( Mauve Mist) and my handy dandy stamp cleaning pad.

you start by inking up the filigree stamp.  This will be the design that is actually stamped on your paper.

Then you press (or kiss) the stamped filigree design onto the solid stamp.  Be careful not to rock or slide it too much.....this will affect the design that's stamped.

This is what the inked image will look like on the solid stamp.

Then you press that solid stamp onto the paper.

I have done this randomly here or there and also all over to create an entire background. *one word of advice (from my personal experience) definitely clean and dry your solid stamp after each stamping.....if you try to re-ink it, it will be quite blurred! =D

I also used a sketch for my card design.  This one came from Operation Write Home.  This is an organization that collects and ships cards to our troops overseas.

Please stop by Cuttin' and Stampin' Scrappy Supplies for your scrappy needs!!  Give this stamp-kissing a try!  any solid stamp will work.

Thanks for checking us out!!!

Jenni =D

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sing it LOUD!!

Welcome to February!  It's my birthday month (just saying)!!  For this week's challenge at Clear It Out Challenge Blog the theme is karaoke - creating a project that is inspired by a song.  The stash item is to use a brad (you know we all have plenty of those little buggers hanging around)!!

This week's sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.  They have so many cute images including this one:

It's called Bugaboo brat - Jesse Moon and I used my Tombow Art Markers and a bit of star dust stickles on the wings.  The paper I selected is Childish Things by Fancy Pants.  The star brads are, I believe, Making Memories and have been in my brad stash for-ever!

I also wanted to point out I used a sketch from My Favorite Things.   Their sketches are quite easy to follow!

Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out and get on over to Bugaboo Stamps and get crafty!!

Jenni =D