Thursday, November 23, 2017

JessicaLynnOriginal Miracles Take Time/Never Too Old To Dream Release

Welcome to the release of the new JessicaLynnOriginal stamp sets, Miracles Take Time and Never Too Old To Dream!    I've got a few makes to share with you today.

My first is a tag using the Miracles Take Time set... those cuties are from the new set... and the sentiment is from the Brentwood Owl Operation Snowball set. With this one I'm playing along with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and I was inspired by Michele Ferguson's Tag from Day 14!  The elegant look.. the gold and the white.. so beautiful!  I'm also playing along the the Heart2Heart Enchantment Challenge.  I thought this tag felt a little enchanting!

I used the Miracles Take Time set for this one including the sentiment and

Next up I've used the Never Too Old To Dream set...

I thought these lanterns would be fun to use on their own... I've never been to one of these lantern releases, but I imagine they are beautiful to see!

And aren't these two so sweet?  I placed a flower in his hand because of course he brought her a flower!

With this one I'm linking up to the Heart2Heart  Count Your Blessings Challenge!  All of the Heart2Heart weekly challenges run all month so you should check them out and play along too!  I’m also playing along with the outlawz twisted Thursday challenge to make a tag!

Check out the 
JessicaLynnOriginal blog here and see what everyone has created for you!

outlawz twisted Thursday challenge to make a tag!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cutting Cafe Inspiration-Tissue Box Covers!

Welcome to some Cutting Cafe Inspiration!  This time around we're playing with the Tissue Box Covers!  I've created mine using a wintery holiday themed paper... 

I decorated my cover with a pretty snowflake doily and this adorable little Happy Owlidays stamp from the Cutting Cafe.  You can get the printable image here or you can do like I did and have it made into a custom clear stamp by Regina through the Cutting Cafe Shop!

This cover was so quick and easy to make!  I just imported the svg file into my Design Space program, adjusted the size according to the instructions (just make sure you choose the right sizes with the right parts because that's how they cut!  Ask me how I know...)  Then I "Attached" the pieces and cut!  You get nice dashed perforations where the folds go and cuts in all of the right places.  So easy to fold and glue together.  There are cuts for a standard rectangle type tissue box and this smaller kind of square one.   Easy peasy!

How much fun would it be to decorate a tissue box to put in a get well basket for a friend... there are some really cute sentiments with the set also... or do like I did and decorate a plain cheap box for the holidays... easy to switch them out as the seasons change and you can save them or recycle them when you're finished!

Now be sure to check out what everyone has created for you today!  Start at the Cutting Cafe Blog and comment there for a chance to win some free files and then check out what my Design Teamates have created!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thanks A Lot-Paper Smooches

Happy Sunday!  Today I'm sharing some more watercolor with some Paper Smooches stamps.  Today I've used the Best Buds stamp set again... just love these sweet flowers in the jar.  I watercolored my background and then splattered some additional blue on after it was dry and then splattered some water.

I watercolored the flowers using my Zig Clean Color markers and added just a bit of color to the jar in blue as a reflection of the blue.

I'm playing along with the Penny Black and More November challenge, Flower Power!  You should check it out!

This cutie pie bear is from the adorable Curious Cuties stamp set and the sentiment is from Best Buds.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope to see you again soon!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thanks So Very Much-A Little Shabby Chic?

Decided to make a card just for fun today!  It's been a while since I did that and it was!  I'm playing along with a few challenges!  The Outlawz Thursday Twist is Brads, Buttons and Bows and I've used two of the three!   I'm playing along with Word Art Wednesday #308-#309 which is Anything Goes and the Shabby Chic challenge to make a Thank You card over at Play Creative on Facebook!

The design paper is from Prima and I love the distressed look of it.  I used the Waffle Flower scalloped dies for my top two layers... they are so pretty!

This pretty stamp set was a special from CTMH a short while ago... love the pretty fonts and flowers!

My fourth layer is some Tim Holtz Grit Paste and I used a lacy stencil to apply it.  Once it was dry, I added that pretty die cut from Paper Smooches, some flowers, some beads...

This pretty bow using crinkly seam binding from D.L. Art, that beautiful crystal button and some silver jewelry thread...

Love the way it turned out... hope you do too!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties November 2017 New Release Rewind!

It's time for the Release Rewind over at Paper Sweeties, when we feature old and new together!

I stamped onto watercolor paper and heat embossed the pretty Holly image from the Meet Me Under The Mistletoe stamp set and the heart from the Sweet Treats Stand Add On Stamp Set using Versamark to stamp and White Embossing Powder.

I used my Zig Clean Color Markers and some water to color in the images and then around the outside of them.  Then I used a paintbrush and extra water to move the color around careful not to muddy up the colors... and when that was dry, I sprayed the whole thing with a bunch of water so that the colors would blur and run a bit... I love the way it came out!

Then I used the Believe word die from the Joy Sweet Cuts and cut it out with white glitter paper.  I actually have left these dies attached and if i cut one, I cut out all three because I know I'll use them later!  I cut a strip of colored vellum and attached it across the piece and added the Believe on top.  I am really bad at keeping track of the dots for my i's for word dies, so I stopped!  I either leave them without, or in this case, I used some white Nuvo drops to dot my I.  Then I sprinkled around a few green sequins from the Watermelon mix... LOVE that sequin mix!

Thank you so much for visiting again today!  I do so appreciate it!  Be sure to check out what everyone has created for you today:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin  * October Guest Designer *
Karen Letchworth

And I sure do hope you'll play along with us this month!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties November 2017 New Release Party!

Yay!  It's Release Day over at Paper Sweeties!  All of the new stamps and dies are available in the shop today!

I'm sharing with you a project made using the new You Better Not Pout stamp set!  Love this cute set with a few really cute sentiments and this awesome image of Santa holding a letter for your recipient!

So cute right!?  And I am loving all of the # sentiments that Debbie has been adding to the new sets lately.. they are my favorites.. short, sweet, and trendy!

The envelope comes blank, but I used part of a sentiment from the Handmade For You stamp set... it was the perfect size to fit in the envelope.  But you could handwrite a recipients name and/or address (fake or real), leave it blank, or add a few scribbles to look like it's addressed.  I love that it's blank so you can do what you want with it!

I embellished with some red burlap ribbon from my stash and some jingle bells and of course sprinkled around a few Marshmallow Sprinkles.

So happy you could come by again today!  Get some more inspiration before you shop by heading over to these places:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin  * October Guest Designer *
Karen Letchworth
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld

And don't forget about this: