Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bloomin Heart Thinlit with Timeless Textures

I'm convinced that the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit Die 
(page 16 of the Occasions Mini) looks good on any card!
I like it on Basic Black because it really pops.
I prefer to make the heart out of card stock, because DSP
becomes very flimsy when run through this die.   I added 
pattern to the WW card stock with the Timeless Textures set.
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Stamp-Off Sketch Challenge: In the Meadow

I'm pretty excited today!!  I get to welcome you
to the Stamp-Off blog hop.

I'm hopping with some lovely, brilliant and
delightfully talented ladies; my friends Buffy and Susan.

We don't have a "regular" blog hop schedule or day,
we just hop when we pull things together.  A Stamp-Off
kind of surprise, because you never know what you will get.

Today, we are doing a sketch challenge.
It's a straight forward sketch that allows for a small or large amount of layering and accessorizing.  It can also work for 
clean card crafters, as well as those who enjoy vintage style cards.
My card is a bit of both.

 My card features the In the Meadow set on page 28 of the
Occasions Mini catalog.  I find this set so incredibly
flexible and beautiful.  It also lends itself to a variety 
of techniques.  In this case, I used emboss resist,
sponging Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette and Marina Mist
around the embossed image.  I love this color combination
because it gives me the feeling of springtime, which I
am missing right now!
I kept the background pretty simple,  because I wanted that focal image to really stand out.  I debated using a textured
embossing folder on the Pink Pirouette layer, but decided not to.

So that's my sample.  Now please check out what 
my talented friends, Buffy and Susan have done with this sketch.
You will totally enjoy their handiwork!

Jackie (you are here):

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Birthday Butterflies for Mom

My little Mom has a birthday at the beginning of February.
I decided that she needed flowers and butterflies,
because Mom enjoys gardening.
This is a square card, 5x5 that I sent with her birthday present.
I used the Neutrals Color Collection DSP and 
Fancy Foil Designer Velum.  The occasion required so
glitz and sparkle.  I cut the Velum into strips and pieced
them into a rough chevron pattern made up of 4 squares.


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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cajun Botanical Builder Hello Card

The Botanical Builder Framelits on page 26-27 of the 
Occasions Mini can be purchased individually, or
as part of the Bundle & Save 15% off Suite
(that includes the Framelits, Botanical Blooms set and
Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper).  I really like
these flowers because there is such a variety.  Additionally,
they coordinate with either CAS or vintage projects,
depending upon which colors you use for your flowers
and leaves.  Once you Big Shot your pieces, many "fluff"
so that they look more 3-D.
If you are traveling, you can cut out a bunch of the flowers
and leaves in advance, 
to take with for creating projects on the rode.

I used the Honeycomb Happiness sentiment on the white panel.
Honeycomb Happiness is one of the free SAB sets,
so "get it while you can!"

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Reject Star Challenge Card

I did 3 cards for the recent Watercooler Challenge Star
challenge, but rejected 2 because they were not CAS enough.
This is one of my rejects.  Not a "reject card", but just
one that did not live up to challenge criteria.  However, I have so
many nephews, that I always need a masculine card!

This project uses the Stars Framelits on page 173 and 
Lucky Stars Textured Embossing Folder on page 174.
The background layer is from the Neutrals Color Collection
DSP on page 144.
The sentiment comes from the Endless Birthday Wishes
set on page 6.

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