Thursday, December 19, 2013

Holiday Wishes

Happy Holidays!!!

I recently got to spend the turkey season with my family in Norther California.  While I was down there, I saw a lot of my family.  Thanksgiving day, my cousin came over with her little girl, Hannah.  I just adore this girl.  I think it's because we both like to sing, dance, and be silly... you know, act our ages :)  I asked her at one point if she wanted to be pen pals.  She asked where I live and I told her Idaho.  She then replied that she couldn't do that, it was too far.  I explained to her what Pen Pals were and she said she would try.  The humor on this one is priceless. 

Here is the Christmas card I made and sent down to her

white card stock for card base
polka dot paper from old time Christmas paper studio stack
Treat tag die from Jaded Blossom on teal and white card stock
2 flag dies (one from each set) Jaded Blossom
Penguin and sentiment were stamped from Winter Penguin also Jaded Blossom
I colored the penguin with Bic permanent markers and used my gellyroller stardust pen for the snowflake

I may have been more excited to make this for her than she is to receive it.  I can't wait to see if she sends something back.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2013 Christmas Cards

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

Thos of you who papercraft and make your own cards each year will probably relate to this post...

  The past 2 years I have been so busy during the Christmas season, I have not been able to send out Christmas cards to family and friends.  And because I don't like to leave anyone out when it comes to homemade goodies, I make about 60 each year. 

I took full advantage of dusting off my Christmas tools and got to work.

I created 8 different cards using Paper Studio Christmas Stack
I used the ever so popular and adorable reindeer from the Jaded Blossom Christmas Wishes stamp set
The sentiment also came from this stamp set. 
The Christmas Wishes set has to be one of my absolute favorites!
Each of the cards I rounded the edges and chalked them with either green, red, or grey chalk.
I matched the cardstock for the reindeer stamp and sentiment with the corresponding chalk from the card base.
I also used matching stickles on the antlers and added glittery decorations.

Here's one of each of the cards I made

and a close up of a few of them.

 Well, I sure hope you enjoyed my project!


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Jaded Blossom Monthly Challenge

Hi all... not only am I back but I'm posting twice in one day... Yep, I pulled all my paper out of the boxes and went to work!  Even though my stamps and ink are boxed, I was able to track them down and find what I needed. 

While digging in my boxes to find my Halloween stamps I came across a set I have only used once.  I have always wanted to use this adorable witch but never thought of the perfect idea.  well, when i saw the challenge, I knew what I could do. 

I created a set of Halloween cards 3 similar but different versions and all very simple to create.


Materials used:
Green, orange, and purple cardstock
Halloween themed background paper
Green, orange, and purple chalk ink
Timeless Twine - Black & Kraft
1 1/2 inch EK Tools scalloped circle punch
1 inch EK Tools circle punch
At You Spika Pens
I sure hope you like them.  They were a great start back into my crafting world. 
Thanks JB ladies for creating yet another great challenge.

I'm Back!

I know, I know. It's been a really long time since I've posted on my blog and I apologize from the bottom of my heart to everyone who's been checking my page. My husband and I recently (well, 3 months ago) bought a home on some property in an area we've dreamed of living in for the last 7 years. Needless to day, not only have we been busy setting up our life here but my crafts have been in boxes.

I got most of my items unpacked and organized and the only thing I could think of was making a wreath for our front door. I found an idea that I loved and went to work. Here's the pictures I found for inspiration... That's right, I'm a pinner. Addicting. lol

And here's what the final product ended up looking like. 

Materials used:
Grapevine wreath
Burlap tape
Burlap ribbon (green and natural)
White country fabric
Lots of hot glue
Wide ribbon to hang
I sure hope you like it.  I'm pretty sure I smile and admire it daily when I open the door to come into the house. 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Jaded Blossom Guest Designer

Today is a sad sad day for me... it is my last day as a guest designer here at Jaded Blossom. 
I have thoroughly enjoyed making projects and expanding my creative mind during this month.

I cannot thank the Jaded Blossom ladies enough for all of the encouragement and challenges they have given me this month.  I have reached out of my rectangle card making box and learned about some very cool tips and tricks by playing more with favors.  I am looking forward to all of they stamps they come out with in the future. 

Ok, enough sappy stuff, here's my project.

With all of the relay for life events happening around me lately, I can't help but think about all those effected by all the different kinds of cancer in the world.  I came across these pink swirled candy sticks and knew I was going to make something for relay.

I used the Awareness Ribbon die from Jaded Blossom and punched out the base with white cardstock and the insert using a pink country plaid.  I like Jaded Blossom dies so much because of the stitching that is punched out on the image.  I colored over the stitching with pink glitter pen.
I used the sentiment from Fight for a Cure and stamped it across the ribbon with my versafine black onyx ink.  I topped off the design using light pink jute and making a ribbon.

I hope you like my final project, it's a simple one but I know it has a great impact on those fighting and surviving any and all cancers.
Thanks again Jaded Blossom ladies... you are fantastic and I cannot wait to see what awesomeness you come up with next!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Jaded Blossom Guest Designer

I am excited about this project today. 
I saw a personalized mason jar that I thought was the coolest idea ever, so I immediately got to work.
This jar is full of home made pomegranate jelly (the best there is)
I first painted the entire jar with silver acrylic paint
Once the paint dried, I used my versafine onyx black ink and inked just the bottom half of the pumpkin from Jaded Blossom's Thanksgiving Wishes stamp set.  I just love the swirls on this guy.
I took the outer rim of the jar off and stamped just the top edge of it with the same pumpkin stamp.
The top of the jar had to match but be elegant and after seeing what the pumpkin did to the side of the jar, I knew I had to reach for the Pattern Kisses stamp set and found the matching swirl design and circled the top. 
The center sentiment is from the Wedding Candies set.
I was so excited when I saw how it came out, and the sentiment was perfect for a homemade jelly. 
I did have to let the jar sit for about a week before the ink was dry against the acrylic paint.  I probably could have used a blow dryer on it if I needed it sooner.   

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Jaded Blossom - Guest Designer

I spy Jaded Blossom
Let's play a game... how many Jaded Blossom items do you spot in this project?
Before I get started, I want to share with you something I found out during this project, and I was amazed.  In my paper stack, I had a "the paper studio" stack named adhesive simplicity. 
(For those of you who know me, you may not be surprised by this next statement but for those of you who don't know me, please don't let it change your opinion of me) HA. 
I thought to myself... what a weird name for a paper pad.  Who cares... it's cute!
So, I pulled out this pad to use on this project and for the life of me I could not figure out why the paper was so darn thick.... DUH... it's a giant sticker!  How stinkin' cool!!!  A stack of 60 pages of stickers that I can make into any design I want.  Yep, I'll be buying stock in this stuff!  You'll see why it ended up being absolutely perfect for this project.
 I had such a great time making this project!

These would be great little treats for your next scrap night.
To start with, I used the 3x4 bags from Jaded Blossom and filled them with some cute colorful twine.
The twine had a ugly brown paper holding it in the center so I covered it up using the Candy Charms & Banner die set.  I used the scalloped circle from this set.
From the Craft On stamp set, I stamped the sentiments on white card stock and adhered them to the scalloped circle.  Then, because the paper is adhesive, I just stuck it on top of the ugly brown paper.
Then, using the Fancy Topper Die I cut out the base from the adhesive paper. 
I took plain white cardstock and cut out the insert then chalked it with a plum ink.
On the insert after it was chalked, I used one of the banner dies from Candy Charms & Banner die set. Setting those next to each other, it added some additional layers of color.
The sentiment at the top and the one in the scalloped circle are both from the Craft On stamp set also. 
I chalked the edges of the sentiment and the scalloped circle with the same plum and used pop dots to adhere them.
The cool part of the paper you've been waiting for... I just folded the Fancy Topper Die cut out in half after it was put together, pulled the adhesive backing off and stuck it to the bag.  no tape needed.
Yeah, it doesn't take much to amuse me :)
So folks, that's my project for today.  I was thrilled with how it came out, I hope you like it too!


Friday, May 17, 2013

Jaded Blossom - Guest Designer Today

Whoot Whoot!!! You haven't seen the last of me yet!
That's right, I'm back :)  for a few more days this month at least.

Today's project is for a wedding my husband and I are going to next month for some very dear friends of ours.
With everyone posting ideas through pintrest on what they want certain parts of their lives to be like, it was easy to get an idea that this wedding is going to be nothing but Pure Country. 
We just received our invitation a few days ago, and boy was I right on my guessing, the bride chose creams and tans for her base colors, she added burlap and a bright green for accents.  Her invitations were so cute, I can only imagine what the event will be like.

After I got married, I realized I had all these little trinkets I wanted to keep but had no one place to store them all safe and sound.

I bought these adorable burlap goodie bags and went to work.
Many of her posts on pintrest included mason jars for different parts of the event.  Good thing Jaded Blossom has a great one!!!

I inked heavy on the stamp since the burlap is course and I wanted the image to be clear. I used the Jar stamp from the Spread the Love set.
Then I used hearts from the Wedding Candies stamp set and just put a few in the jar.  They kind of look like fireflies too.
I went over the outside and some accents of the jar and around the hearts with lime green stickles.
and over the top of it all, I put their wedding date. 
I used the ribbon from her invitation to tie around the top of the bag. 

I plan on using this as the gift bag for part of their wedding present.

I hope you like it, I sure enjoyed making it.  and you can bet I'll be updating you on how amazing the wedding was when we get home.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Jaded Blossom Release Hop

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Jaded Blossom's May Release Blog Hop.  So, did you enjoy all the projects this week. I know I say this all the time but I just LOVE this Release.
Now if you're here from Michelle's page then you're in the right place, if you're just passing thru start at the beginning because you don't wanna miss anything.  I also have the complete line up at the bottom.
If you missed my projects this week here is the highlight of it

Here is what I made:

Jaded Blossom Stamp I used is:
I took some of my all time favorite candies, salt water taffy and added the Summer Candies punched designs.  I colored over them with different color copics to make them stand out more.


(just click on the picture and it will take you directly to the Jaded Blossom Store)
Original Price $122.99
Of course, here is what everyone will receive when they order our New Release.


Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop!

The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!

There are 3 prizes this month!

1 Winner will receive this spool of twine that you see picture Below

1 Winner will receive his 6 x 6 Paper Pack that is pictured

and another Winner will receive a Jaded Blossom Stamp Set of their Choice

Now on to the HOP....

Next up is the talented Jaime

Just in case you get lost here is the Entire Line Up:

~Enjoy the hop!!!~

Jaded Blossom Stamp Release Week - Day 5

Say What?!?  Today is the final day of Sneak Week here at Jaded Blossom. 
As sad as I am that it's the end of my guest design week, I am extremely excited to show you the final stamp set for today.

I have a good feeling, I'll be using this one a lot this summer!!!

Drum roll please........

How stinkin' cute right....  I know!!!

Ok, so my project is a fun one.
I took a glass hing closing jar and filled it with my favorite homemade BBQ spice rub.
Using a bandanna patterned paper from a Paper studio stack I cut it into a triangle
Then I took my scissors and cut tiny strips in the paper and curled them up to make it look like fringe.
Around the inside of the bandanna and across the top, i used a chocolate Jute twine to add some rustic look to it.  Tying it off at the top with a bow.
I used a brown cardstock and a scalloped circle punch which I topped off with a marbled tan paper and stamped the BBQ sentiment on it.

As soon as I saw this set, I knew exactly what I had to make!!  I can't wait to pass these out at our next BBQ for favors.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jaded Blossom Stamp Release Week - Day 4

Yay! Day 4 - What a great day for yet another amazing release from Jaded Blossom

A lot of the ladies have already showcased their Treat Flag die projects.  It was hard to wait 4 whole days to be able to share mine but the wait is over!!!

Today's stamp set sneak is:
And for those of you who haven't yet seen the Treat Flag Die, here it is:

For my first project just using the Fish On stamp set
I used a 3x4 bag
I cut out a fish bowl from create a critter and decorated it
I used the Fancy Topper Die with a sand color for the background and a light blue for the insert
Before adhering the insert to the background of the Fancy Topper Die, I ran it through my cuttlebug with a big polka dot folder and chalked the edges with a aqua ink.
The sentiment I inked on a matching blue background and inked the edges with aqua as well.
I just loved the fish that are in this set so I took my 1 inch circle punch and stamped them in the middle.  I colored over the top with copic markers.
The bag is filled with Swedish fish, one in the front to make it look like it's swimming in the fish bowl and the others are lined up behind it.

My second project today, I also used Fish on but this is the project I used the Treat Flag on as well.
This project was so simple.
I took a Gusset Bag and cut out a rectangle to use as a background print.
I found these cute fishy marshmallows at Walgreen's and stuck a skewer through them so they stacked up.
I wrapped the top of the skewer with yellow and white twine.
The favor was topped off with the larger Treat Flag Die, I stamped the sentiment from Fish On and added the stitching color around the flag.

These were fun projects to make and both very simple.  I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did making them.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Jaded Blossom Stamp Release Week - Day 3

What?  It's already day 3???  This guest design week is going by way too quick.  I don't want to stop using these wonderful stamp sets.  But, I am so very excited for you to see all of the sets and hop with us on Friday.

This project ended up being my absolute favorite project.  In fact, I talked to my best friend about making them for favors for her wedding.  I can see this set will be used a lot in the future in my home!

Here is the stamp set for today:
My project for today:

This set, I used a Jaded Blossom gusset bag and filled it with graham crackers, chocolate, and 2 marshmallows.  I tied the bag with blue and white ribbon.
Using the curly label die, I stamped the sentiment on and chalked the edges with a blue ink.
To finish off the project, I tied the kit onto 2 sticks perfect for a party favor at a BBQ or outdoor wedding. 
I left this project at home while I went on vacation, something tells me my husband will be enjoying s'mores while I'm away and I'll come home to an empty gusset bag :)
This has to be one of my all time favorite projects.  I sure hope you like it.
Thanks Jaded Blossom!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Jaded Blossom Stamp Release Week - Day 2

Hi there, it's me again!!!

Day 2 of Jaded Blossom is a good one!!!

There are also 2 sets being released today.  I was told I only had to make one project, but let's be honest... there was no way I was going to be able to pick just one of these sets to make something with.  again... I love them both.

Here they are:

Here's my Father's Day project:

This project was super simply but what I liked about it was that my dad loves loves loves tootsie pops.  They are his favorite candy so as soon as I saw these candy stamps I knew what treat I would be using.
I took a bundle of tootsie pops and bundled them together using blue and white twine. 
I then took 6 strings off the bottom to make it look like balloon strings , I hair sprayed them and wrapped them around a pencil until they dried.
Using the candy stamps from the Father's Day set, I just simply stamped on white cardstock and punched them with a 1" round punch.
My Game Night project:

Using the 3x4 bags from Jaded Blossom, I cut a cute background piece measuring 2.75x3.75 and slid it right into the bag.
I then found these super adorable dice and filled the bag with colorful fun.
Using the Fancy Topper Die, I cut the base with black cardstock and the insert with the same paper as the sheet I slid into the bag behind the dice.
The sentiment is simply stamped on white cardstock and chalked with black around the edges.
I used my 1" punch again and stamped the dice from the set and colored over them with a pink copic marker.  I used a scalloped punch for the black background of the dice and added the white dots.
So, there you have it folks, 2 projects for one day.  2 great stamp sets for one day.
Tomorrow's another great set and I can't wait until you see what I've got in store for you. 
I am excited to also see what the rest of the team has created.  The projects have been pretty neat so far!
Thanks again Jaded Blossom for picking me to guest design this month!