Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch - You're So Thoughtful

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I'm playing at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!  I love a sketch challenge!
I see lots of layers here!!   This is what I made!

I started with a polka dot background and topped it with two Lacy Scallop Frames.  I kept the die cuts in place for the smaller white die cut.  I think it looks like lace peeking through the flowers.

The sentiment is from Whole Lotta Thanks and is stamped on a clean white strip of card stock.

I arranged florals from Reverse Confetti Build A Bunch under the sentiment.  They're all stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic Markers.

There are so many flowers in this set and coloring them in different shades changes their look.  I made sure to add some blue flowers and accents to pick up on the background paper.

I love the rainbow of flowers - bright and beautiful!  Have a wonderful day! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Thanks (sentiment), Build A Bunch
Dies | Reverse Confetti Build A Bunch,  Lacy Scallop Frame
Pattern Paper | Reverse Confetti Warm Heart 6"


Monday, September 18, 2017

Just Add Ink - Damask Greetings

Off to the start of a new week!  I'm enjoying a little down time after walking Miss Moriko.. sitting at my desk and playing with a new stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh that you can only find at Simon Says Stamp! It's part of their Stamptember event!    This set is called Damask Greetings and it's got so many possibilities!  I've only used a few stamps from the set to create this pretty design!

I thought this set would be perfect for playing a color challenge so I'm joining Just Add Ink  Challenge today with this pretty palate of colors! 

The stamp set includes lots of sentiments, and pretty damask images that you can stamp how every you like to create one of a kind cards.  I know that just by changing the colors you'll be able to create a whole new look every time.

I love the font script on the sentiments.  The images were really easy to line up too - no drawing or stampy tool required.

I scattered a few sequins in colors similar to the inks throughout the design.  They're also very handy if you have a little Inky mistake that you need to cover. 

I know I'll be reaching for this set over and over because I can customize cards for every occasion, masculine in blues or feminine in pinks - and for everything else every color in between!   The possibilities are endless! 

 Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Simon Says Pretty Pink Posh Damask Greetings
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Cobalt, Lemon Drop, Aquamarine

Saturday, September 16, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays and Chibitronics Blog Hop!

Are you hopping with us?  Chibitronics has paired up with CAS-ual Fridays for a blog hop featuring products from both companies!  CAS-ual Fridays makes beautiful stamps and dies, and Chibitronics makes LED circuit stickers perfect for all your crafty projects!   If you're hopping along you should have reached me from Kelly Griglione's blog!  If you want to get all the details including the candy that's up for grabs you can do that here at the CAS-ual Fridays Blog! 

It was lots of fun learning how to work with the lights and integrate them into my project!  I hope you can see the row of lights behind the "Hooray" vellum panel.   

I stamped the Hip Hip from the Bravo stamp set in a rainbow of colors on a piece of card stock.  I did this the old fashioned way with pencil marked lines and a stamp a ma jig.  The little flower's in between are from Sassy Smiles.  I stamped with Memento Ink and used a marker to draw the squiggly lines between each line of stamping. 

I stamped the HOORAY with Staz On ink on a vellum panel.  The Chibitronic lights are underneath.

TIP:  I didn't want the copper tape to show under the vellum panel - fortunately for me DH is an electrical wizard and told me it was ok to paint the tape with white acrylic paint.  He was right.. it didn't affect the operation of the lights at all!   Paint the tape AFTER you have completed your layout.. the stickers still need to touch the copper tape to work.

The finishing touch was a sprinkle of Fun Fetti topped with gems.

Ready to see more projects? Your next stop is Eiko Uchida! But before you go please leave me a comment.. there's some great prizes up for grabs.. a Chibi Lights starter kit (value $30) and a $30 gift card to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! But you have to comment to enter!

Here's a list of all the designers with projects to share today!

Jeanne Jachna (That's Me!)

Want to go shopping? If you see something you like I hope you will use my special discount code. Any commission that would normally go to me for your purchase has been redirected to CASual Fridays to use toward Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. I accept no commission for the use of products on my blog and only use and endorse products that I love and would recommend. Here's a link to the CASual Fridays Stamps Store.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sassy Smiles, Bravo
Dies | CAS-ual Fridays Fun Fetti Fri Die

Poppystamps Fall Release Blog Blitz

Do you love Halloween? Then you'll want to check out the new Poppystamps Fall Release. We're starting our blog blitz today! That means a prize on every post September 16-26!! Lucky me! I get to kick off the event!  Here's a peek at my card!
Want a chance to win the new Ghost Collage Die? Hop on over to the blog and leave a comment over there! NOT HERE! What are you waiting for? Go! Now! LOL! Good luck! I'd sure love to see you win! CLICK HERE TO JUMP TO THE POPPYSTAMPS BLOG

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Poppystamps Ghost Collage, Zig Zag Happy Halloween Signs, Zig Zag Stripes

Friday, September 15, 2017

Tupelo Designs LLC - Pssst...

I hope you're having a great day!  It's Friday!  That's my day to post at Tupelo Designs LLC!  They're my favorite store!  I love the selection of products they have.. lots of good things like Waffle Flower, Concord  & 9th.. and some goodies I'm using today from Penny Black! 
I love the little girlfriends sharing a secret in this image called "Whispers"!  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copic Markers.  The die cuts are from My Favorite Things (another brand you'll find in the store).  The "Pssst...." sentiment is stamped with Versafine ink.  I love how rich and crisp it is.

My favorite part of crafting (other than the peace of mind it brings me) is the wonderful friends I've met on line!
Crafty friends are the best.. always ready to listen, lend a hand, and they send the best "pick me up" cards!
I hope you check out Tupelo Designs LLC!   As mentioned, they have lots of great brands, but they have great service too.  Shipping is always free (USA only) no coupon required.  They even have loyalty points that add up to dollars you can use on future orders.  Why not give them a try!   Click here to jump to the store.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Penny Black Whispers
Dies | MFT Blueprints 20
Twinery Strawberry Twine

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Morning Cup

 Are you hopping along with the Fall Coffee Lover's Bloghop?  What a fun way to mix two of your favorite things.. love of crafting and a good cuppa.. not to mention there's some amazing prizes up for grabs too!  

Birch Press Design is a Super Sponsor - we're giving a prize on Amy's blog AND on the Birch Press Design Blog!  Here's a little peek at what I made! 
Stop By the blog to see more, leave a comment there and BAM!  You're entered to win! 

Hugs and Happy Hopping! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Birch Press Design Watercolor Wildflowers
Dies | Birch Press Design Fiori Cover Plate A, Watercolor Wildflowers, Calligraphy Pop Thank You | Poppystamps Morning Cup

Pretty Pink Posh September Release Blog Hop!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! If you're checking out the new Pretty Pink Posh release then you're in the right place! If you're following along with Day 2 of project peeks you should have reached me from Joy Taylor's blog. If you want to start from the beginning and get all the details including the candy that's up for grabs you can do that here at the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

There's lots to see today so lets get started! You can see all the new products in the store here!  There's something for everybody.. Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Fall Flowers, beautiful die cuts and new embellishments too!

My favorite season is fall!  and I flipped when I saw the new Stitched Foliage!

The best way to show off these beautifully stitched detailed leaves was to put them on a colorful background and let the clean white lines speak for themselves!

If you love the color block technique then the new Stacked Edges One is a must!  There are three dies in the set made so you can cut them multiple times and stack them one on top of the other.  For this card I used the scallop die.

The accents scattered in the background - circles and O's are the eyelet from the Decorative Tag die.   The sentiment is from Bear Hugs.

Now for something absolutely ADORABLE.. The Trick or Treat Friends Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies!   Taaa Daaa.....

Every little detail in this stamp set is perfection.  This little guy can be a super hero or a vampire just by adding a badge to his chest or a pendant around his neck.  There are so many accessories in this set that the combinations are amazing! 
For the background I used the Zig Zag from the Stitched Edges One set.   You can change the look and feel of the design by switching up the colors.  I put purple at the bottom to pick up on the purple on the Count... and lime green at the top to pick up on the bat girl! 

This stamp set has a large Happy Halloween sentiment.  I needed something smaller for this design so I used the sentiment from Halloween Friends Friends.

This is my favorite Halloween set this year!  I wish I could have fit all the characters on this card so you could see them all.  I know you will love them all.  I stamped mine with Memento Ink and colored them with Copic Markers.  
Ready to see more designs from the new release? The next stop on this hop is Nina-Marie Trapani! But before you go make sure you leave me a comment There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs - two winners for each day of the hop (September 14 & 15). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 pm PST on 9-19-17. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog.

To sweeten the deal I'm giving away one set of the Stacked Edges die - my favorite die from the new release. (Same commenting rules as above - winner will be posted here on my blog).

So LEAVE A COMMENT! You have to comment to win!!

Here's the complete hop list for today

September 15
Jeanne Jachna (That's Me!)

Have a great day!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Bear Hugs
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Foliage, Stacked Edges One, Decorative Tag One
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 6mm, 4mm

Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Trick or Treat Friends, Halloween Friends
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Trick or Treat Friends, Stacked Edges One, Scallop Ovals, Stitched Speech Bubbles
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh 6 mm Metallic Gold, Gold Stars