Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Meticulosity's Blogiversary Party!

Good morning everyone! I'm partying with Deb over at Meticulosity today as she celebrates her one year blogiversary - yahoo! It's hard to believe that I've only known my Debbie Deb Deb for a year now - seems like my sister from another mother has been in my life much longer than that. You can find all of the party fun at Deb's blog: http://meticulosity.blogspot.com/

I have some blog candy to give away as well, but more about that in a moment. First, let's talk party hats!


Now it's a party! I went CAS with this fun card and my new Reverse Confetti party hat stamp & die cut set. I also gave my new Hero Arts Ombre purple ink pad a spin, and man is it fun. I'm still packing (ugh) so I decided to use what was on my desk; a pretty scrap of blue paper that I embossed, some lovely gray cardstock from Simon Says Stamp, and my absolute favorite metallic cardstock. That is how much I love you, Deb - I used metallic cardstock for you! LOL


I used foam tape on the party hat and the die cuts for added fun. It came together quickly and I love the results. Time to Party!

Speaking of party, how about winning that goodie bag? The joys of cleaning is finding extra supplies to giveaway, and I came across this 6x6 pad that's as vibrant as Deb's personality and a set of my favorite Hero Arts ink colors...including cup o' joe. :) Seeing as Deb and I are the coffee addicts of the group, it was only fitting.

US residents only this time due to cost of postage-sorry my international friends
For a chance to win, please leave a comment on my blog below telling me all about something that will distract me from the pains of moving. If you want to keep with the Deb & I theme, good topics are crafting, coffee, cats, beer, and online BFFs. ;) For extra entries, you can do the following (but be sure to come back and tell me about it in a separate comment!):

  • follow Deb's blog, Meticulosity
  • share this giveaway on social media
  • follow my blog (if you already do, that counts; just leave a comment, please)
  • send coffee

Ok, the last one is silly, but if you do that will be taken into consideration...LOL

Seeing as I'll be moving all weekend (yikes!) I'm giving  you until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, May 24th to enter. Winners will be contacted and announced on Tuesday, May 26th simply because I'll need a day to recover first. ;) Make sure when you leave your comments I have a way to contact you!

Time for me to get another cup of coffee - Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thank You Card Set

Hey everyone - I'm over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today sharing a whole set of thank you cards!

Kitty photo-bomb! Can you guess the kitty?
Be sure to head on over to check out the how-to tutorial.

Supplies Used:
Hero Arts Shadow Inks - Soft Green, Butter Bar, Cup O' Joe, Bubble Gum, Tide Pool, Soft Purple
Hero Arts Thank You/Thanks Wood Mounted stamp
Hero Arts Stamp & Cuts Thanks
Paper - Bazzill Vellum, Bazzill Chocolate Malt, Neenah Solar White cardstock, DCWV Foiled Solid paper pad
DMC Metallic Light Silver Embroidery Thread

Remember if you go shopping to use code Jennifer15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. Some links above are affiliate links that help keep the blog running; I'd love it if you used them!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Two New Video Tutorials and an Update

Hey everyone - I'm catching up on my guest blogger posts over at the ClearSnap blog. I've had two more cards making tutorial videos go live over there this week!

You can check out the Stenciled Birthday Card tutorial here



And the Celebrate with Style tutorial here


Remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you get updates of all the lovely new videos!

Speaking of updates, it is crazier than normal around here lately...we're moving! Not too far, but enough that we must sort and clean and pack everything, including my craft room! :( That means I'm trying to get ahead of schedule with my design team posts because pretty soon all of my beautiful craft supplies are going to be boxed up and carried over to the new house. Sniff. I might wind up in withdrawal.

This also means that I am cleaning out my supplies as I pack, and do keep coming across things that I no longer need. Interested? Thought you might be. ;) I'm selling them in a few places:

-on Facebook in the Scrapbook Deals group (if you're not already a member, you will have to request to join). My album can be found here: Jennifer's For Sale Album

-local peeps, there are TWO garage sales coming up! One this weekend (message me for details) and one on June 6th as part of the Delanson village-wide yard sale.

I know there's more stuff that I'll be adding to the piles as well, like a box of clear stamps I still need to go through...oof...I'll keep you posted!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 1, 2015

So Suzy Stamps May Release

Good morning everyone! It's release day over at So Suzy Stamps, and I'm playing with the new baby buggy and Mother's Day sentiment.

Public Service Announcement - Mother's Day is next Sunday, May 10th. Be ready, people!


I have several friends who are either celebrating their first Mother's Day this year or have little ones on the way, so this stamp is going to be seeing a lot of use...LOL


I kept the buggy gender neutral with greens and yellows, then jazzed up the card with the die cutting and layers of paper. I love how it turned out!

Be sure to check out all the new goodies in the store today and see what my fellow DT girls came up with!


Supply list:
So Suzy Stamps - Pretty Baby Carriage, Happy Mother's Day
Simon Says Stamp - Smoke Gray cardstock, Neenah Solar White cardstock
Mama Elephant - Creative Cuts Basic Set
Authentique 6x6 paper pad

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Breathe Because You're Awesome

Hey everyone - it's a busy day over here! I have cards up on both the a2z Scrapbooking blog AND the So Suzy Stamps blog today - phew!

Over at a2z Scrapbooking it's the last day of our April challenge - Stencils

Thanks for being awesome
Over at So Suzy Stamps it's the last day of our April challenge - Birthdays

Breathe
Be sure to head on over to both blogs to see how I created the cards!

Supply List for 'Thanks for being awesome':
Hero Arts Shadow Inks – Butter Bar, Cornflower Blue, Green Hills
Sponge Daubers
Hero Arts Basic Grey Deco Pattern StencilHero Arts Stamp & Cuts ‘Thanks’Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder
Bazzill Caramel Apple cardstock
Vellum


Supply list for 'Breathe':
So Suzy Stamps - Line Leaf 2Breathe
Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders - Perfect Bronze, Perfect Copper, Heirloom Gold

Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 24, 2015

a2z Scrapbooking Birthday Blog Hop Bash

Hello everyone, and welcome to a2z Scrapbooking Birthday Blog Hop Bash!!! You should be arriving from Greta's lovely blog. If this is your first stop you'll want to begin at the a2z Scrapbooking blog so you don't miss out on any of the fun and beautiful creations we are sharing today.

I love a good party, and what's a good party without balloons?? 


I started with lots of white cardstock. Lots. You'd never tell now, right? ;) So, the card base is a standard A2 top-folding card that I cut from a piece of 8.5"x11" paper. The remaining strip I then cut in half and trimmed a bit, giving me my 4"x5.25" card front that I added texture paste to with the Arrow Pattern stencil. The last piece I smooshed with my Hero Arts neon inks in Green, Orange and Yellow. I love these bright colors, especially popped against the white. When the ink was dry I die cut some balloons and then added the stars in black for contrast. Where did they come from? The versatile Hero Arts 'Thanks' stamp and cut set.


I love all the texture and layers! I die cut a banner for my 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from the Glow Girl stamp set, then heat embossed it with some gold embossing powder. I added some fun foam behind my card front for uniform support, then added on my balloons and sentiment with foam tape. I left the balloon strings loose for added fun!


Now your next stop will be Kelly's blog!
Be sure to leave a comment on every blog to be entered into the random drawing to win a $25 gift certificate to the store. You have until Sunday, April 26th at 11:59pm EST to leave your comments and the winner will be announced on the a2z Scrapbooking blog.


Happy hopping!


Monday, April 20, 2015

So Suzy Stamps Stupendous Birthday Blog Hop


Hey everyone - enjoying all the birthday fun?? You should be arriving from Jenny's fun blog, but if you just stumbled in be sure to head on over to the So Suzy Stamps page for the full list of events, bloggers, and confetti!


It turned out that I actually had a few of the very first stamps in my collection to choose from, so I grabbed two of my favorite sentiments - "Happiness is..." and "Sending you an instant hug".


I stamped Happiness is... on a piece of 4.25"x5.5" Neenah Solar White cardstock in that luscious gold Delicata ink and then die cut three butterflies out of the panel. For some texture I ran it through an embossing folder and then made light marks on an A2 card base showing where my butterflies were. I then added some washi tape to the card base thus "coloring in" my butterflies. Some adhesive to hold it down and the second sentiment stamped inside with a little confetti heart and this pretty card was done.


All right, now I'm sending you off to Kim's blog! Be sure to join in all the birthday festivities we have going on today (psssttt...there are prizes involved!)

  • Scavenger Hunt on So Suzy Stamps Website - $10 Gift Certificate - 5 Winners
  • Blog Hop on...So Suzy Stamps Blog - $10 Gift Certificate  - Drawing (1 winner)
  • Instagram Photo Bomb - $10 Gift Certificate - Drawing (1 winner)
  •  - Be sure and use #SoSuzy1stBday
  • Facebook Birthday Party - $10 Gift Certificate - Drawing (1 winner)
  • Participate in all of the festivities - $25 Gift Certificate - Drawing (1 winner)
  • 20% off everything in the store - No coupon required

  • Happy Partying!

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Meticulosity's Blogiversary Party!

    Good morning everyone! I'm partying with Deb over at Meticulosity today as she celebrates her one year blogiversary - yahoo! It's hard to believe that I've only known my Debbie Deb Deb for a year now - seems like my sister from another mother has been in my life much longer than that. You can find all of the party fun at Deb's blog: http://meticulosity.blogspot.com/

    I have some blog candy to give away as well, but more about that in a moment. First, let's talk party hats!


    Now it's a party! I went CAS with this fun card and my new Reverse Confetti party hat stamp & die cut set. I also gave my new Hero Arts Ombre purple ink pad a spin, and man is it fun. I'm still packing (ugh) so I decided to use what was on my desk; a pretty scrap of blue paper that I embossed, some lovely gray cardstock from Simon Says Stamp, and my absolute favorite metallic cardstock. That is how much I love you, Deb - I used metallic cardstock for you! LOL


    I used foam tape on the party hat and the die cuts for added fun. It came together quickly and I love the results. Time to Party!

    Speaking of party, how about winning that goodie bag? The joys of cleaning is finding extra supplies to giveaway, and I came across this 6x6 pad that's as vibrant as Deb's personality and a set of my favorite Hero Arts ink colors...including cup o' joe. :) Seeing as Deb and I are the coffee addicts of the group, it was only fitting.

    US residents only this time due to cost of postage-sorry my international friends
    For a chance to win, please leave a comment on my blog below telling me all about something that will distract me from the pains of moving. If you want to keep with the Deb & I theme, good topics are crafting, coffee, cats, beer, and online BFFs. ;) For extra entries, you can do the following (but be sure to come back and tell me about it in a separate comment!):

    • follow Deb's blog, Meticulosity
    • share this giveaway on social media
    • follow my blog (if you already do, that counts; just leave a comment, please)
    • send coffee

    Ok, the last one is silly, but if you do that will be taken into consideration...LOL

    Seeing as I'll be moving all weekend (yikes!) I'm giving  you until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, May 24th to enter. Winners will be contacted and announced on Tuesday, May 26th simply because I'll need a day to recover first. ;) Make sure when you leave your comments I have a way to contact you!

    Time for me to get another cup of coffee - Happy Crafting!

    Friday, May 15, 2015

    Thank You Card Set

    Hey everyone - I'm over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today sharing a whole set of thank you cards!

    Kitty photo-bomb! Can you guess the kitty?
    Be sure to head on over to check out the how-to tutorial.

    Supplies Used:
    Hero Arts Shadow Inks - Soft Green, Butter Bar, Cup O' Joe, Bubble Gum, Tide Pool, Soft Purple
    Hero Arts Thank You/Thanks Wood Mounted stamp
    Hero Arts Stamp & Cuts Thanks
    Paper - Bazzill Vellum, Bazzill Chocolate Malt, Neenah Solar White cardstock, DCWV Foiled Solid paper pad
    DMC Metallic Light Silver Embroidery Thread

    Remember if you go shopping to use code Jennifer15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. Some links above are affiliate links that help keep the blog running; I'd love it if you used them!

    Happy Crafting!

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Two New Video Tutorials and an Update

    Hey everyone - I'm catching up on my guest blogger posts over at the ClearSnap blog. I've had two more cards making tutorial videos go live over there this week!

    You can check out the Stenciled Birthday Card tutorial here



    And the Celebrate with Style tutorial here


    Remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you get updates of all the lovely new videos!

    Speaking of updates, it is crazier than normal around here lately...we're moving! Not too far, but enough that we must sort and clean and pack everything, including my craft room! :( That means I'm trying to get ahead of schedule with my design team posts because pretty soon all of my beautiful craft supplies are going to be boxed up and carried over to the new house. Sniff. I might wind up in withdrawal.

    This also means that I am cleaning out my supplies as I pack, and do keep coming across things that I no longer need. Interested? Thought you might be. ;) I'm selling them in a few places:

    -on Facebook in the Scrapbook Deals group (if you're not already a member, you will have to request to join). My album can be found here: Jennifer's For Sale Album

    -local peeps, there are TWO garage sales coming up! One this weekend (message me for details) and one on June 6th as part of the Delanson village-wide yard sale.

    I know there's more stuff that I'll be adding to the piles as well, like a box of clear stamps I still need to go through...oof...I'll keep you posted!

    Happy Crafting!

    Friday, May 1, 2015

    So Suzy Stamps May Release

    Good morning everyone! It's release day over at So Suzy Stamps, and I'm playing with the new baby buggy and Mother's Day sentiment.

    Public Service Announcement - Mother's Day is next Sunday, May 10th. Be ready, people!


    I have several friends who are either celebrating their first Mother's Day this year or have little ones on the way, so this stamp is going to be seeing a lot of use...LOL


    I kept the buggy gender neutral with greens and yellows, then jazzed up the card with the die cutting and layers of paper. I love how it turned out!

    Be sure to check out all the new goodies in the store today and see what my fellow DT girls came up with!


    Supply list:
    So Suzy Stamps - Pretty Baby Carriage, Happy Mother's Day
    Simon Says Stamp - Smoke Gray cardstock, Neenah Solar White cardstock
    Mama Elephant - Creative Cuts Basic Set
    Authentique 6x6 paper pad

    Happy Crafting!

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Breathe Because You're Awesome

    Hey everyone - it's a busy day over here! I have cards up on both the a2z Scrapbooking blog AND the So Suzy Stamps blog today - phew!

    Over at a2z Scrapbooking it's the last day of our April challenge - Stencils

    Thanks for being awesome
    Over at So Suzy Stamps it's the last day of our April challenge - Birthdays

    Breathe
    Be sure to head on over to both blogs to see how I created the cards!

    Supply List for 'Thanks for being awesome':
    Hero Arts Shadow Inks – Butter Bar, Cornflower Blue, Green Hills
    Sponge Daubers
    Hero Arts Basic Grey Deco Pattern StencilHero Arts Stamp & Cuts ‘Thanks’Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder
    Bazzill Caramel Apple cardstock
    Vellum


    Supply list for 'Breathe':
    So Suzy Stamps - Line Leaf 2Breathe
    Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders - Perfect Bronze, Perfect Copper, Heirloom Gold

    Happy Crafting!

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    a2z Scrapbooking Birthday Blog Hop Bash

    Hello everyone, and welcome to a2z Scrapbooking Birthday Blog Hop Bash!!! You should be arriving from Greta's lovely blog. If this is your first stop you'll want to begin at the a2z Scrapbooking blog so you don't miss out on any of the fun and beautiful creations we are sharing today.

    I love a good party, and what's a good party without balloons?? 


    I started with lots of white cardstock. Lots. You'd never tell now, right? ;) So, the card base is a standard A2 top-folding card that I cut from a piece of 8.5"x11" paper. The remaining strip I then cut in half and trimmed a bit, giving me my 4"x5.25" card front that I added texture paste to with the Arrow Pattern stencil. The last piece I smooshed with my Hero Arts neon inks in Green, Orange and Yellow. I love these bright colors, especially popped against the white. When the ink was dry I die cut some balloons and then added the stars in black for contrast. Where did they come from? The versatile Hero Arts 'Thanks' stamp and cut set.


    I love all the texture and layers! I die cut a banner for my 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from the Glow Girl stamp set, then heat embossed it with some gold embossing powder. I added some fun foam behind my card front for uniform support, then added on my balloons and sentiment with foam tape. I left the balloon strings loose for added fun!


    Now your next stop will be Kelly's blog!
    Be sure to leave a comment on every blog to be entered into the random drawing to win a $25 gift certificate to the store. You have until Sunday, April 26th at 11:59pm EST to leave your comments and the winner will be announced on the a2z Scrapbooking blog.


    Happy hopping!


    Monday, April 20, 2015

    So Suzy Stamps Stupendous Birthday Blog Hop


    Hey everyone - enjoying all the birthday fun?? You should be arriving from Jenny's fun blog, but if you just stumbled in be sure to head on over to the So Suzy Stamps page for the full list of events, bloggers, and confetti!


    It turned out that I actually had a few of the very first stamps in my collection to choose from, so I grabbed two of my favorite sentiments - "Happiness is..." and "Sending you an instant hug".


    I stamped Happiness is... on a piece of 4.25"x5.5" Neenah Solar White cardstock in that luscious gold Delicata ink and then die cut three butterflies out of the panel. For some texture I ran it through an embossing folder and then made light marks on an A2 card base showing where my butterflies were. I then added some washi tape to the card base thus "coloring in" my butterflies. Some adhesive to hold it down and the second sentiment stamped inside with a little confetti heart and this pretty card was done.


    All right, now I'm sending you off to Kim's blog! Be sure to join in all the birthday festivities we have going on today (psssttt...there are prizes involved!)

  • Scavenger Hunt on So Suzy Stamps Website - $10 Gift Certificate - 5 Winners
  • Blog Hop on...So Suzy Stamps Blog - $10 Gift Certificate  - Drawing (1 winner)
  • Instagram Photo Bomb - $10 Gift Certificate - Drawing (1 winner)
  •  - Be sure and use #SoSuzy1stBday
  • Facebook Birthday Party - $10 Gift Certificate - Drawing (1 winner)
  • Participate in all of the festivities - $25 Gift Certificate - Drawing (1 winner)
  • 20% off everything in the store - No coupon required

  • Happy Partying!