Teacup Fairy

Hey everyone! Another great thing about release week over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, means that it is also Anything Goes Challenge.

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I coloured up Teacup Fairy with my copic makers (sorry I coloured all of these while I was camping and I forgot the book with all the colours written in it out at the camper). I fussy cut her out and layered her on top of a stenciled background.

Thank you so much for stopping by,
Hugz,
Jessie

C.C. Designs Blog Hop – Balloon Lucy

Today is RELEASE DAY for the new APRIL Stamps at C.C. Designs.
As you have seen from our Preview Days, these new stamps revolve around
birthday parties and celebrations!

CCD Balloon Lucy
I coloured up Balloon Lucy live on my Cards and Colour! Facebook group, using the no lines technique (I have been slightly obsessed with it lately). Keeping a very clean and simple party type feel to the card, I cut some ink blots out with my cameo then used the negatives as a stencil to create a fun background with my new Distress Oxide inks (I think I love them but a little more playing and a review will be coming soon!). A simple sentiment from my stash and this darling card was complete!
Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our awesome Design Team. Check out their amazing creations! This month we have an awesome Guest Designer joining us! Please give a warm welcome to Mindy Baxter of My Creative Scoop!

And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here’s how to enter:Leave a comment on each DT Member’s Blog, and then head back to the C.C. Designs Blog to let us know you completed the hop. The winner from the Blog Hop will receive FREE stamps!!

*This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, APRIL 9th at NOON, 12pm EST. All winners will be announced the following week.

Don’t forget we also have a give-away on the C.C. Designs Facebook Page. Head over, find the Preview Day Banner, and answer the question in the FACEBOOK comment section. You have until Sunday, APRIL 9th to leave an answer for a chance at winning!

All of these products are now available in the C.C. Designs Store!Happy Hopping!!

2015 Week 2

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Wahoo back with week 2! Is is sad that I feel really excited after 3 weeks to have 2 of them done. This spread is using cards from past Scraptastic This Life Noted Kits. This week was a crazy expensive week, my son got completely spoilt, he got his hockey gear, and then we purchased a PS4 (which I had been saving for sense they got released and they had one at Walmart with the Lego Batman game so I picked it up)

 

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You can see in that picture I added a vertical photo, the issue I ran into was when I went to put my layout into its page protector, of course I planned it on the side where the opening was on the spread from the prior week. Easy fix I took my craft knife and ruler and cut a slit at the top of that pocket on the back side that is only as wide as the photo, slid the card in the other side then slid my photo in the slit I had made on the front and re-attached it.

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The other half of the spread of course follows the same colour pallet as the prior page, and was also kept simple, a little journaling wood veneers, and an acetate word from Heidi Swapp. The tag I used on the photo of my son sleeping is cut from Tim Holtz’s tiny tabs and tags die.

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If there is anything on this spread in-particular you would like to know where it came from, leave a comment and I will be sure to get back to you.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz,

Jess

It is now is pieces…

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I apologize for the quality of the photos these were taken with my Iphone, in the not so great basement light.

This is what a Tim Holtz Vagabond looks like taken apart… why you might as… well it was busted anyway and I was out of warranty. So what else was there to do with it? And that question continues now what do I do with it?

Fair warning this is a photo heavy post.

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Tighter shots of the first two photos.

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Hey look its the other half taking it apart, in his old man slippers, lazy clothes, and messy hair. (Don’t tell him I posted this picture lol)

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So once you spend what feels like an eternity locating all the hidden screws (well done sizzix) so that you do not have to break the case to get into the machine. This is what you find… this is the machine without all the pretty bits, the guts that make it work so to speak.

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Then as you dig further into that, you find this magical piece. It is the real heart of the operation, the motor itself. It is also where my machine went all wrong… See the very top piece there… well it had metal shavings in it… bad bad bad.

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(I left this image large so you can see the shavings easily.) this caused that motor to basically skip or shift slightly when the machine was working… which broke the magnet *this motor runs similar to a lawnmower motor* the magnet is a necessity.

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And there you have it the reason why my vagabond died… guess I need some sort of a new small machine as my grandemark is to big to lug around. I am thinking of a Grand Calibur.

Here is a few last photos of all the pieces…

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So what do I do with it now? I have no idea.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz,

Jess

Make a wish…

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Hey everyone! Back today with another sweet little card. I have always loved this stamp set from Lawn Fawn, I have used it over and over again, and still continue to love it.

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There is no patterned paper on this card, which has been one of my favorite things it seems lately. Ink and white paper seems to keep very happy, probably considering the abundance of colouring mediums I have in my possession.

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Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn – Critter Ever After

Neenah Solar White 80lbs

Neenah Solar White 110lbs

Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

Distress Ink – Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Weathered Wood, Peacock Feathers 

Spellbinders – Regal Frames

Recollections – Adhesive Faux Pearls

Simon Says Stamp – Handwritten Greetings *inside sentiment*

Unfortunately I do not have list of the copic’s I used on this card… next time maybe 😛

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz,

Jess

Simple trees

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Hey everyone! Jess here again using the same stamp and die set as yesterday, the Snow Day set from Lawn Fawn,  This card I kept rather simple stamping the tree outline and colouring them in with my Copic’s, G111, G14, G17, and G28, then cut them out with the coordinating die.

 

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I then wrapped some May Arts twine around the white panel and stamped my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black Ink, and attached my trees with foam tape. Then finished off the twine by tying it in a bow over top.

I dug in my Scraptastic Life Noted card stash and found this fun triangle one and cut it down to fit behind the white panel. Noticing that it looked rather plain on the Neenah Solar white card base I took out my most used and loved stencil (Tim Holtz Spatter stencil) masked off the areas I didn’t want to use and then used distress ink in Peacock Feathers, and picked raspberries through the stencil to create a lovely backround. Attatched my focal panel on some foam tape and it was complete.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz

Jess

Christmas Wishes

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Hey everyone, did you see Jen’s fantastic card yesterday! If you didn’t you should go back and take a look at it!

For todays card, I kept the cuts real simple, I really wanted to use these Scraptastic Exclusive wood veneers that I got last Christmas, ya I keep things for far to long, I am seriously trying to blow through my stash.

Back to the start of the card I took a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock, and distress ink (I would guess I used salty ocean, broken china, and weathered wood). After that dried I took the Falling Stars Stencil from SSS and Golden light molding paste and applied that to the panel. I attatched that to another peice of Neenah cardstock leaving an 1/8″ boarder.

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I then took some gold thread and balled it up and put it behind the round wood veneer, added the banner one for the sentiment on the card. Then I needed a couple larger stars for on top of that banner, and I couldn’t find any wood veneers, seeing as I had been working on cards for this series, it came to me right away. I cut a bunch of the stars to the size I wanted them and layered them all together, using a distress marker around the edge to hide the white, I then embossed them with Hero arts gold embossing powder. I attatched everything to a A2 size Neenah Desert Storm cardbase and called it complete.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz,

Jess