Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Creative Knockouts Challenge #338 - Flower Power


Hi friends!

Happy Thursday! How is almost the weekend again? Time flies when you are having fun I guess. This week at Creative Knockouts Challenge our theme is “Flower Power” and we are sponsored by Sheepski Designs. I’m using Flowering Cherry for my card this week. I’m also working with Carta Bella Welcome Home papers.

Here is my card:




Thanks for stopping by! Good luck at the challenge.

Xoxo 
Jess

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #356



Hello crafty friends!

I hope you all had an awesome Family Day long weekend! We just relaxed and visited my Grandma for her 86th birthday celebration. 

Today I have a gorgeous birthday card once again using up some old product from my stash! 



I've been playing along with the sketches from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for years now and every week I'm inspired to create!  This week my cards are based on the following sketch:



The sketch was created by Michelle Stewart and digitized by Brandi Robinson.  

I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!

Jess

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Rinea Ghost Ink Hap-bee Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends!


I have a fun new card to share with you for Rinea this week.  If you recall, in my last Rinea post, I created various backgrounds using the new Ghost Ink 2.0 (see post here!).  This week, I'm sharing a card I created with one of those backgrounds! 

Here are the supplies I used:

I followed up on the bee theme and did a little free painting with the Ghost Ink Re-Inker. Simply dip your paintbrush (as show in the video) and paint where you want the color of the Foiled Paper to be removed! Let it sit for about 10-12 seconds and wipe with a cloth. Voila!  The color is magically removed.  

 


You an also do some freehand writing with the paintbrush and Ghost Ink 2.0 Re-Inker! Here is an example:


You are just going to love the new ink. Guess what? I used the Misfits Foiled Paper Variety Pack for all of these projects! The Misfits are just perfect for trying new techniques. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Want to save 10% off your next Rinea purchase? Use code "JESSICAKAISER" and shop HERE.

I hope you will go out and make your own cool backgrounds. See ya soon!

Jess




Thursday, 13 February 2020

Creative Knockouts Challenge #337

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge #337!  Our theme this week is a recipe challenge and our sponsor is Jan’s Digi Stamps. The recipe is super simple:

1- image
1- sentiment
2- different pattern papers
3- embellies (3 of the same or 3 different items) 

I am very lucky to have a few of Jan’s images in rubber stamp form, so for today’s card I used the “Friendship Flowers” stamp set along with a sentiment from “Rustic Flowers”.



Here is what I created:


I stamped the image with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink, embossed the image with clear embossing powder and watercolored with Nuvo AquaFlow Pens.

I’m entering this card over at Jan’s Challenge Blog - Challenge #7 Anything Goes

I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,

Jess

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #355

Hello crafty friends!

How is it going to be halfway through February soon already? Wow! Time flies when you are having fun in the craft room, right? This week I kept on my baby card theme using up some Photoplay Paper I had in my stash. It’s so darn cute!





I've been playing along with the sketches from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for years now and every week I'm inspired to create!  This week my cards are based on the following sketch:



The sketch was created by Michelle Stewart and digitized by Brandi Robinson.  

I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!

Jess


Thursday, 6 February 2020

Creative Knockouts Challenge #336

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge #335!  Our theme this week is "Valentines/Love” and our sponsor is the amazing "The Paper Shelter”.  I chose to work with a stamp set called “Love is Chemistry”. It’s so cute!



Here is what I created:


I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,

Jess

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #354

Hello crafty friends!

Popping in today to share with you a card I created using an older paper pack from CTMH called “Georgie” along with some very old Project Life Embellishments!


I told you I wasn’t kidding when I was going to be using up OLD supplies! Haha


I've been playing along with the sketches from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for years now and every week I'm inspired to create!  This week's Card is based on the following sketch:




The sketch was created by Michelle Stewart and digitized by Brandi Robinson.  I'm slowly working through my backstash of papers - and I love it!  It's nice to fall in love with past faves. 

I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!

Jess

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Ghost Ink 2.0 with Rinea

Hello friends! 


I'm super excited to share my Rinea YouTube video with you this month -and it's all about techniques!  Did you read my blog title? YES - you read it right!  We have a BRAND NEW formulation of Ghost Ink - Ghost Ink 2.0 - and you are going to fall in LOVE with it!

For this tutorial, you are going to need the following:

Embossing Folders
Cloth or paper towel
Paint Brush

Now check out all the cool things I was able to do with the new Ghost Ink in this video:





I took the backgrounds I created and made this really cool Valentine Card:


  

I used the Ghost Ink 2.0 Pad here to stamp and lift the color.

  

I added a few bees using embossing powder - apparently bees are super hot in the crafting world right now! Who would have guessed they would be the next big thing?


I love using the Misfits Foiled Paper Variety Pack to play with different techniques! You would never know that there was anything "wrong" with them - and you get a variety of colors to play with.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my video and that you will go and grab yourself some of the new Ghost Ink 2.0.

See you soon!

Jess

Saturday, 1 February 2020

It’s a Girl Thing - Turner Syndrome Blog Hop

Hello friends! Welcome to the It’s A Girl Thing Blog hop!

I’m here as part of the Joy Clair team and so excited to support this cause.


Thanks to all the sponsors: 


Here are my cards based on this mood board:





So little is known about this syndrome among the general population and we appreciate that you are taking the time to learn about it! If you wish to learn more, there is a
Photo Presentation is on the blog here.

Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder leaving a girl baby with only one X chromosome, instead of two. These children (and adults) contend with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities. Occurring once in every 2,500 female births worldwide, it is more common for pregnancies to not survive full term. That is why TS live births are considered miracles. It’s truly a unique situation!

Remember to visit the "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop 2020  page to become eligible for prizes.

Thanks for joining us in the blog hop!

Xoxo 
Jess

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Creative Knockouts #335 - Birthday Wishes

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge #335!  Our theme this week is "Birthday Wishes” and our sponsor is the amazing "Hetty Clare”.  I chose to work with a stamp set called " Penguin Party”.

Here is what I created:



I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,

Jess

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #353

Hello crafty friends!

I have a Fun new card to share with you today? I’m making a conscious effort to use up past papers before I buy new all the time, so I’m using an older CTMH set for my card today! I believe it was called “Something Fierce “.  How cute is this?




I've been playing along with the sketches from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for years now and every week I'm inspired to create!  This week's Card is based on the following sketch:




The sketch was created by Michelle Stewart and digitized by Brandi Robinson.  I'm slowly working through my backstash of papers - and I love it!  It's nice to fall in love with past faves. 

I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!

Jess

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Creative Knockouts Challenge #333

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge!  Our theme this week is "In Stitches" and our sponsor is the amazing "The Artsy Stamper".  I chose to work with a stamp set called "Morning Glories".




Here is what I created:




For the "in stitches" part, I used a faux stitching technique with a thin black marker. It's really easy to do and I love the final effect.  You could also use a stitched die, embossing folder or even actual sewing. Have fun with it. I used Tonic Nuvo Alcohol Markers to color up this sweet digi.  I have stamped a quick "thank you " on the inside as I think this makes a perfect Thank You Card!

I have entered this card also at the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge #8.

I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,

Jess

Friday, 17 January 2020

Valentine's Home Decor DIY

Hello friends!


Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Typically, I don't do a ton of decorating, but I set up a small space in my house for seasonal displays last summer - so of course I needed some new ideas!

After many unsuccessful shopping trips trying to find something I liked, off to Pinterest I went (haha - don't we all?).  My home style isn't necessarily "farmhouse" and really doesn't have an overall theme. I love mid-century, clean lines, Scandinavian design, modern, industrial AND farmhouse - so I mash them up and do what I like. (ok all you interior designers - insert a loud GASP here!).

For my projects today, I decided on some canning jars, wood, fabric and bookstacks. Using pretty basic supplies that I had in my house, I managed to spend literally $2. in materials (I needed a couple pink paints).  The jars are just upcycled from my gigantic canning stash and I always have Kunin Felt on hand to make flowers with.  Books - well, I have been purging my own stash before thrifting for more.  We have a bin of wood odds and ends in our garage - yeah for scraps. And of course, I have a huge fabric stash too.


The jars were simple - paint, let dry and scuff up a bit. I tied some jute twine around them for a more rustic feel.  I had some peel off removable tape hearts, so I added them to one of the jars as a mask. When the paint was dry, I simply peeled off the tape.  The felt flowers are all hand cut and hand crafted. I just used some basic techniques online and got cutting! I've been making them for years, so they come together quite quickly. The flowers were hot glued to the top of the jars. Done! :)


  

I found an idea on Pinterest to make an XO from wood and an embroidery hoop. Two pieces of scrap wood were screwed together, then rough painted and sanded. Easy peasy! I added a piece of pink fabric to a wooden embroidery hoop and it became my "O".

   

Book stacks!  These I have been really enjoying making. I took some random hardcover books and painted them. Once dry, I hotglued them together and died some jute. I punched out some labels and distressed them, then glued them on the books.

 

   

I tucked my Scentsy warmer in behind the jars - it's the Mason Jar style so it fits right in!

There you have it - my handmade Valentine's suite made to fit my own style and decor.  You can make them too - it actually didn't take very long. The longest part was waiting for the paint to try so I could paint the other side of the books. I have since added a candle and another little chalked sign to the display. I'm sure a candy dish will make it's way in there too. hehe

Thanks for checking it out and I hope you will share your Valentine's Decor with me too.

Chat soon!

xoxo
Jess

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Rinea Valentine's Tags

Hello!
I'm here today with a fun, quick Rinea project, featuring a YouTube video showing you how to create some adorable Valentine's Tags!  You can use them as your "exchange cards" too.  I used some fun, "snarky" sentiments, but you could always go super traditional too!  I used the Love Variety Pack along with your fave Valentine stamp set, heart dies, ink, tags and ribbon.  The stamp set I used came from Joy Clair Stamps.  It's such a fun set!  It's called #single in case you are looking for it.
 Here is the video: 



 Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed!
 See you again soon!
 Jess

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Creative Knockouts Challenge #333

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge!!

Our theme this week is "Finish the Inside" and our sponsor is Di's Digi Stamps.  We were free to create with our own stamps for this challenge!  I recently picked up some new Stampin' Up! supplies, so I was eager to create with them! I pulled out an old SU stamp called "Peachy Keen" and here is what I created for you this week:





Here is the inside:


I made a second card too!



Here is the inside:

OOPS!  Can you see a foam square backer that somehow made it's way into the photo? LOL


Isn't this paper collection darling?


I hope to see you at the challenge! Good luck!

Until next time,

Jess

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #351

Hello crafty friends!

I have a pretty new card to share with you today.  I'm loving working with pink tones after all the hustle and bustle of Christmas.




I've been playing along with the sketches from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for years now and every week I'm inspired to create!  This week's Valentine Card is based on the following sketch:





The sketch was created by Michelle Stewart and digitized by Brandi Robinson.  I'm slowly working through my backstash of papers - and I love it!  It's nice to fall in love with past faves. 

I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!

Jess

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Creative Knockouts #332 - Celebrations - Dr. Digi

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge!!

Our theme this week is "Celebrations" and our sponsor is Dr. Digi!  I used the stamp set called "Funny Sentiment Sheet 01".  I just love the handwritten feel of it!

Doctor Digi


I wanted to make a cute and funny Valentine's Card for my celebration. Here is what I created:








I hope to see you at the challenge! Good luck!

Until next time,

Jess