Thursday, 16 June 2022

Creative Knockouts Challenge #457


Happy Thursday friends!

I’m super happy to announce that I only have two more chemotherapy appointments left! Horray! There’s still a long road to go, but I’ll be happy to have this part done! Onward and upward!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts. For Challenge #457, our theme is Use Two or More Patterned Papers!

Our wonderful sponsor is KLM Designs. Their stamps are just adorable! I used the Digital Stamp called Christmas Light Gnome.

I printed off the digi and coloured with alcohol markers - still not my fave thing to do but I’m trying! Lol

The pattern papers are from Prima. I figure I could use this challenge to get a head start on Christmas cards! Hehe

Here is what I created in more detail:



Thanks for stopping by! Your comments mean a lot to me :)

Hugs! 

Jess


Thursday, 2 June 2022

Creative Knockouts Challenge #455 with Twinkle Lane Designs - Fun Folds


Happy Thursday friends!

June!  Time flies when we are having fun, right? 

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts. For Challenge #455, our theme is Fun Folds!

Our wonderful sponsor is Twinkle Lane Designs. Such whimsical and fun stamps. I used the Digital Stamp called Mini Ice Creams

I started by using the digi to create a full sheet of paper. I printed it onto white cardstock, then watercolored to give it some brightness!  Then, I found this adorable Kite design folded card on Pinterest and followed her instructions.

Here is what I created in more detail:





A little bit of lace and embroidery floss finished off the "tail" of my kite!  How cute!

I hope to see you at the challenge. Challenges are a great way to bust out of a creative funk - or just to have fun and maybe win a prize or two!

Until next time,

Jess

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Creative Knockouts Challenge #449 with Pattie's Creations - Wings & Things or Furry Friends

Happy Thursday friends!

How is your April going? Time sure flies when you are having fun, doesn't it? 

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts. For Challenge #449, our theme is Wings & Things OR Furry Friends (your choice!) and our wonderful sponsor is Pattie's Creations.  She always has such cute designs - this week I am working with the fun Flamingos Stamp Set. 


Here is what I created:



I hope to see you at the challenge. Challenges are a great way to bust out of a creative funk - or just to have fun and maybe win a prize or two!

Until next time,

Jess

Thursday, 7 April 2022

Creative Knockouts Challenge #447 with All Dressed Up Stamps - For the Girls

Happy Thursday friends!

Well, I started a new Chemo drug last week. So far, so good!  I have 12 rounds of this drug - once a week on Fridays. Wish me luck!  I know I will do just as well through these rounds as I did on the first batch. Keep those good vibes coming - I appreciate it.

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts. For Challenge #447, our theme is For the Girls and our wonderful sponsor is All Dressed Up.  I am working with a digi called "New Hair Do" - being a hairstylist, of course I had to choose this one! She's just too sweet.


Here is what I created:




For this card, I decided to do a little paper piecing. I started by printing the full digi image onto my cardbase and a second copy on a piece of cardstock. I colored the bow and shirt from the second piece using Tonic Studios Nuvo Alcohol Markers. Then, I fussy cut them out and attached them to my cardbase. Just a cute and easy card!  The sentiment was stamped using basic black ink.  Isn't she adorable? 

I hope to see you at the challenge. Challenges are a great way to bust out of a creative funk - or just to have fun and maybe win a prize or two!

Until next time,

Jess

Monday, 28 March 2022

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #466

Hello friends! 

I've been playing along with the sketches from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for quite a long time now. I love how sketches can give you an awesome jumping off point - no matter what paper pack you are using.  Here is this week's sketch:



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

Here is what I created using the BRAND NEW Cake Day Paper Pack!



I hope you will come and play along with us! 

If you would love to create with any of the products I shared today, please know that I am an Close to My Heart Maker and would LOVE to help you out! You can check out my website HERE or reach out for product recommendations, online card classes, scrapbooking classes and more!  

See you next time!

Jess

Supplies:
Paper: Cake Day
Cardstock: Cake Day Coordinating Cardstock
Stamp Set:  Cake Day Scrapbooking D2080
Ink: Intense Black
Embellishments:  Cake Day Coordinating Sticker Sheet
Other: Card Bases

Monday, 14 March 2022

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #464

Hello friends! 

I've been playing along with the sketches from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for quite a long time now. I love how sketches can give you an awesome jumping off point - no matter what paper pack you are using.  Here is this week's sketch:





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

Here is what I created using the BRAND NEW Cake Day Paper Pack!



I hope you will come and play along with us! 

If you would love to create with any of the products I shared today, please know that I am an Close to My Heart Maker and would LOVE to help you out! You can check out my website HERE or reach out for product recommendations, online card classes, scrapbooking classes and more!  

See you next time!

Jess

Supplies:
Paper: Cake Day
Cardstock: Cake Day Coordinating Cardstock
Stamp Set:  Cake Day Scrapbooking D2080
Ink: Intense Black
Embellishments:  Cake Day Coordinating Sticker Sheet
Other: Card Bases

Thursday, 10 March 2022

Creative Knockouts Challenge #443 with Dr. Digi's House of Stamps - Birthday Wishes

Happy Thursday friends!

Has it warmed up in your neck of the woods yet? March can be so fickle! Good thing there is crafting to occupy the time when the weather doesn't agree. haha

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts. For Challenge #443, our theme is Birthday Wishes and our wonderful sponsor is Dr. Digi. I am working with a digi called called Grumpy Sentiments. I just fell in love with the funny greetings!  I even created 4 cards to share with you - that's how much I loved it!  This digi is a PDF Sheet - so it prints out in one go and you simply trim out the one you want!

Here is what I created:




I think this was my personal fave!



I kept these cards simple as well - created a background from some awesome masculine papers - then fussy cut out the sentiments after printing!  I'm sure you could handle that too - hehehe.

I hope to see you at the challenge. Challenges are a great way to bust out of a creative funk - or just to have fun and maybe win a prize or two!

Until next time,

Jess

Monday, 28 February 2022

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #462

Hello friends! 

I've been playing along with the sketches from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for quite a long time now. I love how sketches can give you an awesome jumping off point - no matter what paper pack you are using.  Here is this week's sketch:



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

Here is what I created using the new Sawyer Papers:




I hope you will come and play along with us! 

If you would love to create with any of the products I shared today, please know that I am an Close to My Heart Maker and would LOVE to help you out! You can check out my website HERE or reach out for product recommendations, online card classes, scrapbooking classes and more!  

I would also love to have you as a VIP Customer. If  you would like more information, just ask!




See you next time!

Jess

Supplies:
Paper: Sawyer Paper Pack 
Cardstock: Sawyer Coordinating Cardstock
Stamp Set:  n/a
Ink: n/a
Embellishments:  Sawyer Sticker Sheet, 
Other:

Thursday, 24 February 2022

Creative Knockouts Challenge #441 with KLM Designs

Happy Thursday friends!

I hope this post finds you happy and healthy. I'm still trucking along with my chemo - tomorrow I have treatment #3. I'm feeling great actually - strong and healthy still. I hope it continues this way. Thank you for all your kind words of encouragement - it means a lot to me.

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts. For Challenge #441, our theme is Anything Goes and our wonderful sponsor is KLM Designs.  I am working with a digi called "Chillin' At Home Gnome" - he's so cute!

Here is what I created:


I kept things super simple for this card. I colored up the sweet gnome using Tonic Studios Nuvo Alcohol Markers. I printed the sentiment onto a white card base, fussy cut out the image and added some dimensional foam squares to prop it up.  Super cute!

I hope to see you at the challenge. Challenges are a great way to bust out of a creative funk - or just to have fun and maybe win a prize or two!

Until next time,

Jess

Thursday, 27 January 2022

Creative Knockouts Challenge #437 & A Health Update

Hello crafty friends!

Well, I decided I needed some excitement in my life (other than my new cancer journey! LOL) so I decided to rejoin the girls over at Creative Knockouts! I always love the team there and I'm so happy to be back.

Yes - I used the big "C" word there - I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in December 2021 and am taking 2022 to heal me up! That means, no working outside the home....BUT, that also means more craft time. I will share a bit here and there with my journey - but just know that I have an amazing medical team and I know I will kick cancer to the curb. :)

So enough of that talk - let's talk crafty stuff!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge #437. Our theme this week is "Die Cuts & Punches" and our sponsor is  SheepSki Designs
The image I used is Bob Image No 60 - he's so cute!

Here is what I created:



I used a simple heart punch to add extra popped up hearts around Bob. Such a simple, yet effective addition!

I hope to see you at the challenge. Challenges are a great way to bust out of a creative funk - or just to have fun and maybe win a prize or two!

Until next time,

Jess

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #456

Hello friends! 

This week I'm playing with the Smitten Paper Pack from Close to My Heart! I love how cute the colors all work together. The happy little bee from the coordinating stamp set just makes me smile - and I think we all need more things to smile about these days!



I've been playing along with the sketches from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for quite a long time now. I love how sketches can give you an awesome jumping off point - no matter what paper pack you are using.  Here is this week's sketch:





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

I hope you will come and play along with us! If you would love to create with any of the products I shared today, please know that I am an Close to My Heart Maker and would LOVE to help you out! You can check out my website HERE or reach out for product recommendations, online card classes, scrapbooking classes and more!  

I would also love to have you as a VIP Customer. If  you would like more information, just ask!




See you next time!

Jess

Supplies:
Paper: Smitten Paper Pack
Cardstock: Smitten Coordinating Cardstock
Stamp Set:  Smitten Stamp + Thin Cuts
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Ink: Raspberry, Black Intense
Embellishments:   Black & White Dots (Z3314)
Other: Card Bases

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Happy New Year & AHSC #454



Hello friends! 
 
Long time, no see!!! I’m back with all new 2022 ideas and ready to share! I have plenty of stories to tell (stay tuned!) and lots of crafty plans. We shall see how many I can stick to, but I'm really excited!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are staying healthy.

How cute is this little mouse?


I've been playing along with the sketches from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for years now and I’m excited to be back on the team. Here is this week’s sketch:




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

For this card, I played with an older paper pack called “Feels Like Home”. The colors are so pretty!

The stamp set I used is this Month’s Stamp of the Month - Sweet Little Things! So cute 🥰 Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set valued at $25.75 for just $6.75—or you can get it for FREE as a VIP Customer! Qualify for this special pricing by placing an order of $60 or more in Close To My Heart products. This month’s set is only available January 1–31.





I grabbed my watercolor paints and just did a little light wash. 

 

I hope you will come and play along with us! If you would love to create with any of the products I shared today, please know that I am an Close to My Heart Maker and would LOVE to help you out! You can check out my website HERE or reach out for product recommendations, online card classes, scrapbooking classes and more!

See you next time!

Jess

Products Used (All Close to My Heart unless otherwise indicated):
Cardbases: Slimline
PaperPack: Feels Like Home
Cardstock: Fern X5960
Stamp Set: Sweet Little Things S2201
Embellishments: Pearls from stash