Friday, April 20, 2018

Ewe are loved - My Favorite Things


I have a wonderful friend who is going through a rough time right now with the health of her mom.  I wanted to send her a card to let her know I was thinking of her and praying for her and her family.  This card I created last time Torrey was here just seem to say what I was wanting to convey.

I used the adorable stamp collection from My Favorite Things called Ewe Are The Best.  If I remember right the challenge Torrey had given me before I made this one was "black and white with one pop of color"... not my easiest challenge, but I think I pulled it off.  It's smaller than normal but the images dictated the size.

The images are colored with my Copics, fussy cut out cause I don't have the die cuts to match, and placed on a simple blocked background.  Nothing special in the design, but I think it fit the mood well.

Challenges:


Happy weekend!
Hugs,
Jodi

Friday, April 13, 2018

Llama lovin'


You just gotta love a photo-bombing llama more than just about anything, right?  This card just makes me giggle.  I put "Bad llama, bad llama" inside and gave it to my son-in-law who loves the movie Emperors New Groove - so it was just perfect.  Nothing too fancy, but with this adorable set from Gerda Steiner called Llama Tell You, I had just about everything I needed.  A little coloring, some pen work and an oval die cut set was all it took to create this hilarious card. 

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Happy Friday to all!
Hugs,
Jodi

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Just Chicken In - Taylored Expressions


It's been a stressful couple of weeks, so not too much time in my craft room... (sniff sniff)... but hoping to get back in there soon!

So, I'm showing an older make today.  This stamp set called Happy Hens is from Taylored Expressions and I immediately fell in love with it.  Of course, I kinda have a thing for chickens, so it was no big decision when I found it - obviously, I HAD to have it!

I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers from Crafter's Companion to color it, and then added quite a bit of  Ranger's Distress Ink around the edges to give it that vintage look.  The grosgrain ribbon and colored twine combine with the button to add to the country feel.

Challenges:


Here's to a great week!
Hugs,
Jodi

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Happy Birthday - Mo Manning style



I needed a springtime Happy Birthday card for a dear friend who's birthday is tomorrow - so what better image than to pick Mo Manning's "End of Summer" - which to me, looks like spring.

I used my Copics to add color, then a Spellbinder's zigzag edge die to cut it out.  Some bright and colorful patterned paper from my scraps, along with a gingham ribbon and some punched flowers add pizzazz.   The sentiment stamp is from my endless supply of non-descript and unlabeled sentiment stamps.  (What was I thinking way back then...?)

Challenges:


Have a great day!
Hugs,
Jodi

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Special Day


Back today to share a make from this adorable Mo Manning image.  I used the stamp called "Goodness" inked up with my Copics.  The papers are from my scrap stash and the sentiment die and stamp are from Whimsy Stamps but I can't find them on her site, so they may be discontinued.  I used a fun stitched die frame from Cottage Cutz to frame the image.  Some lace across the bottom and some clear sequins added a soft girly touch.

Challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes/for the love of kids
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - anything goes
Little Red Wagon - who runs the world-girls!
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes

See ya around blogland soon!

Hugs,
Jodi

Friday, March 16, 2018

A little bit of art journaling





 This past weekend I got to take a day to play with my daughter - it was wonderful to spend the time with her just creating, laughing and sharing time with her.  She had never done any art journaling, so we decided to start a journal for her.  She did an absolutely beautiful page on travel and adventure - perfect for her personality.  

I started a new journal and over the weekend created these four pages.  A couple are pretty simple, a couple a little more involved, but I like the way they all turned out.  I had forgotten how freeing art journaling can be.  It's so fun to create just for the sake of creating and not be worried about rules, and the end result.

The stamps on the dream page are from Unity Stamps.  The ones on the butterfly page are from Stampendous.  The flower stamps on the blue page are from Avery Elle, and the stamps on the fairy page I marked from Lavinia but when I went to their site, I couldn't find it.  So I am not quite sure who makes them.

Challenges for the dream page:

Friday, March 2, 2018

I craft - what's your superpower?


Popping into blogland to share a make I created this weekend just for fun!  I seem to be drawn to the this color pallet a lot lately!

I honestly have no idea who makes this cute teddy bear stamp - it is acrylic and was floating free in my animal's box of stamps.  Must have gotten it back when I wasn't keeping track of manufacturers at all.  Anyway, I digress....  She is adorable and that's all I know about her.

I used my trusted and true Copics to color him, then just went with the flow of the design papers.  The sentiment stamp is from Whipper Snapper Designs.  The frame for the sentiment is from Spellbinders.

Challenges:

Crafty Catz - anything goes with twist of baby card
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Love to Scrap - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes - twist add a sentiment

Happy Friday!

Hugs to all...
Jodi

Friday, February 23, 2018

Crafty Catz - week 4


Well it's my last week with Crafty Catz and I have thoroughly enjoyed having this opportunity to play along with them.

This week the sponsor is Time for Tea and the challenge is "Happy Birthday" - I forgot to take a picture of the inside of my card, but it says "Just a note... to wish you a happy birthday!"  Sorry I didn't get around to adding the inside pic - life got in the way this week.

So, I used the Time for Tea image Sunflower Girl to start with.  I colored her up with my Copics.  I fussy cut her out, then used a Spellbinders die to cut a background scalloped oval to place her on.  The bottom edge of the card is cut with a Lawn Fawn border to show the fun floral print paper inside the card.  I used some matching patterned papers to add some color and detail.  The sentiment stamps are from my stash of very old stamps...unsure of the maker.

Now it's your turn... Head on over to Crafty Catz and play along with us.  I am looking forward to seeing what you can do!

Challenges:


Hugs!
Jodi