Thursday, July 30, 2015

PCC #110 and Gelli fun!

Hi Everyone!

I had 2 HOT days without any visitors. So I stayed close to the air conditioner and got some crafting time in. :)

Here is the PaperCrafter Corner inspiration cover for this week.

I was drawn to the colorful bathing suits. I knew I had a Unity bathing suit stamp that hasn't seen any ink soooo.....

I masked and stamped the suit then colored them in with Prismacolor pencils. 

While shopping this week I picked up some paint from Walmart to use with my Gelli plate. I picked up a few Decoart Andy Skinner at Pat Catan's too.

Two of these prints are happy accidents. When I took off the lids of the copper Ranger dauber the dauber and some paint fell out of the bottle. I grabbed the stencil and applied the paint with my fingers. :) The excess created a second print. BONUS!

Here are the cards I made from them.....

The note and birthday are the accidents. All the cards use Unity stamps and Spellbinders.

I hope you have a great creative week!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

PCC #109

Hi Everyone!

I wasn't sure I would get a card done this week, but I did :)

This is a great summer image from Papercrafters Corner. For my card I decided to just us the orange color with white.

I used scraps of orange paper, Spellbinders' embossing folder and label die, and a Unity stamp. 
Quick and easy. 

Hopefully I'll see you next weekend. It's my Florida sister's last week here. :(

Saturday, July 18, 2015

PCC #108

Hi Everyone!

I'm still without a desktop and if I don't get busy, I'll be without a laptop too.'s week 108 at PaperCrafters Corner!

There are so many possibilities with this image. I chose the ice cream cone. I even had some Dear Lizzy paper with ice cream cones in it.

Once I realized I didn't want the patterned paper to cover the whole background it came together quickly. The stamp I used, of course, is Unity.

I finally broke down and bought a Gelli plate. I bought the 3x5 just to see if I liked it. I don't. I LOVE IT! It's so much fun trying to figure out what will happen. I bought some index cards from the dollar store to practice on.

My favorite one was the blue print using a DCWV stencil.

I even used paint to color the Unity stamp. You'll probably see more of these Gelli prints in future posts. 

That's it for me this week. It's hot and time to make dinner (without using the oven).

Have a GREAT week & keep cool.

Friday, July 10, 2015

PCC 107

Hi Everyone!

I still don't have my desktop. But at least this week I can use the family laptop. 
This weeks inspiration was a little harder for me.

So I just used the colors. The technique I used for the background is very easy. Take an acrylic block and add ink straight from the ink pad. Give it a spritz of water and stamp it on your paper. You can repeat it as many times as you like.

 Here is another card that I made using 2 sizes of acrylic blocks. 

I hope you decide to join in the PaperCrafters Corner challenge this week. 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

PCC #106

Happy 4th Everyone!
Super quick post today.  I'm using my phone. :(

This week's inspiration:

My take on it:
Have a great week! 

Friday, June 26, 2015

PCC 105 and FWF

Hi everyone!
My desktop died so this will be brief. :(

This week's inspiration at PaperCrafter's Corner:

My card:
I finally inked up the cupcake stamp. I used the Kuretake watercolors that I won from PaperCrafter's Corner Mother's Day giveaway. I'm in LOVE with them. 

These cards are also colored with the Kuretake.

Inspired by Unity's Jolande

All the stamps are Unity.
Have  a GREAT week!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

PCC #104

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick post today. My Florida sister is on her way to my house.  This week's inspiration is so fun:
I used the flowers for my card:
Unity stamps and Derwent Inktense blocks.

Have a great week. I'm going to try to get my sister to play along while she's in town. :)

Friday, June 12, 2015

PCC #103

Hi everyone!

So much inspiration. I picked the watermelon. I've had a watermelon stamp from a Unity kit that has never seen any ink. 

I used watercolor pencils for the stamp and the outer edge of the tag. The ribbon is from my stash that I've had for a long time.
I like these challenges for lots of reasons. but, the main one is that I will sometimes use stamps, papers, or other supplies that otherwise go unused. 
The little easel is from Stephanie. It's so CUTE and Perfect for displaying my cards for their photo shoot. :)
There is another challenge that has been going on over on Instagram hosted by Kathy Racoosin from the Daily Marker. . It's to color something every day in June. Check it out...@kathyrac and #thedailymarker30day2. Here are some of the things I did:

 Look me up on Instagram to see more. @jpscraps

Have a great week and keep cool.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

PCC #102

Hi Everyone!
It's another fun week at PaperCrafters Corner.

From this inspiration I took the blues and the grasses and created a sympathy card.

Although it's hard to tell in the photo the background is chalked using blues and grey.
And, thanks Steph for the mini easel. It's perfect for photographing my cards. :)

Have a great week!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day PCC #101

Hi Everyone! Happy Memorial Day.
I hope you all had an enjoyable long weekend!

This week's 101st challenge at PaperCrafters Corner is patriotic themed in honor of Memorial Day. This week also has a red, white, and blue requirement.

Awesome inspiration, huh?
I remembered I had some Americana scraps in my stash so I created a set of pocket page cards.

I even pulled out my Family Treasures alphabet punches. :)
If you've been wanting the WRMK pinwheel punch board, you might want to play along this week. It's the special prize this week!

I have another projects to show you too. Does anyone remember The Beadery? They make beaded banners among other things. I made this banner a long time ago.

I have this hanging on my door all summer. When I went to put it up I found out that it was broken. I couldn't have Memorial Day without a flag so....I spent last night and this morning beading. It is now proudly hanging on my door.

Enjoy the day and always remember those that sacrificed their lives for us.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

PCC #100!!!

Hi  Everyone! 
I hope you had and an awesome week.

This is challenge #100 for PaperCrafters Corner!
Because of this milestone there are 3 inspiration magazine covers. 
Because it's their 100th challenge there was one requirement. We have to use the numbers 100,10,1, or 0. My first thought was to use the last image and then incorporate a binary code. But then something happened this week that made me take a different route. 

See this little kitty?
Her name is Princess Tiger Lily, Tiger for short. She is just about 17 years old. And, as of Monday, she is no longer with us. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I still have a hard time keeping the tears at bay. So, this week's card is in honor of our kitty.

I chose the second cover and created this card.
I found the quote online that matched my feelings. Although we are all sad now Tiger gave us lots of reasons to smile. 
The crochet flower that I made a long time ago, a couple die cut leaves, and patterned paper was all I needed to complete the card. 

Congrats to Steph and PCC for 100 fabulous challenges!
Your papercrafted creation
must incorporate the numbers 100, 10, 1 or 0,
or any combination of these numbers,
or anything that represents them
(think lines, circles, ovals, etc.) - See more at:
Your papercrafted creation
must incorporate the numbers 100, 10, 1 or 0,
or any combination of these numbers,
or anything that represents them
(think lines, circles, ovals, etc.) - See more at:

Sunday, May 17, 2015

PCC #99!

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a good week. 

Isn't this just an awesome inspiration piece?
Steph has also started a new blog series called Tuesday's Tips for Quick Creating.  The one tip I responded with is about the One Sheet Wonder cards. I've been wanting to try it. Since this week's challenge piece has a rainbow of colors I remembered I had this paper in my stash:

I don't even remember when I got it. Anyway....The cards I make are smaller than an A2 so I had to create my own template. I really just cut the paper keeping in mind the size of my cards (3.5x5)
I ended up making 8 cards!! :)

A couple of close-ups.

I used a couple Unity stamps and Spellbinders dies. They were finished in no time. I like this technique. I think I might even make sets for my sisters for Christmas. :)

You really need to check out PaperCrafters Corner. There's always something fun going on. And...they just acquired Craft Storage Ideas so now there's even more!

Tuesday’s Tips for Quick Creating
Tuesday’s Tips for Quick Creating
Tuesday’s Tips for Quick Creating

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mother's Day cards

Hello Everyone!

PaperCrafters Corner has a special challenge going on this week in honor of Mother's Day. 
Here's the inspiration:

This week, using the inspiration, we are to make something related to Mother's Day. My Mom passed away almost 12 years ago. My mother in law passed 22 years ago. So, I don't make Mother's Day cards. Until today. I decided to make cards for my sisters. All 4 of them. I couldn't make just 1. Each one was made with a different part of the inspiration.

The tulips that the girl is holding
 The flowers on the mom's apron
 The mom's blue dress
 The girl's yellow dress
I hope my sisters like their cards.

This week's prize is special too. A Project Life Midnight core kit and album. If you haven't played yet this would be a good week to start. :)