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Thursday, August 27, 2015

PCC #114 and my crafty day

Hi Everyone!

This is week #114 at PaperCrafters Corner!


When I first saw this week's inspiration all I could think was 'what am I going to do with this?'I don't travel anywhere. I could have gone with the colors but I wasn't thrilled with them. I didn't think I was going to enter this week.....until I saw the pattern in the border. I had a Gelli print with that same pattern!
You should give this challenge a try. :)


While I had my Gelli prints out I made 2 more cards.



All the cards use Unity stamps.

I've had a lot of time to create lately. My daughter is away at school, hubby works everyday, and until I have my eye surgery I can't drive. Since I'm home I thought I would show you what happens when I get crafty.


As you can see from the photo I worked on my scrapbook, made some cards, and pulled out way too much! 
I started off  working on my scrapbooks. The table was fairly clear....at first. When I pocket scrapbook I first put in all the pictures. Then the cards. Then the embellishments. Then the journaling. I really don't like the last step. I used to use my computer for the journaling  but my printer decided it doesn't like card stock. So, lately I've been using (GASP) my own handwriting! That's something I didn't think I would EVER do.  That's a good thing, right?

Ok, back to the scrapbook for me! This one covers 4 years ('96-'99) and is almost done. Hopefully I won't get too lost in the memories :)
See you next time!! 

Friday, August 21, 2015

PCC #113 and FWF

Hi Everyone!

I took a break for cleaning to make a few cards. First up is this inspiration from PaperCrafters Corner.


I knew I had paper with pine trees but I couldn't find it. But.....I did find another pretty green printed paper. :)


I have no idea when I got this paper. It's been a long while. I used the swiss dot embossing folder, Spellbinders die, and a Unity stamp from Everything Wonderful. I also did something I don't normally do. I made two of this card. I'm not sure why I rarely make multiples of cards. 

These next few cards are only because I bought new stamps from Unity that came in while I was making the sympathy cards. 

This card is another 'happy accident' I was trying to stamp the flowers on a scrap piece of cardstock so I could cut them out. As you can see I didn't get the whole image. I tried 3 times! I gave up. I went ahead and colored them in with Spectrum Noirs. If anything it was practice. My practice turned into this card. 
Unity Stamps: Loving Today, Let Your Dreams Bloom

 My niece came over a couple weeks ago looking for a baby card. I didn't have any. None. Unity had a few on sale and I bought a couple sets. This dress one was only $1! I used the Queen and Co washi tape that I won from PaperCrafters Corner, Prismacolor pencils, and Spellbinders to make this quick card. 
Unity stamps: Tiny Little Gal, Hello Little One

On this card I used Unity & Susan K Weckesser's new stamps set 'In My Garden" I just recently found out that Prismacolor pencils color on black! Who knew? I stamped everything with Colorbox frost white. I LOVE this sentiment!!

Have a GREAT week!



Sunday, August 16, 2015

PCC #112

Hi Everyone!

This past week was busy for me. I had to help get my daughter all packed up for school. That girl has a lot of STUFF!
Anyway, I now have time to get this week's PaperCrafters Corner challenge done. 


I went with the pastel color scheme and the balloons to create my card.


I used the Zig Photo Twin markers to color the Unity stamp. I have had these markers for a long, long time and they haven't dried out. Amazing.

Have a great week!!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

PCC weeek #111

Hi Everyone!

I wasn't sure I was going to create anything for this week's PaperCrafters Corner challenge. My sister left to visit her great granddaughter in Tennessee before heading home to Florida. My daughter heads back to school on Thursday so we're working on getting her packed. It's amazing what college kids take these days. Too much!
But, I've been thinking about this week's inspiration....


I had this idea in my head and just HAD to try it.


I made this card using my Coluzzles and Spellbinders die. I like the way it turned out.

I started this post on one laptop and finished it on my new one. Yep, it finally came!

Have a great week!


 

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. Anyway....it'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 Papercrafterscorner.com 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: http://papercrafterscorner.com/blog/papercrafting-challenge-magazine-mondays-week-100/#comments
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: http://papercrafterscorner.com/blog/papercrafting-challenge-magazine-mondays-week-100/#comments