Friday, December 2, 2016

Out of my comfort zone....vaavoooom

When Torrey was here this past fall we challenged each other on many occasions.  She would pick an image I had to use, I would pick one she had to use.  We would make a card using the same theme, or image.  We would make each other use a particular color scheme or certain art medium... the list went on and on.  It was our way of challenging each other to step out of their comfort zone and stretch our creative juices.

Well, this one certainly stretched me...  You see, I am a Copic girl through and through and Torrey is a Prisma colored pencil girl to the end.  So our challenge to one another was Torrey had to use Copics and I had to use colored pencils.  HAHA... talk about out of my comfort zone.  This is the result...  Oh yeah, she also got to pick the image.  If I remember right I picked a fairly easy and generic image for her, while she picked this detailed image with of all things, chrome.  She is wicked to the core but I love her so.  All in all, I do like the way this came out despite having to use a medium I am not that great with.

Challenges for this card:

A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes
Crafting By Design - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes

That's all for now....

Hugs,
Jodi

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Grumpies from Taylor

I honestly love love love the Grumpies from Taylored Expression... They crack me up and just make me smile... Then pair it with this wonderful sentiment, and this card is ready to make some ones day.

I paired the two easily by cutting the Grumpie out and just placing him on the opening of the sentiment.  I guess I could have stamped them together using my Misti as well, but I don't think I had that much planned out... hehe!  Some decorative papers, burlap and buttons, a frame and a punched border is all it took to make this one pop.

Challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - three of a kind
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - anything goes
Love to Scrap Challenge - anything goes

Hugs,
Jodi

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

House warming


When Haley and Patrick moved to their new home, I gave them the menu board I featured a while back...but what I didn't share with you then was the card I made to go with it.

Since they love dogs (and have two), I chose this adorable Penny Black Man's Best Friend stamp set.  I colored the images up with my trusted Copics, then fussy cut them all.  The sentiment was printed on a page of the paper pack I had chosen, and said everything I needed and wanted it to say... So, I just cut it out and added it.  I thought it came together well and I know they loved it.

Challenges for this card:

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Love to Scrap Challenge - anything goes
Artistic Impressions - anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes

Sending all my local friends a wish for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday... and all others, a warm hug for a great day.

Thanks for joining me today.
Jodi

Friday, November 18, 2016

Penny Black - Best Friends

This stamp makes me think of Torrey.  She is my soulmate, sista from another motha, bestee, BFF, and any other way I can describe someone I couldn't imagine my life without!  (Except we never wear heals, hehe).

It's a Penny Black cling stamp and was such fun to color up with my Copics.  The doily die cut is from Crafter's Companion and the "Love Ya" die cut is from Lawn Fawn.

I think I'll enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - anything goes
Just Add Ink - Doily-Diecut or Designer Paper
Craft Your Passion - anything goes

Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs,
Jodi

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Birthday wishes....


Back again today to share a colorful make I created for my sister, Leslie's birthday... I love these playful Art Impression stamps and they make for a fun coloring experience.  I used my trusty Copics, to color the image - adding a little detail to her top with my white gel pen.  Super happy with the vibrant colors and happy feel!

Some challenges for this card:

Crafty Catz - anything goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes

Thanks for sharing your day with me.

Hugs,
Jodi

Friday, November 11, 2016

Let's go fly a kite

Back again with another share of this adorable image I colored up the other day.  While Torrey was out here we went to a small stamp show and I found two stamps from a company I had never even heard of before... they weren't something I had seen before, and I was immediately drawn to their simple vintage feel.  I think this one turned out great!  A look back to a more innocent and happy time in life...and a great card for a young boy!

Challenges:

Crafty Catz - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - vintage
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes

Happy Friday y'all!

Hugs,
Jodi

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Catch up time

I admit it... without being on design teams it's hard to find time to craft, or take the time to post here after I actually do create something.  That may not be right, but it is what it is...

I have been in my studio a little bit lately, mostly creating Christmas cards, but before I get into that realm, I wanted to show off this adorable menu board I made for my daughter's new home.  I love the way it turned out and can't wait to make one for myself soon.


I love the idea of meal planning (although I'm not good at it), and I thought it would be fun to make something for Haley's beautiful new place that would help her plan a little too.  She loves maps and the seaside colors and I fell in love with the ruler border.  After those choices, it came together easily.  I left all the little meal slips blank so that she and Patrick could put their own favorite meals on them.  Before grocery shopping you just pick your meals for the week and voila, all the guess work is done.

If I could have gotten a few more of these frames I would make several more as I think they would make wonderful wedding presents...but I haven't found just the right frame again!  Oh well, I'll keep my eye out.

This project will be entered into a few challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner - Anything but a card
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting by Design - Anything goes
Crafts Galore - Anything goes

Back again soon with some other things I've been working on.

Thanks for stopping by...
Hugs,
Jodi




Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Last Hoorah! Crafter's Companion







I know I said my time with Crafter's Companion was over, but I couldn't resist sharing these last cards with blogland.  These are all used with products that will be released tomorrow on HSN and most feature the amazing die cutting machine "Gemini" that will be available during the day tomorrow as well.  It's a must have for sure!

This is going to be a fabulous release with a ton of new things to play with.  I especially love the new corner and edgable sets that make elegant so easy to obtain.  Plus if you ever struggle with creating wedding cards then Sara Davies new Together Forever collection is for you.

I'm going to list supplies, but not how to's.  If you need more information on any of this, just email me and I'll do what I can.

Hugs,
Jodi


“Mr. & Mrs.” – in silver
Supplies:
Sara Davies Collection - Together Forever - Decadent Damask embossing folder
Sara Davies Collection - Together Forever - Forever in My Heart metal die
Sara Davies Collection - Together Forever - Mr. & Mrs. metal die
Sara Davies Collection - Together Forever - Champagne Flute metal die
Crafter's Companion - Shimmering Cardstock in Silver Starlight and Coastal Pearl

“Gates of Paris”
Supplies:
Die'Sire - Create A Card - Grand Entrance die
Die'Sire - Mixed Media - Tweet Tweet

"Celebrate”
Supplies:
Die'Sire Classic Floral Frame Create-a-Card die
Edge'able - Bride & Groom dies
Signature Collection - Together Forever Celebrate die
Signature Collection - Together Forever A4 Luxury Foiled Card Pad
Signature Collection - Together Forever Luxury Matt Mirror Card

“Happy Birthday"
Supplies:
Die'Sire Classiques - Lace Corner
Gemini die cuts - set one
Gemini die cuts - set two
Signature Collection - Just for Men - Happy Birthday die cut
Spectrum Sparkle pens - Inspired violet, Amethyst, Pink Garnet

“Mr. & Mrs.” – in gold
Supplies:
Signature Collection - Together Forever - A4 Luxury Foiled Card Pad
Signature Collection - Together Forever - Luxury Matt Mirror Card
Signature Collection - Together Forever - Mr. & Mrs. die
Signature Collection - Together Forever - Graceful Swirls
Die'Sire Create a card - Louise
Die'Sire Edge'ables - Wedding Bells


Note cards with box
Supplies:
Leonie Pujol - Photopolymer stamp sets - Arrow to the Art, Branching Out, Doodle Drops
Stamps: Downton Abbey - An Evening Out
Bebunni - Love You, Bloom & Grow
Moonbeam Meadow - Hugs and Kisses
Sheena - Perfect Partners - Birds of a Feather
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - LV1, CT1, PP3, GB2, HB1 IB1
Crafter's Companion Ultimate Tool - Box maker