Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Card with Video


Mornin' hens!  I hope you all had a GREAT weekend!  Mine was a bit busy but a lot of fun!  While I was out and about, I noticed this event calendar in the dining area of Chick-fil-A.  It had letters hanging from the top edge of the frame, almost as if they were suspended in air.  Hmmmmm I thought, I can do that!  So as soon I got home, I attempted to duplicate the look on my Silhouette Cameo.  It was super simple to do.  I just typed the word BIRTHDAY in Abadi MT Condensed Extra Bold font and then drew a long rectangle above it.  Then I moved the word BIRTHDAY so the top of the letters just did touch the bottom edge of the rectangle. I selected both the word BIRTHDAY and the rectangle and clicked WELD.  Presto!  All one piece!  Then it was as simple as clicking CUT!  The rest of the card came together fairly easy.  Here's a video on how I put it all together and a little Copic coloring too.
 Enjoy!

Watch video below / Watch at YouTube


That's it for me today.  I hope you enjoyed the video and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon!  {{{hen hugs}}}

Supplies:
Stamps - Clearly Wordsworth, Lawn Fawn; DP - Simple Stories "Summer Fresh"; Copics; Silhouette Cameo; CS - Neenah Classic Crest, Blue, SU Basic Black; Ribbon - Michaels; Dies - Mama Elephant "Femme Frames"; Wink of Stella Glitter Pen; Glossy Accents; Perfect MatPerfect Paper Crafting Mini Layers

Remember to use discount code Jeanie5% when ordering from Perfect Paper Crafting to receive 5% off your order.





Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thinking of you...

Mornin' hens!  Here's a little card I made for a friend of mine who's going through a really tough time right now.  When I started going through my stamps I was at a loss because she LOVES, LOVES, LOVES flowers, and flowers are something I rarely ever do.   Hmmm...  Silhouette online store to the rescue!  Yay!  I did a search using "3D flower" and found this little cutie by Lori Whitlock.  I cut the petals and leaves with my Silhouette Cameo and then added some distress inks to the pieces for some depth.  Then I threaded all the petals onto the brad and lastly the leaves.  I used my Tim Holtz Candy Stripes embossing plate on the white background panel and then cut a red mat using the Femme Frames die from Mama Elephant.  I love how that little red scallop just pops off the background.  To finish, I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of cardstock and adhered it with some foam tape.  


Here's a close up!



Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a Tee-Rific Thursday and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon.  {{{hen hugs}}}

Supplies:
Flower - Silhouette Online Store "3D Flower by Lori Whitlock"; Pearl Brad - Spare Parts; Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Embossing Folder - Candy Stripes; Femme Frames - Mama Elephant; CS - Neenah Classic Crest

Monday, April 7, 2014

Goodbye Tension...


…Hello Pension!!  Woot-woot!!  
LOL!!  Ain't she a hoot?  I made this card for a good friend of mine who's retiring at the end of the month.  Needless to say, I'm SO JEALOUS!!  I've got 3 1/2 more years… pffffft!  
Oh well, at least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!  Woo-hoo!  
This is Sylvia from Art Impressions.  She's a hot mess right?  Sorta looks like me when I'm at work.  Tee-hee!  Anyhoo, I stamped the image onto some Strathmore watercolor paper and colored her with my new Inktense watercolor pencils.  I matted all the panels onto some SU Early Expresso cardstock using my Perfect Layers Mini tool and then stitched around the edges.  To finish, I added a few epoxy dots and tied some twine into a bow with a wooden button on top. 



For the inside, I stamped another Art Impresssions stamp from the Golden Oldies line, "Lillie" and printed the sentiment with my computer.  I also added a piece of the patterned paper from the card front to the bottom of the inside to coordinate.
Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a MARVELOUS Monday and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon.
{{{hen hugs}}}

Supplies:
Stamps - Art Impressions "Sylvia & Lillie"; Die - Mama Elephant "Femme Frames"; DP - My Minds Eye "Blush"; CS - SU Early Expresso, Georgia Pacific White, Strathmore Watercolor Paper; Twine, Wooden Button; Expoxy Dots - Michaels; Perfect Layers Mini Tool: Perfect Cutting Mat

Thursday, April 3, 2014

My little angel...

Mornin' hens!  I thought I'd pop in today and show you this little cutie I made for Lil' Chick.  
I wanted to thank her for giving me such a wonderful birthday party.  She's GREAT at party planning and I couldn't have had a better birthday.  Seriously, it was AWESOME!  So, I thought I'd make her a little thank you card, because she truly is an angel to me.  And oh, I just love how this turned out too!  I just got this cloud die and stitched frame die from Mama Elephant and couldn't wait to put them to use.  I started by cutting the patterned paper with the stitched frame die and added the clouds to the bottom half.  Then I stamped this sentiment in the top right corner and matted the panel onto some yellow card stock using my Mini Layers tool.  I colored the angel image with my new Inktense pencils I received for my birthday, and added her to the panel with a few foam dimensionals.  To finish, I added a few falling hearts and some faux stitching around the edges. 


That's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a TEERIFIC Thursday and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon.  {{{hen hugs}}}

Supplies:
Here's a close up!  Love those stitched clouds!
Rubber Stamps - H&M Stamps; CS - Neenah Desert Storm, Georgia Pacific White; DP - My Minds Eye " Indie Chic - Nutmeg"; Glossy Accents; Heart Punch - Martha Stewart; Dies - Mama Elephant; Stickles; Perfect Cutting Mat; Mini Layers Tool

Remember: You still have until tomorrow, April 4th to join the blog hop post below.  Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Perfect Paper Crafting or a $25 gift certificate from Sugar Pea Designs.  Woo-hoo!

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Monday, March 31, 2014

It's BLOG HOP time!!

It's blog hop time!! It's blog hop time! Woo-hoo!!


So glad you stopped by today to join me for this SUPER DUPER AWESOME blog hop!
If you've just hopped over from Kim O'Connell's blog (isn't she just uh-mazing?), well you're right on track.   If not, be sure to go back to the beginning of the hop HERE so you don't miss any FABULOUS eye candy along the way.  Not to mention, your chance to win a $50 Perfect Paper Crafting gift certificate AND a $25 gift certificate from Sugar Pea Designs. Yup, that's right, TWO gift certificates are being given away, so don't' forget to leave a comment below for your chance to win.  The hop will be open for comments today through Friday, April 4th!  Woot-woot!!
Ok, so here's my little card I made with the oh-so-wonderful Mini Layers tool!  Honestly, I thought the original Perfect Layers tool was awesome but this mini size is even better!!  



I was so stinkin' excited over this new tool, I even made a video for you hens so I could show you how easy it is to use.  Now I'm far from a professional when it comes to these videos, as you'll see, but I'm trying…. LOL!

If you're unable to view the video, watch it on YouTube HERE.



Remember to use discount code Jeanie5% when ordering from Perfect Paper Crafting to receive 5% off your order.

      

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed your visit to the hen house and I hope to see ya again real soon.  Now it's time to hop on over to the ever so talented Heather Hudson!

Supplies:
Tools - Perfect Paper Crafting Perfect Mat, Mini Layers; Stamps & Dies - Lawn Fawn "Love You Tons", Simon Says Stamp "Happy"; DP - My Minds Eye "Garden Party"; CS - Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red, Neenah Desert Storm; White Pen - Gelly Roll; Buttons, Twine; Ink Pads - Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black; White Embossing Powder - Hero Arts

Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Dad!



Mornin' hens!  Today is my Dad's birthday!  He's 79 today.  He loves getting my cards, so I really enjoy making them for him.  I used one of my FAV's from Stampendous.  I just love Fluffles the cat.  I found this sketch on Pinterest.  OMG, I don't think I can ever visit that website and not spend half of a day there!  It's seriously addicting!!  Pin, pin, pinning…  Anyhoo, I found this card sketch there and fell in love with it.  Not too busy and perfect for this image.  After I was done watercoloring the image, I wanted to make the balloon stand out, so I added some sparkle using my Wink of Stella glitter pen and then applied some Glossy Accents on top.  The photo doesn't do it justice but it looks great IRL. Okee dokee, that's it for me today!  I hope you hens have a FABULOUS Friday and a great weekend too!  See ya back in the hen house real soon!  {{{hen hugs}}}

Here's a close up!

Supplies:
Rubber Stamp - Stampendous; CS - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Yellow - Unknown, Strathmore Watercolor Paper; Distress Markers & Ink Pad - Ranger "Tim Holtz"; Glossy Accents; DP - My Minds Eye "Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing"; Nestabilities; Perfect Layers Tool; Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

REMINDER:  Use discount code Jeanie5% when ordering from Perfect Paper Crafting to receive 5% off your order.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Feelin' A Little Crabby?


Mornin' hens!  Here's another little card I made for Lil' Chick!  She's had her share of morning sickness, poor thing…  I feel so bad for her.  If I could take away all her sickness for myself, I would!  I can't stand to see her feel so bad.  I guess that's just the mother in us, huh?  Sooooo, I thought I'd make her another little card to brighten her day!  She'll get a good laugh out of it for sure.  Tee-hee!  I used this stamp from Gina K Designs and watercolored it using my distress markers.  I cut the image out with my deckled rectangular Nesties and then sponged some distress ink around the edges before removing the die.  I matted all the panels using my Perfect Layers tool, and added some faux stitching using my tracing wheel.  I tied on some twine and added a little button on top to finish.  I hope you hens have a TERRIFIC Tuesday and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon!  {{{hen hugs}}}

Supplies:  Rubber Stamp - Gina K Designs; Distress Markers & Ink Pads - Ranger "Tim Holtz"; Google Eyes; Spellbinders Nestabilities; Star Die - Simon Says Stamp; Tracing Wheel; Twine - May Arts; Gelly Roll Clear Pen; Wink of Stella Pen; Button; Star Brads - Michaels; DP - October Afternoon "Cakewalk"; Perfect Layers Tool 
REMINDER: When ordering from Perfect Paper Crafting be sure to use the discount code Jeanie5% to receive a 5% discount off your order.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Video Tour of "The Coop"

Mornin' hens!  I finally took the time to do a video tour of "The Coop".  I've been meaning to do this for a long time now, but just never found the time.  I've loved this room since the day the DH and I finished it two years ago.  Seriously, I wouldn't change a thing!  I just smile each time I walk in.   Anywho, here it is….  Enjoy!


If you're having difficulty viewing the video on my blog, you can watch it on YouTube HERE.

Here are a few photos of my new clear stamp storage system seen in the video.  I saw this on Jennifer McQuire's blog HERE, and I knew this would be perfect for me.  These refrigerator bins fit perfectly into my tall cabinets and well… anything is better than how I had them!!  OMG, I was using 3 ring binders and it was such a hassle to flip through them, without the stamps falling out of the page protectors, that I found myself never wanting to even take them out!  Not anymore!!  Now, I just pull out the bin and flip through the storage pockets to find what I'm looking for.  It's GREAT!  Not to mention how neat it looks too!  The dividers are just plastic pocket folders from Office Depot.  I chose the rust color to match my room.  One thing I did add was a clear support at the back of the bin.  You can see this in the last photo.  I just took two old Cuttlebug extension plates and the DH cut them to size for me.  This just provides some support for the stamp sets to lay against.  Ok, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a SUPER SUNDAY and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon!  {{{hen hugs}}}




Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Bark-day!


Good morning' hens!  Today is my grand-dog Lily's birthday!  Soooo, of course I wanted to make her a little card for her special day.  Tee-hee!  This was a fairly simple card to make since there was no coloring involved.  I think I spent most of my time deciding on which paper to use!! LOL!   
I started with four different papers from the My Minds Eye "The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine" paper pad.  I stamped this cute little dog from Paper Smooches onto two of the patterned papers and also onto some white cardstock and paper pieced the image together.  Next, I matted the green gingham paper onto some orange cardstock using my FABULOUS new Mini Perfect Layers tool!  OMG!!  I thought the original tool was cool enough, but now they've made a mini set for card makers!  Accck!  Seriously, it's wonderful!  They're only 7 inches long and come in a cute little pouch.  And if that wasn't enough, they also have the Perfect Cutting Mat… and it's PINK too!  Woot-woot!  It too is smaller for card makers at only 8"x10".  Now I'm not sure what they did differently when making this cutting mat, but my craft knife cut the mat for this card just like buttah!  Uh, can ya tell I'm impressed??  I'll put a link to both of these items below if you're interested.  

Here's a close up!
Ok, now back to the card, so then I cut a rectangle from the last piece of patterned paper and then using my Nestabilities, I cut a partial circle from the lower right side.  Using that same circle die, I cut a circle from the vellum and some orange cardstock as well. Then I selected a circle die one size smaller, and cut it from the orange circle too, making a frame.  I added the orange frame on top of the vellum and adhered all the pieces using foam squares.  I embossed the sentiment, also from Paper Smooches and adhered it to the card in a banner shape.  To finish, I added some Glossy Accents to the eyes and rounded the bottom corners.  That's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a WONDERFUL Wednesday and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon!    


Supplies:
Rubber Stamps - Paper Smooches "Chubby Chums" and "Birthday Buddies"; Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye "The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine"; Cardstock - SU Very Vanilla, Orange; Glossy Accents; Vellum - Simon Says Stamps; Vanilla Embossing Powder - Annabelle Stamps; Nestabilities; Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black, Mini Perfect Layers Tool, Perfect Cutting Mat

Remember - When ordering from Perfect Paper Crafting, use coupon code Jeanie5% to receive 5% off your order!

     

Friday, March 14, 2014

Love ya!


Mornin' hens!  Just looking at this card makes me hungry for a candy bar!  LOL!  Oh yeah, I'm a CHOCOHOLIC for sure! Give me a candy bar and I'll look like the Cookie Monster eating it! {snort!} Ok, so I stamped this image onto some Strathmore watercolor paper and watercolored it using my distress markers.  I sponged some distress ink around the edges before removing the scalloped Nestie, and then matted the panel using my Perfect Layers tool.  Next, I used some dimensional pearls in Expresso to cover the two bees in chocolate.  I used brown embossing powder for the sentiment so it looks like it was written in chocolate too! Mmmmm-mmmm. lip smackin' good!  Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a FABULOUS Friday and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon!  {{{hen hugs}}}
    
Here's a close up!
Supplies:
Rubber Stamp - Alota Rubber Stamps, Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp; Strathmore Watercolor Paper; Distress Markers & Pads; Nestabilities; Corner Chomper; DP - Pebbles; Dimensional Pearls "Expresso" - Adirondack; Cardstock - SU Early Expresso, Woodgrain CS - Simon Says Stamp; Perfect Layers Tool

REMINDER: When ordering from Perfect Paper Crafting, use discount code Jeanie5% to receive 5% off your order.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I'm Sorry...


Mornin' hens!  Isn't this little guy hilarious?  OMG, he makes me chuckle every time I look at him.  I stamped him onto some Strathmore watercolor paper and watercolored him using distress markers.  Of course, I HAD to add some Glossy Accents to the little puddle he made! {snort!}  I matted the image using my Perfect Layers tool and did some faux stitching around each of the panels with my tracing wheel.  Oh, and how 'bout that bow? Eh-hem, I dyed it myself!  Woot-woot!  I'm SUPER DUPER proud of myself.  I saw this  technique on YouTube so I wanted to give it a try.  I used chalk white seam binding and ran my distress ink pad over top of it.  Then, I spritzed on some water, squished it up into a ball, and ta-da! It blended beautifully.  I dried it with my blow dryer and then used my ribbon iron for a smooth look.  Soooo cute, right? Each spool has 100 yards.  WOW!  Just think of all the bows you can make with one spool of seam binding!  I'll put a link in the list of supplies below, where I found mine.  Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a TERRIFIC Tuesday and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon!
{{{hen hugs}}}

Here's a close up!


Supplies: 
Rubber stamp - Penny Black, Hero Arts (sentiment), Distress Markers & Ink Pad (Barn Door) - Ranger "Tim Holtz"; Strathmore Watercolor Paper; Glossy Accents; Seam Binding - Hug Snug; Button: CS - Neenah Environmental Desert Storm, Rose - Unknown; Twine - May Arts; DP - October Afternoon "Cakewalk"; Tracing Wheel; Perfect Layers Tool

Remember - When ordering
from Perfect Paper Crafting, use discount code Jeanie5% to receive a 5% discount on your order. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

I'd really love to but...


… I'm watching my aerobics class.  OMG, is this a riot or what? Smiley And it's SO ME!  Seriously, I hate exercising!  I always tell people if you see me running, look behind me because somebody is chasing me!!  Uggggh!  So of course, when I saw this stamp, I HAD to have it!  Tee-hee!  I made this card for Lil' Chick since she's havin' a little bit of morning sickness.  Poor thing…  At least it made her laugh.  Yay!  Ok, so I started off by stamping this onto some Strathmore watercolor paper and colored it with my distress markers and a water brush.  Then using my oval Nestabilities, I cut the image out and leaving the die in place, sponged some chalk ink around the edges.  I have a video on that technique HERE.  The rest of the card was a cinch as all I did was mat the DP to some rose CS using my handy dandy Perfect Layers tool and then stitched around the edges.  To finish, I added some glitter to her slippers using my Wink of Stella pen and tied on some twine before adhering the panel to the SU Kraft card base.  Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a FABULOUS Friday and a WONDERFUL weekend!  {{{hen hugs}}}

Supplies:
Stamps - American Art Stamps; CS - SU Kraft, Rose (Unknown Source); Nestabilities; Distress Markers - Ranger (Tim Holtz); Colorbox Chalk Ink; Wink of Stella - Clear; Twine; DP - October Afternoon "Cakewalk", Perfect Layers Tool