Saturday, October 18, 2014

Simple Fall Fest Card

I like to make simple cards in my classes....something anyone can duplicate and make dozens of.  This is one of those cards...

I used the Fall Fest stamp set and coordinating Fun Fall Framelits. The background is Hardwood stamped onto Soft Suede.  I layered up some Color Me Autumn Washi Tape then added a banner with a greeting.  Finished it off with a Gold Button and some Linen Thread.  

Super easy!
Happy Stamping,

Friday, October 17, 2014

Happy Halloween Ghost

Super cute, simple Halloween card with just enough spooky!

Stamps: And Many More, Holiday Invitation
Framelits:  Fun Fall, Word Bubble
Other: Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Black Baker's Twine, White Pigment ink, Black marker

I took a sponge dauber to add some white ink to the stars to help them pop and give it a foggy look.

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Boo Petit Cafe Bag

This is the last project we made at my last class.  I love these little safe, roll down and tuck topper and perfect size.

Stamps: Fall Fest, Skinny Mini
Accessories: Fun Fall Framelits, Tangerine Tango thick baker's twine, Confetti Stars Punch
Colors: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Give Thanks Fall Wood Block

I like to make decor items in my classes.  We made this one in my "Fall Fest" class.  

I bought a wood block from Hobby Lobby and stained it.  Then added the spiral flowers, stamped leaves from the Fall Fest stamp set and some gold leaves cut out using the Fun Fall Framelits.  I added some linen thread behind the flowers too.  A 4-1/4"x6-1/4" photo mat was directly adhered to the wood block and the clip holds the photo, recipe card, Bible Verse, etc. 

Here you have it....

 A close up of the flowers....

Don't you want to attend my classes now?!  
Happy Stamping,

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Kinda Eclectic Scrap Page

This is my favorite scrapbook page that I made for this years Stampin' Up! Convention Display Boards.  The set I used was Kinda Eclectic.  Colors are Island Indigo, Hello Honey and Very Vanilla.

 It's fun to take a stamp and use it "out of the box"....check out the circles on this page.  I stamped the sunburst image then punched it out with different sized circle punches.  Then I cut them to almost give a look of flower petals.  It makes it more acceptable for a page with a photo of my 3 boys, right?

Add a little button in the middle!

Hop on over to the Pinterest Board and check out all of the GORGEOUS creations from the Display Stampers for the SU! Convention 2014. Click HERE to see the board.

Happy Stamping,

Friday, October 3, 2014

Seasonally Scattered Fall Thanks

Sometimes you just make a card and you fall in love....well this is THAT card!  The colors, the layout, all of it!  I'm happy to share it with you today.  
This was on display at the 2014 Stampin' Up! Convention too.  :-)

I used the Seasonally Scattered stamp set and stamped it with Mossy Meadow on Naturals Ivory cardstock.  Then I stamped the same image on a piece of Hello Honey cardstock and cut out the "thanks" letters and glued it to the Mossy Meadow image.  Makes the letters really pop!  
The colors are:  Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, and Blackberry Bliss.
Do you see the paper piercing? I also added sponging on the edges to give an antique look.

Follow all of the Display Stampers on an AWESOME Pinterest board by clicking HERE.

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Give Thanks Fall Fest

 Is it fall yet?  Why yes, it is!!  My Birthday occasionally lands on the first day...this year my b-day was the second day of fall....TODAY!!  WOOT!  To ring in the new season, I made a fall card for the HSS challenge.

Stamps- Fall Fest, And Many More, Hardwood
Colors- Blackberry Bliss, Mellow Moss, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey
Accessories- Gold Vellum, Gold Foil Paper, Gold Button, Linen Thread, Fun Fall Framelits

So....I'm sure some of you know this by now, but I also signed up recently to be a Jamberry Nails Consultant.  For my Birthday, I want to giveaway a sheet of one of my favorite designs of Jamberry Nails....the one I'm wearing, it's called Stitched.  Click HERE to order now and you'll be entered to WIN!!  They are BUY 3 SHEETS GET 1 FREE!!  My Jamberry website will tell you all about the product, or you can send me an's also on my site.  :) 

Here is a close up shot of my nails with my card for this week.  

Now after you've done your Jamberry Nails shopping, you can join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  Here is the sketch:

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

By The Tide Blendabilities

Color Challenge time at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  This Saturday I'm doing a little demo table for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting.  I'm showing how to use Blendabilities.  Fun!  
I thought I'd make my card this week for HSS to use as a display for that event too.

I used the Night of Navy color pack of Blendabilities on the fish.  I added some little banners and 2 strips of Hello Honey Ribbon.  I embossed the background with the large polka embossing folder and done!  Easy masculine card!  

Join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Eggplant and Gold

 It's time to be inspired by Stampin' Celebration!  Join us this week!!
I made this simple card with a paper flower using scallop circle punches.  Spritz the scallop circle punched paper and crumble up.  Uncrumble them and lay out to dry.  Once dry layer them and adhere them together.  Fluff up and there you go!

Here are the GORGEOUS inspiration photos....

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Canvas Mounted Scrapbook Page, Kinda Eclectic

You know those projects you make that you just fall in love with?  Well this is one of them for me.  The bright colors, the bits of sparkle and my cute family all mounted on to an 8"x10" canvas.
Love it!

I used the Sweet Taffy DSP with Daffodil Delight cardstock for the base.  I stamped the starburst image on the Daffodil Delight cardstock with Versamark and then embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I made a Melon Mambo spiral flower.  Stamped more of the Kinda Eclectic images and cut them out.  On the flower I attached strands of ribbon, sequins and bakers twine.  Pearls on the butterfly too. I added the tiny punched flowers with pearls and there you have it.

Mounting the page onto the canvas:
BEFORE you add ANY embellishments, use mod podge all over the canvas in a thin layer.  Softly press the base of the page onto the canvas.  Curl and press the edges on too.  Turn the canvas over and flatten and press with your hands to smooth out the page base cardstock.  

After it's all dried, then go back and add the embellishments.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Merry Seasonally Scattered

 This was a card I made for the Stampin' Up! Convention Display Board.  Although it didn't make it on the actual board I just wanted to share it with you.  :) 

 Lots of silver sparkle and white embossed stamp image on Bermuda Bay cardstock.The card front is mounted on Silver Foil Paper with Silver flowers and some rhinestones.  I used the negative image to frame the stamped greeting.  The cut out is a shape from the Apothecary Accents Framelits.

I sure hope you are following us on our Pinterest Board.  Click HERE to view and follow the board.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Legacy Scrapbook Page

A few months ago I made THIS page honoring my Grandma and Grandpa.  Now I get to honor my other set of grandparents.  And yes, they are all still alive and both marriages are going strong at over 65 years each!! WOW....amazing, right?!  
I love this photo of my Grandma and Grandpa....they are so cute!!  I used Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  Of course GOLD, too!  I used the Doily Stamp....yes...I know it's retired, but this grandma makes doilies and I am so blessed to have them all over my house!  She is so talented!! I will be putting this in a frame to hang in my house....although, I'm sure, like the other page I made, my mom will be trying to "borrow" it for her house.  ;)

Hop on over and join us at Stampin' Celebration!!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Queen Mary Vintage Birthday

It's time for a color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I wanted to go with a non-Christmas card with these colors.  When I was scanning through my stamps this one struck me as the one!  It's called "Traveler".  It looks like the Queen Mary that's docked out here in Long Beach, California.  It's a major tourist attraction.  The little pop of Cherry Cobbler was a perfect fit. 

Hop on over there to Hand Stamped Sentiments and join us for the fun!!

Happy Stamping,

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Kinda Eclectic Vintage Style

I've said it before and I'll say it again....Kinda Eclectic is very versatile.  Take this card, for instance, I gave it a real vintage look. 

I used Hello Honey and Daffodil Delight for the yellow tones.  I stamped the leaves with a fully inked stamped, then stamped it off onto another paper then stamped the image again onto the Very Vanilla cardstock.  I did that with both colors to give it the faded look.  I stamped the greeting in Basic Gray, and added some Hello Honey ribbon.
I added some Basic Gray cardstock for layering, some banners, gold sequins, 2 other stamped images in the background and there you have it!


Friday, August 8, 2014

Happy Project Life Kinda Eclectic Card

The Project Life by SU! cards can be used in Memory Keeping, but really there is so much more you can make with them!  This card showcases one of the 4"x6" cards from the Everyday Adventure PL Kit. The "Happy is one side of the card and I cut off part of it.  The striped banner in the stack of the banners is the piece I cut off, just the other side of the PL card.  I stamped the sunburst from the Kinda Eclectic set behind the greeting.  Added some silver foil paper and star sticker from the Everyday Adventures accessories pack.  There you have it!

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Kinda Eclectic, Kinda Simple

Who doesn't like an easy card?!  I LOVE this card, the colors, the use of stamps and the ease of it.  The most difficult part was "fussy cutting" out the leaves and deciding where to place the rhinestones.  Other than that...this is a great card to make over and over.  This set again....awesomeness!!

This card didn't make it on the display board, but there were so many similar cards up there, I felt honored to "be like" my peers....or should I say the SU! rockstar artists!!  Please make sure you visit their blogs.  They are listed below....

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Seasonally Scattered Scrapbook Page

I wanted to use this particular picture for my scrapbook page, so I matched the colors to it.  I used Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla and accents with Gold Foil paper.  This page measures 8"x8".

I cut out 3 of each sized hearts from the Hearts Framelits.  I folded them in half, and then adhered them together.  Then I fanned them out to create a 3D look.  The stamp set is called Seasonally Scattered.

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Project Life x SU! Hanging Memories

Creating projects for the Convention Display Boards we were asked to make "out of the box" projects using the Project Life by Stampin' Up! kits.  This is the Everyday Adventure Kit and Accessory Pack.

The only things I used that weren't PLxSU was the Pumpkin Chevron Ribbon, the Skinny Mini Alpha set and some markers for journaling.

I love how this turned out.  I used the 4"x4" cards and some of the accessories from the kit.  Cute, huh!?

I just adhered the Pumpkin Ribbon to the back of each card.  Super fun!  A hanging Memory Keeper!

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Lullaby DSP and Amazing Birthday

 There is GOLD and SPARKLE on this card, I promise!!  
I used Gold Foil Paper for 2 of the banners and then sequin stars and circles.  Can you find them?

This card made the Display Board at the Stampin' Up! Convention, too.  It's a great card to make if you like sparkle and layers.

The DSP is Lullaby.  The colors are Hello Honey, Crisp Canteloupe and Baked Brown Sugar and Gold of course.

Make sure you follow all of the Display Stampers on our Pinterest Board. Click HERE for the board.

Happy Stamping,

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Kindess Tag With Kinda Eclectic

 I'm so bummed the photo looks so yellow....on my iPhoto program it looks fine.  Sorry!
Anyways....I'm such a vertical/horizontal card maker I pushed myself to go tilted....HA! 

I cut a cute little tag with the Tag Topper Punch and stamped the leaf on it.  Added a little sprout of various ribbons, punched some flowers from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and there's the tag!

The butterfly was easy with the stamp and coordinating punch.  I added some pearls and a banner for the greeting. Done!

Make sure you follow all of the Display Stampers on our Pinterest Board. Click HERE for the board.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Pencil Bag with Project Life Tag

Another project that I made for the display board was a fun 3D using the Everyday Adventure Project Life Pack.  I made this fun tag as a bag topper for pencils.  

I stapled the tag with some bakers twine and silver ribbon. The tag is made from strips of the PL cards.  SO so easy...PL is not just for Memory Keeping!!

This week at Stampin' Celebration it's time for back to school projects.  Let's see what you can come up with!! 

This was a project from the Stampin' Up! Convention 2014.  Don't forget to follow us on Pinterest by clicking on the link below the photo....

Happy Stamping,
Krista Jensen