Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A little Friendly Challenge

So, I have this Canadian friend, her name is Leah, and she and I chat a lot.... well.... we message a lot! Ha ha ha! Thank goodness for technology (most of the time)!  So, in the course of our chatting we decided to challenge one another to a little Friendly Crafty Challenge.  It goes like this:  Each month one of us is to mail the other some element for a card (or other project) to use.  It could be something we love, or something we hate, or whatever.  But the challenge is that we BOTH have to make a project using that element.

So, here is my first project using the item that I mailed to the great white north!



You can pop on over to Leah's blog and check out her post as well (http://odetopaper.blogspot.com/2016/08/a-fun-friendly-challenge.html) to see what you think is the element that we both used! Comment on both of our blogs and let us know!  

Hope you all have a crafty day! 

A little Friendly Challenge

So, I have this Canadian friend, her name is Leah, and she and I chat a lot.... well.... we message a lot! Ha ha ha! Thank goodness for technology (most of the time)!  So, in the course of our chatting we decided to challenge one another to a little Friendly Crafty Challenge.  It goes like this:  Each month one of us is to mail the other some element for a card (or other project) to use.  It could be something we love, or something we hate, or whatever.  But the challenge is that we BOTH have to make a project using that element.

So, here is my first project using the item that I mailed to the great white north!



You can pop on over to Leah's blog and check out her post as well (http://odetopaper.blogspot.com/2016/08/a-fun-friendly-challenge.html) to see what you think is the element that we both used! Comment on both of our blogs and let us know!  

Hope you all have a crafty day! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fireflies at the beach!

Well hello there Fireflies! I'm so excited about the August challenge.... it's "A day at the beach!"  (You can find more info about the challenge here.)  Being as I moved from California to Idaho about a decade ago, it's been a while since I've seen the beach.  (Insert sad face here.)  But with the challenge for Firefly Crafts, I can remember what it was like to be there! (smile) So, here's my project:
Items Used:

   

I ADORE the wooden embellishments from Firefly, they are so awesome and add just a touch of whimsey.  I used a ceramic plate and my Distress Ink minis and literally just rubbed them on the plate, then i spritzed it with water and laid the yardstick on it, squished it around a little and then pulled it up and set it to dry.  Once dry (well mostly dry, because I'm totally impatient like that) I stamped some words using a stamp from Kitchen Sink (also found in the Firefly Craft store, but out of stock at the moment) .  
I rarely do the mixed media type of cards, so this is WAY outside of my comfort zone.  I'll have to keep practicing! ha ha ha 
Happy crafting Fireflies!!! 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Firefly Anything Goes Challenge

Hey fireflies!!!! Here for the very first Anything Goes challenge?  Well here's my little card made with TGF latte Anya.  She's so stinking cute!
Here are the items I used:

   


Thanks for stopping by and buzz on over to www.fireflycrafts.net and check out all of the super cool stuff there.  Then, make a card using anything from the shop (or a brand we carry) as the main component and add it to the Facebook group album for the anything goes challenge! 

Hope to have you join us.... have a crafty day! 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Challenge

Ok, so this card is WAY different for me.... ready???  Well, here ya go...
 There are two lawyers of shaker here, the first has a handful of brightly (copic) colored seahorses, the second is filled with sequins I got from Firefly Crafts. I also used the coral stamp and colored it in different shades and placed them in the different layers to create more depth.
Here's a closer look at the inside:
 Here's the stuff I used:

   



I'm going to use this card for the Wonderful Wednesday challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps... Crossing my fingers!!!
Ok, I'm off to get some more ink on my fingers, he he he!  Have a really Krafty day everyone!

Show me some GREEN!!!!!

I have been so wrapped up in Firefly (my true love) that I haven't had a lot of time to play on other challenges..... but.... I happened to get a BUNCH of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps this week, so......

The challenge over at KKS is to use GREEN!!!!! Here's what I did:


And here's the supplies I used:

   

The goddess comes off and is on a bookmark, since I'm such a reader I thought it would be a good little moments from the card! I hope you enjoy my little bookmark card! Thanks for stopping by... Happy Krafting everyone!!! 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Sniffle... my last day.... sigh...

How is it Friday already????? Wow, I can't even believe it's my last day in Growing In Unity. It's been a fun week, but I'm not going to get all sentimental on you..... sniff sniff..... so, let's get to business.

You know how much I love Phyllis Harris stamps???.... Nod your head.... yeah... you know I love them.... Well, why would I not choose to use one for my last showcase project?  That would be pure craziness! This set is called "Your Wings Exist," and it's on sale for under $10!!!!!!!! You better hurry and grab one before they are all gone!
Here's my card:

Supplies:

   


So, I may have gone a little flower crazy, but is that even really a bad thing? Ha ha ha ha I love making shaker cards these days, although I will admit there is quite a learning curve and it takes a while to work out in your head just how you're going to make it all work they way you want to.  With that being said, I totally love this card and I hope that the wonderful woman I send it to will love it as well!
It's been a fun week and thank you all for commenting and stopping by.  I really appreciate it all. Please feel free to follow my blog, I'd love to have you all here!
Happy crafting everyone!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Perfect Sentiment


Well, since I went with a sentiment front and center yesterday, I decided to go for it again today! Why not right?  I added a few more embellishments today than i did yesterday, but I still love the effect of having the sentiment be the focal point.  This is one of the Itty Bitty stamps from Unity and it totally says what my jeans are thinking! hahahaha 

Here are the supplies that I used:

   


I totally love the "measuring tape" ribbon along the side.  (It's from Tim Holtz by the way) and the little wooden embellishment cake slice that I picked up from Firefly Crafts (they have so much cute stuff).  Ok, tomorrow is my last day..... seems like this week went by so quickly!  Crazy huh?  But I'll be back tomorrow with my last GIU project.... See you soon, Happy Crafting!
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

GIU Day 3

Day 3 and I have something "different" as promised.  I made this card because of the sentiment.... I'm always an image type girl, and I love coloring, but sometimes, the sentiment is the best part.  In this case, the sentiment is too sweet (pun intended) not to have it be front and center.  You can find the stamp (set) I used on the Unity site here.  So, here it is...... 


So, other than my paper cutter and some distress ink in Spun Sugar, I really didn't use many supplies. Most of the papers were from my teeny tiny (cough cough) paper scrap bin, and the bakers twine was from my equally small ribbon bin. Ha ha ha!  The cutout you see on the bottom right is actually from one of the $1 bin stamps, it's the clear part that the little stamp comes on.

Ok, hope you all have an awesome day!  See you all tomorrow!!! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Coffee and a little friend

It's my second day of Growing In Unity and I'm so excited to show you what I've made! I adore Phyllis Harris Stamps, this lady has like THE BEST artistic style.  Simple and flowing and just stinking cute!  Sooooooo..... Of course I'm going to use one of her images today! Here it is:
Supplies:


I used a scrap of lace that I had in my (cough, cough, HUGE) ribbon bin, and all the amazing flowers I found at Firefly Crafts that are made by Wild Orchid. I just love them, I'm so addicted to them! I colored her up with my copics on Ex-Press-It Paper, it's soo smooth and takes so many layers of color! I also decided that she really needed to have a little piece of cake to go with her coffee, so I found one of the amazing wooden embellishments that I also got from Firefly Crafts (yeah, they have way too much cute stuff).  
I adore my Unity stamps and I can't wait to show you what I have made for tomorrow. It's something TOTALLY different for me! Ahhhh!!!! Don't forget to comment each day as I'll be choosing to random winners for a Unity prize!!!
See you tomorrow, Have a Crafty Day!!! 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Growing in Unity Day 1

Hello there Unity Crafters!!!!! Today marks my very first day in the Growing in Unity event.  Today I'm featuring a card that I made using the set {Jar Full of} Sweetness.  Those of you who know me, know that I'm completely addicted to apothecary jars and have lots of them filled with all sorts of candies on my countertop.  I adore them and i'll never stop collecting them.  So, when I saw this set, I knew I HAD TO HAVE it straight away!
I'm very new to making shaker cards but I thought it would be perfect to have the little sequins I purchased from Firefly Crafts inside the jars to make it look like little candies in there!

I also used a few of the flowers I purchased from Firefly Crafts as well, they are made by Wild Orchid and they are absolutely perfect!


   



I hope you enjoyed this card today and it inspired you to make something crafty! Surf the Unity site and find a cute stamp and get with it! he he he! See you all tomorrow!
Have a Crafty Day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tic Tac Toe

Ok, so you all know the game right... X's, O's... make a line or a diagonal..... well crafters do that too, but we up the stakes a bit!  He he he!!! The Challenge over at the Firefly Crafts Blog for July/August is Tic Tac Toe! Here's the board:
I chose Ribbon/Orange/Easel because, well, just because! hahahah!  So here's my creation:
This is what it looks like closed:

...and the side view when it's open.


This was a super fun card to make.  The image is by C.C. Designs; Roberto's Rascals Swinging'. These little ones just look so happy! The sentiments are from The Greeting Farm Friends and Love set and Avery Elle Cake and Candles clear stamp set.  

Hop on over to the Firefly Crafts Blog and see what's Buzzing over there, Like them on Facebook, Follow them on Instagram, Pin them on Pinterest, and any other way you want to show some Firefly love!  Don't forget to check the store often as they are constantly adding new items! 

Thanks everyone for stopping by, have a crafty day! 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Firefly Pixie Bee Heidi

I made this little card for the Firefly Crafts blog today for my DT project. I just love this sweet little "Bee" from C.C. Designs.  She's named Swiss Pixie Bee Heidi and I think she's the cutest thing ever!!!  Here, check her out yourself:
...and the inside of the card:
Did you see that incredible wooden embellishment????? I think they are my new favorite thing to work with!  You can even stain them with inks and paint them with watercolors! So cool.  You can check out all the different ones we have in the store here

Card Recipe:  I used a lot of papers so I can't even remember what's on there, mostly BoBunny though.
Copics: Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 04
Hair: E77, 29, 25, 21, Y13
Yellow: Y00, 02, 13, 15, 17, 38
Black: 100, W9, 7, 5, 3, 1
Flower: RV52, 55, 63

Well I hope that this sweet little Pixie Bee Heidi inspires you!  Don't forget to enter our "Anything With Wings" challenge going on this month the Firefly Crafts Blog!  The prize is AWESOME! See you soon in the forest!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Firefly Crafts Challenge #1

Hello everyone, Firefly DT Jammie here, welcome to The Forest!  Firefly Crafts is pleased to invite you to participate in our very first challenge!

Our challenge is meant to inspire, not require, so there are very few rules.  Those rules are as follows:

1.  You MUST use a stamp or Die (or some other main component of your project) that can be found    in our shop.
2. You MUST link to the direct post of the project you are entering into our challenge (not to your blog main page).
3. Have Fun!!!!

The winner will be announced on the 3rd Wednesday of each month when we announce our new challenge.  Each month we will have a different prize or gift card from our store. The winner will be chosen via Random.org. Good luck to all of you Fireflies! 

So, without further adieu, here is the FireFly Crafts challenge for June:

This months' challenge is: Anything with wings!

This could mean a Firefly, a Bird, a Fairy, a Dragon, a Butterfly, an Airplane, basically anything that you can think of that flies! 

The Prize this month is: 

A Martha Stewart Score Board!!!

Here's my creation: 
Copics used: Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 R20
Shirt: Rv69, RV66, RV55 RV00
Skirt: G99, G94, G03, G02, G000 
Hair: E77, E29, E25, E21, Y21
Jar: C1, C3, C5
Fireflies: C1, C3, Y17, Y13, Y00

So hop on over to the firefly crafts blog and read the full directions and check out the other Design Team creations and enter the challenge of course!  Wohooo!!! So exciting! 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Happy release day!

Hey there KKS people!  It's release hop day! I'm so excited!!!! Have you fallen in love with the new release yet?  I sure have!  My favorite though is Floatin' Fiona!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was a Krafty Guest DT this month and got Fiona a little early! Woohoo!  (Insert Jammie doing cartwheels in her living room here!) Anyway, here's my creation with little miss Floatin' Fiona.


The papers are from Echo Park, My Mind's eye and Stampin' Up! 
the wooden embellishments I bought at Firefly Crafts online store (I just LOVE THEM)
And my list of Copics is as follows: 
Skin: E000, 00, 21,11,04, R20
Hair: 100, W9, 7, 5, 3, 1
Inflatable: BG78, 49, 45, G00
Yellow: Y15, 13, 21, 00
Red: R39, 29, 24, 22, 20 


In other good news: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has a whole new look to the web site!! To celebrate the new Krafty Shop, she has gifts for YOU!!! EVERY order placed this weekend will receive a special little extra something in their package!!! Could be a stamp, maybe buttons, sequins, enamel dots, flowers, brads....who knows! ?!?!  It'll be a fun SURPRISE!!! She just wants to say THANK YOU for being such an amazing and loyal customer to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

Happy Kraftin' everyone! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Release Day!!!!

Today is Day THREE of the June Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! I'm thrilled to be a Krafty Guest and join in the release fun! We are previewing a fabulous new stamp set by artist Annie Rodrigue called FLOATIN' FIONA! It's such a fun image and the set also comes with five sassy sentiments!! This set plus all the other new sets being previewed this week will be released on Saturday night!!



OH my goodness!!! Who is totally ready for summer?? I know I am, and when I saw this amazing Floatin' Fiona Image I was totally in love!!
 So, I sat down and got to work! Here's my Krafty Kreation!
Card Recipe: Papers: Echo Park
Copic Markers: Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Hair: E29, E25, E21, V09, V04, V01
Bathing Suit: BG78, BG49, BG45, G00
Ball: V09, V04, V01, RV 666, RV55, RV52, RV00
Inflatable: E18, YR07, YR02, Y15

Thanks everyone for stopping by!  Have a Krafty Day!!!

A little Bee for Firefly

Hello crafty friends! I'm here bringing you a little buzzy bee for inspiration on the Firefly Crafts Blog today.  This stamp is from Paper Nest Dolls and is called Bee Happy Emma. Isn't she just a doll?!?!?! 

 The inside looks like this:
Card Recipe: 
Copic Markers: Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E29, E25, E21
Black: 100, W9, W7, W5, W3, W1
Yellow: Y,17, Y15, Y13, Y21, Y00
Blue: B29, B24, B34, B32, C1
Wink of Stella: Gold
Papers: BoBunny, Echo Park, Su!
Bakers Twine: Recollections

I hope that this little card inspires you. Keep checking back on the Firefly blog, as there is so much going on in the forest! As always, hop on over to our Firefly Crafts Store to pick up Bee Happy Emma  and all of her adorable friends! 
See you soon! ~ DT Jammie

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Splashing in the glitter!

Happy weekend Krafty friends!!! Today there is a new Saturday challenge on the KKS blog and this week the theme is Glitter/Sequins! So you have a full week to play along by creating a new project and linking it up to the blog post! I hope you can join us and submit your creation for a chance to WIN the monthly prize of a gift voucher to the shop! Ready to check out my project? 

I went outside of my comfort zone here and pulled out the embossing supplies! Gasp! 


Inside: 


Card recipe:
Stamp: Make a Splash ( <---purchase font="" here="" it="">
Papers: Su! Echo Park
Embossing powders: Zig-Glitter Blue, Zig-White
Washi Tape: Recollections
Distress ink: Midnight

I had so much fun making this card, and I hope that it inspires you to make something new for this amazing glittery challenge! 
Have a Krafty Day!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Confetti from the sky...

Hey there!  Ever sit back and think, "ahhh, finally, summer is here!" Only to have the skies open up and dump a bunch of rain on your perfect start to the sunny season?  Yeah, happened to me.... a few times!  So this card for the Kraft Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday Challenge (where I'm in a group of Guest Designers this month) is inspired by that very occurrence. 

Cardstock: Su!, BoBunny
Flowers/Washi Tape: Recollections
Copic colors used: 
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E29, E25, E21
Umbrella: BG78, BG49, BG45, G00, C1, V09, V04, V01
Shirt: Y17, Y15, Y21, Y00
Pants (and hair highlight): RV66, RV55, RV52, RV00
The Wonderful Wednesday challenge on the KKS blog is, as usual, Anything Goes! So you have a full week to play along by creating a NEW project and linking it up to the blog post! I hope you can join us and submit your creation for a chance to WIN the monthly prize of a gift voucher to the shop!
Happy Krafting friends! 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Animal crackers!

The challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps is "animals!" I'm a total animal lover so this is a perfect challenge for me!  Here's my Krafty Kreation! 
I used papers from BoBunny and a few from my scrap bin. The buttons and flowers are recollections and the embossing powder is "melon" from Zig. 

Have a crafty day!! 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Brand new store!!!!

I promised you all some good news!  Well, here it is!!!! There's a brand new store calle FireFly Crafts, and it's AWESOME!!!! Here's a card I made for opening day, being that I'm on the DT and all! Ha ha ha!!!

Welcome everyone to the brand new Firefly Crafts!!!! DT Jammie here and Ooh, I'm just so excited to be a part of the Design team here!!! So excited, in fact, that I'm going to overuse the exclamation point way too much!!!! Ha ha ha!
I decided to use Latte Kiki from C.C. Designs to make my first card to show you all! I think she is just the cutest thing ever. Also, I'm totally addicted to coffee (or coffee is addicted to me, I can't decide).  We love one another and meet every single morning!
 
Copics used: 
Skin: E04, 11, 21, 00, 000, R20
Dress: V09, 04, 01, BG78, 49, 45
Hair, 100, W9, 7, 5, 3
Hair band, Coffee sleeve: G03, 02, BG 93, G00
Shoes: E59, 15, 55
Papers: BoBunny, SU!, Cakewalk
Lace and Ribbon are from my stash (shhhhh it's HUGE!)

I hope you enjoy opening day and check out all of the incredibly amazing things we have for you in our store!  Fill your cart and have a super crafty day!! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

OMG!!!!!

Ok, so I like smart assed cards. What can I say? They make me laugh!  Yesterday I had a pretty steady hand so I went straight to my desk and started coloring!!! Here's what I came up with. 
So are you ready for the smart assed part? Here you go!!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!! Ok well I think it's funny!! 
I love the expression on her face and that she's spilling her coffee! Ha ha! Like she's shocked this person is just that darn old! 
I colored her up with copic markers:
Skin: E04,11,21,00,000,R20
Skirt: 100, W9,7,5,3
Mug: V09,04,01
Hair: E29,25,21
Newspaper: C5,3,1
Jacket: BG78,49,45 G00
The flowers are from recollections as well as the sparkles and the twine. The paper is SU!, BoBunny, and Cakewalk. 

I'm entering this card in the Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday challenge. 

Have a crafty day everyone! 

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