Saturday, March 31, 2012

More Exciting News and a Giveaway Announcement

For the Embossing Hop click here
For the Cameo Creations Hop click here

I have some super exciting news!!!!
I am on the 3 Girl Jam DT!!!
I am so excited to be joining all these crafty ladies and to be able to use
More 3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon than I already do....LOL
I love my crinkle ribbon (as you could probably see from both of my post from today)
Here are the other ladies also joining the team.....

Gloria from Oma's Crafts

Zeni from Scrappy Zeni
Jessica from Chick-n-Scrap~~ ME~~
Jovan from Cards by Jovan
Angie from Crazy "Scrap" Lady
Mackenzie from Cheese and Crafters is an Honorary DT Member.

In other news I want to share a blog giveaway with you all
Kristin~ previously from Lilsweetpeas
has a HUGE giveaway....
HUGE $100.00 Give~A~Way!!

I am giving away one $100.00 Gift Certificate to Superstore to one lucky winner!!

Have something on your wish list that you are dieing to purchase? Want any of the new CHA items? Look no further!! You could be the winner of my HUGE $100.00 Give~A~Way!!

Hop on over to enter your name into this giveaway!!!
Oh the crafty goodness $100 could get you!

That's all for now....hope to see you all tomorrow!
Have a GREAT night!!

Cameo Creation's Easter Blog Hop

Good Morning and 
welcome to the Cameo Creations Easter Blog Hop!
Hosted by Monica from Monica's Creative Madness!

If you are looking for The Embossing Blog Hop click here

You should be coming from Sylvia's but if you happened to just pop in and want to start from the beginning head over to

For my project we were given this adorable file from

Scraptastical Kreations to work with~
"Berry Sweet Easter"
and here is what I created...

Everything with my card was cut using the Cameo! I so love this machine!!!

Supplies Used~
Card Stock~ Kraft, PTI in New Leaf, Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, Select White
Designer Paper~Recollections Pink Plaid
Stamps~ PK-754 Critter Faces, Cornish Heritage Farms Sweet Sprin
Cut Files~ Scraptastical Kreations "Berry Sweet Easter"
Ribbon~ Crinkle Ribbon in Ice Blue from 3 Girl Jam
Extra's~ white gel pen
pink chalk
embossing folder ~Argyle

Blog Candy!!!!
The Grand Prize is a $30 gift certificate to
which will be given away on Monica's blog, But I get to give away ONE "Beary Sweet Easter" set to ONE winner right here on my blog..... 
and each of the others get to give away this set also on their blog, so you have 10 chances to win a prize sweet!!
So to be entered into the grand prize you must comment at every stop along the hop!

I am the last on the hop.....hope we have inspired you along the way :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a GREAT weekend!!

Here is the complete line-up in case you get lost along the way

Embossing Blog Hop

Welcome to the Embossing Blog Hop
Hosted by Georgiana of Carson's Creations
All projects in this, layouts, altered, home decor, etc.. will include at least one form of embossing, either dry or heat.
Now you should be coming from Karen's but if you just stopped in and want to start from the beginning head on over to Georgiana's.

I have found myself more and more drawn to heat the way it looks completed so
for my project today I made a cute little Easter Pillow Box, using the heat embossing technique the image is embossed using Deliquesce Black Embossing Powder from Creative Inspirations Paint
The Pillow Box, front and back liner as well as the ever so adorable sentiment tag are
 a new set that Regina from The Cutting Cafe put together for me and this hop called Bunny Poop
Are they not the can check the whole set out here.
Also used for this project~
3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon in Goblin Green and Witch's Brew (who said they have to be used for Halloween?)
My LOVE~ The Cameo!!!
Twine from Trendy Twine in Grape Fizz
For those of you not familiar with heat embossing here are the basic tools needed for this project
 Heat tool ~of course
Stamp of choice to emboss~ I used My Creative Time's Hello Spring Stamp set
Embossing ink~ Versamark Stamp Pad, there are many others out there...I just LOVE my Versamark
Embossing Powder~ mine is Deliquesce Black from Creative Inspirations Paint
Extra's~acrylic block and cardstock to stamp on.

And here is what you do...

~Ink stamp and stamp image
~Pour embossing powder onto image while it is still wet.
~Tap excess powder off sheet and put back into jar.
~Heat until powder melts and becomes shiny.

This is so super easy and the end result....awesome in my opinion!!
What do you think???

Want some Blog Candy????

Regina is so kind as to be my sponsor for this hop and is giving one lucky hopper any 
3 files from her store
She has tons to choose from and is always releasing new ones!
Check out her awesome store here and start making out that wish list!!

The Cutting Cafe
Here is how you can win
1. Leave me some bloggy love~ I love reading all your sweet comments
2. Hop over to The Cutting Cafe's FB page and thank Regina for sponsoring. Make sure to tell her you are coming from my blog...she will LOVE all the extra LOVE!! 
Both things need to be done in order to win...I will check and announce the winner on Wednesday during 
my DT Post for The Cutting Cafe

Now off to the talented Anita~
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT weekend!!
In addition, if you feel so inspired, be sure to enter our challenge and make a project using some form of embossing, wet or dry.  The winner will be announced on April 7.  Check it out and enter your project at Carson's Creations !

Here is the complete line-up in case you get lost...
 Jessica ~ You Are Here
Anita ~ Next
Colin ~
Kate ~
Gwen ~
Pat ~
Entering this into the following challenges:
Ribbon Carousel Challenge~ Anything Goes
Paper Play Challenge~ Easter
Little Scrap Pieces~Favorite Things
Krafty Girls~ For Peeps Sake
Go Fish Challenge~ Easter
Clear it Out~Easter and Pastel Papers
Decorate to Celebrate~Easter Party
Divas By Design~Stamp Something
The Paper Shelter~ Easter
Simon Says Stamp Challenge~ Anything Goes
More Than Favors~ Easter/Springtime
Scrapbookaholic by Abby~ Anything Goes #4

Friday, March 30, 2012

Exciting News~ An Award~ Blog Hop Winner!!!

Good Morning Blogging Friends!!!
I have a ton to share today!
First off~ Super Exciting News!!!
I was asked to join 

Here are the new ladies joining....

And these super creative ladies are continuing:

I will be taking over the Sunday Challenges so make sure to check out the blog
and I hope to see you all join in our challenges!
Remember you do not need Creative Inspirations Paint to play along but they are so much fun...
why not pick up a few colors???

Next I wanted to share an award I received from two GREAT blogging Friends
Sherrie over at Sherrie Scraps With Passion
Diana over at DLArt
 Thanks Ladies!!!!

Here are the rules and guidelines for this award:
~Thank the person who gave you this award. That's common courtesy.
~Include a link to their blog. That's also common courtesy-if you can figure how to do it.
~Next, select up to 16 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly.
~Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award-you should include a link to their site for others to see how versatile they really are.
~Finally, tell the person who nominated you "7 things about yourself."

Here are the 7 things about me:
1.I am in love with my new toy~ the Cameo!!
2.I love to read and can sit down and read a whole book in a day :)
3.I have been blogging now for just over a year...never had a blogaversary...maybe iI will plan one :)
4. I love to garden and have my plants started just bring on the warm weather!
5. My favorite color is Blue....but I wear mostly black
6. I love trying new techniques and also love a great tip~ Bring them on!!
7. I love reading all the love I get when I blog~ So happy my work is loved!

I am passing this award on to all my faithful followers~ you know who you are :) 
Without each and every one of you I would not be where I am today in this great world of blogging! You are my inspiration and I consider you such GREAT friends!!
And thanks again to Sherrie!!
Finally I have a winner for my 
Bunnies and Blossoms Blog Hop from this past weekend.....
Up for grabs is a $25.00 GC generously donated by Miss Emily over at
E.A.D Designs

The lucky winner according to is....
Blogger Karen said...

Jessica thanks so much for joining my challenge with your amazing banner. Love all the pastel Easter colors. I haven't made a banner yet seeing yours I need to do that soon! Karen

Congrats Karen!!!
Please email me at and I will get this GC out ASAP!
Have fun shopping my friend!!!

That's all I have for you today :)
Big weekend coming up
I am in 2 hops
 and Upcoming Blog Hops
Hope to see you all hoping through!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just Bee-Cause I Love You w/ The Cutting Cafe

Good Morning to all my blogging buddies!
I hope your Hump Day will be a GREAT one!!
This week the DT from 
was asked to create projects with this
Since I have been busy playing with my new toy~ the Cameo
I thought I would try and use both the stamp set along side with the Cameo and here is what I came up with

I used the beehive, bee and sentiment from the set
did you know there are 58 images with this file~ So much to choose from!!
I took the beehive and merged it into the Silhouette Studio software
traced the shape and then offset it to make a border.
With a little flipping and welding I created the base to my card!
I used the print and cut feature to make the top layer....printing my image out on 
Designer Paper from Recollections~ Yellow Grey Plaid paper
then cutting the image with the Silhouette.
The adorable sentiment was printed out, and punched using my 2" circle punch
and that bee...he too was cut out,  with my scissors
after I colored him with my copics and blinged him up with some stickles.
To finish this off I added Twinery Twine in Charcoal
3 Girl Jam Crinkle ribbon in Sunflower
and a button from my stash

Don't forget to hop over to 
to see all the inspiration from the rest of the  DT 
and leave some love to be entered to win some files!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!

Monday, March 26, 2012

E.A.D Designs Blog Hop~ Home Decor Plaque

Good Morning Bloggers!
It is Monday and time for our E.A.D Designs
DT Blog Hop!!
I am first on the hop list today so you should be coming from
Make sure to comment all around, including E.A.D Designs  for a chance to win some get tons of awesome inspiration!!

Today's project is another Home Decor one!
E.A.D Designs has tons and I mean tons of awesome vinyl for all your home decor projects!
I am over taking my house with such awesome projects that are made so easy with
E.A.D Designs!
Here is today's project.....
I made this plaque to hang by my coffee maker using
The Cafe Blocks~ Style A
I painted a 7 x 7 inch wooden plaque that I picked up at Joanne's using Old Gold Acrylic Paint
Once that was dry I placed the E.A.D Designs Stickerz on the plaque
inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
and Mod Podged the entire thing!
Here is is hanging by my coffee pot..
We had a Keurig..... but I died so we are waiting for our replacement and
had to go back to brewing a pot :(

And a close-up on the wall
So super easy to do and I think sure adds great color to the bare wall we previously had!

So I hope you like my home decor project for today
Just a reminder....E.A.D Designs was my blog sponsor for
The Bunnies and Blossoms Blog Hop yesterday
if you missed it check it out here 
There is a $25.00 Gift Card for one lucky hopper!

Now time to hop over to Judith's awesome blog
to see what crafty goodness she has created!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Monday!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop~ Day 2

Welcome to the Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop for Special Needs Children.

Yesterday and today (March 24-25), 30+fantastic papercrafters have come together to create Spring-themed banners.They will then donate these banners to Ellen (CardMonkey), who works as an Admissions Coordinator at Pediatric Specialty Care (PSC),

PSC is a long-term care facility for special needs children who are medically-fragile and/or technologically-dependent. The babies, children and youths at PSC range in age from birth to 21, and are admitted from all over the country.
Some are infants, born prematurely and before their lungs have had a chance to mature. Others have serious birth defects, illnesses or injuries from accidents that cause them to need tender loving care in a home-like environment -- many for their lifetimes.

Our banners are meant to cheer the young patients, their families, and the staff at PSC. Here is the banner that I made and will be sending to Ellen to decorate a child's room:

Here is a close-up of the middle
I heat embossed each of the eggs using Tim Holtz Distress Ink
and clear embossing powder
Here are each of the sides.....
These adorable files I recently won from 
Paper Piecing by Nikki
Supplies Used:
Card Stock~ K & Company Animal Tales
Hello Spring &  Spring Chicken Background
Die Cutting Machine~ Silhouette Cameo for Banner and all cuts
Cutting Files
The Cutting Cafe~ Egg Shaped Card Set
Paper Piecing by Nikki~ Hoppy Easter Pattern
Distress Ink~
Broken China, Wild Honey, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint Seedless Preserves and Victorian Velvet 
Extra's~ Versamark for Embossing on Eggs
White Gel Pen
White Tulle

 How about a little Blog Candy!!!
Emily over at E.A.D Designs has very generously donated a $25.00 Gift Certificate to
E.A.D Designs.
In order to be entered into my Blog Candy:

~Please consider being a blog follower here :) (1 entry)
if you already are let me know!
~Leave me a comment....I would love to know what you think of my banner (1 entry)
~ hop over to FaceBook  become a follower and let E.A.D Designs know you are hopping through from my blog~ (1 entry)
~Very important...leave me a way to contact me you will want this shopping spree! Winner will be posted on Friday March 30th!
3 ways to win!!

I hope you like my banner.....but it is time to hop on over to
Entire lineup is listed below in case you get lost along the way
 Thanks so stopping by!!

I am linking this up over at:
DL Art~Thankful Thursday Flowers
Celebrate the Occasion~ Spring
Clear It Out Challenge~ Easter and Pastels
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge~ How Cute is That?
PaperPlay Challenge~Spring Colors

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Easter Egg Shaped Card & Gift Bag~ The Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Everyone!!
I have a fun project to share using this weeks file from 
I started out my project by making the shaped card
cutting all the pieces with my new love~The Cameo!
The files were so super easy to merge and they cut like a DREAM!!
I wanted to add another layer around the eggs so I offset the shape and created the layers
The sentiment is from 
The Cutting Cafe
A simple and fun Easter card...

But I couldn't stop there and wanted to make a matching gift bag to go along with my card
So this is what I came up with...
I did the same thing with the eggs and attached them to the front of the bag
The adorable bunny tag is a stamped image from 
Cornish Heritage Farms~ Sweet Spring
and the Happy Easter sentiment is also from
The Cutting Cafe's
that I cut out using my Tim Holtz ~Tiny Tabs and Tags die
I added some stickles to the bunny ears and nose in Cotton Candy
and used my snow writer for his tail
I tied it all together using my favorite Crinkle Ribbon from 3 Girl Jam in Baby Girl

So I hope you like my project!
Make sure you check out the rest of the DT's projects and comment over at
to be entered to win some files!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Decorate to Celebrate~ Easter Party
Paper Sundaes~Photo Inspiration