Friday, August 30, 2019

Scrapping for Less August 2019 Kit


Hello crafty friends! I'm excited to share with you the latest Scrapping for Less kit of the month. I am a big fan of Scrapping for Less kits and I'm always able to make a bunch of cards with their kits. This month's exotic creatures theme was fun to play with. Be sure to participate in the full hop for your chance to win! Next up in the hop is at the bottom of the post.

DISCLAIMER: Scrapping for Less sent me this kit in exchange for participating in the hop and sharing my inspiration with you. However, I work with Scrapping for Less because I enjoy their products and pervious feedback from my audience indicates they like and appreciate these posts.



Message from Scrapping for Less: Who doesn’t like critters? One of my most favorite type of cards to make are cute little critter cards. Well, this month we have some fantastic cute critters as exotic animals! Join in the hop and see what wonderful inspiration our design team and guest designers have brought to you today. You will find this month’s selections on the subscription page. Lots of extra goodies as well too on the a la carte page. After hopping head on back to the Scrapping for Less blog to enter the Rafflecopter.


I have 10 cards to share with you today and you can check out my 10 Cards 1 Kit video below to see them all being made and hear more about my process:




Many of the cards used the sketches included and I did focus on the main kit as opposed to the Banana Split level so that the ideas would be helpful to everyone picking up a kit. 


I colored up all my images at once and wasn't really paying attention to the kit at the time and was bummed to realize that the paper in the kit had brown sloths and mine were gray. But luckily I was able to make it work and actually made some extra cards with that set of paper.


Speaking of coloring here are the Copic markers I used for everything in case that's helpful to you:
Meerkat: E50, 53, 55, 74, 77
Tree Branches: E74, 77
Leaves G14, 16
Parrots: R 24, 27, 29 E40, 41, C7, 9, W00, B24, 26, Y15, 17
Sloth: C00, 1, 3, 5, 7
Chameleon: RV 34, 17, 19 BG 15, 18 YG 21, 23, 25



I love that the sloth part of the kit came with some sloth themed paper that meant I could make cards without using stamped images. 


How adorable is this meerkat from Newton's Nook?! I'm not sure I've seen a meerkat stamp before and I LOVE it!



The papers from the parrot collection were probably my favorite especially the green leaf paper I put my focal images on. Perfect for making the parrot look like he is sitting among the trees. 


I hope you've gotten some inspiration from my cards and enjoy checking out the rest of the hop! Next up in the hop is the talented Donna!



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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Review of Scrapbook.com Easy Album


Hello crafty friends! Today I want to share something a bit different. Usually I restrict my papercrafting to cardmaking, but I really wanted to scrapbook a recent trip to Disney with my mom and sister. However traditional scrapbooking takes a long time and it's not something I enjoy as much now. So when Scrapbook.com offered affiliates a chance to try out their new Easy Albums I jumped at the chance to try out the Magical Theme Park Kit. If after checking out my review you would like to order a kit I also have a coupon code for you to save $10 JESSG10ALBUM. For a more thorough review check out my video below.


While this album took me over an hour to complete that was mostly because I am a slow journaler. I think if you had all your pictures printed and had gathered all your thoughts for journaling it would take a very short time to assemble the album. 


Things I LOVED about the kit:
There are a variety of page orientations to accommodate your photos
The cards make journaling easy to add and they are double sided as well
The decorative cards are double sided making things even quicker and easier
Most of the cards easily fit into the album or could be cut to work
Everything you need is included
You can order refills to add more trips to the same album


Things to keep in mind about the kit:
You will need a lot of pictures (about 56)
You need both horizontal and vertical photos
The album is larger than needed for the pages provided


If you think this kit might help you scrapboook some memories in a fun and quick way remember to use the code JESSG10ALBUM to get $10 off. Scrapbook.com always has lots of other amazing sales running so be sure to see what else might inspire you there as well. 


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #100 Copycat


I'm excited to be guest designing for the Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #100. To celebrate the 100th challenge there are extra chances to win and you can play along by picking your favorite past challenge and playing along again. Be sure to check out the Inky Paws blog for all the details.


Today I decide to pick 5 of the past sketches and do a 5 cards 1 stamp set video. To keep things simple I used the same paper pad for all my cards in addition to using the same stamp set. I colored up all the pigs from Oink and then got to assembling my cards. Colors used for the pigs: R00, 20, 22. Colors used for the accents: YG41, Y35, G12, E44. Check out my video below for more details:


My first card uses the sketch from Challenge #8.

 


Next up the sketch from Challenge #20

Measurements for this card in inches: background 4 by 5.25, small square 2.5, wide strip 1, medium strip .75, small strip .5

Then Challenge #61.
Measurements for this card in inches: background 4 by 5.25, rectangle 2.5 by 3.5

Then Challenge #64.
Measurements for this card in inches: background 4 by 5.25, rectangle 2 by 4.5, horizontal strip 1 by 4

Finally the sketch from Challenge #92.
Measurements for this card in inches: background 4 by 5.25, rectangle 3 by 4

I look forward to seeing all your creations and I hope you enjoy playing along!


Friday, April 26, 2019

Scrapping for Less April 2019 Kit


Hello crafty friends! I'm excited to share with you the latest Scrapping for Less kit of the month. I am a big fan of Scrapping for Less kits and I'm always able to make a bunch of cards with their kits. This month's spring critters theme was fun to play with. Be sure to participate in the full hop for your chance to win! Next up in the hop is at the bottom of the post.


Message from Scrapping for Less: Spring is Here! Finally! I know some of you in the northern states and other parts of the world may not be experiencing warm weather, so you can pretend with these beautiful stamps and spring papers. Our April Flavor of the Month kit is all about "Spring Critters" cute ones at that! So hop on along and get inspired to make some spring cards with this adorable kit. Head to the brand new website's Subscription page and see what we have to offer this month. Make sure to check out our Blog Hop so you can join in our Rafflecopter. All winners are announced each month in the Teresa Talks post on the blog on the first of the month.


Check out the video for the most details or keep scrolling for still pictures and quick tips. 


I have 10 cards to share with you today. Most of them used the sketches included and I did focus on the main kit as opposed to the Banana Split level so that the ideas would be helpful to everyone picking up a kit. 


These ducks were just too cute. I based my choice of Copic marker colors on the coordinating patterned papers within each mini kit. 


Copic colors used:
Duck: Y11, 13, 15; V12, 15, 17; YG11, 13, 17; YR 14, 16
Bees and Hive: Y 11, 13, 15; C00, 1, 7, 9
Birds: B 34, 37, 39; R 35, 37, 39


I often hesitate to cut up those gorgeous full sheets of cardstock just to us tiny slivers on cards but I'm happy with the results and felt it was necessary to make some of the sketches work with the patterned paper. 


Which do you like better the frog or the ducks? The frog was a bit faster to color and those cute little flower sequins add a great finishing touch.


The words on the patterned paper made for some easy quick cards and these were in fact some of the first I made to get the creative juices flowing. 


Loved the pretty detail of these wooden butterflies!


The original stamp set had tails on these birds but when I accidentally tore one off I realized I liked the look better anyway and cut off the other tail. 


I hope you've gotten some inspiration from my cards and enjoy checking out the rest of the hop! Next up in the hop is the talented Kristina!


Monday, March 25, 2019

Pink and Main March 2019 It's Party Card Kit

Cards with Pink and Main March 2019 It's a Party Card Kit

Hello crafty friends! Today I'm sharing all the cards I made with the Pink and Main March 2019 It's a Party Kit. This kit is currently sold out but I think their kits are a great value and if you are impressed with the contents I would recommend checking out future kits. Here's my video tutorial for the cards:


I technically made 20 cards but I made 4 of each of the 5 designs so there are not 20 unique cards. I used some sketches as inspiration and will link them below.

Card with Pink and Main March 2019 It's a Party Card Kit
This was actually the last card I made when I ran out of sketches so no link for this one.

Card with Pink and Main March 2019 It's a Party Card Kit
This one was made with the Sweet Sunday Sketch 266.

Card with Pink and Main March 2019 It's a Party Card Kit
This was made with the Operation Write Home Sketch 191.

Card with Pink and Main March 2019 It's a Party Card Kit
This one was made with a Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Sketch.

Card with Pink and Main March 2019 It's a Party Card Kit
This one was made with a Studio Calico Sunday Sketch.

If you love sketches feel free to follow my Card Sketches Board on Pinterest and if you're looking for places to donate cards check the link at the top of my blog or click here.


Friday, February 22, 2019

Scrapping for Less February 2019 Kit

Whip It Up Recipe:

5 Cute Image Stamps
4 Adorable Well Coordinated Pattern Papers
3 Embellishments per Mini Collection
2 Dies that are just right
1 Perfectly Coordinated Kit

Mix all together and you will create the most gorgeous and fantastic cards to share with your friends and family that are baking fans!

So hop on through and see what the design team has “whipped up” to inspire you!

All the ingredients for this great recipe can be found over on our Flavor of the Month page!


Hello crafty friends! I'm excited to share with you the latest Scrapping for Less kit of the month. I am a big fan of Scrapping for Less kits and I'm always able to make a bunch of cards with their kits. This month's baking theme was fun to play with.


Believe it or not I didn't own the Lawn Fawn pie set and was happy to use it for some fun hello cards and store it away for Thanksgiving. Gotta love stamp sets that work for holidays and all year round. 



I was a little pressed for time this week and didn't get to color up Mini Baker Marci from LaLaLand Crafts but here's Mini Heart Cookies Luka and he is too cute! And that apron paper was probably my favorite paper from the whole kit.


Last but certainly not least, in fact it's my favorite stamp set, is the Scrapping for Less exclusive Cookie Mouse! Isn't he just adorable! I LOVE the fun pattern paper from his collection too. 


I hope you enjoyed seeing a few cards from the kit and if you keep hopping you will be sure to get even more inspiration! The next person on the hop is Mary!