Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fusion Card Challenge - Congrats

I hope you're having a great day!  We're enjoying some warm weather here in the Chicago area - and I'm really feeling drawn outside.  I know there's not lots more days like this left this year and I want to soak in as much sunshine as I can!

A new challenge begins today at Fusion Card Challenge - isn't the photo beautiful?  I admit I was excited when I saw it because I have a wedding that I needed a card for... and that exactly what those flowers got me thinking of.

Not digging the florals?  That's ok.. you can work with just the sketch.  It's FUSION so you have choices.. sketch, photo, or fuse them both together!  
I went all clean and simple with a stamped floral on a card panel.  For the horizontal line across the bottom of the panel on the sketch I added some lace and a row of pearls.    

I used the Altenew Painted Flowers. This was my first time using this set and I know I made some mistakes lining things. This set is very forgiving and mistakes don't glare at you. I got the stamps at Tupelo Designs LLC - they're my favorite store. They have free shipping and always ship stock items within 48 hours. They have all my favorite brands too. They even have loyalty points for every dollar you spend that turn into $$ you can use for future purchases.

I'm entering this card in their Facebook challenge - this time all you need to do is use an item from the store and add some fabric.  You just add a post to their TDLLC (Award Winning) Facebook page to enter the challenge. 
Want to see how the rest of the team did with this Fusion challenge?  Click here to jump to the Fusion Card Challenge Blog!   We'd love for you to join us! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Altenew Painted Flowers, Hennah Elements (Sentiment)
Dies | Altenew Painted Flowers, MFT Fishtail Flags
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Ballerina Slippers
Ribbons | May Arts

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Reverse Confetti Fallidays Thanksgiving

Thanks for stopping by! Reverse Confetti is having their second annual Fall-idays! It's a 3 day event that started yesterday (Halloween) and finishes tomorrow (Christmas). Today we're focusing on Thanksgiving and showing all sorts of things for gift giving to home decor. Fall is my favorite time of year - I think everyone on my side of the family is born in November so Thanksgiving has a double meaning here. In fact.. this year my birthday is on Thanksgiving. That's happened a few times before, and while I love pumpkin pie, it was not always a welcome substitute for a birthday cake when I was a kid. Now that I'm grown I try to put my family first. We'll have a special dinner just us, over the weekend.

I made a thankful card that might just double as a Thanksgiving invite this year.  I stamped the leaves from Blooms 'n Buds around the edges of my card front in shades of orange, yellow and red.  

Next I die cut the sentiment from the stamped panel.  I cut it a second time in a dark orange and inlaid it into the panel.

The words looked a little "lost" to me so I cut them from light orange and red, trimmed them and adhered a different color card stock for each word.  This also raised the  words making them easier to read.

The finishing touch was the addition of a few sequins for a little sparkle. 

There's more Thanksgiving inspired fun waiting for you.  Here's a list of other designers with projects to share today!

Reverse Confetti Blog
Melissa Phillips
Amy Rohl
Lisa Henke
Heather Pulvirenti
Leigh Penner
Amy Tsuruta
Laurie Schmidlin

Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Blooms N Buds
Dies | Grateful Thankful Blessed
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh 

CAS-ual Fridays October Release "Powerful Words"

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and CAS-ual Fridays owner and creator Michelle is a survivor... so it's no surprise to see this new set called "Powerful Words" released this month.  I think this set would be wonderful inspiration for anyone, for ANY ime of year, but it's even more powerful when you think of where this set came from. 

The fonts in this set are the same as the other two sets released this month -  a brush stroke style that looks hand painted.  There are lots of different ways you can arrange the sentiments in this set.  You can keep it simple with a short phrase or write a long one like I did today.

I started with a background of paint brush strokes from the Breathe stamp set to create a colorful background for the word dies.  I thought they would coordinate great with the paintbrush look font. I used my Misti stamping tool to get the stripes lined up perfectly.

A simple stitched border from Pretty Pink Posh added a finished clean look to this design.

I wanted to stamp this same sentiment using colored ink instead of a colored background.  I used shades of yellow/orange and hot pink.  
I added some bright card stock and sequins in matching colors to frame the inspirational sentiment.  I think it highlights the ink colors and keeps them the center of attention.

Want to see more projects made with the new CAS-ual Fridays "Powerful Words" set? Here's links to the rest of the team sharing projects today! You might see some new faces today too as we've added some new members!

Want to go shopping? If you see something you like I hope you will use my special discount code. Any commission that would normally go to me for your purchase has been redirected to CASual Fridays to use toward Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. I accept no commission for the use of products on my blog and only use and endorse products that I love and would recommend. Here's a link to the CASual Fridays Stamps Store.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | CAS-ual Fridays Powerful Words, Breathe
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders One, Stitched Borders 3
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Serendipity Stamps October Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by! It's a great day for a visit! There's lots going on so I hope you take some time to look around!! Serendipity Stamps is having their October blog hop today to show you some of the latest products and remind you to play along with our challenge! Our blog hop theme this month is Celebrate! So you'll see projects for every occasion.. birthday to holiday! If you're following along you should have reached me from my sweet friend Vickie Zimmer's blog. If you want to start from the beginning you can find all the details at Mary's Blog!
This is the Snowman Decorating Tree stamp!  Isn't it fun?   I'm no expert at coloring - but I do really enjoy doing it.  I find it relaxing!   If you love Snowmen (maybe I should say Snow People) you'll find LOTS of them at Serendipity! 

I cut the stamped image with the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3 die,  Did you know that Serendipity stocks Pretty Pink Posh dies?The stitching is a really nice detail and yes.. that's another Pretty Pink Posh - the Stitched Border along the side.  I love how the stitching on the elements ties everything together. 

I added a Simple Merry Christmas Sentiment along the bottom of the raised tag.  The button is adhered with a sticky dot, it helps "ground" the sentiment. 
I added some wood look sequins from Serendipity here and there - they add a little whimsy to the design.  No worries about matching them - they go with EVERYTHING! 

One more card for you today. This one is really Clean and Simple!

This is the brand new Snowflakes Reverse die!  Just die cut it in the corner of a panel and stamp a sentiment.  I layered gold glitter paper under the die cut and inserted some of the snowflakes cut from white into the panel. 
I took a few spare snowflakes (I didn't want to cover up all that gold) and adhered them outside the die area.  This close up shows you the piercing detail on the die cuts and on the background.
I love pink and gold for snow flakes -- ok... so I see the world different alright? LOL! 

Join us for our challenge!  It's a fun way to see the stamps in action - making it easy for you to get ideas, AND you could win just for playing along!!  

Our challenge this month is "Anything Goes". It doesn't get easier than this - you can make ANYTHING you want for ANY Occasion - just be sure to include at least one Serendipity Stamps image (stamp or die) on your design! You have until October 29 to join us at the challenge - you can find it here at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.

Want to go shopping? The 50% off Stamp of the Month is the Pumpkin Border!!
AND We're offering free shipping on all USA orders of $25 and up - no coupon code required. Offer good October 19-23.

The next stop on this hop is Julie Warner! But before you go... PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT. One random comment will be selected from the blogs on the hop as winner of a $20 gift certificate for Serendipity Stamps! Who knows it might just be YOU! But you have to leave a comment to enter! You have until midnight US EST on Sunday, October 23 to leave a comment. Mary will announce the winner on her blog on Monday October 24.

Here's the complete blog hop list for your convenience.

Jeanne Jachna  (That's Me!)

Good Luck and Happy Hopping!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Serendipity Stamps Snowman Decorating Tree, Simple Merry Christmas Small
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders One, Stitched Duo 3, MFT Fishtail Flags
Paper | Photoplay Dear Santa 6"
Sequins | Serendipity Stamps Bamboo, Mahogany
Twinery Maraschino Twine

Stamps | Serendipity Stamps Oh What Fun!
Dies | Serendipity Stamps | Snowflakes Reverse Die|