Paper Sweeties July Blast from the Past: Day 3

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Evening, once again, y'all!  Just stopping back in, as promised, with one final day of Christmas in July projects from Paper SweetiesToday's creation was made for this past winter's Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with goodies all still available in the Paper Sweeties Shop.
https://jinnynewlin.blogspot.com/2017/12/winter-coffee-lovers-blog-hop.html
As always, all the details and supplies used in the making of this card can be found at the link above and/or by clicking on the image itself.  That does it for this month, folks.  Thanks ever so much for humbling me with a visit!  Have a remarkable work week!  Mwah!

Paper Sweeties July Blast from the Past: Day 2

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Well, hello there!  Long time no see.  LOL!  I know it's been a busy day here on my little blog, but I've got another day of Paper Sweeties Christmas in July goodness to share with you all, before it ends.  So, let's continue the fun with this card which was published in the 2014 Holiday Issue of Get Inspired Magazine.
https://jinnynewlin.blogspot.com/2014/11/paper-sweeties-november-release-rewind.html
All the details and supplies used in its making can be found at the link above and/or by clicking on the image itself, which you'll totally want to do, because my daughter used the same Holly Days Sweet Cuts die, that I used in the making of this card, to create a project of her very own; and it, too, can be found in that post, not to mention the same magazine mentioned above.  The Happy Holidays stamp set, as well as the Holly Days Sweet Cuts die set, can no longer be found in the Paper Sweeties Shop; however, the same, single die she used in the making of her project can now be found in the Meet Me Under the Mistletoe Sweet Cuts die set.  Yay!  Thanks again for visiting, friends!  Hope to see you right back here, at the same time, tomorrow.  Hugs!

Sketchabilities #151 July Reveal

Hey, y'all!  Just stopping back in to share my take on a brand new sketch challenge from Sketchabilities.  Enjoy!
I started this page by adding gesso to the peach, stripe, patterned, paper, base page.  Once it was dry, I added puddles of aqua and blue watercolor; speckled it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as peach and yellow watercolors and Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints; and sprinkled a mix of different, patterned paper, die-cut flowers throughout the design.  That set the stage for my photos, which were matted with white cardstock.  The far, left photo was also partially backed with a piece of blue, diamonds, patterned paper, anchored with white-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a large, aqua, cut-apart label, and topped with a red, die-cut label, which I used to etch a Love you bunch! phrase.
The center photo was backed with a couple of different, patterned prints, both of which were anchored with white-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a snippet of cheesecloth for additional texture.  A file folder tab, etched with the 7.11.14 date, and a manila tag, laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, were tucked under its top edge; and a bird die cut, popped up with foam tape, covers its top, left corner.
The final photo was backed with two different prints yet, both of which were anchored with more white-threaded, straight, machine stitching, and topped with a "Here & Now" arrow, popped up with foam tape.
It's bottom, left corner was anchored with a "Hello", die-cut circle; hand-cut, lemon vine; and "sweet" phrase, all of which were popped up, with foam tape, for more of that scrumptious dimension.  The lemon itself was also dressed up with Dazzling Diamonds for a little shimmer and shine.
The "SERVICE squad" title was created from glitter letters and a foam, phrase sticker...
and strips of white cardstock, used to house my journaling, complete the look.  The journaling reads, Family Palooza @ HCC, stuffing tube socks with supplies, along with priceless, handwritten messages, for our homeless friends in K.C.
And here's your July Sketch #151.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with!
Thanks, as always, for stopping by my neck of the woods!  Now, get out there and make your weekends creative ones.  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); peach stripe, floral, yellow designer, & blue diamonds (Maggie Holmes); blue squares (Elle's Studio); aqua weave, oranges, & peach triangles (Dear Lizzy); pink/orange palm branches (Crate Paper) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white string (Hobby Lobby); Dazzling Diamonds (SU!); gesso (O'Leary Paint); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Stitched Bloom Trio die (Poppystamps); Big Shot (Sizzix); "sweet", lemon, & aqua frame cut-aparts (Maggie Holmes); "Hello" circle, bird, & "Here & Now" arrow die cuts & red & notebook tabs (Citrus Twist); manila tag (Paper Studio); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); cheesecloth (Dritz); glitter letters (Pink Paislee); Skyler foam phrase sticker (American Crafts)

Pretty Little Studio: Moments Captured

Welcome to the weekend, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today, sharing a page inspired by the warm colors of summer.  Enjoy!
I started this page by adding a puddle of yellow watercolor to the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with that same yellow watercolor, as well as teal, aqua, and orange watercolors; stamped it, in Pumpkin Pie ink, with the orange circles; and splattered it once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  A trio of patterned paper strips, from both the Feels Like Fall and Tales and Dreams Collections, were then anchored, in the vertical center of the design, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches and topped with a couple of additional prints, one again from the Feels Like Fall Collection and the second from Beautiful Day, as well as a Dream Big 3x4 Pocket Card, all of which were anchored with more gold-threaded, machine stitching.  Before those secondary prints were secured into place and topped, in turn, with a snippet of cheesecloth for texture, in addition to my photos, which were matted with white cardstock, I also tucked a couple of Autumn Blossom Die Cuts, as well as a Here Comes the Sun Die Cut, under their edges.
A "moments CAPTURED" Shine Bright Die Cut, popped up with foam tape, serves as my title.
The opposite side of the page was dressed up with an additional Autumn Blossom Die Cut, as well as the darling Swimming Vintage Die Cut.
A Chrysanthemum Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow; Summer Flair Button, backed with a tangle of gold thread...
couple of bitty Autumn Blossom Die Cuts, popped up with foam tape; scattering of Live Simply Clear Stickers...
and duo of Butterfly Bush Stickers, backed with white cardstock, hand-cut out, and popped up with foam tape, round out the bulk of the design.
A little, hand-penned journaling, which reads, Nothing beats a hot, summer afternoon hanging out @ the pool with a few of our favorite people.  August 2015 (Donna, Brett, & Ella), completes the look.
Thanks, as always, for humbling me with a visit!  Have a remarkable weekend, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Tart & Tangy (SU!) Paper: white (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); Beautiful Day: 6x8 Paper Pack; Tales & Dreams: Dare to Dream 8x8; Feels Like Fall: Feeling Reminiscent 8x8, Feeling Warm 8x8, & Feeling Cozy 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Pumpkin Pie (SU!); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); cheesecloth (Dritz); white string (Hobby Lobby); Sweet Life: Live Simply Clear Stickers; Here Comes the Sun: Here Comes the Sun Die Cuts & Summer Flair Button; It's Your Birthday: Shine Bright Die Cuts; Dream Big: Dream Big 3x4 Pocket Card; Feels Like Fall: Autumn Blossom Die Cuts; Marigold: Chrysanthemum Shipping Tag & Butterfly Bush Stickers; Swimming Vintage Die Cut (PLS)

Paper Sweeties July Blast from the Past: Day 1

Friday, July 13, 2018

Evening, y'all!  With summer being such a busy time for everyone, we're sharing more oldies but goodies for what would normally be Paper Sweeties' release week.  I so badly wanted to take this time to share new creations with those old goodies; but because I'm smack dab in the middle of a move two states away from our Kansas City home, it just wasn't going to happen.  So, because it's so, stinkin' hot right now, I thought it would be fun to share a few winter-themed, Christmas creations to cool things down.  With that said, let's kick off my makeshift Christmas in July with this cutie patootie from way back in October of 2014.
https://jinnynewlin.blogspot.com/2014/10/paper-sweeties-october-release-rewind.html
All the details and supplies used in its making can be found at the link above and/or by clicking on the image itself.  With the exception of the chenille candy cane, all other items can still be found in the Paper Sweeties Shop and are just waiting for your own creative ingenuity.  Thanks ever so much for visiting!  Have an amazing weekend, friends!