Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Let's Go Mini Album

Hi everyone!

I'm sharing a hybrid mini album on the Glitz blog today. I'm also sharing how I added the sentiments onto the photos (they're journaling cards and colored sentiments altered in Photoshop).

Here's the cover:

Let's Go Mini Album


Even though summer isn't over, I wanted to make the first mini album sharing a few of our everyday activities during the summer.

Here are pictures of the inside:

Let's Go Mini Album

For the "You are here," I colored white embossing paste with three colors of stamp reinkers. When I made THIS card, I made two panels (I can never estimate how much embossing paste I'm going to use). I had the second one in my scrap pile and decided it worked with the album. Yeah for scraps! :)

Let's Go Mini Album

I used Brightside papers and a sticker. The papers on the page with my son were supposed to look like sunrays. Yeah...not so much. LOL! I love yellow, though, so I decided to leave it. For the flowers, I used a digital element from the Brightside collection, enlarged the flowers, and fussy-cut them.

Let's Go Mini Album

The sentiment on the left is a journaling card from the Carpe Diem Element Pack 2. I converted it to an overlay. I used a traditional Brightside journaling card on the right.


Let's Go Mini Album


I used a mix of Brightside and Felicity for these two pages. Since I used digital flowers (instead of a sticker), I was able to flip one and resize them.

Let's Go Mini Album

The pocket was die-cut from Brightside paper using the Paper Smooches Deco Bag, and I was able to add some journaling inside. The flower on the outside is the Paper Smooches Poinsettia die--it's a very versatile flower die!

Let's Go Mini Album

I think this photo was my favorite of the summer (so far) since it really shows my kids' personalities. The sentiment from the Glitz Felicity Element Pack was perfect.


Let's Go Mini Album

My daughter is a big reader, and I wanted to capture that. For the page on the right, I wanted to create something like my son's tie-die shirt, so I stitched through some Glitz Brightside rays.

Thanks for taking a peek at my album. If you get a chance, please check out the Glitz blog. Thanks!

Have a great day!


Supplies
Cardstock: (Linen White) Ellen Hutson
Patterned papers: (Butterflies, Circles, 12x12 Bits and Pieces from the Brightside collection; Brightside 6x6 paper pad; Black & White 6x6 paper pad; Felicity 6x6 paper pad) Glitz Design
Stickers: (Brightside Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet) Glitz Design
Embellishments: (Silver Glitter Washi Tape) Glitz Design; (You Are Here stencil) The Crafter's Workshop; Hemptique twine; (yellow clip) Studio Calico; (doilies) Freckled Fawn, (mists) Studio Calico; sequins
Dies: (Deco Bag, Poinsettia) Paper Smooches
Digital elements: (Brightside Element PackCarpe Diem Element Pack 2Felicity Element PackBlack and White Element Pack 1) Glitz Design

Monday, July 28, 2014

You Are Wonderful

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a good Monday. :)

I'm catching up with some Paper Smooches cards. These cards are made using the stamps and dies from the July release, but there also will be a small release August 1st. Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches blog later this week to see the previews.

First up, I made a very summery card:

You Are Wonderful

I used the Kudos Words dies for the sentiment...aren't those dies cool? The cute sun is from the Spectrum set. I stamped the sun and face on vellum and added in some rosy cheeks. I layered papers from a Studio Calico kit. I fussy cut the "hello sunshine" from one of the Bluegrass Farm journaling cards to complete the sentiment.

Here's a close-up:

You-Are-Wonderful-J.-Olson FCU-


Next up, I made a more fall-ish card:

I Am Grateful

I used the gorgeous Blossoming Buds set for this card. I stamped the flowers, watercolored them with Distress Inks, and then fussy cut them. Paper Smooches will be releasing matching dies for the flowers--woo hoo! I stamped the sentiments from the set and added a few flicks of spray mists.

Here's a close-up:

I Am Grateful

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Supplies
You Are Wonderful
Stamps: (sun, face from Spectrum) Paper Smooches
Dies: (Kudos Words) Paper Smooches
Cardstock: (white, vellum) PTI
Patterned paper: (Bluegrass Farm paper pad, Project Life kit) Studio Calico
Inks: (yellow Brilliance, Graphite Black Brilliance) Tsukineko

I Am Grateful
Stamps: (flowers, sentiment from Blossoming Buds) Paper Smooches
Inks: (Versafine Red, Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Distress Markers, Distress Inks) Ranger
Cardstock: (Distress Watercolor paper) Ranger; (Tangy Orange) Stamp School
Silhouette America


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Shake It Up

Hi! Anyone else remember that Cars song? I'm totally dating myself. ;)

I hope you're having a great week! I'm still catching up from my vacation, but I wanted to share a project I had on the Glitz blog last week.

Celebrate Shaker


It's a hybrid shaker card using the Glitz Brightside papers and digital Brightside Element Pack. I have a step-by-step tutorial on the Glitz blog to show a different way to make a shaker card (other than foam adhesive).

Here's a close-up:

Celebrate Shaker


Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Supplies
Glitz Design "Brightside" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design Digital "Brightside" element pack
Sequins: Neat & Tangled, Scraptastic Club, craft supply
Dies: (Circle STAX) My Favorite Things

Monday, July 21, 2014

Neat & Tangled and Pinkfresh Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Happy Monday!

          
  

The Neat & Tangled and Pinkfresh Studio teams are having a collaborative blog hop today and tomorrow. If you're hopping along, you should be coming from Amanda's blog.

I received some sweet Pinkfresh Studio supplies including washi tape, stamps, and puffy stickers. Here's my project using products from Pinkfresh with Neat & Tangled stamps:


You Rock

Okay, I have to admit that I made this card about an hour after traveling for 16 hours with kids and staying up most of the night on a red-eye flight. I was a little brain-drained when I made this card, but I think the freestyle look works for a fun birthday card. ;)

I started by stenciling the stars with embossing paste and adding some splatter. Once they were dry, I used the Pinkfresh Blue and Yellow Ombre washi tape. I stamped the cake from the Neat & Tangled Gifts for You set on a piece of scrap paper and adhered it with the Light Gold washi tape.

Here's a close-up:

You Rock

See the Punchinella peeking out as a layer? I also stamped and fussy cut one of the balloons in the Gifts for You set, and stitched a line to the sentiment.

For the sentiment, I used the Sparkle and Shine set. I added the Way to Home enamel arrow at the end of the line and scattered some Neat & Tangled sequins. Here's another close-up:


You Rock

As part of the hop, there will be a $20 prize pack from Pinkfresh and a $20 prize pack from Neat & Tangled. Be sure to comment along the way to enter to win! Here's the full list of today's hop:

Jocelyn Olson <--You are here!

Thanks for stopping by! Next up is April Joy--prepare to be wowed! :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Newton's Nook Anniversary Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I'm excited about a special blog hop today!


Welcome to Newton's Nook Designs Anniversary Blog Hop!
Newton’s Nook Designs is so excited to be celebrating their One Year Anniversary - one whole year of getting our paws inky!  To celebrate we have an AMAZING blog hop featuring with our brand new design team and some AWESOME Special Guests! You are going to love all the fun inspiration they're sharing using Newton’s Nook Designs Stamps

I made two cards using the new releases. First up, I used the Newton's Daydream set:

Wishing You

Ahhh....Newton is hanging out in Hawaii. I think he likes the beach and the sun. I stamped Newton and the butterflies, and I watercolored the scene with Distress Markers. The sentiment is also from the Newton's Daydream set.

I added some hand-cut patterned papers from Studio Calico. Here's  close-up:


Wishing You



For my second card, I used the Beach Party set:

Life's a Beach

Winston looks ready for the beach! I stamped and watercolored him, and popped him up on a tag. The sentiment is also from Beach Party. For the background, I repeatedly stamped the flower from the set...it's not perfect, but I think it works for the beach. ;)

Celebrate with us and enter to win!
Would you like to win a $10 coupon for Newton's Nook Designs online shop? We will be choosing TWO lucky winners! 


Here’s how to win:
Comment on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! TWO winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, July 20th at 9 pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, July 21st. We are running a giveaway on our Facebook page too so make sure to enter here for another chance to win!!

Here are the people in the hop:

If you get lost along the way, you can always pop back to the Newton's Nook Designs blog for the whole blog hop list!

I can't believe it's been a year since NND started. I'm thrilled for Jen and Jeff! They are really the nicest people. :)

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