Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Believe In Fresh Starts

Hi everyone! This week is my last week as the CASE Study muse. :( It has been so fabulous seeing the cards and the different interpretations. Thank you, thank you to everyone who has played along, and a big thank you to Chupa for inviting me. Here is the last inspiration card:



You can read about the original post HERE. This card was a hybrid, and while the colors are not true neon, they're pretty close (I don't have a printer that will print neon). I liked the movement of the half-tone and splatter images, the bright colors, and the hybrid design, but I wanted to use those elements in a different style:



It's a true hybrid--the stamping and sentiment are digitally done, but I added embellishments and matted the card front on patterned paper. I started with the digital butterfly image from Creashens--I altered the hue and increased the intensity to make the colors closer to the inspiration card. I also did some altering of the sentiment from Robyn Meierotto (it was on notebook paper).

I printed the panel on photo paper and on vellum. I fussy-cut one of the vellum butterflies to add some layering. To finish the panel, I added a little white and yellow Mister Huey's splatter and a mix of sequins and enamel dots. Here's a close-up:




If you get a chance to play, you can link up your cards on the CASE Study site. I can't wait to see what you make! Starting next week, there will be a 3rd anniversary celebration for CASE Study. Be sure to check it out starting on 8/1.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend.


Supplies
Cardstock: (white) PTI; (Premium Matte Photo Paper) OfficeMax
Patterned paper: (from the Sketchbook collection) Amy Tangerine for American Crafts
Digital elements: (sentiment from Snippets: Love) Robyn Meierotto; (butterfly image from Just Like That Add-on) Creashens, both for Pixels & Co.
Embellishments: (enamel dots) My Mind's Eye; (flat sequin) Kelly Purkey at Simon Says Stamp; (pink sequin) Avery Elle; (white sequin) Hobby Lobby
Spray mists: (Taxi; Opaque White) Mister Huey's


Sunday, July 21, 2013

You Light Up My Life

Hi everyone! Okay, after writing that title, now I'm singing some Debby Boone (anyone else humming it, too?).

On that note (yuck, yuck), it's time for a new Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect challenge. Here's this week's inspirational picture:



I focused on the sun and colors (and now that I look at the image again, the ocean too) for this card:


I  used stamps from three different Paper Smooches sets for this one-layer card (well, one layer plus the yarn). Since my card uses the masking technique, I'm linking up to Savannah's challenge at Do More With Less. I'm also linking up with the Paper Crafts Magazine July Gallery Challenge.

I started by stamping the waves from Wicked Nauticool repeatedly to create a horizon. I masked off the water and stamped the boat from the same set. I created a mask for the boat and stamped the circle from Off the Charts to create the sun--this stamp is going to be my go-to for a sun from now on. I finished the stamping with the sentiment from Smoocheroos.

Here's a close-up:



After I finished the stamping, I went to work on the coloring. I colored the sailboat with Copics. For the water, I used Distress Inks and a couple of spritzes of Pearl spray mist, and I watercolored. I like the mottled look for water, and the Pearl looks cool in the light:



Ready to play along with the SPARKS challenge? You can link up your Paper Smooches projects based on the inspiration picture HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week.


Supplies
Cardstock: (white) PTI
Clear stamps: (sailboat, waves from Wicked Nauticool; sun from Off the Charts; sentiment from Smoocheroos) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Sky Blue, Sunflower Yellow Brilliance Ink; Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Stormy Sky Distress Inks) Ranger; (Pearl spray mist) Tattered Angels
Copic markers
Yarn: May Arts

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Modern Birthday & A Winner

Hi everyone! Are you tired of me? If you're still here after my posts this week--thank you!

It's time for CAS-ual Fridays. This week's challenge is two weeks long, and it's a good one:



So...use numbers on your CAS projects. Easy, right?

It's not the most clever approach, but I needed a birthday card:



I was inspired by THIS color combination. I used my Cameo to die-cut the swooshes in two different colors of teal (yes, those are two colors, ha ha), light blue, and gold. I die-cut the Memory Box numbers out of a gold shimmery cardstock. Here's a close-up:



I hope you can play along with the two-week CAS-ual Fridays challenge. You can link up your projects HERE. If you also make a birthday card, you can also link up to the Moxie Fab World Birthday Card Challenge.

Last week, there was the Paper Crafts Magazine's Birthday Creations blog hop. The winner from my blog is #21:

TeresaJuly 12, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Congrats, Teresa! I'll drop you a note or you can e-mail me (my info is under the Contact Me tab). Thank you so much!

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by.


Supplies
Cardstock: (Rustic Cream) PTI; (Night) Paper Source; (teal, dark teal, light blue, gold) Bazzill
Die-Cutting File: (swoosh from Kinsey's Retro Wave die cutting file) Studio Calico
Dies: (Parker number dies) Memory Box

Newton's Nook Designs--S'More Wishes

**It's my second post of the day. For my CASE Study post, please click HERE

Hi everyone! Today is the last of the new releases of Newton's Nook Designs. The stamps go on sale at midnight! Woo hoo!



I think the Campfire Tails set may be my favorite of the new releases. It's a hoot! I made a pillow box and a tag with the stamps:



I used five different stamps from the set. First, I stamped the lantern onto the pillow box in WPlus9's white ink (love it--thank you for the ink suggestion, Amy!):



I thought it could use something else, so I added a few of the fireflies. I added some Cosmo Cricket patterned paper and assembled the box.

Next, I moved onto the tag. I stamped the sentiment, fire, and s'more from the Campfire Tails set, and then colored the images with my Inktense pencils (I can't say enough good things about these pencils!). Here's a close-up of the tag:



As part of the release, Newton's Nook is giving away this set to two lucky winners. You can comment to win on the NND blog and on each of the launch party participants' blogs. You will have until tonight (July 18th) at 9pm to comment for the drawing. 

Below are the other participants in the NND launch party. Be sure to check out their blogs!

Jocelyn Olson <--You are here.

I'm entering this pillow box/tag into the Moxie Fab World Birthday Tags & Wraps challenge. There is still time to enter if you'd like to play along. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies
Cardstock: (Rustic White) PTI
Patterned paper: (S'more Love) Cosmo Cricket
Clear stamps: (sentiment, s'more, fire from Campfire Tails set) Newton's Nook Designs--available 7/19
Ink: (White Pigment Ink) WPlus9; (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Coloring: (Inktense 12 pack and Rainbow) Derwent; (Colorless blender) Copic
Die: (Tag Scallop die) Paper Smooches
Twine: PTI
Pillow box: Impress

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CASE Study--You Rock My World

Hi everyone! It's time for another CASE Study challenge. Here is this week's inspiration:


You can see the original post HERE. There were so many directions to go with CASE-ing this card--the frame, the shape, the colors... I decided to go in a little different direction and focus on the overlap of colors. Plus, the original card was all-digi, and I decided to do another all-digi card.

Want to see?



I stamped the spray mists by using two different digital brushes from Splendid Fiins. I recolored and rotated the brushes in between stamping (I think I ended up with 6 different colors). I stamped the digital sentiment from Robyn Meierotto--I love that sentiment.

After printing the card, I sprayed an iridescent mist over the digital misting. Here's a close-up of the misting:



I'd love to see what you come up with for the inspiration card! You can link up your cards on the CASE Study blog.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day.


Supplies
Cardstock: (white) PTI
Other paper: (Premium Matte Photo Paper) OfficeMax
Digital stamps: (mist brushes from Knock-Outs collection) Splendid Fiins at The Lilypad; (sentiment from Word Art Love) Robyn Meierotto
Mist: (Pearl) Tattered Angels




Newton's Nook Designs Love

**For my Simon Says Stamp post, please click HERE.

Hi everyone! It's day three of the Newton's Nook Designs' Launch Party.



Today we're showcasing the Winged Wishes set. The set has a great mix of sentiments and images, and I can tell already I'll be using this set often. Here's an anniversary card I made:




I started by heat embossing the two birds and the "love" images from the Winged Wishes set in silver embossing powder. After embossing the image, I simply layered some white and matte silver cardstock (I think I'm addicted to that cardstock). I added a couple of loops of ribbon, and it was done. Here's a close-up of the embossing:




As part of the release, Newton's Nook is giving away this set to two lucky winners. You can comment to win on the NND blog and on each of the launch party participants' blogs. You will have until Thursday (July 18th) at 9pm to comment for the drawing. The store is also giving away a gift card on Facebook, so be sure to check it out HERE.

Below are the other participants in the NND launch party. Be sure to check out their blogs!

Jocelyn Olson <--You are here.
Thanks for stopping by!

Simon Says Stamp Sneak

Hi everyone! For my Newton's Nook Designs post, please click HERE.

My card is on the Simon Says Stamp blog today! (eek!!!) Here's a sneak peek:




You'll have to hop over to the SSS blog to see the card I made using some Kelly Purkey stamps and a Simon Says Stamp die. You can see the card HERE. If you stop by, I would love it if you left a little love. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Newton's Nook Designs--A Wine & Cheese Party

Hi everyone! Today is the second day of the Newton's Nook Design's Launch Party, and I can't wait to share my projects for this great set.


Today's stamps come from the set Just Say Cheese, which will be available Friday at the Newton's Nook site. I made a mini ensemble for a wine and cheese party:



I used three different cheese stamps from the Just Say Cheese set, and there are other types of cheese as well. The "brie" and "Gouda" were masked from punny sentiments in the set. I paper pieced the cheese with two types of patterned paper for each. I don't think I was technically accurate on the colors, but they are cartoon cheeses. ;)

Here's a close-up of the invitation:


I paper pieced the Swiss cheese and the cute heart separately. The rest of the invitation was done in Photoshop.

And using two other types of cheese, I made food picks. First is the Gouda:



And the brie:



Are you hungry now, too? :)

As part of the release, Newton's Nook is giving away this set to two lucky winners. You can comment to win on the NND blog and on each of the launch party participants' blogs. You will have until Thursday (July 18th) at 9pm to comment for the drawing. The store is also giving away a gift card on Facebook, so be sure to check it out HERE.

Below are the other participants in the NND launch party. Be sure to check out their blogs!


Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with two more posts. :)


Supplies
Cardstock: (Rustic White) PTI; (Rhubarb) Paper Source
Patterned paper: (orange and white stripe; orange from Fact line) BasicGrey; (yellow woodgrain from Sweet Girl) Echo Park; (yellow from So Noted) Carta Bella
Clear stamps: (cheese, sentiments from Say Cheese) Newton's Nook Designs--available 7/19 
Ink: (Onyx Black) VersaFine
Die: (Duo Die 4) Paper Smooches


Monday, July 15, 2013

Newton's Nook Designs Launch Party



Hi everyone! Today is the first release day for a new stamp company, Newton's Nook Designs! When I first saw the stamps, I was so impressed with Jen's designs. They are sweet and whimsically cute. I hope you like them too!

The first set we're sharing today is Newton's Antics. Here's what I came up with using the set:



There are two stamps in this card (the cat on the left and the two cats in the center). I masked the cats, added a fourth cat on the end, and colored all of them with Copics. The sentiment is from the Newton's Antics set, too.

This set, and the other three sets we'll be showing this week, will be available on Friday. :)

As part of the release, Newton's Nook is giving away this set to two lucky winners. You can comment to win on the NND blog and on each of the launch party participants' blogs. You will have until Thursday (July 18th) at 9pm to comment for the drawing. The store is also giving away a gift card on Facebook, so be sure to check it out HERE.

Here are the other participants in the NND Launch Party. Be sure to check out their blogs!
Jocelyn Olson <--You are here.
Chari Moss

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supplies
Cardstock: (Peacock) Paper Source; (white) PTI
Stamps: (cats, sentiment from Newton's Antics) Newton's Nook Designs--available 7/19
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Copics
Twine: (Mandarin twine) The Twinery

Friday, July 12, 2013

Paper Crafts' Birthday Creations Blog Hop

Hi everyone! If you're looking for my CAS-ual Fridays post, you can find it HERE.

Today is the Paper Crafts Magazine's Birthday Creations vol. 3 blog hop (woo hoo!).



I'm so happy to be participating! There are some crazy-talented ladies in the hop:

Jocelyn Olson <--You are here

For the hop, we're supposed to make a birthday card based on one of the three sketches found in the issue. I picked Kim Kesti's sketch:

I went round and round whether to do negative die-cuts, stamping or something else. Finally, I decided to make a card for my mom's 70th birthday party in a few weeks. My mom is an avid quilter, so I used the inspiration for this card:



I made a similar card last year (HERE) using the same Dresden Plate die-cutting file. I started by stamping the sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps onto some lightly patterned paper. 

Next, I die-cut two different sizes of the Dresden Plate files. I ended up with four different paper companies, but I liked the patterns together. When I adhered the plates, I off-set them slightly to show a little more of the quilt pattern. Here's a close-up:



Now the stitching...truth be told, I was only going to sew a border. In the moment, I decided to sew around the circle centers. I did a good job on the top one, but the bottom one--yikes! I made the best of it by going around the card a second time with some wonky stitching to make the mistake look like part of the card. ;)

There are tons of great ideas for birthday ideas in this issue and lots of jaw-dropping projects. Want to win a copy? You can leave a comment here and leave comments on each of the other blogs by Tuesday, July 16th. Or, if you can't wait, you can buy a copy of the issue HERE.

If you make a birthday project or a mixy-matchy project, be sure to link up to Moxie Fab World's challenges. :) I'm linking my card up to the Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge and the Birthday Card Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next up in the hop is the fabulous Angeline.


Supplies
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI
Patterned paper: (background--Cloud Cream from Cool Summer) Carta Bella; (music notes from Lucky Charm) Dear Lizzy/AC; (yellow damask from Sweet Girl) Echo Park; (other papers from Atlantic collection) Studio Calico
Clear stamps: (sentiment from Casual Elegance) CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Ink: (Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up; (Antique Linen Distress Ink) Ranger; (Unicorn) Hero Arts
Die-cutting file: (Dresden Plate) Silhouette

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hey Baby

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Any plans for the weekend?

It's CAS-ual Fridays time, and this week's challenge should be easy and fun:


Polka dot stamps, patterned paper, cardstock, ribbon, whatever you can think of.

When I think of polka dots, milk cartons aren't exactly the first thing to come to mind, but that's what I made:




Isn't that smile cute? I was flipping through my die-cutting files and saw the Oishii SVG file from Lettering Delights (I used the same collection on THIS card). The top of the milk carton opens, and you can put a treat inside.

I was thinking it would be good as a back-to-school treat for my kids, but I thought it would also work as a baby shower favor box (or to put a gift card inside as a present). I went with the baby theme for the tag:



The sentiment is from Mama Elephant--I was glad it fit on the tiny tag.

The winner of this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge will win a gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp:



You can link up your projects HERE. I hope you'll play along!

Thanks for stopping by. I'll have a second post later today. :) Have a great weekend!


Supplies
Cardstock: (white) Bazzill; (True Black, Sweet Blush) PTI
Patterned paper: (polka dots from Soliel) BasicGrey
Stamp: (sentiment from Starry Night) Mama Elephant
Ink: (Almost Amethyst) Stampin' Up
Dies: (Tiny Tags) PTI; (milk carton die cutting file from Oishii) Lettering Delights
Twine: The Twinery


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hugs and Kisses

Hi everyone! I have been so crazy busy. Yikes! I did get to see some of last week's CASE Study cards, and wow! It is so cool to see how people CASE'd the butterfly card.

It's time for a new CASE Study challenge, and here is the card:


You can read about the original card HERE. It was a Valentine's Day card that I gave to my in-laws. :)

I seldom make photo cards, but I liked the idea of making another one. I also wanted to keep the idea of a frame around the picture and the taller card shape. I ended up making this hybrid card:




This card was one of those that looks very CAS but actually had a bunch of steps (can anyone else relate?).

I started with the photos and loaded them into Photoshop. I ran a Buttercream Photoshop action on each of the photos to give them the high-contrast look. Then, I opened the Paislee Press's Photo Booth Love frame, cropped off one of the frames, recolored it black, and clipped each photo to the frame. Phew!

The rest of the card had lots of die-cutting. I wanted to keep the heart theme from the first card, so I die-cut the heart border out of clear cardstock and a couple of silver glitterstock hearts. There are also a die-cut banner in a white shimmer cardstock and a scallop border out of vellum. I like the different white on white layers:



I finished the card by masking and stamping the Hero Arts sentiment and tucking it under the larger red heart. Seeing these pictures of my son cracks me up. He looks like he's puckering up in the second photo!

I'm hoping you'll play along with this week's CASE Study challenge. You can link up your projects HERE. I can't wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies
Cardstock: (white shimmer for banner) Bazzill; (White Woodgrain) Simon Says Stamp; (vellum) Hobby Lobby; (white under sentiment) PTI; (silver glitterstock) Doodlebug Design
Patterned paper: (red from Fact line) BasicGrey
Clear stamp: ("kisses" from Year Round Sentiments) Hero Arts
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Digital element: (Photo Booth Love) Paislee Press at The Lilypad--This frame is a freebie!
Dies: (Heart Border) PTI; (large red heart from Hearts) Lawn Fawn; (Mini Hearts Set die) Simon Says Stamp; (Fishtail Banner; Scallop Border) My Favorite Things

Sunday, July 7, 2013

You're Super!

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. We've had family in town since last week, and it's been (a good kind of) busy. :)



It's time for another Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts challenge. Here's the sketch for this week:


I was happy I got my new Paper Smooches stamps so quickly and was able to use them right away:


Hee hee. I love that Superman guy. The superhero and skyline are from the new Super set--love him and love that set!

For the background, I misted the black panel with white and silver mists. Then, I embossed the skyline, fussy cut it, and popped it up with foam tape. The sentiment is from the Market Fresh set. Here's a close-up:


I mounted the panels on some cool blue metallic paper that appeared in my stash. I have no idea where it came from, but it worked well for this project.

Please check out my teammates' cards, too:


If you would like to play along with this week's challenge, you can link up your projects HERE. I hope you'll play along!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!


Supplies
Cardstock: (True Black, white) PTI; (blue metallic) craft supply
Clear stamps: (superhero and skyline from the Super set; sentiment from Market Fresh) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; Versamark
Embossing powder: (Ultrafine Clear) Ranger; (white) Inkadinkado
Copics
Mists: (Opaque White, Silver) Studio Calico

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Material Girl Birthday

Hi everyone! For those of you in the U.S., I hope you had a great 4th of July! My sister-in-laws' family is in town, and we spent the fourth with them. My brother-in-laws' family will also be in town this weekend, and my kids can't wait to see their cousins.

It's Friday, and time for another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge:


This week's challenge is to use material on your clean-and-simple projects (including felt, fabric, canvas, etc.).

I used both felt and canvas on my project:


I started by die-cutting the My Favorite Things' Winter Rose dies in ivory and pink felt from Felt on the Fly. Using the Limitless Layers Hearts dies, I die-cut a heart out of canvas and one from patterned paper.

I layered all of the elements on some lightly distressed patterned paper and stamped the Boutique Borders sentiment. Here's a close-up:



If you would like to play along with this week's challenge, the winner will receive a gift certificate to Ellen Hutson.



You can link up your creations HERE.

ETA: I'm linking up this card to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. If you get a chance, be sure to play along!

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by.


Supplies
Cardstock: (Rhubarb) The Paper Source
Patterned paper: (cream/pink paper from Cool Summer collection) Carta Bella
Fibers: (pink, mauve, ivory felt) Felt on the Fly; (gold cord) Martha Stewart
Embellishments: (clear button) Stampin' Up
Dies: (Winter Rose) My Favorite Things; (Limitless Layers Hearts) PTI

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I Believe in You

Hi everyone! A little while ago, the ever-inspiring Chupa asked me to be the July muse for CASE Study. Eek! Me? It was one of those moments where I thought I better reply quickly in case she accidentally sent it to the wrong address. :) What an honor!

It's July, and we're kicking off this month's CASE Study Challenge. :) Here's my original card, made back in February 2012:



You can read about the original post HERE. If you look at the second card in the post, there are three die-cut butterflies that are camouflaged on the left side of the card.

I wanted to keep the butterflies, the popped-up die cut, and the layers of stamps from the original card. For my new card, I wanted to create a focal point, play with the colors, and change the design of the sentiment. Here's what I came up with:



To create the background, I stamped different butterfly images, changing the size and the orientation. For each butterfly, I created a new layer in Photoshop. Once I was done, I reduced the opacity of some of the stamped layers--the result was some butterflies are more grey and transparent.

I stamped the violet butterfly in the center and then printed out the panel twice. I fussy cut the single butterfly and popped it up with foam tape like I did in the original card.



For the sentiment I used one of Kristina Werner's stamps from the You Can Do Anything set...love that set! I like black/white/grey/pink/yellow together, so I used a bright yellow card base.

I hope you can play along with this week's CASE Study challenge. You can link up your projects HERE. I can't wait to see what you make with the image!

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies
Cardstock: (Curry) The Paper Source; (Smokey Shadow, white) PTI
Stamps: (sentiment from You Can Do Anything) Simon Says Stamp; (butterfly digital brush) Adrienne Looman--discontinued
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Tools: Photoshop Elements

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