Monday, June 22, 2015

The Places You'll Go

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. For Father's Day, my kids made books for my husband using a Tinyme printable (this site has some cute printables). If you follow me on Instagram (@jocelyn_olson), I shared a funny drawing my son drew. :)

Anyhoo, I'm up on the Maya Road blog today talking about three different styles of embellished cards. Here is one:

The Places You'll Go

This card was a product sample for Maya Road, and I needed to use the necklace. The chain is long, and it's a heavy necklace, so this card took a bit of engineering to attach the necklace. I put the long necklace chain in the Maya Road Linen Treasure Bag and ran a few stitches through it. These bags are great for giving small presents are party favors (wouldn't it be cute for a pirate party?).

The cute Camera Clip was altered using gold liquid gilding...I'm addicted to gilding things! I used Crate Paper's Journey collection.

The Places You'll Go

I have two other cards on the Maya Road blog. I hope you'll swing by and check them out!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Stamping on Patterned Vellum

Hi! Happy Wednesday!

Altenew Celebrate

I'm on the Altenew blog today sharing a card and some tips for stamping on patterned vellum. I hope you check it out!

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

Stamps: (Super Script, Floral Motifs) Altenew
Ink: (Jet Black) Altenew; (Brilliance Lightning Black) Tsukineko; (gold splatter) Lindy's Stamps Gang
Patterned paper: (grid 6x6) Studio Calico; (vellum from All That Glitters) Webster's Pages; (stripe from Shimelle) American Crafts
Embellishments: (Gold Metallic, Flat Gold, Lime sequins) Neat & Tangled; (Strawberry Burst, Clear 4mm) Pretty Pink Posh; (gold puffy heart) Studio Calico

Friday, June 12, 2015


Hi everyone! Are you doing anything fun this weekend? My niece and nephew are visiting, and it's always great to see them. :)

My friend Taheerah has a column on the Winnie & Walter blog, and she video-interviewed me for the column. :) I'm also sharing a Winnie & Walter card on the blog:


The "flower" is the tree ring in the Winter Woodland set that I watercolored. I layered a piece of fringe, awesome Citrus Bliss wooden heart, a Sunshine Glow sequin, and a label with a sentiment using The Big, the Bold, and the Happy set.

Here's a close-up:


I dug through my stash and found these cool acetate and foil leaves from Studio Calico. The leaf die-cut is The Big, the Bold, and the Extras Cut File. It's always hard to photograph foil, but I managed to get a shot of how cool the foil looks.


Taheerah also made a card based on my card, which you can see over at the Winnie & Walter blog.

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

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Is it Thursday already? Yikes--the weeks are flying by!

Today I'm participating in the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop. Yeah! Paulina's hops are awesome--great themes, lots of gorgeous cards, tons of prizes. :) The theme this time is watercoloring. Easy, right? The hop will be officially starting tomorrow (Friday) morning at 6am PST.

To kick things off, I'm sharing a watercolored card:

Sending Happiness

I started by die-cutting the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo Die 2 frame out of smooth bristol. Love that die! It's great for so many projects. Next, I die-cut the Flowers and Leaves using my Cameo. The black die-cut is a little atypical me, but I wanted something bold and, well, different. :)

Sending Happiness

I lightly traced the outline of the die-cut on the Stitched Duo Die frame so I knew which colors to use. For the watercoloring, I used several spray mists and intentionally went way over my sketched borders for an artsy look.

The sentiment is from the Sending and Wishing set from SSS. I also added a few of the new Pretty Pink Posh iridescent sequins (Strawberry Burst and Sunshine Glow).

For the background, I embossed the cardstock using the stitched circles from the Stitched Duo Die 2. Here's a close-up:

Sending Happiness

Here's the scoop:

  • Leave a comment here and along the hop for chances to win prizes. You can find the links at the Pretty Pink Posh blog
  • The hop starts Friday (6/5) at 6 am PST. You can link up your watercolored cards on the Pretty Pink Posh blog until June 8th at 11:55 pm PST. 
  • If we can get 100 entries, Paulina will donate a $20 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson or Simon Says Stamp. For every 100 entries (up to 500) there will be an extra $20 gift certificate. 
  • When you link up, you'll be entered to win prizes from the fantastic sponsors! 

That's it from me. I hope you'll join in the blog hop! Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Many Thanks

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great week!

Doodle Thank You

I'm up on the Altenew blog today sharing a card using the Doodle Blooms set. I stenciled the background of the card, which may be my new favorite way to make a background. ;) Anyhoo, I hope you check out the post (HERE).

Thanks for stopping by!

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