Saturday, January 30, 2016

Stinking Cute Valentine

Here is another Valentine for one of my grandbabies.  
I used the Stinking Cute Valentine image 

I made a center step card and used some left over scraps from the Happy Days digital paper pack from Art By Miran ...I love it so much I couldn't waste it.  I colored the image and sentiment with Distress Markers 

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My YouTube channel jjgz4ever

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sweet Valentine and Theraputic Coloring

This is the first of the Valentine's I'm making for my grandkids.  
The one I'm using here is 
Besides the fact that it is adorble, it is also easy to color.  

On Theraputic Coloring....I used colored pencils to color this image.  For me there are some images that are more relaxing and theraputic to color than others.  I find Sunsational Stamps fit into that catagory.  Sometimes I just need to relax without having to worry about a ton of detail and shading and such.  I think we all need times to color just to grab a Sunsatonal Stamp image and enjoy yourself :)

If you are wondering about those glassy eyes....that was done with Liquid Glass from CTMH ...I thought it helped the eyes look more realistic.

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Side Step Rocker Card with MHK Designs

Last but not least, here is another Side Step Rocker card 
made with goodies from MHK Designs and 
colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers.
This just might be my favorite!!!

The paper/cardstock is from the Damsel In Distress Digital Paper set, and the flowers and sentiment are from the Blossoming Digital Stamp Set and colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  I made the step on the left side of this card instead of the right side like I show in my tutorial.

If you haven't seen my previous Side Step Rocker Card posts you should go take a look.  And if you missed the YouTube tutorial on how to make them just visit my YouTube channel jjgz4ever 

I can't forget the challenges...
MHK Designs - January/February Challenge
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #160 Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog - "X" for Xtra Fold
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - #142 Fabulous Flowers
Craftin Deser Divas Blog - Shaped Card Linky Party
Crafty Gals Corner - #55 New For You (this is a brand new fold I created)

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Bestie Side Step Rocker Card

Here is another one of the Side Step Rocker cards I made.
This one has TWO steps on the side.
I decided to make a birthday card for one of my precious granddaughters, and what could more perfect than a Bestie!

I had to tip it up a little to get better lighting on it...was hoping you could see the sparkle on the cupcake, balloon, and Happy Birthday.....I just couldn't get a good angle.

I can't seem to find the name of this adorable 3D Bestie, but I'm sure you can find her and many more of Sherri Baldy's 3D Besties in her stores

I used the Print & Cut feature of my Cricut Explore to make the 3D Bestie.

The oval that the Bestie is displayed on was made with the Sizzix Scallopped Oval dies and my Cuttlebug

They cupcake is from a CTMH Cricut cartridge and stamp set Cricut Artiste Collection 

I hope you saw my previous post with another Side Step Rocker card and also the link to the tutorial on how to make these cards.

Just in case you missed it you can see the tutorial on 
my YouTube channel jjgz4ever 

And of course I can't forget the challenges...
Meet At The Scrappers Corner - Challenge #20 Anything Goes
My Besties Aussie's Challenge Blog - #1 Anything Goes + Flowers (flowers on her dress)
My Besties 3D - Challenge #1 Anything Goes
My Besties UK Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (A)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - #83 Anything Goes + 3 of Something (there are 3 presents)
A Gem Of A Challenge - #161 In The Pink

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Side Step Rocker Card and Tutorial

In the January 2016 issue of Quick Cards Made Easy
I saw a card that I'm calling a Side Step Rocker Card.
The directions were in metric which I don't have the patience to convert, so I just figured it out for myself.  Then I decided I wanted one with TWO steps on the side, so with a little trial and error I came up with a way to make that too.

Here is a card I made using just the basic one step.

I know it's pretty girly but it is an anniversary card for my husband....our anniversay is January 24.  That also happens to be the last day to JOIN this blog as member and follower if you want to be entered in the giveaway drawings :)

The Eifel Tower is an image from Cricut cartridge Summer In Paris.
The flower were made with Tim Holtz Alterations die Tattered Florals.
The oval for the sentiment was made using Sizzix Scalloped Oval die set.
Distress Inks were used to accent the flowers, the oval, and Eifel Tower.

You can watch the YouTube tutorial on how to make the Side Step Rocker cards HERE on my channel jjgz4ever 

I will be posting more of these cards over the next few days.

And I found some awesome challenges....
613 Avenue Create - #159 Anything Goes / Stylish or Elegant
The Color Throwdown - CTD376
Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Love Is In The Air
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - January 2016
Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #55 New For You (this is a new fold)
A Vintage Journey - Vintage Travel & Luggage
Die Cut Diva's Challenge Blog - The card fold and die cut flowers are both new techniques to me
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - #147 Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - #142 Fabulous Flowers
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges - #90 With Love

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Here Comes Santa Claus - A Little Late - Ho Ho Ho

I know it's a little late, but it was a late Christmas card for my daughter and I had to wait til she got it before posting it.
My daughter owns a blue VW bus and I saw this die in one of my craft magazines and had to have it.  
It is by Marianne Design  and I got it at 123Stitch and I used my Cuttlebug to cut and emboss it.
And Santa in his sleigh is part of an image from
The border at bottom I made using my Cricut Explore and the Plantin School Book cartridge.

The sky was colored using "Chipped Sapphire" Distress Ink, and the moon was colored with "Antique Linen" Distress Ink.   The "Tis the Season" is from "Christmas Greetings" Dazzles that I got from Paper Wishes .  All the sparkle on the bus for the "metal" trim, and the buildings. and Santa's sleigh, is Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen.  The headlights are covered with Liquid Glass from CTMH 

I used acetate for the windows and last but not least....
that cute little reindeer driving the VW is Peeking Reindeer from Great Impressions Stamps ....he is just the cutest little thing!!!

My daughter LOVES this card and I know she will treasure it.  It was so fun to make.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Envelope Punch Board Teacup

A couple weeks ago I posted a picture of a "cup" I entered in a challenge and I got some requests to do a tutorial on how I made it.  So here it is :)

You can see it on my YouTube channel HERE 

I hope I made it easy to follow.  If you have any questions or comments you can leave them here or on YouTube and I will reply promptly.

You can find more tutorials on my YouTube channel

I also post Wednesday YouTube Tutorials
on Scrapbook Blessings Club 
and don't miss out on their monthly challenges!!!

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Distress Ink Techniques - Part 4

Here is the final video in my 4 part series on Distress Ink.  I'm sure you can come up with many more uses and techniqes and I would love to see them.  If you make a video or just want to share your ideas I would love it if you would leave me a comment.

If you haven't seen all 4 parts
You can find them all on my YouTube channel

I also post Wednesday YouTube Tutorials

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