Monday, April 7

All Things Spring Challenge with 3 Girl JAM


HAPPY MONDAY FRIENDS!


I have a short but sweet post for you today!

For my Designer Day with 3 Girl JAM, I created a bright and cheery card to follow the theme for the current 3 Girl JAM 3GJ Challenge Blog.

The theme is All Things Spring with Ribbon.

I used the Mistletoe Green Crinkle Ribbon to give a feel of soft spring grass along the bottom of my card.  I love pleating this ribbon for many different effects.  I love the grass look it gives here.



Other products used:
Yellow Card Base -- David Tutera Celebrate Card Set - Brights

Frame layers -- Recollections card stock (various colors)  
Frames cut using Shapez Frame 2 Die by Spellbinders/Xyron
Butterflies cut using Shapez Butterfly Die by Spellbinders/Xyron
Design on Butterflies was made using Untiy Stamp Co. Chicken Wire Background stamp by Christy Tomlinson then heat embossed
Sentiment from Unity Stamp Co. "...everything wonderful" set by Lisa Arana
Inks used:  Colorbox Imperial Purple, Colorbox Blossom Pink, Ranger Sunshine Yellow, American Crafts Powder Blue, & American Crafts Apricot 




Remember 
to 
Keep Crafting, 
Because 
♫ CRAFTING ♫ 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 
\m/-_-\m/ 
:O) Jessica


Wednesday, April 2

**BLOG HOP WINNER**

THANK YOU to ALL who hopped along with us during the 
3 Girl JAM All Things Spring Blog Hop.... 



Time to Announce the  Blog Candy WINNER!



l used my favorite Random Psychic to select a WINNER
and
COMMENT #17
was chosen

17 
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Such a pretty frame! Loving the ribbon flower!
~Kim
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CONGRATULATIONS KIM!!!
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Remember 
to 
Keep Crafting, 
Because 
♫ CRAFTING ♫ 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 
\m/-_-\m/ 
:O) Jessica




Saturday, March 29

~ All Things Spring ~ 3 Girl JAM Blog Hop

Welcome to the 3 Girl JAM All Things Spring Blog Hop.... 



You should be joining me after visiting Julie's Blog - Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.
But, if you just stopped in and would like to hop with us, head back to the beginning and start at 3 Girl JAM.

Make sure to check out the 3 Girl JAM Blog for your chance to win some awesome blog candy for hopping along - and don't forget to read through the Challenge Rules and link up your own project at the 3GJ Challenge Blog for a chance to win another fabulous prize.

Being close to the last stop in the Hop has proved to be quite difficult for me.  The 3 Girl JAM Design Team Members are a tough act to follow.  
AMAZING PROJECTS, HUH?

Design Team Member, Donna @ Created by ~Donna K, will surely have a great project to share as the next place to visit after you are finished here.  

For my Spring Themed Project, I wanted to think outside the lines of creating a Simple Card and decided to create a Home Decor Project to get my kids excited for Spring.
Here in Ohio, it is snowing as I type this post and I am anxious to see the Crocus and Daffodils emerge from the soil.  I know my children are anxious to get rid of their Cabin Fever and play outside, too.

Spring is all about the gorgeous and luscious colors of the new flowers, the wind bustling through and making it perfect for Kite Flying, and about the abundance of new life seen in nature.  It also marks the time when we all get to indulge our Sweet Tooth.  Easter is a staple of the Spring Season as well.  So, I was a little unsure what type of Home Decor Project to create.

The Design Team was also asked to highlight the Newest Bundle of 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon in our Hop Projects today . . .

Lemon-Lime and Grey-Gray 

I used the LG Bundle to adorn the outside of the frame and created a Pleated Petal using the Lime Green Ribbon.  The center Rhinestone was added to bring all the shiny silver elements on the inside and outside together.  It was imperative that I add a Butterfly charm, too.




I recently purchased these David Tutera WhiteWash Frames and have had several ideas how to alter them.  This Blog Hop inspired me to work on one for Spring.

The Silver Starburst on the inside is also a David Tutera product.  It is just one of many really cool items he has in his Celebrate Line of Card Making supplies.

I created the small green rectangle using watercolor paper, Tim Holtz Color Wash Spray - Lettuce, Christy Tomlinson's Chicken Wire background stamp by Unity Stamp Co., and some white embossing powder.  The "bloom" sentiment was created using K&Company alphabet sticker swatches.

I am thinking of going back and using the fun Color Wash Spray more to create a nice Green backdrop to the Silver Starburst inside the frame.  I think it will add just the right amount of contrast!

I would LOVE to give away some Blog Candy today!



I will select a WINNER from the comments left here on my blog post today.
Please be sure to complete the entire hop and comment on ALL the blogs along the way.  
The winner will be announced towards the end of Next Week.


Now it is time to hop over to visit Donna's Blog - Created by Donna K!


Here is the Full Hop Lineup for Quick Reference:














Remember 
to 
Keep Crafting, 
Because 
♫ CRAFTING ♫ 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 
\m/-_-\m/ 
:O) Jessica



Monday, March 24

THANK YOU with 3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon and Flair!!!!



Welcome Blends and 3 Girl JAM Friends!!!!

Happy Monday to all of my friends and readers.  
I am the Designer up at the3 Girl JAM Blog today and I have a quick card to share with you!

The first Day of Spring arrived last week.  Well, as far as the calendar was concerned, it did.  But it is still a frosty morning here in Ohio.

The March Challenge is still going strong with 3 Girl JAM.  The theme is "Yellow, Green and Orange".

I grabbed my scraps and sifted through for the colors of the challenge....


I found a few to work with and quickly created this card!


and 
work perfectly to offer a great Spring Bounce to this card.


I got to play with my new Dies that I received this past week, too!



Here is a link to all the fabulous colors of 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon:

JOIN THE FUN CHALLENGE
The 3 Girl JAM Challenge for the month of February is
"Yellow, Green and Orange"
3 Girl JAM Challenges

You'll always find LOADS of inspiration at the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog!
Stop over for wonderful ideas from the Design Team and all those who are linking up!

We'd love for you to Link your Projects to JOIN THE FUN and for a chance to WIN a Gift Certificate to Shop at 3 Girl JAM!!!!

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Remember to 
Keep Crafting, 
Because 
♫ CRAFTING ♫ 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 
\m/-_-\m/ 
:O) Jessica

Monday, March 10

Hopes of Spring

!!! HAPPY MONDAY !!!
Blends and 3 Girl JAM-mers

Happy Monday to all of my friends and readers.  I am happy to share some Spring Inspiration over at the 3 Girl JAM Blog today!

Today, the temps in Northern Ohio are better than they have been recently.  The snow is almost completely melted and I am anxiously awaiting the first flowers to pop up from below the earth and show us the bountiful colors of Spring.

In the meantime, my hope for Spring Colors led me to create a Spring Themed Tag.

3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon is a fabulous way to had COLOR to your projects.

The March Challenge Theme with 3 Girl JAM is "Yellow, Green and Orange"
and you can see highlights of these colors here in my tag.
is was a perfect way for me to show how much I LOVE HER!!!!

I had a lot of fun using some "mixed media" techniques on this project.

I started with a #8 Size tag that I purchased from Miriam's Crafting Supply.
I sprayed a lot of different mists until I got my desired background

I used the grass die to cut a small patch to place on the bottom of the front of my tag.  I used the October Afternoon collection-Woodland Park.  This was a sweet gift to me from our 3GJ Leader and my Sweet friend, Julie!


I also decorated the back of my tag and used several dies and coordinating papers from the same collection.

I then used my Fireworks embossing folder (available at Pinque Peacock) to give an appearance of a sunburst in the upper left corner.

 I added more color by using my Pebbles chalks as shown here

I had a few colors of pre-cut butterflies, but wanted a pop of pink and red.  I sprayed the small butterfly using my Spritzer by Colorbox and some Pink Perfect Pearls.

I love my Unity Stamps and used this darling Flower Bouquet with some white embossing powder for contrast.

For the sentiment, I used watercolor paper and my TH Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from a Gift Set of stamps that I received with a purchase a while ago at Unity Stamp Co.


I used Goblin Green to tie a nice "tail" at the top of my tag and it was then COMPLETE!


Here is a link to all the fabulous colors of 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon:


JOIN THE FUN CHALLENGE
The 3 Girl JAM Challenge for the month of February is
"Yellow, Green and Orange"
3 Girl JAM Challenges

You'll always find LOADS of inspiration at the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog!
Stop over for wonderful ideas from the Design Team and all those who are linking up!

We'd love for you to Link your Projects to JOIN THE FUN and for a chance to WIN a Gift Certificate to Shop at 3 Girl JAM!!!!

For more 3 Girl JAM Product and Project Ideas, be sure to check out the 3 Girl JAM Pinterest Boards!

$$$ SAVE $$$
~*~*~ AWESOME DISCOUNT ALERT ~*~*~
Stop by 3 Girl JAM to shop around and place an order
for any of the amazing products that are
a MUST HAVE in your stash!
SAVE 10% OFF Your Order ---Just use the Discount Code JB10 during checkout!!!

Thanks for Stopping In Today

Remember 
to Keep 
Crafting, 
Because 
♫ CRAFTING ♫ 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 
\m/-_-\m/ 
:O) Jessica

Monday, February 24

Happy Birthday to my Twin - Jennifer!

!!! HAPPY MONDAY !!!
Blends and 3 Girl JAM-mers

I am excited to get to share my project with all of our lovely followers at the 3 Girl JAM Blog today!

Today is not only my birthday, but also my sweet Twin, Jennifer's birthday, too.
I made her a Gift using the wonderful 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon.

Since the February Challenge Theme with 3 Girl JAM is "THINGS I LOVE"
this was a perfect way for me to show how much I LOVE HER!!!!

Jennifer is my BEST FRIEND in the whole world.  She has been by my side from Day 1.   She is a wonderful support to me during some of the most difficult times, and an amazing encouragement to me on the Good Days too!  My life would not be the same without her!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISSY-FER!

Here is the finished wall hanging.

I used two fabulous colors of 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon on the gift.  First I used
Aqua Splash 

so that it could be hung on a wall, cabinet, or anywhere her heart desires.  I left a few "frilly" ends to give it a bit more character.

I then used

to offset the light color of the Aqua Splash.

I tied small pieces of the same colors to the wood shape (from Unity Stamp Co.).  The wood shape coordinates perfectly with the stamp set I used for the sentiments on this project.  The Unity Stamp Co. set is called  ...birthday jubilee by artista, Lisa Arana.

The sentiment was stamped first with embossing ink and heat embossed using Tim Holtz  vintage photo Distress Powder directly onto the wood.

I also used the "happy birthday" pennant sentiment from the same set over on the left side of the wall art.

The image of the two Besties is by the wonderful Sherri Baldy and is called "Kickin Back"
This is only the 2nd time I have used my Spectrum Noir markers, but ----WOW do I love them!!!
I have a lot of learning to do with them, but they are sooooo super fun!

You can purchase your own markers at the Pinque Peacock Discount Hut at very AFFORDABLE prices!
(some IN STOCK and others are available for PREORDER)

Other products I used include:
American Crafts brand Pigment Ink (Lavender and Powder)
Paper Roses from Adele Garcia (at Glimpz of Memories group on FB)
Pearls Cardstock by Core'dinations (golden pearl and pink baby pearl) ---also available at 
Scotch ATG gun and tape
and
Staples

JOIN THE FUN CHALLENGE - THERE IS STILL PLENTY OF TIME!!!!
The 3 Girl JAM Challenge for the month of February is
"THINGS I LOVE"

3 Girl JAM Challenges


You'll always find LOADS of inspiration at the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog!
Stop over for wonderful ideas from the Design Team and all those who are linking up!

We'd love for you to Link your Projects to JOIN THE FUN and for a chance to WIN a Gift Certificate to Shop at 3 Girl JAM!!!!

For more 3 Girl JAM Product and Project Ideas, be sure to check out the 3 Girl JAM Pinterest Boards!

ONCE AGAIN......
~*~*~ AWESOME DISCOUNT ALERT ~*~*~
Stop by 3 Girl JAM to shop around and place an order

for any of the amazing products that are
a MUST HAVE in your stash!

SAVE 10% OFF Your Order ---Just use the Discount Code JB10 during checkout!!!


Thanks for Stopping In Today



Remember 
to Keep 
Crafting, 
Because 
♫ CRAFTING ♫ 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 
\m/-_-\m/ 
:O) Jessica

Monday, February 10

3 Girl JAM helps PRETTY IT UP!

!!! HAPPY MONDAY !!!
Blends and 3 Girl JAM-mers

I am the DT Member up on the 3 Girl JAM Blog today!
I usually put this at the bottom of my post, but want to be sure you are seeing it!

~*~*~ AWESOME DISCOUNT ALERT ~*~*~
Stop by 3 Girl JAM to shop around and place an order
for any of the amazing products that are
a MUST HAVE in your stash!
SAVE 10% OFF Your Order ---Just use the Discount Code JB10 during checkout!!!


I had the opportunity to watch a fabulous video tutorial during a You Tube Blog Hop this weekend.  I was super anxious to try to create a wonderful armoire and use my 3 Girl JAM Goodies
to PRETTY IT UP!

The YouTube Tutorial can be found here:  MBT: Small and Large Armoire for your Prima Doll Stamps
Thanks for an awesome video LiveLoveScrap!

Since the February Challenge Theme with 3 Girl JAM is "THINGS I LOVE"
I reached for my 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon to embellish the doors of the armoire and the *NEW* Hand Died Lace to embellish the inside.  

I have had the paper I used on this project in my stash for-ever!  It is super shiny and I love the color combination on both sides.  

I wanted to also incorporate a sweet Sherri Baldy Besties image since I LOVE her work!  

I followed the tutorial to cut and score all of my papers before adhering them together.

I printed lots of copies of darling Sherry Baldy Besties - "Posie Pockets" in coordinating colors and patterns.  I used my new Spectrum Markers to color her face, hair, and knickers.  All the other portions of her outfit were fussy cut and paper pieced together.

With a few ribbon sliders and pearls on the faux drawer, 

and some Prima florals and a soft 3 Girl JAM Lace Valance on the inside . . .

it was ready for Posie to Step Inside!


DON'T FORGET!!!!
The 3 Girl JAM Challenge for the month of February is
"THINGS I LOVE"
3 Girl JAM Challenges

You'll always find LOADS of inspiration at the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog!
Stop over for wonderful ideas from the Design Team and all those who are linking up!

We'd love for you to Link your Projects to JOIN THE FUN and for a chance to WIN a Gift Certificate to Shop at 3 Girl JAM!!!!

For more 3 Girl JAM Product and Project Ideas, be sure to check out the 3 Girl JAM Pinterest Boards!

ONCE AGAIN......
~*~*~ AWESOME DISCOUNT ALERT ~*~*~
Stop by 3 Girl JAM to shop around and place an order
for any of the amazing products that are
a MUST HAVE in your stash!
SAVE 10% OFF Your Order ---Just use the Discount Code JB10 during checkout!!!

Thanks for Stopping In Today

Remember 
to Keep 
Crafting, 
Because 
♫ CRAFTING ♫ 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 
\m/-_-\m/ 
:O) Jessica

Monday, January 27

~~~ Mixed Media Tag with the *NEW* Lace @ 3 Girl JAM ~~~

!!! HAPPY MONDAY !!!
Blends and 3 Girl JAM-mers

I am happy to be the Design Team Member posting at 3 Girl JAM today!

I was super excited to get to play around and create a Mixed Media Tag for a swap I am in with a fun group on FB.  I spoke with my swap partner about her "favorites" and she was super sweet to give me a lot of ideas to work with.  As soon as she said "pinks, blues, silvers, whites, and greens", I grabbed the NEW Lace from 3 Girl JAM!!!  


This lace is beyond Gorgeous and I can't wait for it to be released so all my friends can play with it in their creations, too.  The colors are scrumptious and I adore the mixed colors Julie created and will have available!

Now, because I didn't have any "official #10 Tags", I improvised.  I grabbed for my medium thick chipboard and cut out my tag shape at 4 1/8" x 8 1/2" to meet the swap requirement.  Alexandra, my swap partner, was so understanding and okay with the idea of a more sturdy tag!  YAY!!! (I didn't think to take a pic of it before I started, though....DOH!)


I first painted a thin coat of white acrylic paint on both sides of the chipboard and let it dry.  
I wanted a lot of texture and dimension, so I grabbed for my Studio Calico "Huey's Masks (elongated hexagons)" and my gesso.  I placed the mask flat and at an angle, then took a plastic spatula to spread on the gesso.  After smoothing it out, I lifted the mask and allowed for the gesso to dry before my next phase.

I sprayed a thin mist of Colorbox Spritzer - Glacier Lake on the surface.  Because it was a very dark tone, I sprayed a tad of my Pink Perfect Pearls and then wiped some of the excess spray with a paper towel, using single strokes from the top of the tag to the bottom.  

I wanted to spray a bit of my "homemade" pink spray next, but I couldn't get my mister unclogged (LOL).  Again, I improvised.  I tapped the tip of the spray "straw" onto the tag in various places.  I loved that the drops followed a path down the indentations of hexagons from the mask I used.  So, I continued this step several times until I got my desired effect.

I sprayed a bit more of the Glacier Lake again and wiped off the excess.  I then used a little of my "homemade" green mist in the lower left and upper right corners to offset the blue and pink a bit.

Now, to show the colors of the lace against my semi-finished tag.  GORGEOUS, RIGHT?

I wanted to stick to the colors Alexandra requested and started hunting for some gorgeous elements to use on the tag.  I grabbed my new doilies and my beautiful metal embellishments from Miriam's Crafting Supplies along with one of my absolute faves from her shop....flat back pearls. 

I sifted through my entire stash of designer papers, not really certain which ones I would use, but selected some that were matching the color scheme I was working with.  

I chose to work with the pink fleur de lis paper and the black and white Eiffel tower papers from the Carta Bella Paris Girl 6x6 pad.

Before I applied any embellishments, I decided to stamp and emboss a gorgeous rose bouquet first.  I used the bouquet of roses from the Echo Park set called "better with love" by Unity.

I used a white embossing powder and staggered my image several times around the entire tag.

To give the entire tag more, I went around the outer edge with some of my Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.

I started to embellish the tag first, by pleating and adhering the wider blue/green lace just under the hole at the top.

I then created a second row of lace, using the same technique, but with the thinner pink lace this time.  

For the center of my tag, I first adhered the small silver doily to be a backdrop for the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares I cut with my Big Shot.  



I also cut a 2" circle with my hand punch.  I inked the edges of all cuts with my Distress Inks in Tattered Rose, Shabby Shutters, and Weathered Wood.

I picked out the Eiffel Tower stamp from the Unity 12/12 KOM, "Everyday Fairytale" and inked it with some Embossing Ink.  

After stamping it to the chevron print paper from the Carta Bella, Carta Bella Paris Girl 6x6 pad, I sprinkled some silver embossing tinsel and activated it using my heat gun.  

I fussy cut around the edges and placed that onto my layers in the center of my tag.

To give more depth to the center layers, I placed some of the flat back pearls around the edge of the circle that was still exposed and looking quite bare.  

I love the added color this gave the area and wanted more . . . . more is better, right?  The metal corner embellishments gave me the same desired effect and added more dimension, too.  

I added the same colors of pearls to the lower corner of the tag and decided I could put them away!

I created a cluster of paper flowers below the tower after adding some larger white corner embellishments to the bottom left and the upper right (just under the pleated lace) of my tag.  
I added a small grouping of flowers to adorn the top corner, too.  

I wanted to offset the large cluster of paper flowers on the bottom, by using some of the FABULOUS Crinkle Ribbon from the 3 Girl JAM Shop.

I created a triple bow on my 3 Girl JAM Bow Maker using the Red & Blue Mixed Ribbon from the  Red, White & Blue Bundle along with the Christmas Candy Ribbon from the Seasons Bundle.

Using some twine, I added a key charm to the center of the bow as I was making it with the Bow Maker.  A final touch --- adding the binder ring!



ALL IN ALL, I give Mixed Media Projects a TWO THUMBS UP!
Now, if only I could conquer the management of more time to work with Mixed Media, I would be ONE ECSTATIC CRAFTER!

The 3 Girl JAM Challenge for the month of January is
ANYTHING GOES with Ribbon!
A Crowd Favorite!
3 Girl JAM Challenges

You'll always find LOADS of inspiration at the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog!
Stop over for wonderful ideas from the Design Team and all those who are linking up!  The Challenge will remain open until January 31st .

We'd love for you to Link your Anything Goes Projects to JOIN THE FUN and for a chance to WIN a Gift Certificate to Shop at 3 Girl JAM!!!!

For more 3 Girl JAM Product and Project Ideas, be sure to check out the 3 Girl JAM Pinterest Boards!

~*~*~ AWESOME DISCOUNT ALERT ~*~*~
Stop by 3 Girl JAM to shop around and place an order
for any of the amazing products that are
a MUST HAVE in your stash!
SAVE 10% OFF Your Order ---Just use the Discount Code JB10 during checkout!!!

Thanks for Stopping In Today

Remember 
to Keep 
Crafting, 
Because 
♫ CRAFTING ♫ 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 
\m/-_-\m/ 
:O) Jessica

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