Sunday, September 20, 2009

Super Sweet Shopping Bear

~ I'm so excited to show you this little lady!!! I created her months ago from a cutting file designed by Carrie of Carrie's Creations. This Shopping Bear is ready for a day at the mall with her girlfriends...or a night out on the town! She's going to be part of a scrapbook page soon! I'll share that once completed! I've been having fun making tear bears, but this cutting file called my name!! It was so easy to cut and piece together! The funnest part is choosing the papers and adding details to the face!! It's a blast to make them come alive!!

Hugs from Kansas,

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tweet Girl Birthday Layout

~ Below is a project I completed quite a while ago that's been patiently waiting to be shared with the world! This Tweet Girl is a paper-piecing pattern designed by my friends of Isn't she adorable? And how fun are the Girly Girl Titles used throughout the layout?!?!!! They were created by one of my favorite designers, Carrie of Carrie's Creations. These two elements fit together perfectly and provided the "cuteness" I needed for these birthday party pictures of some of my favorite kiddos in the world!!

Have a 'tweet nite!!!
Jessica in Kansas

Monday, September 7, 2009

4 Sale: Ice Cream

~ This little peeking salesman bear has ice cream 4 sale!! You just better hurry before he enjoys it all for himself!!!

Every tear critter I make with mulberry paper gets a little easier! The key is to create the cutest face with chalk, punched eyes & nose, and white & black pens. The sign was created and printed from the computer & a ticket corner punch. The popsicle is from a package of Dress It Up embellishments.
It's hard to say no to such a cutie!!!
Happy crafting,
Jessica in Kansas

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Catching up...recipe pages galore!!!

~ Welcome back to my blog!! I know it's been awhile. This summer has been a strange one for me. I have spent much less time in my scrapbook room than good, I know!!!!

I have managed to get a few projects completed in the past 2+ months, so this and my next few posts will be catch up posts! The following are recipe pages I've created, mostly for my monthly Iron Chef recipe swap...which I look forward to without fail!

Pineapple Sunrise Smoothies: This layout used a fun new stamp, my SU! markers, some fun multi-colored fiber, various Prima flowers and coordinating brads, and a fun foot clippie! These were a blast to create!!

White-On-White Cupcakes: This is the most recent layout I created, and it was quite a challenge. Due to the nature of the recipe, I wanted to use only whites as much as possible. Of course, white font would not have shown up, so I had to use a little gray. I also used my Cuttlebug embosser to add some texture, some sheer white ribbon, and a tag with a stamped cupcake accented with white and silver ink.

Thyme Chicken & Mushrooms: This slow cooker recipe page followed a sketch and a few challenges. I had to use this colorful ribbon, which I placed behind the bottom, right flower. I also had to use the pink & brown polka-dot sticker as inspiration. All of the flowers I used on this page were made using punches.

Creamy Spinach Ravioli: This layout was a blast to create. I wanted to use the orange flowers and decided to explore the complimentary colors of blue and orange. I was quite pleased with the way the designs and colors fit together. This is a yummy recipe, too!!

Original Ranch Pork Chops: This simple page was inspired by the colors in the ribbon. I also had the big die cut and foam flowers that I wanted to use up. Colorful fonts and mats, a border punch, and some adhesive jewels finish it off.

Lemon Orange Frosty: This page was inspired by the fun lemony ribbon I had. I used a foam lemon stamp, yellow ink, orange accent marker, various flowers & brads. Simple pages, and I love the way the blue pops off the page!

Cheesy Chili Soup: My challenge for these pages was to use greens only. I had fun with the monochromatic challenge, using ribbon, confetti shamrocks, a border stamp, some green fiber, and big silk flowers.

Broccoli Whole Wheat Mac N Cheese: This page followed a sketch challenge, as well. The heart in oval was cut with my Klic-N-Kut, using a pattern from Carrie's Creations' Valentine Oval file. I also used up some heart stickers, scraps of various colors, and even pulled my circle cutter out for this one!!

Happy September,
Jessica in Kansas