Monday, October 26, 2009

Cute Purse Bag & Card

~ I created the gift set below for my secret sister at church. She loved it!!! I used files designed by Jan Bryson of Sam & Hailey Designs. The Super Quick Mini Purse Card was extremely easy to cut and assemble, and the Extra Tall Purse Bag was perfect for a bag full of homemade peanut clusters!!!

~ Pretty cute, huh?!!! I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the coral colored paper, then cut the flowers out with a big punch. One center is chalked, and the other is embellished with a flower sequin, sent to me by my great friend, Lisa! I love how the set coordinates...and how easy it was to create!! Thanks to Jan for the great cutting file...and my Klic-N-Kut for simplifying my life!!
Crafty hugs from Jessica in Kansas ~

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Stuffed (pizza & envelopes)

~ This recipe page was created for my monthly Iron Chef recipe page swap. The challenges were to use the same color on color, add some dimension, and find inspiration from a provided sketch. This is what I came up with!I was in the mood for brown, paisley, and punches the day I created these!!! My Cuttlebug did the paisley embossing for me, and I simply punched out the squares and inked the raised images to distress them a bit. The paisley pieces on the bottom left were punched from a Creative Memories punch. Mini brown envelopes and some crinkled dark bronze paper made their way onto the pages, too!
Ready for a new week!!
Jessica in Kansas

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Giraffe, Baby, & Cuteness, Oh My!!!

~ A few months ago, I completed this layout. I've had it hanging on my wall to enjoy since then because I just love it bunches!!! The fabulous giraffe paper piecing was cut from a design by Is it cute, or what??!!! The title is made of glittery chipboard letters, and I used glitter around mats, some magic mesh, and the oval cutter to finish it off. The soft colors, wonderful pix, and no blue make this one of my favorite baby boy layouts ever!!
The pictures don't do it justice. The colors are soft oranges on white.

On a blogging role tonight!!!
Jessica in Kansas

Butterfly Tear Critter

~ I created this spring butterfly tear critter several months ago, and she's been patiently waiting for her spot on my blog!!! She's made from torn mulberry paper, flower, heart & swirl paper punches, ink, chalk, and detailing with pen/markers. I also included a few gems as the flower centers.

Enjoying fall, but ready for spring temps again,
Jessica in Kansas

Baby Shower Invites

~ My previous post showed a baby shower gift and card I made for my good friend's shower. I was responsible for helping to throw her fabulous shower, and one of my tasks was to send invites. Of course, they needed to be handmade since they were coming from a papercrafter's home!!! This is what I came up with.
I just love the pregnancy stamp by Studio G, as it even sort of looks like my friend, Jessie! I used gel pens to outline the image, and some shimmery flower pieces attached with brads. The pre-cut cards of shimmery cardstock is from The BABY stamp is a single dollar stamp from Michael's, I think. I really like the blue ribbon best, but I ran out and had to finish some up with the pastel stipes.

Happy Saturday,
Jessica in Kansas

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Baby Blocks & Shower Gift

~ I had the pleasure of throwing a baby shower for one of my best girlfriends last month. It was fabulous!! I wanted my card to be extra special, so I chose a cutting file designed by Shirley Clark. The Baby Blocks card was made using my Klic-N-Kut, various pastel colored cardstock, a swirly background stamp, ink pads for edging, and Crystal Effects for the binky & bottle nipple!
It was created to compliment my gift and wrapping. She loved it and truly appreciated the handmade effort!!!Hugs from Kansas,