Monday, October 25, 2010

Etsy Store and Craft Sale Prep

Okay...I am a bad blogger.  Just been sooo very busy.  But I have some very exciting news!  Jaye Jaye's Treehouse has opened a brand-new Etsy Store!  Click here to check it out!  Currently I am offering a variety of Card Sets, Tag Sets and Mini-Card Sets.  But there are more Papercraft and Altered Objects to come!

In the mean time I'd like to share some pics with you from this weekend.  The last few weeks Jade and I have been in crafting overdrive-creating for our new Etsy store and some upcoming Craft Fairs.  I have three fairs booked in the months of November and December and three more pending!  My first show is in Mukilteo, Washington on Saturday, October 6th.  I put up more details soon.

Altered Objects, Calendars and Cards

M&M Sticks and Cards

Rudolph Spares, Tooth Fairy Tins & Jr Legal Pad Holders

More M&M Stix, Bookmarks, Calendars and Cards

Reindeer Poop, Snowman Poop & Magic Reindeer Dust

Tags & Matchbook Notepads

My awesome new (used) Card Racks, Card Sets & Cards.

 So...That's what we've been doing for the last couple of weeks!  Still lots more to do but I would love to hear your feedback!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Apple Thank You Card


Close-Up (Diamond Glaze)
I received this free digital image from Designed2Delight Digital Stamps.  Each month they hold a challenge to create a card using a free digi and everyone that enters received another free digi and so on for the month!  This is my first month entering and I am really excited because they have great digital stamps! 

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges: the Apple a Day Image Frutti, Buttons or Bling and a Digi a Digi Image

The apples were a blast to color with my Prismacolor Pencils.  I added some Diamond Glaze to make them nice and shiny!  I cut out the image into a circle and mounted it on a scalloped circle cut from Poppy Red Cardstock from Paper Trey Ink with my nestabilities.   I just received my sampler of PTI Cardstock last week and I am loving it!  Such pretty colors and very sturdy.  I used the Dark Chocolate Cardstock to create a square card base.

I cut my patterned paper from My Mind's Eye into a smaller square and matted it with more Poppy Red Cardstock but before adhering it - I used a small circle punch to cut the corners.  I have seen this done on cards before and I believe there may actually be a punch for this but I haven't been able to find it-so I improvised!  I added some brads and green stitching around the square.  I just love the look of stitching-but my sewing machine is broken and I have to admit I am not terribly experienced at sewing anyway.  I end up using a lot of the Bazzill Stitch Templates!  I added a bit of thick jute, a sentiment from Hero Arts and three little buttons!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Boo Card

Front of Card/Door
Inside of Card
Halloween Scene-Inside
Close-Up of Trick-or-Treaters

So I apologize now if I am not exactly coherent-still fighting a miserable cold!  I made this card for the latest Challenge over at Simply Betty Stamps-12 Days of Halloween-Day 2!  It called for two trick-or-treaters and I knew that I wanted to use Nelly Fairy (here) and Skeleton Peter (here)!

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges: Days of Halloween-Day 2 (Two Trick-or-Treaters) or Fantasy it out (punches-the spider & the bats) -Spooky Halloween

I decided to create a Halloween Scene.  After coloring my Simply Betty Digis with color pencils, I added a little sparkle with my Clear Spica pen and Crystal Stickles then I cut them out.  I printed out a Halloween Spooky House digi from Sypder's Corner and colored the moon, windows and ghosts.  I added some crystal stickles to the moon and punched out five bats and a spider, then adhered them to the card.

I printed out two doors from Tiddly Inks-Door of Dreams.  You can find it here. After cutting out the doors (I decided not to use the frame) I colored the doors and glued them together.  I then attached the door to my Halloween scene with hinges and brads (this was a little trickier than it looks-though that could have been how tired I am!)  I added the trick-or-treaters with foam adhesive.  A Boo door hanging on the front of the door finished it off!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Holly Jolly Card

Close-Up with Diamond Glaze

Another festive Christmas Card!  This one features the Tiddly Inks Digi Christmas Pixie.  You can find her here.  By the time Christmas actually rolls around...I might be sick of it all ready!'ll never happen.  I have to admit that I am one of those annoying people that loves the holidays.  Please feel free to remind me of this come December when I am complaining about how stressed out I am!  LOL!

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges: Glaze (see below) Crafting or more Layers!

I colored the Christmas Pixie with my Prismacolor Pencils and Blender.  Then inked, sanded and distressed the image.  I then added the Diamond Glaze to the Pixie's leaves-I forgot how much fun it can be!  While I waited for it to dry-I worked on the rest of the car-cutting a scalloped oval to mat the image and stamping the sentiment (from a Studio G stamp) onto another oval.  I used matching pattered paper from an old Christmas Scrapbooking Set from KI Memories.  I put the card together using the sketch above from Bunny Zoes Crafts!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

You are so Sweet Card

Fighting a cold and not feeling so hot but I had to do this card because I just love Karber Digital Images-they are too cute!  I used ice cream Jenny for this card-you can find her here

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges: & Leisusre -Sketch (see below)

I colored Jenny using my Copic Sketch Markers and cut her out.  I mounted her on a white circle (pre-inked, sanded and distressed of course!) with foam adhesive and a scalloped circle cut with my nestabilities in my quickutz revolution.  I used some pattered paper from my stash and assembled the card according to the sketch (above) from Tuesday Morning Sketchers.  I stamped the sentiment using some little letter stamps from Studio G, added some blue pearls and added some crystal stickles to the ice cream (I just couldn't resist!)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Many Thanks Card

I have been wanting to use this beautiful digi from Stitchy Bear Stamps called Butterfly Love for awhile now.  You can find it here.

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges: -Anything Goes/As You Like It (see below) You/Give Thanks and Shimmer

Sketch by 2Sketches4You

I colored my image with Prismacolor Pencils and a Blender.  I just love how this little Butterfly/Fairy is like a flower-so I tried to keep that idea while I colored her.  I used some patterned paper from Basic Grey as my inspiration-it has shades of brown, olive green, red and pink.  I used it to mat my image after sanding, inking and distressing everything with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I used my cuddlebug to cut out a Label shape from Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizziz and used that as a template to cut three sides of my card.  I adhered some olive green ric rac and then assembled the rest of the pieces to match the above sketch.  I added some faux stitching with a white gel pen then for Sparke and Shimmer I added Crystal Stickles to her wings!

Autumn Colors

I am embarrassed to admit I don't know who makes the stamps I used for the tree and the leaves.  I picked it up a few years ago at my LSS's annual garage sale and it was unmarked!  But it is such a lovely little set!  I used various colors of ink to stamp the leaves and trees.  I then colored in the leaves using my Prismacolor Pencils.  I inked, sanded and distressed the image and the other pieces of my card.  I adhered my image to brown cardstock for matting and then the card base.  I used a strip of olive cardstock and layered it with three autumn colored fibers.  I stamped the sentiments from Paper Trey Ink (Wishing you a wonderful) and the Target Dollar Spot (Autumn)and added a red button with a little jute bow.  Finally I added Crystal Stickles to the leaves for added dimension!

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:'s Change Riding Hood Red, Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie Inspiration (see below) and Autumn Colors
Two Peas in a Bucket-Stamptoberfest -3 Stamps Challenge

Photo Inspiration-Simon Says Stamp

October Calendar

October Calendar
Close-up of Betty Witch Tag
Happy Halloween!  I am so excited to participate in the Simply Betty Stamps 12 days of Halloween.  I usually make a calendar at the beginning of each month-so I thought this would be perfect for the Simply Betty challenges and the Betty Witch Digi was perfect!

I plan to enter this calendar into the following challenges: Days of Halloween (Day One-On the First Day of Halloween My Ghould love gave to me... One smiling Skellington Head!) but a Card (Halloween) Mayhem & Sanded

I colored Betty with my Copic Sketch Markers.  I added some glitter with my Clear Spica Pen and some Crystal Stickles over the cauldron!  I inked, sanded and distressed the image, punched a hole with my hole punch and added some fun fibers.  Then I stamped the calendar using stamps by Hero Arts, Inque, Studio G and Paper Trey Ink.  I colored in the images on the calendar with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamasol, then inked, sanded and distressed the Calendar.  I cut the word October with my Cricket using Plantin Schoolbook and patterned paper from We AR Memory Keepers (Heebie Jeebies).  I made a border with matching patterned paper and some webbed ribbon.  I added a few die cut embellishments using my Quikutz, Cricket and Glittered Chipboard Elements by My Mind's Eye!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Snowman Card

I made this Clean and Simple card using a Digital Stamp from Tiddly Inks called Something Warm (you can find it here) and a Tag Sentiment from Hero Arts.  I colored the snowman with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamasol and added some Crystal Stickles on the snowbank (sorry-its difficult to see in the picture).  Just a quick but sweet Christmas Card!

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges: and Simple -Clean and Simple Cardmaking

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rudolph Christmas

I won the random drawing at the Karber Weekly Challenge a few days ago and received two free digital stamps!  Whoo-hoo!  One of the images I picked was this adorable Rudolph digi-Isn't he cute!  You can find him here. I thought he would be perfect for a Christmas Card (Well I do still have 40 or 50 to make....)

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges: Card -Christmas Sparkle -Cute & Charming -Critter Mad -Tag
I colored Rudolph using my Copic Sketch Markers, then added some white flock to his Santa Hat and some Candy Cane Red Stickles to his nose.  I used some old winter themed patterned paper from my stash; hand cutting some "snow" banks from white cardstock.  I then added glue to the top portion of the layers and sprinkled some White Flower Soft.  I used some crystal stickles to highlight the snowflakes on the patterned paper.

I made the base of the card out of black cardstock and coordinating pattered paper.  Naturally, I inked and distressed the edges of almost everything before putting it together.  I used foam adhesive to pop up the snow scene and to place the pull-out sentiment tag.  Finally I added some Candy Cane Twine, a Red Button and a Jute bow-tied by my deft-handed daughter!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Only You Card

Close-up of Dress

I knew that I wanted to use this beautiful image from Tiddly Inks to create an oriental themed card.  (The image is called chi and you can find it here).  I have seen people use patterned paper to paper-piece clothing.  But I wanted something really unique. So I used a oriental floral stamp from an old Close to My Heart Stamp set to make a pattern on her dress.  I colored the dress using my Copic Sketch markers and then created a mask around her dress-then I stamped with versamark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I also embossed the chopsticks in her hair to match!  I used a gold leaf pen to color in her shawl.  I put the card together using the Tiddly Inks Challenge Sketch (shown below). 

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges: (see below) the World (China) it!

Tiddly Inks Challenge Sketch

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Warm Wishes Card

Front of Card

Close-up (Used foam adhesive on Leslie and the Snowflake)

I used the adorable Coffee Leslie digi stamp from Karber Digital Images.  You can find her here.  I am not really a coffee drinker (Gasp!  I shouldn't be allowed to live in the Pacific Northwest.) so I like to think that she is drinking hot cocoa.  I will most likely use this as a Christmas Card but it work for a general winter card too!

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges: and Beverages (see below)'s all about the girls Goes

I created this card using the above sketch from Pixie Dust Studio.  I colored Leslie using my Prismacolor pencils and a blender.  I used coordating pattered papers from a set I picked up at the Target dollar spot last year.  I inked and distressed the edges of each layer, using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I stamped and heat embossed a snowflake-cut it out and added some snowy glitter.  I added some glittery aqua ric-rac and some crystals for bling!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Just Saying Hello Card

For this card I knew I wanted to use a butterfly-it was tough to choose (Somehow I own several butterfly stamps!) but I ended up using one from an old Stampin Up collection.

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges: (Butterfly) and a Flutter (see below) inspiration photo below

Sketch Saturday #121

Inspiration Photo-Off The Wall Craftiness
I colored my pretty lil' butterfly with Prismacolor Pencils, blended it with my blending pencil and gamasol,  waited for it to dry and cut the it out.  I added crystal stickles and while it dried I put together the rest of the card to match the sketch above.  I used some Bazzill Cardstock and some coordinating patterned paper by Three Yellow Bicycles that matched my color scheme perfectly!

I used a Magnolia Doo-Hickey's Die (Old Swedish Lace) to cut the border on the patterned paper and a Nestibiliites Scalloped Circle.  I stamped my sentiment (from hero arts) and inked and distressed all the layers.  Finally I added the butterfly using foam tape, two flowers with buttons and string bows.  (Just a note-I couldn't find any grey flowers in my stash so I used the back side of some Prima flowers...Can you believe the other side is glittery bright blue!)

Elena Card

Front of Card

Inside of Card

This card is for the latest Tiddly Inks and Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenges.  I wanted to use this image because it reminds me of my little sister, Elena, who loves animals!  Technically her hair is really is straight but when she was younger it was often a little wild and messy...  Now that she is a teenager she spends waaaaay more time on her appearance!

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges: Pets -Fur or Feathers

I printed my image onto Neenah Solar White Cardstock (the best I have found so far for copic coloring) and colored it with my Copic Sketch Markers (Y11/13/15/18, E000/00/11/13/40/41/50/53/55/57, B00/12/14/16, and R20).  My magic colorless blender which helps cover my smooth the background-is out of ink and the refill cartridge hasn't arrived yet.  Grrrrr-one of the difficulties of ordering online.  I cannot wait until technology advances enough to bring products to my door immediately after I order them! 

I masked my image and used my Inkessentials blending tool to apply Sky Blue Colorbox ink to the entire front of the card for the sky.  I used some clouds and a sun (also colored with copics) from a Hero Arts set-popping all three up and adding some crystal stickles to the clouds.  Yeah...I know-I use stickles almost as often as I distess!  I cut two strips of green cardstock and cut the top to make grass.  I distressed the edges of the grass-cutting a few blades for the sake of realism and layered both strips to my card.  I stamped the sentiment Life is brighter with you in it and a little shooting star (both from Hero Arts).  I colored the star with a Blue spica pen-though it is a little hard to see in the photo!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

London Card

The challenges over at the Burtonesque Dolls are so much fun!  When I saw their latest challenge-Ghoul School I knew that I wanted to use one of my new Simply Betty Digis...  London fit perfectly for the chalkboard sentiment-I will not hit boys!  You can find London here.

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges School to School

Since I really wanted the focus to be on London and the chalkboard, I kept the rest of the card pretty simple using some purple plaid patterned paper and grey bazzill cardstock from my stash.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks, my sanding block and my making memories paper distressing to ink and distress the edges.  (My daughter asked me if I distressed everything and I had to admit....pretty much yeah!)  I added a lime green bottle of poison and ribbon to match!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Flower Cards

These cards were inspired by a challenge by Card Positioning Systems.  I used some digital flower stamps I found through Free Digital Stamps on Friday through the Rusty Pickle.  All of the digis are now free!

I made the Daffodils Card first and I ended up loving it so much I immediately made another!  I plan to make a few more for a card set-Just need to get more of this shade of kraft paper!  I'm thinking maybe purple hydrangeas and something in blue...

I plan to enter these cards into the following Challenges: it Simple and Simple

I really enjoyed the challenge of making something simple.  I have to admit I usually create cards with lots of layers and techniques...  It was amazing how easy these cards were to create.  I just printed out my flower image on to Kraft paper that I cut down to letter size.  Then I cut out the card and rounded the corners.  I colored the flowers using my prismacolor pencils and a blender.  I stamped my sentiment and then added a little crystal stickles to the inside of the flowers for a little extra oomph!  Here's a close-up...

Rainbow Balloon Card

The Crafty Pad and Ones Stitch at a Time are combining for a challenge in honor of a young boy named Cameron.  For more information click here.  I  had the perfect image from One Stitch at a Time-the Balloon Bear.  I combined that with the Rainbow stamp and sentiment from Hero Arts to make a sweet card for a child!

I plan to enter this card in the following challenges: (Cameron's Challenge) (Cameron's Challenge) (see below)

I colored my images using my prismacolor pencils, gamasol and copic sketch markers for the popped up Balloons (B16, G07 and R27).  I added some crystal stickles for the clouds and some white thread for the balloon strings-which proved to be a bit trickier than I imagined!  I have been dying to try my new Inkadoo masking paper-One of my idols-Nichol Magouirk uses it to mask her stamped images and create beautiful cards and scrapbook pages.  You can check out her blog here.  So I masked my stamped images and used the inkessentials blending tool and colorbox blue ink to create the sky.  I then added googly eyes to the sweet little bear because what kid doesn't love googly eyes?!  (Well and me too!)  Then I inked and distressed each of my layers and assembled the card to match the sketch above. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bunny Christmas Card

I am a little embarrassed to admit that I didn't send out Christmas Cards last year.  I know...I know...a crafter like me.  Sometimes I am on top of things and sometimes not!  This year, though, will be different!  Behold my very first Christmas Card!  I used a cute digi stamp from The Greeting Farm called Snowball Fight.  You can find it here.

I plan to enter this card in the following contests: a Note/Notecards -Pearls & Gems

After cutting a circle around my image, I colored it with Copic Sketch Markers (B00/12/16, BV00/4, C1/3/5, E50/41/40 and R20) and added white flocking and glitter to both the fuzzy areas (like the girl bunny's hat and the boy bunny's tail) and the snow.  I cut a scalloped circle from lavender cardstock (to match the base of the card) with my Nestabilities and after inking and distressing each-I used the scalloped circle to matte the image.  I embossed  the blue cardstock using my cuddlebug and snowflake folder and cut the paper in half.  I inked and distressed each layer before adhering it to the page.  I used an old Theresa Collins-notecard journaling spot and stamped a sentiment from Inkadoo that I felt matched the spirit of the image!  Hee-hee!  Then finally I cut out three snowflakes using my Seasons Slice Cardtridge and covered them with glitter.  I put a gemstone in the center of each snowflake!  Tadah-my first Christmas Card is done!  Let's not talk about how many more I have to go....

Thursday, September 16, 2010

You're a Star Card

So it's no secret that I love the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!  I was literally giddy with excitement when I received my first two KK stamps last week.  I purchased Snow White because I thought she would be versatile and I just love her hair!  (I also got Zelda the Zombie because how freakin' cool is a Zombie stamp??!!)

I thought Snow White would work well for my first KK challenge.  Doesn't she look like she could be on the red carpet at a Hollywood premiere?!
I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:'s Be Girlie Girls (see below)

I colored my image using my Copic Sketch Markers (V01/12/17, E000/00/11/53/55/57, and R20/22).  It's hard to see in the photo but I added some sparkle to her bow, her puffy sleeves and the lines of her dress with a clear spica pen.  I stamped the sentiment from hero arts at the bottom of my image.  I used Bazzill cardstock as my card base and I used my fiskars edge punch on a matching scrap.  I cut a star from gold paper and embossed the same gold paper with a texture fade embossing folder from Tim Holtz and then cut out a rectangle.  Using the sketch above I assembled the card, inking and distressing most of the pieces.  I used sequined ribbon to make a border for the image and I popped the star up using foam adhesive.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Zelda the Zombie Birthday Card

I made this card for a friend's birthday.  She, like me, is a big fan of horror and supernatural stories and Zombies in particular.  So Zelda the Zombie from Kraftin Kimmie was absolutely perfect!  You can find it here or here.  I stamped the inside of the card to say Happy Birthday Ghoulfriend!  I really hope she likes it.   

I colored Zelda with my Copic Sketch Markers (G07, YG23/25, C1, E50/41/40, B16/12/04/00 and BV04/02/00).  I used some coordinating patterned paper from SEI from my stash.  I layered some green ribbon and twine and added a little star button with twine.  Of course I inked and distressed the edges of all the paper-can you make a card without doing that?!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thinking of You Little Lolita Card

This card was made for my first Lil Lolita challenge.  20's Evie can be found in the All That Scraps store here.
Doesn't she look so sweet in blues and pinks?  I colored her with my Copic Sketch Markers (B00/12/16, R22/20, E11/00/000, and Y18/15/13).  I used blue music sheet paper from the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Collection, patterned paper from Iron Orchid Designs, and Cardstock.  I inked and distressed all the edges and used a hero arts sentiment stamp.  The flower I made from the matching patterned paper using a technique I found in the Summer 2010 issue of Magnolia Ink.  You punch or die cut three small flower, three medium flowers and four large flowers, poke a hole in the middle with a push pen or paper piercer and place all the flowers on a brad.  You then mist the flowers with water thoroughly soaking them.  Next you fold in each petal.  Finally you unfold the petals, shaping them as you go and let it dry.  (The tricky part is unfolding the petals.)  The final touch was a little butterfly from my stash!

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges: Sheet Card Freestyle