October 19, 2017

Background Fun Using Distress Oxide Inks

Happy Aloha Friday, Crafty Peeps!!!!  So I have been watching a bunch of Jennifer McGuire crafty videos lately, and I gotta tell ya, they are addicting and so much fun to watch. I get all excited at watching her videos, and want to try out the technique she shares immediately after I'm done watching. However, I sometimes fail at the technique, and when I do the same thing Jenn McG does, mines doesn't quite come out the same way!! Hahahahaha!!! Such a big laugh. But, as my friend Ali told me... "not a fail, but a happy detour"... she's too cute, and I'm blessed to have a sweet friend that encourages me. Well, I have posted the video that I was inspired by, down below, after my projects are posted... here are the water color backgrounds that I ended up with:



So with these backgrounds, I made these cards....



I didn't plan this but it is interesting how a lot of the products used on these cards are from SU!. Majority of them are... love love love how each of these cards turned out. Thank You, Jenn McG!!!
Here is her video that inspired me:






With Love In Christ,
Jen



"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE" 
~1 Corinthians 13:13~

Happy Mail Planner Goodies And October Planner Calendar Pages


Oh what fun!!! Here's a bundle of goodies that I ordered from Fun Stampers Journey. A whole bunch of planner items, and then some. I wanted to order this goodies, and play... of which I did. But check out that silly face emoji, it's so adorable!!! It's about 2-1/2" wide, and it'll be a little hanging do-ditty on my planner. :)  The other adorable things that I love are those musical note clips!! Can't wait to use them!!!  OK, scroll below, and you will see what I created for my October Planner Calendar pages....


Here is how my October Planner Calendar pages turned out. Yesterday, I did live stream on my Facebook group, "LittleC's Creations" and showed how I decorated these pages. Planning on having live streaming every mid-morning on a Wednesday. So if you'd like, be sure to join me over there.




I am having a blast creating with all the products I have on hand. These pages were decorated with the following items:

  • Sunflower Images: FSJ
  • Sentiments: Paper Smooches
  • Itty Bitty Banner Punch: SU
  • DSPs: From my scrap pile
  • Inks: FSJ; SU! & Illustrated Faith
  • Prisma Color Pencils
  • Black Pen: Micron (No Bleeds)
  • Washi Tape: Illustrated Faith

Thanks for popping by. Have an awesome Thursday!!!

With Love In Christ,
Jen



"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE" 
~1 Corinthians 13:13~

October 18, 2017

Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Aloha All!!! On October 16th, 2013, I had a bilateral mastectomy done to remove breast tissues in both of my breasts. :) Just wanna say Happy Breast Removal Anniversary to me. The Lord has been so faithful to bring me to it, and brought me through it. I am truly grateful that I am still here to share this time with my family and friends. In celebration of this anniversary, our friend who is also a Bomber Eyewear Rep got me this pair of pink shades. So very happy to receive them, and so happy to sport them!! Thank You Lord, for your continued provisions and blessings!!!


Now, do I have a project to share?? Ya bet I do!!! Here's another card I created using the digitally colored dragon from LSHD. This turned out so cute. Love these adorable digital images. The embossed background and die cuts are from FSJ. :)



May your week continue to be blessed, and thank you for sharing this memory with me, and celebrating with my the life that the Lord allowed me to continue.

With Love In Christ,
Jen



"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE" 
~1 Corinthians 13:13~

October 17, 2017

Treat Time!!

Happy Tuesday!!! Hope you are enjoying your week thus far. I am here to share with you a card created using Little Scraps of Heaven Designs digital image. On the bear, I used Fun Flock for his "fur". Just add a little glue where you want the fun flock to stick, and add like embossing powder. After a few seconds, simply remove the excess fun flock by dusting off, like embossing powder.

Stitched die cuts are from FSJ. Paper is Doodlebug. So cute, huh???



Well, thanks for stopping by!! Have a blessed week!!!

With Love In Christ,
Jen



"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE" 
~1 Corinthians 13:13~

October 16, 2017

Baby Shower Card and Tutorial

This is my 2nd post for today. Please be sure to scroll down and check out my 1st post, it is of what I did during the weekend. Took lots of pictures, and made a lot of memories with friends. God is GOOD!!!! 

So for this baby shower card that I created, I first wanted to add a gold sprig to the card, but needed to make it white. Thus, here is where my short tutorial comes in....


Real easy... I decided to change the color by embossing WHITE on there, and this is how I did it!!!! SO FUN!!!!

1. I used a White Pigment Ink Pad. You can use any white pigment ink. Pigment ink dries slower, and because I wanted to add embossing powder to it, I needed the ink to dry slower.
2. I rubbed the sprig into the ink pad.... back n' forth!
3. I covered the sprig with white embossing powder.
4. Then heat set the powder unto the sprig using a heating gun.

That was it!! Pretty simple, huh?? Here is how my card turned out.... 



The triple ribbon was inspired by Richard Garay. Below I have posted a video that he shared to show how he makes his double looped ribbon. I simply added one more loop to make it a triple looped ribbon. Super Easy Peasy!!! Also, as you can see the gold sprig is now white (at least the outter parts of it).  I colored the image with ZIG Watercolor pens. 

Here is the video by Richard that I followed:


Thanks for stopping by!!!!!  
With Love In Christ,
Jen



"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE" 
~1 Corinthians 13:13~


Weekend Blessings


Happy Blessed Monday!!! I hope your weekend has been a blessed one. I had a blessed week. It started on Thursday, when I had lunch with my dear friend Lala. I haven't seen her, like in about 10 years!!! This girlie used to come and create with me and attended my craft classes. Praise God our emails hasn’t changed these last 10 years and she’s been receiving my monthly crafty emails. Couple weeks ago, she decides to email me and ask if I still remember her. I say, “Whaaaaat??? No can forget a pretty face, but most importantly cannot forget a beautiful heart!!!” 💝   Praising the Lord 🙌🏼 for bringing us back together again!! Looking forward to many fun days ahead!!! 


Then on Friday, my dear friend Ali n' I went on a short road trip to Waialua. We checked out Waialua Coffee Shop, and had us an iced coffee. It was alright, but the milk was kinda too strong for my belly. I paid for it when I got home. :(  Here are some of the pics we took in front of the building and on the drive over there. I realized that the drive there really isn't THAT far. LOL... not like driving from WA to OR. 


Then on Sunday, I was blessed to be able to drive down to the North Shore, again, but this time, a little further, to attend the baby shower of one of my sweet sisters, Luana. Her shower was a Waimea Valley, if you drive all the way in, there are dining rooms that can be rented. It was such a fun gathering, we even got to decorate little pumpkins at her shower.  Here are some pics we took... 

The mama to be.... 

Another sweet friend whom we've been in contact with since many years ago. God is so good to allow us all to be still in touch with each other.

The ladies at her party.... 

Decorating lil' pumpkins. I went with Teal and Pink Roses... :) Will this rot??? 

2 of my Christian Sisters... we had so much fun decorating our lil' pumpkins. 

On Sunday, we had lunch at Menya Musashi Hawaii. They serve ramen and other Japanese noodle type dishes. The hubby was craving for ramen... the hubby gets ramen!! We also got Chicken Karaage; Pork and Shrimp Bao. My favorite is the soft boiled egg and how it is boiled perfectly to the soft mushy-ness that I LOVE!!! We will be back again, real soon!!! Hours are 11-2:30pm for lunch 5:30-10:30pm for dinner.


As you can see, it was another busy, love filled weekend. I pray your weekend was just as loved n' eventful as well. I have my 2nd post sharing of the project I created for the baby shower. Thanks for visiting today!! 

With Love In Christ,
Jen



"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE" 
~1 Corinthians 13:13~

October 13, 2017

Sending Birthday Hugs

Happy Aloha Friday!!! If you haven't already heard, my Little C's Aloha Friday Challenges has been put on hold for now. Thank you to all of you that played along and made it fun while it lasted. :) 

This adorable card was created using Little Scrap of Heaven Design's colored digital image. I just printed out the colored digital and then cut it on my eClips2 machine. :) The feature on this machine is called "Print 2 Cut". I love this feature, because you can even cut out stamped images as well. I did a video on how to do this, real simple and easy to do. 

The clouds are from Fun Stampers Journey, and I love the stitching around the edges. I don't like the embossed look that it created, tho'. Maybe I'll figure out how to get rid of that later. The Embossed background is also from a FSJ product. 


Thanks for stopping by!! Starting this week, I will no longer be posting on Saturday n' Sundays. But will be back come Mondays. I'm just trying to figure some things out, and finding a balance in all that I am already doing. So, please don't think I've disappeared, simply just taking a break from blogging during the weekends.

With Love In Christ,
Jen



"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE" 
~1 Corinthians 13:13~