Monday, August 31, 2015

Papertrey SAF bridal challenge

One more card tonight for Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire event. Scroll down to see my other two cards for the mix+match challenge and the patterns challenge.

This challenge was to use all white to create a bridal card. I used my Turning a New Leaf stamp set with some Perfect Pearls. The LOVE stamp is a rubber stamp I've had for ages and I stamped that on some vellum and then attached the vellum with my sewing machine. I love the shimmer from the Perfect Pearls - very cool effect. Lastly, a few bits of diamond bling finishes it off.

Jennifer Kinney PTI saf bridal LOVE 01

Jennifer Kinney PTI saf bridal LOVE 02

PTI Stamp-a-faire Patterns challenge

Here is the card I made for the Patterns Challenge for Papertrey Ink's stampafaire event. I used Pattern 10 from Melissa Phillips. I love how she uses tags on cards but mine never seem to look quite right and I think I figured out Melissa's trick - she trims her card size so that the proportion works. Kind of a huge "duh" moment for me.

Here is the pattern:

And you can see Melissa's gorgeous card here.

And here's my take on Melissa's pattern:
Jennifer Kinney PTI saf patterns 01

Jennifer Kinney PTI saf patterns 02

Jennifer Kinney PTI saf patterns 03

PTI Stampafaire - Mix+Match challenge

Hi! Dropping in to post some projects I made on Saturday for Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire event. This first card is for the Mix+Match challenge. Betsy taught us some tips on how to mix pattern paper successfully. I'm not sure how successful this was but I made it work. I do love the tag but the jury is still out on the card as a whole.

Jennifer Kinney PTI saf mix+match apple hello01


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #193

Hello again! Another great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches. I'm hoping to get another card in before the challenge ends. But let's start with this card.

Jennifer Kinney lovethemostest01

I blended some Mama Elephant inks (Piggy Bank and Tutti Frutti) and added a strip of pattern paper. To mimic the bow on the challenge sketch I add some (very) old brads from my stash. If I were to give this to my hubby he wouldn't appreciate a bow or ribbon. :)

Jennifer Kinney lovethemostest02

Jennifer Kinney lovethemostest03


I appreciate you stopping by. For those in the U.S. enjoy your Independence Day holiday weekend.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Case this Sketch #129

Playing along with this week's challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch.

Jennifer Kinney wishbig_cts129_01

Lots of white space on this one! I have made lots of cards with flowers recently and challenged myself to try something else. I was flipping through my stamps and saw my arrow set (Get to the Point by PTI). I thought the polka dot arrow was fun and added a fun Paper Smooches sentiment to go with it. I backed my white panel on a MFT Sour Apple card base.

Jennifer Kinney wishbig_cts129_02


Hope you're having a great day! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Fusion challenge

Jennifer Kinney butterflyhugs01

I'm playing along with the Fusion challenge.



I started with the sketch and used this beautiful background paper I received from a friend. I added a two-layer butterfly in the upper corner (following the butterfly theme) and then a small banner. The colors said "serene" and "calm" to me and I almost made it a sympathy card, but I like the idea of a butterfly bringing hugs to a friend in need.

Jennifer Kinney butterflyhugs02

Great challenge!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #192

Hi and happy weekend! I'm entering this card in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Jennifer Kinney FMS192_01



It's hard to think about winter and snowflakes when we're having lots of summer sunshine but it will be here soon enough and I'll be prepared with this cute and simple card. I'm loving digging through my leftover basket to use that stuff up. These snowflake dies were cut with SSS snowflake dies from a piece of paper that had been watercolored. Love the variety of purples in this and I'm not usually a purple fan. The cardstock base is Bazzill Icy Mint - my favorite light blue. The sentiment and stamped snowflakes are from Avery Elle.

Jennifer Kinney FMS192_02

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