Monday, July 21, 2014

Neat & Tangled and Pinkfresh Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Happy Monday!


The Neat & Tangled and Pinkfresh Studio teams are having a collaborative blog hop today and tomorrow. If you're hopping along, you should be coming from Amanda's blog.

I received some sweet Pinkfresh Studio supplies including washi tape, stamps, and puffy stickers. Here's my project using products from Pinkfresh with Neat & Tangled stamps:

You Rock

Okay, I have to admit that I made this card about an hour after traveling for 16 hours with kids and staying up most of the night on a red-eye flight. I was a little brain-drained when I made this card, but I think the freestyle look works for a fun birthday card. ;)

I started by stenciling the stars with embossing paste and adding some splatter. Once they were dry, I used the Pinkfresh Blue and Yellow Ombre washi tape. I stamped the cake from the Neat & Tangled Gifts for You set on a piece of scrap paper and adhered it with the Light Gold washi tape.

Here's a close-up:

You Rock

See the Punchinella peeking out as a layer? I also stamped and fussy cut one of the balloons in the Gifts for You set, and stitched a line to the sentiment.

For the sentiment, I used the Sparkle and Shine set. I added the Way to Home enamel arrow at the end of the line and scattered some Neat & Tangled sequins. Here's another close-up:

You Rock

As part of the hop, there will be a $20 prize pack from Pinkfresh and a $20 prize pack from Neat & Tangled. Be sure to comment along the way to enter to win! Here's the full list of today's hop:

Jocelyn Olson <--You are here!

Thanks for stopping by! Next up is April Joy--prepare to be wowed! :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Newton's Nook Anniversary Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I'm excited about a special blog hop today!

Welcome to Newton's Nook Designs Anniversary Blog Hop!
Newton’s Nook Designs is so excited to be celebrating their One Year Anniversary - one whole year of getting our paws inky!  To celebrate we have an AMAZING blog hop featuring with our brand new design team and some AWESOME Special Guests! You are going to love all the fun inspiration they're sharing using Newton’s Nook Designs Stamps

I made two cards using the new releases. First up, I used the Newton's Daydream set:

Wishing You

Ahhh....Newton is hanging out in Hawaii. I think he likes the beach and the sun. I stamped Newton and the butterflies, and I watercolored the scene with Distress Markers. The sentiment is also from the Newton's Daydream set.

I added some hand-cut patterned papers from Studio Calico. Here's  close-up:

Wishing You

For my second card, I used the Beach Party set:

Life's a Beach

Winston looks ready for the beach! I stamped and watercolored him, and popped him up on a tag. The sentiment is also from Beach Party. For the background, I repeatedly stamped the flower from the's not perfect, but I think it works for the beach. ;)

Celebrate with us and enter to win!
Would you like to win a $10 coupon for Newton's Nook Designs online shop? We will be choosing TWO lucky winners! 

Here’s how to win:
Comment on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! TWO winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, July 20th at 9 pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, July 21st. We are running a giveaway on our Facebook page too so make sure to enter here for another chance to win!!

Here are the people in the hop:

If you get lost along the way, you can always pop back to the Newton's Nook Designs blog for the whole blog hop list!

I can't believe it's been a year since NND started. I'm thrilled for Jen and Jeff! They are really the nicest people. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop is Simon Says Stamp

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy Birthday (and a Cool New Product!)

Hi everyone! Aloha from Hawaii!

It's the last day of the Neat & Tangled release week. All of the sets are available now in the Neat & Tangled store! Today, we're sharing projects using the new Punchinella stamp set and the new punchinella. I've got to say, this product is so cool--I can't wait to get more! You can see the images on the Neat & Tangled blog.

Here's my project:

Punchinella Happy Birthday

I photographed my cards on vacation. ;)

I cut up small squares and stamped on some with the Punchinella stamp. On others, I used the punchinella as a mask and blended over it with Distress Inks. Above the squares, I stamped a sentiment from the new Gifts for You set.

Here's a close-up:

Punchinella Happy Birthday

I finished the card with a couple of the new Pink Lemonade sequins and some of the punchinella. After I used it as a mask, I wiped it off and cut it at an angle. I love how it adds something to the card without adding a lot of weight.

Here's a close-up:

Punchinella Happy Birthday

If you would like a chance to win the Punchinella stamp, please hop over to the Neat & Tangled blog and leave a comment.

Also, there's a moving sale at Neat & Tangled! Select sets and dies are on sale, and prices are marked (no coupon code is needed).

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: (Punchinella, Gifts for You) Neat & Tangled
Cardstock: (white) PTI
Patterned paper: (Something Wonderful) Teresa Collins
Ink: Fresh Ink; (Distress Inks) Ranger; (Mister Huey's) Studio Calico
Embellishments: (yellow twine) Hemptique; (Pink Lemonade sequins) Neat & Tangled; (punchinella) Neat & Tangled; (acrylic star from Studio Calico kit) Studio Calico

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away...

Hi everyone!

It's day three of Neat & Tangled's release week. Today, we're sharing projects using the Time Warp and A Long Time Ago sets, designed by (my dear friend) Miriam Prantner. This set is  must-have for Star Wars fans, but it's great even if you haven't seen the movies before. You can see the pictures on the Neat & Tangled blog.

I decided to not go with a space background and instead went retro:


I stamped the Time Warp first in yellow and the sentiments from A Long Time Ago over it. There are some hilarious sentiment pairings in this set....I went with the snarky birthday sentiment. ;)

I layered some of the Me-Ology papers from Fancy Pants. The retro girl image is from the Me-Ology Ephemera. Here's a close-up:

You Were Born

If you love these sets too, be sure to head over to the Neat & Tangled blog and comment to win.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Stamps: (galaxy from Time Warp; sentiments from A Long Time Ago) Neat & Tangled
Cardstock: (white) PTI
Patterned papers: (Me-Ology) Fancy Pants
Ink: (Melon Mambo) Stampin' Up; (Yellow Brilliance) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (girl from Me-Ology Ephemera) Fancy Pants

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Smooth Sailing

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great week! I had my first piece of Lilikoi cheese pie today. Yum. :)

It's release week at Neat & Tangled. Yeah! Today, we're sharing projects with the very sweet Sailmates set. Want to see?

I knew I had to use the boat (love!):

Smooth Sailing

I paper pieced the Sailmates boat using Ocean Melody paper, and I partially covered it with vellum from the same collection. Originally, I was going to leave the vellum, but it didn't feel like enough (ever feel that way?). I die-cut the swoop, which reminded me a little of a porthole, and stamped the sweet sentiment from the Sailmates set.

Here's a close-up:

Smooth Sailing

Want to win the set? Be sure to pop over to the Neat & Tangled blog and comment to win.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: (sentiment, sailboat) Neat & Tangled
Cardstock: (white) PTI
Patterned paper: (vellum, woodgrain, triangles from Ocean Melody) Webster's Pages
Ink: (Distress Inks) Ranger; (Black) My Favorite Things; (Double Yellow, Custard, Opaque White Mister Huey's) Studio Calico
Dies: (swoop from Custom Panels) Avery Elle

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