Saturday, October 3, 2015

WCMD with My Favorite Things

Hi everyone! Happy World Card Making Day! I love this day. If you're a card maker, I hope you're getting a chance to make some cards today! :)

This month, I'm guesting with the My Favorite Things Challenge Team!! I'm so excited! This month's release is so wicked cool--I had a few squeals when I opened my package. ha ha

To celebrate WCMD, the MFT Challenge blog inspiration all day long, and I'm joining the fun. Yeah!! The theme is Christmas, old and new, and here's what I made:

Magic of the Season

Do you see the new stamps? The stamped images on the sweaters and the sentiment are from the new Winter Wonderland set. This set is adorable with fab scene-building winter images and awesome sentiments. I love this sentiment in particular and had to use it! This set will be released October 6th. 

For my "old," I cut the Comfy Sweaters out of white cardstock and stamped the Winter Wonderland images. I Copic-colored the sweaters. Here's a close-up:

Magic of the Season

For the background, I made my own stripe by inking Grout Grey through the All Lined Up stencil. After creating the panel, I die-cut it with the Inside Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangles. These dies are cool (and addictive!). I finished off the card with a Field Day card base die-cut using the Blueprints 13

Be sure to check out the MFT Challenge Blog--lots of awesome stuff!

Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Miss You

Hi everyone! Ready for the weekend? :)

I Miss You

I'm on the Altenew blog sharing a couple of cards. I used the beautiful Painted Flowers set and watercolored them. It was the first time I had ever used this set (why??), but I loved it! I went pretty CAS with these cards. :)

Here's a close-up:

I Miss You

There is a picture of the other card and more details on the Altenew blog. I hope you check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 18, 2015

New Dies!

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great week! I'm ready for the weekend. My daughter has her first volleyball game, and she just learned to serve this week. It should be pretty good. ;)

Maya Road has new DIES they're releasing in October. The dies are blue (yep, blue). They look a little different, but they cut beautifully. I was able to cut thick felt with a dainty die--yeah! Most of the dies are script words in a fabulous font. There are going to be some pretty awesome holiday dies, too.


I'm up on the Maya Road blog today sharing a couple of cards with the new dies. Isn't the "wish" die-cut pretty? I haven't made a shaker card in a long time, so I made a shaped one with some older Webster's Pages papers on my Cameo.

I have another card on the Maya Road blog showing two more of the dies. I hope you'll check it out!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Celebrating Cath + Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I'm in a very special blog hop today:

I am super-duper thrilled to be sharing projects using the new Technique Tuesday stamps and dies by Cath Edvalson! :) You can check out the new stamps and dies HERE. Aren't they fabulous?

To celebrate the release, there's a special hop today. You should be coming from Kimberly's blog, or if you want to start from the beginning, the Technique Tuesday blog.

Here's what I made:

For You

I made a set of cards with the inlaid die-cutting technique. First, I die-cut the Garden Flowers dies in white and trimmed down the base flower to make  a backing. Next, I used old Mint Julep BasicGrey papers to die-cut the outline flower. My Big Shot got a work-out! I know Cath likes homespun designs, and these papers reminded me of her. :)

For You

I in-laid the pieces and made a couple of flowers at once. It's not a 10-minute card, but this technique is great for card sets (and using up 6x6 paper pads).

Next, I stamped a leaf from the Garden of Life stamp set and stamped a few yellow flowers in the background. The sweet sentiment is also from the set. This die is *perfect* for this technique!

For You

Here's my next card:


This card uses the same stamps and dies for a very different look. I started by stamping the leaves from the Garden of Life set. I partially colored the leaves with Copics and fussy cut them. I love the boldness of these stamps! Next, I die-cut the Garden of Life flower base die on vellum and heat embossed the flower.

I layered a Citrus Bliss paper and a chipboard frame. For the sentiment, I die-cut the "friend" sentiment from the Garden of Life set in charcoal grey. Here's a close-up:


Technique Tuesday is giving away three prizes! One winner will receive all five of Cath's new products (wow!). The other two winners will receive $25 gift certificates to Technique Tuesday. The winners will be randomly chosen from all of the comments left during the hop.

To enter, leave a comment here and at each of the blog hop stops. The more comments you leave, the more chances to win! You have until midnight PST on September 16th to leave comments, and the three winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on September 18th. 

Here's the whole list:

Jocelyn Olson <-- You are here.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next on the hop is the awesome Tobi. Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Marinade for Each Other

Hi everyone! I'm sorry I've been MIA....we went on vacation. :) School starts next week--ahhhh!!

I'm up on the Altenew blog today with a set of cards using the new Raise the Steaks set and Crate Paper's Open Road papers. I hope you'll check out the whole set here. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!

Happy Home

I'm up on the Maya Road blog with a home decor project using the House Shadow Box and Crate Paper's Wonder collection. Each "room" of the house could be translated to a card, too. I hope you check it out! :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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