Saturday, July 19, 2014

Nautical Baby Shower

Boy On Board!

Sorry, I have been MIA from the blog, but it's Summer and the kiddos and I are soaking up the sun before they go back to school! This summer has been awesome! Matthew is 10 & Olivia is 7, and its perfect. 

They are just so easy going and fun! it's weird that I have kids this age, because it seems all my friends are just barely starting their family. I was a youngster mom, and I kind of like it, but I also missed out on the whole Pinterest baby showers! ;)

My dear friend Yessi is pregnant with her second, and it's a boy! (she has a big girl at home!) Isn't she the prettiest pregnant lady?!?! 

This is Yessi ^

She's from the coast of Mexico, and loves all things Nautical, so I teamed up with another friend and threw her a Nautical baby shower for her baby boy!

I made this cute little watercolor banner for her and sort of used the colors as the inspiration!

We did Navy Blue, Baby Blues & Green mint with White and a tiny bit of gold. 

My partner host Nikki Maxon did the food, and it looked gorgeous! Check out the spread!


Sugar cookies as sand dollars?! Come on! It's Pin worthy!^ I'm sure it's been done, but did they taste as good? Probably not! Nikki is a whiz in the kitchen!

"Crab cakes" where just chicken salad cakes in the shape of a crab! 





Love how it all went together! And with baby Steven's dropping in 3 weeks it was just in time! 

Jazmin 

XOXO

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Airbrushed Coffee Filter '4th of July' Wreath

Airbrushed Coffee Filter '4th of July' Wreath

RED, WHITE, & BLUE! 

Is everyone else super excited about the USA in the World Cup?! My husband seriously is on cloud 9! Here are casa de Gibbons, we enjoy soccer. And lately, the patriotism has become quite strong! To celebrate, and replace my sad Easter wreath, I decided to create something for the 4th of July using my eBrush!

 Plus my door was basically begging for the change. It still had the Easter Egg wreath hanging and the little eggs had gone from bright and colorful, to white from the being sun bleached

Yeah... 

So, I went into my craft room and I found a wreath form in white styrofoam that I had bought months ago.. (i have a habit of buying on sale, and with no real project in mind..:/)

I went to the store and bought some white coffee filters & toothpicks, and decided i would do a coffee filter wreath like this one.

But, I was going to add a little twist by adding color with my eBrush! 

This is how it turned out:
Fun huh?

Here is how I did it: 

           Step 1: Place coffee filters on wreath form. I just used two coffee filters at a time, folded them in half, and then once more until it looked like a flower. I used two toothpicks to pin down on the wreath. Not gonna lie, it took a long time! So, I suggest buying a wooden wreath form and hot glue the coffee filters!


Step 2: Used my eBrush and Spectrum Noir Markers (Red & Blue) they came in the HSN bundle! I simply sprayed the wreath in the inner part of the wreath in blue and then used read on the outside.  You need a few coats of color to really get the vibrant look, but it takes no time at all! Just go over it a few times.  The great thing is that you can't mess this project up! You just keep airbrushing until the color is they way you like!


Step 3: Using my digital die cutter, I cut out the word: 4th of July and some stars with glitter chipboard, and hot glued on the front of the wreath.




Here it is outside where it was more sunny! ^

The result is this really fun, festive look! Your guests will be ready to party the moment they come to your door! 

GO USA!

I hope you enjoyed this project!



Jazmin

Friday, June 20, 2014

Xyron & Craftwell Blog Hop! 

Hello And Welcome to the 5th day and final day of the Xyron & Craftwell Summer Hop!

If you arrived from this blog: http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/

You are in the right spot! 

Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my projects! I know that part of the giveaway is to comment, but you all are so genuine, it makes me so happy! 

So, today's card is dedicated to all of the WONDERFUL blog hoppers!!!

You are all WONDERFUL! 

I created a virtual card for you all!


For this card I embossed cardstock with my eBosser & Teresa Collins 'Honeycomb' embossing folder! 
I cut out the word 'Wonderful' with my die cutter and used my new 'Studio Gold Dies' by Teresa Collins on my ebosser to cut out this heavy gold glitter paper!


Used a honeycomb misting mask to mist on top of the honeycomb emboss to mimic more of that pattern.


Lastly, I used Teresa Collins 'You are my Happy' stickers collection for the word 'You Are' and the enamel dots.

I used Xyron sticker runner for gluing the world: Wonderful, starts, & heart! LOVE THAT THING!

I hope you like it! 

And now, lets get you entered for Craftwell's giveaway!

Be sure to visit and comment on all participating blogs! 

Here they are again:


To qualify for the giveaway, you must leave a comment on all participating blogs and on the Craftwell blog & become a follower of their blog! One comment per person per day. Only the comments left on the Craftwell blog count, but Craftwell will make sure that the winner followed all directions! So, leave me a tiny comment! Even a happy face counts! :)

The winner will be announced on Monday, June 23 on the Craftwell blog! Only US & Canada can participate.


Jazmin 
xoxo

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Xyron & Craftwell Blog Hop!

Xyron & Craftwell Blog Hop! 

Hello And Welcome to the 4th day of the Xyron & Craftwell Summer Hop!

If you arrived from this blog: http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/

You are in the right spot! 

Today I have a simple yet cute bookmark I created for my sweet daughter. 

Summer is here, and every summer I make it a point to have my kids read a certain amount of books. Now, I'm actually really relaxed about it, and usually ask they read at least 8 (that's like nothing for 3 months!) but my little girl Olivia is a special case.... 

You see, she has my genes. I did not enjoy reading until I was 25. This was after Twilight & The Hunger Games/ Divergent (don't judge) series. So, i guess I sort of get it, but I like to do things here and there to encourage reading more. 

Case an point here... a vintage bookmark! I say vintage, because of the cute typewriter die cut from the 'Styleboard Collection' By Maggie Holmes. Currently a fave collection of mine!

(used 'vintage' filter to make a point. ;) ^

I made this simple project a little more loose and sort of not perfect. I liked the tattered feel of it. Like, it's well loved because you use it in like every book you have ever read, and since you read a ton it's been places... get it?

Here is an upclose look: 

 I used Craftwell's delicate dots folder to emboss the bookmark body, and loooove the way it looks!

 *You can enter to win this and 11 more embossing folders by entering this blog hop giveaway! 


Used the heart tag from Teresa Collins 'You are My Happy' Collection!!! ^^^^I'm telling you, between all the stuff I buy from Teresa Collins & Maggie Holmes, I'm pretty sure I'm paying for their kids colleges... Ivy League at that! Just love their products!

And all is perfectly glued together using my trusty Xyron mega runner. I only glued the back of things and folded the edges for that used look. 


Here is to hoping Olivia develops a love for reading WAY earlier than i did! 

Thanks for visiting my blog! Now, lets get you hopping some more! 

Here is the entire list of blogs! *Some links may be broken, on a blog or two, if you experience this, please come back here and click on the next one!

ENTER CRAFWELL'S GIVEAWAY!

To qualify for the giveaway, you must leave a comment on all participating blogs and on the Craftwell blog & become a follower of their blog! One comment per person per day. Only the comments left on the Craftwell blog count, but Craftwell will make sure that the winner followed all directions! So, leave me a tiny comment! Even a happy face counts! :)

The winner will be announced on Monday, June 23 on the Craftwell blog! Only US & Canada can participate.


Jazmin 
xoxo

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Xyron & Craftwell Blog Hop!

Xyron & Craftwell Blog Hop! 

Welcome! 

If you arrived from this blog: http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/

You are in the right spot! 

Day 3 is today! And I wanted to just post pictures of a little teacher gift I created for my kids teachers. It was born out of the idea of just packaging a gift card in a cuter way, but then I realized I wanted to do more. 

I found some folders (detective folders, as my kids call them!) I decided to throw in a little something extra like these cute oversized  paper clip bookmarks, some cute pens and a starbucks coffee card. 

I basically embossed, and decorated and gifted to each of the teachers!

Here are the step by step of this simple craft:






Cute huh? This was really fun, and I embellished to death! I recently got the Maggie Holmes 'Styleboard' chipboard pieces and Dear Lizzy products, and I just had to use them!

Also, I emboss everything! And YOU can enter to win some pretty rad folders to use with your future projects thanks to Craftwell!

Enter the Xyron & Craftwell blog hop giveaway!

To qualify for the giveaway, you must leave a comment on all participating blogs and on the Craftwell blog & become a follower of their blog! One comment per person per day. Only the comments left on the Craftwell blog count, but Craftwell will make sure that the winner followed all directions! So, leave me a tiny comment! Even a happy face counts! :)



The winner will be announced on Monday, June 23 on the Craftwell blog! Only US & Canada can participate.

Got it? Now hop along!

Here is the entire list of blogs! Some links may be broken, on a blog or two, if you experience this, please come back here and click on the next one!

Jazmin 
xoxo

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fun with Xyron & Craftwell!

Xyron & Craftwell Blog Hop! 

Hello And Welcome to the 2nd day of the Xyron & Craftwell Summer Hop!

If you arrived from this blog: http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/

You are in the right spot! 

Thank you for hopping along on this fun week of crafty inspiration! Today, I wanted to show you a quick card I created with the remnants of a cut out I did with the word: 'BeYOUtiful' !

First of all, I love that play on word! It's so true, and I swear I try to instill this thought in my kids! Only when you are comfortable to be YOU will you truly shine! And speaking of shine, I wanted to use the negative from this die cut, into a card with shimmer and sparkle! 

Of course, i used Xyron mega runner to glue the gold sparkl'y' cardstock onto my white card, and some glue dots to put the negative die cut onto the top. 

With my sticker maker, I ran the zig zag round flower punch (from the Teresa Collins 'Save the Date' collection), so that it would stay flush on the card. I used some left over embossed scrap to put on the top right corner of the card for added texture and glued using my mega runner and glue dots.


The word 'REMEMBER' is a little cardboard flag from the Maggie Holmes 'Styleboard' Collection.


The pearls are just little pearls that have a sticker backing. I got those from Michaels several years ago. The rest of the stickers are form the Maggie Holmes 'Styleboard' collection as well.


The beautiful embossed flag was done with the eBosser, using the Teresa Collins 'Dotted Chevron' embossing folder.. which I'm a little obsessed with! 


I hope you liked this card! Now, keep hopping and have fun!

Here is the entire list of blogs! Some links may be broken, on a blog or two, if you experience this, please come back here and click on the next one!

Here are the rules to enter:

To qualify for the giveaway, you must leave a comment on all participating blogs and on the Craftwell blog & become a follower of their blog! One comment per person per day. Only the comments left on the Craftwell blog count, but Craftwell will make sure that the winner followed all directions! So, leave me a tiny comment! Even a happy face counts! :)

The winner will be announced on Monday, June 23 on the Craftwell blog! Only US & Canada can participate.


Jazmin 
xoxo

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Xyron & Craftwell Summer Blog Hop!

Xyron & Craftwell Summer Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Xyron & Craftwell Summer Blog Hop! 

Today, I have a cute simple Father's Day card for those special men in our lives. 

But first things first! 


If you arrived from this blog: http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/

You are in the right spot! 


Ok, so Happy Belated Father's Day! I created this card for my husband and amazing father, and it was really simple to make! Here is a video tutorial I followed. 

Anyway, I was totally in the mood for embossing, by my husband would have thought the shirt card looked 'wrinkled' (he's not into crafts), so to avoid him scratching his head, I made it simple! But added some gold stars I cut with my eBosser, because if there is one thing my husband is, it is a Texan at heart! So, I needed to do something to represent that!

I cut everything with my digital die cutter and used the Xyron mega runner to glue things down and the Teresa Collins/Xyron sticker maker to glue down the stars and the word 'Dad'

i love to use the sticker maker on tiny details! it always does a great job gluing down the tiny delicate stuff!


Here is a close up^ He loved his card! He thought it was clever and cute! :) The kids now want me to make more so they can pretend to have tiny clothes! Haha, they crack me up!

Thank you so much for hopping! Be sure to enter Craftwell's Giveaway at the end of this hop!

They are giving away 12 folders from Craftwell's embossing folder collection! I own about 4 and LOOOOOOVEEEEE them!

Here are the rules to enter:

To qualify for the giveaway, you must leave a comment on all participating blogs and on the Craftwell blog & become a follower of their blog! One comment per person per day. Only the comments left on the Craftwell blog count, but Craftwell will make sure that the winner followed all directions! So, leave me a tiny comment! Even a happy face counts! :)

The winner will be announced on Monday, June 23 on the Craftwell blog! Only US & Canada can participate.

Alright, now, keep hopping to our next blogger here: Your next stop is here: