Monday, January 4, 2010

I got Kraft-y this weekend....Did YOU?

Haha...I did :)  And it felt GOOD to be with my stamps!  Now that the holidays have wound down it was nice just to spend a quiet weekend at home, playing a bunch with my kiddos while they're still soaking up the last few days of Christmas break, and I did manage to get in some stamping time...YAY!

I was out of Kraft paper for the LONGEST time...I finally got more the other day and well, haha, one card became FOUR, all using Kraft paper!

I am SO loving the January Kit, are you guys enjoying the previews?  I hope so!  If you've been busy this weekend and haven't gotten the chance to check, you can now view the entire Kit on the UNITY website, along with the Scrapbooking kit as well!   Some FABULOUS new rubbah coming your way!

So, yeah, a technique you guys PROBABLY have a hunch I'm in love with these days if you've been to my blog lately?  RIBBON PLEATING.   JOY!  I don't know WHY I'm so addicted to this new (to me) technique but it makes me insanely happy and I hope you guys don't get sick of it, HA!  This card's ribbon pleating technique is actually inspired by THIS card made by my friend and fellow Unity DT member Julie Campbell!  She is MEGA talented, and actually I have more on that in just a sec...

I really adore the different things you can do, too with the VERY cute flower in this kit.   I got on a button kick this weekend too, so when a whole box of 'em arrived at my door I broke some out and had a BLAST creating with it!

What different techniques are YOU guys into at the moment?  Tell me about it!  I'd love to know!

Before I let you go, I have something fun to show you :)  It's no secret that I LOVE bags, and well, my friend and fellow Unity DT member JULIE CAMPBELL made THIS bag on her blog a few weeks ago and as soon as I saw it, I said, I NEED THAT!!!   Well, I'm pleased to report that she was nice enough to sell it to me and HERE it is!

I am a little ashamed, but mostly excited to say that I have another one on order :)  Check out her Etsy store-she'll be adding a few more shortly :)  I LOVE them and I know you will love them, too!

Check out the detailing on the cute pocket and this awesome handmade flower:

Thank you SO much for spending your Monday with me and I'll be back tomorrow to hang w/ y'all!

Jess :)


Kristy Young said...

Oh wow both your cards are gorgeous! I LOVE kraft cardstock, its all I use! Im also loving your pleated ribbons.
A technique Im loving at the moment is distressing paper with a distressing tool and also with ink! Im loving vintage styles.
LOVE the handbag, I should show you a pic of the handbag my mother in law made me!! Im trying to get her to make some more lol.
Thanks for the inspiartion again.
Kristy x

texasjodylynn said...

Your cards are both adorable! You inspire me to want to stamp with my Unity stamps... now can you provide me some extra time to get that done? LOL

Your bag is SO cute! I saw those and would love to have one!

Randi said...

Gorgeous Jess! Love the ribbons!! You always rock the Unity stamps!! Hope you had an AMAZING New Year!! Thanks for your wonderful support this past year! You're such a HUGE inspiration to me and I am soooo looking forward to our next year together my friend!! See you at CHA!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Fabulous Jess I love your ribbon. Hugs Cindy!! Happy Monday!!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

just gorgeous.. both of them. And you are right, that hand bag is to die for!

Pam Varnell said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful cards Jess. Loving what you're doing with the Unity stamps. Your ribbon pleating is adorable. I will have to try that. Love that bag too. As a fellow PH, I can honestly say "you did well". LOL

Love ya!!

Jacqueline said...

Girlfriend you just plain ROCK...From being a GDT ANOTHER month at Unity, your new job over at TGF, your constant love on my blog, the support you show to your friends and how you believe in everyone, to your ROCKAWESOME cards....You AMAZE me!! You are one of the sweetest souls I know and I am PROUD to be called one of your friends!! Happy New Year and much LOVE to you honey!! :D

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

I am a huge fan of kraft as well. Love the cards!

Kris said...

finally got me some kraft paper too... our craft store was out of it for the longest of time... Love your cards... the colors are gorgeous... and LOVE love the button embellies! OMGosh look at that beautiful bag... you scored! hmm, i think i need another bag... hehe! have a wonderful day! hugs, Kris

margie c said...

Oooo, I'm a purse-a-holic too! and I've been so so so good lately, but... oh, you naughty girl ;) I don't know if I could resist any of these!
Beautiful cards, Jess! I try to use kraft cs as much as possible too! Love the button flowers, very cute! and such a pretty ribbon treatment!
Thanks for the inspiration girl :)
Happy Monday!
~ margie

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Jessica, I love the cards you made this weekend, and that is nice to be able to craft. Lately im on SLOW Im still waiting for my coffee to finish so I can try to wake up

LOVE the bag, and the colors..... Super cute hun. And another one on order???!!!!!! Well that is ok :) at least you will have 2 now!!!

Enjoy your day hun!

Jen Shults said...

Wow Jess! This is just amazing! I love both of these. The muted colors and soft distressing on that first card are just fantastic... all so perfectly matched together and I LOVE the colors on the second one. I think that coral color is my new favorite. I love what you did with the buttons! Awesomeness!! :D

Kim Y. said...

Both cards are so pretty, Jess! I love your ribbon pleating! I think I made one card with it only. I might start making more...your cards are so inspiration! It does add a very nice touch to the cards and make the whole card stand out! Love it!

Heather said...

You're a creative GENIUS! Love both your cards! Just fantabulous girlie!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love all of these Kraft is my fav!!! The tote is adorable!!!

Kelly Landers said...

Jessica your cards are really amazing!! I just love that planter image!! I can't wait to get mine!!

Your bag is great!! Good job getting hold of it!! :-)

Taylor said...

love these - I need to break out some Kraft! And the bag is fab!

Heather Schlatter said...

Brown, Ba Brown, Brown???? Seriously???

I know you warned me but my inailer is doing major overtime right now!!!!

Great Bag does it come in other shades????

LOL off to check out her awesome shop right now!!!


Rosette said...

What amazing cards jessica!! you amaze me every time!! Hope you had a wonderfull hliday season sweetie, and big hugs sent your way :))

Donna said...

As always Jess, your cards are amazing!! You so rock Unity stamps!!! And you are right that bags is just simply gorgeous!! Looking forward to seeing what more magic you have in store for us!! Xx

Gwen said...

The cards are gorgeous. I love all the distressing on the love card...button flowers too.

Congrats on your new bag(s). She did a wonderful job on it. The flower pocket really makes it special.


WickedPixie said...

I am loving these Kraft Unity cards lately! They are awesome!! So, tell me, how do you store your stamps? Because I recently stopped my Unity subscription because there are just so many stamps in each kit (I know, what a thing to complain about!!) and I am running out of room to put things!! I really want to re-subscribe, though, but I have to figure out some storage solutions! (I keep mine in CD cases right now, but the Unity kits take 5 cases!!) :-)Traci

Maren said...

GORGEOUS stuff there O-talented One!! :) Big hugs! :)

Lisa said...

Jessica what lovely cards and the bag is a must have!!!!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your cards are gorgeous Jessica. My absolute fave is the second one!! The buttons are an awesome touch. That bag is a keeper!! Gorgeous!! Love the brown and the style of it!!


Jodi C. said...

You are amazing Jess, I don't know how you do it!!! Your projects are always so gorgeous, you are doing an incredible job with these Unity Gals!!! I love the ribbon you've been doing, is there a tutorial somewhere on that?? OH!!! I received my Dec Release stamps today and stamped EVERY ONE right AWAY, now I have to start coloring!!!!YEAH!!!! My 9 year old daughter loves them too!
Thanks so much,

Elena said...

I HEART your Unity cards, Jessica! Love what you did with he Kraft card stock!
I love the purse you received as a gift!!! Gorgeous!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

I LOVE both of these cards and they way you place and used your buttons is perfect. Gotta love kraft CS.

Fabulous bag. You'll have to share a pic of the new one that is coming.