March 23, 2012

Craftin' with Family

So last weekend myself, mom, 11-year-old niece, and my sister-in-law got together to be creative and stamp. I was so impressed by their creations, that I snuck a picture of them to share here:
We played with embossing, Faber-Castell Gelatos, Distress Inks, and of course Penny Black stamps!
Inspired by their creativity, here's what I created:
I began by stamping Penny Black 40-107 Posies with VersaMark Ink onto white cardstock and embossing with white embossing powder.  Next I colored with Faber-Castell Gelatos on the background, working in small sections and blending with my fingertip as I went.  I wiped off the background with a damp baby wipe, blending the colors and also removing the Gelato from the white embossed areas.  Once dry, I added a touch of Distress Ink over the flowers (Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint). Finally I stamped Penny Black 1999L Letter Background using Distress Ink, added ribbon, twine, and sentiments by SRM Stickers, 51015 Shine Your Light. Card shape cut with Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles.

Thanks so much for your visits this week. I hope you have a creative weekend, maybe even some time to be creative with family or friends! I know I am counting my blessings to finally be living near my family and spending lots of time with them. :) See you on Monday with my next PB&J video. HUGS!

13 comments :

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love all of the cards. Your family is creative like you! take care.

Kathy said...

Love the cards created by your family! Oh the amazing blessing of the Lord to be able to live close by to those we love and cherish. I'm just praising the Lord with you, Jill for this time in your life. Love what you did with your cards! I love that shape too.

Paula (PEP) said...

What a delightful thing to do & share with one another. I'm so thrilled you are closer to your family - it's so important to have time with them. Very special indeed.
Paula (PEP)

Barb said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying being back, closer to family, Jill! Love that you shared their pretty cards - And yours are awesome too! Happy weekend! :)

MaryH said...

Love these cards. I have gelatos, haven't used them yet. You inspire me to get them out & try it! I'm so happy for you that you're close enough to enjoy time & creating with your family. How wonderful for ALL of you. Liked their cards also. TFS

judy said...

Lovely cards, Jill! How nice for you
that you are now living near your family and can craft with them.

Isha said...

Lovely cards Jill. Your family is equally talented too. Enjoy your post:) TFS

Conniecrafter said...

thats great that you are able to craft with family, you all did a great job, love the colors and thanks for the how to's :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

What an artistic family! Your time together sounds priceless! Love, love, love your cheerful cards!

debbie said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! I am impressed with all the beautiful cards!

Dawn said...

what a fun time creating with family. Lovely cards from them and you too. Love your bright shaped cards.

donna mikasa said...

The creative genes are running rampant in your family! Such wonderful cards by all!

Maureen Chandler said...

Love these cards - they look like really fun to make and wonderful for many occasions! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity - and that of your family as well!!