Friday, November 30, 2012

Grateful Colors

Hi Everyone!

Today starts the final week to get your projects in at the latest 
3 Girl JAM Challenge.

This is a color themed challenge.

Aren't these colors great!?!
The nice thing is they can be Autum colors or Christmas colors- it all depends on how you look at it!

Here is my project:

I used a file from The Cutting Cafe- who is generously sponsoring a $15.00 gift certificate to their store for the challenge winner!
I accented the ribbon with some Creative Inspirations Paint in Rust

Make sure to link up your own project HERE by next Friday.

Watch for fun things to come in December from 3 Girl JAM.
We are in the Christmas spirit!!

Have you seen our new Christmas Flair Buttons?

Super cute!
You can check them out HERE!

3 Girl JAM Challenges

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Scootin' By

Hi Everyone!

I've been dealing with the Flu the past few days so it felt really good to get into my craft room for a few minutes and get creative!

Is this not the cutest little scooter you've ever seen!?!

*spoiler alert*
Watch for Pink by Design's newest stamp release party next Wednesday!
3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon- London Blue and Aqua Splash
October Afternoon 9 to 5 paper
This fits in perfectly with the Pink by Design Sketch Challenge going on this week.
Make sure to check it out and link up your own project for a chance to win some Fab PBD Stamps!

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Hi Everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving weekend!

I made this card the other day and have just been so busy with family that I haven't been able to share it yet!

A super simple 15 minute card made with the Cricut Imagine Good Ol Days cartridge, October Afternoon paper, and 3 Girl JAM ribbon (Harvest Orange)

This fits in great with the Color Challenge at 3 Girl JAM Challenges!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Black Friday!

Hi Everyone!!

I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday with family and friends.

The girls and I (along with hubby) spent the day at my Dad's house with my Uncle, my brother's family, and my sister who drove 10 hours to be with us.

It was a great day!

Today however, I am braving the crowds and hunting down the best deals.
I spent some time on-line Wed. night/Thurs. morning- did you know you can get a lot of the Black Friday deals on-line that early!?!
I already got 75% of the things I wanted and didn't even have to leave my chair.

In honor of my love of shopping, I have a Black Friday deal for all of you!

3 Girl JAM Aqua Splash Crinkle Ribbon, *New* Christmas Flair Buttons, and 
Pink by Design Stamps


Friday, November 16, 2012

Not a Card

Hi Everyone!

Have you made a project this week which includes your favorite pattern?

At Pink by Design, we are working with our favorite patterns and would love for you to link up your projects.

I have been in Chevron Heaven!

Today we are making "anything but a card" to help you with ideas to get you out of your comfort zone.
(I'm very comfortable making cards!)

I do like to make notebooks- they are actually one of my favorite things.
I think every woman needs to have a fancy notebook to carry with her.

Here's one of my favorites.

3 Girl JAM Ribbon: Daffodil, Aqua Splash
Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons digital paper printed on canvas.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Laptop Decorating

Hi Everyone!

I got a little crafty last night and actually made something just for me!

Lisa from Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons made a cut file of my 3 Girl JAM logo- and I've been dying to use it on just the right thing.
I also had some Square 1 sitting in a box that I got (ages ago) from Sarah Hamer.

Put it all together and looky looky--


Linking this up to Sarah's Tuesday Link Up Party!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stamping with Markers on Wood

Hi Everyone!

This week is all about using your favorite pattern over at Pink by Design.

My favorite pattern- the one I reach for the most- is Chevron.

Patterned paper is fun, but sometimes you just have to stamp your pattern.  
And stamping on paper is always fun, but sometimes it's good to shake things up a bit!

Today I have a little tip and tutorial for you on how to stamp with markers on wood.

First you'll want to prime your wood.  Make sure to coat it with something so your ink will not run and bleed into the wood.  I chose to use Creative Inspiration Paint for my base.  (I love this paint!)

Once it's all painted: admire the beauty while it dries :)

When you are ready to stamp, place  your stamp on a solid surface. (I used an acrylic block.)
Then ink up your stamp.  You can use any type of ink.  I wanted a muted and almost distressed look to go along with the antiqued look of my wooden tag so I used Spectrum Noir Markers.  I just started using them and they are my FAVORITE!  My poor Copics looked on with envy.

As soon as your stamp is inked up, place your wood piece on top of your stamp and apply pressure by rubbing over the surface of the wood.

Flip it over to see whatcha got!

Exactly what I was going for!

Here is my finished project:

Products used:
October Afternoon paper and paper embellishments

Make sure to stop by the Pink by Design blog today to see some other fun tips and techniques by the Design team!

You can also link up your own Favorite Pattern projects!

Monday, November 12, 2012


Hi Everyone!

I want to share my card that I made for the 3 Girl JAM Challenge.

The Challenge is a sketch challenge

I used the Cricut Imagine Baby Boutique cartridge, 3GJ Baby Boy crinkle ribbon, and Pink by Design stamps.

Make sure to stop by the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog to link up your own project by Thursday.
You can have a chance to win a $15.00 gift certificate to Treasure Box Designs, a bundle of 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon, and a Guest Designer spot on our blog!

Favorite Pattern

Hi Everyone!

There is a super fun challenge going on at Pink by Design!

Use your favorite pattern!

My favorite pattern is Chevron (or Zig Zag).
I love how versatile the chevron pattern is:  
it can be bold or subtle, loud and colorful or soft and muted, put it in the background or make it stand out front.

What ever you do with the chevron pattern, it is sure to be fabulous!

Here is the card I created for this challenge:

 Only 12 more days until Black Friday!!
Are you going shopping?

I chose to use my chevron as a background- but it is a bold background to remind us of the crazy excitement of Black Friday.

The image and sentiment are from Pink by Design's October Stamp of the Month set (so fun!).

Make sure to stop by the Pink by Design Blog to see the other Design Team's fabulous projects and link up your own favorite pattern.
(You can link up from here too- but don't miss out on the awesomeness at PBD!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

3GJ/CIP Co-Hop

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the 3 Girl JAM/Creative Inspirations Paints Co-blog Hop!
 If you made it here from Diana's blog then you are in the right spot.  If you just happened to stop by- make sure you start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

The Ladies from Creative Inspirations Paints and 3 Girl JAM are so happy to be Hopping together today!

We are so excited to be bringing our super talented Design Teams together to show you all some fabulous projects that you can make with products from each of our stores.
We are using Creative Inspirations Paint( and 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon (

My project today features Creative Inspirations Paint: Winter Frost, Antique Gold, Fuchsia, Turquoise, and Fairy Dust- painted on wood!
It also uses 3 Girl JAM London Blue.

The bow was made with the 3GJ Bow Maker (I couldn't make perfect bows like these without it!).
The ornate shape is from the Cricut Cartridge: December 25th, Teresa Collins .
The Creative Inspirations Paints were SO fun to use!  
They go on smooth and blend better than any other paint- ever!

If all of this awesomeness is not enough for  you--
We have some prizes to offer too!

 3 Girl Jam is offering a $25 gift card to one person and Creative Inspirations Paint is offering 5 jars of paint (your choice!) to another person!
How to win: You must be a follower of CIP and 3GJ's blogs. You must also comment on every blog stop along his hop.
For an additional entry: "LIKE"  Creative Inspirations Paints and 3 Girl JAM on facebook.  Once you do- then come back to each of us and let us know.

Prize winners will be announced on the CIP and 3GJ blogs (and Facebook too!).

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Fun Hop!

Stop by my 3 Girl JAM Blog tomorrow for something fun!

Get ready to Hop and Shop!

It all starts right HERE at 12:00am (CST) on 11/7/12

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Movember!

Hi Everyone!

Happy Movember!!

If you do not know what Movember is you can read about it HERE.

Check out my post at Pink by Design today to find out the details about my 'Stache-tastic card!