Monday, November 9, 2015

Firehouse Dog Birthday Card

Good Morning everyone! I apologize for having been a bit MIA in the blogging world. I'm trying to discipline myself to make time to blog and it's very difficult.

Anyway, moving on. Today I am sharing a card that I made for a special little man who turned two last week. 

I made this card with crayola pencils and cricut die cuts. I colored the background by hand, to create the landscape and then the rest is die cuts.

If I use my cricut die cuts for cards, I love creating little scenes for them. I just feel like it makes the card a bit more special.

It's hard to tell, but the pup is mounted on 3d foam mounting tape. 

Supplies I used: 
Textured cardstock - red, black, yellow, white, and green
Crayola colored pencils - blue, light green, and tan
Die Cuts - Cricut, Create a Critter
3d foam mounting tape
Glue runner - 3L Mystick

Jessica Marie

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Princess Birthday Card - Simon Says Die Crazy - SSS Wednesday Challenge

Today, (or I guess I should say tonight since it is 8:00 pm here) I am sharing a card that I made for a little girl in our church who just had a birthday.

I bet you can guess who this is!

Instead of snowflakes, I put silver flowers on her dress; just another way I put my on twist to the movie theme.

The clouds at the base of the castle are 3d. And the sky is colored with colored pencil.

Supplies I used: (Paper Studio Products are found at Hobby Lobby)
- Blank card - Paper Studio
- Cardstock, textured and nontextured - Paper Studio
- Crayola - colored pencil
- Lawn Fawn - Love You S'mores Stamp Set (Trees and Hills)
- Sweet Stamp Shop - Unicorn Stamp Set (Clouds)
- Cricut - Create a Friend cartridge (Girls and Castle)

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Die Crazy

Jessica Marie

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Forest Friends Party Set

Introducing the new Forest Friends Party Set.

I have to say that this party set is probably the cutest yet. 

This set is now in the Etsy shop. Also if you are not following me on Instagram (@kraftiekidz), you may want to 'cause I will be posting sneak peeks of my next party set, and THAT is one set you DO NOT want to miss!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Butterfly Kisses Party Set

Sorry for the delay on releasing this set. I have been really lately and completely forgot that I hadn't released it yet. But here it is!

I had to make this banner a few weeks ago for a customer and decided to wait on releasing it so that I can add some more party supplies to it.

And here's a sneak peek of the next banner I'm working on and I promise I will try to release on time.

Follow me on Instagram (@kraftiekidz) to see more sneak peeks of this cutie and all his friends. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Update on the Shop Name Contest and Giveaway

Let me first say thank you to those who have participated in the contest. There's a lot of good names rolling in, but there's still time for more if you haven't sent any in, and even if you have, you can still send in more. There is no limit to how many names you can send in and who knows, but one of the names you send in may be the one we are looking for.

As you can see I have updated the picture and I added a Tag Line that one of our participants sent in: 'Serving Him in Ruffles and Frills' and a theme word that I thought of when I read the tag line.

So with that said, start sending in some more names.

You can see the original instructions and the list of prizes here

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Creations by Jessi Name Contest and Giveaway

You saw right! Changes are happening in our shops, and one of those changes is the shop name for Creations by Jessi. And we want you to help us come up with a name!

Here's how you can help!
Think of a name that fits our theme. 
     -- The name doesn't have to include the words in our theme, those are just ideas. You can come up with whatever just as long as it fits our theme. 

Send in your name or names. (The more names you come up with, the more entries you get.)
    -- You can comment down below, through email (if I sent this to you via email), or you can enter on Instagram/ @ creationsbyjessi and @kraftiekidz or on facebook/ Teresa Gazaway Backer ( just please make sure you read the instructions. The rules may be a bit different for social media.) 
    -- One name entry per comment. Unless you are emailing me then you can send it all in one email. Just make sure I know they are individual name possibilities. 

The contest will end August 31 and on September 1 we will have a team of judges go through all the names and if your name is chosen as the new shop name than you will win the main prize. The judges will also choose a second winner for the runner up prize.
For the instagram and facebook winners will be chosen useing (Remember to read the rules for the social media contest because there will be extra opportunities for extra entry spots.)

The prizes will be as follows
 Main prize for best shop name - $25.00 gift certificate for Creations by Jessi or if you are local a $25.00 gift certificate for Shoppes on Trade.
Runner Up Prize - $10.00 off item of your choice (CreationsbyJessi)
Random Winner from Instagram - Fall Banner from KraftieKidz
Random Winner from Facebook - Fall Banner from KraftieKidz

Good Luck! And remember the more names you come up with the more entries you earn just remember one name per comment unless you emailing me. 

I'm looking forward to seeing what all y'all come up with. So get your thinking caps on and start sending in those names! 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Photo Shoot with a CreationsbyJessi Model

Thursday I had a photo shoot with one of our little models from church. And let me tell you, it can get mighty interesting when using young ones as models. And as you can see for yourself I got more photos of one dress than of the other.

Princess waving to her audience.

 I made the wand that we used in some of the pictures. I plan on adding them to the shop in the future but I was not completely satisfied with the finished product so I need time to perfect them.

By the time we got to this dress she was tired of modeling.

By the way I am an amateur photographer and want to perfect my photography so if you have any tips feel free to comment. I will take all the help I can get.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PVBC Vacation Bible School - Day 2

The second day of VBS was just as full as the first. Here are some more pictures to give you an idea of what we did.

Learning the memory verse

Here one of the teen girls is reading a missionary story about a boy in Togo, West Africa and even had some little props to go along with the story. The cloth around her is like what the boys mother would have worn when he was a baby. What she is holding is a small broom that they used to sweep the floor. And in the next picture she is holding a small hoe.

Shoe Relay

Hoop Race. Where everyone has to run through the hoop and each person gets to hold the hoop while the rest of the team runs through. So how many times do they run though? Well, there were 12 people on each so that meant the team had to run through 12 times.

It was quite funny to see the adults and the older teens do it.

Next they played some kind of game that involved a can of stringy foam. I'm not exactly sure what type of game it was nor what the actual rules and I don't think anybody else did either. They just liked to run.

For this game you had to fish marbles out using only your toes. And as you can see I by the last two pictures I became fascinated with feet. Lol

Last game - Pillowcase relay except we didn't have pillowcases and had to use strong trash bags instead.

After all the games and before they went home, the kids enjoyed cookies that I made for them.