Sunday, January 19, 2014

Just want to share...

Hey all! Here is a quick post just sharing a few cards that I have been working on. I am trying to get better about keeping up my blog and galleries, and with this baby coming in 6weeks I want to make sure to post as much as I can, while I can :) I mean I guess I can post during those 3am feedings but I doubt thats going to happen lol. Well here are a few cards....

This Thank You card was created using my Texture Boutique, and Core'dinations paper. The background of the card is made with my favorite Linen paper.

I sanded the paper to get to the underlying core with my sanding block, and punched an eyelet through it. The stitching was done using an offset and changing the offset line to be perforated and 'cut' with the Silhouette sketch pens. I really like this one again, Core just takes my cards to another level :)

Here is a card that I created using files from the Silhouette Library. 

The tulip was a sketch design called Tulip Sketch, and the Delightful border is a Dear Lizzy print and cut design, edited to be sketchable.I colored the tulip in with chalk and it also has some clear embossing on the outline of it which gives it some definition when seen in person. The paper is all paper that I had in my stash, and my stash is unfortunately not labeled, its color coordinated. I see a lot of designers are able to say they used such and such a color and soon I will get there... hopefully lol. Those are just a few of the cards I got finished this past week and can't wait to get more going for you!! Hope you enjoyed and as always have a blessed day!! - Always, Jameka

Friday, January 17, 2014

Core'dinations Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone! Today I am bringing you a card I made for a Core'dinations Sketch Challenge. I love Core and the possibilities of what you can do with it are endless. Here is the card I created...

I am calling it Flutterby

I love love love butterflies, especially on cards and in scrapbooking. I also just recently got a Sizzix Texture Boutique (THANKS HUBBY) and fell in love with it. I used the texture boutique to get the dots on the card and on the butterflies, and I used Linen paper for the card. I love the texture that the linen paper gives my cards, so thats what I usually use. The Core'dintions paper is from the Tim Holtz Ranger collection (I believe). Ill double check and update that if needed. I embossed the scroll pattern and used my Core sanding block to get the look and feel of the card the way I wanted. The sentiment was made by me in my Cameo and written with my sketch pens. I colored the butterflies in with the sketch pens as well. I love that I was able to find colors that matched the card perfectly. Here is a close-up of the technique and the butterflies.

I absolutely loved loved loved working on this card and the sketch was amazing!! I will definitely use it again in more cards and look forward to a lot more uses of Core in my work. I hope you enjoyed the card and hope you all have a blessed day!! Always - Jameka :)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Snowman Challenge - Stuck On You Sketches

So excited to be posting this new card! I have been working and reading and learning new techniques and am glad to be here sharing them with you all. This card that I am featuring today is a card that I made for a Die cut challenge for Stuck On You Sketches. This months Die-Cut Challenge was Snowmen. And I thought it only completely fitting since I live in Indiana and we have been freezing and surrounded by snow. The snow is coming down like crazy even now as I write this. I am from California and not made for this weather. However, I am going to take the cold days and craft away. Ok lets get to this card...


I found the file in my Silhouette library and just fell in love with it. I wanted to choose something that could be cut/drawn with my sketch pens. It took some work getting the stitching on the sides to not overlap the snowflake background, and I think I will post a tutorial on how to do it once I perfect it :) All of the patterns are from my Silhouette Studio Library and the coloring was all done with chalk. You can see it a little in the above picture, but the below shows you the clear embossing on the scarf, hat, and snowflake that I did to give it a little extra pop. It gives the card some texture and is a little shinier in person.

I hope you enjoyed this card!! I had a blast making it. Love SOUS and can't wait to post for the next challenge. Have a great day everyone! Thanks for looking, Always- Jameka

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Whew!! Its been a very long time since I have been here, almost a full year! Well, to give you a quick summary, our computer died, I took  a trip to Cali with my little girl, came back and hubby and I found out we were 10weeks pregnant!! YAY!! So not only is there a baby on the way, but I have been busy making new cards, putting together scrapbooks, mini 6x6 books and learning new techniques and just working on trying and learning new things to perfect my craft. I love what I do and cannot wait to share with all of you!! I have a new Facebook page dedicated to my cards where I will be uploading them all, and will soon start uploading tutorials whether in photo in video, and much more. I am just really excited to be back and hope to inspire a creative spark in someone so they can do what they love :) New post coming later today, sharing some cards I have been working on, a few just for fun and some for some challenge blogs. Write soon!! Always, -Jameka

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hey All! Here is a quickie post showcasing a flower card that I made using the Simply Stitched Flower from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs :) I love this card! It was so fun to make and create with my new Cameo! Love my hubby for encouraging me to get it (over a tablet) but I am so excited. I learned how to use the mirror technique in the card, and made the base of the card, and then cut out the other pieces. I will have to do a tutorial on this technique for you all :) But for now here is the card :)
It was my first time doing this technique and I love it! I was able to sew the thread with embroidery floss, and the sentiment was one created also with my new Cameo. Can't wait to continue and show you all more!