Monday, January 13, 2014

Introducing the KinderStampO 2014 Valentine's Card Video Series

Welcome to the KinderStampO2014 Valentine's Card Video Series....

A week ago I purchased a really fun kit from Maya Road called
The Affectionately Yours Card Kit...
(you can pick up the kit by clicking on the pic below to follow along)
I tend to be a bit of a hoarder so this time I wanted to challenge myself to make tons of cards with the kit
and what better way to keep me motivated
than by creating fun tutorials to share with you...
The first card is all about stamping
as you know that is my first true love ...
I'll show you how to create these
fun backgrounds by just using stamps.
It's a super fun way to maximize your stamps
 and you'll see that soon you'll be creating tons.
I hope these tutorials inspire you
 to make the most out of your crafting supply stash ...

Can't wait to hear what you think of this fun video tutorial...
Click on any of the card images to go directly to my YouTube Channel

or you can watch it right below...



Friday, January 10, 2014

I honestly love every second ...

I honestly love every second ...
I really do..
2014 is really about pausing and enjoying the little
moments in life that make the biggest impact.
Be sure to take time to smell the roses,
breath in the freshness of nature,
explore something that is completely different and new.
It's through these experiences that we learn about ourselves
and learn to love our lives so much more.
This layout features the following collection and items:
American Craft Dear Lizzy Collection
and I honestly loved every second of making it ....




Thursday, January 9, 2014

Happy Anniversary to my Sugar and Spice...

So every year I sit and ponder about what I'm going to do for our anniversary.

It's always very stressful, I never get the right gift, something always ends up going wrong but at the end I think somehow we end up making it a memorable one hehe 

So this year I said I'd do something simple and just share how we met.  

I remember it as if it was yesterday, I was feeling kinda slumpy. Woke up and just threw anything on.  No makeup or anything as all I had planned was a University orientation that morning. So in typical college student ware I rush to NYU for an event I was not klooking forward to. 

The next part won't be hard to believe but I was late as usual so I ended up sitting at a table with my only two options , an older gentleman who was probably just there for the free lunch and the person who would one day become my one true in his perfectly pressed outfit.  

We moved on to another room where lunch was served and we once again sat next to each other. Totally by coincidence.  So as I get up to get my lunch I figured what the heck let me be polite and ask him if he would like me to get him some lunch.  Not sure why I did that. I guess my mom just raised me the right way. The only options were sandwiches and he asked me for anything that didn't have bread lol.  So what so I do I take the chicken out of the sandwich and get rid of the bread.  In hindsight I'm not sure why I did it but I had already gone this far so I thought what the heck. 
We talked briefly about work and exchanged business cards. He worked for a cool company so I figured maybe one day I can get something at a great price hehe. 

We walked out of the building, he went left and I went right... 

A few months later, we emailed and decided to go to dinner (one of the most amazing dinners of my life) and at the end of the evening I thanked him and gave him a kiss on the cheek.  One which till this day he claims was worst than if his grandma gave it to him hehe. 

And then the rest is history, we have been by each others side through thick and thin ever since.  Through good times and bad.  He allows me to be myself (crazy,messy and crafty) and loves me unconditionally.  He is the perfect partner and the best father my children could ever ask for.  

So this year instead of buying a cheesy gift or even making a card, I thought I'd tell the world that you are my forever #1... 


Happy Anniversary Honey! 

❤ ~ Jess