Jul 31, 2017

HP Sprocket for Scrapbooking

I made this layout a few weeks back 
following an assignment from my 
I picked 12 recent photos that were on my phone that sort of let me know what was going on in my life at that point in time. Loved this idea!

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I absolutely loved this layout.
Used my HP sprocket to print the mini 2" x 3" photos directly from my phone.  It is my very favorite mini printer so far. 
Check more details below.

Many new things going on in my life! 

Hidden journaling, I simply love it!

Old stamp set put to good use! On my title.

What I think of the HP sprocket?

I bought mine on amazon.
Got my photo paper at HP.com, there are packages of 20 and 50.


*I love the free app that you use to print your pictures from your phone.
*I love that I can edit the pictures, make them full 2"x 3", or Polaroid type and even add images or text to it. 
*I love that the photo paper is a sticker. Is actually VERY forgiving sticky. Below you see I placed a photo wrong,but I was able to pick it up without damaging the paper underneath and restock without problems. 
Actually i did that twice. :P
*I love that printing is simple. the process is simple. Everything!Sprocket comes with it own charger too.

What could be better?
*I would like if the pictures were absolutely true to the image on the phone.
I found I need to make my photos lighter. I edit them to show more light.
The sprocket will print the photo a bit darker than it appears in the phone.
All else is great!

Hope you enjoyed this review and get inspired to scrapbook your story, His story. Your life is a work of art. Is worth to remember the blessings.

Many blessings and remember to make space to simply BREATHE! 

Creative Blessings,

Jessica Urrutia

Products I used on this Scrapbook Page
On Film Framelits Die
On Film Framelits Die
Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die
Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die

Jul 28, 2017

In The City Box Set by Cynthia Cole

In the City Box Set

This month my friend Cindy Cole made an amazing set for you to be inspired and get going with this cool In the City stamp set . I am so grateful to have Cindy in my life and for her heart of generosity sharing these projects with me and you all. Enjoy!

In the City Cards:

I created all the card bases in standard size of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" using the heavyweight cardstock.
Top layer is 4" x 5 1/4" in either white, grey, or black cardstock

I stamped a bunch of images with black ink on the heavyweight white cardstock and colored them in with the markers.  Then I cut them out leaving a small white border.

I die cut a sky, hills and road using the MFT Hit the slopes dies for 2 of the cards.
Then placed multiple images from the set on the card to create a scene.  Some are popped up with dimensionals.  I added Glossy Accents to all windows and used Wink of Stella on select images.  I colored every dot on the embossing folder with the white gel pen for added interest.

I stamped multiple images in Sahara Sand ink on a white card base and a grey card base.  I die cut a stitched circle from the top right side and offset it a little bit. These panels are popped up with fun foam onto the base.  Then I colored only certain images for inside the circles and either glued them down with Tombow or used dimensionals.

In the City Box:

Using heavyweight black cardstock, cut one piece at 6 1/8" x 7 3/8" for the lid. Score at 3/4" on all four sides.  Cut up to score line at each corner, trim off a sliver on each side of the tabs and fast fuse together.

Cut another piece of heavyweight black cardstock at 7 1/2" x 8 3/4" for the base. Score at 1 1/2" on all four sides.  Cut up to score line at each corner, trim off a sliver on each side of the tabs and fast fuse together.

Decorate the top of the lid with one of the same designs as for one of the cards

Supplies Used:

SU In the City Stamp Set
SU Cloudy Day Embossing Folder
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Circles Dies
MFT Hit the Slopes Dies
MFT In&Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX Dies
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
SU Sahara Sand Ink Pad
SU Stampin' Write Markers in various colors
Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen
Heavyweight Black Cardstock
Heavyweight White Cardstock
White Cardstock
Grey Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Light Blue Cardstock
Light Green Cardstock
SU Dimensionals
Glossy Accents
Wink of Stella
Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue
Fast Fuse
Fun Foam

A thousand thanks to my friend and Designer Cindy Cole for coming up with such ingenious ideas to share with us. I absolutely love this project and her creativity. If you do too, leave her some love with your comments below and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. 

You can visit her blog here, her projects always amaze me!

Creative Blessings,

Jessica Urrutia
Stampin'Up! Independent Demonstrator

Stampin'Up Products used in these projects are linked below
Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Jul 21, 2017

You Move Me Birthday Cards

Its been a few weeks of craziness in our family and at last I was able to create a pretty card for a lovely friend.

This You Move Me stamp set/thinlit bundle makes me happy. 

Hope to inspire you a bit. 

Simple to make and fun! 
Enjoy summer...take time to breathe! Love you all!

Expect BIG things from a BIG God,

Jessica Cruz de Urrutia
Stampin’Up! Independent Demonstrator since 2010
Lewisburg, PA (hablo Español)

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Jul 20, 2017

Seeing Beyond What is Seen by Jan Hess

Seeing Beyond what is Seen
There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.  Matthew 10:26
Have you seen the recent movie, Hidden Figures, based on the lives of three African-American women employed by NASA in the turbulent 60s?  The title emerges from the incredible mathematical mind of Katherine G. Johnson who was able to see “beyond” what was right in front of her.  

When I was young, one of my favorite memories about going to the dentist—and there were very FEW—were the Highlights magazines on the waiting room table.  Hurriedly, I would flip through an issue till I came to the “hidden pictures” page, hoping to locate all the concealed shapes before being summoned to “The Chair.”  
When my sons were young, they enjoyed looking at the “magic eye” books.  You remember them:  page after page of colorful, busily-patterned craziness within which three-dimensional images were hidden.  To uncover the secret picture lurking within the pattern, you must have the “magic eye” to see “beyond” what is seen.  One of my sons could locate the image in no time at all;  I, on the other hand, was rarely able to unearth the “hidden figure” nestled in the busyness.  All I discovered was my own lack of patience and endurance.  Even now, I tense up just thinking about those puzzling pictures! 
Sometimes, life circumstances present themselves like “magic eye” pages.  I stare at the situation, growing tense and impatient, having no hint of what it is I’m supposed to see.  I walk away frustrated and troubled, often accusing myself of total ineptness, “How can you NOT SEE THAT?!”  It seems I “just can’t see for looking” as my Pop-pop would say.  But when I think of Jesus’ disciples, I am comforted, realizing I’m in good company.  
Just before Jesus headed toward Jerusalem that one last time, in chapter 18 of Luke’s Gospel, we learn that Jesus explained very clearly what awaited Him there:
·         I will be delivered to the Gentiles
·         I will be mocked, insulted, spit upon, scourged
·         I will die
·         I will rise on the third day
This all sounds pretty straight forward to me!  But Luke goes on to say that the disciples didn’t get it!  WHAT?!  I’m ready to accuse these former fishermen and tax collectors, these thick-headed students of the Master who have followed Him intimately for three years, of complete incompetence!  With disdain I question, “What part of ‘I’m gonna be beaten…I’m gonna die…I’m gonna come back to life’ don’t you understand?!”  But before I get too carried away with the shaming, I read on…”This saying was hidden from them…  No amount of striving to understand the message, or fixing that “magic eye,” would bring it into view when God was hiding it!

Years ago, I heard a Bible teacher say, “God gives believers information on a need-to-know basis.” At first, I wasn’t so sure about this, but after following Jesus for years now, I recognize the truth—and the grace—in this.  On the night before Jesus’ crucifixion, He spoke to the disciples, “I have many more things to tell you, but you are not able to handle them now.”  The great and profound reality of this Savior in their midst—beaten, mocked, spat upon, who took our sins upon Himself on the cross—was not revealed until the prophecies were fulfilled.  There were just some things they were not yet ready to know.  He rose from the dead, presented Himself to them and suddenly, they saw “beyond”.  
Have you turned a page in your life story, only to find a “hidden picture” in front of you?  It could be a simple one:  hitting a roadblock in one of your creative projects…or a complex one:  having to make a decision that could be life-changing…a painful one:  a strained relationship or debilitating illness.  Or perhaps the LORD gave you a promise and it doesn’t appear that He’s keeping.  Maybe He spoke something to your heart and you have NO clue what He’s talking about!   There are just some things we are not yet ready to know…
Women of faith do not require “magic” eyes!  Rather, we need to fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith until He brings “the beyond” into clear view.   Will you choose to look at the Savior who sees the end from the beginning, choosing to trust Him to reveal what is “beyond” WHEN He knows you are ready?   Our God has promised that there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed!  

Let’s pray.  Father, You are the One who reveals the profound and hidden things; You know what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with You (Daniel 2:22). You have told us to set our minds on things above and not things on the earth, for we have died and our lives are HIDDEN with Christ in God (Colossians 3:2-3).  We are safe there, and in those times when we can’t see what You are doing, when we can’t see beyond our circumstances, enable us by Your grace to turn and fix our eyes on You.  And when we are able to handle it, You will reveal what is hidden; and at once, we will “see beyond” and understand.  In the name of our Savior. Amen.

In His love,

Jan Hess


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