Saturday, July 30, 2016

Let's Go to Australia

Come join me today (and the rest of the JessicaLynnOriginal design team) as we go to Australia on our blogs. We are featuring a FANTASTIC stamp set.... "Down Under." You can find it in the JLO store by clicking HERE.


It's all about Australia!

AND... if you order it by August 10th, you'll get a free Wombat digi image!

I made four cards for today's launch...

Card #1 features the kangaroo stamp

 Card #2 features the Kiwi Bird image

Card #3 features the Koala bear

Card #4 shows the versatility of this stamp set... 
it doesn't even look like Australia at all

Be sure to check out Jessica's blog - she'll have information about some special things happening in this launch, including a give-away! And stop by the other design team members blogs today... because WOW! They've done an amazing job with this launch. You'll find links to their blogs in my right sidebar.

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Images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. Other items used on these cards include: 
Cardstock: Recollections, Black, Cream, and White and Stampin' UP! Buckaroo Blue, Sahara Sand and Wild Wasabi
Die: My Favorite Things Umbrella Set
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Foof-a-La Buttons, Mark Richards Rain Drop Rhinestones, Offray Ribbon, and Brads from unknown vendors

Monday, July 25, 2016

A Floral Hello

Our Daily Bread is an AMAZING stamp company. They have some of the very best Christian-themed stamps on the market. And the quality.WOW! I should know... because I am the proud owner of many ODB stamps.

For instance, I own the gorgeous Coneflower stamp. I used it to make this card...

Not only is the Coneflower beautiful, it is so easy to color! AND... you can even stamp it on the envelope to make sending/giving this card extra special...

Here's the inside of my card:

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Image: Our Daily Bread "Coneflower"
Sentiment: Hero Arts "Hello"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Rose Red
Designer Paper: Recollections Bold Basics Paper Pad
Embellishments: Paper Studio Brads and Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Iris Beauty

WOW! We just finished up a challenge at One Stitch at a Time - it was an "Anything Goes with Elements of Nature" Challenge... and it had some FANTASTIC entries. In my opinion it was some of the best entries we've had at OSAAT in quite some time. So imagine my excitement today as we begin a new challenge... yes, I'm excited to see what amazing entries we'll have this time.

I hope you will participate - and WOW me!

Challenge #267
Theme: Anything Goes with Dies

Prize Package:

I used the StitchyBear Digi Outlet Coosty Creations Iris image to make my card. It comes in both black and white versions and pre-colored. I used the pre-colored image because, quite truthfully, I could never EVER color this well, no matter how hard I tried...

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Image: StitchyBear Digi Outlet Iris (pre-colored)
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities (ovals)
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Lavender Lace
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Foof-a-La Button, Stampin' UP! Ribbon, and Fiber from an unknown vendor

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Outdoors Fun

Who likes the great outdoors? Who has lots and lots of outdoor-themed stamps? If you do, then I have some fun news for you...............

Sweet Stampin' has a new Challenge and the theme is OUTDOORS! Isn't that a great theme!?!?! I know you're going to want to participate, so get those outdoors-themed stamps inked up and get to it.

July 23 - 29
Theme: Outdoors
Sponsor: All Dressed Up

I want to thank All Dressed Up for providing images for the design team to use for this challenge, as well as a great prize for a lucky participant!

Here's my card:

Image provided by All Dressed Up

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Image: All Dressed Up Little Mucky Pup colored with Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Buckaroo Blue and Sahara Sand
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishment: Flower Brad from an unknown vendor

Friday, July 22, 2016

Peek at My Week

I. am. tired.

'nuf said?

It has been a week of meetings - some of them stressful; some of them enjoyable. A lot has been accomplished. That is a good thing.

The most recent meeting took place last night. It was a Missions Christmas in July meeting. I even put up a Christmas tree for the decorations.

My International Christmas Tree

 Every ornament on it is from a country other than the United States. Some of them I've acquired on the ten international mission trips I've been on. Some have been given to me by others who have traveled abroad. Some are World Craft items. Each one is special!

The sombrero on top of the tree came from Mexico. My parents visited there and I asked them to bring me a sombrero. My dad was skeptical - he didn't think the tree could support it, but it does. I love my sombrero!

In addition to my many meetings (and regular stuff like laundry, meal prep, cleaning, etc), I've made 20 cards this week. That makes me happy.

SCORE TIME: Would I give this week a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down”?

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Celebrating 29 with the Creative Chicks

As a member of the Creative Card Chicks group on SCS I received a FANTASTIC kit from Barb, as did the other chicks... with the instructions to make a card (or something) and reveal it sometime between the 20th and 22nd of July. So, here is my card...

I loved the color scheme of the selection of designer papers Barb sent.......... and I thought the sentiment was such fun!

Her items included:

Image & Sentiment - Art Impressions 29 Again set (stamped with Memento ink on Recollections 110# cardstock

Designer Papers - Stampin' UP! Birthday Bouquet Series

Various Embellishments - Stampin' UP Ribbons (I only used one of the three she sent), Baker's Twine, White Fiber, Buttons, and Brads


Here's the inside of my card:

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The only thing I used other than what was in the kit was some cardstock - Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Soft Sky

I colored the image with Copic markers and gave some sparkle to the balloon and earrings with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It's No Longer a Mystery

The Mystery Image Card Swap was due a couple of days ago (but I've had design team things on my blog the past two days). Therefore I am just now ready to reveal y Mystery Image card.

Barb is the hostess. She live very VERY close to the Whipper Snapper store (I'm so jealous!) so she has lots of really cute Whipper Snapper stamps. She chose one of them for the image we used - Patriotic Owl.

Barb, I hope you'll like my card. Here it is...

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Image: Whipper Snapper Patriotic Owl stamped with Memento ink on 110# Recollections cardstock and colored with Copic markers and a Zig Wink of Stella marker
Cardstock: Recollections Blue and 110# White
Designer Paper: AMuse Studio Polka Dot and Me & My Big Ideas Mambi Sheets Paper Pad
Embellishments: Imagine Crafts Pico Embellisher, Jesse James Co. Star Button, and Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Joy Without Coloring

I love to color! But for this card I used a pre-colored image.

I did that for a few reasons.

1. I needed to make a card fast.
2. The colors of the pre-colored image were vibrant and beautiful
3. I wanted to try adding some "sparkle" to the pre-colored image.

So, even though I didn't color on this card, I had fun making it for the {PIN}Spirational Challenge.

July 19 - August 1
I  hope you'll participate!

The photo for our {PIN}Spiration:

The images I used on my card (front and inside) were donated by Imagine That Digis. THANK YOU!

Here's the inside:

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Images: Imagine That Digis (pre-colored, but I added some Specturm Noir Sparkle ink to the one on the front of my card)
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Soft Sky
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishment: Michael's Ribbon

Monday, July 18, 2016

Santa Likes Me Best

Look at the designer paper on the inside of today's card... it is such fun!

Santa likes me best!

This card was made for the new challenge at MelonHeadz Friends...

July 18 - 31
Theme: Christmas in July

I hope you'll participate!

I used an image from the MelonHeadz Nerds North Pole set to make my card...

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Image: MelonHeadz Illustrating Nerds North Pole colored with Copic makers, a Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker, and a Zig Wink of Stella marker
Cardstock: Recollections Black, Red, and White
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Foof-a-La Buttons

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Puppy Love

We do not have any pets. Our daughter regrets that we do not - and never have had - a dog. She loves puppies! So I tend to gravitate toward dog stamps. The one I used for today's cards (yes, I made 2) was just too cute to pass up.

Card #1

After making this card for my daughter, I decided to make another card for a special friend.

Card #2

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Images/Sentiment: Your Next Stamp "Jessica with Her Puppy" stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Recollections 110# White cardstock and colored with Copic markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black (for layering) and 110# White (base for Card #1) and Stampin' UP! Regal Rose (base for Card #2)
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Candy Dots from an unknown vendor (for Card #1) and Michael's Rhinestones (for Card #2)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

We Have a Plan

The JessicaLynnOriginal design team is showcasing a BRAND NEW planner set today. WOW! There is just so much to love about this set, whether you use a planner or not.

JLO Food & Fitness Calendar Planner stamp set

In Jessica's words, "The goal is to inspire everyone to take the first steps and planning out meals and Fitness or at least getting a calendar/ planner going."

So the design team was encouraged to create different ways that the stamp set can be used.

I have three projects. The first one is a card I made using three of the stamps from the JLO Food & Fitness Calendar Planner stamp set - 2 of them on the front of the card and one inside.

I think the card would be perfect to send to someone who is preparing to do a biking event.

My second project is a recipe card I made using one of the stamps in the stamp set, but using it twice.

My third project is another card, but this time I only used a sentiment from the JLO stamp set. I wanted to show how we can find great sentiments from these planner stamp sets to use in our regular card-making.

Now you don't want to just check out my blog, you also want to check out the other DT members blogs. Why? Because they have FABULOUS things to show you, but also because IF you comment on my blog and each of theirs, too, you have a chance of winning this GREAT JessicaLynnOriginal Food & Fitness Calendar Planner stamp set. Jessica is going to give one away to one lucky person.

Here are the design team member's blogs:

Jessica (owner of JLO)
Jeanette (that's me)

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Items used to make my items include: the JessicaLynnOriginal Food & Fitness Calendar Planner stamp set, Stamping Bella Savvyshoppabella, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic markers, Recollections Black and White cardstock, Stampin' UP! Blue Bayou, Buckaroo Blue, Close to Cocoa, and More Mustard cardstock, scraps of designer paper from unknown vendors and Paper Studio brads, Stampin' UP! ribbon and Target baker's twine.