Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Day 2 of JLO Clockwork Dragonling


As promised yesterday, here's my second card featuring the brand new JessicaLynnOriginal Jasmine Becket-Griffith Clockwork Dragonling stamp...






Here's the inside:





Be sure to head to the JessicaLynnOriginal blog and Facebook page to find more images, samples, etc... oh, and, of course, to the JessicaLynnOriginal store to shop!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Image: JessicaLynnOriginal Jasmine Becket-Griffith Clockwork Dragonling
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Creamy Caramel
Designer Paper: Recollections Bold Basics Paper Pad
Embellishment: Stickles Glitter Glue

Monday, July 27, 2015

Something BIG just happened!


You may or may not be aware of the fact that an incredible thing happened in the stamping world this past Saturday - July 25th! In case you missed hearing about it, let me tell you what happened.

JessicaLynnOriginal launched three BRAND NEW stamps - Jasmine Becket-Griffith stamps!

Who is Jasmine Becket-Griffith? I'm glad you asked! ;)

Jasmine Becket-Griffith is a world-renowned fantasy artist. Born in 1979, she has spent the last decade (all of her adult life) working as a fine artist, painting traditionally by hand with acrylic paints. Her artwork can be found in private collections and public displays throughout the world. You may recognize her paintings from her merchandising and licensing lines with Disney, Hot Topic, Target, Spencer's, the Hamilton Collection and the Bradford Exchange. Her artwork is also found in many books such as the Spectrum fine art collections, Gothic Art Now, The World of Faery, Big Eye Art, and more! Jasmine's paintings blend realism with wide-eyed wonder - exploring gothic themes, with elements of classical literature, fairytales, nature and fantasy. Jasmine lives in Celebration, Florida with her husband/assistant Matt and their cats. You can check out her website by clicking HERE.

The JessicaLynnOriginal Jasmine Becket-Griffith stamps are such fun! You'll want to check them out in the JessicaLynnOriginal store. You also will want to go to the JessicaLynnOriginal facebook page and blog because there is always somehing going on there - samples to see, challenges to enter, prizes to win, etc.


Jessica gave me one of the Jasmine Becket-Griffith stamps to use (it's GREAT being on her DT!) for this launch. I've made a couple of cards with it already. I'll show one here on my blog today and the other one later this week... so keep coming back, okay?

Here's my card featuring the JessicaLynnOriginal stamp Clockwork Dragonling...







Here's the inside:





Thanks for stopping by my blog today!



Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Bordering Blue and Wild Wasabi
Designer Paper: Recollections Bold Basics Paper Pad
Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Ribbon and Stickles Glitter Glue

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Flower Girl



Challenge #242

Theme: Anything Goes with Children

Prize:




I had the privilege of working with an adorable image for this week's challenge at One Stitch at a Time - Little Bea.


Isn't she cute?!?!?!




Here's the inside:





I hope you'll participate in the "Anything Goes with Children" challenge at OSAAT!

I'm entering my card in these challenges, too:

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping  by my blog today!


Image: Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet "Little Bea"
Ink: Copic Markers and Zig Wink of Zella Marker
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White
Designer Paper: Paper Studio Uptown Flair Paper Pad
Embellishment: Spare Parts Flower

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Boys & Their Toys


Are you ready for a new challenge? It's going to be a lot of fun...

http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/



Theme: Boys & Their Toys

July 25 - 31

Sponsor: Funky Kits


I decided to use a Riley & Co. stamp that hasn't seen ink in quite a while to make my card...






I actually used quite a few embellishments on this card, which isn't something I normally do on a masculine card. But I think it works.

Here's the inside of my card:





Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Image: Riley & Co.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Kiwi Kiss
Designer Paper: Colorbok Carnival Paper Pad
Embellishments: Foof-a-La Buttons, Spare Parts Brads, and Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Who's In the Doghouse?


This cute little puppy is...






Kelly sent the image (Elzybells "Doghouse") to the members of the Mystery Image Card Swap and we all made cards with it. It really is a fun idea - we get to see how others create with the same image. And this round was especially fun because this image is just adorable! THANK YOU, Kelly!






Here's the inside of my card:





Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Elzybells "Doghouse" stamped on Recollections 110# White Cardstock with  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers
Sentiment: Whipper Snapper "I Dig You" stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White
Designer Paper: from an unknown vendor
Embellishment: Bone Brad from an unknown vendor

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The House that Jeanette Built


http://www.pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/


It's time for a new challenge at {PIN}Spirational Challenges... and I decided to "think outside the box" of my normal style.

Let me explain.

First - here is the photo that is to be the inspiration for this challenge:





And Fresh Brewed Designs is the sponsor... I love Heather and Fresh Brewed Designs! You might recall I used to be on her design team - years ago. So it was great fun to choose an image from her vast assortment of images.

http://www.freshbreweddesigns.com/

I found a really cute little sunshine/clouds image in the Fresh Brewed Designs store (it's called Peek a Boo Sun) and an idea came to me. Instead of thinking gingerbread house and Christmas... or even using the colors in the photo... I decided to build a house.




That sun and clouds image sure makes me smile! 
THANK YOU, Heather for being such a generous sponsor!!!

To make the background of my card, first I printed the image onto two pieces of white cardstock. One of them I cut to size and the other one I cut out the image to use as a mask. (Of course, I didn't need to cut out the rays nor the little heart, I just inked right over those.)
 




I placed the image over the design on the cardstock and then inked it with three different colors of Stampin' UP! ink using sponges - Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, and Brocade Blue.





After removing the masking, I had a beautiful blue sky. I then used my Copics to color the bright yellow sun and the adorable little red heart.







I finished up my card by using a combination of punches and cardstock to build my house and the grassy yard. I added some felt flowers for embellishment and a piece of ribbon - I thought it kind of looked like the sidewalk in front of the house.

I even used the masking/sponging technique for a little pop of fun inside the card:




I had so much fun making this card! (Can you tell?)

I hope you'll participate in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge. You might even be the winner of the incredible prize that Fresh Brewed Designs is giving to a lucky participant.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Image: Fresh Brewed Designs Peek a Boo Sun
Ink: Copic Markers and Stampin' UP! Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, and Brocade Blue
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White, Stampin' UP! Garden Green, and scraps from my scrap file
Embellishments: Felt Flowers and Ribbon from unknown vendors

Monday, July 20, 2015

Play Ball!


It's time for a new MelonHeadz Friends Challenge...

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/

July 20 - August 2
Theme: Sports Related


I hope you'll participate!


I used the MelonHeadz Illustrating Sports Franklin Lewis Bundle to make my card...



Here's the inside:



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Image: MelonHeadz Illustrating Sports Franklin Lewis Bundle
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Handsome Hunter
Designer Paper: Colorbok Carnival Paper Pad
Embellishments: Oriental Trading Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon and Stampin' UP! Hunter Grosgrain Ribbon