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Thursday, April 21, 2016


Hello all!

My family and I are headed to Washington D.C., and I have been SOOOO busy, I ran out of time for blogging! So, you will be able to see all of my challenge cards on the respective challenge blogs - Penny's on Wednesday, Creative Knockouts on Thursday, and Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday on....Friday! I have had to sit out the next challenge at Aud Sentiments due to time constraints, but will be back with a new project for #155 in 3 weeks!

Please visit all the great challenges (links there on the left sidebar) and play along with us for fun and prizes! I'll see you back here in about 10 days with new posts! 

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Simply Papercraft #27: Always Anything Goes!

Happy FRIDAY (again), my lovelies!!! I'm so happy the weekend is here! Today I'm sharing my latest card for Simply Papercraft. Our bi-weekly challenges are ALWAYS "Anything Goes". I love this! Makes it easy and fun to combine challenges and really show off your best work. This week's challenge is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs! As always, fantastic and generous prizes are up for grabs!

For my card today I used the Dark Fairy Sassy image. I went with soft pastel colors since we are having a tiny bit of spring here in Wisconsin, and I didn't want to jinx it! ;)

Quick recipe - colored with Copics, of course. Green thread from Fun Stampers Journey (love it!). Paper from American Crafts. D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder. Lots of foam tapeI use Neenah 110# Cover Solar White cardstock for all my images.

I'm entering this into the following Challenges:

Sassy Studios - DTBST #328: AG (2 entries for SSD image)

Art by Miran - #55: AG (2 of 3)
Brown Sugar - #193: AG (2 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - #80: AG (unlimited)
Crafting From the Heart - #106: AG (2 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #306: AG (2 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #31: AG (2 of 3)
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFS #133: AG (2 of 3)
Catch the Bug - April: AG (3 of 3)

That's it for me! TGIF everyone! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your lovelies on the Simply Papercraft blog for your chance to win! We love seeing all of your creations on the linkup :)

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Creative Knockouts #136: Border Time

Good morning stampers! I'm a day late, so two posts today! Yesterday started a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts (#135) where the challenge is....Borders! This week's sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs, and they are offering a wonderful prize to a lucky player!

Here is my project, featuring Wonder Woman Sassy. I decided to make her in traditional Wonder Woman colors. She's colored with Copics, and the gold is from a gel pen.

My border item is a bit hidden, it's the blue behind the main image panel, it's a bracket border die from Verve Stamps. The image was so large I just wanted ot use a little of the Royal Blue for accent and not overpower this awesome lady! As you can see, she is flying through the crowds with stars EVERYWHERE! ;)

This is from a sketch challenge - Viva la Verve's first April sketch this month.

I'm entering this into the following Challenges:

Viva la Verve - April #1
Sassy Studios - DTBST #328: AG (2 entries for SSD image)
Art by Miran - #55: AG (1 of 3)
Brown Sugar - #193: AG (1 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - #80: AG (unlimited)
Crafting From the Heart - #106: AG (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - #306: AG (1 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #31: AG (1 of 3)
Wonderful Wednesday - AG (unlimited)
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFS #133: AG (1 of 3)
Catch the Bug - April: AG (2 of 3)

That's it for me today! Don't forget to swing over to the Creative Knockouts blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Penny's Challenge #272: Anything Goes

Good morning stampers! I hope everyone's week is going well! There is a new challenge this morning over at Penny's Challenge! Must be Wednesday!

I want to share my card for this current challenge where the theme is - ANYTHING GOES! Well that's an easy one. This week's sponsor is Little Blue Button Stamps, and they are offering a wonderful prize to lucky stampers!

Here is my project, featuring "Button In Frame". I love her hair! This is such a cute image, and it's nice and versatile, so I knew I had to grab her and get coloring!

I used a color challenge for this card today, because it's so fresh and pretty I just couldn't pass it up! Share Joy #29:

Catch the Bug - April: AG (1 of 3)

That's it for this post! Don't forget to swing over to the Penny's Challenge blog to link up your projects for your chance to win! My DT sisters have created some beautiful inspiration, so leave them some love too!


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

It's JessicaLynnOriginal's 11th Anniversary!

Happy Tuesday stamping friends!

Today I have something special to share with you. This week marks the ELEVENTH anniversary of I can't believe it's been that long! I was on her very first Design Team way back when, so I think I am especially impressed by her wonderful run in creating and designing stamps!

To celebrate, there is a NEW Brentwood Owl digital stamp freebie "Brentwood Owl - Singing in the Rain", and I have featured him here on my spotlight card today.  Brentwood is of COURSE my favorite character or image type from Jessica's large and diverse collection, and this one is tons of fun just like the others! Be sure to get over to the store and grab him during the Anniversary Week while he is still free!   

I took another photo of this card, tipped at a bit of an angle so you can (hopefully) see the detail I added after I colored him up with my Copic markers. Parts of his umbrella, his rain slicker, and spots along the grass have been gone over with a glaze that dries shiny, so it looks like they are wet (or a shiny vinyl material, like the rain slicker). I just HAD to get a wet look going for this card, with this wonderful umbrella really make it POP! As you can see there is still sunshine on a cloudy day here on my blog!

That's it for me today. Check back in with us on the JLO Design Team all week for more inspiration and Anniversary celebration! You can "like" on Facebook here, and join our group to share your art and projects created with Jessica's stamps here. We'd love to see you there!

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday #68: Friendship

Good morning! Aloha Friday is in full swing over at Kitty Bee Designs! Our current challenge is #68: Friendship, and this is week #2. The second week is our mid-inspiration, so get the energy flowing again coming in to the weekend, and let's see some more great projects!! Get our your stamps and play along! Our challenge this week is sponsored by  Kenny K and That Craft Place

My card features Jasmine from Kenny K. Isn't she the BEST?? I want to BE her! Seriously...

I used the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew (PCCCS188) for her, I thought it was funky and fresh and perfect for this edgy sweetie! 

Other Challenges:
Crafty Gal's Corner - #65: AG (1 of 3)
Craftin' Desert Divas - Black & White and a Splash of Color

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have an AWESOME day!

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