Thursday, September 21, 2017

2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

There's a change in the air and that means it's time for the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Once again JessicaLynnOriginal offered a limited edition digi stamp (free during the hop) which is super adorable!  I love the fall leaves and black cat!





Supplies Used:

  • Digi stamp from JessicaLynnOriginal.com 
  • PrismaColor Pencils
  • Standard colored card stock
  • Pattern paper - The Ghosts & Goblins Matstack

Thursday, June 29, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

I'm always excited to see what stamp JessicaLynnOriginal is offering as a sponsor of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  The limited edition digi stamp (free during the hop) for this summer really made me think.  The more I looked at Brentwood, the more it seemed to me that he was taking in his coffee, relaxing and day dreaming.  What would Brentwood dream about...?


Brentwood's Dream Girl
He is thinking about a recent tropical vacation and all the good memories he made! 






Supplies Used:

  • Digi stamp from JessicaLynnOriginal.com
  • Ranger Archival ink 
  • JessicaLynnOriginal Tiki Hawaiian Vacation Featuring Brentwood Owl© Clear Stamp Set
  • Copic Markers  
  • JessicaLynnOriginal Brentwood Owl© Operation Snowball Christmas Clear Stamp Set 
  • JessicaLynnOriginal -2017 Happy Easter Banners Bunny Clear Stamp Set
  • Colored paper 
  • Pattern paper from Dino Friends by Alisha Gordon 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park Paper Co.
  • Color Technik Glitter pens
  • Recollections Foam Adhesive Squares

Thursday, March 30, 2017

2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

It's that time again - time for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!





This card is made with the digi stamp currently FREE at JessicaLynnOriginal.com: Limited Edition Instant Download - JessicaLynnOriginal.Com's Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Digital Rubber Stamp.  Get it while it lasts!

The sentiment was stamped using the JessicaLynnOriginal Live The Life You Dream About Spirit Animal Southwestern Clear Stamp Set then mounted and cut out with pinking shears.  The coffee cup and butterfly are colored with Copic markers and then I used ColorTechnik glitter pens to go over some of the lines and add some bling.




Supplies:

  • Digi stamp from JessicaLynnOriginal.com
  • Archival ink 
  • JessicaLynnOriginal Live The Life You Dream About Spirit Animal Southwestern Clear Stamp Set
  • Copic Markers
  • Colored paper 
  • Pattern paper from the Old World Travel by Carina Gardner 6x6 paper pad.
  • Color Technik Glitter pens

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop





I'm pleased to once again be a part of the Coffee Lovers Bloghop!  This card is made with the digi stamp currently FREE at JessicaLynnOriginal.com: Merry Christmas Snowman Marshmallow Relaxing.   Get it while it lasts!

The sentiment was stamped using the Brentwood Owl© Operation Snowball Christmas Clear Stamp Set also from JessicaLynnOriginal.com. 



Supplies:
  • Digi stamp from JessicaLynnOriginal.com
  • Archival ink
  • Brentwood Owl© Operation Snowball Christmas Clear Stamp Set
  • Copic Markers
  • Colored paper
  • Glitter puff balls

Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

It's time for another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I never cease to be amazed by how many amazing cards are created for these hops.

JessicaLynnOriginal.com offered this fun, limited edition digi Brentwood Owl stamp free during the swap.  He is one of my favorites!  The sentiment is from the Brentwood Owl Trick or Treat clear stamp set.





Brentwood is colored with Copic markers.

Supplies:
  • Brentwood Digi
  • Archival ink
  • Brentwood Owl Trick or Treat clear stamp set
  • Copic Markers
  • Colored paper  
  • Harvest Gathering matstack

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Super excited to be a part of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  There are so many inspiring creations to look through!

JessicaLynnOriginal.com was kind enough to offer this digi Brentwood Owl stamp free for a limited time during the swap.  Thank you, JessicaLynnOriginal!  She also has a few other cute coffee-Brentwood digis available as well.



Brentwood is colored with Copic markers and the background was done using watercolor paints.  

Supplies:
  • Brentwood Digi
  • Copic Markers
  • Watercolor paints
  • Watercolor paper
  • Colored paper 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Singin' In the Rain


This is the card I made to celebrate JessicaLynnOriginal's 11th Anniversary!  The Brentwood stamp is still available for free for a few more days!  Download it and share your creations with the JessicaLynnOriginal: Craft, Create & Share group on Facebook.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Happy Anniversary, JessicaLynnOriginal!

April 1st was the 11th anniversary for JessicaLynnOriginal.com!  Jessica and the design team are celebrating all week long!

As part of the celebration, JessicaLynnOriginal is offering a free, limited edition digi stamp -  Brentwood Owl - Singing in the Rain.  Be sure to visit the website and download yours while it's available.

Each of the design team will be showcasing something special, Jessica already taught us how to download, re-size and use digital stamps and Sharon gave us a sneak peek into her design process.

For my turn, I hope you will "try a technique" with me!  As part of my process, I spent a good amount of time looking at the technique tutorials offered at Splitcoaststampers.com.  After needing to discard several, I landed on the Quarter Fold Card.  There are great directions and a video there.

After looking through my stamps and choosing the main image, I picked the colors I wanted.  Here's a photo of  the folded card, before any finishing.




 I went back and forth about the final layout, but decided to keep the embellishments and coloring to a minimum since the card itself is a little fancy.

Here is my finished card!


The cute puppy is from the JessicaLynnOriginal AKC Bulldogs Collection.  The paw print is from the JessicaLynnOriginal AKC Herding Dog Stamp set.

I've been lucky to be a part of this from essentially the beginning. The "You Make Me Smile" stamp is also from JessicaLynnOriginal - one of the 2009 stamp sets!  :)  

Color Box silver ink was used for the paw print and to smear under the sentiment.  The sentiment and bulldog were stamped directly onto the card stock using Ranger Archival Ink in jet black.  The card stock is standard colored card stock from a brown pack.

Below are a close-up of the bulldog and the inside of the card.  The base paper I chose is light enough I could stamp (or write) directly on it.  If you used a dark paper, the tutorial gives you dimensions to use to decorate the inside.






 I hope you're able to join in the fun this week and give the Quarter Fold card technique a try!  Post your creations in the linky below and be sure to join the JessicaLynnOriginal: Craft, Create & Share group on Facebook!  All year long are free digis, challenges, and fun! We'd love to have you!


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Pretty in Pink



This week's Card Concept blog challenge is "Naturally Pink".  Right away I knew I wanted to use the Stompy Elephant digi stamp from JessicaLynnOriginal.com.  How cute is she?  

Stompy is colored with Copic markers.  I used ribbon and pattern paper I had on hand.  The sentiment is from an earlier JessicaLynnOriginal sentiment stamp set.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop

I'm excited to be able to be a part of the Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop!  Thank you to JessicaLynnOriginal.com for the free (for a limited time) digi Brentwood stamp!


So many things to love about this Brentwood!  His stubble, for one!  And the fact his one eye isn't even open yet - a great representation of the morning before coffee!  



The background of this card is paper-pieced using different pattern paper and Brentwood is colored with Copic markers.