Monday, November 13, 2017

JC- Dog Gone Christmas & Calendar Fun

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Can you believe that we are almost half way through November? Where did the month go? Christmas is just around the corner! Speaking of Christmas, do you include your pets in the festivities? We always include one of the larger bones for are dog. It is so big that it sticks around for way over a month!

First up, is a project that I created using the super adorable, Dog Gone Christmas stamp set! A perfect stamp set for dog-lovers!


For this card, I wanted the dog and the dog house to pop off the card. To do so, I used a circle die to cut out the circle in the center of the card. The dog house is stamped in the center of the circle. The image is then colored in using Chameleon markers. The dog image is stamped on a separate piece of cardstock. Once the dog is colored in, the image is cut out using scissors. The dog is attached using a foam dot. To finish the card, I stamped and embossed the sentiment in white.

Next up, I included a planner page I created using the new Calendar Fun stamp set:


I really love the washi stamp images included in this set stamp. I alternated stamping the tape images in red and orange inks. These washi stamps add a unique design to the planner sheet. I used the month, day, and numbers to fill out the date at the top of the page. At the bottom of the planner page there is a place to write in a quote. So I included the speech bubble image inside the box. To add more detail to the planner page, I used the Fall Leaves stamp set to decorate the empty box towards the top of the page.

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Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Joy Clair November Release Blog Hop

Hello, Joy Clair friends! I am super excited for the new Joy Clair release! Today, the design team is showcasing the different stamp sets in a fun blog hop! If you are hopping along already, you should be arriving from the talented Kerry's blog. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning, please hop on over to the Joy Clair's blog.

Today, I am showing a Bible Journaling page using the new Jesus is My Jam stamp set!


When I first saw this stamp set, my first thought was of the 80's. And when I think about the 80's, I think about the neon colors that were popular. So I gathered up a variety of bright fun paints to complete this page.

I brushed on each color one at a time with the tip of the paintbrush...allowing the paint to dry in between each color. When I was done with all the colors, I filled in some of the small spots. I wanted to stamp the words and images on top of the painted section. Once the ink dried, it was time to create the title of my page. I did this by using a variety of alpha letters and stickers.

Let's start the fun with the creativity and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE in our corporate blog and in ALL the designer blogs during the hop.

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Just left your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day!
Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:

Have fun and enjoy!!!

Your next stop in the talented, Steph's blog!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

I Love Candy Corn

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! It is Jessi here with a question. Are you a fan of candy corn? I would say that I am not a true fan, but like to eat a few when the season comes along! I do find it interesting all the different flavors available now! I recent tried the Cookie flavored ones...I will not be rushing to try those again!

Today, I am sharing a card using the cute Lawn Fawn's How are Bean, Candy Corn Add-on stamp set and Chameleon markers. 


I wanted to create the candy corn stack to cover the entire bottom of the card. To do this, I stamped on image onto the card base. I stamped the image onto a piece of stamping mask paper and cut this image out. Using the mask paper, I covered the original stamped image and repeatedly stamped the image along the bottom.  I wanted to create the look like the candy corn was falling to create the pile, so I added a few individual images along the side of the card.

There is a lot of white space on the CAS card, so I stamped the quirky sentiment using a few of the worded stamped from the stamp set.


To finish the card, I used Chameleon markers, OR3 and YL2, to color in the candy corns.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Joy Clair - Love of Watercolors!

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Have you been enjoying the projects from the design team? I love to see how each member has her own style. It is fun to see a stamp set in a new light and be inspired to stretch that stamp set further!

Today I will be showing you two projects, one using a Everyday stamp set and one using a Color by Faith stamp set. 

My first project for today is one of my latest Bible Journaling pages. I am using the everyday stamp set, Fly with Me.


My style tends to lean towards CAS (Clean and Simple). When it comes to Bible journaling, I like to keep it to the columns. (However, I do like to change it up every once in awhile!) One of my favorite things is to also use watercolors in the Bible. So for today's page, I stamped off by stamping the images in black ink. Once the ink was dried, I colored in the column with a variety of watercolors. To make the clouds look more white, than cream, I used white watercolor. To complete the page, I stamped the birds and the word stamp onto the page.

Next up, is a card using the Out of this World stamp set:


To start this card, I wanted to create a galaxy background. To do this, I used pinks, blues, purples and black. Once the background dried, I added white paint splatters. The image of the planet and spaceman are stamped in black ink. The images are then colored in using markers. The images are then cut out. This card has several different layers. I attached navy cardstock onto the kraft card base. The galaxy sky is cut out using fancy die. The next layer is a piece of vellum, also cut out using the fancy die. The stamped images are attached on top of the vellum. The sentiment is embossed in white on a black strip of black cardstock.

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Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Warm Wishes

Hello, MarkerPOP! Are you ready for cooler weather? I know I am! We experienced our first fall cool front today! The highs were in the 70s. I will take it! I am so ready to bring out the sweaters and the cocoa mugs!

Today, I created a CAS card using Elizabeth Craft Designs Candyland stamp set and ZIG Clean Color: 


I love the look Versamark ink leaves on kraft cardstock. I love to used it to create my own background on cards! I took a few of the stamps from the stamp set and randomly placed them over the card. I stamped an extra gingerbread man onto another piece of cardstock. This image is colored in using ZIG Clean Color markers. The image is cut out using the coordinating dies for the Candyland stamp set.  The sentiment is stamped onto a strip of cardstock and attached to the card.


The following ZIGs were used on today's card:
022, 047, .072



Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Joy Clair's World Card Making Day Challenge - CASE A CARD

Hello, card-making friends!! Today is World Card Making Day and Joy Clair has a entire day of challenges to celebrate the day! Please check back regularly to see the different challenges.

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**Special World Cardmaking Day Sale going this weekend! Use the coupon code, JCWCMD2017 to receive 20% off your order!

My challenge: CASE A CARD FROM A JOY CLAIR DT MEMBER (that was posted on the Joy Clair blog). It was hard to choose which card to CASE, but I narrowed it down to this card created by Lindsay:

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I love the scene and also the masking technique that she used. Here is my take:


I wanted to switch up the scene a little, so I rotated the card. I also decided to use the masking technique with the trees behind the camper. I chose to keep the sky as 'empty space'. I used a blue strip of cardstock to represent the sky. 

So know it is your turn! What card will you CASE? Search the Joy Clair blog and find a card. Make sure to link your creation with the link below.

A winner will be randomly drawn from the entries for this challenge and win a Joy Clair stamp set of your choice.

Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi



Joy Clair World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Welcome to World Card Making Day! Are you ready for a full day of celebration? I know that I am! My desk is clean...ready to get messy!

To celebrate the day Joy Clair's blog will be full of fun challenges! Be sure to check in throughout the day to see what is going on!

The Joy Clair design team and a few special guests are participating in a BIG BLOG HOP! If you are already joining the hop, you should be arriving from the talented Martha's blog! If you would like to start at the very beginning, please hop on over to the Joy Clair blog!

The design team decided to do a super fun challenge. We each created our own background using Joy Clair stamps. We then cut the piece in to one inch squares and mailed them off. It was interesting to see what each piece looked like when they arrived in the mail.

Here is my creation using the team squares and Joy Clair's Everyday Sentiment stamp set: 


This was such a fun challenge to work with the other design team members with! I hope you are inspired to join in the fun of World Card Making Day!

As mentioned, we have a fantastic line-up and three Special Guest Designers joining us today, all of them had been winners of our Challenges!!!. Check out the Hop order below: 
Jessica Pascarella (You are HERE)

HOP ALONG FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES

We're giving away three Stamp sets from Joy Clair Store! Just leave a comment on every destination along the Hop to be in with a chance to win!

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Comments close at 23:59 EST on 7th October 2017.

Don't forget that we have a lot more going on throughout today on Joy Clair blog too! We hope to see you back here for the rest of the events - there will be lots of opportunities to be inspired and to get crafty with us!
Happy hopping!

Your next hop stop is to the talented Lindsay's blog!

Have a wonderful day!
Jessi

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Can you believe that it is October already? Before we know it, it will be Thanksgiving! Do you have the Thanksgiving dinner at your house or do you go visit somewhere else? I usually go to my in-laws, but I always bring along a few side dishes.

Today I am working with the Hero Arts Thanksgiving Table and ZIG Clean Color Markers:


This stamp set includes several little images. I decided to use them to create a background print. I used the MISTI to help with the placement of the stamps. To fill in some of the empty space, I stamped green leaves. I used a variety of ZIGs to color in the images. The sentiment is stamped on a strip of cardstock and attached to the card.


Have you seen the latest contest? Stop by and learn about your chance to win!


Thank you for stopping by today!