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:

Finished Card 2

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!


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Joy Clair's Embossing and Watercolor

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Can you believe that it is October? This year has flown by fast! Now that with the holiday season around the corner, I am sure the rest of the year will go by faster! 

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 Color by Faith's Noah's Ark stamp set:


I wanted to keep this page simple. So I stamped the ark in brown. The clouds were stamped in a gray ink. The animals are stamped in a orange/brown color. Once these inks dried, I used a variety of distress inks and used them as watercolors and filled in the rest of the column. To add the look of the rain starting, I used the salt/pepper dots from the Salt and the Light stamp set. To finish the page, I stamped the phase stamps with black ink.

Next up, is a card using the Rose Sentiments stamp set:


I love working with kraft cardstock. I really love how the color red POPS off the kraft color. To start my card, I stamped the rose frame with red ink and cut the frame out. For the card, I embossed swirls on the front of the card. To make the swirls stand out, I lightly swiped a white ink pad across the embossed swirls. I wanted the sentiment to stand out, so I stamped it ink brown ink. The rose frame is attached to the card base using foam dots.

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Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Joy Clair Monthly Challenge - Die Cuts

Who is ready for a new Joy Clair Challenge? This month is about Halloween and Die Cuts! Please stop by the Joy Clair blog to learn more details about how to participate in this month's challenge!

Today I used an older Halloween set, Spooky Greetings, and the new October Fun stamp set:


To create this shape card, I used stitched circle dies. On the black circle die cut, I used star dies to create the starry background. The mummy image is stamped multiple times and colored in. The images are cut out and set aside. To add something a little extra to the card, I used a few of the skulls from the Spooky Greetings stamp set and stamped around the frame of the card.

Are you inspired to join in this month's challenge? Join HERE!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
Jessi

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! It is football season! I am not sure about where you live, but on the weekends here, the skies are full of planes with advertisement banners.

So with that in mind, here is my card using the Waffle Flower's Across the Miles and ZIG Clean Color markers:


The airplane and banner are stamped in black ink. Once the ink dried, I used ZIG Clean Color markers to color in the scene. I added blue sky around the images. To add some design to the top of the panel,  I stamped a hot air balloon and added some die cuts of clouds.  The panel is cut out using a fancy rectangle die and attached to kraft cardstock.


The following ZIGs were used on today's card:
010, 022, 030, 047


Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Jessi

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hey, Sugar!

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! As Halloween/Fall décor is starting to fill the stores, I have noticed a growing trend with Sugar Skulls. The Day of the Dead décor is seen everywhere! And I don't know about you, but I love the bright, bold colors the décor includes. So when I saw the Sugar Skulls stamp set from Hero Arts, I knew that I needed to get my hands on it!!

So today, I am sharing my first card (I have so many ideas for this set, that I know there will be more!), using the Hero Arts Sugar Skulls stamp set and ZIG Clean Color markers:


The first step I took making this card, was stamping the skulls down the edge of watercolor cardstock. I used the masking technique while stamping the skulls. I used a dark gray ZIG around edges of the skulls and spread the color using water. I really enjoyed how this made the white of the cardstock pop where the skulls were stamped.


Now it was time to color in the faces. The stamp set includes a few different layered stamps with designs. I used the layered stamps on the faces and colored in using bright and bold ZIG colors. (I did not use water on these colors.) I wanted to add a few splashes of paint on the card, so I placed a strip of paper to cover the skulls and splattered a few spots around the card. To finish the card, the sentiment is stamped in black ink.

The following ZIGs were used on today's card:
010, 022, 027, 031, 041, 052, 070, 080, 095



Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Jessi


Friday, September 22, 2017

Die-cutting with Rinea Foil and Joy Clair

Hello, Joy Clair friends! I love using die-cuts! They make card-making and even Bible Journaling a tad bit easier! There are some many different ways you can use them!

Today I will be showing you two projects, one using a Everyday stamp set and one using a Color by Faith stamp set. All month long the Joy Clair design team will be teaming up with Rinea Foil paper.

First up, with Halloween around the corner, I am working with the super adorable October Fun stamp set and a variety of foil papers.


I used a variety of different dies to create this card. I used one for the hill, the house, and the moon. I used gold foil for the lights of the house and silver foil for the stars in the sky. The foil adds some fun shine to the card!

Next up, is a Bible page using the Little Monsters stamp set:


I used a simple star die for this page. One word stamp is stamped with the ghost ink and wiped off. The rest of the words are randomly stamped onto the Bible page. For the monsters, I stamped them onto cardstock and colored in using markers. The monsters are cut out and attached to the page.

Please continue to stop by the Joy Clair blog for the entire month of September to see what the Joy Clair design team does with the Rinea Foil.

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Don't forget to join us in this month's Joy Clair challenge! Click HERE for the details! Here is my challenge card using the new Fall Leaves stamp set and hopefully will inspire you to join in the fun!


Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Halloween is next month. Are your kids getting excited? I have one that has his costume all planned out and two that will wait to the last minute! 

Have you heard of Elizabeth Craft Designs stamp company? They are one of the newest brands now available in the MarkerPOP store.

Today, I am using their Halloween stamp set on my card:


I stamped a few of the designs onto watercolor cardstock and colored in using ZIG Clean Color markers. Once the images were dry, I used the coordinating dies to cut out the image. The next step is to create an A2 card out of watercolor cardstock. On the front of the card, I stamped the gravestone image. I used the ZIGs again to color in the image. I extended the grass on both sides of the image. The sentiment is stamped below the grass. I wanted to include a moon and some stars. The moon is colored in by hand. The stars are from a cluster stamp from the My Favorite Things Somebunny I Love stamp set. The die cut images are attached using foam tape.


I used the following ZIG Clean Color markers on today's project:
022, 024, 070, 052, 046, 047, 035, 094, 010, 095


Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Jessi

Sunday, September 17, 2017

2017 MFT Superstar Card Contest - Clean & Simple

Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! This is one of our last 'free' weekends for a while. I think the next one is right before Thanksgiving. So my husband and I decided that the family was going to stay home and do whatever we wanted. So for me, I sent most of the day at my craft desk. It has been awhile since I did that...and it felt GREAT!

A few days ago I ran across the My Favorite Things Superstar Card Contest. If you have not heard about it, please stop by and check it out! This is the third year the contest has been around and it is so inspiring to see what everyone comes up with!

There are three different categories of the contest. I decided to play along with the Clean & Simple Genius category. Below is the card that I came up with:


I used the super cute Birds of Paradise stamp set. I chose one of the birds and stamped the image onto white cardstock. The bird is colored in using ZIG Clean Color markers. The image is then cut out using the coordinating dies. When it came time for the sentiment, I wanted to find a unique way to display it. When I think of tropical locations, I always imagine the cute wooden signs that they use to point of directions and various information. So I cut a few different strips from kraft cardstock. To make the strips look like planks of wood, I used the Die-namics Grassy Edges die along each end of the plank. The blank planks were also embossed with a woodgrain folder. The sentiment is stamped onto the wider of the planks. Before attaching the wooden sign to the card, I stamped a variety of leaves from the Blissful Blooms stamp set using Field Day and Green Room MFT inks. The wooden sign and bird are attached to the card to finish it off.

**Sadly, both the MFT Birds of Paradise and Blissful Blooms stamp sets are discontinued. But please stop by the My Favorite Things store to see their latest designs!**

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Jessi

Friday, September 15, 2017

Joy Clair 2017 Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by today! I am joining other members of the Joy Clair design team and playing along with the latest Coffee Lovers blog hop!


Please stop by the Joy Clair post to see what the other DT members came up with!

As a Super Sponsor, we are offering a $25 Gift Certificate for Summer edition to shop with us at the Joy Clair Store! Be sure to join in on the fun and link up your coffee loving projects HERE to play along. We can't wait to see all the coffee loving creations.

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Joy Clair Stamps has a complete collection of coffee stamps for everyone and for all seasons and this is one of the reasons because we always celebrate the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. You can find all our Coffee Stamps here. Also, you can  use the code MMMCOFFEE to buy them with the 25% OFF during the Hop. It is not an amazing promotion!!!

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Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fur-Friends Forever

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Are you a pet person? If so, what is your favorite kind? I am a dog person. We currently have one dog, Olive. She is an adorable Mastiff mix. Definitely, another child I have to take care of! 

Today, I am working with the Pink & Main's Fur-Friends stamp set and Chameleon markers:


To start this card, I repeatedly stamped the bone image down the side of the card. The dog image is stamped and cut out using a circle die. The image is colored in and attached to the card. To add some extra color to the card, I added three hearts to the card. The final step for the card was to stamp the sentiment .


The following Chameleon markers were used on today's card:
BR4, BR5, RD2, RD4, YO2, YL3, NU0, NU1, NU3, PR2



Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Jessi

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Autumn Blessings

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Are you ready for Fall? I know that I am. Besides the cooler temperatures, one of my favorite things about Fall is the changing colors of the trees. Sadly, where I live, we do not get to see the drastic change. But I am hoping when I visit the DC area next month that I will be lucky enough to witness a few yellow and orange in the trees!

With Fall on the mind, I brought out the super adorable Hero Art's Coloring Layers Autumn Trees stamp set to makes today's card:


Did you know that Hero Art has mini layering ink collections? They make it super simple to coordinate the colors according to a certain theme. Today, I am pairing up the Autumn collection with the Autumn Tree stamp set.

To start this card, I stamped the trunk of the tree with the brown ink. After that I continued with the different layers of leaves using red, orange and rust ink. The sentiment for the card is stamped below the tree. A stitched rectangle die is used to cut out the panel that will be attached to the front of the card. What a simple card to recreate!


Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Jessi


Friday, September 8, 2017

Joy Clair and Rinea Foil

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Don't you love September? The kids are back in school and the temperatures are starting to cool off! Now that the kids are back in school, I am finding some extra time to get crafty!

Today I will be showing you two projects, one using a Everyday stamp set and one using a Color by Faith stamp set. All month long the Joy Clair design team will be teaming up with Rinea Foil paper.

First up, to celebrate the kiddos going back to school, I am using the Back to School stamp set:


To start this card, I stamped one image at a time using the Rinea Ghost Ink onto red foil paper. Once I stamped that image, I immediately wiped the ink off using a damp baby wipe. I repeated this stamp multiple times until the panel was full. The foil paper is attached to the card base.

Next up, is a Bible page using the Salt and the Light stamp set:


This is such a simple page to recreate! I cut a piece of blue foil paper down to size to fit within the Bible margin. I stamped each image one at a time using the Ghost Ink. The image is wiped immediately after it is stamped. The first image stamped was the Earth stamp. This allowed me to know where exactly to position the salt image. To finish the page, I included the phrase stamp at the bottom of the page.

Please continue to stop by the Joy Clair blog for the entire month of September to see what the Joy Clair design team does with the Rinea Foil.

Interested in learn the latest news with Joy Clair Stamps? We would love for you to follow our Social Media pages!


Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Go Wild

Hello MarkerPOP friends! School is in session! What does that mean? Time for the parents to go WILD...right? 

Today, I am showcasing the Neat & Tangled's Wild Ones and ZIG Clean Color markers:


To start the card, I stamped the giraffe image onto watercolor cardstock with black ink. Once the ink is dried, the image is colored in using ZIG Clean Color markers. The image is then cut out and set aside. I used prints from the Doodlebug At the Zoo 6x6 paper pad to create the layers onto the card. The sentiment is stamped onto a print and attached to the card.  The giraffe is attached to complete the card.


The following ZIG Clean Color markers were used on today's card:

028, 052, 062, 065, 070


Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello, MarkerPOP friends!!! We are coming up on the end of summer. I am ready to start seeing some fall flowers popping up in our local gardens. This Texas summer heat has done a number on the flowers!!! What is your favorite fall flower? Mine probably would be sunflowers.

Today, I am showcasing the WPlus9 Design's Modern Peonies stamp set and ZIG Clean Color markers:


The floral image is stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used only a few ZIG colors to color in the image. In fact, only one shade of each color was used. Find out below the exact colors used. To highlight the flower, I used a very light watercolor blue background. 


Once the watercolor was completely dry, I used a fancy scalloped frame die to cut out the panel. The panel is attached to kraft cardstock. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment using brown ink onto the card. The final touch was to add three clear droplets to the card.

The following ZIG Clean Color Markers were used on today's card:
024, 026, 036, 041, 052



Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Jessi

Friday, August 18, 2017

Joy Clair's Flamingo Bible Page

Hello, Joy Clair friends!!! Today I am super excited to share one of the latest Bible pages. I could not wait to get to work with the Color by Faith's Be a Flamingo stamp set! I did have a hard time deciding which one to work with first...flamingos or the pineapple. Flamingos it was!

Here is my page using the Color by Faith's Be a Flamingo set:


To start this page, I stamped the flamingos at the bottom of the page. I did use the masking technique on the two flamingos on the right side of the page. In doing this technique, it gives the illusion that one flamingo is standing behind another one. 

I used Prima Watercolors to color in that scene. I used a pink for the flamingos. A tan for the beach. A dark blue for the ocean water and a lighter blue for the sky.  Once the watercolor was dry, I stamped a variety of the word stamps from the Flamingo stamp set.

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Thank you for stopping by!

Jessi

No Line It's Your Birthday

Happy Friday, MarkerPOP friends! Who is ready for the weekend? I know that I am! It is the last weekend before the kiddos go back to school! And this mama is ready to get back to a regular schedule!!!

Today, I am sharing a birthday card I created using the No-Line Coloring technique:


To start this card, I stamped the large birthday sentiment from the Waffle Flower's Eat Cake stamp set. The stamp is done with a light colored ink onto watercolor cardstock.  I really wanted the sentiment to pop, so I used a variety of neon Zig Clean Color markers to color in the image. I completed the image with the rainbow effect.


This is simply technique to do. All you need to do is take you time and follow the lines!!!

The following ZIG Clean Colors were used on today's card:
001, 002, 003, 004



Thank you for stopping by!

Jessi