Friday, December 8, 2017

Joy Clair - Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Today the design team is participating in the Winter Coffee Lover Hop. Please stop by the Joy Clair blog to see what the other design team members created. 

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Here is my creation using the new Christmas Cocoa stamp set:


I really love paper-piecing technique. I paired up the joy Clair stamp set with a DCWV Holiday paper pad. I love the kraft, black, red color combination for the holiday season.

Please stop by the Joy Clair blog to see the details for your chance to win some Joy Clair goodies.

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

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Joy Clair - Send Me & Nativity Bible Pages

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Today I am excited to share with you two of my latest Bible journaling pages. Both pages are using some of the newest stamp sets from Joy Clair, as well as different techniques.

The first page is created using the Send Me stamp set:


I really love the suitcase image in the stamp set. I wanted to use the paper-piecing technique for the image. The suitcases are stamped on three different prints and hand cut. I attached a panel made out of a simple print to the side panel of the Bible page. The suitcases are attached towards the bottom of the page. To fill in the rest of the panel, I used a variety of stamps. One of the main focuses on the page is the gold embossed 'go'. The word is stamped half on the Bible page and half on the print panel. The pop of gold adds an unique touch to the page.

Next up is the Christmas Nativity stamp set:


Sometimes I like to explore different ideas for stamp set. They are usually designed for a certain theme or verse, but I try to show additional ways to expand the stamps. For the Christmas Nativity stamp set, I created a non-Christmas Bible page. I used the angel image and repeatedly stamped on the page using the masking technique. To make the angels pop more, I colored in the skin and hair different colors. The word title for the page is created using a variety of alpha stickers.

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Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi


Friday, December 1, 2017

Joy Clair December Challenge - 3D

Can you believe that it is December?! What!? But the good news is that there is a new challenge over on the Joy Clair blog. This month's challenge was a difficult one for me. I have never made a pop up card, so I made a card with a 3D element.

Today I am using the super cute 3d Poinsettia stamp set:


I love using kraft cardstock on Christmas cards. I love how the color red pops off the color. I used VersaMark ink and stamped the branches around the cardbase. To fill in the empty spaces, I added the red berries stamps. The sentiment is stamped and embossed on a fancy diecut. The poinsettia is stamped on red cardstock and embossed with gold. The flower is layered onto the card. A simple gold enamel dot is used in the center.


You have until January 29, 2018 to create a new project and enter it into Inlinkz below. 
By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.
TWO lucky winners will be announced on January 30, 2018!!!
Good Luck!!! 

Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi

Monday, November 27, 2017

JC- Paper-piecing with Christmas Cocoa

Hello, Joy Clair friends! I am not a coffee drinker, but I am sure a hot chocolate kind of person! It usually doesn't get cold enough here along the Texas coast to heat up a mug of cocoa. But the moment it does, I do not waste time getting a cup going!  I have tried adding different flavoring, but my all-time favorite is adding marshmallows. So many, that you fill the top of the mug! 

Today, I created a simple Thank You card using the new Christmas Cocoa stamp set:


I have been on a kraft kick lately. One thing I like to do with kraft cardstock is to using Versamark Watermark Ink. To start this card, I using one of the mug images and stamped randomly using the watermark ink. To fill in the empty space, I stamped snowflakes and stars using white ink. 

I wanted to showcase the paper-piecing technique on this card. For the center of the card, I added a circle die cut with a bold print. I wanted to highlight the red in the pattern, so I picked a matching red print and stamped the mug image. The image is then cut out and set aside.

The Christmas Cocoa stamp set includes several different options for the layering/add-ons to the mug. Since I am a marshmallow fan, I wanted to work with the marshmallow stamp. I stamped the image onto a cream color print and cut out. When it came time to assemble the mug, I layered the marshmallows onto of the upper edge of the mug. The paper-pieced mug is then attached on top of the circle die cut.

To finish the card, I used the simple 'Thanks' stamp, also from the Christmas Cocoa stamp set, and stamped onto the cream print. The sentiment is cut into a strip and attached to the bottom portion of the card.


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Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi



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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