Thursday, August 23, 2018

Joy Clair Turns 4 Blog Hop

Did you know that Joy Clair is celebrating their 4th birthday?!? I am excited to be able to participate in this super fun blog hop to celebrate! 

You should be arriving from the super talented, Kerry's blog. Just in case you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, hop on over to Martha's blog

I had the privilege on being one of the first design team members for Joy Clair Stamps. It has been a fun adventure to watch them grow. I really have enjoyed watching how they bloomed into Bible Journaling. So I figured it was only fitting to share a couple new pages with you, using some of their newer stamps.

First up is a page using the Washed by the Blood stamp set:


This simple page was created by stamping the images in black ink. To create the bath scene I used the masking technique. There were a few empty spaces, so I drew in some extra bubbles. The scene is colored in using ZIG Clean Color markers. A few of the word stamps from the stamp set are stamped across the page.

Next up, is the page using the Gnome is Where the Heart Is stamp set:


It is not too often that I do a 2 page layout. I find the added space to be challenging! I stamped the mushroom and gnome images using black ink. The background is created by blending chalk ink. The images are colored in with ZIG Clean Color markers. The fence is colored in using a paint marker. To fill in the wide empty space, I used a variety of alpha stickers to highlight the verse.

Your next stop on the hop is to the talented, Helen's blog! Now onto the exciting news...prizes!

PRIZES

To celebrate this 4th Anniversary, Joy Clair is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 4 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Joy Clair Blog by Sunday, August 26th for a chance to win.
TWO winners will be announced here on the and TWO on our Facebook Page the last day of the month, August 31st, 2018.  

Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/guests who are participating today:
Jessica Pascarella (YOU ARE HERE)

Thank you for stopping by today! And a big thank you to Joy Clair for asking me to joining the celebration!
Have a great day!
Jessi


Monday, February 19, 2018

My Love for Gnomes

Hello, friends!! I love gnomes! Cannot get enough of them! In fact, I got super excited when I saw that they are coming out with s new Gnomeo and Juliet movie! I loved the first one. I would love to have a gnome in my garden, but I am afraid it would 'walk' away...I don't think I could bare it! 

So to get my gnome fix, I have to use them when I create! I have been cleaning out my crafting supplies and I came across a mushroom house die set. It pairs perfectly with any gnomes! So I broke out my Simple Stories - Bloom & Grow paper pad and cut out one of the gnomes.


I used a variety of prints for the paper pad to create this card. A stamp to add the door to the mushroom house and this card was finish! I love the pieced look the card has when you use several different prints...just like a quilt!

Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello, friends! I am back! I decided it was time to take a little break. At first, I was thinking about a three month break. But as the month went on...I was getting antsy. So I went to my craft desk and started a few different projects. And it felt good!  Maybe my mojo is back and kickin'!

With Valentine's Day coming up in a few days, I brought out my Simple Stories Love and Adore paper pad and created an adorable card.


To start off this card, I attached a floral print to the card base. The middle panel of the card is created by pairing up two different prints.  The highlight of the card is a doily print that is fussy-cut out of a paper pad.  The finishing touch for the card is the addition of three pink enamel dots.

Thank you for stopping by! I look forward to sharing more with you throughout the year!

Have a great day!

Jessi




Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Joy Clair Farewell

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Today is a bittersweet day for me. Today is my last post as a member of the Joy Clair design team. After 2 years, I have decided it is time for me to take a break from design teams. This has been such an awesome company to be a part of. I had the pleasure of being one of the first design team members. It has been amazing to watch this wonderful company grow! And I am sure that we haven't seen the best from them yet! Thank you Christy and Amanda for the opportunity to be part of your crafting journey.

Today, I created my latest Bible Journaling page with the new Born is the King stamp set:


I used Neo-colors to color in the panel of the Bible page. I used a mixture of blues and purples to get the final color. The colors are blended using the baby wipe technique. (Simply swiping the colors with the baby wipe.) The images and words are stamped and embossed in gold. Stickers were used to complete the wording along the edge of the Bible page.

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Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi

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.

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


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