Sunday, 10 November 2019

Vintage Christmas with Joy Clair & Imagine

Hello friends!

I am really into the holiday spirit early this year - which also means I started in on my Christmas cards. I'm so excited about our Joy Clair partnership with Imagine Crafts this month - and the products I received go PERFECTLY with the vintage feel I wanted to go for! I was working with Prima's Santa Baby Papers!

Check out my card I created using the Vintage Christmas Ornaments stamp set. I think this is now becoming my FAVE set for Christmas!

November 2019

I used the Mboss Embossing Powder in Rose Gold to do the embossing of the deer head. I love how it turned out!!! It matched my "Santa Baby" papers perfectly! I also used Sheer Shimmer in Dauber Top Sparkle and Spritzer in Gold and Rose Gold.  I just love how subtle these give sparkle to cards - perfect for Christmas!


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I gave you some ideas on getting your holiday cards started. Joy Clair Stamps are perfect for every occasion.
See you soon!

Jess

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Creative Knockouts #323

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge!!

Our theme this week is "Border Time" and our sponsor is Di's Digi Stamps.  We were free to create with our own stamps for this challenge, so I decided keep working on my stash of sympathy cards - which unfortunately I go through too quickly.

Here is what I created:






I hope to see you at the challenge! Good luck!

Until next time,

Jess

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Rinea Holiday Ornament

Hello crafty friends!


I have a brand new project to share with you today for Rinea!  As you can see, we are making this beautiful holiday ornament today!  Or you could use it was a bow for a present! Or...you could make it bigger and turn it into a wreath or wall decor!  The ideas are endless.  First up, here are the supplies you will need:
Jolly Foiled  Paper Variety Pack  - I used the Starstruck in Ruby, Silver and Emerald along with the Gloss in Silver/Gold and Ruby/Gold for this project.
Hot Glue Gun
Paper Trimmer
1 3/4" Punch (or die if you prefer)

Here is my video tutorial to show you how to make it:

Check out the blue version I created too using the Frosted Variety Pack:

Thanks for tuning in!  See you again next time!


Jess

Friday, 1 November 2019

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello friends!


I'm so excited to be joining the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog hop with Joy Clair Stamps!

Joy Clair is giving a way two stamp sets of your selection to one random winner that left your original comment on Joy Clair blog post and the 9 designers participating on this hop. In your comment you need to mention the name of the stamp set that designer used as main image to qualify to the prize. This will be open since November 1st until November 8th. Winner will be announced on November 30 here in Joy Clair Blog.

Tonight I will be posting the image to promote the sales. All the store will be 25%, during the week of blog hop.

I created a cute card using the Coffee Lovers Stamp Set! It's perfect for this hop!  Don't forget to check out all the other fun Coffee Themed Stamps that Joy Clair has to offer.

Here is my card:


I kept it fun and simple. Not all cards need to be over complicated - especially when you make them first thing in the morning BEFORE you've had your first cup of coffee ;).

Thanks for stopping by! I know you will be inspired by all the coffee themed creations today!

See you again soon!

Jess

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Creative Knockouts Challenge #321

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge!!

Our theme this week is "Embossing Delights" and our sponsor is the always FABULOUS Fabrika Fantasy!   I chose to work with a stamp set called "Betta Fish Crowntail".  My daughters just picked out some Betta fish of their own so it was perfect timing :) Check out the stamp:






Here is what I created:



I did use the pre-colored digi version - but I superimposed it over the uncolored version with the bubbles!  I used a Versamark Pen to add my embossing powder to the bubbles and some to the fish itself.  I also used a dry embossing folder for the background. SO you can add Embossing with digis!!! :)  The sentiment was also heat embossed.


I hope to see you at the challenge! Good luck!

Until next time,

Jess

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Shadow of the Almighty with Joy Clair

Hello everyone!


I'm back again today with a new Joy Clair creation!  This time, I'm using the Color By Faith series of stamps - and I chose to use the new release set called "Shadow of the Almighty".  I really love the beautiful lettering of this set.

Shadow of the Almighty | Bible Journaling Clear Stamps

I ended up creating two cards with this set  - as I couldn't decide between them!  Here they are:

 


Once again, I did use a shimmer spray over the sentiment - I really love the sheen it gave and softened everything. Aren't those little rubber boots adorable? I know it's Autumn...but I feel like these cards had a spring vibe to them! 

Thanks for stopping by today and as always, thanks for supporting small business's like Joy Clair!

See you again next time!

Jess

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Rosette Pumpkins with Rinea

Hello friends!

My EVERYTHING PUMPKIN tour continues!  UP next, another  Rinea Project .

Today I'm sharing these super cute (and versatile!) Rosette Pumpkins!  Make them big, or make them small! Use them as placecard settings or centerpieces. Mix & match colors!  Have fun with it!
Here are the products you will need for this project:
 Haunted Foiled Paper Variety Pack
(I used the followed from the pack)
Marigold Glossy 
Emerald Starstruck
Ebony Glossy
Hot Glue Gun
Cardstock
Tape Adhesive
Scissors

I created a short YouTube Video to show you how to make them! Check it out here:


Love how this project came together! Here are a few more quick photos:

 

 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog!  I love to read your comments -
they are always an encouragement. I would love to see your projects if you create them too!

Have a great day!
Jess

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Wish Big with Joy Clair

Hello friends!


I have a quick new card to share with you for Joy Clair stamps! I am using the beautiful NEW ARRIVAL stamp set called "Wish Big" on this card.  Aren't the images and sentiments just so darn pretty?

Wish Big | Clear Stamps

I was inspired to use a black & pink palette for this card, and here is what I created:


 


It's hard to see, but I sprayed the final card front with some really pretty shimmer spray to make it sparkly! It's a really iridescent shine - I love it!  I embossed the flower images too.

I really love how pretty this card turned out! I hope you like it too. Thank you for supporting small businesses like Joy Clair Stamps!!

See you again next time!

Jess

Creative Knockouts Challenge #319

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge #319! 

Our theme this week is "Fall" and our sponsor is the super cute "Sweet'N Sassy Stamps". 

I chose to work with a stamp set called "Fall Arrangement".




Here is what I created:



I colored the image using a combo of Nuvo Marker Pens and ShinHan TwinTouch Markers.  A quick wrap of twin and a simple sentiment was all this image needed. I hope you like it!



I hope to see you at the challenge! Good luck!

Until next time,

Jess

Saturday, 5 October 2019

World Cardmaking Day with Joy Clair - Outside the Box

Hello friends!  I'm back with CHALLENGE #3!



Click HERE to find all the information about Challenge #3. For this challenge, we are thinking OUTSIDE the box with our stamps!  That's right - open your window wide and create! SOOO - I set about create a vinyl covered altered notebook using the Mermaid at Heart stamp set!

I started by watercoloring the vinyl after it was adhered to my notebook and lightly sealed with a spray sealant. I added some super thick emobssing powders for dimention and texture.





There mermaid tail was stamped twice - once with ink and once with Versamark so I could emboss with a glitter embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment onto the vinyl with Versamark and embossed with Gold Detail EP.  I repeated the same process on a piece of paper and fussy cut to fit on the original stamped image.





  

On the inside, I just added some simple stamping and started writing!  Both inside covers were covered with some mermaid patterned paper as well.




  Did you know that you can win a prize simply by hopping along with us?  Good luck!  Here is a little more information about all the Challenges of World Card Making Day with Joy Clair.
  1. 1. Our challenges will be open until next Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at 11:55 p.m. EST to let you create a little more, because celebrations should never be limited to a single day, right?
  2. 2. We want everyone to be able to play so there is *no* requirement to use Joy Clair Stamps for Challenge #3 but for Challenge #2 you must use only Joy Clair Stamps. Please make a new card or project though!

  3. 3. Add your link to the appropriate Inlinkz Link-up tool for that post. You may enter for Challenge #2 many times as you wish while the challenge is open. Just remember that ONLY NEW PROJECTS are considered to the prize.
  4. 4. For Challenge #1 and Challenge #3 you can link only ONCE while the challenges are open.
  5. There will a prize posted on each challenge and one card will be randomly chosen as a winner of that prize from those that Link-up.
  6. 5. If you are unable to participate in the challenges, simply comment on the posts. We will be giving one prize to a randomly drawn commenter compiled from all WCMD 2019 posts.
  7. Have tons of fun!

>>>SCHEDULE & CHALLENGE LINKS<<<

9:00 a.m. EST WCMD-19 Challenge #1: My Crafty or Work Space OPEN NOW!

12:00 m. EST WCMD-19 Challenge #2: My Versatile Joy Clair Stamp Set. Just stretch your stamps and create your idea. Open NOW!

3:00 p.m. EST WCMD-19 Challenge #3:Break the rules and Open your window! Create something different that move you from your comfort are. YOU ARE HERE! Open NOW!
EDITOR'S NOTE: Winners of all the challenges will be announced as usual on a Joy Clair Blog post on October 31, 2019.

You can also save 25% off of all Joy Clair stamps today too!!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Happy World Cardmaking Day! :)

xoxo
Jess

World Cardmaking Day with Joy Clair

Hello friends!  I'm back with CHALLENGE #2!


Click HERE to find all the information about Challenge #2. For this challenge, we are creating, of course, a CARD!  I decided to use No Prob-Llama to create a non-traditional Christmas Card!



How cute is that?

  Did you know that you can win a prize simply by hopping along with us?  Good luck!  Here is a little more information about all the Challenges of World Card Making Day with Joy Clair.
  1. 1. Our challenges will be open until next Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at 11:55 p.m. EST to let you create a little more, because celebrations should never be limited to a single day, right?
  2. 2. We want everyone to be able to play so there is *no* requirement to use Joy Clair Stamps for Challenge #3 but for Challenge #2 you must use only Joy Clair Stamps. Please make a new card or project though!


  3. 3. Add your link to the appropriate Inlinkz Link-up tool for that post. You may enter for Challenge #2 many times as you wish while the challenge is open. Just remember that ONLY NEW PROJECTS are considered to the prize.
  4. 4. For Challenge #1 and Challenge #3 you can link only ONCE while the challenges are open.
  5. There will a prize posted on each challenge and one card will be randomly chosen as a winner of that prize from those that Link-up.
  6. 5. If you are unable to participate in the challenges, simply comment on the posts. We will be giving one prize to a randomly drawn commenter compiled from all WCMD 2019 posts.
  7. Have tons of fun!

>>>SCHEDULE & CHALLENGE LINKS<<<

9:00 a.m. EST WCMD-19 Challenge #1: My Crafty or Work Space OPEN NOW!

12:00 m. EST WCMD-19 Challenge #2: My Versatile Joy Clair Stamp Set. Just stretch your stamps and create your idea. YOU ARE HERE! Open NOW!

3:00 p.m. EST WCMD-19 Challenge #3:Break the rules and Open your window! Create something different that move you from your comfort are.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Winners of all the challenges will be announced as usual on a Joy Clair Blog post on October 31, 2019.

You can also save 25% off of all Joy Clair stamps today too!!

Thanks for stopping by!!! See you soon with Challenge #3!

xoxo
Jess

Celebrating World Cardmaking Day - MY SPACE

Hello friends!


Click HERE to find all the information about Challenge #1


I'm here with the rest of the gang of the Joy Clair team to share a bit about our workspaces and a tip!

SOOO....here it goes!  I finally found my desk (hahaha) and was able to take a few quick pics of it before it was completely covered again.  Take a peek:





You can see a few sneak peek projects in the making - can you spot them?

My tip is actually both papercraft AND non-papercraft related (SHOCKING!). I'm also a sewist - so I need to organize all my fabric!  Originally, I had it in totes, but it wasn't getting used that way. I decided to group it all by type - and LOOK how much I ended up with! WOW!  Better get to the sewing.  This brings me to my next tip - organizing your papercraft supplies!  Those black bins above the fabric are sorted between different types of supplies - in this case, my Rinea Foiled Paper, Adhesives, Tonic/Nuvo Products and Chipboard/Wood Accents. The rest of my office (while not this neat right now!) are also sorted this way - bins and photo boxes! It makes grabbing what I need quick and easy.


  Did you know that you can win a prize simply by hopping along with us?  Good luck!  Here is a little more information about all the Challenges of World Card Making Day with Joy Clair.
  1. 1. Our challenges will be open until next Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at 11:55 p.m. EST to let you create a little more, because celebrations should never be limited to a single day, right?
  2. 2. We want everyone to be able to play so there is *no* requirement to use Joy Clair Stamps for Challenge #3 but for Challenge #2 you must use only Joy Clair Stamps. Please make a new card or project though!

  3. 3. Add your link to the appropriate Inlinkz Link-up tool for that post. You may enter for Challenge #2 many times as you wish while the challenge is open. Just remember that ONLY NEW PROJECTS are considered to the prize.
  4. 4. For Challenge #1 and Challenge #3 you can link only ONCE while the challenges are open.
  5. There will a prize posted on each challenge and one card will be randomly chosen as a winner of that prize from those that Link-up.
  6. 5. If you are unable to participate in the challenges, simply comment on the posts. We will be giving one prize to a randomly drawn commenter compiled from all WCMD 2019 posts.
  7. Have tons of fun!

>>>SCHEDULE & CHALLENGE LINKS<<<

9:00 a.m. EST WCMD-19 Challenge #1: My Crafty or Work Space - YOU ARE HERE - OPEN NOW!
12:00 m. EST WCMD-19 Challenge #2: My Versatile Joy Clair Stamp Set. Just stretch your stamps and create your idea.
3:00 p.m. EST WCMD-19 Challenge #3:Break the rules and Open your window! Create something different that move you from your comfort are.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Winners of all the challenges will be announced as usual on a Joy Clair Blog post on October 31, 2019.

You can also save 25% off of all Joy Clair stamps today too!!

Thanks for stopping by!!! See you soon with Challenge #2!

xoxo
Jess

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Pumpkin Fun with Rinea

Hello friends!

Fall leaves, crisp air.....it can only mean one thing....EVERYTHING PUMPKIN!!!   My first  Rinea Project this month is all about the pumpkins!!

Today I'm sharing an adorable handmade Pumpkin Welcome Sign! This was a fun project I tell ya! I'm obsessed with all the fun thing my local Dollar Tree store has, and I recently picked up a wooden pumpkin sign base and metal fall words. This was a perfect time to use them!

Here are the products you will need for this project:
 Haunted Foiled Paper Variety Pack
(I used the followed from the pack)
Marigold Glossy 
Emerald Starstruck

Ghost Ink
Rubbing Alcohol
Adhesive of Choice
Scissors
Jute Twine
Sand Paper
I started by tracing my pumpkin onto a piece of Marigold Glossy Foiled Paper. I trimmed it out and glued it onto my pumpkin cutout with liquid adhesive. I used sandpaper to smooth the edges and add a bit of distressed look.

  

 

Next, I lightly traced out where I wanted my pumpkin lines to be - you know, the lines that make a pumpkin a pumpkin! Using a direct to paper method, I swiped my GHOST INK over my markings, light created swooshes and let dry.  I spritzed with rubbing alcohol and wiped off the color with a paper towel - MAGIC!!! LOVE the Ghost Ink!!!

   

I found some pumpkin leaf templates online, so I traced those onto my Emerald Starstruck Foiled paper and trimmed out. The were arranged and glued one along with my "Welcome" words. I tied some jute twine around the stem and voila!  Easy Peasy!

  

  

Love how this project came together!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog!  I love to read your comments -
they are always an encouragement. I would love to see your projects if you create them too!

Have a great day!
Jess