Tuesday, September 11, 2018

I miss hanging out with you


Missing my bestee a ton right now, so I decided to make a card to send her way showing her some love.  The "Chunky Monkey" set from Sugar Pea Designs was the perfect go to set to create this card which is headed to Texas now.  The monkey and branch were colored with my Copics, then fussy cut out.  I paired it with a stitched border background out of some leftover scraps I had lying around, including a layer of velum that has the slightly smudged but still cut sentiment from the same stamp set.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Country Love

An oldie but a goodie!  I made this one awhile ago, but hadn't shared it here yet... It's an old digital image that I colored up with my Copics.  I love to pick my papers first before I color an image - it just makes putting the card together so much easier.  No digging through papers trying to match colors.  These papers were all from my scraps and the banner stamp is a Whimsy Stamps one that I got while I was designing for them.  Turned out pretty darn cute if you ask me!

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Thanks for stopping in - have a great day!

Hugs,
Jodi

Friday, August 3, 2018

You're a Hoot!


Happy Friday!  Glad to be back to share this make using a Whipper Snapper stamp called Hedwig.  I am so drawn to their images and especially the birds and chickens they have... right up my alley and so fun to color.  I share some more of their stuff later this month.

I colored him with Prisma colored pencils on craft paper, adding white highlights with an ink gel pen.  Fussy cut him and added some fun papers to highlight him.  The "You're a Hoot!" sentiment stamp is an old one I think from Hampton Arts Studio G, back when there were dollar bins at the hobby stores.

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That's all for today - hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!

Hugs,
Jodi

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Thinking of You - MFT


There is something so wonderfully whimsical about Gnomes... I can't help but collect gnome stamps whenever I can find adorable ones.  This one is from My Favorite Things and I love that there are several great ones to chose from.  It's called BB You Gnome Me.  I had fun coloring this one up with my Copics - then using a border punch from EK Success for the notebook edge, a grass border die cut from Lawn Fawn for the bottom and a Jelly Bean die cut for the sun.  I think it's just a fun and happy card.

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Hugs,
Jodi

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Happy Birthday Party Animal


Here today to share this birthday card I made for my granddaughter who is about to turn 5.  I can't believe she is 5 already!  Ugh!

I created this using some circle die cuts and a photo strip frame from Spellbinders.  The stamps are something I borrowed from a friend at a crop I went to, and just fit into the windows perfectly.

Think I'll throw this into some challenges:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Hey Chickie


So, I haven't been ubber creative lately... in fact, hardly at all.  On Sunday I spent a couple hours in my studio but really didn't accomplish more than a little organization/cleaning time.  Monday came around and I was bound and determined to get the creative juices flowing.  I completed a very simple art journal page to get it started... but it still didn't want to flow.  As I was looking through some of my stuff I came across this image that I had already colored, but had never put on a card.  So, while this is still very simple and basic, at least it was a start...hoping my mojo will find me soon.  

(I thought this image was from Whipper Snapper, but I can't seem to find it on their site.  Thanks to all the wonderful comments we now know that the image comes to us by From the Heart - but sadly, it is no longer available.)

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Enjoy your day!
Hugs,
Jodi

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Alcohol ink bonanza!



Design inspiration from Kelly Latevola - see her tutorials at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mWYv7D7vu8

I have been playing with alcohol inks a bunch lately, creating many backgrounds using Yupo paper and foil with the inks.  I am loving the vibrant colors and abstract papers I can create so easily with them.  But I was coming up almost blank when it came to using them in my card making.  So, I went to YouTube of course and found a wonderful artist named Kelly Latevola.  She had designed some cards that I fell in love with instantly.  Now those of you who know me know that I don't steal designs very often - in fact, almost never... but when I needed a sympathy card and a birthday card this weekend, I couldn't resist creating my own version of her wonderful cards.  I have put a link to Kelly's videos under the photos, so I would encourage you to go check them out... stunning to say the least.

(I don't feel right putting these into challenges since they are not my design...)

Have a great Wednesday!

Hugs,
Jodi

Thursday, May 3, 2018

O-Fish-Ally Awesome!


Swimming by today to share this cute little make using the set called "Fintastic Friends" from Lawn Fawn, colored with my Copics.  The sentiment is from the "Dad + Me" set from Lawn Fawn as well.  The papers are from My Minds Eye and the finishing touch was a patterned ribbon from Hobby Lobby.  

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Have a happy day!

Hugs,
Jodi