Monday, May 31, 2010

Party Time Tuesdays - Challenge #1 Anything Goes

This birthday card is for the first challenge at Party Time Tuesdays. The fish digistamp is from Create with TLC. The wordart clear acrylic stamp is by Inkadinkado.

Happy Scrapping!

Fishy Cards

I spent the afternoon making cards for fun and challenges. A delightful way to spend a holiday afternoon after a morning watching Peanut playing in a fountain.

This card is made using Create with TLC's "Fish Out of Water" mini kit - I love the cute fish and the great plaid paper. I colored the fish with colored pencils and finished it with glitter glue. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the fish is raised off the card for a 3D effect.

I used the sketch from Truly Scrumptious Challenges this week.

Happy Scrapping!

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Summer Delights

I think this is my fourth post for the day as I get caught up on challenges this weekend : ) This card is for the Cupcake Craft Challenge Summer Delights. I used the Short Shorts stamp from Stitchy Bear Stamps that I used for the Stampin with the Dragon challenge (below), but I put her outside in a park rather than by the beach.

Happy Scrapping!

Stampin' With the Dragon Challenge #2 - Here Comes Summer

The challenge this week at Stampin' with the Dragon is "Here Comes Summer." I used some summer stickers from my stash to create a beach theme for this cute girl.

The stamp is Short Shorts by Stitchy Bear Stamps, who is also sponsoring the challenge this week (the prize is three fun summer stamps).

Happy Scrapping!

Baby Bear Cards

This is my entry for Crafting Your Passion sketch challenge and One Stitch at a Time Challenge #15 - Use Something New.

The Baby Bear Stamp is by Lexi Creations. It, the flowers, and the baby bottle ribbon are new.

I did this card in a couple of colors (this one being my favorite). The other colors are below.

Happy Scrapping!

Sally's Creative Corner - Softpencil Digital Stamps

This week Sally's Creative Corner is highlighting Softpencil Digital Stamps. These stamps are SO cute. Michu is available in so many pictures and he's the sweetest little cat.

Happy Scrapping!

1960s Woman Digistamp

As promised, stamp number 2 - 1960s woman. This stamp is from my Wonderful Women kit (available below).

If you use the kit or the stamps, I'd love to see them!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

1920s woman Digistamp - Freebie

As promised, here is the first of the digistamps from my minikit - Wonderful Women. This is the 1920s woman.

If you use the kit or the stamps in your layouts, I'd love to see them. Post a link in the comments!

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

In Linkz Card Challenge - Boy Birthday

Hello all! This is my entry for In Linkz card challenge - Boy Birthday. I bought my first clear stamps today and "hippo birdie to you" was one of them. The stamps are so much fun!

The winner of this challenge is determined by readers voting. Voting opens June 8th!

I did release a new freebie kit today - Wonderful Women (click link to go to post)!

Happy Scrapping!

I Did It Creations Challenge - Favorite Embellishment

I really loved the beautiful fairy image that Glitterbabe shared on the I Did It Creations challenge blog. The challenge this week was using your favorite embellishment. I'm new to making cards, so my favorite embellishment is things that are easy. I found these cute stick-on gems in the dollar bin at Michael's today - it doesn't get much easier than that. I colored the image with my new 50 pack of colored pencils.

Happy Scrapping!

Wonderful Women Minikit Freebie

The challenge this month at RakScraps was Romantic Moms. I loved the colors. I've been working on my own drawings and came up with these two women - a 1920s flapper and a 1960s mod inspired by Funky Things to Draw. So, I changed the theme a little bit to celebrate women.

The two women, the evening gown, and the hand drawn rose will be available as free digistamps over the next few days. Follow my blog to make sure you get all the freebies!

If you use the kit in your layouts, I'd love to see it!

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Make it Crafty Blog Candy GiveAway

Make it Crafty has a great blog candy give away. I love her designs - especially the mechanical carousel horse. I love horses and this design is just so wonderfully pink and girly.

The deadline is May 31st.

Happy Scrapping!

Stuck On Us Sketches Challenge

Hello all! This is my entry for this weeks Stuck on Us Sketches Challenge. Check out the blog for a great candy giveaway this week too!

Paper and elements from Summer Blues by Monique Drost

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandpa Card

This is the first card that I've made with mixed media - digistamps with paper, ribbons, and flowers. My dad's birthday is coming up this summer and I was inspired by several challenges this week to put this together. The inside says "Happy Birthday, Grandpa!"

I've entered this card in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Blue and Green (#52)
I Love Digi Challenge - For My Dad (#8)
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Celebrate Babies (#33)

The stamp is "Dancing with Grandpa" by Mo's Digital Pencil. Since I'd stopped paper crafting a while ago, the rest of the supplies came out of my old stash long buried in the basement.

I'm still working on how to take good pictures of the cards, so I feel like it's a little lost in translation.

Happy Scrapping!

True's Gifts from the Heart Blog Candy

Check out the great blog candy at True's Gifts from the Heart. She has a lot of really wonderful sponsors.

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sally's Creative Corner - Glitter

Check out the creative glittery cards at Sally's Creative Corner and enter to win a fun prize. The cards really inspired me to get some glitter out.

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #55

This is my entry for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Paper and Elements from "Cherished" by Designs by Shelle

One Stitch at a Time Blog Challenge - Furry Friends

This week the challenge at One Stitch at a Time is Furry Friends. My sister is celebrating her birthday this weekend and so I used the challenge to make her a birthday card.

This is my first time working on a hybrid card project, so I printed out a few versions to color. The first one is the card for my sister. The second one is Peanut's card for her aunty. The other two are different versions.

The inside reads: "Hope your birthday is doggone good!"

"Happy Birthday Scruffles" stamp by Lexi's Creations
Paper from my Pat-a-cake kit (available on the blog)

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Scrap it with a Song Challenge: Sweet Child 'o MIne

The challenge this week at Scrap it with a Song is Guns 'n Roses' Sweet Child 'o Mine. I immediately thought of some cute pics DH had taken of Peanut with her barrettes in. Here is my entry.

Paper and Elements from Story of Our Lives by DeDe Smith

Happy Scrapping!

Glitterbabe's Birthday Candy

Glitterbabe is going to be 30 on Thursday and she's giving away a great birthday candy prize. Check it out!

Happy Scrapping,

Thursday, May 20, 2010

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge and Free DigiStamp

Hello all! I've created this birthday card for the C.R.A.F.T. challenge blog. The papers and elements are from my Denim and Daisies kit (available free on this blog) and the digistamp is a new one I created. You can dowload the stamp (colored and outline version) here.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I won!

Hello all. I wanted to tell you about a great new kit from Toucan Scraps - Pink n Wild. She had a prize drawing based on comments about her kit, and I won!

Check out the challenge at 3Scrapateers using this great kit. You buy half of the kit, make a layout and get the second half for free!

This is a layout I made for the 1/2 and 1/2 using Angela's kit.

Great fun and thank you Angela.

Happy Scrapping!

Stratford Texture

This is a textured overlay that I used to create my Stratford kit. This is my first commercial use file.

If you download the file, please leave a comment! If you use it to design a page, I'd love to see it. If you like what you see on this blog, consider following it.

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Stratford MiniKit

I have a new minikit - Stratford (personal use). It's a strange kit. I ended up with more papers than elements, but that's how it is.
Here's a layout I made using the kit.

If you dowload, I'd love it if you leave a comment. If you use the kit in a layout, I'd love to see it.

Tomorrow I'll be releasing my first commercial use file - a texture I used in creating this kit. If you want to make sure you get it, please consider following the blog.

Happy Scrapping!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bunny DigiStamp

Hello all! I have created my first digistamp. I'm working on a new kit - Stratford - and I needed a bunny. Since I liked it, I thought you might like it as well. The digistamp download includes the bunny outline (not the colored image) in two formats (png and jpg). If you want the colored image, stay tuned for my next kit!

If you use the image, I'd love to see it (just post the link in the comments). If you like what you see here, please consider following this blog, so you get all the freebies as soon as they're available.

Thank you,
Jennifer (aka JLJ Designs)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

One Stitch at a Time Blog Challenge - Going Dotty

I had a lot of fun with the Going Dotty Challenge on One Stitch at a Time. I love this little puppy stamp from Stitchy Stamps. I had a lot of fun coloring it using Photoshop Elements. I thought this would be a fun card for a friend with nice bright colors.

Digistamp - Stitchy Stamps
Paper and Elements - Polka Dot Poppy from Redhead Scraps


Monday, May 10, 2010

True Colors Challenge

This is my entry for the "True Colors" Challenge at Scrap it With a Song. I was inspired by the lines:
I see your true colors shining through.
I see your true colors and that's why I love you.

They reminded me of my mom and daughter doing "artwork" together last week. Grandma left today and Peanut is very sad.

Paper and elements from Work of Art by Scrappy Bug.

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Paparazzi Challenge

It's a new week and time for a new challenge at Scrap It With a Song. I chose a line out of the song "Need that picture of you" that reminded me of a photo of my daughter from a few weeks ago. Her dad kept telling me how cute it was when she put her head through the wooden frame to hold up a tree. I have to agree and now we've captured it on [digital] film.

The paper, elements, and alphabet come from Hoppy Days by Garden Girl Designs.

I had fun with the challenge. I hope you like it!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

One Stitch at a Time Blog Challenge

I made my entry in time this time! Challenge #11 is Children. I've used the "Jiggy" stamp from Stamping Dragon Designs. I'm going to use this as a birthday card for my nephew. The paper is from my Pat-a-cake Kit and the Happy Birthday I wrote myself using Photoshop Elements.

I hope you like it!

Two DigiCards

I created two digicards using my Sunshine MiniKit. The first uses elements and papers from the kit as well as a digistamp from Stitchy Bear. This would have been my entry for the One Stitch at a Time Challenge #10 Flowers, if I'd made it in time...

The second card uses only elements from the kit and you can download it here. It should be sized to print on Avery Cards, if you wish.

Download here

Hope you enjoy! Please leave a comment.

Sunshine MiniKit

I found that I had a lot of yellow flower pictures, and we were enjoying such lovely weather last week that I was inspired to do a Sunshine Kit. I hope you like it! If you download, please leave a comment. Thanks! Jennifer

Dowload here