Hi Everyone! So I have big, exciting news, this weeks blog posts I will be doing something a little special. I will be sharing the week with Jennifer McGuire, we have decided to show case 6 cards together, using 6 different stamps. I am super, super excited about this event and I could not be more honoured to have this opportunity to do this.

I have been a great admirer of Jennifer, who inspires me every time she creates, she is a truly wonderful, kind hearted and generous person, one in which I am grateful is a part of my life.

I hope that we inspire others out there this week to create and have fun!

The first card I will be sharing with you today shows one of the techniques that Jennifer uses in some of her creations, which is emboss resist.

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I took the stamp Flowing Flowers and Leaves from Hero Arts and stamped it onto several pieces of white card stock using Versamark Ink, I then embossed with clear embossing powder. Once this was embossed I took Ranger, Distress Ink, Barn Door, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters and covered each piece of the white embossed card stock heavily with each of the inks. I took a 1 inch Fiskars circle punch and punched several circles out of each colour. Next, taking more white card stock, I cut it to size, folded in half to form a card and using the Score Pal I scored 3 lines down one side of the card. I adhered each of the punched out circles down the other side of the card using some foam dimensionals and with some left over white card stock I cut a tag and stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Leaf Prints stamp set and adhered this to the card using more foam dimensionals. Lastly, I added some rhinestones either side of the sentiment to finish the card.

A card that is quite simple to make and even though a lot of white, the punch of colour makes the card quite eye catching, so don’t be afraid to use white, there is so much that you can do with it.

Okay, so make sure that you all go on over to Jennifer’s Blog and check out what she has created with this wonderful stamp.

I look forward to the week ahead with Jennifer and with you my fellow bloggers and stampers.

Hugs to you all!

JOY

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  • How exciting for you Joy! Your card is lovely – very crisp looking with the white and the bold circles. Off to check out Jennifer’s blog now!ReplyCancel

  • Wow – what a stunning card. Love the brightness of the colours against the white. Gorgeous. And what a FAB idea – will be checking in with you both all week. :)ReplyCancel

  • WOW! I love love love love your card!
    I think it is cool we both did resist with distress inks! love you.ReplyCancel

  • Love the card you created now to go check out Jennifer’s card.ReplyCancel

  • ooooh, I love your clean and striking card!!!!! The colors are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful! Love the bright colors, clean design, and wonderful white space! What a fun challenge the 2 of you have going!ReplyCancel

  • Wow…How Fun!!!!
    This is simply Gorgeous,Joy! Now…go to Jennifer’s blog!ReplyCancel

  • Love this design, Joy – so fresh and clean!ReplyCancel

  • What an exciting week ahead!! Cant wait to check both of you girls posts:-)

    The red in your card really makes it ‘pop’, super design, love the CAS look.. and the scored lines are such an elegant touch:-)ReplyCancel

  • How beautiful! Tons of pop for using white.
    ~JillReplyCancel

  • Turned out beautifully! And looking forward to more!ReplyCancel

  • This is so exciting, Joy! WOW! I can’t wait to see what you both come up with this week!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card! This is going to be such an exciting week!ReplyCancel

  • very cool, would never of guessed it was the same stamp as Jennifer used!
    SandraReplyCancel

  • Really beautiful Joy, the colours pop and the white brings elegance. Enjoy your week!ReplyCancel

  • Wow!! Simply stunning!! You have inspired me to tryout more techniques when I stamp. Hugs, CarlyReplyCancel

  • Your card is lovely!!! I know you and Jennifer will have lots of beautiful ideas for us this week! Thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful design Joy and love the splashed of colour!ReplyCancel

  • Bold, bright and beautiful! The score marks along the side really pull the whole thing together. Nice job!ReplyCancel

  • What a gorgeous card! Love the circles!ReplyCancel

  • Love how you cut the image into circles, Joy! Fabulous design and beautiful colors! What a fun week it’s gonna be with the two of you! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • This is a simply stunning card Joy, love the simplicity of the white background with the gorgeous pops of colour. Jennifers card is so different and using the same stamp. Very inspirational!!ReplyCancel

  • Very fun Joy, love your embossing and the circular elements are always a welcoming look on a card!ReplyCancel

  • Oh wow, I love your clean and beautiful design, Joy! What a wonderful way to use the challenge stamp…and how different from the way Jennifer used it too! This is such a great idea and I’m looking forward to inspiring work from both of you!
    blessings!ReplyCancel

  • …………….THUD!!! This is gorgeous! I feel a CASE comin’ on, girl! Love it! Ooh, LOLLY, do I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Joy, what an exciting week! :)
    Your card is so fabulous! I can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Wow this is just gorgeous Joy love the white space along with the splashes of color!!!!ReplyCancel

  • What a fun challenge for both of you! Love the circles! Looking forward to the whole week to see what you come up with!ReplyCancel

  • Mendi Yoshikawa

    This is GORGEOUS! I never would have thought of using this background to punch out circles. It’s such a fun, clean look and makes me look at this stamp of mine in a whole new light!ReplyCancel

  • this is so beautiful, Joy! love the colors and the simple design! looking forward to see more!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful–love the colors you chose.ReplyCancel

  • Oh wow! Not only is this fabulous and the colors wonderful but it is a great way to see what those different stamp pad colors really are!ReplyCancel

  • How very AWESOME and exciting! I will be watching out for yours and Jennifer’s posts!!! LOVE LOVE this, Joy!! You and Jennifer are so inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • super neat card! who’da thunk to piece these together in little circles? joy you are so creative! looking forward to the rest of the week :)ReplyCancel

  • Lovely card Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Love this look! I think it’s such a fabulous new way to “see” that stamp!ReplyCancel

  • This is so exciting Joy! I’m soo happy for you! Your card is stunning and I can’t wait to see what you both come up with the rest of the week :)ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so simple and clean, I love it!!! Can’t wait to see your work for the 7 day challenge!!ReplyCancel

  • I love the simplicity of this card. It’s so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • HOW wonderful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely fantastic Joy. What a great idea. I’ll be looking at your posts when I get back to catch up on all the rest of the week. EnjoyReplyCancel

  • Love, love, love this card!! Everything about it. I’m so excited you and Jennifer are doing this event this week – you are my two favorite bloggers! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • What a great week we’re all going to have – and what a fabulous card this is!ReplyCancel

  • I love this card so much! Will have to try my version of it :)ReplyCancel

  • I love this! Totally gonna CASE it :)ReplyCancel

  • Really pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Great card! I bought Wild Honey Distress ink because of this! Love the colors you used!
    DeniseBReplyCancel

  • Love the bright colors against the white, gorgeous!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! So today’s card seems to be appropriate as it has been raining here all day. I created a card using another digital image, this one was also from The Greeting Farm called Rain Rain.

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So I downloaded the image and resized it to the size that I was after, I printed it out onto some white card stock and coloured the image in using my Copics, once the image was coloured I cut her out and set her aside. I took more white card stock and ran it through my Cuttlebug, cutting a circle using the Spellbinders, Circles die. I then inked up the Hero Arts, Graph Background stamp with Hero Arts, Soft Pool ink and stamped over the top of the circle. Taking the coloured image I adhered her to the circle using some foam dimensionals. Next, taking some American Crafts patterned paper (which has been in my collection for I don’t know how long..LOL) I cut it to size and sewed around the edges, I also took some Ranger, Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and distressed the edges, I also decided to add some distress ink to the outer edges of the circle as well, I then added a sentiment at the bottom of the patterned paper using the Hero Arts, Sweet Wonderful You stamp set. I then took more white card stock and cut it to size and folded in half to form the card, lastly, I adhered the round circle with the image on it to the patterned paper using more foam dimensionals and then adhered the patterned paper to the front of the card.

Here is another view of the card:

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I really enjoyed making this card tonight and I hope it inspires you out there to have a go at using some digital stamps.

So that is about all for tonight, but before I go I wanted to let you know to pop back here tomorrow and check out the big event that will be starting tomorrow, looking forward to bringing you a surprise :)

Have a great night!

Hugs

JOY

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  • Joy… this is adorable. I love the colours you chose – and the Copic colouring in is stunning. Those new pens have come into good use!ReplyCancel

  • Grat card ! Love the shiny part in your colouring ! My I invite you to visit my fresh blog
    http://martinaskaartjes.blogspot.com/
    and feel free to leave a comment or become a follower. It will be much appreciated !
    Have a nice sunday, greetings, Martina
    xReplyCancel

  • Oh so cute! I love the colouring, and that graph stamp is great too!ReplyCancel

  • shes the cutest, I always admire your colouring!ReplyCancel

  • Don’t ya just love that Graph Background stamp?! Adorable card, Joy! Love your coloring. . . you’re so darn good at it!! Hugs to you, my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Gosh I love love love this!!! Sooo cute, the little circle with the girl is so adorable:-)

    And dont get me started on how fab the American Crafts Patterned paper is!! wow!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gill

    Hi Joy,

    I have been enjoying your blog for a few weeks now. Thank you for all the inspiration.
    I have been put off using digital downloads as the couple of times I have tried, I get an enormous image & don’t know how to downsize it. Would it be possible for you to include some instructions on your blog, or at least to refer me to some info. Many thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Very cute, love the yellow and blue!!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable! You are definitely a Copic master!ReplyCancel

  • Aww this is so cute! Your colouring is always amazing – soo jealous! :)ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy, this is adorable – the colouring is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Super cute, Joy! Love your coloring, too!ReplyCancel

  • I enjoy your creations on Scrapbook Boutique. This is a fab colour combination and I love the graph stamp too!ReplyCancel

  • Sweet! So cute in those yellows and blues!ReplyCancel

  • awww… this is so sweet, Joy!! love your coloring on Rain Rain! lovely card!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! So how is your weekend going? I have had a good day, caught up on a few things and spent some time in the craft room, as any crafter would do, LOL!

So I have another Pure Innocence image to share with you tonight, this little girl with bird I downloaded from the wonderful illustrator, Heather Ellis’s web site, she is currently having a sale on her digital images, so I quickly jumped at the chance to grab these sweet designs as they are being discontinued. I may even go back to get more yet…hee,he.

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So I downloaded the image and resized it to the size that I required and printed it out on my white card stock, I coloured the image in with my Copics and cut the image to size. I cut a piece of Hero Arts, Punch layering paper slightly larger then the image and adhered together, I then cut a piece of October Afternoon patterned paper and also adhered this to the image. For the card I cut a piece of Kraft card stock, folded in half and attached the image to the front using some foam dimensionals. Next, I added a Hero Arts sentiment from the Huge Hugs stamp, I then felt that the card needed something else and so I decided to add stamped flowers under the sentiment, I stamped this with some Colorbox Ink, Frost White. Lastly, I sponged more Frost White ink around the edges of the card to soften.

Here is another view of the card:

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A sweet image that is quite good to have in your collection, as you can size it to what you wish, so make sure you check out Heather’s site and maybe download a few sweet images for yourself.

So I also decided to share with you all tonight a little video showing what I purchased at the Craft Show that I attended last week and also a little Copic haul that arrived yesterday. Unfortunately, my camera does not have auto focus so you cannot read the numbers on the Copics, but I do tell you what numbers I purchased.

Well I am off to catch up on the net a little and possibly work on another project in the craft room.

Hugs!

JOY

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  • She’s so cute ! Lovely card.
    Have a great weekend,
    greetings, Martina
    xReplyCancel

  • thankyou so much for the lovely welcome Joy :) and for the offer of help, Im sure i will take you up on that one LOL. Thanks for the ego boost too with your comments on my layouts :) …. Your stamping is amazing… Your colouring with those copics is stunning !! WOW… Thanks again…

    Karen xReplyCancel

  • Wonderful cards (as allways) since my last visit to your blog. I haven´t been in the mood for card making since I came back from holiday hope it will come back to me ;0) It has been hard starting job after 4 weeks break and when I come home I just enjoy the sun and visit my friends. So for now I just enjoy my blogfriends creations!
    Big hug SanneReplyCancel

  • Super cute card and great coloring! Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Love this cute card, Joy! Your coloring is so beautiful! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable card, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Aren’t these Pure Innocence just adorable. I have most of the digi ones now. Your colouring is awesomeReplyCancel

  • Such a sweet card joy! And wow lots of copics!ReplyCancel

  • gorgeous little girl, and love seeing your goodies!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is simply adorable! Thank you so much for the digi tip, I’m totally going shopping. I’ve always loved these images and so happy to learn I can buy them digital! Have a great Sunday! CarlyReplyCancel

  • Super cute card Joy! Thanks for the video! Always love seeing your scrapbooking hauls – so fun :)ReplyCancel

  • this is so sweet! love your coloring, Joy!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! So I wanted to share my card that was featured on the Social Club over at the Hero Arts Blog, the new competition for the month of August is called Keeping In Touch, Back to School and Stationary Sets. So us Hostesses got together and created cards for the theme Keeping In Touch and decided to use butterflies on our cards. Here is what I created:

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Cut white card to form a card, cover the front of the card with patterned paper from the October Afternoon, Farm Fresh paper. Once covered, cut a small strip of patterned paper from the Cherry Hill paper pad and adhere to the base of card. Next, punch a cream circle and stamp the Artists Butterfly over the top and set aside. Still with the same Artists Butterfly stamp, stamp two times onto white card stock and colour in with Copics, making sure to colour one in completely and the other just the inner parts of the wings. Cut each of the coloured images out, adhere the fully coloured image to the one that was stamped onto the circle of card stock with some Glossy Accents. Next, adhere the inner parts of the wings that were coloured in to the main image using more Glossy Accents, then attach the circle to the card using foam dimensionals. Take a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Thank You Sayings set and stamp above the patterned paper at the bottom of the card. Lastly, add some rhinestones to match to finish the card.

My fellow Hostess sisters have made some incredible creations, you can view them all HERE.

Enjoy viewing the card!

I hope that you all enjoy your day and that your weekend gets off to a great start.

Hugs

JOY

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  • absolutely beautiful!!!!

    gorgeous colouring on the butterfly!!!ReplyCancel

  • your butterfly is gorgeous, Joy!! wow! love your fab card!!ReplyCancel

  • Such a bright and beautiful Butterfly Joy. Just jumps out of the pageReplyCancel

  • Another stunning creation! Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, (yes LOVE) your blog post on the HA blog today. Your card is colored perfectly! Such a nice description, too! So happy to see your work featured!!! YOU ROCK!!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely stunning! I saw this on the HA blog this morning – is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Really great card ! Love the bright colours ! Have a nice friday !
    Greetings, Martina
    xReplyCancel

  • Just love this card, Joy! The butterfly, with those gorgeous colors, is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • I just was over at Hero Arts Blog and saw your beautiful card there. I need to get my butterfly stamps out and make some cards. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.ReplyCancel

  • This is a great card Joy! I love the colors, layout and the bling is a great touch!ReplyCancel

  • Such gorgeous inspiration this is Joy! How fun it is to have our work featured on the Hero Arts blog….I’m so happy to share this Hostess journey with you and our hostess sisters!
    blessings!ReplyCancel

  • WOW, that green and blue are stunning together!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy…. I am a new guest designer at Scrapbook Boutique :) I thought Id call in and introduce myself…. Love your work :)ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! I can’t believe what a lovely dark shade of purple you’ve acheived. Very nice.ReplyCancel

  • I am loving the colors of this card!
    They look amazing! :)ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! How has everyone’s day been today? I had the day off from work today and spent most of the day in the craft room creating and downloading more digital images, I never thought that I would ever use digital images, but I stand corrected, I feel that there is a place for them in my crafting world.

For today though I have created a card for the August theme competition over at Hero Arts. I felt that the card that I created could be given to a teacher, so goes with the theme of Back to School.

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I started with Kraft card stock, cut to size, folded in half to form a card, then taking the Hero Arts, Large Canvas Stripe Background stamp, I inked it up with some Colorbox Ink, Frost White and covered the entire front of the card, I set this aside to dry. Next, taking some white card stock and the Hero Arts, Ledger stamp I inked the stamp up with some Hero Arts, Soft Sand and stamped onto the white card stock, I cut a section out of the ledger image and punched along one side using the EK Success, Binding Edge border punch, once the edge was punched I took some Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and dusted the edges of the card stock. I then took the Hero Arts, Owl Trio and stamped an owl directly onto the ledger image and also onto some October Afternoon patterned paper, I cut the owl out of the patterned paper and added some Copic colouring onto the owl, then attached to the owl on the ledger image using some foam
dimensionals. I added a sentiment to the bottom of the ledger image from the Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings and also some stamped numbers from the Hero Arts, Bird Branch Alphabet to the ledger image. Next, I added another strip of October Afternoon patterned paper down the punched side of the ledger image and adhered it to the front of the card using more foam dimensionals.

So I hope that this gives you some inspiration to enter the latest competition.

Speaking of competitions, don’t forget to head over to Scrapbook Boutique and enter the competition that is going on over there, this is however only for Australian Residents.

So I hope you enjoy your night, I am off to get some tea and relax for the night.

Hugs

JOY

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Hi Everyone! So last day of my mini break, boo! So for my last day, I decided to have a sleep in and do some surfing on the net, then this afternoon I ventured into the craft room and created a card using a digital image from The Greeting Farm.

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So I started with green card stock and ran two pieces through the Cuttlebug, cutting die cuts using the Spellbinders, Classic Scallop Circles Large and adhere together to form a card. Next, taking some white card stock I cut another die using Spellbinders, Standard Circles Large and taking the Hero Arts, Graph Background stamp, I inked it up using the Hero Arts, Soft Leaf ink and covered the die cut, once stamped I adhered it to the scallop card and set aside. Taking more white card stock I ran it through my printer and printed out the Digital Image, Dressy Ebony, I left the image to dry and once dry I coloured her in with my Copics (really not a flash job, still trying to learn to colour with my Copics, but I will keep practicing until I am satisfied). Once coloured in, I cut the image out and adhered her to the front of the card using some foam dimensionals. Lastly, I added a sentiment to the other side of the card using the Hero Arts, Huge Hugs stamp set.

Here is another view of the card.

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Well that is me for tonight, hope to catch you all tomorrow.

Have a great night!

Hugs

JOY

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