October 13, 2011

Sketch and Stamp Collab Week *Day 3* & GIVEAWAY

I just LOVE this sketch that Iwona created for today's collaboration post!
And today both Iwona and I are using this popular stamp by Penny Black, Christmas Pride:
I decided to mix things up a bit and use this stamp for a set of 3 non holiday cards:

I began by stamping Penny Black Christmas Pride onto Tiara White cardstock using VersaMark Ink.  I heat embossed this with white embossing powder.  I followed this process to create a total of 6 flowers.  I colored the flowers using Distress Stains (Wild Honey, Dusty Concord, Broken China, and Vintage Photo).  Once dry, each flower was cut out- one full flower and one flower center.  I layered the flower centers onto the full flowers using pop dots and then added a Candi Dot to the center of each flower. Sentiment by Penny Black, 4185F Happiness.  The sentiment and flowers were layered onto the cards, constructed using Penny Black Mix and Match cardstock.

I'm dying to see what Chupa created with this same stamp and sketch... (each day I'm in suspense waiting to see her marvelous creations!). You can check out her take on her blog HERE.

And how 'bout a giveaway???
I'm sooooo honored to be a guest designer in another awesome online card class with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner.  Here's a bit more about the class:
Have you taken a peek at your calendar recently? The holidays are just around the corner! We're here to help you check hand crafted holiday cards off your to-do list!  Join Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner and 12 of their most talented friends as they walk you through how to create your own 2011 holiday card in Holiday Card Boot Camp. Whether you're hoping to create a card that includes photos, a newsletter, a gift card or more - you're sure to be inspired. This class includes easy to mass-produce cards, 16 videos, card sketches, and stamping and cardmaking techniques.
Holiday Card Boot Camp runs November 7-21, but all content will always be available after signing up! This fabulous class is only $29 and includes many prizes, along with discount codes to favorite online stores.
For more class information or to register, click here.
Now the sweet Jennifer and Kristina have told me I can give away a spot in this awesome class so to qualify to win, just leave a comment on this post before midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, 10/16.  I will announce the winner on Monday, 10/17.  And if you've already purchased the class, a refund will be provided. 

And be sure to check out the Mementos blog today.  I have a new video tutorial up today, here's a peek:


117 comments :

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Love love LOVEEEE!!! Fabulous cards, I'm so inspired by this post :D

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards and videos are just wonderful and I look forward to seeing what you create each time I see "Inspired by" in my e-mail! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class too!!!

joy said...

Love your cards and videos, Jill! The sketches and cards this week are great. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!

Cheri said...

These cards are gorgeous...as all your cards are. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in Holiday Boot Camp.

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Gorgeous cards, Jill! Wow! And thanks for a chance to win a spot in the class. I'm sure your card for it will ROCK!

Shelley said...

Love your card got to try this!!
Thanks for a chance to win a spot!

Alina said...

Lovely card! Great initiative you had with Iwona! Love your work!

Karen Day said...

Wow! I love the non-traditional use of the poinsettas! Gorgeous cards :o) Holiday Boot Camp sounds fun!

Barbara said...

colorful poinsettias and great layout. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in the holiday boot camp

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness Jill! These are so beautiful! That flower is so big and is so beautifully inked! And thanks for a chance to win a spot in this class, it sounds like another fabulous event!

Marion said...

Just beautiful Jill. I really love what you have made today. You are both very talented ladies! Oh and thanks for a chance to win!

Lin said...

Love your pretty poinsettias, Jill, so colorful! And I'd love a spot in the class, too - thanks for the chance!

Tanya said...

Fabulous cards! I love the bright colors, and that stamp is awesome! I didn't realize how big it is, I love it!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous cards, I love seeing what you both do on each sketch and stamp selection. So fun! Thanks for a chance to win a spot, the class looks fab!

Rebecca said...

These cards are beautiful! And thank you so much for the chance to win a spot in this exciting class!

Beth said...

Love the way you use color! You inspire me. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in the class.

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Beautiful cards. You always do such wonderful work. Thanks.

CraftyDee said...

Omg these colours are just stunningly gorgeous!! I've seen that stamp on a couple of different blogs, and each time the results are simply amazing. It's a great image to use with the Distress inks :)

Thanks for a chance to win a spot in the class! :)

Jeanette Marchand said...

Beautiful cards, Jill!
Thanks for the chance to win a spot.

Kerry said...

Stunning cards, I love love love the gorgeous colors!

Fifi said...

I'm already signed up and can't wait :)

Suzi said...

Love your cards! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anso said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

Barb said...

Gorgeous coloring on those flowers, Jill! The colors are wonderful! I'm really enjoying this week with you and Chupa! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this awesome class! :)

Wendy said...

I really love the vivid color of your cards thanks for sharing all your creations. Thanks for a opportunity to win a spot in the class.

anneberit said...

Such a great give away. Thank you :)

Gilda said...

Looking forward to seeing your amazing ideas in the new class.

Roshni's Paper Trail said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Mabel said...

Your flower cards are simply PERFECTS!!! thanks for sharing us and for this chance to win, great giveaway!! =)

Sue McRae said...

Wow I love the rich colours of these cards and it's great to see that a Christmas stamp can be used all year long.

Vladuška said...

I just love your work and I'm glad that you will be a guest designer. It's really fun to see three the same, but different cards.

MsOktober said...

Hi Jill,

You have me so curious about those Candi Dots from previous tutorials :)

Thanks so much for a chance to win a spot in the holiday card boot camp!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love how those cards turned out.

Ramos Family said...

love the colors used in your cards!
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a spot in the holiday cards boot camp class...how exciting!

Steph said...

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Kristina said...

I am also your newest follower by the way! Love your stuff!

xo,
Kristina
@Pearl Gateway
www.pearlgateway.com

Froggietalks said...

I love what you did with the poinsettias Jill!!! And thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class :)

Meghan said...

I love how you used a Christmasy stamp in a non-Christmas way! Fabulous! Love the cards and the colouring....well you're Jill Foster!

Kathy W said...

Beautiful Cards!!! Thanks so much for sharing and for the opportunity to
win a space in the class! Here's hoping I win!

Pat said...

Sounds like a fun class! Thanks for the chance to win a spot! :)

Lillian Child said...

Your blog is one of my daily stops for inspiration. Would LOVE to win a spot in this creative class!

Alejandra said...

Gorgeous cards!! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

small t said...

Absolutely stunning cards! Thank you so much for the chance to win! :-)

Irene said...

I am soooo glad I came across your blog a few weeks ago. I am really enjoying your talent and inspiration. Glad to read that you will be a part of the Card Camp!!!

kaitlyn.shrubb said...

That class is gonna be crazy fun!!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Gorgeous cards! I love that you use so many different coloring mediums (not the same one all the time)...love the variety and inspiration.

Teresa Zuehls said...

Love the sketch and your cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the colors you chose for your flower cards. Just beautiful!
Thank you for the chance to win a spot in the Holiday Card Class!

~Lisa~
Rheartsong@msn.com

Vic said...

Your cards are lovely! I'd love to win a spot in the class - BTW I hope you me 10/16 & 17 - not 11.

Mindy said...

What a fabulous way to use a seasonal stamp! I just love the result. Thanks also for the giveaway opportunity!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow another breath taken away by the famous You! Lol. These are stunning and just perfect. You sure know how to do-up a set of cards right girlfriend. Love the vibrant colours and the way you made that flower come to life in each card blows me away.
Yay, another class with Jennifer and You. Didn't get to participate in the other ones, but so would love to this time, but would be even greater to win. Thank sweetie.

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Those cards are just lovely! Thanks for a chance to win the card class.

Kelly K.

funkycrafter said...

like the cards. i really should get moving and decide what kind of cards i am making for the holidays. winning the class spot would be a great kick start.

Brenda said...

You are brilliant. Great cards. Thanks for the chance.

Michele said...

Elegant cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

yensid said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Pam said...

Love those beautiful cards! thanks for the cjance to win this dynamite class.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful cards! Love the poinsettia~ It is fun this comparing of images between stampers. Off to Chupa's blog...

Wendy said...

Love it!!! I love all your cards, though. Thanks for a chance to win, too!

Nancy said...

Beautiful set of cards, as always I'm so impressed with your gorgeous bold color! I've already registered for the class (can't wait to see your design work) so it would be great to win!

Sue Alger said...

As usual good stuff here. Have already signed up for the Holiday Card Class, so would be nice to received a refund...But it is definitely worth it even if I have to pay for it.

photogo1 said...

Such great cards!Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa B said...

I love everything these women (and you!)do!!! Thanks for the chance to win the class :)

Kimberli Sarsfield said...

You and Chupa are such a good duo! I've been in love with this stamp since you first showcased a few months ago with distress inks! This trio is absolutely beautiful and vibrant and breathes new life into this normally traditional Christmas stamp! Love it Jill! I am so glad you are a designer on this class, what a great lineup!

Sharla said...

Love the bold colors on your cards, very pretty. Will watch the video when I get home from work, I love video tuts!! thanks for the chance to win!

Dawn said...

I am so enjoying this weeks cards Jill. I've printed off the sketches as I want to add them to my notebook of sketches for future use. Thanks also for the chance to win a spot in the Boot camp.

coolnana72 said...

Beautiful cards--Thanks so much for the giveaway for a spot in the Holiday Cards Bootcamp. These classes are awsome.

cutiephinphin said...

The cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love your collaboration with Chupa.

Thanks for the giveaway for a spot in the Bootcamp.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness - your doing holiday bootcamp? Woohoo!

Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot :)

Marilize

marilize.paulsen@gmail.com

Tina Louie said...

wow! Amazing cards! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in the bootcamp! Congradulations as a position as a guest desginer!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

I've been loving your sketches and cards with Iwona . . . today a gorgeous vibrant set!
And I'd love to a spot in the bootcamp. Thanks!

Dana said...

Such lovely cards!
So excited about this Holiday Boot Camp class! Maybe this time I'll win a spot!

A Crafty Person said...

I really like the poinsettia flower you used for the centerpiece of these 3 cards. They are all equally gorgeous. I also went to Chula's blog and was amazed at her take on the same stamp. Thanks so much for the chance to win a free spot in the Holiday Card class.

Kimba's Kreations said...

These cards are amazing! And the classes sound like fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

jen said...

Hi Jill, its been a while since I've visited your blog.....I always read your news feed through email. I just love your style. I would love to take one of your classes. I waited so long for you to offer classes and then I got laid off and still unemployed. :(
When I get to working again I can't wait to take your class. You Rock!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs,jen

Liz (wifelady) said...

Great blog! Excited about the Holiday Card Boot Camp - sounds like it's gonna be awesome!

Lisa (lisascraps) said...

Your cards are stunning!!!
This class looks like it would be a blast. Thanks for the chance to win.

Bonnie said...

I would just love to have a spot in the class!!

Lane said...

thanks for the chance to win

April said...

So inspiring, excited for class!

Linda Carson said...

Love your creative style! Thanks for an opportunity to learn from the best!!

Teepee said...

These poinsettas are the BEST! Love, love, love the various colors. Jill, you take the cake when it comes to colors. Your cards are always so colorful. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for an opportunity to win a spot in the Boot Camp.

Sandra said...

you are amazing! Love these cards.
Sandra ltb

judy said...

I love the vibrant colors on these
cards! The class looks like it
will be awesome; thanks for a chance
to win.

Chelsea said...

Love how you did this in multiple colors each one being different!

Rowena1976 said...

I love your cards!!! and I especially love the Christmas cards you made with the Christmas Pride stamp!! Thanks for the chance to win the bootcamp classes!

Trexxann said...

Such beautiful art as always Jill- these cards are beautiful! :)

Rachelle L. said...

I love your blog and your video's!
Thanks so much for the chance to win:)

stamping sue said...

Your cards are fabulous. I really like the set of three poinsetta cards....what a great image.
thanks for the chance to win a spot in Jennifer McGuire online class.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

kathrynlogue said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Wilma Z said...

Love your cards and videos. October 17 is my birthday, I hope to win!!! Yeyyyyyy!!!! Thanks for the opportunity. Anyway, I'll be taking the Boot Camp.

Evelyn S. said...

Dramatic...and beautiful, Jill!

Unknown said...

I love your videos too. Thanks for the chance to win.
Ann Marie

sheila said...

these cards are AMAZING!!!! I really really like them and am totally going to "case" them....;-D just gorgeous Jill

Gina said...

Love your cards, you are such an inspiration!

momi said...

Wow, absolutely stunning! I can't wait to see what you are going to create in the holiday card class. Thanks for the chance to win.

Laura said...

The vibrant colors are stunning with the white embossing!

Rachel said...

I have taken the first two classes with Jennifer and Kristina and would SO SO love to do this one. Thanks for the chance :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing coloring as always, Jill. Wish I had your talent but I do love to see what you come up with every day...
To win a seat in the class would be miraculous... Thanks,
Lura

Victoria said...

Love your cards Jill. Jennifer's classes/techniques are not too shabby either. :)

Betty said...

Beautiful cards! looking forward to taking the class!

Stephanie said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning! I'm loving each one and can't even pick a favorite! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the Christmas Card Boot Camp!!!

Smilie girl said...

I was so excited to hear about the class and got even more excited when I saw you were one of the guest designers! Love your work! Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen said...

Stunning cards!!! I'd love to win a spot in this class!

pcm said...

awesome cards! not surprised at all that you are going to be a guest designer for the class!

Laura said...

Great cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

Bast said...

Just found your blog through the Boot Camp Card site and I love it! Cannot wait to explore it.

Thanx for the chance to win a spot.

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

gRiSeL™ said...

I SO hope to win!!! It would be a great chance for me to improve my skills as a new card maker. Thank you for the opportunity to win! (:

Laurel said...

I have been eyeing that stamp for a long time! It has been in my Simon Says Wish List for a while now. Time to move that baby into the cart! I'd love the opportunity to win the class! It looks amazing so thanks for the chance to win.

gaijinjoy said...

I participated in the Summer Stamp Camp and it was great! I'm sure this class will be every bit as inspirational. Thank you for sharing your and others' wonderful creativity with us!

Sally said...

These cards are beautiful, as are all the designs you create. Thanks for a chance to win a spot in the Holiday Card Class - I loved everything about Summer Card Camp and am really looking forward to the holiday edition!

Penny Ward said...

You make the most lovely cards. you are a great inspiration.

Kathy Mc said...

Jill, these cards are beautiful. I need to try your technique and love that the poinsettia stamp is so versatile. Hmmm, Candi dots ~ must check those out, too. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the Holiday Card class.

Patty Chalas said...

WEE!! Iwould like to be on that classs thanks for the giveaway...so many talented gals!!!

Blessings,

annesatx said...

Love your cards -- and your coloring is always so awe-inspiring! I'd love to win a spot in the boot camp, of course, so thanks for the chance!

mplsbetty said...

Just love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win the spot in the Holiday Card Camp also!
Becky S. (mplsbetty)