When you post the badge on your blog, I would love it if you could link back here (http://www.stampinginspiredby.blogspot.com/).
July 31, 2011
When you post the badge on your blog, I would love it if you could link back here (http://www.stampinginspiredby.blogspot.com/).
Posted by Jill at 11:07 PM
July 30, 2011
Posted by Jill at 7:32 AM
July 29, 2011
Here is my take. I was especially inspired by Teneale's overall design:
And the day wouldn't be complete without a peek at what's poppin' over on the Mementos blog; right?...
July 28, 2011
Here is my take:
July 27, 2011
Here's my take:
July 26, 2011
Here is my oh-so-humble take:
The card background is actually patterned paper which I distressed with Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress Ink. (Can you believe it? I hardly ever get out my patterned papers!) The papers behind the flower also began as patterned paper which were inked with Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Oh, and do you see the pierced holes on the left hand side of the background? Those were done using my new favorite tool, Sew Easy, piercing from the back and then inking with Distress Ink. The script, Penny Black 1999L Letter background, was stamped with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, removing some ink with a baby wipe before stamping. The flower, Penny Black 4160K Cheerful, was colored with Stamper's Big Brush Markers and then Distressed with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Finally, the brown panel was inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Sentiment by Penny Black, 30-014 Salutations.
Now for a peek at what is happening on the Mementos BLOG today....
http://www.ilovemementos.blogspot.com/ See you tomorrow with another stunner from Teneale. Thanks for popping by!
July 25, 2011
Here is today's PB&J card. It features some brand spankin' new Penny Black Christmas stamps. Oh, my friends, the new catalog is to-die-for awesome. And just so you know, Mementos will be taking pre-orders for the new stamps ASAP. I will let you know the minute you can place your order. To watch a video tutorial demonstrating the creation of this card from start to finish, visit the Penny Black blog HERE or watch directly on YouTube in HD HERE.
Now for some CHA photos. I wasn't able to get many pictures taken because most of my time was spent doing Make and Takes at the Faber-Castell and Penny Black booths. (so fun!) Here are a few shots. This is a peek at some of the new stamps and cards from the Penny Black catalog:
And another one of my favorite booths--- CANDI. Love, love, LOVE (did I mention LOVE?) all the folks there: And here's Lisa (Mementos owner and my dear friend) and I chillin' at the Cosmo Cricket booth: And our good friend, Sheila, drove up to check out all the goodies. Love ya, Sheila!
July 23, 2011
Hi there everyone, Joy here taking over Jill’s blog for the day whilst she plays at CHA….all I will say is lucky gal!! So this week we have seen some amazing creations from some very talented girls…such eye candy to behold. Today, it is my turn to be inspired by one of Jill’s amazing creations and I have chosen this gorgeous card.
To honour this truly beautiful creation, I am sharing my take on Jill’s card….this is what I chose to create….
My card was created using lots of Hero Arts goodies….stamping the poppy stamp onto white card stock, adding a dusting of Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy distress ink and trimming the poppy heads out. Staying with the poppy stamp, I stamped it again onto more white card stock and added the colour blocks of distress ink, Broken China, Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint. Using more distress ink, Brushed Corduroy, I inked up the La Lettre stamp and stamped over the entire card stock. Next, I adhered the flowers that had been trimmed earlier and using foam dimensionals I adhered to the poppy that was stamped on the card stock. Finishing the card by stamping a sentiment to the card stock from the Huge Hugs stamp set and adhering to a trimmed white card.
I hope you all have enjoyed viewing these creations today and I just want to send out a huge thanks to Jill for asking me to be apart of this week…Jill inspires me so much and has become a truly wonderful friend and I am honoured that she took the time to ask me to share this day with you all…
Big thanks Jill!! Hope you all have an amazing day!
July 22, 2011
It's Aimes here from Crafting Confessions , totally gatecrashing blog stylee! Let's get this party started! LOL!
OK, ok so I'm not actually gatecrashing as I was invited over here by Jill. Boy was I was totally honoured with such a responsibility and jumped at the chance to hang out around here for a day. So I feel that it's only polite as the hostess to offer you a drink; tell you what, I'll put the kettle on for us and whilst it's boiling share a card with ya *wink*
As you probably know, Jill is playing a little role reversal whilst she has a blast at CHA (Am I jealous? Moi?! In a word - Yup!) and it's me who gets to pick a card of hers to be inspired by. Sounds easy, huh? Well have you checked out Jill's gallery? There's inspiration ooozing outta every creation of hers! Still, I had to narrow down my choice to one card of here and picked this beauty:
What drew me to this card? Well not only Jill's amazing attention to detail when it comes to colouring, but I also loved the idea of using a tag on a card. I mean, I have some tag dies but hardly use 'em enough. So out came a tag die, some scrummy new flower stamps and I got inky:
Now my colouring skill is nothing close to Jill's but I do love me a good colouring session and I've had these new stamps from Verve that have been waiting ever-so-patiently to be inked up. But not only do I love that I got to have a play with my Promarkers, I also love that Jill even inspired me to cut up some patterned paper that I've been hoarding and attach it to a card too! I think I've only got about a million sheets of the stuff to use LOL!
Ooooh, do you hear that? The kettle's just boiled so I'm gonna go make us that cuppa...
Thanks so much to Jill for trusting me with her blog today - I hope I've tidied up after myself LOL!
July 21, 2011
For those of you who don't know me, my name is Barb. I'm taking over Jill's blog for the day while she's at CHA working hard and hopefully having some fun too!
I was so excited when Jill asked me to do this! I have loved her work and admired her amazing talent for a long time! She put a fun twist on this week's posts too. You're used to Jill featuring someone who inspires her. Well, this week all the posts will be just the opposite. She has asked us to choose one of her cards, then create one of our own. Isn't that fun?!
It was an absolute pleasure looking through her photostream but quite difficult choosing just one card to CASE. They are all so beautiful! I narrowed it down to three and then finally chose this one for my inspiration:
Isn't it gorgeous?! I Love the colors and ADORE this design, so I decided to very closely CASE it. Here is my card:
I got very inky with this one because that's what Jill would do! I used distress inks in Broken China, Bundled Sage and Vintage Photo. The rose stamp is from Hero Arts and I colored it with Copics, cut out the flowers and paper pieced them onto the same image that was stamped onto the main panel. I don't have a large scallop punch, so I punched out six scalloped circles and adhered them behind the panel. I love when Jill uses a text stamp and wipes a portion of it off before stamping. I used that same technique over the card base, using another Hero Arts stamp called, La Letter. And I just had to use that sentiment for Jill because she really DOES inspire me!
If I've learned anything from Jill, it's not to be afraid to use bold colors. When I use distress inks, I normally rub very lightly with the inking tool. She has taught me to use them in a different way to achieve amazing colors, and I love it!
I want to thank Jill for giving me this wonderful opportunity! It was so fun turning the tables and casing one of HER cards. I hope you've enjoyed it too. If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit my blog at http://www.bdengler4.blogspot.com/. I'd love to see you there!
Thank you for stopping by today! I really appreciate it and I know Jill does too! Have a great day! :)
Before I go, I also wanted to mention that today is the last day to sign up for my August Stamp Club DVD class! I'd love to have you stamp with me so for more details visit the Mementos Blog today OR order it directly HERE. (Oh, and I have another new card over on the Mementos Blog today, too) HUGS!
July 20, 2011
Dana here taking over Jill’s blog for today, and boy am I ever glad to be here with you. Of all places I could be today, I didn’t expect this to be one of them. I am extremely happy that Jill invited me to hang out here at Inspired By. I hope that as you visit today that you will be inspired by the card that I made.
Well we all know that Jill is the Queen of Distress Inks and I think her cards are to die for. So in saying that, I decided to take a peek at her Penny Black cards in her Flickr gallery and create a card based on this beauty. I told you that it was a beauty didn’t I!! Lol. Okay so here is my take! See what you think!
Inks: Black StazOn
Stamps: CL342 - Everyday Sayings – Hero Arts
Digital Stamps: Sweetest Flower - Deedee’s Digis
Markers: Tombo Markers #’s 098, 443, 452, 856, 905, 993, White Gel Pen - Marvy
Distress Inks: Ranger - Broken China, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Storm Grey, Fired Brick, & Vintage Photo
Adhesives: Glue Dots, Score Tape, and Glue Glider Pro
Watercolour Paper: Canson 90 lbs./185GSM
Cardstock: Autumn Leaves
To make this card I printed the digital image on watercolour paper. I coloured each flower with a combination of 3 to 4 shades of colour. The advantage with watercolour paper is that you can take away colour if there is too much and add extra if you need to darken a colour. That is what I did with each individual flower. Then to add a deeper shade, I used my Distress Inks to add shading around each flower petal and underneath petals. A little tip to determine where your shading should be, is visualize that the shadow should always be behind or underneath. To add highlights I just used my white gel pen and added it in areas that were in the opposite direction of where my shading was located. To be honest I think I went a little overboard. For a touch of whimsy I added white dots to the center of each petal. The edge of the card was distressed with Vintage Photo ink. Then jute twine was wrapped around the card twice and tied in a bow. The sentiment was then stamped in black. The flowers were added to side of the card using pop dots. That’s it! Voila!
If you would like to check out more of my work why not visit me at http://www.relivingtomorrow.blogspot.com/. I would love to have you come and visit. Maybe even become a follower if you like what you see!
Well that is it for me today folks! Hoped you liked your little visit with me today and don’t worry Jill will be back soon from CHA! Lucky Duck! I know she is having a blast! Have fun Chicka!
Hugs & Blessings
July 19, 2011
Who hasn’t been inspired and filled with amazement when visiting Jill’s fabulous blog? I’m sure you can imagine my delight to be here today as the guest blogger! So while Jill is knocking everyone’s socks off at CHA with her extraordinary talent, let’s get inspired.
Jill’s penchant for deep rich, saturated color always makes her cards standout from the rest….they are all such eye-candy! Her photo-stream is just one gorgeous card after another. It was difficult to choose just one card as my inspiration but this one captured my imagination; I love the Penny Black Music Background and of course the rich warm colors that are Jill's signature.
I decided to use all the same elements Jill used on her lovely creation; flower image, 2 butterflies, music background on a raised panel and of course those fabulous colors.
I started with the Music panel; I stamped PB Music Background with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on white cardstock (Neenah Solar White). I trimmed the panel and lightly covered it with Wild Honey Distress ink (I love this gorgeous warm color and use it a lot!) Then I went around the edge with Vintage Photo. This panel was layered with black cardstock.
For the background panel, Penny Black Paisley Outline was stamped using Antique Linen Distress ink on white cardstock. I blended more Antique Linen over the whole panel and used Vintage Photo to add some deep color and contrast around the edge. I mounted this to a white top-fold card base.
For the butterflies, I colored with a red Copic marker R27 on the Music Background scrap and punched them out with a Martha Stewart Butterfly punch.
The flower is from Hero Arts clear set Big and Small Flowers. I stamped the large flower 3 times with Tuxedo Black Memento ink then colored one with red, one with magenta, and the center of the third one with yellow. I used the stem with leaves from the same clear set. I used these Copic Markers for all of my coloring: R27, R46, RV17, Y15, Y19, Y38, YG05 and YG07.
My sentiment is a favorite SRM sticker added to white cardstock and layered with black cardstock. My only embellishment is a bit of black crochet thread tied in a bow around the music panel.
Thanks for joining me today; it is such a thrill to fill in for Jill today and even a greater joy to count her a friend. I hope you’ll visit my blog, Happy Heart Studio; I just may have a little blog candy for you! Blessings ~
July 18, 2011
I was inspired by Jill's color combination, the depth she added by distressing the edges, the torn edge on the kraft paper, and her sketch.... basically EVERYTHING about her card. ;) Here are my cards:
Using Hero Arts stamps and Bo Bunny patterned paper, I kept the layout the same as Jill's for my first card. The notecard was stamped using Hero Arts "Modern Lines" stamp. I stamped the cake from the "Celebrate All Day" set directly onto the polka dot paper. I then re-stamped it on white cardstock, colored it with Prismacolor pencil crayons, cut it out and adhered it over the first cake. (The candles I just colored directly on the patterned paper so I wouldn't have to do all the fussy cutting). I think the rest of the card is pretty self-explanatory.
For my second card I kept the colors the same but flipped sketch onto it's side. The background was stamps with Hero Arts Cling Dots background stamp. The worm and sentiment are both from the "Birthday Buddies" set by Paper Smooches. Again I used Prismacolor pencil crayons to do my coloring.
Thank you so much, Jill, for inviting me to take over your blog today! I am truly honoured and had so much fun hanging out here. :) I hope you're having a blast at CHA and can't wait for you come back and share your experience with us!
Hi it's Jill popping in to say WOW! Sarah, I just love your cards today. They are so fun!! I know I find so much inspiration on your BLOG. Trust me, if you haven't checked it out you will want to head over there ASAP. And before I go I just wanted to remind you that the BIG DEAL sale is still going on at www.ilovemementos.com- one more day! More info available here: http://www.ilovemementos.blogspot.com/
July 15, 2011
July 14, 2011
Also, I was so excited to hear my good friend, Joy, will be guest designing for Penny Black in the future! You can check out Joy's blog HERE.
Love, love, LOVE THIS butterfly card by Kathy. GORGEOUS.
And I'm drooling over THIS Christmas card that I spotted in the Penny Circle flickr gallery.
And before I go- BIG news-- as a thank you for your support of our launch the Mementos tutorial blog and online store, Mementos is offering 25% off your entire (yes ENTIRE) order through Tuesday, July 19th. Such a great time to stock up on Faber-Castell and Penny Black, oh, and wait 'til you see the stamps we used today. :)
And finally, here's a peek at one of the three cards on the Mementos blog today. You can see them all HERE.
July 13, 2011
Here is my take. Since I am hosting the Penny Black blog this week, and the challenge is "distressing," I added a bit of ink to mine:
Watch directly on YouTube HERE.