Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Joy Clair August Blog Hop Day 1

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Welcome to the first day of the Joy Clair August Blog Hop! Today the design team will be showcasing some of the newest Everyday stamp sets. You should be arriving for the super talented Stephanie's blog. If you just happened upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, hop on over to the Joy Clair blog.

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Today, I am showcasing the new Ugly Sweater stamp set.

This card is super easy to recreate! It all starts with a piece of Kraft cardstock. I took different border stamps from the Ugly Sweater stamp set and stamped each on using white ink. I repeated this step until the card front is full. For the sentiment, I used a simple word die cut from red cardstock. To add a little bling to the card, I used a gold enamel dot for the I.

Let's talk prizes!!!!


Just left your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day! The lucky winner will be chosen to win a gift certificate to the Joy Clair store!

Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:
Jessica Pascarella YOU ARE HERE

Tomorrow you will see the entire Color by Faith Collection and all the New Background sets!!! To continue today's hop, your next stop will be the super talented LeeAnn's blog!

Thank you for stopping by!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello, MarkerPOP. What is on your bucket list? I have been thinking about mine lately and keep adding to it! One thing is to take a hot air balloon ride. Have you ever been on one? I would love to...I think...not a fan of heights!

With hot air balloons on the mind, I figure I needed to create a card using the Waffle Flower's Across the Miles and Chameleon markers:

To begin this card, I stamped the balloon image onto white cardstock and colored in with a variety of Chameleon markers. The image is cut out and set aside. I wanted to add blue to the background of the card. I recently received the NUVO Embellishment Mousse and wanted to find a way to use it. I applied the cream to the card and blended it around using a baby wipe.

Once the background dried, I stamped the cloud images in grey ink. The hot air balloon is attached using foam tape. The sentiment banner is stamped at the bottom of the card with grey ink. The sentiment is stamped in black ink.

The following Chameleon markers were used on today's card:
BG4, PR4, PK3, YO3, OR4, BR2, BR4

Thank you for stopping by!


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Joy Clair - Embossing and Bible Journaling

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Today I am excited to share my latest Bible page with you. I have tried to using embossing powder on a page before. My gun ended up getting too hot and turning the page brown. So I spent some time trying to figure out how to work my gun with the thin pages in the Bible. I believe that I finally figured it out and love how this page turned out!

Today I am showcasing the adorable Color by Faith's Be Brave stamp set:

When I start a page, I like to begin with positioning the stamps to get an idea of what I want the page to look like. Once this is done, it allows me a better idea of where to put my paint. The larger painted areas and for the different phrases. The paint lines are were the different arrows will be stamped.

Now it is time to stamp and emboss! One by one, I stamp the images on top of the painted area. Right away, I add the embossing powder and heat with the heat gun. (I let my gun heat up before I aim it towards the page. Once I move to the page, I move the gun in a circle motion to hit the entire embossed area.) I repeat this process until all the images are complete.

To finish the page, I added some paint swatches of gold.

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Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Joy Clair - Be Brave
Paper Studios - Washi Tape
Acrylic Paints
NUVO Gold Embossing Powder

Howdy, Howdy, Howdy

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Cactus are very popular right now. I don't know about you, but I cannot get enough of them. I have plenty stamps and papers covered with them! Why not add more to?!?

Today I am pairing up the Stamping Bella's SG Cactus and Echo Park's Just Be You paper pad:

I stamped the cactus onto light green paper from the 6x6 paper pad. I used a few different shades of green Chameleon markers to color in the image. The cactus are cut out and set aside. I used a few different prints, layered on the card base to start this card. To make the cactus pop, I added a circle die cut from the starry print from the paper pad.

To finish the card, I used the stamp 'Howdy' from the SG Cactus stamp set and repeatedly stamped across a printed strip of paper. This strip is then attached to the card using my Scotch glue tape.

The following Chameleon markers were used on today's card: GR2, GR4, CB

Thank you for stopping by today!


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Joy Clair August Challenge

Happy August, everyone! It is the first...which means that it is the beginning of a new challenge on the Joy Clair blog! We had so many people join in last month and are looking forward to see who all joins in this month!

This month's challenge is:

Agosto Challenge - Layers

I used the Sunflower stamp set for my challenge card.

I stamped the images onto kraft cardstock. The images are colored in using colored pencils. I love the look of color popping of the kraft cardstock. (I just need to work on my coloring skills.)

Thank you for stopping by!


Friday, July 28, 2017

Let's Have Adventure

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Do you like adventures? I would like to say that I do. But I have found that as I get older, my adventurous level is decreasing! We are taking the kids to their first waterpark in a few weeks. This will be my second time ever to one. I am sort of freaking out!

Today's card features the Sugar Peas Design's Lantern die and RV There Yet:

The lantern die cut is made using black cardstock. I also ran the die with white cardstock to get the center piece. The center piece is colored in using Distress Crayons. I blended them with a baby wipe. Once the cardstock is dry, I stamped the phrase onto the white cardstock. The lantern is attached to a starry print.

I used the following Distress Crayons: Spiced Pumpkin and Mustard Seed.

I love this lantern! Makes me want to go on a camping adventure...maybe when the temperatures cool down!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hello Gorgeous

Hello, friends! Can you believe that July is almost over?!? School starts back up in less than one month. What have you been doing to fill up your days? We finally took the family to the beach today. First time this year and then we realized we never went last year. So hopefully, we can sneak in one more trip before school starts!

Today I am working with the Waffle Flower's Pretty Foliage and Chameleon markers:

So I was a little late to the MISTI fan train. I have it for some time now and just recently found out how awesome the system is! I love how you can stamp the image in the same spot repeatedly for crisper lines. Once the ink was dry, it is time to color in with Chameleon markers. I tried to use colors from the fun print below.

Once the images were colored in, the sentiment is add in the top left corner. The sentiment is colored in using orange and yellow. The panel is then attached to the printed paper and then attached to the card base.

The following Chameleon markers were used on today's card:
RD2, RD4, YG3, GR3, GR4, OL3, YL2, YO2, OR3, OR4, PK3

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Joy Clair is Hopping with Quick Quotes

Hello, Joy Clair friends! This is a super fun week on the Joy Clair blog. We have teamed up with Quick Quotes for a week long promotion. The design teams from both companies are sharing a variety of projects in hopes to inspire you to get crafty!

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When I received my Quick Quote papers and embellishments, I figured it was time to attempt another scrapbook layout. I decided to highlight the anchors that are included in the Anchors Aweigh collection. I used a few different Joy Clair stamp sets on this layout: Soft Letters, Anchors of Hope and Bible Planner.

A few different prints from the Anchors Aweigh collection were used for layers on the layout. I really wanted to highlight the anchors, so I decided to use a large piece of the navy/white anchor print to go across the page. The title of the page is created using a mixture of stamps and stickers. The word 'anchor' is created using letters from the Soft Letters stamp set. The letters are stamped onto a print and cut out.

Multiple pieces of the chipboard embellishments from the Anchors Aweigh collection are also used on the layout. The picture is highlighted with the chipboard photo corners. A couple worded embellishments are used as extra detail. To break up some of the empty space, I used a sticker saying that is also part of the Anchors Aweigh collection.

One of the last details of the layout is the peach anchor. I used the anchor from the Anchor of Hope stamp set and stamped it onto the paper. Once the image is cut out, I poked a hole in the top and placed a string of white twine. I looped the twine around the page by gluing sections of the twine to the paper. To finish the page, I used the numbers from the Bible Planner stamp set to stamp the date onto the bottom of the layout.

Let talk about prizes! All you have to do is leave comments of the Quick Quote blog and the Joy Clair blog throughout the week to increase your chance of winning. The winners will be announced on the companies' blogs.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week! Please make sure to stop by and check out more of the Quick Quotes and Joy Clair Cross Promotion!


Trendy Twine - Totally White
Variety of Stickers