Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Shout Out - Copic Boot Camp Sponsors 2015

I wanted to take time to thank all the Copic Boot Camp Sponsors for our last weekend retreat.  it was a HUGE success and everyone was so thrilled with all the love you poured upon them in form of products and gift certificates!  You were the icing on the cake!!

Lynn Harlow (Dreamweaver Stencils)

1780 W. Ranch Road   Tempe, AZ 85283
A SPECIAL thank you to The Drury Hotel in Tempe for their undivided attention to details, delicious food, very helpful attitudes, clean environment, attentive employees and welcoming atmosphere!!  WE WILL BE RETURNING!!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Garden Bliss

Do you ever want to just go sit in a quiet garden, listen to the sound of the buzzing bees and the fluttering wings of a passing bird.  This is the perfect stamp to take you there.  I love the feel of relaxation when using this stamp.

I will be teaching a sold out class next month and this is one of the stamps I will be using.
Did you know I have another blog just for all the DoveArt Studios stamps inspiration?  I do!  You can visit DoveArt Studios Blog HERE for all the amazing inspiration for me and my team.

For this card I used the new release Garden Chair and the sentiment is from Perfectly Beautiful sentiments both are now available at CCDesignsRubberSamps as well as your local scrapbooking store.  Links of some places to purchase under the "purchase" tab on the right.

B52 BG75
E25 E29 E79
YG91 YG93 YG97
YR30 YR31 Y26
W3 W5

Friday, October 30, 2015

Must Haves...

I have heard lots of you saying "we want to color flowers".  Well someone was listening.  Copic now has a few NEW Coloring Foundations tutorial books for those wanting to learn new things and fun techniques.

I got to play with them today and wanted to share a little about them for those curious as to what is inside the sealed package.  You will find two Coloring Foundations books, "Coloring Flowers" and "Coloring Faces and Hair".  Both books come with line art tutorial images to color and a beautifully printed bound book.  Inside the books you will be inspired with step by step instructions and colored images.  The author Marianne Walker also shares tips and tricks that you can incorporate in all your coloring.

I thought I would see how easy it was to follow a tutorial.  I followed it exactly as they had it written. The hardest thing was to not grab others colors as I am not a pink person, but once I got past that, the image turned out amazing and I couldn't stop at just one image.  The book not only explains the color combos but a bunch of different techniques used in each image.

For those that are stuck in a rut, want to pick up on fun techniques that are new to you, or just maybe not used as often these are the books to grab!

You can find them through

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Just Plain Scary!

So my buddy Zoe with Make It Crafty always challenges us to think outside the box.  This is an extraordinary challenge with her followers.  She gave anyone who wanted to play one of her cute digital stamps "Penny in Love" shown below and challenged us to turn her into a Zombie.  OH YAH!  This is what I came up with.  RUN and HIDE if this isn't your "thing"!

We call this "Creative Color Placement" as no lines have been altered.  in this case it is EXTREME Creative Color Placement.

Zombie Skin W0 E81 YG61 E84 E87 W5
W0 - W7
Hair BV20-29 YG11
Shirt C1 - 9
Multiliner .05

More fun Zombie coloring on MakeitCrafty FaceBook page

Friday, October 16, 2015

DoveArt Studios NEW Release Hop

It's time for our NEW RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.


Thank each and every one of you for the wonderful comments along the hop.  Each one of the Design Team members appreciate you taking the time out of your life to hop and comment on their hard work.  So, much love right back to you!!  We have picked two winners by random.  Please contact me with your mailing address ladies and you will receive a rubber stamp from this release.  Thank you all for playing along!

Winners are:  Kathy S and Lynn Hardy

"Yet another masterpiece Jennifer. Super hard to pick a favorite but I have to say I really loved the horse, the cactus, and Eli. Thanks for the hop."

"Another gorgeous card! My husband is a keen fisherman and would just love this! My favourite stamps from this release are beach serenity, big mouth bass, cactus cluster and the boat dock scene."

Email me at
- Jennifer Dove

Featuring 13 NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection

We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will want them all!!!

Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is what I have created:

I used the Horse Head stamp from the new release and found it to be easy to color because of the presided areas.  I wanted to keep it semi masculine so no ribbons and bows.  I topped it off using one of the sentiments from the new sentiment set.

You can find both of these rubber stamps in the CCDesigns store

Horse Head
Perfectly Beautiful Sentiments

Copic Colors:
E31 E34 E35 E57 E79
E42 E43 E44 E47 BV23