Saturday, December 17, 2011

MIC Challenge

Make it Crafty is having another Challenge and it is to color an image you have colored previously.  This is what I have done.  I changed up the top of the mushroom and added a fairy.  You can get these images HERE.  The challenge gallery is HERE is you would like to join in on the fun.



We have a Blog Candy Winner

Thank you for all your wonderful comments the last week (and beyond).  I appreciate reading each and every comment.  Unfortunately I only have one blog candy to give, wish I could give you all one.  The one lucky winner is getting a sweet little goodie (from Stampendous) and the winner is.....KellyB.  Kelly please email me with your mailing information and I will get your blog candy out to you.

Merry Christmas to all my fans, friends and followers!!  May you be amongst family and friends  this holiday.  May your Christmas mess be small!

Jennifer Dove

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Who Go There!

Make sure if you haven't left a comment for the Blog candy you leave one HERE as well as become a follower for your chance to get a very cool stamp from Stampendous.

I also wanted to show my owl I drew on my iPad.  I love my iPad.

Today Is Your Birthday!

If you are Mrs. Laura from Stampendous.  I made you this wall hanging using the Jumbo Song Bird.  I hope you have a most special day as you are an amazing special person and I am happy to have you in my life.  You are a great leader with extreme patience to the Stampendous DT.  I appreciate you!!  Again, Happy Birthday!

Image airbrushed with Copics.

Some of the other Design team member joined in on the surprise posts for Laura too.  Pop over to their locations to see what they created too.

Friday, December 9, 2011

BLOG CANDY and Challenge reminder

I don't often have blog candy to share with you but seeing as we are all getting ready to give gifts to all our love ones I thought this would be a great time for you to have a chance to get something for yourself.  The Blog Candy I have been given to give to you is from Stampendous.  You will absolutely adore this image this year and years to come.  This is Saint Nick.  Here is a card I made using him.  You will receive this stamp (not the card) and a sentiment to go with it.  What do you have to do to get him?  Look below...

All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and post a comment in this post.  Be sure and leave an email address or come back by next saturday to see if you are a winner.  I appreciate all of you a "whole bunch" and hope your Christmas is full of peace! 

...and don't forget.....

This is a reminder that their is a fun challenge going on over at Stampendous this month. All you have to do is create something using at least 3 of the colors brown, cream, pink and gold.   Here is my new card I whipped up for the challenge using the Stampendous Jumbo Snowflakes (check with your local stores to find this stamp)  I embossed with Stampendous Clear Bark embossing powder (my Favorite).  And yes, their is 6 layers of paper...and weighs a ton!

This challenge runs through January 5th @11:59pm EST and is open to the US.  The prize is Amore Frame Perfectly Clear set.  Be sure and use the little linky button to link to your project so Stampendous can find you.  Some of the other team member have candy too so go a hoppin' to see what they created too  THEIR CARDS AND PROJECTS GO LIVE IN THE MORNING (sorry, posted a day early)

Stampendous Impressions -
Taylor Usry - 
Pam Hornschu - 
WendyJordan -
Melinda Gleissner -
Suzanne Czosek - 
Cyndi Bundy -- 
Kristine Reynolds --
Janelle Stollfus --
Jennifer Ingle--

Jennie Black 
Wendy Price

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Stampendous Monthly Color Challenge

This month challenge is to make a card or project using the colors pink, brown, cream and gold or at least 3 of them.  I made this card for the Stampendous Catalog.   I took 2 wide pieces of Crepe ribbon (by Creative Impressions) slightly overlapping and taped them down.  Using Versamark I stamped and then embossed the image using Stampendous Clear Bark embossing powder.  The Embossing powder fused the two pieces of ribbon together.  I flipped the ribbon over and colored using Copic R83 on the reverse because embossing powder and Copics don't play nice.  I flipped the ribbon back over  and adhered to the card.

I hope you enjoy the little tid-bit.  You can go HERE and get your stamp from Stampendous and make your own.  The challenge starts now and runs through January 5th

If you've been stuck in a traditional holiday color mode, this is your opportunity to think outside the Christmas crayon box! Please join us in our challenge this month, and link your creation(s) to the InLinkz.  You don't have to use Stampendous images and/or products on your designs…but we sure love it when you do!   One lucky random winner will receive this fabulous Stampendous prize, Amore Frames Perfectly Clear set

Some other girls showing off their "colors" are

Stampendous Impressions -
Taylor Usry -
Pam Hornschu  -
WendyJordan -
Melinda Gleissner -
Suzanne Czosek -
Krissy Fossmeyer  -

We love for all to participate but at this time this is open to US shipping only.  Thank you for all your comments.

Jennifer Dove

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Friendship and Love Card Class

The next card class at The Craft Retreat has 2 spots left.  If you are looking to practice up on your Copic coloring give them a also will get 4 cards done for that special someone in your life.  Here is a look at what we will be coloring.  Colors used in this class are R81 83 85 35 46 59 E31 YG25 63 67 C1 3 5 7.  Pin Cushion image by Jennifer Dove, Dress Form by Stampendous and more...

SimplyBetty - Kitchen Cuties

Here is a soon-to-be release from Betty's.  This is Baking Betty.  You can get your own stamps HERE on friday.  I just adore her.  This is in her kitchen teens collection.

And her cupcake cutie too

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Quick Card

Here is a fun card i made using Stampendous Shirt Waists.  I stamped and embossed on tissue paper, then crinkled it up a bit.  I used my copics to distress the edges of the cork.  I had some old button cards in my stash so I used them up.  This was quick but turned out quite nice I thought.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Coloring White

There is a challenge going on over at MakeItColourful.  Go HERE if you want to see some more samples.  This is what I created for this challenge.  The challenge is "color white".  I used neutral grays for the white shadows.  The image came from MakeItCrafty.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Non-Traditional Christmas Cards - Stamp Works

Back by popular demand I am heading to the Chandler area to Stamp Works for a Copic card class.  We will be making some cards and coloring them with your markers.  Call Nic for preferred colors and reserve one of the few last spots 480 899-5958

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It Is Official - Florida Retreat Planned

The dates have been set!  The location has been planned.  The excitement is mounting.  Join me in the 2nd "Copic Build-A-Book Boot Camp" in Jacksonville, Florida on May 4th, 5th and 6th at The Enchanted Scrapbook.  Limited seating, so get your spot reserved now.  Payment plan available when booked through the store.

When done you will be the proud owner of your very own 40 page technique book full of your colored images you have created yourself. 

I hope to see you there!!

Jennifer Dove

Monday, November 14, 2011

I'm Getting a Little Sketchy!

I needed to do something for ME...yes, today it all about!  I drew, I Colored, I accomplished what I was aiming for.  These are some Chilis from my garden that had sat in the Arizona sun and dried up.

A few things I have learned.  When your dealing with a pencil sketch, start with the background first.  Secondly you CAN use any paper you have sitting on your doesn't have to be "Copic compatible".  The paper I used (thank you Marianne) is All In One printer paper.  It tuned out so cool and was so easy to blend.  This paper takes a bit of practice as it soaks up ink fast and spreads.  Also note I am not completely happy with my shadows...but I am over it and moving on.

Copics Used:  R59 R39 R46 R14 R35 R08
YR24 YR15 YR14 YR18 YR68 Y19 Y26
E08 E87 E42 E43 E44 E47 E55 E31 E81
W3 W5 BV20 BV04 BV23

Sketchy Zombie Christmas

Here is Peppermint Brooke from SimplyBetty's Sketchy Zombie Christmas. I am not a pink person AT ALL...but to prove I can I colored it all in pink I did.  This stamp is now available at Simplybettystamps.  Check her out HERE

RV66 R81 R83 R85 T1 T3 T5 T7 T9 R35 R46 R59 E31 E35

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Stampendous Jewel Technique Treasure Hop!


Prize winners have been drawn.  If your name is on this list please contact Stampendous or the blog owner you were chosen from with your mailing information so we can get you your goodies.  Thank you all for playing along with us!  If prizes are not claimed by friday of this week, new names will be drawn.

Stampendous blog: #15 Clare G.
Jenn Dove's blog: #29 littlen  (my blog)
Wendy Jordan's blog: #7 Renkata
Suzanne's blog: #22 Liz Terrazas

Welcome to the Stampendous "Fran•tage Encrusted Jewel Hop"!

 All of us on the Stampendous Design Teams are sooo excited about this new accidental creative process discovered by our own Fran Seiford, Chief Artistic Officer at Stampendous! There is a quote that says, "There are no mistakes, just opportunities for embellishment!" How true is that? Today our super-creative-with-mistakes designers are excited to show you how you can deliberately create with gorgeous sloppiness. For more info on the process of Encrusting with the Fran•tage Essentials, check out the YouTube video HERE.  I hope you just came to my blog from Trudee's hop over to Pam's Blog.  If you get lost along the way return to Stampendous Blog.  Here are a few of my creations using the Encrusted Jewel Technique

I will be teaching this technique at Stamp Works and The Craft Retreat in Arizona.  Be sure and call the stores to reserve your seat.  Go HERE to get the numbers.

As you hop from blog to blog, oohing and aahing over the Encrusted Jewel fabulousness, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as on the Stampendous blog.  Unfortunately only US participants are applicable for prizes.  Your comments are your insurance that you have an opportunity to win one of four blog candy goody boxes of Stampendous Fran•tage Essentials for you to create your own Encrusted Jewel goodness:

 Aged Black Prize Package

Aged Silver Prize package
 Aged Gold Prize Package

 Shabby White Prize Package

You get until 8PM EST on Sunday to leave your comments on the blogs.  4 winners will be chosen randomly off the blogs and announced on Monday.  Happy Hopping for ideas!!

SimplyBetty Release - Falalala Lexi

I just realized I have NOT announced that I have been blessed to have been asked by Betty to be an official  design Team member.  This makes me warm and fuzzy.  I can't wait to show you the amazing images over the next few years or as long as she will have me.  Thank you Betty! 

Here is Falalala Lexi from SimplyBetty's Sketchy Zombie Christmas.  She was so fun to color.  This stamp is available in clear.  Check her out HERE

I drew out her stockings instead of coloring pants cause i wanted her to be a little more sexy...even Zombi's can be sexy right?

Copics:  R35 R46 R59, T1-T9, E31 E35 E57 E79, G99 YG67 YG63 YG25

Friday, November 11, 2011

Guest DT member - Image Lit by Lantern or Candlelight

I have been asked to be a guest DT member for a challenge over on Make-It Colourful.  I have entered a few times before and love their challenges as they REALLY challenge me.  This was NO exception!  This took me a few attempts to get right and I am really happy with the results.  You can get your images (of which I merged in photoshop) at Make-it-crafty HERE.

Be sure and look at the other things the DT came up with in the MIC gallery.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Batty Betty Birthday Blog Hop

It's a Birthday Hop and Betty just turned..ummmm...21.  PARTY!!  Happy Birthday Betty!!  Here is my Birthday card I whipped up for Betty.  I hope you enjoy it too...if you do, you can pick it up HERE.  You must look at her other Betty Chibi's while you're there...

You should have arrived from SUZI's Blog...hope your not lost yet...if you are you need more coffee.  Next you will Hop over to CYNDI's blog and see what she made for Betty.  Hoppy Birthday again Betty!!

Now take your batty self and fly to the next hop spot!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Card Class - Thank You

I am working on another card class for The Craft Retreat.  Class is November 26th.  We will be playing with some new colors (to the class)  YR24 YR31, BG49 BG15 BG34, as well as YG95 G99 E31 C3 R35 R46 R59.  Images used are Stampendous Thankful Leaves CRM254, Jumbo Zinnia CRS5030, and Pine Candle CRV1212

Using Glitter Ritz

Using Flower Soft

Double Pinecone background stamp by Talkabout Images

Using Stampendous Chunky White Embossing powder