Thursday, March 31, 2011

Have a Blast!

Who doesn't love the Fourth of July.  Here is another image from Stampendous.  You can find it HERE.  This image was part of the last Stampendous catalog.  It makes me smile to see my stuff get published in some way.  I will be showing you more stuff over the next few days to hopefully give you some inspiration .

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Whoooo Love's You?

Here is a card I made for the Stampendous catalog.  I think owls are so cute.  This one is a little more simple then the normal but I think it turned out just right.  You can get your image HERE on the Stampendous web site.  Just a few more months until schools out...better get those cards made!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Bit of Easter

Our last wonderful class full of brilliant talent at The Craft Retreat was using new colors of pinks and purples.  We added to our collection RV21 RV23 RV13 as well as V12 V15 V17.  We also used E33 E35 E57 and W1 to finish off these pretty cards.  The cute egg images are by Stampendous HERE, and the Bunny in the basket is by Dustin Pike HERE.  The other images were grabbed from the web.  We had so much fun.  For those of you who need to finish assembling your cards here is the completed images.  See you at next class "Birthday Cards".









The delicious purple ribbon was from Creative Impressions as well as the loop ribbon, sheer flowers and brads.  Did you know you can buy bulk from this company so you can have enough to use in classes.  I love this company soooo much!

Birthday Cards

And another peak at the Birthday card class at The Craft Retreat.  Image by Doodledragon Studios.  Colors used R59 R46 R35 E33 E35 E57 YG68 Y38 Y17 W1.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Birthday Card

Here is another birthday card for the up coming class at The Craft Retreat.  There are a few spots left.  This is a "fancy fold" card.  We are playing with BG49 BG15 Y17 Y38 YR68 as our new colors for the class.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hop To It

Dustin has a challenge going on HERE.  Anything but a card...with an Easter theme.  I thought i would make something to hold some Lindt chocolate.  The package came with 4 chocolate carrots, and...well...I could only fit 3 in my little box.  Oh darn, poor me, gonna have to eat it.   I used Dustin's image from his store HERE.



I made a file of which you can snag from me.  Just right click and save.  Open it to print.  Print it on pattern paper at 100%.  Cut out around image and score on score lines, fold and glue.  I have been so busy that I couldn't perfect it...but it works.  Although I used Dustin's fence, I made one for you to assemble.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Card Class - Birthday Cards

April 16th from 6-9pm I am teaching a copic card class at The Craft Retreat.  There are a few spots left in the class.  Call the store if your interested in attending.

Here is a sneak peek of the images we will be playing with.  I will post the completed cards soon.





Images from Stampendous, Dustin Pike (Doodle Dragon Studios), Talkabout Images and Stampin Up

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Easter Card Class

This Saturday at The Craft Retreat I am having a Easter Card Class.  Their are a few spots left if you need some copic coloring practice.  You can call (602) 843-3197 and sign up.  You get to assemble 4 different cards and color 4 images.  We are focusing on the colors RV13 RV21 RV23 V12 V15 V17, as well as using greens and browns (YG67 YG63 YG03 E50 E31 E35 E57)  Be ready to have FUN!




Sunday, March 20, 2011

Class Time - Hair, Faces and Eyes

Thank you all who where able to make class 3 of the Build-A-Book.  We had such a great time at the two locations.  (Class repeats in 2 more locations next month if you missed it).  As promised here are the finished pictures (or almost...as you fill them in as you get the colors) of what your pages should look like for reference.  I look forward to teaching it again next month.   Keep practicing!


Baby image from doveartstudios.com


blank eye chart from whimsiedoodle.com

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A New Class Scheduled


I have so bless with my classes being such a hit...who would have thunk?!  I have been teaching 6 Build-A-Book Classes a month as well as a couple beginning Copic classes and a card class.  My weekends are wonderfully booked and now I have expanded to classes during the week.  The Craft Retreat has asked me to add another (3rd) Build-A-Book class to the schedule.  It is already almost sold out and will start on March 30th (and continue the last wednesday of every month).  If you are in the area and wish to get into this class please contact The Craft Retreat.  My wonderful hubby has also surprised me with a high tech class tool to use....those taking my class will just have to wait and see.

For those of you who are patiently waiting for this class book...I am getting a bit closer, working out details.  Videos still need to be made and I am working on all the worksheets to be included.  Thank you for your patience and support.  I hope to post a few more tutorials in the mean time as soon as I get caught up.  Be sure to follow my blog so you can keep up on all the exciting news.

Thanks for hangin in there with all my morning rambling.....off to teach 2 back to back classes today!

Creative Hugs!  With all your love you make my cheeks R20 :)

Jennifer Dove

Ps.  This image colored in the class...stay tuned.

Friday, March 18, 2011

A Whole Lotta' Sweetness!

Oh how I love the new "Baby" images Dustin has created.  These images are part of his 52 image deal happening the next couple of days.  Go HERE to see what all the "sweetness" is about, or go directly to the store HERE and get some!  



Copics:  C1, C3, C5 G21, YG11, RV34, RV10




Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Show and Tell

I thought I would post some photos of what my art room looked like back in February 2010....this way i have something to compare it too in the future.  This was on a clean day...it has never looked this organized since then.

Paper, acrylic stamps and buttons in pails



Cutter table/embossing table

my woodies, KNK cutter, flowers and more

Some of my ribbon

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I Wub YOU!

How much do I wub you?  This (*--------------0----------------*) much!  I am sitting in a warm house, inside from the cold chill of the brisk wind of rural Alaska.  I get to enjoy the cold for 6 more days before returning to the sweltering heat of Arizona and whipping out my....COPICS!  In the mean time I made a few cards to post while up in Alaska....so here is one of them.




So....greetings from Alaska, where I was officially kissed by a moose!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cards of Love - Luke

Cards and creations for a cause.  Read below for details.



Dustin created a set of images for a little boy named Luke.  Luke is a 6 year old who has been diagnosed with Spinal Meningitis after enduring a 30 minute seizure.  He now has a very long journey of treatments and therapy to fight the swelling in his brain and to regain his movement and his speech.  Their is a card drive for Luke HERE, as well as more information about Luke and his progress HERE.  Luke plays violin, loves Super Heros, Soccer, and Star Wars.  To help support Luke and his family I have created this set of images.  All proceeds will be given to Luke's family to help with the extensive costs associates with Luke's procedures .  Here is an opportunity to make a difference in one families life.  You can purchase the images HERE.  If you have time to send Luke a little encouragement the address to mail your cards to is in the above link.  Remember to keep this family in your prayers, every little bit gives hope to a family and a little boy who needs it right now.


The Digi's are HERE for sale with all proceeds going you Luke's family

Copics used:  YR23, Y08, YG03, YG67, YG63, BG49, BG09, YR04, YR07, W1, W3, W5, W7, E33

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Oh, Grow Up!

How is this for a birthday card!  I love this bunny image.  This was fun and quite simple to color.  The planter is popped up 3 times...yes, that means colored 3 times.  Using Copic colors E33, E35, E57 blend and then coloring over all 3 colors with E08 makes for a nice pottery color.



Other colors used:  W1, W3, W5, W7, B99, B97, B93, YG63, YG03
Creative Impressions Ribbon
Digital Image:  DoodledragonStudios.com