Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Crazy For Floral!

Most of you know that I am heading this weekend to Yosemite to teach an amazing card class at The Great Yosemite Stamp Escape with 100 people attending.  On Saturday and Sunday I will be teaching card classes featuring Stampendous yumminess.  On Saturday night I will be doing a Make & Take using my Copic Air compressor and the Hydrangea Garden stamp and Dies.  Here are a few of the samples using the sets I whipped up for the Demo Board.  I will post them individually over the next few weeks with details



Be Free Little One!

I love to doodle and I always have.  As far back as I could remember.  Whether I was sitting by the phone (back when I actually had a landline), I would always have a huge desk calendar and most of it would be repeated designs.  Stampendous has created these simple little characters to play with just for that reason.  Their is no right or wrong...you just create.  This is what I created with this Penpattern Turtle.


Products used:
Shabby white embossing enamel (sprinkle and heat from underneath)
Airbrushed background created on glossy with copics
Copics:  YG25 YG17 YG67
Multiliner .3

Monday, April 28, 2014

Clowning Around with LMMS


Little Miss Muffet Stamps always has some amazing images and stamps.  I got to play with Celeste Amberglow Celebrate last week.  I used White and Gray Prismacolor for the white areas and Copics on the rest.  I colored it on Kraft paper so the white would pop.  You have to be careful when doing this, you do not want the Copics to touch the colored pencil as it can clog up the marker nib pores.  I enjoyed turning this little one in to a clown with Creative Color Placement.  Here she is in a few steps...




Celeste in Digital

Copics/Pencil Used:
Greens YG25 17 67
Pinks RV25 29
RV32 34 17 19
Reds R14 46 59
Purple BV04 08
Brown E31 33 35 57 79
Black 110
Signo Gel Pen
Prismacolor Pencil White PC938
Prismacolor Pencil Steel PC1041

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Fun with a Friend

Nothing like a fun day at the beach with a friend...and swimming gear full of sand!  This little house-mouse is such a sweetie.  Be sure and get your stamp from Stampendous!  This little one is just waiting for you!

New House-Mouse® release from Stampendous "Beach toss"

Copics:
E41 E42 E43 E44
E50 E51 E93
RV34 RV17 RV19
Y13 Y18
YR09 YR16

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Simple Pleasures - Endless Fun

I have always loved bubbles (except when they pop in your mouth).  I think my favorite part is the rainbows and reflections.  I tried to add a little color fun to the bubbles to give that elusion.  Join me in May to get your hands on this card at Scraps Of Love in Arizona.  

For those already signed up, this is the bonus card...we are gonna have fun!

House-Mouse® from Stampendous "Blowing Bubbles"

 Copics:
E41 E42 E43 E44
E50 E51 E93
RV34
Y13
BG70 72
YR09 16
YG17 67

Friday, April 25, 2014

Let's Face It...Dream-Pendous Products Rock!

Glad you made it to the end of the Stampendous and DreamWeaver blog collaboration!  I had so much fun making something using both companies products!  Of course, as usual, there are great prizes available for those who comment throughout this week.  If you are starting from my blog scroll down and get the details and start at the beginning for more chances to see amazing projects and win amazing prizes.




Why would anyone cut out so many layer of flowers by hand?  They wouldn't if they are using the NEW Stampendous Stamps with matching Dies!!  It was so quick and easy I finished this card and decided to whip out another.  It was THAT easy!

I colored the face from Cling Blossom Beauty Stamp set with my Copics and then cut it out.  I then airbrushed the Cling Jumbo Hydrangea Garden stamp set and used the Hydrangea Garden Dies to cut them out.  I loved this so much I might just make a class out of it!  

Using Dreamweavers LX7022 Vintage Decor stencil I added paste for dimension and then airbrushed the paste with the complimenting colors.  I fussy cut it out to add as the "crown" to the card.  You can get your stencil HERE

Hop list and prize info below...
 You never know when you will be winning goodies!!  In fact there will be three prize packages available to win. Each will have a great selection of Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous images and dies...one of which being the new "Blossom Beauty" face image as shown on the badge above.  Good luck!




Monday, April 21, 2014

Chillin!

Here is another card for the May class.  Do you see a color theme starting.  Very summery...just like I like it!  Be sure and get signed up if you are local.  I look forward to seeing you in class.  info under "Class Schedule" tab above

Stamp available through Stampendous!

Copics: E40 E41 E42 E43 E44 E93
RV34 RV17 RV19
Y13 Y18
BG70 BG72
YR16

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Summer Fun

Don't you just love this little mouse relaxing in the sun?  How about the party umbrella...worked out just yummy.  See you can repurpose anything (although this one was new).  I hope you enjoy the fun card and it gives you some "cool" ideas.


House-Mouse Designs® Image - Stampendous Umbrella Nap

Copics:
RV34 RV17 RV19
E41 E42 E43 E44
YG09 YG16
Y13 Y18

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Think Spring...I know I am!

It is new challenge time at All Dressed Up.  Our theme for this challenge is "Spring".  Here is my card for this challenge.  You can use spring colors or add flowers...anything that reminds me you of spring.  Well, this card came about because I have been enjoying spring outside and forgot about the challenge...until about 6 hours ago...so grabbed a colored up image that I had done and added some flowers...see how easy that it.  You can play too!!



I have used "Amore"
I used a few copics (most of which I don't remember...but the purple/blue colors are BV31 BV34 and V28.  Hmmm wonder if i used it in a tag yet?!

This challenge will run until the 2nd of May

Head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the teams creations, and why not enter the challenge while you are there.

 **Please note** 
To enter our challenges you MUST use an All Dressed Up Image or paper.
Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Color of the Day 176


***Please note that I color using the lightest color first, dark, medium and back to light.  I only slightly blend the edge of the last color placed.  Then add the shadow. 

If you miss one of the combo's you can find it on the side of the blog labeled "Color of The Day".  Please realize that your computer screen and printer can change the way you see it or how the colors print, but if you try it yourself you will get some fun combos...promise!

Also, feel free to pin them.  I ask that you do not sell them printed out, do not place them on your personal blog but rather link to mine.  These are for personal use only.   Leave me some love if you want to see more!

Thank you to all my followers and fans from all over the world.

Jenn Dove

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dance Like There is No Tomorrow

You all know how much I love these Dot Pals by Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I love to use creative color placement to add facial features.  Each one turns out so different every time I give it a go.  It is really addicting and with practice they get better and better (at least I think so).  Grab your Dot pal and give it a try.  The link is below.


RV13 RV14 RV66
E50 E53 E55 E57
E50 E51 E11 E21 E23
B16 B04 C1 C5
R81
E42 E43 E44 E49

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Color of the Day 175


***Please note that I color using the lightest color first, dark, medium and back to light.  I only slightly blend the edge of the last color placed.  Then add the shadow. 

If you miss one of the combo's you can find it on the side of the blog labeled "Color of The Day".  Please realize that your computer screen and printer can change the way you see it or how the colors print, but if you try it yourself you will get some fun combos...promise!

Also, feel free to pin them.  I ask that you do not sell them printed out, do not place them on your personal blog but rather link to mine.  These are for personal use only.   Leave me some love if you want to see more!

Thank you to all my followers and fans from all over the world.

Jenn Dove

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Welcome Spring!

This little mythical creature grabbed me when I first saw her.  She looks like she is ready to bloom.  I chose to use a fun color combo of teal and burgundy and loved every moment of coloring this little fairy.  You can find your little fairy creature in the MakeItCrafty store.
IMG_0388

Do you want to know the color combo I chose?
Skin:  E40 E41 E42 E43 E44
Teals:  BG11 BG32 BG34 BG49
Burgundy:  R37 R39 RV99
Shadows: BV23
This sweet fairy can be purchased in all different positions or you can get a collection of the fairies.
Floral Fairy Collection can be found HERE

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Color of the Day 174


***Please note that I color using the lightest color first, dark, medium and back to light.  I only slightly blend the edge of the last color placed.  Then add the shadow. 

If you miss one of the combo's you can find it on the side of the blog labeled "Color of The Day".  Please realize that your computer screen and printer can change the way you see it or how the colors print, but if you try it yourself you will get some fun combos...promise!

Also, feel free to pin them.  I ask that you do not sell them printed out, do not place them on your personal blog but rather link to mine.  These are for personal use only.   Leave me some love if you want to see more!

Thank you to all my followers and fans from all over the world.

Jenn Dove

Monday, April 7, 2014

All Dressed Up Release

I am a little rusty both in card-making and in coloring, but we all have to start somewhere.   That is what taking time off does to a person...so keep on practicing and coloring!   I seem to be in the baby mode (go figure) so this image fit me just perfect!   It is part of the All Dressed Up release and you are gonna just adore the rest of the images too.  Scroll down to take a look!  Don't forget to look at the card details at the very bottom of the post...



Four fantastic images for you for this months launch.....

Easter Bunny
Just So Cool
Little Flower Girl 
On My Farm

To purchase any of the images please head on over to the Shop.

Don't forget our current** challenge theme is Monochrome....these images would be perfect for the challenge theme, plus you are in with a chance of winning 3 images of your choice !
Also don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.

Keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month. 

Card Details - 
Airbrushed background using paper towel technique and B02
B01 B02 B16 clouds with texture rag
Grass YG21 YG03 YG25 YG17 YG67
Pink R81 R83 R85
Sheep E42 E43 E44
Cow E31 E34 C1 C3
Fence E35 E57
Tractor YG25 YG17 YG67
Tires C1 C3 C5 C7

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Color of the Day 173


***Please note that I color using the lightest color first, dark, medium and back to light.  I only slightly blend the edge of the last color placed.  Then add the shadow. 

If you miss one of the combo's you can find it on the side of the blog labeled "Color of The Day".  Please realize that your computer screen and printer can change the way you see it or how the colors print, but if you try it yourself you will get some fun combos...promise!

Also, feel free to pin them.  I ask that you do not sell them printed out, do not place them on your personal blog but rather link to mine.  These are for personal use only.   Leave me some love if you want to see more!

Thank you to all my followers and fans from all over the world.

Jenn Dove

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Baby Dragon...in Blue?

I had to do it...and I LOVED it too!!  Make It Crafty has the new challenge up and I was itching to color so I jumped right in. Turquoise and Purple is the easy challenge...and the hard challenge is to color on paper other then white.  Well I had already printed on white, so I am playing with the easy challenge.  You too can get the info and join the fun HERE.  I KNOW you want to know where I get the adorable image right?  This isn't the only one either..go HERE  for the baby dragon but don't forget to look around and see all the new yummy from Make It Crafty.



Dragon is colored with B01, 02, 16, 18 and a little BV04 splattered in the background.

Color of the Day 172


***Please note that I color using the lightest color first, dark, medium and back to light.  I only slightly blend the edge of the last color placed.  Then add the shadow. 

If you miss one of the combo's you can find it on the side of the blog labeled "Color of The Day".  Please realize that your computer screen and printer can change the way you see it or how the colors print, but if you try it yourself you will get some fun combos...promise!

Also, feel free to pin them.  I ask that you do not sell them printed out, do not place them on your personal blog but rather link to mine.  These are for personal use only.   Leave me some love if you want to see more!

Thank you to all my followers and fans from all over the world.

Jenn Dove

Friday, April 4, 2014

Color of the Day 171

***Please note that I color using the lightest color first, dark, medium and back to light.  I only slightly blend the edge of the last color placed.  Then add the shadow. 

If you miss one of the combo's you can find it on the side of the blog labeled "Color of The Day".  Please realize that your computer screen and printer can change the way you see it or how the colors print, but if you try it yourself you will get some fun combos...promise!

Also, feel free to pin them.  I ask that you do not sell them printed out, do not place them on your personal blog but rather link to mine.  These are for personal use only.   Leave me some love if you want to see more!

Thank you to all my followers and fans from all over the world.

Jenn Dove

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Baby Announcement...No "April Fools"

I rarely post personal stuff to my blog.  I prefer to keep it this way, but you all have been waiting for me to get better.  It has been over a month since I last posted (and colored) and I know you all are waiting for the next Tag of The Day.  So before I start posting again with your new color combos I thought I would share a little about my "sickness" and my recovery.

This photo above is a picture of my "to be" baby girl.  She is already borrowing my Copic markers.  I am pleased to announce she is healthy and quite busy.  This is a photo of her in action. 

The Story for anyone interested...get comfy.

It has been a long road getting here.  I have a 17 year old son of whom I adore.  My husband and I decided that we are not the retire and go on cruises type of people and I wanted to another little one to enjoy out later years with...we are much wiser now.  I am getting older and my time to have another one was slipping away.  At age 39 we decided to try.  Over the last 3 years we have had a difficult time with the loss of 5 babies in the early stages.  Saddened, frustrated and bewildered we decided to have genetic testing done to see if we could figure out why.  I was surprised to find out I have a genetic disorder called Turners Mosaic Syndrome.  I am partially missing some of my chromosomes.  What a relief to actually have an answer to the miss-carriages.  Most likely the little ones also carried a genetic issue.  God knew best.  I was told that it is a female related disorder and I would be unable to have a healthy girl.  With my mind set on having a boy we kept up the faith, as disheartening as it was I knew God had a plan.  I excepted not having another child and figured I would stop trying when I hit 44 years old.  Two months after we lost another little one I got pregnant.  (Way to go Hubby!).  I was at peace either way and knew this was it.  Last chance.  Sicker then a dog who ate banana peels (been there, seen that)...I have been in bed unable to move from nausea and lack of energy.  For those that know me, know that I DO NOT SIT STILL.  This has been very hard on me but never the less I could not function and no choice but to rest.  I finally decided it was time to go to the doctor.  Under ultrasound a little tiny thing was spotted...and a swooshing sound was heard.  My baby had a heart beat...I had never heard this sound before and burst into tears muffling any sounds coming from the machines.  Our baby had a heart beat!  Still skeptical and knowing this was a good sign but we have learned to not get our hopes up I kept the news quiet.

Every two weeks a heart beat was heard.  Still I knew the chances were slim unless it was a boy.  At 13 weeks we had a special ultrasound and blood work done.  The ultrasound showed a baby with a strong heart beat and high chances of being a girl.  We would have to wait a week for the blood work to come back showing the results of any genetic disorders and the sex of the little one.  In the mean time life must go on.  Sickness had subsided at 13 weeks like it had never happened....I was off to Indiana to record my next video and wait for results. 

On the flight back...as I landed for a slight layover a text came through from the husband saying our baby had a 1 in 10000 chance of having any disorders.  I was so excited a billion questions running through my mind.  I called him and said...are you sure?..is it a boy?  He said "oh, I forgot to ask"...men....really?  I called the genetic specialist and asked the sex of the baby while we were taxiing in.  I was told it was a 100% certainty we are to have a baby girl.  SHOCKED to say the least as we had spent the last 3 years told NO chance for a girl.  I am over the moon blessed to not only have a healthy baby on the way but a little girl.  For those that know me know that I DO NOT do pink and girlie stuff...God is a little funny sometimes...but I will gladly except his humor as He does know best.

Thank you all for your prayers and support over the last 3 years.  Thank you all for the virtual hugs and cards and being such a blessing to me.  

I love you all!....Now to get my creativity back and enjoy the pregnancy ride.  Oh Yah....Due date Sept 25 2014

Love Jenn Dove

PS...been a while since I have done this...any advice is appreciated...LOL