Monday, January 19, 2015


Yep! I'm pretty excited!

I was nominated by someone I admire not only for her FANTASTIC stamping, but because of her true leadership and fantastic ability to make everyone feel as if they were her "own".  I was nominated by the one and only Robin Merriman over at:
Trinity Design Studio

The rules of the blog hop are as follows:
1. Create a project exclusive to the Creative Crew Blog Hop
2. to answer a few questions
3. to nominate (2) stampers that inspire me!  (THIS IS HARD, but I can do it~lol)

Here is my project made special for this blog hop only!

 Okay, so I have been really trying to use my Color Cards to play around with different color combos and for this particular card I wanted to step out of the regular reds/pinks and white combos for Valentines day.  So, I went with Pool Party as my base color and found that Blushing Bride and Pear Pzazz were the two colors they had in the color cards, so that is what I did. I'm not going to bore you with the step by step details of the card, but will list the items that I used..I used the Hearts Border punch at the top and then layered a piece of Pear Pzazz behind it, used sponge daubers dipped in Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride , Pool Party and Pear Pzazz and made the polka dots.
 For the sentiment, I cut a piece of Prints Patterns DSP stack in Blushing Bride, stamped it in Smokey Slate and punched out some extra hearts from Pear Pzazz and Gold Shimmer paper and adhered them next to the sentiment.  I tied a piece of Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon around it and tied a nice bow.  The Basic Pearls are colored with a gold metallic permanent marker.
I stamped the hearts out in the Pool Party and Blushing Bride inks and punched out using the Large Heart punch and popping them up with Dimensionals over the outline stamp stamped in Smokey Slate.  I added some "love" circles in Smokey Slate on top and some more little pearls.

Now for the answers to the questions:

1. What are you working on?
Well...that's kind of a question that I can't answer, because everyday I find that I'm working on a upcoming class or workshop and sometimes it's hard to find time to just stamp for fun, BUT, my goal this year is to keep up with my Project Life albums.

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?
It really doesn't..because I am a person who is simple in thought, which I know is the majority of all stampers, I do love some layers and embellishments, but I don't believe that a card should take more than 20 minutes to complete from start to finish.

3. Why do you create what you do?

Something I have ALWAYS told all of my customers and fellow stampers, you do not have to be "crafty" when it comes to stamping!  So, with that, I just create whatever is in my heart at the time, sometimes sketching it out first, then other times I will scour other blogs and idea sights to get an "idea" of what I can do with something and then try my hardest to adapt it to make it my own.

4. How does your creative process work?

LOL! Well, I spend "some" time "researching" ideas on SU! website, Pinterest, blogs etc.. then I pull out stamp sets that I have bought and NEVER inked (GASP! yes, I have too many that I can't even tell you...) Then I set my day in motion, and try to get what I can done in the time I have while it's quiet at home or when I just need to be alone and create.

So, now it's time to announce my nominees!

I nominate Tandra Boyer at  A Little Inkalicious
because she has just an amazing sense of talent and her simple yet great ideas.  She has just a smile that is so friendly and it's hard not to just love her...

My second nominee is Andi Katz Potler over at Absolute Kreations
 because she is just up my alley with the simplicity and yet stuns me everytime I see her stuff! ( I secretly want to be here when I grow

So, they have been nominated and contacted and both AGREED to accept the nomination so their projects will be posted on MONDAY, JANUARY 26th on their blogs! Be sure to go check them out!
Thank you Robin Merriman for nominating me! And thank you all for stopping by!


MJ said...

I love non-traiditional colors for any holiday. This combo is wonderful for Valentines. It was fun reading your answers too.

Robin Merriman said...

Jamie! I love your card and I especially love what you did with the hearts. Totally caseing that!
Thanks too for your sweet words, you've made my day! Xoxo