Sunday, January 9, 2022

A Cozy, warm Coffee Hug featuring Joy Clair Designs

 I don't know about you, but up here in Northwestern Ontario we are coming into the thick of the cold winter weather, so we do just about anything to keep warm!  And on that note, lol, I have created a warm and cozy hug card featuring the Coffee Flavors digital stamp set from Joy Clair Designs.

Coffee Flavors

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Friday, December 31, 2021

Making Memories Christmas Bears with Joy Clair Stamps

 Hey hey peeps!  Remember I asked how many ways can we color these awesome Making Memories bears?

Well, I have colored them in more traditional colors this time and they are so cute!

I colored these bears in more woodsy and traditional colors.
If you know me at all, you know I am a huge outdoors fan (in the summer, not so much in the winter lol) so making these bears a little rustic was so much fun.

 

I paired them some fun patterned paper, again added a circle punch out layered under a cardboard heart.

I added a couple of different holiday sentiments from Love Santa and Making Memories digital stamp sets and lastly added my favorite enamel dots.

The finished cards are very similar to the pink and teal bears I did earlier this month, but the different color palette and patterned papers make them so different!

Last time, I showed you Joy's tropical bears, this time I'm showing you Kanan's polar bear!

I will see you again real soon with some more fun projects, and I do believe Martha has a new release in mind very soon!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Making Memories Christmas Bears for Joy Clair Designs

 Hello hello!  I don't know about you guys, but it's finally starting to look like winter up here in the Great White North!

We've had two significant snow falls in the past 5 days, and we went from green grass to absolutely pure white all at once!
These Christmas Bears from the Making Memories digital stamp set were perfect to color up and match the new mood board for this month, and they truly make me think of snow too!

How gorgeous are those colors for winter??!!!! I absolutely love them!  So when I saw these bears and this mood board I couldn't help myself but put them together.

Making Memories

I colored these bears with my Copic markers in pinks and purples and teals, ohhh those colors make my heart sing.

I added them to a patterned paper bokeh background (which truly looks like falling snow) and layered a teal circle under a cardboard heart:)

Lastly, I added a sentiment from the Love Santa digital stamp set and finished them off with some enamel dots.

I wonder how many ways we can color these bears?  I have some different colors coming this month as well. And Ohmergersh!  Joy made hers into tropical bears for Christmas in July!

If you want to join in on the fun with loads of inspiration (and mood boards!) come and join the Joy Clair Stamps Facebook Group :)

I will see you again soon, until then, stay safe and happy my friends :)

Monday, December 13, 2021

Mini Album Collaboration with Debbie of Project 39 Mini Albums using P13 Cosy Winter 6x6 Paper Pad

 Hello everyone, I am so excited to share this project with you today!  I challenged Debbie from Project 39 Mini Albums a couple months ago to create a mini album using the the Cosy Winter 6x6 paper pad from P13.  I can't wait to watch her video tomorrow and see what she came up with!

Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Sweetest Soul Scrapbook Layout using Joy Clair Designs Digital Stamp

 Hello everyone, Leah here with a scrapbook layout I've called The Sweetest Soul using the On Your Special Day digital stamp set from Joy Clair Designs.

On Your Special Day digital stamp set

I colored the digital floral image 7 times with my Copic markers.  Now I know, you're thinking...7 times!  Don't you get bored with it?  I do not lol.

You know me well enough now to know I love coloring florals.  This is one of the only things I can do while I work, and I love it so much,
it's almost as if I get in a trance and don't even realize hw many I've colored lol.

One of the things I love about digital images is that you can resize to any size you want.
These happened to be sized for card fronts, but they were also the perfect size for scrapbook embellishments.

On Your Special Day digital stamp set

Where was I?...OH yes, once I colored the images, I  cut some of them apart and fit them in as layering pieces in the embellishment clusters.  With these images, who needs stickers and die cuts?!

Ok, so you know I like to share work from my fellow design team members using the same stamp images that I've used in my project.  This month is no exception...this  stunning card by Priscilla is just begging to viewed and shared everywhere!

I have also created a process video for this project and I'm including it here for you :)

https://youtu.be/_vKJRrLN-3g

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Planner Cover Embellishment with Joy Clair Stamps

 Hello crafty peeps!  I have embellished the front of my new 2022 work planner with a digital stamp from Joy Clair Designs called Christmas Joy.


This digital stamp set is called Christmas Joy and includes several different Christmas images, including a wreath with Poinsettias.  I love digital images, and one of the main reasons is that I can resize the image however large I want.  Sometimes I even only use part of it :)

For this project, I enlarged the digital image and only colored the Poinsettias in blue with my Copic markers. 
I layered them onto some scrap patterned paper, and also added a vinyl sticker from a local artist.



Lastly, I die cut some letters for the year and gave them a shadow effect with my white gel pen.

I'm not sure how long this will last, as the planner cover is vinyl, but I think I might try some clear sticky vinyl on top (like Mac-Tac!)  If they decide to peel off, I will turn them into a bookmark for my planner :)  No worries!

I will be back again soon, but if you are looking for some fun inspiration, come and check out the Joy Clair Facebook group:)

See you again soon!