Episode #34

October 30, 2020

Project

  • Congratulations card

Colors

  • Blue Jeans blue & 2

Element

  • Abstract blob

Random

  • Shimmer

About The Episode

Episode archive posted on November 2, 2020

Had a FUNN evening when Ellen “Card Monkey” Jarvis joined us with her glittery green “spoon-a-phone”. It was FUNN to talk about trick-or-treat in the “olden days” with Ellen and the Peanut Gallery. Ellen made a FUNN “step card” for her congratulations project. Watch how show completely changes her card (or “punts” as she says) in her process. I like seeing that, because many end-product cards started as something completely else. It doesn’t mean the original idea was “wrong”, it is all right in the creative process.

Ideas change in the creative process. That’s why it’s called “creative process”.

This was Ellen’s second time with us. Isn’t she brave? Remember to visit our Guest Hall of Fame to meet all our highly appreciated Guest Crafters, like Ellen, their social media links, and bios.  You’ll meet some of the nicest crafters ever there.

During this episode, you’ll learn…
– how I define an “abstract blob” (hahaha – I blame myself for these parameters!)
– the technique that inspired three new names for an older technique (“Wrinkle Crinkle”, “Trash Smash”, or “Dumpster Dive Inking”)
– the swink lives on
– how Evernote helps to catalog stamp sets
– how to not burn your fingers when you heat emboss

 Kudos to our contributors for your beautiful FUNN interpretations of “abstract blob” and the other parameters! Want more Craft Roulette FUNN? Join our Craft Roulette Facebook group. We spotlight some of these cards during the week. Also, if you are inspired to create a card after the submission board is closed, our FB group is a great place to post.  Thank you, and I look forward to sharing these on Friday’s show with Katy Taylor (Episode #35).

Thank you, peanut gallery, so much for watching and chatting during the live show, sharing this blog, subscribing to our social media, supporting our talented Guest Crafters, and sending in such tremendous and diverse ideas! See you Friday at 6:30 p.m. Central for another night of improvisational paper crafting!

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About This Week's Guest

Ellen “Card Monkey” Jarvis

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Guest Bio

Ellen Jarvis, aka “CardMonkey”, began cardmaking 10 years ago, right after she bought a high-end sewing/embroidery machine, software, threads and fabric for a new post-retirement hobby. The sewing machine started collecting dust within weeks, after her daughter Emily introduced her to Cricut and papercrafting.
Ellen’s greatest joy is teaching the craft’s techniques to other hobbyists. She has taught cardmaking at several stores, in her home, at a church and senior centers, and now continues her teaching bimonthly cardmaking classes via Zoom.
Ellen is currently an Independent Demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! She formerly worked full-time in public relations and marketing for several hospitals in the Philadelphia area, before retiring in 2012. She is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia. She has been married to hubby John for 21 years; their family includes a son, a daughter, their spouses, two grandchildren and two Bichons.

Mary Gunn FUNN

Ellen “Card Monkey” Jarvis

Ellen Jarvis
Ellen Jarvis

Guest Contributors

Sapphire and Peach Shimmer Brushes, coloured sparkles and Coral Shimmer Trim make up the shimmer component.
Alyson Mayo
First mixed media cards with watercolor and dabbed on inks. Rose gold ink for shimmer on one and gold card and backing to sentiment on other.
Heather Huang
First mixed media cards with watercolor and dabbed on inks. Rose gold ink for shimmer on one and gold card and backing to sentiment on other.
Heather Huang
Alessa Lemoine
Chairs to you! Err, Cheers to you! Good job! Way to go!
Patty Beck
Cristina Pazmino
Maelynn and I used CTMH stamp set Funky Chunky, Outdoor Denim, Blush, Sweet Leaf, Cream Brûlée, Citrus Leaf inks. Scraps of shimmering paper. Ha
Theresa Wilkerson & Maelynn
Maelynn and I used CTMH stamp set Funky Chunky, Outdoor Denim, Blush, Sweet Leaf, Cream Brûlée, Citrus Leaf inks. Scraps of shimmering paper. Ha
Maelynn
Hildenell Vilchez
Lena Marie
Shabby chic graduation/congratulation card - Believe it or not, I still had some CTMH blue jean B&T paper from maybe 13 or 14 years ago!
Kathy Burrows
Used Hello Honey ink & clearWink of Stella to make “abstract blobs” & “shimmer” honey drips. Colors: Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz & Tranquil Tide
Kimberly C.
Used Hello Honey ink & clearWink of Stella to make “abstract blobs” & “shimmer” honey drips. Colors: Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz & Tranquil Tide
Kimberly C.
Blue Denim,Powder Blue & Dusty Rose,Shimmer on "congrats" but hard to see in pic.Combined light blue & pink for xtra color on abstract blocks
Jackie J.
Has so much fun with first project - decided to do another. (I have my son in mind who is graduating high school in November)
Jackie J.
The shimmer is hard to see but it is on the lettering and the green “blobs”. :)
Mary Naber
The shimmer is on the black part of blobs...
Jacque Rippe
I promise you there is clear Shimmer Brush on the roses! At least you can see the shimmer on the ribbon! The colors are prettier in person.
Sue Bruch
I couldn't believe I had paper that matched. I took the shimmer brush, went around the frames, took my finger & went to town shimmering it all
Sue Masoner
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