Episode #36

November 13, 2020

Project

  • Gatefold card

Colors

  • Monochromatic

Element

  • Snowflakes

Random

  • Alcohol Markers

About The Episode

Episode archive posted on November 16, 2020

I had a delightful crafty time and conversation with a lovely paper crafter Friday night. In Episode #36 we got to spend time with Jessica Taylor from Ink It Up With Jessica. I found Jessica on FB. She has a “Show & Tell” post every Sunday evening which I enjoy. What a sweet crafter she is, too! She has a simple card style perfectly matched to her “cards are made to be shared” philosophy. Her simple styled cards, however, are super cute and clean. Scroll down to see for yourself!

The parameters were “clean”, too, without a crazy combo! So clean and cute, Jessica and I both were able to make two card each! That may have been a first. Thank you, Jessica, for taking time out of your schedule to join us for some spinning FUNN. I think your fans enjoyed watching your process and getting to know more about you, too.  Thank you!

During this episode, you’ll learn…

  • would Laura Ingalls Wilder stamped?
  • how direct sales companies give us unique vocabulary
  • what kind of stamps Jessica looks for first in a new catalog
  • ideas beget ideas
  • the best reason to stamp a slanted sentiment

Better put on a sweater before you look at this week’s submissions (I know, most of you have already looked before reading this! tee hee). There is a lot of frost on the paper with all the blues, the shimmer, and the snowflakes, of course. There is also a LOT of cute ideas and brilliantly made cards. Thank you so much, contributors, for playing along with us this week! I have so much FUNN opening each email.

Questions.
If you could change just one of the parameters this week, what would it be?
Do you want to make that for us to see?
Could you post it in our Craft Roulette FB group?

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In the group we highlight some of submissions during the week, give you updates on our Guest Crafters, and you can submit projects based on past Craft Roulette parameters after the submission board is closed. Join us and bring a friend.

Creativity

CR is all about exploring and having FUNN with creativity. I loved Jessica’s take on creativity.

  • you can be creative
  • she still thinks she is not creative sometimes
  • don’t compare yourself
  • we all have our own style
  • it is better to make a card & send it to someone than hoard (oops for me)
  • cards are made to be shared

And we are sure glad you shared this week with us.

It is our crafting friends like you that make Craft Roulette so FUNN. Thank you very much for joining us in “the peanut gallery”, by sharing our links, by supporting our Guest Crafters, by contributing your projects, and for encouraging each other. You make every spin special. Thank you. SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY! 

About This Week's Guest

Jessica Taylor

Wisconsin

Visit Jessica's website Visit Jessica's YouTube Channel View Guest Bio

Guest Bio

If you’ve ever said “I’m not creative” you’re in the right place! Hello, I’m Jessica Taylor and I’ve been helping people make their own greeting cards for over 20 years!

I especially enjoy helping women who say “I could never do that, I’m not creative.” discover that they CAN make cards that look good.

My “there are no mistakes in stamping” attitude allows for a fun environment for learning card making. On this channel, you’ll find videos where I share card making tips and techniques using supplies that can be purchased from my online store at shopinkitupwithjessica.com

Ready to make handmade cards? Make sure to subscribe and leave a comment on a video saying hello. Happy Stamping! Jessica Taylor

Mary Gunn FUNN

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Guest Contributors

Vera Anderson
Vera Anderson
The snowflakes are glued on opposite sides of the gate fold so they almost interlock. A little heart drawn and colored in with blue-gray marker.
Patty Beck
I used embossing powder to give silver sparkle and silver marker to give an outline. My first gate-fold.
Heather Huang
Sometimes its just a series of unfortunate events! Thankfully my copic coloured banner under the sentiment hid the fiasco happening under there
Jackie Muller
Hildenell Vilchez
WHILE IT IS NOT AN EXACT QUOTE IT IS CLOSE ENOUGH THAT I NEED TO GIVE CREDIT TO: Antoinette van Kleeff for her "when snow falls, nature listens"
Lena Marie
Snowflake shape die from Scrapbook.com, Skater stamp from Hero art colored with Stampin Up alcohol markers
Alessa Lemoine
On the card with the belly band, I used alcohol markers to color the snowflakes. On the other card, the panel on the front was colored with them
Ellen Card Monkey Jarvis
On the card with the belly band, I used alcohol markers to color the snowflakes.
Ellen Card Monkey Jarvis
Annie Marks
Kathy Hering
I had stamped some red snowflakes on a previous project and loved it so I thought it would be fun to do a red snowflake card!
Brenda Gentry
This one was fun...
Jacque Rippe
CTMH Blue Belle is the color use along with a Tri-Blend alcohol marker for the darker blue on the snowflake
Kathy Burrows
I let the patterned paper dictate the colors.
Judy G.
I let the patterned paper dictate the colors.
Judy G
The main snowflake, albeit not your usual snowflake, was heat embossed with silver detail powder and colored in with a Tri-Blend Marker.
Sue Bruch
I made a shaker out of the belly band and added an extra 1/8th score for the gate fold to allow for the inside dimension.
Amy Ulen
Sue Masoner
A couple of simple side fold gate fold cards with my favorite gnomies. Colored with Triblend markers and using a snowflake embossing folder.
Mary Naber
A couple of simple side fold gate fold cards with my favorite gnomies. Colored with Triblend markers and using a snowflake embossing folder.
Mary Naber
monochrome, gatefold, snowflakes (obvs) and alcohol ink markers used on edges of circle die-cut and card front! whew!
Ava Bellon
I used the marker to draw the snowflakes and a topper I have received that goes perfect in my gatefold card. Thanks for the FUNN
Cris Pazmino
Christy Dillman
Lee Kendel
Katy Taylor
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Alana Sedano
Alana Sedano
14 days ago

I absolutely loved this! I’m Deaf and still learning social media and crafting together! And wishing everything was CC! But hey it’s a visual art so I’m enjoying learning about tips and techniques! I have yet to make a card and show you all!! Thank you for coming up with this “craft roulette” Mary!!!

Alyson Mayo
Alyson Mayo
13 days ago

Wow – these cards are terrific! I ran out of time on the weekend… am hoping to participate in this event more often. Love what you do, Mary!

Mary Gunn
Mary Gunn
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13 days ago

Ah, shucks, Alyson. Those weekends can really slip by fast!
Yes, your beautiful card would have for right in with this gorgeous collection! Maybe next time?

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