Monday, June 20, 2011

Jane's Doodles Blog Hop {Jun 20th}

Welcome to Jane's Doodles release day! We have a fabulous blog hop for you today, showcasing three wonderfully sweet stamp sets drawn by Jane herself. You are going to love them! Let me just say that not only are the images the cutest, the quality of these stamps is amazing and so detailed, second to none. Leave a comment on all stops along this hop and you might be the lucky winner of all three stamp sets! Become a Follower of the Jane's Doodles Blog and Like their Facebook Page for additional entries. The winner will be announced on the Jane's Doodles Blog on Friday. Ready to start hopping? :) Here's the line-up for today's blog hop:

Jane Beljo
Alice Wertz
Kelly Booth
Mariana Grigsby
Joy Taylor
Carly Robertson
Agnieszka Malyszek
Emily Leiphart <--- You are here!
Chan Vuong
Cristina Kowalczyk
Jennifer McGuire
Judith Gowdy
Jane's Doodles Blog

Wow!!! Let's get started.

My first card uses three sweet little images and a sentiment from Garden Friends. I chose a Prima chipboard frame and centred the flowers and bee inside it. I used a pencil to draw the frame for perfect placement of the stamps.

After the images were coloured, I attached the twine with a loop on one side, adhered the frame in place with foam tape and tied off the twine with a knot. To finish, I used both the 1/4" and 1/2" chomps to round the corners of the card.

My second card uses Little Miss Mia who is modelled after Jane's own daughter! Isn't she a sweetheart? I loved colouring her and giving her hat a lot of dimension and detail with a simple line of crocheted baker's twine.

I also cut out a heart for her to hold which is from the large bird's wing in the Garden Friends set. I thought it would be a good match for the sentiment.

My third card features Noah's Ark and a lot of paper piecing. The animals are adorable and I can see myself reaching for this set over and over for both baby announcements and kid birthdays! All of the patterned papers are Echo Park's For the Record. I used the accordion fold to make the water and I also die cut scallops across the top to make waves but they are largely hidden by the boat.

I tied a twine bow in two colours before adhering the boat with foam tape. Since part of the paper along the bottom edge was already distressed, I sponged around the edges of the card to give it warmth. I love this card because it's way more intricate than I usually make my cards and now I need someone to have a baby so I can gift it!

Thank you for stopping by today! Now it's time to hop on over to Chan's blog for more amazing projects!

Sources for It's a Love Thing: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Jane's Doodles Garden Friends; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Riding Hood Red ink; Copics; Prima Chipboard Frame; The Twinery baker's twine in Mandarin & Lemondrop; Stampin' Dimensionals; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

Sources for You Make My Heart Smile: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock;
Jane's Doodles Little Miss Mia; Jane's Doodles Garden Friends; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; The Twinery baker's twine in Caribbean; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for Welcome Baby: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft cardstock;
Echo Park For the Record; Jane's Doodles Noah's Ark; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Five; Papertrey Ink Medium Scalloped Border die; QuicKutz Epic Six; The Twinery baker's twine in Cappuccino & Charcoal; Stampin' Dimensionals

82 comments:

Shauna K said...

so cute!!! i'm really loving the first one with the twine/frame and the sentiment going around the frame- awesome idea! beautiful coloring on the second one, and ya can't go wrong with Noah's Ark and babies ;) Happy Monday!!

Jane said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOOOOOOOVE them all! xo

Kelly Booth said...

SOOOOOO Cute....Love each and every one!!!!

Jay Gee said...

Stunning cards Emily, love them :)

Barb said...

Adorable cards, Emily! I love that chipboard frame and the way you've added the heart on your second card! Wonderful paper piecing with the Noah's Ark image too!

cappuccino and colour said...

love the Noahs Ark - just gorgeous.

Carly said...

Emily how super cute are all these!!! Super sweetness here!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You have totally put your spin on these stamps, love that the elephant is done with text patterned paper and the frame and twine is fabulous combo.

Deirdre said...

So love what you created - so fun.

Kary said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous cards, Emily!! Love them all! The first card is my fave, love the frame, the clever use of the twines and the sentiment around the frame. Brilliant design!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Ack, too cute. I think the first is my fave, but really they are all so fantastic!

lisa a.

Kate said...

OH wow! these are some super cute cards, am loving little miss mia.
Kate x

Mariana Grigsby said...

Wonderful designs, Emily! I specially love the first one!

Zora said...

ÅÅÅÅ I love yor litle extra work whith Miss Mia stamp!

kurlygirl said...

Just so precious! I just love these!

Tracey said...

LOVE your paper piecing!!! WOW these cards are so fabulous Emily!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Emily, these all are so gorgeous. Sure do love your paper piecing.

Gaby Seminario said...

I like the all, but my fav is the is a love thing...just too cute!

Brenda said...

Beautiful Emily! I knew you were going to produce some stunners! I especially love how you framed those three tiny images in the first card! Gorgeous work!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your cards always rock, Em! The first with the bee and flowers is my fav of the group! Love the frame and twine treatment. :)

BabyBokChoy said...

These cards are utterly adorable!!! I have to start from the beginning with the hop, cute cute stufF!!

lynn said...

sweet baby card, and such clever uses of the twine on your other two cards, emily! the sentiment on the bee card, too!

btenn said...

Such adorable cards Emily! Wow! How do you get your inspiration?

And congratulations on the DT! I'm loving all the Jane's Doodles sets ; )!

Kathy said...

Unbelievable! These are all the same stamps but everyone has done such uniquely different things with them! Love, love your cards:)

Agnieszka said...

Gorgeous cards Emily! Love your creative ideas! :)

Ladybug68 said...

Cute cards!!

Lorraine said...

Oh all of your cards are so adorable! And those new stamps are too cute!

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are so so awesome Miss Lady!!! tfs!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY OH MY! I am in love with that first card--love the twine! LOVE each card actually--love your coloring! You are amazing Emily!!!!!!!

Isha said...

All your cards are stunning Emily. The touch of twine is superb, it makes the card so special. Thanks for leaving your super sweet comment on my card:)

Folly said...

Wow, Emily! These are great. I really like Mia's hat, that adds that something extra-special to an already cute card!
Michelle.

KindredEsprit said...

These are wonderful cards! I love your use of white space on the first couple of cards. And that Noah's Ark card would be suitable for framing!

Virginia L. said...

You rock with these stamps for your first DT assignment! Can't wait to see more, Emily!

Jennifer said...

It's clear why they wanted you on the design team!! Your cards are all FABULOUS!!! (=

BTW, the spinning card holder I posted recently was found at a local building material warehouse. My first time there. I think I just got lucky!!! (=

Chunyuan said...

These cards a gorgeous.

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute!! Love it!! The way you incorporated the twine in each card is fantastic too!! I love the twine on the girl's hat and on the frame too! Super cute!!

Jen W. said...

These are all fantabulous! Love all the little details - the crocheted twine, the paper piecing. The first one is my fave though - such CAS perfection! :)

One Paper Heart said...

Gorgeous cards Emily' love your paper piecing.

Angela said...

Ack! What a great combo -- fun new stamps and your amazing skillz! Love them all, but using all those For the Record patterns for the ark is pure genius!

Lisa said...

All wonderful cards, Emily! My fav is the first one. I just LOVE how you have tied that twine and knotted it! ( I need a tutorial on that knotting!) And the piecing on Noah's ark is fantastic :)

Alice Wertz said...

too darn cute! fabulous cards, Emily!! you are amazing, girl! love them all!

pcm said...

what a great use of a frame! Congrats on your DT gig!

Ange Kelly said...

Simply gorgeous cards Emily! cheers Ange

Aunt Donna said...

So cute! I love the flowers and the little bee!

Lynn said...

Oh these are all so sweet Emily...love the frame on the first one!

Kimba's Kreations said...

LOVE your cards!!!!!

Emily Keaton said...

These are totally fun, Emily!! I love your CAS approach on the first two and your paperpiecing on that ark is amazing. These new stamp sets look so versatile!!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like how you used twine and the heart from the bird's wing.

Helen said...

Great cards. I love the paper piecing. The first card has such clean simple lines. The frame just sets it off.

Ujjwal said...

wow..love the first one with the frame, second one is a beautifully colored CAS, and love the paper piecing for Noah's Ark and babies ;) Just fabulous!

Heather said...

Super cute Emily! I love what you did with Noah's ark! Brilliant paper piecing! and It's a Love thing card- UBER cute!

Penne said...

Great cards! I love me some Miss Mia!

Joy said...

I love the way your mind thinks when creating, these creations are simply gorgeous, love them all...looking forward to working with you Emily..hugs!

kasia c. said...

Emily, these cards are unreal! I LOVE them all. My fave is the top one though, that frame with the twine and the curved sentiment.....perfection!
{hugs}

onecraftymama said...

E-MI-LY! Congratulations, m'dear, on a well-deserved new place to showcase your art :)
I'm loving 'it's a love thing' - how adorable is that little bee's smile?

Evette K. said...

Totally amazing cards. So well done girl friend.

Anabé said...

Bellísimos diseños!!!! Gracias por compartirlos!!!

Maureen Morton said...

These are ALL so sweet, but I love the paper pieced elephant! What a cute idea! Great job, lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

Kristen said...

I just got some Twinery twine...I can't wait to use it! Your cards are fantastic. I love your flower/bee card - the sentiment is terrific and the way you attached the little frame is great! So, so cute.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

I just LOVE the addition of Twinery twine to all these projects, emily, and LOVE the new Miss Mia- just ordered her from Claudia & Co! Adorable work!

Lillian Child said...

Great paper piecing on those ark critters! All of your projects are so delightful! Thanks for sharing!!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww, they're all absolutely FABULOUS!

Lindsey said...

Card #1 -- I love how you framed the little images and have the sentiment fitted around the frame. And the twine, of course! Card #2 -- classic Emily CAS goodness! Card #3 -- the paper-piecing looks awesome! I especially love that texty elephant. The pleated water is terrific! What a stellar start to your new design gig!

Barb Ghig said...

Love your style! Such cute cards!!!

Have a great day, and thanks for a chance to win!!!

Renee VanEpps said...

These are excellent! Love the texture and dimension on each of them!

Sunghee said...

Fab, fab, fab! You create the best cards with any images. And the stamps are soooo cute! Love how you added twines. WOW!

Wendy said...

oh! my goodness, Jane really picked some great designers each of you is doing such a great job showcasing her stamps, so much beautiful inspiration in the blog hop, beautifyl cards Emily. Love the little flowersin the frame(so bright and cheery), the textig in the elephant and the fading coloring in little Mia, I showed Mia to my daughter and both of us agree 100% that it needs to be a added to our little stash of stamps. See you soon little Miss Mia

Beth aka BR-T said...

What the...girlie you are a card makin momma rock star!!!

Saskia said...

Wow! You're so creative! Lovely cards!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Janna Werner said...

Hmm I dont like when you show so many lovely cards... I never know which one I like best.. :D Hugs Janna

Julie Hoffman said...

Wow! These are all fabulous Emily! I think my favorite is the you make my heart smile card. Love the twine on her hat :) BEAUTIFUL!!!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Emily! Congrats on being one of Jane's Doodlers! You're rockin' all the images--just love your style, love all your cards!

walchowDesign said...

Absolutely beautiful stamps and even more when designed by you, Emily! Love the noah ark's stamp-so adorable!

Julie E said...

What an AWESOME group of cards! Each one has something awesome about it. From the frame to crocheting and then all that paper piecing, well that is just a whole lot of goodness :>)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

SO SUPER SWEET! Love what you did with those fabulous stamps!!! Wonderful cards!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I love these ... The first one is my favorite. I LOVE how you frames the scene. Gorgeous! ;D

Karin said...

Just when you think these stamps couldn't be more charming, you show them off in your unique and creative way! Love the Noah's Ark!

Monika Wright said...

"It's a Love Thing" is just about the cutest thing ever!

Kathy B said...

Wow-great cards! LOVE these stamps!

Meg said...

SQUEEEEE!!! Congratulations, Em, on your new gig--looks like they picked quite a winner when they picked you--all three cards look fantastic! I love how you used the frame and twine on the first one and the coloring on that sweet girl in the second. But wowzers--you outdid yourself on Noah's Ark! So much gorgeous paper piecing! And the folded ocean! And Echo Park! I bet you're glad you finally got the cutterbee scissors, eh?

Helle said...

OH MY GOD you are so talented!!

Anne-Marie Stephanides said...

So cute! I especially love the framed card.. What a great idea to highlight adorable stamps -especially those on a smaller scale!