Monthly Archives: June 2009

Join us for Asian ATCs


100_0324If you’ve always wanted to make an Artist Trading Card or haven’t done one for a while, join us Wednesday, June 17, at Stampin’ From the Heart in Los Angeles for a night of trading and creating. You’ll get to make two cards, all materials provided. Cost $10. This month’s demonstration by me will involve watercolor pencils (always fun) and fluid acrylic paint (my fave) in an Asian theme, featuring four designs to choose from.

Also, if you bring your own cards in any theme to trade, then you’ll get to take some home made by others in the group. We leave one in the store so Karen can show visitors what we are doing. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. and goes till about 8 or 8:30. If you are not sure what an ATC is, check out the ATC link on this blog for specifics. Hope to see you there, Jessica100_0325

When in doubt, Jess Create It!


Italy, Mi Amore


100_0310I’m just gonna give you a sneak preview of the Italy in a Paper Bag book coming to Stampin’ From the Heart on July 26, that’s a Sunday, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.  Cost is $50. It’s a little bit like the Paris in a Paper Bag book we did a few years back, but not quite as labor intensive (we all had to lie down after that experience).

Again we’ll be transforming bags with wonderful Lumiere paint and adding other goodies. It’s a great way to turn your vacation photos into a keepsake or a gift for some very deserving person. Bring your precision scissors, gluesticks, red tape, rubber gloves and we’ll dig right in. I also suggest bringing lunch and a snack, because we’ll be going straight through. Hope to see you then.


When in doubt, Jess Create It!



Dots, Dots and Li’l Dot


I actually added the name Li'l Dot onto the cover after I took this picture.

What a surprise I had last week when the June/July isuue of Stampers Sampler landed on my doorstep! My fab flag book, Li’l Dot, made it into the magazine. Page 32 in case you want to see it in all its glory (some pics here for those who just can’t wait). I used this book as the protptype for a class at Stampin’ From the Heart a few months back, so some of you have your very own version of it. They are so much fun to make and even more fun to open up.

A big thank you Karen, the lovely ladies who took the class, and the wonderful editors at Somerset, all of whom continue to support my artwork. I’ve sent in a number of other goodies, so am hoping for the best. Next will be an answer to the Somerset Studio magazine’s call for Aubergine (that’s just a fancy word for eggplant). I’ve been gathering materials for a coupla months now and am just about ready to get my hands all purple.


Remember, when in doubt, Jess Create It!