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Jenn
My name is Jennifer Picard and I am "addicted" to paper crafting. I am a very busy mom of 3 and love how card making and scrapping have been able to help me find some "me" time.
Interests: card making, scrapbooking, and teaching others how to be creative whether it be through make up or paper crafts.
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Hi everyone and welcome to the Be Inspired Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining some of my very talented stamping friends on this international blog hop. You are currently visiting Jennifer Picard in British Columbia, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via the incredibly creative Brian King. This month our the theme for today's hop is Good Bye or Miss You! I recently started a new job and unfortunately crafting has been on the back burner for me. However, I thankfully had the Abstract Beauty Suite of products to help me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2022 at A New Ink on Life
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Hi everyone and welcome to the Be Inspired Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining some of my very talented stamping friends on this international blog hop. You are currently visiting Jennifer Picard in British Columbia, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via the insanely creative Stesha Bloodhart. I know it's been awhile since I have posted, truth be told it's been quite awhile since I have stamped, but what better way to get back at it then using some beautiful new items from the January-June Mini Catalogue?! This month our focus... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2022 at A New Ink on Life
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Hi everyone and welcome to the Be Inspired Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining some of my very talented stamping friends on this international blog hop. You are currently visiting Jennifer Picard in British Columbia, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via the insanely creative Stesha Bloodhart. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you were able to make some cherished memories. I certainly had an eventful one, but that story will be for another day, let's get to this month's theme -Birthdays! With the New Year fast approaching... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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Hi everyone and welcome to the Be Inspired Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining some of my very talented stamping friends on this international blog hop. You are currently visiting Jennifer Picard in British Columbia, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via the insanely creative Emma Goddard. This month's theme is all about Sweet Treats! Now I know Halloween is just around the corner, but to be honest now that my kids are all older I really do not do much in the way creating special treats for the occasion. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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It's Friday and that means another great challenge on the TGIF Challenges Blog. We LOVE bringing you weekly paper-crafting inspiration, and are so excited to have you join us. This week we decided to feature a technique that has been quite popular the last few months and this challenge finally pushed me to give it a try. We are talking about Alcohol Ink Blending! Now there are a few things that you will need for this challenge; 99% Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol that is found in the first aid aisle of your local pharmacy or grocery store), alcohol inks/markers, paint... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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Hi everyone and welcome to the Be Inspired Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining some of my very talented stamping friends on this international blog hop. You are currently visiting Jennifer Picard in British Columbia, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via the insanely creative Stesha Bloodhart. This month our focus is on Cute Critters! I couldn't help but to pull out the super adorable Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper again. Especially since this awesome paper is available for FREE with qualifying purchase (minimum $60 CAD), but only for 2 more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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It's Friday and that means another great challenge on the TGIF Challenges Blog. We LOVE bringing you weekly paper-crafting inspiration, and are so excited to have you join us. This week things are getting "wild" around here! For our last challenge of the month we have a theme challenge, so grab a stamp set or patterned paper with animals, leaves, animal print, whatever, and join us for this week's challenge! For my take on the challenge I had to pull out the Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set. I actually bought this stamp set with one thing in mind, to make... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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Hi everyone and welcome to the Be Inspired Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining some of my very talented stamping friends on this international blog hop. You are currently visiting Jennifer Picard in British Columbia, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via the insanely creative Stesha Bloodhart. This month we are showcasing some of our favourite offerings from Stampin' Up's Sale -a-Bration Catalogue. This is the first time they are offering SAB during this time of year. It runs until the end of September, so now is the perfect time to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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It's Friday and that means another great challenge on the TGIF Challenges Blog! We LOVE bringing you weekly paper-crafting inspiration, and are so excited to have you join us. This week we are hosting a fabulous colour challenge. As everyone knows by now, I love flowers and one can never have too many floral stamp sets, right?! So when I saw this combo I immediately reached for the gorgeous new Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set. And what is even better than a brand new stamp set, earning it for FREE! Right now Stampin' Up! is having it's best promotion of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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Hi everyone and welcome to the Be Inspired Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining some of my very talented stamping friends on this international blog hop. You are currently visiting Jennifer Picard in British Columbia, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via the insanely creative Stesha Bloodhart. This month is all about Designer Series Paper! I am a lover and hoarder of pretty paper, so this was the perfect theme for me. This month Stampin' Up! is also having a 15% off sale on select DSP, so now is the best... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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It's Friday and that means another great challenge on the TGIF Challenges Blog! We LOVE bringing you weekly paper-crafting inspiration, and are so excited to have you join us. This week we are hosting a technique challenge featuring envelopes. We spend so much time creating special hand crafted cards only to stuff them into an envelope, so why not make the envelope pretty too?! For my envelope and coordinating card I chose to use the beautiful Hand-Penned Petals Bundle and matching Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (currently on sale for 15% off!). I am always in need of thank you cards... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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It's Friday and that means another great challenge on the TGIF Challenges Blog! We LOVE bringing you weekly paper-crafting inspiration, and are so excited to have you join us. This week we are hosting an Inspiration Challenge, bring on the Vacation Vibes! Whether that might be warm sandy beaches, mountain top views or camping in the great outdoor, the ideas are endless for what "vacation" can mean to you. so let your imagination run wild and join us! I don't know about you but after close to a year and a half of sticking very close to home, I am... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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It's Friday and that means another great challenge on the TGIF Challenges Blog! We LOVE bringing you weekly paper-crafting inspiration, and are so excited to have you join us. We have a really fun colour challenge for you. It's bright and cheery and perfect for Summer! This fun, fresh colour combination immediately had me thinking of flowers. So I pull out the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle and got to work! now I will admit I am not much of a purple girl, especially when it comes to paper crafting, but Fresh Freesia is such a pretty version. I started with a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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It's time for me to be back blog hopping with my incredibly talented friends from the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that love to think outside the box and come up with inspiring alternate samples using the current Paper Pumpkin Kit. Today we are featuring the June 2021 Expression In Color Kit. It coordinates perfectly with the Expressions In Ink Suite of products from the Annual Catalogue and focuses heavily on the new Stampin' Up! 2021-2023 In Colours. What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is Stampin' Up's monthly One-Stop Box™ that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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Hi everyone and welcome to the Be Inspired Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining some of my very talented stamping friends on this international blog hop. You are currently visiting Jennifer Picard in British Columbia, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via the insanely creative Stesha Bloodhart. This month is all about New Favourites! The May 2021-April 2022 Annual Catalogue is full of brand new and amazing products. I have so many favourites, but I managed to narrow it to the Expressions In Ink Suite. I used the Artistically Inked Bundle,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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It's Friday and that means another great challenge on the TGIF Challenges Blog! We LOVE bringing you weekly paper-crafting inspiration, and are so excited to have you join us in using this fabulous Designer Take Over Challenge!!! I have a confession to make, I have the biggest crafty crush on Charlet Mallett from Painted Orange. There is nothing that she has ever created that I didn't love! Like seriously, here design esthetic is always perfection. So I was super excited to see that this week's designer challenge take over is hosted by the lovely Charlet, she is challenging us all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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It's time for me to be back blog hopping with my incredibly talented friends from the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that love to think outside the box and come up with inspiring alternate samples using the current Paper Pumpkin Kit. This month we are showcasing the bright and summery So Cool Kit. What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is Stampin' Up's monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for people of any skill level to enjoy! Paper Pumpkin makes creativity easy. Each month a fully designed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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Hi everyone and welcome to the Be Inspired Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining some of my very talented stamping friends on this international blog hop. You are currently visiting Jennifer Picard in British Columbia, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via the insanely creative Stesha Bloodhart. This month is all about being inspired by flowers. For those of you that are familiar with my creations you will know that I am a "give me all the florals" type of person! The new Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue will be launching May... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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Welcome back to another challenge at The Spot, your place for inspiration and weekly cardmaking challenges. This week we have a fun technique challenge and would love to have you join us! I know it has been awhile since I last posted and truth be told is has been almost two months since I last created anything. Between life throwing a some life changing curve balls my way and packing up and moving my craftroom to another area of our house, I have had very little time or creative energy. The good news is there is a light at the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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It's Friday and that means another great challenge on the TGIF Challenges Blog! We LOVE bringing you weekly paper-crafting inspiration, and are so excited to have you join us in using this week's colour challenge!!! These bright and rich colours are not necessarily ones I automatically gravitate towards, so naturally I decided to watercolour with them. This seems to be one of my go-to techniques when working with bolder colours. I used a brand die called Butterfly Brilliance . This die is available in a stamp and die bundle is a sneak peek early release and will also be in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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Welcome back to another challenge at The Spot, your place for inspiration and weekly cardmaking challenges. This week we have a fun sketch challenge and would love to have you join us! This week's challenge is a fun one! I will admit, I usually stick to the same basic card size and do not to a lot of fancy folds or different shapes, but I really love the look of "slimline" card size. Basically a slimline card is a long narrow card shape with either a portrait or landscape orientation. When I "googled" sizing there were a few different dimensions... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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It's Friday and that means another great challenge on the TGIF Challenges Blog! We LOVE bringing you weekly paper-crafting inspiration, and are so excited to have you join us in using this week's sketch challenge!!! As I have mentioned many time before, I love working with sketches as they are such a great jumping off point. For this sketch I pulled out the pretty Dragonfly Garden Stamp and Punch Bundle and some Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper to create this simple tone on tone card. I will admit, I am completely obsessed with the Oh So Ombre Designer Series... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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Welcome back to another challenge at The Spot, your place for inspiration and weekly cardmaking challenges. This week we have a fun sketch challenge and would love to have you join us! Sketch challenges are one of my favourite types of challenges, they are such a great way to get the creative ideas flowing. One of the best things about using a sketch is that it is the perfect jumping off point a totally open for interpretation. For my card I pulled out the gorgeous Pretty Perennials Bundle, paired it with a stitched heart outline from the Be Mine Stitched... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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Welcome back to another challenge at The Spot, your place for inspiration and weekly cardmaking challenges. This week we have a wonderful and timely theme challenge and would love to have you join us! This week is all about hearts and love! I inked up the adorable Kangaroo and Company from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue. How adorable is that mama kangaroo holding a special message in her pouch?! I embossed a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Basic White layer with the Stitched with Whimsy Dies then did a little soft ink blending on the piece with Rococo Rose Classic Ink... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2021 at A New Ink on Life
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It's Friday and that means another great challenge on the TGIF Challenges Blog! This week it's time for an inspiration challenge and what better place to be inspired by than diving into the fabulous pages of the new Stampin' Up! Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue! I was totally inspired by the Love You Always Suite of products that can be found on p. 10-13. I fell in love with the True Love Designer Series Paper and the beautiful fussy cut and coloured flowers in the sample on pg 10. It's black and white perfection in floral, strips and dotted patterns. I also... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2021 at A New Ink on Life