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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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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
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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 great CASE the Designer Challenge and are spotlighting to gorgeous work of design team member Jay Soriano of Mitosu Crafts. What's so fun about this type of challenge is that you get to peruse all of his gorgeous cards and pick one to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit). I picked this pretty floral creation that he created using the Gorgeous Posies Stamp Set. The Mini Calatlogue is jammed packed with so many stunning stamps, bundles, papers and embellishments, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 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 is sketch challenge week and it sure is a fun one! Sketch challenges are one of my favourite types of challenges, they are such a great way to get the creative ideas flowing. The Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue is now live, so I of course had to create with some fabulous new products! The Fine Art Floral Suite is absolutely stunning, full of lovely flowers and textures. I am a sucker for patterned paper and the Fine Art Floral DSP is stunning. The patterns were created by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 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! Happy New Year! TGIF Challenges is starting off the New Year with a classic Black and White Colour Challenge and I decided it was time to pull out some more of my new goodies. The upcoming Mini Catalogue goes live on January 5th and so does Stampin' Up's biggest promotion of the year; Sale-A-Bration! For my card I used the Floating and Fluttering Stamp and Die Bundle and a SAB sentiment set called Heal Your Heart. A black and white colour combination can have such a striking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 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 we have a wonderful sketch challenge! Sketches are such a great jumping off point to get your creativity going, and trust me I could really use the help this week! I decided to use a new sneak peek stamp set that will be available to purchase starting January 5th. The Hot Dog Stamp Set is full of cute dog images and fun punny sayings.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2020 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 we have a great inspiration challenge. These are one of my favourite types of challenges as they are only as limiting as your imagination. Feel free to use it as a jumping off point. While most people might focus on the Christmas Tree aspect, if you don't celebrate Christmas, you can choose to just do trees, or maybe include a green oval with black accents...think outside the box! I chose to go with a Christmas Tree Theme and the Tag Buffet Project Kit along with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2020 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! Today we are sharing with you some last minute gift ideas and challenge you to show us yours. The Peace and Joy Bundle is one of my favourites from the Aug-Jan Mini Catalogue and sadly it will be retiring so, I suggest you grab it for your stash if you don't have it yet. This will be one that I will not be parting with! I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2020 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 we have a wonderful sketch challenge! Sketches are such a great jumping off point to get your creativity going, and trust me I could really use the help this week! This sketch was perfect to help me add another Christmas to add to my pile. And yes, I am still making Christmas cards, and I haven't mailed any out yet. Sigh, at this point maybe I should consider making New years cards,lol! I absolutely adore the Wishes and Wonder Stamp and Die Bundle. It includes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2020 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 we have a wonderful inspiration challenge! Right now, I think more than ever, it is the perfect time to reflect on all the things we have to be thankful for. We hope that this week's challenge inspires you to create a card or project that will help you express your gratitude to a special someone or maybe a special gift or décor item for your home to help remind yourself and others all that you have to be grateful for. This challenge couldn't have come... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2020 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 fab technique challenge for you! The Emboss Resist Technique is such a fun one, with so many possibilities and no other creative restrictions the ideas started swirling! In the end I actually decided to create a relatively simple card using the awesome Press On Stamp Set. Raise you hand if you are like me and can't start the day without you favourite cup of coffee;) I will admit it, I am a coffee addict and cherish my morning mug.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2020 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 colour challenge for you! If I am being totally honest here, these three colours are probably some of my least used. However, that's why challenges are great, they help us step out of our comfort zones! At first I was sure what I was going to do with the rich jewel tones, but then I was inspired by their "fall feel" and the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set seemed like the perfect choice. I started with a Thick... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 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 great sketch challenge and would love to have you join us! Sketches are such a great jumping off point to get your creativity going, and trust me I could really use the help this week! After not stamping or feeling creative at all for the last couple of weeks, this was just what I needed to finally ink up the gorgeous Love of Leaves Bundle. I was feeling all the fall vibes and pulled out Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 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 colour challenge and would love to have you join us! The moment I saw these colours I immediately had the warm feeling of transitioning into fall. I chose to highlight the gorgeous Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and used the Gold Foil Sheets for my metal. Crumb Cake is such a versatile colour and the perfect neutral. Here I used it as my card base then also embossed a layer with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder. To add more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 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 we have a fabulous colour challenge! I just love these colours separately and together, so the ideas started swirling, but I finally settled on creating a non tradition Christmas card. The gorgeous Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set and coordinating dies are still a favourite go to for Christmas cards. So beautifully elegant and works perfectly with just about any colour combination. I started with a Soft Suede card base then took a piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock and embossed it with the Old world Paper 3D... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2020 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 sketch challenge! Sketches are a great way to jump-starting your creative process, we would love to have you join us! I love a great basic sketch and this one was perfect as a starting point. The wonderful thing about sketches is that they are open to interpretation. I decide to rotate it to a vertical position for my card. For some reason, I prefer working with a vertical orientation as oppososed to horizontal one. The In Good Taste... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2020 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 colour challenge and would love to have you join us! When I first saw this colour combination, I thought "hmmm interesting". Again not a colour combo I necessarily would have put together on my own, but that is the great thing about challenges! I played it safe and pulled out the stunning Forever Fern Bundle. That stamp set can make any colour combo look amazing; I definitely feel like I kind of cheated on this one because this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2020 at A New Ink on Life
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The August challenge for Stampin' Fancy Friday is a sketch challenge created by the wonderfully talented Jennifer Frost. The Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that have been or are currently on the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team. We love sharing our passion for creating with all of you. All challenges are shared on the Stampin' Fancy Friday Instagram account and we would love to have you join us. Share your project using the hashtag #stampinfancyfriday on Instagram or Facebook. Such a great sketch, right?! As soon as I saw that large circle focal... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 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 we have a super bright and fun colour challenge. These colours aren't usually in my wheelhouse, but that is what is so great about playing along with creative challenges! When I first looked at these colours, they clearly called for some fun, whimsical images and cute sayings. However, although I love those types of images when I see them, that is not my usual style. After digging through my hoards of stamps I had nothing that I "thought" would work with them. Then I had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2020 at A New Ink on Life
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It's time again 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. The July's Summer Night's Kit is all about celebrating the magic of summer. The Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit included 9 printed postcards—3 each of 3 designs—and white standard envelopes, 9 die-cut firework tealight bags, 6 vellum jar cutouts lined with gold foil, 4 sheets of die-cut summer designs... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2020 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. The week we have a fabulous Theme Challenge! I had just received the Nothing's Better Than Bundle and of course, it was a no-brainer that it had to be inked up for this challenge! Also, if I personally had to choose between the three above items I am not quite sure what I would pick, but for today's card I went with cocktails;) I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. The gorgeous gradients designs were... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2020 at A New Ink on Life