Wednesday, August 29

"Jen's Sunshine" Blog Hop

Paper Makeup Stamps 
& Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog 
proudly presents 
"Jen's Sunshine" Blog Hop
This hop will remain open till Tuesday Sept.4th
Winners announced Sept. 7th

Today we take time to honor our friend and 
fellow crafter Jen Scull.  
If you are here hopping with us, then I am sure you know 
Jen is battling breast cancer.  
She has been fighting this nasty disease since February.  
On behalf of Jen, we thank you for being here. 

For this hop, my wonderful Leader Julie K of 3 Girl JAM,
purchased the adorable
images called
Jen's Sunshine Digi Stamps
from Paper Makeup Stamps
so I could participate as a Hop Stop.

Jennifer Scull and I met
through blogging after the tragic shootings that took place
in Chardon, OH.   It was an instant connection, and
I love visiting her and adore when she visits me.
She is such a sweet soul and a true inspiration to me
to be more
Happy and Fun

Her work is remarkable
and I couldn't think of a better
way to spend my day,
than to Join in this Wonderful Hop
to honor her sacrifices!
I Love You Jen!!!

Here is the Layout I created in honor
of Jennifer!!

The fabulous card stock is by Susan Weckesser 
and she is AMAZING Mixed Media Artist. 
You can find her wonderful work
and her products by going to
The background card stock is from Susiebee Studios - Live In Color Collection
called Beautiful Daydreams
and the Photo Mat is called Live, Love Create .

The clouds, flower, kite, and sun (behind the digi image sun) 
were the design paper alone! 
I can't take the credit so I thought I would share that! :O)

I just received the papers this past weekend. 
When I started coloring the fabulous fairy and sun images, 
I just KNEW they went together so well.  
Both the card stock and the images themselves,
were the entire inspiration
for my finished layout.

I started by cutting a photo mat from another paper
in the Susan W. Collection.
I wanted my Mistletoe 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon
to mimic the grass and flower stems in the bottom of the
background, so I used a wooden
skewer to keep the loops even as I applied
them to the back of the photo mat.

I colored the darling fairy using my Whisper Strokes Watercolor Markers.
I wanted to give her a magical color combination
that matched the background.  I loved
the periwinkle hair when I finished.
I added some Stardust Stickles to her wings for sparkle.
I gave her some dimension off the page
by adhering her with 3D foam squares.

I used the same markers for the sun and added
a bit of orange glitter glue to his cheeks.
Again, I used 3D foam squares
to raise him above the existing sun on the paper.

The sentiment is part of the Jen's Sunshine Digi Stamp set
available HERE from Paper Makeup Stamps
and I simple cut each word and inked the edges with an aqua ink pad.

For the layered sentiment, I used pink ink around the edges
after I cut both the sentiment tag and background tag
from my Spellbinders Labels dies.

I hope you enjoyed my project.

We ask as you hop along with us, please consider donating
at least $1 using the paypal donation button below or
at any stop along the way.
Your donation will go directly to Jen
Thank you.

It wouldn't be a hop without prizes.  
To see a full list of the prizes up for grabs, please visit 

To be eligible to win a prize from our sponsors, collect the hidden letters
located throughout the hop.
Once you spell out the secret phrase,
please email Jenn Cochran at
This will get you entered to win one of several fabulous prizes.

Hop along and be inspired along the way!

Keep Crafting 


  1. Wonderful project and the designer paper is perfect for these images.

  2. Love these images and TFS!

  3. Mixed media paper? I had no idea! Fab project!

  4. Wonderful card Jessica, I love the colours & great photos too :)

  5. much work and so wonderful. I love anything mixed media and what you've incorporated into this is terrific. I'm completely digging the skewer tip...that's awesome! I will be using that in the future. Your project is just perfect and I've had the best time admiring it!
    Thank you so much for contributing to this hop for our wonderful friend Jennifer. :)
    It was a pleasure visiting your blog. I look forward to visting again.
    Lisa xx

  6. Lots of fun elements on this card Jessica. :-) So glad you got to play along in the hop.

  7. What a fun scene you have created - and you're right the dps definitely go perfectly with the fairy image!

  8. WOW, it's amazing how that paper worked out so perfectly. I love the kite. super card.

  9. Love the purple hair! Great card!
    Hugs, Renee

  10. What a lovely layout! I love the paper you choose to work with and the way you added touches to make it your own. Amazing job!

  11. A cutie of a card!! It has such a happy feeling ... just great for the blog hop.


  12. I love how the fairy is holding onto a kite! So pretty!

  13. Oh wow...what a fabulous background!!

  14. WOW!! What a beautiful creation!! I just love your colors and what a wonderful story connecting with Jen!! HUGS :)

  15. Great project!
    It´s really good to dedicate the day for a good friend as Jen... :)

  16. What a fun card and it is so nice to hear what everyones conection to Jenn is. How we all become a part of eacjh others lives is pretty amazing. I love Blogland.

  17. Like the layout. Like all things Sunshine.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  18. Very cute, I love the background paper

  19. Gorgeous layout! I love the DP that was chosen for it.

  20. look at you, girlfriend! what an absolutely jaw dropping layout with those gorgey papers! man oh man, I am going to have to check those out. you are right - they match the images so well! love the trick with your pretty 3 Girl JAM ribbon, too!

    what pure delight to find you here on the blog hop! thank you so much for being a part! you know it means so much to me and my family!

    sending you big hugs! :)

  21. Beautiful card for a beautiful lady. Thank you for participating in the hop for Jen - Hugz

  22. Wow, I love the paper you used. What a great layout.

  23. Great layout-- I love how you used the ribbon to mimic grass---fabulous idea :)

  24. Wow, this is gorgeous, Jessica!! The paper is so fabulous and I love the way you made grass from the ribbon!! Absolutely beautiful my sweet blend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  25. What a Groovy layout you whipped up in honor of Jen! Thank you fellow Halloween Banner maker! You Rock!

  26. What a lovely layout - a real tribute to a good friend x

  27. How wonderful! I love all the fantastic colour....just like Jen brings into our lives!

  28. Beautiful layout! love the soft colors. So soothing. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  29. Gorgeous layout, love the smiley sun and sentiment! Hugs Ann xxx

  30. so pretty jess! :) love your fairy's iridescence! this hop is so amazing, it's making me tear a little!

  31. Jessica your layout in honor of Jen is just gorgeous, you can see the care and love that has gone into it by all the beautiful detail and the colors are fabulous! So lovely to read how you met Jen too! xx

  32. Oh this layout turned out so fabulous...I love her hair!!

  33. What a gorgeous layout and that designer paper complements the digis wonderfully - I love it xx

  34. Love the layout. The fairy is adorable.

  35. What a great project! I love the way you have done so many details. Great!!!

  36. Fabby creation I had great fun working with this set - I hope to see EVERYONE buying this and creating beautiful things.. smiles.
    Krafty Karen.xx

  37. Great all the different elements and techniques you used.

  38. Fabulous as a layout and I loved the details and imagination that went into this.

  39. FAB Layout!!!!!
    and the bling fits PERFECT!!!

  40. This is such a beautiful layout.

    DIANA L.

  41. Such a beautiful layout. What a great hop, for a wonderful person!!

    Jenn Zeeb

  42. Work of Art! I love the layers and wonderful papers you've used to create this piece. This is a wonderful hop you are participating in for such a great cause. Hugs and Happy crafting

  43. I love all the glitter and sparkle in your layout. Thanks

  44. WOW Very beautiful layout Jessica!!

    Precious Hugs

  45. Fab layout - love the touch of sparkle!
    Helen x


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