Tiki Brentwood Owl Hawaiian Vacation – Project 3

Hello again stampers and crafters!  It’s my last day to share my guest design project showcasing this adorable Tiki Brentwood Owl Hawaiian Vacation by Jessica Lynn Original stamps.  This stamp set is now available for pre-order and will ship for free until release day on Saturday, March 17th.



I will be sharing a total of 3 projects and today is my last post.   This Tiki God is so cute, I wanted to create something really colorful.  It has also been awhile since I made a shaker tag so here’s my project:




Don’t you just love the images on this stamp set?   I hope you enjoyed all of the projects and hope you got inspired today.

Here are the links to all of JessicaLynnOriginal’s Design Team members as well as guest-designers.  Everyone will be sharing her projects in the next few days until March 17th, 2017. Please check them out and get inspired!  Have a wonderful day!

Tiki Brentwood Owl Hawaiian Vacation by JessicaLynnOriginal – Project #1

Hello everyone. I am guest designing today at Jessica Lynn Original stamps and we are showcasing this adorable Tiki Brentwood Owl Hawaiian Vacation. This stamp set is now available for pre-order and will ship for free until release day on Saturday, March 17th.



I will be sharing a total of 3 projects showcasing this stamp set and today is my first post.  Here is the card:


Don’t you just love the images on this stamp set?  That Banner is so adorable as well!  The sentiments are perfectly sized to fit this banner.


Here are the links to all of JessicaLynnOriginal’s Design Team members as well as guest-designers.  Everyone will be sharing her projects in the next few days until March 17th, 2017. Please check them out and get inspired!  Have a wonderful day!





Home of the Brave Stamp Launch

Today I am so excited to share two cards that I designed for the launch of the new stamp set by http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com called “Home of the Brave”.  This is an amazing stamp to have in your stash to create cards (or scrapbook layouts) for the real heroes of our country ~ our very own military family!



If you are not a member of the JessicaLynnOriginal: Craft, Create and Share facebook page yet, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JLOcraftcreateshare/  Jessica will be hosting a live Facebook event and she will be giving away the Home of the Brave stamp set, a $25 Amazon gift certificate and free digital stamps.


Have a great weekend!


Rock Lobster Stamp Set by JessicaLynnOriginal

I am thrilled to finally be able to post photos of this new stamp set by Jessica Lynn Original called Rock Lobster. I love Brentwood, but don’t you just love that little smiley fish? It’s so adorable! Jessica is such a talented artist and a wonderful person; I am so proud to be a member of her design team.

Below you will find a photo of the stamp set. I think this will be a great addition to your collection. Just like the rest of Jessica’s stamps, this is made of high quality photo polymer material. You don’t have to be a skilled stamper to use this set.


Since today is Halloween, I wanted to create a Halloween card. I have always believed that you can use any stamp set for any occasion, with just a little imagination. I always liked stretching my stamps and dies. Since Brentwood is already dressed up as a lobster for Halloween, I figured he needed some confetti to go along and celebrate my favorite holiday! I also used my We Are Memory Keepers Fuse tool for the first time to create a flat shaker. Note to self: next time, do not touch the fuse tool with your fingers to check it it’s hot enough! Ouch!


The next card is one of my all time favorites! I think everything just worked and blended together beautifully. I love the colors on this card. I used my Avery Elle Wonky Stitched rectangle die to create the frame for my shaker card. I used a combination of blue, iridescent and white sequins and seed beads for my shaker elements. A video tutorial will be posted soon on my YouTube channel so please stay tuned for that.


I hope you like what I’ve created. Please don’t forget to go to www.jessicalynnoriginal.com to grab this stamp set.  Happy Halloween!

CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop featuring JessicaLynnOriginal Stamps

I am just so excited for today’s blog hop as we are collaborating with CardMaker Magazine plus we can use whatever favorite stamps we like from JLO Stamps!  There will be a FREE DIGITAL STAMP for all – anyone can visit www.jessicalynnoriginal.com and download that digital stamp.

PRIZES, PRIZES!  To be eligible to win a $50 Gift Card good for ANYTHING at Jessica Lynn Original’s website, we ask that you please leave a comment on each blog. Jessica will pick one winner.

Are you ready to see the cards?  The first one that you see here is a Halloween-themed card. This stamp is called Ghost of Christmas Past. I must admit that I overly-embellished this card. A common occurrence when I have my creativity mojo going. Sometimes I get really carried away. This card must have taken me 4 hours to make. It was a lot of work, but totally worth it. My husband keeps commenting that my cards are so detailed and embellished that they will be too expensive to sell. I don’t really sell my cards. I mostly give it to friends. I love that when they get my cards, they like it so much that they put it in a frame and display it at their home offices! That is a huge compliment for me! I feel that if I don’t take my time or put a lot of effort into making my cards, what’s the point of even making one?

With the exception of the pumpkins, everything has been handmade/die cut by yours truly!


The second card is one of my favorites. It’s so simple but adorable at the same time. I used two stamp sets for this card. The owl is one of my favorites from JLO Stamps. She is called “Ruby With a Martini” and the cute bat is from “Ghost of Christmas Past”. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I make a lot of Halloween cards and scrapbook layouts.

Created by Maria Russell For www.jessicalynnoriginal.com
Created by Maria Russell
For http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com

The third card is a Valentine-themed card. I love the simplicity of this one. I love Jessica’s sentiments on this stamp set as well. I think she has the most amazing handwriting I’ve ever seen.


Last but not the least, is a birthday card!  Today is MY birthday so of course I have to make a birthday card somehow.  I combined two digital stamps on this card, and used some of my confetti stamps to create the confetti background.  I also used my magnolia doohickey balloon dies to cut out the cute little balloons that you see below.  I wanted this card to be happy, girly and adorable.

Created by: Maria Russell For: http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com

Which one is your favorite? Mine is still the Halloween Witch card just because she looks so stylish and I love Halloween! We are all little witches in our own sort of way, aren’t we?!

If you got lost along the way, this is the order of the hop:

CardMaker: http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/blog/

Vickie Yeakley: http://stuffbyvickie.blogspot.com/…/jessicalynnoriginalcom-…
Mendi Yoshikawa: http://www.snippets-of-mendi.blogspot.com/
Sharon Rogers: http://sharonshowcase.blogspot.com/…/jessicalynnoriginal-ca…
Stacy Morgan: http://twinshappy.blogspot.com/
Amanda Pollock: http://wombatleu.blogspot.com/2015/…/cardmaker-magazine.html
Maria L. Russell: https://mariarusselldesigns.wordpress.com/
Jeanette Cloyd: http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/…/its-…
Jennie Harper: http://stampawaytheday.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Greco: http://glitterinmyhair.blogspot.com/…/cardmaker-magazine-bl…
Gini Williams Cagle: http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/
Chrissy Hsu: http://bubblegumpaper.blogspot.com/
Chitra Nair: http://www.craftingchitra.blogspot.com/
Jessica Lynn Mould: http://jessicalynnoriginalstamps.blogspot.com/…/CardMakingM…

Please don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a $50 gift card.  Good luck and I hope you all have an amazing day!

You’re My Honey

One of the reasons why I love jet lag is the fact that when I am wide-awake at 3:00 a.m., I can make some really strong coffee, go to my craft room and work on my cards in peace. Everything is just so peaceful at dawn. It really helps my creativity. The only downside is I am already fading by 4:00 p.m.

The card below turned out to be so stinkin’ cute! To be honest, I didn’t picture this card to look like it does now because I changed my mind quite a few times while I was creating it.  I wanted to fuzzy-cut the image but I was worried about the Antennae.  I decided in the end to cut it out and replaced it with a die-cut piece using a butterfly die. I almost gave up at one point, but decided to keep going until I was happy with the results.

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Materials used:

Honey Bee Stamp Set from www.jessicalynnoriginal.com

Gray card stock – cut at 8 ½ by 5 ½ scored at 4/14

Pink Card stock – cut at 5 ¼ by 4, also used some to diecut the flowers

Beige Card Stock (for the Deco Label in the front of the card)

Green Card Stock – to diecut the grass die

Honeycomb Die

Deco Labels Die

Spellbinders Banner Die

Magnolia Doohickey Grass and flower die and butterfly die from Le Jardin Collection Vol. 4

Copic Markers – W0, W1, W3, W7

Copic Markers – E77

Copic Marker – B00

Copic Marker – R11, toned down with Copic Blending Ink 00

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

Glossy Accents

Scotch Foam Adhesive

Ranger Multi-medium matte adhesive

I hope you like this card.  Please note that Jessica was kind enough to offer a 10% discount for all of my YouTube subscribers, Instagram followers and Blog followers. If you are interested to purchase her amazing stamps, please go to http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com and use code: save10.  This code is valid until September 1, 2015.

True Love Rubber Stamp Set Launch Blog Hop

Today’s card features this versatile stamp set called True Love. This stamp set is perfect for a Just-Because card, Wedding, Valentine’s Day or Anniversary. This stamp set is great alone, or used with the other cute Brentwood Owl stamps or just about any other stamps you can pair it with. The possibilities are endless!

If you came here from Jeanette’s blog, then you’re in the right place.

I used the digital version of this True Love stamp set.  I didn’t receive my stamps in time before this blog hop, because I live overseas (at least 10 months out of the year!). I am a novice when it comes to digital stamps so I couldn’t get the size right! I had to call my friend in Canada to help me figure it out. Her advice was to just use what I have printed so far and make it work. Such a great advice! I decided to just use my imagination and have fun. I really did! In fact, I had so much fun I got carried away!

Supply List:

True Love Stamp Set (I used the Banner image and resized it so I can fit Ruby inside)

Ruby and a Martini Stamp Set (I cut-out the martini glass)

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Copic Markers to color the banner, Ruby and the ladybug

Sahara Sand Card Stock

Sahara Sand Stamp Pad

Wood Stamp for the background

Grass Die

Flower Punches

Bow Punch

Stylus to give the flowers some dimension

Glossy Accents to make Ruby’s eyes pop

Rhinestones and Pearl

Adhesive (also used foam adhesive to pop Ruby up)

This first card below is super detailed. I used my punches and other dies to create a scene for Ruby, the Owl.  I stamped my sahara sand card base with the woodgrain stamp using sahara sand ink for a tone-on-tone look.   I stamped Ruby using my Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her using my Copics.  I also used glossy accents to make her eyes pop.  The photo didn’t do justice on how beautiful the colors really are.  I then colored the banner image also using my Copics, but the ink smudged a little on the pink flower images.  It must have been because of my inkjet printer or because I didn’t have any Copic-friendly card stock.  This was challenging!  To fix this problem, I decided to add punched flowers to create more dimension.  I think it turned out so beautiful!

Created by: Maria Russell for http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com

The second card is very simple, but creates a huge impact in my opinion. I just love the sentiments that Jessica has included in this stamp set. I wanted to highlight it in a way that it stands out! Sometimes less is more!

Supply list:

True Love Stamp Set

Smoky Slate Card Stock

Brick Wall Textured Impression Embossing Folder

Window Die

Planter Die with Flowers

Picket Fence Die

“Love” Die

Leaf Flourish Die

Diamond Stickles


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Created by: Maria Russell for http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com

I gathered all of my card stock and cut the pieces using the dies to create my scene for the sentiment. Once I had everything laid out, I dry-embossed my card base using the Brick wall TIEF.  I positioned the sentiment on the die-cut window piece and purposely covered the word “love” in the beginning of the sentiment, so I can use the LOVE die-cut piece that I highlighted with Diamond Stickles to make it pop.

I adhered the picket fence, and then proceeded to adhere the window, followed by the planter and the flowers. I thought it needed some sort of greenery so I decided to die-cut the leaf flourish and adhered it to the card. What do guys think? Do you like the first or the second card?

PRIZES!!!!!! Leave a comment on each blog on the hop and be eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to Jessicalynnoriginal.com!

The hop continues with Vickie’s blog (http://stuffbyvickie.blogspot.com/2015/06/jessicalynnoriginalcom-new-release-blog.html).

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

If you get lost along the way, click here to see a complete list of blogs in the hop:


UFO Brentwood Owl Stamp Set Release

Today I am featuring two cards that I created using the new Stamp Set by http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com called the “UFO Brentwood Owl”. I am super excited to share these cards with you today because I absolutely love the images that Jessica created for this set. If you would like to win this stamp set, please head on over and leave a comment on Jessica’s Blog post (http://jessicalynnoriginalstamps.blogspot.com). Jessica will choose a random winner and she will announce it on her Blog, so please stay tuned for that.

To start, this stamp set reminds me of my love for the 90’s TV show, “Roswell”. My children and I were addicted to Roswell, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer – two famous TV shows at the time when my children were still young. Since we live overseas, I always pre-recorded the shows so that after homework and dinner, the kids and I will have some quality time together watching the show. We even listened to the Roswell soundtrack in my car while I drove them to school.

The first card below is a side-step card. I always love creating interactive cards, and I thought that Brentwood needed to have more space so that I can highlight each of the stamp images in their own way, without it getting “lost”. I think I was able to capture this sense by making a farm-scene at night with the moon shining in the background.

I first colored Brentwood and the UFO images with my Copics. Then I put glossy accents on Brentwood’s helmet to achieve the look of glass, and make it look more realistic. While waiting for the glossy accents to dry, I then stamped the other images using some of the stamps I already have in my stash and preceded to die-cut the pieces. Once I had everything laid out, it was really easy to put the card together. I added stickles to the moon and the UFO beam to make it stand out a little.

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Created by Maria Russell for http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com

The second card below is very patriotic. With the 4th of July coming up, I think this is a perfect project to make in time for our Independence Day. My original idea was to create a scene where Brentwood was holding the USA flag landing on the moon, but one of our design team members already made a card using a similar design. I was in Germany and Lithuania for a week and only came back yesterday, so I was a bit late creating these cards. However, I still wanted to create a scene in space, so I decided to create a shaker card. Brentwood is holding the USA flag, but with the UFO, stars confetti, blue and red seed beads as the shaker material. I also added glossy accents to Brentwood’s helmet but unfortunately it didn’t show through the photo.  I had so much fun creating this card. What do you guys think? I will post a tutorial on my YouTube channel for these two cards.

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Created by Maria Russell for http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com

Thank you so much for stopping by and have an amazing weekend!