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 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
Created by Maria Russell

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:

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:


Vickie Yeakley:…/jessicalynnoriginalcom-…
Mendi Yoshikawa:
Sharon Rogers:…/jessicalynnoriginal-ca…
Stacy Morgan:
Amanda Pollock:…/cardmaker-magazine.html
Maria L. Russell:
Jeanette Cloyd:…/its-…
Jennie Harper:
Jennifer Greco:…/cardmaker-magazine-bl…
Gini Williams Cagle:
Chrissy Hsu:
Chitra Nair:
Jessica Lynn Mould:…/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!

Digi Weekend Celebration at JLO Stamps

Are you aware of how amazing digi stamps are? This is the weekend for you to find out. Digis are quick, resizable and take up no space in your craft room. You can print as many images as you want to add to your handmade cards, scrapbooks, project life, pocket letters, etc.

For this weekend only, all digital stamps at are on sale for $1.00. If you have wanted to try digis, this is the perfect time to do it. Please follow along the hop to see some of the amazing work our design team has put together to show you how versatile these stamps truly are.

If you’ve come from Jeanette’s Blog, you’re in the right place!

The first two cards you see are made for a new baby boy and a baby girl.  I have used the baby giraffe digi stamp to create these two simple cards.


The second card is one of my favorite digi stamps from JLO. It’s Brentwood as Mad Hatter. Of course I had to create an Alice In Wonderland themed card. I spent quite a few hours die-cutting the pieces to create a cute scene for this card. I know this is a bit much for some but I love spending a lot of time making my cards. To me, they’re little pieces of artwork!


Last but not the least, is my favorite out of all the cards I made today! It’s a Halloween-themed card and yes, it’s a fun shaker card. I used Brentwood Owl and dressed him/her as a warlock/witch. I dry-embossed the “moon” and included die-cut bats, orange sequins and seed beads for my shaker element. I love making shaker cards. Do you like this one too?


Please don’t forget to go to download your digis for $1.00 each – this weekend only!!  Here’s the link:

The next person is Sharon Rogers.  She is an amazing carmaker/designer from Australia.  Please check out her amazing designs:

Have a great weekend, and happy crafting!