April 4, 2016

Guest Designer - Jessica Frost-Ballas

It is Guest Designer time and I am thrilled to say that Miss Jessica Frost-Ballas is here this month celebrating our anniversary!  Jessica is one of these crafters that I sit back and literally "ooh" and "aah" out loud over.  Her creations are always so cheery, her colors just grab you by the seat of your pants and make you want to break out every marker, ink pad, dye, paint or shake down your 5 year old and steal his crayons.  (Hey, sometimes you NEED Carnation Pink.)

Although, I do not foresee Jessica beating up some kid for their art supplies, fortunately for all of us, she just worked her crafty magic on our Tulip Stamp.  Before we get to her stunning cards, what do you say we introduce you to Miss Jessica!

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Hi, I'm Jessica and I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley with my husband and a herd of four-footed companions.  I've been crafting in one form or another since I was a child but have recently been able to devote more time (and space!) to card-making and I LOVE it!  As a career musician, I've spent my life expressing my feelings through music and now I spend hours teaching others how to do the same.  Music may be the ultimate creative outlet for others; however, I believe that paper-crafting is MY true creative outlet.  Crafting allows me to play with colors and shapes visually in a way that music cannot.  I love experimenting with new techniques and I can't resist adding a little extra sparkle to all of my cards and projects!  

You can check out Jessica on social media by following her here:

Good morning!  Jessica here with a trio of cards using the pretty Tulip stamp from So Suzy Stamps!  I wanted to show how you could use the same stamp with a variety of techniques to create three different looks!  All three cards use as a similar color palette but that's about the only similarity!  The first card uses the "Joseph's Coat' technique, the second uses masking and watercoloring with both distress inks and zig clean color real brush markers, and the third uses some fun stamp overlapping to create a geometric design!  Please visit my blog for more details on how I created each card!  And thanks so much to Suzy for inviting me to guest design for the Anniversary month of So Suzy Stamps!  I cannot wait to share the rest of my creations with you this month!  Next week is metallics and sparkles! ;) 

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Eleanor Roosevelt

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Common Sense

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Thank you so  much for joining us today and you can check out Jessica's blog for all of the details on how she created these stunning cards.  Jessica will be back next week with some more cards so be sure and check back then!

Happy Stamping!
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