Sunday, April 29, 2012

Branching Out (or at least trying to)

Okay folks, in my quest to venture out; I decided I would try my hand at  making a video.  I am exhausted!  My head hurts from thinking and trying to figure this out, so I'm just going to try to upload what I have.  It is EXTREMELY generic! You may get more of a laugh rather than actual colouring tips from this fiasco.  Let me just say, James Cameron doesn't have anything to worry about! At the end of film nightmare, I realized that I should have probably had the video either position over my shoulders or on the side.    I also discovered that I should have shot this with solar light or natural lighting.  There is just waaaaay too much stuff involved in this video tutorialin'.   I am currently finishing up WRITTEN tutorials for Jackson's Digital Expressions  on colouring with Copics using one of Robert's images.  Yeah, that's not so easy either...however, I'm no quitter (currently); so I'll just keep it pushin'.   Now, that I have conquered the world of film; I'm pushin' on to landscaping (mowing the lawn) watch out Briggs & Stratton and DYI the Scrapbook Stampinista is coming thru!!!!!

Til' da next time (get it Tilda...ooh I just crack myself up! hee-hee) ,  Fleur-de-Lys `a chacun!


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Good Things

Hi Everyone,
    Wow, the blog hop is in the bag now and over at Jackson's Digital Expressions the train is just chuggin' along. Congratulations again to all the winners and to everyone who participated. Stop by often, there is a challenge EVERY week!  This week the sketch team is up.  If  you love sketches this is the challenge for YOU!

   Well... I've been mentioning for the last few months that things were changing around here and so it begins.  If you noticed the name of the blog has finally arrived.  Welcome to "My Enchanted Paper Creations". Lawdy, if yins only knew how many names I went thru to finally find one that really is my spirit!!!!!   It feels like a grand opening (lol).  You will notice quite a bit of construction over the next few months as I develop the site even further.  You will want to keep track of the goings-on (as the old folk say)  something special is coming and it's gonna be nice too!!  I still have a few things left to do before the site is where I want it to be but I graduated from blog designing 101 and I'm on a roll.  Wouldn't you know I would decide to make my move when blogger changes it's format ( leave it to me)! I'll be trying new things and if I don't like them I'll get rid of them, do a little tweeking here and there; so don't be surprised if one day you see something and next time you visit it's gone. Well, it is extremely early in the morning here in Texas and I was so into putting my new blog designing skills to work, I forgot to go to bed (I'll just do that now).  Good night, morning, or afternoon mon amis.

Joyce (SS)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Jackson's Digital Expressions Blog Hop and Challenge individual blog page winner!

First let me say, all the designs showed a great deal of talent and imagination.  Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who participated.  I wish I could award everyone who entered into the blog hop and challenge an image.

The winner for the Robert Jackson Digi Image- Praise and Worship III is:


Congratulations Beebeebabs please send your e-mail address to Chana Malkah at

Monday, April 9, 2012

Jackson's Digital Expressions Blog Hop and Challenge!!!!

      Welcome to the Launch Party for Jackson's Digital Expressions. If you came here from FranCine Green Confiseries Papier then you have landed in the right place. If not, return to Jackson's Digital Expressions and start the hop there! We are having a BLOG HOP and Design Challenge to introduce our DT members and to introduce many of you to our Resident Artist, Robert Jackson. We hope you will HOP along with us, PLAY along in our Design Challenge, and BECOME a new follower!

For the Hop: Follow the path to each DT member's blog. Make sure you leave a comment on each and that you FIND the MYSTERY LETTER. When you complete the hop, return to Jackson's Digital Expressions and leave a comment that includes the MYSTERY WORDS. Each DT member will have a random drawing and award a prize to some lucky visitor to their blog and we will have A GRAND PRIZE drawing here for those who collect all the letters and correctly Identify the Mystery Words.

For the Design Challenge, our theme is "Anything Goes" you may submit cards, layouts, altered art, or ATC's. We would love to see you use an image from Fine Arts by Robert Jackson , but it is not required.

Prizes: Grand Prize - Our grand prize winner will receive 5 digital Images from Robert Jackson and a $15.00 Oozak Gift Certificate.

You have until Sunday, April 15th at 11:59pm EDT to complete the hop and to get your challenge entries uploaded here at our blog. So, I bet you're ready to start hopping?!?

Your first stop is:
Rj Avery Thrifty Crafter Dude
JoAnna Branscomb Cre8iveinspirations
Lawren AHobby-holic
FranCine Green Confiseries Papier
JOYCE (You Are Here) Scrapbook Stampinista
Trish Butler Trish Craft Expressions
Chana Malkah CARD-D-OLOGY
Kathi Silvia My Creative Therapy
Berni Cuttino
Katya Bess KattyXotica's Kreations
Lesia Cook Memas Crafts
DeNetra Bates Craft With DeNetra
Lisa Paper Craft Bliss
Chauntelle Nealy Spoiled Girl Creations
Pamela Levingston QueenPam Adventures in Creativity
Kim Grant Kreations by Kim Kutie
Sheila lalacrafts
Princess Papercrafting Paradise
Jackson's Digital Expressions

Challenge Deadline: You have until 11:59 pm on April 15th to link your project to the InLinkz. Please make sure your project matches the requirements before you link it. How to participate: You can enter only ONE project per challenge, but if you use a Robert Jackson image, your project will count for two entries. New entries only, please, no back linking Prizes: A winner will be selected by the Design Team and will win: 1. A gift certificate for 5 digis from Robert's online store 2. and the winner will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges We will also recognize 3 additional designers as our Top Three. Normally, we will not give prizes to the Top Three, but, to celebrate our launch, our Top Three this Week will receive a Gift Certificate for one free Robert Jackson Digi.

AlRight hoppeRs aRe you Ready to play?   My caRd featuRes a RobeRt Jackson image fRom his Come Sunday collection. The image is called PRaise and WoRship III.  If you hop just Right you might be the pRoud owneR of this RobeRt Jackson digi.  Good Luck, and don't foRget to leave a comment; then off you go to TRish ButleR's place.

Supplies used foR the RobeRt Jackson image PRaise WoRship III:

CS: JoAnn stock and Neenah Classic 100#
PatteRned PapeR: FlaiR Designs
Ribbon: Aqua GReen seem binding
Ink: FRont my computeR (woRd)
CRicut CaRtRidge: New Testament
FloweRs: Wild ORchid CRaft
OtheR supplies: Nesti Labels FouRteen and pop dots, StaR Dust CleaR pen
I used the following Copic colouRs:
BG 49,32,13

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Smooches from Janessa

Hey my people,

     Happy Easter to everyone!!!! This is one of my favorite holidays.  I just love the meaning of Easter, it is the beginning of life for everything.    I am in such a good mood, I thought it would time to enter a few challenges, so I did a Saturated Canaray (SC) digi stamp for my entries.  These digis are the hottest on the market currently!  You can hardly go to anyone's blog and not see at least one of these lil' cuties.  Their expressions are just priceless!  I love the attitude of some and the humbleness of others.  The artist of these little darlings is the super talented Krista Smith just click on her name to go to her SC blog.  Her DT members are just as talented in the way they bring the digis to life, they truly inspire you to want to buy more and more by showing the versatility of the image. I encourage you to visit the  Saturated Canary Blog  and just look through the gallery, it is incredible! If you are interested there is a link to Krista's Esty shop on the blog where you can purchase the digis.  They are sooooo cute, you are going to want to buy all of them!
      I coloured Janessa (one of my favorites) for the current SC challenge -"Thinking of You" with Copics from Oozak.  The winner gets to choose 3 (three) SC digis and the top 3 get will also receive a digi.  Oh yeah baby, I'm entering and I hope to see your entry there too! 
     I did a close up of the burlap bag I used and I also showed the inside of the card.  I don't usually put sentiments on the cards or anything in the insides because I never know the occasional or the person to the last minute.  So for this one, I just grabbed a sentiment that was on my workstation, to at least have something in the inside of the card.  The multi print hearts I made by cutting different strips of the Bo Bunny Smooches. The larger ones are embossed with a nesti and cut out and the tiny ones I just punched out.   I will also enter lil' Mzzzz Janessa in Party Time Tuesday's Spot Light on Flowers--PARTY ON Ladies!

Enjoy, Joyce


CS: My stash and Bazzill Textured (image is coloured on Neenah Classic #100)
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny 6x6 pp
Inks: Stampin' Up Pink Passion (retired)
Markers: Copics
Punches: Stampin' Up Small Heart, Ticket Corner Punch, Modern Label +  Modern  Label Movers and Shapers
Nestability: Deckled Rectangle
Fleurs: unknown brand purchased from local specialty SB store.
Other embellies: Key- unknown brand purchased from local specialty SB store.
Burlap Bag- Maya Road

Saturated Canary- Thinking of You
Party Time Tuesdays Spot Light on Flowers
Oozak Anything Goes

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Multi Cut Card

Hey everyone,
    Hope all is going well. I am finally in my stamp lab.  I've been playing in my yard all day, ooh lawdaaay I'm one tired sister!  I also had to go price new trees.  Unfortunately, last years Texas drought really did a number on my oak saplings and they are gone (sad face).  I really have to work fast to get them out of the ground or else my HOA will be sending me a letter (how special).  So next week, instead of by stamping supplies, I'll be using my funds to buy two new trees.  Have yins priced trees lately?! It's just insane! It's $300 bucks for a baby tree!!!!!! I need a total of 4 trees!  Oh well, in a couple of years my yard will be just the way I want it (it better be for the total price of all the landscaping I have to do).  Oh yeah, did I tell you I got rid of the yard men? Yeah, now I'm the yard person. Have yins seen the price of lawn equipment?! I'm not even going there (oh yes the heck I am)  just go to Home Depot or Loews.  It's seems my money was just floating out of my purse every step I took in the store.  Whew, I need to just calm down.  I'm in a serene place (my stamp lab), I need to Release, Relax, and Relate... 
     Well, enough of that craziness on to bigger and better things.  I want to share a card that I saw on the YOU.  I am so sorry, I get so excited about making the card that I forget to write the name of the person on You Tube.  I will try to be more mindful of this.  I know that some folk (yes, I mean folk) get a little perturbed if you do not mention them.  My apologies fellow cardies, I promise to be more mindful from now on (ok, feeling really guilty right about now).  Ok, ok so let me show you my card.  I don't have anyone in particular to give the card to ( I never do)  but you can never have enough cards in  your arsenal for any occasion. So without further delay, as the saying goes- HERE'S MY CARD-BAM!

Don't forget only 2 more days until the debut of
Jackson's Digital Expressions Blog Hop and Challenge !

Paper/CS: JoAnn's stock (brown and white).
Patterned Paper: Hobby Lobby (this is really cute paper, they now have it in a pink tone as well).
Ribbon: Stampin' Up! 1/4 Grosgrain Chocolate Chip (retired).


Friday, April 6, 2012

Prismacolor Pencils and no Gamsol or Mineral Spirits!!

Hello my people!
     I'll bet you're just as shocked as I am.  Whaaaaaaat?! SS is picking up the pace on her bloggin'? Yes, I have a little more to say these days.  The last few weeks has been interesting to say the least but I won't bore yins with the details.  On to the show... Okay, so I'm trying to do a little more here and there; so now all of a sudden I'm really liking these Prismacolour pencils (however never, I say never more than  my COPICS)!!  I have a very dear friend who has lung problems so they can't really do the Gamsol and certainly not the Mineral Spirits from you know where!  I started thinking about what could they do to achieve the same effects as the above mentioned solutions.  When in question of "how to"  I just go to school on the YOU.  You Tube that is. I found this video and thank you to the individuals who put this instructional on, it was wonderful.  I thought I saved the link but sorry yins, with all my technilogical skills I DID NOT.  But just go to YT and put in Prismacolour pencils or something related and the video should come up (I said it "should", maybe the would should be "might").  It's a lady colouring a flower with only Prismacolour or some brand of coloured pencils, a white coloured pencil and she uses a retractable eraser. You talking about pretty, oh my!  Of course, I had to just go right out and purchase  more coloured pencils (Prismacolor-because the 12 I had was surely not enough), plus 4 white Prismacolour pencils (yes, one does come in the package), and some retractable erasers (also bought a package of refills because of course the 3 in the package would not be enough-overkill is a good thing).  I love this technique, no smelly liquids to achieve the same look as if you did use the stinky stuff. I did not make it into a card, because I was just playing around but I really like the way it turned out.  Check it out and be sure to try the technique out as well (yes, this would be a good time to dust those pencils off that you bought at the stamp show or the convention, you know the ones you haven't used but paid a mint for-lol).  If you don't have any, well you know what that means!!! Run, don't walk, hurry, someone else near you is on their way to the store to get some and by the time you get there they'll be out!!! (Oh dear, how sad that will be)!!!!!!

3 days and counting to the Jackson's Digital Expressions Inaugural Blog Hop & Challenge!

Enjoy, chat again soon, Joyce

Prismacolor Pencils including Blanc or White Pencil
Pentel Eraser (I purchased at Office Max)
Fifth Avenue Floral (Stampin Up #113734, $24.95, pg 110 of current book) beautiful set, I highly  recommend this one. Only comes in wood mount.
Chicken Wire background stamp (can't remember the vendor but I got it at the GASC 2011)
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Crumb Cake Classic ink (Stampin Up #121030, $5.95, pg 180 of current book)

A Couple of Updates

Just a quick reminder of the Inaugural Blog Hop and Challenge that will start Monday, April 9th over at Jackson's Digital Expressions  It is also an introduction of the DT for the images. The design team has really been putting on the works for the debut.  It promises to be a lot of fun! I hope you will hop along with us and enjoy the challenge.

4 days and counting!

I mentioned awhile back that I would be changing the name of my blog. I couldn't think of a name so I have just been using my crafting name "Scrapbook Stampinista". I finally decided on a name which I think truely reflects me.  Not only am I changing the name of the blog but soon the blog will get a little face lift. You know the ole' saying Everything old is new again.   Stay tune for that, I will  announce the name after the blog hop has completed. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

New Equipment

Howdy Y'all
      Been a little busy, learning the dos and don'ts of being on a DT.  Nothing too much though, having a good time learning.  Additionally, I am the team lead for the Copic team (eeek), a little scary but I have a great team I am working with.  Do hop by and see what's going on at Jackson's Digital Expressions and don't forget the blog hop starts Monday, April 9th. The team is working really hard make sure everyone has a hopping good time!!
      Okay, on to the new equipment part.  Let me just say, sometimes it pays to live like a pauper throughout the year; it makes tax time a little less painful.  I picked up a couple two three pieces of pure-de-sunshine! A Grand Calibur and a Vagabond! Oh but hold on sisters, don't leave the church just yet...  I thought I was in Heaven already (in my stamp lab), but then thanks to my good ole' friend Kylie I got a Singer 160th Anniversary sewing machine (ma'ams and sirs I did)!  I say if you are going to hang with the bigg girlz and boyz,  you'd better have some bigg toyz (ooh, I crack myself up; either that or I am just deliriously sleepy)!   I was so excited, of course I had to play with the toyz asap. I used my Grand Calibur (got Grand labels 1 and 23) and even sewed my first project!  You can see pix of the project and the sewing machine below (excuse the background scenary, I was cleaning out a closet to adjust some things in the stamp lab). I have not had a chance to used my Vagabond yet, but I plan to give it a whirl sometime this week.  Well my little lovies, that's it for now.   


My very first sewing machine, thanks Kylie
(no, Kylie didn't buy it for me, you guys are so funny).

Pin Cushin Thread Catcher.  I just used it for table scrap catcher.

A view from the top, the lining of course has Fleur-de-Lys.  You know its got to have a Fleur-de-Lys somewhere on it.

Have a great nite and an even better tomorrow, Joyce.

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