Friday, July 29, 2011

A New Challenge to inspire you!

Hello to all of our lovely Jellypark Friends!
I first have to say how thrilled we were to have so many of you play along in our first challenge here at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenges! Thank you so much for showing your support! Your kind comments and lovely creations certainly made everyone here feel welcome and loved!
First we want to announce the 3 winners from the first challenge, all chosen at random. All of you may display the wonderful winners badge on your blogs that you can find over on the sidebar to the right. Our first place winner will receive a free digi image of your choice from Claire's store, so please email her your selection

1. Sherry Brown
2. Catherine
3. Laurie

Remember when playing in our challenge to mention &link to our blog. Also, you are allowed to play in our challenge twice during the challenge period. any more than that will not be counted in the contest just to be fair to everyone else. We'll still stop by to leave you a comment though. ;) Also, you are not required to use a Jellypark image, but if you do it doubles your chances of winning! :)

Now let's get on to the next challenge, shall we?

We have a photo to inspire you in your papercrafting. You may use this in many ways - the ribbons, wooden swing seat, colors, just whatever it is about this fun picture that speaks to you. It is actually from a wedding, taken by Justin & Mary and featured on the Style Me Pretty blog.
So perhaps a wedding card is what you will create?

Take a look at how the Jellypark Friends Design Team was inspired:







Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

Time for a New Release! woooo hoooooo!

Isn't it exciting when new digi images are released? I know I get so excited to see what creative things the artist has come up with. Claire of course has such a way about her that never ceases to amaze! I think you will be delighted as well!

Princess with Basket

Here are samples to inspire you from the Design Team!


Please stop by the Jellypark store to see all of the fantastic things Claire has to offer! You will enjoy every moment you spend cruising up and down the aisles in your virtual shopping cart! :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Jellypark Friends First Challenge!

Welcome to our very first Jellypark Friends Friday challenge! We are soooooooooo happy you have joined us for the fun & creativity!

To see Claire's new releases, please go to the previous post. Lots of cuties! :)

A few quick guidelines about our challenges here at Jellypark Friends:

1. Challenges are bi-weekly, beginning on Friday and ending on Thursday at 2pm EST. that gives you just a few hours short of 2 full weeks to complete your project. any kind of papercrafting project is great, but please do include some kind of stamping and incorporate the challenge. also, let's keep everything family friendly! :) winners will be announced with the new challenge.
2. Link to your individual post and not your entire blog. also, please please turn off word verification. as someone who has a few neurological problems, those things drive my poor head so wonky, plus slow down the DT from making comments on your fabby creations. also, please link to & mention the JFFC in your post.
3. you are NOT required to use a Jellypark image, but if you choose to, you get an extra entry into the contest.
4. you may enter 2 times per challenge period.
for a complete list of rules, please see the sidebar. thanks!

now on to the fun stuff!

Our kick-off challenge is "CHRISTMAS IN JULY". To make it even more exciting, Claire is providing an adorable free image for you to use if you would like. Isn't this guy just so adorable?! he sure makes me smile!

The Design Team has provided some inspiration for you:







We would love to have you join us at the Jellypark Friends group at Paper Craft Planet. as soon as we reach 100 followers, Claire has promised us a free image! So stop by & bring a friend! :)

Now it's your turn!
Just link your project below using the
InLinkz Blue Frog.

It's Time for New Releases!

Don't ya just love when a store releases new things? Well you are in for a treat here at Jellypark because Claire has 2 adorable new images being introduced to her store today, 'Rabbit and Balloon' & 'Princess for the Day'! We have some wonderful projects featuring these cuties from the Design Team, so grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back, and prepare to be inspired!

Click on image to see stamp in Jellypark Store

Click on image to see stamp in Jellypark Store

Now for the winner of our challenge contest~

well there weren't any correct guesses, but all answers went into the hat. the name chosen is:

please email me at jenscull at yahoo dot com to claim your prize of the new release images! hooray!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Are you getting excited yet?

The day after tomorrow we kick off our VERY FIRST CHALLENGE!!!! can you believe how quickly the day has approached?!

To tide you over until then, I have a few more projects from the Design Team to share with you.

Tracey at Crafty Corner using 'Butterfly Girl'

Diane at Diane's Country Cards & Crafts using 'Fairy Duo'

Suzie at Suzie McFloozy's Musings using 'Bee Costume'

Have you thought any about what our first challenge might be? have any correct answers been given? do YOU have the correct answer? ;) well someone is going to win Claire's new digi releases, just by posting a guess. that person could be YOU, but you have to play to win! :)

See you on Friday! in the mean time, stop by our group at Paper Craft Planet for a chat.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Little Teaser & A Contest

Hello to our Jellypark Friends!

We don't want you to get too lonely over here waiting for the challenges to kick off on Friday, July 15. So the Design Team and I have a few cards to inspire you as well as a little contest to keep you on your toesies!

First the cards:

This beauty was made by Lisa, using some scraps from her stash. isn't it gorgeous? love those bright colors!

Next up is a creation by Mel that gave me a big case of the giggles! how creative is THIS?! I love it!

Ahoy there with our favorite little pirate fella, courtesy of Ruth. isn't he just the cutest little guy? I really love the way he sits in his 'pirate ship'. just like the ones my boys used to make!

and finally here is a card made by me, Jennifer, using the freebie currently being offered by Claire in her store. The clouds & grass were cut with dies from My Favorite Things, where Claire has another stamp set debuting this week! isn't that exciting?!

You will see projects from other members of the Design Team next week before the challenges begin.

Now on to our contest ~
you know that we are starting with challenges every other Friday. that is why we are calling ourselves "Jellypark Friends Friday Challenges". so what do you think will be our very first challenge? enter you guess in the comment section for a chance to win the new digital image releases from the Jellypark store! FYI - challenges will always correspond to new digi releases!

also, if you haven't had enough fun yet - over at Paper Craft Planet, as soon as we reach 100 members Claire is going to do something VERY special for everyone! :) so be sure to become a follower over there!

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Day is HERE!!! :)

Hip Hip Hooray! The big day has finally arrived! toss your confetti in the air and blow those noisemakers! The new Jellypark store is open for business! The new Design Team is here to amaze! :)

For starters, head over to the store for a nice long looksie. Make sure you have a cuppa, filled to the brim with your fave beverage, 'cause you are in for a treat! be prepared to have a smile pasted to your face as you browse each and every page of cuteness! let me tell you - I want it ALL!!! someday, I will own a Claire original to hang upon my walls, and then I will know I can officially drink my tea with pinkie finger extended because I will have MADE IT!!!! :)

Now for the big news here at the challenge blog - our Design Team announcement!

I am tickled pink to announce the new team to you! boy oh boy, it was tough to pick a handful from the many talented crafters who submitted applications. thank you so much to everyone who found the courage to send your apps to us. We so appreciate you! Let us get on to the introductions!

Claire Keay (artist & owner!) - Jellypark Art

Jellypark is not really named after anything in particular, I wanted a name that would make you think of childhood fun and jelly and parks used to come pretty high on my list of good times when I was a nipper!
I have an Arsenal season ticket. Arsenal runs through the family DNA and my first memories are about Arsenal, I plan my winter diary around the fixture list and I can bore you to death with my top ten best Arsenal goals, top ten Arsenal players, top ten Arsenal...ah well, you get the idea.

(tee hee! she doesn't know I snagged this from her blog! shhhhh..... don't tell! J)

I'm from sunny Arizona. I work in special education at an elementary school. I have three lovely adult children and a wonderful husband of 35 years. I got into making cards about a year and a half ago. I started with stamping, but very quickly fell in love with coloring digital images. I'm learning a little more every day. It would be an understatement to say it has become my passion.

Suzie McFloozy - Suzie McFloozy's Musings

Hi I am Suzie a mother of 2 boys (5 & 2 Yr's) and wife of nearly 11 years to Kevin. We live in the UK.
I love to make cards especially with digital images as I find them so diverse. I love how I can resize and layer them up with other images or digi papers making them perfect whatever the project.
My card making style is varied and I love to change it up, creating cards from CAS to shabby chic, cute to classically elegant.

Ruth Cunliffe - Tip Top Toppers Things

I love digital crafting - it takes up less space and I don't have to dust it (housework is evil!) I've always messed around with bits of paper, glue and empty boxes so its a natural progression to move into papercrafting. I enjoy crafting with a sense of humour and the quirkiness of hand drawn images. My two boys are my biggest fans and critics and I have to be careful of using too much pink but anything male related is good!

Mel Harding - Love to Craft

I'm a stay at home mum who loves to craft, I'll have a go at making anything but I'm particularly passionate about papercrafting which I've been doing for over 10 years now. Just turned 40 and having the time of my life.

Jennifer Scull - Just Coffee Please...

Hello! My name is Jennifer S. and THEY say I am a coffee addict...... I don't think so, but I do love coffee and pink and buttons and shabby/vintage and lace and trims and paper (especially Basic Grey!) and my family and my dogs & cat and Claire's cute images! :)

Lisa Sumpter - Paper Craft Bliss

My name is Lisa and I live in Leicestershire, England with my hubby and furbaby. I am primarily a card maker and love being surrounded by pretty papers, pretty stamps and colouring mediums. I really enjoy entering craft challenges, I find them inspiring and push me into trying out new things. Hopefully as a member of the Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge DT I can inspire you too!

Tracey Vincent - Crafty Corner

I'm Tracey & I have been crafting in some shape or form since I was a little girl. When I'm not in my craft room making lots of (creative) mess I work in a Doctors surgery.

Our challenges will begin here on Friday, July 15. Please be sure to stop back by and play along! We will have some fun things so become a follower if you don't want to miss a moment of the fun. you can also find the group over at Paper Craft Planet. thanks so much for stopping by! now jump on over to the DT members' blogs to tell them hello and congrats & then the Jellypark store to get your Jelly fix! :)