Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lovin' The New Images by Stampavie!

I just love this little boy. Of course if you know me, you know how much I love my own little country boy and dog. So this is definately my style! My little country boy "Austin" is already 16 years old, but this reminds me of the days in his little Osh Gosh overalls playing with our Dog. I will cherish those special memories forever. (I love you Austin).

The grass was a bit plain, so I added texture by adding some blending solution to a wash cloth and lightly dabbed it to the green ink. It is fun to leave light spots in the denim to make it look nice and soft. I could just hug this boy and dog.

The Templates are both by Spellbinders.. they always add that special touch!

The stamp is Jean-Luc playing ball with Claude by Stampavie. Available at

Colors Used:
Reds: R22/R24/R27
Blues: B41/B45/ & blender solution
Sky: B000
Hair & Dog: E30/E33/E37
Skin: E00/E02
Shoes: C1/C3/C5

Monday, February 8, 2010

Class Projects March - Scrapbook Heaven

Hello Everyone,

Here are three of the four cards we will be doing at our monthly Scrapbook Heaven - Copic & Our Craft Lounge class. For those of you who have not been to this class, we have a class on the second monday of each month at 2:30 and repeats at 6:00. It is a ton of fun and a great group of ladies. Everyone welcome. Call store for details.

Top bunny card has a softbackground made with the Copic airbrush system, Froggie pretenting he is a bunny card is a fun tri fold card, and Octopus card has Copic Opaque White on the suction cups. Really gives a bright look. Opaque is added with a fine tip paint brush AFTER the rest of your coloring is done. Come give it a try.

Did you know I got to pet a octopus while scuba diving a few months ago... it was so cute and silky feeling! Tom bought me a cute stuffed octopus to remind me of the event. I just had to have this stamp set from Our Craft Lounge.... I am now going to Cozumel in March to get certified in Scuba Diving... that is my treat for my big 50 bday! Whew hew. wonder what stamp set that adventure will inspire!

Stop into the store to see the fourth card on display today!

Scrapbook Heaven, Westminster, CA

Friday, February 5, 2010

Two winners - Blog Candy!

Random winner for the Spica pens said this....


It's GREAT to meet you Jennie!!!
I'm hoping to get to Portland for your class and really get to meet you in person!!!

Random winner for the Our Craft Lounge Stamps said this....

Congrats to you lady,
but after seeing your masterpieces I can see why you were chosen! Your cards are absolutely wonderful! Thank you for opportunity to win some yummy blog candy!

Congrats girls... please email me your mailing address privately to comment in line that you are blog candy winner!

More to follow!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Flowers For You!

I am just so in love with these Stampavie images. They remind me of my old Holly Hobbie Lunch pail, and tee shirts.
Yes, I am telling my age, but I LOVED everything Holly Hobbie. This little girl's name is Bernadette from the Sara Kay collection by Stampavie. Her Jeans were so much fun to color.
TIP: leave white space when coloring your first layer so that you can have highlights, so much easier to add color than to remove it. B41, B45, B95
Her hair was also fun as the artist left lots of areas to leave highlights adn shadows. I love her! Isn't she the cutest little girl ever! Y11, Y21, E33
See ya tomorrow... with images from Our Craft Lounge.....

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sneak Peak - Stampavie (blog candy below)

Is this the cutest little girl or what? Me being a country gal who loves dogs could not wait to color this new image by Stampavie Sara Kay Collection. It was begging me to color it. Called Isabelle with Puppy Coco
I dealt with two things that I try to avoid on this card. One is RED, when using red it is a good idea to have a light hand and don't let the edges get to wet or it will bleed. Here I used R02, R22, R27. The other challenge was the BLACK HAIR. I used grays to give a soft black look to her hair. C0, C1, C3.
Hop on down to the post below for blog candy and CHA news. Come back tomorrow for another cute sneak peak from Stampavie Sara Kay collection - hint it will be Bernadette admiring the flowers -
NOTE: CERTIFICATION CLASSES ARE OPEN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS DATE. Watch for the listings to say OPEN before trying to register for class. Thanks!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

CHA Announcement with BLOG CANDY

This has been a whirlwind week. I am still pinching myself and driving around on my little Cloud Nine car. Can you just see me driving around on a cloud.... I am such a spaz at times! I am happy to announce that Copic totally surprised me with my new position with them as.... drum roll..... drum roll more time... as this is exciting for me....

Jennie Lin Black
Copic Certification Instructor, Southwestern U.S

It was totally a wonderful surprise! If I were to pick any job in the whole world, this would be it. I am looking forward to a lot of hard and rewarding work teaching Copic Certification Casses in addition to my Copic Techniques and Copic Card Classes. This will allow me to provide so much more for my personal classes, in addition to allowing me to teach in stores all over California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and who knows where!

Thank you Copic..... It is an honor to be on your team! The entire team is wonderful and welcomed me as if they had known me for years! back row Lori, Sally Lynn, Sharon, Debbie, front row Nancy, Sherri, Marianne, Jennie (me) and Coleen. talk about talented gals!

Leave a comment here and one lucky person will win a set of Copic Spica pens... a $30 value! These Spica pens are all just as sparkly as I have felt this week! A second person will be chosen to win two sets of Our Craft Lounge Stamps and sparkle fluff (Bearly Fishing & Jungle Love). Winner will be selected Friday night at 7 pm, posted on saturday... come back to see if you are a winner! Whew Hew and good luck

Please be sure to leave your email address so we can contact the winner! Thanks

Now for three samples for my Feb Card classes. First Image is Golfing Gramps by Our Craft Lounge, Second image is Bobby and Me by Stampavie, and the third image is also by Stampavie.... I just love these images... so fun to color!

Hugs! Jennie

Monday, February 1, 2010

Copic Certification Classes


WOW! we are getting a ton of people wanting to sign up for the upcoming certification classes. Please note that applications are not available until 60 days prior to the class. However, also note that many of us personally teach copic card classes or technique classes in surrounding cities in the days preceeding or following a certification class.

Please watch blogs to see when OPEN shows next to a certification class. This is just a list to keep in mind when we are hoping to come to your area.

Feb. 21st Shawnee, KS Taught by Sally Lynn MacDonald Almost Full, Open to Public
March 6th, Des Moines, IA Taught by Lori Craig and Sharon Harnist Open to Stores & Designers
March 7th, Memphis TN, Taught by Sally Lynn Open to Stores & Designers
March 13, Lafayette, LA Taught by Colleen Schaan Open to Stores & Designers
March 21, Long Island, NY Taught by Sally Lynn Open to Stores & Designers
March 28th, Columbus, OH Taught by Sally Lynn Open to Stores & Designers
March 28, Portland, OR Taught by Sherrie Siemens, and Jennie Black Open to Stores & Designers

The following dates are not yet open:
April, 18 Calgary, AB Taught by Sherrie Siemens
April 11th, St. Louis MO, Taught by Sally Lynn
April 19th, Ft. Lauderdale FL Taught by Colleen Schaan
Mid- April (Date TBA) Phoenix, AZ Taught by Jennie Black, assisted by Marianne
May, TBA Central Michigan, Taught by Debbie Olson
May, TBA Las Vegas, NV Taught by Jennie Black
May, TBA Salt Lake, UT Taught by Jennie Black
May 2nd, Portland, ME Taught by Sally Lynn
May 23, Anchorage, AK Taught by Sherrie Siemens
May 23, Charleston, WV Taught by Sally Lynn
May 30th, Vancouver, BC Taught by Sherrie Siemens
June, TBA Branson, MO Taught by Lori Craig
June, 13 Toronto, Ont. Taught by Sally Lynn
June 13 Boise ID, Taught by Sherrie Siemens
June 27, Seattle, WA Taught by Sherrie Siemens
June, TBA Santa Barbara, CA Taught by Jennie Black
June, Los Angeles, CA Taught by Jennie Black
July, Northern California Taught by Jennie Black