Monday, August 26, 2013

Copy Your Favorite Designer.....{TKJ}

Good Morning and Happy Monday everyone!!!
It is time for a new challenge over at
And this week the challenge is:
Copy Your Favorite Designer
I want to start off by saying I have a whole bunch of favorite designers....People who I am inspired by on a daily basis, whether it is their crafting style, amazing sense of color or their incredible talents based on all those wonderful sketches out there!
But for my card today I chose to copy the very talented 
Lesley Croghan from Always Playing with Paper
And the card I copied is from a post she did for Seize the Birthday and Color Throwdown 
which you can see HERE
I went with the card LO from Lesley's design and made it into a Back to School card.
Here it is....
I started my card by using a piece of Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock as my card base and then adding a mat of Flute Corrugated Kraft Paper. Next I layered some Blackboard Stock Paper and an image that I colored  in the Silhouette Studio
 (sorry I am not sure where the image is from...if you know PLEASE let me know so I can give the designer the proper was an image that was sent to me without the name). Before adding my image to the card, I used my punch to add a notebook border, my Ink Blending Tool to add some white ink as well as my sewing machine to add the stitch marks (without the thread as you can see).
Then to finish my card off, I die cut an oval piece of Blackboard Stock Paper and well as a smaller white piece so I could stamp my sentiment from Jaded Blossom's~ School Rules stamp set. Again I added more white inking around the image using my Ink Blending Tool

So there you have it....
my inspiration for this week's challenge.
I hope you have enjoyed my card and will play along with us!
As always I have linked all the supplies I used from The Kraft Outlet throughout my description.  If you have not checked out the store yet....make sure you do! There is so much available, the prices are so reasonable and shipping is super fast!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT Monday!!

Entering this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps~ Back to School
Scrappy Moms Stamps~Back to School
Just Be Creative Crazy~Just Because Linky Party
DL Art~ Linky Party
Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous card - love the fluted paper and what a sweet image! TFS and have a wonderful week.

  2. Precious! I love Lesley's work!!! Have a great week!!

  3. This is so adorable, Jessica!! What a sweet image!! I love the corrugated cardboard and the notebook paper!! Absolutely fabulous as always my friend!! Have a wonderful day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. That is just too cute, Jessica! I keep scrolling back up to see adorable!

  5. Wow, I am so honoured that you would be inspired by me! I love YOUR work! Thank you for your kind words. Your cards is lovely, Jessica! Love the notebook page and the corrugated background!!

  6. This is just DARLING, Jessica. I LOVE that adorable image, and I also love the fluted cardboard from TKJ. You are such a blessing to the DT and I always look forward to seeing your creations. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your wonderful creations in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. You are so talented, and I'm blessed to have you share your God-given talents with us. Thanks for the inspiration, and God bless you as you create and share.
    Have an awesome week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. This is too cute. That image is adorable and I love the design of your card. Perfect.

  8. Adorable!! LOVE the corrugated paper in the background,and the image is just too cute!! :)

  9. So cute Thanks for joining in this week at love to Create Hugs Sandra dt xx

  10. Gorgeous Jessica, love the image and the flute paper... Perfect match....

  11. Sweet card Jessica! You always do the cutest things!
    Deb C

  12. Hey Jessica!! I love this, I love the fluted paper. I just love craft paper, and for some unknown reason, I very rarely use it! You have inspired me again!! Thanks for sharing your AMAZING work!! Karen♥

  13. Oh my goodness, this is SOO... cute and I love the flute corrugated Kraft paper and how darling is that image. Great inspiration card from Lesley too:) happy Monday my friend!!

  14. Awwww!!!! Sooo super sweet. And check out that cute little lunchbox. Love it. :)

  15. Oh my - this card is just darling! Love the color combo you used and that image is just too cute! This is such a sweet, sweet card!

  16. This is so pretty! I love her and your coloring!

  17. The corrugated paper background is fabulous! I love the sweet image also! Wow, you always come up with the cutest cards! Love your style!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

  18. Adorable card, the background is awesome! Such a fun card!

  19. Cute cute cute! love the image, colors and DP
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party. Have a great weekend my friend
    DIANA L.

  20. This is just to sweet Jessica. Loving the corrugated paper and the images is darling. TFS my friend.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  21. Jessica love the corrugated paper and how it contrasts your project so well
    and Thank you so much for the kind words on my Quilled Butterfly

  22. What an adorable school card! I love the use of the corrugated paper. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's!
    Beth's Beauties

  23. OMGoodness - I love it! The corrugated base is adorable and the little girl is so sweet! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  24. Just plain cute Jessica! Love the use of the corrugated cardboard base.

  25. This is just wonderful!! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Anything Goes“ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  26. Oh this card is so sweet! What an adorable image, Jess.

  27. Super cute! I love all the texture--corrugated cardboard, stitching holes...CUTE! Thanks for joining Cupcake Inspirations Back to School Challenge!

  28. Such an adorable card!! Love that sweet image and the corrugated cardboard background!! Very sweet!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  29. What a fantastic "back to school" card! I really like the congregated background and the notebook paper edges. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  30. Lesley IS wonderful! I love your use of corrugated kraft behind the charming stamp!

  31. Adorable card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create for our Back to School Challenge.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  32. This is too cute!I like everything about it, especially the notepaper edging!!! Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week - you did a terrific job on the Back To School Challenge.
    Trudy, DT Member

  33. Super cute!!! Love the notepaper die the image is on and the crimped background paper!!!!