Friday, January 13, 2012

New Releases - Hooray! :)

We love 'em, you know we do! It's new release time over at Jellypark! and Claire sure has some cuties for ya!

Things are going to be a little bit different during the Winter DT term with our posts. Our team has divided into 2 groups and will alternate between making projects with the new releases and challenge projects. I'll introduce everyone in the 2 posts......

So sit back and enjoy! :)

Jen Leeflang

Jen Leeflang (aka JenLee)
Durban, South Africa based Jen Leeflang finally ignored the advice of a school's career counselor who 'wisely' told her there was "no career in art". Years later, her artistic and creative skills have resulted in a business which keeps her extremely busy and feeds her artistic soul!
From papercrafts, painting, designing digistamps and drawing to needlecrafts where she designs, makes and beads belly dance show costumes.
In the mornings she is a home school tutor to four teenagers, including her own two younger sons, and in the afternoons she ‘plays’ in her craft studio. In between she finds the time to be a wife and mother. Jen has been married to Pete for nearly 23 years, and they have 3 sons, Nicholas, Blayne and Kellan.

I'm 40 years old, been crafting for about 10 years now. I started with cards and have blossomed into creating lots of other stuff including ATC's, tags, art journals, altered items - and I love Mixed Media. I love using Gesso, paints, Smooch Spritzes and sprays, etc. Glitter is my best friend. I love ribbons, gems, buttons, and brads.... I also use digi images way more than rubber now, although I still can't part with most of my rubber! I'm married to a wonderful guy named Jeremy and we have 2 kids. Trevor is 18 and in his first year of college. Cassidy is 16 and a junior in high school. We live in Worcester, MA but we plan to relocate to California or Arizona within the next 5 years. I have a part-time job at the local community college, I have perfect hours that don't get in the way of my crafting. LOL My other hobbies/interests are reading (Stephen King), writing (mostly personal stuff), and hanging out with my family.

I am a stay at home mom to two cute boys under the age of six. They definitely keep me on my toes but I feel very blessed to have them in my life. One of the reasons why I love paper crafting so much is because I am overloaded with trucks and dinosaurs and most recently, trains...and I love to escape that by being lost in my crafting. It is very relaxing and I love being able to use the talents that God has given me in this way. Fortunately for me, I have a wonderful husband who supports me in this craft and encourages me to create as often as I can, even purchasing new crafty things for me from time to time. I craft all year round, but I especially love crafting the blues away in snowy Canadian weather.

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!

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.

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!

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.


Jenn Borjeson said...

LOVE all the projects, they're just so unique and gorgeous! :)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

wonderful new releases and great creations! well done ladies!!

Heide said...

WOW! Great work everyone... Loving all the new release work.
Hugs, Heide

Arielle H Gordon said...

Saw these on Jenn's blog - too cute!!! Everyone's creations are terrific!