Friday, January 27, 2012

New Fundraising Digi Released today!

Claire is one of the most caring, generous people I know. She decided to adopt a wonderful place called Little Havens as a fundraiser for Jellypark for 2012. All this year, she will design special digital images whose TOTAL proceeds will benefit this amazing place. You can visit here to learn more...... and how YOU can help! :)

I want to show you the newest fundraising digi that releases today, Cute Little Girl with Thank You Bunting. Oh my goodness, is she ever precious!!! I know she will be precious on so many papercraft projects!

Cute Little Girl with Thank You Bunting

Winter Wonderland Challenge

It's brrrrrr cold here and starting to snow again, so our new challenge theme is absolutely perfect!

But before we get to that, we need to crown our Top 3 from the last challenge - Something in my Pocket. How fun to see all of the neat interpretations! Thank you so much to everyone who played along! :)

1. Renee
2. Amanda C.
3. CardarTart

Please be sure to grab the cute new badge over on the right sidebar for your blog! Renee, choose one of the fun digi images from the Jellypark store and send an email to Claire at jellypark at letting her know which one you've picked. :)

Don't forget that the brand new Jellypark Juniors is up and running! anyone 16 years and younger is invited to play along! Lots of fun entries so far, over 20!!!, so tell everyone you know! :)

Well as I had mentioned before, the snow had me in mind of our new challenge - Winter Wonderland. Can't wait to see what YOU decide to make! just remember the few rules that we do have - keep it family friendly, current projects only, and limit your entries here to 2 per time frame. if you use an image from the Jellypark store, you get an extra chance at being chosen for the Top 3.

Also, be sure that your project actually fits our challenge. Lately some have been entering projects that really don't have anything to do with our theme. while we appreciate you thinking of us, you not only won't qualify for the Top 3, but we will delete your entry. We do need to keep it fair to everyone. thanks!

So let's see what the DT has for us.......

Georgia Ehrmann

Jen Leeflang

Jerusha Borden

Lisa Sumpter

Mel Harding

Ruth Cunliffe

Tracey Vincent

You know you love it - New Rlease Time!

New Releases, new releases! We need to create a fun little song that plays each time Claire's cute images are released into the Jellypark store! How fun would that be?! and then we can all sing along as we get our shopping carts ready to buy them all up! grins!

Of course the DT has some fabby samples to inspire you, so let's get straight to it, shall we?! :)


Penguin with Wooly Hat

Now let's see what the DT has for us!

Christy Dillman

Heide Dronchi

Jenn Borjeson

Ruth Cunliffe

Stacie Gorse

Suzie McFloozy

Jennifer Scull

Friday, January 13, 2012

Something in My Pocket Challenge

Our long posts continue with the winners of our 'Old Year/New Year' challenge, new challenge, new DT intro continuation, and new childrens' challenge blog debut!

I'll give you a moment to top off your morning cuppa and take a brief intermission for a sweet roll ...... :)

Off we go!

Thank you to everyone who played along in our last challenge - 'Old Year/New Year'! so many fun things were used in your projects! Just a reminder to be sure to follow our few challenge rules when linking your projects. Several of you didn't qualify for the prize drawing because you didn't follow along. Sorry about that.....

Our Top 3 winners are:

1. Helen (Crafty Mama Mia)
2. Sally M.
3. Betty Benton

Congratulations to you! Be sure to grab the badge on the sidebar to the right for your blog. Helen, please choose a digi from the Jellypark store and send an email to Claire at jellypark at

Our new childrens' challenge blog, Jellypark Juniors, has kicked off it's premiere challenge! Be sure to pop over and take a looksie! Anyone 16 years of age and younger is more than welcome to play along! You should see the prize for the winner this time..... just saying'! ;)

Now on to the new challenge..... "Something in my Pocket." we are asking you to create a papercraft project that incorporates a pocket somewhere on it. I don't know about you, but in the winter especially, I am always tucking things in my pockets - gloves, hats, scarves, tissues, change, keys, you name it. so let's put a pocket on it!
Remember that you may enter our challenge twice each playing period, just to keep it fair to everyone. Also, be sure to show us where your pocket is located, in case it isn't obvious at first glance. Keep it family friendly, too, and have fun! :) If you use a Jellypark image, you get an additional entry into the drawing for Top 3!

Now on to the DT inspiration..... (Remember that our DT groups will switch next time)

Christy Dillman

I love working along side other talented people to share ideas, tips/tricks, and of course friendship and laughter. I love to create all types of projects from cards/layouts to altered projects. I have quite a bit of DT experience and love creating projects using a variety products and like being challenged to think outside the box.
I am a very busy mother of 2 boys- Micah 15 yo and Lucas 7 yo, I live in Excelsior Springs, MO just north of Kansas City with my hubby of 14 years. We are a very baseball family- we live, breathe, eat, and sleep baseball!!! When you don't find we at ball fields you will find we playing in my scrap area. I love working with sketches in both my cards and layouts, digis are my most fave thing to work with and I have lots of experience. I love to create all types of things from cards to scrapbook pages to altered items!

Georgia Ehrmann

I am married (38 yrs) with three children. I teach preschoolers with Special Needs. I love what I do! I feel blessed every day!
I love to work with all different mediums but Copics on paper seem to be my favorite. I love to do altered projects too ad think nothing of taking "trash" and recycling it into something useful or beautiful! ( I have taken the covers off of "take out food containers" and repurposed them into "angels" for Christmas trees. No kidding! (see my attached pic..). I am on several design teams at the moment and I am loving every one of them! Digital images are my favorite images to work with as you can change the size, flip them, crop, etc. It is so much fun to combine different images together on the same card!

Heide Dronchi

I am a mom of 2 children, Nicolas(14) and Mia(12). I am very active in my children acivities. I am married to my husband for 15 years and he is one of my biggest supporters. I also have a very crazy fur baby named Guinness.

Jen Leeflang
bio on new release post

Jenn Borjeson
bio on new release post

Ruth Cunliffe
bio on new release post

Stacie Gorse

My name is Stacie, and my crafty-world name is Hestia's Helper.Hestia is the Greek Goddess of Hearth and Home, and I'm her helper.Up until about a month ago, I was a Domestic Goddess (aka Stay-at-home-mom) with two boys, ages 9 & 10 and a hubby of almost 12 years!
My best friend is my Bunn Coffee maker: I can brew a pot in less than 3 minutes!
In October we moved from North Carolina to PA, and I have recently started a new job.
Now I'm a full-time, tax-paying slave to the system.Staying home all day was a LOT more fun!I met Jennifer and fell in love with Jellypark Friends through The Crafter's Cafe and when they had a DT Call, I felt compelled to apply, just to have a chance to play with Claire's art work!This is a SUPER-fun team and I'm really looking forward to getting to know everyone!! (-:

Suzie McFloozy

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.

Jennifer Scull

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 and papercrafting! :) but really, I have been playing at this hobby/obsession for about 10 years now and loving every minute of it. I repurpose all kinds of things, so don't be surprised if you find a belt loop from one of my son's shorts or perhaps a button from my hubby's shirt or a tea tag from my morning cuppa somewhere on my creation! it's all about the fun and whimsy!

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.