Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DT news, TI and ATS... plus a note about STEALING.


Do I have your attention?  Most of you know that I run an ATC challenge blog called Wicked Wednesdays.  I have been lucky enough to get to know several artists through the Internet, e-mails, blog posts, etc.  Some of them I even consider friends.  So I felt like I had to address this issue that affects so many of my kindred spirits.  Tomorrow's post on my challenge blog will be addressing this issue, too.  It first came to my attention when we realized there was at least one blogger who was entering my challenges using images from our sponsors - but she did not purchase these images and they were poor copies of the originals (quite likely traced).  Furthermore, her blog was written in Russian and translation had been disabled.  Because of these things, I will be requiring entrants to my challenge to either have their posts done in English or at the very least, to have the translation option available AND I will reserve the right to remove any entries that are obviously created with stolen images/artwork.

On that note, please check out this post from my artist friend Chris of CS Designs - Piece of Our Heart.
Moving on - I am happy to announce that after serving as December 2011 and January 2012 Guest Designer at Art With No Boundaries, I've accepted the offer of a full-time Design Team position with them!  I'm super excited to join this amazing, creative team.  We are currently running an "Express Yourself" challenge, which you can find here.  Please check out the post and consider joining in!  

Here are my creations - for my first card I printed the paper doll image out twice, fussy-cutting her and spraying both her and the sentiment with Silver Foil Smooch Spritz.  I used DP from 7Gypsies and added some ribbon from my stash along the side of the card:

When I was a kid, I LOVED paper dolls.  I still do.  But some of my fondest memories are of going to the grocery store with my mom, and being allowed to choose a book of paper dolls from the "book/toy aisle".  That night, when I went to bed, my mom would painstakingly cut out each paper doll and every outfit.  When I woke up in the morning, my paper dolls were perfectly cut out and waiting to be played with.  These are the memories that make my heart swell with love for my mom.  It's the simple things, you know?

Next is a tag/bookmark using the 3rd fussy-cut paper doll image that I already had ready and waiting to be used, along with a partial cut-out of one of the sentiments:
Again, it's all sprayed with Silver Foil Smooch Spritz - I just love the look it gives.

And last is one more card:
For this one, I printed the paper dolls tiny to use as embellishments.  I kept the focus on the sentiment, I love this sentiment.  :)  Cardstock and ribbon are from Stampin' Up!
Next, I haven't played along in a while with the Tiddler Inkers, so I had to get my butt moving and make something for the:

I love how this came out - I printed the images directly on colored cardstock, used the text as the background, roughing up the edges and dragging it through a black ink pad.  I then fussy cut the flowers and adhered them with foam pop-up dots.  I like the simple addition of the ribbon.

Next is my card for the:

I colored with Prismacolor markers and used cardstock, buttons, and rub-on sentiments from Stampin' Up!

Have a great day!  Peace.


  1. It really hurts. It's sad what total lack of respect and consideration some people have. This is NOT how I wanted to start my morning...by reprimanding those who think it's ok to steal. We take time to organize these challenges; the DT takes time to create to inspire participants; Sponsors are generous enough to offer their original designs. Do NOT abuse other people's generosity. That is bad karma. For those of you who commit this atrocity, you know who you are. On to more positive things...
    Jenn, thank you for taking time to organize this wonderful challenge blog. It saddens me that this occurred; but things happen for a reason, it's good we found out what was happening.
    Your creations are always awesome. These color challenges are quite popular recently :) I think I'm going to have another go at it. Love the printed flowers and your "peace" girl is adorable! Have a great day my friend!

  2. Gorgeous creations Jenn! I love the Tiddly Inks card - the text in the background that you roughed up and inked it perfect with these flowers! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  3. Great graphic card and use of the colors for the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tiddly Inks!

  4. omg jenn I love all your cards and I completely understand where you are coming from. I too am in bewilderment at people who copy and then sell,I know it is because my sister and close friends sell them so I wll be biased but I have to tell you these guys work so hard for their digi's. I know my sister and I used to have full nights worth of brainstorming sessions on what to do then she went home and drew for a week and she would have her set, for someone to copy that hard work is heartbreaking.
    I keep my eye out for peeps hun
    Thankyou for popping in on the tiddly iners too hun!! huge hugs Lou xxx

  5. I can't imagine how the "artists" that do this kind of stuff could possibly think it's alright. They should know how much it would hurt if someone copied their original artwork and gave it away, much less SOLD it! It makes me so angry. One of my favorite stamp companies mostly stopped selling digital stamps for that very reason. It sucks because I love her images, but I can't usually afford to buy a rubber stamp and pay for shipping. I'm not able to support her as an artist as much as I wish I could.

    Moving on....LOVE all of your creations! You have been a busy, busy girl! I especially love the paper dolls. Congrats on your new full-time DT spot!!

    xx Star

  6. Jenn it amazes me how people still believe they can get away with doing these things, really annoys me!

    Your creations are beautiful, thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks. Joey x

  7. LOL - Jenn the paper dolls are so fabulously yummy. Love them!

    Awesome job on the Tiddly Challenge. I have NEVER thought of printing the flowers on coloured card stock, but it makes perfect sense. Awesome job.

    The stealing stuff is such nonsense! It's not like Digi's cost that much for Pete's sake, buy your own, don't steal!

  8. I love your hippie Honey!! She is super cute. Great use of the color combo challenge too!! Thank you for playing along with All That Scraps.

  9. Wow, Jenn! I appreciate your thoughts and all the lovely cards!! :) I gotta say I love the flowers, but the paper dolls are adorable too!!! :)

  10. Great cards Jenn! Love your TI card! I have never made anything with those flowers, but now you have inspired me to do so! Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge.


  11. Hi Jenn! Very well put! Thanks for addressing this issue and looking out for all of the companies we hold so dear to us :)

    Your cards are fabulous, each and every one of them! What a treat to stop by and find some much eye-candy :D Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Tiddly Inks! Hugz, Cheryl