Free PDF for those who knit and crochet

Do you knit or crochet?

If you’re anything like me, you have more than one project going at a time. I’m feeling rather proud at the moment, I only have three unfinished projects! Keeping track of each project can be difficult, so I created this document.

WIP for Knit and Crochet projects

I also created this WIP document after feeling frustrated over losing the little tags with washing instructions. I would walk away from a project for a period of time and come back to it forgetting the hook or needle size, where I got the pattern, which yarn I was using and its weight, etc. This PDF has been a life saver on more than one occasion. I hope you’ll agree.

This little “WIP” PDF is available as a free download!

Here is the link to download the document from DropBox:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/d8f2pdu57jf7te4/WIP.pdf?dl=0

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day sweet friends!

Today I’m sharing a card I’ve created for The Rubber Cafe with a sweet lovey theme.

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I only used a few materials:

The feather stamp, and the sentiment, xoxo, is from The Rubber Cafe’s new Creative Cafe Kit, to be released tomorrow, February 15th!

Thanks for stopping by!
Jessica

AiDT Reunion Blog Hop + Ai Spinners Release

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Hi! Welcome to the reunion blog hop for Art Impressions! You should have arrived from Isha Gupta‘s blog. If this is your first stop, please start at the beginning, you won’t want to miss out on the awesome inspiration and prizes!

Spinner Graphic

Today I’ve used 4679 – Witch Spinner & 4698 – Witch Spinner Dies to create this little treat bag for a Halloween party! I want to tell you what I used to color my image, however, I’m more curious to know what you THINK I used. Being a certified Copic Instructor, you would likely guess Copics, however, I actually used Sharpies! I used yellow, orange, red, purple, green, brown and silver. I used Glue Lines to adhere the bling to the bag and Pop-Up Glue Dots to adhere the rosette, the Witch from Ai and the banner that says “Happy Halloween!”

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Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway where you can win one of seven incredible prizes! Please note if you encounter a broken link in the hop you can always go back to the Art Impressions Blog or reference the link list below.

Next on the hop is Karen Day!

Art Impressions Blog
Cheri Burry
Crystal Lopez
Dana Warren
Deloris Thiede
Diane Zechman
Isha Gupta
Jessica Griffin
Karen Day
Kerry Kung
Kirsi Kamppikoski
Maria McGuire
Marie-Pierre Capistran
Mary Witter
Piali Biswas
Reneé Matarese
Sharon Caudle
Soili-Maria Seppala
Tammie Koehnen
Tracy Gray
Tracy MacDonald
Trena Brannon
Zora Bergstrom

What’s in my camera bag?

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I had a conversation recently with a friend who was talking about photo quality. She said she wanted a more powerful camera to achieve higher quality photos… I bought my first DSLR, a Canon Rebel XTi, when I had my daughter in 2006. I got to know the camera. I became extremely comfortable with it, and could use it blindfolded. The thought to upgrade really hadn’t crossed my mind. After all, I was (and am) very satisfied with the quality of my photos.

I’m comfortable with my camera, and when it comes to things like cameras and cell phones, the thought of upgrading, switching ‘brands’ or even shopping around and researching scares the living daylights out of me!

Jessica Griffin photographer at Bob's Pumpkin Patch in Seattle WashingtonThis photo was taken with a Canon Rebel XTi and a 50 mm f 1.4.
 

I recently upgraded to a Canon EOS 5D and I absolutely love it!

I don’t believe the camera ‘makes’ the photos, it’s the photographer. It’s KNOWING your camera and how to use it. It’s investing in a few good lenses. If you don’t know your camera very well, or are still trying to get comfortable with the settings, check out my board on Pinterest: photography how-to.

Protect your camera lens with a filter

When you invest a lot of money into a lens, it’s important to protect it. Had I not protected my lens with a filter, my lens would have broke and the cost to repair a lens would far exceed the cost of a filter! I typically use a UV filter. Nothing fancy. The one in the photograph is a polarizing filter.

I am on the hunt for an awesome camera bag. For now I use a knock-off Coach bag that I picked up in Texas a few years ago! (If you know where I can get the real thing, PLEASE let me know, I’d love to have it!) So, whats exactly in my camera bag?

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In my camera bag you’ll find: 
Canon EOS 5D
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28-135 mm f 3.5-5.6.
50 mm f 1.4.
24 mm f1.4.
Sunpak Ultra 7000 tripod/monopod.
Canon Speedlite 430EX.
Flash Diffuser.
Black Rapid Elle Strap.

Here’s a photo I took with the 5D… same lens.

florabella colorplay photoshop actions before and after from Jessica Griffin of canyoupixelthis batman for halloweenThis photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D and a 50 mm f 1.4.

Are you contemplating an upgrade?

Glue Dots: My Favorite Things

I’m really excited to officially join the Glue Dots team as a Dottess! My name is Jessica and I create printables for Glue Dots. The most recent ones are my favorite!

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You can download this free printable, and several others,  from Glue Dots!

I love to decorate, however, my family and I live in an RV, and decorating doesn’t come easy. One of our favorite ways to decorate is hanging posters and photos using  Poster Glue Dots. They are clean, and easy to peel off, making changing out posters and photos a breeze!

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Hop on over and visit the rest of the Dottesses to find out what their favorite things are!
Don’t forget, you have until October 30th to enter the giveaway on the Glue Dots Blog!

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If nothing ever changed…

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This week we’re pairing Dreamweaver Stencils with Quietfire Designs for an “Awesome Autumn” challenge. Here’s what I’ve created:

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Products used:
Dreamweaver Stencil: Translucent Embossing Paste
Dreamweaver Stencil: LJ 901 Mosaic Swirls
Quietfire Design: Butterflies & Dragonflies & Sentiment
Art Glitter: Crystal
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Twilight Bronze Slate Embossing Powder
Tsukineko: Brilliance in Rocket Red and VersaMark
Glue Dots: Pop Up Glue Dots
Spellbinders: Labels Eleven

Quietfire Design Members:
Debbie Sherman
Robyn Josephs
and Dream Team members:
Jessica Griffin
Louise Healy
Terrece Siddoway
Wendy Jordan
Pam Hornschu
Dream It Up! Blog and
Quietfire Creations Blog

Create your own cupcake canvas!

Welcome to the Mad Hatter blog hop! You should have arrived from Cindy, if you haven’t, please go to the beginning so you don’t miss out on any of the amazing projects!

Here’s what I’ve created for you…

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I used the Mad Hatter series from Lindy’s Stamp Gang to create this canvas. The series is available in Sprays, matching Embossing PowdersGlitters & Magical Micas! Oh my!

Mad Hatter Starbursts Lindy's Stamp Gang Shimmer Glimmer two tone spray

Other products used:
Golden: Soft Gel Gloss
Crayola: Oil Pastels
The Crafter’s Workshop: Harlequin and Mini Punchinella
Sparkle N Sprinkle: Dimensional Glue and Brushable Glue
Tsukineko: VersaMark and StazOn
Dreamweaver Stencils: Swirls LJ863, Houndstooth LJ913 and Herringbone LJ914
Dreamweaver Stencils: Glossy White Embossing Paste
Unity Stamp Co: Smak Kit January 2012
Heidi Swapp: Color Magic Chipboard Resist Alphabet

Now hop on over to the ever amazing Kate to see what she’s whipped up for you!
Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win one of three $50 gift certificates!