Bouquet of Thanks

Hey everyone! Today I have a fun CAS watercolour card to share with you all. I pulled out one of my most recent purchases from Simon Says Stamp and filmed this process for you all!

I love this stamp, I think it is so whimsical and pretty!!!


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Stamp Anniething


Hey everyone! Today I have the pleasure of working with Stamp Anniething, along with my Cards and Colour Facebook group for her latest theme special release!!

The theme for this release is under the sea, and lots and lots of mermaids!! I am so in love with this special release, the stamps are awesome, the dies are the bomb and the little die cuts are so fab!

Stamp Anniething - What's Kraken - Jessie Banks.jpg

I decided to use the only non mermaid stamp in this release called The Kraken! She is adorable! I also used two of the new die sets to create the land and the waves behind her. I also used the Land Of Oz Dies, cutting the clouds out of some cardstock and using it as a stencil to create the sky background.

Make sure you check out the hop and see what all these amazing crafters created to share!

Blog Hop Line Up!

Candace –
Cindy –
Eunji –
Gigi –
Mel –
Michelle –
Stacey –
Stephen –
Tina –
Deborah –
Jessie – You are here
Rachel –
Rosie –

Rain or Shine

Hey everyone! Today I have a fun card to share with you all featuring some copic colouring and Distress Oxide watercolouring!

I love how this card came out! The distress oxides in the background leave it a nice soft really washy feel to the colours laid out on the paper, as opposed to the real vibrant look I get with my traditional watercolours. I really like it, so expect to be seeing more of that in the future!

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I love this image so much! I need to do the little boy out of the other set MFT released at the same time and the other little girl out of this set.

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Getting your mojo back!


Hey all, you know how sometimes life gets crazy busy, and just have no time and the mojo takes a holiday… Well that is what I have been dealing with, it is not very often I don’t make something for a couple of weeks, but that is what I have been dealing with lately.

One of my favorite things to do is paint up some florals for a card, and being on the Power Poppy team allows me to do that, which is great when I need to force myself back into creating.

So I printed off the Everything’s Rosy digital image and turned on the camera and took an hour or so to myself and just painted it.

By the end I found myself again, it was fun and I loved getting back into the swing of things, sometimes you just need to push yourself to make something.. anything!

Power Poppy - Everyting Rosy - Jessie Banks.jpg

Thanks for stopping by,


Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes


Hey everyone! It is time for a new challenge over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! I am the hostess this week and the theme is Anything Goes!

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Ewe are Amazing - Jessie Banks.jpg

I pulled out a stamp set I bought way back when it was released, long before I was on the design team, and finally used it! I love the Ewe are Amazing stamp set. I coloured up the sheep with my copic markers. The background was created with my watercolours then I stamped the sentiment so it looks like the sheep is jumping over it.

Submit your krafty design, over on the Kraftin Kimmie Blog for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, April 27th to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp in order to win.

Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!!! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be….
a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!!!
What do you think? Worth playin’ for? 😉

Thanks for stopping by,

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp New Release Blog Hop


Woohoo! It’s here! It’s here!!
Today we are celebrating the
amazing release of ALL of our
NEW April Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!!

ALL FOUR new sets are NOW available
in the Krafty Shop!

So let’s have a big happy hop around the design team blogs and check them all out in action! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!

First up is

….then WHAT’S UP, DUDE?


…and lastly, HARD WORKIN’ DUDES!

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Hard working dudes 2 - Jessie Banks

I used Hard working Dudes for this one, keeping the front of card super simple and professional so I can write a big thank you note inside!

ALL the new sets are NOW AVAILABLE individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our April Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FOUR of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!

Happy hoppin’ and happy shoppin’!

Check out all FOUR of our new April stamp sets which are NOW available in the Krafty Shop at !!

The Greeting Farm April New Release Blog hop

It’s the 15th, and that means the new APRIL Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Our first set, SAVE THE DAY, introduced fairy-tale characters and scene elements. Next, we showed off some adorable, singing monkey in SING IT. And finally, we had some awesome mermaids and mermen in MAKE A SPLASH. All of the new stamps
are perfect for your cards, journals/planners, gift packages, and
scrapbook layouts.To celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP,
where one lucky fan will take home all 3 sets!! Pretty AMAZING! Be sure
to leave a comment on each designer’s blog, and then head back to The
Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop. 

The Greeting Farm - Sing it - Jessie Banks 2.jpg

I used the Sing It set again, colouring up the monkeys with my copic markers, I created the background with my distress oxides and some finetec pearl paints!

You have until Wednesday, APRIL 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments.

We will announce the random winner later in the week.TGF Design Team:








You must leave a comment on each Designer’s Blog to be
eligible for the prize drawing. It’s a short hop so it’s definitely
worth playing along! And if you can’t wait for the hop to be over, you
can purchase these stamps along with their coordinating dies HERE.

Don’t forget, we also released our new Faith Stamp called PRECIOUS today (instead of waiting until the end of the month)! This stamp set is not part of the Blog Hop prize, but it is available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store along with the rest of the New Release.

We will have more cards featuring the
new stamps from our Design Team Leaders starting the 16th so be sure to stop back
by to see more inspiration.Happy Hopping!



Kraftin Kimmie Stamps – Peek Day 4


Hey everyone, welcome back to the last day of previews for Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! Today’s sweet set is called Hard Working Dudes!


This set is so awesome for all the men in your life, and all the different hats they wear!

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Hard Working Dudes - Jessie Banks

I kept this card super clean and simple with a just come copic colouring!

Now don’t forget!!! It’s also CHALLENGE DAY and as always, during release week the theme is ANYTHING GOES!!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp!! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we’d LOVE to see your KKS designs. You have a week to play with this challenge (until April 20th) and at the end of the month, we’ll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for April! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $40 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??

All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed below have lots of stunning creations to share with you today featuring the HARD WORKIN’ DUDES stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party this afternoon, so don’t miss it!

Happy hoppin’!


Check out the new Hard Workin\’ Dudes stamp set in action as you hop around the blogs today!


The Greeting Farm – Peek Day 3


Hey everyone! Welcome to day 3 of peeks for The Greeting Farm. Today’s fun set is called Make a Splash!

The Greeting Farm - Make a Splash - Jessie Banks

I coloured these cuties up with my copic markers then die cut them out. I created the background with distress inks. Then I added bubbles all throughout and popped the images up on top.

I hope you will head over to The Greeting Farm Blog and see what the other designers make!

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps – Previews April 2018 Day 2


Hey all! Welcome to day 2 of previews for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! Today we have a super awesome boy stamp set!


This set is called What’s Up Dude? It’s got these two great super cool guys, and some fabby sentiments!

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - What's up dude - Jessie Banks.jpg

I coloured him up with my copic markers, I then added a fun simple splashy watercolour background! Stamped a sentiment and this super cute card is finished.

You will see these handsome dudes in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs! You’ll see the list of Krafty design team members and Krafty Guest below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!!

Plus we’re doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don’t miss it!

You’ll get to see all the incredible creations for April as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We’ll be checking out ALL four of the new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

Happy hoppin’!

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