Friday, February 3, 2017

Kicking Off 2017 With Some Exciting Sizzix News!


Hi Guys!

I am so excited to share with you some of our best selling craft kits that I will be showcasing on HSN this coming Monday, February 6th, 2017! These kits encompass some of the big trends in making this year, and I wanted to take the time to share them with you.

 

Some of the hottest techniques in making don’t rely on die-cutting alone. Adding texture and dimension to your makes and projects using embossing folders adds a uniquely bold element to your crafts, transforming ordinary cardstock or materials into one-of-a-kind embossed creations. Add in the Texture Boutique, Sizzix’s cute embellishment machine, and you’ll be embossing in no time!



As much as technology has simplified our lives, there’s a movement to get away from “all things” digital and a gravitation towards day planners, allowing people the ability to personalize, customize, and celebrate their daily life and daily to do’s. More and more people are finding inspiration and empowerment by having a thoughtful touch on their day-to-day life. For myself, planners are such a HUGE part of my life, for personal use, for office use, and, of course, to personalize, embellish, decorate and make my own. Plan to make the most epic planner with Sizzix’s Planner Collection this year!



Two of the hottest trends for makers this year are Natural Elements and Interactive Dimensional Crafting. Natural Elements bring makes and projects back to having a much more hand-touched look and feel to it, rather than a perfectly created craft. Interactive Dimensional Crafting are makes that can be picked up, moved, or touched- inviting interaction. With my Fox Tales collection, these two trends collide into a medley of woodland creatures and interactive card making. My Fox Fold-a-Long Card and Owl Fold-a-Long Card bring to life both trends, with adorable creatures from nature in cards that have interactive card bases and pop out label shapes for you to personalize any way you’d like!


Adding hand-touch elements to makes and crafts has quickly become a growing trend, giving projects a feeling of enhanced sincerity or thoughtfulness. The easiest way to add this hand-touch element is by using stamps. But when is a stamp more than just an ordinary stamp? When they are clear and interchangeable stamps and the Stamper’s Secret Weapon! Clear Stamps are first and foremost, clear; allowing for see-through positioning to see where you’re stamping. Featuring beautiful hand-drawn designs, both Sizzix’s Clear Stamps and Interchangeable Stamps make adding that hand-touch element to your projects both easy and fun! These stamp collection offer sentiments and designs that can easily be swapped out for another variety of designs and sentiments all in one collection. The coolest part about these stamps is that they automatically register the decorative base stamp with the sentiment phrase or design- no more guess work on getting your stamps centered with each other. As a someone who adds a stamp or two into my personal cards and makes, I know the struggle stampers often run into getting that perfect, clean stamp every single time. For that, Sizzix has the Stamper’s Secret Weapon. This double-sided mat has one side for stamping, ensuring you get the cleanest stamp impression possible with every use. The other side is specifically created for piercing projects or quickly setting a brad. With stamps and stamp accessories like this, stamping has become its own art form. But stamps need inkpads, after all, a stamp without ink is like a die without a die-cutting machine. Sizzix has inkpads in Black, Lilac and Aqua! These inkpads provide lasting stamp results with every use, and what better way to add that hand-touch element than with beautiful, vibrant colors.

Be sure to tune in on HSN this coming Monday, February 6th at 11am PST/ 2pm EST and again at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Scrapbook.com & Sizzix Giveaway!


Hi Guys!

Giveaways are the best and Scrapbook.com has a really awesome one going on right now!


This is the ULTIMATE bundle, complete with the Big Shot Plus Starter Kit and assorted dies and accessories from myself, Eileen Hull and Stephanie Barnard! This bundle is perfect for card making, home d├ęcor, parties, mixed media projects and so much more. You won’t be able to get this exclusive Sizzix package anywhere else!

Don’t miss out on entering to win this wonderful giveaway on Scrapbook.com! Good luck!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Exciting Sizzix News!

Hi guys!
A month ago I talked with our marketing team at Sizzix about the trends that are growing and evolving in the crafting world. Many of these trends were incorporated into my newest Sizzix collection, Fox Tales.


Both my Fox Fold-a-Long Card and Owl Fold-a-Long Card bring draw on inspiration from nature that have interactive card bases and pop out label shapes for you to personalize any way you’d like!


My Owl & Feather Clear Stamps and Fox Tales Interchangeable Clear Stamps really emphasize the hand-touch element trend, reflecting my personal drawings of owls, foxes, feathers and sentiments to give your makes and crafts that thoughtful, sincere finishing touch to them. I really love our clear and interchangeable stamps- they allow for see-through positioning so you can see where you’re stamping, and with our interchangeable stamps, they automatically register the decorative base stamp with the sentiment phrase or design.


I really wanted to bring the coloring book trend to my collection as well. My Fox Tales Paper Pad includes fun coloring pages for you to color and then make with for your crafting projects- as well as many more pages full of hand drawn and hand painted designs that pair perfectly with my Fox Tales collection, perfectly fitting through your Big Shot Machine, giving your makes that unique personal touch.


I am so excited to announce that I will be a guest on Home Shopping Network’s 24 Hour Craft Event, sharing these trends and more! Please tune in and join me LIVE at 10pm PST tonight and several times throughout the day on Wednesday, May 4th!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Digital DIY Day at Microsoft Powered by Sizzix

https://www.facebook.com/Sizzix/videos/10152725859952237/?pnref=story

Monday, January 26, 2015

Feature article in Where Women Create Magazine


I was lucky enough to be selected as a feature artist in Where Women Create Magazine! They did a piece on my artistic journey and photographed my art room at home. Pick up your copy today!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Come and visit my new design page on Facebook!


https://www.facebook.com/jenlongdesigns

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Action!

Had a great time shooting some videos for Scrapbook.com in Arizona. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I made this sign for a buddy of mine at work to hang in his office.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sketch I'm working on for a dinner invitaton idea...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

CHA2014 - Jen Long Shares New Sizzix Die Cuts: The 50's


At the Craft and Hobby Trade Show doing an interview about my 1950's line being released later this year by Sizzix.
http://www.sizzix.com/catalog#facets=designer~jen-long
The catalog cover I designed for Sizzix's 2014 Craft and Hobby Tradeshow.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Grungeboard Doodle.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Doodles during a meeting.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

My latest line, Antique Faire being featured on Sizzix's Facebook page. See the collection here:  http://bit.ly/13k4tR9

Monday, July 22, 2013

This is the catalog cover I did for my company's trade show.

Hobby Lobby


Some of my designs being sold at Hobby Lobby!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I was randomly looking through a craft magazine and found some of my designs featured!

Saturday, January 26, 2013