Winter CHA 2012 re-cap – great things I found

Winter CHA 2012 Jen Goode promo sign

For the second year in a row I exhibited my art at the CHA show, this time in Anaheim, California. I shared a booth with Carla Schauer again this year – I think we had a fantastic show! I was much more focused this year since I haben been through it all and had a […]

Journaling, a Designer Connection Challenge

Child drawing of a person

This month’s Designer Challenge is about Journaling, if only I had enough time to sit and capture the moments, I’d have something fabulous to show you. However, the past few months I have been working hard to start and finish a number of projects and portfolio pages for the upcoming Craft and Hobby Association show. […]

Making Sock Monkeys and Penguins

Sock Monkey and penguin by Jen Goode

I joined in with a new challenge… make a sock monkey with the help of Ana and Megan Araujo from When Creativity Knocks. They’ve put together a fantastic video tutorial called  Sock Monkey’s Go BanAnas.  It’s a fun, step by step how to build your sock monkey DVD plus printed patterns using the Original Rockford […]

Flip Pal challenge and kids art creations

Handmade cards featuring kids art scanned with a Flip Pal mobile scanner

This week I participated in a challenge using the Flip Pal™ mobile scanner. I’m in holiday gift making mode right now and I love to create things with my kids’ art for others in the family to enjoy. So, I combined the two and came up with hand made greeting cards featuring kid’s art. This […]

DIY notecards with Digital Holiday Stamps designed by Jen Goode

Handmade notecards featuring art by Jen Goode

If you’re thinking about making your own holiday cards, gift tags or other seasonal crafty creations, I have a lovely selection of holiday themed digital stamps now available. There are poinsettias, gingerbread men, carolers and even a cute penguin. You can create a wide variety of paper crafts and mix media projects using these images. […]

Clay wall hanging flower pots

Clay wall hanging flower pot by Jen Goode

Here’s a new product challenge from Eileen Hull. This project features her new Caddy die by Sizzix embellished with custom shapes from Epiphany Crafts. I love this caddy shape and the countless uses for this particular die. When I first saw it I immediately thought flower pots. The shape is not too big, so it’s […]

I’m in the community paper as a neighbor to know

Jen Goode in a local paper

I was interviewed for the food column of my community paper earlier this month. The article talks about the book, It’s All About the Cookies… and pies and cake, a cookbook I designed the cover for earlier this summer. The article also ties in the Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising of the book and shares two […]

The penguin makes an appearance in Crafts ‘n Things magazine

Penguin stenciled on an apron in Crafts 'n Things magazine December 2011

In the December 2011 issue of Crafts ‘n Things magazine, my penguin is showing is smiley face on a cute apron set designed by Roxi Phillips, professional designer extraordinaire. How cute is that!? You can get a hold of the penguin stencil used in this project at