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Judy Jung, Runs with Scissors

February 1, 2014

She captured our heart and we are thrilled to announce you will be seeing more of her here, even if she is a bit dangerous and…


Psst!   Psst!  Over here …It’s me again, Judy.  It was so awesome to land on the Penny Black Blog on New Year’s Eve that I couldn’t resist trying again.  And it worked!  I am never deleting that weird email that transports me here.

It’s Saturday … nobody’s around.  Guess it’s safe to relax a little and enjoy the experience.  Have you all been following Guest Designer Kelly’s week of Pop-Up cards?  Are they not amazing?  And adorable?

I have to confess:  as much as I love all things Penny Black, my second great love is Pop Up cards!   I love the magic that happens when you open them up.   Kelly doesn’t only inspire me, she has enabled me and I have a small collection of dies to make pop up cards.  Here’s a Valentine I made using some Sizzix dies and of course, Penny Black stamps and Creative Dies.



When I’m making pop up cards, my first thought is the inside.  Using very scientific terms, there is no such thing as having too much going on!!   Hearts, butterflies, sentiments, diecuts and glitter pen…  I was a little sad when I ran out of room to put stuff (another scientific term).

Speaking of Valentines … if we’re going to be spending some time together, you need to know I have five grandchildren.  Four of them are teens or pre-teens and aren’t eager to have cute and adorable photos posted anywhere.  However, the youngest, Evelyn Rose, is seven months old and very cute and adorable.  Here’s the proof:


When I make cards for Evie, I slow down and pay attention!  I am usually smiling while I stamp, cut and paste, knowing they will be in her baby book and will someday make her smile, too.

This is Evie’s Valentine for her first Valentine’s Day, with love from Grandma.


This image originally had the little girl holding a single heart-shaped balloon.  I thought Evie would enjoy an entire bouquet of balloons instead.  That’s the fun of our stamping art … go where the muse takes you.  This card is sized to fit in a #10 business envelope.

And a little tip:  if you are insecure about your coloring skills, paper piecing is a way to bring your images to life without the insecurity!  I love to color, but when I want to be sure everything stays within the lines, I paper piece!

Valentines’ Day is not all about girlie colors.  The same Penny Black Valentine images can be used for the men and boys in your life by using boring masculine colors.  This Valentine is a CASE of a card I received from my Flickr friend Marilyn about two years ago.  Isn’t it fun to convert the girlie look to the guy look?  I really couldn’t resist adding that pink heart, though!


As you can see, I’ve been having too much fun playing with my Penny Black Valentine stamps.  The best part is, after Valentine’s Day is gone I know I will still be using these stamps for other occasions.  But that’s a thought for another day.

Wow!  Where has the time gone?  I have so much fun at the Penny Black Blog that I forget to leave.  And do you suppose we could keep these visits of mine just between us stampers?   I don’t know what the penalty is for taking over a blog, but I imagine it involves the confiscation of all sharp objects.

I think I’ve pretty much cleaned up  my mess and now it’s time for me to get home to my other hobby –  folding laundry!!    See you!!

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48 Comments leave one →
  1. Dianne Crowe permalink
    February 1, 2014 4:43 am

    Your work is beautiful, glad you could share them with us. Evie is a lucky girl to receive such wonderful cards made just for her.

  2. February 1, 2014 5:06 am

    YAY!!!! Judy always love your Cards and these really made me SMILE and your Compliments to me really made me smile…I’m glad I enabled you because you Rock!! xoxoxoxo

    • February 1, 2014 5:16 am

      Kelly, things were pretty glittery around the blog after your visit … loved it!!

  3. February 1, 2014 5:18 am

    Not only were ALL your cards gorgeous, along with your beautiful picture of Evie, but I so enjoyed reading every word of this post. (OK, I admit I rarely read every word of a post, I am looking at the bad). You are a hoot! Glad to hear your other hobby is Laundry….come on over, I have a couple of piles that need tending!
    Congrats my friend on your new position with Penny Black, they were so smart to ask you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Is that enough exclamation marks for you?

    • February 1, 2014 5:27 am

      Thanks for the exclamation marks, Penny. I’ve almost used up my supply!! Hugs.

  4. February 1, 2014 5:25 am

    Evie’s card is a delight but I do love that masculine version of a Valentine – doesn’t the little pink heart just enhance the whole? Love seeing a different angle on things.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. February 1, 2014 5:46 am

    Your secret’s safe with us, Judy! Love your post today, your darling share of Evie, and your Valentine’s cards! Looking forward to future posts!

  6. February 1, 2014 6:15 am

    Good things come to good people and great design gigs come to great designers! I’m so happy the two came together here with you becoming a part of the Penny Black family! (I also suspect little Evie is going to become famous as the unofficial poster baby for PB – what a charmer she is. Does she have an agent yet?) I’ll definitely be back to see where you run with those scissors next time!!!

  7. February 1, 2014 6:16 am

    Congrats on getting this regular slot Judy, great valentines and I love the pop up cards. Looking forward to seeing you here again!.

  8. Cindy C. permalink
    February 1, 2014 6:32 am

    Congratulations Judy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Beautiful cards all around!!!!!!

  9. Donna Whitten permalink
    February 1, 2014 7:16 am

    I enjoyed your visit, it was a blast. Your cards are beautiful and your granddaughter is a darling, thanks for sharing.

  10. February 1, 2014 7:23 am

    Judy, you’ve outdone yourself! These cards are adorable! And speaking of adorable, look how cute your grandbaby is! She’s precious! Love this post today. Keep up the great work!

  11. February 1, 2014 7:34 am

    First of all, I am so glad to hear you’ll be sharing more on the Penny Black blog, Judy!! I ADORE your work and PB obviously does too!!! LOVE that photo of Evie – oh, my gosh, she is just the cutest!!! And your cards are fabulous, my friend! Soooo happy for you!! ♥

    And by the way – you can never use too many exclamation points!!!!!

  12. February 1, 2014 7:38 am

    How fun! What a perfect way to start my Saturday! Your cards always inspire me, Judy! Evie is too adorable for words. And speaking of words, I just love your witty repartee. Congrats, my friend- I’m so happy for you!

  13. Rosemary D permalink
    February 1, 2014 7:45 am

    WOOT!! WOOT!!! congrats on your new “gig”, judy!! the cards are fabulous (of course) and love the sweet picture of your little cutie, Evie!! so glad that penny black recognized what an asset you are to their team!!

  14. Virginia L. permalink
    February 1, 2014 7:45 am

    Way to inspire and have fun, Judy! Your creations today are beautiful and adorable…Congrats on having your work showcased here at PB! Looking forward to seeing more!

  15. February 1, 2014 7:48 am

    Congratulations, Judy! Fabulous cards!! I love the pop-up and especially the card you made for darling Evie!

  16. donna mikasa permalink
    February 1, 2014 8:19 am

    So happy for you, Judy! Congratulations on a well deserved spot on the Penny Black blog! And they (or you?) couldn’t have chosen a better name for your column, because you do have a way with fussy cutting! LOVE your cards and love that we’ll be seeing more of Evie, too! Smiling big for you! HUGS!

  17. Doris Elkins permalink
    February 1, 2014 8:37 am

    “WOW” These cards are fantastic. love, love, love them especially —well no I love them all. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

  18. papergirl1 permalink
    February 1, 2014 8:48 am

    Oh, Judy!!! I’m so glad penny black has chosen you to come back and showcase your beautiful work!! WOW!!! These cards are packed with beauty – from elegant to super cute! I’m loving that rose die! Very pretty! Congrats!!

  19. February 1, 2014 8:53 am

    Congratulations on your spot on the Penny Black blog. Your cards are fantastic! LOVE them. What a cutie of a granddaughter too. Great writing style too!!!

  20. suemcrae permalink
    February 1, 2014 9:06 am

    Big congrats Judy! I love your banner and the fun name of “Runs with Scissors”. I’m looking forward to your wonderful cards as well as your witty dialogue!

  21. Scott permalink
    February 1, 2014 9:13 am


    You continue to amaze us all with your passion for stamping. You are turning into a rock star! I don’t recall your love of folding laundry from my youth, I am glad you are trying new things. Evelyn is excited to receive her cards, however she only wants Penny Black stamps, who knew seven month olds could be so demanding!

    Much love, your son,


    • February 1, 2014 9:23 am

      I used to fold the laundry in secret so that I wouldn’t have to share with any of you kids! I am happy to know that you are allowed to fold the laundry in your adult life. And if Evie is demanding, I know who she gets it from. Much love, your mother, Judy

  22. February 1, 2014 10:05 am

    Just lovely cards Judy! And I love your post. You so clearly love to create! So glad you’re here on the blog today!

    • February 1, 2014 12:54 pm

      Beautiful cards, Judy, and such pleasing artistry. I am especially enjoying your writing style: content and personality, a winning combination. I plan to be a regular follower.

  23. Elizabeth permalink
    February 1, 2014 1:27 pm

    fun post! love the creative ideas for expanding on a design, and the reinforcement that there can never be TOO much glitter going on!

  24. Kathy permalink
    February 1, 2014 2:23 pm

    Mom – we are all so proud of you! Beautiful cards. I am looking forward to hearing about your antics as well as receiving many of the cards! Way to go!

  25. February 1, 2014 3:22 pm

    Judy, my friend, you are a delight! I am always amused by your writings, especially when you talk about that sweet baby girl, Evie! Your cards have always been an inspiration of perfection for me and once again, you brought it home! The laundry can wait… with your new position, you’ll have to get someone to do it for you!!! ((((((HUGS)))))))))

  26. February 1, 2014 5:09 pm

    Hi Judy – just love your gorgeous cards with yunmmy Penny Black stamps and dies! And that photo of Evie is adorable, she’s such a cutie!! And that bunch of heart balloons will bring a smile to her face!

  27. February 1, 2014 8:44 pm

    Wonderful cards as always, Judy! Glad you found your way back into the blog! That little Evie is such a doll & looks like she’s got lots of personality!

  28. Linda baker permalink
    February 1, 2014 8:47 pm

    Love your cards and post! Evie is the cutest ever!

  29. February 2, 2014 6:36 am

    Congrats Judy on landing a spot with PB. Your cards are amazing and little adorable Evie will have pure joy receiving them!

  30. February 2, 2014 3:43 pm

    Congrats again, Judy! I’m so, so happy that we’ll be seeing more of you here! I really and truly enjoyed reading your post today…not to mention your GORGEOUS cards…WOW! You’ve done an amazing job, and I’m sure Evelyn Rose (so adorable) will love her bouquet of hearts when she’s old enough to enjoy them!
    Thanks so much for sharing this post with us…it was lots of FUN!

  31. February 3, 2014 5:39 am

    Beautiful work, Judy!

  32. Laura McFarland permalink
    February 3, 2014 7:49 am

    Hi Judy- Sara just shared your big news with me. Congratulations!!!!!! Your cards are beautiful. I’ll visit often. And it goes without saying that Miss Evelyn is the cutest. We are so blessed.

  33. February 4, 2014 12:52 am

    Lovely cards and adorable photo

  34. February 4, 2014 1:13 am

    Yay…so happy for you,Judy! Love your cards! oh…wait…i’m so jealous with Evie,ha!
    sending kisses n hugs to Evie!

  35. February 4, 2014 1:43 pm

    what a sweet post! Love the cards and the grand baby! She is darling 🙂

  36. February 5, 2014 6:54 am

    JUDY!!!! What an absolute delightful surprise 😀 Your cards are gorgeous, you have a very fine eye for detail (Can’t believe you run with scissors though????- LOL)

    Evie is completely adorable, and will treasure that spectacular card when she is old enough to appreciate it – beautiful shading too!

  37. February 5, 2014 8:01 am

    Lovely cards, I love the pop up cards too but really don’t make them. It’s nice to see good masculine card ideas as I make cards for Operation Write Home and there is always a need for masculine cards.
    Beautiful Granddaughter-her smile made me smile, funny how that always works.
    I will follow for awhile and see where the card making takes me.
    Thank you for sharing ideas.

  38. February 5, 2014 11:31 am

    Woohoo! I was so excited to see you being featured when I opened my Penny Black email today! I am loving all of the wonderful cards that you created and also looking forward to adding some of the new line to my stash!!

    How can you NOT love Penny Black….such a wonderful variety and so many fabulous products!!

    Congratulations Judy !! Way to go!!


  39. Evelyn's Mom permalink
    February 5, 2014 11:33 am

    As a recipient of many of your cards, I must say that they are even more beautiful in person! Evelyn loves the ones she has been sent already…although we can’t let her hold them yet because she just wants to eat them! Looking forward to reading more of your thoughts and seeing your wonderful talents on future blogs.

  40. Maggie Brinkley permalink
    February 5, 2014 11:46 am

    What fabulous cards! I love the balloon bouquet on Evelyn Rose’s card. What a lovely photo, too, she is a little cutie!

    love Mags B x

  41. Jill Sharp permalink
    February 5, 2014 12:47 pm

    Congratulations. The cards are lovely. Both girls (in the photo and the stamps) are so cute.

  42. Janet Sisk permalink
    February 5, 2014 3:04 pm

    Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing them with us. 😀

  43. February 6, 2014 9:07 am

    So happy for you Judy! so well deserved! I enjoyed your fun post and absolutely adorable cards? Love the paper pieced dress, I’m sure Evie will treasure your cards! TFS

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