Tuesday, August 30, 2016

You Have Only Three Days Left To Get Your Diamond Shop Head Feathers! *Scream*

Hey, Jammer's! CoolCat here with another post! And today I wanted to remind you that you guys only have three days to buy your head feathers before they are gone! If your like me, and you don't really like spending your diamonds on something you can trade for, then I'm here to help! I will be doing a review on the head feathers for you guys, so you can decide if they are worth the purchase. 

They come in eight different colors.
1. A green and orange band with white and yellow feathers.
2. A dark and light purple band with white and baby pink feathers.
3. A blue and red band with white and purple bands.
4. A orange and red band with white and green feathers.
5. A red and blue band with white and green feathers.
6. A green and pink band with white and pink feathers.
7. A white and gray band with light and dark blue feathers.
8. And black and gray band with white and gray feathers.

They are three diamonds each and are members only. I feel they look really great on most animals! They did look a bit funny on my pig though! I feel people who like nature looks will really love this. But honestly I feel this would be a good item to have on hand for any look! You never know when you may want to use one! I feel did feel like some of the color combinations AJHQ used look a bit strange *Cough cough #4 cough cough*

Review result: I feel its worth it! Its a really cute item that can be used for many different looks! You can always save it for the holidays this year!

As always. Bye, Jammer's! And ~Jam On!~

Monday, August 29, 2016

Rare Head Bandage

Helloooo, Jammers!

Today I'll be covering today's Rare Item Monday!

This week's RIM is the Rare Head Bandage. It's purple, which is a bit of a throwback to the main color scheme (green and violet) that AJHQ has been using for most RIMs. They seem to be making a break from that lately, so I will be sure to look for the colors of what Rare items will be coming in the future. Let's try it on!

Ahh.... No.

A new trend in RIMs which I have observed over the past few weeks is "sets". There was a conglomeration of them that were music-themed, and now several seem to be related to the Medical Center. A Rare Cone Collar has already been released, so it will be interesting to see if another, different-colored Rare Cone Collar will be issued if the trend continues.

What's your prediction for next week's RIM, Jammers? Please tell us your guesses in the comments!

Jam On!


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Masterpiece Tips And Tricks

Heyo, Jammers!

It's DXplorergirl here, with my first real post!
I'm eating breakfast while I type this, because I'm gonna be busy today. That's all I know, Mom won't tell me... and that's always bad. o_o

From context, I can only assume we will be hiking, except not in the woods. :thinks: Yeah, it's a head-scratcher, that one.

Warning: This is a long article! While informative, it is well beyond what any sane blogger would post! It's even beyond my normal limits... O.O 
I should be back tomorrow with a regular-length post. For now, I will pour all my thoughts on creating Masterpieces into one article for anyone who is interested. Please forgive me, those of you who are not! :holds up paws pleadingly:

Today I will be talking about (drumroll please)  ...  Masterpieces!

My Hyena reading a Sherlock Holmes book.

I've been asked multiple times about how to draw Masterpeices, and to be honest, I don't have a straightforward answer. I do have some tips and tricks to help you in your artistic endeavors. :P

First off, there is no right or wrong way to do art. Everyone has their own unique style, and their own preferences. "Beauty is it the eye of the beholder." The saying is cliche, yes, but it has only stuck around this long because it's true.
If you want to draw realistic-looking animals, go right ahead! If you want to draw AJ-style cartoons, knock yourself out! Humans? No problem! ...Unless you draw someone you know, and attach a name/username to it. Then it's Personally Identifying Information (PII). Oops!

Now to a few (hah!) technical tips.

1. Be a good craftsman! Be aware of your tools and how they work.

When you go into the Art Studio, the "tools in your toolbox" are the Paintbrush, the Airbrush, the Paint Bucket, various shape-makers, and the Smudge tool. I will go into more detail on the latter in the next segment.

The Paintbrush is your basic freehand drawer. (Not a dresser drawer. XD) Make a line with a pen and tablet connected to your computer, a stylus on a touchscreen laptop or a finger on a trackpad. I find the stylus method the easiest, but that's because I don't have much practice with Dad's Bamboo brand tablet.

The Airbrush uses the same method as the Paintbrush, but instead of emitting a continuous line, it produces circles of reduced opacity. The more times you go over an area, the stronger the line will become. You can make circles of various translucency by clicking in the same place multiple times.  Move fast and the circles will be spaced out and obvious; move slowly and they will blend together into a smoother look.

The Paint Bucket will fill any area with the exact same color. However, after one color has been blended with another using the Smudge tool, it cannot be filled the same way. Be sure to have your colors the way you want them before smudging.

The various shape-makers are named Line, Rectangle, Circle, and Triangle. They are named this because... ummmm... because I say so! XD

As can be expected, they create the shapes they are named after. The Circle tool will start your circle with the center located where you first clicked. Rectangles, triangles, and lines can all be manipulated from one point on the outside of the shape. Again, that point will be determined by the place you first clicked to start the shape, and the rest of the shape will vary in height and breadth depending on the direction you move your mouse..

The Smudge tool may very well be the most important, next to the Paintbrush. It is much skinnier than the other tools, (example here. Paintbrush, then Airbrush, Linemaker, with Smudge on bottom)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

How To Find Animal Jam Toys While They Are Hard To Find. And Happy Birthday Gracie!! :)

Hey, Jammer's! CoolCat here with another post! And today I will be talking about a possible Animal Jam Toy shortage. And where you might be able find some.

When they very first came out there was this huge giant section right outside of the toy isle on display! Now lets fast forward to just last week. My mom and I went to your usual Wal-Mart in search for a Animal Jam toy. And we couldn't find any! We searched the whole toy section and couldn't find any. We didn't have a lot of time so we just left instead of asking for help. So a few days later we looked again and couldn't find any. So this time we asked for some help. And even the person helping us couldn't find them! So after all three of us looked, we found this little tiny section that barely had anything. My mom asked if they will get anymore in. And the person helping us said, I don't know. Maybe when we sell what is left. So I want to give you tips on where you could try and find some!

Now that the toys have been selling for awhile, the person helping my mom and I said that lots of stores are moving the toys into an isle, instead of them being on display outside of the isle. Depending on your size Wal-Mart, the section in the isle may be big or small. We have a fairly large size Wal-Mart and our section was still small. So my advice is to check very carefully. And also ask for help if you need it! Most of the time they will know where to look to help you. If Wal-Mart fails to sell what your looking for, Toys R Us are supposed to sell them also. I hope these tips helped you!

Who knows, maybe AJHQ working on a whole new line of toys for fall or Christmas! Comment below if your local Wal-Mart or store is having the same problem with toys or if your store has lots!

Also, before I end this post, I just want to send a big happy birthday to my very best friend, Graciepopstar91! Happy Birthday! I hope you have a awesome birthday and a great time today!! :)

As always. Bye, Jammer's! And ~Jam On!~

Friday, August 26, 2016

My Birthday Party!

Hey Jammers! graciepopstar91 here with a quick post! Today, me and my friends had a little birthday party for myself! We had a blast! Even though my Birthday is really tomorrow, it was a really special time! Heres some pictures from the party!

This is a picture of me, Sarahkey8 (left), and Ja983 (right), before the party started. 

A picture of me and my buddies doing the sneaky emote! 

A picture of us eating some desserts! 

A picture of my buddies singing Happy Birthday to me! 

This was a picture of us dancing and singing! 

Ja983, had the idea to say Jesus Is Lord in the township! 

A lot of people started joining in! 

Thank you to everyone who came! Heres a list of who came: 


I really truly thank you for coming. And a very special thanks to Karalee and Coolcat! Karalee made me this beautiful masterpiece. 

And Coolcat gave me this ring! 

Thank you Sarah and Ja for the gifts as well! I really am truly grateful. 

Heres todays Bible verse! 

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.

Remember, God made YOU! 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Old Poll, New Poll!

Hey Jammers! graciepopstar91 here! Today, I will be talking about the Old Poll, and the New Poll! Here was the old one.

Its a little bit hard to see, but, Tic-Tac-Toe got 0 votes, Rock-Paper-Scissors got 0 votes, Marbles got 2 votes, Scooped got 2 votes, Pairs got 1 vote, The Shell Game got 1 vote, Bowling got 6 votes, and Four Gem won with 8 votes! 

The New Poll is called, "How Did You Find AJFC?"

You can answer, "I saw a link to it on someones blog!", "A friend told me about it.", "I googled one of your bloggers username." or, "Other". 

Have fun voting!

Heres todays Bible verse! 

Proverbs 16:24

Kind words are like honey-sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.

Remember, God made YOU! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My New Animal Jam Tag!

Hey Jammers! graciepopstar91 here! Today, Im going to be sharing my brand new Animal Jam Tag with you! Here it is!


1) If you could only have one clothing item on AJ, what would it be? 

Hmm.. I'd have to say orange pigtails. My main look always has them on! 

2) Whats your favorite AJ feature? (Such as masterpieces, buddies, etc)

Buddies for sure! I do love masterpieces, but no item could replace a really good friendship. 

3) What animal would you like to see on AJ? 

Thats a hard one! Probably an aye aye, or a lemur. Although an extinct dodo bird may be cool... I cant decide! 

4) AJHQ just granted you 100 diamonds. What do you spend them on? 

First, I would get myself the tail in the Princess Armor set, then I'd get some big plushies, then give my friend items too! 

5) If you could create your own world on AJ, what would it be? 

Probably another beach, but this one is just surrounded by ocean, and the music in the world is calm, and their is palm trees everywhere. You can also lay out beach towels and try to spot dolphins and whales. 

Now I tag, 


Have fun doing this tag! 


Heres this weeks Bible verse! 

Philippians 4:8

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Remember, we are all brothers and sisters in Christ! 

Remember, God made YOU! 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hello, AJFC!

Hello, AJFC! The new author is... get ready...

*fanfare* Meeeeeeeeee!! *confetti falls*

...Oh. Right.

Meeeeeeeee! Karaleeeeeeeeeee! Okay, I gotta quit doing that "eee" thing.

For those of you that don't know me on AJ, I am also known as DXplorergirl on the official Animal Jam blog, the Daily Explorer. I have a WordPress blog of my own called DXplorergirl as well, mainly focusing on original pastiche stories. (In case you were wondering, pastiche is a more dignified word for fanfic.)

Well, I'm sure you're all wondering what I'm doing, sticking my nose into yet another blog! :P
The story goes thusly...

(Hang on. I'm hungry. *gets nectarine* *juice makes keyboard sticky* Whoops.)

The story goes thusly...

Gracie comes to my den. We talk, have a good time, I show her the pun Fr0zen L0ver made yesterday... Kara Bee.

Then she says, "kara, i need to talk to you about something."

I could hear the serious tone in her words, even though they were typed in a chat bubble.

I say, "what is it?" (And mentally freak out, thinking that something's wrong.)

Gracie: "it could change ur life XD"

(My face goes like: O_O)

Gracie: "do u want to write for my bog?"

Me: ":faints: THUMP"

Gracie: "XD"

The rest is history. :) I'm on the AJFC now! It's an incredible privilege to be here with all of you guys, and I want my posts to be the very best they can be! :D

I will be posting on Sundays and Mondays weekly, so I'm afraid I missed a day. o.o

See you later, peeps! Jam On! :D


New Author!

Hey Jammers! graciepopstar91 here with some big news! Today, I am pleased to announce, AJFC is getting a new blog author! If everything goes as planned, she will start posting later today! AJFC hasn't had a new blog author for a while, and I thought it would be cool to have her post here! As you can see, Im not releasing her her username yet. But can you guess who it is by this picture?

Comment below who you think it is!

Heres todays Bible verse!

Psalm 34:17

The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.

Remember, God made YOU!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Drawing Commission - Ja983!

Hey Jammers! graciepopstar91 here! A while back, my friends sibling, Ja983, wanted me to draw their bunny! I put it off for a while, but I finally did it! Here it is!

I hope you like it!

If you would like me to do your Animal Jam Avatar, please comment below with your username, and which animal you would like drawn.

Heres todays Bible verse!

2 Timothy 1:9

For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time-to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.

Remember, God made YOU!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Necklace To Spike Challenge Update!

Hey, Jammer's! CoolCat here with another post! And today I will be talking about my progress on the Necklace To Spike Challenge! I guess I should start where I left off huh?

So I was walking around Jamaa and found someone with the perfect item on trade! I sent the trade and braced myself. And then........

They accepted!! I felt like I just won the lottery! I bet you all are wondering what I traded for? Should I tell or save it for next week...?

 Don't worry guy's I wont make you wait any longer! The item I traded for was a Diamond Encrusted Tail Armor. They are non member.  And are being sold in the Diamond Shop. ( Unless AJHQ removed them, I have not checked. ) I thought this would be the perfect item! So then I decided to trade more. And then I hit a wall. Nobody was accepting my trades! Maybe I had my expectations to high. Maybe just nobody wanted my item. I'm not sure! But I have not upgraded my item since I got that Tail Armor. I sadly have not been able to put as much time into this as I would like. But I'm not giving up on it! I will still update you guys on my progress. It just might take some extra time.

As always. Bye, Jammer's! And ~Jam on!~

3 Tips To Keep Your Account Safe!

Hey Jammers! graciepopstar91 here with this weeks post! Today, I wanted to talk about a subject that really needs to be talked about. Keeping your account safe. Scamming and hacking for some reason, seems to be happening a lot lately around Animal Jam. So I'm going to be talking about 2 tips to stay away from scams, and 1 tips to not get hacked! Here they are!

  1. Trust-Trading: One of the most common scams, is Trust-Trading. Trust-Trading is when someone will stand in a township, and say: "Best trade wins my ____!" The blank space could be any high value  item. The Trust-Trader will normally have a low value item on trade. Such as a necklace, bat glasses, etc. Sadly, people fall for this scam. Sometimes this will happen in dens, and people will lock their den after they get a trade they like. Its best to never trade these people, and not go to Trust-Trading events. 
  2. Borrowing Items: Sadly, this is a scam that got me. A girl whom I thought was my friend, wanted to "borrow" my pink Rare Bow And Arrows. I believe she traded me a clover blanket for my bow, and I accepted the trade. She ran off with my item! I cried. Thankfully, one of my buddies gave me their pink Rare Bow And Arrows. From that day on, I learned my lesson! 
  3. Hacking Prevention: Lots of people seem to be getting hacked lately. Sometimes people just get hacked for no reason! But sometimes, they will exchange passwords with a friend. Sometimes you may think you can trust that friend, but its really a bad choice. I recently read about someone getting hacked from sharing their password, and a friend recycling their items! Its always best just to tell your password to a trusted parent or guardian. 
I hope these tips help you keep your account safe!

Heres todays Bible verse!

Psalm 1:1-2

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.

Remember, God made YOU!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Rare Item Monday!/ Blogging Fill In! Plus A Summer Challenge?!

Hey, Jammer's! CoolCat here with another post! Today I will be filling in for Graciepopstar because she is ill. Get well soon my friend!! :) So I will be filling in for todays Rare item Monday!

 This weeks Rare Item Monday is the Rare Guitar! It can be found in Jam-Mart Clothing for 950 gems. That seems pretty high for Jam-Mart Clothing... The color scheme is red and purple. It's also members only. I like it! I don't love it, but I think its a nice recolored item! My personal favorite musical instrument AJHQ has released is the Rare Drums. AJHQ has releases three musical instruments for the past three weeks. Hmm.... Could this mean that there is something new that's coming to Animal Jam that has to do with music?

Now for the summer challenge! As you all may or may not know, last summer I had a summer challenge. And well.. It didn't go very well. The goal was to get one million tickets before the end of summer. And I only made it to 250,000. So I thought why not try it again?! With a smaller goal of course. So that's what I will be doing today! The goal will be to get 75,000 tickets before the end of summer. Comment down below if you will be doing this! Also keep commenting your progress with the challenge!

Also.. Stay tuned for my regular posting day tomorrow to find out what happened with my Necklace To Spike Challenge!

As always, bye Jammers! And ~Jam On!~

Friday, August 12, 2016

News Crew - Interview With An Athlete - By: Pinpun!

Hey Jammers! graciepopstar91 here! Today, I decided to start a new blogging series! I was looking on my friend, Pinpun's, blog, and saw she was feeling kind of upset because she didn't get featured in News Crew. So I decided that, if one of my buddies doesn't make it into News Crew, and they put their essay in the comments, or on their blog, I will most likely feature it! (As long as it is appropriate, and doesn't include language, or bad stuff in it.) Im kicking this new blogging series off with an essay by Pinpun! The News Crew theme was interviewing an athlete! Here it is!


News Crew – Interview with an Athlete
Hiya there Jammers! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a professional athlete? Well, today I have with me a very special guest: Eternal Spiritmoon! She has competed in over fifty competitions worldwide, and this year, the Summer Games for Track and Field!
Eternal: Hey Jammers, how have your summer’s been so far?
So let’s get to the interview, shall we?
Major: What was the best advice that you’ve ever been given?
Eternal: Probably to never give up on your dreams, so many people do every day, and it’s important to not be one of those people!
Major: That’s some great advice! What do you think your greatest achievement to date is?
Eternal: That would have to be when I won a gold medal in the one hundred meter dash last year. What a thrill!
Major: What are some of your best memories as a professional athlete?
Eternal: Making the team for the Summer Games, as well as all of the friends I’ve made at competitions. They help me when I’m down, and cheer me on when I compete.
Major: Those must be great friends! And now for our last question, what got you interested in sports in the first place?
Eternal: Well when I was in school all of my friends told me how fast I was, me being a cheetah and all, so I tried out for a local team and trained hard, and now here I am!
Major: It was a pleasure talking to you Eternal!
Eternal: Thanks for having me Major.
All right jammers, now it’s time for a short quiz to see how well you payed attention to that pawsome interview! Question one: What sport does Eternal compete in? ……. If you answered Track and Field, you’re correct! Question two, what was the best advice Eternal has ever heard? DING DING DING! Time’s up. The answer is: To never give up on your dreams!
Great job to you, and good luck to Eternal in her future competitions!
-Major Spiritmoon


Congratulations Pin! Please check your Jam-A-Gram inbox Pin for your prize!

Heres todays Bible verse!

Galatians 5:14

For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Remember, God made YOU!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My Tag, And Cooky's Tag!

Hey Jammers! graciepopstar91 here! Today, I made my very own Animal Jam Tag! Here it is!

At first, I was really confused on how tags work. All you need to do, is put this tag on your blog, and answer the questions! Then after, you put down some usernames of people that have blogs, to do the tag! A blogger named Lostfairy, ''tagged'' me to answer questions by Cookycupcake AJ! Here are my answers!


First Concert? 

I believe the first concert I went to, was a Christian concert featuring tons of different bands! 

Music Type?

Christian/classical music. I also like Geckos and Modern Major Kangaroo! Those two songs are from Animal Jam. 

What Song are You Obsessed With Currently?

I'd have to say, Happiness - By: NEEDTOBREATHE. 

Favorite Album?

Campfire Christmas - By: Rend Collective. 

Favorite Artist/Band?

Rend Collective!

What Instrument(s) Do You Play? 

I dont play any instruments, but I have sang a solo once! I am probably going to be taking keyboard lessons next month though. 

I tag: 


Have fun answering these questions!


Heres todays Bible verse! 

1 Peter 2:9

But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God's very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

Remember, God made YOU!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Necklace To Spike Update! And A New Challenge?!

Hey, Jammer's! CoolCat here with another post! And today I have some exciting news! First I will walk you through how my Necklace To Spike Challenge went. Then I will tell you about a new, fun, easy challenge! First up, the Necklace To Spike Challenge.

I had just bought my necklace on my storage account. I was ready to trade! About after ten minutes of declined trades, it hit me that this would be harder then I thought. But a short time later, somebody accepted my trade for their purple AJ Wristband! I was so happy! It was just what I needed to keep going. So I started trading with my AJ Wristband now.

TIP: If you buy some Non-Member clothing, it may make you look more knowledgeable about the game. Thus having people look at your trade list.

A short time later I traded for someone's orange Moon Necklace for my AJ Wristband and they accepted! That gave me the push to trade just a tiny bit more. So I was walking around Jamaa and found someone with the perfect item on trade! I sent the trade and braced myself. And then.....

 Tune in this Friday to find out what happened!! :)

Okay now onto my new challenge!! This isn't the type of challenge like the Necklace To Spike Challenge where it can be a drawn out process. It's more of a easy laid back challenge. So I wanted to have something else to talk about other then a Necklace To Spike Challenge update. But I was stumped on a topic! So I walked into Jam-Mart Clothing for some inspiration. And as I was flipping through the items, I seen two clothing items that I really liked and thought they were unique. Those items were the Turtle Shell, and the Pie Hat. Then an idea just came to me!! Why not have a challenge where the Jammers can chose between the Turtle Shell, and the Pie Hat to make an awesome look with! So that's going to be this weeks challenge! You have to make a really awesome look using either the Turtle Shell, or the Pie Hat! Let me know what you came up with down in the comments! Also, let me know if you want me to do this weekly with different items. I think that would be fun! Check back Friday for a new post!

 As always, bye, Jammer's! And ~Jam On!~

Friday, August 5, 2016

Jammer Spotlight #6 - Arcticstar8404, And Summer Carnival Challenge Winners!

Hey Jammers! graciepopstar91 here, with another Jammer Spotlight! I'm really sorry I haven't been doing these lately. I will try and do this every week again!

Anyways, this weeks Jammer Spotlight is Arcticstar8404!

Congratulations Arctic! I'm also proud to say that she is now my "boss" for Animal Jam Community!

Now time for the second topic! As you may or may not know, June 1st I had a Summer Carnival Challenge! The goal was to get a score of 8,000 on Phantom Ball. The contest ended July 31st, and we had 2 winners! 1st place was Ja983, who got a score of 8,015, and 2nd place was Sparkle Daringninja, who got a score of 8,000! Congratulations guys! 

If you did not participate in this contest, don't worry! I plan to have more contests in the near future. 

I hope you enjoyed todays post! 

Heres todays Bible verse!

James 2:13

There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you.

Remember, God made YOU!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Hey, Jammer's!! CoolCat here with another post! And I'm sorry I've been absent lately. But I set up a blogging schedule for myself with the help of Gracie. And my posting days will be every Tuesday and Friday. I have other blog's that I write for so that's why I can't post more! But check back Thursday for a episode of Necklace To Spike Challenge! *No, I have not forgotten about it!*

Anyways I hope you enjoyed this little update! Bye, Jammers. And remember, ~Jam On!~

Monday, August 1, 2016

Camping Pictures, And Old Poll, New Poll!

Hey Jammers! graciepopstar91 here! I am back from camp! I came home yesterday around 11:00 AM. But I was really tired so I didn't wanna do a blog post. Anyways, heres some pictures from the drive up to camp!

Now last but not least, our tent!

Its was really a fun experience! But I am glad to be home. The last day of camp, bees practically invaded. I think I probably saw about 20 bees.. Thankfully I did not get stung or bit by any bugs! One bug did catch my eye though. I even got a picture of it! Here it is!

Its an ant carrying its food! Its so cool how such a tiny ant can carry such big pieces of food!

Now for the Old Poll and New Poll! The Old Poll was called, "Whats your dream Animal Jam item?" 

"Beta rocking horse" got 1 vote, "Purple and white headdress" got 5 votes, "Rare black spiked collar" got 3 votes, and "A horse coin if it hadn't been removed..." won with 12 votes! 

The New Poll is called, "Whats your favorite mini-game on Animal Jam?"

Remember, you only have 9 days left to vote! 

Today, I'm going to put up a Bible verse drawing! Here it is!

Remember, God made YOU!