Sunday, January 31, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Good morning to all of you! I hope it is a glorious morning wherever you are! It is COLD and rainy here...... not cold enough to snow, but cold enough to make your bones creak and make you want a BIG cup of coffee or hot choco to keep you warm....... hey, who doesn't ALWAYS want a BIG cup of coffee or hot choco?!?! giggles! I have heard about a place called Mary Lou's in MA from my S2G teamie Ann that has PINK take out cups for their coffee!!! how much fun would that be?!?! road trip anyone?
anyhow, I digress as always........
I have several bits of fun news to share with y'all today. I meant to get to you yesterday with it but got sidetracked by life...... anyhow..... on with it you say? well here goes! :)
First off, I am now an official member of the DT for Digital Stamp Oasis!!! I know!!! Isn't that the coolest?! Ellie is just the nicest person, and I really look forward to working with her, her hubby, and the other PHENOM talented ladies on the team. You can see their work on the blogs listed in my sidebar. Please go leave them some congrats comments! I know it would make their day! Please join our group over at PCP. you know how much fun those groups can be! :) I have a card to share with you in just a sec.....
Next I want to let you know that in April I will be one of 2 Demo Artists at the Rubber Stamp Convention in Akron. I am super-dee-duper psyched about this! More deets will follow as I get them, but gosh, am I excited! I will be working with products by Ranger - the folks who make those distress Stickles I tell you about all the time.....
Now on to my card.....
I am using the ship digi by DSO and papers from the Basic Grey Marrakech collection. I haven't made a masculine card in a while, so thought it was high time. The watercoloring I do seemed a perfect fit with not only this image, but the whole feel of the card. The punch is from Martha Stewart, and I added a nautical button that I found at JoAnn's on SALE! wooo hooo - gotta love that! Thought a bit of heavy twine seemed to work better than lots of ribbon, although I like the way the ribbon accents the corner behind the button. The rub-on is from Stampin' Up! I am really getting into using rub-ons lately for my sentiments. yep, behind the times, I know, but so versatile!
This card fits several challenges:
Saturday, January 23, 2010
New releases are here from Squigglefly! woooo hoooo! and there are LOADS of Shy Bears for those of you who happen to love those little guys. and honestly, who doesn't?! grins!
I have a cute little shy bear Cupid Bear right here for ya, and he is full of love just for YOU! :) I am making sure he spreads the love all around, so he is going into several challenges, too. Believe it or not, the papers are from the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses collection. The satin ribbon is by Anna Griffin. The burgundy ric rac is May Arts and the rub on came from Stampin' Up! The heart is covered in rock candy distress stickles. It looks just like sugar on top!
Crafts 4 Eternity - sketch & recipe
Pile It On - 3 ribbons
Crafty Creations - Valentine or Love
Corrosive - Digi image
PaperTake Weekly - Pink
Check back later on today for an announcement.... y'all have a great day! :)
Friday, January 22, 2010
My last card uses the adorable stamp from Shirleys 2 Girls called Mazie at the Beach. This card is being used for several challenges: the sketch from Mojo Monday, Charisma Cards (fruity colors), and the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. Papers are again Basic Grey Sugar Rush, flower is Prima, and the neat orange twill is a JoAnn's find. of course there are little touches of shimmerz all over this card - her flip flops ( every girl NEEDS a pair of glittery pink flip flops - 'nuff said!! giggles!), the flowers, the peace medallion, and the shell.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Edited to add - The Girls have decided that we were all having so much fun with the hop that they want to keep it going for a few more days! So we are gonna keep hopping until next Wed., Jan. 27!!! wooo hoooo! :)
Welcome to the S2G Blog Hop! We are all about Indulgences today - those wonderful things that make you feel oh, so good! If you have arrived here from *CAT'S FABBY BLOG*, then you are right on track. :) if at any point you lose your way along the hop, just head over to the *S2G challenge blog* for a complete listing.
We have 3 Different Prizes you could win! There is 1 Grand Prize,
1 Second Prize, and a third prize of a gift certificate hidden somewhere
in amongst the DT's Blogs. So, sit back, grab a latte, relax and enjoy
****Before you leave to go on the 'Indulgence Tour'...leave a comment
about one of your favorite ways you pamper yourself.
You must do this in order to be eligible to WIN.
GRAND PRIZE Winner:
shaped paper clips
3 mini glitzy frames
2 clear stamps
tea or coffee
3 digi images of Indulgence
2 jelly roll pens
1 set of Indulgence Images (the dreaming chocolate, cake, slice of cake, box of candy)
$15.00 S2G GIFT certifiicate
I decided to make a fun little coffee gift set using the new digis French Blend and Cake Piece, as well as the Coffee Sentiments. I took a cardboard box left over from a Market Day purchase and painted it with acrylic paints. The papers are from the Basic Grey Sultry collection. The gorgeous buttons are from S2G! don't you see why I love these buttons?! I turned the cake into a wonderful chocolate raspberry torte by going over the squiggles with a pink glitter pen. I added some little black polka dots with coal shimmerz, which I also used on the fleur de lis on the take out coffee cup & litle dots there as well. I really would have pink take out coffee cups if I ever had my own coffee shop! didn't it turn out cute?! giggles! The box is wrapped in the most luscious velvet ric rac trim tied in a bow. It is filled with 3 types of single serve coffees: chocolate velvet, caramel truffle, and french vanilla. so VERY yummy! the card obviously matches the box. oh yes, the fork is painted with Hi HO Silver shimmerz. The box is 5" x 5" square.
Now on to the winner of the wonderful Shirleys 2 Girls blog candy................
the winner chosen at random by my hunny bunny hubby is................................................
and I am giving a 2nd place giftie of the new digi #112 'Chocolate Dreams' to................ Melissa S. and a 3rd place prize of the new digi #136 'Cake' to............. Tammy Miller as well! So ladies, please email me right away! (go to the 'my profile' area and you will find the area to contact me) You will have so so so much fun with these GREAT items!!!!
From here you want to head over to the *AMAZING BLOG of JUDY*!!!! You are in for a treat! :)
p.s. I would like to add - please if you would stop to say a prayer for our fellow S2G teamie Deanne Burton and her family. They have just discovered that her MIL, Linda's cancer has spread, and the family is obviously devastated. We all know that God is the Master Physician and the bringer of comfort. May He hold them close in His arms of love - now and always.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
You have until tonight at midnight to get your entry in for the big Shirleys 2 Girls blog candy chance! Hurry hurry hurry! I don't want you to miss out! The winner will be announced tomorrow at the BLOG HOP!!!! so be sure to stop by! :)
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
If you have tried contacting me in the past few weeks and I have not responded, please re-send your email. I am NOT ignoring you, I am just not receiving a large percentage of my emails through yahoo for some bizarre reason.
I have made a few adjustments to my email options, so perhaps this will make a difference.
I am so very sorry for any troubles this may have caused. Please accept my most sincere apologies........
Hello everyone! So how are you today? Did any of you have yesterday off? Did you get to spend some fun time with your friends and family? My guys all went bowling while I got to stay home and craft! Happiness for everyone! :) grins!
I have 2 cards to share with you today using digis from Sweet 'N Sassy.
My first card uses hearts from the digi set 'All My Heart', which was released the first week of Jan. I made the hearts 2 different sizes prior to printing. Thr dark lines were outlined with a spica glitter pen for some extra sparkle. The papers are from the Basic Grey Sugared Collection. Added some neat May Arts leaf ribbon and dew drops along with a Prima flower.
The second card uses the newly released digi set 'Blowing Kisses'. This teddy makes me smile! :) I used some fun papers from Basic Grey Two Scoops for this one. The hearts are painted with shimmerz. The bear is stippled with ink over the watercoloring to add more texture to his fur. Gives lots more dimension irl. I am using this card for the sketch challenge over at Paper Sundaes, a new challenge blog. I was blessed enough to win their first blog hop blog candy! super exciting! This also qualifies for the challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge - Love & Kisses. so happy to come across these fun new challenge blogs! :)
I am having so much fun at Sweet 'N Sassy! Everyone is just so kind! Have a glorious day!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I have to start off this post by giving Deanne of Create It Green a ginormous apology....... yesterday was the first challenge of the year and I was late with my submission. no excuse other than I had my dates wrong. whack-a-doodle here thought it was supposed to be due on Monday. nope, it was to post yesterday. and Deanne is such a trooper. never in all of my time on DTs have I ever mixed up dates like that. I have been sick and not been able to make a project, but never have I been so lost in space that I completely got my dates wrong. must have been visiting Pluto, although I still can't used to the idea that it is no longer a planet..... what a blow to the self-esteem...... floating through space - thinking you are king of the universe, or at least the 9th wonder of the solar stystem, and BAM! you get knocked down to a moon, or a star, or whatever they call it these days....... but I digress...... I must have been out there offering some encouragement or something 'cause I sure didn't have my head on straight!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
It is another Twisted Thursday challenge with Shirleys 2 Girls! I just love these! :D I hope you will play along with all of us! The challenge this week is to create an ABC Valentine - Anything But a Card.
Now for the blog candy ~
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
In both cards that I have made, I paired the digis with Basic Grey papers. The first card is made with 'A Note For You'. The papers are Basic Grey Junebug. I painted the envelope's heart with shimmerz to add a big of shine. I added a few buttons and used a fun Fiskars punch along the border. Of course he needed a big ol' heart! Some neat polka dot ribbon finished off the card.
The second card uses Basic Grey Nook and Pantry papers. The hearts, from 'All My Heart' are actually printed in 2 different sizes - one of the neat things about digital images. :) The centers of the flowers on the hearts have been highlighted with frosted stickles. I kept the card design simple here to focus on the fun hearts and sentiment. The trim is more of my JoAnn's find, and the flowers are Prima. little baby rhinestones were colored with sharipies and placed above the sentiment, which is part of this wonderful set.
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow! Check back for a fun blog candy chance! May your day be overflowing with blessings! Jennifer
Monday, January 11, 2010
Hello dear friends! I am sorry for the late posting today. I have been in bed sick, AGAIN, and just got up. I really don't like being sick. I realize no one does. But I just went through this last weekend for 3 or 4 days. Don't want to do it again. Do you hear me putting on the whiny face and falling on the ground, pounding my hands on the floor, kicking my legs like a toddler would do? ;) That is how I feel. Want it to go away and have the happy go lucky, birdies singing in the trees, flying in the window, landing on my shoulder like in Sleeping Beauty ('cause that is my favorite movie EVER in the whole wide world!!!) kinda mood to come back. Maybe tomorrow. Because God still sits on His throne and all is still right with the world even if I feel blechy. and He is just smiling at me right now as any Father would, 'cause He knows it will all be over soon.....
Anyhow... on to my card for today. I saw a few challenges as I was meandering around blog world and wanted to play in some more of them. They truly are quite fun. I hope you will attempt a few this week. One of my faves is Stampin Sisters in Christ. I wanted to play last week, but was just shy of getting mine finished in time. So this week I made sure to complete my project promptly. Based on this verse, we are to create somthing beautiful from something broken:
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Good morning! I hope you are having a wonderful start to your weekend!
I awoke to discover that my vintage thank you card from yesterday won the challenge over at Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle! Boy, was that exciting! The news was met with the usual enthusiam over here..... "oh that's nice, mom.... can I get back to my game now?" grins!
So on to the BIG news!!!! Today is NEW RELEASE DAY at SQUIGGLEFLY!!!!!!!!!! woooo hoooo!!! I am thrilled to show you 2 cards made with some fabby images 'Willow' and 'Load of Cakes'!
For 'Load of Cakes', I used Basic Grey Cupcake papers. Unfortunately the pale blue bg wash on the main image didn't scan well - but it's there irl. the candle flames are painted with shimmerz, and she is sporting some pretty fancy bright pink glitter shoes! I think a girl as fun as this one would wear pink shoes with EVERY outfit she owns, regardless of the 'matching' factor. I know I do! :D the cake sprinkles are covered in fruit punch stickles. I am using this card for the challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges - birthdays.
For 'Willow', I immediately thought of the song "Lemon Tree" from when I was growing up. I have had that song running through my head for days now.... and I love it! giggles! bet you are singing along with me now, too, aren't ya? the lemons are painted with shimmerz. The quote is from a poem by Christina Rosetti. Papers are from the Basic Grey Lemonade collection. I used my spica glitter pen on the little fence, around the main image matting, to add some dots by the border punch, and to do some outlining along some of the other edges. Finally I added a leaf pin that is actually from the notions dept. at JoAnn's. what a find! I am entering this card in the Saturday Spotlight challenge, which is to represent love without using hearts.
Stop by the other DT members' blogs and the SNR group site to see some more fun samples. then head to the store to see all of the images released today.
Enjoy your weekend! Jennifer
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Happy day to you! We are sooooooo buried in snow here, and I love it! :) Honestly, it has been snowing for at least 5 days now. We have several feet on the ground. School was closed yesterday, and it looks absolutely beautiful outside!
I want to show you a card I have made using one of the fun digis from Sweet 'N Sassy stamps. This little mouse is so cute! It is called Be Mine Cocoa. Two new digi sets are being released on Thursday, and it is also Digi Day over at SNR.
The papers are Basic Grey Lemonade. I added some neat trim from JoAnn's topped with baby pink ric rack. The heart on the envie is painted with pink shimmerz, and the trim on the valentine with wintergreen shimmerz. I finished the card off with a cute little crocheted flower and some buttons.
p.s. I am also using this card for the challenge over at Digital Tuesday Challenge - Valentine.
Friday, January 1, 2010
- to re-purpose more in my crafting
- to use more of what I have in regard to my crafting
- to be wise in how I spend my $
- to leave comments when I visit a blog - if I have time to visit, I should be kind enough to say hello
- to take the time to visit more blogs, at least on a weekly basis
- to pay more attention to how God is trying to get my attention. He has always been faithful to me. I need to be more faithful to Him.
- to see God EVERY day all around me. to hear God all around me. to feel God all around me. to continue to talk to God EVERY moment.
- to show my friends and family how much I love them ALL THE TIME! :)
I had better stop there, 'cause that is gonna be more than enough..... how about you? do you have any resolutions? mine are more about wanting to be a better person, not just for a year, but for a lifetime..... can't do it on my own, that is for certain. will you help me please?
Love ya bunches! and thank you for walking with me and being my friend! Jennifer
p.s. oh yes, I used a sketch provided by Mish (loosely I must add! grins!) for this card. check out her blog and play along! :)