Friday, July 31, 2009

BEE'S !!!!!
This is what we woke up to this morning !
Bee's in the attic...
So we called out the bee guy and he sprayed some stuff
up into the hole they were going in and then stuffed something
there so no more could get in.
Now they are all gathering around because
the queen is in there ...
SOOOO Wednesday he will come back and get rid
of all the bee's on the side of the house
and then he has to take part of the roof off
to get to the hive !!!
(did I mention I DON'T LIKE BEE'S !!) Holy Cow...
what next !!!
I will keep you posted... Have a bee-less day :) Jen
If Noah had been truly wise.... he would have swatted those two flies !!!
(or in this case .. bee's)
Wow... can you believe July is over ! Only four months
till Christmas.. and since I LOVE the holidays, I can't
wait *big smile* :) Anyway, here is a quick card I made
out of scraps and a little picture from "Crafty Secrets"
I didn't put a sentiment on it so I could use it for any occasion.
The kids are on the beach, so it would be a good "Bon Voyage" or
"Have a great Summer" card.. Well, lots to do, our house is
for sale and you know how that goes, you have to keep it
clean ALL the time in case anyone want's to see it.. but there is
always time to scrap, so I will see you tomorrow with a
scrapbook page and maybe another card. Enjoy the rest
of your day..... Jen
A true friend is someone who think's you are a good egg...
Even though she know's you are sightly cracked !!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Luggage Tags...
Hi, hope you are all having a good day..
My friend Cheryl is going on a little trip so
I thought I would make her some luggage tags..
Just in case her suitcases are like everyone else's !!
I used some scraps, Prima flowers and cut
the tag with a Spellbinders nestability die.. then
I laminated them on my Xyron, and added some
ribbon to tie them on the luggage.. Enjoy the rest of
your day & I will see you tomorrow... Jen
I never drink coffee for lunch.. I find it keep's me awake for the afternoon !! ;)
Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Hump Day....
I wanted to share this little owl book my
friend Pat made for me.. Isn't it cute..
she stamped the owl and colored it with Copics..
(someday I will have more than 3 of those pens)
I made the alphabet tabs to make it into an address book;
Thanks "Aunt Patay" you are the best...
One more thing...
A pineapple pound cake.. it was good
but VERY sweet. If you like pineapple upside down
cake, you will like this. It is a recipe from "Sandra Lee's
Money Saving Meals" ... well, let me know if you liked it. Jen
Pineapple Pound Cake
1 8oz. can pineapple slices, drained, reserve juice
1 16oz. box pound cake
2 eggs
1 16oz can pineapple juice
1/4 c. water
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 T. butter
Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside. Remove 3 pineapple slices from the can and reserve the juice and set aside. Chop remaining pineapple slices into small pieces and set aside. In a large bowl combine the cake mix, eggs, and 1 can of pineapple juice. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat for 3 minutes on medium speed. Stir in the chopped pineapple and combine well. Pour into the prepared loaf pan. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick, inserted into the center of the cake, comes out clean, about 45 to 50 minutes. Remove and cool completely. In a small pot over medium heat combine the reserved pineapple juice and 1/4 cup of water. Add the brown sugar and butter and bring to a simmer. Add the remaining 3 pineapple rings and saute for 4 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly. Remove from the heat. Reserve. To serve, remove the pound cake from the pan and transfer it to a serving plate. Arrange pineapple rings on top and secure with toothpicks, if necessary. Pour the sauce over the cake and enjoy...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mojo 97.....
Hi everyone, hope you are all keeping
cool !!! Well, here is my take on Mojo Monday 97..
I love doing these cards because now I will have a card
when I need it... I will just go to my stash and it
will be right there for me to sign and mail... how cool
is that...
I used Graphic 45 paper, Prima flowers, Inkadinkadoo stamp,
Michaels $1 stamp, buttons & twine... Well, enjoy your day.. see you tomorrow..

Friday, July 24, 2009

Alyssa made this cute little butterfly in school out of
a clothespin and tissue paper.. they put paint on the
paper and sprayed it with water to let the colors run
together, then scrunched it in the middle and
put up the center of the clothespin...
.. she was so proud of herself.. I framed it and it
is hanging in my scrap room.. she just smiles every time
she see's it.. and so do I. Grandkids are the greatest !!!
I put a small tag in the corner.. it says
" Made by Alyssa, age 3 1/2 "
I found this little charm, Prima flower and a scrap
of ribbon and added it to the corner.. I hope someday
she will have this hanging in her house.. Well, I off
to lunch with the Chica's.. See you tomorrow.. Jen

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Owl's, Owl's, Owl's...
As most of you know I have really been into
the owls lately.. Owl paper, embellishments,
ribbon, key chain, cards, anything owl.. Well, I
found these cute PJ's at Target and I just had to
get them for Alyssa and she loved them.. now I
had an excuse ( as if I needed one ) to do an owl
page & I think it turned out really cute. I wish you
could see all of the glitter ..
Paper is Bazzill, American Crafts, Basic Grey... The owl
letters are paper covered chipboard. Embellishments are
K & Co. "Berry Sweet" and K & Co. Baubles..and Prima flowers.
Is it hot where you are ?? It is still hot here and no sign
of cooler weather :( Try to keep cool and enjoy your day... Jen

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

You're a Hoot !
Love the owls.. so had to make a card with one..
All cardstock is Bazzill, flowers are Prima, owl &
pebble are K & Co. "You're a Hoot" stamp is
Close to my Heart..
I used Versamark & transparent "kaleidoscope"
embosssing powder on the white cardstock..
Check back tomorrow for a 12 x 12 owl page..
enjoy your day.....Jen

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hot Sunday :(....
Holy Cow Man !!! it is so hot her in Cali today..
that's why I'm in my air conditioned scrap room with
my 4 little helpers (aka: dogs) they are lovin' it, all sprawled
out on the floor with the fan blowing right on them....
I found some die cut punch outs I have had for a while and
decided to make some 3 x 3 note cards as a little gift for a
friend. I'm not sure who they are by, they had a
NRH on the back... I used paper scraps,
brads, ribbon and flowers...
Here they are all packaged up and ready to go..
I really love the clothes pins.. they add a cute little touch to the bag.. Hope you all are keeping cool.. I think I will go get a big piece of watermelon and a big glass of iced tea and pretend I'm on the beach in Hawaii... :) Have a great day.. Jen

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Big Bear (again)
Hi everyone.. well, here is another Big Bear page..
Joe really thought he was driving (or whatever you do
to steer a boat :) the boat ! so cute ! and he LOVES
the water, I think he would have jumped in the lake
if we would have let him.. I wish you could see this
page in person.. it is really cute...
I don't remember who the paper is by, felt is Fancy Pants,
chipboard is 3 Birds & some buttons tied with twine..
If anyone knows of any company who is looking for
design team members, please leave me a comment
and let me know.. I would really appreciate it ...
Thanks & have a great Saturday.. Jen

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Friday bloggers.. In the next few months
I have a ton of birthday cards to make for family
and friends, so here is the first one...
Paper is Creative Imaginations, DCWV, Bazzill.
EK Success border punch & ribbon.. Im really
lovin' these punches.. I think I need to use my
Michaels coupon and go get another one... :)
Have a great weekend and try to stay cool !!
( 100 degrees in Cali today !! )

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Big Bear Lake...
We went to Big Bear for fathers day and Joe
was so excited.. he wanted to catch a fish with
his "fishin Poler" but all we caught was algae..
and a bad sunburn :( This is a two page lo I
did for Joe's scrapbook...
I used Scenic Route & S.E.I. paper, Bazzill chipboard letters,
boy fishing & dog iron on is from NagPosh.. so cool and so easy
and I added some buttons with twine..
I need to do about four more pages of this trip..
we really had a lot of Fun & Joe was so cute.. I took a ton
of pictures.. (guess Im a typical Grammie!!)
Have a great day and see you tomorrow.. Jen

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mojo 95...
Here is my take on the Mojo Monday sketch..
I used a new EK Success border punch...
Graphic 45 & bazzill "Kraft " paper, various stamps,
ribbon, and a big brad.. what do you think ?? I'm off to make another cheesecake.. Jen

Friday, July 10, 2009

Miss Sophie..
I have a new little girl.. Sophie is 4 years old and
she has healed my heart...I will never forget my
Annie but this girl has sure helped me
get through the rough time...I think I can get
back to normal now :)
I hope you all have a good weekend and hopefully
I will be back with some pages and cards... Jen

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Really Missing my little Annie...
Wow.. this is hard.. I am really missing my Annie.
Everywhere I go I see her cute little face & see her little tail
wagging.. I've lost my little shadow..
Well.. I will try to be better tomorrow.. but I'm
not promising anything.. This was supposed to be
my post for Monday, but needless to say I wasn't
in the mood... so here it is...

I hope you enjoy it, how could you not enjoy it... it's pure sugar :)

No Bake Cheesecake
20 whole graham crackers, crushed
1 stick (1/2 c.) butter melted
2-8oz. cream cheese softened
1tsp. vanilla
1 c. sugar ( I add more, the the recipe calls for only 1 cup, go figure !)
1 large Cool Whip
2 cans cherry pie fillling
Mix butter & 3/4 c. sugar with the crackers & press on bottom and up sides of 9 x 13 baking dish. Put in freezer for 15 minutes. Mix cream cheese, vanilla & 1/4 c. sugar, spread over crust (freezing crust makes it easier to spread mixture) spread cool whip on top of cream cheese and cherry pie filling on top of cool whip. I have also used 1/2 cherries & 1/2 raspberries, that is really good.. refrigerate 2 hours before serving...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Miss Annie...
This is a hard post for me to write... It's been a very emotional day.
We lost our little Annie today.. she would have been 10 years old
in October...she was a very special little girl.
We will miss her so much..
She had a collapsed trachea and she wouldn't have
made it through surgery.. She was always
by my side, no matter what I was doing
she just wanted to be with me..
It's going to be very lonely now..
But she will always be in my heart...
My Little Dog... A Heartbeat At My Feet...
Edith Wharton

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Paper Bag Book...
I hope everyone is having a great ( and safe ) 4th of July..
It's one of my favorite holiday's.
I wanted to share my "4th" paper bag book with you.
I had a ton of fun making it..Hope you enjoy it...
I used 4 brown lunch bags.
Lots of stickers...
tons of ribbon & stamps...
I inked everything..
lots of tags
There is a big tag inserted into the 4 bag openings..
These bag books are very easy to make and you can
use all of your leftovers.. I didn't buy anything, just
dug into my stash !!
If we ever forget that we are "One Nation Under God",
Then we will be one nation gone under...
Ronald Regan
****Happy Fourth of July****
Here are the "kids".. in their festive 4th outfits :)
The only reason they were so still is beause of the scarves,
they really didn't like them, so I guess they thought if they
were still they would get them off sooner... very funny !!
See you later today with a paper bag book...
God Bless America !!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Girlfriends !!
"With Coffee, Chocolate & Girlfriends.. Who Needs Therapy !"
Ain't that the truth !! We can solve the worlds problems in one
afternoon over lunch...:)
I used some clip art I have had for years, K & Co. paper,
velvet ribbon, buttons & embroidery floss.. this was a fun
card to make... now who will I send it too........
Have a great day... Jen

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tea Party ....
Alyssa & Petey having a tea party... so dang cute.. :)
Well it is going to be another HOT day here in Cali... I sure hope
it cools down before this weekend..
Graphic 45 paper.. Jenni Bowlin calendar I cut out "Tea Party" on the Cricut using the Storybook cartridge
I think I will turn the air on and try to get some
housework done.. yuck !! I'd rather be scrapbooking !!
Enjoy today.. Jen