Monday, August 31, 2009

We had a very tough weekend.. My 22 year old
niece was killed in a car accident early Sunday
morning.. she leaves behind a 3 yr old little boy
who will dearly miss his mommy.. I won't be doing
any posting for a while, I think you can understand..
I'm gonna go hug my kid's and grand kids now
and you go give yours a big
hug too.. Jen

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Chucky Cheese...
This was Alyssa's official birthday party at
Chucky Cheese.. awful pizza, screaming kids,
creepy man in the mouse suit... but she loved
it !! Her friend Madison was there and they went
on every ride and tried to play the video games..
they are still to little.. but they thought they were
winning .. so cute :)
I will be looking for a new house this weekend,
so I will hopefully be back on Monday with a
Mojo card.. Have a "cool" weekend.. Jen
Two things are infinite: the universe and
human stupidity..
And I'm not sure about the universe..
Albert Einstein

Friday, August 28, 2009

Boo & eek !!!
Holy Cow Man.. it was a hot one here today in Cali..
104 in the shade !! so I didn't do much packing, I turned
on the air and made a few Halloween cards just for fun..
I got the stamps in the dollar bin at Michaels..
I used scraps leftover from last year..
Sure hope it's cooler where you are.
It's supposed to be another scorcher here
tomorrow... 107 :{ No matter how rich you become,
How famous or powerful, when you die
the size of your funeral will still pretty
much depend on the weather...
Michael Pritchard

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mojo Monday 101
I finally got to create.. I am SO tired of looking for
a house so I just decided to make a card and work on
some pages for Alyssa's 4th birthday party.. yes there are
more pics.. her official party was at .... where else...
Chucky Cheese.. not my favorite place but she had a lot
of fun.. I'm having so much fun using all of the clip art
I forgot I had.. and I know I will need quite a few
Halloween cards so I did this one for Mojo Monday 101..
Well back to scrappin'.. Enjoy your day..Jen
Families are like fudge.. sweet with a few nuts !!
Author Unknown

Friday, August 21, 2009

Tea Time Book...
Hi.. hope everyone had a good week.. mine
was very busy.. I didn't get a chance to do any
cards and probably won't until all of the house
hunting and moving is done.. Sooo, I wanted to
share a "Tea Time" book I made a while ago to keep
receipts, ideas, coupons etc. in..
I used 5 x 7 top loading envelopes, I used 5 and the
front and back are cardboard. I cut off the top,
then covered front and back of each envelope
with patterened paper I made
and A LOT of clip art...
The binding is an accordian fold strip and the
envelopes are glued between each fold.
(does that make sence)
I love black toile, I hope to use a little in my new house ( a little goes a long way ! )
You can't see the saying on this very well but it says..
"There is no trouble so great or grave that
cannot be deminished with a cup of tea..."
This one says...
"Remember the tea is always
up to it's neck in hot water, yet it still sings"
I put a black cardstock binding on with ribbon to
keep it closed.. I really enjoy making books, I have
made quite a few for friends and my grandkids.
I hope one day they will enjoy them.. Well,
hope you all have a great weekend, I probably
won't be here for a few days, but you never know..
it's hard for me to stop creating and doing what I love to
do so I could be back tomorrow.. (big grin:)
Check out my friend Pat's blog .. she has a lot of
new and used CTMH stamp sets for sale (blog address
on left under inspiration) check it out..
enjoy the rest of your day... Jen

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch 2...
More owls... so stinkin' cute. This is some clipart I
have and I added to it with Copic's..
Well, maybe the house hunt is over.. we made an
offer on a single story (woo hoo!) today, but still
looking just in case :) Keep your fingers crossed ! Jen
In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom
In water there is bacteria !
Benjamin Franklin
Mojo Monday Sketch 1...
This was a fun card to make.. I inked the background
with a dragonfly stamp I've had forever..
I'm off to look at more houses and maybe get
Sketch 2 & 3 done.. Have a great day.. Jen
Housework is something you do that
nobody notices until you don't do it !!
Author Unknown

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

CPS 129
Tuesday already ..... looked at houses ALL day Sunday and some
of today. Found a couple but still looking !!
Here is my CPS card for
this week..
I'm not real thrilled with it.. but I did it in a hurry
so I would have something to post today.. I know
how it is when you look forward to looking at some
ones blog and they haven't posted in a few days...
Oh well....hopefully I will be back tomorrow
with a Mojo Monday card..Jen
Enjoy the little things for one day you may
look back and realize they were the big things...
Robert Brault

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fall Banner...
Hi .. hope all of you had a good week, mine was
very busy...we sold our house so now the
work starts. We are looking for a new house
and packing up 15 years of stuff.. and of course
the big garage sale to get rid of a lot !!
Here is the project I have been working on, my Fall Banner
I love it.. love all the fall colors. I bought the "Speaking of Fall"
Cricut cartridge.. it worked great, there are lots of
leaves, pumpkins and two different fonts..
of course another paper "book" flower... sprayed
with Tattered Angel's glimmer mist.. much cuter in person... looks really dark here..
Chipboard letters, stamps, buttons and twine,
split rings and tulle ( that doesn't look like it's
spelled right, but I checked an it is :)
now I am working on a Christmas project, I'm not
sure yet if it will be a banner or something else..
Well, enjoy your weekend and I will see you
on Monday with more card challenge's... Jen
Weather forcast for tonight... Dark !
George Carlin

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thank You...
I can't believe how fast this week is going..
Thursday already !! I had some scraps leftover from
Alyssa's B'day pages so I decided to make a
few thank you cards, it seems like you can never
have enough of those... I had
a little assembly line going
and got them made super fast...

I used some stamps, (can't remember the brand ) vintage buttons,
ribbon and twine.. gotta love the twine.. a finishing touch :)
I'm going to work on a new project
I started last weekend... it's soooo cute..
guess you'll have to check back to see what it is..
Enjoy the rest of your day... Jen
Ah, summer.. what power you have to make us suffer.. and like it !
Russell Baker

Thursday, August 13, 2009

CPS 128
Here is my first card challenge for the CPS blog..
I think it turned out very
cute.. what do you think ??
I stamped this image from my friend
Pat's CTMH stamps... she has
a ton of them... I could stamp all dayand
have images for the next two years :)
I will have some thank you card's for
you to look at tomorrow...
Gardening requires lots of water..
Most of it from perspiration...
Lou Erickson

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mojo Monday 99...
Wow.. Wednesday already and I just
finished my mojo card.. My friend Pat gave me
a whole envelope full of stamped images and scraps..
I am in heaven :) this is the card I made using one of the
images, isn't she cute :) I never could "hula hoop" !
Thank you so much Pat, I am so lucky to have
a friend like you !
I will have a few more cards tomorrow... ( I hope )
Age does not diminish the extreme dissapointment of having
the scoop of ice cream fall from the cone...
Jim Fiebig
Birthday Girl...
Here is another birthday page for Alyssa,
we were singing Happy Birthday to her and
she just lit up... she was so excited !! couldn't
wait to blow out the candle..
another "book page" flower :) and a little bling !
inked and sprayed with glimmer mist...
Birthday Girl cut out on the cricut (big smile:)
love my cricut.. be back later with a Mojo
Monday card.....
Time you enjoy wasting... was not wasted.
John Lennon

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Birthday Cake...
Wow... what a busy weekend. The all day crop on Friday
was a blast !! seven of us eating, talking, laughing and a
little scrappin' !! what a good time ! Open house Saturday
so we had to be out of the house all day, drove out to see
some good friends, Steve & Judy.. saw all of Judy's quilts
she made, they are beautiful, I wish I had that much
patience :) Then drove 460 miles (round trip ) to see my son
Jason.. A LOT of driving.... Well, here is one of the pages I
did for Alyssa, it was her 4th birthday and she wanted
to pick out her cake, she picked a carrot cake, she doesn't
eat the cake but she LOVES the cream cheese frosting !!
I will have another page to show you tomorrow,
and a Mojo Monday Card..
Scrapbooking fills my days.. not to mention my
living room, dining room and closets !!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Here are some more Thanksgiving cards..
The pictures are not very good, but you get
the idea..
love the new stamp set from TPC Studios
Have a great day.. Jen

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hurry Fall !!
I can't wait for fall .. pumpkins, fall colors, and
cooler weather ! Here in Cali, cooler weather is
around 80 degrees, but as HOT as it's been here
lately, that would be a welcome change :) I decided
to do some Thanksgiving cards to get me in the
mood for the holidays.. ( that's not very hard to do )
My friend Pat gave me all of her CTMH pens..
(Muchas Gracias Pat !!)
Im lovin' this new stamp set from TPC Studios.. All day crop here tomorrow, so hopefully I will have some pages to show you... OR... I won't have anything because we ate & talked all day and I didn't get anything done :) If the only prayer you said in your whole life was " Thank You " that would suffice... Meister Eckhart

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

No more bee's !! The bee guys got here around 9am and
started removing the corner of the roof where the hive was.
The beehive was between the walls so it was sort of flat.. not
like the normal hive's you see on tv, you know sort of round..
He said they had been there around 10 or 11 months,
and there was at least 30 pounds of wax & honey..
I did get to taste it and of course it was very good... It's
amazing how perfect the honeycomb was... just one of
God's miracles..
Altered Composition Book...
I found Comp books at Wal-mart for 50 cents each..
so I bought a few of them to have on hand.. I write down
everything, ideas, shopping lists, songs I've heard that I
want to put on my ipod, recipes.. well, you know stuff like
I am really into these paper flowers, thanks to
you can spray them or ink them any color,
so they will match whatever
you are doing..and so easy to make..
I just bought a old book for a dollar at the
thrift store, it was cheap so I don't feel so bad
tearing a page out :) I'm hoping it will be cooler today,
it was 103 yesterday, to stinkin" hot !! I'll be back
tomorrow with a few cards.. ttfn... Jen
Friend's are those rare people who ask you how you are..
and then wait around for the answer...
Author Unknown

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mojo 98...
Here is my take on the Mojo Monday 98 sketch..
I had fun making this card.. I cut out the flower
with a spellbinders die and used a page from an
old book, crumpled ( is that a word?) it up and
sprayed it with glimmer mist...
I stamped the white ribbon with "Best Wishes"..and
of course just used scraps.. (of which I have many ! )
One of my cousins in Oklahoma got "hitched" on Saturday
so I think I will send this to him.. Enjoy your day &
see you tomorrow.. Jen
No scrap of paper bigger than my smallest punch...
shall be thrown away...
Author Unknown

Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday, Monday !!!!
Hope everyone had a good weekend..
We looked at houses... man there are a lot
of REO's and short sales out there.. We didn't
look at one house that had furniture in it !! And
most of them were a mess .. real fixer uppers :(
I did get to Michael's and found a wood frame, I
had no idea what I was going to do with it... but
this is what it looks like now...
I painted it and stamped around the outside
and inner frame..
The saying is " Happiness walks on busy feet"
I cut out flowers on the Cricut & added a "J" with a
little fairy on top in the center instead of a picture..
Then added some buttons and twine..this was a lot
of fun to make, I might have to do a few of these
for gifts :)
Well have a good day.. I'm off to do my
Mojo Monday card.... See you tomorrow... Jen
The rarest thing in the world... is a woman who is pleased with
photographs of herself !
Elizabeth Metcalf

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sharing !!
I wish you could have seen this in person..
I looked up and Alyssa was sharing her sucker with
Sophie.. so of course I had to run and get my camera,
(don't worry I washed the sucker off before I let Alyssa
have it) they are so cute together. I think they are
becoming best friends :)

I made the "flower" out of vellum. I wrinkled it up, inked it and added the button and twine.

Have a great weekend.... Jen
Friendship isn't a big thing.... It's a million little things
author unknown