Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Card Time... Hi everyone, I had a great week.... off for 3 days, Christmas lunch with the Chica's (scrapbook girls) made some gifts and a few cards... got some shopping done (woo hoo! ) I love this time of year, all the lights and decorations and everyone just seems to be in a good mood :) Here are the cards I made... stamps are Recollections from Michael's, colored with Copic pens.... paper used on the angel card is from a Debbie Mumm paper pack, star from Maya Road some twine and a little rusty bell.... Paper for the Three Wise Guys as my son used to say... is from DCWV paper pack from Michael's, you cant tell but the mat behind the image is velvet paper... so pretty !! another bell and some twine... and of course some stickles on both cards... I'm asking Santa for a light box so hopefully I will taking better pictures... Well, back to work today... hope you have a good weekend... enjoy... Jen
Blessed is the season which engages
the whole world in a conspiracy of Love !
Hamilton Wright Mabie

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What The Heck.... Is it a duck.... is it a goose... I'm not sure, but it was in the pool the other day... so of course I ran and grabbed the camera. He (or she) wasn't afraid at all, he was walking around he backyard and then back in the pool... and the whole time I was snapping away :) I think it is a baby... Look at those funny feet :)
Well, if anyone knows what the heck it is, please let me know !!
I have been busy making Christmas cards... so will be sharing those with you soon.. don't give up on me, I promise I won't be gone long.... Hugs... Jen
Be like a duck... calm on the surface,
but always paddling like hell underneath..
Michael Caine

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday Already !!! Wow, I can't believe how fast this week is going... and Thanksgiving is next week (holy cow man).. I have been busy making samples for work but finally made a Christmas card for myself... Pic is not very good, but I'm tired and my camera was not cooperating ! so this is what you get (sorry)... I used paper from "Cloud 9 Design", some vintage sheet music, a piece of an old doily,some scrunch ribbon, button, rusty bell, bakers twine, and the little bird embellishment is "Recollections" from Michaels, is says "Have Yourself a Merry Christmas"... the star pin is from "Maya Road"... well.. what do you think ?? I'm lovin the little bells and twine... these will be used a lot :) Hope your week is going well... thanks for stopping by.. Hugs... Jen
I will honor Christmas in my heart
and try to keep it all the year...
Charles Dickens

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank a Solider.. First off all I want to thank all of the soldiers out there protecting our country... I come from a family of Marines ( dad was a Navy man ). My uncles are gone now ( retired Gunnery Sgts ) but they all had great stories to tell... My dad was on a ship, The USS Hamlin, and he was out on deck early one morning having a cup of coffee and saw the soldiers raise the American flag on Mt Suribachi, Iwo Jima in WWII... what a great story to tell my grand kids, because I'm sure they will not learn of the flag raising in school... It was another beautiful day here... I could really get used to this :)... Here is a Thanksgiving card I made using a stamp from "Our Craft Lounge" , Spellbinders die and paper from a Debbie Mumm paper pack.. all on kraft cardstock and colored with Copics..

A leftover little bling and ribbon, a doily from the dollar store.. and a matching envelope...

Thank you for stopping by, enjoy your evening and will hopefully see you this weekend since I have if off (Woo Hoo) .... Hugs... Jen

And I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me..

Lee Greenwood

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Still Here... Yes, fall is still here... but this is California so it could be 90 tomorrow :( Anyway, here is the "Big Block" candle holder.. for this project I used a 4" wooden block covered with DCWV paper. Then sanded and inked all sides.. the candle holder is a small wooden napkin ring I painted and inked then hot glued to the top.. I took apart a floral pick (love the little bird) and hot glued it to the top...
and added a couple of red small bows...
The little embellishments you see are K & Co.
Thanks for stopping by.. enjoy your day.. Jen
Summer makes me drowsy,
Autumn makes me sing.
Winters pretty lousy,
but I hate Spring..
Dorothy Parker
(all products from Michaels)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Monday... I think fall is finally here in sunny Cali ... its 65 here with a cool breeze.. I LOVE IT (huge smile)... and going to stay this way all week... I put out my fall decorations, made some pumpkin bread and homemade soup... and did a little crafting... This is a "Days To Christmas" block calendar I made for my little "idea" shelf at work.. I used four 1 1/2 " wooden blocks and cut squares of paper from a DCWV paper pad, adhered them then sanded all sides. The letters and numbers are some leftovers I had.. and then added a fancy red ribbon !! All products are from Michaels.. (where else) These were fun and quick to make !! I hope you are all enjoying your day as much as I am !! See you tomorrow with a big block candle holder... Jen
Autumn.. the years last,
loveliest smile..
William Cullen Bryant

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy November 1st... This is what I did last Thursday ... but forgot to post :( Oreo "Mummy" pops....
Bloody popcorn......(Wilton red candy melts)
All packaged up and ready to go...
And some cupcakes.....
Hope you all had a great Halloween... see you soon.. Jen

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Christmas Pages... Hope you are all having a good week... I sure am enjoying all of the rain, and boy you wouldn't believe the thunder (LOUD) ... but we really needed it, it's been so dry here. Anyway here is my 2 page layout for my class at Michaels..
The Bows and 2010 are DCWV glitter cardstock.. wish you could see it ):
I used WeRMemorieKeepers paper, Bazzill, and cut out the "2010" and "presents" on the Cricut, "Joys of the Season" cartridge. The little snowman and penguin are Recollections..
I have the next five days off (Woo Hoo !) and I'm in a baking mood so I hope to be back by Saturday with some scary mummy candy pops !!! Hugs.... Jen
A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such
a way that everyone believes he has
the largest piece...
Ludwig Erhard

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cupcakes... I friends... I'm finally back ! Holy Cow, it's been so busy at work but fun getting ready for the holidays (: This will be a quick post but I wanted to share these cute cupcakes with you. They were made by our Wilton demonstrator, Shannon, aren't they the cutest !! this is nothing compared to the cakes she decorates.. they are awesome !! My son and his family gave me a 24" monitor for my birthday ( BIG surprise ) so I have been busy getting it set up, I rearranged my desk and got a couple of new cabinets... it's starting to come together !! will share a pic when it's finished... Thanks for stopping by and don't give up on me... I will try to post a couple of times a week... take care... Jen
God put me on this earth to accomplish
a certain number of things... Right now,
I am so far behind I will never die...
Author Unknown

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Kindergarten... How the heck did that happen !!! seems like only yesterday she was a chubby little baby and now look at her, starting school with her "big girl" backpack :) I used Teresa Collins and BoBunny paper and some glittered cardstock letters from my stash.. I'm off to work... thanks for stopping by... Jen
If there were no schools to take children
away from home part of the time, the
insane asylums would be full of
Edgar W. Howe

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Mojo 156... Hi everyone... thot I better share my Mojo 156 card with you today since tomorrow it will be time for Mojo 157 !!! I have had it done for a few days... just never had time to post it... The background paper is K & Co., the music note stripe is "Tissue Tape" , new from Tim Holtz, this one is "Symphony"... I am already thinking of numerous things to do with this tape :) Birthday cake stamp is Studio G... and sentiment is... well I can't remember... sorry :( Hope you all had a good weekend... hugs.... Jen
What do you get when you cross a Godfather
with a lawyer ??
An offer you can't understand..

Monday, September 13, 2010

Birthday Card... Hi, hope you all haven't forgotten me :)... I have been very busy with work and life !! Here is a birthday card I made for a friend.. only a little stamping, the enjoy and the flourish. I used some October Afternoon paper, Prima flower, Tattered Angels chipboard, the little ticket is K & Co. I really love the vintage look of this paper.. It reminds me of some wallpaper my mom had in the 50's ( I saw it in pictures ) I also added some wrinkle ribbon and some pearls.. Thanks for stopping by ... enjoy the rest of your day... Jen
A friend never defends a husband
who gets his wife an electric skillet
for her birthday...
Erma Bombeck

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hi friends... sorry I've been missing for a while... a lot going on !!! Anyway, here is another Halloween card. Stamp is Hampton Arts, I paper pieced it with a scrap of paper from last year...the stars are colored with a glaze pen from Sakura.. Paper is Martha Stewart, button, ribbon & green flowers are all from my scrap bag :)... The border is a EK Success punch... I'm off to get ready for work... enjoy your day and see you tomorrow... have two days off (woo hoo:) Jen
I have a theory that chocolate slows down
the aging process .. it may not be true... but
why take the chance !
Author Unknown

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Halloween...* Hi friends... I have another Halloween card to show you.. and I LOVE this one :) I really like using the images from Crafty Secrets... all of their images are so cute... the lace behind the picture is antique, I found it in with all of my doily's that my grandma made... she might have made this too, not sure. I glittered some Tattered Angels chipboard with Martha Stewart tinsel glitter in copper... the measuring tape ribbon is from Michaels and I inked it with Tea Dye ink... and added some crinkle ribbon and a little Prima flower and leaf... Well, I'm going to go make some Chicken Piccata for dinner and then get ready for the crop tomorrow at work... I get paid to crop... how cool is that :).. enjoy.. Jen
Anyone who believes the way to
a man's heart is through his stomach
flunked geography !
Robert Beryne

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

5 cent Eyeballs !!! I have to thank Betsy Veldman for this idea... isn't this the cutest :) She is with the Papertrey ink design team. If you haven't been to their site yet go check it out.. I used a jar stamp from Stamps by Judith (papertrey also has a larger jar with jar fillers) I paper pieced the lid and distressed the whole thing with Ranger "Vintage Photo" ink. Tag is Spellbinders Labels 8. The "5cent Eyeballs" is "a charming font" (can't remember where I got it)... twine is from Papertrey ink.. eyeballs are buttons from my stash and gems from Prima... the little spider web is Inkadinkadoo.. and paper is Martha Stewart... the circle border is from an old doily and the green & yellow ribbon is from my stash... I think I will make a couple more of these... my grand kids will love it...:) It's 110 here today... (whew) I sure hope it's cooler where you are !!! I'm off to do some more card making... have a good evening... Jen
In every girls life there's a boy
she'll never forget and a summer
where it all began...
Author Unknown

Monday, August 23, 2010

Good Morning... Well.... almost noon !!! I want to share another Halloween card with you today. I love the vintage feel of this card. The image is from "Crafty Secrets".. I'm sure hoping they are at the Scrapbook Expo in Oct. I need MORE stuff :)... I spritzed the doily with "Smooch Spritz" in gold, I wish you could see it .. very cool !! ( Gotta get more of this stuff too ).. Hope your week is starting out well... enjoy... Jen
A perfect summer day is when the sun
is shining, the wind is blowing, the birds
are singing and the lawnmower is broken !
James Dent

Friday, August 20, 2010

TGIF..... Happy Friday everyone... well, let's get right to it, Mojo Monday 152 card sketch !! This was a really cute one and worked perfectly for my "Frankenstein" stamp :) (another one from the dollar bin).. The paper is Martha Stewart Halloween mat pad, the punched border is also Martha... spider web around the page punch..
I love the little rose from Recollections, they come in all colors. I think I will go make some more cards, Halloween of course ! I also got my order from Stampin' Up and I think I will play with those too... Enjoy your day... Jen
Never ask your three-year-old
brother to hold a tomato..
Alecia age 12

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Halloween... Isn't she the cutest :) I loved coloring her with all of the wonderful Halloween colors.. It is getting to be my favorite time of year.. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.. oh, I just love it.. (big smile:)I colored her with Coics, used a Spellbinders die to cut her out, matted with orange cardstock and put a crepe paper ruffle around the mat.. I have been doing a lot with the crepe paper lately.. it really adds texture.. Stickles on her hat fringe and shoelaces.. wish you could see it :(
Well, I'm off to make a Mojo Monday card and I'm thinkin' Halloween !! thanks for stopping by.. and see you tomorrow... Jen
What are the three words guaranteed
to humiliate men everywhere...?
"Hold My Purse"

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hi... Well, I managed to get started on my Halloween cards... we finally got the new stamps in at ... where else..... Michael's !! This is a dollar stamp, I really don't like paying a lot for them since you only use them once a year .. (cheap:) Anyway.. the border is a "Martha Stewart" around the page spider web punch, once you get used to using them, they are pretty easy, you just have to make sure your paper is cut to the right measurements... The rest of the card is all scraps ( you tired of hearing that yet ?)... Hope you are all having a good day... it's 95 here in sunny Cali today, hope it's cooler where you are.... Jen
I think skipping could be
the answer to many of
our adult health problems !

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dump Cake... I know... what an awful name for a cake.. but that's what its called (at least in my family).. and here are the makings for this yummy dessert.. minus the butter, didn't want it to melt during the picture taking :) I was in a baking mood and this recipe is so easy ... you can use any brands you like, but this is what Wal-mart had !!
And here it is the fresh out of the oven...
And here is the recipe...
1 can crushed pineapple
1 can cherry pie filling
1 box yellow cake mix
3/4 c. chopped nuts ( i used pecans )
1 1/2 stick butter
Layer first four ingredients in a 9 x 13 pan greased ( or sprayed ), crumble butter over top. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. It is best served hot with ice cream... who am I kidding, its good hot or cold :)
I have been making this dessert for years and it gets better every time. You could also use peaches or raspberries. I haven't tried any other fruit but with a stick and a half of butter how could you go wrong :)
Thanks for stopping by... have a great day...Jen
"Cooking is like love,
it should be entered into
with abandon... or not at all.."
Harriet Van Horn

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Celebrate... One more before I get to my Halloween cards... this is another digi stamp from "Sassy Cheryls" she is having a sale right now, buy two get one free ... woo hoo !! I can't wait to use this image for Christmas.. All scraps, I embossed the yellow cardstock with a Cuttlebug folder.. colored with Copics.. the little tag is from "MishMash".. Ok.. back to rearranging my office... and then to the card making..... Jen

"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.."

Just Because.... are my friend, I'm thinking of you, your special, I love you.... this card could be used for a number of occasions.. I had a good time making it and it turned out really cute (if I do say so myself :) I have a special person in mind to send this to..
This image is a digi stamp from Sassy Cheryl colored with Copics... I am really loving the digis !! I must find more of these (anyone know any good sites?) the little butterfly is a die from Papertrey Ink , it's cut from wool felt, also from Papertrey Ink.. All the paper is scraps..
Well, I'm off to get a head start on my Halloween cards... we already have fall and Halloween items in at Michael's , yesterday we got in Christmas and... it's not over yet !!! Holy cow man !! ( honestly, just between you and me... I love it :)
Enjoy your day.... Jen
Never go to a doctor whose office
plants have died...
Author Unknown

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mojo 151.. Happy Wednesday... this week is going really fast (love it).. Here is my take on the Mojo Monday card sketch.. I had a lot of fun with this one...
I normally don't like the Asian stamps.. but I think she is so *cute*.... and my coloring is getting better ( at least I think so :) there are two more little girls in this stamp set, cant wait to use them !
Paper is Bazzill and Tim Holtz, stamp is Inkadinkadoo... gotta love that name !! Hope your day is going great.. see you tomorrow.. Jen
A girl should be two things,
classy and fabulous !
Coco Chanel

Saturday, August 7, 2010

CPS 178... Thot I would give this challenge another try... I really like the way this card turned out.. very simple but the butterflies add a lot !! I used all scraps. Stamp is Inkadinkado and die and border stamp is Papertrey Ink.. border die is EK Success... Hope you are all enjoying your weekend... thanks for stopping by... Jen
Butterflies are self
propelled flowers !
R. H. Heinlien
Quickie !! Here's another quick post.. this card was a lot of fun :) I love the vintage look.. the lace the doilies the flowers... I love it all .. I scrunched up a doilie to make the little flower, I sprayed the leaves with alcohol ink (stream) in my mini mister ( these things are great )...
Sorry so short but I'm feeling better today so back to work (at Michael's) ... enjoy... Jen
Anyone can be passionate,
but it takes real lovers
to be silly..
Rose Franken

Friday, August 6, 2010

Enjoy Today... Hi everyone, this will be a short post, I'm still not feeling too good (poor me). This is a digi stamp and I colored her with Copics, I think I'm getting a little better :) Isn't she the cutest ! I put some Stickles on her socks and antenna... and you gotta love the watermelon !! Have a good day ....Jen
When one has tasted watermelon,
he knows what the angels eat...
Mark Twain

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mojo 150... Have you ever had a sketch that just gave you fits :)... well this was one of those !! I'm not real happy with it, but I'm tired, I haven't been feeling good and I have a headache (excuses, excuses)... so here it is...
I embossed the blue cardstock with a Cuttlebug "Paisley" embossing folder, bottom is punched with an EK Success punch.. paper is DCWV "Mariposa" matstack...stamp is from the dollar bin at Michael's..
Love the embossing.. wish you could see it better.. Oh, well, hope your having a good day.. thanks for stopping by... Jen
Garden fairies come at dawn,
bless the flowers and then
they're gone...
Author Unknown

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hi Friends.. Here are a couple of pages I did for work... very fast and easy !! I used the sample sheet (see below) cause customers are always asking me "where's this paper .. where's this embellishment" and most of the time we are out of it :( so I wanted to show that you don't need to use the exact same items...
this is the "project idea" sheet...
Back to printing pictures for tomorrows crop... thanks for stopping by... Jen
Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in
the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him
a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have
to touch it to be sure...
Murphy's Law

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

365 Cards... Here is my card for the 365 cards challenge... I am always needing a card for a man so this is what I came up with.. it was very quick and easy !! The Happy Birthday and swirl are "Peel Offs" .. very fun to use and they come in sentiments and images.. Paper is DCWV "Mariposa" Will have more for you this weekend after the Michaels crop on Friday... Jen
The total history of anyone,
would shock almost everyone..
Mignon McLaughlin
Mojo 149... Hi Ya All !!! I think I've been watching Paula Deen too much :) I tivo all of her shows so I can watch them when I get home from work (with NO commercials) .. Anyhoo... here is my Mojo card for this week.. I am lovin' this little motor scooter stamp.. it's from Imaginecse.. I colored it with Copics, the paper is from DCWV "Mariposa" and "Whimsy", these two packs have great papers... I didn't have a sentiment stamp I liked so I did this in Printshop.. CKlovenote font.. Hope this week is going well for you... will be back later with another challenge card... Jen
A friend knows the song in my heart,
and sings it to me when my
memory fails...
Donna Roberts