Friday, May 28, 2010

Bee Happy !! A quick card to share before I'm off to work.. This was a very easy card.. I used some new "stuff".. the bee & vine are outline stickers from "Peel Offs".. then I colored them in with glaze pens.. and a "Bee Happy" stamp from "CTMH"... Paper is Basic Grey "Urban Prairie"... this picture doesn't do it justice.. it is very shiny & cute :) Well, I'm off to work.. have a great Friday... Jen
Oh, Miss West, I've heard so much about you !
Yeah, Honey, but you can't prove a thing !
Mae West

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Friends Forever... Hi everyone, don't ya just love this card !! I do, I love the little baby image, the flower made from an old dress pattern, the chipboard covered in Martha Stewart micro beads.... and the muted colors.. love it.... Crafty Secrets image, kraft cardstock & can't remember who the patterned paper is by..
I had today off and got a lot done... grocery store, cleaning, laundry :( but not much else... tomorrow is the all day crop at work so I will get to sit for 8 hours and scrap (oh, poor me :) Hope you all are having a good week.. thanks for stopping by... Jen
In America there are two classes
of travel.. first class and with
Robert Benchley
Love It !!!! I just love this bicycle stamp from "Our Craft Lounge"... the basket and streamers were little add ons.. so cute.. I cut out the basket and added a pop dot do give it some dimension.. I wish you could see it in person ! First I stamped the image then embossed it with extra thick powder, then I colored it with Copics and used Glaze pens on the flowers.. I'm really loving the glaze :) This is the inside.. the set came with some really cute sayings.. can't wait to use this stamp again and again.. I will share a couple of cards with you tomorrow that I also use the glaze pens on.. I'm off again today and I hope to have a few things to share with you in the next few days... and I am waiting for a stamp order from "JustRite Stampers" and some goodies from "Michelle Wooderson" (yeah !)... will share that too... enjoy... Jen
Art is the only way to run away
without leaving home..
Twyla Tharp

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mojo 140... Wow... two posts in a row, that doesn't happen very much anymore.. this working full time sure cuts into my scraping... :) here is my take on the Mojo Monday card for this week..
Love these bright colors for a change, I don't use them very often. This stamped image is a Bella from my friend Pat (thanks) I colored her with Copics.. still not very good at it but I have been practicing.. I have a few birthdays next month so this card will come in handy.. Well, gonna go do some blogging now.. see you tomorrow ( I hope) Have a good day.. Jen
If Dandelions were hard to grow..
they would be most welcome on
any lawn..
Andrew Mason

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lookin' Good !!! Hi everyone, just thought I'd share a couple of pictures with you... We have been working on the backyard.. the sprinklers are all done and I couldn't wait to start planting (big smile).. We planted some Day Lillie's, a Camphor tree, a Juniper, some Dahlias.. we have a lot more to do but it's getting there !!! Before
Heidi napping in the dirt before I planted the Dahlias there...
And a MAJOR reason NEVER to go in the pool... I'm getting the "heebie jeebees" just looking at it !! She was HUGE and all of the little bumps on her back are babies... HOLY COW.. (can you tell I'm a little Aracnophobic)..
It's another beautiful day here in Sunny Southern California... so I'm going to go sit out in the yard before I have to go to work... enjoy... Jen
Don't wear perfume in the garden..
unless you want to be pollenated
by bees....
Anne Raver

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Peanut Butterscotch Candy.... Yummy... these are so good, they just melt in your mouth...and are very easy (but messy) to make :) I purchased the candy cups and Wilton chocolate at Michaels..
Here is the recipe...
and a new recipe book.. actually it's a 4 x 6 photo album but the recipe album I want from is out of stock... so will use this one for now.. I plan on copying all of my grandmas recipes to this one, some of them are hand written by her and very old. She died when she was 92 and that was in the early 70's !!! and a lot of my mom's too, I really treasure these recipes..
It's a beautiful day here in Cali... so I think I will sit outside and have a big glass of iced tea until time to go to work......enjoy your day... Jen
Come and share a pot of tea,
my home is warm and my
friendships free...
Emilie Barnes

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Sweet Life... I am really loving this hand dyed seam binding, yes seam binding... remember that stuff :) I remember using it to hem my pants.. since I'm vertically challenged, I had to hem ALL of my pants and dresses !!! I used "Bazill" kraft card stock, the ribbon is from "Michelle Wooderson" (etsy) robins egg blue.. the applique is the one I tea dyed, chipboard swirl (and paper) is "Best Occasions", purchased at TJMaxx in the dollar bin .. I painted it and sprinkled on some "Martha Stewart" blue topaz course glitter...
The image is "K & Co." the flower is "Recollections", it was a little to yellow so I inked it with chestnut brown and the dragon fly is from my stash..
It's been a great week so far, great weather.. about 75 all week, sort of cloudy today but I love it..
I'm really looking forward to Friday off.. I have a lot of ideas and now I just need to get them down on paper :) A couple of little ladies came in the store yesterday looking for some paper cups to put candy in, and I asked what they were making... "Peanut Butterscotch " candy... and they gave me the recipe.. Can't wait to make it ... I take all of my new recipes to work and I tell everyone " If you like it .. I made it.. if you don't .... someone else did " but they seem to always like what I make.. ( most of them are young, single and live on their own so I think they are just glad to get something home made !!) Will share the candy with you tomorrow.. thanks for stopping by... Jen
Anyone who uses the phrase
"like taking candy from a baby" has
never tried taking candy from a baby !!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mojo 138... Just a quick post of the Mojo Monday card sketch... enjoy... Jen
Never let a computer know
your in a hurry....
Author Unknown

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Friday... Hi everyone... I went to Temecula to the antique malls today and these are the treasures I found.. Some little flowers, lace, appliques, buttons, old creamer..... a couple of tea cups and a pattern.. notice the price (holy cow). Think I will make some flowers out of the pattern, not sure but I just had to have it :) I also stopped at the stamp store.. will share that with you tomorrow. Going to go tea dye the appliques now.. enjoy the rest of your day... Jen

Remember the tea kettle.. it is always up to it's neck in hot water.. yet it still sings...

Author Unknown

Thursday, May 6, 2010

You Touched My Heart... A quick post to share a card... I used My Minds Eye paper, Crafty Secrets image and die cut.. Love this ribbon from Memrie Mare and Prima flower ... can't remember where the stamp is from :( The little chipboard piece at the bottom I covered with Martha Stewart micro beads... (fun stuff) Hope you all are having a great week.. I have five days off (WOO HOO) so I will see you soon.. Jen
Friendship isn't a big thing..
It's a million little things...
Author Unknown

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Quickie... This will be a quick post.. here is a pic of a little portion of my scrap room. Eventually I would like to have these all white storage units ( I only buy them when I have a 50% off at Michael's) in the whole room.. it's getting there, I'm trying to be patient but as those of you that know me, know that I'm not a very patient person... I want everything NOW !!! ;) I thought I would have grown out of that by now, but no such luck...

I work for the next six days, but I hope to have something for the old blog !!! Enjoy your day... Jen

Patience is something you admire in the

driver behind you... and scorn in the

one ahead..
Mac McCleary