Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Fun... Another quick post to share with you... This is Fathers Day at my brothers.. Alyssa had a good time in the pool, but she is just like her Grammie and doesn't like to get her face in the water !! so she just played on the steps all day and had a lot of fun :) this is all paper I have had forever and I added a little crepe paper to the corner..the white embellishment was cut out on the Cricut "Storybook" cartridge.
white swirls are "Me and My Big Ideas"... flowers were cut out on the Cricut "George" cartridge
and carnival tickets seem to be all the rage lately.. so I use a few of those.. sort of cute don't you think....
Have a great day... hope to see you tomorrow with a Mojo Monday card... enjoy ! Jen
Well, me don't swim too tough,
so me don't go in the water too deep..
Bob Marley

Saturday, June 26, 2010

It's Saturday Night !!! Hey, thanks for stopping by... I was busy at the crop last night making this frame that I totally "lifted" from Lisa Johnson at ... I think it turned out great !!! I used some swirl stamps (can't remember what company) and a friendship saying stamp from Hero Arts.. love this stamp, it's great for backgrounds too. I used some flowers I had and just folded and curled them till I got them like I wanted (sigh) I love flowers :) the flowers look orange here but they are actually pink.. I added a big pink button and some twine from Papertrey ink.. what do you think ?? Well, back to working on a page for Alyssa.. hope you are all having a great weekend and it's not too hot where you are... enjoy... Jen
A mother is a person who seeing there
are only four pieces of pie for five people,
promptly announces she never did
care for pie !!
Tenneve Jordan

Monday, June 21, 2010

Yankee Doodle Dandy... Hello everyone, I have another (and last) 4th of July card to share with you today. This is another image from the "Fashionista" stamp set... I just love this set, lots of different ways to use it.. This lady reminds me of a WWII pin up girl.. The ribbon was some left over from a cute blanket I got, it was tied up with this thick twill. All leftover paper, the "Yankee Doodle Dandy" was printed on the computer.. I've got to start doing that more, I look all the time for sentiment stamps and I just can't find any I like (at least any in my price range :) although I do have an order in at PaperTrey Ink.. love their stamps and I should be receiving an order from JustRite Stamps this week (silly grin) .... but today I think I will work on my granddaughters Fathers Day page... will share it with you when finished... enjoy your day... Jen
A father carries pictures
where is money used to be..
Author Unknown

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Little Fish... Isn't he the cutest :) we celebrated Fathers Day last Sunday at my brother's and all the kids went in the pool ( and some of the big kids :) Joe loves the water, he has since he was a little baby. He must have jumped in a hundred times and I think he swallowed half the pool !!! I used some Riminisce "Pool Party" paper I've had forever and some scraps, the "fish" is from "Piggy Tales".. swirls are from "ATD". Another great day here in Cali.. 85 degrees a nice breeze, bought a new washer & dryer, off work, made a cherry cobbler, bbq'd steak, got a page done.. and the Lakers won (woohoo)... Hope you and your family are well and having a great week... thanks for stopping by.. Jen
In winter I get up at night
and dress by a yellow candle candlelight..
in summer quite the other way,
I have go to bed by day !
Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hi Friends... Hope you are all having a good day.. I sure am.. it is beautiful here today, perfect weather not to hot a nice breeze and I had the day off !!! even went in the pool :) I have another 4th of July card to share with you today..
I used another little girl from the "Hero Arts" set, paper is "Basic Grey". I haven't quit mastered the Copic's yet.. and I'm not a very patient person but I guess I'm just gonna have to be (darn).. enjoy the rest of your day.. Jen
If one synchronized swimmer drowns..
do all the rest have to drown too..
Steven Wright

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mojo Monday 143... Mojo Monday on Monday...that's a first ! here it is, second 4th of July card done and a challenge done.. woo hoo !!!
I'm off to get ready for work... have a great day... Jen
My patriotic heart beats
Red, White & Blue..
Author Unknown

Sunday, June 13, 2010

4th of July... I'm trying to get a little head start on my 4th cards.. so far I have made one !! (big laugh) I just love the Red, White & Blue.. I'm a very patriotic person... I cry every time I hear the "National Anthem" or the "Star Spangled Banner".. and when I see a soldier in uniform.. I just loose it :(.... I always think of my dad (Navy) my uncles & husband (Marines) my best friend (Air Force) and all of the men and women fighting for our country today... What brave and selfless people they are.. we need to remember them in our prayers everyday.. I found this patriotic cupcake stamp on sale at my local stamp store, there are a lot of cute images in the set.. all cupcakes, so cute.. and don't ya just love the sparkler :)
I used scraps (what else) a tiny tag from MishMash, some bakers twine to tie on the tag and some of my inked wrinkle ribbon.. the top of the cupcake is all Stickles, hard to see in the pic..
Hope all of you and your families are well and enjoying your weekend.. thanks for stopping by.. Jen
If you are ashamed to stand by your
colors.. you better seek another flag.
Author Unknown

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Peach Pie... I did it.. peach pie from scratch.. well I should say pie crust !! Peaches were out of a can :) A little flour, salt, sugar, Crisco, butter and ice water... and voila ! Pie crust.. well, it wasn't that easy but almost.. and oh so much better than the frozen stuff (yuck) the flower is strategically placed to cover a hole.. but that's just between you and me :)
here is my new recipe organizer from "Paula Dean", we carry her line at Michael's now..
And the best of all is that the pie even tasted good !! I used to bake all the time when my boys were little (a hundred years ago) but this is the first in a long time and it wasn't so bad... I just might do it again sometime !
Have a great weekend... see you soon. Jen
Do vegetarians eat
animal crackers ??
Author Unknown

Friday, June 11, 2010

Just a Note... Good morning... I have a little note pad to share with you today.. I "lifted" the idea from "MishMash" Michelle Woodersons blog, such a cute idea and you can never have too many note pads... :) I used scraps, an old tag that I inked and distressed, a button, twine...
a little embellishment from Melissa Frances.. the little piece that looks like a tape measure is stamped on heavy twill with a stamp from "Fashionista" (Stampendous), I will have more to come using that stamp... 'notes' and 'this & that' are PaperTrey Ink "Take Note" stamp set..
This is the inside of the notepad, these are also from "PaperTrey Ink"..
I'm thinking about making a peach pie... from scratch (holy cow man) I haven't done that in years, so if it actually gets made I will take a picture to prove it :) Thanks for visiting and your comments are always welcome... enjoy... Jen
Old as she was..
she still missed her daddy sometimes..
Gloria Naylor (Oh, so true)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fathers Day.... Hi, everyone... I'm still here :) just been busy with work and life !! but I wanted to share a quick (and easy) Fathers Day card with you.. I found this stamp on sale and have been waiting to use it.. lots of other images in the set but I really liked this one because my dad always wore a tie to work and he didn't take it off till he went to bed.. boy times have changed haven't they..... you very seldom see a man with a tie on... if they only knew how good they looked all dressed up (big smile:) now they wear their pants down around their **** well, let's not get into that !! Anyway... I used some leftover paper... the middle tie is paper pieced and the other two are colored with Copics..
No ribbon or bling... but I still really like the way this turned out.. Hope you all are having a good day.. see you tomorrow ... Jen
Fatherhood is pretending the present
you love most is Soap-on-a-Rope...
Bill Cosby

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mojo 141... Hey everyone... well it's Mojo Monday time again .. ( on Thursday ) isn't she cute.. the stamp is from Hero Arts, we got them in at work and I just had to have it :) there are three stamps in the set .. I colored her with Copics...
Paper is "Basic Grey" and the ribbon is some seam binding I inked then spritzed with water, scrunched it up and let it dry ... love the look of the wrinkled ribbon.. well, gonna go turn on the air get a tall glass of iced tea and watch the Lakers... have a good evening... Jen
The trouble with referees is
that they just don't care which
side wins...
Tom Canterbury

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Just Because... I received my "PaperTreyInk" order yesterday and I just couldn't wait to try out the butterfly and fillable frames die #4... I did the butterfly out of some old book pages and ink them with chestnut brown. and added a little button.. I used the "Fillable Frames" mini stamp set #4 and the "Vintage Picnic" sentiments for the "Just Because"
the "Tiny Tag" is from MishMash (michelle wooderson) and pin is "Tim Holtz"
This is the inside of the card...stamp is "Inkadinkadoo"... love that name ! I punched the border with a "Martha Stewart" border, I think it's called loops..
I also bought some wool felt and notepads, I have some ideas for them.. hope to share that with you soon... It was a hot one here today and gonna be hotter tomorrow so after work I think I will be in my craft room with the air on crafting the night away... hope your having a good week... enjoy. Jen
Being a child alone at home in the summer
is a high-risk occupation.. if you call your mother
at work thirteen times an hour...
she can hurt you !!
Erma Bombeck
Weeeeeeeeee !! Holy Cow ! look at that face... she was really having fun on the big slide.. this is another pic taken at the birthday party.. I used Cosmo Cricket & We R Memory Keepers papers..some Martha Stewart & EK Success punches, the little girl figure on the bottom right is from Bisous Zoo.. (love their stuff)
I painted and glittered the swirl (as usual) and inked the flowers... this was a fun page to make.. bling and flowers.. what could be better (big smile).... thanks for stopping by .... Jen
There are only two things a child will share
willingly.. communicable diseases and his
mothers age...
Benjamin Spock

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Cutest Kids :) And they are !!! This pic was taken at their Cousin's 3rd birthday party.. Joe looks like he's in pain having a "GIRL" (yuck) put her arm around him.. even thought it is his cousin ... anyway, I think this page turned really cute. I didn't need to put much on it, it was so colorful already.. I did add a cardboard circle, bottle cap and button..paper is Rusty Pickle "Candy Land"
"BIG" sale at Michael's yesterday.. I really scored with Making Memories and K & Co. paper packs for $3.99... some new stamps & bling !! can't wait to use it all.. I'm blogging while I'm updating my blog and there sure are some talented people out there.. ton's of ideas and so little time :)... think I will work on some Father's Day cards now.. have a good day... Jen
The first sign of maturity is the discovery
that the volume knob also turns to
the left...
Jerry M. Wright