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

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer at Tiffany... Hey everyone, I found a new card challenge (well new to me)... the minute I saw the challenge I knew I had to do it...
I found these cute stamps at Michael's. they are "Imaginisce" the little poodle was perfect for this !! and I absolutely love the "Ooh la la!" Im always saying that to Alyssa :) I think I will save this for her 5th birthday, which is in a few weeks... the paper is from DCWV "Mariposa" .. and Spellbinders dies. I embossed the poodle & saying with Sky Blue powder (Stampendous)..looks so shiny in person :) you can check out the challenge site.. ..and give it a try... so much fun (big grin)..
Hope your day has been a good one... enjoy.. Jen
Whoever said money can't buy happiness..
simply didn't know where to go shopping...
Bo Derek

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Candle Cozies !!! Hi friends, I want to share a couple of "candle cozies" I made for Michael's ... I cut two 3" x 12" pieces of paper, glued them together leaving a small seam, then I punched both sides with a EK Success border punch.. this paper was a very heavy cardstock and not at all easy to accordion fold.. but I did manage to get it done (whew) then I punched a hole in the middle with my cropadile and ran a ribbon through. On the next cozies I make I will make sure the seam in in the back.... I don't know what I was thinkin' putting it in the front... (guess I wasn't thinkin')
On this one I used a lighter weight paper and a different, bigger, EK Success border punch...
I put this one on a black candle at work and it really looks good.. very Halloweeny !! (hehe)
And lastly, a little treat box... I plan on making a lot of these for "Trick-or-Treat" this year... I took apart a Godiva chocolate box (the dark choc covered almonds were delicious) and made a template.. I put a piece of acetate for the little window... then punched a tag and added a ribbon... cute !!!
Wow... I have been having so much fun... I'm starting to enjoy going into work in the afternoon, I get so much done in the mornings !!! bad part is that I don't get home till 10 (yuck)...
Enjoy the rest of your day... Jen
The 12 step chocoholics program:
(words to live by)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Update : this is my second post of the day (woohoo) ... I'm on a roll, just crafting like crazy !! I don't have to go to work till 5:30 ( I'm ready to relax & watch TV at 5:30.. geez) so I thot I would get a few things done.. still haven't cleaned my craft room yet, I'll do that later :)
Love this cupcake stamp from the Michael's dollar bin.. sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo... little flower stick pin is K & Co. The paper is from Scrapbook Inspirations magazine, they always include some paper.. I really like that mag.. its from England and sort of hard to find, but every once and a while you can find it at Barnes & Noble...
These are the Copics I used.. I really must get some more of these !! Hopefully I can get Michael's to start carrying them soon..
Well, I'm off to do some more crafting.. enjoy... Jen
Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of
things to do today.. That way at least you'll
get one thing done ...
Author Unknown
Little Black Box.. Good morning ... it's a beautiful day here in Cali., hopefully not too hot (sigh)... anyway, I have been having a lot of fun designing samples for Michael's. This box was a VERY bright multicolor ugly box.. but now it's so cute (at least I think so :) and of course I used my grandkids pictures... I think I will ask some of the employees for pics of their families... I'm sure customers are getting tired of just seeing these two adorable kids !! the checked paper is Rusty Pickle "Scardy Cat" (other side is Halloween cat's) wooden feet & knob I painted black, frames were cut on the Cricut "Storybook" cartridge. Paper on top is T!m Holtz new paper pack "Lost & Found" . I will be using this a lot, it is very cool !! he also has another one "Vintage Shabby" in blues and pinks, cant wait to use some :) The key is also T!m Holtz and I used a little tulle and crinkle ribbon.. and the bling is from Want2Scrap...
I added some little embellie's I had in my stash.. and printed the pictures in sepia tone..
Well, what do you think ? would love to know.. I have a few more project's in the works and I will share those with you when finished.. Now... do I clean up my mess and start making another one or do I just keep working... decisions.. decisions... have a great day... Jen
Some persons are very decisive
when it comes to avoiding decisions..
Brendan Francis

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Graduation !!! Well, Alyssa is officially a kindergartner now !! I can't believe she will be 5 soon... This was her graduation ceremony, she was so proud and looked sooo cute in her cap and gown :)
The background and dotted paper are "Recollections" and the yellow flower is "Bazzill".. The big chipboard letters are some I got a Joann's a hundred years ago.. they are plain and I painted them yellow... (I still have a ton, so you will be seeing a lot more of them ) ...
Have a good day ... and stay cool .... Jen
What dreadful hot weather we have !
it keeps me in a continual state of
inelegance !
Jane Austen

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mojo 147... I sure wish you could see this in person.. the butterflies are very sparkly !! Made from all scraps and the sentiment is from Justrite stamps... Enjoy the rest of your day... Jen
It's so hot ..
even my fake plants
are wilting...
Linda Solegato

Monday, July 12, 2010

Paradise... Hi everyone... How is your day going ?? mine is great.. I slept till noon :) man did that feel good !!! I managed to get a page made and start on another one !! I have all four of my furry kids in here keeping me company (ahhh) and watching NCIS ( my fav ) so , like I said I'm having a great day :) This is a sample page I did for work.. I used S.E.I, American Crafts, Recollections and Bazzill paper. The "Paradise" and large brads are Me & My Big Ideas ( all from Michael's ) and I cut out the sun on the Cricut.. Orange and green labels are Spellbinders labels eight.. Enjoy the rest of your day and I will see you tomorrow... Jen
The amount of sleep required by the
average person...
is five minutes more..
Wilson Miezner

Thursday, July 8, 2010

4th Of July... I hope all of you had a great 4th.. I sure did, I had my family and some neighbors over for a BBQ and swimming.. first party since we have been in the new house !! Then over to the park to watch the fireworks.. I don't think Joe saw any of them, he was too busy looking for spiders (eek). I had today off and finally got to do some pages for my 2 page layout class at work... Of course this month is " The 4th Of July ". I used Bazzill cardstock, Creative Imaginations & Basic Grey patterned paper. The stars are cut on Sizzix, 4th & 2010 was cut on the Cricut "Stand & Salute" Cartridge. I really enjoyed making the accordion fold flowers.. I guess that's what you call them ! and an EK Success punch to cut the borders...
I need to go check out my favorite blogs now.. enjoy your evening... Jen
I have wondered at times what the
Ten Commandments would have looked like
if Moses had run them through the
U.S. Congress....
Ronald Reagan

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mojo 145... Wow.. July 1st already.. where did the time go !!! Before you know it, it will be Christmas (sorry).. I am really looking forward to fall, I think it's my favorite time of year. We are already getting in all of fall decorations at Michael's.. (love,love,love the fall colors :) everyone that comes in the store says "fall stuff already" but I love walking down the aisles looking at all of the wonderful colors... Anyway, here is the Mojo Monday sketch for this week. I really enjoyed making this card. All of the paper is from Basic Grey "Urban Prairie" collection, the bird stamp was a birthday present last year from my friend Shelley (hey, shelley) and the ribbon is some twill I dyed...
The paper the bird is stamped on is a lightly marbled paper, wish you could see it here, and I Stickles the wing and tail..
I hope you all had a great day and it wasn't too hot where you are.. it was 91 here in Cali today.. waaaay to hot for me :( so tomorrow I will be right here with the air on and hopefully get some pages done !! Thanks for stopping by... Jen
Summer has set in
with it's usual severity !
Samuel Taylor Coleridge