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