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