Sunday, March 27, 2011

Paper Bag Book... I LOVE making paper bag books :) you can put so much in them.. lots of tags and little extra goodies !! I made this book with the "Early Bird" line from Cosmo Cricket.. The frame is from the Michael's dollar bin, it was brown so I painted it cream and inked it with Ranger "Vintage Photo" ink.. flower is Recollections (Michael's).. seam binding inked with "Peeled Paint".. some tulle and a little charm (Michael's) and a Tim Holtz safety pin...
inside pages one and two... some Tim Holtz, some tickets, some vintage lace....
a little envelope cut out on my Cricut "Wild Card" cartridge, some twill tape...
Page four... a doily cut in half, some tags.. and flower (Tim Holtz die) with some Prima flowers added...
These are all of the tags that go inside the pockets..
a little four fold book that will hold eight pictures...
This will hold nine pictures...
I added this drawer pull to the spine of the book... getting tired of rings and spirals :) and of course some ribbon... If you look at the first picture you can see my book is held together with a clip I painted... Silly Me.. I forgot to put the closure on first and when the book was all finished I said "Holy Crap" .... how am I going to keep the darn thing closed ??? So this will have to do.. I don't think it looks bad.. in fact I sort of like it !! What do you think ??
I'm off to make some Easter cards... enjoy your day... hugs... Jen
Memory is a way of holding onto the things
you love, the things you are, and the things
you never want to lose...
"The Wonder Years"

Friday, March 25, 2011

Easel Card... I've been wanting to do something different than just a plain card, so I started blogging and found this easel fold on Splitcoaststampers.... It looks like a normal card....
then you open it up and it folds like an easel....
when you put the sentiment in, it acts as a stop for the top card... does that make sense ??
So fun :) All of the paper I used is "Kitschy Kitchen" from Melissa Frances.. I used my Martha Stewart punches for all of the borders and my new Spellbinders "Banners Basics Two" to cut the little banner.. I think they sort of look like pockets !! The "Seed" image is Crafty Secrets.. I added some seam binding inked with Ranger "Peeled Paint"... a butterfly from Michael's dollar bin some blue and white bakers twine ( can't remember where I got it :( The "You Are Fabulous" stamp is also from Michael's dollar bin... I'm starting on some Easter cards so this easel fold just might show up again :)
Thanks for stopping by ... hugs... Jen
Women really do rule the world.. they just
haven't figured it out yet. When they do, and
they will, we're all in big trouble...
"Doctor Leon"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Sweet Life... I had so much fun with this card.. and don't you just love the colors :) I didn't feel like stamping so I used a little tag from K & Co. that says " The Sweet Life"... I used Kraft card stock with matching envelope. The paper is K & Co. "Sweet Nectar" and I put a couple of strips of Tim Holtz "Tissue Tape"...
I used one of my Martha Stewart punches, some twine and a little pink bling ribbon slide from Queen & Co. I loved the little pompom trim, so dang cute !! (from Michaels)...
I inked some seam binding so get the color I wanted, the flower is Prima...
My paper bag book is almost finished, so I will share it with you as soon as I get the pictures taken.. hugs... Jen
Life is a great big canvas, and you
should throw all the paint on it you can...
Danny Kaye

Monday, March 21, 2011

Queen For A Day... Hi everyone... hope you are all having a great day ! Its cold and rainy here and I love it :) A "very" long time ago when I was little there was a game show on TV called "Queen For a Day" ( in black and white :) and my mom always watched it, so of course so did I... and that's where I got my sentiment for this card... I cut out the bird with a Szzix die and added some little leftovers for the feathers on the tail... first embossing with a Cuttlebug "Paisley" embossing folder.. I printed the sentiment on my computer and die cut it with Papertrey Ink. labels die Fillable Frames 4 and stamped it with Fillable Frames 4 stamp... The star is "Melissa Frances", crown is "Heidi Swapp" and the pearl is from the Michael's dollar bin !! Background paper is "Theresa Collins"... I think this will make a very cute birthday card for one of my girly friends :) Thanks for stopping by... hugs... Jen
When you look at Prince Charles, don't
you think someone in the royal family, knew
someone in the royal family !!!
Robin Williams

Friday, March 18, 2011

TGIF.... Happy Friday everyone... this week has gone so fast !! I think is was the time change, that one hour sure makes a difference :) Anyway... here is another card I made this week using a mat pad from K & Co.. we got this in at work and of course I had to have it ! its been sitting on my desk for a few weeks and I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it so I just decided to make a card ( big surprise )... The butterfly is Papertrey Ink.. I cut it out in felt and then put the patterned paper over it and a added a little bling... I used gold "Smooch Spritz" on the tag and stamped a sentiment inside (forgot to take pic of that:( I printed the "Girly You Rock" on my printer, (Papertrey Ink has a stamp set with cute sayings including that one) then added some buttons and lined the envelope.. I have a couple of ideas for some paper bag books.. I love those, you can get so many pictures in them... so I think I will go through my MANY paper stacks and see what I can come up with.. Have a great day... hugs... Jen
Girls are like phones..
we love to be held and talked to.
But if you push the wrong buttons..
you'll be disconnected !!
Author Unknown

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Nature's Inspiration... This is for Sassy Cheryl's card challenge.. this week it is "Natures Inspiration"... I just love this little watering can and had to get it colored :) I used my Martha Stewart punch around the page for the card and Spellbinders for the image matting... and colored with my Copics.. so fun (big grin) You really can't see it but the little white button I covered with tinsel glitter in white, it really sparkles in person... some Prima pearls and dyed seam binding ribbon... and OF COURSE a digi image from "Sassy Cheryl" ( I saved the best for last !) if you haven't been to her site yet .. you really must go, but first let me tell you that you will have a hard time deciding which one you want because they are ALL cute :) I will have a few more cards to share with you in the next few days... my doctor told me to "do nothing" .. but after doing nothing for three weeks now, I'm ready to do a lot of crafting !! so I have been in my scrap room watching TV and youtube and getting a lot of ideas that I can't wait to try.... Thanks for stopping by... hugs... Jen
My green thumb came only as a result
of the mistakes I made while learning
to see things from the plants point
of view...
H. Fred Dale

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I'm Back.... Hi everyone, sorry I've been gone so long. Today is the first time I've felt like getting in my scrap room and doing something :) I have been off work for two weeks and the doctor told me today I can't return till the 29th... This pneumonia is the pits !!! I have NO energy and the cough is lingering on and on... Oh well, enough of that...
I bought this VW stamp (Stampavie) at the scrapbook convention in Feb and really wanted to use it... isn't it the cutest :) I colored it with Copics.. and used my new Spellbinders for all of the elements, a little butterfly and a big purple ribbon...
I sure hope all of you are feeling well and having a great week so far ... and if any of you have relatives or friends in Japan my prayers are with you.... hugs.... Jen
You have a cough ? Go home tonight,
eat a whole box of Ex-Lax - tomorrow
you'll be afraid to cough !!
Pearl Williams