Wednesday, February 27, 2008

SC165 Thanks...

Here is a quick card for this week's Sketch Challenges "SC165". If you would like to play, you can find the sketch here.

Stamp (Chick) & Paper can be found at "Mothers & Daughters Creations".
Recipe - Stamp: Imaginisce Paper: Barely Banana, Whisper White, Imaginisce Ink: Black Accessories: SU Flowers, Grosgrain Ribbon

Hope all of you are enjoying your day!
Don't forget to enter yourself in the Blog Candy Giveaway! Jennifer :)

Background Stamping From Scratch...

I just want to thank everyone for all of the wonderful cards and wishes for June. Her treatments are going well and as I know more I will share it with all of you.

While visiting Leslie's Blog "Running With Scissors", I saw this really neat technique "Background Stamping From Scratch". Along with Splitcoast, Leslie is a huge inspiration to me!

For my card, the main image was stamped using Black Staz-on and watercolored paper. I watercolored the image using Barely Banana, Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery & Mellow Moss inks. After the image was completely dried I masked it and took my En Francais Block stamp and randomly inked the stamp in different areas of the stamp. I then took the block stamp and stamped over the masked image. After lifting the stamp and masked paper off, I sponged Creamly Caramel and Close to Cocoa in the open areas.

Happy Easter Dad...

I am in LOVE with this set, can you tell? Here is a fun Easter card I made for my dad, he knows I LOVE Easter and yellow is my second favorite color! :)

Recipe - Stamp: A Good Egg Paper: Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana, Whisper White Patterned Paper Imaginisce Ink: Black Accessories: Ribbon, Prima Colored Pencils & Gamsol

The patterned paper can be found at "Mothers & Daughter Creations".
Thanks for visiting and don't forget to enter yourself in the Blog Candy Giveaway! Jennifer :)

BLOG Candy Giveaway...

Hi everyone, hope all of you are enjoying your day! Sorry for not posting for the last few days but I have been busy with rearranging my whole stamp room. While sorting through all of my stamp sets, paper and accessories, I found some fun items to giveaway.

For a chance to win this package, just leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite candy is! Good luck and I will pick a lucky winner March 3rd.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Thanks... I Needed That!

Here is a fun card I made for a close friend of mine. She always knows how to make me feel better!

Recipe - Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes Paper: Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Patterned Paper Summer Picnic Ink: Black Other: SU Ribbon, Tool Kit
Please stop by later, I will have other cards to show you!
Have a great weekend, Jennifer :)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Happy Easter...

Here is a fun card I wanted to share with you. The paper is called "Summer Picnic" and will be available to order in the upcoming Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini Collection catalog March 1st - May 31st, 2008. I LOVE the NEW paper and these chicks are just adorable with the patterned paper.

Recipe - Stamps: A Good Egg Paper: Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Patterned paper Summer Picnic Ink: Black Other: Word Window Punch, SU Ribbon, Linen Thread

Have a great day, Jennifer :)

SC164 Happy Everything...

Here is my card for this week's Sketch Challenge "SC164". Leslie AKA Leslierich created this wonderful sketch. Leslie's Gallery is FULL of wonderful and inspirational cards. Her Blog "Running With Scissors" is is updated regularly. If you stop by, Please tell her Jennifer sent you.

All paper, images and embellishments can be found at "Mothers & Daughters Creations".
Thanks for stopping by, Have a great day! Jennifer :)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

FS54 Happiness

I made this card for today's Featured Stamper "FS54". Betty AKA "gbedwright" has a wonderful Gallery and I am a BIG fan of her work! Her Gallery is amazing and it was hard to pick a card, but I finally found the card I wanted to case.

Recipe - Stamps: A Good Egg, Word on Word Paper: Black, So Saffon Prints, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Whisper White Ink: Black Other: SU Flower Eyelets, Ribbon, Creative Memories Oval, Scalloped Oval Punch

Happy Easter...

Here are two fun cards I worked on using the NEW "A Good Egg" stamp set. Boy, say that three times really fast... LOL :) I am posting a bit late, like 2 am late... BUT I plan on getting up early tomorrow and stamping all day!

First Card: Recipe: Stamps: A Good Egg Paper: Pretty in Pink Patterned Paper Flowers For You Ink: Black Other: Pastels, SU Flower Punch, SU Brads, Frayed ribbon for bow

Second Card: Stamps: A Good Egg Paper: Brocade Blue, So Saffron Patterned Paper So Saffron Prints Ink: Black Other: SU Flower Punch, Ribbon May Arts, Scalloped Oval Punch, Creative Memories Oval

Cards Needed...

I am sending this card to Cathy Groves, she has been really sick for the past 10 years. Judy over at Splitcoast shared Cathy's story with all of us. Since I am always making cards just for fun, I wanted to make a card for a purpose this time! After reading Cathy's story I knew I had to bring a little joy into Cathy's day! Please keep Cathy in your prayers.

SFYTT Happy Everything...

Hello & Happy Sunday! I have not posted much lately because I am now just getting over a bad cold. A couple of weeks ago, my kids had it and now it was mom's turn. Thankfully, it was just a cold and NOT the flu! I am feeling much better and looking forward to stamping again!

Today's card is for Jen Del Muro's sketch "SFYTT". I ordered some of the NEW Summer Picnic paper along with the Tart & Tangy stamp set and could not wait to play with it. I have a long list of cards to make but could not resist dipping into the NEW paper and stamps.

Here are two more cards done using the same paper and stamps.

Recipe: Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Happy Everything Paper: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White Patterned Paper Summer Picnic Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, Bashful Blue Other: Circle Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, SU Ribbon

Thank you for your sweet comments! Have a great week! Jennifer :)

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Winner is...

We have some winners to announce for the Mothers & Daughters Creations Challenges. The winner is... Monica! Congratulations Monica, email me your address so we can get the goodies out to you. I want to thank everyone that participated, it was really hard to just pick one winner!

If you would like to view Monica's card/project, click on the link. If you would like to view the other winners, Here is the winner that Tamara picked and here is the winner that Lynda picked.
I will be posting some Blog candy here soon, I have a bad cold so I have been a little slow getting things posted! Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Jake...

My youngest is turning 3 today and I wanted to share a few pictures of him for his special day.

3 months

6 Month's

Happy Birthday Jake! We LOVE you!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Card/Projects Need To Be Uploaded By February 13th

Would you like to win this ? Finish the challenges below and you could win not just 1, 2 but 3 wonderful packages PLUS a chance to be "Guest Designer" for Mothers & Daughters Creations. You will have until tomorrow to post your card/projects on the link below and the winner will be announced on February 15th.

Click on this link to view the challenges. Good luck & thanks for playing!

Jennifer :)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

JBGKD28 Happy Everything...

Here is another quick card I made for Sketch Challenge #4. Gina K had her release party over at Splitcoast and released 3 NEW sets. If you too would like to play, click here for the details. Here is the sketch for challenge "JBGKD28".

You can find this stamp, paper & more at Mothers & Daughters Creations.

Recipe - Stamps: Penquin (Imaginisce) Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Patterned Paper Imaginisce Ink: Chocolate Chip Other: SU Pastels, SU Ribbon, Corner Round Punch (Scalloped Edge)

Thanks for visiting and Have a great week!
Jennifer :)

Challenge CKGKD28

I made up this card for a quick sketch challenge over at Splitcoast. Gina K is having a release party tonight over at Splitcoast. If you too would like to play, click here for the details. Here is the sketch for challenge "CKGKD28".

You can find this stamp, paper & more at Mothers & Daughters Creations.

Recipe - Stamps: Chick (Imaginisce) Paper: Barely Banana, Whisper White Patterned Paper Imaginisce Ink: Chocolate Chip Other: SU Flowers, Scalloped Punches, Creative Memories Circles, Grosgrain Ribbon
Thanks for visiting and Have a great week!
Jennifer :)

Mothers & Daughters Creations Challenge MDCJM1

Hello Eveyone & Thank you for joining the Mothers & Daughters Creations "Grand Opening". We have lots of fun stuff to giveaway.

Well, lets get started...
Here is my fun challenge: Create this box & Card Sketch

Box Directions, click here

Lid directions: Cut a piece of cardstock 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and score at 1 " on all 4 sides. If you want to add a piece of patterned paper cut that just short of 5 1/2". Lay the piece of patterned paper on top and fold using a bone fold.

Card Sketch, click here

There are going to be 3 challenges PLUS a bonus challenge. Each winner will be chosen for each individual challenge and they will win a FREE bag of product! (Pictured above) You will have until February 13th to link your creations here.

Lynda's 1st Challenge will kick off at 7 pm EST, click here

My Challenge will kick off at 8 pm EST

Tamara's 3rd Challenge will kick off at 9 pm EST, Click here

A BONUS Challenge will be posted later on Tamara's Blog. Anyone who would like to try out for the Guest Design Team position must complete all three challenges as well as a special BONUS Challenge that will be announced on Tamara's blog. The talented person earning the Guest Design Team spot will get to pick $20 in free merchandise and receive a 25% discount on store product for the month of March. In addition to having their masterpieces displayed in our gallery!

I will announce the winner for my challenge on February 15th. Please download your link into my comments. If you download your creations onto Splitcoast, don't forget to include MDCJM1 in the keywords. Good luck and I can not wait to see your creations. :)

You can find these beautiful products and more at "Mothers & Daughter Creations".

I would also like to give a special thank you to Cambria for sharing her box tutorial with all of us. If you would like to visit Cambria, you can visit her Blog here.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Easter Blessings...

Since Easter is early this year, I want to be on top of things and get my cards out early. I just LOVE this "Imaginisce" line. Its so fun to create so many differnt cards and projects using this darling image and paper.

This card is for Cindy's Sketch Challenge "MFT16", click here for the sketch.

This is for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge.

You can purchase this stamp, paper and many other wonderful items at Mothers & Daughters Creations.

SFYTT Thank You...

Here is a card I designed for Jen's Del Muro Sketch Challenge "SFYTT". If you would like more details you can visit her Blog at "I Heart To Stamp". For a close up of the sketch, click here.

Recipe - Stamps: Happy Heart Day, Polka Dot Block Stamp Paper: Basic Grey, Real Red, Whisper White Ink: Black, Basic Grey Other: Heart Brads, Ribbon (Michaels), Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, SU Scalloped Circle Punch, SU Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Small Heart Punch (Target) White Gel Pen

Thanks for visiting, Jennifer :)

Valentine Box For Challenge MDCJM1

I just LOVE these little boxes. This one was done using some of the imaginisce paper. I filled the box with kisses and will be sending it to my father for Valentine's Day.
You can find this paper and more at Mothers & Daughter Creations. If you would like to try the challenge and win some fun paper, stamps and embellishments, click here.
Stop by a little later, I will have some other fun cards to post and a little later this week a really nice Blog Candy Giveaway!!!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Mojo #23 Sketch Contest...

I am submitting two cards for the Mojo Madness Contest Mojo23. For this challenge, you are to make a SQUARE card using this sketch and post it by Sunday, February 11 at 8 PM Eastern. TWO winners will be picked and each will receive they're choice of ANY Verve Visual set! Sound like fun...?

I personally like the first card better but you got to LOVE pink...

Mojo23 Gallery

Thank You Berry Much...

We got over a foot of snow yesterday, so to cheer me up... I stamped all day!

I made this card for Nicola's Sketch Challenge #3 over at "My Paper World". Nicola is super talented and she comes up such creative and outstanding designs. If you are like me and looking for more fun sketch challenges, check out her Blog.t be disappointed!!!

Don't miss out on the fun... Tomorrow night Mothers & Daughter Creations will be hosting some fun challenges. I will be posting all the fun details on my Blog tomorrow. If you get a chance and you have not done so Mothers & Daughters Creations is giving away some Blog Candy PLUS a chance to be a Guest Designer. Click on this link for all the details and to enter yourself into the drawing!

Blog Candy Giveaway...

Want to WIN this yummy Blog Candy?

Just leave a comment on Tamara's Blog Mothers & Daugthers Creations, between now and 12pm EST on Friday Feb 8th.

Here is what you will win...
You get: Ten (yes, 10!) 6x6 sheets of double sided Imaginisce paper from A Shore Thing line; 1 pkg of the ever popular Bling Buds velvet flowers, and 2 Snag 'm Stamps - Penguin Dude and Beach. And, again, all you have to do is leave a comment between now and 12pm EST on Fri Feb 8th for your chance to win - yippee!!

But that's not all... Are you up for some fun challenges? In honor of the grand opening of Mothers and Daughters Creations, The design team is also having a weekend of fun filled challenges! The challenges will be posted Friday night, and the deadline for linking them will be 5pm Wednesday the 13th. The winners will be announced Friday the 15th, but that's still not all. Interested in a Guest Design Spot with Mothers and Daughter Creations? Anyone who participates in ALL the challenges will automatically be entered to win that spot! So stay tuned in for all the fun details and I can't wait for all the fun to begin!

Jennifer :)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

FS52 Embrace Life...

Here is my case for Featured Stamper "FS52". Renee has a beautiful Gallery full of wonderful cards and projects. I was really inspired by her CD holder seen here. I made my CD holder for my Step-Mom June and filled the CD with pictures of us from the past year. I figure it will certainly put a smile on her face since she lives far away and can't see us very often.

Directions for my CD holder can be viewed here.

Recipe - Stamps: Embrace Life Paper: Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, Ginger Blossom DSP Ink: Chocolate Chip Other: Watercolor paper, SU Brad, 1 3/8 Circle Punch

NEW Stamps From Mothers & Daughters Creations

Hello Bloggers! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! Lots of stuff going on but wanted to post some cards Lynda & I have been working on for Mothers & Daugters Creations. Tamara just got in some really cute Imaginisce stamps, paper and fun embellishments, check it out.

These images are just adorable and so fun to work with. The images only cost $1 an image PLUS they have matching paper and embellishments. For those that are also wondering, this paper matches SU perfectly. The first card I did was a matchbook card along with a pull out tag. I got this creative idea from Leslie over at "Running with Scissors". Leslie is a great Blog friend of mine so I am sure she is going to LOVE my little penquin card.
I will be posting my Featured Stamper card a little later, My little ones are still sick with the flu so I am stamping in between naps.

Recipe - Stamps: Penquin Dude (Imaginisce) Paper: Chocolate Chip, Patterned Paper by Imaginisce (A Shore Thing) Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Apricot Appeal Other: Ribbon, SU Chalks, Crystal Affects

Saturday, February 2, 2008

SFYTT Embrace Life...

I designed this card for Jen Del Muro's weekly sketch. This layout was perfect for what I had in mind so I got right on it. Her featured Guest Stamper this month is Bethany Paull. Congratulations Bethany, I admire your work.

For the main image, I colored them in with a blender pen and my ink pads. Just to give it a little more detail, I punched out some flowers and added three little white dots.

Recipe - Stamps: Embrace Life Paper: Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, Ginger Blossom, River Rock, Whisper White Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Groovy Guava Other: Ribbon, Flower Punch, White Gel Pen, Word Window Punch

R.A.K. Mary jo Albright

I received this sweet box from Mary jo Albright. Thank you Mary jo, its the sweetest box ever! LOVE how you stamped & colored the image. If you get a chance, take a peak at Mary jo's Blog "Beauty Lies Within". Her Blog is amazing and one of my favorites, please tell her Jennifer sent you.

Make A Wish...

I have been playing catch up... All four of my kids had the flu this week and my older daughter Brittney had it the worse. I took her to the ER on Wednesday night and we were there for 3 hours. Our wait was all because of the lab. So needless to say after a 2 hour wait for a strep test, it came back negative. Guess what the ER doctor said next... We should do the flu test and that will take another 45 minutes. Now why didn't they just do both tests at the same time?! For those that are wondering, No the ER was not busy.

I designed this card for "Sketches" Sketch Challenge "CS29". You too can play, to view this sketch click on the link here. If you are like me and LOVE sketch challenges, head over to her Blog for both Card Sketch & Scrapbook Layout Challenges. Tamara posts them weekly.

Recipe - Elzybells Paper: Kraft Rose Red, Rose Red dp, Whisper White Ink: Black Other: Scalloped Circle Punches Mega & Giga, Scalloped Scissors, SU Markers, Twine & Linen Thread, Tool Kit, Cuttlebug

Hope all of you are enjoying your weekend, Stay well! Jennifer :)

Verve Guest Designer Challenge

I made these cards for the chance to be Verve's Honored Guest Designer. Head over to Julee's Blog "Poetic Artistry" for weeekly sketches and a chance to win beautiful stamps. Here is this week sketch if you too would like to play.

Recipe - Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Always Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Patterened paper Flowers for You, Vellum c.s. Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose Other: Tool Kit, Boho Blossoms Punch, SU Brads, Word Window Punch, Clear Spica glitter pen

Recipe - Stamps: Always Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Cameo Coral Patterened paper Spring Flowers Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral Other: Boho Blossoms Punch, Word Window Punch, SU Brads

All cards are to be submitted by February 15th, 2008. A winner will be announced on Monday, February 18 and will be the Honored Guest for the month of March. The Honored Guest will receive the same kit the Design Team receives, including pre-releases of the new Verve sets releasing in March. PLUS... Verve will also be doing some random prize drawings throughout the contest, so be sure to get your cards submitted! There is no limit to the number of cards you can submit, and the contest is open to everyone!

Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer :)