Monday, June 30, 2008

A Special R.A.K.

Happy Monday...

Here is a special card I made for an on-line friend of mine. Her nephew is in boot camp right now and feeling a bit homesick.

I got this stamp set to make cards for him and this is my first card using this set. If you feel like sending him a card or two, please email me and I can give you the address.

For my card, I colored it in using my prisma colored pencils and gamsol. For a little extra detail, I cut out the soldier and layered it. I am not really sure about the ribbon, but it kind of adds a little something...

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a wonderful week,

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Our Creative Corner Challenge

Happy Saturday...

Thanks so much for stopping by. I have a special card to share for Our Creative Corner challenge. Cindy Haffner is our host for June and for her last week hosting she has picked a challenge to use old Basic Grey paper.

Our Creative Corner would LOVE it if you could play along PLUS if you download you card to either the OCCC Gallery or Our Creative Corner, you will be entered to win a $15 gift certificate from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. You have until July 4th to download your card.

For my card, I really did not know which paper to use. After a while, I finally decided to use patterned paper from the "Blush" line. It is probably my favorite but then again I say that with ALL Basic Grey paper! LOL :)

I started with the Soft Sky carousel notes by Stampin' Up! Just to age it a bit, I sponged close to cocoa around all of the edges. I layered it with whisper white, then some patterned paper by Basic Grey. For extra detail, I sewed the edges and layered a piece of embossed vellum. For a little extra fun, I created this fun pocket using my scalloped punches. To finish off the card, I added some pretty butterflies using some punches from the Martha Stewart line.

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you get a chance, please take look at the other fun samples at Our Creative Corner.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mothers & Daughters Creations Design & Goodie Giveaway

Here is a sweet card I designed using some fun supplies from the Mothers & Daughters Creations store. Every Thursday the Design Team has a weekly challenge. This week we are to create a card using a sketch from Pagemaps. We would LOVE it if you could play along, just pick out a sketch and post it to the "MDC" gallery on Splitcoast.

For my card design, I embossed the bottom portion using my cuttlebug. To make it pop, I dragged my white craft pad across it. The Cupcake was stamped on the Baby Powder - Tiny Tantrum paper. This NEW line is from Imaginisce, its double sided and it comes with fun matching stamps and embellishments.

Please leave me a comment and I will enter you in this "Sweet Blog Candy Giveaway". The winner will be picked July 3rd.

Thanks so much for visiting,
Jennifer :)

Sketches Challenge #50

Happy Thursday!

Just a quick announcement... This Saturday Our Creative Corner has a fun challenge planned PLUS some goodies to go along with it.

I have two cards to post today. My card for Mothers & Daughters Creation will post at 2 pm. Please stop then, I will have some fun goodies to giveaway.

Today's card is for Sketches Sketch Challenge "SC50". We hope you play along. Click on this link to view the details and sketch.

I had so much fun designing this card and I really LOVE how it turned out! Its sad to say but I am using some of my last pieces of the afternoon tea paper by Stampin' Up!

After placing the 3 panels on my card, it looked pretty good. Just adding some simple detail to the card took it from good to great. To finish the card off, I bought the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and added a couple random butterflies.

Thanks so much for ALL of your sweet comments and emails it really means a lot!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

SC182 Wonderful Friend & Card Announcement...

Happy Wednesday...

Today's card is for Sketch Challenge "SC182". If you would like to play, click on this link to view the sketch. If you upload to Splitcoast, please use "SC182" in your keywords.

My cards has a ton of layers but you don't have to use that many. I just got this fun ribbon from Archivers and it sort of played a roll in today's card! I embossed all of the background pieces with the swiss dots embossing folder. The floral paper is called Kitsch'n Floral by Imaginisce. Patterned paper can be found at Mothers & Daughters Creations.

Sweet little baby card giveawy. Congratulations Nancy from (Nancy's Stuff) you won ALL 3 baby cards. Please email me your address.

Recipe - Stamp: All Holidays, Petals & Stems - Verve Paper: Whisper White, Black, Black Tie Optional, Caribbean Cool Ink: Caribbean Cool Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots - Cut At Home, Ribbon, Photo Corner Punches, Tool Kit.

Please stop by tomorrow, I will have 2 cards to share along with some fun goodies for you!

Monday, June 23, 2008

I've been "Tagged"...

Just a fun post... I've been "Tagged" by 4 of my blogging friends...

Debbie Doodles

FairyBlossoms Life

Stamping A Latte


Here are 7 random things I am willing to share with ALL of you! :)

1. I still pick on my blanket?! Not really sure why but it is something I have carried over into my adult life? My 4 year old does it too, its so sweet! :)

2. I have curly hair and can not stand it! Don't tell my 4 year old though, she has it worse then me (Shirley Temple curly) :)

3. I am double-jointed in my fingers.

4. My left pupil is bigger then my right.

5. Chocolate and stamps are my weakness!!!

6. My favorite colors are pink & yellow, I bet you couldn't tell?! :)

7. Last but not least, I would LOVE to move to Maine. How horrible would it be to eat lobster every day? YUMMY!!!

Now it is my turn to tag someone... I picked my friends from "Our Creative Corner" - Lynda Benden, Amy Sheffer, Laurie Schmidlin, Dawn Easton, Cindy Haffner, Denise Marzek .

Thanks for stopping by, I will post some cards on Tuesday,

Coldplay Viva La Vida Live Video

I stopped by Target yesterday and low and behold the NEW Coldplay CD was out and on sale. The funny thing is the CD jumped right into my cart! :)

If you LOVE the video, you will LOVE the NEW album...

Have a great week,

Sunday, June 22, 2008

FS72 Two Cards to Share...

Today's cards are for this weeks Featured Stamper "FS72". I really admire Diane's work and I have many of her cards in my Gallery on Splitcoast. When I found out tonight that Diane was Featured Stamper, I knew which cards I wanted to case right away. Here are the cards that inspired me.

Since it is late, I will post the recipe and directions tomorrow.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, June 21, 2008

OCC Challenge Brads & Buttons

Hello & Thanks for stopping by!
Our Creative Corner is delighted that so many of you have visted our blog, subscribed and played in last weeks challenge! Thanks so much and we hope you continue to enjoy our weekly Saturday challenge!
Cindy is our host for June. For Cindy's challenge, she picked "Brads & Buttons". You are to create a card using at least one brad & one button.
Please stop by Our Creative Corner to check out other fun samples by the Design Team. If you get a chance to play along and post to Splitcoast, please use "OCCC" in the keywords.
Recipe - Stamps: Always Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Spring Silhouettes Accessories: Ribbon, Round Corner Punch, Brads, Buttons, Tool Kit, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Birds & Swirls - Cut At Home, Tool Kit, VersaMark, White Embossing Powder.
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Friday, June 20, 2008

Card Winner Announcement

Just a quick post to announce the winner's for the two baby cards.

Congratulations Grandma Dee & Sue Strozyk, you two were picked using the random generator.

Please email me your address. If you have a favorite please include that in your email. If you both pick the same card then I will just have to surprise both of you!

Thanks so much for your sweet comments!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sweet Little Baby... Card Giveaway!

Happy Thursday!

Well the Design Team from Mothers & Daughters have been busy with our Thursday Challenge! My first card I combined two challenges in one. Tamara's Sketch Challenge "SC49" found here & The Mothers & Daughters Creations weekly challenge.

My cards were done using this darling paper & stamps by Imaginisce. The paper is called Baby Powder and has got to be the sweetest paper I have ever played with! Its so sweet I think I could make cards with it until next year. If you know of anyone expecting, this line is just darling to use! The paper is double sided and comes in both baby boy & baby girl.

Please leave me a comment & tell me what your favorite Stampin' Up set it is. I will pick a winner on June 25th and you will receive ALL 3 cards & some fun Baby Powder paper.

All supplies can be found at Mothers & Daughters Creations.

Recipe - Stamps: Imaginisce Paper: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Baby Powder by Imaginisce Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink Accessories: Nestabilities - Cut At Home, Ribbon, Round Corner Punch

Thanks so much for visiting & all of your wonderful comments,

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mojo42 Goodbye Year After Year... Card Winner Announcement!!!

Hello & Thanks for stopping by today.

I would like to announce the winner for the baby card Giveaway. WOW... My Friend Cindy Haffner won!!! Congratulations Cindy you won the card & some fun goodies from the "Mothers & Daughters Store". Don't worry about sending me your addy, you know I have it already. :) I will be mailing out your goodies tomorrow. :)

Dont' forget to sign up for the other Card Giveaway! There will be 2 winners and I will pick them on June 20th.

I would like to share a card I designed using Julee's Mojo Sketch Challenge "Mojo42". Julee posts NEW Sketches on her Blog everyone Monday and she would LOVE it if you played along!!! Here is the Sketch if you would like to play. If you download your card to Splitcoast, please use "Mojo42" in the keywords.

Recipe - Stamps: Year After Year Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Prints Ink: Black Accessories: Nestabilities - Cut At Home , Ribbon, Buttons.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Our Creative Corner - First Challenge

Today's card is for our first challenge at "Our Creative Corner". Cindy Haffner is our host and she designed a special sketch for everyone. Please check out these amazing samples and play along with us! Every week there will be a NEW challenge along with some fun samples from some of your favorite stampers!

Recipe - Stamps: Petals & Stems, Fluttering By - Verve Paper: Whisper White, Black, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery Ink: Black, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery Accessories: Round Corner Punch, Circle Punches, Cuttlebug, Ribbon

Our Creative Corner would LOVE to see your cards! If you get a chance to upload your cards to Splitcoast, please use "OCCC" in your keywords.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Friday, June 13, 2008

LSC172 Happy Feet...

Here is a quick card for today's Limited Supply Challenge "LSC172". For the challenge you are to "Get Knotty". You are to create a card using knots. You could add a knot image or tie your ribbon in a knot.

My card measures 4.25 x 4.25. I added a little Star Dust Stickles to the bottom of the Penguin. For the lollipop I cut a lollipop stick and added the circle for the sucker. :)

These darling penguin stamps by Memory Box can be found at "Mothers & Daughters Creations".

Please stop by a little later, I have another fun card to share! Have a wonderful weekend,

Thursday, June 12, 2008

MDC Challenge

Happy Thursday & Thanks for stopping by!

Here is another fun card to share using these really cute penguin stamps by Memory Box. I designed it for the Mothers & Daughters Color Challenge. If you would like to play, just think summer. Create a card using any shades of yellow, green or Blue. I would LOVE to see your cards, just post them to my blog!
Stamps can be found at "Mothers & Daughters Creations".
Recipe - Stamps: Penguins At Play Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Flowers For You Ink: Black Accessories: Nestabilities - Cut At Home, Ribbon, Cutter Tool

Well I am off to take the little ones on a wagon ride with my husband. Enjoy the rest of the day with your family! :)

MDC Challenge...

Hello & Thanks for stopping by...

The Design Team at Mothers & Daughters Creations have created a "Color Challenge". You are to create a card using any shades of yellow, green or blue. I have decided to create 3 cards using these 3 colors. If you too would like to play, please post your cards here.

My first card is just a simple design and layout. Since I need to make some fun masculine cards, I decided to use this penguin set by Memory Box called "Penguins At Play". The shorts were stamped on bashful blue cardstock and colored in with my white gel pen.
For more fun samples, please stop by Tamara, Lynda & Maria...

Stamps can be found at "Mothers & Daughter Creations".

Please stop by a little later, I have two more cards to show you using this fun stamp set.


Hello Bloggers...
Today's card is for Sketches Sketch Challenge "SC48". If you would like to play, you can view the details on the challenge and sketch here. I decided not to put a sentiment on my card, that way I have a card for just about any kind of occasion.

Thank you for all of your sweet emails and support! I am in the process of getting back to each and everyone of you. Please stop by a little later, I have a special challenge card to share using some fun supplies from the "Mothers & Daughters Creations" store.

Recipe - Stamps: Fluttering By - Verve Paper: Regal Rose, Cool Caribbean, So Saffron, Whisper White Ink: Regal Rose, Cool Caribbean, So Saffron Accessories: Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Round Corner Punch

I hope all of you are enjoying your week,

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

NEW Blog... "Our Creative Corner"

Happy Wednesday...

Wednesday is finally here, so I can finally announce my exciting secret...

I have created a NEW Blog "Our Creative Corner" with a FABULOUS Design Team! It is made up of 7 ladies who LOVE to stamp and create. We will be posting weekly challenges on Saturday mornings, with wonderful samples. Everyone is invited to play along - we hope you'll join us!

Please help me welcome the "Our Creative Corner" Design Team.

Cindy Haffner - Cindy's Creative Corner

Laurie Schmidlin - Just Give Me Stamps

Lynda Benden - Stamp Act

Our first Challenge will post this Saturday and our first host will be Cindy Haffner. Please stop by Saturday to see our very first challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

SC180 Pick Your Favorite... Card Giveaway!

I created two cards using this week's Sketch Challenge "SC180" over at Splitcoast. If you would like a chance to win one of these cards, please leave me a comment telling me your favorite "Stampin' Up! stamp set. I will pick a winner for each card on June 20th.

Recipe - Stamps: Year After Year Paper: Black, Bashful Blue, Whisper White Ink: Black, Bashful Blue Accessories: Cuttlebug, Buttons, Ribbon, Craft Thread

Recipe - Stamps: Stitched (Background Stamp) All Holidays Paper: Black, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink Accessories: Dew Drops, Round Corner Punch

Thanks for visiting,