Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving :) Here is a fun tutorial I found on Youtube creating a turkey out of the Stampin' Up! punches. How about a fun giveaway? Create a project using your Stampin' Up! punches and link your project here, you will be entered to win a homemade card from me along with some fun holiday ribbon. I will announce the winner on Sunday, November 30th.
Note: I did not create this video and do not take any credit in designing the project/s you are about to view.
Have a wonderful holiday with your family & friends and thanks for stopping by Jennifer's Sweet Designs!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Today's card is for this week's Sketch Challenge "SC204" over at Splitcoast. For my design, I used one of my favorite stamps sets by Stampin' Up called "Home for Christmas". For some extra fun detail, I cut the door so it opens, layered the sleigh and added some liquid Applique for a white Christmas affect.
Please stop by tomorrow, I will be posting a little something special on my blog along with a fun giveaway! :)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family & loved ones!!
Hugs & smiles,
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
For my card design, I created this beautiful winter scene using some ink, scraps of paper and some Martha Stewart glitter. I got my inspiration from a card I saw on Splitcoast last week. I just fell in LOVE with her design and technique and had to case it. Here is the card, please take a peek, I am sure you are going to LOVE it too!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Instead of creating a card, I created this card/project to hang on one of my walls this Christmas season. Since we have two floors to decorate, my downstairs is more of a vintage Christmas theme. The colors are warm and the style is more traditional. My upstairs has the fun holiday stuff, kind of like a sugar-plum Christmas tree. LOTS of candy, lights and the fun bright colors of Christmas. :)Here is a picture of our tree downstairs. Our tree is actually 9 ft tall, it took about 6 hours to put the whole thing up! Now that the downstairs is decorated, its time to finish the upstairs. As you all know, LOTS of fun but LOTS of work too! :)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I am having a blast with my NEW stamps from Verve. This adorable snowman is from the Snow Wonderful set. If you would like to see some more samples using this adorable set, check out the Verve gallery.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
For my first sample, I created a fun ornament. This ornament is pretty thick so it will last year after year! Directions for my sample ~ Cut two kraft circles, two kiwi kiss circles and emboss. For extra support, cut a heavy duty cardstock for the middle core. (A cereal box will work well) Using your tab punch, punch out a tab. (This will hold your ribbon/cord) To add a little extra detail, I stitched the kiwi kiss & kraft pieces together and sponged on some white craft ink to make it pop! Put it all together and you got yourself a wonderful holiday ornament.
Monday, November 10, 2008
For my first sample I used Snow Wonderful by Verve. I embossed the background with white embossing powder and added the next layer using my NEW Nestabilities Labels 1 from Cut At Home. For some extra fun, I added some fun stitching & ribbon.
My next sample was made using the Ornamental Christmas stamp set by Verve. I embossed the ornament using white embossing powder. The decorative edge was done using my NEW snowflake border punch by Martha Stewart. This gorgeous background paper is called Alpine Frost from the Mothers & Daughters store.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
For my first sample, I used a frame die from Sizzix. The inside layer was stamped and the Vintage Glow technique was used. The scalloped die was placed on top & decorated with these gorgeous poinsettias. To finish it off, I added some of this beautiful ribbon from Stampin' Up! and another piece of Cardstock was added over that to secure the ribbon.My second sample was done using the Ornamental Christmas set. I just LOVE the these stamps & the vintage glow technique!! The Ornament was layered with another circle that was embossed using the DVine Swirls embossing folder.
Thank you for all of your wonderful comments & stopping by!! I really enjoy your visiting a wonderful & thoughtful comments!! Have a wonderful week,
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Here's is the yummy photo. Doesn't this cupcake look so yummy?! Since I am still playing with my NEW stamps from Verve, I created this fun cupcake topper using Julee's snowman from a NEW set Called Snow Wonderful & Snowflake Splendor. Both sets are being released tomorrow night, November 9th. Stop by the Verve forum tomorrow night, there SIX new sets and three plain jane stamps as well as throwing a fun bash with LOTS of fun samples, you won't want to miss it!! It all starts at 8 pm Eastern, hope to see you there...
Our Creative Corner would also like to welcome our guest designer this week, Taylor VanBruggen. She is the cupcake queen!! :)
If you get a chance, stop by Our Creative Corner, there are many more fun samples to see!!
Friday, November 7, 2008
My First card is for a fun Sketch Challenge for the Verve's Holiday Release Blitz over on the Verve SCS Forum. There are 5 Sketch Challenges and this is #4. Julee is also giving away some awesome prizes!! Complete all 5 challenges & two lucky winners will each win all 6 of the new sets plus the three new plain jane stamps - a $99 value! To view today's sketch and the challenge details, head on over to the Verve Forum. You can also download and print a handy dandy pdf of all 5 sketches if you join the Verve group over on Papercraft Planet.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Here is the recipe ~ Stamps: Hello Pumpkin & Tall Oaks - Verve Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Kraft, Whisper White, Sweet Always - Stampin' Up! Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: Cuttlebug/DVine Swirls - Cut At Home, Nestabilities - Cut At Home, Ribbon, Round Corner Punch.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Later today and into the weekend, I will have more samples to share using more of the Verve holiday release!
Have a wonderful day!!