Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Card For June...

Here is a special card I made for June. My dad was over for Easter and its seems as though she is sicker the she is telling us kids! I guess being a parent we want to protect out children as much as we can & that includes the REAL truth about what the doctors are saying. I have been sending June cards at least once a week but now I will be sending them a little more often! I want her to know we are thinking of her and praying that she gets better everyday! Please keep June in your prayers...

Mojo30 Two Hearts, One Lifetime...

Here is a fun card I designed for Julee's Mojo Sketch Challenge "Mojo30". I LOVE Julee's sketches and try to play every week. When I saw the "Anniversary Birds" for sale last month I ordered them right away! The "Phoebe" by Basic Grey, goes so well with these stamps. Cindy Haffner sent me some of this yummy paper for my Birthday a few months ago.

Tip: I used a piece of tape to hold down the piece of cardstock that I stamped the bird on. I took my Soft Sky ink pad and dragged it down over the piece of cardstock a couple of times. The bird was stamped again in chocolate chip on some of the background paper and glued on over the stamped image. The leaves were stamped on the green background paper and cut out. If you have some beautiful paper you have been saving, try this fun tip. Fun but simple!

Thanks for stopping by,

FS60 Happy Mother's Day...

Here is one of many cards I will be making for this Mother's Day. I designed this card for today's Featured Stamper "FS60". Laura has an amazing Gallery FULL of beautiful cards. I was truly inspired by her work and have many favorites in her Gallery. Since its late, I am only CASEing one for tonight, I hope to stamp some more tomorrow. Here is the card I was inspired by from Laura's Gallery on Splitcoast.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my Blog!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

SC169 Wishing You A...

Today's challenge over at Splitcoast is the Sketch Challenge "SC169". I just LOVE this challenge over at Splitcoast. The sketch today was inspired by one of my favorites Leslie Miller. You can view Leslie's beautiful card here. For my card, I used the sketch but turned it sideways. I needed to so I could use this adorable stamp set from Verve Visual called "Anniversary Birds".
Thanks for stopping by & ALL of your sweet comments!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

TLC161 Sweet Hello...

Here is a fun card I designed for two challenges. The first one is for this week's Try A New Technique Challenge "TLC161". The second challenge is one from "Mothers & Daugthers Creations". We are to create the flap card using any products from Mothers & Daughters Creations.

Please stop by Tamara, Lynda & Maria's Blog for more fun cards and inspiration...

Thanks for stopping by,

CC159 So Happy Together...

Today's challenge over at Splitcoast is the Color Challenge "CC159". LOVE this color combo, what about you? I used my NEW images from Verve Visual called "Anniversary Birds" & The sketch is from Cindy's My Favorite Thing challenge "MFTSC23", click on this link to see this fun sketch.

Thanks for stopping by & Don't forget to enter for the Blog Candy Giveaway!

Monday, March 24, 2008

FS59 More Birthday Wishes...

Here is my card for this week's Featured Stamper "FS59". Congratulations Amy your work is just stunning! Please stop by Amy's Gallery or Blog "Pickled Paper Designs" for her beautiful cards and inspiration! It was hard to pick a card because they are all truly beautiful, but this card really inspired me.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Blog Candy...

Want to win this yummy pad of paper from Basic Grey? Just leave me a comment telling me what you favorite paper is and you will be entered to win this yummy paper pack. PLUS you will get some of the fun cupcake images I have been using for the past few days.

I will pick a lucky winner on March 31st.
Good luck!

Friday, March 21, 2008

MORE Blog Candy...

I have a lot of Birthday's coming up and wanted to design some fun cards. I designed this fun & easy layout out for Cut At Home. I stamped the main image on the rectangle nestabilities. The fun patterned paper is NEW from Basic Grey called "Cupcake".

Marcie at Cut At Home, sent me some goodies from Bosskut. I have a fun card to share with all of you tomorrow along with some fun Blog Candy. Please stop by tomorrow for the fun giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by!
Jennifer :)

Finger Puppet Easter Card...

Here is a fun Finger Puppet Card I made for my little ones for Easter. Martha Stewart made these adorable cards the other day on here show and since I make cards, I had to try it! You can find all the instructions plus the bunny template here. Watch complete video here.

For my card I stamped out eggs instead of flowers and sponged on the blue background. For the bunnies I used some fabric instead of felt. Since I don't really know how to sew, I watched this short video on Youtube on the Blanket stitch. It was super easy and really fun to make! If you end up making one of these, please link your card here, I would LOVE to see your cards!
Have a great day! Jennifer :)

Birthday Wishes...

Hello & Happy Friday...
Just want to say thank you for all of your sweet comments & wishes, it really means a lot!!!

I designed this card using my heart nestabilities from Cut At Home. I LOVE these dies and could not wait to create something fun with them. The image is from Hero Arts and the paper is NEW from Basic Grey called "Cupcake".

Since it's snowing here AGAIN... I will be stamping and posting ALL day! We have a busy weekend so I am going to get as much stamping in today as possible. Denny & I have a wedding to go to tomorrow so I don't think I will get in any stamping & Sunday is Easter. I hope to get Sunday's Featured Stamper Challange done early so I can post before our company arrives.

I hope all of you have a great weekend & A Happy Easter!
Jennifer :)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Birthday...

Hello & thanks for stopping by...

Here is a fun card I designed using some of my NEW nestabilities from Cut At Home. I layered the cupcake with Kraft paper and the NEW Basic Grey "Cupcake" line. Please stop by a little later, I will have other cards to share with all of you.
Recipe - Stamp: Hero Arts Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White Patterned paper "Cupcake" by Basic Grey Ink: Black Accessories: Nestabilities, Ribbon

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Senior Designer for Cut At Home...

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SC168 For You...

Hello & Thanks for stopping by...

Before going to bed, I decided to check out tomorrow's Sketch Challenge. The challenge was up early so I decided to quickly post my card before going to bed. Since its kind of late, I will post a little more information on my card tomorrow. For those that sent me emails, I hope I have answered all of them, if not please send me another email, sometimes they get bounced to my junk box.

Have a great day tomorrow & thanks for visiting!
Jennifer :

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mojo29 So Happy Together...

I saw these really cute images from Verve Visual and had to order them. They came over the weekend and I decided to use them on Julee's next Mojo Challenge. Today's card is from Mojo Challange "Mojo29".

Since I LOVE Chocolate and Blue together, I could not resist using these colors for this card. Just to add a little fun detail, I added a scalloped border on the bottom using my corner round punch.

Recipe - Stamp: Anniversary Birds Paper: Close to Cocoa, Soft Sky, Whisper White Ink: Close to Cocoa, Soft Sky Accessories: Mega Scalloped Punch, Creative Memories Circles, SU Love & Happiness Rub-Ons

Thanks for stopping by! Jennifer :)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

FS58 Happy Everything...

Hello & Happy Sunday...

I just want to say a quick hello and thank everyone for their sweet comments and emails. Today's card is for this week's Featured Stamper "FS58" over at Splitcoast. The neat thing about the featured stamper challenges is you get to view some amazing work!!! This week's featured stamper is Becky and her cards are just beautiful ! Congratulation's Becky, here is the card that inspired me!

Recipe - Stamps: A Good Egg, Small Sayings Paper: Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Darling Doodles Ink: Black, Groovy Guava Accessories: Tool Kit, Ribbon, Round Corner Punch (Scalloped Egde)
Hope all of you have a great week!
Jennifer :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

SC167 Sweet Hello...

Hello Bloggers & Thanks for visiting...
This card is for this week's Sketch Challenge "SC167" over at Splitcoast. I still need to make some fun cards for Easter and this was the perfect challenge for my design. If you would like to play, you can view the sketch here.

All images can be found at "Mothers & Daughters Creations".

Recipe - Stamps: Serendipity Stamps Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Soft Sky Prints, So Saffron Ink: Black Staz-on, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, Soft Sky Accessories: Corner Round Punch, SU Ribbon, Mega Circle Punch, Flower Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Blender Pens

Thanks for visiting and I promise to answer emails & send out the diaper template in the next day or two! Jennifer :)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

FS57 Sweet One...

Hello Everyone,
Today is the Featured Stamper Challenge "FS57" over at Splitcoast and as some of you know, this is one of my favorite challenges! I think its the fact that their cards are truly inspiring and it brings more of my creativity out! Today's Featured Stamper is Paris AKA ParisOtremba. Her Gallery is FULL of wonderful and creative cards. This is the card that inspired my case.

If you are interested in the diaper template, please email me at:

Thanks for visiting, Jennifer :)
PS... I will post recipe and share more cards a little later in the day!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Too Cute For Words...

Hello & Happy Saturday!

I got these silly scalloped circles from the Stampin' Up! Mini Occasions Collection. At first I really did not care for them, they are NOT a card, its just a plan piece of cardstock that is scalloped. Well, after making two cards with them, I am really glad I ordered them. They come in 3 colors - Groovy Guava, Soft Sky & Wild Wasabi. 12 in all PLUS you will get 12 Chocolate Chip envelopes.

For my card, all of the large circles were made using the creative memories circles. The white scalloped piece in the center was done using the corner round punch from Stampin' Up! The image was stamped using black staz-on onto watercolor paper and watercolored using my ink pads. Just for a little glitter, I added some Star Dust stickles on the egg & flowers.

All images can be found at "Mothers & Daughter Creations".

Recipe - Stamps: Serendipity Stamps, SU Rub-Ons Paper: Watercolor, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Soft Sky Prints, So Saffron Ink: Black Staz-on, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, Soft Sky Accessories: Corner Round Punch, SU Ribbon, Scalloped Punch, Circle Punch, Star Dust Stickles Technique: Watercoloring

Thanks for visiting and all of your wonderful comments! Jennifer :)

Mojo#27 I Heart Sweets...

Here is a fun card I made for two challenges. The first one is for the fun "Mojo Sketch Challenge #27". The second is for a fun challenge a group of us from the "Up Late & Stamping" thread decided to do. Cindy was challenging us to use Cranberry Crisp, Buckaroo Blue & Close to Cocoa for the colors. Then we were to use sketch #27 from Julee's "Mojo Madness Contest".

If you have some time, check out Cindy, Lynda, Amy & Diane's cards, they are just beautiful!!!

Recipe - Stamps: Tiers of Treats, Sweet on You & Small Sayings Paper: Close to Cocoa, Buckaroo Blue, Cranberry Crisp, Patterned Paper Ink: Black Staz-on, Close to Cocoa, Cranberry Crisp Accessories: Tool Kit, Cranberry Crisp Ribbon, Circle Punches

Have a great weekend! Stop by later, I will be posting cards all weekend, Jennifer :)

Friday, March 7, 2008

Baby Chick Card...

Hello Everyone & Happy Friday!
I have been working on some fun cards and wanted to share this cute card with you. I thought about this chick and how cute he is. Well, I thought of this really sweet idea about adding a little diaper to it, not only can you use this set for an Easter card but also for a darling baby card too.
Please email me if you would like the template, I still have to figure out how to publish my work on the internet!

I hope you stop by soon, I will have another sweet card or two too share with all of you!

Recipe - Stamps: A Good Egg, Word on Word Paper: Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Patterned Paper (Archivers) Ink: Ballet Blue Accessories: Linen Thread, SU Buttons, Scalloped Scissors.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

CC156 Thinking of You...

Its late but I decide to wonder over to Splitcoast before shutting down the computer. I noticed the Color Challenge was posted and I still had a little mojo left in me, so I stamped up another card to post for all of you late time bloggers! LOL :) This is for Color Challenge "CC156". If you would like to view more cards with the color combination, click here.

I was inspired to use this scalloped note cards from Stampin' Up! for a fun challenge that Lynda & I made up at the last minute. If you have these wacky note cards from Stampin' Up! and would like to play, The challenge is to decorate your wacky circle card. If you post your card on Splitcoast, please use "ULAS" in the keywords.

All images can be found at "Mothers & Daughter Creations".

Thanks for visiting & hope to share more cards with you tomorrow.
Jennifer :)

Monday, March 3, 2008

Quick Peek...

Here is a quick peek of a card I just got done stamping. I will post a little something & the recipe tomorrow.

Thanks for visiting, Jennifer :)

TLC158 Embrace Life...

If you like to emboss you might like this challenge & technique. For today's challenge "TLC158"you are to stamp an image onto vellum paper and then deboss it with a stylus. Click here for step-by-step directions.

For my card, I first stamped the images on a piece of vellum 3 x 4 with Black staz-on. After that dried, I turned the vellum over and used my stylus to color in the areas I wanted to deboss. Don't worry the vellum does turn white while you are embossing. Just for a little more fun I added some random polka dots to the piece as well.

Recipe: Stamps: Embrace Life Paper: River Rock, Patterned Paper Ginger Blossom, Vellum Ink: Black Staz-on Accessories: Ribbon

Thanks for visiting!
Jennifer :)

Blog Candy Winner...

I have a winner... Congratulatons Allison from "Embellished Paper" you have WON the Blog Candy Giveaway! I used the random number selector to choose the winner. Please email me your address so I can mail you your goodies.
Next month I will be my celebrating my Blog Anniversary... There will be 3 winners and you will have the chance to win some amazing stamps, paper and accessories!
Thanks again for all your wonderful and thoughtful comments it really means a lot!
Jennifer :)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

FS56 So Sweet of You...

Hi & Happy Sunday! Here is my card for today's Featured Stamper "FS56". Mary AKA "Petal Pusher" was picked, her Gallery & Blog are amazing. If you have a few minutes, you might want to check it out! Here is the card that inspired me. I had just a few minutes to work on a quick card. I will post the recipe a little later.

Have a great day & Thanks for visiting! Jennifer :)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Watercolored Blooms...

Here is a card I designed for a special friend of mine. Even though we don't see eachother as often as we like, I need to send a little hello! I used the NEW set "Bloomin' Beautiful" from the NEW Stampin' Up! Mini Occasions Collection. The main image was watercolored and then the spritz tool was used once the image was dried.

Patterned Paper can be found at "Mother's & Daughter Creations".

Recipe: Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful Paper: Kraft, Patterned Paper Memory Box, Watercolor Paper Ink: Black Staz-on, Rudy Red, Old Olive Accessories: SU Old Olive Polytwill ribbon, Dew Drops, Oval Nestabilities, Oval Creative Memories, SU Close to Cocoa Marker, Spritz Tool.

Thanks for visiting & Don't forget to sign up for the Blog Candy drawing! Jennifer :)

IC117 You Make Me Happy...

Hello & Happy Saturday! I woke up to the sound of snow melting so I am in a great mood. I also got to stamp all day and have several cards to share with all of you.

Today's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast was "IC117". For this week's Inspiration Challenge, you are to be inspired from the picture above. The picture is beautiful and my inspiration came from the picture on the back wall. What inspires you from this photo?
Hope all of you are enjoying your weekend, please stop by a little later for another special card I have been working on!

Recipe - Paper: Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Patterned Paper Accessories: Heart Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Janome Mini Sewing Machine, Grosgrain Ribbon, Rub-Ons