Saturday, February 28, 2009

Geisha Anya

Hey there! I've got a quick post for you today. I just love Anya & Ian and as soon as I saw this Geisha Anya digi image I was in love!

I got my new Basic Grey paper in the mail yesterday and I couldn't resist using it with this image. The colors are so bright and cheery and right up my ally! :D I color Geisha Anya with my Copics and added some sparkle to her kimono with my Copic Spica Glitter Pen, but of course you can't see it in the pic. I did some stitching and added some flowers and brads and called it done.

Well, that's it for me today! I'm off to enjoy a movie with my hubby! :D ~ Jenn

Stamps: Geisha Anya (The Greeting Farm) & Say It In Style (CTMH) Paper: Basic Grey Marrakech 6x6 Paper Pad & White Daisy & Moonstruck CS (CTMH) Ink: Copics Accents: White Daisy Brads (CTMH), Janome Sew Mini, Flowers (Making Memories), Oval Nestabilities, & Copic Spica Glitter Pen

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hey there!!!

Hope everyone's Wednesday is going well! :D It's been over a week since I've posted, but I've just been super busy lately. I've been trying to finish reading Breaking Dawn...the last of the Twilight books. I am so close to finishing so hopefully this weekend I'll be done!!! Another bummer is that my computer monitor at home has gone bye bye! It has been giving us trouble for a while now, and it finally quit on us last week so I am patiently waiting to get another one. In the meantime, I am gonna use my husbands laptop...but I am not too fond of it.

I really hope to have something for you tomorrow, my new Bella stamps just arrived and I can hardly wait to get them inky! :D Till then take care! ~ Jenn

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mojo Monday #74

Well it's back to work for me today...ugh! LOL!!! I really enjoyed my day off. I was able to work on a few cards and I even got to take a little nap! :D Here is my card for Mojo Monday #74. This card took me a little longer than normal. I kept messing with the ribbon trying to get it right and I ended up tearing a piece of my image panel. I tried to fix it without having to do the whole image again, but I just couldn't make it work.

I stamped my image in Chocolate Ink and embossed it with Clear Embossing powder and I stamped the leaf branch with Juniper Ink and embossed it as well. I sewed each panel and added brads to the corners. I stamped the sentiment with Sorbet Ink and layered it on a piece of Prism Bitter Chocolate CS and rounded the corners with my corner rounder. I then added some Cocoa ribbon and the whole image is pop dotted onto my base.

Well I hope everyone has a fabulous Tuesday! It's another boot camp class for me this evening. My brother can bring friends and family for two weeks and the classes are might as well take advantage and go to as many as I can! Take care ~ Jenn

Stamps: Anniversary Birds (Verve Stamps) Paper: Perfect Day (CTMH) & Prism Bitter Chocolate CS Ink: Chocolate, Juniper & Sorbet Ink (CTMH) Accents: Colonial White Brads & Cocoa Ribbon (CTMH), Sewing Machine, Pop Dots, Corner Rounder & Clear Embossing Powder

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bluebell Bittybloom TECC55

Here's my card for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #55. I have to admit that this sketch was a bit intimidating to me, but once I got working on was fine! I've had these bittyblooms for a while, but haven't been able to ink them up till bare with me! LOL!!! :D

I stitched each panel to my base...I just {heart} my sewing machine. I stamped Bluebell Bittybloom with Brilliance Graphite Black Ink onto White Daisy CS. I colored her with my CTMH Markers and cut her out with my Circle Nesties and pop dotted her onto my base. I then stamped "sweet friend" in the top right hand corner and added a flower and button and called it done.

Sorry for the short post today. I've got a few things to take care of and then I'll be back to my stamping room stamping the afternoon away! :D Take care ~ Jenn

Stamps: Bluebell Bittybloom (Stamping Bella) & February Word Puzzle (CTMH) Paper: Making Memories Paperie Poolside & Greenhouse, White Daisy CS (CTMH) & Prism CS Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black , CTMH Markers & Outdoor Denim Ink (CTMH) Accents: Colonial White Brads, White Daisy Flower & Waxy Flax (CTMH), Creative Cafe Button, Circle Nesties & Scalloped Cirlce Nesties, Sewing Machine, Paper Piercer & Pop Dots

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Poppy Bittybloom SFYTT

Hey there, I'm back with another post today! It's been just a fabulous Sunday...we went to church this morning and then went downtown to eat lunch with my brother. It's been a very joyous and relaxing day...spending time with the people I love. When we got home I settled into some comfy clothes and told my hubby that I'd be stamping the rest of the afternoon! :D I loved Jen's sketch when I saw it and I've been chomping at the bit since yesterday to get it done!

ETA: I took another pic of this card because after I posted it I decided to put a sentiment on it. When I took the first pic it didn't have one.

I inked up Poppy Bittybloom for this one...isn't she just the sweetest?!?!?! I also used some of my new paper that I got at my LSS's by Making Memories called Paperie Rouge & Mocha. The papers in that collection are just sooo yummy! :D I added some White Daisy Flowers, Brads and Ribbon and called it done! :D

Well I hope everyone enjoys their evening! I'll be in my room stamping and waiting for my Sunday shows to come on...Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters. Take care ~ Jenn

Stamps: Poppy Bittybloom (Stamping Bella) Paper: Making Memories Paperie Rouge & Mocha, Prism CS and White Daisy & Blush CS (CTMH) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & CTMH Markers & White Daisy Ink (CTMH) Accents: White Daisy Brads, White Daisy Flowers, Hollyhock Brads and Hollyhock Organdy Ribbon (CTMH), Sewing Machine & Pop Dots

My Creative Space...

Hey there...Happy Sunday! :D I hope everyone enjoyed a special Valentine's Day with their sweeties! :D My husband and I went to dinner and then came home and watched some movies. He surprised me with roses during the day and when we went to dinner he gave me a gift card to Massage Envy...and I can't wait to use it!!! LOL!!! :D

Well I didn't' get to create yesterday, but I did finally get my husband to hang my Making Memories shelf above my scrapping table so I could have everything in one place. So, after I organized everything I took some pictures to show you all! I figured I better do it now since it's all clean. ;)

So here is where all the magic happens!!! LOL!!! :D I make cards in a small space in our bedroom (I guess it's better than the kitchen table) that's between my armoire and a big window. My little card table can get messy quick...but I love my space! One day when we get a house I hope to have my own little room...till then this works for me!

Here's a side view...

In this pic you can see all my yummy ribbon that I have arranged by color. And there's my table with all my goodies. That pink and white checkered basket is what I keep my trash in and I have two brown wicker baskets right beside it. The one next to my trash bin is where I keep all my embellishments and second one is where I keep all my Cuttlebug Folders, Nesties and Paper Prettie stamps! :D Next to the baskets is a plastic white organizer. I keep my CTMH and Copics in there, as well as few tools and stamped images. The little white pail next to the organizer is where I keep my scissors, tombow, bone folder, and paper piercer. And underneath my table is where I keep my Janome Sew Mini and my Cuttlebug. No way can I fit all that on this small table...but it works!

Here's a close-up view of my shelf. It has all my goodies on my stickles, CTMH buttons, Primas, CTMH Ribbon and Brads and all my ink! I wanted to put all my punches up there, but they wouldn't fit. So right next to my chair is where I keep a basket of all my punches and I also have a jar that sits right by the punches that all my buttons are in! :D

Well I hope you enjoyed the pics! I'm off to church this morning...but I'll definitely be back with something later on to show! Till then have a blessed Sunday and take care! ~ Jenn

Friday, February 13, 2009

50's Sweethearts

It's Friday, its' Friday!!! :D I am so glad that Friday is here because I have a three day weekend...woohoo!!! I have some things that I need to take care of on Monday, but my husband is also leaving on another trip so I also want to spend some time with him before he leaves. Hopefully this is that last trip he'll have to take for a while.

Well I have the cutest card (IMHO) to share with you today!!! LOL!!! While browsing through blog land...I've seen some uber cute stamps that I couldn't wait to get my hands on. They are from The Greeting Farm and they are Anya & Ian stamps...and oh my are they cute! I was browsing through the Greeting Farm website and I came across the Club Anya blog. And searching through there I found this gorgeous card that Sandra made and I knew I just had to have them!!! Check out Sandra's blog because she is amazing!!! So I jumped in and got some digital about instant gratification!!! LOL!!! :D I printed them on cardstock and I was set! :D

I thought this would make a cute Valentine card! I will give this to my hubby on Valentine's day and stick the other card I made for him in his suitcase for his trip! I colored Anya & Ian with my Copics and layered them on a piece of Black & Baby Pink CS. My base is a 4 1/2" x 9" piece of White Daisy CS. I layered it with a piece of Embossed Polka Dot Black CS. And of course this card wouldn't be complete without some stitching on it. I then added four Cranberry brads and pop dotted my image to the base. For the sentiment I just used my circle punches and stamped "Be Mine" in Cranberry Ink and pop dotted it onto my image. And there you have it...a super cute Valentine for my cutie! :D

Well that's it for me...I hope everyone enjoys their weekend and has a fabulous Valentine's Day with thier loved ones! :D Take Care ~ Jenn

Stamps: 50's Sweethearts DS (The Greeting Farm) & Say It In Style (CTMH) Paper: Black CS, Pink & White Daisy CS (CTMH) Ink: Copics & Cranberry Ink (CTMH) Accents: Cranberry Brads (CTMH), Circle Punches, Sewing Machine & Pop Dots

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bella Sketch Challenge #67

Hey there! Well I've finally had the chance to ink up my Daisy Bittybloom from Stamping Bella...yay me!!! :D I just loved these when I first saw them...they are just so super cute! :D Gerber Daisies are my absolute favorite flower so I just knew I had to have this stamp as soon as I saw it! :D I placed another order with Stamping Bella yesterday since she was offering free shipping! I just couldn't pass up the chance to get some more of those adorable Huggabugs...I'm thinking they're gonna be my newest obsession! LOL!!! :D

I decided to take a break from my most recent obsession {Basic Grey Bittersweet} and use some new paper by Making Memories called Chloe's Closet. It's just the cutest paper pack ever and it just makes everything so fun and cheery! :D I stamped Daisy Bittybloom with Brilliance Graphite Black Ink and colored her with my Copics and CTMH Markers. I outlined her with my Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen...but you can't see all that shimmer in the really came out cute! I decided to continue with my other obsession as of late which is sewing everything in site! So I sewed each panel I made except for the border of hearts! :D I added a few Colonial White Brads and some Primas and called it done. I didn't add a sentiment because I'm not sure what it should be! Anyone have any suggestions...I would love to hear them?!?!?!

Well that's it for me today! Hope everyone has a fabulous Thursday! :D ~ Jenn

Stamps: Daisy Bittybloom (Stamping Bella) Paper: Chloe's Closet (Making Memories), Orange Prism CS & Buttercup, Twilight & White Daisy CS (CTMH) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black Ink, CTMH Markers & Copics Accents: Colonial White Brads (CTMH), Primas, Martha Stewart Heart Punch, Sewing Machine, Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen & Pop Dots

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sweet Love...

Happy Wednesday everyone! :D Just a few more days closer to the weekend...yippeee! :D I worked on a few cards last night, but I couldn't get a good picture of one I wanted to show you this morning. So I will show you my last Pink, Brown & Bittersweet card combo that I have. I hope your not too getting tired of this combo and paper...I promise this will be the last one for a while....I just couldn't help myself!!! LOL!!!

I used some Prism CS for my base that I got from my LSS, but I can't remember the color for the life of me. I also picked up some sweet Embossed Pink Polka Dot CS while I was there too...but it didn't have a label so I'm not sure who makes it. This card came together fairly quickly. Can you tell I am LOVING my sewing machine?!?! I think I have sewed on the last few cards that I have done and I just can't get enough of it! :D My focal image is a set of stamps called Sweet Love...I {heart} this stamp set! I stamped them in Hollyhock, Desert Sand, Blush & Cocoa...alternating each color. I've seen a lot of cards lately with the ribbon hanging off just a bit and tied with a button and string of some I thought I would try that. I just love the way it looks! :D

Well that's about it for me today! I'll be back tomorrow with another share...till then have a fabulous hump day! :D ~ Jenn

Stamps: Sweet Love (CTMH) Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet Paper Pad , Prism CS & White Daisy & Baby Pink CS (CTMH) Ink: Cocoa, Hollyhock, Blush & Desert Sand (CTMH) Accents: White Daisy Brads & Mini Medley White Daisy Flower (CTMH), Pink Button, Hemp, Sewing Machine, Martha Stewart Heart Border, Brown Satin Ribbon & Pop Dots

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #54

Hey there! I've got a quick post for you today. Seems like I'm always a day late when it comes to challenges, but I love to do Taylor's challenges when I here is my card for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #54.

I hope I didn't go too overboard with all the patterns in this may be too busy for some out there. I used Basic Grey's Bittersweet paper again...I can't get enough of this stuff! I also did a bit of stitching and inked up a lot of my edges on this card and I just love the look it gives. I {heart} the little "XOXO" circle. My husband and I always say that or text's sweet. So this will definitely be one of the cards that I give him...he'll love it! :D

So anyone out there been watching the Bachelor?!?!?! I have to say that I hadn't watched the show the past few seasons, but I am hooked this season!!! Next week's episode looks really good and I think Jason will end up with either Molly or Melissa. Guess we'll just have to wait and see! :D Well that's it for me today...hope everyone has a fabulous day! ~ Jenn

Stamps: Soul Mates (CTMH) Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet, Bazzill Bitter Chocolate CS & CTMH Baby Pink & White Daisy CS Ink: Cocoa & Blush (CTMH) Accents: White Daisy Brads (CTMH), Martha Stewart Heart Punch & Pop Dots

Monday, February 9, 2009

Topiarybella Valentine...

Hey there...Happy Monday to you all!!! :) weekend was crazy and I am super sore from going to Boot Camp on Saturday. I don't think...well I know that I have never worked out that hard before. After the torture was all done, I came home, took a shower and was pretty useless after that...LOL!!! So I didn't get to work on any cards till yesterday and this was one of them. I just recently got my Bittersweet papers from Basic Grey and decided to pair it Topiarybella that I just ordered. This card took me way too long to complete. My sewing machine was giving me fits yesterday, but once I got it fixed I was able to stitch on my card and so love the outcome!

I stamped Topiarybella with Memento Tuxedo Black twice, once onto White Daisy CS and again onto my Bittersweet dp and then colored her with my CTMH markers and Copics. I also added some shimmer with my Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen to her little heart bag, headband and the hearts on the looks so sparkly IRL. I cut her out using my Oval Nesties and pop-dotted her onto my card base. I then added a few Primas with buttons and called it done! :D I'm not sure what sentiment I will use for this card so I just decided to leave it off for now. Well that's it's for me today, hope everyone has a Fabulous Monday! ~ Jenn

Stamps: Topiarybella (Stampingbella) Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet, Bazzil Bitter Chocolate CS & CTMH Baby Pink & White Daisy CS Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics & CTMH Markers Accents: Colonial White Brads & Waxy Flax (CTMH), Primas, Buttons, Copic Spica Glitter Pen, Oval Nesties & Pop Dots

Friday, February 6, 2009

Emporium Happy Birthday...

Woohoo...I'm so glad today is finally Friday!!! Tonight is my card class and the card I'm showing you today is one we will be doing. I really wanted to use my Emporium paper and make a guy birthday card. My brothers birthday is next month so this will be a good one to give him!

I am absolutely in love with this Emporium's got such great colors and patterns. It's a pretty simple card so I won't go into detail. Sorry this post is short and sweet today...I've got alot to do before tonight comes around. I just got my Basic Grey Bittersweet paper in the mail yesterday so I'm hoping I can work on some Valentine cards this weekend. Wish me luck this weekend...I'm going to join my brother and attend a Boot Camp exercise class on Saturday...YIKES! My brother does it twice a week and asked if I wanted to join him. Let's just hope I can get out of bed the next day...LOL!!! :D Take care girlies and have a fabulous weekend! ~ Jenn

Stamps: Happy Birthday (CTMH) Paper: Emporium & Cocoa, Crystal Blue, Colonial White & Buttercup CS (CTMH) Ink: Cocoa & Buttercup (CTMH) Accents: Buttons & Colonial White Brads (CTMH), Waxy Flax, Paper Piercer & Pop Dots

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #53

Hi there! :D I can't believe it's Thursday already...where does the time go?!?! I've been trying to get over a cold for the past week and the last two nights I've been able to sleep through the night without coughing so I think the worst is over! I've been pretty productive at work this week and I'm starting to be able to see my desk again! Ever been that busy where you think there's no way you're gonna catch up?!?! Well I'm glad to say that I'm catching up and it feels super duper good! LOL!!! :D

Here's my card for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge. I am super proud as this is an all CTMH it when I do that! :D When this Perfect Day paper came out I wasn't too sure about it...but it's really starting to grow on me...I love these colors together!!! And do you see the stitching?!?! Well I finally put my new Janome Sew Mini to work and I think I did an OK job. I was worried since this is the first time for me to sew ANYTHING, but I think it came out fine! :D Well that's it for me today. I'm having a card class tomorrow so I'll be finishing my last card for the class and cutting paper tonight. Take Care ~ Jenn

Stamps: Cupcake Sprinkles & Annotations (CTMH) Paper: Perfect Day & Cocoa, White Daisy & Sorbet CS (CTMH) Ink: Cocoa & Sorbet (CTMH) Accents: Sorbet & Juniper Brads, White Daisy Flowers, Paper Piercer & Pop Dots