Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Oh where oh where...

Has my mojo gone?!?! Oh where oh where can it be?!?! LOL!!! Hey there! Sorry for the lack of posting, but I have just been mojo-less for the last few days! I've tried...I've really, really tried to make a card, but nothing ever comes of it.

Last night I sat down to do a sketch challenge and after two hours I only had my card base done! Every image I stamped or colored I ended up not liking...ever feel like that? I don't know what it is? I even went to my LSS and bought some new papers and cardstock and that didn't even get my mojo going...what's up with that?!?! Something is seriously wrong....LOL!!! :) All I know is that things have been really busy here lately...between work, multiple doctor visits and boot camp, I just can't seem to get anything done which has been very stressful. Oh well, I hope you'll bare with me till I get something created. I just might post a card I made on Sunday tonight...if I can get a good pic of it this afternoon. Till next time, hope all is well with you and take care! ~ Jenn

Thursday, March 26, 2009

How Sweet!!!

Well I don't have anything crafty today. I've been totally exhausted this week and last weekend I didn't get as much done as I wanted to. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this weekend I can get some crafty stuff done.

I do have this super cute award that Beth, Kari, Lori & Barb sent me. All of these ladies are so super sweet and always leave the most nicest comments on my blog-o! I visit their blogs daily and they are just so talented and have some amazing inspiration on their blogs, so make sure you stop by and visit them, k!!! :)

Now I need to list 10 of my faves, which is impossible because I visit alot of blogs and love everyones!!! So including the ladies above I will list 10 that I frequent daily in no particular order!!! :)

Sparkle - Sparkle Creations

Amy Rohl - Ink About Me

Naomi - Naomi's Space

Stacey - Crafting Adventures of a Left Handed Blonde

Jena - Live, Love, Laugh, Scrapbook!

Jodi - Stamping a Latte

Jessie - Can You Say Addicted To Stamps

Amy - Tsuruta Designs

Laurel - Laurel's Place

- Canvasses of Poetry & Prose

Well that's it for now, hope you all have a nice day and I'll be back soon with something crafty to share! :) ~ Jenn

Monday, March 23, 2009

Two Challenges in One

Hey there! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, mine was good but busy. We went out looking at computers on Saturday. I think we went to about every store that sells computers to price the same one out. We did a lot of running around, but I think we've found one that we like, we just need to go and get it now.

I've been busy at my craft table whittling away at some cards to post this week! My card today combines two challenges. The first challenge being Dawn McVey's very first color challenge called Raspberry Suite Color Challenge Week 1. Dawn's cards are always so fun, bright and cheery and I couldn't wait to get started on the color challenge! :D The sketch is Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #10.

Sophia was stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black Ink onto White Daisy CS. I then colored her with my Copics and cut her out with my Rectangle Nesties. I matted her onto a piece of Bazzill Bitter Chocolate CS and added a couple of Primas. I used some more paper from the DCWV Citrus pack...it's slowly becoming my new favorite! I also did some stitching and added three different sizes of CTMH White Daisy brads.

Well that's it for me today...it's back to another week of work! :) I wish I had another day off just to recuperate from my busy weekend...LOL!!! Take care and have a fabulous day!!! ~ Jenn

Stamps: Cuddle Me Sophia (Paper Pretties) Paper: DCWV Citrus Pack, Bazzill Bitter Chocolate CS & White Daisy & Watermelon CS (CTMH) Ink: Cocoa Ink (CTMH), Brilliance Graphite Black Ink & Copics Accents: White Daisy Bigger & Bitty Brads (CTMH), Rectangle Nestabilities, Janome Sew Mini, Primas, Corner Rounder & Pop Dots

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fluttering By

Happy Saturday! It felt good to sleep in this morning...even if it was till only 8am. Last night I worked on Taylor's sketch, and since my Sophia's were feeling a little bit neglected I pulled out my all time fave "Fluttering By Sophia" and got her inky! :D

I stamped her with Brilliance Graphite Black Ink and colored her with Copics. I cut her out using my Oval Nesties and put her aside. I used some new paper from the DCWV pack called "Citrus." These colors are so fun and springy...I just love it! :) I of course added some stitching and put the center scalloped panel and oval on pop dots and called it done!

I plan on getting some more cards done this weekend because I have a busy week planned next week! I start taking Boot Camp classes twice a week for the next month, so I want to be a little bit pro-active in getting some cards made so I can post throughout the week! :) Because lets be honest...after Boot Camp all I want to do is come home, shower and go to bed! LOL!!! :) Well take care and have a fabulous weekend!!! ~ Jenn

Stamps: Paper Pretties "Flutter By Sophia" Paper: DCWV Citrus Pack, White Daisy & Holiday Red CS (CTMH), Bazzill Green CS Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Copics Accents: Prima Flower, CTMH Holiday Red Button & White Daisy Bitty Brads, Janome Sew Mini, Pop Dots, Corner Rounder, Oval Nestabilities & Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Porcelain Cupcakes

Hey there! I'm back with another card to share with you today...and it's not a BELLA! :) I decided to pull out my What's Up Cupcake? set from MFT and do Taylor's sketch from last Friday! And of course I had to use my new Basic Grey Porcelain Paper! I've had this paper for weeks and just haven't found the right thing to use it on till now. The paper is so elegant and I thought these cupcakes would go perfect with it! :)

I stamped the cupcakes in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored them with my Copics. Once dry, I stamped some sprinkles in the same color and add some Chocolate Kaiser Pearls to the tops of each cupcake...looks yummy, huh?!?! Now I added some stitching, but boy was it tough. I thought stitching in a straight line was harder, but I was proven wrong! I have seen many cards where there is stitching, but it's all...let's say "wonky!" I really love that look so that's what I was trying to achieve on my card today. Like I said...practice makes perfect! :)

Well that's it for me...I've got a busy day at work today! Take care! ~ Jenn

Stamps: MFT What's up Cupcake? Paper: Basic Grey Porcelain 6 x 6, White Daisy & Blush CS (CTMH), Bazzill Bitter Chocolate CS Ink: Copics, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink & Cocoa Ink (CTMH) Accents: Prima Flower, Creative Cafe Button, Colonial White Waxy Flax (CTMH), Kaiser Pearls, Pop Dots & Janome Sew Mini

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mojo Monday #78

Hey there, Happy Wednesday! I'm back with another creation just like I said I would be! :) My card today is for Mojo Monday #78. Julee always has fantastic sketches and this one was no exception! I knew right away that I would be using some October Afternoon paper that I had in my stash. To be honest, I'm not even sure what line it's from, but I thought Daisybella would go perfect with it! :)

ETA: I found the name of the line of the October Afternoon paper I used, it's called "Weather Vane". The Polka Dot piece is called Chilly Mornings and the Flower piece is called Sweater Weather.

I stamped Bella in Brilliance Graphite Black Ink and colored her with my copics. I added a gold colored rhinestone to her daisy and matted her on top of some Brown Polka Dot dp and Bazzill Teal CS (not sure of the name so we'll just call it Teal). I used my corner rounder to round all the layered edges and stamped the sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink and set her aside. Next I worked on my base stitching all three strips of paper in place. I added some satin pink ribbon and pop dotted my image to the base and called it done...easy peasy! :)

Well I hope you're not getting tired of seeing Bellas! I know all my other stamps are feeling neglected at the moment, so I promise to have something other than a Bella tomorrow! Til then, I hope you have a fabulous day! :) ~ Jenn

Stamps: Daisybella & Billboardabella Sentiments (Stampingbella) Paper: October Afternoon, Bazzill CS & White Daisy CS & Sunflower TCS (CTMH) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black Ink, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink & Copics Accents: Gold Rhinestone (Michael's), Pink Satin Ribbon, Janome Sew Mini, Corner Rounder & Pop Dots

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Goodluckabella & BSC #71

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! :) Hope everyone has been doing well. Sorry for the lack of posting lately. I've just been super busy and I've also been taking some meds that don't make me feel well so I haven't been crafting much lately. But everything is fine now and I have definitely missed being crafty. I've been itching to color these Goodluckabella images that Sparkle was so kind to send me and make a St. Paddy's Day card with her. I used BSC #71 and flipped the sketch...I just love the way it came out! :)

I colored Bella with my Copics & CTMH markers and added some stitching to the main panel and image. I'm not the best at keeping the paper straight when stitching, but I hope to get better at it....practice makes perfect, right?!?!? I just love the two greens that I paired together with the yellow...so fun and cheery! :) I printed the sentiment from my computer using the French Script font and I really love the way it looks with this card! :)

In this pic you can see where I added some Lime Green Stickles to the clover in her hat and the clovers that she's carrying in her bucket! I wasn't going to pop dot the bucket originally, but while my card was drying from the wet stickles, it fell and the stickles smeared. But I really like the way it looks on the card...so I guess you can say some things happen for a reason!!! LOL!!! :)

Well that's it for me today! I'll be back tomorrow with another card to share so make sure you stop by!!! Hope everyone has a fabulous day! :) ~ Jenn

Stamps: Goodluckabella (Stampingbella) Paper: Chloe's Closet (Making Memories), Bazzill Emerald City CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH) & Sunny Yellow CS (The Paper Company) Ink: Copics & CTMH Marker Accents: White Daisy Brads (CTMH), Janome Sew Mini, Lime Green Stickles, Pop Dots & Circle Punch

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bella Sketch Challenge #70

Happy Wednesday! This week seems to be flying by and that's a good thing. I've got a busy but fun weekend planned...so I can't wait for it to get here! :D Before I go on about this card, I have to apologize for the awful pic! I took it this morning when there wasn't a whole lot of light out yet and it looks all blurry!!! I will definitely be taking another pic when I get home this afternoon. Well not that that's off my chest onto the card shall we!!!! This card is for BSC #70. I thought the sketch was great so I couldn't wait to play, especially since I had some new stamps that needed inking! :D

I've been seeing this October Afternoon paper on a few blogs lately so I knew I wanted to use this paper for my card! I have a few more scraps left so you'll probably be seeing this again! ;) Appley Bowl Huggabugg is so sweet! I colored her with my Copics and added some sparkle to her wings and polka dot dress with my Copic Spica Glitter Pen. I also added some liquid glass to the apples to give it a shiny look, it looks so pretty IRL. I cut out my image with the Labels One Nesties and pop dotted her onto my base. After adding a flower, button & a sentiment she was done! :D I'll be giving this card to my friend tomorrow night at dinner. Her birthday was Monday and we are going out to celebrate!!! I will be making some sweet treats to go along with this card! :D Take care and I hope to be back tomorrow with something new! ~ Jenn

Stamps: Appley Bowl Huggabug (Stamping Bella) & Say It In Style (CTMH) Paper: October Afternoon & CTMH CS Ink: Copics, Brilliance Graphite Black Ink, Moonstruck Marker & Black Ink (CTMH) Accents: Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen, Prima Flower, Black Creative Cafe Button, Colonial White Waxy Flax & Liquid Glass (CTMH), Labels One Nestabilities, Janome Sew Mini, Pop Dots & EK Success Dotted Wave Edger Punch

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dorothy Anya

Hey there! I've got another Anya card to show you today and she is Dorothy Anya. Isn't she the cutest thing ever?!?! I tried to use Jen's SFYTT from a couple of weeks ago, but that totally didn't happen. I used some elements of the sketch, but I couldn't fit Anya into an oval so I just pop dotted her onto my base.

I used some of my new Basic Grey Eva dp for this card and of course I had to add some stitching! I mean what would one of my cards be without stitching?!?! I know...it's a sickness! LOL!!! :D I colored her with my Copics and CTMH Inks & blender pen. I stamped the sentiment with Purple Pansy Ink and added two pink Creative Cafe Buttons and looped some waxy flax through the centers!

Well that's it for me today! I've got alot to do at work today, which I'm glad because it makes the day go buy faster!!! :D Take care ~ Jenn

Stamps: Dorothy Anya Digi Stamp (The Greeting Farm) & Say It In Style (CTMH) Paper: Basic Grey Eva 6x6 Paper Pad & CTMH CS Ink: Copics & Purple Pansy Ink (CTMH) Accents: Swiss Dots CB Folder, Janome Sew Mini, Buttons (Creative Cafe), Pop Dots, Blender Pen & Colonial White Waxy Flax (CTMH)