Friday, October 28, 2011

Thanks for Poppin' in!!!

This weeks challenge is right up my bloggy friend Sarah's alley!!! I can always count on her to give me my daily dose of glitter & sparkles!!! LOVE IT!!! I have channeled her creativity and glittered my cloud and "magic" sparkles surrounding this adorable Sassy Studio, Marry Poppins image. I topped it off with a sentiment using one of Mary Poppins' famous quotes. This has to be one of my top 5 Disney movies. I could watch it over and over. Really i just love anything with Julie Andrews in it. Lol She is such a talented, beautiful lady.

Our sponsors this week are:

Hope you all can take the time to participate in the challenge this week. Our DT has some really beautiful inspiration cards to share with you this. Go check them out and play along!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

If Friends were flowers...

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #87 - Inspiration pic & Pink

This week's challenge is brought to us by our very own talented DT member Dawn. She has chosen an inspiration picture for us to work with.

This week it took me a while to get my idea going. I think I am suffering from Camper's block. (Lol) I got so relaxed that I think I lost some Mojo. I was scanning my Sassy Cheryl images and came across this adorable Button Flower Bag. I pictured the flowers as the dishes in the inspiration picture. I wish my wood DP was a little lighter but I think this will have to do.
Cheryl's images are so versatile! I have used this image before and I love the totally different results you can get. My other one is HERE.

Dawn's Fabulous Inspiration picture:

Look over the picture for a bit and see what you can come up with!!
Looking forward to seeing your creation on the Challenge Blog.

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Button Flowers Bag
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Head in the Clouds, Echo Park - Clover Meadow, EK Success - Polly's PJ's, Stampin' Up - Kraft, Bazzill Basics - Berry Blush, Cosmo Cricket - Nature Walk
Accessories: MS - border punch, Sizzix - Buttons #5, Sweet Petites - pink ribbon

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Christmas Door

Happy Sunday!! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Are you ready to start another week?
We took our camper out for the first time on a short trip to Myrtle Beach. We had a great time and it was a learning experience for us all. Setting up and camping was a blast but taking everything down and unpacking it all was the pits!! I have a couple cards to get done and I am losing steam. Who knew camping could be so tiring? Lol

The image I am sharing with you today is a new one from Just Inklined. I had it colored up before we left and was itching to get it onto a card. There are some really great new Just Inklined Holiday images to check out HERE.
I am slowly getting some Christmas cards done and I am soooo ready to kick in the Season. It doesn't officially start for me until I go to the Dicken's Christmas Show here in Myrtle Beach. I have gone since I was a little girl with my Mom and Grandma and I continue to go and take my kids too. It is a day full of crafters, artists, food and Christmas fun!

Paper: K&Co. - Yuletide pack, Bazzill Basics - Rain Forest & Ruby Slipper
Accessories: Sizzix - Holly w/ Berries, MS - Pine bough punch, Sweet Petites - Red ribbon

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Other Woman...

Technically is was still Thursday when I started typing this post! (Lol)

My hubby Steve got a new toy a couple months ago. He has been looking for an older model Airstream for a while and finally found one about 10 miles away. The picture below was from the day after he brought it home. He has been working on it DAILY and it is really starting to shine. I should be a little jealous of the "other woman" in his life, but I am happy he has found something to "fix". He is one of those people who just CAN NOT sit still.

You do know that I have to make the inside of the camper cute & cozy!!! My crafty friend Linda (Turtle in the Sand) is helping me make new curtains. She is in trouble with my hubby because she calls the camper an M.C.R. ( Mobile Craft Room) Bahahahaha! You have to admit that would be really cool!! Anyway... we went to Hobby Lobby and picked out a "groovy" floral pattern and a matching stripe. We also found those little dangling ball thingies everyone put on their curtains in the 70's to make them look authentic. (I have no idea what they are really called) We are going to make matching throw pillows too!!! I have actually learned a thing or two about sewing. We have also managed to break Linda's sewing machine...imagine that!!! Once we are up and running again I will post more pics of our progress.

Maiden voyage this weekend...wish us luck!

Momma's Little Clown...yep, that's me!

Happy Friday Everyone!!! This week over at Totally Papercrafts we want to see some layers.
Layer on those papers, embellishments, buttons, punches, die just need to layer it!

I have wanted to use this little guy for such a long time! He is so stinkin' adorable!! Since he is Momma's Little Clown I figured what better time to use him than my Mom's Birthday!!! She celebrated her 39th Birthday on the 12th AGAIN!!! How long can this facade go on?? Lol
(Just kidding Mom)

Our Sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps!!
Swing on over and join us for a fun challenge. Just click HERE.

Paper: Graphic 45 - Le Cirque Collection, Dazzle & Delight & Bohemian Floral
Accessories: Queen & Co. - Felt fusion film strip, EK Success - Flower punch & Corner punch, Stanley - mason's twine

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Merry & Bright

It's Christmas Digi Release Day at Whimsy and Stars!!!

Mabelle has some cuties for you in her studio today. She is releasing her Christmas digis and you just gotta check them out. And she is having a sale too!!!! Just click HERE.

For my card this week I used Winter Friends. Aren't they an adorable pair? I had such a good time coloring them. I am getting the "Christmas Fever" and it's only October!! I guess you can never start too early on your Christmas cards.

Image: Whimsy and Stars - Winter Friends
Paper: My Minds Eye - I Believe"Reindeer", Bazzill Basics - Brown, Rain Forest & Ruby Slipper
Accessories: QuicKutz - Tree, MS - Diamond punch & Crystal coarse glitter, iRock - gems, Celebrate It - Holiday ribbon, Stickles, Liquid applique

Happy 1st Birthday Izabella!!!

Time for another fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's!! This week it's Dawn's turn to entertain us and she has decided that she wants us to follow one of her fabulous sketches.
I made this card for my (dare I say it) Great Niece!! How am I old enough to have a Great Niece??? She is turning One tomorrow and I sure wish I could be there to celebrate with her.
She is the cutest little carrot top! We love and miss you Izzy B!!

Dawn's Fabulous sketch!!
So glad so many of you joined in last weeks challenge and looking forward to seeing you this week. Remember, you no longer have to use a Sassy Cheryl's image to play along. BUT...if you do, you will have twice the chance to win that Sassy Cheryl's gift certificate!! So, come play along. Just remember to "Think Pink" and follow Dawn's sketch!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Baby Girl's Gift
Paper: My Minds Eye - Hip & Luxurious, The Paper Studio - Sweet Pea Icons
Accessories: EK Success - Balloom punch, Fiskars - corner punch, Provo Craft - Alphabetterz chip board "1"

Monday, October 17, 2011

Swimming for Katie!

Welcome to the Swimming for Katie Blog Hop!!
If you came here from Jane's blog you are on the right track. I'm sure she had a great bit of inspiration for you. If not, run over to Mina's blog and start at the beginning.

Join us in support of our friend and stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling gastric cancer. Exclusive stamp & digis will be available for sale with 100% of the profits going to Katie and her family. Katie’s cancer story started just before Christmas last year. This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of 3 with her infectious smile was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight. The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post here.

(her story and thoughts)

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1090 Rahway Ave
Avenel NJ 07001

I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation. The following is a list of everyone who has projects posted today. I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate. Thank you!"

Order of the hop:

Now, hop on over to Joyce's blog and enjoy the rest of the hop.
Please keep Katie and her family in your prayers.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Little Pink Houses for You and Me

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #85 - Pink (with a die cut)

This week at Sassy Cheryl's we are still going all out with PINK for breast cancer awareness month. In addition this week, we want you to use a die cut.
I just Loooove Cheryl's bird houses!!! As I was wandering around Hobby Lobby with my friend Linda I found this adorable little die cut sign and birdie embossing folder. I was inspired!!! I was picturing this Country Birdhouse digi and singing "Little Pink Houses" by John Mellencamp . I think he has dropped the "Cougar", since he put out this song, but that's what I still call him. I am a child of the 80's!!! *sigh* Thought I would share the video with you......

Remember, you no longer have to use a Sassy Cheryl's image to play along. BUT...if you do, you will have twice the chance to win that Sassy Cheryl's gift certificate!! So, come play along. Just remember to "Think Pink".

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Country Birdhouse Duo
Paper: The Paper Studio - Poteeka Birds, Bazzill Basics - Berry Blush, Stampin' Up - Kraft
Accessoires: MS - fence border punch, Fiskars - cloud punch, QuicKutz - sign die cut, The Paper Studio - Poteeka Birds embossing folder, Decorative Trim - Lt. Pink gingham ruffle ribbon, Elements - Hemp jewelry cord

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Am I Corny?

Umm....afraid so!
Nothing wrong with being a little Corny.

I did a little paper piecing on this cutie from Whimsy and Stars. It is called Silly Candy Corn and you can find it HERE, along with so many more adorable images for Fall.
These little candies don't last very long around my house. I have a little candy dish with Huey, Dewey & Louie standing around it and it's my job to keep it full the whole month of October. So, I guess you could say my whole Family must be a little corny. (soooo true)

Image: Whimsy and Stars - Silly Candy Corn
Paper: BoBunny - Orange Citrus Dot & Buttercup Flourish, American Crafts - Black textured card stock, Southworth - Linen cover stock
Accessories: Create With TLC - sentiment, Spellbinders - Labels Eighteen,Celebrate It - black/white gingham ribbon, Stickles - diamond

Friday, October 07, 2011

Snowflakes are Kisses...

T.G.I.F. Everybody!!!!
Friday means another fun challenge over at Totally Papercrafts.
The theme for Challenge #87 is Animals.
Pick an image with one of your favorite furry friends and join us, will ya?

Our Sponsor this week is Lili of the Valley!!

"Lili of the Valley is a UK Company which has a simply gorgeous range of unique un-mounted rubber stamps.
There are over 150 adorable images to choose from including the sweetest girls and boys, fabulous wedding and baby designs and of course an amazing array of Christmas cuties! is also packed with hints, tips, tutorials and the LOTV Design Team run a fantastic LOTV Challenge Blog and Inspirations Blog, so you’ll never be stuck for ideas on what to make with these really cute images"
Prize - 2 stamps of the Winners Choice

I hope you all can find the time to join in. What a fun challenge and a fabulous prize!
Happy Crafting!!

I will also be entering this in this weeks challenge at LOTV.
Their theme this week is Let it Snow.

Image: Lili of the Valley - Skating Along
Paper: Bazzill Basics - Ruby Slipper, Stampin' Up - kraft, scraps from scrap box
Accessories: Sizzix - Tim Holtz Weathered Clock, MS - punch, Celebrate It - Brown gross grain snowflake ribbon, MS - Crystal coarse glitter, Inkadinkado - Snowflake/Swirl stamp

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Hope Ewe feel better

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #84 - Think Pink

This week at Sassy Cheryl's we are kicking off breast cancer awareness month with an anything goes long as it's pink!!! I want to mention again that Sassy Cheryl's Challenges have changed. You no longer have to use a Sassy Cheryl's image to play along. However, if you do use a Sassy image your name will go into the drawing twice. That's twice as many chances to win that Sassy Cheryl's gift certificate!!! So pull out that pink card stock, pink DP, pink accessories, pink markers & pencils and get busy.
Good luck and Happy Crafting!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's-Hope Lamb
Paper: My Mind's Eye-Alphabet soup girl "lovely", My Little Shoe Box-Home Tweet Home, Bazzill Basics-Passionate
Accessories: Spellbinders-Labels Three & Standard Circles, Create With TLC-sentiment, Dress It Up-Lamb button, Sweet Petites-Pink Micro Check ribbon

Monday, October 03, 2011

Colors of Fall

It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's time for another another blog hop at
This month's theme, hosted by the very talented Cathy is Colors of Fall.
If you came here from Joyce's blog you are on the right track. If might want to start at Cathy's blog so you don't miss anything. In case you get lost along the way, here is the order of the hop:

Jeni (you are here)

I'm sure you will find tons of inspiration along the way. I have no doubt my fellow team mates have some lovely surprises in store for you. So...grab a cup of coffee, relax and enjoy.

I turned this Christmas wreath into an Autumn wreath with the help of my Copics. There is also a gorgeous Poinsettia Wreath available. Just Inklined has the most beautiful floral images for every season in the Country and Garden section and as you can see they are very versatile.
Now, hop on over to our super talented boss lady Jak's blog and see what she has up her sleve.

Image: Just Inklined - Wreath (2)
Paper: Paper Adventures - Native Quilt, Bazzill Basics - Carob
Accessories: Spellbinders - Classic Square & Fleur De Lis Squares, Stampin' Up - Antique brad

Saturday, October 01, 2011

And the winner is.....

You are gonna have to take my word for it... the True Random Generator chose #16!!
I couldn't figure out how to save the image to copy it into my post. Lol
And that winner is Moni !!!!
Just e-mail me your address and I will get your crafty package in the mail.
Thanks to all of you for entering. Hopefully I will get to 200 followers soon so I can give away some more blog candy.