Monday, January 31, 2011

Liebster Blog Award!!

First of all....."Thank you for thinking of me Sarah, you have made my day"!

I was tagged by my very dear "Bloggie" friend Sarah (The Stressed Stamper) and given the "Liebster Blog" award!!! This award is given to recognize a blog that you feel doesn't get the recognition it deserves. I know we all have blogs we follow and wonder, "Why doesn't this person have more followers?". This is a good way to share these blogs with others who normally wouldn't have seen them. Hopefully I will share at least one blog that you haven't had the chance to enjoy. These ladies are Super talented and it was hard to narrow my choice down to just five.

If you have been TAGGED and want to participate? Then create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image. You should also blog the persons link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged

Dear bloggers,
The aim of this action is that we bring unknown, good blogs to light, so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers. I follow so many blogs , but I chose 5 that I think deserve more followers than they have, because in my opinion they make stunning - yes stunning card...Please pop over and show them some love - honestly I promise you will NOT be disappointed.

Here are my picks (in no particular order):

1. Toni ...Cuppa-Craft

2. Gemma...De FreubelFreule

3. Jackie...Jackie's Space

4. Mary...Southern Moments

5. Kim...From My Stamp Room

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Plant a Seed of Friendship

Ahhhh...feels good to get back into my "Happy Place" after a hectic week! Fighting a sinus infection but I can handle that. First thing I did was tidy up a bit. I had stuff out every where. I need to get in the habit of cleaning up one crafty mess before I make another one.

This beautiful image is from Just Inklined. It is called "Gardening Shelf". I miss planting flowers in Winter (the dirt is too cold for my precious digits). It is so hard to get used to the "blah" after Christmas. Everything is so gray! I guess I will just have to brighten my world with beautiful papers until Spring. Well, back to the craft room for some seasonal paper therapy. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Image: Just Inklined-Gardening Shelf

Paper: K&Co.- Wild Saffron, Kraft, Bazzill Basics-Red Rock

Accessories: Spellbinders-Labels Four, Cuttle Bug-Flower Vine #2, Basic Basic-ribbon

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me #10

My desk is not very interesting this week so I have something else for you to see that may entertain you. My Daughter and I caught our "precious" kitty Seven admiring our parakeets. What do you guys think she is thinking?!?

This is my messy,unorganized,nonproductive desk today! (Sorry the pic is so dark. Yucky, cold, dark and rainy here this week)

I have a card I am giving to my Mom's Cardiac Nurse, Kerri. She was so good to my Mom during her stay in the hospital this past week. I had to get a card out to her A.S.A.P.!!

I have an image I am currently working on there also.....BUT, I had a craft emergency. I ran out of adhesive!!! What kind of crafter runs out of adhesive!?! So until tomorrow I am at a stand still. Looks like a trip to Michael's on my lunch hour tomorrow. Guess I can stock up for the weekend while I am there. I've got two "Sassy" cards to get done ya' know!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Will you be mine......Again?

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #47 - Love

This week Sassy Cheryl's Challenge is all about "Love"! Our hostess with the mostest this week is the super talented Ann. I think she is gearing us up for Valentine's Day!! I can't believe it is already the end of January!! Time sure does fly...

This adorable image is new in Cheryl's shop. It is called "Unhappy Valentine". Don't you just love her expression? I don't know if she is too pleased to have had to sew that heart back together. Looks like this is the poor guys LAST CHANCE!( You gotta check out the image in the shop because you can't see her hilarious knobby knees underneath my sentiment.)

I sure hope you all come and join us in the challenge this week and spread the love. Cheryl has the cutest Valentine images. Can't wait to see what you all create. Go get crafty!!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Unhappy Valentine

Paper: Basic Grey - Blush(Crush), Bazzill Basics - Piglet

Monday, January 24, 2011

Pay it Forward!

Pay it forward!
Hello everyone. I have just copied this from Heidy's blog. I thought it was a fantastic idea and wanted to join in right away. I made it in time to be in her first five comments and I can't wait to see what she sends me. So...It's time for a bit of fun. It's my turn now to Pay It Forward.

I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who comment on this post. However, there is a catch, you must repost this, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules state that it MUST be something handmade or homemade by YOUand must be sent to 5 other people during 2011.

If you would like to join in the fun, then be the first to post a comment and something handmade or homemade will be coming your way this year.

Thanks for giving me the chance to Pay It Forward Heidy!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy Dog Gone Birthday!

Last week was a CRAZY week but I finally got in my crafty space today for some fun! I found this paper at "Aw Shucks", one of my local scrap booking stores. I knew exactly which image I was going to use with it. This little cutie cracks me up. I think Watson is the one taking Daisy for a walk! No plans as to who I will be giving this to but I am sure it won't stay in the card box long.

Image: Just Inklined - "Walkies"

Paper: American Crafts - City Park Set, Bazzill Basics - Bitter Chocolate

Accessories: EK Success - dog paw punch, Flower Soft - Summer, Sweet Petites - Lime Micro check ribbon, misc. button & brad

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday #9

It's snoopin' time again y'all!! It's Thursday and this "Sassy Girl" is joining in on Cheryl's "Show Me" blog challenge! All you have to do to win a FREE Sassy Cheryl image is upload a picture of your work space and show her what you are working on. How easy is that!?!

On my desk this week I have front and center a project we started in our card club on Tuesday night. Katie Jo was our leader and she made the cutest Birthday card calendar book out of large mailing envelopes and showed us how she did it. I am still in the process of "blinging" mine up so when I finish I will have to let you see what I came up with. To the right of my calendar project you will see some more gorgeous seam binding ribbon made by my crafty friend Lisa. New colors..."YAY!". I have a new MS Daisy punch above my calendar and two images on my cutter ready for me to play with! Tomorrow is Friday and that means it's one day closer to the weekend. (aka-crafty time) Hope you join in and show us your space!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Baby Giraffe Thank You

I made this card for Katie, one of the girls in my card club. She is having a baby any day now and we all thought it would be nice to each make her a "Thank You" card to save her time after she has the baby. She is waiting to find out if it is a boy or a girl so we are making the cards non-gender specific. Can't wait to see every one's cards!

Paper: Kraft, K&Co-Small Wonders, Coredinations-Whitewash Collection
Accessories: Spellbinders-Labels One, Jolee's-Zoo Animals, StampCraft-Typewriter, Sweet Petites-Lime micro check ribbon, lime green tulle, misc button

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rollin' On!

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #46 - Buttons & Bows

Ann is our hostess with the mostest again this week and she has chosen the theme "Buttons & Bows". I love buttons and I love bows so this challenge was fun for me. I know there are lots more button & bow lovers out there so I expect to see lots of you in the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week. Pick out your favorite Sassy image and join us for a chance to win a free image.

Sassy Cheryl's is having a 10% off "Just Because" sale!!!

I have wanted to use this Sassy image for a long time but I haven't had a good reason....until now! I forgot a fellow card maker's Birthday a couple weeks ago and this is my "Sorry I skated right by your Birthday" card. I swear I am such a forgetful person sometimes. I hope you forgive me Denise. :p

Image: Sassy Cheryl Skating

Paper: From my wonderful box of scraps

Sunday, January 16, 2011


I made this for Sassy Cheryl's Color Me Challenge. She has two of the cutest Valentine's images for her challenge this week. During the challenge you can get them at a reduced price! The image I chose is called "Do Not Disturb While Kissing".
Paper: BoBunny-Sweetie Pie Smooch, Basic Grey-Chloe, Bazzill Basics-Piglet. (I took my two patterned papers and cut them into 2" squares to make the background for my image and cut with scalloped Spellbinder die)
Accessories: Spellbinders-Standard Circles & Big Scalloped Squares, Royal Lace-Heart Doily, Doodles By Design-"SWAK" stamp, Hobby Lobby-Decorative trim gingham ruffle ribbon in

Friday, January 14, 2011

Girls Rock!

When I saw this image from Just Inklined I said to myself; "Jeni, can you pull off a punk card?". Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I am "Holly Hobbie" all the way! I just fell in love with it and knew I had to try. I hope all you "punk pros" will give me some feedback. The image is called Zei-Prom and you can find her HERE.

Image: Just Inklined colored with copics

Paper: My Mind's Eye-Blackbird(big dots) & Toil and Trouble, Bazzill Basics-Black & Painted Desert

Accessories: Cricut-Rock Princess cartridge, Spellbinders-Labels Two and Four, Seam Binding ribbon by Lisa M.,Recollections-Music Notes Brads, Singer-stick pin

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday #8!

I am starting to pull out my Valentine's "stuff" to see what I have, don't have and need to get! Some things I actually forgot I had. Out of sight, out of mind!
AC Moore was having a 40% off sale on stamps the other day and I picked up a few.
(Loooove those Russian nesting dolls, can't tell you how many times I have picked them up and put them back. Finally broke down and bought them.)
I have printed out my images for my projects this week.
I got some new goodies for Valentine's embellishments.
I got my Riley stamp in the mail that I won a couple months ago.
Now I just need a day off so I can get busy!
Now, for a chance to win a FREE Sassy Cheryl image hop on over to Cheryl's Blog (here) and check out the new cute image she is tweaking! Take a look at every one's crafty spaces and load up a pic of yours!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A little help please...

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #45 - "Snow"

This week at Sassy Cheryl's our hostess is the lovely Ann and she has chosen the theme "Snow". Now; I know I told you a few posts ago that I was through with this cold, yucky white stuff but Ann is just too nice to refuse. (Lol)

I created ONE MORE snowy card. As you can see by the sentiment I had to be "a little" snarky. (Marlene would be proud)

Hop on over to the Sassy Cheryl Challenge blog and see what the other Sassy Gals have created, get inspired and join in! Chery has so many fabulous winter images to choose from in her store. Hope to see what you have come up with.

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - "Getting Stuck"

Paper: Bazzill Basics-Rain & French Vanilla, K&Co.-Wild Saffron

Accessories: Cuttle Bug-Snowflake embossing folder, MS-Snowflake punch, EK Success-Snowflake border punch, MyMinds Eye-Portabello Road "Buddies" brads, Studio G-glitter glue

Monday, January 10, 2011

Love, A Valentine

Sassy Cheryl's Color Me Challenge #7

This beautiful image from Sassy Cheryl's is called "Lonely Valentine's Girl". You can purchase her HERE in Cheryl's Store. I just barely made it into the challenge this week but tomorrow starts a new Color Me Challenge and I bet Cheryl will have another image just as beautiful as this one. Hop over to Cheryl's blog and check it out. She has fun stuff going on all the time.

Image: Sassy Cheryl's-Lonely Valentine's Girl

Paper: Basic Grey-Blush and Craft paper

Accessories: Cricut-A Child's Year-Scalloped frame, Studio G-Love stamp

** Help for Katie Fundraiser **

A fellow member of our crafting community needs our help!! Her name is Katie Emmerson and she has just been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. She is currently undergoing Chemotherapy which is her only treatment option. You can read her story on her blog HERE. She is a wife, mother of 3 boys and a very talented woman.
Jak Heath from Just Inklined Digital Stamps is holding a month long fundraiser for her dear friend Katie. With just a $15.00 donation she has put together a package of FABULOUS images by a variety of generous designers worth well over that amount.
There will also be a drawing for 2 great prizes.
Please stop by Jak's web site and lend a helping hand!
I have been given 2 images to give you a peek at what you will receive with your donation to help Katie. You can see the rest by visiting Jak's site.
"If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another." ~Dalai Lama

You Make My Temperature Rise!

Image: Just Inklined (Nurse Daisy)

Paper: My Minds Eye-Serene Spots, Bazzill Basics-Ruby Slipper

Accessories: Spellbinders-Big Scalloped Square Die, Dress It Up-Buttons, Michael's Ribbon-Red/White Gingham

Enjoy Wasting Time...

Image: Sassy Cheryl's (Fishing Day)

Paper: Cosmo Cricket-Nature Walk, Scenic Route-Fawn, Bazzill Basics-Guacamole & Bitter Chocolate

Sentiment: Create with TLC
Accessories: Spellbinder-Standard Circle Die, Cuttle Bug-Distressed Stripes embossing folder, MS Punch-Pine border, EK Success-Fern, Flower Soft-Meadow, Eyelet Outlet-Worm brad, Hubby's tackle box-Hook, Misc. twine and button

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday

The Holidays have totally demolished my crafty space!!! I really need to get in here and reorganize. Just look at my poor solid paper scrap box, its bursting at the seems. You can barely see the tip of my trash can but it is over flowing. What a mess...get a good peek because hopefully it won't be like this next week.

Here is the close up!

Just finished this card last night but I am adding the little red, glossy accent covered heart to it. It's drying right now. I found out today that one of my customers is having heart surgery on the 15th so I wanted to get this out to him. So everyone send up a prayer for him.

I got a new card magazine for a little inspiration and to make sure there aren't any new gadgets out there that I need. Hee Hee! I also bought some heart charms and beads for those up-coming Valentines!!

My favorite part of my desk right now is my new "Nook Color". My nose has been stuck in it a little too much lately. I can read books, surf the web, do crossword puzzles, listen to the radio, check e-mail AND check out all your blogs.

Hope you can join us at Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday. Come on, you know it's fun to be nosey! So, just snap a picture of your space and upload it to Mr.Linky and get snoopin'!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Think Positive

This "Macho, macho Man" is an image from Just Inklined called Strongo the Magnificent. Isn't he awesome!?! I love his knobby knees. I made this one for all of you New Year's resolutionists who are bound and determined to lose that holiday weight. (I'm right there with ya') So, best of luck in the New Year. I hope it brings you good health, love and happiness.

Image: Just Inklined
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Paper: Making Memories, Bazzill Basics
Accessories: Sizzix Star embossing folder

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

On The Beach

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #44 - Blue

This is Sassy Cheryl's first challenge of 2011!!! ( *** confetti in the air *** ) I can't wait to see what Cheryl has in store for us this year. Ann is our hostess with the mostest and she has picked the theme "blue" for us this week.

Okay, Christmas is over and do you know what that means for me? There is NO NEED for cold weather or snow!! I will be longing for summer and lazy beach days for the next 4-5 months. That's what this card is all about!!! I tried something "new to me" this week. I printed my image on craft paper and colored it with my Prismacolor pencils. I like the way this technique looks and I think I will be trying it again. Practice,practice, practice...Lol

Start out the new year right and jump in on the first challenge of the year! If you feel like making a card with that cold white stuff on it I will forgive you. (maybe)

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - "On The Beach"

Paper: Bazill Basics-Evening Surf, Craft paper & 3M sand paper

Embellishments: EK Success-border punch, Spellbinders-Impressabilities "Sea Scape", tulle-light blue, misc shells & net