Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Miss You!

Tracy is our hostess with the mostest for this week's Sassy Cheryl's challenge. She has given us a beautiful sketch to work with. It was a fun sketch, I think you will enjoy it too. I hope you all will get a chance to join in on the challenge this week. Cheryl has some fabulous new images.

Tracy's fabulous sketch!

By the time this posts my Sister will be gone back to Colorado with her family so I made this card with them in mind. We had such a great visit and it is always so sad to see them leave. Our Families always have such a great time when we get together, I just wish we lived closer.

I'm so bummed!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Button Flowers Bag Paper: Recollections-Button Up, Bazzill Basics-London Fog & Quick Sand Accessories: Spellbinders-Standard Circles, Michael's-wooden heart, Element's-Hemp cord

Monday, March 28, 2011

Country Bird House

Quick post this morning because I am off to have another fun filled day with my Sister!!!

More details later! Lol

Paper: DCWV-Song Bird stack & Green stack

Accessories: All Night Media-Wood Grain stamp,Kolette Hall-sentiment stamp,Raffia, Michaels wooden blue bird

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Daddy!!

My Daddy's Birthday was March 18th. I made this card for him but I couldn't post it because we had his Birthday party late. My Sister and her family came in from Colorado Friday and we wanted to wait until they got here to celebrate. We had a big BBQ at my house. It was great to have all of us in one place again. It has been quite a while. He got to celebrate with his first Great Grand Isabella. ( adorable little 5 mo. old stinker! )

This is my Dad, Mom & Isabella

Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Strawberry Fields

Accessories: Spellbinder-Standard Circle, Jenni Bowlin-Mini Birthday Bingo Card, Embroidery Thread

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Show Me Thursday

Gosh, can you believe it is Thursday again already?!? Well, I'm glad because today is my Friday!! WooHoo!! My Sister and her family will be here in the morning and I get to hang out with them until Thursday. I haven't seen them since our summer trip to Colorado.I may be M.I.A. until she leaves but I will definitely get around to all of my blogger buddies when I return.
My desk has some more images I have colored this week. My friend Cindy got me that box to the left and it is perfect for holding uncolored images. I also found some Recollections flowers, lace and ribbon 40% off at Michael's this week when Linda and I took our weekly trip at lunch. I should have gotten more.
Come on...you know you want to play along. It's okay to snoop! Really!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Under the Weather

This little darling is a new Spring image from Sassy Cheryl's called "April Umbrella". Tracy is our hostess this week and she wants us to use something new on our project. I definitely don't need an excuse to buy something new but this was a free ticket to go to the craft store!
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it...

I have wanted to use this image since Cheryl released it but I was waiting for that perfect paper to compliment it. By luck, I found a pack of American Crafts ON SALE with this rain drop paper in it. Then I wandered over to the Prisma pencils and bought some Spring colors I didn't have. The yellow was perfect for her rain coat! Some days are just good days at the craft store so I pushed my luck and kept looking. I meandered over to the embossing folders and found a Sizzix paisley folder and a paisley is shaped like a rain drop, so I HAD to get that too. All I needed was ribbon and I actually had that at home so my trip was over. Bummer huh?

I hope you all will stop by and participate in the challenge this week. It's a good excuse to go out and buy something new. (if you need an excuse)

Paper: American Crafts-Everyday pack
Accessories: Prisma pencils, Sizzix-Paisley embossing folder, Offray-red polka dot ribbon

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Spring!

Really...15??? Wow!
This adorable little image is one of Sassy Cheryl's newest for Spring! He is called "Dancing Easter Egg Bunny". He is one of the images in this week's Color Me Challenge. I had a card in mind and it just didn't turn out the way I planned. Crap!! I usually don't post cards that I am not happy with but I am posting this because I wanted to play in the challenge this week and I didn't have time for a re-do. Something was missing and I just couldn't figure out what it was. I was having crafter's block!! OH NO!!! So, if you can think of what my brain wouldn't let me please feel free to give suggestions.
Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Dancing Easter Egg Bunny
Paper: Bazzill Basics
Accessories: Cuttle Bug-Swirls & Stylized Flowers embossing folders, MS punch - Fence, EK Success punch - embossed scallop, Jan's Yo-Yo's (my Mom)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

My Boy Di-Bo-saur

I am such a sucker when it comes to anything Dinosaur! They remind me of Jackson when he was younger. He loved everything dinosaur. When I saw this cutie over at Teddy Bo & Co I had to have him. I am entering this card in their Sketch challenge. He was such fun to color.
Image: Teddy Bo - Di-Bo-saur (colored with copics)
Paper: Daisy Bucket Designs-Groovy, Recollections-Purple & spring green
Accessories: Cuttle Bug-Spots & Dots embossing folder, Spellbinder-Standard circle, Around the Block-Boy brads, Embroidery thread-purple & green, misc button

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Say no to Crack...

and yes to cake!!!

I have my Father and my Father In Law both celebrating a Birthday! My Daddy's Birthday was yesterday but I can't show you his card yet. He checks my blog and I don't want him to see it before we have his party. My Sister and her family are coming in from Colorado and we are waiting until she gets here to celebrate. You can see that card next week.
This week I am showing you the card I made for my Father In Law. We all lovingly call him "Pop". He is always fixing things and cant stand to be doing "nothing". When I saw this digi from Just Inklined I knew it was perfect for him. I have never seen him in this predicament but my hubby swears he has. Lol!
Happy Birthday Pop, we love you!!!
Image: Just Inklined-DIY King (colored with copics)
Paper: K&Co-Kazoo Kids pack, Bazzill Basics-navel
Accessories: Cuttle Bug-Diamond Plate & Ruler embossing folders, Recollections-Silver Screws

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sometimes you just need a Friend

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #55 - Nature

It's Tuesday and that means it's time again for another Sassy Cheryl's Challenge. YAY!!! The very talented and recently another year older Tracy is the hostess and she has picked the theme "Nature". Hope you had a Fabulous Birthday Tracy!
I picked "Gentle Friend" as my image this week. I have loved this image since the first day I discovered Cheryl's artistic talent. It is so versatile and adorable. All these short haired "Sassy Girls" remind me of my Savannah when she was little. Long legs, knobby knees, bobbed hair cut and of course the sassy attitude and sweetness. I think that's why I am drawn to Cheryl's images. I haven't made this one for anyone in particular so I guess it goes into the stash. You can never have enough on hand.
I hope you all will come and play along in the Nature challenge this week. As always, there is a chance you may win a Sassy Cheryl image.
Sentiment: The Doodle Pantry
Paper: Daisy D - Candy Apple Dot, DCWV - "Green" stack, Bazzill Basic - Red Devil & Pollen
Accessories: EK Success-Rock fern punch, Marvy punch-Circle 2 3/4", Scalloped circle 3", MS border punch, Liquid Pearls-butter cup, American Crafts Galaxy Marker-Milky Way White

Monday, March 14, 2011

Two Birthday cards for two special ladies!

Happy Birthday Kim!!

I sprayed this one with glimmer mist and it so beautiful in person, wish it showed up better in the picture.
Happy Birthday Ryan!!
I made these two cards for a couple friends of mine. One is a fellow crafter and one is a co-worker. I just love this LOTV image. I had it picked out for last weeks challenge but didn't make it in time. This week their challenge is "Say it with Flowers".
Paper: Cosmo Cricket-Girl Friday & Remember, Stampin' Up-Kraft, Bazzill Basics-Rain
Accessories: Spellbinders-standard circle, QuicKutz-Diamonds & Dots embossing folder, Tom Holtz-Adage tickets, Sentiments 4 You, Glimmer mist, Diamond Stickles

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Time for me to show you another amazing image from Just Inklined.
This crazed cutie is Scruff! He is such a happy pooch. (Think it has anything to do with the huge bone in his mouth?) If that was my dog, he would be hiding it. Lol
Sentiment: Create With TLC
Paper: Karen Foster - Puppy Talk, Bazzill Basics - Vibrant Blue
Accessories: EK Success-Paw Punch, The Ribbon Boutique, Prisma colored pencils & OMS

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Go Blue!

Any University of Michigan fans out there?
I made this card for a customer of mine at work. The argyle paper and logo were both computer generated. Punched logo with 2 3/4" circle punch and punched blue card stock with 3" scalloped circle punch. Inked edges of paper with Tim Holtz "Weathered Wood" distress ink. Then I added a yellow gingham bow...she is a girl ya know, gotta have a bow! Ta-Da!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Refinished Stamp Cabinet

My hubby and I have refinished A LOT of furniture in our 20 years together but we have NEVER refinished a metal cabinet! Steve was on an on line auction and found an old Victorian style love seat for me to put in my craft room (pictures of that another day). It was an estate sale so there was a lot more stuff and this cabinet caught his eye. Being the awesome, loving husband he is he said, "Hey Hon, wouldn't this be a great cabinet to hold your stamps?". He was soooooo right! It has twenty 11x9 drawers just perfect for holding all of my wood stamps!! With a little soapy water, a few whacks with a hammer and some epoxy appliance paint it will be ready to load tomorrow (gotta let the paint cure). Now I just have to divide my stamps into twenty different themes. Oh gheeze...better get started!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Every Princess...

This weeks challenge is brought to you by the very talented Jackie. She has chosen a color combo of Pink & White for the theme. I LOVE PINK so this challenge was perfect for me.
This little Princess is going to great lengths to make sure she gets her Prince. Doesn't she know that frogs give you warts!?! (at least that's what I've been told) Good luck Honey!!
Go to Sassy Cheryl's challenge blog and check out the other DT's cards and get some inspiration so you can join in. You may just be lucky enough to win a FREE Sassy Cheryl image!!
Before I go I would like to announce (again...HeeHee - I was a little premature the other day when I posted my winner) the winner from my blog of a free Sassy Cheryl image from last weeks Satin & Pearls blog hop.
It was #4, Betty from Just Some Table Scraps!!
If you haven't been to Betty's blog you need to check her out. You are in for a BIG treat. She makes the most beautiful cards, scrapbook layouts & altered items. She is on talented lady!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Prince
Sentiment: Create With TLC
Paper: Imaginisce - Enchanted (If the crown fits)
Accessories: MS - Punch Around Eyelet Lace, Spellbinders - Standard Circles & Labels Four, Michael's - Sheer Creations ribbon

Monday, March 07, 2011


Just Inklined Blog Hop!!!

Just Inklined is having a blog hop!! Our theme is Embossing...Anyhow, Anywhere!
If you got here from the very talented Karen's blog you are hopping along in the right direction. Next stop is the crafty Lydia's blog.
This image I used is called Calamity Janet. She is one independent, adventurous woman!! You can find here HERE. There are so many great images to choose from.
Here is the order of the hop if you happen to get lost along the way...
Jeni (that's me)
Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Mischievous Max & Farmer's Market
Accessories: Cuttle bug - Swiss Dots & Divine Swirls embossing folders, Tim Holtz - Adage Ticket, Elements - Hemp cord, Baker's twine, Purple Daisy Designs - Clous stamp

Saturday, March 05, 2011

I am a mess again....

Once again my desk has turned to the messy side. I am working on a few images right now for cards I have rolling around in my brain. Hopefully I will get to them this afternoon. Right now I am finishing a REALLY good book (The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo) and it has taken all of my attention since Thursday.
Hope to see all of your messes too. Stop by Sassy Cheryl's blog and give her a peek.

Thursday, March 03, 2011


I made this card for one of my co-worker/friend's Grandmother for her Birthday.
Happy Birthday Ms. Lillie Mae!!
She is such a sweet lady. She used to work with us until she retired and now we don't have anyone to keep us in line. Lol
This is not my usual style of card but I thought it fit the image best.
Image: Just Inklined - Hydrangea
Paper: Bazzill Basics - Purple Pizzaz, AC Heavy Cardstock - white
Accessories: Cuttle Bug-Swiss dots embossing folder, My Grafico - Happy Birthday ticket, Offray-purple polka dot ribbon

Happy Birthday Mom Tidwell!!

Today is my Mother In Law's Birthday!!

Can't miss the chance to tell a great lady how much I appreciate and love her. I got really lucky in the Mother In Law department. Mine is truly a caring, amazing, strong woman. We love you Mom!!! Hope you have a day just like you...absolutely fabulous!!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - "The Rushed Gift"
Paper: Cosmo Cricket-Girl Friday "Sunday" and Strawberry Fields, Bazzill Basics-Red Devil
Accessories: MPR Paperbilities-Balloon Die Cut(added glossy accents), Michael's-Basic Basic red satin ribbon, baker's twine

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The Joy is in the Journey

Happy Birthday Chase!
I made this card for my nephew Chase, he turns 17 today!!
(well...actually tomorrow, it's kinda late here)
He is a big goof ball with a good heart and he is also one heck of a baseball player.
I cant believe how much you've grown. It seems like yesterday when you were two and telling me I looked like Cruella DeVille. (clearly the child needed glasses)
We love you Chase, have a great day!!
Image: Teddy Bo
Paper: BoBunny-Learning Curve Letters, Bazzill Basics-Bitter Chocolate, Not sure about the sail boat paper. It has been in my scrap box for years! I do wish I knew who made it because I would love some more.
Accessories: Spellbinders-Standard Circles, Purple Daisy Designs-cloud stamp, Recollections-Anchor brad, Michael's-BasicBasic brown gingham ribbon

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

What's Buggin' You?

Sassy Cheryl's Anniversary Blog Hop!!

Sassy Cheryl's is celebrating her Challenge Blog's 1st Anniversary!!
Each DT member will be awarding one lucky person a free Sassy Cheryl's digital image.
And a BIG surprise from Cheryl.....
One super lucky person will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to her shop!!!
Our hostess with the mostest for this weeks challenge is the super talented Jackie! She is starting off the hop with an adorable happy bunny!
Sassy Cheryl's is also having a BIG 20% off sale through Saturday, midnight, March 5th!!
And 10% off Commercial Licenses!!
Good luck everyone, hope you enjoy the hop!
The order of the hop:
Jeni - you are here
Paper: DCWV-Nursery Girl Pink DotStripe, Carolees Creations-Bugs On The Move, Stampin'Up-Celery
Accessories: Michael's-Basic Basic satin ribbon, My Minds Eye-Portabello Road "Buddies" brads