Tuesday, August 30, 2011

You're Out of This World!

Hi there crafty friends. I'm here today to share one of the newer images from Just Inklined. This little fellow ( One Small Step ) is perfect for boys cards. I have to admit I am much better at girly cards. Unfortunately, my closest friends all have BOYS!! This card is for a cutie named Austin. He will be turning 5 in a couple weeks.
HaPpY BiRtHdAy AuStIn!!

Image: Just Inklined - One Small Step
Paper: Paper Pizazz-Blue Atoms, DCWV-green & white textured cardstock
Accessories: Around The Block-Boy brads, Bakers Twine-blue/white, Crystal Lacquer


Happy Tuesday blog land friends!! I'm here to let you know it's challenge time again at Sassy Cheryl's. Cute and Sassy Judy is our hostess with the mostest again this week and she wants us to make some Birthday cards!! I know you all have the need for Birthday cards so get crafty.

I made and re-made this card several times. I think my daughter was ready to strangle me. I just didn't think it was quite the way I pictured it in the beginning. By the 3rd or 4th time I think I lost my original vision so....this is what I ended up with. (Lol) I usually don't do that but I am sending this one to my Sweet niece Hannah for her Birthday and wanted it to be special.

I sure hope all of you on the East Coast fared well during hurricane Irene. I live near Myrtle Beach and was very lucky, just winds and rain. I know I have talked to several of you who were coloring by candle light and were without power for a while. I was sending you warm fuzzies all weekend.

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Artificial Flower Girl Paper: Cosmo Cricket-Strawberry Fields, Cosmo Cricket-All A Flutter, Bazzill Basics-Red Devil & Mango Accessories: McGill-Tab punch, Recollections-Mulberry Paper mini roses, Offray-red/white polka dot ribbon

Friday, August 26, 2011

Back 2 School

Finally Friday! That means it's time for another great challenge at Totally Papercrafts.

This week's challenge host is Victoria and she has chosen the theme "Back to School".

It seems like the Summer flew by! Before you know it, the Holidays will be here. But for now, hop on over to the Totally Papercrafts Challenge Blog and see what my fellow crafty team mates have made for inspiration.

This week we have two sponsors for our challenge:


Image: Doodle Dragon Studios by: Dustin Pike

Paper: Sassafras Lass - Monstrosity, Cosmo Cricket - Strawberry Fields

Accessories: Spellbinders - Classic Squares, Recollections - Apple brad, Basic Basic - B/W gingham ribbon, Amer Crafts - Milky Way White Galaxy marker

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Did you hear the BOOM?

My desk looks like a bomb has exploded on it!! If only I were brave enough to show you the rest of the room.... (Lol ) I really need to get in there and clean up a little.

Most of this week's mess is remnants of my Sassy Cheryl's Challenge card. I also have a new stamp I won from the Sparkle Creations Challenge, my new snippers and a $2 clear sentiment stamp I found at Big Lots. WooHoo! Love a bargain!!

Pop on over and see what Cheryl has been working on this week and take a nosey at all the other entries as well. Hope to see your desk soon.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bubble Blower

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #78 - Lavender, white & green

As you know Tuesday is challenge day at Sassy Cheryl's...WooHoo!! Time for me to share another adorable Sassy Cheryl image with you all. This week our hostess with the mostest is the sweet and talented Judy and she has chosen a color combo theme. She wants us to use lavender, white and green in our crafty creations. I didn't realize how lacking I was in lavender/purple supplies until I started searching for my supplies to make this card. So....I had to take a trip to the craft store. HeeHeeHee! I bought some purple card stock, some purple flowers and a new spellbinder ( I didn't use it here). Any excuse to shop is a good excuse. :)

I hope you all can join us in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.

I have another thing I would like to talk about today. My Sassy boss lady is going through a tough time right now. Cole, a friend of her son's has had a terrible accident and he and his family need all the thoughts and/or prayers they can get. Cheryl is also asking all our fellow crafters to send a card to Cole to lift him up. Please go to Cheryl's blog HERE and check out the details. Thanks so much..I know crafters are the kindest people I know, who better to ask for help.

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Bubble Blower

Paper: DCWV - Latte stack, Bazzill Basics - Wild Pansy, Limeade & Guacamole

Accessories: EK Success - Scalloped border emboss/punch and rock fern punch, Spellbinder - Classic squares, Recollections - Mulberry paper mini roses, Sweet Petites - Lime gingham ribbon

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Gimme Candy!

I am here to share a little treat bag I made for Halloween. I found a great tutorial HERE. Now that I have it figured out I need to repeat this about 10 more times for all my little monsters. This one will surely be for a boy. This harmless candy monger is "Frank" from Just Inklined. Isn't he adorable? I had a ball coloring him, green skin and all. Lol

Image: Just Inklined - Frank Paper: K&Co. - Halloween I Want Candy Accessories: Martha Stewart - Drip/goo punch

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday #38

Show Me Thursday!! (I know, it's Saturday)

I just wanted to pop in and share my desk with you for the Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Challenge.
This is what my desk looked like on Thursday...and Friday actually. I've got a finished card, two cards in progress, a new paper pack (hubby was with me when I got this one, so it's okay) and a goodie bag I got in the mail with some adorable silver charms.
Pop on over to Sassy Cheryl's Blog and see what she has been working on. She has some new cutie patooties in her shop too.

Friday, August 19, 2011

I'll Be Home for Christmas

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #80 - Christmas in August

It's Friday... FINALLY! And that means it's time for another fun challenge at Totally Papercrafts. Crafty Carol chose the theme this week and we are celebrating Christmas in August!!

I have been dying to color this cutie so I had to think of a way to put her on a Christmas card. I was picturing her in a train station sitting on her luggage waiting to board the train to her home town. I have always thought I was born in the wrong era. I love the 1920's -1940's. This image definitely reminds me of that era.

This week the Totally Papercrafts Challenge is sponsored by Karen's Doodles. Karen has graciously donated 3 digital images to the winner of the challenge.

I enjoyed checking out all the entries this past week and looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations for this weeks challenge.
Happy Crafting Y'all!

Image: Tiddly Inks - Gonna Miss You Paper: The Paper Studio - Cream Sheet Music, K&CO - Yuletide stack, Recollections - red & kraft card stock Accessories: Spellbinders - Fleur DeLi's rectangles & Fancy Tags, EK Success - Snowflake border punch, Drits - pearl stick pin

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Tuesday ! It's time for another fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's!

This week I am the hostess and have chosen the theme "Stitch It Up". I want to see some stitching on your cards. ( real of faux, just stitch it ) I used a little of both on my card this week. I have some paper with stitching on it, I stitched a little by hand and this adorable image by Cheryl has stitching as well.
I want to apologize again this week for not getting around to comment on all your submissions. It has been tough at the Tidwell house without a computer. Hopefully this Ins. mess will all be straightened out soon and I can get a new computer. I did look at all your cards on my phone, but I can't leave comments. They were fantastic as usual. I love to see the different styles you each have. I can honestly say that I can tell a few of you just by seeing your cards.

I hope you will all join us again this week, Best of luck winning that Sassy Cheryl's gift cert.

Happy Crafting Y'all!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's

Paper: Cosmo Cricket - In Stitches, DCWV - Mod Retro Stack, Bazzill Basics - Berrylicious, Stampin Up - Kraft

Accessories: MS - Eyelet lace punch, DMC - #335 Embroidery thread

Friday, August 12, 2011


Thursday has rolled around once again and that means it's time for another Totally Papercrafts Challenge. Caroline chose the theme "Food and Drink" for us this week so I decided to pay tribute to my favorite drink...COFFEE! (I just lost Marlene, didn't I?) A grande decaf caramel macchiato to be exact. Lol

This week we are sponsored by Mel Jen's Designs

Mel Jen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

She has graciously donated 4 digital images for our prize this week.
Last weeks entries were beautiful and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week. So get busy and Happy Crafting Y'all!!

I am also entering this card in the Sparkle Creations Inspirational photo Challenge HERE.

Image: Sparkle Creations - Cafe Lucy Paper: Stampin Up - Kraft Accessories: Verve - Delightful & Delicious stamp set

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Bee Mine...

Happy Tuesday all you Sassy people! It's time for another fun challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's. It's my turn to hostess again this week and I have chosen the theme..."What's Buggin' You?". Cheryl has the cutest images with bugs on them and I want you to show me your favorite. I know...I know, it's hard to pick just one. Narrow it down and do an "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe".

I went with her adorable Bee. I don't know how in the world he expects to catch a "Lady Bee" with NO honey!!! Maybe that's why he looks so perplexed. A couple of my "Sassy Sistahs" used this fold last week and I was busting to try it...and I loved it! You will probably be seeing this some more here on my little piece of blog land. I found this paper at one of our local scrapbook stores (Aw Shucks) and HAD to have it!! I need to go back and get some more before it's gone. (Honey, you DID NOT just read that, it's your imagination. )

I want to thank all the participants from last week and say that I am so sorry not to have gotten around to all your blogs. Your cards were BEAUTIFUL!! I was really impressed with all the different folds you shared. Hopefully I will be back up and running so I can comment on your entries this week. Happy Crafting Y'all!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Empty Honey Pot

Paper: Echo Park-Bee's Knees, Amer. Crafts-Black textured card stock

Accessories: Fiskar's-cloud punch, InkaDinkaDo-Bee stamp, Studio G-Sentiment stamp, Sandylion-3D Bee sticker, Stickles-diamond, BasicBasic-B/W gingham ribbon

Friday, August 05, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday #36

Hello...it's time for Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Challenge again!! Perfect time to be nosey and snoop around our fellow crafter's work spaces.

On my desk this week you will find several images I have colored. Most of them are by our talented Sassy Cheryl, of course. I also have a card I just finished, and 2 new toys. You will notice my copic box is missing...it is still in the living room where I am STILL coloring. HeeHee!
Pop on over to show us what you are working on, we would love to see.

Santa Paws...

(sorry if the pic is bad, still no computer)

Happy Friday Bloggy friends! It's time for another Totally Papercrafts challenge!! This week Cheryl picked our theme..."Holidays". Since I have started blogging and have made some friends over seas, I have learned that "Holidays" can also be vacations! So...take it how you wish, just play along!! I have chosen Christmas as my Holiday for the challenge.

Our sponsor this week is Karen's Doodles! Karen has some of the cutest digi's around. Stop by and take a peek.

I am also entering this card in Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Easel card with a bird or animal

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil Paper: Basic Grey-Vintage Plaid
Accessories: EK Success-Paw punch, Spellbinders-Classic Squares, MS-Crystal course glitter, Hampton Art (The little classic rubber stamp)-Paw Print

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

I miss you guys....

So sorry I haven't been around :(

(Pic for those of you who missed Monday's Post)

Just wanted to let you all know why I haven't been around to my usual blogs lately. If you missed my post on Monday, I can explain. Sunday morning we were hit by a really bad lightning storm and I have lost my computer, TV, DVD player and Wii. I have been trying to keep caught up at work, but I do have customers that bother me...I mean require my attention. Lol So, bear with me for a couple weeks until the Insurance company gets me straightened out. Hopefully I will be back to normal soon. ~jeni :)

Back 2 School

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #75 - Not your usual fold

It is my turn to host the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week and I want to see some different folds on your cards. I have been seeing some pretty neat folds out there in blog land and I wanted to get out of my square rut. Hey...it's comfortable for me. (Lol)

I just adore Cheryl's new school kids images. This one is called "First Day of School". I know I have said this before but these girls with the bob hair cut remind me so much of my Savannah when she was little. Now she will be starting college at the end of August!! ** sigh **

I chose a side step card for my fold. I like the way they display so pretty. I like to leave out the cards I receive so I can enjoy them. You will usually find them on my shelves, kitchen island, craft table, or any flat surface. (Lol) Feel free to send as many as you like.

I hope you can come join us in the challenge this week. Look forward to seeing your interesting folds...inspire us. Happy Crafting!!

We are welcoming a new member to the Sassy Cheryl's Design Team. Pat Frank of Cards2Cherish is joining us this week so go check out her blog HERE. She is super talented and we are so happy to have her on the team. Welcome Pat!!

Paper: Cosmo Cricket-Sunshine, BoBunny-Learning Curve, We R memory Keepers-Pen Pals, Bazzill Basics-Ruby Slipper

Accessories: Recollections-Apple brad and Fun Borders clear stamp, Basic Basic - B/W gingham ribbon, Once Upon A Time-Chipboard

Monday, August 01, 2011

You're the Apple of my Eye..

It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's time for another fabulous blog hop over at Just Inklined!! This month's theme is "Check it Out". The hop starts HERE at Karen's blog, KJ's Summer Wine Corner. I'm sure the DT has plenty of beautiful cards to share. Please hop on over and check them out.

I missed the hop this morning because Mother Nature and I had a terrible disagreement yesterday!! She decided it was high time the Tidwell family had a day of NO electronics. We had a lightning storm in the morning and a tree about 20 feet from my house got struck. Our TV, computer, DVD player and Wii all got zapped. Luckily, no one was hurt and the house is fine. Just loud, scary and rather annoying. I took a pic to share with you. The lightning started at the top of the tree and went all the way to the ground. The bark was blown all over the place. I hope this old southern oak doesn't die. I love this tree.

Just realised the irony of my card and this poor tree. Creepy huh?

Please note my neighbor's car in the back ground with the window down...DUH!!!

Image: Just Inklined-Apple Tree

Paper: Reminisce-Apple Orchard Gingham, Stampin Up-Kraft, Bazzill Basics-Ruby Slipper

Accessories: Recollections-apple brad, raffia