Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Scout's Honor

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #117 - A Sketch

Good Morning Blog Land!
It's Tuesday AND challenge day over at Sassy Cheryl's.

Our hostess with the mostest is our own crafty Irish Lass...Jackie!!! She has put together a SUPER FUN sketch and I just loved following it. I used my "go to guy" Noah for this little boy's card. I just think he is the cutest! I picked up this paper a few months ago just to use with him. I even added a little moss from my own Oak tree to bring the great outdoors to the card. 
Come play along with us and have some fun!! All you have to do is follow Jackie's sketch below.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy...right???
Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

I was playing with my sentiments again and thought I would share this one with you all. All you have to do is right click on the image and save it to your computer. If you use it, just tell everyone where you got it. 

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - A Scout Named Noah
Sentiment: Flip-Flop Creations
Paper: Imaginisce - Camping, Bazzill Basics - Palo Verde, Recollections - kraft
Accessories: Spellbinders - Standard Circles & Big Scalloped Circles, EK Success - 1 1/2" circle punch, Basic Basic - Brown gingham ribbon, misc buttons, twine & moss from my oak tree (lol)

Magical Birthday

I'm here to share this card I made for a special "little person" in my life who shall remain nameless so they don't know this card is for them. We are Harry Potter fans in my Family and my kids and I read all the books when they were younger. We still enjoy the movies and were so sad when the last one came out. Now another young one in the Family has started reading the books too and I just LOVE to see the look on their face when they talk about them. This image by Just Inklined is SO appropriately named A Good Read. 

Image: Just Inklined - A Good Read
Sentiment: Create With TLC
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Toil and Trouble & Halloween Scary Sparkles pack, Bazzill Basics - 
Wild Pansy, American Crafts - Black Textured card stock
Accessories: Spellbinders - Labels Twenty-Two & Fleur Di Lis Squares, McGill - Tab punch, 
Creative Memories - Star punch

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #116 - Favorite Color Combo

Hi all you Sassy Cheryl fans! It's Tuesday, AKA challenge day!  Our Sassiest Sassy Sistah Pat is the hostess and she has asked us to use our favorite color combo. Me, I like RED... with ANY color!!!
For this card I chose to use RED with BROWN.  When I was picking my image for this week's challenge card I couldn't resist Avery and her big ole' cupcake!! Isn't she darling?
 I had fun with my paper crimper replicating the folds on the cupcake wrapper. I bought it last weekend for a project I taught at our local card maker's club, Inky Digits. If you have a Facebook account you can check out the project HERE. If not, I should have it posted here in a couple days for Cheryl's Show Me Thursday post. It's a cute little treat holder. 

Get in your crafty space and pick out your favorite color combo and join us for this week's 
Remember...if you use a Sassy Cheryl's image you double your chances of winning !!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Avery Celebrates
Sentiment: Pink Gem Designs
Paper: Recollections - red, Cosmo Cricket - Sunshine
Accessories: MS - Scalloped border punch, EK Success - 1 1/2" circle punch and 2" scalloped circle punch, Decorative Trim - Red ruffled gingham ribbon, Sweet Petites - Red grosgrain stitch edged ribbon, Tim Holtz, adage ticket, Fiskars - paper crimper, Spellbinder - Labels Twenty-Two

Warning! Warning!

Good Morning Blog Land! 
I have been trying to work on my selection of "boy" cards lately and came across this cute little fellow from Just Inklined and knew I had to color him. I wasn't sure if  I wanted to leave the cardboard boxes uncolored or try to make it look like he painted them. In the end I chose brown/tan because it matched my card base 
and I think MOST little boys would probably go with the uncolored boxes too. Lol
You can find Robot Boy HERE in the Just Inklined shop. 
Image: Just Inklined - Robot Boy
Sentiment: Created in MS Word (compliments of Hubby)
Paper: Recollections - Rockets 'n' Sprockets
Accessories: Cuttlebug - Clockworks embossing folder, Creative Memories - Star punch, 
EK Success - 1 1/2" circle punch

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Finest Lady I Know

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #115 - Don't Be Square

Hi there Sassy friends! It's challenge day over at Sassy Cheryl's and our resident crafty nerd Pat is telling us "Don't Be Square". Lol
 That means your card can be any shape EXCEPT square. Easy peasy, right?
This is going to be a fun challenge, I hope you all will join us. 

I made this card for my Mom for Mother's Day.We celebrated here in The States this past Sunday. The inside says, "Happy Mother's Day to the finest LADY I know".  If you look up the definition of Mother in the dictionary it says...
but a Mother is so much more!!!!
 A Mother is she who can take the place of all others, 
but whose place no one else can take. ~Cardinal Mermillod

So, Happy Mother's Day to all my crafty Mamas!!
I hope your day was fabulous. 

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Lady Bug Follow the Leader
Paper: Recollections - Red/White polka dot
Accessories: Spellbinders - Labels 22, Sizzix - Flower layers, Fiskars - Cloud punch and Grass punch, 
Cricut - Christmas Cards cartridge(card base) and Happy Haunting's cartridge(fence)

Guess WHOO misses you...

Happy Tuesday Morning!

It sure does seem like time flies. Can it really be the middle of May already???
I made this card with my Sister and her family in mind. They live in Colorado, so I don't get to see them that often. BUT...we are expecting them in EXACTLY a month!!! Woo Hoo!!! 
I used this sweet little owl from Just Inklined called Professor Hoot. Isn't he beautiful? I had such a fun time coloring him. I almost colored him blue but changes my mind at the last minute, maybe next time. Lol

Image: Just Inklined - Professor Hoot
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Fine and Dandy (boy) 6X6 pad
Accessories: EK Success - Scalloped punch, Spellbinders - Standard Circles and Classic Squares, Paper Shapers - 1 1/2" circle punch and 2" scalloped circle punch

Thursday, May 10, 2012


A digi named just for me!!!

This image is called Jeni's Margarita!
One of my besties, Kim, of Oak Pond Creations, made this yummy digi just for me after I had a particularly bad week last week. She has it in her Etsy shop HERE. She also has an adorable freebie on her blog today.It is a depiction of her long haired dachshund, Kona. Wait until you see his eyes! You wont want to miss it so pop on over and snatch it while it's up. Only 24 hours!! 

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Cute as a Button!

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #114 - Stitching 
(real or faux)

Good Tuesday morning!
It's time for another fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's!! The sweet and talented Judy is our hostess and she wants to see some stitching. It can be real, drawn, on your patterned paper or even in an image like this adorable Button Flowers Bag. This has been one of my favorites for a while. It goes great with so many types of cards. I chose to go a little pastel this week after I found this paper in my stack. I totally forgot I had it. It was like buying it all over again. Lol

Can't wait to see what you all come up with. 
Good luck and Happy Crafting!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Button Flowers Bag
Sentiment: Flip-FlopCreations
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Life of the Party "Happy Day" Argyle, Pebbles Inc. - Heaven Sent
Accessories: Spellbinders - Lacy Circles, EK Success - 1 1/2" circle punch, 
Hobby Lobby - Lacy button ribbon

Monday, May 07, 2012

My Favorite Flower

It's the first Monday of the month again and that means it's time for another
fabulous Just Inklined Blog Hop!!! 
This month's hostess is the talented Toni and she has chosen the theme...
Single Layer Cards.
I have to admit I was a little scared when I saw the theme. You all know I like my "stuff" and "fluff". I decided to print whatever image I used on white card stock and go from there. I chose Tulip Jug mostly because it is my favorite flower and I just loved the jug. I had my image all colored and I "test stamped" my sentiment several times before I tried to put it on my card. Worked like a charm EVERY time until I went to stamp it on my card. UGH!! So, this is where the green polka dotted paper comes in. I covered up my boo boo and used one on my test stamped sentiments and popped it up. Sure hope it still qualifies. Lesson learned...stamp the sentiment BEFORE you color the image. LOL 

You should have come here from Angela's(Aj) blog
If you get lost or would like to start at the beginning just go to Toni's blog and start there. 
I'm sure the other Just Inklined girls have some beautiful cards to share. 
The next stop on the hop is Ann Marie's blog
Hope you all enjoy the hop!!

Blog Hop Order:
Jeni (you are here)

Image: Just Inklined - Tulip Jug
Paper: Georgia Pacific - white card stock, My Mind's Eye - Ohh La La 6X6 pad
Sentiment: Stampin' Up

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Poppy Birthday in Citrus

Happy Thursday Blog land!! We have almost made it to the weekend. 
I am here to share a card I made for one of my customers at work. ( One of the sweet ones, of course )
This little beauty is Poppy! She was created by Krista Smith over at Saturated Canary.
I just adore her images. They are so sweet and full of personality. I just bought two more today and am biting at the bit for the download to hit my in box!! Lol

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

I was so tickled today to learn how to make a circle sentiment in Microsoft Word!!!  
Then my friend Kim from Oakpond Creations taught me how to save it as a jpeg image.
So, thanks to Kim, I can now share it with you. Just right click on the image below and save.

Image: Poppy - Saturated Canary
Sentiment: Flip-Flop Creations
Paper: Making Memories - Chloe's Closet 
Accessories: Spellbinders - Labels Twenty-Two, EK Success - 1 1/2" circle punch and 2" scalloped circle punch, Offray - Lemongrass satin ribbon, Stickles - diamond

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

When it rains, It Pours...

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #113 - MAY  FLOWERS

Good Tuesday morning to you all!
 I'm here to share my card for the first challenge of  the month at Sassy Cheryl's. I am hostessing again this week. Some of you may have already guessed this weeks challenge theme. Last week's theme April Showers was a BIG hint! As you know April Showers bring...May Flowers!!
In my case, April showers bring a rotten stinky cold!!! Lol  I have been fighting with this thing since Saturday morning. Hopefully by the time this posts on Tuesday I will be feeling much better. 

This little cutie is Callie's Little Umbrella. I knew when I saw her I was going to do a little paper piecing. She is one of Cheryl's new images. If you haven't seen them, take a hop on over to Sassy Cheryl's Shop and check them out. You won't be disappointed!!!

We really loved all the entries from last weeks challenge. So many cute rainy day cards. 
Hope you can join us this week...Happy Crafting Y'all!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Callie's Little Umbrella
Sentiment: Create With TLC
Paper: Polar Bear Press - Flower Power, Jenni Bowlin - Black Micro Dots
Accessories: EK Success - Flower punch, Cuttle Bug - Bloom Dots & Swiss Dots embossing folders, McGill - Tab punch, misc buttons & embroidery thread

A Mother's Love

We all know Mother's day is right around the corner here in the States.....RIGHT???
Don't any of you forget your Mamas this year!! FYI, it's May 13th!! If you forget you will have to hear that whole story about how many hours she was in labor, the pain and agony of it and all the time she has given just for you over the years. So, don't be a dummy and PLAN AHEAD!! 
I know my two lovely children have already planned a whole day of relaxation just for me!! Lol
Anyway, I made this card for my Daughter's boyfriend to give to his Mom. 
See, I'm trying to keep him out of trouble too!! 

The image I have used is called Petunias from Just Inklined
They have the most beautiful floral and garden images. Perfect for Mom for Mother's Day. (HINT...HINT)

Sentiment: Create With TLC
Paper: My Minds Eye - Lost & Found(Market Street)
Accessories: Spellbinders - Labels Eighteen, Fiskars - corner punches, EK Success - 1 1/2" circle punch, Basic Basic - Brown gingham ribbon