Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!


I hope you take today to reflect upon all our military men and women who are serving; protecting us from harms way.   Some have given us the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the safety and freedom of our great country.  I am proud of my husband and all our soldiers, seamen, airmen, and Marines who give selfless and honorable service EVERYDAY!  Thank you!!

I am sharing an oldie of mine as I have had family in town this weekend.  I made this a year ago for Memorial Day in remembrance of a good friend of my husband and I who was killed in Iraq.  
Materials used: CTMH dp, NQN, K&CO brads, VV, CTMH 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Golden Communion

Hi everyone!! I was out of town for my nephew's communion and just had a wonderful time with my brother and his family! Can you believe that I had not seen them in 5 years?!?! Crazy...

I made my nephew a card and I wanted it to be clean.  For whatever reason, I always picture Communion cards to be "clean." 

For this card, I used white and gold cs while the cross is embossed in gold.  I used Gina K's He has Risen set for this card thanks to my friend Stacy (Twinshappy) for letting me borrow it.  It really is a wonderful set and now I know why she was so excited to have it way back when she bought it!! {Waving... Hi Stac!} 
I punched the corners of the gold cs with my ornate corner punch and embossed the cross on the white.  Once embossed, I took one of my petite oval Nestibilites to dry emboss the outside of the cross.  I covered the cross with the size I wanted and then turned the cs over. Using my stylus, I ran over the Nestie to give the dimension to the card I wanted.  A simple faux Nestie look.  I tucked in the main image into the corners and then stamped the sentiment on Acetate, using my heat gun to dry it, so that it can be overlaid on the cross. I then tucked that into each corner.   That is it! Simple and yet elegant!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!! 

Materials used: Gina K, White and gold cs, gold ep, Versamark, Nestibilities, stylus, corner punch, acetate, Momento Brown

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Flexible Friends

Hi everyone! I know it has been a few days, but I finally got around to feeling up to creating! I am battling some kind of cold, but really, I think it is allergies... I thought I would start with this card using MFT's Serenity Now set.  

It is such a cute set and perfect for all you Yoga lovers!! : ) I did Yoga once.... LOL!! Notice I said once.... Anyway, my friend, whom I was best friends with through grade school and high school, is a Yoga instructor so this is for her.  She and I lost touch after high school, never knew where either of us were, and thanks to Facebook, we found each other!! We are very excited and she has already come to visit me which was so much fun! 

I stamped the image with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and colored it in using Copics.  I cut out the back panel with my Rectangle scalloped Nestibilities.  The dp is Basic Grey's Granola collection and the main card us SU! Confetti Cream cs.  I added ribbon and the 'OM' or 'AUM' (not sure which is correct) symbol for the finishing touch.  The main image panel and the sentiment are popped up for added effect.  

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!  

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Blogaversary Winner!

Hi Everyone!!

So sorry this is posted so late.  It has been a busy morning with T-Ball games and Birthday parties!  Here is the Blogaversary Winner of the Just Rite Stamp set and Carolyn King's Whimsical Autumn set!!

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-05-09 18:58:34 UTC

Lindsay said...

Congrats Jean!

And thank you for another chance to win a great prize!

I hope you all have a great Mother's Day!

LINDSAY! Come on down! Congratulations to you and please email me your addy so I can get out your fun stuff to start enjoying! Thank you everyone for entering all my blog candy for the week and hope all you mother's have a fantastic Mother's Day!  

Friday, May 8, 2009

A creation, a winner, and my Blogaversary!!

Today is my one year Blogaversary! Whoo hoo!!  I have had so much fun sharing my creations over this past year! Thank you to everyone who supports and stops by my blog! Without you, I would not be able to enjoy my hobby so that I can share!!  Before I continue with yesterdays winner and the candy you can win today, I would like to share the project I mentioned about what you can do with your Prima Flower bottles if you don't want to throw them away! 

This week was Teacher Appreciation and we had something different we were to send to the teachers everyday this week.  One of the days was something sweet and yesterday was some school supplies.  I have seen some glasses recently that had a small window of chalkboard material on the front for writing your name.  I decided I could do the same or something similar as a gift for the teachers. 

I bought a can of Chalkboard spray-paint and cut out a template using my mega nestibilities curvy frame.  I used masking tape to hold the frame in place and cover the glass so not to get paint anywhere else.  I gave it couple of coats and let dry. Once it was dry, I peeled away all the tape and the template.  The paint has a tendency to get underneath the template, but I found that nail polish remover and some Q-tips worked great to remove the excess you did not want.  I filled the candy jar with M&M's and the Prima Bottle with some different pencils I picked up at a school supply store.  On the candy jar, I added some ribbon and tied a stick of chalk to the front while on the Prima jar, I added some ribbon that says 'Thanks' and a felt flower by Petaloo with a crystal brad.  Just really simple! You can do so much with with either project but I have twins, so that meant 4 projects total! I am into simple! LOL!!   I hope you enjoyed these projects! It is a good way to do some recycling!!

OK!! I know you have been waiting to see who won yesterdays Blog candy!! 

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-05-08 12:43:24 UTC

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Wow! Super Candy for each of these days. Thanks for bringing the loot to the party and sharing so generously. 

Sounds like Just-Rite product from the hint but though I searched their site I couldn't find anything relating to Kings. Hmmm....regal monogram of some sort maybe? Or a Cammie King product and Just Right hmmm...can't wait to see.

JEAN! Alter today!! You are the winner!! Please email me your addy so I can get that out to you!  Thank you everyone for playing and hope you play today's final 5 day Blogaversary Candy below- Here it is:

That's rite!! You all had a pretty good guess yesterday of what today's candy was going to be!! hee hee...   You will be getting the Just Rite Monogram Stamper kit (1 5/8") which not only includes the alphabet, but 4 interchangeable borders and design centers.  Also included is my awesome friend Cammie's {miss you girl!} Whimsical Autumn set!   All you have to do to win is leave a comment!! Subscribers get an extra entry so get the word out! If you don't own a Just Rite set or a set by Carolyn King, now is the time to try and get both!! Spread the word!! : )  Good luck to everyone and hope you have a fantastic day! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Another winner! One More day...

Thank you again to all those who are playing along in my 5 days to Blogaversary! It has been fun and tomorrow will be the final Blog Candy giveaway that you do not want to miss.  I gave a hint yesterday to what will be given away-do you know what it is? Keep reading to find out why.

In the meantime, here is yesterdays winner of the paper collection:

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-05-07 12:33:32 UTC

Lisa said...

I love paper too, you can't have too much can you?

LISA! You are the winner! Congratulations! Please email me your addy so that I can get that into the mail for you to start enjoying!


Let's alter today.... that is the giveaway! Alterable items plus two stamp sets! Here is what you will recieve:

Plain Box, CD for calendars, Star decorations, Notebook, Canvas, small decorative box, SU! Alphabet soup, SU! 2 step Shapes and Shadows, and Judikins alterable Box Book.  How do you win? I mentioned above that I gave a hint to tomorrows giveaway... all you have to do is comment on what you think it might be.  Correct or not, you will be entered into todays giveaway! Good luck and I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

I will post later today the project I mentioned about those Prima Flower bottles that you hate to throw away! It worked out well for my boys teachers as a little appreciation gift! 

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hello all!! I am posting this quite early as I am hosting a neighborhood coffee so I am busy preparing for that.  Thank you to all who played and we of course have a day 2 winner!! Here it is:

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-05-06 11:01:13 UTC

Anonymous said...

How fun! Ya gotta love bling on the cards! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

JMGEISLER! You are todays Bling winner!!! Congratulations! Please email me your address and I will get that in the mail to you so you can enjoy it soon!!!


SO.... What is today's fun giveaway?  An item that I tend to hoard a lot! PAPER!!! I love it, buy it, and when I can bring myself to cut into that beautiful paper, I will use it!! LOL!! No, I have been better at it, but I do have LOTS of it and would love to share.... Here is what you will get:  

This assortment contains companies such as Imaginenice, Cosmo Cricket, K&I, Wild Asparagus, K&CO, SU!, DCWV Mat Stack, Making Memories Mat Stack, and Me and My Big Ideas Mat Stack.  In order to ship this, I will be cutting this assortment into 6x6 squares.  Just leave a comment to be included in todays giveaway and don't forget to leave an additional comment if you are a subscriber! Good Luck!!  Just 2 more days until my Blogaversary and I will have an awesome giveaway that day, so stay tuned!!  To give you a hint:
It is just the rite day to give such a gift away!! You will be king for the day with this giveaway....

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day one Blog Candy winner!! On to day two!

Good morning everyone!! We have day one's blog candy winner!  

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-05-0

5 12:33:41 UTC

STACY!! Come on down!! Congratulations!! Thank you everyone for is another day of blog candy!


Yesterday was a fun day of Stamps... today, let's put some sparkle into our lives!! LOL!! Embellish it!! Below is what you can win!

Included is, American Crafts ribbon, Michael's ribbon, Self adhesive rhinestones, rhinestone brads in teal and fushia, Greenhouse Plastic flowers (not pictured), Clear stardust pens, large buttons, taylored tags, ribbon and slides, and paper tags!! 

All you have to do is leave a comment! If you are a subscriber, you get another entry!! Be sure to enter your second entry if you are a subscriber!  Good luck!! A winner will be selected tomorrow  morning!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Blog Candy Winner and 1st Day of Blogaversary Candy-Stamp Happy!

Thank you to all of you who left a comment to win Carolyn King's new set of Nurse Feelgood! Your kind words and touching stories of being teachers or retired teachers made it hard to not give one away to everyone!  I was unable to use so a random number was chosen:

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-05-04 11:12:18 UTC

NICOLE! Come on down! Please email me your address and your new set will be coming directly from Gina K!! If you didn't win... no worries! More candy is below!


Whoo hoo!!  Today is the first day of 5 that I am giving away some Blogaversary Candy!!  You can stamp happy because below is what you will win today:

Stamps, stamps, stamps!! Here is what is included: SU! Event Full, Bo Bunny Aloha, Studio G Alphabet Stamps, Inkadinkado Hummingbird, Brenda Walton Somerset Expressions by Inkadinkado, CTMH-In my heart, and Melissa Francis All Holidays set!

How do you win?  All you have to do is leave a comment and you are set! Subscribers are given an extra entry!  A winner will be chosen tomorrow morning... Good Luck!!! 

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Where does a year go?  I didn't realize that in 5 days, my Blogaversary will arrive!!  I am giving away more Blog Candy in celebration of it and not just on my Blogaversary date! I am giving away candy EVERYDAY for the 5 days leading up to it!! Stay tuned and starting tomorrow you will have a chance at the daily give aways!!  

I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend and I will leave you with a super simple project using a dollar bin find!  I took a cute Laura Ashley notebook from Mike's dollar bin and decided to monogram the outside for quick personalization.  I used PTI's B&C Monogram Edition and Ambassador Monogram to achieve the look.  I added ribbon and popped up the punched out 1"and 1 1/4" circles. Easy Peasy!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Month of the Military Child

Did you know that April was Month of the Military Child? This month is already over but I wanted to tribute these children with a card using Stephanie Fizer's set from MFT-Nite Nite Nellie.  I did alter the image to achieve the thought of this card.

Being a child is hard enough with the learning and changes that naturally take place in their lives. But also being a military child comes with other life changing factors that are stressful on them.  They see their parent or sometimes both parents deploy overseas, train for weeks away from home, go on long business trips, and unfortunately, one that you would never wish upon any child having to see- the death of a parent, neighbor, or friend.  Of course being a military family ourselves, we have been through some, if not all, of what I have mentioned.  However, I see the children adjusting to such changes; sometimes easily and sometimes not.  They deal with their emotions in their own way and their way sometimes does not make it easier on the parent left behind.  What does make it a little easier is when they are surrounded by friends who are also military, such as living or going to school on a military installation, and the unconditional love by their family, explaining the events as it occurs.  It doesn't always take the sting away from the child not understanding everything and the why's of the job that has taken his/her parent(s) away.  But I do hope during the month of April, people will always remember that these children are also the unsung heroes. 

For this card, I stamped the image from the forehead down and drew in the kevlar hat and goggles.  I also drew in the American flag to look as though she was holding it from behind.  I wanted to keep the innocent look of the pajamas because I was thinking how my boys love to put on different pieces of my husbands uniform-usually in their pajamas.  (it just always happens when they are in their PJ's! LOL)  The Camo bg was printed from my computer just looking up a free graphic image from the web.  I then cut out the center using my Nestibilites petite ovals.  I colored in the image with Copics and sponged in a little color behind her.  I then cut out that image and pink bg with the petite oval nesties as well.  I tied little pink ribbons to the sides of the cut out oval and popped up that panel as well as the girl inside.  I punched out the sentiment 'Daddy's' with my 1"circle punch and then punched the bg scalloped with Paper Studio's 1 7/8" circle. The 'Little Girl' sentiment was punched using SU! WW punch.  All panels were then popped up with dimensionals.  

Upcoming: Do you have empty Prima Flower bottles and hate to throw them away? I will have a project soon to share!!  

**You still have time to enter my blog candy!! Just leave a comment here for your chance to win Carolyn King's new set of Nurse Feelgood!**

Thanks so much for stopping by and peeking!