Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Another Blog Candy

Check here for exciting blog candy from the Grand Prize winner of the TJ blog hop. How fun!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another Awesome Blog Candy

If you are interested in a chance to win a Technique Junkie CD, click on Creating with Chrissy in the side bar and check it out or here. This looks like an awesome CD!


Friday, November 18, 2011

The Craft Barn ~~ check this out!

Today's share is: What generous blog candy ~~ I'll have to set aside some time to check out this site!! Click here to find out more information and your opportunity to celebrate with The Craft Barn.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ride There!

Hello friends! Today's share are two cards that showcase a digi stamp from Digital Two for Tuesday here. I found Cora's site while searching for a motorcycle stamp to use for a friend's birthday card (the brown one). My friend has a few Harleys so I was really excited to find that Cora had not only one, but a few HD bike images!!! I think it made an awesome masculine card. Her images are amazing and hope to use more of them in the future. She also has another site called Clearly Vintage that you can link to from Digital Two for Tuesday.

In addition to using her image, I used cuttle bug folders, TAC and DCWV papers, a 'happy birthday' sentiment from Savvy Stamp. The brad and leather trim sources are unknown.



Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Today's share are Inchies. I belong to The Stamping Queens ~ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Stamping_Queens/ ~ and we have added Inchies to our talents. I had thought, wow, what can you do with an inch of paper?!? Well, I gave it a try and it's become rather addicting and challenging to say the least. Give it a try!

Stamps vary from SU and Close to My Heart. A Sentiment pebble was used on the birthday balloon, left over 'brass' circles from sticker hinges were used on the purple flower, the apples and napkin in basket were paper pieced, stickles and a glitter pen add dimension, and the monsters have googly eyes. The fall inchies were spotlighted and colored with pencils. I used thin cardboard as a base for the inchies and a variety of paper scraps.



Friday, October 14, 2011

Harvest Time

Hello there! It has been a busy couple weeks for us as you can see from today's picture. I also froze some grated zucchini to use at a later time. So stamping and crafting have taken a back seat for a bit! (Although I did manage to get all my swaps done and mailed out mid-month. I will share the inches I made - they are so darn cute! and addicting and challenging.) Salsa is a first for us this year and it turned out really good so we are happy with that. Also potatoes were a first and they grew rather well. Oh, since this picture was taken, we've made peach and apple preserves. Yummy!

Just a note to the blogs I'm following - it's a pleasure to see all the wonderful and awesome talent and yummy foods! Thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful weekend,


Friday, September 30, 2011

Crafter's Companion Contest

Happy Friday to you all! Today's post is about a contest over at Crafter's Companion. Holley has provided a tutorial on her coloring process. You can check it out here: http://crafterscompanion.blogspot.com/ or click on the link in my sidebar; then check out the Sept 28 posting.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hello and I'm back from Tennessee. Some of you know that I went down for a month to help with family and had taken time off from crafting. Now I am catching up on things at home and in my craft world. There were a couple weddings during the past month or so and I was unable to attend; however, since I like to recycle wedding, graduation etc. invites I receive, today's share are the two cards I did for the brides and grooms.

For the Black card, you can see the wedding invite and then the card I am sending them. The inside also has a gift card pocket made with the gray filigree paper. I added the velum with the saying, the black metallic paper, lace trim, brads, and flowers (the colors were silver, off white and yellow, and a peachy color from what I could tell in the wedding photos). I hope they like it.

For the Red card (unfortunately I didn't take a scan of the wedding invite), I added the velum saying and brads. Under the velum you can just barely see their names. Anyway, they were very pleased with their card!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Quick Share

Hi All - it has been awhile due to being out of town to help my family. There isn't much time to email and no time to craft. However, my mom does have a very limited supply and there is a wonderful scrapbook store here in TN that I visit when I'm here. Anyway, a close friend of her's is turning 60 and this friend's daughter is throwing her a big party. She asked her friends to provide comments on the following: my favorite recipe, favorite things, favorite memories with connie, favorite book, and general things about connie. So mom bought a card and we put on our thinking caps. We decided to alter the card by making pages and turning the card into a 'book'. She typed up the little notes on her favorites, I typed up the recipe and added clip art pans; there isn't any stamping on the altered card, but it turned out rather well considering the limited supplies we had. (Not sure how the pictures will turn out, but it looks like the first one is actually the last 'page') Take a look and thanks again for your support and comments. Blessings, judy

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fun with Salad!

Today's share are three cards, which also includes my favorite Waldorf Salad recipe. I started out making one for a Fruit Salad swap over at Stamping Queens and it was so much fun to make, I ended up making two more for the Cards of the Month swaps at World Wide Stamping Friends (wwsf) and Stampingswaps (ss). Although I've made this card in various ways, it is the first time to include the recipe card and the little worm (unknown source).

I did the diamond scoring on two of the panels (DCWV) paper, the third one uses paper already embossed (BazillBasicsPaper-Two Scoops); then scrubbed sandpaper over the tops to reveal the white cores. The center image (SU!) is a favorite and is colored with pencils; the apples and napkin are paper pieced. The back panels are: blue gingham paper from an old pack of CTMH paper, green paper from an unknown source, and the pink is the backside of the BazillBasicsPaper paper - you can just make out the reverse embossing. Brads are CTMH and Elements.

The recipe card is white card stock with apples from Clip Art and recipe printed below.



Sunday, July 17, 2011

Diaper Cake for Baby Shower

Happy day to you all. Today's share is a "Diaper Cake" that Michelle (grandma to be) and Jarod (uncle to be) made for our newest member to our family. It was the highlight of the baby shower and is just so cute. The baby is my first great grandchild and is due in Sept.

The 'flowers' on the cake are made with baby washcloths and socks. There is a bottle tucked into the top tier that is filled with treats for mom to be. Her favorite gummy bears.

Again, thanks for looking and your comments.

Blessings and enjoy your day.


Friday, July 1, 2011

Today's Share ...

is for the Blue Moon challenge GCSO08 to use 3 words, 3 papers, and 3 buttons. Originally this card started out to meet the I Brake for Challenges where the challenge/inspiration was a little girl wearing a polka dotted dress with lady bug trim and gingham ribbon, but I missed the deadline. Anyway, as I was working on the card, Gingersnap Creations came out with this challenge and I thought how perfect to blend the two! AND also over at Card Camp (yahoo group) the challenge for the week was to use buttons and bows. So, by adding the bow, it meets that challenge too!

The main image Fashion Lady #4 from "I Brake for Stamps" and she's not typically my type of stamp, but her and a lady friend shouted Buy Me Buy Me as I was browsing the online store. And they actually tugged at my heartstrings, so they were placed in my shopping cart. The Ladybug buttons (shanks cut off) and tatted flower were in my stash for years and thought it time to use them, and the TAC word stamps were perfect for her.

Gingersnap Creations: http://networkedblogs.com/jM6fo
I Brake for Challenges: http://ibrakeforchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/06/inspired-ibfcc3.html

Enjoy your holiday weekend and be safe!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thank yous and a new post

First of all I want to send out a big Thank You to those of you that have left comments and became followers. How exciting this is for me!

Now for today's card, which is for a request from the Stamping Queens group. A member's son is in the military, but stationed here in the States still - and they thought he would enjoy receiving cards. While it doesn't show, the stars are also stamped on the Midnight Blue and Real Red card stock. And I've punched out a couple stars in the Liberty panel. The paper: SU; the eagle stamp: Rubber Monger; Liberty stamp: Art Impressions; background star stamp: Rubber Stampede; brad, silver cording, small star stamp, and metal star: unknown sources.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fathers Day Card

Hi All - today's share is a card I made for another groups challenge -- I've sidestepped out of The Stamping Pad box this time. The challenge can be found here: http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/gc104-color-challenge-denim-rust-and.html. I enjoyed making this as I am a PBR fan and my dad likes westerns so this combines both of our interests into a card. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Action Wobble Spring card

Hello to all - today's share is for the Monthly Mailer over at the Stamping Pad. This card uses the new Action Wobble Springs http://actionwobble.com/! It is just the coolest thing and wish I could remember where I first saw it - anyway, you will have to check out the website because I don't have a way to show you how it works, but when you nudge the frog panel, he wobbles!! The card layout is from http://sheetload.blogspot.com/. Stamps are TAC, CTMH, and Stampendous. Papers are from TAC and SU. Little bling is from http://pezadoodle.wordpress.com/. Hope you enjoy and wishing you all a Happy Day!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Another card using the Laugh stamp from Paper Bag Studios

This card was made for the Punched swap over at The Stamping Pad. The background paper and swirl stamp are from TAC; the flowers were punched from a pop can using EK Success punches, mini brads are from Queen and Company, inks are color versamark, ribbon source unknown, and of course the main image is from Paper Bag Studios. The recipient thoroughly enjoys wearing the ear rings so how awesome is that?!? This card certainly fits the bill for a the swap! I have made a few more of these and they just too cute.

Thanks for all the comments sent recently. They are really appreciated!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Again, it's been awhile. Where does the time go?!? My share today is one of the Monthly Mailers I did over at The Stamping Pad. The papers are from Close to My Heart - using double sided papers (and I used both sides!), flowers and ribbon source unknown, and the image is from Paper Bag Studio - a new favorite one. I had made a conscious decision to not buy anymore stamps unless they really really caught my eye. A stamper friend sent me the link and boy, I ended up buying a few... LOL
Check it out http://www.paperbagstudios.com/mainsite/

Monday, March 14, 2011

I listened to George Strait's song "I Saw God Today" today and thought Yes, I am seeing God today in the beautiful blue sky with the sun and the cirriform (mainly detached and wispy) clouds and sent out a prayer to those suffering in the world right now (Japan, Hawaii, CA, etc).

Today's share is a card I made for the Letter K swap at The Stamping Pad. It's a simple card, but fits the topic for today. (I apologize for the lopsided scan.) The stamps are from TAC and the ATC (brown swirl paper) is a Digi stamp from Elemental Doodles.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A quiet Sunday

Hi there - this has been an awesome week. My niece from TN flew up for a few days! It was so great to see her and show her around the town. Took her out to see my favorite 'piano man'; sat in front of the fireplace and talked until 3:30 a.m.; she spent time with Michelle (cousin) and her kids; took a ride in an ARGO and she had a blast. She wants to come up in the summer and take another ride in that thing.

Haven't been doing much crafting, but here is a card that I did for the Romantic Occasion swap over at The Stamping Pad. Papers are from DCWV The Luxury Stack (beautiful papers!) and a panel of SU Mulberry paper. Main stamped image is from SU too and I paper pieced the heart. Use pink stickles on the heart and flower. The little heart in the lower corner is a pressed heart and I just did the 'u' freehand to match the font in the main image.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Here's a simple card for the "Fast Track - I Spy ... something white and glistening" swap over at The Stamping Pad. I wanted to keep it simple, so used the snowflake cuttle bug folder on SU Shimmery White card stock. Then used some blue ribbon with snowflakes, metallic blue paper, more shimmery white for the oval, and some skittlz from pez-a-doodle designs. Hope the recipient likes it! (Scan is a bit light.)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cleaning up electronic files and other misc stuff

Hi friends! Yesterday I helped Michelle clean and organize her craft room. She had a good start on it, but then ran into a brick wall... So I went and helped her finish it up. She is so excited! Her room looks so nice and she knows where everything is. Now if only I can do the same with my closet. I've been wanting to get in there and clean out my 'work' clothes since I retired and shouldn't need them all. Well one of these days it will get done. Anyway, this is what her cabinet looks like now. There is enough room for expansion if she decides, and she has her beading items stored in there as well. Other larger items that wouldn't fit in here are organized in the closet and desk. She also has a couple of paper organizers. Looks rather nice!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Wooden Spoon

This is a spoon I made out of Apple wood. Didn't it turn out just gorgeous?

Take care, jj

Card for the Fast Track Swap - I Spy...A Carrot Nose over at the Stamping Pad

This card is for the Fast Track Swap - I Spy ... A Carrot Nose.

I learned how to make the snow man from Sharon Fields - a stamper from the WOWStampers group I'm on. He's such a cutie and I've since made a family of them - mom, dad, and kid.

Hope you enjoy!


A New Year

I am totally new at this, but will try to post a note or two during the month. And add some new photos at least! Here in the Upper Peninsula, we've had typical snowy weather. I've been busy making up some cards, earrings, and carving spoons. It is so nice to get back to doing my crafts. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. take care, jj