D got a haircut!

So, this post is totally NOT stamping related but I had so put this out there so that you could all see. Our son got a haircut – Chris style!!!


Now, I admit that the boy NEEDED a haircut but this was NOT quite what I had in mind. But after a few days it is growing on me. D did really well, sitting on a chair on the back deck.

Of course it tickled a little bit and he giggled the whole time but he did really, really well. I guess he won’t need another haircut for…well, about the whole summer. But boy I am going to need to invest in some sunscreen or a bunch of hats for him!!!

Go Jr Go!!!

It’s an evening race tonight…we are a Phoenix Int. Raceway….Jr. just took the lead!! He has not won a race in almost 2 years……

I’m a huge Nascar fan…have been for years and years….

OK…gotta go watch. Be back later!! :o)

I love flowers!!

Spring is here and I just love the flowers that bloom this time of year. There are so many varieties and colors I just wish I could have them all in my garden.


This is a card I made for VSN last week. The challenge was to use as many flowers as possible. Since I am a pretty simple gal who makes pretty simple card this was my design.

The base of the card is Pretty in Pink and the paper is LilyKate by Basic Grey. Isn’t it wonderful! It was a gift to me and I just LOVE it. The girl image is an Elzybell sent to my by the very wonderful, amazing Jody Morrow. She has always been one of my favorite designers and a huge inspiration. The image is colored with regular SU! markers and mounted on a pink scallop. Because I did not want to distract from the image or paper I used only a small pink grosgrain ribbon as an accent. The card is finished off with a layer of Primas I got through one of Jody’s “famous” Prima Shares, and a pink jewel brad. This card is smaller than most I make measuring 4.25 X 4.25.

Thank you so much for coming by. I hope you find some inspiration here today.
Happy Stamping!
Jen

Embrace Ribbon!!


Can you believe it! I got a challenge done this week. It’s taken me 3 days for this card to come together but finally it’s done. Not sure I love it 100% but pretty close.

The technique challenge on SCS this week was to layer ribbon…Hey, I can do that!

The paper is Lily Kate Basic Grey. I {{{Heart}}} it (thanks Gina!). It was layered on Almost Amethyst and paper pierced in the corners. All colors for this card were drawn from the paper of course!

The sentiment was highlighted with a little DTP and raised with some non SU! dimensionals. The brad in the corner is not SU and really does not get any justice in this photo!

Thanks for coming by. I hope you are having a great week!

Happy Stamping!
Jen

Going Big Time!


Is it really only Tuesday? Sure seems like it should be Thursday or something by now. But, I guess not. So to get us through another day I thought I would share with you the biggest card I made during the VSN weekend.
The challenge was to use this sketch on your card. In the description it mentioned the Carousel Notes that are now available in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I have been blessed to be gifted with some just last week and thought this would be the perfect time to try them out.
Let me just say that they are HUGE!!! This card measures 6 X 6…it’s going to need extra postage.
The base of this card is the Textured Chocolate Chip scrapbooking paper. The other elements are then layered over the top. There is no stamping on this card, only Rub-On’s from the 2008 SAB promotion. I sure do luuuvvv those things! I finished the card off with a little bit of polka dotted ribbon and some Icicle Stickles. I really love how it turned out and may send it to the person who blessed me with the notes in the first place.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and it gives you some inspiration. Happy Stamping!

Some more VSN goodies!


I’ve been trying to work on a redesign on my blog but so far I just can’t get the look I want. So, instead I am going to post for you another card I did for the Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoast last weekend.

This card was for the catwalk challenge. Use an animal print or patten on your card. I was not sure I had anything that would fit this but then remembered a Cuttlebug Die that a good friend gave to me and pulled it out. Perfect!

The background paper is Pumpkin Pie with a black layer of pattern over the top. Beerafella was stamped in Black Stazon and then colored with the Water Color Crayons, Gamasol and an Aqua Painter. He is mounted on Always Artichoke and Black. Of course, since it’s kind of a guy card I could not use ribbon or bling so just decided to keep it simple with a single Artichoke Brad. The sentiment was printed out from my computer. The Beerafella image can be purchased at Stamping Bella.

Thanks for coming by today. I appreciate the visit!
Happy Stamping!
Jen

A few cards

Since this Blog is supposed to be about stamping I thought maybe I should post a couple of cards that I have made this weekend. It was VSN on Splitcoast and of course I could not let it go by without playing even just a little bit.This first card I used the retired set All about U. The colors were all taken from the designer paper used on the bottom layer. The U was kissed by the Kissing Technique and then popped up on large Zots.
This second card was a challenge to use a Sketch Style Set. I love this Level 2 Hostess set called Infinite Goodness. The colors on this card are So Saffron, Close to Cocoa and Old Olive. The pear was watercolored using the Aqua Painter and Gamasol.

I have a few other cards I’ve made but am going to try to spread out the fun! If you have never participated in VSN you should check out the Virtual Stamp Night Forum on SCS and try to play along the next time.

A few cards

Since this Blog is supposed to be about stamping I thought maybe I should post a couple of cards that I have made this weekend. It was VSN on Splitcoast and of course I could not let it go by without playing even just a little bit.This first card I used the retired set All about U. The colors were all taken from the designer paper used on the bottom layer. The U was kissed by the Kissing Technique and then popped up on large Zots.
This second card was a challenge to use a Sketch Style Set. I love this Level 2 Hostess set called Infinite Goodness. The colors on this card are So Saffron, Close to Cocoa and Old Olive. The pear was watercolored using the Aqua Painter and Gamasol.

I have a few other cards I’ve made but am going to try to spread out the fun! If you have never participated in VSN you should check out the Virtual Stamp Night Forum on SCS and try to play along the next time.