Friday, December 31, 2010

Crafting Companion with Cristina - New Years Kiss

Unfortunately this has not made it to Cristina although I have tried to send it a few times. I was honored to be able to participate in a crafting companion challenge with her and she gave me the task of creating something in regards to the New Years Kiss.

I used 3 different Cricut cartridges:
Winter Woodland for the Numbers at 1 inch
Cricut Sampler for the Skyline welded on my gypsy twice at 5.71 x 4.06 (I then punched out all the windows and put white paper behind the black to show through the windows and then trimmed around the skyline)
Sweethearts for the people (sitting couple 3.19 x 3.24, standing couple 2.60 x 5.71 and dancing couple 2.64 x 3.24)

I doodled around everything with my Sakura gel pen.

 I used a QuicKutz die with my cuttlebug for the large circle that contains the number 1.

 I sprinkled Martha Stewart tinsel glitter to look like snow on the buildings and in the background.

The paper used is:
Wonderful Winter by My Minds Eye (I thought it looked like fireworks)
Grey paper is DCWV
Black Paper is The Paper Company

I have been thinking about this for some time and this layout just kept coming back to mind. My daughter actually wants this and will remove the dancing couple to place a New Years picture of herself and her boyfriend.

This was a challenge but I truly enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me play along. 

Let me know what you think. And Happy New Year!! May 2011 bring you much happiness and many blessings!

Hugs, Jenny

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Flaunt It Fridays - Designer News - WOOT!!!

See anything new and exciting on my header to the right? YEP -- I am so excited to announce that I have been selected to be a designer on the Flaunt It Friday's Blog! I am already fulfilling one of my 2011 resolutions! I will be participating in my first Blog Hop as a designer on January 7th. I cannot wait to get to know each and every one of the other Designers better. Thanks for letting us get our craft on for you!!

Thank you Sandra and Janis for allowing me this opportunity - I hope to  make you proud.

Blessings, Jenny

Monday, December 27, 2010

Pillow Pets Cards

My niece and 2 of  my nephews wanted pillow pets for Christmas. So to go with their pillow pets I wanted to make them some cards. There was a Penguin, Panda Bear and Turtle. I used Create a Critter for all 3 of the cards. I entered my turtle into the Flaunt It Fridays challenge.

All background paper is Papertrey Ink, I used the MS snowflake punch and the SU scalloped punch. The stamp was a $1 stamp from Michaels and ribbon and raffia are also from Michaels.

Blessings, Jenny

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Flaunt It Fridays - Turtle Cut Create A Critter

The Flaunt It Friday challenge this week is to use the Create a Critter turtle on page 64. The challenge was to make something other then a card, but was not required. 

I actually did make a card as my nephew wanted the Turtle Pillow Pet for Christmas and I wanted to give him a card to go with it. 

The background paper is Papertrey Ink. I used a MS corner punch for the snowflake. For the turtle shell I used the spots and dots cuttlebug folder. The stamp was a $1 stamp from Michaels and the raffia and ribbon are also from Michaels. 

Blessings, Jenny

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

May you be surrounded by family and loved ones. May you celebrate and make memories to hold in your heart forever.

But more importantly, remember that this is the day that we received the greatest gift of all....our beautiful Savior Jesus Christ.

Blessings xxoo, Jenny

Friday, December 24, 2010

Mini Album for Sons Teacher

My sons second grade teacher is a doll. So kind and thoughtful. She also has the cutest little guy named Smith. Well, they will be celebrating Smith's 1st Christmas so I thought I would put together a mini album for her to put all the pictures they will take. For Thanksgiving, I had given her one of the turkey cards I made and she mentioned that she was saving that for this scrapbook so I thought I would give her a hand with this mini album: (warning picture heavy)

Some are Cricut Cuts and some are stickers. My daughter says she wants one too. Oh boy!! Anyway, just as I snapped this last picture the battery on my camera died. Charging now so that we can capture all those beautiful Christmas pictures.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cricut Circle Challenge - Shall We Dance

The Cricut Circle challenge this week is to use the Shall We Dance Cartridge and use 9 of something from this cartridge. I have a sweet friend whose son had his first Tap Recital. While looking through the handbook I found a star that would be my 9 of something. I also used the words Tap and Recital. The drape at the top is from the Christmas cartridge. I added 2 photo mats that I thought she could use to just add her pictures to. I will be giving this to her as one of her Christmas gifts.

Making this did 2 things for me... made me use a cartridge that I had not used yet and really made me want to start putting together more layouts. I have been neglecting making layouts and just making cards.  There is always 2011.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reindeer Card

Hello Again,
I used Create a Critter for this cutie reindeer and mass produced cutting him out 12 times. I have put together only two cards with him but he makes me smile every time I see him. Here is card number 2:
Thanks and have a great day.

Blessings, Jenny

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Paper Playtime Challenge - Anything Christmas

One of my goals for 2011 is to begin entering more challenges so that I can try new techniques and use more of all the MUST HAVE items I have added to my craft supply. I recently had cut out several Christmas items with my Cricut but have not made the time to actually make them into anything. So, when I read about this challenge I put a cut to use and made a card.

I really do not remember which cartridge this came from - I am thinking Joys of the Season. I used some silver and pick stickles and an ivory Viva Decor where the laces would be. The background paper is Basic Grey and the stamp was a $1 stamp from Michaels.

Blessings, Jenny

Monday, December 20, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge - Embossing

The current Peachy Keen challenge is to emboss something. I made a cute snowman card with a Peachy Keen stamp and dry embossed the background with my snowflake cuttlebug folder. Remember - I am new to Copic coloring so please be kind:

Blessings, Jenny

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Decorating the old Cubicle

I work 3 days a week in downtown Chicago at a consulting company. Unfortunately it is not the most artistic atmosphere - lots of cubicles. So I thought I would use my Gingerbread cartridge to make some cute cuts to hang in my little space.

I used some cute Peachy Keen faces and buttons, my IRock with gems, bows and google eyes. Sorry about the bad quality of photos but I am in the Midwest here - not much sunshine right now.

Everyone at work loved them and are now asking me to make some for them to have at home.... maybe next year as I have so much going on before Christmas right now.

Have a great day! Blessings, Jenny

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Circle Stocking Swap

I participated in a Stocking Swap on the Circle Message Board and today was 'The Big Reveal Day'. Let me tell you my son was super excited to be able to open something and has already claimed some of my goodies. It has been such a Blessing to meet so many wonderful ladies on the message board as well as here in Blog Land.  Here are some pictures of the wonderful gifts I received:

I was blessed with some transfer tape, paper, brads, cookies, a Santa, a puzzle and a box full of ATG tape (YEAH - can never have enough ATG tape!!!) all were in this wonderful basket and Big Ol' stocking.

Thank you my Circle Friend Angie MCCauley and have a very Blessed Christmas!

Monday, December 13, 2010

I Was Able To Craft

For a little while anyway. The house is all festified so I took an hour for myself to just create a little. I have a package that needs to go in the mail and wanted to make a little card to go with it.

I used Create a Critter for the reindeer, a $1 stamp from Michaels and the patterned paper is a little 6x6 pad from Basic Grey.

Have a great day!

Blessings, Jenny

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Where Have I Been?

Well - getting ready for Christmas silly... Anyway I have now put together 16 goodie bags for some friends. Some work, some football moms and some teachers. When you are cutting everything out it really seems like a piece of cake. But when it comes to the assembly - now that is where it is time consuming. For  each of my gift bags I made 6 monogram note cards, 1 cupcake sock holder and 1 jar of sugar soap scrub (thanks Greenbean for the cupcake and soap idea!!).

I wanted to get more creative with things but I have so much more to get to yet.  I still have not even gotten my Christmas cards in the mail. I hope to be able to work on somethings this afternoon so that I will have posts for you all week.

Have a Blessed day, Jenny

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Win a Yudu - 1500 Comments Needed

Post on this thread and if they reach 1200 comments there will be 2 yudu give aways and at 1500 - 3 yudu giveaways. Posting ends at 10 Sunday there (I would be safe and take it as 10 eastern.

Blessings, Jenny

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Angel Card

My small group and I wanted to Bless a Family that we had heard of where the husband was out of work and the wife was not working a full time job. We wanted the gift to be anonymous but to be able to provide them with a nice Thanksgiving dinner. So I whipped together this card and we bought them a gift card to be used as they needed.

Blessings, Jenny

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cookie Swap Invitations

My neighbor who is also a very good friend is hosting a cookie exchange. She is going with a red and white gingham theme and wanted something whimsical. Doodlecharms to the rescue along with the IRock, Google eyes and paper from Hobby Lobby. So what do you think?

Blessings, Jenny

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and your families many Blessings! Many memories to capture and laughs to remember and cherish.

Gobble Gobble - Jenny

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Imaginesce Gift - WOW

When I went to the Cricut swarm in October I was able to spend some time with Lori Allred and the Imaginesce team. They are SUPER talented and tons of fun! We really enjoyed ourselves although I was kind of bummed I never got to try their products - the IRock or ITop. Well, Lori had grabbed my swap card and in the mail I got this wonderful surprise from her:

WOW - what a Blessing! An IRock with gems and a stencil and what looks like the whole Dinosaur Line!! Now I know I have mentioned before that I have a little guy - I have LOTS of pictures that I can scrapbook with these papers. Thank you so much Lori and Imaginesce - I am truly grateful for this wonderful gift.

Blessings, Jenny