Sunday, September 19, 2010

More Iowa Meet Up Stuff

Iowa GIANT Rice Krispie Treat

Pink Cricut Blessed me with these stamps!

Circle Iowa Gift

Circle Make and Take

WOW - This has been one busy weekend for me and I really see no end in site until the end of October.

I thought I would share the rest of the photos from Iowa:
My Party Hat

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Circle Meet Up - Iowa

Myself & Pink Cricut (Sarah arranged the 9/11 Blog Hop and has an AMAZING set of stamps - she brought 2 sets for Shannon to give away and then Blessed Me with one as well  - YIPPEE!!)

Circle Friends

Hello all my friends,
Well I was Blessed to be able to attend the Cricut Circle meet up yesterday in Iowa. It was so fun to meet so many people whom I feel I already know from our on-line community. I have to say, my fellow paper crafters are some of the nicest people on this planet. For this meet and greet we were supposed to bring a recipe page (and if possible the actual dish) and a party hat made with Provo Craft products. Let me tell you, layouts AMAZING, food YUMMO and the hats FANTASTIC!! We did a fun make and take and just visited like a bunch of friends getting together. The cherry on top was that we were Blessed with Gypsies from Provo Craft since we were celebrating Shannon Lerners BD.

I am so excited to be going to Utah next month to attend the Inaugural Cricut swarm. There will be lots of other people to meet and I am sure I will be sleeping on the plane on the way home as I will not be sleeping too much there.

I would love to share a few pictures that I took at the meet up as well as my recipe page:

From My Kitchen - Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bars

Myself, Shannon Lerner (from PC) & Kris Stice

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Quick Card

So was everyone really tired yesterday after watching HSN over and over just to look at the IMAGINE ~

I wanted to create a quick card today just to say Hi ~ again this is UWYH for me and yippee for scraps. The cutie squirrel is from Create A Critter. Hope you enjoy and are more rested today!

Blessings, Jenny

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

WINNER - WINNER - Chicken Dinner (tee hee)

Again, I want to thank Sarah at Pink Cricket for getting us all together for the Blog Hop honoring 9/11. I am grateful for all the comments and new followers I have received. I hope to continue inspiring you and sharing with you.

I did use to draw my winner and the selected number was (drum roll please):

Laura Lee

Please drop me a line with your address and I will get your goodies out to you.

Now on a crafty note ~ here was my entry for the Fall weekend Cricut Challenge - Happy Fall Ya'll!!

Create A Critter Tree

Keep crafting and many Blessings, Jenny

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Banner

Here is a Banner that I designed to go along with the card fronts I had posted previously. I used Old West for the lettering, hat, saddle & horseshoe. For the Banner itself I used Country Life. There are stickles, pop dots, gems and jute rope. I think I may be making many more of these in the future. As a matter of fact my SIL told me my nephew is requesting a train themed BD party - I am pretty sure I will use my Cricut Lite cartridge B is for Boy on that one.

I will be drawing from the comments I received on the 9/11 Blog Hop this evening and will post with another project tomorrow.

Blessings, Jenny Kozar

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thank You

Create A Critter, My Pink Stamper Stamp

I just want to thank everyone for participating in the 9/11 blog hop yesterday. I am so grateful to have so many new followers and the comments I have received have been so touching. Remember, if you did not get a chance to hop to all the Blogs yesterday there are several that are not drawing for their Blog candy until tomorrow. So good luck and have a Beautiful day!!

While I am here, I thought I would share some Birthday cards I made this morning for a party that my family and I are attending this afternoon. I am still using what I have and both of these cards were made ENTIRELY from scraps!! Hope you enjoy them.

Once Upon A Princess, Peachy Keen Princess Face, My Pink Stamper Stamp

Blessings, Jenny

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Blog Hop

Today is the day - thoughts of 9/11 can take many forms for many people. Our Heroes on that day were in  the form of everyday people, firefighters and police. Each year I feel it is an honor to the families that were left behind to let them know we will not forget. Take a moment to yourself today to thank our everyday heros as well as to remember all who were lost on that tragic day. And also, remember our troops who are stationed away from their homes and families allowing us to continue on with our everyday freedoms. God Bless ~ Jenny Kozar

 Cartridges used:
Gypsy Wanderings for the grass.
Just Because Cards for the tree.
Create A Critter and Paper Pups for the clouds.
A Childs Year for the boy and the mom.
Graphically Speaking for the work Remember.
Calligraphy for the 9.11.01.

Also, I would love to know that you stopped by so I am offering up some Blog Candy. I would love for you to be a follower but you do not have to. I will close up the offer for the blog candy on Monday evening and will post a winner on Tuesday. And now onto the candy:
Scrapbooking with Cricut, Cricut Markers and Cricut cutting blades
I hope you have enjoyed all the awesome designers today (and have remembered to post your Flag proudly).

Here is the line-up just in case you have missed someone or to continue on with your hop.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Some Halloween Fun

Here are some more items I have made for my use what you have challenge:

And a picture of the Blog Candy I will Bless someone with on the Blog Hop tomorrow:

Reminder - Blog Hop Tomorrow 9/11/10

Just sending a quick reminder about the Blog Hop tomorrow - I will even be giving away some Blog Candy. Thanks to Pink Cricut for asking me to participate. Oh the ideas that have been running through me head.

Here is the line-up as a reminder:

See you all tomorrow!

Monday, September 6, 2010

9/11 Blog Hop

I will be participating in my first Blog Hop on 9/11. The hop will include the following sites:

I work in the financial industry in downtown Chicago. That morning as I was in the elevator going to the office people were talking about an airplane flying into the World Trade Center Tower and what a terrible accident this was. There are televisions around our office that always have news channels on. When the second plane flew into the other tower the feeling that this was no accident was very prevalent around the office. Those towers that were hit contained several financial services offices and many of the people that perished were customers and colleagues of mine. There are no words to explain how mind numbing this was - to find out who was there and that they had no chance of escape.

Now the office I was working in is surrounded by windows, has a direct view of the Sears Tower and is located in the same building as the Chicago Stock exchange. Because this was now apparent that we were under attack and there was no way to know what the next target was my bosses elected to send us all home. The trains out of the city were packed. I went to get my daughters from school and they were terrified for me and did not want me to return back to work downtown. Luckily, I work for a very nice family oriented company and they elected to have us all work from home for the next few days. 

I am honored to take part in this Blog Hop recognizing the heroes that help to bring us our freedom each and every day - by their own choice. As a matter of fact, I have a cousin serving in Afghanistan with a branch of the army right now. 

Please remember all the families who lost someone during this attack and wave your American Flags proudly on 9/11.

Blessings, Jenny 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

UWYH - Use What You Have

OK - My name is Jenny and I am addicted to all things scrapbooking/cardmaking related. WHOOSH - got that out. I am participating in a challenge this month to Use What You Have. Doesn't sound too hard - well yesterday was Sept. 1st and I was already feeling freaked out - YIKES!! Since I am off on Thursday & Fridays I thought I would get to work creating. I have several things I need to be working on:

9/11 Blog Hop
Football Merchandise items
Football Scrapbook from last season
Birthday Party Invites
Halloween Cards

Here are the things I started on today ~ hope to get even more done later this evening and all day tomorrow - whoo hoo!!

I used both Rock Princess, Once Upon a Princess and Varsity Letter today. Let me know what you think!

Blessings, Jenny
Rockin Cheerleader

Once Upon A  Princess Cowgirl Birthday Invite