Friday, June 21, 2013

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

Hello Again.
Sorry for the empty blog this week. I of course wanted to get a card done for Friends with Flair Friday so I put this together:

I just got this Phyllis Harris stamp (Let Beauty Surround You) in the mail this week and am SO happy that I inked her up already. I colored her with Copics, used  DCWV paper from a 4.5 x 6.5 pad called Pocket Full of Posies, a spellbinders die to cut her out and a cuttlebug folder to give her some dimension.

Hope you like her!

Blessings, Jenny

Friday, June 14, 2013

Bloglovin as a Google Reader/Connect Replacement

I am copying this from directly from Bloglovin:

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

July 1st will be here soon...
Make your switch
from google reader to bloglovin. 
Here is the best information I could find.

If you missed the information about  Google announcing its upcoming axing of Google Reader on July 1, I wonder where you have been?? With Google Reader going, there won’t be much point for Google Friend Connect (as the only thing it really does is adding the newly subbed blog to the Blogger Dashboard & Google Reader) This is another step in Google’s ploy to force the world onto their shoddy Google+ service. Which I can’t figure out.

Let’s go with BlogLovin as a Google Friend Connect Replacement instead!
Why? Because! Because  they have an app for iOS (they are working on an Android app too) and because their interface, both web and mobile and mobile app is just sleek and clean and they are a really helpful bunch too. And the best thing is that their service is free too! AND you can import the blogs you’re following on Google Reader / GFC to Bloglovin!

Get Bloglovin for your Blog
(1) Sign up to Bloglovin with your email and (2) find the ‘claim blog‘ button. (3) Then enter your blog address (eg and (4) click on the result. (5) Then copy & paste the code that Bloglovin provide you with into a widget in the sidebar (not like it says in a post!) and voila, you’re verified that the blog you’re trying to claim is indeed yours.
(6) Click on ‘follow buttons’ on the very bottom of the page, (7) pick the one you want to display on your blog, click on it, (8) copy & paste the code into wherever you want it to be displayed, and you’re done!

Import the blogs you follow to
You can import the blogs that you follow on GFC / Google Reader directly with BlogLovin now. (1) Go to this page, (2) click on ‘Google Reader’, then on (3) ‘Import from Google Reader’, (4) grant Authentication and off you go!

Unity Friday Friends with Flair

Hello Again,

I LOVE Unity and I LOVE playing in the Friday Friends with Flair. Tonight I am heading out to celebrate a girlfriends BD and I put this card together for her:

This is an Itty Bitty by Cosmo Cricket titled Hey Girlfriend. I inked it up with Memento ink, cut it out with a spellbinders die, used some seam binding for my bow and some flowers by Prima with brads from my stash for the center. Paper is from a 6x6 pad by Glitz called Yours Truly.

Don't forget to play along with the Friends with Flair

Blessings, Jenny

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fathers Day Card

Hello Again,
In my last post I mentioned that this is HIGH card season around here - here is the card I made for my dad for Father's Day.

When Lili of the Valley released this golfer stamp I knew I had to have it for this exact occasion. I colored it up with my Copic marker and used a spellbinders die to cut it out. Paper is from the 6x6 My Mind's Eye Dilly Dally pad. Twine is from The Twinery, DAD stamp is from Creative Time for Me and the star was in my stash. This baby is in the mail already as my dad is in Florida and I am in the Chicagoland area.

Blessings, Jenny

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

DCWV June Stack-A-Holic Template Challenge

I was able to complete both template challenges for the DCWV June Stack-a-Holic Challenge ( Yesterday I posted my card and today I would like to share my scrapbook page.

This is just 1 of the thousands of pictures I have from my sons football season last year. His team completed the season undefeated! Super Bowl Champions - we were extremely proud.

I used 2 different stacks for this picture - The Guy Stack and The Athletics stack - it is amazing how so many stacks you can use together. The plain card-stock is all DCWV as well. I am so inspired when using sketches - it really helps me to get more scrapbooking done.

Blessings, Jenny

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

DCWV June Stack-A-Holic Challenge

Hello Friends,

It is the season of needing cards! Graduation cards are in HIGH need for me right now so I thought I would use the Template provided to participate in the card portion of the DCWV June Stack-A-Holic challenge: (you can see all the details here as well as the templates).

For my card I used the Grade School Stack and the Chalkboard Stack:

Hope you like my card and can participate too! I really love all my DCWV stacks!!

Blessings, Jenny

Friday, June 7, 2013

Unity Friday Friends with Flair

I have not played the last few weeks so I wanted to make sure I was prepared this week. I used the all about balance stamp from Phyllis Harris (too cute).  Background paper is from PTI and the design paper is from October Afternoon 8x8 Fly a Kite paper pack.

I used some LYB stick pins, seam binding a ran a Prima ink over, a cuttlebug embossing folder and a spellbinders die.

Blessings, Jenny

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Time with You...

I used the Carta Bella Beach Boardwalk pack again to get these pictures of my DH and DD from our Lake Michigan trip scrapped.

Although the pictures on the layout itself are hard to view you can get the general idea.

Blessings, Jenny

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Birthday Card Stash

I have needed to add some cards to my Birthday Card stash since my DD's think I have a store here -- LOL!!

I used the My Favorite Things Birthday Girl Stamp colored with Copics and a 4.5 x 6.5 paper pad from The Paper Studio called Birthday Extravaganza:

Blessings, Jenny

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Beach Layout

I have absolutely loved using the Carta Bella Boardwalk paper set (so much I went and bought another one!!) This line has been perfect for me to put some pictures on pages from a trip we took to Lake Michigan a few years ago.

All paper and embellishments are from the Carta Bella kit.

Blessings, Jenny