Friday, December 28, 2007

i'll have to remember to change the settings back to "normal" sized photos, not these HUGE ones! i changed it to make sure you could see the super cute clipboards and forgot....

well, other than being sick, trying to enjoy the holidays, and trying to sleep, this is all i've done since last you've read & i've typed. =)

first card recipe:
paper- DCWV DP, SU Wwhite CS
ink- stazon black
stamps- SU "vases in vougue"
accessories- cuttlebug swirly flower embossing folder, wire, heart punch, craft knife

second card recipe:
paper- TAC DP, SU Wwhite CS
ink- SU TWteal, jim holtz distress ink
stamps- SU "small sayings"
accessories- sizzix flower die, button, wired ribbon, sand paper, cuttlebug circle embossing folder, decorative scissors.

have a great rest of the week! i know i will, our annual company christmas party is tomorrow! i even FINALLY got myself a 'little black dress' to wear. i've always wanted one of those for my closet!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

clipboard gifts

here are some more gifts that i am giving this year for christmas. i thought that since daily we use clipboards at work, i would make some "cool" ones for every one of my managers.

i found the clipboards on sale at Wal*Mart for $0.25 right after school started. i picked up at least 20 of them because i knew that someday, someday, i would do something with them! and here they are!

i used DCWV paper to cover them (used rubber cement on the paper & board, then clamped together to dry w/ clothespins. when dry, i used exacto knife to trim edges, then sanded edges). used misc. ribbon to match each one at the top.

once again,

merry, merry to you!

Friday, December 21, 2007

stamping on candles

for the "goody baskets" for the family christmas, here's what we got to
add to the super yummy edible stuff.

i did the 'ol stamp on tissue paper then heat it on to the candle thing.

i think most of these are stamps that you've seen before.... so there's not
much use explaining them to you.

if you have questions about the stamps, supplies used, or this ultra cool
technique, just comment on it and i'll get back to ya!

once again,

merry, merry to you!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

christmas cards i sent out

so here are some of the cards that i sent out this year for Christmas. a couple of them i did last year, too (the pink reindeer & the snowflake greeting cards).

paper: SU Wwhite, Bblue, SU DP "holiday thyme"
ink: stazon black, SU blue (bashful, ballet, bayou)
stamps: SU "it's snow time"
accessories: wired ribbon, black diamond stickles, stitched ribbon,
large and small oval scallop punches, blender pens & pastels, liquid applique.

paper: SU Mmoss, Ccrisp, Vvanilla
ink: SU Mmoss, versamark
stamps: SU "snow flurries", and "many merry messages"
accessories: SU pewter brads & Cchip grosgrain ribbon

paper: SU Ppink, Cchip, and Wwhite
ink: SU Cchip
stamps: SU "sleigh full of toys" & "many merry messages"
accessories: SU Ppink & Cchip grosgrain ribbon, bender pens &
pastels, dazzling diamonds

paper: SU Wwhite, Ppink, DP "loves me"
ink: stazon black, Chip
stamps: SU "it's snow time"
accessories: sherbert diamond stickles, wide chocolate ribbon,
large and small oval scallop punches, blender pens & pastels, liquid applique.

so i am done with christmas! i have been done shopping for almost a week now. it's weird. i've never been done so early before! i feel like with my luck, our tree will burn to the ground since we have all of our gifts bough and wrapped!

anywho..... these are the cards that i am sending out this year. how bad am i though.... i have yet to send them! i have 5 days left till the day it all goes down, and 2 of those days the post office doesn't work! i'm late! AGAIN! oh well, why change now? =)

merry, merry to you!


and HUGE thanks to gabby!

so today, checking the mail was AWESOME! here's the great candy that
i got. once the girls saw that i got out the camera and was going to take
pictures of something, anything, they just HAD to be in the photos.

soooo, here they are! modeling the great stuff that gabby sent! i got
some stamps, some papers, an acrylic block, some die cuts, some note-
books, some, some, some... IT'S SO VERY EXCITING!

so, before i sit down to open and play, once again.....


Sunday, December 16, 2007

SBS2: info

ATTN SBS2 Siestas (message from tracy):

I have created a Yahoo Group for our siestas. Some of you will be receiving an invitation to join via email. I prefer not to post my email address online but if you have not already sent me your information please do so via SCS by private message. My username is stampin-sunnychick.

I am ready for our group to begin blog challenges, RAK’s, and I love Katie’s SS idea.

(Yahoo Group:

ATTN all SBS members: the SBS Cafe' is Now Open

It's finally here! For all you sisters interested in SBS-sponsored challenges, RAKs, swaps, and more...please visit the new SBS Cafe that Tracy set up. It will be a supa fun place to hang out and grow together. Group admins will be able to post there, and we'll be able to keep the original SBS blog clutter free for our fellow stamping and blogging sisters to sign up.

check it out now!

I just wanted to make sure this information has been shared with all our SBS Siestas...

Please post the above information on your blogs, if you don't mind, so we can get the word out.

If you see the info more than once: FABULOUS! I want everyone to be aware of what's going on with the sisters!

snowflakes & snowman

i know this set has TONS of untapped potential, i had to try to find it! i think i'm on the right track!

so my challenge to myself was to:
1) try something new (i really like the look of crimped paper but haven't brought myself to spend the money on the tool. i used SU Bblack CS and crimped it myself using my bone folder.)
2) use something that i haven't in awhile (i have had this SU DP, "holiday thyme", since last christmas and haven't touched it since.)

paper: SU CS Wwhite, Bblue, Bblack. SU DP "holiday thyme".
ink: SU stazon black, blue (ballet, bashful, bayou)
stamps: SU "it's snow time"
accessories: scallop oval punches, stitched black ribbon, blender pen & pastels, liquid applique & heat gun, small circle punch, silver brads, and 'black diamond' stickles.

only 8 days till christmas! if you could, and knew that no-one would ever know, would you peek at your presents? have you ever?

have a great week!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

birdie friends

i got that SUPER cute set from the SU spring mini "a little birdie told me" and have been kinda playing around with it. i also got some new punches that i just had to put into action.

paper: CB is SU Wwhite, patterned paper is from a $1 joann scrap pack
ink: stazon black
stamps: SU "a little birdie told me" and "amazing to zany"
accessories: narrow pink ribbon and some funky blue balled ribbon; both SU window punches

have a great rest of the weekend! hit the sales, shop till ya drop!

christmas stars

wanted to do something with this nativity stamp and star (found in one
of those "4 for $1" unmounted bins at a craft fair). this is what i came
up with. i have been trying to use my SU Ccrisp as i have LOTS of
paper from last years excess.

first card recipe-
paper: SU Ccrisp, Oolive, Vvanilla
ink: SU Ccrisp, stazon black
stamps: nativity, star, saying (all unknown $1 bin unmounted finds)
accessories: SU markers, "pharoahs gold" embossing powder, jim holtz
"old paper" distress ink, stipple brush, star punch, hemp twine

card recipe-
paper: SU Ssun, Vvanilla
ink: stazon black, SU Crisp
stamps: star & saying (unknown $1 bin unmounted finds)
accessories: star punch, stipple brush, "pharoahs gold" embossing powder

snowman christmas

i know i've been busy lately, and also know that's no excuse to not create. but that's my excuse! the girls have had their holiday school programs this week, i've been trying to get back into the gym, trying to finish our shopping..... the only 'jenn' time has been working or working out. EXCEPT today we had our annual 'holiday baking day' with the kids & my mom. we made like 6 dozen sugar cookies and colorfully frosted them, made some cracker crunch (sounds gross, but is delicious, trust me!) and a gingerbread house.

paper: Ccrisp, Oolive, Vvanilla
ink: Ccrisp, Oollive, Versamarker, stazon black, Cchip
stamps: music ("great impressions", snowman ("darcies"), crackle & script (both SU)
accessories: SU markers, ribbon, & glassy glaze embossing powder; jim holtz "old paper" distress ink.

have a great rest of the weekend!

Friday, December 7, 2007

MAN i love great paper!

i scoured the $1 bin at michaels last week (have i mentioned just how much i love the $1 bin at michaels? SOOOO much!) and found this super cute little bird w/ saying. just had to have it!

CB is from that great designer mat pad from K & Company ("roam" #626324). stamped image in stazon black on white CS and on a piece designer paper and pieced it. distressed the edges of the white w/ jim holtz "old paper" distress ink and layered onto another piece of designer paper. used circle punch on edges of top two layers. bottom layer is SU Vvanilla that i distressed w/ ink (same as above). used pewter brads in corners. went around CB 4 times w/ pink linen thread to increase the natural feel.

it turned out just as i though it would if i used this paper. simple, elegant & super cute!

have a great weekend!

head start on valentines

decided i wanted to do something with hearts, so thought i'd get a head start on my valentines cards.

CB is black, used DCWV papers (pink w/ hearts, dark denim) and corner rounded the right sides. used cuttlebug hearts embossing folder then sanded. used cuttlebug heart template in black and pink, then layered. stamped "i love you" (from SU '06-'07 winter mini set "love matters") in versamark and embossed with snowdrift powder and pink glitter. tried to do faux stitching w/ white gel pen around the edges, i really don't like it. used wide pink organza and stitched black ribbons on the side to tie it together.

have a great weekend!

more panties!

since i got these stamps (custers last stamp), i have wanted to put the undies on a "clothesline". and here we are!

papers are DCWV, used cuttlebug swirl embossing folder, then sanded. used crop-o-dile to punch holes in CS and thread hemp twine through to 'hang' the undies with some cool purple mini clothes pins. used some purple grosgrain & light purple (would that be considered lavender?) organza under sentiment for that extra umph.

well, they opened the freeway today, maybe it won't take me 2 hours to get anywhere any more! hope all is well with you and yours, have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

just riding along

got a new stamp! she's a cute chick on a bike! my kinda biker babe!

she's from 'great impressions', i stamped her in stazon black and colored her with my sakura gel pens. used scallop punches to punch her out and mount.

simple card, really. papers are from a small DCWV stack, used cuttlebug swirl embossing folder on top layer. added some pretty lavender organza for even more prettiness.

well, it took me almost 2 hours to get to work today (i live about 25 miles away and it usually takes about 25-30 minutes). i keep hearing these horror stories from customers, employees, and friends about how this flood has damaged not only their property, but their lives. to see some pictures of what we're going through, click here. that is a photo of the freeway (the medians were pushed out of place by the water), the heart of our small community. also, the main way to get from portland OR. to seattle, WA. with the freeway closed for 20 miles, almost everyone in the northwest is being affected by this disaster.

we're ok, meaning our family is safe and our home is un-touched. we do, however, have no wal*mart (AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!) for at least 6-9 months and have had to find alternate means of commute, resulting in HUGE time consumption.

it's very unfortunate that this happened so close to the holidays. it's difficult to want to help the ones who need it now, because it's more than just the kids, homeless, and less fortunate families, it's a whole community. please pray for my little area of the world, desperation already seems to be setting in for some.

have a great week, i hope you are all safe and dry!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

scrap pages for christmas

so my mom came over today and we spent about 3.5 hours
working on some pages for a book for my little sister. she got
married this last summer and at her wedding, she had me make
a collage of photos of them together, my mom make a collage of
her growing up, and his mom make a collage of him growing up.

we decided that for christmas, we'd put all the photos into books
for them so they can actually store them, share them, and don't have three huge collages just hanging around.

we got all the pic's of them together put onto 5 two-page layouts. all papers are from DCWV stacks. each layout has a pull-out tab
(SU punch) so she can journal for the photos.

for embellishments, we used ribbons, buttons, my sizzix flower
die in my cuttlebug, silk flowers, and for the last page, snowflake
stamps w/ SU ink.

well, that's pretty much what i did today. i was suppossed to work
today, but due to floods, almost all local businesses are closed,
including mine. i'll try to take some photos of all the flood damage
(i heard our local wal*mart has 4 feet of water inside!) when i
have to go back to work tomorrow, that is, if i can get there!

hope you all have a great rest of the week !