Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tulip card

Hello my scrappy friends!  Quick post this evening since I'm tired.  House is clean, ready for my son's 15th family birthday party on Saturday.  15...how did that happen?!?

This card is for a friend who lost her husband last month.  I want to make her and her teenage daughter a card each month for a while, just so they know that someone is always thinking of them.

I used my SU! Tranquil Tulips stamps set for the tulips (obviously!), Avant-Garden for the dots all around the card, and Orange Blossom for the sentiment...the entire sentiment reads "out of sight....but never our of mind".


I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Paper Play Sketches 
Paper Play Sketches: Color Challenge  -- Green and purple for the stems and flowers, yellow/orange for the dots all around the card.



Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge: #224 sketch -- Loosely based on this sketch...it sort of got away from me but this sketch inspired me to make this card.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
~Jennifer








Monday, July 31, 2017

blessed, love, family

Hello my scrappy friends!  Our kitchen is being painted this week...started today, ends on Wednesday. lots of prep work though first and that is a lot of today.  To say out of the way, I'm scrapping away in the basement while my kids play, currently taking a break on their phones.



My layout of my grandma from December 2014.  As you can clearly see, she turned 96 years old when this photo was taken.  We were just about to go out to dinner to celebrate!  Now 98 years old, she was in the hospital for just about 2 weeks.  She is home now with a huge contraption for oxygen.  We are hoping we can celebrate her 99th birthday in a few months.  
I used a few stamps from my stash, some ink drops from spray ink bottles and several pieces of patterned papers...I think most were Simple Stories.  I used my "George and Basic Shapes" Cricut cartridge for the star.  This layout will be entered into Sketch-N-Scrap blog challenge #133.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
Have a lovely day~
Jennifer



Saturday, July 29, 2017

Comfy Reading

Hello my scrappy friends!  A quick entry today as we wait for a new dishwasher to be delivered...any minute now!

Here are some pictures of my daughter reading on her beanbag chair - we just threw it away :( as it started getting holes! - a few years ago.  Miss the days when both of my children would sit and read for at least an hour each day.


I'm entering my LO into the Let's Get Sketchy July 1st Sketch and Mood Board challenge.  I have 3 photos rather then 4 and the mood board elements are the red and blue colors.


Thanks for checking out my page and commenting!
Jennifer

Let's Get Sketchy

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Balloon Birthday Card

Hello my scrappy friends!  Quick post today!  A birthday card for my daughter's friend who is turning 13 tomorrow!  Such a great age....mood swings, acne, attitude...such a wonderful
 age!!  God bless those parents of teens!






This card will be entered in the Fab Friday challenge #116  and in the 

STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch challenge.

Both of these challenges are color challenges...note the inside of this card for another warm color stamped balloon...a reddish color stamped off, SU! Berry Burst.

One more challenge, Dies R Us, using layers!
Thanks for stopping by~
Jennifer







Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hey, Friend

Hello my scrappy friends!  A quick card here for you today.  Recently a scrappy friend and her 17 years old daughter lost their husband and father.  I'm still reeling from the loss, the anguish, the loss of words for them.  I find myself worried beyond belief when my husband travels, which is often.  I find myself hugging longing and expressing my love for others often, especially my kids, who I think, are getting a little tired of the love.  Teens, you know!  But I think they understand, for which I am most grateful.  

I've finally decided upon a card, colors, sentiment for a card to express my love for my friend.  I've used SU! stamps Orange Blossom, SU! Fresh Flowers pp and SU! Ombre Ribbon.  Finally using some SU! stash!



I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:

Stick it DownStick it Down - card challenge - card sketch


Sketch ~N~ ScrapSketch-N-Scrap - card #101 - card sketch


Always Playing with PaperAlways Playing with Paper - Challenge #90 (Inspirations) - The flowers and colors were my inspiration...just so pretty!!


Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Make sure to love and hug your family as often as possible, you won't regret it!
~Jennifer








Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Anniversary Card

Hello again my scrappy friends! My sister and BIL's wedding anniversary was a few weeks ago.  We are a family who likes to drink alcohol!  We drink for several occasions....birthday parties, holidays.  As I'm writing this I'm thinking people will think we are drunks! We are not, I assure you!  My dad and my husband have been know to make their own beer from time to time.  Dad, Hubby and BIL have been known to travel throughout NJ looking for different beers.  When my husband travels for work, he is always sure to bring home some new beers to taste!  Its fun tasting new things!  I encourage you to try something new!

Anyway, to my card.  Anniversary....another time to drink, I mean celebrate!!  This card was made with scraps I had in my stash and SU! Mixed Drinks stamp set!



I'll be entering this card into these challenges:



Fab Friday - Challenge #115 
This is the sketch I used for my card:









Mix It Up Challenge BlogMIUCB #3 - Anything Goes + Distressing -Anything Goes + optional twist of Distressing (ink or tool - or both) - I used both ink and tool distressing!


Thanks for stopping by and commenting!!
~Jennifer

















Turning 5

Hello my scrappy friends!  Today I'm sharing a layout I made the other day celebrating my daughter's 5th birthday.  Seems so long ago....she is now 13.  I assume those of you with teens, even newly turned, understand my anguish!  I really don't know what happened!  My sister had a 4th of July party on Sunday.  My daughter was in the pool and as I walked past the window from inside the house, I had to take a step back to see who was in the pool!  Surely it wasn't my baby girl?!?  My BIL mentioned to someone else about seeing my daughter in the pool...what neighbor girl is that?  She definitely has changed through out the years but absolutely the most this past year.  Sigh...I miss my babies!

OK, time to turn back time to her 5th birthday party!!  Such fun times!  Seems as though this year she received most of what she wanted and her smiles show how happy she was!!  Cricut cartridge Mickey Font was used for the title, various paper scraps, stickers and gems for decoration.





This LO will be entered into the following challenges:

Bitten by the Bug 2Bitten By The Bug: Red, White and Blue (or Patriotic) - All of the colors were used for this LO!


another freaking scrappy challenge ... Use Old paper from you Stash -  All of the papers, stickers, gems are old....stickers and gems need glue since the original glue dried up!  Now that's old!!



Mix It Up Challenge BlogMIUCB #3 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Distressing (ink or tool - or both) - I did both...distressed (tool and ink) the edges of patterned papers and inked the title.


Scrap Our Stash ChallengeScrap Our Stash - Tic-Tac-Toe board - I used the top row.....Number-Colors (red, white, blue)-Twine.


Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments!  Have a wonderful day!!
~Jennifer









Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Some Teacher Cards

Hello my scrappy friends!  Happy Summer!  My kids' last day of school was this past Friday so this week we are lounging around playing video and card games.  Well, they are....I am still cleaning and shopping and cooking and...well you know, mom stuff!  My daughter asked me, last minute, to make teacher cards for her, so of course I did.  

The flowers were stamped using SU! stamp set Flower Patch (now retired!) and coordinating framelets.  The decorative stamps were SU! Delicate Details




Always Playing with PaperThis card was inspired by Always Playing with Paper blog challenge #88, Keywords.  I chose the words flowers and bright. 

TIME OUT ChallengesThis card is also going to be added the the Time Out Challenge #86, Celebrations with the Optional Twist of One Layer Cards.  

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  
Jennifer


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Happy Birthday Card

Hello my scrappy friends!  It's been a very slow month for scrapping and card making but I've made a quick card for my aunt's birthday.  I sure hope she doesn't follow me here!  LOL

I used SU! inks, lots of colors, and stamps, Avant-Garden, for the flowers.  The sentiment stamps are from STAMPlorations set Groovy Shoes.  Love this set...great sentiments font and flowers and groovy shoes!


This card will be entered into these following online challenges:


STAMPlorations May Challenge
-  Stamps and Alphabets - I went with the stamps, not the alphabets.


Sketch ~N~ ScrapSketch-N-Scrap card sketch #98 - A great sketch!  The flowers  were my inspiration!



Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
- #214, this challenge, once again, gave me inspiration from the flowers!



Thanks for stopping by and leaving some comments!  Have a wonderful day!!
~Jennifer



 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

1 amazing horsey

Hello my scrappy friends!  It's been so long since I've been crafty....life tends to get in the way sometimes!   I recently completed a layout from several years ago...can't figure the exact year but knowing which house, it was between 2006-2008.  So long ago, I really miss my kids at these ages, about 3 and 4 years old, now they are just about 13 (this Sunday) and 14 years!  Still great kids, I just miss the younger years.  I think my husband's back would break if he tried being a horsey now for these two! LOL


Excuse my carpet being so prominent....couldn't crop it properly!  I used various papers from My Minds Eye and DCWV.  Cricut cartridges Accent Essentials and All Mixed Up were used for the hexagons and title, respectively.    Wooden embellishments were from a little baggie I won a while back.  Journaling will be added to the orange triangle.

Some blog challenges I'll be entering:
 
The Paper Players
The Paper Players - #342 - Tic-Tac-Toe:  I used diagonal, Circle-Die Cut-Flower (in the pp)


Connie Can Crop
Connie Can Crop - Spring Fling Cyber Crop Challenge #1: Create a project that has something jumping off the page.  Although not quite jumping, the wooden hexagons and word cluster are popped up using pop dots.

Sketch ~N~ ScrapSketch-N-Scrap FB 5th Birthday Crop -  Sketch challenge...with some liberties taken. 


Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Have a fantastic day!!
~Jennifer


 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ice Cream: A Sweet Escape

Hello my scrappy friends!  Quick post today as I'm not feeling too well, although much better then yesterday.

Here is a LO of my daughter a few years ago totally enjoying some ice cream, actually, probably too much ice cream!  But heck, we all need to splurge every once in a while, don't we?!?



I used a DCWV stacks for all of the paper.  Glitter Stack, Spring Glitter Stack and Sweet Stack are some of the paper used...I know this since they are still sitting on the floor waiting to be put away!  Some scraps were used for the SU! ice cream sundae bowl in the upper left page.

This yummy LO is being entered into the following:

Let's Scrap Let's Scrap Sketches - 3/15/17 2 page sketch


"Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout ChallengesLasting Memories - using 3 different tags - I used the green circle tag on the 2nd page which is chipboard, the hey girl on the first page I made into a tag, and the ice cream sundae tag I made.  The twine has been in my stash for years!


another freaking scrappy challenge ...another freaking scrappy challenge - using chipboard and something old from stash - The green circle tag on 2nd page is chipboard and all of the paper used is old...all DCWV paper.


The Heart DesiresThe Heart Desiresmood board challenge - I used several of the colors in my LO.


Off the Rails ScrapbookingOff the Rails Scrapbooking - mood board challenge - I used several of the colors in my LO, love the spring colors!


Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
~Jennifer







Saturday, March 4, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hello again my scrappy friends!  St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and although my husband, our kids and I don't celebrate like I did as a kid, we still drink green milk and I make cards!  My mom, however, still makes corned beef and cabbage to feed an army (I make just a little for me!) and an army she will have this year!  I think my two sisters, their husbands, two kids, and my family will be joining my parents this year for a yummy Irish feast!  

Here is a card I made for one of my nieces...I need to make another for her sister and perhaps for my kids and my dad.....he is the Irish one!  I used several strips of pps from my stash for various shades of green.  Two Cricut cartridges were used -- Celebrate with Flourish (shamrocks) and Art Philosophy for the scallop banner.



This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Our Blog Badge
Simply Create Too blog - #125 - Lots of Green 


 Bitten by the Bug 2
Bitten By the Bug 2 - Think Green - Use 3 shades 


Curtain Call
Curtain Call - Inspiration : Green 


Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Enjoy your day!
~Jennifer





Ice Cream birthday card

Hello my scrappy friends!  It's freezing cold here in NJ, about 30*.  Big difference from last week when it hit 73*!  Crazy weather but perfect for baking and eating cake and creating!

Here is a birthday card fro my brother-in-law.  First time using my SU! Cool Treat stamps and dies.  I love them!!  Thanks My Pink Stamper - Robyn Cardon for hosting a class!  I used some pps from my stash and SU! inks for the ice cream colors and sentiments.





I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:

Cut It Up
Cut It Up - Birthday Cards


 "Just Us Girls" Challenge
Just Us Girls - #383 - Word Week: Geometric - The background pps were my inspiration for this challenge.


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Dies R Us - #68 - Something New - My ice cream dies are brand new to me!   


Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!
~Jennifer




Monday, February 20, 2017

Riding a Quad

Hello again my scrappy friends!  Late night last night creating a LO and finished the final touches this morning!  I have lots of older photos printed so when I see a challenge, especially a sketch or ingredients challenges, I rummage through my photos for some inspiration!  The stars aligned for me and a page last night!


These photos are from July 4th, 2011.  My husband was traveling for 4 weeks to India for work.  Our kids were small, 7 and 9, and were definitely going to miss daddy.  School was out so I make plans to visit family and places,  arranged play dates and sleepovers, any daily outing I could think of all so that they would be so tired, they wouldn't have time to miss dad....nor would I miss my husband so much.  We were so very tired from all of our activities but I don't think it helped us missing him all that much...but we made some fantastic memories!
Independence Day is always a big holiday for me and I try to instill my sense of  patriotism in my children any chance I get.   Family is so important and spending time celebrating our country with them is priceless.  This year we went to my sisters who has a pool and pretty new quad.  Such a fantastic time we had!

I'm entering my layout into the following challenges:

"Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout ChallengesLasting Memories - #331, Celebration of Love


Scrap Our Stash Challenge Scrap Our Stash - February Sketch and word CUPID - I used ingredients C clip - U uchida circle punch & uni ball pen - P polka dot pp - I ink - D die cuts


Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Have a fabulous day!!
~Jennifer





 

Purple Valentine

Hello my scrappy friends!  Here in southern NJ we are experiencing some lovely warmer then usual weather!  Jeans and a sweatshirt, hearing birds all around, seeing the sun shine is just a perfect day for me!  Here is a quick post so I can enjoy the outdoors!


This card I made for my daughter for St. Valentine's Day.  I wanted more of a spring colored card but still had this black and red die cut heart.  I have to tell you that the card looks much better in person!  The green strip  and yellow/red flowers strip help bring out the colors in the purplely flowered patterned paper.  Because of the black heart, I thought some black ink edging on all papers was needed.  Now that I look at this  card, I really should have added some glitter stickles for a bit of shine!  Next time!!

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:

The Heart DesiresThe Hearts Desires Blog - Mid-Challenge 9 - inspiration challenge - I was inspired by the flowers and reds and yellows.


Hand Stamped Sentiments stamping challenge blog and paper craft challenge blog Hand Stamped Sentiments - #257 - I was inspired by the photos purple flowers.


Thanks for stopping by and leaving some comments!!  Have a wonderful week!
~Jennifer