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