December 28, 2009


2 new Anna Wight cling sets are being released today - Quilting Forever and Springtime Quilt. They each have 12 1-inch size quilting block stamps along with several themed messages. I'm not a quilter or a sewer, but these stamps are really fun to play with! This cuppiecake image is my favorite :)

Check out the other November/December featured designers:

Stamps: Whipper Snapper - Quilting Forever
Accessories: Heart button, paper piercer, nesties, corner rounder, stickles, pop-dots, copics
Paper: SU red riding hood, pink pirouette, chocolate chip, white

December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all my friends and family! It's officially over here in Colorado, but this is the first chance I've had to get online. My dad flew in from Phoenix and we've been busy, busy.

Hope everyone had a very wonderful holiday with loved ones. I'll be back soon to post new cards :)

December 23, 2009

Ice skating chicken

I'm busy running around at the last minute getting Christmas stuff done. I'm going out later tonight to brave the mall to get 2 gift cards. I refuse to go out tomorrow!! My hubby is already aware of this plan ;)

This is the first card I made with the new Whipper Snapper stamp sets that I got last month. For some reason, that chicken looked like he wanted to skate at night under a full moon. I sponged the moon on the card stock with white craft ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I love how it made 'craters'. I used the Martha Stewart icicle punch and added stickles for some sparkle. The chicken is cut out and raised with pop-dots. I used the reflection technique. I've never tried it before but it was really fun and easy! Poor Mr. Chicken doesn't look too steady on his skates!!

Hope everyone is ready for Christmas - it's almost here!!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper - Think Snow
Paper: SU Night of Navy, white, yellow
Accessories: Martha Stewart icicle punch, stickles, snowflake stickers, clear embossing powder, white craft ink

December 15, 2009

4:00am Post Office Run....and a card

I just got back from the post office. I had a VIP package to mail and it needed to go out ASAP! (I'm such a procrastinator!! *Hi, I'm Jennifer and I like the adrenaline rush of waiting until the last minute because this month isn't stressful enough!*) Luckily, the line was short ;) I could hear people working in the back though. I have a huge crush on the APC - Automated Postal Center. IT ROCKS!!!! It took me all of 5 minutes to park, mail the package and get back in my car. Sweeeeet! Yesterday was the busiest mailing day of the month and I feel like I just cheated all those people who had to wait in line.
Here's another card I made for the new Whipper Snapper release. I followed this tutorial on SCS - very easy and very fun! I used my new Polar White Flower Soft - love it! It really looks like fluffy snow. The snowman and the snowballs are cut out and raised on dimensionals. I figured the front was busy enough so I added the message on the inside.
Stamps: Whipper Snapper - Gardening Snowman and Think Snow
Paper: SU! Night of Navy, white, light blue from Archivers
Accessories: Martha Stewart icicle punch, MS snowflake punch, brad, clear embossing powder, Flower Soft, Navy grosgrain ribbon, Stickles, Copics.

December 11, 2009

Stubble or Chicken Pox?!

I made this card for my dad's birthday. I thought it would be cute to add 'morning stubble' to the monkey's face, but it looked more like poor monkey had chicken pox! I only added a few spots under his mouth at first and that really didn't look right so I kept adding more. Hopefully my dad thinks it's stubble and not a contagious disease - maybe I'm just over analyzing it. I used Karen Foster snap stamps to add the 'dad' to the green mug. I used my argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder again - I love the way it looks! (Don't tell my hubby, but he just ordered 6 new Cuttlebug folders from HSN for me for Christmas. Wasn't that nice of him? *wink* I love it when he gets me exactly what I want. Here's the link: 6 pack holiday emboss folders)

Stamps: Stampendous - Changito, Stampendous - Happy Birthday, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: SU! Chocolate chip, buckaroo blue, white, designer paper from Hobby Lobby
Accessories: Brads, Nestabilities (Labels Three), argyle Cuttlebug folder, SU! grosgrain ribbon, Copics, pop-dots

December 7, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!

It snowed ALL day yesterday and it's snowing again now! As soon as I shovel the sidewalk, it's covered over again. I'm sure getting a good upper body workout though! I love living in Colorado and I love sitting inside with a cup of hot tea watching the snowfall. I'm working on Christmas cards and projects for my Secret Santa - only 17 days until Christmas!!

I made this snowman card using the Whipper Snapper set 'Gardening Snowman'. I love the cute little bird sitting in the flowerpot. I used my heart Cuttlebug folder to tie in the heart theme. I don't usually do blocking on my cards, but it was really fun!
Stamps: Whipper Snapper - Gardening Snowman
Paper: SU! Real red, black, white
Accessories: Cuttlebug (hearts, snowflake and swiss dots), red grosgrain ribbon, brads, Copic markers, stickles glitter, Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities Dies