Monday, March 30, 2009

I've been bitten

Okay, I now have a disturbing obsession with the Twilight series. I seriously forgot to BREATHE during one part of the movie I was so into it. I was feeling a bit sick about taking it back to the store so I assume I will be buying it very soon.

Already read the first book, and bought the 2nd today... sigh...

EDIT: I bought the movie yesterday while getting milk (sigh) and am 2/3 of the way through the 2nd book already... Heading to Costco at lunch today to buy the 3rd and 4th as they are still hardcover and WAY cheaper there...

EDIT #2: Okay, it is now Monday, April 6th and I have now finished all 4 books... sigh... I am sad but book 4 was SO awesome! And now have the soundtrack on my iPod. Did you KNOW that Rob Pattinson sings... and really well too!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Stampin' Up stuff...

Well, I had so much fun unpacking my first order from Stampin' Up (I signed up to be a demonstrator last month). The next two cards are made almost entirely from the preordered paper, rub-ons, clear sheets and stamps from the new Occasions catalogue that begins April 1st. The pp paper is all from the same pack! Very different looks, eh?!

I also got to play with my new Big Shot, very fun and made the both the small tag on the "Friends forever" card AND the big "journal" spot on the "Thinking of You" card. The Top Note die is scored around the outside so I cut that off on the white paper so you can see a green border around the outside from the die cut underneath. I can see me doing that a few million times :) hee hee... I love journaling spots/boxes/tags/whatever... I kind of obsessively watch for new ones at scrapbook stores!

I am waiting on one final box to arrive so I can play with the rest of my preorder... I am missing some "equipment" to do the other project I wanted to do... which really sucks as I was hoping to make a little Pick Her Up present over the weekend. I'll have to make it tomorrow night instead.

Enjoy my cards below. Nighty, night... I'm exhausted (up WAY too late last night reading Twilight... OMG, I love that book and am RUNNING out tomorrow at lunch to buy the next one...)

Jen ;)

CPS Sketch # 109

I was on a roll tonight... here's one of the three challenges that I did... the other two are below in separate posts. This one is from Card Positioning Systems
( and BOY! did I struggle with this one for a while. I picked the flowery paper and had in my mind what I wanted to do and then... I argued with myself over the two strips for like an hour :) Finally I said "self, enough, it will be fabulous the way you thought to do it the first time..." AND, I do like it :) Jen

CardPatterns Sketch #8

I made this card based on Card Patterns Sketch #8... You can check them out here: I have a special someone who is going to be receiving this card. I've been thinking of her and she LOVES butterflies!
The sketch called for a square shape but I made that into a window with a clear sheet backing and then applied this rub-on to the sheet. I laid it flat so it would photograph better and the white is just the inside of the card.


Monster Card

Here's a card I did for Challenge 32 - Monsters over at Cupcake Craft Challenges ( The only rule was it had to be monsters - cute ones, not scary ones!! I love this blog :) Here are my cute monsters... my take on a 40th birthday card. Jen

Friday, March 27, 2009

Shout Out

To my friend Lisa... hugs to you girl, hang in there :)
I love this painting so thought everyone else might like to look at it today. It is kind of soothing and pretty... just what I could use this week :) (side note: I actually got to see REAL Monets in the museum in Paris... I almost started crying they are so beautiful)
Happy spring weekend everyone! Jen

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Gift card holder...

Just did this in an hour... cool, eh?! Carla did a great Make 'n Take over at Lil Scrappers and taught us how to make this. I bet I could make it again in even less time! Perfect for last minute gifts... or I can see me making TONS of these next Xmas! Oh, and I have that super cute October Afternoon Xmas paper too... sorry... I digress :) Here's the pictures. Fab night to you all in cyber land. Happy scrappin' Hugs, Jen

Monday, March 23, 2009

Card Swap cards

"Good morning, good morning... it's going to be a brand new morning, good morning, good morning to you (and you and you!!) " I LOVE spring... there are no flowers, no budding trees and certainly no smell of cut grass BUT... the blasted snow is melting so I am in a great mood!

Here are cards I did for a card swap over at Lil Scrappers. We were paired up with someone and we each did a card kit up for each other and one for ourselves and then mailed them. So we each have the same supplies to make a card with and we get to see the very different results. Here is what I made with them! (the birthday one is from the kit I put together - springy colours only as I didn't have a "spring" embellie to send her)
Have a great one! I'll be back tomorrow with some more! I feel the need to do a "late night" tonight so should have lots to show you. Jen

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Uh.. is that you spring??

Okay, it was seven degrees, my street is like a river, I was able to chip up TONS of ice today from my driveway and it was sunny... was the first day of spring a truly magical day, or what?!

I know I live in the "North" but I really dislike winter and on days like today, I just feel a little more alive... come on spring, bless us with your warmth!!

I hope all of you scrappy people out there are enjoying some warm weather too!

PS This weather has me in a mood to scrapbook!! Look from some new cards tomorrow...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Pink and Brown

I love pink and brown! I had this from a layout kit from Remember This Scrapbooking and thought it was perfect to do a card challenge I have been meaning to get to. I had just enough left of my brown cs and bits of scraps (from not measuring for my main card very well - oops) to do these 4 little mini cards as well...

Have a great day everyone!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My first reveal...

I had my first card revealed over the weekend over at Deanna's blog "A Scrap Addict's Sketches". The link is over on my blog roll. Here is the card I made based on her sketch.
Now that I am back from Vancouver, I plan on doing something "scrappy" tonight so stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I've been busy...

Hey out there! I haven't disappeared, I've been working on a card order and had a SUPER crazy week last week. I was out of town from Wed-Friday and then my dh had to be up at work all weekend long.... I got NO scrappy stuff done!
Here is a quick shot of the cards I am doing for my FIL. They are going postal this afternoon.
Now I am prepping for my retreat this weekend and I can't even TELL you how excited I am to be going. Here's my top 5 list of why I am excited to be going on this retreat (they do this on the radio every morning so I had to do it too.
5. A girls weekend away
4. No cooking or cleaning required
3. I am supposed to have my scrap space all messy
2. I am going to get a TON of stuff done
1. My friends from Edmonton are driving to PG to attend and I MISS them so much!!
Have a super day!! Jen