Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday - Surprise! Easel Card

I made this card for a couple we know who celebrated their first wedding anniversary on the 21st. Congrats to Allylson and Bill. Two of our favourite people!

Take the time to do something scrappy today - and this weekend!! Jen

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday's 10 minute card :)

Got this finished late last night! But posted this am. Here's your weekly 10 minute card. Very simple and quick using a few things from the Mini - Embosslits Beautiful Wings, Tiny Tags stamp set (CM), Sending Love DSP and the Choc. Chip Satin Ribbon. I also used CC cardstock/ink and the Curly Label punch. What you can't tell is that pink paper is glittered (comes that way)!! It is so pretty. And the butterflies come out die cut and embossed... so gorgeous.

I used my inspiration from this card in the newest SU magazine for demonstrators.

Take some time and do something scrappy today!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Another layout

I haven't gotten my Wednesday 10 minute card done yet, but I will. I had to decide between exercising and scrapping last night and... exercising won. Hard for even me to believe but... I made a commitment to everyday and since I didn't get up in the AM...

Anyways, here is my take on last week's Got Sketch sketch. Enjoy!

Take some time and do something scrappy today! Jen

Monday, February 22, 2010

Layout Monday

Sharing my Weekly 52 Challenge #7 from Janna Wilson today. Finished it last night but while still sweaty from being shredded by Jillian Michaels... so picture to come. Here it is now!! (only 3 hours late but doubt many people noticed, haha) Hate that picture by the way but... you know what, my kids need to know what I looked like when they were growing up so I have put it in. Notice how it is B&W, LOL!!

Here's Janna's:

I'm off to get gel nails tomorrow morning (my day off and not one meeting!! YES!!!) as my reward for 20lbs off since September. I am actually 1.3lbs off that goal but had booked this early in the month and am just going anyways :) Don't closeys count?


Thursday, February 18, 2010

February Card Group - Here's the cards!

You got the sneak peeks and now my ladies have had their chance, here's the cards. Enjoy!

Take the time to do something scrappy today!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

10 Minute Card Wednesday - #5!

Another week, another 10 minute card I am impressed I got done in time - LOL! This card was inspired by a card done by Mary Fish ( quite a while back. Her's was grey, green and cream. I wanted to brighten mine up and make it more springy.

It took me no time at all to die cut these leaves and stems (my fav Sizzlit, well, right behind the new butterfly embossing one!) It was two punches of my Trio Flower punch for the flowers and a quick poke with my paper piercer to deal with the brads. Adhere it all down and voila. A pretty, springy card!

Materials: Card blank, Sending Love DSP, Write Stuff DSP (flowers), Old Olive cardstock, Trio Flowers punch, Modern Label punch, Little Leaves Sizzlit die, gold brads, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Melon Mambo Classic ink, Short & Sweet stamp set.
Take the time to do something scrappy today!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday - Bonus layout!

Here's my Week 6 layout for Janna's 52 Week Challenge. I hate being behind :) I stayed up until 10:30 last night doing these! A very different direction from the layout I did first (yesterday's) but it was the kids and I wanted bright colours and fun. I hope I accomplished that.

Take the time to do something scrappy today! Jen

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday's Layout

Here's my layout for today! I did this last night from last week's 52 week challenge over at Janna Wilson's blog (HERE). This picture was taken in November. Not technically for our anniversary or anything but... I'm used it as that. 12 years in 2009! Together for 17 years that month. And still smiling :) I love this picture as we both find the humour in all that happens (we have kids, you have to laugh or you'd strangle them) and we use that to get us through the hard times.

Janna's inspiration layout is below. I went with soft, muted fall colours to go with the time of year it was and to match the background colours.

Take some time to do something scrappy today (you'll be happy you did!!) Jen

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday - Hoping I can figure out how to add this video

Please let me know if this is working. This is a bit of a work around while I figure out how to download these videos rather than just linking you elsewhere.
Thanks! Jen

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

10 Minute Card Wednesday - #4!!

10 minute card #4. Easy, easy, easy. I saw something similar on a blog last week but darned if I can find it right now. I loved the simplicity of it but still draws your eye. I used four 1" squares punched from the 6x6 "Welcome Neighbour" DSP paper pack in the SAB catalogue (I LOVE free stuff!!) and used the other side of the paper to finally use my newest Big Shot die - "Beautiful Wings" emblosslit folder. They are cut and dry embossed. So beautiful (and there is a larger butterfly too that cuts at the same time. Saving that for another card). I also took a quick snap of the supplies I used. I forgot the 1" square punch :) I used Melon Mambo to ink the edges of the squares and also to stamp the sentiment from the Well Scripted set. This set I have in Clear Mount - it is a new one from the Occasions Mini. LOVE it! I have a girlfriend who has been trying for a while to get pregnant (early fall but waiting for much longer than that for a vasectomy reversal first) and I just have this feeling that I might get to send her this soon. I so hope I am right. She would be so happy to have one to call her own.
Take the time to do something scrappy and make a card for a friend you are thinking about!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday's layout

Okay, I missed Friday! I'll admit it... but I did do three posts last week :)

Here's my layout for this week (and Janna's to follow likely tomorrow for the 52 week challenge).
This is the layout for class #2 of my Beginning to Scrapbook class that starts on February 17th. I am excited, my first scrapbooking classes. This layout is done with "The Write Stuff" DSP and So Saffron Cardstock. It isn't quite finished as I am going to use the new mini background stamp "Dot, Dot, Dot" to versamark, heat N' stick and then glitter the chipboard letters with blue glitter. Won't that look super cool??!!

Take some time to do something scrappy today!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

10 Minute Card Wednesday - #3

Here's my third installment of the 10 minute card. I did this card entirely with scraps!

  1. Cover 5x4 card blank with red cardstock. Cut white mat to 4.5 x 3.5 and adhere to red.
  2. Cut strip of scrap patterned paper to 5" wide and approx 1.5-2" high. Using contrasting pp, cut strip to 5" wide and approx 1" higher than previous strip. Using edge punch for bottom edge. Adhere together allowing contrasting pp to show at top and bottom.
  3. Adhere scrap ribbon to pp with left edge cut at an angle.
  4. Using red and white cardstock, punch out a large and small tag. Using marker, add "dots" all along edge of white tag and stamp with greeting. Adhere together, punch hole in top and thread with hemp twine (or ribbon).
  5. Adhere tag to card with dimensionals and add buttons or other embellishments to bottom.
  6. Done! I timed myself at 8 minutes start to finish and I had to restamp my tag as I rocked it a bit :)

Take the time to do something scrappy today! Jen
**EDIT** Well holy cow! Apparently this was REALLY inspired by Andrea Walford's post yesterday. I always do my fav blog surfing during my afternoon coffee break but hadn't even saved the picture. I just sat down last night and whipped out the card. I guess I liked it so much it was burned into my brain. But I always say, give credit where credit is due!! So see her cards here: She is fabulous and I love visiting her blog (link is on my blog list too!)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

52 Week Challenge - Week 4!!

I can't believe I have managed to get these done 4 weeks in a row. Janna is inspiring me big time!! Got HERE to her post for this weeks challenge.

Here is my layout:

Here is Janna's: (it's she amazing!!)

Take the time to do something scrappy today!!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Layout Mondays - #3

Lookie, lookie ladies! I am doing it. I really hope I can keep this up! Here is a layout inspired by two things: #1 a blog and #2 all the talk of babies around me. We are done, DONE, having babies but I love to look at pictures of mine when they were small (cause they will always be my babies). I did this layout based on the Got Sketch sketch from last week. I sure hope she starts doing them weekly again. I love her blog in that you get the sketch and several layouts of inspiration to work from. I hope you enjoy. Isn't my oldest just a ....

Take some time to do something scrappy today!!