Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Paper Sweeties September Inspiration Challenge #23 "Pretty Pumpkins"

Happy Labor Day!  I hope you have a great day planned - maybe meeting with friends and family for a cook out?  Today is my Mom's birthday!    I'm having her over for a dinner of her favorite - crab legs!!  And since that doesn't turn Dad on, he'll be having a steak LOL!  As long as every body's happy right?  

A new challenge begins today at Paper Sweeties.  Check out this beautiful inspiration Debbie has for us today!!    If you are hopping along you should have reached me from Debbie Marcinkiewicz's blog.  If you want to get all the deets and start at the beginning you can start here - at the Paper Sweeties blog!   I focused on the pumpkins with the floral tops.  I cut a lace pumpkin die and inlaid it on patterned paper. I topped that with some silky ribbon and some paper flowers like the pumpkins in the photo.   The sentiment I used "The Splendor of Autumn" from the Paper Sweeties stamp set of the same name.   The shiny iridescent sequins are flower shaped and also from Paper Sweeties. 

The next stop on the hop is Kerin Sylvester - we have  a special guest this month too Jill Norwood from Greenwood Girl Blog.  Jill has been so sweet to me - and is so talented.   I am so happy to see her hopping with us today and I know you're going to love what she made for today! 

  Jeanne Jachna   That's Me!
September Guest Designer: Jill Norwood

Have a great day!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties The Splendor of Autumn
Sequins:  Paper Sweeties
Pattern Paper:  Crate Paper Pretty Party
Card Stock:  PTI Vintage Cream, SU! Certainly Celery
Dies:  Serendipity Stamps Pumpkin, Paper Smooches Flag Tags, Cheery Lynn Carnival Border
Ribbon:  3/4" Soft Silk Ivory May Arts
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Sunday, August 31, 2014

12 Kits of Occasions - Kara's Edition!

Wow can you believe it's the last day of the month already?   Time flies when you are having fun right?  Summer is coming to an end - the kids are back in school and you just wouldn't believe all the leaves that are all over my yard already!  I guess I'm just not ready for it yet!  As if I had a choice!! LOL!!      For me the end of the month means it's time to post for the 12 Kits of Occasions.  We are a group of 12 designers  who take turns putting together a kit.  On the last day of the month we all post what we made with the same it.  I love seeing how things are similar, or so very different.   
Our hostess this month is Kara from K&R Designs.   You might also know her as WPlus9 DT member.  She is always so creative and unique.  I think she must see things different than most of us!  LOL!  Look at this beautiful kit she put together for us.  Stamped images from WPlus9, Simon Says Stamp die cuts, and party paper from Recollections. (Make sure you stop by to say HI to Kara for a chance to win the Ink Spot Stamp Set!)  You can see a list of all the ingredients here.  OK so the tricky ingredient I didn't use this time?  Little die cut houses!  I can't wait to see what the ladies did with them.  I have lots of pics for you today so .. hold on to your hats... here we go!!    We're having a Birthday Party!  Makes me want to start singing like Anthony Michael Hall in 16 Candles..   They say it's your birthday.....
Ready to see more?  Here's a list of all the ladies in the 12 Kits and a special guestie too!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Serendipity Stamps August Release

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  Are you hopping with Serendipity Stamps today?   We are celebrating a new fall and Halloween inspired release and there are lots of samples today featuring the new stamps and dies.   If you are then you should have reached me from Kecia's blog!  Kecia is our special guest designer this month and we are so happy she joined us for the hop.   If you'd like to start from the beginning and get all the details you can start here at Mary's blog.  
My first project features the new Oak Leaf Scroll Die and Oak Leaf Outline and Acorn Die.   As you can see they fit perfectly together and are absolutely gorgeous.  The solid die has two little acorn dies nested inside it.   The acorns have a cut line that make it super easy to detach the cap from the base to switch out colors.  I used the larger of the two acorns here.  
This project features the new tree stamp.  It has three little leaf stamps that you can cut away to make a one of a kind tree with different color leaves arranged exactly as you like.
Do you see the little heart in the bark on the trunk of the tree? How sweet is that?
There's lots more to see - a new "Boo" word die, the best wood grain stamp that I have ever seen, and lots more. 


 You're next stop on the hop is Jenny Gropp - and let me tell you folks - this girl can color!!  

But before you go.. MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A COMMENT. One random commenter will be selected to win a $20 gift certificate off their next Serendipity stamps order.  You have until 9-1 to leave a comment.  The winners will be posted on Mary's blog on 9-2.

For another chance to win - Like Serendipity Stamps on Facebook and SHARE with a friend. One person who likes and shares on a post during the hop will also win a $20 gift certificate.

For your convenience, here's a list of all the ladies hopping today.    Good luck and happy hopping!!

Supplies Used:  Leaves finished size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps Autumn
Dies:  Serendipity Stamps Oak Leaf Scroll, Oak Leaf  Outline and Acorns, Spellbinder Tags Trio, Reverse Confetti Scallop Border 
Pattern Paper:  DCWV Fall & Halloween 6 x 12"
Card Stock: PTI Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Royal Velvet, Plum Pudding 
Seam Binding Hug Snug Cream
Crochet Lace May Arts
Twinery Natural Twine
Button October Afternoon
Envelope Martha Stewart

Tree Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps Autumn, Tree, Leaves
Seam Binding Hug Snug Orange
Card Stock:  PTI Vintage Cream, Terra Cotta Tile
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey RSVP 6x6"
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Morocco, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Copic Markers 
Gem:  Joann
Border Punch:  EK Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace
Button October Afternoon
Button Twine Natural May Arts

Fusion Old Door Charm

Are you having a  good week?  I'm keeping busy.  My mom's birthday is this weekend and I'm hoping to cook up a special dinner for her. It's also Labor Day weekend so DH will have Monday off and I think I'll put him to work manning the grill!

A new two week challenge begins today at Fusion Card Challenge.  I love that I can work with the sketch OR the inspiration photo, OR BOTH!!!    Sometimes that takes the brain work out of it for me.  I get inspired by things I see - and I seem to think about my art in shapes, so the sketch is always welcome.  Look what we have for you this time!  I saw this one and you know the very first thing I thought... Oh how Tim Holtz would love this photo!  Me?  Well this is outside my comfort zone for sure - you know I love bright colors and nature themes.  What to do with this Old Door Charm?  Well turn it into a masculine card of course!! 
Mr. Monocle never lets me down!  He always makes me think of the time I took my son for an eye exam.  The doctor explained that one of my son's eyes had better vision than the other, which is apparently normal for most of us.  My son was convinced that at the end of his exam that the doctor would prescribe a monocle.  I suspect he was disappointed when he didn't. 
Maybe you need a little more inspiration too?  Remember you don't have to work with both the photo and the sketch.  Either one will do.  Want to see more from the Fusion Design Team?  Just click on their names here to jump to their blogs!

Now it's your turn!  I hope I see you at Fusion Card Challenge!  Have a great day!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps My Kind Of Guy
Pattern Paper:  Crate Paper "The Pier" 6x6"
Card Stock:  PTI Vintage Cream, SU! Baked Brown SUgar, Bravo Burgundy
Dies:  Spellbinder Pinking Circles, Standard Circles, MFT Fishtail Banners
Border Punch Double Embossed Dotted Lace EK Success
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
The Twinery Charcoal Solid Twine
Button:  October Afternoon
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