Monday, July 27, 2015

Don't Worry! BE HAPPY!

I'm posting at Pretty Little Studio with this cute little crab.

It reminds me of someone... but if you want to know who you have to click here and read more!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Elegant Feminine Card

I've got a card featured today at Top Dog Dies!

Top Dog Dies
Sew Much Fun
Madison Doily
Alexa Frame
Rhinestones: Recollections
Ribbon 1.5 Silky Crush Platinum May Arts
Stamp:  Waltzingmouse Teeny Trees
Paper Roses:
Metal Dragonfly

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Twinery Caribbean Twine Hop! Fun In The Sun!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! You picked another great day for a visit! The Twinery Design Team is having a blog hop featuring The Twinery Caribbean Twine! If you're hopping along from the beginning you should have reached me from Amy Crockett's Blog! If you would like to start from the beginning and get all the details - including what's up for grabs (YES! A PRIZE!) just click here to jump to The Twinery Blog!

We're featuring the Caribbean Twine Today! It's the perfect color for summer splashing!  Going shopping?   TEAL25 code saves customers 25% off all purchases through the weekend

I used the twine in two different ways for my card today.  I layered some stripes of colorful twine behind a die cut cloud window here.
And, I wrapped twine around the base of my card to anchor some of the elements and add a little weight to the bottom of the card. 
Twinery Twine is the best quality and adds lots of color and texture to any project!  You can shop The Twinery store here.
The next stop on the hop is DoBea Alberts! But before you go I hope you will leave me a comment. As mentioned there is some blog candy to be had and who knows? Could be yours for the taking! Good luck and Happy Hopping!

Here's a complete list of all the designers with projects for you today!

Jeanne Jachna That's Me! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
The Twinery Caribbean Twine
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse My Island
Pattern Paper:  Glitz "Uncharted Waters" 6x6"
Die Cuts:  Memory Box Cloud Bank,m Stitched Circle Layers, MFT Fishtail Flags, Spellbinder Classic Rectangles
Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh (colored) , Serendipity Stamps  (Mahogany & Bamboo)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

SSCB#45 Monochrome - Milkweed

Hi!  I hope everyone is doing good!  DH is still working crazy hours so my schedule is still UP side DOWN.  We're eating dinner for breakfast and have a few hours in the morning to ourselves.  I've got a few projects I'm working on too that are keeping me busy that I work on while he's napping.    

We took Miss Moriko in for her annual check up - she's a year old!  She did really well - no snarls or snaps.  I think our lady vet Doctor Farrell knows how to bribe the kiddos with treats!   Mori weighed in at 81.5 pounds but was probably more when she left. She's come a long way in the past year and we are all so very happy with her.  

Roger ran a 5K at Wolf Lake in Indiana and came in 3rd overall - second for his age group (19-24) and got to meet and have his photo taken with the Mayor of Hammond - Mayor McDermott, who also ran.

We're at the half way point of the latest Serendipity Stamps Challenge - Monochrome.   I always have trouble with color challenges.  I tend to think about the color more than what to make with it and get stuck.  I'll explain.... I thought I would start with brown and then add a pop of color.  I pulled neutral pattern papers and a detailed image (the milkweed) that I embossed in brown.  I assembled it all and then didn't add another color at all.  I decided that after adding the embellishments (sequins, button and twine) that it just didn't need anything else.  The stitched borders are from Pretty Pink Posh and are in stock at Serendipity Stamps.  The Mahogany sequins are the perfect finishing touch.
I wish you could see the shine of the embossing better - it makes you want to just run your finger over the smooth raised image! 
Want to see what the rest of the team did?  Just click on their names below.

I hope you'll join us at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog..... and oh yes... if you feel like shopping  you can receive a free Craft Pick with orders of $25 or more while supplies last.   It will be listed as one of the bonus products during checkout, you can add it to your shopping cart there. Click here to jump to the store.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamp: Serendipity Stamps Milkweed Large
Sequins: Mahogany (Serendipity Stamps)
Dies: Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders Three
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey "Basics" 12 x 12
The Twinery Cappuccino Twine

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pretty Little Studio Journaling Cards

I've got a post live at Pretty Little Studio featuring Journaling Cards.  They have loads to choose from - many with gold laminated details.  
You can read my post here! 

Pretty Little Studio Supplies
Tabs:  Treasure Map
Flair:  Happy Journey
Paradise Confetti
Pattern Paper Treasure Island 8x8”
Set Sail Pocket Card
Navigator Note Flags
Stamp:  Waltzingmouse “Ocean Bound”
Wood Veneer Stars Studio Calico

Die:  Spellbinder Nested Pennants