Saturday, June 11, 2016

On the Road Again

I'm headed out again for a long summer vacation.  I'm headed up to the north country to visit my bestest friend since 6th grade Diane Kopp - Wirth.  She lives in St. Germain, Wi.  I'm taking the RV this time with Jake & Tucker.  I have tons of packing or transferring of stuff to the RV but I'll get it done.  I can still make cards and craft on the road which makes me so happy.  So I'll keep you up to date on where I am and when I'm traveling.  In the meantime here is some cards I've made in the past week.
 I love this Flamingo.  Flamingo's are all the rage now and this one reminds me of me.  Always falling, always messing up, always questioning myself but it was quick and simple and I think its adorable.

 To all my golfing friends this ones for you.  Artist Impressions can always come up with cute ideas and darling images.  I used Stampin Up cardstock and Vellum, copied the colors with Copic's and finished an adorable card.
This is also an Artist Impressions stamp, love the oldie's but goodies and this lady's ready for fireworks.

Have a great weekend everyone, have fun enjoy your family.  And try to remember tomorrow may never come so never let something go unsaid.  
God Bless you all.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cards for the Retirement Home

I give out all my cards that I make to the retirement homes in Cleveland.  What I don't sell or send to friends and family I donate to the those that don't get a card or letter from loved ones.  It's something that I am very sincere about I know that getting a card, letter or call from friends and family are very important to a persons state of mind and I will continue to do this until I absolutely can't.
 This is just a random card I made with the stamps from the  S.U. Paper Pumpkin Kit I actually like the modern technique of this card and I love the colors.

 I just pulled this colored image out of my stash and added a wink of stella to the fish face and candles.  I used My Favorite Things Subtle Plaids 6 X 6 Paper Pack, love this pack of paper.

 This card I cut the Top Note out of white cardstock then I used the spray metallic's to get this really unique card.  Used SU buttons and SU embossing folder and I think its a great manly card.

I think this is an old image I found and decided to use the SU vellum paper on it.  The cording is SU and I glued it on along with a greeting and I was finished.  These are all an example of the birthday cards I made for the Retirement home.  I have over 100 done so that while I am on my summer vacation I know that everyone will be getting cards.

You know it doesn't take much to Pay it Forward and I certainly hope each and everyone one of you will take the time to either give a compliment to someone or do something nice for a friend.
God Bless you.  Jeanine

Thursday, May 12, 2016

 Well I said I would post some cards and I've been busy.  This top one is one of my favorites because its all about making presents on a card and using tissue paper and handles for the gift bags.  I must have made 10 of these for the girls on the Birthday Club list I send out monthly.  So much fun, I actually got 35 cards in toll from the girls in my group and none were even close to look alikes.  I got so many wonderful ideas and great birthday wishes.

My second card I made for my grandson to give his Mom for Mother's Day but he forgot it so now I have a Mothers day card or I could take the sentiment off and make it into something else.  I love the flowers and embossing them just makes them pop.

Yes I went crazy for the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and I love putting ties on them hats, and I'm setting up a word document for things Crazy Birds would say.  Stay tune to see some fun Crazy Bird cards that I love to make and color with distress inks.  My Copic's are in the RV so I've used Stampin UP markers (ick) and watercolors to color my stuff lately.  I should go out and get them but since I've only got 4 more weeks till I leave on my next adventure I'll leave them there and get organized to hit the road again for 3 months this time.

I'll sign off for now and catch up with you all in a few days.  My pork roast is calling me from the crock pot to make it into BBQ.  Take care and God Bless you.   Jeanine

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Selling off a ..............

Hi there, I need to clean my Studio out.  It has been a catch all since the Tornado 5 years ago.  I'm still buying, still making cards and still enjoying the craft but it looks like a war zone in that room and now my dining area.  I need to pair down and get rid of stuff that I never use if I'm going to move into Georgia and RV full-time.
Just before I left for Florida last year I had new carpet put in and new upholstery.  Bad move on my part because I got Tucker Dec. 23rd and he was only 8 weeks old.  He is the most stubborn dog I have ever met, he didn't think the Potty Pad was for pee pee, Pooping was always done in the same spot. Needless to say before I leave this summer the carpet will be shampoo'd and between Jake & Tucker  and me,  I will be the dominate one, the boss, the leader!
Gosh I leave in less than 45 days to go to Wisconsin, Indiana, and the Pigeon Forge.  I'm excited it will be the most driving I've done in forever. Over a thousand miles to Diane's, then down to the F.R.O.G. Rally in Goshen, In. after that I will drive down through Kentucky and attend a 3 day Birthday Card Club Retreat. I am so excited woo hoo!!!!
Ok anyway trying to keep this sale thing straight and on two Internet boards and the postage, oh that is such a joke then packing it and shipping.  I'm bushed and I haven't made a card in days so........ hang in there with me I'll have a card posted this week I promise.

OH OH OH the big news is my Second Great Grandson was born Thursday 5 weeks early.  After much praying and thoughts Kaiden is still in NICU but he's looking real good and has big feet just like Big Brother Karson.  God Bless you all.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Well it happened turned the big 70 last week but the good news is I got 38 birthday cards from friends and family .Could not have asked for a better birthday only thing that didn't happen is that Tucker didn't get Tucked, clipped or neutered guess this 3 pound boy is waiting to be a real man.  Anyway all is well around here, my friend Cathy got a pace maker put in and she's feeling really well for the first time in a really long time.

I've done some card making but I'm preparing for a trip to St. Germain, Wi. and Goshen, In. in June so getting the RV ready is my first priority.  Here's a couple of the cards I've made.

You all know my love for butterflies and I love the color combo black & white so these were simple easily cards I made for Head Gamez, where Joey & Linda sell my cards.  They requested Get Well & Sympathy cards with butterflies so these are just a few.   Everyone take care and know I think of all my followers often that's why I'm trying hard to post more.
God Bless, Jeanine

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Contest Entry for Sizzix

Lord have mercy on me I've once again let my followers down by not following thru with some posts.  I have just been in another world for so long.  I haven't crafted but sporadically for the past year.  Oh but I still buy stamping stuff and then I'll sit down and make cards or play with my new toys for a few days then blam I fall off again.  What is wrong with me?  Why can't I stay on a straight path and quit being so wishy washy?  Could it be that my mind, body and heck I don't know what else will be 70 that's seventy years old in less than 7 days.  The Lord has blessed me so very much and I thank my almighty maker everyday I'm on this earth for the good & bad.  I can only say I'll try to be a better person to my followers by blogging at least once a week and Lord willing and the creek don't dry I'll put it on my calendar and phone to alert me to this promise for all of you.

Now this is a few of my latest creations.  Thanks for Head Gamez, Joey French and Linda Silvers for selling my cards at their shop I always get requests for special cards.  This past Christmas Joey contacted me in Florida with a request for 40 more Christmas cards for special patrons.  Now they asked me to make lots of butterfly cards and sympathy cards.  Well anyone that knows me knows I love butterflies (I actually have one on the side of my RV and loads more inside).  Every chance I get I stop by butterfly farms, museums and such I LOVE BUTTERFLIES.  I even believe that my Daddy visits me regularly in the hue of a pale yellow butterfly.
 This is SU card stock, embossing folder and Sizzix & Su butterfly dies all on confetti white cardstock.  Very plain but very dramatic.
 This again is SU cardstock, a Sizzix embossing folder and a Sizzix tree die cut.  
Lastly is SU cardstock with Very vanilla and black. the stamp is Angel Company and SU embossing powder in gold.  Now I will be the first to say some of my stuff is unmarked so I don't know if it's Tonic, Sizzix, SU or who and when that happens I will explain it my age has made my mind spongy something I am not proud of but an old dog can learn new tricks.  Now I'm off to play with my Mini Misti that I just got in the mail.  Till another day, God Bless you all.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

With a little help from a friend!

I'm back..............................................Oh and did I mention that I signed up with Lori Stigler in Nashville to be my upline for Stampin UP!  Yes I needed a new lease on stamping and I have always loved Stampin UP!  So if anyone needs anything, anything at all from Stampin UP!  talk to me and help me stay in business for a while.  I have a new bunch of stamps (I sold all my other ones almost) and now I'm in the groove.  I'm stamping and playing everyday and I'm happy, so here's a little sample of some of the things I've done.
This is an Tim Holtz embossing folder then I used a Darice embossing folder to do the Cross.  After I adhered everything together I added a tiny border to the bottom from Dazzles.  Then I must have took 15 pictures and couldn't get the glare out of it so.  Here you be.

 This one is a Darice embossing folder and I water colored the images embossed on the sheet, put a bow from Stampin UP! bow punch, some shiny grass and I'm done.  I like the softness of the whole card yet the pop of grass.

 These are some of my favorite cards from the Gina K Designs and I used my Copic's to color the images then I added a pinwheel brad, some Washi Tape as the background and I was done.

 The verses that go with these cards are all individual stamps so you can put what you want on the inside of the card and 'Yes I can relate to all the verses.
 This is a little owl card that I made for a swap that I'm in every month (2nd month I've partaken) so I guess I really am getting back into this.  I just missed being able to make something nice.

 Now here is my favorite card so far.  I love the paper (just scraps I don't even know who makes them) I had the die cut and the Martha Stewart doily I got the orange ribbon flower online and just put the little cross in it.  I added a MS butterfly that I added some color to and its done except for the inside of the card.

I've been doing alot of paper inside the card also it helps to finish off the card and make it look more professional.  I follow Darsie Bruno's blog she's come a long way from when we were all on DeeDee's team of card makers.  Now she designs for Spellbinders and about 10 other companies.  She's just amazing and I doubt I will ever be as good as her but its something to work for.

Now before I sign off I want you to know I've been real close to shutting down the blog because I don't here any comments probably because I'm so infrequent but I'm am trying so if I know someone is watching I'll continue otherwise I'm going to quit posting and spend more time creating.  Thanks for taking the time to look and thanks for believing in me when I lost hope in believing anything.  God Bless and know God is always with you.  That's something I forgot for a while.  Have a great day catch you in a few.  LOL