Sunday, January 30, 2011

Shame on me!

Yes, I entered the Crazy for Cocoa contest this past week and then had popcorn guess it affected my brain function cause I haven't posted since. I try to post every other day what was I thinkin? Well this is the card I made using SU cardstock, DCWV Pocket full of Posies DSP, SU punches and buttons. I colored Cocoa (SNS image) by a cup but the image was too large and I really didn't like the size so I cut Cocoa out and put him on my popcorn box by (Deedee's Digi's) and waaa laaa the finished card. This card also fits into Deedee's challenge for the week.
So there it is now if someone will teach me how to like highlite or underline SNS or Deedee's Digi's so that if you clicked on them they would take you there I would be highly impressed with you. I'm still learning the blog stuff.

Personal Journey: For now gotta jet I have a list of stuff I have to do today I'm on a kick to donate tons of stuff to Good Will, clothes, knick -knacks and then put my new couch, love seat, end tables, coffee table, lamps, pillows, TV stand and 55" TV when its delivered in February. I'm having my windows replaced also since these are the originals and they let alot of cold air in so says my $224. electric bill, so I have lots of re-arranging to do. If I had known this weekend was going to be 64-65 degrees I would have had a yard sale with tons of furniture instead I sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine while my cat & dog romped in the yard. OK enough already, always remember to 'Pay it Forward'.
Stampin Hugs,

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Love of Flowers

I love flowers any kind of flowers, I don't know alot about flowers heck fire when I moved here from Phoenix I got a book on birds because Arizona only has 'Roadrunners'. This was such a change with 4 seasons, flowers blooming, trees and lots of birds yep this was Heaven and I loved it. So anyway these two cards are made from 'Fred She Said' and they really are quite pretty when all cut out and put together in layers.

I used SU cardstock, Michael's
ribbon the green is gorgeous and the white is from the Cancer collection there. I layered the flowers five times on the pink card and used Stickles for the center. The saluation of both cards are from SU. Everyone have a wonderful day and always remember to 'Pay it Forward'.
Stampin hugs,

Monday, January 24, 2011

What's Poppin?

I just love popcorn! I've been known to have popcorn as my dinner and yes I know with all that butter its not good for the heart but it sure makes me feel yummy for a while. I love this image its from Deedee's digi's and although I'm not on the design team anymore I just adore Ms. Deedee and her designs so I'll keep promoting her images because they are so adorable. I actually made this card for her Monday Challenge and for OWH's challenge this week. Needless to say I didn't stop at justone card I made three with my Copic's and SU DSP, Spellbinder dies, SU punches and ribbon. I love SU stuff... well I love all card making stuff I have a studio full of stuff and yet I still buy and then wonder where to put it all when I get it home. Last week HSN had a Crafting day and yes I spent money with some of the new stuff coming out. When I get it I'll share info with you! Anyway I haven't said this to you in a few days so God Bless and remember to 'Pass it on'.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

OWH Challenge

Is this bunny not the most adorable?
I put it together with the SU cardstock and Posie paper by DCWV. I used my Spellbinder circles for the matting behind the bunny. Of coarse I colored my bunny with Copics and I use the daisy's from Michael's dollar bin.

I actually made 9 cards all together using the same papers and cardstock just different designs for the cards. Doesn't it amaze you when you take a picture and then crop it how little things all of a sudden look like oops? Look at the daisy closest to the carrot top, it looks deformed up close but it doesn't look like that when I put it together.
Oh well I love the card and the bunny is so cute.
Tonight we all went out for Lindsey's 19th birthday to Logan's Steakhouse, I should have known she told her parents all about the trip boo boo's, how many times we got lost, the hotel from hell we were scheduled to stay at, the rain, the meals and everything else. Well I'll get my turn only my voice will reach people everywhere 'Thank you Internet'! Lindsey loves to make fun of you but guess what....don't you dare make her look silly or make fun of her. She has a temper just like her Mom and just like her Gram only difference it takes Vicki (her Mom) alot to get mad she usually breaks down crying before she loses it. Gram (me) well I can take alot before I blow up but when I do trust me you know I'm mad. Lindsey she just blows, you don't know which way she'll go until she does and then whoa, run for the hills. Heck we weren't out of Atlanta (2 hours from home) and she was mad at me because I wouldn't let her drive. That was just the first day for sure I'll get the rest of the story out tomorrow, it's almost midnight and I'm really tired so I'll catch up with all of you then. God Bless.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Just bee-cause

Well I'm back from Florida and it was interesting for sure with two teenagers and a body that wasn't capable of keeping up with them! But first off I want to talk about my Doodle Pantry image that I made a few days before I left for Orlando. I really do adore these images from Laurie at Doodle Pantry and she just had another image release today so stop by and see them at
I used SU cardstock and SU DSP but used Michael's dollar satin ribbon to make my bow. I also used a row of mini gems to highlight the left side of the card. Of coarse my image was colored with Copic's and Spica glitter pens and its off to my OWH box to mail off next week.

My trip to Orlando was a present to my oldest grand daughter Lindsey Marie, it started out as just me wanting to see the new Harry Potter at Universal Studios and since she wanted to go I changed a few things and we headed out of Friday the 14th in the afternoon since TN had 10 inches of snow and lots of ice on the roadways. We made it to Daytona Beach at 1:30 in the morning and both Lindsey & Tyler were fast asleep in the back of my SUV. I woke them, they looked out the window and went right back to sleep and so started the journey. More tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Little Fishes, Big Wishes

Have I told you lately that I love Doodle Pantry images? I used SU cardstock and scraps of DSP. I also used my new Spellbinder dies 'Scallop Square', I've actually had the dies for a few months but could never find a time to use it.

My second card is the same image but a different card design and doesn't it look totally different with accessories like the ribbon and pretty mini pearls. Laurie the designer and owner of Doodle Pantry has a great sight with plain images and colored ones. Check her website out at: I'm sure you will be amazed with all her digital images.
I should be home from Florida today or actually tonight but we'll see, if I am I'll check in with everyone and tell you all about the trip with Lindsey an Tyler!
God Bless,

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cocoa from SNS

Hi there while we're on mini trip to Florida I thought I would put up this darling Cocoa card that I made with SU card stock and SU DSP. I love love love this DSP it is so bright and pretty. I added some organza ribbon, some mini gems and I was done but I so love Cocoa. I colored this is Copic's but couldn't get the heart in the envelope a good color.
We're in Universal Studio's haven't a ball I'm sure! I hope my back and hip don't give me any problems but then I'll probably mess something up with all the roller coasters I just can't not go on them, their my passion. Have a great weekend and remember to 'Pay it Forward'.

Friday, January 14, 2011


I blew it I thought of Barney but colored it wrong of well he's still adorable with those wiggle eyes and any young child would love to get this card. I made it for OWH colored it with Copic's and then added ribbon and a darling Happy Birthday circle. I'm headed to Orlando with my grand daughter Lindsey and her boyfriend Tyler to visit Universal Studio's Hogwart's School of Wizardry (sp). I so excited I loved the Harry Potter books and read each of them twice and I have seen all the movies at least once. So I plan of scheduling my posts until I return, won't be gone but a few days but need to get away from this snow and ice. Keep us in your prayers for safe travel down there.
God Bless

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pink & Red Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone hope this week has been good to you, here in SE Tennessee we still have lots of snow and snowplows are obsolete.
I made this card yesterday for Deedee's weekly challenge: Pink & Red colors together I used SU DSP Pink Flamingo goes perfect with Deedee's digi 'Fabulous Friend'. I used the crochet flowers on sale now at SU for $2.49 and I used watercolor pencils to color the flamingo, yes you heard me right watercolor pencils but I forgot to use watercolor paper so my black ink smeared a little. Quick and easy card but so fun to make so check out all the great digitals that are at:
Have a great day and make someone smile today!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

OWH Challenge

I made a card for the 'Operation Write Home' challenge using a specific design. The DSP is from SEI called Madeline I used a SU scallop punch, button and CM corner punch and my Cricut. Yep that was my Christmas present to myself a Cricut Expression and I've used it exactly 3 times. I need a teacher to help me but I do have to say I got the tool kit when I got the Cricut and today while getting up the saying I Miss You, I cut myself with one of the scrapers. Whoa that puppy is sharp and I have a gash in the palm of my hand to prove it. I took a picture of it but didn't want to subject you to that so I didn't post it. As for the image its a digital and for the life of me I don't have any idea who designed it. I file all my digi's by designer and I feel bad I don't have a name on this if anyone knows who designed it please let me know. Have a great night its suppose to be 12 degrees tonight, the roads still aren't plowed, traffic is still at a standstill in a few places and we leave for Orlando on Friday night Hogwarts here I come.
Stampin Hugs,

Monday, January 10, 2011

Cowboy up in the Snow

This is my card for today its an image I got off the Internet and the Wanted verse is from SU Wanted stamp set. It's in plain black and white and I think the snow flake background paper works with this horseback rider. Not many of you know that I use to ride horses in Arizona I actually owned 4 horses at one time. My youngest daughter and I rode on a Equestrian drill team for almost 8 years going all over Arizona, Nevada, California and both my girls loved riding horses. With my degenerative bone disease I had to give them up eventually but I still love them to pieces.

This is what I woke up too today 6 inches of snow. It's the second time in less than 3 weeks that we have had snow. Usually we get a dusting but rarely does it ever stick, their telling us we're going to get another 2 inches tonight and almost everything is closed down here. I don't think they have snow plows and any accumulation cancels any travel. Just to show you how much I believed it would really snow.....all my shovels are out in the shed out back and I have no snowboots, needless to say my driveway nor walkway will be cleaned until it melts or I can sweep it away.I've got a long driveway so I have a feeling I'll be making lots of cards and reading some of my books in my stash from So I'm enjoying the snow my little dog and cat aren't but get over it.
Remember to 'Play it Forward' and try to make someone smile at least once a day. God Bless,

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Latte Love

Is this not adorable? This is a card I made for OWH and I got the image from Deedee's Digi's its called ------------- and can be found at . I might not be on the design team anymore but it doesn't mean I can't used all her digi's to make those cards for OWH. This card I used SU cardstock and DSP then I layered the image colored with Copic's on So Saffron cardstock and used my "Puff Fluff" I call it, you put it on your image then heat it and it puffs up and looks so cool.
Well its the weekend and I'm heading out for dinner with my granddaughter and her boyfriend so I'll post again tomorrow. It's been a long day with another change in my BP med's (it's the 5th change in 3 months) and my BP is still 170/92. After having another blood draw (it only took 3 tries this time) I sent off my OWH cards to Dixie in N.C. then headed to the library for some reading materials. As soon as I finish 'The Shadow of Your Smile' by Mary Higgins Clark I'm starting a old Fern Michaels book called 'The Guest List'. Ok have a great Saturday night! Jeanine

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Doodle Pantry

Doodle Pantry is one of my favorite Digital Image places. Laurie has a knack for drawing and she has fantastic sets available at her sight and today she released another 5 sets. Wow I'm amazed so I made two cards to enter into her challenge for this week. The first one 'Just bee-cause' is adorable and I used all SU card stock and DSP love the pasley print and the mushroom symbols of my era. I used Michael's dollar ribbon and gemstones that I bought there also and I always color everything in my Copic's and Spica pens.
My second card is the Birdie and Laurie has captured my heart with this bird, he's always so happy and full of love that I used him and all his images alot when I make cards for OWH which I plan to send both of these cards. Notice the pasley print on this one also its some scraps I've been saving and dug it out to make this precious card.
Now all of you have a wonderful day and remember to 'Play it Forward'
OK I don't know how to spell pasley!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bleach Technique

Happy Tuesday to everyone, I was watching Gina K TV the other day and saw this technique and decided to try it. First I stamped my images then I embossed them with black embossing powder then I took a SU paint pen brush put some bleach in it and then I carefully put the bleach on the butterflies. Maybe if I had used clorex instead of a cheap brand they might have come out whiter but hey I thought it was pretty neat. I used SU cardstock Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive some DSP, black grograin ribbon and a edger punch to add a little pazzaz and I was done. These will be going out to the soldiers next Monday.

I would love to ask if any of you have some cards or card fronts you want to get rid of I will gladly ship them off with my monthly shipments to 'Operation Write Home'. Mostly they can use Thinking of You, Missing You, Happy Birthday and Hello cards. I don't make the holiday cards very often because I hate working that far in advance of a holiday and trust me everyone else loves to make them so I just keep to the generic cards. If you have cards or card fronts you want to get rid of send me a email and I will give you my address. I totally prepare the cards for shipment by stamping the backs of the cards with the 'OWH' logo, writing paper lines inside the card and stuffing them in envelopes.
Have a great day and hey remember to 'Pay it forward'.
God Bless,

Saturday, January 1, 2011

More OWH Cards

This is another card that I made for 'Operation Write Home'. I love these cards because Daddy's or Mom's can grab a card and keep in touch with their children while away. I so enjoy making these cards for the soldiers that its a weekly challenge to myself to make them.

As you can see I change up the papers, ribbons, designs but all have the same love in each card when I make them. I love the Whipper Snapper images that were given to me, it makes it so easy put cards together. I want to thank Cheryl for all the images she has sent over the past six months. I hope everyone had a safe and Happy New Year celebration.
God Bless,