Tuesday, June 28, 2011


This is a digital from Deedee's digi's but she's closed her shop for now. I enjoyed her drawings and I loved how she would use your ideas to make new digi's but with raising kids and supporting a husband who just got back to work every day life took over. I'm sure she's sharing tons of her images with everyone on her blog Stampin Sunshine. I used some SU cardstock and lots of scraps of DSP although I have tons of DSP actually too much to be exact (did I just say that?). Just think the new SU catalog is coming out in just a few days and oh my I'm going to be shopping for a few days.
Personal Journey: I'm still waiting around for the contractor to start on the house they have to put on a new roof, power wash and patch the siding then paint the house completely, repair the redwood porch out front that is missing part of the railing, and my screened in porch on the side is still a total mess. I wanted to make that a 4-season room but I was quoted $10,500 and since the insurance company only sprung for the new screen I'm a little short on funds. Oh well I love sitting out there in the mornings drinking coffee before the temperature gets to unbearable it use to be beautiful with all the old oak trees and birds singing. Now I just have the neigbors houses to look at and the shavings from the trees. I think I'll call in a landscaper and see what he might suggest then I'll ask for the cost. The weather has been so hot lately and the thunder storms so unpredictable I haven't been outside to mow, fix the holes from the trees or anything. I'm just having a good time reading all kinds of books and making a few cards. I know once the house is completed and all this is off my mind I'll be able to settle into a routine. Until then I just take it day by day.
Smile it makes people wonder................Jeanine

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Granny's birthday wishes

Well I got some time today to make up some cards for my OWH stash. These were pre-colored months ago by me then I matched up my SU cardstock with scraps of DSP and put them all together with matching ribbons. So now my count is up to 68 cards hopefully with the rest of the weekend I can make my quota.
Have a great weekend each and everyone one of you! Hugs, Jeanine

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hi there, it's been a few days but I finished up this pre colored digital from Dustin Pike. It was a super simple card that pretty much took no stamping just a little glue and red ric rak.
I took a trip with the Senior Circle to Stone Mountain Park in Georgia where we spent the night (beautiful lodge) and then the next day we took a tour of CNN studio's. It was a fun trip with 49 other Seniors from the age of 54 to 92 and we didn't lose one person although it was the first day of summer and 99 degrees. I haven't walked that much in a very long time and I was soaked with sweat it was way to hot to be climbing hills and standing on all the cement, asphalt and
Stone Mountain was amazing at the top. Everyone have a wonderful weekend and remember to make someone smile everyday.
Hugs, Jeanine

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wishing you a tweet day.

This is a digital image from Doodle Pantry that I got long ago. I colored all of these in Copic's and added ribbon or ric rak to make them ready for OWH shipment. The cardstock is SU and the paper is from the Welcome Neighbor paper stack. Hope your days going well and that your getting lots of sunshine. Have a great day. Jeanine

Monday, June 20, 2011

Chicken Birthday

Is this not the cutest card? The stamp is from Art Impressions along with the verse, the DSP is SU and so is the pom pom ribbon. I saw this stamp and knew I had to have it then I colored everything with Copic's of course. Still trying to catch up with my OWH cards I have 40 left to make this month but I plan on doing another power day later this week. Hope all of you are enjoying the warm weather and getting some Vitamin D each day. Remember to 'Pay it Forward'. Hugs, Jeanine

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dearest Daughter

Sorry its been so long I just haven't been doing much but today I got the body downstairs and worked for several hours. I made several cards but this is some of the ones I made for OWH. I actually have sixty

made along with 12 Hero cards and letters. I am trying to use up alot of my scraps and odd-ball DSP. I'm trying to use up my SU ribbon from last year and all the DSP so you'll be seeing quite a bit of cards this week. Have a great week and remember to 'Pay it Forward'. Jeanine

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

For my Hero's

This is my day's work for today! I made 12 cards for OWH soldiers then I wrote little notes of thanks in all of them to mail off in my June package. Hopefully I'll get caught up with my 100 cards a month soon. I found the DSP at Michael's so although I bought 3 sheets for .59 each I made several cards. So yes I'm back in the saddle again as far as making cards but I got stopped when the tree people came.
Personal Journey: Finally some movement on the house, the tree company came by this morning and said they'd be back either after lunch or early Wednesday morning. Well all 5 trucks showed up at 12:30 geez a big Shredder, bucket truck, mini bobcat and a second truck for the wood chips. I can see all my neighbors houses now no more hiding the 'Jerks' house and I can see Ms. Phyliss's beautiful flower garden. Oh and the 'Jerks' shed thats on my property but since he's lived he all his life and his grandparents etc etc he can put stuff anywhere he wants to. Enough about Mr. Norman, all my 40 foot tall trees are down I have one evergreen left and one tree that they topped off. I'm sure my neighbor isn't to happy with me because she told me she couldn't afford to cut her tree down nor clean it up and hoped that the tree guys would take pity on her. Well they'll be back tomorrow at 0730 AM to finish the job, its sad to see the old trees gone but this is my philosphy Mother Nature did this to us not God. I hope that makes sense to you because when this tornado hit the first words out of my mouth was 'Oh God, O God why?' when in reality it wasn't God it was Mother Nature. In the days that followed I realized so much more about God than I had ever known. I've learned so much about myself in the past six weeks thanks to being alone and having the chance to think things through. This past six weeks has been a blessing to me I have made some decisions alone only because I've tried talking to my daughter but she's been to busy. I'm not needed anymore and I want to be needed I want someone to care about me, to worry if they haven't heard from me in a week. I could fall down the stairs and who would care or check on me? Answer me that? Jeanine

Sunday, June 12, 2011

If the Shoe fits..................

I received this digital image a few months ago and I thought it was so elegant. Now I'm not elegant matter of fact what you see is what you get and trust me that's not dress up. I received this when I bought a Cancer pack of Digi's for Katie's Cause. It actually came with paper to print and so the card wasn't hard to make at all because all I really did was layer the cardstock, add a ribbon and some tiny pearls and it was made. Yet so beautiful but then I think black and white cards are so perfect for any occasion. Have a wonderful Sunday with your family and always remember to 'Pay it Forward'. Hugs, Jeanine

Saturday, June 11, 2011

What's Shakin?

What a quick clean card made with Doodle Pantry images and SU SAB paper pack. I colored the shake with copic's and enjoyed making this monocomatic card in minutes. Check out Laura's new images at Doodle Pantry she's got some real charmers.
Hugs and have fun 'Paying it Forward'. Jeanine

Thursday, June 9, 2011

This little Piggy!

I just love Laura's images at Doodle Pantry, she makes this little piggy so whimsical and I just purchased six of her new images! I actually colored them with Copic's and that was a challenge since I haven't touched my markers in two months, just plain sinful.

I love the big eyes and the salutation 'Need a hug?" is to precious. My first card I made for the OWH challenge this week and then made another one with this great paper by K & Company. Let's all get hoppin and make some cards I feel the need for speed!!! OK well the speed to go down to my Studio at least. Have a blessed day! Jeanine

Monday, June 6, 2011

OWH I'm back on board

Well I actually got busy and made 20 cards for my OWH group. I just took the time to make these cards because I so believe in the group and I've slacked off. Usually I make over 100 cards a month for the soldiers but I've miss 6 weeks and so I need to get back into the swing of things. Guess I'll be busy making them while I have all the tornado damage repairs made. I had these Coke images and thought they were a great for some vintage cards. Right now OWH is requesting generatic cards like Missing You, Just a Note, Hello. These are my favorite cards to make because they don't take a lot of time to make up.
I tried to post this last night but Blogger wasn't working right so after and hour I quit. Tonight it's taken another hour and I can't believe I'm having this much trouble with Blogger. Today I didn't make a single card instead I filled out more forms and finished up with my insurance claim stuff. Enough, it was a good day and thats all that matters. Have a blessed day. Jeanine

Friday, June 3, 2011

Quickie Cards

Wow I have been so busy this week with phone calls, trips to the bank, contractors, bill s and more bills. I'm broke and still making cards but then anyone that makes cards is always broke due to love of goodies.
I knew I needed to make some cards so I dug out some pre-made stickers and made these quick cards. I really need some crafting time but with contractors here I'm wiped out. I promise to get in the swing of things in the next few days, I did get some new Tilda stamps so I'll quit playing in quick set concrete and stamp soon. Then I'll tell you the story of my new mailbox.
Remember to 'Pay it forward' right now its so important to support all those affected by the tornado's. God Bless, Jeanine