Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful for

It's the day before Thanksgiving and Jake is busy watching me in the kitchen preparing part of the feast. My daughter works tomorrow at the womens center at the hospital so we have to do Thanksgiving a day early. Thats ok being together is what's important to me and anytime I can get with my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids is a thankful day. Wish I could get to Phoenix to see the other daughter and her family but that will have to wait until January. Anyway I got this cat seat at Amazon for 12 dollars and except for being in the sunroom this is his second favorite place (love the bird action).
Well everyone have a great day and I'll be back tomorrow to post some cards I made. God Bless, Jeanine

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tilda and the Frog

This is another of my Operation Write Home cards that I made. Actually I colored this with Copics and then made up one afternoon. Pretty purples, pinks and browns and I actually can't remember where I got the paper. I need to clean up my craft room and donate some of my stuff to a nursing home or somewhere I have way to much stuff but don't we all. Today I was down there and I found a Gypsy cord that I've been looking for for 3 months (Nelda you still need it?) Geez I really need to quit buying and start using this stuff. I did make several Thanksgiving Day cards today and have to go in the crawl space for the Christmas stamps tomorrow. I haven't made one Christmas card yet this year guess I need to get busy something I can't seem to do. I did finish James Patterson book 1 of the Womens Murder Club tonight on to book 2 tomorrow.
Have a great Sunday and know I'm thinking of something special for someone today it'll make you feel good. God Bless, Jeanine

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thinking of you

Good morning and welcome to another crazy day. Hope its not raining by you or no tornado watches out, I'm completely done with tornado's.
I want to see a little sunshine and I want to get big into making my Christmas cards which means I have to get in the crawl space and retreive my Christmas plastic tub with all the stamps and embellishments that in itself will stop me from making cards! Well this image is from 'Fred she said' and it was pre-colored so just putting it on some SU cardstock and DSP was a breeze. I used my scallop cutter and added some ribbon and I was all done yet it looks like I took half a day. Girls enjoy your weekend and know I'm think of you!!!! Jeanine

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Ideas from Jeanna

I love these little Santa cards that Jeanna made and they look pretty easy to make guess I'll try some for Christmas cards. It's been raining here 24/7 and I hate going in the basement so I'm looking at all the cute ideas that Jeanna Linzer had displayed for sale at her all day crop that I drove over 850 miles to see. We had so much fun for the few days I was there but Jeanna is so multi talented and I wanted to promote her goodies and her website. If your interested she sells Stampin UP! products and all the goodies I've listed the past week, if you want to order send her an email: with Order in the subject line.
Well if you know me at all you know I love the poop!!! I've made reindeer, snowman (mini marshmellows), pumpkin poop, witches poop but Jeanna did an awesome job on these Reindeer poop gift bags and she's got lots for sale if your interested.
Last but not least is this beautiful wreath that Jeanna made with the folded flower. How cute is this and if you look real close you'll see her 'Post it' note Owl key holder that is way to precious. So gang thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog, Jeanna and Stephanie were such an inspiration to me and now have me back on track to make fun stuff. To get ahold of Stephanie: she does the scrapbooking pages and lots of fun diecuts for scrapbooking.
Until another time, God Bless, Jeanine

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cupcake Fever

Well you all know how much I love the looks of cupcakes so here's a couple cupcakes that I've colored over the past few months and their
made into cards for OWH soldiers. I'm so happy the soldiers are coming home and thrilled that we're out of that area I won't get into my opinions but my mere 50 cards that I sent OWH will be enough since they are slowing down a little on all their packages overseas. Do you all remember why we were there because obviously they don't. So many lives lost because so people have such hate in their hearts, I just don't understand it but then who does. I'm honored to have been a part of this mission to help let our troops know we're thinking of them and let them know what their doing matters to us.
Give thanks everyday for the many blessings you have and remember our soldiers in our prayers. Stampin hugs, Jeanine

Friday, November 11, 2011

Te extrano - Miss You

Here's another card for the OWH shipment it's a MayBrit Bear that I colored a while ago then I added some pink paper and stretchy ribbon, rhinestones and a darling card to send to a young child or parent. I was happy to hear that OWH is soon going to pair down the cards since the President is bringing home the soldiers in Iraq. I love making these special cards as my way of saying thank you to the soldiers male or female for what they are doing for their country. Each and everyone of us needs to take a minute and say a prayer for all our soldiers and if you have a minute make a card for them, you can either send them to me or to Thanks for making me see I need to think of others which will make my life fuller in the long run.
Have a great day, Jeanine

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What a Crop!!!

I had such a wonderful weekend! Here are just a few pictures of some of the wonderful items I got to see at the Stampin Up Crop in Lawrence, Kansas. Yes I left Tennessee on Thursday arrived in Kansas on Friday, after stopping to see my brother in Missouri, then I helped set up for the Crop with Jeanna Linzer and Stephanie Pascue.
I couldn't believe they had Close to my Heart and Creative Memories Rep's there and a massage therapist along with so many make and takes. I loved all the items they made for craft fairs their ideas are fresh, beautiful and such adorable ideas for holidays and birthdays. Jeanna has such a heart for business and she is such a talented woman that her personality speaks volumes of who she really is bringing out the best in everyone.
Stephanie is just so sweet and she has an eye for ideas.....she makes beautiful embellishments for scrapbooking pages and for cards.
This snowman is just one of the 20 items I bought from her darling items. I can't wait to show you her stuff and I really think she needs to put it on Etsy. I only wish I could come up with half of the ideas she does.
I had a blast making cards and all the Make & Takes we made. I'll have another post tomorrow with lots of pictures and I'll have some websites for you to go find their ideas. I had a great time and although its too much driving for 4 days by myself it was worth it to spend time with these multi talented girls.
Stampin hugs, Jeanine

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pretty Ballerina

Isn't she adorable? This is a digital image I got and I love to color with Copic's because its so little in detail and it makes me concentrate better. The card is made with SU cardstock and vellum that I ran through a Sizzix folder then cut out the ballerina and popped it with pop dots. I love the sentiment I think hugs are so important and to tell the truth I have quit doing them because of my hyperhydrious. I had the surgery on my facial sweating/head sweating in October of 2010 I had relief from profuse sweating for about 5 days then I noticed I was sweating on my back I called the surgeon and he suggested taking Oxybutynin 3 times a day but that didn't help either so then I tried Sage tea twice a day oh that was just terrorism at its worse. Talk about horrible taste and it didn't do anything so after 30 days I gave up on that. Now I change clothes usually twice a day and deal with it although right now it's not to bad but nervousness brings it on why I would be nervous is beyond me but hey at my old age anything is possible. So those are my woes for the day, I should be back from my trip and settling in so I'll catch you later with another cute card! Stampin hugs, Jeanine

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sometimes you need a little hug!

Hidee hoe! Yep I'm still in Kansas but I scheduled these post so you wouldn't think I went into seclusion again. Like I said I love to color so I had plenty of Copic colored images to use when I started putting my cards together. These are for OWH and I have a stack of probably 30 already made up just have to cut the designer paper and matting for the images then glue them together. I adore these little girls with their Sunday dresses and hats, the cardstock is SU and scraps of paper from my bin. Did I tell you I had so many punches in my craft drawer the bottom fell out? I had to take it to get it fixed because I broke the bottom geez can't catch a break anywhere and that isn't a pun either. You'd think after 6 months of being pretty much trapped in my house waiting for work to be completed I would have cleaned my craft room but I sure didn't just continued to buy stuff and let it sit. What a vicious cycle we live in, I wanna hear your thoughts on hording crafting stuff! Have a great weekend and I'll be back Monday with more ideas and stories of my trip.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday Nov. 3rd

It's Thursday and actually I'm on the road headed to a crop in Eudora, Kansas, yep you heard me right I'm going to a cardmaking crop and hope it will get me going again. My dear friend Jeanna Linzer is putting it on with one of her downlines Stephanie, I need to get away and this is what I call fun just getting in the car and going with little or no planning. Moe the dog is at his Bed and Breakfast and Jake is left to fend for himself (it really humbles him when I come home.) This card is super simple and right now super simple is good for me because pushing my creativity is going to take some time.
I ordered some stuff from Jeanna and her Stampin UP catalog so I'll have some new stamps to use, some new cardstock and I'll get to meet some new crafters and have a great time. Be back soon!!!
Stampin hugs,

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sunshine in my life!

OK great start this was suppose to be my first post since July!!!!!
Jake just makes me laugh everyday someway or another and so I'm going to give it a full hearted try to get back in the swing of things and start blogging and making cards. For those of you that don't know the tornado hit my house on April 27, 2011 and on May 16, 2011 I lost my Mother so this past six months has been a real nightmare with very little support from any of the family. I've become a recluse in my home waiting for contractors to start the process. Now I can finally say that the work is all done and I want to move on. I still get up each morning and open my front door to see the market in crumbles on the ground, the Ledfords property overgrown and depressing since the house was torn down, many neighbors are grown with their property for sale and it brings it all back. I know I've been neglecting my blog and my cardmaking because I just can't go back down in my since I still color with my Copics I plan on bringing some stuff up and using the kitchen as my temporary studio. Then after running up and down the stairs 20 times a day for things I forgot hopefully I will take it all back to my Studio and get on with life.
Hang in there everyone I'll have another post tomorrow with a card that I made promise. God Bless and happy stamping, Jeanine

Harps and Music

See I told you I would be back 'Oh ye of little faith'. This is a card I made for OWH using spanish greetings. Dixie says she rarely gets any so I try to mail off about 20 with each shipment (although I haven't mailed any of in over 4 months). I'm trying really hard to get back into this because making cards puts such happiness in my heart. I love to be creative and I especially love to inspire others to do the same. I've proposed to myself that I make a schedule of what I need to do each day and that includes hour a day to cleaning, laundry, dishes whatever then at least 30 minutes of Zumba and then at least an hour to cardmaking hopefully I will be back surprising you with fun stuff!