Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Holy smokes, it's almost a new year!  I don't know about you, but 2011 was rough and I am looking forward to welcoming a new, fresh start.  I hope that all of you find many blessings in the upcoming year as well.  I'm really excited to blog, create, and share more!  YAY!  


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

E.A.D. Design Team Call

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!  It's hard to believe it's over already.  On to 2012 I guess :).  In case you haven't heard, E.A.D. Designs (one of the best companies EVER!) is having a Design Team Call.  You can check out the info HERE but believe me when I say that they are AWESOME!  

I've used their vinyl, rub-ons, and stickers ...AWESOMENESS!  Plus, they really have great customer service and really quick shipping.  Love them!  

Submit your entry quick, you only have until January 10th!!

Good luck :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Pink Stamper's 12 Days of Christmas--Day 4

Hello everyone!  

Remember to visit Robyn at My Pink Stamper to check out Day 4 in her 12 Days of Christmas Celebration! 

ALL of the creations so far, thanks to Robyn and her Pink Designers, have been SO fun and inspirational.  There are also many great giveaways and videos so SCOOT on over to check them out.  

As always, you will NOT be disappointed.  

I am in the process of finishing up some projects for Christmas and a few of the challenges for the MPS Celebration so I'll post some crafty-ness soon!  Happy Saturday ...only 7 days until Christmas Eve.  EEK!

Monday, December 12, 2011

My Pink Stamper's 12 Days of Christmas Celebration!

It's almost here!  My Pink Stamper's 12 Days of Christmas Celebration  is right around the corner.  I am SO excited to join in the fun and I hope that you will join me!  Head to Robyn's blog to grab her new 'button' and get the details!



HELLO my friends!  I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful holiday season so far.  Can you even believe we are less than two weeks away from Christmas?  Good grief, where does the time go?!

So I haven't been around for a while as I've been taking some time to
heal .  Unfortunately, in the past 6 months my husband and I have  experienced two miscarriages.  SO not fun!  However, I took the time I needed and while I miss  and grieve for my babies more than words can express, the crafty world has really helped me heal.

Thank you so much for the well wishes and prayers!  I cannot wait to start posting again :) 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Softpencil Studio and EAD *Giveaway!* YAY!

Hello my friends!  Time for a giveaway with EAD Designs and their newest partnership, Softpencil Studios.  I have some mad love for EAD Designs and their newest partner is no exception!  The products are absolutely adorable and I cannot wait to use them.  

Here are some of the new products:

Great news!  You can enter the giveaway too!  Here are the details

7 ways to enter. (You may enter all 7 times)

  • 1- Leave a comment here on what Softpencil product you would like to win- 1 ticket for the draw
  • 2-Leave a comment on Softpencil Studios blog - 1 ticket for the draw
  • 3- Like EAD Designs Facebook page – 1 ticket for the draw
  • 4-Like Softpencil Studios Facebook page – one more ticket for the draw
  • 5-Invite your friends to like EAD Designs Facebook page – one more ticket for the draw, for each of your friends that like the page (you send 5 friends, you get 5 tickets)
  • 6-Invite your friends to like Softpencil Studios Facebook page – one more ticket for the draw, for each of your friends that like the page (you send 5 friends, you get 5 tickets)
  • 7-Post on your blog about the giveaway – two more tickets for the draw
***make sure and comment here for each entry*** 
Good luck!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Stampin' Daisies Challenge #2-Another Sketch!

Happy Friday everyone!  Thanks so much for joining us for another Stampin' Daisies Challenge!  Our hostess this week is Monica and she has chosen this sketch.

 We are using the Ocean Buddies Stamp Set this week!  Love those little sea creatures :)

You can order your own set of Ocean Buddies HERE!  Without further ado, here is my rendition of the sketch!

This sketch is a great way to use your ribbon or paper scraps.  I was able to use scraps for the entire card which is VERY exciting for me because I have a TON!  I also can't wait to send this card to my sister because she always answers her telephone (only when I call) 'Jell-O' and it drives me {bonkers}!
Please stop by the other designers blogs and leave them some love :)  They have some great projects to share!

Make sure to submit your challenge entry HERE for a chance to win the Ocean Buddies Stamp Set!  Good luck!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Stampin' Daisies Challenge!

Hellloooo Friday!  Are you ready to get your weekend on? :)  I am! 

First, we need to have some fun!  Stampin' Daisies is starting bi-weekly challenges, beginning TODAY!  You should have arrived here via Jessica but if not, please go back to the beginning to see all the wonderful projects the wonderful design team has created!

Here are the details for the challenges:
  • Each designer will take a turn choosing a challenge.  This may include a sketch, color, themed, or well, basically whatever the designer wants to try :).
  • You will have one week (until 11:59pm PST) to link your project.  This means that submissions will close on the week in between challenges.  Make sense?
  • One winner will be chosen, at random, to win a selected Stampin' Daisies Stamp Set (and maybe more!)

This week our honorary DT member is Jessica from The Creative Stamper!
She decided to go with the sketch challenge below:

Here's my take:

I'm the last stop on the hop today but in case you need to go back, here's the lineup:

Make sure to link up HERE for your chance to win the Stampin' Daisies Stamp Set!  

Friday, August 12, 2011

Stampin' Daisies Stamp Release PAR-TAY!!!

Welcome to the Stampin' Daisies Stamp Release Party!  You should have started HERE with Monica, our fearless leader.  She's recently released an array of the cutest darn stamps!  There is something for everyone, with more on the way.  

I used the Birthday Bash set to make today's card.

  This set is so fun and versatile, the possibilities are endless!  {And, EVERYONE has birthdays so you'll use it frequently :)}
My little 'popped-up' cupcake!

One of my favorite things about this set is the different sentiments that you can put together.  Love it!

Make sure you visit Stampin' Daisies to leave Monica some love about how wonderful her stamps are :)  {While you're there, you might as well order them!}  One lucky winner will win TWO sets of stamps!  For your chance to win, leave a comment on Monica's blog and for a second chance, leave a comment on the blogs of the design team.  EASY! 

Make sure to stop back tomorrow for another project from Birthday Bash :)

Next up....Jessica!

Here's the line-up too:
Monica http://stampindaisies.blogspot​.com/
Jenny http://www.papercutcreations.b​
Jessica http://thecreativestamperspot.​
Nadia http://nadiasbeautifulmess.blo​
Sherry http://patternsbysher.blogspot​.com/

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Thanks" E.A.D. Designs

I have a new addiction...E.A.D.   There are worse vices I know, but I have some mad love for their stuff!  My head is spinning with ideas for all the great stuff I ordered.  Here is my first project with their stickerz. 

It's a really simple card but I think it turned about so adorable!  I love that you have so many choices when ordering (i.e. background color, sentiment color).

Materials Used:
  • Paper: Kraft, Mederterranian Blue, golden rod
  • Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup
  • Twine: PinkPaislee Soiree
  • EAD stickerz: Thank you Sentiments
You'll be seeing lots of E.A.D. projects :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

School is (almost) back in session!

Every year, about this time, I shake my head in disbelief of how quickly summer escaped me.  You too, right?  It seems like just a couple weeks ago we were anxiously awaiting the snow to melt and here we are...{almost} back to school!  My {bigger} little beauty will be starting pre-school this fall (I've already stocked up on tissues, don't judge me-LOL!) and I have several teacher friends and family that will be starting up this next week already. 

I'm a big fan of teachers for many reasons but mostly, it's because I had a few growing up that really helped me and changed my life.  (A big shout out to Ms. Hance, Mr. C, and Mr. Rose!)  There are a lot of people who seem to think that teaching is an 'easy' job or that they 'have it made' because they have summer's off.  Umm...have you see some of the kids today? LOL!!! 
In all seriousness, they have a BIG job that most of us wouldn't, couldn't, or shouldn't do.  So, THANK you to all the teachers out there gearing up for another school year!

I wanted to make sure my teacher family and friends knew I was thinking of them, and praying for a successful school year so I made up some cute little favors to wish them well.  

 Here is the front of the gift card holder.  I attached the ribbon using the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher--I thought staples were fitting for school, no? :)

This is the first flap.

Ta-da!  Here it is all the way open.  The gift card is nice and snuggled inside :)


Apple-Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cart.
EK Success ABC123 Punch
"Good Luck" stamp from the Dollar Bin
Ribbon from my stash
Paper:  Kraft, Red, two shades of Green, Yellow, Chocolate
Tim Holtz tiny attacher

I'm entering my project in the Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #25!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Giveaway, Giveaway!

If you're in the market for invitations or birth announcements (shucks, even if you're not), my friend Kelly at Living Craftily Ever is having an invite giveaway for Little Birdie Prints.  Even as a papercrafter, I LOVE these invites!  SO adorable.  Here are some examples:

There are several other options at the Little Birdie Prints Shop, and they all are so fabulous!   

Go check out Kelly's Blog to enter the giveaway :)  Oh, Kelly and her blog are seriously so amazing, don't be surprised if you become a stalker to all her spectacular craftiness.  I know  am {but not in a creepy, freaky stalker way, LOL!}.  Good luck!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Back on the Saddle...

Hey everyone!
 Are we all ready to start a new week?  I know I am :)  I wasn't in the crafting mood much last week.  Not making the My Pink Stamper Design Team kind of took the wind out of my sails in the beginning of the week {more than I had expected actually} and now I have this horrendous summer cold.  Seriously, it's almost worse than the winter ones!  How is it even possible to get a cold like this when it's 100+ degrees out?!  Weird.

Anyway, this is just a note that I'll be back on the saddle in no time with a couple of the things that I have in the works.  If I could only shake this darn 'boogie nose' {as my 3 year old calls it}!  :)

Have a great week and we'll see ya soon!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My Pink Stamper Live TONIGHT!

Remember to tune into My Pink Stamper tonight at 10 p.m. CST for the announcement of her new design team and {as always} lots of fun!  Robyn and Karlee never disappoint, LOL!  See ya there :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas in July, for real!

Hey everyone!

"Christmas in July" is really more than just a saying in my family...well, with my grandma anyway.  She enjoys giving her Christmas gifts in July because "then people have an opportunity to use them if I get them something seasonal."  We live in Minnesota so the winters are very cold, long, and very white {read: if you receive anything not related to winter, you wait a very long time to use it!).

So, here we are in July and yes I've already received my gift :)  I wanted to make my grandma a Christmas Thank You and I must say that I am really proud of myself :)  This is the first shaped card I've ever made, the first project in its entirety that I created with my Gypsy, AND I think the little guy is ADORABLE!  What do you think?

Mr. Claus wasn't difficult by any means but it took me a little longer just because it was new to me :)

Materials Used:
  • Santa Claus from Simply Charmed (5.21"X 4.63")
  • Cardstock: Cream, Kraft, Black, Red, White, Pink
  • StarDust Pen; to outline Santa's beard swirlies
  • Cuttlebug Folder: Divine Swirls
  • Martha Stewart Glitter Glue in Carrara Marble: Santa's hat poof 

Merry July :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


You've still got time to get your entries in for the My Pink Stamper Design Team Call!  The challenge ends TONIGHT!  Entries will be accepted until 11:50 pm. CST TODAY so hurry, hurry, hurry!  For details, click HERE.  Good luck :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call

WOW!  I'm so super excited to be able to join in the fun this time around by 'trying out' for the My Pink Stamper Design Team!  A BIG thanks to Robyn for giving us this opportunity :).  WOO-HOO!  If you haven't submitted a project, you still have time.  You can check out Robyn's requirements HERE and/or I've listed them below:

*You will need to have a blog that you regularly post on for at least 3 months.
*You cannot already be serving on a DT that has product that is a conflict of interest (most DTs are just fine as long as they do not sell product that is similar to My Pink Stamper Original Cricut Stamps idea)
*Your project must be made just for this challenge
*Post a pic on your blog with a full recipe along with what the challenge is about
*This needs to be a new project that you make just for this challenge
*Only one entry per person, please
*You do not need to be a professional but you must have a love for the craft!  :)

Challenge:  Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......

(other optional color of your choice)

I have to admit, when I looked at the color choice I thought "Robyn must be crazy!" LOL! However, after creating my entry, I'm in love! This is probably my all-time favorite {double} layout. I kept it simple because I wanted the focus to remain on how lucky we are that we were able to take that picture! {My great-grandpa is still alive and kickin' it in his own house at the sweet age of 94.} It's just such a sweet reminder how important family is :).



Although I stuck with the color requirement, I did use varying shades of these colors.  My (optional) color was cream!  My favorite Cricut Cartridge {right now} is Cheerful Seasons from Creative Memories; the Dragonfly, Flower, and Font were all cut from there.  

Materials Used:
  • (2) 12 x 12 'Nougat' Cardstock
  • (2) 11 3/4" x 11  3/4" Cosmos Cricket 'Ribbon Sandwich' Cardstock
  • (2) 11 x 11 'Papaya' Bazzill Cardstock
  • Photo Mat: Chocolate Truffle cut at 4.5 x 6.5" and Intense Turquoise cut at 4.25 x 6.25"
  • Dragonfly: cut at 2.25" from Cheerful Seasons Cartridge
  • Flower: cut at 4" from Cheerful Seasons Cartridge
  • Cosmos Cricket 'Brunch' Cardstock
  • Additional Bazill Cardstock in the following colors: Leapfrog, Chocolate Truffle, Saltillo, Intense Turquoise, Cream
  • Adhesive: ATG Gun and Dimensionals (Dragonfly and Flower)
  • i-rock and orange gems
  • Martha Stewart Glitter Glue in 'Cinnabar'
  • Brown Ribbon
  • Tag Maker Punch
  • Fiskars 'Threading Water' Punch

If you haven't submitted your project for a chance at Robyn's Design Team, HURRY! 
You have just a few days left.  Good luck :)  Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

'THE' Card

Happy Saturday everyone! 

In case you missed yesterday's post, this project and I did not get along! :) {read about it HEREHowever, I persevered and in the end, I love how it turned out {thankfully!}.  The card is for a friend that lost one of her furry friends this past week.  Her family has really been put to the test this year and truth be told, she has done an AMAZING job handling everything.  

Sparkly cheeks and antennae :)

  I kept the inside pretty simple and used one of my metallic pens to send a note.

I know it's simple so it's crazy that I ended up spending so much time on it but I couldn't let that little bee win, LOL!  All will be worth it if it brings a smile :)  
See ya soon!  Have a great day!

Friday, July 15, 2011

One of "those" days...

Raise your hand if you've ever had one of "those" crafting days where it seems everything {plus one} works against you ? { case you're wondering, yeah both of my hands are raised}  Three words can sum up my 'one of those days' experiece: WHAT. A. MESS.  

Perhaps a few pictures would help? :)

This would be the black embossing powder that flew everywhere, OOPS! 
I do NOT recommend spilling super fine embossing powder, HA!  To say it's everywhere is an understatement.  Note to self: before blowing on a piece of paper to make sure there aren't any stray grains, make sure there isn't an entire tray full of the excess that can {and most certainly will} take flight.   
This is what happens when you *think* you heat embossed enough because you're in a hurry for dinner.  Think again! :)
I also ended up wasting using an entire sheet of 12 x 12 card stock for a 5" (almost) square piece, I had to cut my image twice (some pieces three times) because I wasn't paying attention to the sizing, and I didn't cut the base of the card properly so it ended up opening differently than I had hoped.  

Honestly, by the end of this 3-hour card I was laughing so hard about the ridiculous-ness of the situation my husband thought I delirious.  Maybe I should have stayed out of the craft room today?  

Nah. It was worth it! :)  Just please tell me that I'm not the only one raising my hand(s)?  :)

P.S.  Oh, of course I'll show you the card....tomorrow!  It's ADORABLE!  

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Christmas in July

Hello my friends!  Can you believe we're half way through July?!  Where the heck has the summer gone (and yes, I totally say that every season)?  It has been so HOT, HOT, HOT here in Minnesota {shame on me for complaining considering in January I will be frozen through and through} that it's almost unbearable to spend a lot of time outdoors.

Needless to say, because of the heat and humidity we've spent a considerable amount of time indoors crafting away.  I just finished up scrapbooking a handful of pages for my dear friend (I'll post pictures if I get her OK) and completing my cards for the Christmas in July Card Swap with Scrappin With Cricut.  I really enjoyed both projects, although the latter of the two was much easier (more on that later). 

Anyway, if you want to join in on the swap registration is open until tomorrow!  You only need to make 3 cards (and you'll get 3 in return) and have them in the mail by July 20th.  Click HERE to join the fun.

I kept my cards pretty simple because, well not everyone is bling-y as myself :)  Plus, I love when I receive a card that is super cute but easy in case I want replicate it {in my own way of course}.  Take a looks-y at one of them below. 

Sorry the picture looks yellow, it was late! 

Each strip is a little sparkly and so pretty!

The "'Twas the night before Christmas" is a rub-on sticker and the strips are border stickers that I just lined up (I purchased both of these on close-out after last Christmas).  SO simple but SO cute.  I love this card (and I am totally in the mood for Christmas crafting now)!  

Thanks so much for stopping by, see ya soon!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Banner, Country-style

Hey everyone!  Here is the other banner that I cranked out for my nephew's birthday.  He is a sweet, little boy that loves (and I mean LOVES) tractors, specifically Mpls Moline tractors.  Happy Birthday little man!

Click on any picture to take a closer look!

I tried to country-fy the banner because well I'm pretty sure that his daddy would not allow anything with sparkle or ribbon :)  Gregory is 100%. ALL. BOY.  (which is SO not what I am used to in our house of pink.) 

 I used jute for the thread part and it looks great!  Fits right in with the tractor theme :)

 The red panels are an embossed paper with stars that look kind of shiny. 

 The tractor background is popped up :)  

Banner:  Birthday Bash 5.5 inches
Font: Birthday Bash 3 inches
Tractor/background: All About Boys 2.75 inches
Grass: Sports Mania
Jute rope
Patterned paper: DCWV All About Boys Stack
White, Brown, Yellow Cardstock: Recollections
Green Card stock: Creative Memories Green Apple

 Thanks for stopping by...Happy Sunday!

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Hello!  So I am FINALLY able to post some of what I've been working on, HOORAY!  I didn't want to post them too early because they were gifts but the party is done so here we go....

I've been on a banner-spree as of late because, well I love them. :)  My niece and nephew (two different sisters) share a birthday so I whipped a couple of these bad boys out for their birthday parties.  

Click on any of the pictures for a closer look!

Taylor is a lime-green fanatic so I knew she would LOVE this :)  ( I left the tulle quite long on both sides to make sure she was able to hang it in her room.  It can be trimmed accordingly!)

 I fanci-fied the letters because she's 11 and what 11 year old doesn't love some bling-age?  Each letter in her name received 3 little crystals, courtesy of my new i-rock!

 My original idea was the put turtles of some sort on each end panel but the lime-green leopard paper was too busy and too much green.  The stars worked well!

 I used glitter paper for the stars because, of course stars twinkle, no?!

The stars and all the letters were given dimension too.  They all popped up nicely!

Banner (Black base and Patterned paper): Birthday Bash 5.75 inches
Font: Creative Memories Cheerful 3.5 inches
Stars: Rock Princess 4 inches
Patterned paper: Recollections
Black Card stock
DCWV Glitter Paper
I-rock crystals
Black Tulle 

I also entered this in Cooking With Cricut's Weekly Challenge!!

Make sure to buzz by tomorrow to see the banner I made for my nephew :)  It's adorable! 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Stampin' Daisies Pre-Order

Hey everyone!  Stampin' Daisies NEW RELEASE is available for pre-order NOW!  Pre-order now to save $$$ and receive FREE SHIPPING! Check them out and ORDER HERE


Saturday, June 18, 2011

busy, busy, busy

Hello my friends!

Have you ever been super busy and then look around only to wonder what the heck you've been busy with?!  LOL!  Totally me lately!  

I have been working on some LO's but they are for a friend and I don't want to ruin the surprise just yet.  I've also started making my nephew a banner for his 3rd birthday, and gifts for the holidays (Christmas isn't that far away)!  So stay tuned because lots of posts will be coming your way...

P.S.  I FINALLY fixed all the snafus with my blog (YAY!) so I can post pictures again!  Thank heavens for FireFox and smart friends that can help technologically challenged people like myself, HA!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sentiment Challenge!

Stampin' Daisies is hosting a sentiment challenge!
All you need to do is...
-Comment below sharing some of your favorite sentiments!
-Send your friends on over to comment as well!
 Not too difficult, 'eh?!
When we hit 100 sentiments, we'll announce a winner (using at Stampin' Daisies!
The winner receives an upcoming stamp set!!!

I'm Baaaacckkkk...

Well sort of.  I have been fighting with Blogger since last Friday morning and let's just say it's Blogger: 159 Jenny: 0.  For whatever reason I'm not able to post pictures...they won't show up?!  Anyway, I've been working diligently trying to fix it.  Keeping my fingers crossed!

A BIG thank you to everyone that is hangin' in there with me :)  You're the best!

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Hi my friends,

I've been MIA for a couple weeks due to some unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances on the homefront.  I'm hoping to be back real soon...I miss my crafting (and of course, all of you too)! 

Hope to see ya soon :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Where are you?

Hi guys!  I've only heard from two of the winners!  If I do not hear from the rest by Sunday evening, I will be re-drawing!!!! 

Monday, May 9, 2011


Hello!  I wanted to thank you all so much for joining me for my Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop.  I had a great time and I hope you all did too.  The ladies that participated are fabulous and I'm so grateful that they {and you} helped me celebrate!

Now for the winners!  I'm not sure how to put the thing-a-majig on here so I'll just tell you the winners {no worries, I'm an honest girl :)}.  Ahem......

Winner (My Pink Stamper Buggy Punnies Stamps):  Amber 

Winner (My Creative Time Paper Princess Stamps):  Giselle

Winner (Scrappy Mom's Winner's Choice Stamps):  Jenni

Winner (CuttleBug Cozy):  ItsMeShay

 Winner (Surprise #1):  Darlene 

 Winner (Surprise #2): xxsquigglesxx 

Please contact me with your mailing address so I can get your goodies out to you!  Congratulations and thanks again for joining me :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Jenny's Big 3-OH! Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to my Big 3-OH! Birthday Blog Hop!  Yes, today is my 30th *gulp* birthday and I am so excited to a) host my first hop and b) spend it with you!  It's hard to believe that I'm already 30, the time really has gone fast.  However, I am really excited to see where the next 30 years takes me as the last 30 have really blessed me. 

I have some great blog candy for my giveaways thanks to some WONDERFUL sponsors! 
Paper Princess from Emma at My Creative Time

Buggy Punnies from Robyn at My Pink Stamper

"Winners Choice" from Scrappy Mom's

Also, I'm giving away a Cuttlebug Cozy made by dear Kathy (she deserves her own post, coming soon)!  {Winner picks their own fabric, the one below is mine} :)

 Lastly, I have TWO surprise giveaways because what's a birthday without a surprise, no?! :)  

To be eligible for any of the giveaways please visit and comment on all of the blogs--they all deserve some love!  Also, I'd love for you to become a follower, not a requirement but a great birthday gift :)
Ok, on to the project...I asked the ladies to create a project with 3 colors and some bling.
I have a serious bling obsession.  Glitter, sparkle, shiny, love it all. :)

Here are the two cards I created:

The white ribbon came from a pajama set for one of my daughters!  They were folded and wrapped in this white ribbon :)  Pretty slick 'eh?!

Thank you so much for helping me celebrate my 30th birthday!  Please stop by the other ladies along the way to see their wonderful talent!  Remember to leave a comment so you have the opportunity to be one of the 6 lucky winners :)

Your next stop is the very fabulous Linda

Here's the line-up!

Jenny-PaperCut Creations <----You are here
Linda-Fancy Framework <----Your next stop!