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!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Guest Designer Part Two!!!

Hey Hey, Happy Thursday and Cinco De Mayo!  Wow, this week has flown by!  As you may or may not know, tomorrow is the start of my Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop.  I really hope you can hop with us and help celebrate :)  I have a wonderful group of ladies helping me out, I cannot wait to see what they created! 

However, before we get to that, I have one more guest designer that I absolutely love!  She is such an amazing inspiration and such a sweetheart.  Just a really lovely, lovely lady :)  Her creations are flawless and always so beautiful.  I've said it before and I'll say it makes me crazy at the amount of talent this girl has :)  See for yourself....

Hi, I'm Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts!

Happy 30th birthday Jenny! I was so tickled pink to be asked by Jenny to be a guest designer on her blog today!!! Thank you Jenny! I am honored to be here and to help you celebrate your birthday! I hope it is the best ever!

Since she is turning the big 3-0 I wanted to make her a fun and childish card to keep her young! :) 

This was all made with Artful Delight's May kit! 

Happy Birthday Jenny and SO many wishes for many happy years to come!

What do ya think?  Amazing, no?  Please stop by her blog and check out all of her absolutely wonderful projects.  She DOES NOT disappoint :)

Thank you Court for helping me ring in the big 3-OH! :)  I really appreciate it!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Guest Designer!!!

Hello everyone!  Can you believe we're half-way through the week already?!  That means only a few more days in my twenties...yikes!  I've asked a few of my most inspirational crafters to help me celebrate this week as guest designers.  I cannot tell you enough how much I admire {not in a creepy way, LOL} these two women.  I am in awe of their talent and every single project they post makes me want to run to my craft space to start creating.  They are A.MAZING. 

My first guest designer is actually the person that introduced me to the world of craft-blogging {I'm not sure she even knows that!}.  I found her blog over Christmas, right after I received my Cricut Expression.  I was absolutely hooked!  I love her style and her attention to detail.  Check it out for yourself....

Happy Wednesday - it's Lauren from Lauren's Creative!  I am so happy that Jenny invited me to help her celebrate her birthday!  I have been scrapbooking for a little over a year now and it is one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon or evening in my craft room!  I only wish that I would have started sooner, so I was closer to being caught up!  

We visited Disney World in February, so I have been trying to finish scrapbooking all of our pictures as quickly as possible.  Since summer is just around the corner, I figured that some of you may be looking for some inspiration for your upcoming trip!  You may also have a stack of pictures that need to be scrapbooked like me and need a little push in the right direction to get everything finished!

I'm not sure that stitching around ALL of the tree was the best idea as far as time management, but I love the overall effect.  In case you hadn't notice, I am a bit addicted to my gel pen.

I added a little dimension to the page by "popping" up all of the die-cuts.  It's definitely an easy way to add a little more interest to your pages.  I store all of my layouts in the WR Memory Keeper 3-ring scrapbooks.  They are a little larger than the regular post albums and since most of my pages have something "popped-up" I need a lot of room in my books...otherwise my daughter will end up with 100 scrapbooks by the time she is 18.  

Materials Used:
  • (2) 12 x 12 white cardstock
  • (2) 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 polka dot cardstock (DCWV Playtime Stack)
  • Photo Mats:
    • (2) 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
    • 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 and 4 1/4 x 6 1/4
  • Title "Mat" 
    • Red trimmed to 3.25" x 12 
    • Blue trimmed to 2.75" x 12
  • Journaling Box
    • Red trimmed to 3 1/2 x 5"
    • Blue trimmed to 3 x 5"
    • Kraft trimmed to 2 3/4 x 4 3/4"
  • Title sized at 1.75" from Cursive 101 and welded using my Gypsy
  • Pooh's Tree House sized at 8.5" from Pooh and Friends
  • Pooh Bear sized at 3" from Pooh and Friends
  • (3) Honey Pots sized at 2.25" from Pooh and Friends
  • (5) Bees sized at 1.5" from Pooh and Friends
  • Martha Stewart Scalloped Rotary Cutter
  • 3/8" Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
  • Sakura Pigma Pen - Black 03
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain & Frayed Burlap
  • Tsukineko Pigment Ink - Pearlescent Ivy & Copper
  • Martha Stewart Glitter - Crystal Fine
Thank you again to Jenny for having me! 
 Happy Happy Birthday!

Thank you SO much Lauren!!  {Isn't she AMAZING!?!}  If you haven't, definitely check out her blog.  You will NOT be disappointed :)  Make sure you come back tomorrow to see more fabulous talent!

Monday, May 2, 2011

And so the countdown begins....

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend :)  Are you ready for this week?  I know I's party time!  YAY!  The countdown to my 30th birthday begins, woo-hoo!  

Get ready for some fabulous giveaways, a few WONDERFUL guest designers {I love these ladies!} and of course, my BIG 3-OH blog hop starting on Friday (my actual birthday).  I have some amazing talent lined up and I cannot wait to share them with you.  

Plus, I have some fabulous sponsors for my birthday celebration!  Goodies from Robyn at My Pink Stamper, Emma at My Creative Time, Scrappy Moms, and SO much more :)  

Check back all week for lots of fun and mark your calendars for Friday!!!  :)