Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday Inspiration

Hello, It is hump day today. That means it is time for another Wednesday Inspiration over at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. Today is the last day of our month long birthday celebration. To bring things to a close we all created birthday Thank you cards in our theme. My theme has been monkey business. So perfect for so many in my family...

For my Thank you card I stamped a pocket (unity) and cut it out. Then I stamped the little peeking monkey and colored it in with prismacolor pencils. Cut out the colored monkey and attached him to the pocket. I bumped the little hands up with some foam dots, for added dimension. The white cardstock I embossed with the Cuttlebug thank you embossing folder. Then I inked the edges with distress ink in tea dye.

Overall this card was fun and easy to do. Make sure you hop on over to the Cuttlebug challenge blog to see the rest of the design teams creations. I hope you can join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by today! Jenn K

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy days

Hello! I hope you are having a great day!! This week seems to be flying by and so is the month. It is already time to visit the pumpkin patch and think about the cooler weather ahead. I really love the crisp cool air in the fall....

Here is a layout I made of my son...I just love when he gets all dressed up. He looks so handsome. Of course he could do without all the fuss...LOL!!

This will be the close of our birthday celebration on the Cuttlebug Challenge blog. I hope you have had a chance to play along with us. Tommorro we will be sharing Thank You cards In our birthday theme. Stop by and take a peek.

Till next time, Happy craftin'! Jenn K

Friday, September 25, 2009

Urban Anthology

Hello fellow crafters...So Urban Anthology is on the look out for their next design team. The challenge is so much fun, it is a got talent contest. Each week there is a new challenge and a new set of projects that you can vote on. The first week is done and here is my page I created.

So now the voting begins.......

12:01 PST Saturday and goes until 12 Midnight on the Urban Anthology blog!! Whoot Whoot I am so excited!! I hope you can come by and vote for your favorite (hint, hint)

I am off to work on the next challenge....

Thanks for stopping by today, Jenn K

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday Inspiration # 50

Wow! It is another Wonderful Wednesday Inspiration! Today I bring you an idea for a centerpiece for your birthday bash. Of course I am continuing the Monkey business....

I covered a container that once held some flowers with cardstock I embossed with the Herringbone Cuttlebug embossing folder. I stamped some leaves onto green cardstock and cut them out for the border around the bottom edge. For the "Trees" I used green pipe cleaners and more green stamped leaves. I used a hanging monkey I colored with Prismacolor pencils for between the trees. The Happy Birthday banner is attached to a wooden skewer cut down to size. I attached a few leaves and some ribbon embellishments. To get the trees to stay in place I stuffed packing peanuts and tissue paper in between the sticks.

I had fun creating this little centerpiece. I love it especially when I can re-purpose an old container. So great to recycle.

I hope you hop on over to the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog to take a peek at the rest of the design teams creations...they are so awesome!! Next week we will be bringing our Birthday bash to a close with Thank You Cards...

Thank you for dropping by today, drop me a note and let me know what you think of my project. I love hearing from you.

Till next time, Jenn K

Monday, September 21, 2009

Some pages...

Some layouts I finished recently...

I am so happy to be getting closer to being caugt up on my Family Album.

I have been having so much fun creating pages lately. It is fun to look back at the past few years and see how the family has grown.

I will be back on Wednesday with the Cuttlebug Challenge Wednesday Inspiration. This week we are continuing the birthday bash with a center piece for our birthday party theme. I am continuing the Monkey mayham...come back and see what will be swinging in....LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by, Jenn K

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Where does the time go??

Wow! I just didn't realize it had been so long since I gave any attention to my blog....sheesh.

Well, I really haven't been crafting too much lately. Too bad because I really have a lot of ideas and things I want to do, just seems like I am very short on time lately. Add in a few migraines and I am lucky to get anything done.

Enough blahh...lets talk about some fun stuff.

Well, in case you missed it the Cuttlebug Challenge blog has all kinds of fun birthday ideas rolling on the blog right now....There is so much eye candy it makes my head spin!!

I also saw that Unity is having a neat bachelor type party right now....FUN! All the details can be found on the Splitcoast forum. I did manage a card for the challenge...

I was happy to be able to play with my Copics again...seems like forever since the last time I colored something with fun.

There also seems to be so many fun new stamps and papers coming out for the fall and winter season....Can't believe we are already into the end of the year....where does it go?

Well, I am off to get kids bathed and one cranky toddler off to bed.

Thanks for stopping by, Jenn K

Friday, September 11, 2009

Up late...craftin'!

So I am about to hit the hay but, I wanted to take a quick moment to share a project I finished tonight for a friend. She is having a sweet baby girl in just a few short weeks. I am so excited for her and her family. I am especially excited to be able to create something for a little baby girl. I have 2 boys so, this was so fun!

I used the new line from Cosmo Cricket called Earth Love. This is some fun paper to work with. Of course I absolutely adore all their products!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it and sharing it with all my friends here in blog space......

I am off to bed now. Have a great weekend!

Hugs, Jenn K

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Wow I cannot believe it is Wednesday already! The long weekend has me all messed feels like it should be Tuesday...

So since it is Wednesday..that means it is time for another great batch of awesome ideas from the Cuttlebug Design team. This whole month we are celebrating our 1 year anniversary. To celebrate we are creating birthday party supplies including invitations, thanks you notes, decorations, etc.

Today we all made some gift bags and a card to celebrate....

I created a little gift bag using the Bags and Tags Cricut cartridge. I embossed the bag using the Houndstooth cuttlebug embossing folder. The tag holder is embossed with the Birthday Cuttlebug Embossing folder. I used some more Monkey stamps from Stampendous and colored them with my prismacolor pencils. Added some ribbon and tissue paper to finish things off. I just love this cute little monkey set!

I hope you have time to join in the fun this week. I love to hear your comments and love to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping by, Jenn K

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Hello all you crafters out there in cyberspace!! I hope you are having a great weekend! We started our weekend on Thursday. The kids didn't have school on Friday and won't go back till after labor day. So it is 4 days of rest and relaxation...right?!

I have been working on my next project for the Cuttlebug Challenge blog. This whole month we are celebrating our 1 Year birthday!! Woohoo for 1 year of fabulous inspirations!!

So the design team all came up with their own birthday party theme...we have a great assortment for you. Tinkerbell, tea time, Hello Kitty, under the sea, Cupcakes, Bowling...that is just naming a few!! I decided on doing a Monkey them for my darling hubby. He just loves Gorillas and monkeys.

The first Installment was the can go HERE to see all the great ideas the design team came up with. This next Wednesday Inspiration we will be bringing ideas to you for gift bags and cards. Here is a little sneak peek at what I have been working on...

Be sure to come by and take a look. Please take a moment to let us know what you think and come and join the party. We would love to see your birthday creation.

Well, I am going to go back to creating some more birthday fun....Have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by today, Jenn K

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Be Inspired # 47

Hello Crafters! Today is the day for more Cuttlebug Blog Inspiration! This WHOLE month we will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary!! There will be a huge prize pack given away and so many fun inspirations you won't want to miss!

To start off the party the design team made party invitations...

Here is my invitation...I will be using a monkey theme for my party.

I created a pocket card for the invitaion. The image is by Stampabilities. I colored the monkey image in using Prismacolor pencils and then I cut the image out. I embossed the pocket with the Cuttlebug Birthday embossing folder. I distressed the edges with ink.

The insert for the card I embossed using the new Journaling card cuttlebug embossing folder. Stamped the Invitation onfo and a cute title. Placed a few grommets on the side and added some ribbon and a monkey image I colored in with Prismacolor pencils. The bananas are a sticker by Jolee's.

Be sure to come to the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog to see all the rest of the design teams creations. Follow along all month and you will have an entire party in a box when we are done.

Thanks for stopping by today!, Jenn K