Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
The FED EX man just brought me the most wonderful present! do ya know what it was??YES! If you guessed the new glimmer mist from tattered angels that I won you were RIGHT!!
Oh just look at these beauties! I can't wait to play with them.
The shimmer in all of these colors is just AMAZING! I love the new packaging also!
I am sure I will be grabbing for these soon. Thank You, Thank You Glimmer mist!! You made this gal very happy!
Have a great day!!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Hiya! What a whirl wind few days I have had. Seems like everyday gets busier than the last. So what have I been up to?? All sorts of Christmas related things. Baking, Creating gifts, buying gifts (yes I am still not done), wrapping all that fun stuff. Mix that in with other responsablities and I just don't seem to have enough hours in my day. I do have some YUMMY pictures to share with ya. Some holiday baking I have recently done. Remember those Holiday Trees cookies I posted a few posts back? I made them and they are YUMMO!! I also made some yummy chocolate kiss cookies and some delish cinnamon pinwheels. I of course tasted them all. I wouldn't want to send out bad cookies and I got to tell ya...I LOVE them all!! Here they are all packeged and ready to go.
Here is another box of goodies I made up.
And check out this super cute Candy Train my son brought home from school. One of his classmates made little holiday treat bags for the class and this was inside! So cute and imaginative! The little boy who gave these out LOVES trains as much as my son does.
I hope you enjoyed all the goodies I shared today.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
They are so pretty!! I can't wait to get them and see all the other new colors as well. Plus, I am sure Heidi will be bringing some major awesomness to the dt!! Can't wait. So anyway as I am reading down the page at how all the clues were solved and such the announcement of the prize winners were there. Guess who won a set of Heidi's colors??!!! ME!!! I am on cloud nine!! I was dancing around in my pj's and everything!! I am still in shock that I won! Yay me!!
Alright enough of the tooting of my happy me train. I just wanted to share some really awesome news.
"The great thing about Christmas is that lovely childhood dream of going off to sleep and waking in the morning to our hearts desire. What a wonderful world it would be if, every day, the morning itself was our hearts desire."
I thought that was a wonderful verse. It got me to thinking why can't we make the morning, the very fact we awake to a new day every day our hearts desire? It is all in the perception of your world. Why not make it the best we can? I would say I will make this my New Years resolution but, why wait till new years? Why not start today and before ya know it, it will just be a way of being.
Alrighty, enough of the deep stuff...lets lighten things up a bit.
I have a new layout to share with you. I am so happy I have gotten back to scrappin. I have been pretty busy with other projects lately I haven't scrapped enough.
This layout was done from some pictures of my boys last year with Santa. The papers are a combination of My Minds Eye, Cosmo Cricket and DCWV. I also used my Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder and some Glimmer mist. You may be wondering how I embossed such a large sheet of paper with the embossing folder. Well, I gotta tell ya I used a ROLLING PIN!! LOL!! I sprayed my paper with the glimmer mist to add a little sparkle but to also moisten the paper a bit for easier embossing. I placed my embossing folder on the paper and just started rolling away. Moving the folder around till I covered the whole sheet of paper. I think the effect is just perfect.
Hope you enjoyed my page.
Monday, December 14, 2009
The cookie is a YUMMY holiday tree. These delicious cookies are dipped in white chocolate….OUTSTANDING!!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 drops green food coloring
- 1 egg white
- 6 ounces white chocolate, melted with 1 teaspoon canola oil
1. Blend flour and salt in a small bowl. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar. Beat in yolks, vanilla and food coloring. Stir in flour mixture until dough comes together. Divide in half; flatten into disks. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 2 hours.
2. Heat oven to 325°F. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on floured surface. Cut out trees; reroll scraps. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake at 325°F for 10 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and brush with egg white. Return to oven; bake 4 to 5 minutes more, until shiny but not brown. Transfer cookies to rack to cool. Dip edges in white chocolate. Let dry on waxed paper.
Yummy right?!! I am on the prowl for a few more yummy cookies to make for a few holiday gifts. Let me know what your favorite is.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Here is the debut Card sketch....
Doesn't it ROCK?!! Our designer Kelli whipped this one up and I think it is awesome!
Cards aren't your thing? Then check out this Fabulous Scrapbook sketch!!
Created by our talented Kelli also! What is awesome is you can complete one or the other or both and have 2 entries in this months challenge!! Come on over and read all the details HERE!
I am going to be sure to create something for this challenge! And it is sponsored by BOMBSHELL Stamps!!!
Hope you play along too.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Also I wanted to let you know of one awesome giveaway going on at Die Cuts R Us!! They are giving away an Epic system and a grab bag of dies to go with!! All you have to do is stop by, become a follower, leave a little love and tell your friends about it! That easy! Check all the details out here.
To top off all this great news there will also be a blog hop on DCRU starting on the 23 thru the 28th, so be sure to check that out as well!!!
On to some cards...
This card I created for a challenge over on the La LA Land Crafts. This weeks challenge is to create with Pink and green.
I used some green cardstock and cut the card on the Cricut with the Joys of the Season Cartridge. Then I applied some clear contact paper to the back so the sticky side show through to the front. I then applied glitter to the sticky side in a dark pink. Cut the word Joy out in pink as well on the Cricut. Topped the ornament off with a bow.
On my next card I used some My Minds Eye and Cosmo Crickt!
The mug and mittens are cut with my Cricut using the Joys of the Season cartridge again. I used a sketch from over on the Skipping stones blog for the inspiration for this card. Love how fun this turned out!
Tune in again for more from my craft room!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Okay enough complaining....I have some exciting news today also!! My crafty project a few posts again (you can see it here) Got picked as a TOP 3 over on Die Cuts R Us!!! WOOHOOO!! I am so happy and honored! Thank you for picking me as a top 3!!
I have a few things to share today too...:-)
First I created this sweet little Deer card. I had some left over scraps of some Yummy Reminisce paper to play with. I just have to use every last piece!
I also have been busy created a few layouts.
This one I used the Boyfriend line from Cosmo Cricket. Just love this paper too!!
I also used up some chipboard pieces from the Lil' Man collection and the ruled paper is from the Girl Friday!! I love how everything can coordinate together even from differnt lines!! Cosmo Love!
Okay this last layout I don't think I have shared before. If I have sorry for the repeat but, I love it so it is worth seeing again, RIGHT??
Besides if the weather has it's way we will be seeing some of this white stuff real soon. I say bring it on...let the snowball fight begin!! HAHAAA!! I know the kids are just dying to play in the snow. Maybe even get a snow day! Oh the joys of childhood!
I hope you are warm and toasty wherever you are. Have a great MONDAY!!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Here he is!!
I also created this fun star decoration for my tree this year. I got the idea from a sketch over on the Prickly Pear!..So much fun! I will be entering this into their contest for a huge asortment of wonderful goodies!! Check it out here.
Here is my Ornanment.
I used my Cricut to cut the star, tag and the snowflakes. Glitter on everything!! Love the sparkle!!
What fun these were to make...See ya soon with more!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I finally got a few pictures this morning of the cards I made. One is for the Copic Color Challenge. One is a little edgy. But I think it is FUN! So what do I start with???
How about the Copic Challenge, The colors this week were:
And here is my card...
This is one of my most favorite stamps from Stampin' up! This little guy has probably seen better days, but he is alright...LOL!! I feel like this some days too.
Okay so on to my edgy FUN!
This stamp is from Stamp Insanity. I just love her! She is so sweet and sassy. I chose to use the sentiment "Who you callin' a Ho Ho Ho" but there are many others to choose from. I of course will not be sending this one to everyone....*giggles* but I know a few friends and family that would think this was funny too! I colored her in with my Copics and the used Spica pens and Stickles for the glittery parts. I used some Me and My Big Ideas papers. And a little ribbon from my stash. So what do ya think of her?? Fun? Sassy? I think a little of both.
Alrighty, I am off to finish up a few projects then on to the Christmas festivities here in town today. Have a great Saturday and the rest of your weekend.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Today I bring you 2 projects.
The first project is an altered jar I created to hold my little ole' paperclips in style. This jar used to hold bouillon cubes..can ya believe it?!! I love repurposing things.
The pearls I colored with my Copics to darken them up a bit. I then sprayed the whole thing with Glimmer mist in Graphite. The paper is some stash of Webster Pages.
My second project is another vintage Santa. I just love working with these images. I used chalks again to color him in a little.
I also use a glitter pen around the outside in green. Used some fibers around my image. I think it gives this a wreath feel.
I hope you have enjoyed my first post for Smeared and Smudged. Come over and check out the site. The girls are just getting started with LOADS of inspiring projects for the alternative artist.
See ya soon, JennK
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The first item is a card I created for the challenge over on Caardvarks...This was a color challenge. To see the color combo I had to use for the challenge go here. They call this a Micro Color Challenge because you only have a VERY short amount of time to get it done...HEHEHEE I am game. So here is what I came up with.
I used the urban prairie I had left from Basic Grey. I thought it matched the colors I had to use perfectly. The stamp is from Unity.
Another project I worked on today is a gift. I was so excited to see that Die Cuts R Us was doing their challenge around gifts right now. So guess what I am entering my project from today over there. I created this Note card box with a set of note cards inside.
I used the K&Co. Wild Saffron papers for this. I kept the same theme throught my entire project. I love it! Hope the recipient does too...HEHEE!