Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!

What are your plans??  Do you make New Years Resolutions??  If so, did you keep last years??  I am not much for making new years resolutions myself.  But this year I would like to try and keep my crafty space more organized and tidied up.  I have seen some fellow bloggers sharing their favorite moments and projects from the past year.  I like I decided to join in too.  Here are my TOP 5 moments and projects from the past year.  Much harder to pick than I realized!  LOL!!

Boys had so much fun on this day!!  Love that!

One of my all-time Favorite layouts!!

Another favorite layout...but mostly LOVED the trip to get to spend some time with my sis in California!

A favorite card made with some new favorite paints by Creative Inspirations.

And a Favorite moment spent with my hubby.

Have a Happy New Year!!  Thanks for stopping by today.


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wishing all my friends and family a very Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve wishes!!

Hello, First I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  Today I am so pleased to share a card I created using a technique behind my stamped image that Samantha recently shared on the Creative Inspirations blog.  See her tutorial HERE.
I also used the squish technique that I shared a little while back on the card base,  I LOVE all the shimmer on this card.  All created with Creative Inspirations Paints!  I painted the flower with Winter Frost.
The colors I used are Garnet, Green Olive, Turquoise & Winter Frost.
I really love all of these colors together..So pretty!

Hope you have enjoyed my card inspiration today.  Remember you still have time to join in on this weeks challenge that is inspired by holiday cooking.  Happy Craftin'!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Paper Trees...

Hello Friends!  It has been a while since I have been on here.  That doesn't mean I haven't been busy crafting my little heart out...but I have been rather bad at getting on here and sharing.  So today I want to share a paper tree I made for the house.  I really love it and got the idea from a friend over on the Noel Mignon forum.  If you would like to make one of these trees you can see the instructions here.
I used a pottery barn catalog to make mine.  It really was easy and took about 30 min. to fold up.  I am not sure how to store this decoration for next year...any suggestions??  It does drop a little glitter now and then...not sure but a spray sealant might help with that.  
Well, that is all I have for today.   Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

For the tea lover...

Hello, I hope your weekend has been wonderful!  It has been COLD and WINDY here!!  No snow yet though.   Today I am sharing a gift sure to please the tea or even coffee lover.  I created this using some stamps from Unity that I watercolored and cut out.  The frame is cut using Spellbinders framabilities die.

The background paper is some Basic Grey paper I came across in my stash.  I am not sure what collection it is from though.  I distressed the edges of the frame and the paper the teapots and cups are on with Tea Dye distress ink.

Have you gotten all of your presents made or bought?  I still have a few more things to get done.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  JennK


Friday, December 10, 2010

Some December Daily with Creative Inspirations Paint

Hello...  As many crafters are, I am working on a Dec. daily this year.  This is the first year I have done this and so far it has been amazing.  I am sharing my day 7 page with you today.  Here are a few details to get started.

As you can see I used some of the Creative Inspirations paints on my title and on this lovely flower.  The color I chose to work with is Autumn Wheat.  I just am in LOVE with this color. It adds warmth and shimmer wherever you apply it.  
Here are the completed pages.  (remember you can click on the images to enlarge them). I have loved using these paints not only to paint with, but to highlight areas of my art.  I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  And remember you still have time to enter this weeks challenge.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sharing a mermaid today

Hello friends!  Today I would like to share a card I created with Verona the Mermaid for Whimsical Ink Sorority.  This stamp is available at QKD.  I decided to stamp this image using the versamark ink pad.  I then embossed the image with some Chameleon Blue embossing powder. I cannot say where someone would get this embossing powder.  I got mine years ago when my hubby and I still lived in Washington at a local store there.  Sadly the store is no longer in business. :-(

Back to the card....I used Basic Grey Wisteria paper for the background.  I also inked up the edges with purple ink and added some twine (love this stuff!).

Here is a quick peek inside...
I used up some scraps of the Basic grey paper and the Kraft cardstock.

Thank so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed todays card.

Happy Craftin'!!  JennK

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Amazing package arrived today!!

WOW!!  Hello friends.  I wanted to share what came in the mail yesterday!!  All I can say is Jenni Hufford, You are one generous gal!!  Thanks so much!!  I recently started following this talented gal on her blog the Hufford House.  It is full of great projects as well as some Cute pictures and fantastic stories.  Well, one day I was hopping along on the Ella friendship hop and saw she was doing a giveaway of a Flat rate box filled with goodies!!  And guess what?... I won!  I was so excited and had no idea what I had won exactly, but was just excited to have a few new things to play with in my crafty place.  Well, I gotta say when the box arrived I was giddy with excitement.  My family all thought I was off my rocker because of the Joy a box brought me...hehehee...if they only knew!  :)

So without hesitation I opened this Wonderful box and WOW!!  I was completely floored with the amount of goodies inside!  Words cannot I will show you a few pictures.
ME (no makeup!! YIKES)  My son took this picture of me while I was opening up the box.

What was inside!!  There was so much paper inside that I cannot even show them all in this picture!

So, I just want to say again.  THANK YOU Jenni!!  You are most generous!

I will be back soon with more pictures from my Dec. Daily....


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Working hard..

Hello friends!!  Hope your Saturday is wonderful so far.  I have been busy working on my Dec. Daily.  I have not taken my pictures for today yet...but I do have up to Yesterday done and I wanted to share the pages with pictures and journaling. Oh and don't forget you can click on the images for a larger view.

So let's jump right in....

Day 1
Day 3

There you have it so far.  I am really enjoying the daily so far.  I am hoping to not forget to take my pictures each day.  I also struggled a little bit about what to journal about each day...the days we weren't really doing anything but the normal everyday activities.  Then I remembered that in part that is what this album is all about.  A way to reflect on our lives now and in the future.  I think it will be interesting to see each year how the activities change and how some will stay the same. Are you doing a Dec. Daily??  I would love to see what you are doing in your book too.  Leave me a link in my comments so I can take a peek.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  JennK 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dec. 1ST!!

Hello the 1st of Dec.  I cannot believe you are actually!  With today bring the awareness that I am really behind in my holiday shopping.  It is also the start of my newest project.  My Dec. Daily will begin today. I have up to page 15 Pre-made. Here is what it looks like so far...without any pictures that is.

You have seen the cover....
Here is the back side of the cover....

My first page...
Day 1
Day 2 and 3
there is a transparency between the pages..
Day 4
Day 5 & 6..
Day 6 journaling in on a journal spot cut out..then the picture will go on the next smaller page that is made from a transparency.
Day 7
Here you can also see the back of the day 6 transparency.
Day 8
Day 9 & 10
Day 10 the picture will go onto a pocket where the journaling will be done on the tag that pulls out of the top.
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13 & 14
Day 15

Yay!!  Thanks for sticking with me through the end...

Now for all the fun of documenting the month.  I would love to know if you keep a Dec. Daily.  If you do, what are some tips that you have learned along the way.  What is something you would tell a newbie like me?? 

Till next time...Happy Craftin'!  JennK 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Heart...

I recently came across this picture of my son.  It was one day he was goofing around with one of my headbands...and of course I had to snap a picture of his cute little face.  I tell ya...It is days like this one that reminds me how Thankful I am for the joy my family brings me everyday.

I created this layout with some Sassafras Lass that I had left over from a few other projects I have done.  It is such a Fun line to work with.

Here you can see a close-up of the little embellishments.

That's all I have for today.  Be sure to HUG your family today and get ready because Tomorrow is DEC1st!!

Thanks for stopping by, I love to hear from you.  JennK

Friday, November 26, 2010

Today I want to share a project I have been working on using the Yummy Creative Inspirations paints!  I was inspired by this weeks Inspiration challenge of spreading your wings.  Well, I absolutly ADORE butterflies and so this is the first thing that jumped into my head.  I also have been working on a Dec. Daily...So I incorporated the 2 together.  Who says butterflies can't be part of Christmas??  

First a Close up...

I used the paint and squish technique.  The What and Wha??  You say...  Let me explain.

First I cut out my butterfly.  Next I picked out the embossing folder and paint color I wanted to use.
Next I painted the paint onto my embossing folder.  Put a lot and you get a more of the paper covered.  A little less and less paper gets covered.  You get the idea..
Lastly place your paper into the folder and emboss...
This is a picture of the paper in the folder still.
Here you can see when I pulled the butterfly out...OHHH How lovely!
  So super easy and quick to achieve.  You could add more than one color too if you like.  Just be sure to wash your embossing folder and paint brush out immediately when done....otherwise you may not get all the paint off.

The paint that I used is Winter Frost..So fitting right?  Yeah!  I thought so too.  

Here you can see the butterfly on the project.....Don't these paints SHINE??!!

And now the complete Cover of my album for the Dec. daily.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have fun crafting!