Tuesday, January 26, 2010


WOW!  I have a totally different topic to talk about tonight!  Exercise!!  Blah!  So I completely hate it right now!  But, I gotta do it.  I really need to lose some extra pounds and there really is no other way..err well, that I can afford...LOL!  

So today I picked up a new dvd workout.  You may have heard of it... Jillian's 30 day shred?  So I thought surely it can't be that bad...could it?!  I unwrapped this jewel and popped into the dvd player.  Started up, this feels good....alright I can do this! YAY!  2 minutes later....AHHH...the burning, This is HARD!!  Oh my Gosh NOW I totally know why people cry on the biggest looser while working out with her...she totally kicks your butt!  This video has 3 levels too...1 being the easiest.  1 is what I just did.....WOW!  I don't know if I have ever worked that hard in 20 minutes before!  I know some of you may think I am exagerating...I tell you I am NOT!

Aside from all the struggling while working out with this video...I gotta say, I am proud of myself for getting through it.  I am not sure how I am going to feel in the morning, but right now I feel exhausted but good.  I gotta tell ya...I have no desire to eat a THING cookies, no candy...nothing, just want to hydrate!

I am going to do this everyday for the next 30 days and see what happens...It has to get easier right?!  Let's hope so.  Can't wait to see some results.

Alright, time to go crash on the couch for a little while and have some water.......

Hugs, JennK

Monday, January 25, 2010

Blog Hop FUN!

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the first BLOG HOP for Christmas all year long with Magnolia!  This hop will happen every month on the 25th!  Be sure to hop with us on that day each month to see some awesome inspirations using Magnolia Stamps.

Alright on to the Inspiration....

I used this sweet Edwin stamp.  Colored in with Copics.  The papers are some more left over from My Minds Eye.  I am using up every last bit of that yummy paper! The buttons are from my stash and I added some Stickles to them for added frost effect.

Here is a close up of the colored image. I am happy with the results.  I just LOVE my Copics!!  What a great investment!

And finally the inside.  I used another scrap of the Designer paper.  Also added a cut piece that I chalked and then added Glimmer mist too. The shape die is from Spellbinders.  It is called Labels 2.  Wish I could get the glimmer to sparkle for you.  It really is pretty.

I hope you enjoyed my project.  Now hop on over to see what Kristie Meeker has in store for you. Also be sure to check out the Magnolia-licious store where you can find some Magnolia stamps at a great price!  They are already mounted and ready to go.  Love that!

Have a great day!!  JennK

Pink Elephant!!

WOOHOO!!  Today is the day for a NEW Pink Elephant challnge to begin.  This week we were so honored to be working with some images from Sassy Studio Designs.  Be sure to hop on over and take a look at all these sassy images.

The challenge this week is a Recipe challenge.  Please stop by The Pink Elephant for complete details on how to play along.

Here is my card I created.  Hope it inspires you to grab a sassy stamp and play along with us this week.

Here is another angle of the front...showing how the blue paper shows through.

A close up of the coloring done with Copics.

And finally the inside of the card.  Cosmo thought he would help out with the pictures...LOL!!

I hope you enjoyed todays creation.  Be sure to stop by TPE for full details and the rest of the dt creations.  I am sure they will inspire.

P.S. I will be double posting today.  Stay tuned for the Blog Hop all about Magnolia stamps...YUMMO!

Hugs, JennK

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dt news!!

Hello all you crafty gals...(and guys?)! I wanted to share some more exciting news. I am happy and so excited to say I am now a part of the Wild Flower patch design team!! WOOT WOOT!! Jen (the owner/designer) creates such cute and fun images! I can't wait to play with all the new images over the next months.
Here is a card i created with a free digi she created a little while back. My son just loves Thomas the he inspired this card.


A little closer to the coloring.

I just think this image is the cutest! And just wait till you see what she has in store for you!! All I can say is CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!! Stay tuned for the Fun to begin in Feb.!

Hugs, JennK

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Copic Challenge

Hello I am so pleased to be a Guest Designer over on the Copic Color Challenge this week. The color combo this week is G21, B45,R85.
I used a Wild Flower Patch image. Isn't she sweet!! I don't do red hair very often and am pleased with the results. The papers are some of the NEW basic grey Origins.
Please won't you play along with us? If you don't have the exact colors it's alright. Just use your copics in similar colors. Come on over and see what the design team has created also. I am sure it will inspire you!

See ya again soon! Hugs, JennK

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Artful Inkables

Hello I am pleased to announce that I am hosting a challenge over on Artful Inkables this week along with Tami Grandi. Come on over and take a peek. You might even win some stamps too!!

Here is my creation.

And a close up of my butterfly. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and added shimmerz over the top.
I hope you find time to play along. I would love to see your creations.

Hugs, JennK

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday Pink Elephant Challenge

Good Morning. Today is the day for a new Challenge over on The Pink Elephant. This week is a sketch challenge. The sponsor is Stampotique.

I created a scrapbook page with the sketch as inspiration this week. I used some left over Cosmo Cricket and Nikki Sivils papers. I also used some glimmer mist and Creative Imaginations foam letters.

I hope you hop on over to the Pink Elephant for this fun challenge.

See ya there! JennK

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Whiff of Joy!

Hello. I hope your Sunday is treating you well. I have some exciting news today! Whiff of Joy stamps is having a Guest Designer contest right now!! To enter the challenge you need to create a card using one of their wonderful images showing off your coloring talents. There is also a sketch to follow. Check out all the details HERE. I would be so honored and excited to be a guest designer for them. Their images are so sweet! Here is my entry card.
I used some of the new Basic Grey papers, some ribbon from my stash. The Image is from the Charlotte and Charlie Medievil Collection. I just Love it! I colored the image in with Copics. Embossed the large heart with Spellbinders Floral & Stone embossing plate. I colored the rhinestones to match the card. I had a lot of fun with the sketch and am really happy with the outcome of this card. It is all ready to go to someone special!

Also don't forget I will be back tomorrow with a new challenge from The Pink Elephant. Stay tuned.

Hugs, JennK

Friday, January 15, 2010

WOOHOO It's finally Friday!!

I am so looking forward to the weekend. It is suppose to be a beautiful one too with much milder temp. OH Yea!! Can't wait! I already have Spring FEVER and it is the middle of winter...*giggles*.

I want to share a card I finished for the challenge at Die Cuts R Us. The challenge was to use up some Christmas scraps.

I found a strip of My Minds Eye (colorful Christmas) to use. Love this fun non traditional paper. Cool thing is it is on sale right now on Die Cuts R Us!! Just click HERE to get some for yourself.

I just LOVE this stamp too! Doesn't it just bring a BIG smile to your face? It does me. It is by a company called In 2 Stamps.
Here is a close up of the coloring (with Copics). I have been having so much fun with these Nestablities dies too!! It is the Labels 2 set. So happy I was finally able to get them.

Just a short post today. I will be back soon with more creations.

Have a great Day!!, JennK

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Top 10!!

WOOHOO some more exciting news to share today!! I was chosen as a top 10 finalist in the Queen Kat Design Stamping contest!!! That means it is on to Phase 2 of my journey!!!

For Phase 2 the finalist are to create 1 hand stamped card and 1 altered project. Oh how fun!!

So here are my projects......

First an altered project. I created a journal.

Isn't she so pretty?! I just Love this image. I colored it in with my Copics. The papers are Prima. I created the journal using some chipboard out of a package of cardstock (love that). I even got to bind it with my new toy(bind it all)...YAY!!

This is a picture of the inside front cover. Just gotta love that sentiment. Again I used Prima paper. I sprayed it with some of the new Heidi Swapp exclusive Glimmer Mist in Viva Pink, YES...Love that!!

Let's move onto the inside back cover now. Again Prima papers that I sprayed with another Heidi Swapp exclusive Tattered Angels color Electric Blue! So pretty, then I layer on some more Viva Pink..YUM! For the word I used some cardstock stickers for a mask that I removed after spraying the glimmer mist. SO easy and such a dramatic result! Love that!!

And finally onto the back cover. Some more Prima paper that I left blank. Such sweet paper as is, love the words. This Journal is all about living your own Fairy Tale.

My next project is a card.

This is such a fun image!(Thanks Sarah) Love this Partying Mama! I used some Basic Grey Wisteria papers on this card and some fibers from my stash. Her purple shoes have a little glimmer to them that didn't show up (bummer).

There ya have it my entries to the contest. Hope everyone enjoys them and maybe even gets a little inspiration too.

Hugs, JennK

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New DT!!

Alright ladies and gentlemen I have an announcement! Some of you may have already seen this announcement on another blog. But I wanted to share my excitement in joining a new design team!!
Drum roll please!!!!.........................................................................................

I am now officially a part of.........................................................................


WOOHOOOOO!! I am so excited! This is going to be tons of fun! I only briefly worked with some of these gals on The Cuttlebug Challenge and am so excited to have the opportunity to work with them again!

Be on the lookout for my creation there and I will be sharing all the Fun happening here too!!

See ya soon! Hugs, JennK

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday, Monday.....

So what a weekend we had! Sheesh, it was fun but exhausting. I need a weekend to recover...hahahaa!
What did we do???

Well lets start at the beginning shall we?...Friday went as usual. Get son after school and finish some chores and
enjoy the start of the break.
Saturday got up early. A few chores then it was off to The Alley with my son and 4 of his friends
for his birthday party extravaganza! WOOHOO! I think everyone had a good time. There was bowling, Pizza,
Go carts, Cupcakes, Arcade games and prizes! Fun Times!! Here are a few pictures from the fun.

We got home that evening and crashed.....

Sunday we attened a party that KPTS was having for their 40 year anniversay. It was at an ice rink and everyone who
brought a book got to skate for free! YAY!

Ice skating was FUN!

And then home for some quick dinner, baths and bed. Time to start a new week. Not sure what next weekend
holds for us to do....*smiles*

Hugs, Jenn K

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pink Cat Studio announcement!

I have some fun news to share! Pink Cat Studio has New Paper Piecing Projects! I was so honored to be able to try a few of them out before their release and have to say they are very easy to put together. I used the hand cut patterns and it was so fun! You gotta see the new fun designs you can get. Check them out here.

In the meantime here is a project I made with the giraffe paper peicing pattern. I just loved working with this. Ya know I LOVE giraffes!

I can envision using this card for a sweet Valentine or even a sweet baby card. I used some Basic Greay papers for the Giraffe, Basic Grey cardstock sticker a few rhinestones and embossed using my Cuttlebug and the Swiss dots folder. Ribbon is Offray( pink) and Dashes, dots and checks (brown polka dots)

I hope you get a chance to stop by and try a few of these patterns out for yourself.

Have a great day!, Hugs JennK

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Blog Candy Alert!

Alrighty, this one is gonna be short and sweet.... First off,

WOW! What a blog candy over on Taylord Concepts! You have just got to go and check it out! There are tons of stuff she is giving away to one lucky follower!

In other news have you seen this new Challenge site? It is called Dirty Scraps. It is going to ROCK! Cristal is getting things started and I am sure it will be tons of fun! She is having a dt call right now too. Come on over and take a look, I am sure you won't want to miss what she has coming up.

Lastly A challenge from Die Cuts R Us...This week is a color challenge. FUN! Here is my take.

Thanks for dropping by today! Have a great day!

Hugs, JennK

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my Baby Boy Jacob! He is 10 years old today! I just cannot believe that it has already been 10 years since the day we met. WOW! Time sure is flying and I can't stop that from happening. Some days I wish I could. No matter what though you will always be my first born, my baby!

What a bummer the kids had to go back to school today, so Bug(aka Jacob) will be there most of his day today. We will be celebrating with some chocolate cupcakes when he gets home though.

Love you Bug!


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Some more Cards...

I finished a few more cards today! YAY!! I used some new stamps that I am lovin'!!

The first card is in preparation for Valentines day! You never can be too early for LOVE right?! It was inspired by a sketch over on the Smeared and Smudges group. There is a yummy prize and you have all month to create! Come over and check it out. Cards not your thing? They have a scrapbook sketch for ya as well!!

This yummy stamp set is from Artful Inkables. It is called Steampunk Sarah and I Love it! It is so much fun to play with. I colored her with Copics and used some more Nikki Sivils U R my Favorite papers. I just can't get enough!

My next card I used a digital stamp by Michelle Perkett. I just LOVE her images as well! So awesome!

I colored this image in with Copics also. But for the background I chalked it with a few colors. I really like the ethereal effect it gave the image. The soft colors are exactly how I wanted to her be. So soft and fairy like. The sentiment is from the set above by Artful Inkables. The patterned paper is K&Co.

Already the last card I have for today is another digital stamp. This time the image is a Wild Flower kid. She is so sweet! Her name is Violet and she was just released as a digital stamp.
Again I used Copics to color my image. (are you seeing a pattern here?) *giggles* And some more of the Nikki Sivils papers. YUMMO!

In other news I have a little secret to tell. I am so excited to share it, but I can't just yet. I hope in the next few days to share the exciting news.
Until next time keep craftin'!
Hugs, Jenn K

Friday, January 1, 2010

Crafting fool!!

I am on a roll lately!! Lovin' 2010 so far!! My MOJO is in full swing! YES!! I love it! Don't you just love when you have so many great things rolling around in your head you can't get them out fast enough? That is how I am feelin right now. I am swimming in ideas. I am not complaining thats for sure...HEHEEE!! Cause when the Mojo runs dry it can be painful.

Alright now for the show of stuff I have been creatin'..

First off there are 2 sketches this week on The Pink Elephant. WAAHOO!! Well, I used both. I also used some more Nikki Sivils goodies.

Another card with the same Yummy papers from Nikki Sivils, but didn't follow a sketch for this one. I did however use my paper cup cozy from Starbucks. I just couldn't throw it out. I knew I would find another use for it and looky here, I think it is just perfect. I added a little Stickles and a few buttons to finish it off.

Now onto a layout I created too. I just love these pictures of my wee babe crafting with me. You can't start them out too young I say. He was having so much fun crimping paper that I just kept giving him more and more scraps to play with. He just Loved it! So did I.
I used some scraps of Scenic Route I had left for the layout. I also used my nesties and some letters from Making Memories.

Hope you enjoyed a little bit of my MOJO.

Hugs, JennK