Saturday, April 25, 2009

My BIG Create

This idea came to life in another class I took. It was a fun class and I really love the color combinations. Again, I came up with my own idea for this project since we were supposed to make an album. So I covered the 6x6 chipboard squares in class. Came home and painted the chipboard with my paint dabbers, added the rub-ons that I found in my stash, and added the Prima flowers that I bought today. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I already have a create sign in here....but ya know what? I think there is room for two because this one is rockin and will definetly inspire some creativity.

Display as you wish

Today was the CK convention downtown. I had a blast! Bought tons of goodies and drooled over tons more! LOL! I took 3 classes today. 2 of them were awesome. The first class I took was titled display as you wish. We were given paper and chipboard and we were supposed to make an album that either sat on your desk or hung on the wall. Well, I covered the chipboard during class, inked it, and added the binder rings. When I got home I added more chipboard spelling out my name and a few embellishments. I love the colors and the paper is awesome. I was super excited because some of the paper we used in this class was by coredinations (see the red torn paper??). It was fun and this piece of art will be on my wall somewhere in the creativity room. I asked Danny if he wanted me to make him one but for some reason he said no. LOL!

Monday, April 20, 2009

2 Spring layouts

I finally got around to scrappin the bluebonnet pictures that the very talented Julie took of us! I LOVE these pictures. I went a little overboard ordering the pictures tho....I think I ordered 5 copies of each picture. HAHA!
Here are two layouts that I did. The red one is made of all scraps (except the 12x12 backing). That was a challenge that I issued in my group and I wanted to try it for myself! The purple layout is for the Homepage Contest- Spring themed.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wedding and Thank You Card

This wedding card took me ALL day. LOL! Well....maybe not all day, but it took me a long time. I made 8 of these. I only need 4 for a swap, but I thought they turned out really pretty. I cut 3 different sized squares, rounded the top corners, and embossed them with swiss dots. Then I used a sponge to "color" them with a light pink. I used my border punch to make the "lace". It was tedious....but I really like the way they turned out. I stamped a simple "congratulations" on the inside of the card in the same pale pink color.

The thank you card is for my friend Nicole who gave me my birthday present today! A hobby lobby gift card. And ya know what I'm gonna get? That giant paper storage thing I had my eye on the other day. Yes...I know....I already have one....but its overflowing and I need another one!!! I used the chocolate box paper and my handy cuttlebug to emboss it. It's very simple, but I love it. I used distressed ink around the edges. Nicole will be impressed. LOL.

I finished a few other layouts today and the photo cubes- I will try and post those pics later. My creativity room is a disaster so I need to call it a night and start cleaning up.

Happy Scrappy Saturday!!

Today is my scrappy Saturday and I am super excited! I have the house to myself (except for the dogs) and I have been busy since about 8am!
Here are a few cards I created the other day and thought I would take a break to post them. One of them is a Mother's Day card I made for a swap. I added a bookmark to this card for a little something different. The second one is a Thank you card that I also made for a swap. I used my black magic paper for the butterflies and the embossed thanks. Gotta love the cuttlebug and the black magic paper.....they were made for each other!
I have several projects I am working on today and I will post more pictures later!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

DONATE for your chance to WIN!!!!!

Help me reach my goal and you could win!!!!
For every $10 you donate to my AVON walk between NOW and May 14, 2009 you get your name thrown into a pot. The first drawing will take place on May 15, 2009. Just go to my AVON page (listed below) and donate what you can. Post a comment on my blog letting me know you donated and that's it. You are eligible to win lots of cool goodies.
Goodies to be won....
My Minds Eye "Enlightened" Acrylic Stamp Set, "Enlightened" ribbon, 3 packs of "enlightened" glitter stickers, My Minds Eye "graceful" ribbon and "graceful" alphabet stickers!!!!
Oh and what would a Jenn giveaway be without bling? So I'm throwing in some gemstones and pearls to go with it! WHAT A DEAL!!!!! All of this is valued at over $40!!!!

So PLEASE donate if you can! EVERYTHING helps!!!! Tell your friends!

MANY Thank You's!!!!!!!!!

http://www.avonwalk .org/goto/ jenncarlen

Get Ready for National Scrapbook Day!!!!!

National Scrapbook Day is May 2. I have the house to myself all weekend so I decided I would do a huge online crop full of challenges, games, and of course- prizes. First things first- if you want to play you have to join my yahoo group! Memory Scrappers is my Yahoo group and we have TONS of fun! I have made some very wonderful friends in this group and I can guarantee you will have a blast.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me !!!

Today is my 31st birthday!!! WOOO HOOOO! This is going to be the best year yet- I can just feel it!!!!
So today I was visiting my friend Rhonda's blog and she had a link to another blog with blog candy so I just had to check it out! So this generous lady giving away blog candy - her name is Jaci- and today is her birthday too!!!! WOW!
Check out her blog, wish her Happy Birthday and you are entered for her candy! Check out her blog <-----(click there) - super cute stuff!!!

Happy Birthday to me and Jaci, and AngiK's daughter, and Debbie's daughter! LOL!

This pretty little digital design came from my friend Denise! Isn't it cool?? Thanks Denise!!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Close to My Heart- Summer Idea Book

The FABULOUS new summer idea books are in! With some great May freebies up for grabs with a minimum purchase you have got to check out the new stuff!!!
Leave a comment or email me if you want an idea book. I can have them out to you before May 1 so you have plenty of time to pick out your goodies!!!

I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 4 and 5 was the Houston Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I walked 26.2 miles over 2 days! I raised $1,910.00 for breast cancer awareness with the help of family and friends. It was an exhausting weekend but I am so happy that I did it!!! I walked in memory of Leo Romeijn. Danny's brother died in November 2008 from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Cure one cancer.....cure them all!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!!!!

The blog candy winner goes to comment number 12 (number picked by my friend Amber via instant message LOL). Number 12 is Laura Burleson!!! YEA LAURA! WOW you are on a WINNING STREAK!!!!!!
Here is what you are getting......yup....that's right.....there is Tim Holtz stuff in there! WOOO HOOO! Hope you love it!

Thanks to everyone for their comments! Laura- candy will go postal tomorrow! Love ya!