Friday, November 18, 2011

CS Designs, ADFD, RRR, and Squiggles & Giggles

Oh it's finally Friday!  I'm heading to lunch with one of my best friends, An, today.  I can't wait to see her, her birthday was the other day so I have a card and a package of handmade cards for her, I hope she likes them.  :)  I love being able to make gifts for my friends, it's just so much more fun than buying junk.  So what are you all up to this weekend, anything fun?  Jeremy did some work for a friend who just opened a new restaurant a few weeks ago.  His friend told him to "bring your wife in for a free dinner when we open" and they opened a few days ago, so I think we might head down for our free dinner Saturday night.  We never go out, we are total homebodies, so it will be nice to go on a little date!  :)

I have a few things to share today, I've been in the Christmas-crafting mood lately, so I made a couple of holiday ATC's for challenges.  My first one is for the:
I used the adorable Angeline, colored with Prismacolor markers.  DP is from My Mind's Eye, button is from my stash.  I kept it simple, I wanted the focus to be on Angeline and her pretty wings covered in Dazzling Diamond glitter from Stampin' Up!

Next up is another ATC - I just love making these, it's really funny because when I first started making them, I found it very challenging to create on such a small canvas.  But once I started making them, I just couldn't stop!  LOL  I love the small canvas now - it's fun to force myself to keep embellishments to a minimum and focus on making the most of the space I've got to work with.  The other thing I love about them is being able to use handwriting for words/sentiments, doodles, etc. - I wouldn't do that on a card, but I have more freedom with ATC's.  After all, I don't have to give them to anyone if I don't want to, you know?  So anyway - this one is for 2 challenges:

I used the Teddy in Stocking image from A Day for Daisies, added white Fun Flock to the stocking top.  The rest is colored with Prismacolor markers.  Cardstock and heart brad are from SU! and is spritzed with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz.  Ribbon is an adhesive-backed ribbon from Offray.
And last for today is something that my 16-year-old daughter Cass actually made, it's an altered chipboard coaster with a magnet on the back, and this one is for the:

Cass used Mod Podge to apply the DP to the coaster, colored her Raggypony Squiggle Stamps image with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits, and added buttons with adhesive dots.  She glued a magnet to the back and voila - done!  I am so glad she's creating with me, and enjoying it - it makes for some really great mother/daughter girl time.  I love this kid to the moon and back.  :)  If you leave her a comment here, I'll be sure to pass it on to her!  Thanks!

Have a fabulous Friday, my friends.  Peace.


  1. Absolutely beautiful ATCs, and Cass did an awesome job with her coaster!! You're right...crafting together is such a bond. I go to crops with my mom all the time, and we have such a blast. =D Have fun with your friend and lunch; I know she will LOVE her b-day gift!! Also, have a great time at dinner, I hope you do go. It's always nice to get out once in a while. If I don't "see" you before next week, have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. Both of you did such a great job I invite you to join my challenges at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  3. Jenn I love all your creations but especially Angeline!!! Love how you have coloured her - she looks great!! Thanks so much for joining this week at Art with no Boundaries!!!

  4. All of your cards are adorable, such fun designs, and great ribbons.
    So glad you could join us at
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  5. Love all the cards but especially Love the CS Designs Image. Great coloring. Thanks so much for shareing with us at Art With No Boundries this week.

  6. Really cute ATC's! Awesome colouring! Great design!

  7. Fantastic coaster, I love this colourful combo. and the image is coloured beautifully. thanks for sharing with us at squiggles and giggles, hugs heidi x

  8. Fabulous projecThanks for joining us this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon!ts!