Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fun News - Plus CES, Sugar Bowl, Just Magnolia & TI

You know, I'm amazed at how things come together sometimes.  In a good way!  LOL  I had been struggling with a decision that I didn't want to make, and it was eating away at me.  I've been finding myself feeling overly emotional and sensitive lately, and although I know the holidays magnify those feelings for me, I couldn't blame it solely on that.  Anyway, as soon as I made my decision and let it go, I felt like a huge weight had been lifted.  And almost instantly, good things started coming my way.  It's killing me not being able to share yet, but I've got some Design Team news that I'll be sharing very soon - and guess what?  It's more than one.  hee hee  I'm sooooo excited to have a chance to be working with some amazing artists over the next few months!

**Update - I can share one of them, it's been announced!  hee hee  I'm SUPER excited to be one of the first DT members of the new
Yay - how cool is this?  I adore Dilly Beans creator, Megan - she's a member of my Wicked Wednesdays ATC Challenge Blog DT, and I've been a fan of her artwork since the first day I stumbled across her blog.  Click on the badge above to see the DT announcement (a few of my buddies are on the team with me, Meredith & Donna & Jennifer & Susan, I squealed with glee when I saw that!  And several other uber-talented ladies that I cannot wait to get to know better!) and be sure to bookmark the challenge blog!  Our first challenge will be Friday, December 2.  Did I say yay?!?  :)  Here's a little ATC I made in honor of my announcement, and I'm linking this up to the:

ATC Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

I printed out the angel wings and attached them to the ATC, then used foam dimensional dots to attach Olive in Piggytails (colored with Prismacolor markers).  I drew the halo, cut it out and covered it with gold glitter before adhering to her head.  :)

I had a blast making this first card for the:

I used scrap pieces of DP from My Mind's Eye, and colored my image with Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits.  Green ribbon is from SU!  Pink ribbon is from my stash.

Next is my card for:

CES Challenge #62 - Snowflakes

I colored my image with Copics and Prismacolor markers.  DP is from My Mind's Eye - button is from foof-a-la.

AND - Cass is in love with the Tiddly Inks images (how can you not be?).  Every time we craft together, she chooses TI images.  :)  So she made 2 more cards for the Tiddly Inks - Anything Goes challenge they're having for another week.  Here's one of them, I'll post the other tomorrow:

She used Purrrfect Girl, colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.  She fussy-cut the tuna can, fish, and bowl from the paper, turning them into embellishments, and mounted them with foam dimensional dots.  Pretty clever, eh?  I'm so proud.  :)


  1. Oooh you minx, teasing us with a snippet like that! Fab cards, loving your colouring. And yep, sometimes the best we can do is just let it go... xxx

  2. OMG I can't believe it! You just left a comment on my blog and I noticed where you were from so traced you back here just to tell you that I grew up from age 10 to 18 and half in Worcester before coming back here to UK - what a small world!! Love your work I have become a follower xx

  3. Oooooh, ooooh, oh! Get you all Dillysome. Fab news - well done you! xxx

  4. Yes for you ... I can't wait to see what you do on the dilly beans DT

  5. Oh, sweetie, your creations are all just fabulous, and Cass did an amazing job!!! Congrats on the Dilly Bean DT spot...and I bet I can guess what one of the others is!! =D Can't wait to find out for sure!

    I am thankful to have such a sweet and talented blogfriend in my life. =D Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving, hon!


  6. ooooh I lurve them all jenn!! you are such a clever chickadee!!! and super super yey on your dillybeans dt xxxxx

    and cass your tiddly card is just so cute!
    thankyou for playing along with the tiddly inkers this week xxxx
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  7. Thanks for joining us over on the ATC Challenge Blog x x

  8. oh my such gorgeous creations again!! You are one busy gal! Well I'm with Cass it's hard to pass up a Tiddly!!! Fabulous creation - I love this image and the papers she chose are just wonderful - GORGEOUS Cass - thanks for joining us again at Tiddly Inks!

  9. Hey there! CONGRATS on the Dilly Beans DT spot!!!! I can't wait to see your creations :)

  10. Your Magnolia card is so beautiful and colorful, love it!
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Just Magnolia this week!
    Big Hugs,

  11. More great cards Jenn!! And congrats on your DT position with Dilly Beans!!

  12. Im sorry to say that the ATC Challenge Blog has been hijacked as soon as I get control back I will close it down, thank you xx

  13. what wonderful projects you are showing! love them all!
    and girl, we are gonna rock the casbah like nobody's business on the Dilly Beans DT! ;) so happy to be on it with ya!

  14. Awww gorgeous cards, they are all so cute, lovely images. Cass did a fantastic job!!! thanks for joining us at tiddlyinks. Joey xx

  15. Gorgeous cards! Cass's Tiddly Inks card is just awesome!

    Thanks so much for joining in the new Anything Goes challenge at Tiddly Inks!


  16. All your designs are beautiful! Congratulations on your new DT and I'm sure whomever you work with, they will be fortunate to have your talent!!


  17. Oh Cass, this is just the sweetest Tiddly card ever. My DD love the paw print images too. We have them in stickers and she puts them on every thing.

    Way to fussy cut the DP. Wonderful job, just adore this card. Gonna show it to my DD when she gets home from school today.

    Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week.

    Jen, love the scrap pieced Magnolia. Very fun layout.

  18. Fabulous cards, love the snowflake one, your news sounds very exciting, I am sure congrats are in order! thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

  19. Great card and take on the sketch and theme this time. Thank you for joining in the Sugar Bowl ths time.
    Cathy xx

  20. Brilliant work! Thanks for joining us at CES & good luck! xx Jenny xx

  21. This is so sweet and congrats on the new dt position! Thanks for playing along with us at Tiddly Inks!

  22. Oh Gosh, these are all wonderful! I just love the embellishments on your Tiddly Inks card! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week!