Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sassy Studio and Desert Islands Crafts

I am so crazy busy, I feel like a chicken running around with my head cut off!  But it's all good, it's a good kind of busy, I guess.  LOL  I am glad I'm working, and I like my job just as much as I did when I worked there before.  I love my co-workers, and I think it's a huge bonus when you get along with your co-workers.  I mean, you have to spend the entire day with these people - it sure makes it more pleasant when you get along and enjoy their company!  But I definitely need more hours in the day, especially at this time of year.  I have had to really get a back-bone and learn to say "no" to certain things/people, because I just don't have enough time and/or money to do everything that everyone would like me to do.  And I'm actually really proud of myself for being able to say "no".  I normally can't - I just say yes, yes, yes - and then I end up so stressed out that I either make myself sick or end up with a migraine.  I'm not doing it this year - I'm just going to say NO when I can't (or don't WANT TO) do something, and I'm not going to feel guilty about it.  Ha - well, I can at least say no.  I'll work on the feeling guilty next!  LOL  But the fact is that I have my own stuff that I want to do - and that my kids want/expect me to do.  And they are my priority, I want them to have a good holiday and to be happy.  I am so glad that I have next Friday off - I am going to be one of those lunatic last-minute shoppers AND I'll probably be up baking/cooking most of the night.  We celebrate on Christmas Eve, which is Saturday - so I really don't have much time after Friday to prepare!  Good Lord, this holiday really snuck up on me this year!  LOL

So real quick today - I have a card for my guest designer spot over at

The theme this week is to create something based on a Christmas movie or TV show.  I based my card on the movie "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus."   I am also entering the above card into the:

Crafts and Me Challenge - Christmas

Crafting for All Seasons - Christmas

ABC Christmas Challenge
Next - we have a new itinerary challenge for you over at:

I used a birthday cake image from Michelle Perkett Studio, DP from My Mind's Eye and buttons from foof-a-la.

I am also entering this birthday card into the:

Sundays with Crissy Challenge- Anything Goes

Have a fabulous day, friends.  And if YOU are feeling stressed out - just say no!  :)  LOL  Good luck with that.  Peace.


  1. Love that Sassy image! Great card for the hubby. Love your striped and dots on the second as well. Congrats on saying "no". I'm getting a little better, but I still can't get rid of the guilt when I do. LOL So glad I'm not a Mom or I'd be screwed. xxD

  2. Great cards Jenn - love the mommy kissing santa claus image!!! Great fun!!

  3. These are just beautiful, hon! I especially love the first one...that image is fabulous and the sentiment is perfect. I'm so happy you still like your makes all the difference. I'm just like you...I will be shopping/crafting until the last minute. I was hoping to be done by now...but you know. LOL =D

  4. awesome cards Jenn! Sassy indeed, lol. as if the wonderful sentiment and bright colors weren't enough, we have STRIPES! I'm a total sucker for bright colors and stripes. AND...they had to be black and white stripes...someone get the paddles, I think my heart's going to stop! So glad that you are enjoying your job. and congrats on saying NO. At the end of the day, you still need to take care of you :)

  5. Beautiful creations. I love the Santa Kissing image, it's so funny.
    And a beautiful and stylish birthday card. :))
    Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy. :))

    Hugs, Rosalien

  6. Fantastic card! Great image and I love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

  7. fab cards Jenn

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons and have a fab Christmas x

    Jen x