Saturday, December 10, 2011

WW Reminder and Really Reasonable Ribbon

Happy Saturday!  Cassidy and I visited my mom yesterday and we actually had a nice visit.  If you don't count all the comments about my weight, anyway.  LOL  She just can't help herself, I guess, and luckily I was in a good mood  yesterday so I just didn't let it get to me.  It's not easy, though, I won't lie.  She makes me feel like a little kid - I love her so much, and it's hurtful to feel like she'd love me more if I lost weight.  Knowing how much I love my own daughter, absolutely unconditionally, just makes it hurt a little bit more.  

But I digress!  I have a couple ADORABLE (if I do say so myself!) ATC's to share with you today from my reminder post at

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Winter Fun

I used Maddie from Saturated Canary, our prize image and sponsor this week.  For this first ATC, I printed a cropped version of Maddie's head and skates onto Kraft cardstock.  I turned Maddie's skates into a little embellishment, using my circle punches and pop-up foam dimensional dots.  I colored with Prismacolor and Copic markers and lots of glitter and used DP from My Mind's Eye:
I am also entering this one into the:
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - Celebrate the Season

For this next ATC, I printed Maddie and a Santa hat from Digi Darla onto white glossy cardstock and DP from My Mind's Eye.  I paper-pieced the Santa hat and the top of her outfit with the red and white polka dot DP.  I colored with Prismacolor markers, added white Fun Flock to her cap and stamped "ho ho ho" along the side with a stamp from The Greeting Farm:

I am also entering this ATC into the:
ATC's with Attitude Challenge - Anything Goes

Head on over to the WW ATC challenge blog here and play along with us!  You have until Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. EST to link up.
 There is a story behind this next project.  This was made for the family of a very special little girl named Megan.  Megan was 11 years old when she died after battling cancer valiantly.  Before getting sick, Megan loved to play soccer.  And her favorite color was purple.   Megan's dad works with a friend of mine, Chris.  Chris knew that I was involved with ChemoAngels and told me about Megan - so I became her Angel.  I sent her cards and gifts every week while she battled cancer - and right before Christmas in 2007, her mom drove her from Rhode Island to my home in Massachusetts to meet me.  She brought me a giant gift basket that included a fleece blanket with kitties all over it that Meg made for me.  I keep that blanket on my couch and I snuggle up with it every night and think of Megan.  Not one single day goes by that she's not in my thoughts.  I am so very grateful to her mom for taking the time to bring her to meet me, and I will treasure that memory in my heart forever.  Her mom and I remain friends, and this is what I created for their family for Christmas this year, inspired by the:

  This little soccer girl is from Tiddly Inks.  I drew the "M" on her shirt.  I used a chipboard coaster sprayed with Silver Foil and Gold Glow Smooch Spritz, printed the image twice and used Mod Podge to apply the first image, then foam dimensional dots to apply the 2nd image slightly askew from the first.  I tied the silver and gold ribbons to it so it could be used as an ornament.  Please say a little prayer for Meg's family, as they get through their 4th Christmas without their sweet little bumblebee.  Love you always, Meg.  xoxo


  1. Love the glitter eyeshadow. The skates in a separate circle is a gret idea too!

  2. what wonderful cards! I am so sorry that it's difficult for you to visit your mom. if only she knew how much her words hurt you. just so sad.... thankfully you aren't passing that along to your own daughter. my mother is the same way and her mother as well.

    sending hugs to you! :)

  3. Glad to have you playing at ATCs With Attitude. Love how you did Maddie on the horizontal and made her hat over the edge. We Love you just the way you are and down deep your Mom loves you too. Mom's just love to criticize. They think it's their job.

  4. What a thoughtful post Jenn. Your cards are darling. Tis the season to rise above. Ya done good kid :D Stay cuddly warm in that blanket and like Wendy in Peter Pan says, You just think happy thoughts. They lift you into the air. That's what makes you StampinAngel Jenn :D

  5. Great creations Jenn!! I love the glitter eyeshadow!!!

  6. What a wonderful entry to ATCs with Attitude.I love Maddie and the hat gives it real dimension.Love it!And what a great tag you've made in memory of Megan,it's perfect.

  7. What a wonderful entry to ATCs with Attitude.I love Maddie and the hat gives it real dimension.Love it!And what a great tag you've made in memory of Megan,it's perfect.

  8. Love all your projects and the images, Maddie looks wonderful. Thank you for joining us this fortnight xx

  9. Fantastic ATC's I love how you've used part the image and the rest as an embellishment, very clever. Thanks for joining us at ATC's with Attitude. Sarah x

  10. Tooo CUTE!!! Thank you for Joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Silver & Gold Challenge!

  11. ((((((((hugs))))))))))) I know how you feel about the weight comments and the fact that they seem to love you more when you are more of what they imagine you to be in "their" eye...I go through the same thing!Your card for RRR is gorgeous, just like you!

  12. What a beautiful card Maddie and a Santa Hat has made. I especially like the flocking. Thanks for joining us at ATCs with Attitude.
    Hugs Joanne xx