Friday, January 13, 2012


Happy Friday, my friends.  I have today off and Monday is a holiday so you know what that means:  a 4-day weekend of crafting!  Cass and I are going to get our hair done this afternoon (cut and colored), so that will be a real treat.  Haven't had my hair done in at least 6 months, I need about 4 or 5 inches chopped off!  AND - I was looking in the mirror recently and noticed these shiny strands of hair... then realized they were gray hairs!  Hey, I am 40 years old - I suppose I should be thankful it took this long to get them!  My hubby has been completely gray for years.  hee hee  So anyway - that will start our weekend, then tomorrow I have a full day of creating planned.  Might have to whip out the vacuum cleaner at some point, we'll see.  LOL

First for today - we have a new challenge for you at:

Dilly Beans Designers & Friday Challenges:  FROSTY!

I am also entering the above card into the:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Spots and/or Stripes

Sweet Stampin' - Spots and Dots

Moving Along with the Times Challenge - Spots and/or Stripes

I made a baker's Frosty for my creation today - I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.  DP is from My Mind's Eye - I added a button, some pearl stickers, and a spoon brad from my stash.  Come play along with us and link up your frosty creation!

We also have a couple of fun posts for you to check out at Jellypark Challenges!  I combined the first one:

Jellypark Challenges - NEW RELEASE POST!

 I used the "Girl in Warm Winter Coat" image, colored with Copics and Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor pencils with mineral spirits.  DP is from My Mind's Eye.  Background stamp, cardstock, and ribbon are from Stampin' Up!  Buttons are from my stash.

Next up is my card for the new challenge this week:

Jellypark Challenges - Something in my Pocket

I used the same image, this time printed smaller and made into a little tag.  I used softer colors and DP pieces from my stash.  Buttons are also from my stash.  Pocket stamp, cardstock, and brads are from Stampin' Up!

We also have a new freebie for you over at:

Sassy Studio Paper Craft Planet Group

Look for the "Fabulous Freebie Friday 1-13-12" post.  I colored Winter Wendy with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.  Sentiment is a rub-on from SU!  DP is from My Mind's Eye.  I also added some white Fun Flock to her hat and boots.  I am also entering this card into the:

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes

My "tip" is to make use of your scraps of DP and cardstock by layering them or using them as accent pieces.  I never let anything go to waste!

Have a great weekend!


  1. You have been a busy girl! What great cards. Love your pocket card super cute!
    Hugs, Heide

  2. Jenn - all your creations on this post are absolutely awesome!Y

  3. Fabulous creations Jenn, love them all! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  4. Jenn all your cards are gorgeous!!! Love the Dilly card, that's one of my fave images & the new JP image is awesome, I'll have to go get it!

  5. Great cards Jenn! :) all fabulous and inspirational!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  6. Wow! this is fab! What a wonderful image! I love the papers and layout and the buttons and pearls are just perfect! It's such a fun card - I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  7. This are all gorgeous creations Jenn :)
    Have a great weekend!

  8. Lovin' all the polka dots and the bookmark/tag in the pocket is too cute! Thanks for the heads up on the cute freebie too.

  9. All your cards are gorgeous Jenn, but of course my favourite has to be the grey red and white one for my challenge, love that little image. Thanks so much for joining in and good luck
    Enfys x

  10. Jenn more wonderful creations - wow you've been super busy!!! Love them all - the "pcoket" card is very clever!

  11. TGIF indeed my friend! I have given you the Liebster Blog Award. Hop on over to Happy Bunny to see what to do!

  12. Love your spots & dots card, so sweet but a fab collection of cards altogether! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

  13. WOW busy you! a great selection of projects, love all your cards and great tip! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

    Don't forget the challenges are Now fortnightly and you can enter 3 times each Challenge too! :0)

  14. Oh My, isn't this just the loveliest new year creation? I simply adore your style and choice of colors too! Thanks so much for joining us here at Top Tip Tuesday challenge and I wish you to join us all year in 2012!
    Hugs and best wishes!
    Tammy Louise

  15. Gorgeous creations - all of them :) Great Top Tip too - I also hate to throw any size of paper/card away!

    Thanks for joining in with us over at TTT and we hope to see you again next challenge :)

    Carol x

  16. I love your pocket card!!! I am so happy I stopped over you have amazing projects!! I am a new follower!


  17. Many thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week with our Spots and Stripes and good luck with the challenge. I'm sorry I'm not too well and this comment has been copied and pasted, but I wanted to make sure I visited every blog that entered.
    I some blogaversary candies on offer on my blog if your interested.
    Hugs Laurie x

  18. Great cards, fantastic images & love your paper choices :)

  19. I stopped by to look at your card for Enfys challenge - WOW - great card - love the image and the fantastic colouring!