Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Simon Says Stamp, PTT, TPE, Bombshell

Hello everyone!  Cass and I finally made appointments to get our hair done, I'm so excited.  I have not had my hair done in over a year - I am getting a partial foil and a cut.  Cass is going completely blonde and also getting a cut.  Our appointments are at 9:00 a.m. this morning so hopefully I'll have a pic or two to share later.  :)

Today I have 2 things to share.  The first is a card I made for the:

I used one of our new images at Dilly Beans called Cinnamon Circle Frame, and I paper-pieced her outfit, her hair, and her hair bow.  Paper is from MME.  Sentiment is from SRM Stickers.  Ribbon is from my stash.  Paper piecing is my favorite technique, I just love it.  It reminds me of playing with paper dolls, which was just about my all-time favorite pastime as a kid.  Times were tough when we were little, but we didn't even know it.  My mom didn't buy us video game systems or designer clothes, but she did make sure we had everything we needed.  Every now and then, she'd surprise us with a new book of paper dolls.  I can remember going to bed at night so excited, knowing that when I woke up in the morning those dolls would all be cut out, along with their clothes, ready for us (my sister and I) to play with them.  It really is the simple things... that memory is very dear to me.

So anyway - one more project for today.  This one is for my Ms. January stint as a Bombshell Pin Up Girl and I'm also entering it into:

I made an altered coaster, another of my favorite techniques.  :) I painted a coaster with white Gesso, then stamped my skull on it with black ink and the hearts in red ink.  I spritzed it all with Silver Foil Smooch Spritz and inked the edges with a black sponge.  I then applied several layers of UTEE to give it a smooth and glossy look.  Attached a magnet to the back so I can display it on my fridge.  Hope you like!  Peace.


  1. Like the way you stamped your card image on the Notebook type paper and the plaid ribbon is adorable.

    I really like the coaster, especially the way the hearts appear to be melting

  2. I love your card Jenn, the image is so cute, I love the softness of the colours and your paper piecing looks fab.
    Hope you enjoy your trip to the hairdressers and feel great after :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  3. Wow Jenn love both these creations with- both totally different but amazing!

  4. Gorgeous card and fabulous altered art Jenn !! Both are so different but equally FAB !! :-)

    Congratulations ! you have won the $50 voucher on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. Guess someone already beat me to it. But of course, you already know. A huge congrats on winning the $50 at SSS. WooHoo! and what a fabulous job you did at paper piecing that new little sweetie. Love the altered coaster. too. I keep saying I'm gonna try that. xxD

  6. Lovely cards! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Pink Elephant!
    Sheri-TPE DT