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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Music Expressions


It's always exciting to see the new Stampin' Up! catalogue when it comes out each year. For the past year we have had two catalogues. I am happy to report that Stampin' Up! has decided to go back to having one catalogue per year. I always like to see what stamp set "jumps out at me" from the page. This set, Music Expressions, was one of them. I love music. I always have music playing in some way or another. It could be the radio, it could be CMT on television, it could be my eclectic collection of music that I have compiled into a number of CD's. I love country music, but I also enjoy other types as well. My younger sister, Courtney, is very talented in the musical department! She can burn the keys up on the piano and has the voice of an angel when she sings. I am very proud of her and love to listen to her play and sing. So because of all this music I enjoy, this stamp set was one that jumped off the page into my shopping cart...well not exactly into my shopping cart since we order our things online and don't actually go to a store, but you know what I mean.

I love the little bird that is sitting on the branch and the flowers and vines surrounding the violin.


The base card stock is Pale Plum. I used Baroque Motifs with Pale Plum ink to stamp some flourishes on the base card stock. I used my nestie to cut out the Mellow Moss card stock and then the smaller size to cut out the water colour paper. The image was stamped on the water colour paper and then coloured with the re-inkers and aquapainters. I stamped the image again on the watercolour paper and then coloured the bird, flowers, butterfly, dragon fly and violin and then cut them out and popped them up with dimensionals. I applied Crystal Effects to the violin to make it look shiny to give it the appearance of being nice and varathaned.

Chow for now,

Jacqui

Friday, February 27, 2009

My Amazing Race Contestants!!!


I don't watch The Amazing Race on a regular basis, but I have seen a few episodes. I think it would be neat to travel all over the place and see all those fantastic places, but then I think about how scared I would be to travel somewhere that I did not know the language. I have not done a whole lot of travelling in my life, and for the most part, every where I went....everyone spoke English which was just fine with me!









I have a friend at work, Rob, and he is a "traveller extraordinaire"!!!! He has been so many places I cannot even count them all. When he travels he takes the time to email his family and friends to let them know he is okay and where his travels have taken him today. The way he describes his adventures is awesome. It is just like you were right there with him. I should start calling him "Travelling Matt" - remember him??? from Fraggle Rock!!! He used to travel and he would send post cards home to Wembley and Gobo!!! And then there was Sprocket the dog!! Oh my gosh..what a flashback that was!! Ha ha...back to today... oh yeah.. I just watched the episode of LOST that I taped last night...maybe that is why I am "time travellin'" today!!!






Anyways...back to Rob! He always shares his adventures and his pictures with me when he comes home from a vacation. At Christmas time I printed off a bunch of his pictures and made him a calendar for Christmas. I printed the pictures off in black and white and in colour cause I wasn't sure which ones I wanted to use for the calendar. I ended up using the colour ones, so I had a bunch of black and white ones left over.


I was working on things for my display for the Crop Stop and Shop on the weekend and I made this Top Note Die book. I thought the colours in this designer paper was masculine so I thought it would be good for the black and white shots I had.










Chow for now,










Jacqui

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Kind Word


I, like my sister, Diana, loved this stamp set the minute I saw it in the new catalogue. The little girls with their dresses and pinafores are so cute swinging on their swings with their little baskets of flowers and their little kittens! I wanted to get a card made and get it posted on my blog before she got hers posted but she beat me to it!

Oh well.....there's always another stamp set!!

I whipped up this card tonight. I started colouring the little girl last night, but got pooped out from being up at 4:00 AM for work I decided I would finish her tonight.

The base of the card is Bashful Blue, which I inked up using the direct to paper technique. I cut Bella Rose designer paper using the Top Note Die. The scraps that were left over from cutting the die, I used to make the lacy scalloped edge along the top of the card. I stamped the girl with StazOn and coloured her using the Aquapainters and the re-inkers. I then cut her out.

I used water colour paper and cut it using the Top Note Die again. I trimmed the die cut along the notched edge so the Bella Rose designer paper would mat the water colour piece.

I then sponge in some clouds and some green for grass.

I then water coloured in a tree branch. Then I cut the leaves from a piece of Bella Rose designer paper, and attached them to the tree branch. Then I put the little swinger on to make it look like she is swinging from the tree. I wasn't sure where to put a sentiment, so I just left it off.

I thought it turned out pretty good.

Chow for now,

Jacqui

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pink Honey Pot


Thanks to everyone who emailed me or made comments on here about Janet. It was a tough day, but everyone's kind words made it much easier.


Here is another card that I tweaked to put on my display board.

I was inspired by Diana's card that you can see here.
The base card is Pink Pirouette card stock. Then a layer of Whisper White, then a layer of designer paper. The honey pot and bee were stamped on water colour paper and coloured using the Aqua painters. It was then cut out with one of my nesties! The larger nestie was used as a layer after it was run through the cuttlebug! The pink flowers were stamped on water colour paper, cut out and adhered to the card. The word honey was stamped on designer paper and then cut out with the word window punch. This was a fun card to make. Thanks for the inspiration Diana!
Chow for now,
Jacqui



Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Remembering Janet

It's hard to believe, but it has been 1 year today since my very good friend Janet Dallas passed away, from a brain tumor. I think about her often. It wouldn't be a lie to say I think about her every day. I remember the first day I met her. I was working at West Campus and I had made plans to meet our mutual friend Jennifer for lunch. We decided to walk to the restaurant. As we were walking along we were laughing and just having a great time; I thought for sure she would think I was some kind of crackpot! Apparently she either thought I was a crackpot and that was a-ok with her, or she really "got" me. I'd like to think that she "got" me. That day was the start of our friendship. From that day on we chatted almost every day.
Janet and I both had a love of books. She introduced me to so many great little second hand book stores. One day we went on a book road trip! I had my list of my favourite authors and away we went to all of the great book stores Janet had found.

Janet had many interesting practices and rituals that she performed. During one of our conversations, we talked about the nightmares that Jade was having. Janet made a dream pouch for Jade which she was to place under her pillow to take away the nightmares. As soon as she put it under her pillow, the nightmares went away. She also made courage pouches for my kids and fortune pouches for Joe and I. She always thought of other people before being concerned about herself.

She had a special place in her heart for animals. She had a couple of beautiful dogs and a beautiful horse. Unfortunately one of her dogs and her horse passed away before Janet passed. Those were very sad days for her. She had a special connection with animals. She seemed to communicate with them on a different level than everyone else.
The moon and it's different phases were also very important to Janet. I cannot look at the moon without thinking about her. Many mornings when I am driving to work in the wee hours of the morning, the moon is lighting my way to work. I feel very close to her when the moon is full.
She told me once that we had known each other in another life. She said there were high cliffs and lighthouses in the place where we knew each other. I try to remember that when I think about her and get sad about how much I miss her. I'd like to think there is something else after this place, and that maybe some day we will see each other again.
I lost a piece of myself when Janet died. I don't think I will ever find another friend like her. Our friendship was very unique and very comfortable and I miss her more than I can say.
I love these pictures of her. She loved the Nascar!!





I miss you JD.
Love you lots,
Jacqui

Monday, February 23, 2009

Back from the whirlwind.....


Well I had a whirlwind weekend. I participated in the Crop, Stop and Shop fund-raising event at John Knox Christian school. There were 27 participants for the Friday evening session and 57 participants for Saturday. Barb and Tracy had the event all planned out perfectly. There was lots of space for each of the vendors and there was lots of space to crop as well. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water, juice and pop were available all night long. A light lunch was then provided at 8:00 pm - the light lunch included pizza, cheese and crackers, veggies and dip, taco dip and fruit. On Saturday the cropping space was filled with the yummy smells of cinnamon buns, as they were being freshly baked in the kitchen! The lunch spread was incredible. There was chili, 3 different kinds of soup, gourmet sandwiches, cheese and crackers, veggies and dip, fruit, yogurt and yummy desserts, like chocolate dipped shortbread! Everyone seemed to be having a great time.

I saw a few people I haven't seen in a while and met some new people who I hope to see again soon. I want to publicly thank Barb and Tracy for a great event. It is such a fun time, I would participate even if they didn't ask me to be a vendor! I also want to thank Tami Coyle. She came and helped me set up my booth, which was much appreciated. I also need to thank my daughter Jade. She was an amazing help this weekend. She manned my booth while I was demonstrating my make and takes. She is also very good with the customers and knows the answers to alot of the questions they were asking. We don't spend near enough time together, and I appreciate her taking her Friday night and Saturday to help me. Thanks Jade!
Here is another card that I made to add to my display board. It is a case of a Rhonda Beadell card. Thanks Rhonda for sharing all your great work.
Hope you like my case of the card.
Chow for now,
Jacqui

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Frankie Goes To Crop, Stop and Shop?

If you have read some of my previous posts, you will know that I have been asked to be the Stampin' Up! vendor this weekend at John Knox Christian School in Woodstock, at their annual Crop, Stop and Shop event. The event is held on Friday evening and Saturday. Each person is given a huge amount of cropping space. Each of the vendors are asked to demonstrate some make and takes or teach a technique or share something. I have been working on coming up with some make and takes for this weekend. Sometimes it's hard to come up with make and takes. You want them to be fun and challenging, but you don't want them to be too challenging that people don't want to make them. I must remember that not everyone likes to cut out tiny little pieces of paper like I do!!!! My friend Kim made this great Halloween layout using the top note die and putting a Frankenstein on one page of the layout and a mummy on the other page of the layout. I wanted to do a twist on this layout that she shared with me.

I opted for a 6 X 6 two page layout for one of my make and takes.

The base is Basic Gray card stock which I rolled with the skulls wheel. The Frankie is made with the top note die.
I hope the people attending the Crop Stop and Shop enjoy making this layout!
Chow for now,
Jacqui

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rocket Man!

I was watching Ellen yesterday and one of the prizes she gave away was two tickets to go with her and Porsche to Elton John's Oscar party. Since he sang the song Rocket Man, I thought oh I will post that card today! The places where I get some of my ideas and inspiration.....can be from weird places!!!
So I still have a bunch of cards to show you that I have cased to put on my display board for my fundraising event this weekend. My inspiration for this card was from SplitcoastStampers. It was made by tankgrl and you can see her card here.
This one is my version.

The base card stock is Kraft which I inked up using the direct to paper technique using Sahara Sand ink. I then used Itty Bitty Backgrounds and Baja Breeze ink and stamped all over the Kraft card stock. The complementary colours are Always Artichoke and Baja Breeze. Vanilla card stock was used for the piece that was stamped. Baja Breeze ink was sponged around the outside of the paper. Gingham ribbon was tied around the piece layered with Manchester designer paper. The word "dad" was stamped using Big Deal Alphabet and then cut out. The stars were punched with the small and large star punches.
The one in the top left hand corner was attached with a brad. This was a fun card to make. Thanks for the inspiration tankgrl!
Chow for now,
Jacqui

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Love comes in all forms!

Love.....sometimes it comes in the form of a card, sometimes it's a letter, sometimes it's flowers.
When Joel was in the hospital at the end of last year, he got a few Webkinz for presents from friends. He got one for his sister for Christmas, and he kept telling my hubby that if he really loved Mom he would get her a love monkey! So on Saturday morning I was sitting at the computer working away, and my hubby came up behind me and gave me a little Valentine present!!!! It was the Love Monkey!He is the cutest thing!!!
And then about 10 minutes later he came back and gave me another little present....the Love Frog!!!



He is a cutie patootie too! They are so soft and cuddly.




And then sometimes......but just sometimes....love comes in the form of a yummy hamburger goulash.


My hubby is a great cook. He does 99% of the cooking in our house. He enjoys cooking and the kids like it when he cooks cause he caters to whatever they want....unlike mom who makes supper and that is what everyone can eat or do without!!!!!


So Joe made this yummy hamburger goulash on Saturday evening. I had been busy stamping all day and into the evening so did not have a bowl until about 8:30 or 9:00 pm. Well.....come Sunday.....we determined that the hamburger...was bad.......yowzers....Joe and I were violently ill for the next 2 days! So I guess those families that throw up together stay together!!!!


I've been giving him a hard time....telling him he was buttering me up with the love animals, just to poison me, but today the little guy was throwing up too and he didn't have any of the goulash, so we figure there must just be a bug going through our place.


Anyhow, without going into too much more detail than that......that's why I have been a little scarce in the last few days!



Happy Belated Valentine's Day to all of you!
(I have 9 followers now...woohoo!!)
Chow for now
Jacqui





Saturday, February 14, 2009

Anyone care to Hula??


Here is another card I cased to add to my display board. This one is cased from someone with the ID of d_art. I'm sorry I can't remember where I found it, probably Splitcoaststampers. Thanks for sharing if you happen to be d_art and you happen to be reading my blog!

I loved this card the minute I saw it. How fun are those buttons as a little bikini top? I made two of every card I was casing this past week - with any luck someone may want to purchase the second card!
I know this is a short post, but I am tired tonight. My daughter is gone camping this weekend!!! Her Pathfinder unit is having their winter camp this weekend. When I got home from dropping her off my hubby is sick. So I need to not be on here too long so I can look after him.
Chow for now!!
Happy Valentine's Day! Give everyone ya love a great big smooch today!
Jacqui

Friday, February 13, 2009

Anyone got a life preserver??

So here was my day........
I get up and leave for work this morning.....
I get to the train bridge that I drive under to head out of town
Well at 5:00 AM it is pitch black....so I drive under the bridge - only to find out the whole entire road is flooded and I am now in the middle of a friggin lake......
I keep plugging away....and the little car chugs through it.....then the next thing you know...it's like Vegas on my dash - I got lights flashing and the car won't go faster than 20
So I pull over and sit on the side of the road for a bit thinking this will help...what do I know..
so I decide to head home.
So I have to go up and around some country road cause I don't want to drive back through the puddle/lake/ocean....so I putter away doing 20......and then I get a block and a half away from home and the car dies in the middle of the road.
So I called Joe (my ever faithful husband who will drop everything for me) and he came and pushed me with the van down to the auto shop....
So some plugs, some oil, some drying and $200 later.....my little rocket is once again sitting in my driveway.
Thankfully I am able to work from home, so I was still able to put in a full 8 hours, but it's frustrating...
The weather lately has been so crazy. How can we go from minus 20 degrees one day to plus 11 degrees the next. Makes me think that move The Day After Tomorrow just might be around the corner.
Anyhow the last few days I have been casing cards and tweaking cards....my definition of tweaking is almost the same, but a little different...casing is like one hundred percent the same. So I have been doing both for the last few days. I wanted to put some new cards on my display board for the fund-raiser I am participating in next weekend.
So I'm going to share with you one that I tweaked.
I tweaked this one from Diana's blog. I didn't have the cows that she has, and I was trying to keep everything strictly Stampin' Up! so I had to substitute another animal for the cow. I decided to use the little raccoon from the Under the Stars set.

He looks like such a little stinker.

Thanks for having a look!
Chow for now,
Jacqui

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Riley in the Green


Oooooo Looky Looo....I have 7 followers now!!! I had never heard that comment before "looky loo" but it is used quite a bit in the last couple of James Patterson books I have read. He is referring to the people all crowding around the crime scene ....he calls them Looky Loo's. Anyhow, off to the card.

I of course had to create a St. Patrick's Day card with the horseshoe Riley, cause well look at the little guy. He just screams St. Patrick's Day.

So I used Always Artichoke paper and inked it up using the direct to paper technique. The designer paper is from one of my Basic Grey packs. The Happy St. Patrick's Day sentiment is a Stampin' Up! rub on.

Riley of course is stamped and coloured with the Copic Markers.

Pretty simple card, but I like the way it turned out.

Chow for now,

Jacqui

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Great Idea but falls a little short on the execution...


This was the first card I made with the In Vogue set. I had this great idea to use my reverse image stamp to make a full window showing the clothes and put it in front of a brick wall so it looked like a building and then draw in a sidewalk.

Anyhow, this is how it turned out. I had a minor colouring issue with the one strap on the pink dress and I am still learning how to use that colourless blender...all I seem to do is make the paper wet around the problem so it bleeds out farther....I must figure that out sometime.

I put some bling on the necklaces being displayed as well.

I like the idea - but am not 100% happy with the way it turned out. I will try to do another one in some different colours and see if I can get it to look better - and I'm not sure my sidewalk is running in the right direction for the way Hanna is walking..but hey, it was my first try.

Chow for now,

Jacqui

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sparkling Moose


Sparkling Moose....is that the same as Sparkling Champagne? ha ha

When I first saw this Riley the first thing that came to mind of course was St. Patrick's Day. So I decided to come up with a card that was not green and was not St. Patrick's Day related. I of course made a St. Patrick's Day card too, but that will be posted another day!

The base of the card is Basic Black card stock. The next layer is designer paper from Die Cuts With a View, from the Black and White pack. All the circles are glittered, it's hard to see that in the picture. I used one of my new Nestie's to cut out the jagged circles. Riley is popped up in the centre.

Hope you like him.

Chow for now.

Jacqui

Monday, February 9, 2009

Busted in Blue


This was actually the first card I made with the new sets that were released this month.

I decided to make this one a blond!

I used Night of Navy card stock for the base - I think this is my favourite colour of Stampin' Up! card stock (well favourite for now.....until I make another card I like with another colour and then that one will quickly become my new favourite!). Then piece of K & Company designer paper squished in the cuttlebug embossing folder. I stamped the Hanna and the lock up image and coloured them with the Copic markers ( have I said lately how much I love the Copic markers?)

Hanna is popped up of the card, as is the greeting.


I spent the weekend shamelessly casing cards! I have been asked to be a vendor at the Stop, Crop and Shop Fundraiser held by the John Knox Christian school on Friday February 20 and Saturday February 21. I need to put some new cards on my display board or the ladies that attend will think I never stamp! So I am casing some cards so I can put some new samples on my board. I am frantically going through all my retired items to get them ready to sell and trying to come up with some FABULOUS make and takes for the event too!

It's a really fun time and I am glad the ladies asked me back again this year! If you are going to be in Woodstock on Friday the 20th or Saturday the 21st, you should give Barb or Tracy a call and sign up ! To get tickets contact Barb (519-539-5388) Email: barbvanrooyen@rogers.com or Tracy (519-421-1148) They even have a Facebook set up for it!


Chow for now,

Jacqui

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Riley in Canada??


Back in January, I was lucky, lucky, lucky, cause Kristi came to my house to stamp for the weekend. Vicki, Kim, Donna and Tami were here as well. (they are all my stampin' peeps!) Kristi was making great cards and every once in a while she would need an embellishment. Every time she was looking for an embellishment I would bring her this Canadian flag embellishment! It totally didn't fit or match any card that she was doing, but I was like this sucker is gonna get on a card someday! So this card is not only my little salute to the men and women who serve, but is also a salute to Kristi!!!!

It's pretty simple, but cute too I think!!

Chow for now,

Jacqui

P.S. I have 5 followers now!!! I think I just might have to make up a secret handshake!!!!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Happy Days Meets Bowling Hanna


When I first saw the bowling Hanna set and I saw the Starlight Bowl sign it made me think of Happy Days! Remember Ritchie and the Fonz?? It just reminded me for some reason of Al's diner. So that is where the idea came from for this car. I grabbed my Classic Cars stamp set from Stampin' Up! and stamped a fancy schmancy old car and then sponged in some colour to make it look like Bowling Hanna is on her way across the parking lot to the bowling alley!

Not sure if I achieved the look or not, but that was what I was going for.


I'm frantically trying to come up with some great make and takes for a fundraising event I am participating in on February 20th and 21st, but I will try and keep the posts coming!

Chow for now,

Jacqui

Friday, February 6, 2009

Pants or no Pants!!


Did you see?? Did you see?? I have a follower!!!! I checked my blog at work yesterday to make sure my timed post came through and sure enough it was there, so I'm confident now I have that part figured out. I put on the follower gadget, widget, gizmo, gremlin....whatever the heck the thing is called, and low and behold, there was a follower this morning!!! I refreshed the page to make sure I wasn't seeing things!!! So now that I have a follower, does that make me a leader?? Kind of like Star Trek.......take me to your leader!!!! Do I have to come up with a secret handshake!!! You can be sure it will be an inky hand if you are shaking mine!!!!

I have had so much fun working on all my sneak peeks for the Hanna Stamps Release Party that was last night. I would love to be able to do this every month!!! What a dream come true that would be! I fell asleep on the couch....so I was not much of a release PAR-TAY girl last night, but I am sure the girls that were there had a great time and shared AMAZING samples. The talent within these women is indescribable. I love to look at all the different samples and see all the different perspectives everyone sees when they look at a stamp or when they colour one. Some that come off the top of my head are the pregnant Bella stamp. When I look at samples that people have made with that stamp, some people have coloured her so that it is her arm resting on her belly, and therefore coloured her t-shirt right down to her waist, others, have made it look like (what I consider to be her arm) is the bottom of her t-shirt, so they colour the remainder of her body pinkish to look like a belly. Another stamp like this is the Bowling Hanna. When I see her, I see the little dimples in her knees and her socks, so she must not have tights on....but then bending over to send that bowling ball flying down the alley is gonna be a little interesting for those sitting behind her.....and then I look at samples that others have done and they have coloured her to appear as though she is wearing tights. These girls must have gone bowling in a miniskirt before and know what Bowling Hanna is going through!!! Just kidding!!!

So this is my segue into my Pants or no Pants comment!!! Diana hinted at it when she commented on Adela's card yesterday. She commented that Adela had put clothes on Riley!! Well when I look at GI Jon Riley I see his little camo vest as clothes, but I don't see any pants, so I coloured his legs brown, or moosey I guess would be the colour!! But then when I was talking to Vicki one day she said she was making Riley pantless too, and when I took a second look it does look like he is not wearing any pants!! Maybe that will start another "age old question". Similar to " Does a bear shit in the woods?", maybe the new question will be "Does a moose wear pants?"

My sample for today is a simple one, but I liked the way it turned out. I used Garden Green card stock from Stampin' Up! for the base colour and found a piece of camouflage paper in a book of designer paper I have had for ages. I cut a strip off Garden Green and cuttlebugged it with the striped embossing folder. I punched a small oval out of the camouflage paper to make it look like he is standing on something. (It's important to make sure your images are grounded!!! Thanks Vicki!) Then I punched two "dog" tags out with the Stampin' Up! punch, put an eyelet in the end and threaded through some ball chain. If I did another one, I may try punching the dog tags out of silver to make them look more real. Hhmm.. dog tags.....makes me think of U.S. Marines....remind me to tell you my U.S. Marine story some day!!!!!!!

Chow for now, and really, thank you so much for checking out my blog! It makes me all warm and fuzzy to know people actually look at it!!!! And better yet....take time to comment!!

Thanks again,

Jacqui

Thursday, February 5, 2009

In Vogue Sneak Peek


Today's sneak peek is a tiny card. I made a little 3 X 3 card just using the hangers from the In Vogue set. When my daughter saw it she has decided that it would be a good card for her sweet 16 birthday party.....talk about pre-planning....she's only 14.


I like Pink and Black together, so was pleased with the way this turned out even though it's a little one! I cuttlebugged the black circle.

Hope you enjoy this tiny sneak peek!

Chow for now,

Jacqui

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Busted in Green


Well I'm excited that my little mini post worked! Now I can type up my posts at night so they will go online first thing in the morning.

Today's sneak peek is from the new Busted set!

She is a cutie patootie for sure. I know she was drawn for Vicki, but I didn't colour her hair blond, oh wait a sec...it was blond when I met her, but it's not blond anymore!! I just might be close to the colour I used!!!

I made this a while ago....I think I started out with a sketch but then by the time I was done, it was not the sketch I started with! I cuttlebugged the strip and the circle. Coloured with Copics...of course! And popped up the badge. I think she looks kind of cute in green!

Hope you enjoyed this sneak peek!

Chow for now,

Jacqui

Little Mini Post

This is just a little mini post to see if I have figured out the way to schedule posts. I would like to have my posts come on first thing in the morning, instead of waiting until I get home from work. But since I work 0600 - 1400 I already get up at 0400 so I don't really feel like getting up at 0330 to put up a blog post!
So I hope I have figured out how to schedule my posts!!
So here goes nothing......
If it comes on here at 6:00 AM like I want it to, then we are in business!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

In Vogue Hanna Sneak Peek!


Here is my second sneak peek for one of the Hanna sets being released this month! She's a pretty sassy Hanna!!

I followed another sketch from Mojo Monday I really like the sketches they put up there. It takes the guess work out of everything, you just pick your stamps and paper and away you go. This was sketch #69. For this card I used Kiwi Kiss card stock and the designer paper is from Basic Grey, the Figgy Pudding line. The purse, hanger and shoes are popped up with dimensionals and I added a little gem for some bling on the shoes.

Hope you enjoy this sneak peek!

Chow for now

Jacqui

Monday, February 2, 2009

My First Ever Hanna Sneak Peak!!!


I am twitching with excitement to be part of this month's sneak peeks from Hanna Stamps!! This Hanna is one of the new sets that is being released this month! There are a whole bunch of cool accessories with her too!
This Hanna is so spunky. I like her! (but I do think she might show a little bit more than she planned to if she wears that skimpy outfit to bowl!!!)

I used the sketch from Mojo Monday. It was the sketch for Week #70.
The base is Stampin' Up! Night of Navy card stock. The designer paper is from K & Company. The bowling balls, bowling pins, and Hanna were stamped with Memento ink and coloured with the Copic markers.
I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek! Check back tomorrow!! There will be another one!
Chow for now,
Jacqui

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Over a Thousand!!! Go Cardinals!!!

I contemplated posting a picture today but decided to just post a comment today instead.
I took a peek at my counter today and I have had over a thousand hits to my page!!! I know, I know....you are saying 1000 not a big deal, especially since my sister is at something like the 200000+ mark right now!!!! But everything worth anything starts out small! So I was pleasantly surprised to see that number when I looked today!
We had a nice surprise today! My Mom and Dad came for a surprise visit. They were on their way home from a romantic weekend to celebrate their anniversary and they stopped in to have a quick visit! I love surprise visitors!!! It was also exciting for my son Joel, because today was his first game back to indoor soccer since he was hospitalized at the end of November, and Grandma and Grandpa came to the game!
Ha..you know what...I'm sitting here typing this and I don't even know if his team won or lost!!! I was more concerned about how he was feeling while he was playing. He said he was okay, but he still gets tired quickly. Other than that though, he seems to be doing okay.
And now....we are watching the Super Bowl. Our house is rooting for the Arizona Cardinals.
So I'm signing off to watch the game and to check out some of the cool commercials. My favourite so far is the one for Budweiser Beer where the young Clydesdale horse sees the guy giving his dog a treat for fetching a stick....so the Clydesdale horse takes off running and comes back with a "stick" - more like a tree!! It's cute.
Anyhow, I'm outta here
Chow for now,
Don't forget to check tomorrow for a sneak peek of the Hanna Stamps that will be released this month.
Jacqui