Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Niece Cuddles - and a Sympathy Card

Howdy friends!  I had the pleasure of visiting my newest niece and her mommy today!!  Got me some cuddle time with sweet baby "E"!  Also, my 2 nieces on my hubby's side of the family made it in tonight - so I get to see them tomorrow!  Wow!  What a fun time to be an aunt......!!

On a sad note, a dear friend of ours from our Church lost her Grandmother last week.  I wanted to send her a special card to let her know we are praying for her and the family.  This was a perfect opportunity to try a new technique I saw at Nichole's blog for Make It Monday - go on over and check it out if you want to know more about Polaroid - 2 step masking.

This is the card I made to send my friend:

Cardstock (Select White) - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper (Stash)
Stamps (Botannical Silhouettes) - Papertrey Ink
Hybrid Ink (Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus, Spring Moss) - Papertrey Ink
Die (Mat Stack #1) - Papertrey Ink
Pearls - The Paper Studio
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Pen (Dk Grey) - Creative Memories
Adhesive (ATG) - Scotch

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Catching up and PaperTrey Blog Hop

Howdy friends!!  Wow - its been w.a.y too long since I posted here on the blog-o.  Kids are out of school and I've tried to spend more time with them instead of crafting - but sweet, sweet hubby made it possible for me to have some time to create and not feel guilty!  He took the youngest for the morning and the oldest was already gone - so I got busy!!  Oh yeah - and my newest little niece was born a week ago - so I've gotten to spend time hanging out with "E" , my brother, and his wife, so that's been pretty special too.

Anywho - enough rambling, on to the Blog Hop!  Nichole of PaperTrey Ink is hosting the monthly blog hop, now I've hopped around looking in the past but have not participated - so here's to my first PTI Blog Hop :)   Here is the inspiration picture:

And here is my interpretation:

Pretty easy card,  it didn't quite come out the way I planned, but I'm happy with the results - oh, and I pulled out the Copics!  

So hopefully I'll be creating more and sharing the projects, but this summer I'm focusing on my family.  We are in the middle of sewing "K" a dress (she's been helping and learning, and she's hooked!), and "C" is pretty busy this summer, so when he is home I hang out with him.  Oh yeah, and there's my new niece, and my other 2 nieces are coming for a visit next week - and vacation, and canning veggies - whew!  Summer will be over before I know it!! 

ttfn - Jenn

Cardstock (Select White, Aqua Mist) - PaperTrey Ink
Stamps (Mod Squad) - PaperTrey Ink
Hybrid Ink (Hibiscus, New Leaf) - PaperTrey Ink
Pigment Ink (Silver) - ColorBox
Copic Sketch Markers (YG17, YG13, RV17, V91, BG13, Y15, BV11) - Copic
Tools (Corner Rounder) - Creative Memories
Adhesive (ATG) - Scotch

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Summer is Officially Here!!!!

Howdy friends! WOW! It is H.O.T out here! That means one thing - Summer is here! The kids are officially finished with school - our youngest finished elementary school and I am sad. No more class parties, field trips, field days, lunch with her at school, etc. But that brings so many more new experiences for her! The oldest will begin his Junior year and that means getting ready for College! Yikes!!! Wasn't I just there myself??

So, in honor of Summer beginning I made a few cookie treats to give the teachers. It was the first time I used mini cookie cutters and I am THRILLED with how they turned out! Check it out: