Monday, March 26, 2007

Missing Jill...

She's cruising the Caribbean right now!! Yes my 4 1/2 year old is on a cruise without me!! My parents are the brave ones...taking her and my almost 5 year old nephew on a 6 day cruise. This picture was taken 2 1/2 years ago on her second birthday. This is typical Jillian. My mom said "Jenn, there are full length mirrors at the end of the bed, so you can only imagine what she is doing!" How did she go from such a girly girl!

Stamps: Best Blossom and Simple Type Alphabet ~ SU!
Ink: Rose Red and Old Olive ~ SU!
Cardstock: Rose Red, Cameo Coral, Old Olive ~ SU!

Friday, March 16, 2007

It feels good.....

to be scrapping again. I haven't been able to for so long. I sat down the other night and pulled these pictures out. The colors in Jill's outfit totally reminded me of the colors in the Island Blossom Scrappin' kit. Yes, I opened one finally. It was hard, but I did it! I flipped through some old SU! catalogs for a layout to use. This one was from the 2004-2005 catalog. Did I mention...CASEing is good?!?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

To Go Where Gnome Has Gone Before!

I have to say that I have never really looked at this set. I've seen some wonderful artists really make many spectacular cards with these little guys, but I just don't get them. I keep thinking about the "enchanted" gnomes in Harry Potter's garden. So why then, you ask, did I venture to the Gnomeville? A wonderful friend from work is hosting a workshop on Monday, and she fell in love with these little guys. I have to say that they have kind of grown on me.

For this card I use one of my favorite tools, the Color Spritzer from SU! I love the effect this gives...a little messy, but I love it just the same! Sage Shadow Card stock for the base of the card, paired with Handsome Hunter for the mat on the main image. The Su! ticket corner punch was used to the corners. I have such a hard time leaving the edges of an image "naked" I had to sponge some color to them with Handsome Hunter ink. My Berry Special Gnome was colored with WWC, my coloring tool of choice. Hope you enjoy. GiGi if you are looking, I hope you are excited!!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Long-Time Friend

I love this retired SU! set. Long -Time Friend was in last year's Spring Mini. It is one of those sets that will never leave my collection. I LOVE every image!!

It is VSW again. Our VSN has become a weekend long event. This weeks hostess is Pine aka Heather Nichols. This is my take on one of her sketches. Patterned Paper is by Wild Asparagus. I love the country feel to this. The image is watercolored with WWC's. I distressed the edges of the Old Olive piece with a distressing tool. Saves my fingernails!! LOL!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

1000 Hits!!!!

Well sometime while I was working today, my blog received it's 1000th hit!!! Who'd a thunk!! Thanks all for checking in on me!!! If only I'd have more time to update!!! Do you think we should celebrate?!?

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

It's Clean!!!!!

My stamp room that is!! I need to learn not to explode when I stamp!! Maybe it would stay this way!!!

The ink pads are stored in a CD case by Case Logic. 48 pads in one.

Paper racks are wire cubes from Target!! Shelves were added using cable ties!! This was painstakinly horrible!! My fingers are raw...but so worth it!!