Friday, December 30

BIRTHDAY NOTE CARDS

HEY BLOGGIES,

Today I want to show you a set of blank cards I made for a friend of mine who loves German Shepherd Dogs (GSD) and is a foster and rescuer for them also.  It is her birthday.

I made this small set of blank cards for her to use any way she wants -- as thank you cards, thinking about you cards, happy birthday cards, etc.  She gets to choose how to use them.

I created the dog art with a water pen and inks.  Then I layered them onto colored cardstock and VOILA!!



Some I layered the watercolor paper onto the cardstock directly.  On others I cut around the image and layered that onto the colored cardstock.



I really like the contrast between the dark cardstock and the watercolor water when the image is fussy cut out.

 Each is a bit different since they are hand drawn.  I think it is like dogs themselves...they look similar but each is an original.  :-)





The container for the cards is made from a 12 x 12 piece of designer paper that I folded into the size I needed.  Then I added a ribbon to secure this little gift.



Oh, did I mention I found a German Shepherd Dog pen to go with this set??!!  It finished this set off perfectly!!

Thank you for stopping by. I am working on two more birthday presents for family members and will post them when completed.

p.s. My SU order site is currently down, but you can place an order at the main website:

http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/ and please put me as your demonstrator (Jennifer Kay)

 OR telephone and place an order at:

 1-800-STAMPUP

Thank you

Tuesday, December 20

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

HEY BLOGGIES,

In the spirit of Christmas, I want to tell you how important Christ is to me.  I did not know Christ or Heavenly Father was actually real until I was 19 years old!!  I always prayed to them, but never did I get any confirmation that they were there and listening.  Never felt the Holy Ghost. Didn't even think I would feel anything.

At age 19 I decided there had to be more about life and I was going to discover it.  I searched for two years by attending different churches and by talking with just about everyone I met regarding their thoughts about God, Jesus Christ, higher powers, Holy Ghost, etc.  TWO YEARS searching, studying and discussing and I had not found what I was looking for.   Then one Sunday when I attended a new church from the list of all those in a wide area around me, I was approached by a member and we talked a little bit.  Long story short, I joined this church at age 21 and have still continued to study, pray and learn about my Heavenly Father, my savior Jesus Christ and how I can have an eternal family.

In this light, this week my husband's father passed away.  We of course are very sad to be here without him now, but our knowledge in GOD, JESUS CHRIST and that families can be eternal is helping us cope with this loss,  The knowledge that we can see him again brings peace in this time of sorrow.

I want to tell you my thoughts on all of this: God, or Heavenly Father is REAL; He LIVES and loves each one of us.  He listens to our prayers, when we cry out in anguish, when we are full of joy and tell him how grateful we are.  He sent his only begotten son, JESUS CHRIST, at atone for all our sins, shortcomings, foibles, etc. so that we might come back to live with them again once we leave this earth.  We will be with them and with our families and will be so joyous and happy.  The Hymn, JOY TO THE WORLD describes exactly what God sent to us when Jesus was born.  He sent us the JOY that a Savior was now born and the graves will have to give up their dead so we can live for eternity with HIM and our loved ones.

Thank you for reading through this.  If you would like any other information about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, you can reply to this message or you can go to Mormon.org and learn more there.

HAVE A MERRY, JOYFUL CHRISTMAS.



Friday, December 9

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ANYTHING WITH GINGERBREAD MEN!!

HEY BLOGGIES,

I am CRAZY for those cute little buttons, their little fat arms, EVERYTHING about gingerbread.

SOOOOOO, I just HAD to use a gingerbread man in my little goodie treats this year, right?

 Did I mention inside are FERRERO ROCHER chocolates???


 I made them with several different prints from my designer paper.


Look how nicely they fold up until you are ready to fill them up with the treats!!!

Thanks for stopping by to see some of my Treat boxes I have made.  I made 20 of them so far!!!

Tuesday, December 6

Watercolor Pencils by Stampin’ Up!

BEAUTIFUL WATERCOLOR PENCILS COMING IN JANUARY IN OUR SU COLORS!!

Saturday, November 19

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA ITEMS POSTED HERE NOW

HEY BLOGGIES,

OUR ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA STARTS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST.  BUT FOR YOU TO ORGANIZE YOUR THOUGHTS AND KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO ORDER, HERE IS THE LIST.  IT IS STAMPIN' UP!'S VERSION OF BLACK FRIDAY, BUT WE GO ALL OUT AND OFFER THIS TO YOU FOR A WEEK!!

REMEMBER, THESE ARE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

REMEMBER, YOU CANNOT GET THESE WONDERFUL PRICES UNTIL IT STARTS ON MONDAY:                    

CLICK ON PHOTO FOR THE COMPLETE LIST

THERE ARE HOT DEALS FOR ONE DAY ONLY ON MONDAY. AND AGAIN HOT DEALS FOR ONE DAY ONLY ON THE LAST DAY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, LET ME KNOW.

GET READY, GET SET, HERE WE GO SHOPPING.



Wednesday, November 16

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA STARTS MONDAY, NOV 21st

HEY BLOGGIES,

LOOK WHAT IS COMING UP ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21:

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Save up to 40% on select Stampin' Up! products during our week-long annual Online Extravaganza / Black Friday Sale!!! 
This year's Online Extravaganza will include 24-hour sales on the first day--Nov. 21 and the last day--Nov. 28 featuring special discounts only available that day. 
All other items will be on sale during the entire week, Nov. 21 to 28!!
Just think.. no waiting in line, no need to find a parking space, no fumbling with your purse, keys, bags, etc., just shop from home in my ONLINE STORE for Stampin' Up!   Lots of goodies at up to 40% of!! Stock up on holiday gifts, stocking stuffers and gifts for your crafty family and friends while you are at it!
Don't forget to come back and see what we have starting NOVEMBER 21ST.

Wednesday, November 9

NEW THINLITS DIES SET AND 25% OFF STAMPS to COORDINATE

HEY BLOGGIES,  THIS 25% OFF SALE IS GOOD UNTIL NOVEMBER 30TH.  GO TO MY ONLINE STORE NOW TO SHOP.




Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price$26.00 $19.50
Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamps

Price$21.00 $15.75
Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price$35.00 $26.25
Greetings from Santa Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Price$19.00 $14.25
Greetings from Santa Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Price$27.00 $20.25
Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price$21.00 $15.75
Merry Mice Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Price$17.00 $12.75
Merry Mice Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Price$23.00 $17.25
Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price$21.00 $15.75
Suite Seasons Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Price$28.00 $21.00
Suite Seasons Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Price$20.00 $15.00

Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price$21.00 $15.75




                                                       STITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS DIES
Price$30.00
NEW and NOT in Catalog
If you have any questions, let me know.  Otherwise when you click on the photos above, make sure MY NAME IS LISTED AS YOUR DEMO.

Enjoy the sale and have fun shopping!!  P.S.  Don't forget to check out the clearance rack for some amazing deals!!

Thursday, October 27

HAPPY HARVEST

HEY BLOGGIES,

I have the cutest CUTEST stamp set from LAWN FAWN to share with you today.  Everything about this set just warms my heart - the scarecrow, the cute birds, the pumpkins and corn stalks, and the mini leaves.

I also used the stitched STORYBOOK 1 DIES by PRETTY PINK POSH.  I love how it frames the colored images with stitches, don't you?

Thanks for stopping by.  I am entering this in SSS WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE:  ANYTHING GOES.


Monday, October 24

HALLOWEEN TREAT HOLDER - "IF THE SHOE FITS..."

HEY BLOGGIES,

I made a whole batch of these cute witches shoes as a treat holder for the kids in my neighborhood as well as my grandkids.
 Even though you cannot purchase this bigz die through Stampin' Up!, I still use it every year because there has been nothing I have seen to replace it.  It is really a Christmas stocking die, but with the circle here for the toe and a circle punch to shape it, then a heel there attached and the height of the stocking shortened, you have a perfect witches shoe.  As they, IF THE SHOE FITS...



There are several warehouse stores on line that sell older or discontinued Sizzix dies, so if you want this die, I would suggest you look there.

I used the word window punch for the latches on the shoe and the stop of the stocking die in DSP for the cuff.

Hope you enjoyed my little Halloween Treat Holder.  Those are two mini KitKats, FYI.  Have you tried the WHITE CHOCOLATE KITKATS and the DARK CHOCOLATE KITKATS yet?

Happy Halloween

Saturday, October 15

PIANO KEYS BIRTHDAY CARD - CASE

HEY BLOGGIES,

Fellow Demo and Blogger, Tammy White, featured this card a day or so ago and I knew I HAD to create one for my stepson's birthday.  Thanks, Tammy!!

I am sorry sorry for the photos.  I am having serious problems with my camera on my phone.  The brushed gold card stock and the gold embossing just isn't showing up as bright and wonderful as it really is!!


Even with a close up of the embossed Happy Birthday, it just doesn't show up very well. Sorry.



Of course, inside we put a nice Visa gift card as his present.  The keys of the piano are 1/2" strips, and I created the ends of the black keys with a square punch "en pointe".

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, September 23

SIMON SAYS STAMP WATER COLOR DIGITAL PRINTS

HEY BLOGGIES,

I have been enjoying water coloring digital prints and found a nice little card front size pack at Simon Says Stamp.  I colored two and make them into cards:

 The photos dont show the shine I put with some glitter and glimmer pens.  But I am very happy with the colors.  I attached to a bright yellow card base.

I love the multi-sized candy dots that I got in one of my SSS card kits.  The red and yellow are perfect for this card.

The purple and the yellow are glimmered with a glimmer pen.  I really love this one in person.  It is so bright and it catches your eye.  I attached to a blue card base.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 13

ANOTHER CHARITY BABY QUILT


HEY BLOGGIES,

Another finished CHARITY QUILT.  This baby quilt is being donated to SURMOUNTERS OF TEXAS, the Horse-based therapy program for Military with PTSD, brain injury or other injuries.  It takes place at a beautiful ranch in Burleson with more than 35 Gypsy Horses for the attendees to brush, walk and pet.  No riding, it is all "in hand".  They are having an event in Ft Worth for fun and to raise funds for this program, along with silent auctions, etc.

Here is the quilt:

 I had scraps left over from the baby quilt I made for my newest grandson last year.  I loved the colors and just added a bit more so I could make another one.  I love the prints and how well the colors go together, don't you?

 It is a wacky log cabin block quilt with two solids inserted because I ran out of the fabrics.

Hope you enjoyed this fun bright quilt.    Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, September 7

AUGUST RAINS BRING.....SPOONBILLS?

HEY BLOGGIES,

A few weeks ago when the very very heavy rains hit Louisiana, my hubby and I were going the back way to our anniversary dinner and we came upon the most wonderful sight.


A flooded  cattle field filled with a huge flock of  ROSEATE SPOONBILLS with some CRESTED CARACARAS mixed in with them!!! I was thrilled to see them and had hubs pull over so I could take some photos.

You see I grew up in Florida and one of the places we lived was on the bay with a small island that Spoonbills used for their nesting site each spring.

What are CARACARA you ask? They are a very large black and white bird that I  is a tropical falcon.  Here is a closeup photo from the internet so you can see how they look.  In some of my photos you will see a large black bird with white markings, and that is the Caracara.

A very unusual large bird indeed!!  But unmistakeable in his shape and markings.





And internets image of the spoonbill:




The spoonbills range in color from white to light pink to hot pink.  Notice their unusual shaped "spoon" like bill.  They are water sifters and the bill is perfect for that.

Thanks for stopping by to see what is going on in my neck of the woods!!