Saturday, June 25, 2011

Papertrey June 2011 Blog Hop Challenge, Embellished!

 This month the PTI blog hop is photo inspired! Here's my take: 
 All the ribbon is May Arts, and there is one strip of American Crafts mixtape in there (the orange).
The butterflies (butterfly dreams) are stamped in smokey shadow, and then versamark- topped with MS silver glitter. I think they look mirror-ish. What do you think?
Here's the inspiration pic:

And since the challenge at Embellish is all about rainbows too, I'll join in there too! 
Thanks so much for stopping by- happy hopping!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

MIM with Petaloo!

Isn't the swap with Petaloo fun?! :) I've got a couple other projects at the May Arts blog- so go check them out! I'll share this one here:
 Using those sweet Petaloo petite flowers & the reverse masking technique with PTI's garden variety set!

And of course some May Arts wrinkle ribbon to top it off!
 Head here to see the video for Make it Monday!
And head over to the May Arts blog to see my other projects! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some FABULOUS goodies!!! :D

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jay Gee's #8

 I told you I had another one up my sleeve for Jay Gee's! :) This was the card I made first!
I used a Hambly rub-on (bought on clearance- woohoo!) & American Craft 'mixtape' (thank you Maggie Holmes!). I don't believe I've used a rub-on for a card before- and the washi tape is totally new to me- talk about fun!!!
So head over to Jay Gee's- you have until 6/25 to get your entry in- and the inspiration is fabulous!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


 Father's Day was Sunday. What a great day! I'm unbelievably lucky to not only HAVE an amazing father, but to be married to one. Watching the relationship between Cory & Hadley is a gift I treasure- much like my relationship with my Dad!
 Dragonfly stamp, mask & mist: tattered angels. Sentiment & cardstock PTI. Versafine brown ink.
Can you see the shimmer?
This May Arts 3/8" solid/reversible/stripes ribbon is delicious. The texture of it is sooooo rich!!!
And this pic is from last summer- isn't my Dad handsome? :D (Hadley is caught in the sun-glare- hence the less-than-thrilled face- she ADORES her Papa!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by- I'd love to hear what you think! (and don't forget to head over & comment at the May Arts blog- fabulous goodies to be won!!!

May Arts & Petaloo week!

 You KNOW there's a giveaway, right? :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I'm Sew Excited!

 I'm finally getting a chance to play in a challenge!!! And I managed to squeak in to the Moxie Sew Excited Challenge AND Jay Gee's Nook! yay!
So here's my entry:
Paper from Paper Zone, stamps are Girls Paperie & PTI button boutique.
Can you see the PINK embossing? I cannot tell you how long it's been since I've pulled THAT little jar out!
Versamark for the overstamped image. Sew Cute, right?
I've got another one up my sleeve for the challenge at Jay Gee's- because really- look at this inspiration!!!
Thanks sew much (I'll stop soon- promise!) for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think! :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I have a first grader!

Today was Hadley's last day of kindergarten. How did that happen?
 We made these little tags & attached them with small clothespins, covered with May Arts 1/4" silk.
 I also sprayed them with some shimmer, but hard to tell in these pics. Fence & stamps PTI
 We potted pretty petunias in peat pots, so her tags were fitting...
 Yesterday was field AND twin day- aren't they cheeky? :)
 One last picture of Mama with her kindergartener.
 I'm thrilled with how much she's blossomed, but wish time would hold still for just a bit....
Man, I love this little person.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

May Arts weekend giveaway..

May Arts is having a great weekend giveaway! Head over to the blog to check out the details!!!

I don't have a crafty-share, but isn't this geranium gorgeous? :D

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Can you see my smile from there?

The May Arts design team was announced- and I get to stay!!! Thank you SO MUCH to my sweet friends that voted at the May Arts blog & facebook page! This really has been more fun than I could have imagined & I'm absolutely thrilled to get to stay! Not to mention amazed- go check out who else is on the team!!!
*happy sigh*
Speaking of May Arts (I must say 'speaking of' a lot, since it's so funny to hear my 6 year old say it!)- I've got a fun post up for the Creative Imaginations swap!
Here's a peek- but there are a couple more pages & details over there! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some amazing goodies!

You might want to check out this post too- details on how to win more goodies!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I take that back.

I said I've got nothing crafty to share in my last post- but guess what!
And you KNOW there's going to be some fab craftiness there- not to mention GIVEAWAYS!!!
Here's a hint!

So get over there & leave a COMMENT!!!!

I've got nothing.

Well, nothing crafty anyway. I've been working on a teacher gift that has taken all of my time. I'll share more on that later.
Our yard is finally coming alive! A month+ late, but I think it makes me appreciate it more. :)


london's pride saxifrage, obsidian heuchera, hosta

maidenhair fern

japanese maple (floating cloud?)



japanese maple (bred by a friend)

another hosta...

Hope you've had a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


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Trinh said...

Great tutorial, Jen! I have never tried dying with Rit but you make it look very easy. And I looove how the ribbon roses look with just the edges dyed.
May 26, 2011 6:02 PM

Trinh, email me your snail mail address so I can get the burlap string out to you!

Sorry I don't have anything crafty tonight!!!
Thanks again to all of you that have left comments at May Arts! you are AWESOME!