Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Have a Merry Chistmas! Oh and a Happy New Year!

Okay, I know I was doing so good about posting and sharing with you, what happened??? Well my recovery from my little surgery is a bit slower than I thought it would be, and well, I have been SOOO busy!
BUT there is a new year coming, and with a new year is always New Years Resolutions! THESE are my resolutions:
I will post every Monday! I will share something super cool on Mondays! I will share a how too, along with some really great samples.
I will stamp for myself !
I will not be so BLAH in my stamping! I have been in a bit of a rut, not so say that simple isn't great too, sometimes the simple cards are the best ones, but everything I make doesn't have to take 10 minutes or less!

I would share something really cool with you right now, but its not Monday! Oh and my son stole my camera! Have to locate it before next week!!!

Jennifer Jones

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

when life throws you lemons....

Its best to make lemonade. But sometimes you are just to tired! I have had quit a time lately.

First we had the flu, busy with football games and practices, then all the hunting and fishing. Last Monday I was admitted to the hospital, I had emergency gal bladder surgery on Tuesday morning! I had no idea I was having gallbladder problems until i had my husband drive me the the ER on Monday. NOT FUN! Doc says I will be up to my usual self in about another week, YEAH!

So I was sitting her this am, getting ready for my Craft fair this weekend (which I am WAY not ready for, thanks to the surgery) and the school calls, before class even starts! Nathaniel had tripped in the gym and broke his front tooth in half! OUCH!!
So I rush to the school ( not showered yet either) and then to DR. Hunt the dentist. They are so great at his office, they had him fixed good as new in a little more than an hour! you can't even tell! My only regret, I forgot to bring my camera to get a good pic of Nathaniel and is half tooth. If I can figure out how to get the pics off my phone I will share!

so I hope I have lots of goodies to share with you tomorrow. and IF you are in the Florence/Reedsport area this weekend go check out the HUGE sale in Reedsport this weekend. Lots of great stuff!

Jennifer Jones

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Build a bear card

I am sorry I have been away so long. I have been very busy, and then got hit with gallbladder surgery! The good news is I will be feeling better very soon!

I want to share a card I made for Chance's 3rd Birthday, I love how it turned out, and it was so simple to make!

Basically I made the bear and then I didn't want to attach him to the card, I knew my son would want to tear it off, and that would ruin the card! So I had a great idea... I made a slip in the white layer of my card so I could slip a foot into it to hold him in place.

I stamped the Happy Bearthday in Brocade Blue and layered the white onto So saffron.
hope you enjoy.
Jennifer Jones

Friday, November 20, 2009

Big Shot Give away!!

Who doesn't love free stuff!!
Jennifer Jones

Monday, November 16, 2009

Stamp a stack

Card designs for this class inspired by talented artists. I have misplaced my notes, if you know who designed the original cards that I have cased, please share with me so I can give proper credit!
Jennifer Jones

Vender Fair

I want to invite you all to come to our 2 Annual Vender Fair. This year we will be located at the Shorewood 1451 Spruce Street Florence, OR 97439. Friday Nov. 20th from 2 pm until 9 pm
At the fair this year we will have the following venders

Mary Kay
Pampered Chef
Stampin' Up!
Discovery Toys
Silpada Jewelry
Rose Embroidery & Engraving

Please come and shop and support your local home based businesses.
any questions please call 541-902-9286

Jennifer Jones
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

another Birthday

So November is full of birthdays... This is one I made for one of my BFF's, It was her 39th ( really, not an again) Her favorite colors are pink and black... And it had to be fab.

So I started off with a large flower from the Pretties kit, Melon Mambo ink (refill) and an Aqua Painter. I took lots of pics so I could share my process with you.

So to color the flower you need to pick up the ink with your wet Aqua Painter, I start in the middle of my flower ( because I know it will be covered later, lol)

I get the color on my flower, then if I want it darker I can add more, or the cool thing is that if it is too dark I can get it wet and remove some of the color!

While the flower was drying I took my Shimmer paint that was mixed with rubbing alcohol and sprayed a piece of Basic Black cs, I then used my 1 inch circle punch. See the shimmer?? I used mini glue dots to attach the punched piece to my flower.

I was not sure what I was doing, so I got out my scalloped edge punch and a piece of Melon Mambo cs and punch the edge. Then, I love the Night and Day DSP, so I took a piece of it and used a length of white organza ribbon across the center of the melon Mambo, but it didn't look right...

So I then got out a length of Black 1/2 in grosgrain ribbon and layered it across the center of the Organza ribbon. I so love how this looks!! I used the glue dots to hold the ribbon in place.
Next I placed my fully embellished DSP onto a Basic Black card base ( I attached a whisper white cs piece inside so I could write my message)
Then I added my beautiful Flower...
But it still needs something.... I tried to figure this out for a bit, then I thought I would add a sentiment using the modern label punch... but want to layer it with the larger one that goes with the movers and shapers Bigz xl die ( big shot) So I managed to figure out how to cut it out... was going to be fancy and not use the Bigz die... I know I saw someone cutting out with out it, but it was just easier to use it in the long run ( 5 seconds vs 10 minutes locating the directions....)
What a disaster that turned out to be!! I loved the saying I used, but wanted to use some bling.... not enough room for that!!
So I ended up just stamping my words ( from a little birthday cheer) and using the corner rounder and layering it with a little bigger piece also with the corner rounder....

What do you think... was it worth all my trouble, trials and errors???
Jennifer Jones

Monday, November 2, 2009

39 again???

I have been so busy... I hope you missed me! We have been battling lots of different bugs around here! I think the only one who never got sick was the dog!! We are all better, except my oldest, but he is a teenager so who knows how long this will take... he thinks he knows everything!

Anyway onto my card. I am so happy with how this turned out. I made this for my girlfriends 40th birthday (today) I was super busy all day and totally forgot to make it until 30 minutes before her party!! Its a good thing I knew what I wanted to make!

SO I started off with a piece of DSP from Razzleberry Lemon aide (item 115675 $9.95) then I used the scalloped edge punch across the bottom. I cut a piece of tempting Turquoise for the card base (11.5 x 4.25) folded in half. I layered the DSP on a piece of Whisper white cs that I stamped "Happy " from Happy everything stamp set ( item 115235 pg 142 $18.95) in Melon Mambo, then I tied a piece of Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon ( item 115611 $9.95) over the top. I made sure the knot was on the left. I stamped "Birthday" from the Happy everything set in tempting turquoise on the bottom edge of the white cs. I wrote "again" using the black journaling pen on a piece of WW and cut it to make a tag.

Here comes the best part.....

For the chip board numbers I used Frost White Shimmer paint ( item 116854 $5.95) and a drop of reinker ( Tempting turquoise on the 3, Melon Mambo on the 9 ) I used about 2 parts Shimmer paint to one part reinker. I painted the numbers using a paint brush. It only took about 15 minutes to dry, which was perfect sense my drive to her party was about 20 minutes away!!

tell me what you think!

thanks for stopping by
Jennifer Jones

Monday, October 26, 2009

cards for card class Oct 27 09

This is just a sampling of cards for class tomorrow night... Check back tomorrow to see each card up close!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jennifer Jones

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pop up Tree

Pop Up Christmas Tree table top decoration

I made this tree using the Pop up tree die from the Mini catalog, and Holiday Lounge Designer paper from the big catalog. I used the scalloped circle die with Sahara Sand card stock for the tree skirt, and So Saffron card stock for the star.

I punched holes in the edges of the tree with the 1/16th hole punch after the tree was put together. Then I ran silver cording through the holes to make a simple garland.
To make the tree stand up I punched out 2 of the base pieces and attached one to each side of the tree.
I have been having fun playing with this tree.... hope you enjoy

Friday, October 16, 2009

Christmas Tree Die card Class

Have you seen the Christmas tree pop up die in the Mini catalog ( item # 116882 $42.95)? Well it is pretty cool! Want to learn how to put it together before you buy it? I am having a class on this great die.

This is the card we will be making. It is the basic tree, with a bit of a kick! I will have samples that are a bit more decorated, but want your first time to go smoothly!
The class is $10. OR you may purchase a kit to make this at home, The kit will include everything you will need to make the card, pre cut cs, and tree with instructions. You will need supply your own Shimmer paint, ink and stamp sets to finish this card at home.

For more info please email me
thanks for stopping by,
Jennifer Jones

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My digital Studio commercial

If you want to be part of my upcoming training please leave me your email address or phone number. Training will be in Florence Oregon. It will consist of tips and tricks to help you make the most of the program.

Jennifer Jones

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Christmas card

I am so loving My Digital Studio!
I whipped this card up in about 2 minutes! I started with a designer template card, and changed it up a bit! I added and removed a few things to my taste. My favorite thing to do is change the opacity of the colors. I love how it looks!

What do you think???

Jennifer Jones

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Technique Class

Technique Class OCT 12 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM (Pacific)
5425 Buckskin Bob Rd
This month you will be learning Poppin' Pastels
cost is $10
This class we will learn a new Technique each month. We will make a sample of the Technique learned and we will make a card. Also you will receive an instruction card to go onto a Technique ring.

If you are a team member please come, bring a project to share and bring your best customers too.
Everyone needs a little more fun now and then!
If you are a customer, please bring a friend or two.
Please call me ahead of time even if you RSVP'ed so I can prepare enough supplies. 541-902-9286
To RSVP online please join
If you cannot attend and would like to receive the instruction cards from class, kits will be available with a list of supplies you will need to complete the technique at home. The Kit will include the instruction card, and supplies to make the card for the month. Please contact me to purchase a kit!
Is there a technique you want to learn? Please let me know!
Thanks for stopping by
Jennifer Jones

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I am sorry...

I am very sorry for being absent for a few days! I had intended to have some great posts ready for you to post while I was away, but I ended up only having a little more than one hour to get ready to leave for my trip! That was not really enough time for me to pack myself, a 2 year old and make sure my 2 oldest boys had all their things....
BUT Jaeden got a deer opening day ( which is why we are back early). He was hunting with his uncle when he got it. He was glad he got it, but didn't want to have to go home, and back to school!

Here are some more pictures from my trip....

We woke up on Saturday morning to a dusting of snow. The boys were so excited! they scrapped as much snow off my car as they could to make a snow man!

It snowed almost a foot on Sunday morning!

Sense Jaeden had his deer he was at camp a little more, and he helped his brothers make this snow man on Sunday!

thanks for stopping by... come back soon!
Jennifer Jones

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My first real Hybrid project!

I started off with this 8 x 8 scrap book page made on My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! I used the designer pre-made page from the Rock-a-bye boy kit. I removed the bow that was on the page. I then printed it at home. That took a little bit of trial and error. You need to adjust the print settings. Make sure you put it on custom and move the borders so it will print the true size ( unless you want it to print smaller). Of course if you send it to the printing service through Stampin' Up! it will print true to size! Also I found that the color was more true ( with my printer any way, Stampin' Up! only guaranties true color on your projects when you use their printing services) when I printed on semi glossy photo paper. It looked pretty good on Whisper white, but I preferred the look on the photo paper.

After I printed the page I trimmed it. Then I layered it onto a piece of Chocolate chip cs ( 8 1/2 x 8 1/2) then I tied a piece of Choc. Chip ribbon around the page right on top of the printed piece of ribbon! I then layered again onto a piece of textured Very vanilla 12 x 12 cs.

I really love how this turned out! The whole process (even the printing errors) only took me 15 minutes! That's from start to finish! When was the last time you made a page that fast?
Please tell me what you think about this layout!
thanks for stopping by,
Jennifer Jones

Monday, September 28, 2009

FREE stamp set!!

place a $25 order in the next 2 days and you will be entered in a drawing to win any $25 stamp set your choice!! I must have your order no later then 3 pm on Wed. Sept 30th 2009!

And as a bonus the first 3 who submit their orders either to me or online will get a surprise gift you are sure to love!

To be entered into my drawing you can email me your order, call me with your order or place an online order. All orders must be in by Wed Sept 30th at 3 pm to be eligible to win the free $25 stamp set! Don’t forget I do need your payment with your order. any questions please contact me!

Jennifer Jones
Your Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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but your WALLET says NO......
gather 6 ORDERSand have your OWN SHOW!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Blog candy Winner!!

And the winner of my first Blog candy give away is...............

Oh wait the winner receives these cards

THE WINNER IS Tracy in Michigan
I will be mailing them as soon as I get your snail mail addy....
Thanks for posting! and keep coming back!!
Jennifer Jones

Saturday, September 26, 2009

halloween Goodies

I am really getting into Halloween this year!!

This set Twick or Tweet, from Stampin' Up! is just too cute! I have used every image from it!
So about the card.....
I made the card base out of Basic Black CS, I layered it with Elegant Eggplant. Layered again with Basic Black and Whisper white... I stamped the pumpkin guy on a piece of Day and Night DSP ( LOVE IT ) and then I used my blender pen to color him with Pumpkin pie ink. I used Dimensionls to pop him up. I added a piece of day and Night DSP to the side of the white panel. i tied a piece of Basic Black grosgrain ribbon ( with a piece of eggplant ribbon ) around that panel. I added 2 black brads to the top. I stamped the words in Basic Black ink on the bottom of the center panel.
On the inside I added another piece of Eggplant cs so I could write in my card.

For the box...

I cut a piece of pumpkin pie cs to 4 1/4 x 11 I scored it at 3", 5", 8" and 10" then turned it and scored at 2" Basically it is a 2,4,6,8 box but not. lol I cut all my flaps and put it together. I stamped the bird from Twick or Tweet and colored him. i punched him out with the 1 3/8 punch, then I9 punched out a piece of black with the scalloped circle punch. i stamped the words and punched out with the designer label punch, and punched out a piece of basic black with the designer label punch to layer. I tied a piece of stripped Pumpkin pie ribbon around the box then attached the bird with dimesionals.

thanks for stopping by!
Jennifer Jones

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Stampin' Up! story

My husband Mike and I married a little over 10 years ago, we had just moved close to his home town and I knew no one. As a wedding gift of sorts, one of his best friends wives wanted to help me make our invitations. We did most of it on the computer, but then we used these fancy scissors and a sticky pen and Embossing powder, Then this thing that should have belonged to a plumber to make the powder melt..... OH I was loving this!! So off the the craft store, I bought a rubber "thank you " stamp and 3 markers... I made my own thank you cards... all 100 of them using markers and a rubber stamp.

2 years later I was visiting my family over 500 miles away. My dad had given my husband a Boat. We went and while we were there my Sister in law invited me to a "Stamp Camp" We made a Birthday calendar. Each station had a different technique... and all these really cool rubber stamps and the ink.... I was in Heaven! It wasn't long and I was showing my mom, sisters and anyone else how to do the neat thing I just learned at each station. My Sister in law was quick on her feet, she knew I was leaving in the morning, so she gave me a catalog, and all the paperwork I would need to sign up, sense I was so far from her and I was so "great at helping others to stamp" . She told me all about this company that she sold for and all the fun things that go on. ALL the way home I talked to my husband about how much fun I had, I told him all about the neat stamps, and the Business opportunity. For 8 hours I talked about it. That Friday when we got paid my husband called to see what I was doing for the day, I told him how excited I was, I had just sent in my starter kit forms... he had no idea what I was talking about! MEN!!

I called the only person I knew in town and asked her to have a workshop.. I had never been to one, but they showed it on the video, so I knew I could do it. My first party was over $500!! I earned the Stampin' Start, and I only really knew 3 people in town, but that was soon to change! But I was just going to do enough workshops to pay for my new hobby...

Now almost 8 years later, I have 2 downline and LOTS of friends! I wouldn't know most of them if it wasn't for Stampin' Up! I still have never been to a Stampin' Up! workshop, besides my own! BUT I have so much fun, I LOVE to share what I love! and I am so blessed to have meet so many wonderful friends in person and online because of Stampin' Up!

Now more than ever I love my job! I have 4 boys, and if weren't for my Stampin' Up! business I would have to go outside my home to get a "real" job. What could be better than going to work playing with my rubber stamps and making wonderful gifts for friends, family and even strangers!

Oh and my husband has learned that he needs to pay attention when I am talking!

If you think you are ready to start your own Stampin' Up! business let me know, I would love to help you get started!

Jennifer Jones

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sept. 22 Card CLASS & BLOG CANDY

These are cards for my card class

Beary Best friends and Beary nice wishes stamp sets, paper piecing
Delightful Decorations stamp set, SHIMMER PAINT!!

Twick or Tweet stamp set, Night and day DSP large Gromet inspired by the talented Connie Babbert

Falling leaves, texture plates ( idea cased from )

The more the Merrier (hostess level 3) Snow fall window Sheets! and again inspired by Connie Babbert

All supplys for these cards are from Stampin' Up! If you cannot attend my class, you can purchase any of theitems to make these cards either by contacting me or by going to my website, click on the white Shop Now button.

BLOG CANDY!! Become a follower , or leave a comment and one lucky person will recieve all these cards! Blog candy winner will be announced on 9-26-09
thanks for stoping by,
Jennifer Jones

Saturday, September 19, 2009

MDS cards

I have been busy all day playing with My Digital Studio from Stampin' up! Boy you are going to love this thing!! I made another album, and I just whipped up this card! The first photo is the card printed and then I added the REAL Old Olive grosgrain ribbon.

This next picture is the card in MDS, not printed with the "fake" ribbon.

I have been wanting to make this simple card sense I received my copy of MDS, but have been way to busy... and what do you know it only took me a few minutes to make! I could have had this done days ago! OH well...
So here are a few tips for you for printing your card at home, now mind you this is the first one I printed.
  1. make sure you have your card stock of choice in the printer
  2. select print
  3. select advanced
  4. select custom layout
  5. move your margins to arrange the card in the preview window to how you want it to print
  6. select Okay

You know can cut your card stock in half! add any additional embellishments to your card and you are done!!

If you are in Florence, Oregon on the 26th of Sept, please stop by between 1-5 pm for more great tips!

happy stamping,

Jennifer Jones

Friday, September 18, 2009

stampers group meeting

My stampers meeting was a little off yesterday.. We were supposed to meet in the evening, but sense my oldest boy had a home football game (they WON) we meet during the day. Bad thing about that is that meant there was only 3 of us, good thing is that they got lots of extra goodies from me!
We made this super cute basket, I got the idea, instructions and everything for this from Becky over at Inking Idaho. She is the greatest and always has wonderful Ideas! The only thing I did different was I used 6 ovals for each pumpkin. I made the pumpkin, used a piece of Close to cocoa for the stem, and attached it to the front of the pumpkin. Then I added one more oval, this way the pumpkin looks good from all sides and it gives it a little more depth.

The next thing we made was a card using the sweet centers stamp set from the mini catalog. I basically did the same card as Mike Funke . I used Tasty sweet 111698 $19.95 for this card. I stamped the candy corn randomly over the whole front, and I embossed it in white on the back of the black tag ( see pic below) I love this set! I just love how this turned out!

For our final card we made this cute little guy, I was a total card caser this week! But Hey why reinvent the wheel (or card) when someone already has made a perfect one??? So I got this idea from Lori Ames , she said she got it from someone else.... you know! anyway For this card I used Lovely lilac and Green Galore. I cut the lovely lilac 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 and then used my scissors to make that great hair do! For the eyes and nose use the 1 inch circle punch and punch out 2 Green Galore and 2 white circles. Cut both Green Galore circle's in half and sponge with Green Galore classic ink. Use the 3/4 inch circle punch for the black. Stamp Friend. Good. ( from the stamp set Smarty pants) in Lovely lilac on Franks head ( I have always wanted a reason to use that stamp!!) now assemble your monster. Once assembled you will need to make his mouth and scar. I used a Basic black stampin write marker, the bold tip for the mouth and scar and the thin tip for the stitches. Also you will want to use the Singlo pen for a highlight on his pupils.

Thanks so much for stoping by!
Jennifer Jones

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Build-a-Bear - Bath time fun

While at my sister and Brother in-laws over the weekend, I was giving my youngest son Chance (2 1/2) and his cousin Colton ( 3) a bath. Colton had a foam alphabet to use in the tub, the letters stuck to the tub when they were wet. This made me think..... I have fun foam, and I have Build-a-Bear sizzix dies. So today I gathered up my fun foam, It really is FUN!, and got out my dies. I was a little bummed to find that I did not have any brown foam in my stash...Oh well bears are white too!

I cut out my bears and then all my clothes. There is a little sleeve in with the clothes but it is such a little piece I will not let the little ones play with it.

I had to check out my work ... so off the the bathroom I went! All I need now is water, and wa-la! ( is that how you spell that???) They stick!!!
okay thanks to all who helped this spelling challenaged person ( thank goodness for spell check, too bad it's not always right!) So voila’
they sitck!! lol

I just love how this works! I know that Chance is going to have lots of fun playing with these! And even if he doesn't I know that I will!!
I don't have it pictured but to store these cute little guys and all the clothes I am using an empty stamp set box.
If you are in Florence, OR please come to my Mystery Hostess Workshop on Sept. 26th for more great Build-a-Bear ideas!
Until next time,
Jennifer Jones

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

My digital Studio!!

I just want to share with you what I whipped up last night. Took me longer to figure out how to share the page than it did to make it!

If you are interested in My digital Studio, I will be teaching a little class on how to use it here in Florence, Oregon, along with Build a bear on Sat Sept 26th. You can always keep up to date with my classes by checking out my Stampin' Up! website. More info on that event will be posted in the next week.

Here is my very first digital Scrapbook page!
Thanks for looking!
Jennifer Jones