Saturday, August 29, 2009


This is my favorite card that I have made in a long time. I have been in a bit of a rut, and this card just came to me! I used the card on pg 5 of the mini for the layout inspiration, hope you like it!

Stamp sets :Delightful Decorations, Teeny tiny wishes
Card Stock: Us White, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue
Ink: Soft Suede, Craft White, Versamark
Accessories: White EP, Iridescent Ice EP, Ornament punch, Ticket corner punch, Silver Cording, Dimensionals, Soft Suede polka dot ribbon.
For the Ornament mix one part White EP with one part Iridescent Ice EP. For the words ink in versa mark first, then in Soft Suede, sprinkle with Iridescent Ice EP
I made this card for the SSUS Christmas in Aug swap 09’
Jennifer Jones

Christmas is coming....

I am starting to get ready for Christmas.. Oh man that is just a good feeling! I never get ready this early! But all the new sets in the Mini and the catalog have really inspired me!

I wanted to start my Christmas card sharing spree with this card I made last year. I loved it so much that I made extras to send out this year!
This card was made using Shellabrate, I love this set, mostly because I live on the Oregon coast! The image was colored using ink pads and blender pens. The base of the card is Creamy Caramel, and the DSP is from last years mini.. I really did love that paper (I horded some for this season!)
I stamped the little fish on the inside of this card, I love him! I was so happy to see that this little set made the cut for this year!

Be prepared I will be sharing alot of Christmas cards this next few weeks!

Thanks for looking, come back again soon!
Jennifer Jones

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

busy days

So I have been mia lately. I have to confess that summer has been catching up with me. And the fact that my trial to Adobe Photo Shop has ran out... well I can only hope that I can afford to purchase the real deal on payday! I have been having all sorts of problems with my other photo stuff on my computer, I didn't realize I had fixed so many pictures with Adobe, and now they will not open, so I cannot share them with you!

Until I can share some new cards and creations I want to share these great photos that I took last spring while on a girls vacation ( with 6 of my girl friends!) with you.
Take a guess of where these pic's were taken??? They were in the same building.

The first one to guess correctly will get a rak inspired by these pics.
SO WHERE in the USA where these taken? Here's a hint One was on the ground and one was on the ceiling,
Jennifer Jones

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cardstock and Punch sampler ring

I am not the first to come up with this great idea, but I think I did okay with it!
I have been working hard to make this "just right" and I have it the way I like it now! Check this out, this is a ring with ALL of Stampin' Up!'s current cardstock. All of the 70 different cardstock and papers are cut into trading card size ( 2 1/2 x 3 1/2) and placed into individual protectors. All of the current punches are used. One punch per piece of cardstock. The cardstock name is on one side and the punch name and size is on the other side. They are all placed onto a large book ring.

What a great tool! I will be having a class on how to make these, but if you are not Florence anytime soon, you can order yours for $15 plus shipping. I will mail you a finished sampler, complete with all of Stampin' Up's current cardstock. All you will have to do it place it on your ring when it arrives!

If you would like to order your sample please click on the link above, it will take you staight to paypal to order.
If you have any questions about this great sampler please shot an email, or leave me a comment.

Jennifer Jones

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Busy summer days

So I have been super busy with the boys, getting ready for school to start, football, school shopping and 2 birthdays! Jaeden just turned 15, WOW. and Tim will be 14 in a few (17) days, he is counting, lol.

I wanted to share a great pic of all the boys from a recent camping trip. We decided to check out an old mine. Turns out it only closed a few years ago, but it is up in the mountains and looks much older than it is!

So I haven't had as much time to stamp as I would like to But do have some older cards that I stamped to share with you.

This is a favorite of mine. I used some Designer paper that is no longer available, but is is a favorite of mine! To make the Pumpkins I used the small and large oval punches from Stampin' Up! I set 2 ovals same size on the paper and then took the 3rd same size oval and used stampin dimesionals to pop it up. I cut a small piece of the designer paper , about 1/4 inch and folded it in half to make the stems. for the little curly q's I cut little strips of paper and curled them very carefully with my scissors.
Tell me are you getting ready for fall?? It is my favorite time of year!!

thanks for looking,
Jennifer Jones

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

LNS Challange #32

So I did another challenge, this time for LNS, we were to case sort of a sample from the catalog, but make it kid themed. So I cased pg 101 .....

So what do you think?? I Used the Big Bold cupcake sizzlits and Crazy for cupcakes stamp set.
I used Chocolate chip ribbon, which I tied with linen thread to make the neat little puckers. The paper is Choc chip, tempting turquoise, Bashful blue, Melon Mambo and Very Vanilla. I used Rich Razzleberry ink, and Tempting Turquoise marker. The bithday hats on the card are stamped off first to make them not to bright on the card.To make that cute Cupcake I ran the Melon Mambo cs and Choc. chip cs through the Big Shot to make the top. I then took the Choc. Chip piece and ran it through again using the polka dot die from the set. For the cupcake bottom I ran that through the crimper. Had to dust that baby off first!

The next one I made for the challenge was a CASE from Pg 100 of the IBC. I used Sizzix box #2 in Bashful blue cs. I cut the Cupcake out in Melon Mamba, and Choc. chip. I then took the Choc. Chip one and ran it through again using the Polka dot die that came in the set. I did the Bottom in Tempting turquoise, and ran it through the crimper. I stamped the phrase in Rich Razzleberry and temping Turquoise, then punched it out with the Designer label punch. On the Box I closed it all up but left the flaps out on the top and punched a hole for the Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon , which I tied in a bow.
Hope you enjoy!

Jennifer Jones

Friday, August 7, 2009

A clean stamping space

A while back I said I was cleaning my stamp room, but forgot to share the pictures with you.

So this is my stamping space.....

This is my Desk area, I have a six foot long table, backed up to a wall. I have my ink pads in a holder I bought ages ago from someone in Boise, Id. It is great it holds 48 colors
and the refills. I always meant to hang it on the wall, but it
has been great just sitting on the desk.

In the rolling cart I have my adhesive in the top 2 left drawers, and cutting tools ( blades, templates) in the 3rd drawer on the left. In the right drawers i currently have all my punches, 4 drawers hold those. The top right drawer has my heat tool, and other misc. things I use often.

In the bottom right drawer I have my Sixxix dies, it holds all I have right now... the large door on the left hides my Big Shot and some of the Bigs XL dies.

Above the cart I have a self that holds my current ribbons, all my markers, and the rest of my ink pads.

This is the best thing my DH has ever made for me! he made 2 of these great cabinets, although he did it for selfish reasons ( he didn't want to look at my stuff anymore). They were supposed to hold all of my things, but as you can see I have lots out on shelves!

I have one cabinet for all my SU stamping stuff, I keep all my stamp sets, old DSP, thing to stamp on, and Business supplies. The other cabinet in the room is for all my other crafts that I do, Quilting, Scrapbooking, painting. Also I keep all my photos in the other cabinet.

This is the inside of my Stamping cabinet. The top inside shelves hold all my current stamps, old DSP, extra adhesive and Stampables.

The bottom is too messy to share, but I have my retired sets and Business supplies.

These are the selves above my work area.

On these shelves I have my most used items, PAPER is close at hand. This saves me so much time! I have a turn about box that I got from Target for my handheld punches, scissors, brushes, wheel handles and I store my embossing powders in the drawers.
All my SU brads and buttons are in the storage caddy. Which is hiding ( only in the photos) on my desk behind the square storage caddy.
Above my paper I keep old copies of Stampin' Success and all the past issues of the catalog. I have cute little boxes scatted on my shelves to hold misc embellishments labeled for seasons.

On the top shelf I have my contraband. All my flowers, buttons and LOTS of ribbon. Also I keep photos of my boys when they were sweet and cuddly ( teenagers NOT so sweet, cute and cuddly)
I keep all my wheels in the storage boxes.

For paper storage I use the Stamping up paper holders, I have 4 colors per box. I have then in order of SU color family's. This makes knowing which colors I am running low on easy for ordering or deciding what to use for class! I use the dividers, and keep all my scraps to the right of the whole sheet for easy locating.

For my scrap neutrals , I keep them on my desk at the ready. I have them in a clear shoe box, I try to keep them in order of color/type, but its not to bad to look through this box for a piece to stamp on.

I keep all my current 12x12 papers in these clear stackable holders I picked up from the local scrap store.
Next to my table to the right I have a little desk area with my computer and printer, also I keep a rolling bin with Kids crafts in it. No pic, to messy to share!

I Love my stamp room, and hope you do too!
Thanks for looking, Hope I gave you some storage ideas!
Jennifer Jones

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My little turtle

I love this little guy! This cute little Turtle is from the Very Thankful set. This is our Ronald McDonald house stamp set. $2 from every set sold goes to the charity To make this cute card I used the Watercolor with Markers technique. It is super fun and really easy to do. I wish I could give you more details on this, but you can get them from Splitcoast
Thanks for looking,
Jennifer Jones

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Butterfly from card class

This is another great card made at my last card class! I was inspired for this card from a paper crafts magazine.

Thanks for looking,
Jennifer Jones