Sunday, November 14, 2010

Project Monday- Advent calendar

This Advent calendar is a case from one that was shared at the Portland Regional Seminar on Oct 23 2010. Unfortunately I did not write down the presenter's name.
BUT I loved her project so much that I stopped on my way home to purchase all the supplies to recreate it!

So I am sure you want all the details.....

I started out with a frame purchased from IKEA with an 11 x 15 inch opening. Metal flashing was cut by a friend. I purchased the Christmas Cheer Simply Scrappin' Kit from Stampin' Up! ( # 117401 $19.95) and I purchased the tins from Oriental Trading company.

I used the Basic rhinestone Jewels from Stampin' Up! (# 119247 $4.95) and some 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon ( Early Espresso #119959) the Snowflake punch ( #119859 $16.95) and Snowflakes set 2 Sizzlets ( #113449 $19.95)
I really love how the Simply Scrappin kit is so easy to use. This project went together so fast!

I had some adhesive backed magnet sheets that I cut to fit on the back of the tins.

I attached each embellishment to the the tins using Mini glue dots.

Tell me what you think, and if you know who shared this project in Portland please to tell me!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Jennifer Jones

basic grey

I really like to add the Basic Grey to the Bashful Blue... I think it really is a nice subtle color combo.

I like how the circle punch fits nicely behind the label punch.

and Brads always help finish a card off... don't you think??
Jennifer Jones

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cardinal Christmas

I wish I could say this was all me... but really I don't think that there really ever is a card that is not inspired some way from someone, or something that we have seen. That being said I cannot for the life of me remember where I saw a similar card. I do love the Crumb cake and Cherry Cobbler together! and really how simple is this card?

The rhinestones on the top are just the right touch I think.
Okay so if you get this card for Christmas from me, just be nice and pretend that you have never seen it, okay??? Cuz you know I am going to make a bunch of this one!!

Jennifer Jones

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Merry Crittermas

Here are a few samples of my new favorite set Merry Crittermas out of the Stampin' Up! Holiday mini catalog.

This card uses the Curly Lable punch ( cut in half and placed behind the circle punch to look larger) the 1 3/4 inch cirlce punch and the dotted scallop ribbon punch.

Merry Crittermas tree card uses Marna Mist Ribbon, and cs, along with Bashful Blue cs and the new Snow flurry embossing folder.

I colored the image using my Stampin' Write Markers, and I used a blender pen to soften them. Sahara Sand is my favorite color for shadows... what do you think?

What is your favorite new Christmas stamp set?

Jennifer Jones

Thursday, October 28, 2010

card share-Every Moment

another Swap card from Sat OCt 23rd Portland Regional Seminar.

thanks for looking!
Jennifer Jones

Monday, October 25, 2010

Project Mondays???

Its been awhile, I know....
But I do have a great one to share this week though... This is a card, but I think you will really like it... this also happened to be one of my swap cards for the Saturday Oct 23rd 2010 Portland Regional seminar.
For this card I used the Stamp set Inspired By Nature. I used Nat quite Navy, Crumb Cake and Versa Mark ink pads. Also used Poppy Parade marker, Poppy parade DSP, Confetti white, Not Quite Navy and Crumb Cake cs. Victoria ribbon, shimmer brads ( from the Holiday Mini), scallop edge punch, 1/2 inch circle punch and clear embossing powder.
The technique used is emboss resist. I first stamped the "Live with Passion" image in NQN, then I stamped the flower in versamark and embossed with the clear powder. I then randomly stamped the words again.
The next step was to place some Poppy Parade ink on the top of the flower, and swipe it off with a sponge. then I sponged the Crumb Cake and NQN ink over the image.

I then punched the DSP, and attached the 1/2 inch circle and the ribbon using a glimmer brad

OK so I am sure that you noticed the small hole that can be seen in the second and third photos. My youngest son decided he really wanted to help, so he grabbed my 1/16 hole punch and punch a few things in my stamp room. I with I had a door for my stamp room!!
please tell me what you think!
Jennifer Jones

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cute Crittermas

Here is a card that I made for a Holiday Mini Swap.
The set is Cute Crittermas from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog

I used the Snowflake embossing Folder, and colored the image with a blender pen.

Jennifer Jones

It's been awhile....

But I have a great card to share with you.....

check out this awesome care I made using punches...

can you guess which Stampin' Up! punches I used?

Well its pretty obvious that I used the circle and oval punches... I also used the word window punch ( for the stems) the two step Bird extra large punch ( the leaves)

and the ghosts....

are made using the Two step Owl extra large punch....

So to make the owl turn into a ghost, you will punch out owl using whisper white cs, and trim the feet off, turn upside down and add some eyes.

I did not come up with this great idea.... but isn't it cool!

Have you come up with any unique uses for the Owl Punch from Stampin' Up?

tell me about them!!

thanks for stopping by!

Jennifer Jones

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sherrill Graff and Late Night Stamper game

Thank you for visitying my Blog today and for playing along with our late night stamper game

My clue is : "a friend is one of ____________ you can have..." page 71

collect all 20 clues and turn your answers into to sherrill graff at

She will pick the winner to our $400 stampin up shopping spree soon, so hurry, enter today!
here is a list of some of the other blogs that have clues:

Jennifer Jones

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tote-ally Awesome oppertunity


September 1 through October 18, receive a FREE craft tote—a $39.95 value—when you join Stampin’ Up!® as a demonstrator!
Imagine sharing your love of Stampin’ Up! with this stylish and practical tote, patterned after our Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and large enough to carry 12" x 12" card stock and a Paper Cutter, as well as punches, ink pads, and accessories. And with two Starter Kits to choose from—Standard and Digital+—at a brand-new lower kit price, there’s never been a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.

Jennifer Jones

Friday, August 27, 2010

card share

here's a card I made with some of the returning in colors- my favorites Tangerine Tango
can you guess the stamp sets used?

Jennifer Jones

Sunday, August 8, 2010

just a share

I love this card, I made it with Soft Suede textured cs, Mellon Mambo ( beautiful butterfly sizzlet) and tempting turquoise punched with the Designer label punch.

Jennifer Jones

Friday, August 6, 2010

and the winner is

Kimberly Johnson said...
Make yourself a list of things for the week. Be consistent! And you can always set posts up ahead of time if you know you are going to be away. Or when you don't have the time and no time to make time you have a post ready to go. I can honestly say, making time for myself to do what I love has improved my relationships with my household. The expression is true. "If momma ain't happy, ain't no one happy." LOL Good luck to you!

I had a very tough time deciding, cuz you all gave such great advice! thank you all so much!

Kimberly I will need you to email me with your snail addy so I can get your prize out to you.

thanks again!
Jennifer Jones
Stampin' on the Oregon Coast

Monday, August 2, 2010

vinatge vouge-Blog candy

So Sorry I have been MIA for so long... I am not sure how so many of you work a "day" job and have the time to be super creative all week! I suppose it will take some getting used too! I am going to try to do better!!! I really have missed sharing my fun creations with you! ( although I have not made alot lately!)
BUT anyway here is one that I can share,

I made using some of the retired paper, Cottage wall and one of my favorite sets, Vintage Vogue.

SO if you have any tips on better time management for me, please share... Remember that I do have 4 boys, and work outside the home now.
Best tip will win some BLOG candy a huge assortment of great ribbons from years past....
So get to sharing your Ideas.... and don't forget to leave your email- or how will I tell you that you won?
winner will be annouced on Friday Aug. 6th
Jennifer Jones
Trying to Stamp on the Sunny Oregon Coast ( after the Fog lifts)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New color Bundle

Just want to share the new color bundle with you!

Card Stock Bundle & Classic Pad New Color Kit
Price: $34.95
Add our new colors to your existing collections with our card stock and Classic Stampin' Pad kit. It's like getting the card stock for free when you purchase this kit.

Kit includes 6 new colors.

■ Colors included in kit: Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake

■ Includes 24 sheets total of 8-1/2" x 11 smooth card stock: 4 sheets each of 6 colors

■ Includes 6 Classic Stampin' Pads, 1 each of 6 colors

What a great deal!

Jennifer Jones

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Project Mondays... I mean Tuesday...

OOPS! I was thinking yesterday was Sunday for some strange reason I just cannot keep my days straight! It must have something to do with the boys all being home from school... oh and the fact that I recently started working outside the home again... ANY way I had a project ready to share, but didn't get a pic of it yet.. so I thought I would share a card I made using new colors and new Hostess sets from the NEW CATALOG!

You can earn them by hosting a party with me, or you can be your own party ( purchase $150 or more before shipping) you can start ordering out of the new catalog on July 1st! want a copy? just let me know I have them available, Hostesses can get a free copy, or come to my New catalog Extravaganza on July 13th, OR I will sell you one for $5!
I will share what I was going today on the next addition of Project Mondays....
Jennifer Jones

Monday, June 21, 2010

Project Monday's are Back!!

I know it has been a while... what ever happened to sticking to a resolution anyway???

Well I am trying to be better, and I hope you like what you will be seeing in the next few weeks! I have many projects already done, just waiting to share, and plan on making many more!

So I bet you just really want the scoop on this one huh?

Okay so I saw a really cool idea in the NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog... Which I know you are all dying to see ( you can pre-order a catty from me- or get one free by booking a party!)
Okay so back to my Project... I went to the thrift store looking for a cool old frame... no luck, but found one the same size as a frame I had in the house, so I bought it and swapped them out. i bought a can of green spray pant and spent all day coating my very cool frame, cool huh?
I love this frame, but it was a bit gaudy! It has velvet on it! wasn't sure how that would end up looking after I painted it, but looks pretty good!
Then I took my husbands handy square and marked off where I was going to place my wire. I hammered in a ton of little wire nails and then wrapped ( well Mike did that part, lol) the wire all around the frame, making a grid.
I then added my Library clips (from Stampin' Up! of course) so I can hang stuff from it!
So here it is... I love how this looks on my Tangerine tango wall!
Oh and the color of the frame? It very closely resembles one of the new "In Colors"
can you guess which one it is?
Jennifer Jones

June Card class 2010

This month I am focusing on retiring products, colors and the Summer Mini. BUT there are some cards that I had to make because of the season!
This card was inspired by Julie Davison, I liked the layout she used, and wanted to use the same technique, but ended up changing it to my liking!

I used Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard and Old olive markers and cs. I inked up the stamp from the set Watercolor Trio, then after stamping on Whisper White, I spritzed the image with my Stampin' mist to give it a softer, more water colored look.

This card was inspired by Michelle Singer. It is a very patriotic card, I think! It only uses the Sparkle stamp from Warm Words ( which is retiring!) I first punched the star out , then lined up the scallop square punch and punched it out. Then I outlined the star with 2-way glue pen and sprinked Dazzling Diamonds glitter on.
I used Brilliant Blue Whisper White and Real Red cs for this card.

I also used the Real Red Polka dot ribbon, love it! After stampin sparkle in Real Red ink, I outlined it with the 2-way glue pen, then added the Dazzling Diamonds.

want to see more? come to Class tomorrow night ( OPB employees on Thursday)
OR come back on Friday to see the rest of the great cards that we will be making!

Jennifer Jones
Florence, OR

Sunday, June 13, 2010

card share

Here is a very simple card with a big impact! Now I would love to take credit for this one, but I saw a very similar one, but I cannot remember where... if it is yours would you please let me know?

To make this card I first started with a card front, then used my square punch to make a template ( I punched it twice to make a rectangle) However I wasn't able to punch it in the center, so I just of set the template when I used it...

I sponged Bashful Blue in the rectangle onto my White card base. Then I used Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy Stamp n write markers to color the image on the Water color trio set ( from the Summer Mini)

I stamped it just outside of the blue rectangle, then I stamped my words ( my favorite ever) from the set Favorite thoughts ( again from the Summer mini) in Always Artichoke.

To get the great sparkle I used my glue pen to fill in the flowers, then added Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

what do you think?

Jennifer Jones

Friday, June 11, 2010

Criss Cross

It has been a while sense my last post, I am very sorry for that... BUT I think you will enjoy this card! And if you are in Florence Oregon on Monday you can make one! ( I know shameless plug for my card class)

This is a Criss Cross card, I learned how to make this from the resource section on Splitcoast stampers.

For this card I featured many retiring products, Razzleberry DSP, Vintage Brads, Clear Buttons, and Melon Mambo Polka dot Ribbon. Along with Banquet Bunch stamp set from the current Mini catalog. The card base Melon Mambo, the insert is Rich Razzleberry, and US white.

For the Band I used textured white cs, wrapped with a piece of Melon Mambo ribbon. The Jumbo flower punch out of Melon Mambo. I tied a piece of crochet thread around a scrap ribbon and through the clear button.

The image again is from the Banquet Bunch stamp set ( Summer Mini 2010) I stamped the vase and flowers in Basic grey, used a blender pen to color the vase with Rich razzleberry, and a marker to color the flowers ( then scribbled the blender pen over the flowers to soften)

What is your favorite product that is retiring??? have you made a fab card using it?
Share a link to you card!
Oh and just in case you are wondering card class is Monday June 14th at 6:15, we will be making 2 criss cross cards. want more info? contact me.
thanks for stoping by!
Jennifer Jones

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Funky Folds Class- Tri-Shutter card

I know it has been awhile sense my last post. As I told you last time, I have been suffering from stampers block, but good news.... I think I got my MOJO back!! (in part even by the MOJO challenges!)
So here it is this weeks Funky fold class, Tri-shutter cards. I wasn't sure that I could make to totally different types of the same fold, so we just made 2 different cards.
Card One uses Bouquet Bunch (clear item #120039 $10.95 or wood item # 118529 $13.95) a new stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Summer mini catalog (pg 21) It is a set that I almost didn't even see! But is my FAV!
For this card we use Old Olive cs for the base, Rich Razzleberry cs (layers) and Cottage Wall DSP ( #115671 $9.95) I used the Scallop circle #2 die from Sizzix (old olive) and the Circle Scissor Plus ( #112530 $ 29.95) this was the first time I use the Circle Scissor Plus in class... SO EASY to use!! Just don't for get you need the glass mat (#112531 $19.95)

Even though I was using the clear mount set, I did use my Stamp -a-ma-jig. I have been using this alot lately! I stamped all the images in Basic Gray, and used markers to color,Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry Old Olive and So Saffron and then blended with a Blender pen ( a must have!!)
For card Two it was basically the same card, but we used DSP from the occasions mini which is not longer available but I LOVE this paper pad. You can get it for your MDS as a download YEAH!
For the stamp set I used Watercolor Trio from the Summer Mini catalog (pg 16 clear item # 120084 $16.95) I stamped the leafy image with Taken with Teal, and used the markers to color the flower image. Rose Red, So Saffron and Taken with Teal. I stamped off several times with each image to get generation stamped images.
Also used on this card was the Beautiful Wings embosslet ( #118138 $ 11.95) and the Eyelet border punch.

I watched the video that Beate Johns had on Splitcoast stampers she has the best tutorials! I paper pierced the circle using her little trick, line up the line of the template ( from the mat pack) with the edge of the shape you are piercing. With the paper piercer still in the template slightly twist the template so that the line above the next hole to be pierced is on the edge of the shape. Keep doing this all the way around your shape. This way you can pierce any shape and have them evenly spaced! Check out the video.

Okay so now that you have seen them,I know you want to make one too!
Here are the simple directions for more detailed one check out Splitcoast stampers (which is where I got them from!)
card base 12 x 5 1/2
score at 2, 4, 8, 10
turn and line up at 1 1/2 inches then cut from the 10 score line down to the 2 inch score line
move to the 4inch mark and cut again from the 10 to the 2 inch score line.
Mountain valley fold all score lines, then take the center and fold opposite.
then layer each piece as desired!
Have fun making your own, and if you in Florence come check out one of my classes!
Jennifer Jones